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Table of Contents
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT......................................5 Official Withdrawal from College
ACADEMIC CALENDAR ............................................. 5 Medical Withdrawal from College
Administrative Withdrawal
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE. .......................................... 6
Repeating a Course
BOARD OF TRUSTEES. .............................................. 6 Academic Transcripts
ADMINISTRATION......................................................... 6 Retention of Student Records
Access to Student Information
SOS (Student Online Services)
IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE . ........... 7
Mission Statement
Vision Statement TUITION AND FEES...............................................13-14
Beliefs Tuition Schedule
History Fee Schedule
Accreditation Senior Citizen Discount
Payment Arrangements
COMPLIANCES...........................................................7-8 eCashier Automatic Payment Plan
Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act Reiver Card
Civil Rights Act Refund of Tuition and Fees
Equal Educational Opportunity
Drug-Free Schools and Communities FINANCIAL AID.......................................................14-15
Title IX - Sex Discrimination Application Procedures
Sexual Abuse/Harassment Policy Application Dates
Clery Act Compliance Statement Types of Financial Aid
Awarding Process
CAMPUSES AND CENTERS....................................... 8 Eligibility
Council Bluffs Campus Satisfactory Academic Progress
Clarinda Campus Return of Federal Financial Aid Funds
Cass, Page/Fremont, Shelby County Centers
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE....................................15-16
Scholarships
ADDITIONAL SERVICES. ............................................ 9
Veterans Services
KIWR
Vocational Rehabilitation
Economic Development Services
Workforce Investment Act
Iowa Western Foundation

ACADEMIC INFORMATION..................................16-20
CONTINUING EDUCATION......................................... 9
Student Responsibility for Catalog Information
Adult Learning Center General Education Philosophy
Educational Opportunities Arts and Sciences/College Transfer Programs
Continuing Education Units (CEU) Career and Technical Programs
Academic Load
ADMISSIONS............................................................. 9-11 Academic Classification
Specific Requirements and Procedures for Admission Attendance Policy
Readmission Academic Standards
Location of the Office of Admissions Arranged Course Study
Visiting Student Independent Study
Non-Degree/Adjunct Student Audit Course Study
High School Student Cooperation Education/Internship Programs
Resident/Non-Resident Classification College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Change of Residency Status Credit by Examination
Testing Military Service School Credit
Retest Policy Military Science
Iowa Communications Network (ICN)
RECORDS AND REGISTRATION. ...................... 11-13 Online Courses
Hybrid Courses
Registration Process
Interim Session Courses
Late Registration
Service-Learning and Community Service
Changes in Registration - Adding/Dropping
Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 3

Course Numbering System ACADEMIC PROGRAMS


Unit of Credit Academic Programs at a Glance...................................... 27
Grading System
AGRICULTURE
Pass/No Pass Course Grading Policy
Agriculture Transfer.......................................................... 28
Grade Point System
Agribusiness Technology.................................................. 28
Articulation
Agribusiness Technology Online Option........................ 29
Transfer of Credit from Other Institutions
Horticulture University Transfer..................................... 29
Honor Roll
Turf and Landscape Management................................. 30
Honor Society (Phi Theta Kappa)
Veterinary Technology................................................... 30

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS........................ 20-23 BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING


Meeting Graduation Requirements Business Administration................................................ 31
Continuous Enrollment Policy Para-Accounting............................................................ 31
Dual Degree Awards Accounting Technician................................................... 32
Filing a Graduation Application Applied Business:
Commencement Ceremony Experiential Learning/Portfolio Option...................... 32
Graduation with Honors Individualized Technical Program Option................. 33
Graduation Requirements Culinary Arts, Restaurant & Hospitality Management......33
Associate of Arts..................................................... 21 Culinary Arts.................................................................. 34
Associate of Science.............................................. 21 Management and Human Resources............................ 34
Associate of General Studies................................. 22 Sports Marketing........................................................... 35
Associate of Applied Science................................. 22 Marketing Management................................................. 35
Diploma.................................................................. 23 Marketing:
Certificate............................................................... 23 Fashion Marketing Option........................................ 36
Marketing/Sales Option............................................ 36
SERVICES FOR STUDENTS ...............................24-25 Lodging & Hospitality Management Option............... 37
Advising Office Management....................................................... 37
Academic Advising Office Information Systems Technology........................ 38
Career Planning Multi-Occupation Education.......................................... 38
Transfer Planning
COMMUNICATION ARTS
Student Support and Resources
Electronic Media Studies: Radio/Television/Video......... 39
Intercultural and International Programs
Applied Electronic Media Studies:
New Student Orientation
Graphic Communications......................................... 39
Personal Advising/Counseling
Radio Broadcasting Performance & Production....... 40
Services for Students with Disabilities
Radio Broadcasting Promotions, Sales & Web........ 40
TRIO/Student Support Services
Media Production..................................................... 41
Tutoring
Sports Media Technology......................................... 41
COLLEGE SERVICES................................................. 25 Literature....................................................................... 42
College Bookstore Communication Studies................................................ 42
Cyber-Library Spanish......................................................................... 43
Early Childhood Education Center Sign Language Interpreting........................................... 43
Food Service
COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Health Services
Computer Science......................................................... 44
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Computer Science Management Information Systems... 45
Workforce Development Resource Center
Application and Web Programming............................... 45
CAMPUS LIFE.............................................................. 26 Network and System Administration.............................. 46
Residence Life Desktop Support Certificate.......................................... 46
Student Activities
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Student Activities Board
Pre-Engineering ........................................................... 47
Student Senate-Clarinda Campus
Construction Technology............................................... 47
Intramural Activities
Residential Construction Technology............................ 48
Intercollegiate Athletics
Sustainable Construction Technology........................... 48
Spirit Squads
Electronic Engineering Technology............................... 49
Choir/Band
Electrical Maintenance Specialist.................................. 49
Theatre
Electrical Maintenance Certificate................................. 50
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Sustainable Energy Technology: Wind Energy.............. 50 Early Childhood Education............................................ 73
Wind Energy Technician................................................ 51 Early Childhood Studies................................................ 74
Early Childhood Diploma............................................... 74
FINE ARTS Early Childhood Administration Certificate.................... 75
Art..................................................................................51 Child Development Certificate....................................... 75
Music ........................................................................... 52
Technical Music............................................................. 52 MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE
TechnicalTheatre........................................................... 53 Mathematics.................................................................. 75
Theatre.......................................................................... 53 Biological Sciences....................................................... 76
Chemistry...................................................................... 76
GENERAL STUDIES Microbiology Transfer.................................................... 77
General Studies A.A...................................................... 54 Pre-Biotechnology and Molecular Technology.............. 77
General Studies A.S...................................................... 54 Pre-Biotechnology Technician....................................... 78
General Studies A.G.S.................................................. 55
SOCIAL SCIENCES
HEALTH OCCUPATIONS AND MEDICINE Psychology.................................................................... 78
Pre-Medicine................................................................. 56 Social Sciences............................................................. 79
Pre-Occupational Therapy............................................. 56 Sociology....................................................................... 79
Pre-Pharmacy............................................................... 57
Pre-Physical Therapy.................................................... 57 TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY
Pre-Physician Assistant................................................. 58 Automotive Technology.................................................. 80
Pre-Respiratory Therapy............................................... 58 Automotive Mechanics.................................................. 80
Coaching....................................................................... 59 Automotive Technology Certificates:
Sports Medicine: Maintenance and Light Repair................................. 81
Athletic Training Option............................................ 59 Engine Performance................................................. 81
General Education Option........................................ 60 Powertrain and Drive Line Repair............................ 81
Personal Trainer............................................................ 60 Aviation Flight and Administration:
Health and Human Performance................................... 61 Aviation Management Option................................... 81
Associate Degree Nursing............................................. 61 Professional Pilot Option.......................................... 82
Advanced Placement Associate Degree Nursing.......... 62 Aviation Maintenance Technology................................. 82
Practical Nursing........................................................... 62 Aviation Maintenance Technology Certificates:
Radiologic Technology................................................... 63 Powerplant ............................................................... 83
Paramedic Specialist..................................................... 63 Airframe . .................................................................. 83
Emergency Medical Services........................................ 64 Diesel Technology......................................................... 84
Paramedic Certificate.................................................... 64 Diesel Mechanics.......................................................... 84
Dental Hygiene.............................................................. 65
Dental Assistant............................................................. 65 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS..................................85-138
Medical Assistant........................................................... 66 Explanation of Numbering System.............................. 85
Medical Office Service Specialist.................................. 66
Surgical Technology A.A.S. Option................................ 67 FACULTY/STAFF. ...................................................... 139
Surgical Technology...................................................... 67
INDEX........................................................................... 146
HUMAN AND PUBLIC SERVICES
AND LEGAL STUDIES
Human Services:
Addictive Studies...................................................... 68
Generalist................................................................. 68
Pre-Social Work Transfer......................................... 69
Youth Worker............................................................ 69
Pre-Law University Transfer.......................................... 70
Paralegal Studies.......................................................... 70
Criminal Justice............................................................. 71
Fire Science Technology............................................... 71
Forensic Investigation................................................... 72
Forensic Investigation Certificate.................................. 72
Education: Grades K-12................................................ 73
Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 5

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT
The information contained in this catalog is subject to cancellation grams and activities, housing, facilities, access to course offerings,
or change without notice. This catalog cannot be considered as counseling and testing, financial assistance, student employment,
an agreement or contract between individual students and Iowa and athletics. In keeping with this policy of equal educational op-
Western Community College, its faculty, staff, administrators or portunity, the College is committed to creating and maintaining an
directors. atmosphere free from all forms of harassment.

Iowa Western Community College is committed to providing equal Iowa Western Community College is accredited as an Academic
educational opportunity and forbids unlawful discrimination on the Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) institution by the Higher Learn-
basis of race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental ing Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and
disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, Universities. Individuals should direct their questions, comments
pregnancy, marital status, or medical condition. Equal educational or concerns to the Higher Learning Commission, 30 North LaSalle
opportunity includes: admission, recruitment, extracurricular pro- Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, 800-621-7440 or (312)
263-0456, fax (312) 263-7462.

Iowa Western Community College Employment and Educational Equity Coordinators


Equal Employment Opportunity/ Title IX Coordinator
Section 504 Coordinator ADA Sexual Harassment
Affirmative Action Coordinator (Gender Equity) (Disability) Complaints
Director of Human Resources Dean of Student Life Involving Employees:
Dean of Student Success Programs
2700 College Road 2700 College Road 2700 College Road Director of Human Resources
Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 325-3234 (712) 325-3207 (712) 325-3345 Student-to-Student:
Dean of Student Life

Academic Calendar
Note: The Academic Calendar may be altered by the Board of Trustees.

Summer Semester, 2010 Fall Semester, 2010


February 15 Online Registration Begins April 5-9 Priority Online Registration Period
February 24 Open Registration Begins April 14 Open Registration Begins
May 17 Summer Interim Classes Begin August 23 Classes Begin
May 28 Summer Interim Classes End August 27 Last Day to Add Day Classes
May 31 Holiday - College Offices Closed August 28 Saturday Classes Begin
June 1 eCollege Classes Begin August 30 Last Day to Add Night Classes
June 1 Summer Session I Classes Begin August 30 eCollege Classes Begin
June 1 Summer Session II Classes Begin September 2 Last Day to Add eCollege Classes
June 2 Last Day to Add eCollege Classes September 6 Holiday — College Offices Closed
June 7 Last Day to Apply for Summer Graduation October 4 Last Day to Apply for Fall Graduation
June 25 Summer Session I Classes End October 13 Midterm
June 28 Summer Session III Classes Begin October 18-19 Faculty Work Days — No Day Classes
July 5 Holiday - College Office Closed November 15 Last Day to Drop Regular Term Classes
July 23 Summer Session II Classes End November 25-26 Holiday — College Offices Closed
July 23 Summer Session III Classes End December 17 eCollege Classes End
July 23 Summer Graduation Ceremony December 17 End of Fall Semester
July 26 eCollege Classes End December 18 Fall Graduation Ceremony

Spring Semester, 2011 Summer Semester, 2011


November 10-16 Priority Online Registration Period February 21 Online Registration Begins
November 17 Open Registration Begins March 2 Open Registration Begins
January 11 Classes Begin May 16 Summer Interim Classes Begin
January 14 Last Day to Add Day Classes May 27 Summer Interim Classes End
January 15 Saturday Classes Begin May 30 Holiday - College Offices Closed
January 17 eCollege Classes Begin May 31 eCollege Classes Begin
January 17 Last Day to Add Night Classes June 1 Last Day to Add eCollege Classes
January 20 Last Day to Add eCollege Classes June 6 Summer Session I Classes Begin
February 10-11 Faculty Work Days — No Day Classes June 6 Summer Session II Classes Begin
February 21 Last Day to Apply for Spring Graduation June 6 Last Day to Apply for Summer Graduation
March 2 Midterm July 1 Summer Session I Classes End
March 21-24 Recess for Students/Faculty July 4 Holiday - College Office Closed
March 25 Holiday - Offices Closed July 5 Summer Session III Classes Begin
April 11 Last Day to Drop Regular Term Classes July 25 eCollege Classes End
May 6 eCollege Classes End July 29 Summer Session II Classes End
May 13 End of Spring Semester July 29 Summer Session III Classes End
May 13 Spring Graduation Ceremony - Clarinda July 29 Summer Graduation Ceremony
May 14 Spring Graduation Ceremony – Council Bluffs
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From the President of the College


I am pleased that you have selected Iowa Western, or are considering
Iowa Western, as the post-secondary institution to help you achieve
your goals. This catalog represents the services and programs that
we believe can help you. You will find that all of us here are interested in
helping you as you pursue your goals.
The people of Iowa Western Community College can best be described
as caring and committed. We take an interest in each student and we are
committed to providing learning opportunities that challenge you to your
best level of achievement.
Our values and beliefs focus Iowa Western on the goal of being the
finest institution of our kind and size in America, an institution whose
faculty and staff truly care about students and their dreams, an institution
committed enough to act with passion, an institution known for its quality
education which challenges students to outstanding accomplishment and
which values excellence and excellent accomplishment.
We believe that you will find your learning experience here at Iowa
Western to be the best educational experience of your life.

Dr. Dan Kinney


President

Board of Trustees Administration


Fred Lisle, Director Dan Kinney, Ph.D.
District 1 President
Colleen Geiger, Director Dorothy Duran, Ph.D.
District 2 Vice President of Academic Affairs
Doug Goodman, Vice President Thomas Johnson
District 3 Vice President of Finance and Operations
Scott Robinson, Director Don Kohler
District 4 Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
Gary R. Faust, Director Jeanine Larsen
District 5 Vice President of Student Services
Brent Siegrist, Director
District 6
Kirk Madsen, Director
District 7
Connie Hornbeck, Director
District 8
Randy Pash, President
District 9
Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 7

IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE


Mission COMPLIANCES
Iowa Western Community College is a learning community The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Public Law 101-
committed to excellence in meeting the educational needs 336, was enacted on July 26, 1990, to provide a clear and
and proving the quality of life through programs, partner- comprehensive mandate for the elimination of discrimina-
ships, and community involvement. tion against individuals with disabilities. This federal legisla-
tion requires equal treatment of people with disabilities in
Vision Statement employment, public services and transportation, public ac-
Iowa Western Community College will be recognized as a commodations, and telecommunication services. Section
premier educational leader and partner, with student learn- 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, with virtually identical
ing and success being our highest priority. purposes, applies to any college or university that receives
federal funds in any program.
Beliefs
These statements of Beliefs support and clarify the Mission Iowa Western Community College, a public entity as set
Statement of Iowa Western Community College: forth in Title II of the ADA, is subject to the requirements
of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Title II of the ADA
• Faculty, students, staff and community partners are prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with
equal stakeholders in the culture of our learning community. disabilities with regard to the services, programs, and ac-
tivities at Iowa Western Community College. Iowa Western
• Each and every individual has dignity and worth. Community College is also prohibited from discrimination
against individuals with disabilities in its employment prac-
• Community support depends upon identifying and meet- tices pursuant to Title I of the Americans with Disabilities.
ing the diverse and changing needs of the people in Individuals with disabilities have a right to request accom-
Southwest Iowa. modation. Individuals will receive appropriate accommoda-
tions to their needs in order to fully participate in or benefit
• Each person deserves opportunities for lifelong learning from the college’s programs, services and activities in a
and growth. nondiscriminatory, integrated manner. For more informa-
tion, contact the Dean of Student Success Programs.
• Open, honest communication through word and action
builds credibility and trust. Civil Rights Act
The Iowa Western Community College (Merged Area XIII)
• Striving for excellence is worth the effort of all college filed assurance of compliance with Title VI of the Civil
employees. Rights Act of 1964 on September 9, 1966 and accepts all
requirements imposed by or pursuant to the regulation. No
• Cooperative partnerships foster college and community person in the United States shall, on the ground of race,
growth. sex, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to
History discrimination under any program or activity offered by the
On June 7, 1965, area school legislation was approved by College.
the 61st General Assembly of Iowa, creating the commu-
nity college system. A proposal to establish Iowa Western Equal Educational Opportunity
Community College was authorized by the county Boards Iowa Western Community College is committed to pro-
of Education of Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Page, Pot- viding equal educational opportunity and forbids unlawful
tawattamie and Shelby counties and was submitted to the discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national
State Board of Public Instruction. In February of 1966 ap- origin, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orien-
proval of Merged Area XIII, Iowa Western Community Col- tation, gender identity, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status,
lege was granted by the State Board of Public Instruction or medical condition. Equal educational opportunity in-
with campus sites at Council Bluffs and Clarinda. cludes: admission, recruitment, extracurricular programs
and activities, housing, facilities, access to course offer-
Accreditation ings, counseling and testing, financial assistance, student
The College is accredited as an Academic Quality Improve- employment, and athletics. In keeping with this policy of
ment Program (AQIP) institution by the Higher Learning equal educational opportunity, the College is committed to
Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges creating and maintaining an atmosphere free from all forms
and Universities. Individuals should direct their questions, of harassment.
comments or concerns to The Higher Learning Commis-
sion, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL
60602, (800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456.
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Drug-Free Schools and Communities CAMPUSES AND CENTERS


Amendments to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities
Act of 1989 require documentation of services and aware-
ness for drug-free schools and communities. The College
Council Bluffs Campus
Instructional services at the Council Bluffs Campus include
has filed a Drug Prevention Program Certification docu-
a comprehensive Arts and Sciences program with classes
ment with the U.S. Department of Education as required
offered days, evenings, and weekends, as well as online.
by Public Law 101-226. The College will comply with all
Also available are a multitude of Career and Technical pro-
requirements of this act. For more information, contact the
grams. In addition, support services are provided in the
Dean of Student Life.
areas of student services, special needs, and learning re-
sources.
Title IX — Sex Discrimination
Iowa Western Community College will not discriminate on
Council Bluffs Campus
the basis of the sex of a person in its education programs
Iowa Western Community College
or the activities it operates; further, the College will not dis-
Box 4-C, 2700 College Road
criminate on the basis of a person’s sex in regard to its ad-
Council Bluffs, IA 51502
missions policies or in the employment of personnel. For
(712) 325-3200
more information or to file a complaint, contact the Dean of
or (800) 432-5852 (toll-free nationwide)
Student Life.

Sexual Abuse/Harassment Policy Clarinda Campus


Instructional services at the Clarinda Campus include a
Iowa Western Community College is committed to having a
comprehensive Arts and Sciences program with classes of-
positive learning and working environment for its students
fered days and evenings, as well as online. Also available
and employees and will not tolerate sexual harassment or
are a limited number of Career and Technical programs.
sexual violence. It is the policy of Iowa Western Community
College to comply with Iowa Code Chapters 708 and 709 of
Clarinda Campus
the Title XVI Criminal Laws and Procedures. Iowa Western
Iowa Western Community College
Community College will provide in writing via email to each
923 East Washington Street
student information addressing sexual abuse on campus.
Clarinda, IA 51632
The information will address counseling, campus security,
(712) 542-5117
education and how to report sexual abuse incidents. Com-
or (800) 521-2073 (Iowa toll-free)
pliance information may be obtained through the Dean of
Student Life. Iowa Western Community College programs
and procedures can be found in the student handbook. Cass, Page/Fremont, and Shelby
County Centers
Clery Act Compliance Statement The College offers Arts and Sciences courses at the Cass
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Cam- County (Atlantic), Page/Fremont County (Shenandoah),
pus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Iowa and Shelby County (Harlan) Centers. In addition, the
Western Community College publishes its Annual Security Shelby County Center offers a practical nursing program.
Report on October 1st of each year. This report includes Each center also offers a wide range of continuing educa-
statistics for the previous three years concerning reported tion classes in such areas as cosmetology, secretarial and
crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus office occupations training, real estate and insurance, busi-
buildings or on property owned or controlled by Iowa West- ness management, consumer education, recreation, and
ern Community College; and on public property within or many others.
immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
The report also includes institutional policies concerning Cass County Center
campus security, such as policies concerning sexual ha- Iowa Western Community College
rassment and other matters. A copy of this report can be 705 Walnut Street
obtained by contacting the Dean of Student Life or by ac- Atlantic, IA 50022
cessing it through the College’s website at www.iwcc.edu. (712) 243-5527

Page/Fremont County Center


Iowa Western Community College
1001 W. Sheridan Ave.
Shenandoah, IA 51601
(712) 246-1499

Shelby County Center


Iowa Western Community College
1901 Hawkeye Ave., Suite 102
Harlan, IA 51537
(712) 755-3568
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Educational Opportunities
ADDITIONAL SERVICES The Continuing Education Department provides custom-
ized training, consulting services, and educational pro-
KIWR grams for business and industry located in southwest Iowa.
KIWR, 89.7 The River, is a 100,000 watt public radio sta- Programs are available in a variety of areas, including ap-
tion that broadcasts to communities in southwest Iowa and prenticeship, technical skills, plant maintenance, electrical
eastern Nebraska. The station, owned and operated by code, personal computer, welding, management, supervi-
Iowa Western, offers an alternative rock format. Students sion and many more. In addition, the Continuing Education
enrolled in the college’s media studies programs get on-air Department offers career supplemental education, re-licen-
experience at The River, and they learn all aspects of the sure courses as approved by the Iowa license boards for
radio industry, including production, news, sales, promo- almost 30 professions or occupations, and court mandated
tions, and programming. courses such as Children in the Middle, the State of Iowa
mandated course for divorcing parents of minor children,
Economic Development Services and Driver Improvement Program (DIP) classes as well
Iowa Western Community College Economic Development as Driving Unimpaired (DUI) classes. Other driver training
Services provides area businesses and industries the op- includes MOPED and motorcycle training and school bus
portunity to improve productivity through customized train- driver certification and recertification. Class instruction is
ing. The staff works with local agencies to enhance the also available in a number of other areas, including, but not
economic development of the region by identifying training limited to, family and consumer sciences, and hobbies and
monies and providing training services that will attract busi- recreation.
ness and industry into the merged area and encourage ex-
pansion of existing business. Through these services, local Continuing Education Units (CEU)
providers, government, and education are brought together The CEU is a method of recording and accounting for an
in a commitment to productivity, profitability, and quality individual’s participation in continuing education courses,
work force. Economic Development Services also include seminars, and programs. Its purpose is to provide a mecha-
Entrepreneurial Services and coordination with local cham- nism by which most continuing education activities can be
bers, industrial boards, professional developers, and local recorded. One CEU is earned through ten contact hours of
elected officers of the area. participation in an organized continuing education activity.
Through the use of CEUs, a person will be able to accumu-
Iowa Western Foundation late, update, and transfer a record throughout life as he/she
The Iowa Western Foundation is a nonprofit corporation es- increases proficiency in a career or moves toward personal
tablished to raise funds to support Iowa Western in ways educational goals. CEUs are accumulated automatically
that are not supported by taxes, tuition, or grants. The ma- with course registration. Contact the Continuing Education
jor thrust of the Foundation supports student scholarships Office to request a CEU transcript.
and other institutional needs. The Foundation receives all
tax deductible gifts, bequests, trusts, and memorials made
to the College. The Iowa Western Foundation is under the
auspices of the President of the College. The Corporation
ADMISSIONS
Iowa Western Community College will admit all individuals
is governed by a Board of community leaders nominated who are high school graduates, or the equivalent, or who
by the IWCC Board of Trustees and elected for a minimum have successfully completed the General Education Devel-
term of three years. opment (GED) testing program.

CONTINUING EDUCATION Specific Requirements and Procedures


for Admission to the College
The function of the Continuing Education Department is In order to be admitted to the College, students must submit
to provide the citizens of southwest Iowa with the opportu- or complete the following:
nity to meet their educational needs in areas not provided
through credit programs by the College. The department 1. Application for Admission — Submit a completed
provides customized training for business and industry Application for Admission to the Office of Admissions or ap-
and cooperates with a variety of government agencies and ply online at www.iwcc.edu. There is no application fee.
community groups to provide educational programs. It is
our desire, whenever possible, to make these programs 2. High School Transcript — Unless a student has com-
available in the local community. pleted more than 30 semester hours at a regionally accred-
ited college or university, he or she must submit official high
Adult Learning Center school or GED transcripts. Contact the high school coun-
The Adult Learning Center is located at The Omni Center selor or principal, or institution where GED was earned, to
at 300 West Broadway, Suite 12, in Council Bluffs. Class request that transcripts be sent.
instruction in Adult Basic Education, English as a Second
Language, and High School Completion/GED is available 3. College Transcripts — Submit an official transcript
at the Adult Learning Center as well as General Education from each college or university attended, even if the stu-
Development (GED) testing. Similar centers are located in dent does not wish to have credit evaluated or transferred.
Atlantic, Harlan, Shenandoah, and Clarinda. In order to be official, transcripts must be sent directly from
10 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

the institution where credit was earned to the Iowa Western Location of the Office of Admissions
Community College Records and Registration Office. Although the Office of Admissions is located on the Council
Bluffs campus, you may obtain information about the Col-
4. Placement Tests — All new students need to com- lege and submit applications to either campus or at any of
plete a skills assessment test called the COMPASS. If a the three centers.
student has taken the ASSET or ACT recently, he or she
can submit those scores in lieu of taking the COMPASS. Office of Admissions
Please note that scores cannot be more than two years Iowa Western Community College
old at the start of the term for which a student is accepted. Box 4-C, 2700 College Road
The placement test score requirement may be waived for Council Bluffs, IA 51502
admission purposes if the student has completed more (712) 325-3277
than 30 semester hours at a regionally accredited college or (800) 432-5852 (toll-free nationwide)
or university, unless the intended program requires mini-
mum scores for admission. Portions of the placement test
requirement (writing, reading and/or math) may be waived, Visiting Student
unless the intended program requires minimum placement If you are a college student regularly enrolled at another
test scores for admission, if the student has completed col- college or university and want to take a course or courses
lege coursework that either 1) fulfills the writing and/or math to immediately transfer back to that institution, you may be
required for the degree, or 2) fulfills a prerequisite for the accepted to Iowa Western as a visiting student. Please note
writing and/or math required for the degree. that transcripts and/or test scores may be required for reg-
istration. Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid.
5. Additional Program Requirements — Program spe-
cific requirements or prerequisites may need to be met prior Non-Degree/Adjunct Student
to admittance to a program. In addition, program specific If you are a student seeking personal or professional devel-
requirements or prerequisites may need to be met prior opment with no intention of earning a degree, you may be
to enrollment in a program, including, but not limited to, a accepted to Iowa Western as an adjunct student. Adjunct
health history/physician’s certificate. Programs may require students may not be full-time. Please note that transcripts
drug screening and a criminal records check to comply with and/or test scores may be required for registration. Non-
clinical site mandates. Conviction of certain criminal ac- Degree/Adjunct students are not eligible for financial aid.
tivities may prohibit students from being eligible to sit for
licensure/certification exams. High School Student
If you are a currently enrolled high school student in grades
6. Additional Requirements for Applicants for Whom 9-12 and are deemed proficient by your high school, you
English is Not the First Language — College applicants may be admitted to take a college course or courses as a
for whom English is not the first or native language need special student. You are required to submit a copy of your
to complete a skills assessment test called the COMPASS high school transcript to date and a high school applica-
ESL or provide proof of English language proficiency. tion/enrollment form signed by your high school principal
or guidance counselor. You are also required to complete a
7. Additional Requirements for International Appli- skills assessment called the COMPASS. If you have taken
cants — International students must be 17 years of age the ASSET or ACT recently, you can submit those scores
or older and submit official secondary school and college in lieu of taking the COMPASS. Scores cannot be more
transcripts with English translation. Also, international stu- than two years old at the start of the term for which you are
dents must satisfy all requirements to receive the I-20 form, accepted.
including proof of adequate financial resources. Further
information and assistance is available in the Intercultural Resident/Non-Resident Classification
and International Programs Office or online at http://www. A student enrolling at Iowa Western Community College
iwcc.edu/es/international/. shall be classified as resident or non-resident of the State
of Iowa for purposes of tuition assessment. This classifi-
Readmission cation is determined by the Director of Admissions at the
If you previously attended Iowa Western Community Col- time of application and admission to the College. This clas-
lege and you have been absent for at least one semester sification shall be based upon information furnished by the
(excluding the summer session), you may be required to student and all other relevant information available about
apply for readmission. Students who wish to be readmit- the student.
ted will be expected to meet all applicable requirements,
including submitting transcripts for other colleges attended Change of Residency Status
since the last attendance at Iowa Western. Readmission to The student shall remain a non-resident for tuition purposes
Career and Technical programs will be subject to the avail- unless the student changes his/her permanent residence to
ability of space and an evaluation of previous progress. the state of Iowa and submits a Request to Change Resi-
dency Status to the Dean of Enrollment Services. In order
for the Request to Change Residency Status to be consid-
ered, an address change must be on file with the Records
Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 11

and Registration Office. The Request to Change Residency instructions are available online and at the Records and
Status must be submitted within the first week of the term Registration Office.
for which the change is sought. In order for the request to
be granted, the student must also submit a brief statement Late Registration
explaining his/her main purpose in moving to the state of The period of late registration for regular-term day classes
Iowa as well as three supporting documents that include closes after the fifth day of classes. The period of late reg-
a date 90 days prior to the start of the term for which the istration for regular-term night and weekend classes closes
change is sought. A student who is in the state of Iowa pri- prior to the second meeting of the class. Following the late
marily for educational purposes cannot be granted residen- registration period, students may register for classes under
cy status. Request to Change Residency Status forms are extenuating circumstances only with permission of the in-
available online or in either the Office of Admissions or the structor and the appropriate Academic Division Dean.
Records and Registration Office.
Changes in Registration
Testing Changes in registration include adding and dropping
The Iowa Western Testing Center proctors tests for pro- classes. Students can make changes to their registration
spective, new, and current Iowa Western students, includ- in Student Online Services (SOS) through the first week of
ing the COMPASS skills assessment and admissions tests a semester. Students who wish to make changes to their
for specific programs. In addition, the Testing Center proc- schedule after the first week of the semester must complete
tors a variety of other examinations, including, but not lim- a Change of Registration form, secure a signature from
ited to, tests for online courses, College-Level Examination their assigned advisor, and then take the completed form to
Program (CLEP) tests, and Iowa Dental Board accredita- the Records and Registration Office before the correlating
tion tests. These tests are administered to both Iowa West- deadline, as outlined below. A change in registration is not
ern and non-Iowa Western students; however, non-Iowa official until it is received by the Records and Registration
Western students are charged a fee for proctoring services. Office. It is the responsibility of the student to see that all
All tests are by appointment. forms, with appropriate signatures, reach that office.

Re-Test Policy Adding a Class


COMPASS scores are used for placement into math and Students may add a regular-term day class to their sched-
English courses. Students may retake the COMPASS one ule through the fifth day of classes, and they may add a
time after waiting 30 days and paying a $15 retest fee. We regular-term night or weekend class prior to the second
recommend that you: (1) are within ten points of the cutoff meeting of the class. Regular-term eCollege classes can
for your desired course or program requirement, or (2) have be added through the third day of the eCollege term. Dead-
completed recent and relevant coursework in high school or lines for adding all classes are available at the Records and
college that does not correlate with your COMPASS place- Registration Office. Regular tuition and fees will be charged
ment scores. Recent coursework is defined as high school for all added classes.
or college coursework completed in the last 12 months. We
also recommend that you brush-up before testing by re- Dropping a Class
viewing sample test questions and other resources. Students may drop a class from their schedule any time up
to the posted last day to drop for the term in which the class
After taking COMPASS twice, students must complete rel- is scheduled. Specific drop dates are posted online and are
evant coursework in order to be eligible for subsequent re- available at the Records and Registration Office. Students
tests. Students must pay the $15 retest fee for all additional who drop a class before the term begins will display no ac-
retests and must wait 30 days from the last COMPASS test tivity for that class on their transcript. Students who drop a
date. class after the term begins will display a “W” grade for that
class on their transcript. Please refer to the Refund of Tu-
RECORDS & REGISTRATION ition and Fees section of this catalog for information regard-
ing the financial impact of dropping a class.
For the purposes of this catalog, regular-term classes are
Sixteen-week term: A student may drop a class through
defined as sixteen-week classes that follow the semester
the twelfth week of a sixteen-week term.
dates on the Academic Calendar as approved by the Board
of Trustees.
Eight-week term: A student may drop a class through the
sixth week of an eight-week term.
Registration Process
New students and returning students (students who have
Interim classes: A student may drop an interim class
experienced a break in enrollment) are required to register
through three-fourths of the length of the class.
for classes with the assistance of an Admissions Advisor.
Most continuing students (students who have not experi-
Students who fail to drop by the aforementioned deadlines
enced a break in enrollment) can register for classes on-
must remain enrolled in scheduled classes. Failure to at-
line through Student Online Services (SOS); assistance is
tend class once registered does not cancel registration or
available, and encouraged, through an assigned academic
tuition and fees. Failure to drop a class will potentially result
advisor. Class attendance is not permitted until the registra-
in a failing grade being recorded on the student’s transcript.
tion process has been completed. Registration dates and
12 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Official Withdrawal from College are administratively withdrawn from their classes will not
Withdrawing from college means dropping all classes for receive a grade, and therefore will display no activity for
which a student is registered in any given semester. Stu- those classes on their transcript.
dents who find it necessary to withdraw from college may
do so in Student Online Services (SOS) through the first Repeating a Course
week of a semester. Students who need to withdraw from Students may repeat a course as many times as they wish
college after the first week of the semester must complete for an improved grade. However, a student may not repeat
a Withdrawal form, secure a signature from their assigned a course and then choose the better of the grades. The
advisor, and then take the completed form to the Records most recent grade will be used to determine the cumula-
and Registration Office before the last day to drop, as out- tive grade point average, and only credits from the repeated
lined above. Specific drop dates are posted online and are course will be counted toward graduation requirements.
available at the Records and Registration Office. Students
who withdraw from college before the semester begins will Academic Transcripts
display no activity for those classes on their transcript. Stu- Official transcripts are provided at no charge and may be
dents who withdraw from college after the semester begins ordered through the Records and Registration Office by
will display a “W” grade for those classes on their transcript. submitting a Transcript Request Form in one of three ways:
A withdrawal is not official until it is received by the Records in person, by mail, or by fax. No transcript of credit will be
and Registration Office. It is the responsibility of the student issued until all financial and other obligations to the College
to see that all forms, with appropriate signatures, reach that have been met. Official transcripts are sent only to other
office. institutions and employers. Transcripts given or mailed to
the student are unofficial and are stamped “Student Copy.”
Students who register for classes but do not plan to attend
must complete a Withdrawal form or notify the Records Retention of Student Records
and Registration Office in writing prior to the first day of the Iowa Western Community College retains the official aca-
semester in order to avoid being subject to Administrative demic record of enrollment and credit earned in the col-
Withdrawal or potentially receiving failing grades. Failure to lege’s credit programs (transcript) in perpetuity. All other
attend class once registered does not cancel registration. student enrollment documents are destroyed three years
Students who fail to withdraw by the last day to drop must after the student’s last semester of enrollment at the col-
remain enrolled in scheduled classes. Failure to officially lege.
withdraw from college will potentially result in failing grades
being recorded on the student’s transcript. Students who believe there is an inaccuracy in their offi-
cial academic record (transcript) must notify the Records
Please refer to the Refund of Tuition and Fees section of and Registration Office immediately. After student’s records
this catalog for information regarding the financial impact of are destroyed, the official academic transcript cannot be
withdrawing from college. changed. The transcript is the final, accurate record of aca-
demic accomplishment.
Medical Withdrawal from College
A student who documents medical reasons for withdraw- Access to Student Information
ing from classes will be permitted to withdraw from classes, Student rights concerning access to educational records
with a “W” recorded on the transcript, beyond the official are spelled out in Federal Public Law 98-380 as amended
drop date. The student must present a document from an by Public Law 93-568 and in regulations published by the
appropriate medical professional citing the reason for the Department of Education. The law and regulations require
required withdrawal. The document must list the date of the educational institutions to:
first medical visit and the date the student will be permit-
ted to return to regular classes. The request for withdrawal • Provide students the opportunity to inspect their educa-
must be presented prior to the last day of the semester for tional records.
which the withdrawal is desired. The student must withdraw
from all classes scheduled in the semester of the request. • Provide students the opportunity to challenge through
No refund will be given in the case of a medical withdrawal. a hearing the content of their educational records if it is be-
lieved that they contain information that is inaccurate, mis-
Administrative Withdrawal leading or in violation of the right of privacy. Grades are not
Students for whom the college initiates a withdrawal from subject to challenge.
classes for non-payment or non-attendance will be subject
to an Administrative Withdrawal Fee of $10.00 per regis- • Limit disclosure of information from the student’s record
tered credit hour at the time of the withdrawal. In the case to those who have the student’s written consent or to of-
of non-payment, if a student chooses to continue in classes ficials specifically permitted within the law, such as college
for the current semester by making payment in full, he or officials and – under certain conditions – local, state, and
she will receive a Re-enrollment Refund equal to one half federal officials.
of the assessed Administrative Withdrawal Fee. Students
must re-enroll in all classes for which they were registered • Students who wish to grant access to their educational
at the time of the Administrative Withdrawal. Students who records may do so by submitting an Access to Student In-
Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 13

formation Consent Form to the Records and Registration


Office. Access is limited to the following elements of the stu-
TUITION AND FEES
dent’s educational record: schedule of classes, transcript
Tuition and fees are assessed to a student’s account upon
of final grades, and report of midterm grades. Access is
registration. For the purposes of this catalog, regular-term
given only at the Records and Registration Office and only
classes are defined as sixteen-week classes that follow the
when the person presents photo identification. Under no
semester dates on the Academic Calendar as approved by
circumstances will information be disclosed over the phone.
the Board of Trustees.
The consent to release information is valid for one year and
may be revoked at any time by written request from the
student.
Tuition Schedule
Iowa Resident……………...........….$119.00 per credit hour
Iowa Western Community College does not publish a stu-
Non-Iowa Resident……...........…….$124.00 per credit hour
dent directory. The College may, upon request, provide the
following information:
International Student..…..............…$124.00 per credit hour
• student’s name
eCollege Student………...............…$142.00 per credit hour
• address (including e-mail)
• telephone number
• date and place of birth
Fee Schedule
College Services Fee.........................$11.00 per credit hour
• major field of study
International Student Fee………......$100.00 per credit hour
• credit hour status
Administrative Withdrawal Fee..........$10.00 per credit hour
• participation in officially recognized activities
First Time Enrollment Fee........................................$ 25.00
• athletic team member’s weight and height
Payment Plan Fee.....................................................$25.00
• dates of attendance
Late/Missed Payment Fee.........................................$25.00
• degrees
• awards received
Additional fees may be assessed for other services, as well
• most recent previous educational institution attended
as for specific programs and courses. The Board of Trust-
ees reserves the right to change the tuition and fee sched-
Students who object to the disclosure of any of the above
ule at any time without prior notification to either applicants
information may notify the Records and Registration Office
or students.
in writing. Students must specify which items should not be
released without their consent.
Senior Citizen Discount
A tuition discount of 50% (rounded to the nearest whole
Students may file a complaint with the Department of Edu-
dollar amount) will be applied to all credit hours taken by
cation if they believe that their rights under the law have
qualifying seniors. The discount applies only to tuition, and
been violated and if efforts to resolve the situation through
an individual must be 60 years of age or older before the
Iowa Western Community College appeal channels have
semester starts to qualify for this discount.
proven unsatisfactory.

SOS (Student Online Services) Payment Arrangements


Payment arrangements that cover the entire balance of a
Student Online Services (SOS) is an interactive web-based
student’s account, including tuition, fees, campus hous-
tool that allows students to access their academic informa-
ing, and meal plans, must be made each semester by the
tion. All students can search for available courses each se-
payment deadline. The payment deadline is posted online
mester, and current students can also register for classes
and is available at the Business Office. Payment arrange-
online. In addition, students can view official grades, print
ments can be made by completing the Financial Aid ap-
an unofficial transcript, view financial aid and billing infor-
plication and award acceptance process, by setting up the
mation, print a class schedule, run a program evaluation,
e-Cashier automatic payment plan, or through a combina-
and much more.
tion of these two options. In addition, payment in full can be
made through one of the following options: online through
e-Cashier, over the phone with a debit card or credit card,
through the mail with a check, or by going to the Cashier’s
window and paying with cash, check, debit card, or credit
card. Students who fail to make payment arrangements
by the payment deadline may be subject to Administrative
Withdrawal.
14 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

e-Cashier Automatic Payment Plan FINANCIAL AID


Iowa Western offers the e-Cashier Automatic Payment Plan
to help students finance their education. The payment plan Iowa Western Community College provides financial aid to
must be set up every semester by the payment deadline, students needing help in financing their college education.
and it is available under the following terms and conditions: Most financial aid is awarded to students who demonstrate
the student must have a balance of $200 or more; the pay- financial need. Through coordination with federal and state
ment plan must be used only for tuition, fees, books, cam- agencies, assistance is available in the form of grants,
pus housing, and meal plans; the student must enroll in the loans, and employment (college work study).
plan online and pay a $25 fee; and the student must make
all payment installments as scheduled. Specific dates for Application Procedures
payment are posted online and are available at the Busi- The student must first complete an Application for Admis-
ness Office and the Cashier’s Window. Students who fail to sion to Iowa Western Community College. Financial aid
meet the terms and conditions of the payment plan may be cannot be awarded until the student is accepted to a pro-
subject to Administrative Withdrawal. gram of study leading to a degree, certificate or diploma.
The student must then complete a Free Application for Fed-
Reiver Card eral Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at
Iowa Western partners with a company called Higher One www.fafsa.ed.gov and must be completed in order for the
to offer students a college refund card with two choices for college to determine eligibility for grants, loans, and college
financial aid and tuition refund delivery: an Easy Refund to work study. Within a week of submitting the FAFSA, the
a OneAccount or a direct deposit to any bank account. All student, as well as any colleges listed on the FAFSA, will
Iowa Western students, except high school students, who receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR summarizes
are enrolled in 6 or more credits will receive a Reiver Card the financial information the student entered on the FAFSA,
in their first semester of enrollment. The Revier Card is not and it is used by the college to determine how much federal
a credit card; it is the key for choosing a refund preference. and state aid to offer the student. The Financial Aid Office
The card isn’t active when students receive it. Students may be required to request forms and documentation from
must visit www.ReiverCard.com to activate the Revier Card the student, such as federal tax returns, in order to deter-
and select a refund preference. If the student chooses to mine eligibility. Finally, the student will receive a Financial
open a OneAccount, the Reiver Card will serve as his or Aid Award Letter, which is prepared and sent by the Iowa
her debit card. If the student chooses not to open a OneAc- Western Financial Aid Office. The award letter indicates all
count, the Revier card will not serve as his or her debit card; types of financial aid for which the student is eligible. If the
however, it is important that the student retain the card for student wishes to borrow from the loan program, the stu-
the duration of his or her enrollment at the College. dent will need to complete and return a Direct Loan Autho-
rization form.
Refund of Tuition and Fees
Students who officially withdraw from college or drop class- Application Dates
es before the first calendar week of a regular term will be The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may
refunded all tuition and fees, including first-time enrollment, be submitted anytime during the academic year. However,
college services, program, and course fees. Students who priority consideration will be given to application informa-
withdraw from college or drop classes during the first week tion received by the dates below. Application information
of a regular term will be refunded all tuition and fees ex- received after these dates is processed only as funding
cept the first-time enrollment fee. Students who withdraw allows. Students who want maximum consideration for fi-
from college or drop classes during the second week of a nancial aid should apply early so the required information is
regular term will be refunded fifty percent of tuition as well received in the Financial Aid Office by the following dates:
as fifty percent of program and course fees; neither col-
lege services fees nor the first-time enrollment fee will be Fall Semester..................May 1
refunded. Even if a student adds a class in place of the one Spring Semester.............November 1
that is dropped, no fees will be refunded on the dropped Summer Term….............March 1
class. Students who withdraw from or drop classes after
the second week of a regular term will not be refunded any The Financial Aid Office will make every effort to meet the
tuition or fees. financial needs of each qualified student. The amount of
assistance will depend on enrollment and eligibility criteria,
as well as the availability of federal, state, and other agency
funds.

Types of Financial Aid


There are three major types of financial aid available:
Grants, which are awarded on the basis of need and do
not need to be repaid; Loans, which are awarded on the
basis of need and/or eligibility and must be repaid once the
student leaves college or does not continue in college on
at least a half-time basis; and Employment (College Work
Study), which is awarded on the basis of need and requires
Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 15

work for paid wages. Sources of Financial Aid include the cipients of Federal and State Financial Aid brochure. This
State of Iowa and the United States Federal Government. brochure is available in the Financial Aid Office and on the
website.
Awarding Process
Applicants will receive an Award Letter that indicates their Return of Federal Financial Aid Funds
financial aid eligibility. This Award Letter will be sent only af- Students who receive Title IV financial aid (Federal Pell
ter requested forms and verification documents have been Grant, Academic Competitive Grant, Federal Supplemental
received and reviewed, and eligibility has been determined. Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Direct loans)
Signed copies of tax forms and other documents may be are subject to federal return of Title IV funds statutes. These
required for verification as determined by the Federal Gov- regulations apply to recipients of Title IV financial aid who
ernment or the Iowa Western Community College Financial completely withdraw from college or who stop attending all
Aid Office. classes during the enrollment period. The College must
determine the amount of Title IV financial aid the student
Financial aid funds will be used to pay tuition, fees, cam- earned and return the unearned aid to the respective fed-
pus housing, meal plans, and books, in that order. Any bal- eral financial aid programs. Unearned aid will be returned to
ance of remaining funds will not be released directly to the the federal programs in the following order: Loans (Federal
students before the fourth week of class. Balances will be Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Subsidized Loans, and Fed-
released only after all institutional bills have been paid in eral PLUS Loans), Grants (Federal Pell Grant, Academic
full. The e-Cashier Automatic Payment Plan is available Competitiveness Grant, and Federal Supplemental Educa-
through the College Business Office for students unable tional Opportunity Grant), and then other Title IV funds. The
to pay their account balance at the beginning of the term. College must return the funds as soon as possible but must
The e-Cashier Automatic Payment Plan is also available for do so no later than 45 days after the College determines the
students whose financial aid award does not cover their ac- withdrawal date or last date of attendance.
count balance.
If a student officially withdraws from the college prior to
Eligibility completing 60% of the semester, financial aid awards will
In order to be eligible to receive Federal Student Aid, the be adjusted accordingly and unearned aid will be returned
student must meet eligibility requirements. The student to the appropriate federal financial aid program. If a stu-
must be a “declared student,” which is defined as a student dent officially withdraws from the college after completing
who has applied for admission to a program of study offered 60% or more of the semester, no financial aid adjustment or
by the College, has met the requirements for admission to return of funds is necessary. The percent of the semester
the program, and been accepted into the program. The stu- completed is based on calendar days from the first day of
dent must also be enrolled in an eligible program, which the semester through the last scheduled day of finals. This
is defined as a program of study that admits declared stu- includes weekends and mid-semester breaks of less than
dents who are high school graduates, have received GED five days. Students who do not go through the official with-
certificates or, in unusual circumstances, meet the “ability drawal process will be treated as having attended through
to benefit” requirements through scores received on the the midpoint of the semester, unless the last day of atten-
COMPASS. The eligible program must also offer a degree, dance can be documented.
diploma, or certificate. In addition, the student must be en-
rolled in eligible courses. Only courses required for gradu-
ation from an eligible program will qualify for financial aid FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
eligibility. The student may receive aid for repeated classes
if a failing grade was received or if a higher grade is needed Scholarships
to continue in the program of study. Non-credit classes do Both institutional and privately funded scholarships are
not qualify for aid eligibility, and credits received by transfer administered by Iowa Western Community College. Iowa
or credit by exam, including CLEP, do not count as eligible Western scholarships are awarded on the basis of aca-
courses for financial aid. demic achievement, involvement and/or financial need, as
well as the availability of funds. Iowa Western scholarship
Satisfactory Academic Progress opportunities are available for new and continuing students,
Federal regulations require specific academic standards and students can apply for most of them through a single
be maintained by students receiving federal financial aid. application that is available online and in the Financial Aid
Academic records are reviewed after each term to confirm Office. Upon completion of the application, students will be
satisfactory academic progress, including a minimum cu- considered for all available scholarships. The priority dead-
mulative GPA of 1.75 and a maintained enrollment status. line for consideration for the fall semester is March 15, and
Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number priority deadline for consideration for spring semester is
of credit hours needed to maintain the enrollment status for November 15. Applications remain on file for one academic
which they received financial aid. Failure to make satisfac- year. All scholarship recipients must be high school gradu-
tory academic progress will result in Financial Aid Probation ates, or the equivalent, or have successfully completed the
or Termination. Students who fail all classes for which they General Education Development (GED) testing program.
are enrolled in a single term will immediately be placed on More information regarding the availability and application
Financial Aid Termination. The satisfactory academic prog- procedures for the various scholarships is available online
ress requirements are explained in detail in the Eligibility and in the Financial Aid Office.
and Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for Re-
16 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Veterans Services General education requirements will vary depending on


Iowa Western Community College is committed to assisting whether the student is enrolled in an Associate of Arts, As-
all students who are eligible to receive Veterans Administra- sociate of Science, Associate of General Studies, Associate
tion educational entitlements. Staff personnel are available of Applied Science, degree, diploma, or certificate program.
in Enrollment Services to assist in the application process Students should refer to the degree requirements section of
as well as any activity that is unique to Veterans Administra- the catalog for specific requirements.
tion requirements. Inquiries concerning eligibility and pay
should be made directly to the Regional Veterans Admin- Arts and Sciences/
istration Office (1-888-442-4551) by the student. Additional College Transfer Programs
information is also available at www.gibill.va.gov. All Arts and Sciences college transfer students must select
a program of study, and they are encouraged to seek an
Vocational Rehabilitation Associate Degree. Each program of study is designed to
Vocational Rehabilitation provides assistance through the provide the opportunity to explore in depth a specific area of
area vocational rehabilitation office. The student must con- academic interest. The Associate of Arts and Associate of
tact the office for application information. Eligibility for the Science degrees are transferable to four-year institutions.
Federal Pell Grant program must be determined to receive Each of the Arts and Sciences programs have been devel-
Vocational Rehabilitation assistance. oped by the faculty in that specific field and are to be used
as guidelines for student planning and academic advising.
Workforce Investment Act
Workforce Investment Act funds, which can help pay for Career and Technical Programs
tuition as well as housing, transportation, and childcare A career and technical program is a professionally devel-
costs, may be available for students who meet the eligibility oped sequence of learning experiences designed to pre-
requirements of the Act. For more information and applica- pare students for immediate entry into the workforce. Grad-
tion materials, please call (712) 242-2102. uates of these programs receive certificates, diplomas, or
Associate of Applied Science degrees. Students enrolling in
Career and Technical programs are required to consult with
ACADEMIC INFORMATION the program chair to develop their individual program plans.
In many instances, a carefully developed program plan pro-
Student Responsibility for Catalog vides for transferability of courses leading to a Bachelor’s
Information degree.
Each student is responsible for the information contained
within this catalog. Failure to read the regulations will not be Academic Load
considered sufficient reason for noncompliance with such Twelve or more credit hours is considered full-time status
regulations. for the fall and spring semesters. Six credit hours or more
is full-time for the summer session. The normal course load
The Board of Trustees of Iowa Western Community Col- for a student expecting to graduate with an Associate in
lege reserves the right to revise and modify any curriculum, Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in General Stud-
instructional program, and/or course of study without prior ies degree is 16 credit hours per semester. Students in
notification of applicants or students. Such revisions and career and technical education programs must follow the
modifications will apply to prospective students and may be approved curriculum.
applicable to students currently enrolled.
Students are limited in the number of hours they may carry.
General Education Philosophy In the fall and spring semesters, students in Arts and Sci-
General education courses are an important component of ence programs may take up to 20 hours, and students in
the community college learning experience. General edu- Career and Technical programs may take up to 22 hours.
cation imparts common knowledge, promotes intellectual In the summer term, all students are limited to 12 hours.
inquiry, and stimulates the examination of different perspec- This limitation is intended to help the student, and, if good
tives, thus enabling people to function effectively in a com- scholarship is demonstrated, a petition for increased load
plex and changing world. may be granted in subsequent terms. Students who wish
to petition for an academic overload should meet with an
General education is not exclusively related to a student’s advisor in Enrollment Services.
technical or professional field, but is the part of a degree or
diploma program that prepares students to meet personal, Academic Classification
social, and lifelong learning needs. At Iowa Western Com- A student’s academic classification is determined by the
munity College, the goal of general education is to enhance number of semester credit hours of academic credit he or
the development of the individual into a responsible, under- she has earned. A student who has earned 1 through 32
standing, and productive citizen. The integration of career credits is classified as a freshman, and a student who has
goals with a knowledge of culture, society, global issues, earned 33 or more credit hours is classified as a sopho-
and challenges will prepare the student for his or her place more.
in the future.
Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 17

Attendance Policy Audit Course Study


Attendance will be taken and recorded for every class Audit enrollment in courses provides students the opportu-
meeting. Instructors are responsible for developing and im- nity to attend class as a noncredit participant.
plementing their own system and forms for recording class
attendance that can be checked and verified by sources A student may enroll in any course on an audit basis. Audit
from both on and off campus. These include, but are not enrollments require that the student and instructor agree
limited to, Iowa Western Community College Student Ser- about what portions of the course the student plans to audit
vices Personnel, the Veterans Administration, federal, state, and the requirements the instructor has about the student’s
county, private human services agencies, and scholarship class attendance and participation in class work. If the stu-
granting organizations. This policy is subject to the Limita- dent fulfills the agreement for the audit, he/she will receive
tions of The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. the symbol of “N” (Audit) for the course and it will be en-
tered on the student’s academic transcript. If the student
Academic Standards does not fulfill the audit agreement, the Records and Reg-
It is the policy of Iowa Western Community College to pro- istration Office, upon request of the instructor, will delete
mote academic progress for each individual student. To the course from entry on the student’s academic transcript.
encourage each student to strive for the highest academic
achievement of which he/she is capable, the following poli- The audit enrollment symbol carries no credit or grade point
cy has been adopted: value and is not eligible for student financial aid. With the
permission of the instructor and the Records and Registra-
A student who has attempted six or more semester hours tion Office, a student may change from credit enrollment
of academic credit is required to maintain a cumulative status to audit status through the twelfth week of the se-
minimum grade point average of 2.0. A student who fails to mester or comparable summer semester period. Registra-
maintain this average will not be in “Good Academic Stand- tion procedures and fees are the same as for regular class
ing” at the College for the following semester. If the grade enrollment.
point is not at least 2.0 at the conclusion of the following
semester, the student may be placed on academic suspen- Cooperative Education/
sion. A student who earns at least 2.0 GPA for an academic Internship Programs
semester may avoid suspension even though he/she is Students may earn and apply up to eight semester hours
not in “Good Academic Standing” until the cumulative GPA of cooperative education and/or internship credit toward a
reaches 2.0. degree or diploma.
A student who is academically suspended from the College Cooperative Education
may not reenroll in Iowa Western Community College un- This program enables students to participate in periods of
less he/she has written permission from the Vice President off-campus work experience closely related to classroom
of Academic Affairs. theory and educational goals. Cooperative Education stu-
dents may or may not be paid for their services, depending
This policy is independent of Financial Aid Satisfactory Aca- on an agreement between employer and student. Coopera-
demic Progress Criteria. tive Education stems from the principle that the vast world
of experience has a lot to offer students and can enhance
Arranged Course Study classroom learning. Work experience contributes to the
Students may enroll in a course on an individual basis with development of positive work habits such as honesty, punc-
special permission of the Vice President of Academic Af- tuality, courtesy, cooperative attitudes, and willingness to
fairs. Normally, this will only be permitted when a specific learn. Some work experience may modify ideas and plans
course has not been scheduled during the semester or concerning career choices.
when a serious schedule conflict has occurred.
All Cooperative Education courses require approval of the
Independent Study program chair. In addition, the student must have success-
Students may enroll in an independent study course for no fully completed twenty (20) semester hours of credit toward
more than three credits after completing six credit hours in their degree and have achieved a grade point average of
the subject area. A maximum of six credits of independent 2.0 or greater.
study may be used to meet degree requirements. An in-
terested student must meet with the instructor and submit Internships
a detailed description of the approved project at least one This program enables students to participate in periods of
week prior to registering for the course. This type of course off-campus work experience closely related to classroom
involves a specific educational project in a special interest theory and educational goals. Students participating in the
area. The student works under the direction of a faculty internship may or may not be paid for their experience, de-
member in the appropriate department. Final approval is pending on the agreement between employer and student.
required of the appropriate Dean and Vice President of The internship provides the opportunity for the student to
Academic Affairs. enhance his/her education by gaining actual work experi-
ence in his/her program of study. The experience contrib-
utes to the development of positive work habits such as
honesty, punctuality, courtesy, cooperative attitudes, and
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willingness to learn. Technical skills are enhanced. Online Courses


Iowa Western Community College offers a variety of cours-
All internship courses require approval of the program chair. es and degrees delivered entirely online. Online courses
Students must have successfully completed a minimum of allow Iowa Western to deliver convenient education to citi-
20 credits of their program prior to enrolling in an internship zens locally, regionally and around the world. Iowa West-
course and have a 2.0 GPA. ern Community College delivers online classes through two
platforms. One delivery method is through the Iowa Com-
College-Level Examination Program munity College Online Consortium, which is comprised of
(CLEP) seven community colleges across Iowa. Through this part-
Students may earn credit and apply up to 20 semester nership, the college can offer online courses to students
hours toward an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, interested in alternatives to on-campus classes. The sec-
or Associate of General Studies degree by successfully ond delivery method is through SAIL (Angel), Iowa Western
passing specified subject-matter tests of the College-Level Community College’s internal course management system.
Examination Program (CLEP). Results of CLEP tests are Online courses give students the utmost in flexibility and
sent directly to the student after being scored but are not re- convenience. Anyone interested in enrolling in an Iowa
corded on an Iowa Western Community College transcript Western Community College online course should contact
until such time that the student registers and creates a per- the Office of Admissions. For more information on online
manent record. Information and details regarding the CLEP courses at Iowa Western Community College, visit our web-
program may be obtained through the Office of Advising. site at www.iwcc.edu/online.

Credit by Examination Hybrid Courses


An Iowa Western Community College student may, by Iowa Western Community College offers hybrid courses
requesting and receiving approval of the appropriate aca- in recognition of ongoing changes in education and tech-
demic dean, apply to challenge an Iowa Western Com- nology. Students in hybrid courses still spend time in the
munity College course for which there is no College-Level classroom; however, a portion of the required classroom
Examination Program (CLEP) test. Credit received by ex- time is supplanted with self-guided learning activities, usu-
amination shall be used to fulfill Iowa Western Community ally through the use of technology, including, but not limited
College degree requirements. A course may be challenged to, online instruction. These courses provide the flexibility
by examination one time only. A course may not be chal- of self-guided learning without losing the personal connec-
lenged if the student has already received a grade in this tion of face-to-face instruction.
course at Iowa Western Community College. A satisfacto-
rily challenged course will receive a grade symbol of “T” Interim Session Courses
on the student’s permanent record. There will be a fee for Iowa Western Community College offers at least one in-
examination and recording services that is indexed to the terim session, lasting approximately two weeks, each aca-
number of credit hours in the challenged class. Students demic year. Typically, the interim session falls between the
challenging courses are hereby given notice that credit end of the regular spring term and the beginning of the
awarded by examination may not be honored for transfer summer session. Since the number of days that consti-
by subsequent institutions. tutes an interim session varies from year to year, so too, will
the number of actual hours spent in class. Course content
Military Service School Credit will be delivered in a manner conducive to learning for the
If you have attended military service schools, you may be length of the session.
eligible for credit that will apply to your degree or certificate.
The Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in Service-Learning
the Armed Services, published by the American Council of and Community Service
Education, is used as the guide for such credit evaluation Service-learning, community service activities, and civic
and is awarded, where appropriate, by the Registrar. engagement are essential components of the comprehen-
sive education Iowa Western Community College provides
Military Science its students. Iowa Western offers a variety of ways for stu-
Iowa Western offers Air Force Reserve Officer Train- dents to learn how to become active citizens in both the lo-
ing Corps courses through the University of Nebraska at cal community and in our larger diverse global society. Iowa
Omaha and Army Reserve Officers Training Corps courses Western students participate in service-learning projects
through Creighton University. connected to courses, provide valuable community service
for local nonprofit organizations, and are encouraged to be-
Iowa Communications Network (ICN) come active in civic issues.
Iowa Western Community College offers courses over the
ICN, an interactive technology that allows college credit Faculty and staff, in partnership with representatives of
classes to be televised across our district. The fiber optics nonprofit community organizations, design service-learning
sites include Iowa Western at the Council Bluffs campus, projects based on two main objectives:
Clarinda campus, Atlantic Center, Harlan Center, and high
schools throughout southwest Iowa. It provides an oppor- 1. Meeting community needs, which helps strengthen the
tunity to enroll in college credit classes without having to community.
travel great distances.
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2. Advancing the students’ understanding of specific W Indicates that the student withdrew from the course
course content and related civic learning objectives. with permission and without penalty.
T Indicates credit by testing.
Strong reflective components are built into the course to N Indicates audit of a course — no credit granted.
help students consider relationships between their service, X Repeated course. (Prior to Fall 2003)
and the course curriculum and its impact on their personal P Pass.
values and professional goals. There are more than 100 Q No credit — no pass.
nonprofit agencies in Council Bluffs and the surrounding ar- R Required — no credit.
eas that utilize volunteers on a regular basis. There are a L Laboratory.
number of courses in a variety of disciplines at Iowa West- OG On-going course.
ern that include a service-learning component within their
curriculum. Pass/No Pass Course Grading Policy
Iowa Western Community College offers a limited number
Course Numbering System of courses that can be taken on a pass/no pass basis. In
Beginning with the 2006 Fall semester, Iowa Western Com- order for a course to be considered specifically for pass/
munity College converted to a statewide common course no pass grading, it must be designated as a pass/no pass
numbering system. The Iowa community colleges devel- through curriculum action and noted in the course descrip-
oped a systematic numbering system for all credit courses tion in the college catalog.
offered by Iowa community colleges. The goal of the num-
bering system is to facilitate transfer and articulation pro- The grade award for pass/no pass courses shall be:
cesses for community college students in Iowa. P - Pass
Q - No pass/no credit
Other colleges differ in their curriculum requirements. Stu-
dents anticipating transfer to another institution are encour- Credits earned through course work as P - Pass shall count
aged to plan a program of study in accordance with the toward the total number of credits earned by the student
degree requirements of the institution to which they plan while enrolled at Iowa Western Community College. How-
to transfer. The evaluation of credits for transfer is always ever, no numerical value is assigned to a P - Pass grade.
made by the accepting institution. Students receiving less P - Pass course grades are not used in calculating the stu-
than a grade of “C” in any course may experience difficulty dent’s grade point average (GPA).
in transferring such credit to another institution.
Grade Point System
All courses in Arts and Science programs are considered to A grade system is used to compute a student’s grade point
be transferable to other institutions. Technical courses are average. The numerical value assigned to each grade is
designed to prepare students for a specific occupation and as follows:
are not necessarily designed to be transferable. However,
Iowa Western Community College has transfer agreements Each semester hour of A = 4 points
for technical courses with several institutions. Each semester hour of B = 3 points
Each semester hour of C = 2 points
Unit of Credit Each semester hour of D = 1 point
The semester hour is the basic unit of credit of Iowa West- Each semester hour of F = 0 points
ern Community College. A semester hour of credit usually
represents one hour of class work or two to four hours of A student’s grade point average is computed as follows:
laboratory work each week for a semester, although varia-
tion from this standard is possible in some courses. 1. For each course, multiply the credits earned by the nu-
merical value of the grade received in that course.
Grading System
The grading system used at Iowa Western Community Col- 2. Compute the sum of all grade points received for all
lege is stated below. There are four grades (A, B, C, and D) courses.
which represent various degrees of achievement.
3. Divide the total grade points by the number of credits
A Indicates superior work and excellent progress. attempted. Disregard the credits attempted for any course
B Indicates work and progress above the average in which an I, T, W, or N mark was received.
standard.
C Indicates work and progress that meets the average Articulation
standard. Students may earn college credit for an Iowa Western Com-
D Indicates work and progress below the average munity College program by demonstrating knowledge and
standard. skills while in a high school career and technical program.
F Indicates work and progress below the minimum Local high school instructors and Iowa Western Commu-
standard. nity College instructors have mutually agreed upon the
I Indicates that course requirements have not been competencies (knowledge and skills) and levels of perfor-
completed. (This grade must be completed by the mance transferable between select high school programs
following semester or the “I” will revert to an “F”, and Iowa Western Community College programs. Possible
unless the instructor and student request that advantages to students include the elimination of duplica-
the Registration Office extend the time limit.) tion of instruction, increased educational opportunities, and
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reduction of college costs and time of completion. Interest- ments will have been met by the time the student plans to
ed students should contact high school counselors or high graduate.
school career and technical instructors to determine their
eligibility of articulation. Continuous Enrollment Policy
Graduation requirements in effect at the time of a student’s
Transfer of Credit from Other Institutions initial enrollment will remain in effect as long as the student
Iowa Western Community College will accept the credits is continuously enrolled at Iowa Western Community Col-
awarded to a student who has done successful work, “C” or lege. Continuous enrollment is defined as consecutive fall
better, at any regionally accredited college or university. All and spring terms, and is subject to a five-year limitation. If
acceptable college credit will be evaluated by the Registrar changes occur in graduation requirements subsequent to
and transfer credit awarded. This transfer credit informa- initial enrollment, the student may elect to graduate under
tion will be available upon request during the initial term of the most recent requirements. A student must satisfy the
enrollment. most recent requirements if a break in enrollment in the
College for two or more consecutive semesters occurs.
The College will accept a maximum of 16 semester hours Students who elect to change their major must satisfy re-
of Career and Technical credits from another regionally ac- quirements in effect at the time of the change.
credited institution as elective credit only towards the As-
sociate in Arts or the Associate in Science degree. The Col- Dual Degree Awards
lege will accept a maximum of 30 semester hours of Career Effective with students starting in the fall 2008, the Col-
and Technical credits as elective credit only toward the As- lege shall issue dual degrees in the Associate of Arts and
sociate of General Studies degree. the Associate of Science only to students who have met
all requirements of the Associate of Science degree and
Iowa Western Community College cannot guarantee how earned a minimum of 82 credits. In order to qualify for both
other colleges may treat the acceptance of transfer credits. degrees, the additional 18 credits must include nine credits
in social sciences and nine credits in humanities. The 82
Honor Roll credits may also include a total of 16 credits of career and
All full-time students who earn a semester grade point aver- technical courses from an Iowa Western Associate of Ap-
age of 3.5 or above will be listed on the college honor roll. plied Science degree curriculum.

Honor Society – Phi Theta Kappa Filing a Graduation Application


Students who have successfully completed a minimum of Students who plan to earn an Associate’s degree, diplo-
12 credit hours towards an Associate’s degree and who ma, or certificate must file a graduation application online
have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above will through Student Online Services or with the Records and
be invited to join Phi Theta Kappa. This national honor soci- Registration Office. If graduation requirements are not met,
ety initiates students during the fall and spring semesters of the student will be notified.
each year. PTK graduates are eligible to wear the PTK gold
stole and tassel at graduation. Commencement Ceremony
Iowa Western Community College conducts three gradu-
ation ceremonies each year. The fall ceremony is held in
GRADUATION December, the spring ceremony in May, and the summer
REQUIREMENTS ceremony in late July or early August.

Participation in the ceremony is voluntary and does not


Meeting Graduation Requirements guarantee that the student will officially graduate. Gradu-
It is the responsibility of the student to know and to observe
ates will have their awards mailed after semester grades
the requirements of his/her curriculum and the rules gov-
are recorded and the Registrar has verified that all gradua-
erning academic work. Although the advisor will attempt to
tion requirements have been satisfied.
help the student make wise decisions, the final responsibil-
ity for meeting these requirements for graduation rests with
the student.
Graduation with Honors
Any graduate who has attained a cumulative grade point
average of 3.5-3.69 shall be graduated with “Honors.” A
In those instances where a student receives information
graduate who has attained a cumulative grade point av-
from an advisor that might have an impact upon graduation
erage of 3.7-3.89 shall be graduated with “High Honors.”
requirements or application of credits toward graduation,
Graduates who have attained a cumulative grade point
the student is advised to secure such commitment in writ-
average of 3.9 or above shall be graduated with “Highest
ing. It is further advised that such commitment be retained
Honors.” Honors will be recognized on the official academic
by the student until the sequence of events is such that it
transcript.
would be no longer necessary to demonstrate the estab-
lishment of such a commitment.
Graduation Requirements
Iowa Western Community College is authorized by the
It is recommended that students have their credits evalu-
State of Iowa to grant the following degrees, diplomas, and
ated for graduation by the Registrar two semesters before
certificates upon satisfactory completion of a specific cur-
actual graduation. This is to ensure all graduation require-
riculum or degree program.
Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 21

Associate of Arts Associate of Science


(in effect Fall 2009) (in effect Fall 2009)
Candidates for this degree must: Candidates for this degree must:

A. Complete a minimum of 64 semester hours of aca- A. Complete a minimum of 64 semester hours of


demic credit of which the last 20 semester hours shall academic credit of which the last 20 semester hours
be in residence. shall be in residence.
B. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average B. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average
of 2.0. of 2.0.
C. Select a major or program that will be recognized on C. Select a major or program that will be recognized on
the student’s official transcript. the student’s official transcript.
D. Complete the following minimum requirements: D. Complete the following minimum requirements:

Communications 9 credits Communications 9 credits
Courses must include Composition I, Composition II, and Courses must include Composition I, Composition II, and
one Speech course, either Public Speaking or Interperson- one Speech course, either Public Speaking or Interperson-
al Communications. al Communications.

Social Sciences 9 credits Humanities and Social Sciences 9 credits


Courses must be selected from Anthropology, Economics, Courses must be selected from Art, Cultural Studies, Film
Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and So- and Theatre, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature,
ciology. General Music, Philosophy, Religion, Anthropology, Eco-
nomics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology,
Science and Mathematics 10 credits and Sociology.
Courses must include a minimum of four credit hours of
laboratory science and a minimum of three credit hours Science and Mathematics 20 credits
of mathematics. Courses must be selected from Biology, Courses must include a minimum of four credit hours of
Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physical laboratory science and a minimum of three credit hours
Science, and Physics; all mathematics courses must be se- of mathematics. Courses must be selected from Biology,
lected from MAT 121-227. Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physical
Science, and Physics; all mathematics courses must be se-
Humanities 9 credits lected from MAT 121-227.
Courses must be selected from Art, Cultural Studies, Film
and Theatre, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature, Distributed Requirement 3 credits
General Music, Philosophy, and Religion. Course must be selected from Communications, Humani-
ties and Social Sciences, and Science and Mathematics.
Distributed Requirement 3 credits
Course must be selected from Communications, Social Sci- General Electives 23 credits
ences, Science and Mathematics, and Humanities. Courses may include up to 16 semester hours of career/
technical courses.
General Electives 24 credits
Courses may include up to 16 semester hours of career/ Diversity Requirement 3 credits*
technical courses. Course must be selected from the following: ANT 105, FLS
141, FLS 142, FLS 241,FLS 242, GEO 121, HIS 143, HIS
Diversity Requirement 3 credits* 144, HIS 211, HIS 253, HIS 257, ITP 125, ITP 130, LIT 130,
Course must be selected from the following: ANT 105, FLS LIT 134, LIT 150, LIT 151, LIT 190, MGT 195, MKT 190,
141, FLS 142, FLS 241,FLS 242, GEO 121, HIS 143, HIS MUS 205, POL 121, PSY 225, REL 101, SOC 198, SOC
144, HIS 211, HIS 253, HIS 257, ITP 125, ITP 130, LIT 130, 200, SOC 210, and SPC 120.
LIT 134, LIT 150, LIT 151, LIT 190, MGT 195, MKT 190,
MUS 205, POL 121, PSY 225, REL 101, SOC 198, SOC *The Diversity Requirement does not increase the number
200, SOC 210, and SPC 120. of credits required for graduation; the course taken to fulfill
the diversity requirement will also fulfill requirements in Hu-
*The Diversity Requirement does not increase the number manities and Social Sciences, Distributed Requirement or
of credits required for graduation; the course taken to ful- General Electives.
fill the diversity requirement will also fulfill requirements in
Social Sciences, Humanities, Distributed Requirement or Additional Recommendations:
General Electives. A. Candidates for the A.S. degree are encouraged to
complete a computer science course.
Additional Recommendations: B. Students are encouraged to check with the transfer
A. Candidates for the A.A. degree are encouraged to institution when selecting courses to ensure as
complete a foreign language course(s). seamless a transition to a four-year institution as
B. Students are encouraged to check with the transfer possible.
institution when selecting courses to ensure as
seamless a transition to a four-year institution as
possible.
22 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Associate of General Studies Associate of Applied Science


(in effect Fall 2009) (in effect Fall 2009)
Candidates for this degree must: Candidates for this degree must:

A. Complete a minimum of 64 semester hours of A. Complete a minimum of 64 semester hours of


academic credit of which the last 20 semester hours academic credit of which at least 50% or the last 20
shall be in residence. semester hours shall be in residence.
B. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average B. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average
of 2.0. of 2.0.
C. Select a major or program that will be recognized on C. Select a major or program that will be recognized
the student’s official transcript. on the student’s official transcript.
D. Complete the following minimum requirements: D. Complete the following minimum requirements:

Communications 9 credits Communications 3 credits
Courses may be selected from: ENG 105, ENG 106, ENG Course must be selected from ENG 105, ENG 110, or ENG
110, ENG 111, ENG 210, ENG 225, ENG 230, SPC 112, 111.
and SPC 122.
Humanities and Social Sciences 3 credits
Social Sciences 9 credits Course must be selected from Art, Cultural Studies, Film
Courses must be selected from Anthropology, Economics, and Theatre, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature,
Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and So- General Music, Philosophy, Religion, Anthropology, Eco-
ciology. nomics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology,
and Sociology.
Science and Mathematics 7 credits
Courses must include a minimum of four credit hours of Mathematics 3 credits
laboratory science and at least one mathematics course If mathematics is taught in the program core, another gen-
from MAT 110-227. Courses must be selected from Biology, eral elective must be selected.
Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physical
Science, and Physics. Career/Diversity Requirement 3 credits*
Course must be selected from either MGT 195 Workplace
Humanities 6 credits Empowerment or MGT 900 Documentation and Evaluation
Courses must be selected from Art, Cultural Studies, Film of Experiential Learning.**
and Theatre, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature,
General Music, Philosophy, and Religion. Program Specific Courses credits vary
Programs of study that lead to an A.A.S. degree include
Computer Science 3 credits specific courses required for the degree in addition to the
Course must be selected from the following: BCA 105, BCA general education requirements listed above. Refer to in-
184, BCA 250, and CSC 110. dividual A.A.S. programs of study in this catalog to learn
specific degree requirements.
General Electives 30 credits
Courses may include up to 30 semester hours of career/ *The Diversity Requirement does not increase the number
technical courses. of credits required for graduation; the course taken to ful-
fill the diversity requirement may also fulfill requirements in
Diversity Requirement 3 credits* Humanities and Social Sciences, or, in very limited cases,
Course must be selected from the following: ANT 105, FLS in Program Specific Courses.
141, FLS 142, FLS 241,FLS 242, GEO 121, HIS 143, HIS
144, HIS 211, HIS 253, HIS 257, ITP 125, ITP 130, LIT 130, **In order to satisfy the Diversity Requirement, students
LIT 134, LIT 150, LIT 151, LIT 190, MGT 195, MKT 190, who take MGT 900 Documentation and Evaluation of Expe-
MUS 205, POL 121, PSY 225, REL 101, SOC 198, SOC riential Learning must also take one of the following cours-
200, SOC 210, and SPC 120. es: ANT 105, FLS 141, FLS 142, FLS 241,FLS 242, GEO
121, HIS 143, HIS 144, HIS 211, HIS 253, HIS 257, ITP
*The Diversity Requirement does not increase the number 125, ITP 130, LIT 130, LIT 134, LIT 150, LIT 151, LIT 190,
of credits required for graduation; the course taken to fulfill MGT 195, MKT 190, MUS 205, POL 121, PSY 225, REL
the diversity requirement will also fulfill requirements in So- 101, SOC 198, SOC 200, SOC 210, and SPC 120.
cial Sciences, Humanities, or General Electives.

The Associate in General Studies degree allows students


to combine a core of basic courses with a program that can
be customized to their academic goals. This degree may be
appropriate for those students undecided about future edu-
cational or career goals. However, because of the flexibility
of this degree, it may not fulfill requirements for transfer to a
four year institution. Students should work closely with their
advisor for program planning assistance.
Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 23

Diploma Diversity Requirement


(in effect Fall 2009) Iowa Western Community College values diversity and sup-
ports learning experiences that promote intellectual growth
and human enrichment. To achieve this goal, all graduates
Candidates for the diploma must:
earning an associate degree must take at minimum a three-
credit hour course for which the primary focus leads to an
A. Complete at least 50% of the program in residence.
understanding and awareness of one or more of the follow-
B. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average
ing: gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, people with
of 2.0.
disabilities, religion and/or global relations. This require-
C. Select a program that will be recognized on the
ment may be satisfied with courses taken to satisfy other
student’s official transcript.
core requirements.
D. Complete the following minimum requirements:
Courses must be selected from the following:
General Education Courses
Programs more than 12 months in length must include *Social Science
9 semester hours of general education credit of which 6 ANT 105 Cultural Anthropology
credits must be in communications. One course must be GEO 121 World Regional Geography
Writing for the Workplace, Composition I or Technical Writ- HIS 143 Latin American History
ing. The other course must be selected from the afore- HIS 144 History and Cultures of Asia
mentioned courses or from Composition II, Public Speak- HIS 211 Modern Asian History
ing, and Interpersonal Communication. The remaining 3 HIS 253 American Indian History and Culture
credits must be outside the major program. HIS 257 African American History
POL 121 International Relations
Two-semester programs and programs that are less than PSY 225 Adult Developmental Psychology
twelve months must include 6 semester hours of general SOC 198 The Middle East
education credit of which 3 credits must be selected from SOC 200 Minority Group Relations
Writing for the Workplace, Composition I or Technical Writ- SOC 210 Men, Women and Society
ing.
*Humanities
Program Specific Courses FLS 141 Elementary Spanish I
Programs of study that lead to a diploma include specific FLS 142 Elementary Spanish II
program courses that are required in addition to the gener- FLS 241 Intermediate Spanish I
al education requirements listed above. Refer to individual FLS 242 Intermediate Spanish II
diploma programs of study in this catalog to learn specific LIT 130 African American Literature
requirements. LIT 134 Multicultural Literature
LIT 150 World Literature I
LIT 151 World Literature II
LIT 190 Women Writers
Certificate MUS 205 Jazz, History and Appreciation
REL 101 Survey of World Religions
Candidates for the certificate must meet one of the follow-
ing criteria and have a minimum cumulative grade point av- General Electives
erage of 2.0. ITP 125 Orientation to Deafness
ITP 130 Social Aspects of Deaf Culture
A. A certificate will be issued to students who have MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment
satisfactorily completed a Board-approved certificate MKT 190 International Marketing
program. *SPC 120 Intercultural Communications

B. With the recommendation of the appropriate program *Courses listed under Social Science and Humanities, as
chair and the approval of the academic dean, a certifi- well as any other asterisked course, will also satisfy the
cate will be issued to students who have success- Distributed requirement.
fully completed an Individual Career Plan that leads
to the student obtaining marketable competencies
in a specific area.
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SERVICES FOR STUDENTS Student Support and Resources


Because students come to Iowa Western Community Col- Intercultural and International Programs
lege with diverse backgrounds and interests, the College The Office of Intercultural and International Programs
provides a wide variety of services and activities to make provides services for students outside the United States
sure that every student has the best possible chance to seeking F-1 visas as well as services for non-native Eng-
succeed and grow while participating in the various instruc- lish speaking students. Services include issuing the I-20
tional programs offered by the College. Students who have form (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Students).
questions about any of the services offered or about how English proficiency for all non-native English speaking stu-
to access the services should contact the various depart- dents is determined by this office and academic advising
ments on the Council Bluffs campus or the campus/center is provided for current ESL students by the Director of In-
director. tercultural and International Programs. The office assists
non-native English speaking students with the application
Advising process, including completing the Free Application for Fed-
eral Student Aid. The Office of Intercultural and Internation-
Academic Advising al Programs provides cultural programming on campus and
Upon registering for their first semester, all students are as- provides sponsorship for the Multicultural Student Alliance.
signed an academic advisor in their program of study. Stu- For more information, contact the Director of Intercultural
dent advisees are ultimately responsible for all aspects of and International Programs at (712) 325-3419 or visit our
their education, including course selection and awareness website.
of their current academic status; however, advisors can
provide guidance and assistance regarding program and New Student Orientation
graduation requirements. In addition, students should feel Iowa Western Community College requires that first-year
that they can freely discuss personal interests, values, and students attend New Student Orientation (NSO), which pro-
goals with their advisor and should seek their advisor’s as- vides new students the opportunity to learn about college
sistance in developing academic, social, and career goals. resources, campus life, meet other students, and complete
Students should always consult with their advisor before any unfinished business prior to starting school. For more
making any important academic decision, such as chang- information regarding New Student Orien¬tation at IWCC,
ing a program of study, adding or dropping courses, or with- call (712) 325-3294.
drawing from school. Advisor assignments and advisor con-
tact information are accessible in students’ SOS accounts. Personal Advising/Counseling
The Student Success Center provides inquiring Iowa
Career Planning Western Community College students with information, re-
Iowa Western offers students a variety of services and re- sources, and short-term counseling or advising in order for
sources that are designed to help them gather information, them to become better equipped to deal with personal prob-
which in turn enables them to make informed decisions re- lems that may impact their academic progress. Students
garding major and ultimately career selection. These re- are urged to seek such help before personal problems,
sources also provide an opportunity for students to make a including mental health issues, family/roommate conflicts,
connection between a program of study, or major, and the or academic struggles, seriously damage their academic
related job possibilities. A student’s assigned advisor will performance or future quality of life. For more information,
serve as an important resource when it comes to questions visit the Counseling pages under “Current Student” on the
about careers but students are also encouraged to take it IWCC website or contact the Student Success Center at
upon themselves to research opportunities through online (712) 325-3284.
resources such as the Iowa Western Career Planning web
pages and IhaveaPlanIowa.org, both of which are acces- Services for Students with Disabilities
sible through the college web site. For more information, In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
contact the Office of Advising. (ADA), Iowa Western Community College provides reason-
able accommodations to students with documented dis-
Transfer Planning abilities. Staff will assist students in arranging necessary
Iowa Western Community College offers valuable resourc- access and/or academic accommodations. Students who
es and assistance to students who intend to transfer. These request an accommodation must have disability documen-
resources include a transfer web site, trained faculty advi- tation on file with the Student Assistance Director prior
sors, one-on-one and group visits from institutions, transfer to receiving accommodations. Therefore, students are
fairs, and articulation (transfer) agreements. Students who strongly encouraged to provide documentation of their dis-
intend to transfer should begin the planning process early ability and make arrangements early in their semester reg-
in their academic careers to help make informed decisions istration process in order to receive timely services. All dis-
regarding their major and the institution to which they ulti- ability documentation files are kept strictly confidential with
mately plan to transfer. For more information, contact the the Student Assistance Director. For more information, visit
Office of Advising. the Disability Services pages under “Current Student” on
the IWCC website or contact the Student Success Center
at (712) 325-3284.
Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 25

TRIO/Student Support Services campus, is a learner-centered environment that has laptops


TRIO Programs, including Student Support Services, available for students to check-out, individual and group
are federal grant programs that are fully-funded by the study rooms, general academic assistance, and is entirely
Depart¬ment of Education under Title IV of the Higher Edu- wi-fi. Library facilities are also available for students at the
cation Act of 1965. The overall goal of TRIO is to support Clarinda campus.
students in continuing their education by increasing the
number of graduates and assisting students in transferring Early Childhood Education Center
to four-year institutions to obtain baccalaureate degrees. The Iowa Western Early Childhood Education Center at
Meant to as¬sist disadvantaged or underprepared students Council Bluffs provides a quality early childhood education
in overcom¬ing barriers to a post-secondary education, program on campus. The center is licensed by the Depart-
TRIO provides academic advising, career advising, ac- ment of Human Services and accredited by the National
cess to Math/Science/Writing Specialists, peer mentoring, Academy of Early Childhood Programs. For further infor-
transfer assistance, financial aid assistance, financial liter- mation, contact the Director of the Early Childhood Educa-
acy advising, computer training, TRiO Minority Leadership tion Center at (712) 325-3429 or visit our website.
Group, academic improvement workshops, cultural and
educational activities, volunteer opportunities, and personal Food Service
development workshops. For more information, visit the The Food Service Department offers a variety of servic-
TRIO page under “Current Student” on the IWCC website es including buffet style meals, ala carte menu choices,
or contact the TRIO Director at (712) 325-3479. snacks, meal plans, and catering services.

Tutoring Health Services


The Academic Support Center (ASC) is located next to the The College provides a health center on the Council Bluffs
Cyber-Library and offers free CRLA accredited academic campus in cooperation with local health care provider,
assistance in a variety of “core” subjects, specializing in as- Council Bluffs Community Health Center. Medical services
sistance for math and writing classes. ASC Peer Tutors are also available at local hospitals in Atlantic, Clarinda,
are academically successful students trained to assist oth- Council Bluffs, Harlan, and Shenandoah. The College does
er students with many of the general requirement courses not assume responsibility for injuries incurred by students
necessary for most associate’s degrees. Peer tutors main- taking part in any college courses, activities, or athletic
tain regular hours and are available on a walk-in or appoint- events. Students are encouraged to carry health and ac-
ment basis. Group tutoring is also available, but must be cident insurance.
scheduled in advance. For more information about the free
tutoring available to all IWCC students, contact the Aca- Vocational Rehabilitation Services
demic Support Center at (712) 325-3494 or the Lab Help Students with medical conditions or disabilities that are
Desk at (712) 325-4744. either physical or mental may apply for services from the
State of Iowa Rehabilitation Education and Services Branch
of the Department of Education. Qualified students may re-
COLLEGE SERVICES ceive services that include medical diagnosis, counseling,
assessment, post secondary training, on-the-job training,
In addition to the variety of services available for students, career planning, job placement, and employment follow-up.
the college offers many College Services as well. Students Educational tuition and expense grants may be provided
who have questions about any of the services offered or for attendance at the College. A Vocational Rehabilitation
about how to access the services should contact the spe- counselor is located on the Council Bluffs campus.
cific College Services departments on the Council Bluffs
campus or the campus/center director. Workforce Development
Resource Center
College Store The Workforce Development Resource Center is available
The College Store is a student’s source for textbooks and to assist students who are seeking career guidance and/or
supplies. In addition, the College Store sells Reiver gifts employment. Program graduates as well as currently en-
and clothing, as well as food items, and has student-priced rolled students can take advantage of the services offered
software available for purchase. Books and supplies are through the resource center. These services include ca-
also available at the Clarinda campus and the Atlantic, reer research, career assessment, job listings and access
Harlan, and Shenandoah centers before the start of each to internet job search sites, resume preparation, access to
semester. Students can buy textbooks and get more infor- resource library materials and labor market information,
mation online at www.bookstore.iwcc.edu. and skill upgrade programs. For more information, please
call (712) 242-2121 or visit the resource center at 300 W.
Cyber-Library Broadway, Suite 13 in Council Bluffs. Services are also of-
Iowa Western offers a technology-based resource cen- fered in the communities of Atlantic, Harlan, and Shenan-
ter that provides 24/7 access to full-text journal articles, doah.
books, and other resources through an electronic search
tool called “OneSearch,” which allows students, faculty,
and staff to search all learning resources with one search
and click. The Cyber-Library, located on the Council Bluffs
Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 26

CAMPUS LIFE Intramural Activities


A wide range of intramural sports and recreation is provided
to students at the Council Bluffs campus. Team activities
A college education expands a student’s academic and
such as flag football, volleyball, bowling, and basketball are
personal development. Supplementing both areas are a
offered throughout the year and participation is open to all
number of extracurricular activities which include intramu-
students.
rals, social events, community events, and student organi-
zations. Students are encouraged to participate and assist
in the planning of events through clubs, organizations, and
Intercollegiate Athletics
Students at the Council Bluffs campus may participate in
the Student Activities Board.
the following intercollegiate varsity athletic programs:
Residence Life Women: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball,
Residence Life provides an atmosphere that nourishes the
track, volleyball
learning, growth, and personal development of each resi-

dent within a cooperative community. Three types of hous-
Men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf,
ing are available at the Council Bluffs campus. Full-time
soccer, track
students may choose to live in the Reiver Suites, Reiver
Village, or Reiver Tower. The Reiver Suites are designed
Iowa Western Community College is a member of the Na-
to house four students comfortably with four bedrooms and
tional Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the
two bathrooms per suite. The apartment-style Reiver Vil-
Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC).
lage is designed to house four students. A double room in
Participants must meet all academic requirements for par-
the Reiver Tower houses two residents. In addition to the
ticipation, as outlined by both the NJCAA and ICCAC.
services and facilities provided, there are many activities,
programs, and leadership opportunities available in Resi-
dence Life to help individuals, as well as the community,
Spirit Squads
Students at the Council Bluffs campus may participate in
achieve educational and personal goals. For more informa-
two programs designed to support the College’s athletic
tion, call (712) 388-7695 or visit our website.
teams, the Reiver Cheer Team, which competes locally,
Student Activities regionally, and nationally, and the Sapphires Dance Team.
The team members are selected through tryouts. For more
The Student Activities Office is designed to complement the
information, contact the Spirit Coordinator through the Ath-
academic experience. By sponsoring events and activities
letic Office.
that are co-curricular to academics, students have the op-
portunity to learn life skills, leadership skills, and interper-
sonal relationship skills. This is accomplished by providing
Choir/Band
The Iowa Western Music Department offers a wide range of
experience in leadership, organizational management, ser-
performance ensembles in vocal and instrumental music.
vice, decision-making, and planning. Through volunteer-
Students are selected through audition for most ensem-
ism, student organizations, and committees, the Office of
bles. For more information, contact the Music Department.
Student Activities provides a learning experience outside of
the classroom that helps to expose students to new ideas,
people, and possibilities.
Theatre
The Iowa Western Theatre Department offers opportunities
Student Activities Board for involvement in two productions a year. Auditions for the-
atre productions are open to anyone. Work on the produc-
The Student Activities Board is designed to promote clubs
tions can be for credit or non-credit. For more information,
and activities on campus as well as encourage students to
contact the Theatre Department.
get involved around campus. The Student Activities Board
meets every other month in the Student Center. On the
Council Bluffs campus, the Student Body President and
Student Activities Assistant are appointed positions. Stu-
dents interested in these positions should contact the Stu-
dent Activities Coordinator.

Student Senate-Clarinda Campus


At the Clarinda campus, all students are welcomed and en-
couraged to become involved in student government. Infor-
mation and details regarding participation in Student Sen-
ate is offered during the summer and fall orientation and
registration periods. Regular meetings are held regarding
issues of student life.
Academic Programs HEALTH OCCUPATIONS AND MEDICINE
At a Glance Pre-Medicine...........................................................................55
Pre-Occupational Therapy......................................................55
AGRICULTURE Pre-Pharmacy.........................................................................56
Page:
Pre-Physical Therapy..............................................................56
Agriculture Transfer.................................................................27 Pre-Physician Assistant..........................................................57
Agribusiness Technology...........................................................27 Pre-Respiratory Therapy.........................................................57
Agribusiness Technology Online Option.................................28 Coaching.................................................................................58
Horticulture University Transfer...............................................28 Sports Medicine:
Turf and Landscape Management..........................................29 Athletic Training Option.....................................................58
Veterinary Technology.............................................................29 General Education Option.................................................59
Personal Trainer Certificate....................................................59
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING Health and Human Performance............................................60
Business Administration..........................................................30 Associate Degree Nursing......................................................60
Para-Accounting.....................................................................30 Advanced Placement Associate Degree Nursing...................61
Accounting Technician............................................................31 Practical Nursing.....................................................................61
Applied Business: Radiologic Technology............................................................62
Experiential Learning/Portfolio Option...............................31 Paramedic Specialist..............................................................62
Individualized Technical Program Option...........................32 Emergency Medical Services..................................................63
Culinary Arts, Restaurant and Hospitality Management............32 Paramedic Certificate..............................................................63
Culinary Arts............................................................................33 Dental Hygiene.......................................................................64
Management and Human Resources.....................................33 Dental Assistant......................................................................64
Sports Marketing.....................................................................34 Medical Assistant....................................................................65
Marketing Management..........................................................34 Medical Office Service Specialist............................................65
Marketing: Surgical Technology A.A.S. Option.........................................66
Fashion Marketing Option.................................................35 Surgical Technology................................................................66
Marketing/Sales Option.....................................................35
Lodging and Hospitality Management Option.....................36 HUMAN AND PUBLIC SERVICES AND LEGAL STUDIES
Office Management.................................................................36 Human Services:
Office Information Systems Technology..................................37 Addictive Studies...............................................................67
Multi-Occupation Education....................................................37 Generalist..........................................................................67
Pre-Social Work Transfer...................................................68
COMMUNICATION ARTS Youth Worker.....................................................................68
Electronic Media Studies: Radio/Television/Video..................38 Pre-Law University Transfer....................................................69
Applied Electronic Media Studies: Paralegal Studies....................................................................69
Graphic Communications...................................................38 Criminal Justice.......................................................................70
Radio Broadcasting Performance and Production............39 Fire Science Technology.........................................................70
Radio Broadcasting Promotions, Sales and Web..............39 Forensic Investigation.............................................................71
Media Production...............................................................40 Forensic Investigation Certificate............................................71
Sports Media Technology..................................................40 Education: Grades K-12..........................................................72
Literature.................................................................................41 Early Childhood Education......................................................72
Communication Studies..........................................................41 Early Childhood Studies..........................................................73
Spanish...................................................................................42 Early Childhood Diploma........................................................73
Sign Language Interpreting.....................................................42 Early Childhood Administration Certificate..............................74
Child Development Certificate................................................74
COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Computer Science..................................................................43 MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE
Computer Science Management Information Systems...........44 Mathematics............................................................................74
Application and Web Programming.........................................44 Biological Sciences.................................................................75
Network and System Administration.......................................45 Chemistry................................................................................75
Desktop Support Certificate....................................................45 Microbiology Transfer..............................................................76
Pre-Biotechnology and Molecular Technology........................76
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Pre-Biotechnology Technician.................................................77
Pre-Engineering .....................................................................46
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Construction Technology.........................................................46
Residential Construction Technology......................................47 Psychology..............................................................................77
Sustainable Construction Technology.....................................47 Social Sciences.......................................................................78
Electronic Engineering Technology.........................................48 Sociology................................................................................78
Electrical Maintenance Specialist...........................................48
Electrical Maintenance Certificate...........................................49 TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY
Sustainable Energy Technology: Wind Energy.......................49 Automotive Technology...........................................................79
Wind Energy Technician..........................................................50 Automotive Mechanics............................................................79
Automotive Technology Certificates:
FINE ARTS Maintenance and Light Repair...........................................80
Art............................................................................................50 Engine Performance..........................................................80
Music .....................................................................................51 Powertrain and Drive Line Repair......................................80
Technical Music.......................................................................51 Aviation Flight and Administration:
TechnicalTheatre.....................................................................52 Aviation Management Option............................................80
Theatre....................................................................................52 Professional Pilot Option...................................................81
Aviation Maintenance Technology...........................................81
GENERAL STUDIES Aviation Maintenance Technology Certificates:
Powerplant ........................................................................82
General Studies A.A................................................................53 Airframe ............................................................................82
General Studies A.S................................................................53 Diesel Technology...................................................................83
General Studies A.G.S............................................................54 Diesel Mechanics....................................................................83
28 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Arts and Sciences Career Program

AGRICULTURE TRANSFER AGRIBUSINESS TECHNOLOGY


(Clarinda and Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Agriculture Transfer program of study provides students with The Agribusiness Technology program of study provides students
course work commonly found in the first two years of a university with the opportunity to develop skills, abilities and an understanding
agriculture science-emphasis baccalaureate degree. Graduates of of the technical aspects of agriculture and agribusiness that allow
this program are awarded an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. preparation for a variety of career paths. Careers in agribusiness,
farm management, production agriculture, agriculture research as
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE well as domestic and international agriculture and ag-related sales,
First Semester Cr. service, and supply industries can be pursued. Students are provided
ENG 105 Composition I 3 with classroom instruction, lab and field experience opportunities.
BIO 112 General Biology I 4 Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied
AGA 115 *Principles of Agronomy 4 Science (A.A.S.) degree.
AGS 113 *Survey of the Animal Industry 3
ECN 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
____
17 RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Semester Cr.
Second Semester Cr. CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3 AGS 113 Survey of the Animal Industry 3
BIO 113 General Biology II 4 AGA 115 Principles of Agronomy 4
AGA 212 *Grain and Forage Crops 4 AGP 333 Precision Farming Systems 3
AGB 235 *Introduction to Agriculture Markets 3 AGC 215 Career Seminar 1
A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3
(MAT 121 - 227) (MAT 110 or higher) ____
_____ 17
17-18
Second Semester Cr.
Third Semester Cr. AGA 212 Grain and Forage Crops 4
CHM 166 General Chemistry I 5 AGP 457 Agronomic Applications of Site Specific 3
AGB 330 *Farm Business Management 3 Management
AGB 437 *Commodity Marketing 3 AGB 235 Introduction to Agriculture Markets 3
AGA 154 *Fundamentals of Soil Science 3 A.A.S. Communications Requirement 3
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3 (ENG 105, 110 or 111)
____ General Elective 3
17 ____
16
Fourth Semester Cr.
BIO 125 *Plant Biology 4 Summer Term Cr.
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 AGB 804 Agricultural Internship I 3
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3 AGA 376 Integrated Pest Management 3
Distributed Requirement 3 ____
____ 6
13
Third Semester Cr.
* Required courses for the program MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
AGB 437 Commodity Marketing 3
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement. AGA 154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
AGB 330 Farm Business Management 3
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
64 semester hours required General Elective 3
_____
18

Fourth Semester Cr.


AGB 211 Agricultural Law, Taxation and Records 3
AGB 331 Entrepreneurship in Agriculture 3
AGB 336 Agriculture Selling 3
AGA 165 Agriculture Fertilizers and Chemicals 3
AGB 814 Agribusiness Internship II 4
____
16

73 semester hours required


Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 29

Career Program Arts and Sciences

AGRIBUSINESS TECHNOLOGY HORTICULTURE


Online Option UNIVERSITY TRANSFER
(Clarinda and Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Agribusiness Technology Online Option program of study The Horticulture University Transfer program of study enables
provides students with the opportunity to complete their degree in graduates to enter four-year institutions with advanced standing
an online delivery environment in collaboration with other member in horticulture-related or other university degree programs. The
schools in the Iowa Community College Online Consortium. Students
program consists of both required and elective courses that meet
may choose to enroll on either a full or part-time basis. Students
will develop skills, abilities and an understanding of the technical the pre-horticulture core curriculum requirements as well as the
aspects of agriculture and agribusiness that allow preparation for a comprehensive requirements of the university. Iowa Western Com-
variety of career paths. Careers in agribusiness, farm management, munity College maintains articulation agreements with many regional
production agriculture, agriculture research, as well as domestic and four-year institutions. Graduates of this program are awarded an
international agriculture and ag-related sales, service, and supply Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
industries can be pursued. Graduates of this program are awarded
an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Semester Cr.
* Students must complete the curriculum described below: ENG 105 Composition I 3
BIO 125 *Plant Biology 4
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
First Semester Cr. *Turf and Landscape Management Elective 3
AGA 114 Principles of Agronomy 3 A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3
AGA 154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3 (MAT 121 - 227)
AGB 470 Farm Records, Accounts and Analysis 3 ____
AGS 113 Survey of the Animal Industry 3 16
AGS 242 Animal Health 3
CSC 110 Inroduction to Computers 3
Second Semester Cr.
____
18 ENG 106 Composition II 3
CHM 166 General Chemistry I 5
Second Semester Cr. Humanities Elective 3
AGB 235 Introduction to Agriculture Markets 3 Social Science Elective 3
AGB 330 Farm Business Management 3 *Turf and Landscape Management Elective 3
AGB 336 Agriculture Selling 3 ____
Agriculture Elective** 3 17
A.A.S. Communications Requirement 3
(ENG 105, 110 or 111) Third Semester Cr.
A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3 BIO 112 General Biology I 4
(MAT 110 or higher) Business Elective 3
____ Social Science Elective 3
18 Humanities Elective 3
*Turf and Landscape Management Elective 3
Summer Term Cr. ____
AGC 936 Occupational Experience 3-6 16
Agriculture Elective** 3
____
6-9 Fourth Semester Cr
*AGA 376 Integrated Pest Management recommended. SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
BIO 908 *Cooperative Education 3
Third Semester Cr. Social Science Elective 3
AGB 437 Commodity Marketing 3 Humanities Elective 3
AGP 329 Introduction to GPS 3 *Turf and Landscape Management Elective 3
Agriculture Electives** 6 ____
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3 15
_____
15
*Required courses for the program
Fourth Semester Cr.
AGA 158 Soil Fertility 3 One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
AGA 284 Pesticide Application Certification 3
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
Agriculture Electives** 7 64 semester hours required
____
16

**Agriculture electives must be selected from the following:


Cr.
AGA 376 Integrated Pest Management 3
AGB 210 Ag Law 2
AGB 331 Entrepreneurship in Agriculture 3
AGC 420 Issues in Agriculture 3
AGM 155 Farm Equipment Management 2
AGS 228 Beef Cattle Management 5
AGS 270 Foods of Animal Origin 3
AGS 310 Animal Nutrition 3

73 semester hours required


30 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Career Program Career Program

TURF AND LANDSCAPE VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY


(Council Bluffs)
MANAGEMENT
(Council Bluffs) The Veterinary Technology program of study prepares students
to become entry-level veterinary technicians who work under the
The Turf and Landscape Management program of study is designed to direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian for any purpose except
prepare students who enjoy working outdoors for a variety of rewarding diagnosis, prescription, or surgery. Graduates can find employment
and interesting career opportunities. Employment areas include: sports, in many sectors including small and large private animal practice,
industrial and institutional grounds managers; golf course greenskeep- animal shelters and humane societies, clinical laboratories, edu-
ers; municipal horticulturists; lawn care foreman; landscape design and cation, zoos, government, research, and the biomedical industry.
construction; nursery management and stock production; and turf equip- Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied
ment and supplies sales. A variety of science-based courses provide Science (A.A.S.) degree.
the foundation for technical and hands-on instruction. Graduates of this
To become a registered professional, a graduate must successfully
program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. complete the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and the
Iowa Veterinary Technician Examination to become a Registered
* Students must complete the curriculum described below: Veterinary Technician (RVT). The program is not intended to be
a pre-veterinary medicine or veterinary medicine curriculum. This
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Associa-
First Semester Cr. tion (AVMA) under the guidelines set forth by the accrediting body.
AGH 221 Principles of Horticulture 3
AGA 154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3 * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
AGH 124 Woody Plants/Trees 3
AGH 120 Herbaceous Plant Materials 3 Students must successfully complete all veterinary technology
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3 and biology courses with a grade of “C” or higher each semester
A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3 in order to enroll in subsequent semesters.
(MAT 110 or higher)
____ RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
18 First Semester Cr.
AGV 100 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 2
Second Semester Cr. AGV 110 Principles of Veterinary Technology I 3
AGA 284 Pesticide Application Certification 3 AGV 120 Veterinary Medical Terminology 1
AGH 112 Introduction to Turfgrass Management 3 AGV 122 Principles of Sanitation 3
AGH 125 Woody Plants/Shrubs 3 AGV 104 Veterinary Technology Anatomy and 3
Physiology I
AGH 152 Landscape Design Techniques 3
BIO 112 General Biology I 4
BIO 125 Plant Biology 4 ____
ENG 110 Writing for the Workplace OR 3 16
ENG 105 Composition I
____ Second Semester Cr.
19 AGV 115 Principles of Veterinary Technology II 3
AGV 108 Veterinary Technology Anatomy and 3
Summer Term Cr. Physiology II
AGH 810 Turf and Landscape Internship I 3 AGV 130 Clinical Technology I 3
____ AGV 135 Clinical Pathology Lab Techniques I 3
3 AGV 140 Veterinary Pharmacology 3
BIO 186 Microbiology 4
Third Semester Cr ____
AGH 156 Landscape Design II 3 19
AGH 171 Landscape Maintenance 4
AGH 161 Irrigation Systems 3 Summer Term Cr.
AGH 245 Golf Course and Sports Turf Management 3 AGV 142 Mathematics for Veterinary Technicians 3
*Business Elective 3 AGV 145 Animal Nutrition 3
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3 AGV 805 Veterinary Technology Internship I 2
____ ENG 111 Technical Writing 3
19 ____
11
Fourth Semester Cr
AGH 131 Greenhouse Management 3 Third Semester Cr
AGH 141 Equipment Operations 3 AGV 147 Large Animal Care 4
AGH 820 Turf and Landscape Internship II 4 AGV 131 Clinical Technology II 3
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3 AGV 136 Clinical Pathology Lab Techniques II 4
____ AGV 150 Office Procedures for Veterinary Technicians 3
13 *Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
____
*Business electives must be selected from the following: Cr. 17
ACC 111 Introduction to Accounting 3
ACC 121 Principles of Accounting I 3 Fourth Semester Cr
BUS 102 Introduction to Business 3 AGV 149 Avian, Exotic and Lab Animal Care 3
BUS 121 Business Communications 3 AGV 132 Clinical Technology III 3
AGV 806 Veterinary Technology Internship II 3
BUS 130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3 ____
MGT 130 Principles of Supervision 3 12
MKT 110 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 140 Principles of Selling 3 *Social Science/Humanities Elective must be selected from
the following:
Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Introduction
72 semester hours required to Sociology, Marriage and Family, Principles of Macroeconomics,
Principles of Microeconomics, Introduction to Ethics, Ethics in
Business

75 semester hours required


Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 31

Arts and Sciences Career Program

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PARA-ACCOUNTING


(Clarinda and Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
Business Administration is a program of study that enables graduates The Para-Accounting program of study prepares students for a ca-
to enter four-year institutions with junior standing in the College of reer in the field of accounting. Upon graduation, students are able to
Business Administration. This program consists of a series of both analyze, communicate, distinguish, record and summarize economic
required and elective courses that meet the Pre-Business Core cur- events for a profit-oriented and/or not-for-profit business entity. Flu-
riculum requirements of a university’s College of Business, as well ency in oral and written communication is stressed. The program
as the comprehensive requirements of the university. Iowa Western offers advanced accounting computer courses allowing students to
Community College maintains articulation agreements with many seek advanced level employment in government offices, public ac-
regional four-year institutions. Graduates of this program are awarded
counting firms and general businesses. Graduates of this program
an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
First Semester Cr.
ENG 105 Composition I 3 RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 First Semester Cr.
(MAT 121 - 227)
ACC 121 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC 121 *Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 102 *Introduction to Business 3 CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3 BUS 102 Introduction to Business 3
____ MAT 711 Business and Financial Mathematics 3
15-16 ENG 105 Composition I 3
BUS 105 Accounting and Business Professional 1
Second Semester Cr. Development
ENG 106 Composition II 3 ____
MAT 157 Statistics 4 16
ACC 122 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 185 *Business Law I 3 Second Semester Cr.
Humanities Elective 3 ACC 122 Principles of Accounting II 3
____ ACC 161 Payroll Accounting 3
16 ACC 311 Computer Accounting 3
FIN 121 Personal Finance 3
Third Semester Cr. SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication OR 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 SPC 112 Public Speaking
ECN 120 *Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BCA 149 *Spreadsheets II 1
PHI 142 Ethics in Business 3
Distributed Requirement 3 ____
Lab Science Requirement 4 16
____
16 Summer Term Cr.
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
Fourth Semester Cr. ____
ECN 130 *Principles of Microeconomics 3 3
Humanities Elective 3
**Business Elective 3 Third Semester Cr.
Social Science Elective 3 ACC 211 Intermediate Accounting I 3
General Electives 6 BUS 185 Business Law I 3
____ ACC 251 Government and Non-profit Accounting 3
18 ECN 120 Principles of Macroeconomics OR 3
ECN 130 Principles of Microeconomics
*Required courses for the program ACC 932 Internship 1‑4
General Elective 3
**Business Elective must be selected from the following:
____
Cr.
ACC 122 Principles of Accounting II 3 16-19
ACC 311 Computer Accounting 3
BUS 121 Business Communications 3 Fourth Semester Cr.
BUS 130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 ACC 221 Cost Accounting 3
BUS 186 Business Law II 3 ACC 261 Income Tax Accounting 3
FIN 121 Personal Finance 3 PHI 142 Ethics in Business 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3 ACC 932 Internship 1-4
MGT 130 Principles of Supervision 3 BUS 121 Business Communications 3
MGT 170 Human Resource Management 3 General Elective 3
MKT 110 Principles of Marketing 3 BCA 153 *Spreadsheets III 1
____
17-20
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
* May substitute with BCA 142 Spreadsheets or BCA 152 Compre-
hensive Spreadsheets.
64 semester hours required

70 semester hours required


32 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Career Program Career Program

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN APPLIED BUSINESS


(Council Bluffs)
Experiential Learning/Portfolio Option
The Accounting Technician program of study prepares students for a (Clarinda and Council Bluffs)
career in accounting as a general ledger, accounts payable, accounts
receivable or payroll clerk. The program is built on a solid base of The Applied Business Experiential Learning/Portfolio Option program
accounting theory and includes specialized courses in computer of study is designed for the individual who has reached supervisory,
operations. Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma. journey person, paraprofessional or equivalent proficiency in his/her
trade or occupation and desires an associate’s degree for career
* Students must complete the curriculum described below: enhancement, career change and/or personal achievement. Prior
learning from apprenticeships, on-the-job training, non-collegiate
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE coursework, or work experience is evaluated and translated into
First Semester Cr. college credit awarded for experiential learning. An individualized
ACC 121 Principles of Accounting I 3 program of study will be designed to augment experiential learning
with college courses. The intent of this degree is to broaden the
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
student’s opportunities for promotion, career enhancement or personal
BUS 102 Introduction to Business 3 achievement. While this degree may be recognized by four-year col-
MAT 711 Business and Financial Mathematics 3 leges, it is not the intent of Iowa Western Community College to imply
ENG 105 Composition I 3 transferability. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate
BUS 105 Accounting and Business Professional 1 of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
Development
____ * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
16
REQUIRED COURSES
Cr.
Second Semester Cr. MGT 900 Documentation and Evaluation of 3
ACC 122 Principles of Accounting II 3 Experiential Learning
ACC 161 Payroll Accounting 3 A.A.S. Communications Requirement 3
ACC 311 Computer Accounting 3 (ENG 105, 110 or 111)
A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3
FIN 121 Personal Finance 3 (MAT 110 or higher)
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication OR 3 Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking *General Electives 22-51
BCA 149 *Spreadsheets II 1 **Experiential Learning 1-30
____
16 ____
64
* May substitute with BCA 142 Spreadsheets or BCA 152 Compre-
hensive Spreadsheets. * A minimum of 22 credit hours of general elective classes designed
to strengthen and improve occupational skills are required for this
degree. The general electives, which will be part of an approved
Summer Term Cr. program of study, will allow the student to individualize their program
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3 to meet specific career goals and needs. A computer science course
____ is strongly recommended if student skills in this area are weak or
3 occupational qualifications would be strengthened by enhanced
computer proficiency.
** A minimum of 1 credit hour of Experiential Learning is required for
35 semester hours required this degree; a maximum of 30 credit hours of Experiential Learning
can be earned. Experienced employees, paraprofessionals and
certified journey persons who demonstrate a level of skill through the
portfolio will be eligible to receive from 1 to 30 credit hours for docu-
mented training and work-based learning. Credits will be awarded
for experiential learning as determined from evaluation of the profes-
sional portfolio. The experiential learning credits may be awarded
in the career clusters of marketing, agriculture, business, consumer
and family science, industrial technology, or health occupations and
will apply only to the Applied Business degree program.
At least the last 20 credit hours must be earned at Iowa Western
Community College, not including those awarded from evaluation
of the portfolio.

64 semester hours required


Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 33

Career Program Career Program

APPLIED BUSINESS CULINARY ARTS, RESTAURANT


Individualized Technical Program Option AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
(Clarinda and Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Applied Business Individualized Technical Program Option pro- The Culinary Arts, Restaurant and Hospitality Management program
gram of study provides students an opportunity to adapt an existing of study prepares students for a challenging career in all facets of
college program of study to their individual needs and career goals. the hospitality industry. The curriculum emphasizes fundamental
The intent of this option is to craft a program of study that meets a and intermediate techniques in culinary arts, restaurant and insti-
student’s specific technical career goal. While this degree may be tutional management. The curriculum enables students to develop
recognized by four-year colleges, it is not the intent of Iowa Western management and supervisory skills as well as training to become a
Community College to imply transferability. Graduates of this program culinarian. Related instruction emphasizes supervision, cost controls,
are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. human relations and management, nutrition and wellness, advanced
culinary garde manger, culinary baking, fine dining management
* Students must complete the curriculum described below: and personnel. An articulation agreement is in effect with four-year
institutions that would allow the graduate to pursue a baccalaure-
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE ate degree. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate
First Semester Cr. of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
A.A.S. Communications Requirement 3
(ENG 105, 110 or 111) * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
Technical Area of Concentration 12-15
_____ RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
15-16 First Semester Cr.
HCM 137 Food Preparation I 3
Second Semester Cr. HCM 111 Principles of Baking I 2
A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3 HCM 142 Food Production (Lab) 4
(MAT 110 or higher) HCM 113 Culinary Baking (Lab) 1
Technical Area of Concentration 12-15
_____ HCM 100 Sanitation and Safety 2
15-16 HCM 200 Dining Service 2
A.A.S. Communications Requirement 3
Third Semester Cr. (ENG 105, 110 or 111) ____
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3 17
Technical Area of Concentration 12-15
_____ Second Semester Cr.
15-16 HCM 139 Food Preparation II 3
HCM 112 Principles of Baking II 2
Fourth Semester Cr. HCM 159 Food Production II (Lab) 4
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3 HCM 121 Culinary Baking II (Lab) 1
Technical Area of Concentration 12-15 HCM 260 Hospitality Math 3
_____ CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
15-16 Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
____
In addition, a student must declare this major prior to completing 30 19
semester hours of coursework at Iowa Western Community College.
The specific individualized program of study will be designed with the Summer Term Cr.
guidance of the applied business chair and the registrar, and will be HCM 512 Culinary Arts Internship 2
approved by the appropriate division dean prior to the declaration of ____
this major. It is required that a coherent program of study consisting 2
of related technical courses, as well as related general education
courses, be developed and followed to degree completion. Third Semester Cr.
HCM 245 Design and Layout of Food Service Facilities 3
HCM 164 Culinary Arts I (Lecture) 2
64 semester hours required HCM 165 Culinary Arts I (Lab) 4
HCM 330 Hospitality Personnel Management 3
HCM 240 Menu Planning and Design 2
HCM 230 Nutrition and Wellness 3
HCM 343 Recipe Costing and Menu Pricing 2
____
19

Fourth Semester Cr.


HCM 176 World Cuisine 2
HCM 170 Culinary Arts II (Lecture) 2
HCM 171 Culinary Arts II (Lab) 4
HCM 255 Purchasing 3
HCM 278 Cost Control 2
HCM 215 Culinary Capstone 3
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
____
19

76 semester hours required


34 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Career Program Career Program

CULINARY ARTS MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN


(Council Bluffs)
RESOURCES
The Culinary Arts program of study prepares students for a chal- (Council Bluffs)
lenging career in restaurant, hotel, motel, institutional, health care
and private club facilities. The curriculum emphasizes fundamental The Management and Human Resources program of study is de-
and intermediate techniques of food preparation, production and signed to develop entry-level supervisory, managerial, and personnel
baking skills. It enables students to develop culinary skills as they resource skills. Students develop a basic foundation in applicable
prepare for entry or intermediate positions in the industry. Related business, supervision and fundamental management skills. Human
instruction emphasizes the use and selection of equipment, safety relations, accounting, marketing, teams and quality fundamentals,
and sanitation, mathematical applications, meal service, product problem solving, electronic commerce, communications, and spe-
selection, and computer skills. Graduates of this program are cialized areas of employee training and evaluation, compensation
awarded a diploma. and benefits, as well as labor/management relations are intended
to provide a background to enhance an individual’s success as a
* Students must complete the curriculum described below: supervisor or personnel officer in business and industry. Gradu-
ates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE (A.A.S.) degree.
First Semester Cr.
HCM 137 Food Preparation I 3 * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
HCM 111 Principles of Baking I 2
HCM 142 Food Production (Lab) 4 RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
HCM 113 Culinary Baking (Lab) 1 First Semester Cr.
HCM 100 Sanitation and Safety 2 BUS 102 Introduction to Business 3
HCM 200 Dining Service 2 CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
Communications Requirement 3 MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
(ENG 105, 110 or 111) PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
____ ENG 105 Composition I OR 3
17 ENG 111 Technical Writing
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
(SOC 115 or SOC 110 recommended) ____
Second Semester Cr. 18
HCM 139 Food Preparation II 3
HCM 112 Principles of Baking II 2 Second Semester Cr.
HCM 159 Food Production II Lab 4 MGT 130 Principles of Supervision 3
HCM 121 Culinary Baking II (Lab) 1 MGT 175 Introduction to Law for Managers 3
HCM 260 Hospitality Math 3 and Supervisors
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3 BUS 121 Business Communications 3
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3 MGT 138 Employee Evaluation and Training Techniques 3
____ BUS 154 E-business 3
19 A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3
(MAT 711 recommended) ____
18
Summer Term Cr.
HCM 512 Culinary Arts Internship 2 Third Semester Cr.
____ ACC 111 Introduction to Accounting OR 3
2 ACC 121 Principles of Accounting I
MGT 180 Management and Labor Relations 3
MGT 165 Principles of Quality 3
38 semester hours required SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
MKT 110 Principles of Marketing 3
MGT 190 Employee Compensation and Benefits 3
Management
____
18

Fourth Semester Cr.


MGT 170 Human Resource Management 3
ACC 311 Computer Accounting 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
MGT 932 *Internship 3‑8
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3

______
15‑20

*Minimum of three credits of internship required.

69 semester hours required


Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 35

Arts and Sciences Arts and Sciences

SPORTS MARKETING MARKETING MANAGEMENT


(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Sports Marketing program is designed to provide preparation The Marketing Management program of study prepares graduates
for marketing positions with professional sports teams, college and to perform basic marketing functions in industrial, wholesale, retail,
university intercollegiate programs, intramural and recreation pro- and service areas. Students learn the principles of marketing and
grams, and sports stadiums and arenas. The program is designed marketing management, including sales, advertising, communica-
to transfer to a four-year institution. Graduates of this program are tion, business mathematics, and computer skills. Graduates of this
awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE


First Semester Cr. First Semester Cr.
ENG 105 Composition I 3 MKT 140 *Principles of Selling 3
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3 MKT 110 *Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 140 *Principles of Selling 3 MGT 101 *Principles of Management 3
MKT 110 *Principles of Marketing 3 ENG 105 Composition I 3
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 ECN 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
(Math 121 - 227) ____
____ 15
15-16
Second Semester Cr.
Second Semester Cr. MKT 150 *Principles of Advertising 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3 *Marketing/Business Elective 3
MKT 150 *Principles of Advertising 3 ECN 130 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MKT 198 *Sports Marketing 3 ENG 106 Composition II 3
Humanities Elective 3 A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4
Mathematics/Science Elective 3 (MAT 121 - 227)
____ ____
15 15-16

Third Semester Cr. Third Semester Cr.


SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 *Marketing/Business Elective 3
PHI 142 Ethics in Business 3 SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
ECN 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Mathematics/Science Elective 3
Distributed Requirement 3 Social Science Elective 3
Lab Science Requirement 4 Humanities Elective 3
____ Distributed Requirement 3
16 ____
18

Fourth Semester Cr. Fourth Semester Cr.


MKT 190 *International Marketing 3 MKT 190 *International Marketing 3
ECN 130 Principles of Microeconomics 3 MGT 170 *Human Resource Management 3
Humanities Elective 3 Lab Science Requirement 4
*Marketing/Business Electives 6 Humanities Electives 6
Social Science Elective 3 ____
____ 16
18
* Required courses for the program
* Required courses for the program
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
Marketing/Business Electives must be selected from
the following: Cr. * Marketing/Business Electives must be selected from
ACC 121 Principles of Accounting I 3 the following:
ACC 122 Principles of Accounting II 3 ACC 121 Principles of Accounting I
BCA 184 Comprehensive Webpage Design Software 3 ACC 122 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 102 Introduction to Business 3 BUS 121 Business Communications
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3 BUS 130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MKT 184 Customer Service 3
BUS 154 E-business
MKT 300 Sports Marketing Internship 1-8
MKT 154 Visual Merchandising
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement. MKT 192 Marketing Internship I
MKT 194 Marketing Internship II
MKT 197 Marketing Internship III
64 semester hours required
64 semester hours required
36 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Career Program Career Program

MARKETING MARKETING
Fashion Marketing Option Marketing/Sales Option
(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Marketing program of study, Fashion Marketing Option, prepares The Marketing program of study, Marketing/Sales Option, provides
students to be employed as store managers and assistant manag- students with an opportunity to develop a technical understanding
ers, department coordinators, fashion coordinators, and consul- of marketing/retail principles and procedures, merchandise selec-
tants. This program provides students with on-the-job training and tion/buying/distribution, entrepreneurship, and promotional concepts.
knowledge of retailing operations as well as specialized courses in Students further develop their management potential through ex-
textiles and clothing selection. A highlight of this program is a study tensive paid internships. Graduates of this program are awarded an
tour to a fashion center. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
* Students must complete the curriculum described below:
* Students must complete the curriculum described below:
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE First Semester Cr.
First Semester Cr. MKT 140 Principles of Selling 3
MKT 140 Principles of Selling 3 MKT 101 *Marketing Math 3
MKT 101 *Marketing Mathematics 3 MKT 163 Merchandising 3
MKT 163 Merchandising 3 MKT 192 Marketing Internship I 4
MKT 192 Marketing Internship I 4 MKT 191 Seminar I: Career Options 1
MKT 191 Seminar I: Career Options 1 A.A.S. Communications Requirement 3
A.A.S. Communications Requirement 3 (ENG 105, 110 or 111)
(ENG 105, 110 or 111) ____
____ 17
17 *Other mathematics courses may be substituted.
*Other mathematics courses may be substituted.
Second Semester Cr.
Second Semester Cr. MKT 165 Retail Management 3
MKT 165 Retail Management 3 BUS 130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
BUS 130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 MKT 150 Principles of Advertising 3
MKT 150 Principles of Advertising 3 MKT 194 Marketing Internship II 4
APP 150 Clothing Selection 3 MKT 193 Seminar II: Practical Applications in Management 1
MKT 194 Marketing Internship II 4 BCA 184 Comprehensive Webpage Design Software OR 3
MKT 193 Seminar II: Applications in Management 1 Marketing/Business Elective
**General Elective 3 **General Elective 3
____ ____
20 20
** Computer science course recommended. **Computer science course recommended.

Third Semester Cr. Third Semester Cr.


MKT 110 Principles of Marketing 3 MKT 110 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 184 Customer Service 3 MKT 184 Customer Service 3
BUS 154 E-business 3 BUS 154 E-business 3
MKT 154 Visual Merchandising 3 MKT 154 Visual Merchandising 3
MKT 197 Marketing Internship III 4 MKT 197 Marketing Internship III 4
MKT 196 Seminar III: Professional Development 1 MKT 196 Seminar III: Professional Development 1
____ ____
17 17

Fourth Semester Cr. Fourth Semester Cr.


MGT 170 Human Resource Management 3 MGT 170 Human Resource Management 3
APP 210 Apparel Textiles 3 MKT 190 International Marketing 3
BUS 121 Business Communications 3 BUS 121 Business Communications 3
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3 MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3 Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
____ ____
15 15

69 semester hours required Marketing/Business Electives must be selected from


the following: Cr.
ACC 111 Introduction to Accounting 3
ACC 121 Principles of Accounting I 3
APP 150 Clothing Selection 3
APP 210 Apparel Textiles 3
BUS 102 Introduction to Business 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
MKT 198 Sports Marketing 3

69 semester hours required


Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 37

Career Program Arts and Sciences

MARKETING OFFICE MANAGEMENT


Lodging and Hospitality (Clarinda)
Management Option The Office Management program of study prepares students to
become highly skilled executive secretaries and office managers
(Council Bluffs) in business, industry, government, education and the professions.
The Marketing program of study, Lodging and Hospitality Man- Students who have completed the Office Information Systems
agement Option, provides students an opportunity to develop a Technology program may enter the Office Management program.
technical understanding of the hospitality industry as a whole. This Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of General
program option takes a global look at hotels, clubs and restaurants Studies (A.G.S.) degree.
from a management viewpoint. It covers some of today’s hottest
hospitality management issues, including diversity, retention, TQM, Only students who have completed the Office Information Sys-
harassment, leadership, and ADA. Other features include busi- tems Technology program may enter the Office Management
ness ethics, the managers’ responsibilities regarding meetings and program.
conventions, human resources, marketing and sales, franchising,
and more. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. First Semester Cr.
ENG 105 *Composition I 3
*Students must complete the curriculum described below:
ADM 128 *Business Document Production 3
ADM 174 *Manual and Computerized Database Management 2
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
ADM 169 *Introduction to Office Information Systems 2
First Semester Cr. ACC 111 *Introduction to Accounting OR 3
HCM 598 Hotel Front Office Management 3
ACC 121 Principles of Accounting I
MKT 140 Principles of Selling 3 BCA 115 *Internet Basics 1
MKT 110 Principles of Marketing 3 BCA 250 *Desktop Publishing 3
MKT 192 Marketing Internship I 4 CSC 110 *Introduction to Computers 3
MKT 191 Seminar I: Career Options 1 ___
A.A.S. Communications Requirement 3 20
(ENG 105, 110 or 111) ____
17 Second Semester Cr.
SPC 122 *Interpersonal Communications 3
Second Semester Cr. ADM 163 *Office Concepts and Procedures 3
HCM 310 Hospitality Law 3 BCA 134 *Word Processing 3
MGT 170 Human Resource Management 3 ACC 311 *Computer Accounting 3
MKT 194 Marketing Internship II 4 ADM 245 *Presentation Production 2
MKT 193 Seminar II: Applications in Management 1 ADM 900 *Internship I 2
MKT 190 International Marketing 3 BUS 121 *Business Communications 3
*General Elective 3 ___
____ 19
17
*Computer Science course recommended. Third Semester Cr.
A.G.S. Mathematics Requirement 3-4
Third Semester Cr. (MAT 110 - 227)
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3 ECN 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MKT 101 **Marketing Mathematics 3 Business Elective 3
MKT 184 Customer Service 3 Humanities Elective 3
BUS 154 E-business 3 Social Science Elective 3
MKT 197 Marketing Internship III 4 _____
MKT 196 Seminar III: Professional Development 1 15-16
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
____ Fourth Semester Cr.
20 Lab Science Requirement 4
**Other mathematics courses may be substituted ECN 130 Principles of Microeconomics 3
PHI 142 Business Ethics 3
Fourth Semester Cr. ENG 106 Composition II 3
MKT 150 Principles of Advertising 3 Business Elective 3
BCA 184 Comprehensive Webpage Design Software OR 3 ___
Marketing/Business Elective 16
BUS 121 Business Communications 3
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3 One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
Marketing/Business Elective 3
____
15 70 semester hours required
Marketing/Business Electives must be selected Cr.
from the following:
ACC 111 Introduction to Accounting 3
ACC 121 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 102 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
MKT 163 Merchandising 3
MKT 165 Retail Management 3
MKT 198 Sports Marketing 3

69 semester hours required
38 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Career Program Career Program

OFFICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS MULTI-OCCUPATION EDUCATION


(Clarinda and Council Bluffs)
TECHNOLOGY
(Clarinda) The Multi-Occupation Education program of study provides students
with an opportunity to receive entry-level occupational training
The Office Information Systems Technology program of study supplemented with college credit courses that meet the specific
prepares students to become highly skilled office professionals in needs of an occupation. The occupational training is based on an
business, industry, government, education and the professions. agreement with the student, the college, and the particular business
These positions include: receptionists, secretaries, word processors, within a chosen community. Supplemental courses are selected
administrative assistants, office clerks and other highly specialized from current course offerings at Iowa Western Community College.
positions. Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma. Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate.
* Students must complete the curriculum described below: * This is an individually designed program; therefore, the length of
the program will depend on the student’s chosen field of study.
** Students must have keyboarding proficiency of 35 wpm to
enter the program. ** Prospective students should contact the Program Chair when
considering this program.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
* Students must complete the curriculum described below:
First Semester Cr.
ENG 105 Composition I 3
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
ADM 128 Business Document Production 3
First Semester Cr.
ADM 174 Manual and Computerized Database Management 2
SDV 717 Occupational Analysis 1‑3
ADM 169 Introduction to Office Information Systems 2
SDV 711 On‑The‑Job Training I 1‑10
ACC 111 Introduction to Accounting OR 3
Supplemental Credit Courses
ACC 121 Principles of Accounting I
BCA 115 Internet Basics 1
Second Semester Cr.
BCA 250 Desktop Publishing 3
SDV 717 Occupational Analysis 1‑3
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
SDV 712 On‑The‑Job Training II 1‑10
____
Supplemental Credit Courses
20
Third Semester Cr.
Second Semester Cr.
SDV 717 Occupational Analysis 1‑3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communications OR 3
SDV 713 On‑The‑Job Training III 1‑10
ENG 106 Composition II
Supplemental Credit Courses
ADM 163 Office Concepts and Procedures 3
BCA 134 Word Processing 3
Fourth Semester Cr.
ACC 311 Computer Accounting 3
SDV 717 Occupational Analysis 1‑3
ADM 245 Presentation Production 2
SDV 714 On‑The‑Job Training IV 1‑10
ADM 900 Internship I 2
Supplemental Credit Courses
BUS 121 Business Communications 3
____
19
Minimum credit hours required for certificate vary with the
student’s individualized program.
39 semester hours required
Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 39

Arts and Sciences Career Program

ELECTRONIC MEDIA STUDIES: APPLIED ELECTRONIC MEDIA STUDIES:


Graphic Communications
Radio/Television/Video (Council Bluffs)
(Council Bluffs)
The Applied Electronic Media Studies: Graphic Communications pro-
The Electronic Media Studies: Radio/Television/Video program of gram of study provides an exciting and rewarding career for graduates.
study is designed as a transfer program with basic core courses in all Graphic Communications provides students with skills needed for
aspects of the broadcast industry. The program coursework contains graphic arts in printing and web development, and with basic skills in
both strong theoretical and practical applications. Graduates of this marketing and e-commerce. Due to the enormous growth factor and
program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. ever-expanding technological advances, countless opportunities exist
for graduates. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
First Semester Cr. *Students must complete the curriculum described below:
JOU 110 *Introduction to Mass Media 3
MMS 105 *Audio Production 3 RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
MMS 294 *Beginning Radio Practicum OR 1 First Semester Cr.
MMS 296 *Video Practicum I GRA 137 Digital Design 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3 GRA 173 Typography 3
SPC 112 *Public Speaking 3 JOU 110 Introduction to Mass Media 3
Humanities Elective 3 MKT 110 Principles of Marketing 3
ART 151 Design I 3
____ ____
16 15
Second Semester Cr. Second Semester Cr.
MMS 135 *Introduction to Copy Writing 3 GRA 112 Introduction to Printing Technologies 3
MMS 150 *Electronic News Writing 3 GRA 121 Digital Drawing 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3 GRA 949 Special Topics 1
Social Science Elective 3 MKT 150 Principles of Advertising 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3 ENG 105 Composition I 3
**Elective 3
____ ____
15 16
Third Semester Cr. Third Semester Cr.
MMS 111 *Video Production 3 GRA 140 Digital Imaging 3
*Electronic Media Studies Elective 3 GRA 949 Special Topics 1
Social Science Elective 3 BUS 154 E-business 3
Humanities Elective 3 SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 CIS 207 Fundamentals of Web Programming OR 3
BCA 184 Comprehensive Webpage Design Software
( M AT 1 2 1 - 2 2 7 ) **Elective 3
_____ A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3
15-16 (MAT 110 or higher) ____
19
Fourth Semester Cr.
MMS 260 *Electronic Media Sales/Management 3 Fourth Semester Cr.
*Electronic Media Studies Elective 3 GRA 949 Special Topics 1
Social Science Elective 3 MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
GRA 908 Cooperative Education 3
Humanities Elective 3 **Electives 6
Lab Science Requirement 4 Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
Distributed Requirement 3 ____
____ 16
19
**Electives must be selected from the following: Cr.
Any Art course
* Required courses for the program BCA 134 Word Processing 3
BCA 142 Spreadsheets 3
Radio students must take MMS 294 Beginning Radio Practicum. BCA 184 Comprehensive Web Page Design Software 3
Video/Television students must take MMS 296 Video Practicum I. BUS 102 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
Electronic Media Studies electives must be CIS 150 Computer Internals 3
selected from the following: Cr. CIS 161 C++ 3
CIS 207 Fundamentals of Web Programming 3
BCA 184 Comprehensive Web Page Design Software 3 CIS 215 Server Side Web Programming 3
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3 CIS 227 Advanced Web Design 3
HUM 122 American Film 3 CIS 952 Game Creation 3
MMS 123 Electronic Media Performance 3 CIS 953 Flash Animation 3
MMS 130 Video Field Production 3 CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
MMS 134 Media Writing 3 CSC 190 Game Programming 2-D 3
MMS 204 New Media Production 3 CSC 194 Computer Game Creation 3
MMS 231 Advanced Video Production I 3 ENG 106 Composition II 3
GRA 116 Digital Preflight Production 3
MMS 232 Advanced Video Production II 3 GRA 154 Advanced Web Design 3
MMS 290 Radio Cooperative Education 3 GRA 165 Digital 3-D 3
MMS 291 Video Cooperative Education 3 MKT 154 Visual Merchandising 3
MKT 184 Customer Service 3
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement. MMS 130 Video Field Production 3
MUS 267 Pro Tools 101 3
PEA, PEC, Physical Education and Wellness 1-3
65 semester hours required PEH
66 semester hours required
40 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Career Program Career Program

APPLIED ELECTRONIC MEDIA STUDIES: APPLIED ELECTRONIC MEDIA STUDIES:


Radio Broadcasting Performance Radio Broadcasting Promotions,
and Production Sales and Web
(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Applied Electronic Media Studies: Radio Broadcasting Perfor- The Applied Electronic Media Studies: Radio Broadcasting Pro-
mance and Production program of study allows students to work motions, Sales and Web program of study features extensive
with professional radio personnel and learn how to develop the coursework in the areas of sales, management, promotions and
skills needed to move directly into the radio industry after gradu- web design. The program allows students to work with professional
ation. The program features extensive work in the areas of on-air radio personnel to enable graduates to move directly into the radio
performance, vocal and personality development, and production. industry. Cousework includes intensive work in sales, marketing,
In addition, the program includes general coursework in promo- management, promotions and web design. The program also
tions, sales and management, news writing, maintaining web sites, features general coursework in production, radio performance and
and programming. Students enhance their classroom experience announcing, and programming. Students enhance their classroom
through participation in station operations at KIWR-FM, 89.7 The experience through participation in station operations at KIWR-FM,
River. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Ap- 89.7 The River. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associ-
plied Science (A.A.S.) degree. ate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
*Students must complete the curriculum described below: *Students must complete the curriculum described below:
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Semester Cr. RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
JOU 110 Introduction to Mass Media 3 First Semester Cr.
MMS 105 Audio Production 3 JOU 110 Introduction to Mass Media 3
MMS 294 Beginning Radio Practicum 1 MMS 105 Audio Production 3
MMS 123 Electronic Media Performance 3 MMS 294 Beginning Radio Practicum 1
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 MMS 123 Electronic Media Performance 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3 SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
____ ENG 105 Composition I 3
16 ____
Second Semester Cr. 16
MMS 295 Advanced Radio Practicum 1
MMS 135 Introduction to Copy Writing 3 Second Semester Cr.
MMS 150 Electronic News Writing 3 MMS 135 Introduction to Copy Writing 3
MMS 190 Promotions in the Electronic Media 3 MMS 190 Promotions in the Electronic Media 3
**Program Elective 3 MMS 261 Programming for the Electronic Media 3
MMS 261 Programming for the Electronic Media 3 **Program Elective 3
____ BCA 184 Comprehensive Web Page Design Software 3
16 ____
16
Third Semester Cr.
MMS 295 Advanced Radio Practicum 1
MMS 223 Advanced Radio Performance 3 Third Semester Cr.
MMS 205 Advanced Audio Production 3 MKT 110 Principles of Marketing 3
BCA 184 Comprehensive Web Page Design Software 3 GRA 140 Digital Imaging 3
**Program Elective 3 **Program Elective 3
A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3 MGT 130 Principles of Supervision 3
(MAT 110 or higher) MKT 140 Principles of Selling 3
____ A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3
16 (MAT 110 or higher)
____
Fourth Semester Cr. 18
MMS 295 Advanced Radio Practicum 1
MMS 260 Electronic Media Sales and Management 3 Fourth Semester Cr.
MMS 290 Radio Cooperative Education 3
**Program Elective 3 MMS 260 Electronic Media Sales and Management 3
Humanities/Social Science Elective 3 MMS 290 Radio Cooperative Education 3
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3 **Program Elective 3
Humanities/Social Science Elective 3
____ MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
16 ____
15
**Program electives must be selected from the following:
(minimum of 9 hours) Cr. **Program electives must be selected from the following:
CIS 207 Fundamentals of Web Programming 3 (minimum of 9 hours) Cr.
DRA 168 Sound Technology 3 CIS 207 Fundamentals of Web Programming 3
GRA 140 Digital Imaging 3 CIS 227 Advanced Web Design 3
JOU 211 Ethics in the Media 3 JOU 211 Ethics in the Media 3
MGT 130 Principles of Supervision 3
MKT 110 Principles of Marketing 3 MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
MKT 140 Principles of Selling 3 MKT 150 Principles of Advertising 3
MMS 151 Fall Sports Announcing 3 MMS 150 Electronic News Writing 3
MMS 152 Spring Sports Announcing 3 MMS 151 Fall Sports Announcing 3
MMS 153 Summer Sports Announcing 3 MMS 152 Spring Sports Announcing 3
MUS 267 Pro Tools 101 3 MMS 153 Summer Sports Announcing 3
SPC 140 Oral Interpretation 3 MMS 205 Advanced Audio Production 3
MMS 223 Advanced Radio Performance 3
MMS 295 Advanced Radio Practicum 1
64 semester hours required

65 semester hours required


Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 41

Career Program Career Program

APPLIED ELECTRONIC MEDIA STUDIES: APPLIED ELECTRONIC MEDIA STUDIES:


Media Production Sports Media Technology
(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Applied Electronic Media Studies: Media Production program of The Applied Electronic Media Studies: Sports Media Technology
study will focus on all aspects of video production and distribution program of study prepares students to be employed as sports media
( i.e. cable, web, DVDs, and other devices). The program is highly specialists. The two-year program provides students the opportunity
specialized and allows for students to work in multiple video produc- to explore and hone their skills in the sports media industry. Students
tion platforms found in all media environments today. Graduates of work to develop skills in radio, video and sports journalism. Upon
this program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) completion of the program, students are awarded an Associate of
degree. Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.

* Students must complete the curriculum described below: * Students must complete the curriculum described below:

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE


First Semester Cr. First Semester Cr.
JOU 110 Introduction to Mass Media 3 ENG 105 Composition I OR 3
MMS 111 Video Production 3 ENG 111 Technical Writing
MMS 296 Video Practicum I 1 MMS 134 Media Writing 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3 MMS 123 Electronic Media Performance 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 MMS 111 Video Production 3
BCA 184 Comprehensive Web Page Design Software 3 MMS 146 Sports Information and Copywriting 3
___ MMS 300 Sports Media Practicum 1
16 ___
16
Second Semester Cr.
MMS 130 Video Field Production 3 Second Semester Cr.
A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3 Humanities/Social Science Elective 3
(MAT 110 or higher) MMS 134 Media Writing 3
MMS 134 Media Writing 3 MMS 105 Audio Production 3
MMS 204 New Media Production 3 A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3
MMS 296 Video Practicum I 1 (MAT 110 or higher)
Humanities/Social Science Elective 3 MMS 107 Sports Production I-Visual 3
___ MMS 300 Sports Media Practicum 1
16 ___
16
Third Semester Cr.
MMS 231 Advanced Video Production I 3 Third Semester Cr.
MMS 190 Broadcast Promotions 3 GRA 140 Digital Imaging 3
MMS 291 Video Cooperative Education 3 BCA 184 Comprehensive Web Page Design 3
**Program Elective 3 MMS 151 Fall Sports Announcing OR 3
MMS 297 Video Practicum II 1 MMS 108 Sports Production II-Audio
HUM 122 American Film 3 MKT 110 Principles of Marketing 3
____ MMS 223 Advanced Radio Performance 3
16 MMS 300 Sports Media Practicum 1
____
Fourth Semester Cr. 16
MMS 150 Electronic News Writing 3
MMS 232 Advanced Video Production II 3 Fourth Semester Cr.
MMS 297 Video Practicum II 1 MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
**Program Electives 6 MMS 152 Spring Sports Announcing OR 3
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3 MMS 109 Sports Production III
____ MKT 198 Sports Marketing 3
16 JOU 211 Ethics in the Media 3
MMS 930 Sports Media Internship 3
MMS 300 Sports Media Practicum 1
**Program electives must be selected from the following: Cr. ____
GRA 140 Digital Imaging 3 16
GRA 165 Digital 3-D 3
MKT 110 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 150 Principles of Advertising 3
MMS 123 Electronic Media Performance 3 64 semester hours required
MMS 135 Copy Writing 3
MMS 260 Electronic Media Sales and Management 3
MMS 291 Video Cooperative Education 3

64 semester hours required


42 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Arts and Sciences Arts and Sciences

LITERATURE COMMUNICATION STUDIES


(Clarinda and Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Literature program of study prepares students to transfer to Communication Studies majors will learn about concepts and prac-
four-year colleges and universities to complete undergraduate ma- tices of human communication. Courses focus on communication
jors in Literature and Communication Arts or pursue related fields within business and organizations and among people with diverse
in education. Students study American literature, fiction, poetry, cultural backgrounds. This program prepares students for a variety
and drama. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of avenues within a business environment, or for transfer to a four-
of Arts (A.A.) degree. year program in business or communications. Graduates of this
program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Semester Cr. RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
ENG 105 Composition I 3 First Semester Cr.
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 ENG 105 Composition I 3
(MAT 121 - 227) Psychology Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3 SPC 112 *Public Speaking 3
Humanities Elective 3 SPC 122 *Interpersonal Communication 3
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3 A.A. Mathematics Requirement 4
____ (MAT 121 - 227)
15-16 ____
16
Second Semester Cr.
ENG 106 Composition II 3 Second Semester Cr.
Social Science Elective 3 ENG 106 Composition II 3
Humanities Elective 3 SPC 120 *Intercultural Communications 3
LIT 160 Short Story/Novel 3 Sociology Elective 3
DRA 101 Introduction to Theatre 3 MGT 101 *Principles of Management OR 3
Literature Elective 3 BUS 102 *Introduction to Business OR
____ MKT 110 *Principles of Marketing
18 Lab Science Requirement 4
____
Third Semester Cr. 16
Lab Science Requirement 4
Social Science Elective 3 Third Semester Cr.
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 SPC 132 *Group Communication 3
Humanities Elective 3 BUS 121 *Business Communication 3
LIT 140 British Literature I 3 Mathematics/Science Elective 3
____ HUM 287 Leadership Development Studies 3
16 Humanities Elective 3
____
Fourth Semester Cr. 15
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
LIT 141 British Literature II 3 Fourth Semester Cr.
LIT 134 Multicultural Literature 3 CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 225 Creative Writing - Poetry OR 3 SPC 140 *Oral Interpretation OR 3
ENG 230 Creative Writing - Fiction SPC 160 *Voice and Diction
Mathematics/Science Elective 3 PHI 142 Ethics in Business 3
____ Social Science Elective 3
15 General Electives 5
____
* Required courses for the program 17

Must include 12 credits of Literature Electives. * Required courses for the program
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
Recommended General Electives: Cr.
BCA 184 Comprehensive Web Page Design Software 3
64 semester hours required BUS 154 E-business 3
ENG 111 Technical Writing 3
ENG 210 Advanced Critical Thinking in Writing 3
GRA 137 Digital Design 3
JOU 110 Introduction to Mass Media 3

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

64 semester hours required


Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 43

Arts and Sciences Career Program

SPANISH SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING


(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Spanish program of study prepares students to transfer to four- The Sign Language Interpreting program of study prepares students
year colleges and universities in order to complete undergraduate for careers in sign language interpreting and/or related areas. Stu-
majors in Spanish or pursue related fields. Students develop the dents develop skills in American Sign Language, the interpreting
fundamentals of speaking, writing, literature, and culture after suc- process, Signing Exact English, Conceptually Accurate Signed
cessfully completing these courses. Graduates of this program are English, and the transliterating process. This program provides
awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. practicum experience that is individually arranged for each student.
Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE Science (A.A.S.) degree.
First Semester Cr.
ENG 105 Composition I 3 * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3 Courses that must be completed prior to first semester of Sign
FLS 141 *Elementary Spanish I 4 Language:
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 ASL 110 Introduction to American Sign Language 3
(MAT 121 - 227) ASL 141 American Sign Language I 4
____ ITP 125 Orientation to Deafness 3
16-17 ITP 130 Social Aspects of Deaf Culture 3
ITP 135 Introduction to Language 3
Second Semester Cr. ENG 105 Composition I 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3 A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3
FLS 142 *Elementary Spanish II 4 (MAT 110 or higher)
Lab Science Requirement 4 SPC 112 Public Speaking OR 3
Social Science Elective 3 SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication
General Elective 3 PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology OR 3
____ PSY 121 Developmental Psychology
17 ____
28
Third Semester Cr.
SOC 200 Minority Group Relations 3 RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
FLS 241 *Intermediate Spanish I 4 First Semester Cr.
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 ITP 120 Introduction to Interpreting 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3 ITP 104 Skills Lab I 2
General Elective 3 ASL 171 American Sign Language II 4
____ ASL 120 Linguistics of ASL 3
16 ____
12
Fourth Semester Cr.
LIT 134 Multicultural Literature 3 Second Semester Cr.
FLS 242 *Intermediate Spanish II 4 ASL 245 American Sign Language III 4
General Electives 9 ITP 105 Skills Lab II 2
____ ITP 139 English Vocabulary and Grammar 3
16 for Interpreters
ITP 147 Modalities of Communication 3
* Required course for the program ____
12
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
Summer Semester Cr.
ITP 149 Signing Exact English 2
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
64 semester hours required
____
5

Third Semester Cr.


ASL 271 American Sign Language IV 3
ITP 106 Skills Lab III 2
ITP 220 Interpreting I 3
ITP 259 Observation and Practicum 3
ITP 160 Principles of Educational Interpreting 3
____
14

Fourth Semester Cr.


ASL 295 American Sign Language V 3
ITP 210 Interpreting Skills Lab 2
ITP 941 Practicum 5
ITP 223 Interpreting II and Business Practices 3
____
13

84 semester hours required


44 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Arts and Sciences

COMPUTER SCIENCE
(Council Bluffs)
The Computer Science program of study prepares students for trans-
fer to four-year colleges and universities to complete undergraduate
degrees. Students can choose one of five areas of concentration:
Software Programming, Computer Networking, Game Creation,
Web Design, or Computer Forensics and Security. Students acquire
credit in a broad base of general education courses and have the
opportunity to obtain knowledge in information technology. Gradu-
ates of this program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE


First Semester Cr.
CSC 110 *Introduction to Computers 3
BCA 105 *Introduction to Information Technology 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3
**CIT Concentration 6
____
15

Second Semester Cr.


**CIT Concentration 9
ENG 106 Composition II 3
Social Science Elective 3
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3
(MAT 121 - 227)
____
18

Third Semester Cr.


**CIT Concentration 6
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
Lab Science Requirement 4
Humanities Elective 3
____
16

Fourth Semester Cr.


Distributed Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3 Game Creation
Social Science Electives 6 ART 133 *Drawing I OR
Humanities Electives 6 ART 151 *Design I
____ CIS 161 *C++ Programming
18 CIS 164 *Advanced C++
CIS 207 *Fundamentals of Web Programming
*Required courses for the program CSC 192 *Flash Animation
CSC 190 *Game Programming 2-D
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement. CSC 194 *Computer Game Creation
GRA 137 *Digital Design OR
GRA 140 *Digital Imaging
**Students must choose one of the five following areas of
concentration and take all of the required courses: Web Design
BCA 184 *Comprehensive Web Page Design Software
Software Programming ART 151 *Design I
CIS 161 *C++ Programming CIS 207 *Fundamentals of Web Programming
CIS 164 *Advanced C++ CIS 227 *Advanced Web Design
CIS 171 *Java CSC 192 *Flash Animation
CIS 175 *Java II GRA 140 *Digital Imaging
CIS 332 *Database and SQL *Six credits of Business/Marketing Electives
CIS 606 *Visual BASIC.NET
CIS 607 *Visual BASIC.NET II Computer Forensics and Security
CRJ 230 *Evidence
Computer Networking CRJ 240 *Criminal Investigation
NET 217 *CCNA Exploration 1 NET 217 *CCNA Exploration 1
NET 218 *CCNA Exploration 2 NET 612 *Fundamentals of Network Security
NET 219 *CCNA Exploration 3 NET 730 *Computer Forensics and Investigation
NET 220 *CCNA Exploration 4 NET 790 *PC Support I
NET 313 *Windows Server OR NET 791 *PC Support II
NET 402 *LINUX Network Administration
NET 343 *Windows Directory Services OR
NET 412 *LINUX System Administration 67 semester hours required
NET 612 *Fundamentals of Network Security
Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 45

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COMPUTER SCIENCE APPLICATION AND WEB


Management Information Systems PROGRAMMING
(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Computer Science Management Information Systems program The Application and Web Programming program of study prepares
of study prepares students to integrate computer technology with students for entry-level professional careers as application program-
business practices and management skills. Students will acquire mers and web developers in the business world. Upon successful
knowledge of business functions, information technology processes, completion, students in this course of study are proficient in C++,
decision-making skills, and management skills. Students will grow Java, Visual BASIC.NET, database management, and World Wide
and develop into professionals who can apply information technology Web technologies. Students gain experience in these languages
tools to the spectrum of business issues. Students acquire credit in while working hands-on with current technology and multiple com-
a broad base of general education courses and have the opportunity puter environments. Graduates of this program are awarded an
to obtain knowledge in information technology. Graduates of this Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
* Students must complete the curriculum described below:
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Semester Cr. RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
ENG 105 Composition I 3 First Semester Cr.
CSC 110 *Introduction to Computers 3 BCA 105 Introduction to Information Technology 3
BCA 105 *Introduction to Information Technology 3 CIS 207 Fundamentals of Web Programming 3
NET 142 *Network Essentials OR 3 A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3
NET 217 *CCNA Exploration 1 (MAT 110 or higher)
BCA 184 *Comprehensive Web Page Design Software 3 CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
____ CIS 161 C++ Programming 3
15 CIS 164 Advanced C++ 3
____
Second Semester Cr. 18
ENG 106 Composition II 3
Social Science Elective 3 Second Semester Cr.
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3 BUS 102 Introduction to Business OR 3
(MAT 121 - 227) BUS 130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Humanities Elective 3 CIS 332 Database and SQL 3
CIS 332 *Database and SQL 3 CIS 215 Server Side Web Programming 3
____ CIS 171 Java 3
15 CIS 175 Java II 3
A.A.S. Communications Requirement 3
Third Semester Cr. (ENG 105, 110 or 111)
SPC 112 Public Speaking OR 3 ____
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 18
CIS 606 *Visual BASIC.NET I OR 3
CIS 161 *C++ Programming OR Third Semester Cr.
CIS 171 *Java CIS 504 Structured Systems Analysis 3
Social Science Elective 3 MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
Humanities Elective 3 BCA 184 Comprehensive Web Page Design Software 3
Lab Science Requirement 4 NET 402 LINUX Network Administration 3
____ CIS 606 Visual BASIC.NET I 3
16 CIS 607 Visual BASIC.NET II 3
____
Fourth Semester Cr. 18
Mathematics/Science Elective 3
BUS 102 *Introduction to Business OR 3 Fourth Semester Cr.
BUS 154 *E-business CIS 780 Computer Projects OR 6
ACC 121 *Principles of Accounting I 3 NET 810 Computer Internship
Humanities Elective 3 CIS 227 Advanced Web Design 3
Distributed Requirement 3 CIS 213 Advanced Client Side Scripting 3
Social Science Elective 3 CSC 192 Flash Animation 3
____ Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
18 ____
18

*Required courses for the program 72 semester hours required

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

64 semester hours required


46 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Career Program Career Program

NETWORK AND SYSTEM DESKTOP SUPPORT CERTIFICATE


ADMINISTRATION (Council Bluffs)
(Council Bluffs) The Desktop Support Certificate program of study prepares students
for careers in support of computer users. Students are able to install
The Network and System Administration program of study provides and manage computer hardware and operating systems. Graduates
students with the necessary training to install, maintain and adminis- of this program are awarded a certificate.
ter network operating systems. Students learn current network tech-
nologies used to connect, route, and secure network traffic. Students * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
also become proficient with installing and maintaining hardware and
software for servers and desktops. Graduates of this program are RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. First Semester Cr.
* Students must complete the curriculum described below: BCA 105 Introduction to Information Technology 3
NET 142 Network Essentials OR 3
NET 217 CCNA Exploration 1
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE NET 790 PC Support I 3
First Semester Cr. NET 785 Fundamentals of Desktop Support 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3 NET 402 LINUX Network Administration 3
BCA 105 Introduction to Information Technology 3 ____
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3 15
NET 402 LINUX Network Administration 3
NET 217 CCNA Exploration 1 3 Second Semester Cr.
NET 218 CCNA Exploration 2 3 SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
____ CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
18 NET 791 PC Support II 3
CIS 780 Computer Projects 3
Second Semester Cr. NET 313 Windows Server 3
CIS 332 Database and SQL 3 ____
NET 612 Fundamentals of Network Security 3 15
NET 412 LINUX System Administration 3
NET 219 CCNA Exploration 3 3 30 semester hours required
NET 220 CCNA Exploration 4 3
A.A.S. Communications Requirement 3
(ENG 105, 110 or 111)
____
18

Third Semester Cr.


NET 810 Computer Internship 3
NET 785 Fundamentals of Desktop Support 3
NET 790 PC Support I 3
CIS 504 Structured Systems Analysis 3
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3
(MAT 110 or higher)
____
18

Fourth Semester Cr.


NET 810 Computer Internship 3
CIS 780 Computer Projects 3-6
NET 791 PC Support II 3
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
NET 313 Windows Server 3
NET 343 Windows Directory Services 3
____
18

72 semester hours required


Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 47

Arts and Sciences Career Program

PRE-ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY


(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Pre-Engineering program of study prepares students to transfer The Construction Technology program of study provides a basic
to a baccalaureate degree program in engineering. This program knowledge of carpentry and related skills used in residential and
provides the basic core courses required for all engineering degrees commercial construction. Residential construction involves the
and meets transfer institution requirements. Graduates of this pro-
building or remodeling of homes, apartments and similar structures.
gram are awarded a diploma.
Commercial construction involves advanced skills in concrete, metal
* Students must complete the curriculum described below: building construction, advanced blueprint reading, and commercial
interior/exterior wall finishes. The program provides the opportu-
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE nity to learn and apply all phases of the industry with emphasis on
First Semester Cr. carpentry. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of
MAT 211 Calculus I 5 Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
ENG 105 Composition I 3
CHM 166 General Chemistry I 5 * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
EGR 100 Engineering Orientation 1
EGR 160 Engineering I 3
____ RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
17 First Semester Cr.
MAT 743 Technical Math 3
Second Semester Cr. CON 114 Residential Print Reading 3
MAT 217 Calculus II 5 CON 180 Principles of Building Construction I 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3 CON 170 Building Construction Techniques I 6
PHY 210 Classical Physics I (Calculus based) 4 ENG 110 Writing for the Workplace OR 3
PHY 211 Classical Physics I Lab 1 ENG 105 Composition I
EGR 165 Engineering II 3
____ ____
16 18

Second Semester Cr.
33 semester hours required CON 244 Related Trade Applications 3
CON 181 Principles of Building Construction II 3
CON 171 Building Construction Techniques II 6
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
____
18

Summer Term Cr.


CON 425 Internship 4
____
4

Third Semester Cr.
CON 250 Principles of Commercial Construction I 3
CON 251 Commercial Construction Techniques I 6
CON 115 Commercial Print Reading II 3
CON 325 Estimating 3
____
15

Fourth Semester Cr.


CON 253 Principles of Commercial Construction II 3
CON 254 Commercial Construction Techniques II 6
CON 348 Supervision and Leadership in Building Construction 3
WEL 149 Arc Welding 3
Social Science Elective 3
____
18

73 semester hours required


48 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Career Program Career Program

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION


TECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGY
(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Residential Construction Technology program of study provides The Sustainable Construction Technology certificate introduces
a basic knowledge of carpentry and related skills used in the resi- the student to the principles and techniques utilized in residential
dential construction industry. Residential construction involves the construction, which will have a positive impact on our environment.
building or remodeling of homes, apartments and similar structures. Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate.
The program provides the opportunity to learn and apply all phases
of the industry with emphasis on carpentry and the related areas of * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
electricity, HVAC, blueprint reading, and math. Graduates of this
program are awarded a diploma. Cr.
CON 316 Sustainable Construction Science 3
* Students must complete the curriculum described below: CON 317 Sustainable Building Materials 3
CON 318 Sustainable Foundations 3
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE CON 319 Interior and Exterior Principles 4
First Semester Cr. CON 425 **Internship 4
MAT 743 Technical Math 3
CON 114 Residential Print Reading 3
CON 180 Principles of Building Construction I 3 ** The Internship is optional; it is not required for graduation.
CON 170 Building Construction Techniques I 6
ENG 110 Writing for the Workplace OR 3
ENG 105 Composition I 13 semester hours required
____
18

Second Semester Cr.
CON 244 Related Trade Applications 3
CON 181 Principles of Building Construction II 3
CON 171 Building Construction Techniques II 6
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
____
18

Summer Term Cr.


CON 425 Internship 4
____
4

40 semester hours required
Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011 49

Career Program
Career Program

ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE


TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST
(Council Bluffs)
(Council Bluffs)
The Electrical Maintenance Specialist program of study prepares
The Electronic Engineering Technology program of study prepares
students to be employed as technicians in the fields of electrical
students for a technical level career in manufacturing, service and
sales in four primary electronics fields: computers, telecommunica- maintenance, installation and repair. The program was developed
tions, bio-medical electronics, and industrial electronics. Students especially for industry and is valuable in the development, instal-
learn high technology theory in industrial electronics, microelectron- lation and maintenance of complex industrial processes as well as
ics and optoelectronics in conjunction with associated laboratory as- their electronic, controller and computer devices. Graduates of this
signments to assure practical knowledge. Graduates of this program program are awarded a diploma.
are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
* Students must complete the curriculum described below:
* Students must complete the curriculum described below:
** Students may substitute Advanced Mathematic courses for Techni-
**Students may substitute advanced mathematics courses for any cal Mathematics II as follows: Precalculus, Calculus I or Calculus II
or all of the courses in the Technical Mathematics sequence as fol- for Technical Mathematics II.
lows: Differential Equations for Technical Mathematics IV, Calculus
I and/or Calculus II for Technical Mathematics II and/or Technical RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
Mathematics III. First Semester Cr.
ELT 331 Circuit Analysis I 4
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE ELT 332 Circuit Analysis I Lab 1
First Semester Cr.
ELT 313 Digital Circuits I 4
ELT 331 Circuit Analysis I 4
ELT 332 Circuit Analysis I Lab 1 ELT 314 Digital Circuits I Lab 1
ELT 313 Digital Circuits I OR 4 ELT 616 Microprocessors I 4
EGT/ ELT 617 Microprocessors I Lab 1
EGR 420 Digital Electronics (3) ___
ELT 314 Digital Circuits I Lab 1 15
ELT 616 Microprocessors I 4
ELT 617 Microprocessors I Lab 1 Second Semester Cr.
___ ELT 523 Electronic Devices 4
14-15 ELT 524 Electronic Devices Lab 1
ELT 158 Industrial Electronics I 4
Second Semester Cr. ELT 159 Industrial Electronics I Lab 1
ELT 523 Electronic Devices 4 MAT 750 Technical Math II 5
ELT 524 Electronic Devices Lab 1 ENG 105 Composition I 3
ELT 158 Industrial Electronics I 4 ___
ELT 159 Industrial Electronics I Lab 1 18
MAT 750 Technical Math II 5
ENG 105 Composition I 3
___
18 33 semester hours required

Third Semester Cr.


ELT 445 Industrial Networking I 4
ELT 446 Industrial Networking I Lab 1
PHY 156 General Physics I 4
PHY 157 General Physics I Lab 1
MAT 751 Technical Math III OR 5
MAT 129 Pre-Calculus
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
___
18

Fourth Semester Cr.


ELT 432 Telecommunications 4
ELT 433 Telecommunications Lab 1
ELT 850 Design Projects Lab OR 1
EGT/
EGR 470 Engineering Design and Development (3)
MAT 752 Technical Math IV 2
PHY 158 General Physics II 4
PHY 159 General Physics II Lab 1
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
____
16-18

66 semester hours required
50 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Career Program
Career Program

ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY


(Council Bluffs)
The Electrical Maintenance program of study prepares students to
TECHNOLOGY:
be employed as technicians in the fields of electrical maintenance,
installation and repair. The program was developed especially for
WIND ENERGY
(Council Bluffs)
industry in the development, installation and maintenance of complex
industrial processes as well as their electronic, controller and com- The Sustainable Energy Technology: Wind Energy program is de-
puter devices. Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate. signed to provide the skills and knowledge required for entry-level
careers in the manufacture, installation and maintenance of wind
*Students must complete the curriculum described below: energy systems. Students will study core aspects of sustainable en-
ergy technology and will gain an in-depth knowledge of wind energy
Cr. technology. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate
ELT 331 Circuit Analysis I 4 of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
ELT 332 Circuit Analysis I Lab 1
* Students must complete the curriculum described below:
ELT 313 Digital Circuits I 4
ELT 314 Digital Circuits I Lab 1 RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
ELT 616 Microprocessors I 4 First Semester Cr.
ELT 617 Microprocessors I Lab 1 WTT 103 Introduction to Wind Energy 3
WTT 110 Workplace Safety 2
PEH 130 CPR and First Aid 1
15 semester hours required SER 150 Electricity I 4
WTT 142 Mechanical Power Transmission 4
WTT 175 Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers 3
___
17

Second Semester Cr.


CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
SER 155 Electricity II 4
SER 165 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3
MAT 743 *Technical Mathematics 3
___
16

Summer Term Cr.


SER 805 Sustainable Energy Internship OR
SER 905 Sustainable Energy Project 2
___
2

Third Semester Cr.


MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
NET 142 Network Essentials 3
CON 115 Commercial Print Reading 3
PHY 715 Technical Physics I 5
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
___
17

Fourth Semester Cr.


MGT 130 Principles of Supervision 3
WTT 202 Advanced Wind Energy 4
SER 160 Electricity III 3
SER 180 Renewable Energy Business Practices 3
____
13

* May substitute with MAT 121 or higher.


65 semester hours required
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Career Program

WIND ENERGY TECHNICIAN ART


(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)

The Wind Energy Technician program is designed to provide the The Art program of study prepares students to transfer to four-year
basic skills and knowledge required for entry-level careers in the schools and/or art schools to continue their studies. The program
manufacture, installation and maintenance of wind turbine systems. produces graduates who (1) are self-directed learners, critical
Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate. thinkers, problem-solvers and effective medium/community com-
municators (2) have demonstrated competence in the process of
* Students must complete the curriculum described below: creating visual art forms (3) have demonstrated a practical as well
as a conceptual knowledge of the visual arts (4) have knowledge
of, participated in, and comprehend their responsibility to the art
Cr. community (5) are prepared to pursue advanced degree studies in
WTT 103 Introduction to Wind Energy 3 the visual arts. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associ-
WTT 110 Workplace Safety 2 ate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
PEH 130 CPR and First Aid 1
SER 150 Electricity I 4 RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Semester Cr.
WTT 142 Mechanical Power Transmission 4 ART 133 *Drawing I 3
WTT 175 Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers 3 ART 105 *Launching the Imagination 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
17 semester hours required A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4
(MAT 121 - 227)
_____
15-16

Second Semester Cr.


ART 151 *Design I 3
ART 134 **Drawing II 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3
Social Science Elective 3
Art Electives 6
___
18

Third Semester Cr.


ART 152 **Design II 3
ART 101 Art Appreciation 3
Art Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
___
15

Fourth Semester Cr.


Art Electives 6
Humanities Elective 3
Lab Science Requirement 4
Social Science Elective 3
___
16

*Required courses for the program


** Design II or Drawing II required

Suggested Art and Humanities Electives: Cr.


ART 117 Computer Graphic Design 3
ART 124 Computer Art 3
ART 143 Painting I 3
ART 144 Painting II 3
ART 184 Photography I 3
ART 185 Photography II 3
ART 186 Digital Photography 3

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

64 semester hours required


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MUSIC TECHNICAL MUSIC


(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Music program of study prepares students to transfer credits to The Technical Music program provides the basic curriculum for music
the music programs of four-year colleges and universities. Students majors plus additional courses designed to create an entry-level
learn theory fundamentals and performance skills. Students majoring working musician. Students completing the program will be able to
in vocal or instrumental music acquire knowledge of sight singing and function as music typographers, arrangers, live sound producers,
ear training, music theory and performance. Graduates of this program digital recording assistants, and will have the ability to create their
are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. own digital recording environment. Graduates of this program are
awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Semester Cr. RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
MUS 110 *Music in Theory and Practice I 2 First Semester Cr.
MUS 125 *Ear Training and Sight Singing I 2 MUS 168 *Sound Technology 3
MUA 121 *Applied Piano 2 MUS 110 *Music in Theory and Practice I 2
MUA *Applied Voice OR Instrument 2 MUS 125 *Ear Training and Sight Singing I 2
MUS *Ensemble 1 MUA 121 *Applied Piano 2
ENG 105 Composition I 3 ENG 105 Composition I 3
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 Psychology Elective 3
(MAT 121 - 227) A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4
MUS 100 Music Appreciation 3 (MAT 121 - 227)
_____ _____
18-19 18-19

Second Semester Cr. Second Semester Cr.


MUS 111 *Music in Theory and Practice II 2 MUS 267 *Pro Tools 101 3
MUS 126 *Ear Training and Sight Singing II 2 MUS 111 *Music in Theory and Practice II 2
MUA 121 *Applied Piano 2 MUS 126 *Ear Training and Sight Singing II 2
MUA *Applied Voice OR Instrument 2 MUA 121 *Applied Piano 2
MUS *Ensemble 1 ENG 106 Composition II 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3 SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3 _____
____ 18
18
Third Semester Cr.
Third Semester Cr. MUS 265 *MIDI, Musical Instrument Digital Interface 3
MUS 210 *Music in Theory and Practice III 2 MUS 210 *Music in Theory and Practice III 2
MUS 225 *Ear Training and Sight Singing III 2 MUS 225 *Ear Training and Sight Singing III 2
MUA 121 *Applied Piano 2 *Ensemble Elective 1
MUA *Applied Voice OR Instrument 2 Mathematics/Science Elective 3
MUS *Ensemble 1 American History Elective 3
Lab Science Requirement 4 _____
Mathematics/Science Elective 3 14
____
16 Fourth Semester Cr.
MUS 129 *Music Notation 3
Fourth Semester Cr. MUS 211 *Music in Theory and Practice IV 2
MUS 211 *Music in Theory and Practice IV 2 MUS 226 *Ear Training and Sight Singing IV 2
MUS 226 *Ear Training and Sight Singing IV 2 *Ensemble Elective 1
MUA 121 *Applied Piano 2 Lab Science Requirement 4
MUA *Applied Voice OR Instrument 2 Non-Music Humanities Elective 3
MUS *Ensemble 1 _____
Psychology Elective 3 15
History Elective 3
____ *Required courses for the program
15
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
*Required courses for the program

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.


64 semester hours required

64 semester hours required


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TECHNICAL THEATRE THEATRE


(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Technical Theatre program of study prepares students for entry- The Theatre program of study prepares students to transfer to four-
level technical positions in the entertainment industry. These may year colleges and universities in order to pursue undergraduate
include, but are not limited to, stage rigging, stage building, sound majors in theatre, speech or related fields in education. Students
engineering, lighting, costume building, makeup design, and scene who complete the degree have both a sound theoretical background
painting. Graduates will have a strong theoretical background, varied and a varied practical experience in the theatrical arts with an
practical experience in the theatrical arts, and an understanding improvement in interpersonal and public performance skills in com-
of current technology. Graduates of this program are awarded an munication. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate
Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. of Arts (A.A.) degree.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE


First Semester Cr. First Semester Cr.
DRA 171 *Technical Theatre Lab 1 DRA 282 *Theatre Lab 1
DRA 101 *Introduction to Theatre 3 DRA 165 *Stagecraft 3
DRA 165 *Stagecraft 3 DRA 101 *Introduction to Theatre 3
DRA 167 *Drafting for the Theatre 3 DRA 130 *Acting I 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3 ENG 105 Composition I 3
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4
(MAT 121 - 227) (MAT 121 - 227)
_____ ____
16-17 16-17

Second Semester Cr. Second Semester Cr.


DRA 171 *Technical Theatre Lab 1 DRA 282 *Theatre Lab 1
DRA 177 *Stage and TV Lighting 3 DRA 132 *Acting II 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3 DRA 177 *Stage and TV Lighting 3
Art or Theatre Elective 3 ENG 106 Composition II 3
Math/Science Elective 3 Math/Science Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3 Social Science Elective 3
____ ____
16 16

Third Semester Cr. Third Semester Cr.


DRA 171 *Technical Theatre Lab 1 DRA 282 *Theatre Lab 1
DRA 168 *Sound Technology OR 3 DRA 114 *Theatre History I 3
DRA 179 *Stage Make-up Theatre Elective 3
DRA 114 *Theatre History I 3 SPC 112 Public Speaking OR 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking OR 3 SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication Lab Science Elective 4
Lab Science Requirement 4 Social Science Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3 ___
____ 17
17
Fourth Semester Cr.
Fourth Semester Cr. DRA 282 *Theatre Lab 1
DRA 171 *Technical Theatre Lab 1 DRA 250 *Directing for the Stage 3
DRA 290 *Theatre Cooperative Education 3 Theatre Electives 6
DRA 157 *Scenic Painting 3 Social Science Elective 3
DRA 178 Stage Costume OR 3 Non-Theatre Humanities Elective 3
MUS 267 ProTools 101 ___
Social Science Elective 3 16
General Elective 3
____ *Required courses for the program
16
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

*Required courses for the program

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement. 64 semester hours required

64 semester hours required


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GENERAL STUDIES A.A. GENERAL STUDIES A.S.


(Clarinda and Council Bluffs) (Clarinda and Council Bluffs)
The General Studies A.A. program of study is designed for students The General Studies A.S. program of study is designed for students
who plan to transfer to a Bachelor of Arts degree program at a four- who plan to transfer to a Bachelor of Science degree program at
year institution. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate a four-year institution. Graduates of this program are awarded an
of Arts (A.A.) degree. Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE


First Semester Cr. First Semester Cr.
ENG 105 Composition I 3 ENG 105 Composition I 3
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3-4
(MAT 121 - 227) (MAT 121 - 227)
Social Science Elective 3 Lab Science Requirement 4
Humanities Elective 3 Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
General Elective 3 General Elective 3
____ ____
15-16 16-17

Second Semester Cr. Second Semester Cr.


ENG 106 Composition II 3 ENG 106 Composition II 3
Math/Science Elective 3 Math/Science Electives 7
Social Science Elective 3 Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3 General Elective 3
General Elective 3 ___
___ 16
15
Third Semester Cr.
Third Semester Cr. SPC 112 Public Speaking OR 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking OR 3 SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication Math/Science Elective 3
Lab Science Requirement 4 Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3 General Electives 7
General Electives 6 ___
___ 16
16
Fourth Semester Cr.
Fourth Semester Cr. Math/Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3 Distributed Requirement 3
Distributed Requirement 3 General Electives 10
General Electives 12 ___
___ 16
18
To ensure as seamless a transition to a four-year institution as pos-
To ensure as seamless a transition to a four-year institution as pos- sible, students are encouraged to check with the transfer institution
sible, students are encouraged to check with the transfer institution when selecting courses.
when selecting courses.
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

64 semester hours required


64 semester hours required
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GENERAL STUDIES A.G.S.


(Council Bluffs)
The General Studies A.G.S. program of study is designed for stu-
dents who are exploring career and/or educational options. It may not
fulfill requirements for transfer to a four-year institution. Graduates of
this program are awarded an Associate of General Studies degree.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE


First Semester Cr.
Communications Requirement 3
Social Science Elective 3
A.G.S. Mathematics Requirement 3
(MAT 110 - 227)
Computer Science Requirement 3
General Elective 3
___
15

Second Semester Cr.


Communications Requirement 3
Social Science Elective 3
Lab Science Requirement 4
Humanities Elective 3
General Elective 3
____
16

Third Semester Cr.


Communications Requirement 3
Social Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
General Electives 6
___
15

Fourth Semester Cr.


General Electives 18
___
18

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

64 semester hours required


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PRE-MEDICINE PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY


(Clarinda and Council Bluffs) (Clarinda and Council Bluffs)
The Pre-Medicine program of study is designed for students who The Pre-Occupational Therapy program of study is designed for
are interested in pursuing the medical profession as a career. The students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete
Pre-Medicine curriculum emphasizes study in general education a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. The curriculum is
coursework especially in the sciences. It represents a generalized contoured to meet the requirements generally expected of students
plan of study for continuing into the junior year of college as a pre- majoring in Pre-Occupational Therapy. Graduates of this program
medicine major. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate are awarded an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.
of Science (A.S.) degree.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE First Semester Cr.
First Semester Cr. ENG 105 Composition I 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3 BIO 112 *General Biology I 4
BIO 112 *General Biology I 4 CHM 166 *General Chemistry I 5
CHM 166 *General Chemistry I 5 PSY 111 *Introduction to Psychology 3
MAT 211 *Calculus I 5 ___
___ 15
17
Second Semester Cr.
Second Semester Cr. ENG 106 Composition II 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3 BIO 113 *General Biology II 4
BIO 113 *General Biology II 4 CHM 176 *General Chemistry II 5
CHM 176 *General Chemistry II 5 General Elective 3
BIO 151 *Nutrition 3 Social Science Elective 3
___ ___
15 18

Third Semester Cr. Third Semester Cr.


SPC 112 *Public Speaking 3 SPC 112 *Public Speaking 3
CHM 263 *Organic Chemistry I 5 BIO 168 *Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs 4
PSY 111 *Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY 241 Abnormal Psychology 3
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 BIO 186 Microbiology 4
___ MAT 157 *Statistics 4
14 ___
18
Fourth Semester Cr.
BIO 186 Microbiology 4 Fourth Semester Cr.
CHM 273 *Organic Chemistry II 5 BIO 173 *Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs 4
PSY 241 Abnormal Psychology 3 MAT 121 *College Algebra 4
Humanities Elective 3 PSY 121 *Developmental Psychology 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3 PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics 3
___ SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
18 ___
17
*Required courses for the program
*Required courses for the program
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

Additional Recommended Courses for the Program: Cr.


CHM 263 Organic Chemistry I 5
64 semester hours required CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
HIS 110 Western Civilization-Ancient to Early Modern 3
HIS 111 Western Civilization-Early Modern to Present 3
PHI 110 Introduction to Logic 3
PHY 156 General Physics I 4
PHY 157 General Physics I Lab 1
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

64 semester hours required


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PRE-PHARMACY PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY


(Clarinda and Council Bluffs) (Clarinda and Council Bluffs)

The Pre-Pharmacy program of study is designed for students who are The Pre-Physical Therapy program of study is designed for students
interested in pursuing pharmacy as a career choice. The curriculum who plan to pursue a career as a physical therapist. The curriculum
is structured for transfer to institutions with professional schools of is transfer-oriented and is contoured to meet the requirements
pharmacy. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of generally expected of students in their first two years of college.
Science (A.S.) degree. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Science
(A.S.) degree.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Semester Cr. RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
ENG 105 Composition I 3 First Semester Cr.
BIO 112 *General Biology I 4 ENG 105 Composition I 3
CHM 166 *General Chemistry I 5 BIO 112 *General Biology I 4
MAT 211 *Calculus I 5 CHM 166 *General Chemistry I 5
___ MAT 121 *College Algebra 4
17 PSY 111 *Introduction to Psychology 3
___
Second Semester Cr. 19
ENG 106 Composition II 3
BIO 113 *General Biology II 4 Second Semester Cr.
CHM 176 *General Chemistry II 5 ENG 106 Composition II 3
Humanities Electives 6 BIO 113 *General Biology II 4
___ CHM 176 *General Chemistry II 5
18 Humanities/Social Science Electives 6
___
Third Semester Cr. 18
SPC 112 *Public Speaking 3
CHM 263 *Organic Chemistry I 5 Third Semester Cr.
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3 SPC 112 *Public Speaking 3
Social Science Elective 3 BIO 168 *Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs 4
___ PSY 121 *Developmental Psychology 3
14 Distributed Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Fourth Semester Cr. ___
BIO 186 Microbiology 4 16
CHM 273 *Organic Chemistry II 5
Social Science Elective 3 Fourth Semester Cr.
Distributed Elective 3 BIO 173 *Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs 4
___ BIO 186 *Microbiology 4
15 MAT 157 *Statistics 4
Humanities Elective 3
*Required courses for the program ___
15
Additional Recommended Courses for the Program: Cr.
BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs 4 *Required courses for the program
BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs 4
MAT 157 Statistics 4 May take MAT 211 Calculus I to replace MAT 121 College Algebra
PHY 156 General Physics I 4 and MAT 157 Statistics.
PHY 157 General Physics I Lab 1
Additional Recommended Courses for the Program: Cr.
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement. PHY 156 General Physics I 4
PHY 157 General Physics I Lab 1

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.


64 semester hours required

64 semester hours required


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PRE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PRE-RESPIRATORY THERAPY


(Clarinda and Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Pre-Physician Assistant program of study is designed for stu- The Pre-Respiratory Therapy program of study is designed for
dents who plan to pursue a career as a physician assistant. The cur- students who plan to pursue a career as a respiratory therapist.
riculum is contoured to meet the requirements generally expected of Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Science
students in their first two years of college. Graduates of this program (A.S.) degree.
are awarded an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE First Semester Cr.
First Semester Cr. MAT 121 *College Algebra OR 4
ENG 105 Composition I 3 MAT 211 *Calculus I (5)
BIO 112 *General Biology I 4 BIO 112 *General Biology I 4
CHM 166 *General Chemistry I 5 CHM 166 *General Chemistry I 5
MAT 121 *College Algebra 4 PSY 111 *Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 111 *Introduction to Psychology 3 General Electives 3
___ ____
19 19-20

Second Semester Cr. Second Semester Cr.


ENG 106 Composition II 3 ENG 105 Composition I 3
BIO 113 *General Biology II 4 BIO 168 *Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs 4
CHM 176 *General Chemistry II 5 PHY 156 *General Physics I 4
Social Science Electives 6 PHY 157 *General Physics I Lab 1
___ Humanities Elective 3
18 ___
15
Third Semester Cr.
SPC 112 *Public Speaking 3 Third Semester Cr.
BIO 168 *Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs 4 ENG 106 Composition II 3
PSY 121 *Developmental Psychology 3 SPC 112 *Public Speaking 3
PSY 241 *Abnormal Psychology 3 BIO 173 *Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs 4
Humanities Elective 3 Social Science Electives 6
___ ___
16 16

Fourth Semester Cr. Fourth Semester Cr.


BIO 173 *Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs 4 BIO 186 *Microbiology 4
BIO 186 *Microbiology 4 Social Science Elective 3
MAT 157 *Statistics 4 Humanities Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3 General Electives 5
___ ___
15 15

*Required courses for the program *Required courses for the program

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement. Additional Recommended Courses for the Program: Cr.
BIO 113 General Biology II 4
CHM 176 General Chemistry II 5

68 semester hours required One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

64 semester hours required


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COACHING SPORTS MEDICINE:


(Council Bluffs)
Athletic Training Option
The Coaching program of study is designed for transfer to four- (Council Bluffs)
year institutions with similar programs at the baccalaureate level.
Students acquire fundamental skills in sports psychology, sports The Sports Medicine: Athletic Training Option is designed for stu-
physiology, and coaching theory. This program of study may lead to dents who plan to pursue a career in athletic training. The curriculum
coaching authorization in the state of Iowa or Nebraska. Graduates is transfer-oriented and designed to meet the requirements generally
of this program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. expected in the first two years of college, with emphasis on hands-
on practicum related to athletic injury evaluation, treatment, and
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE rehabilitation. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate
First Semester Cr. of Science (A.S.) degree.
PEC 101 *Introduction to Coaching 3
PEH 142 *First Aid 3 RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
ENG 105 Composition I 3 First Semester Cr.
PEA 187 Weight Training I 1 PET 140 *Athletic Training Practicum I 1
PSY 111 *Introduction to Psychology 3 PEC 230 *Introduction to Sports Medicine 3
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 ENG 105 Composition I 3
(MAT 121 - 227) PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
_____ PET 240 *Taping and Bracing 2
16-17 A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3-4
(MAT 121 - 227)
Second Semester Cr. ____
BIO 157 *Human Biology 4 15-16
PEC 155 *Theory of Coaching I 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3 Second Semester Cr.
Social Science Elective 3 PET 160 *Athletic Training Practicum II 2
Humanities Elective 3 PET 230 *Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
___ BIO 157 *Human Biology 4
16 ENG 106 Composition II 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
Third Semester Cr. BIO 151 *Nutrition 3
BIO 151 *Nutrition 3 ____
PEC 157 *Theory of Coaching II 3 18
PET 240 *Taping and Bracing 2
PEH 170 Principles of Weight Training 3 Third Semester Cr.
Humanities Electives 6 PET 170 *Athletic Training Practicum III 3
___ BIO 168 *Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs 4
17 PEH 170 *Principles of Weight Training 3
PET 235 *Athletic Injury Evaluation 3
Fourth Semester Cr. Distributed Requirement 3
PEC 210/ *Sport and Exercise Psychology 3 Mathematics/Science Elective 3
PSY 210 ____
PET 135 *Personal Trainer 3 19
SPC 112 *Public Speaking 3
PEC 230 Introduction to Sports Medicine 3 Fourth Semester Cr.
PEH 908 *Cooperative Education 1-3 PET 180 *Athletic Training Practicum IV 3
Distributed Requirement 3 BIO 173 *Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs 4
____ PET 250 *Introduction to Modalities 3
16-18 Humanities Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
*Required courses for the program ____
16
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
*Required courses for the program

64 semester hours required One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

68 semester hours required


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SPORTS MEDICINE: PERSONAL TRAINER


(Council Bluffs)
General Education Option
(Council Bluffs) The Personal Trainer program will prepare students to work as a
Certified Personal Trainer. This program will consist of academic
The Sports Medicine: General Education Option is designed for achievement in the areas of human anatomy, nutrition, exercise
students who plan to pursue a career in a sports injury or exercise- prescription, healthy lifestyles, and basic sports injury recognition and
related health field. These careers include, but are not limited treatments. Upon successful completion of the National Personal
to, physical therapy, occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, Training Certification exam, a student will become certified and eli-
corporate wellness, personal training, exercise science, and other gible to work. Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate.
medical professions. The curriculum is transfer-oriented to meet the
requirements generally expected of students in their first two years of * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
college. This program is designed as a transfer program. Graduates
will receive an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. Cr.
PET 135 Personal Trainer 3
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE BIO 151 Nutrition 3
First Semester Cr. PEH 102 Health 3
PEC 230 *Introduction to Sports Medicine 3 PEC 230 Introduction to Sports Medicine 3
PEH 142 *First Aid 3 PEH 170 Principles of Weight Training 3
CHM 122 *Introduction to General Chemistry 4
ENG 105 Composition I 3
Humanities Elective 3 15 semester hours required
____
16

Second Semester Cr.


PET 230 *Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
BIO 157 *Human Biology 4
ENG 106 Composition II 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3-4
(MAT 121 - 227)
____
16-17

Third Semester Cr.


PET 235 *Athletic Injury Evaluation 3
BIO 168 *Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs 4
PHY 156 *General Physics I 4
PHY 157 *General Physics I Lab 1
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PEH 170 *Principles of Weight Training 3
____
18

Fourth Semester Cr.


BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs 4
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
PET 250 Introduction to Modalities 3
PEC 210/ Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
PSY 210
PET 240 Taping and Bracing 2
____
15

*Required courses for the program

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

65 semester hours required


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HEALTH AND HUMAN ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING


PERFORMANCE (Clarinda and Council Bluffs)
(Council Bluffs) The Associate Degree Nursing program of study prepares students to
deliver safe patient care in simple and complex situations. Learners
The Health and Human Performance program of study is designed focus on acquiring a knowledge base in basic sciences, oral and written
for transfer to four-year institutions with similar programs at the communication, human behavior, and social sciences. These courses
baccalaureate level. Students acquire fundamental knowledge and form a foundation for the study of the nursing care needs of persons of
skills in physical fitness assessment, first-aid practices, health risk all ages. A combination of classroom instruction and actual supervised
appraisal, and the principles of leisure and recreation. Students experiences caring for patients in a variety of health care settings is
used to prepare learners to function in an entry-level staff nurse position
will also have the option to become a Certified Personal Trainer. after graduation. Upon completion of the first year of the curriculum,
Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Science graduates are awarded a diploma and are qualified to write the National
(A.S.) degree. Council of State Board of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) examination for practical
nurses. Upon completion of the second year of the curriculum, gradu-
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE ates are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree
First Semester Cr. and are qualified to write the National Council of State Boards of
BIO 151 *Nutrition 3 Nursing (NCLEX-RN) examination for registered nurses.
ENG 105 Composition I 3
* Students must complete the curriculum described below:
PEA 102 Aerobic Fitness 1 Courses with PNN/ADN prefix must be completed in the sequence
PEC 210/ *Sport and Exercise Psychology 3 listed below. Students must earn a “C” or higher in all required
PSY 210 courses in order to graduate.
PEH 102 *Health 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3-5 Prerequisite: Current, valid CNA Certificate.
_____
16-18 General Education Courses that must be completed prior to
first semester of nursing: Cr.
ENG 105 Composition I 3
Second Semester Cr. PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
PEH 142 *First Aid 3 SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication OR 3
BIO 157 Human Biology 4 SPC 112 Public Speaking
ENG 106 Composition II 3 BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs 4
PEA 187 Weight Training 1 BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs 4
A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 ____
(MAT 121 - 227) 17
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3 RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Semester Cr.
_____ PNN 321 Professional Topics I 1
17-18 PNN 201 Introduction to Math and Medications 1
PNN 167 Foundations of Nursing 5
Third Semester Cr. PNN 168 Practical Nursing I 5
PEH 170 Principles of Weight Training 3 ____
PET 135 *Personal Trainer 3 12
BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 4
HSV 259 *Introduction to Chemical Dependency 3 Second Semester Cr.
PNN 177 Practical Nursing II 4.5
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3 PNN 178 Practical Nursing III 4.5
____ PNN 205 Practical Nursing Pharmacology 1
16 PNN 322 Professional Topics II 1
BIO 151 Nutrition 3
Fourth Semester Cr. ____
ECE 133 *Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 14
BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab 4 Consideration for enrollment in the following courses is limited to those per-
PEC 230 *Introduction to Sports Medicine 3 sons meeting established criteria: 2.5 cumulative GPA and above average
SPC 112 *Public Speaking 3 standardized testing and clinical skills in selected courses.
Distributed Requirement 3 Summer Term Cr.
____ ADN 631 Nursing Care Through Lifespan III 4
16 ADN 132 Professional Topics III 1
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
*Required courses for the program ADN 133 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 1.5
____
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement. 9.5
Continuation in the program will require the student to submit a copy of his/her
current Practical Nursing License.
64 semester hours required
Fourth Semester Cr.
BIO 186 Microbiology 4
ADN 632 Nursing Care Through Lifespan IV 8.5
ADN 222 Pharmacology 3
ADN 320 Professional Topics IV 1
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
____
19.5

Fifth Semester Cr.


ADN 633 Nursing Care Through Lifespan V 10
ADN 330 Professional Topics V 1
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
____
14
86 semester hours required
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ADVANCED PLACEMENT PRACTICAL NURSING


(Clarinda, Council Bluffs and Harlan)
ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING
(Council Bluffs) The Practical Nursing program of study prepares graduates to pro-
vide direct nursing care for individual clients with common health
The Advanced Placement Associate Degree Nursing program of needs in structured health care settings under the direction and su-
study is designed specifically for the practicing LPN. This program pervision of a registered nurse or physician. Graduates are awarded
prepares students in role transition from LPN to RN, building on a diploma and are qualified to write the National Council of State
existing nursing foundations. With a curriculum designed to encom- Board of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) examination for practical nurses. This
pass care of individuals and families through the life span, theory common core of nursing knowledge supports an educational ladder
and clinical are enhanced through the use of the nursing process. concept and serves as the foundational courses for the Associate
Graduates of the program are awarded an Associate of Applied Sci- Degree Nursing program offered at the college.
ence (A.A.S.) degree. They are eligible for the NCLEX-RN exam
and are prepared to function in all areas of nursing. * Students must complete the curriculum described below:

* Students must complete the curriculum described below: Courses with PNN prefix must be completed in the sequence listed
below. Students must earn a “C” or higher in all required courses
Prerequisites: All non-nursing requirements have to be in order to graduate.
completed before enrollment in nursing course work. Cur-
rent valid PN license. Prerequisite: Current, valid CNA certificate.

Requirements for the Degree Cr. General Education Courses that must be completed prior to
BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs 4 first semester of nursing:
BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs 4 Cr.
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3 ENG 105 Composition I 3
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3 SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication OR 3
BIO 151 Nutrition 3 SPC 112 Public Speaking
SPC 112 Public Speaking OR 3 BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs 4
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs 4
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3 ____
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3 17
BIO 186 Microbiology 4
____ RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
30 First Semester Cr.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE PNN 321 Professional Topics I 1
First Semester Cr. PNN 201 Introduction to Math and Medications 1
ADN 131 *Bridging LPN to ADN, Theory and Lab 2 PNN 167 Foundations of Nursing 5
ADN 133 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 1.5 PNN 168 Practical Nursing I 5
ADN 222 Pharmacology 3 ____
____ 12
6.5
*IWCC graduates do not need to complete this course. Second Semester Cr.
PNN 177 Practical Nursing II 4.5
Second Semester Cr. PNN 178 Practical Nursing III 4.5
ADN 631 Nursing Care Through Lifespan III 4 PNN 205 Practical Nursing Pharmacology 1
ADN 132 Professional Topics III 1 PNN 322 Professional Topics II 1
____ BIO 151 Nutrition 3
5 ____
14
Third Semester Cr.
ADN 632 Nursing Care Through Lifespan IV 8.5 43 semester hours required
ADN 320 Professional Topics IV 1
____
9.5

Fourth Semester Cr.
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
____
3

Fifth Semester Cr.
ADN 633 Nursing Care Through Lifespan V 10
ADN 330 Professional Topics V 1
____
11

65 semester hours required


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RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PARAMEDIC SPECIALIST


(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Radiologic Technology program of study is designed for students The Paramedic Specialist program of study prepares students for a
who plan to pursue a career as a radiologic technician. Students challenging career in pre-hospital emergency medicine. Paramedic
acquire fundamental skills in patient positioning, medication admin- specialists are employed by ground ambulances, fire departments,
istration for select procedures, use of advanced medical imaging and air medical services. Students study medical and traumatic
equipment, and providing high quality medically accurate diagnostic emergencies, scene management, transportation techniques, and
radiographs for physicians to use in planning individualized patient pathophysiology. Upon completing the first semester, students sit
care. Graduates of this program can seek employment in hospitals, for the National Registry of EMT’s EMT-Basic examination. Students
clinics, physician offices or other health-related industries. Gradu- need to successfully become certified by the State of Iowa (as an
ates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science EMT-Basic) in order to continue in the program. Upon completing
(A.A.S.) degree. the program, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry of
EMT’s EMT-Paramedic examination. Graduates of this program are
Upon graduation from this program, students will be eligible to write awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination.
*Students must complete the curriculum described below:
* Students must complete the curriculum described below:
Prerequisite: Current, valid American Heart Association Health-
Courses that must be completed prior to first semester of care Provider CPR or American Red Cross CPR for Professional
Radiologic Technology: Rescuer certification.
Cr.
MAP 408 Medical Jurisprudence 2 Requirements for the Degree: Cr.
HSC 113 Medical Terminology 2 HSC 126 Anatomy for Allied Health 4
General Education courses required for the program: ENG 105 Composition I OR 3
A.A.S. Communications Requirement 3 ENG 111 Technical Writing
(ENG 105, 110 or 111) PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology OR 3
A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3 PSY 121 Developmental Psychology
(MAT 110 or higher) A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3 (MAT 110 or higher)
General Elective 2
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Semester Cr. RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
RAD 110 Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care 3 First Semester Cr.
RAD 118 Radiographic Anatomy and Procedures I 6.5 EMS 620 Paramedicine I 12
RAD 355 Radiographic Imaging I 6.5 HSC 113 Medical Terminology 2
RAD 202 Applied Clinical Education I 3
___
____
14
19
Summer Term Cr.
Second Semester Cr.
EMS 621 Paramedicine II 6
RAD 745 Pathology 3
RAD 415 Pharmacology and Contrast Media 2.5 ___
RAD 763 Image Evaluation 1 6
RAD 775 Radiologic Critical and Creative Thinking 2
RAD 805 Radiologic Physics I 3 Third Semester Cr.
RAD 232 Applied Clinical Education II 4.5 EMS 622 Paramedicine III 12
____ EMS 825 Advanced Medical Life Support 1
16 EMS 810 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
___
Summer Term Cr. 14
RAD 282 Applied Clinical Education III 7.5
____ Fourth Semester Cr.
7.5 EMS 623 Paramedicine IV 10
EMS 820 Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support 1
Third Semester Cr. EMS 815 Advanced Pediatric Life Support OR 1
RAD 375 Radiographic Imaging II 5 EMS 816 Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital
RAD 144 Radiographic Anatomy and Procedures II 2 Professionals
RAD 862 Radiobiology and Radiation Protection 3 MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
RAD 522 Applied Clinical Education IV 7.5 ____
____ 15
17.5

Fourth Semester Cr. 64 semester hours required


RAD 827 Radiologic Physics II 2
RAD 565 Applied Clinical Education V 7.5
RAD 728 Modality Imaging 4
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
RAD 152 Radiographic Anatomy and Procedures III 2
____
18.5

91.5 semester hours required


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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PARAMEDIC CERTIFICATE


(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
This program is an option for those students preparing themselves This Paramedic Certificate program is for practicing EMT-Basics
for a career in Emergency Medical Services. It is suitable for those who want to become paramedics. Graduates of this program are
students wanting to gain professional experience in EMS before awarded a certificate.
proceeding on to the paramedic level. Graduates of this program
are awarded a diploma. *Students must complete the curriculum described below:

*Students must complete the curriculum described below: Prerequisite: Current, valid American Heart Association Health
Care Provider CPR or American Red Cross CPR for Professional
Prerequisite: Current, valid American Heart Association Health Rescuer certification.
Care Provider CPR or American Red Cross CPR for Professional
Rescuer certification. RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Semester Cr.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE HSC 126 Anatomy for Allied Health 4
First Semester Cr. EMS 670 Foundations of Advanced Emergency Care 2
EMS 211 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic 6.5 EMS 671 Pharmacology and Pathology for 3
HSC 126 Anatomy for Allied Health 4 the Paramedic
HSC 113 Medical Terminology 2 EMS 672 Advanced Patient Assessment 2
Communications Requirement 3 EMS 673 Treatment in Advanced Emergency Care 3
(ENG 105, 110 or 111) _____ EMS 680 Paramedic Internship I 1.5
15.5 EMS 681 Paramedic Internship II 1.5
____
17
Second Semester Cr.
Mathematics Elective 3
(MAT 110 - 227) Second Semester Cr.
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3 EMS 674 Cardiology for the Paramedic 4
SPC 112 Public Speaking OR 3 EMS 675 Medical Emergency I 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication EMS 676 Medical Emergencies II 3
Humanities/Social Science Elective 3 EMS 677 Special Populations for the Paramedic 4
_____ EMS 810 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
12 EMS 682 Paramedic Internship III 1.5
EMS 683 Paramedic Internship IV 1.5
____
27.5 semester hours required 18

Third Semester Cr.


EMS 678 Traumatic Emergencies for the Paramedic 3
EMS 679 Advanced EMS Operations 3
EMS 815 Advanced Pediatric Life Support OR 1
EMS 816 Pediatric Education for Prehospital
Professionals
EMS 820 Prehospital Trauma Life Support 1
EMS 684 Paramedic Internship V 1.5
EMS 685 Paramedic Internship VI 1.5
EMS 686 Paramedic Capstone 1
____
12

47 semester hours required


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DENTAL HYGIENE DENTAL ASSISTANT


(Council Bluffs)
(Council Bluffs)
The Dental Hygiene program of study prepares students to become
preventive health professionals who provide educational and clinical The Dental Assistant program of study prepares students to assist
services to support oral health. These services include: evaluation; dentists in four-handed dentistry and to perform chairside related
charting oral disease and conditions; removing deposits from teeth; procedures. This program includes clinical experience at a dental
exposing and processing dental radiographs; and applying fluoride school and in area dental offices. We adhere to CDC and OSHA
and sealants to teeth. Graduates can seek positions in general or guidelines. A copy of our infection control policy is located in the
specialty dental practices, hospitals, research or academic institu- office of the Health Division. Graduates of this program are eligible
tions, public health, business and industry, or armed services. The
rigorous science-oriented curriculum is the foundational framework to take the Dental Assistant National Board and become a Certified
for applying principles from the social sciences and biomedical areas Dental Assistant. Graduates are also eligible to take the Iowa Dental
to patient oral care. Didactic courses are offered at Iowa Western; Assistants Registration Exam and become an Iowa Registered Den-
clinical experiences occur at the clinic-affiliated site, Creighton Uni- tal Assistant. Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma.
versity School of Dentistry, and at extramural community sites. We
adhere to CDC and OSHA guidelines. A copy of our infection control The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission
policy is located in the office of the Health Division. Upon program on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation
completion, graduates are awarded an Associate of Applied Science status of “approval without reporting requirements.”] The Com-
(A.A.S.) degree. To become a licensed professional, graduates must
successfully complete both the National Board Examination and a mission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the U.S.
state or regional exam. CPR certification is required. The program Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation
in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accredi- can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue,
tation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval Chicago, IL 60611.
without reporting requirements.”] The Commission is a specialized
accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312)
440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
Prerequisites for program application are the completion of First Semester Cr.
Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology with a grade HSC 125 Survey of Anatomy for Allied Health 2
of “C” or higher. DEA 271 Dental Theory I 6
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry or Chemistry I and II DEA 403 Dental Materials 3
must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher before begin- DEA 502 Dental Assisting Principles 4
ning the Dental Hygiene program. DEA 314 Radiography I 2
Communications Requirement 3
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE (ENG 105, 110 or 111)
First Semester Cr. ____
DHY 174 Principles of Dental Hygiene 5
DHY 121 Oral Histology and Embryology 2 20
DHY 114 Dental Hygiene Anatomical Sciences 4
DHY 155 Radiology 2 Second Semester Cr.
DHY 156 Radiology Lab 1.5 DEA 320 Radiography II 2
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3 DEA 602 Dental Specialties 4.5
____ DEA 706 Procedures for the Dental Office 2.5
17.5 DEA 275 Dental Theory II 5
Second Semester Cr. DEA 582 Dental Assisting Experience I 2
DHY 183 Dental Hygiene I Theory 2 Psychology Elective 3
DHY 184 Clinical Dental Hygiene I 3 ____
DHY 232 Nutrition and Preventive Dentistry 4 19
DHY 141 General and Oral Pathology 3
DHY 151 Dental Emergencies 2 Summer Term Cr.
DHY 211 Periodontology 2 DEA 585 Dental Assisting Experience II 5
____ DEA 933 Internship Seminar 1
16
____
Third Semester Cr. 6
DHY 283 Dental Hygiene II Theory 2
DHY 284 Clinical Dental Hygiene II 2.5 45 semester hours required
DHY 132 Dental Pharmacology 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3
____
10.5
Fourth Semester Cr.
DHY 293 Dental Hygiene III Theory 2
DHY 292 Clinical Dental Hygiene III 5
DHY 222 Biomaterials for Dental Hygienist 3
DHY 252 Community Dentistry 3
DHY 212 Periodontology II 2
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
____
18
Fifth Semester Cr.
DHY 303 Dental Hygiene IV Theory 2
DHY 302 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV 5
DHY 253 Community Oral Health Rotations 1
DHY 265 Current Dental Hygiene Practice 2
DHY 241 Dental Ethics 2
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
_____
18
80 semester hours required
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MEDICAL ASSISTANT MEDICAL OFFICE SERVICE


(Council Bluffs)
SPECIALIST
The Medical Assistant program of study prepares students to be (Council Bluffs)
employed as administrative and clinical assistants in physicians’
offices. The ten-month program includes practical experience in a The Medical Office Service Specialist program of study prepares the
physician’s office. Upon completion, students are eligible to take student for an entry-level position in a medical office. Graduates of
the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) examination this program are awarded a certificate.
to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). Graduates of this
program are awarded a diploma. * Students must complete the curriculum described below:

The Medical Assistant Program at Iowa Western Community College Cr.


is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health HSC 125 Survey of Anatomy for Allied Health 2
Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Medical MAP 408 Medical Jurisprudence 2
Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB). For more information, MAP 125 Medical Office Practice I 3
contact the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education MAP 126 Medical Office Practice II 3
Programs (CAAHEP) at this address: 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite MAP 140 Principles of Medical Insurance 3
1970, Chicago, IL 60601-2208. Phone: (312) 553-9355). HSC 113 Medical Terminology 2
ENG 110 Writing for the Workplace 3
Part-time entry each semester (arrangements on an individual
basis.)

Students must be able to type a minimum of 35 words per minute. 18 semester hours required
* Students must complete the curriculum described below:

Prerequisite: Infant/Child/Adult CPR and First Aid Certificate.


MAERB accepted.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE


First Semester Cr.
HSC 126 Anatomy for Allied Health 4
MAP 333 Fundamentals of Medical Assisting I 4
MAP 125 Medical Office Practice I 3
HSC 113 Medical Terminology 2
MAP 408 Medical Jurisprudence 2
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
Communications Requirement 3
(ENG 105, 110 or 111)
____
21

Second Semester Cr.


MAP 215 Medical Laboratory Techniques 4
MAP 338 Fundamentals of Medical Assisting II 4
MAP 140 Principles of Medical Insurance 3
MAP 126 Medical Office Practice II 3
MAP 514 Basics of Pharmacology 3
Psychology Elective 3
____
20

Summer Term Cr.


MAP 612 Medical Assistant Externship 3
MAP 601 Medical Assistant Seminar 1
____
4

45 semester hours required


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SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY


(Council Bluffs)
A.A.S. OPTION
(Council Bluffs) The Surgical Technology program of study is designed to prepare
students to become skilled operating room technicians. The program
The Surgical Technology A.A.S. Option program of study is designed prepares students to practice under the supervision of a physician or
to prepare students to become skilled operating room technicians. registered nurse and to function as a member of the surgical team.
The program prepares students to practice under the supervision of Sterile techniques, operative procedures, anatomy and microbiol-
a physician or registered nurse and to function as a member of the ogy, as applied to surgery, are studied. Graduates of this program
surgical team. Sterile techniques, operative procedures, anatomy are awarded a diploma.
and physiology, and microbiology, as applied to surgery, are studied.
Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
Science (A.A.S.) degree.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
* Students must complete the curriculum described below: First Semester Cr.
BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs 4
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE ENG 105 Composition I 3
First Semester Cr. SUR 130 Introduction to Surgical Technology 2
BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs 4 HSC 113 Medical Terminology 2
ENG 105 Composition I 3 SUR 141 Introduction to Basic Surgical Principles 6
SUR 130 Introduction to Surgical Technology 2 _____
HSC 113 Medical Terminology 2 17
SUR 141 Introduction to Basic Surgical Principles 6
_____ Second Semester Cr.
17 SUR 220 Basic Surgical Principles 7
SUR 221 Surgical Technology 10
Second Semester Cr. BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs 4
SUR 220 Basic Surgical Principles 7 _____
SUR 221 Surgical Technology 10 21
BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs 4
_____ Summer Term Cr.
21 SUR 320 Advanced Surgical Technology 7
BIO 186 Microbiology 4
Summer Term Cr. _____
SUR 320 Advanced Surgical Technology 7 11
BIO 186 Microbiology 4
_____
11
49 semester hours required
Fourth Semester Cr.
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
SUR 530 Externship in Surgical Technology 5
_____
17

66 semester hours required


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HUMAN SERVICES: HUMAN SERVICES:


ADDICTIVE STUDIES GENERALIST
(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Human Services Addictive Studies program of study prepares The Human Services Generalist program of study prepares students
students to work in the field of chemical dependency counseling. for careers and further study in the human services field. Upon
Upon graduation, individuals will have met all the educational re- graduation, students are prepared to begin working as a human
quirements to be certified as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor by the services professional in such areas as: domestic violence, crisis
Iowa Board of Certification. Graduates of this program are awarded intervention, child welfare, and with the elderly. Graduates of this
an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE


First Semester Cr. First Semester Cr.
ENG 105 Composition I 3 ENG 105 Composition I 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
HSV 259 *Introduction to Chemical Dependency 3 HSV 259 *Introduction to Chemical Dependency 3
HSV 109 *Introduction to Human Services 3 HSV 109 *Introduction to Human Services 3
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4
(MAT 121 - 227) _____ (MAT 121 - 227)
15-16 _____
15-16
Second Semester Cr.
ENG 106 Composition II 3 Second Semester Cr.
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3 ENG 106 Composition II 3
HSV 225 *Interviewing and Counseling 3 SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
HSV 131 *Fundamentals of Case Management 3 HSV 225 *Interviewing and Counseling 3
Lab Science Requirement 4 HSV 131 *Fundamentals of Case Management 3
____ Lab Science Requirement 4
16 ____
16
Summer Term Cr.
Humanities Elective 3 Summer Term Cr.
Philosophy Elective 3 Humanities Elective 3
____ Philosophy Elective 3
6 ____
6
Third Semester Cr.
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 Third Semester Cr.
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3 SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
HUM 287 *Leadership Development Studies 3 PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
HSV 115 *Agency and Community Resources 3 HUM 287 *Leadership Development Studies 3
HSV 226 *Fundamentals of Family Counseling 3 HSV 115 *Agency and Community Resources 3
____ *Human Services Elective 3
15 ____
15
Fourth Semester Cr.
PSY 241 *Abnormal Psychology 3 Fourth Semester Cr.
HSV 228 *Group Counseling Theories and Practices 3 HSV 140 *Social Work and Social Welfare 3
HSV 140 *Social Work and Social Welfare 3 HSV 802 *Internship 2
HSV 802 *Internship 2 Mathematics/Science Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3 Distributed Requirement 3
____ *Human Services Elective 3
14 ____
14
*Required courses for the program
*Required courses for the program
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

66 semester hours required


66 semester hours required
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PRE-SOCIAL WORK TRANSFER YOUTH WORKER
(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Human Services Pre-Social Work program of study is designed The Human Services Youth Worker program of study prepares
for students intending to transfer to four-year institutions with social students to work with children and adolescents within a variety of
work programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. settings such as residential treatment centers, group homes, run-
The Human Services Pre-Social Work curriculum stresses general away crisis shelters, hospital-based adolescent programs, and in
education coursework. The program listed below is a recommended juvenile detention centers. Graduates of this program are awarded
curriculum. However, students are encouraged to see their program an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
advisor for specific course recommendations. Graduates of this
program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Semester Cr.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE ENG 105 Composition I 3
First Semester Cr. PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3 HSV 259 *Introduction to Chemical Dependency 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 HSV 109 *Introduction to Human Services 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3 A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4
HSV 109 *Introduction to Human Services 3 (MAT 121 - 227)
Mathematics/Science Elective 3-4 ______
____ 15-16
15-16
Second Semester Cr.
Second Semester Cr. ENG 106 Composition II 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3 SOC 230 *Juvenile Delinquency 3
BIO 112 General Biology I 4 HSV 225 *Interviewing and Counseling 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3 HSV 131 *Fundamentals of Case Management 3
HSV 225 *Interviewing and Counseling 3 Lab Science Requirement 4
HSV 131 *Fundamentals of Case Management 3 ____
___ 16
16
Summer Term Cr.
Third Semester Cr. Humanities Elective 3
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 Philosophy Elective 3
(MAT 121 - 227) ____
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3 6
ECN 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HUM 287 *Leadership Development Studies 3 Third Semester Cr.
HSV 115 *Agency and Community Resources 3 SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
Philosophy Elective 3 PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
____ HUM 287 *Leadership Development Studies 3
18-19 HSV 115 *Agency and Community Resources 3
HSV 190 *Youth Care Issues 3
Fourth Semester Cr. ____
HIS 151 United States History to 1877 3 15
POL 111 American National Government 3
HSV 228 *Group Counseling Theories and Practices 3 Fourth Semester Cr.
HSV 140 *Social Work and Social Welfare 3 PSY 224 *Adolescent Psychology 3
Humanities Elective 3 HSV 140 *Social Work and Social Welfare 3
___ HSV 802 *Internship 2
15 *Human Services Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3
*Required courses for the program ____
14
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
*Required courses for the program

64 semester hours required One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

66 semester hours required


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PRE-LAW UNIVERSITY TRANSFER PARALEGAL STUDIES


(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Pre-Law University Transfer program of study prepares students The Paralegal Studies program of study prepares students for a
for a law career by combining a broad liberal arts education with variety of paralegal positions. The program focuses on basic legal
specific preparation in both law and business. Students may transfer courses exploring the great diversity of the profession and legal sub-
to a four-year university to complete their undergraduate training. ject matter. Significant emphasis is placed upon practical application
Students must complete the curriculum as described and maintain as well as general legal theory. Ethical concerns and legal research
a 3.0 grade point average for graduation. Graduates of this program and writing skills are emphasized in each course. An internship is
are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. an integral part of the paralegal studies curriculum. Students must
complete the curriculum as described and maintain a 2.5 grade
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE point average to graduate. Students must earn a grade of
First Semester Cr. “B” or higher in their internship course to graduate. Graduates
ENG 105 Composition I 3 of this program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
SOC 110 *Introduction to Sociology 3
POL 111 *American National Government 3 RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
BUS 185 *Business Law I 3 First Semester Cr.
Mathematics/Science Elective 3 PRL 101 *Paralegal Studies Orientation 3
____ ENG 105 Composition I 3
15 POL 111 *American National Government 3
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4
Second Semester Cr. (MAT 121 - 227)
ENG 106 Composition II 3 Humanities Elective 3
BUS 186 *Business Law II 3 Distributed Requirement 3
POL 201 *The United States Constitution 3 ____
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 18-19
(MAT 121 - 227)
General Electives 4-5 Second Semester Cr.
_____ PRL 115 *Legal Research and Writing 4
16-18 ENG 106 Composition II 3
POL 201 *The United States Constitution 3
Third Semester Cr. SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
CRJ 130 *Criminal Law 3 Mathematics/Science Elective 3
LIT 110 *American Literature to Mid 1800s 3 Humanities Elective 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 ____
General Elective 3 19
Humanities Elective 3
____ Third Semester Cr.
15 PRL 168 *Property/Probate 3
BUS 185 *Business Law I 3
Fourth Semester Cr. Humanities Elective 3
PRL 161 *Family Law 3 PRL 176 *Civil Litigation 3
PSY 111 *Introduction to Psychology 3 Lab Science Requirement 4
PRL 115 *Legal Research and Writing 4 ____
Philosophy Elective 3 16
Lab Science Requirement 3-4
_____ Fourth Semester Cr.
16-17 PRL 281 *Legal Ethics 2
PRL 161 *Family Law 3
*Required courses for the program CRJ 130 *Criminal Law 3
PRL 130 *Torts 3
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement. PRL 933 *Internship 3
Social Science Elective 3
____
17
64 semester hours required
*Required courses for the program

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

70 semester hours required


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CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY


(Clarinda and Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Criminal Justice program of study is designed to provide The Fire Science Technology program of study is designed to enhance
students with the background necessary to enter the justice field the careers of students already employed as firefighters as well as
and/or to continue their education at a four-year institution upon those interested in this as a new career. Students progress system-
graduation. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate atically through an extended program of study. Courses emphasize
of Arts (A.A.) degree. state-of-the-art fire fighting techniques, as well as preparing firefighters
for administrative duties. Graduates of this program are awarded an
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
First Semester Cr.
ENG 105 Composition I 3 RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
CRJ 100 *Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 First Semester
CRJ 111 *Police and Society 3 Cr.
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 ENG 105 Composition I 3
Social Science Elective 3 A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4
____ (MAT 121 - 227)
15 Humanities Elective 3
Fire Science Electives 6
Second Semester Cr. ____
ENG 106 Composition II 3 15-16
CRJ 120 *Introduction to Corrections 3
CRJ 133 *Constitutional Criminal Procedures 3 Second Semester Cr.
Humanities Elective 3 ENG 106 Composition II 3
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 Mathematics/Science Elective 3-4
(MAT 121 - 227) Social Science Elective 3
_____ Fire Science Electives 6
15-16 ____
15-16
Third Semester Cr.
CRJ 130 *Criminal Law 3 Third Semester Cr.
CRJ 258 *Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3 Social Science Elective 3
Distributed Requirement 3 Lab Science Elective 4
Lab Science Requirement 4 Fire Science Electives 6
Social Science Elective 3 ____
____ 13
16
Fourth Semester Cr.
Fourth Semester Cr. Social Science Elective 3
Humanities Electives 6 Humanities Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3 SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
General Electives 6 Fire Science Electives 6
Social Science Elective 3 ___
____ 15
18
Fifth Semester Cr.
*Required courses for the program Humanities Elective 3
Fire Science Electives 6
Recommended Social Science, Distributed and General Elec- Distributed Requirement 3
tives: ___
Cr. 12
CRJ 160 Introduction to Forensic Investigation 3
CRJ 220 Community Based Corrections 3 Sixth Semester Cr.
CRJ 230 Evidence 3 Fire Science Elective 3
CRJ 240 Criminal Investigation 3 ___
CRJ 290 Criminal Justice Cooperative Education 3 3
HIS 151 United States History to 1877 3
POL 111 American National Government 3 Required Courses for the Program: Cr.
POL 201 The United States Constitution 3 FIR 101 Introduction to Fire Protection Technology 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3 FIR 131 Codes and Inspection 3
PSY 241 Abnormal Psychology 3 FIR 135 Industrial Fire Hazards 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3 FIR 145 Fire Strategy and Tactics 3
SOC 200 Minority Group Relations 3 FIR 148 Hydraulics and Pumping Applications 3
SOC 230 Juvenile Delinquency 3 FIR 152 Fire Protection Systems 3
SOC 235 Gangs 3 FIR 157 Fire Protection Equipment 3
SOC 240 Criminology 3 FIR 180 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials 3
FIR 225 Municipal Fire Administration 3
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement. FIR 235 Fire Investigation 3
FIR 270 Survey of Construction 3

64 semester hours required One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

73 semester hours required


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FORENSIC INVESTIGATION FORENSIC INVESTIGATION


(Council Bluffs)
CERTIFICATE
The Forensic Investigation program of study examines the ap- (Council Bluffs)
plication of science as it applies to law and criminal investigation.
Students interested in careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, The Professional Certificate in Forensic Investigation program of
chemistry, biology, nursing, medicine, and related fields will find study is designed for the in-service professional seeking further
completion of this curriculum, along with requisite work experience, career development and professional growth. Successful comple-
will enable them to sit for the crime scene investigator certification tion of this program, along with requisite work experience, will
examination offered by the International Association of Identification. enable students to sit for the crime scene investigator certification
Completion of an internship is optional. Graduates of this program examination offered by the International Association of Identification.
are awarded an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE Candidates must have an associate or higher academic degree.
First Semester Cr.
ENG 105 Composition I 3 * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
CRJ 100 *Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 160 *Introduction to Forensic Investigation 3 Cr.
CRJ 111 *Police and Society 3 CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
BIO 157 *Human Biology 4
CRJ 130 Criminal Law 3
____
16 CRJ 111 Police and Society 3
CRJ 230 Evidence OR 3
Second Semester Cr. CRJ 133 Constitutional Criminal Procedures
ENG 106 Composition II 3 CRJ 160 Introduction to Forensic Investigation 3
CRJ 133 *Constitutional Criminal Procedures 3 CRJ 142 Criminalistics 3
CRJ 142 *Criminalistics 3 CRJ 258 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3 CRJ 260 Medicolegal Death Investigation 3
BIO 168 *Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 4 CRJ 190 Techniques of Crime Scene Search and 3
Distributed Requirement 3 Management
____
19
27 semester hours required
Third Semester Cr.
CRJ 260 *Medicolegal Death Investigation 3
CRJ 258 *Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
CHM 122 Introduction to General Chemistry 4
A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3-4
(MAT 121 - 227)
_____
17-18

Fourth Semester Cr.


CRJ 190 *Techniques of Crime Scene Search and 3
Management
SOC 200 Minority Group Relations OR 3
SOC 240 Criminology
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
CRJ 291 *Forensic Investigation Cooperative 3
Education OR
CRJ 130 Criminal Law OR
CRJ 240 Criminal Investigation
A.S. Mathematics/Science Elective 4-5

____
16

*Required courses for the program

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

64 semester hours required


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EDUCATION: GRADES K-12 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION


(Clarinda and Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)

The Education: Grades K-12 program of study is designed for The Early Childhood Education program of study is designed for
students who wish to become preschool, elementary or secondary students who wish to become early childhood teachers in birth
teachers. The curriculum is structured so that students have the through grade three classrooms. The curriculum provides students
opportunity to explore the field of teaching. It is designed for trans- with a foundation in best practices with an emphasis in planning,
fer to institutions that offer teaching certificates. Graduates of this leading, and evaluating learning experiences through observation,
program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. discussion and active participation. Students apply research and
theory by demonstrating newly acquired skills in the Laboratory
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE School. The program is designed for transfer to institutions that
First Semester Cr. offer teacher certification. Graduates of this program are awarded
ENG 105 Composition I 3 an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3 RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
EDU 210 *Foundations of Education 3 First Semester Cr.
ECE 170 *Child Growth and Development OR 3 ECE 103 *Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
PSY 121 *Developmental Psychology ECE 170 *Child Growth and Development 3
___ PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
15 ENG 105 Composition I 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
Second Semester Cr. ART 101 Art Appreciation OR 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3 MUS 100 Music Appreciation
HIS 151 United States History to 1877 OR 3 ____
HIS 152 United States History since 1877 18
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 Second Semester C r.
EDU 245 *Exceptional Learner 3 ECE 221 *Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3
MAT 157 Statistics 4 ECE 133 *Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
___ ENG 106 Composition II 3
16 HIS 151 United States History to 1877 OR 3
HIS 152 United States History since 1877
Third Semester Cr. ENV 111 Environmental Science 4
BIO 105 Introductory Biology 4 ____
LIT 110 American Literature to Mid 1800s OR 3 16
LIT 140 British Literature I
EDU 240 Educational Psychology 3 Third Semester Cr.
**General Elective 3 ECE 153 *Early Childhood Curriculum I with Lab 4
Diversity Requirement 3 ECE 244 *Early Childhood Guidance with Lab 4
___ LIT 110 American Literature to Mid-1800s OR 3
16 LIT 140 British Literature I
**MAT 117 Math for Elementary Teachers recommended for MAT 157 Statistics 4
Elementary Education majors. Physical Science Elective 3
____
Fourth Semester Cr. 18
ENV 111 Environmental Science 4
POL 111 American National Government 3 Fourth Semester Cr.
EDU 235 *Children’s Literature OR 3 ECE 154 *Early Child Curriculum II with Lab 6
PSY 224 *Adolescent Psychology POL 111 American National Government 3
ART 101 Art Appreciation OR 3 PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
MUS 100 Music Appreciation MAT 117 Math for Elementary Teachers 3
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 ____
EDU 280 *Educator Internship 1 15
___
17 *Required courses for the program.

*Required courses for the program. One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

Elementary Education majors must take ECE 170 and EDU 235.
Secondary Education majors must take PSY 121 and PSY 224. 66 semester hours required

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

64 semester hours required


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EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES EARLY CHILDHOOD DIPLOMA


(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)

The Early Childhood Studies program of study prepares students The Early Childhood Diploma program of study is designed to provide
to become lead teachers and child specialists in preschools, family students with a foundation in best practices with an emphasis in the
child care homes, and Head Start programs. Students are involved development of the young child, planning activities and working
in planning, leading and evaluating learning experiences through with families. Students apply research and theory by demonstrat-
observation, discussion and active participation. Students culminate ing newly acquired skills in the Laboratory School. This program
their educational experience with a field experience and practicum prepares students to be assistant preschool teachers and nannies.
in a variety of early childhood settings. Students must maintain First Students must maintain First Aid/CPR certification throughout
Aid/CPR certification throughout the program. Graduates of this pro- the program. Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma.
gram are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
* Students must complete the curriculum described below:
* Students must complete the curriculum described below:
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE First Semester Cr.
First Semester Cr. ECE 244 Early Childhood Guidance with Lab 4
ECE 244 Early Childhood Guidance with Lab 4 ECE 103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 ECE 170 Child Growth and Development 3
ECE 170 Child Growth and Development 3 ECE 153 Early Childhood Curriculum I with Lab 4
ECE 153 Early Childhood Curriculum I with Lab 4 SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3 ____
____ 17
17
Second Semester Cr.
Second Semester Cr. ECE 120 Communication with Families 2
ECE 120 Communication with Families 2 ECE 133 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
ECE 154 Early Childhood Curriculum II with Lab 6 ECE 154 Early Childhood Curriculum II with Lab 6
ECE 221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3 ECE 221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3
ECE 133 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 ENG 110 Writing for the Workplace OR 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3 ENG 105 Composition I
____
____ 17
17
Third Semester Cr. 34 semester hours required
EDU 235 Children’s Literature 3
EDU 245 Exceptional Learner 3
ECE 268 Early Childhood Field Experience 4
Early Childhood Studies Elective 2-4
A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3
(MAT 110 or higher)
____
15-17

Fourth Semester Cr.


ECE 269 Early Child Field Practicum 7
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
Social Science Elective 3
____
16

Early Childhood Studies electives must be selected


from the following: Cr.
ECE 125 School Age Child 2
ECE 292 Early Childhood Administration 4
HSV 131 Fundamentals of Case Management 3

65 semester hours required


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EARLY CHILDHOOD MATHEMATICS


ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE (Clarinda and Council Bluffs)
(Council Bluffs) The Mathematics program of study prepares students to transfer to
a baccalaureate program in mathematics. Students also have the
The Early Childhood Administration Certificate program of study mathematics prerequisite needed for science classes at the junior
is designed for early childhood professionals who wish to pursue and senior level. Graduates of this program are awarded an As-
an administrative career. The certificate provides leadership and sociate of Science (A.S.) degree.
management skills necessary to successfully administer an early
childhood program. Students must have an associate or higher RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
academic degree to obtain this certificate. First Semester Cr.
MAT 211 *Calculus I 5
* Students must complete the curriculum described below: ENG 105 Composition I 3
*Science Elective with Lab 5
Cr. General Education Elective 3
ECE 292 Early Childhood Administration 4 ____
MGT 130 Principles of Supervision 3 16
ACC 111 Introduction to Accounting 3
MGT 175 Introduction to Law for Managers 3 Second Semester Cr.
and Supervisors MAT 217 *Calculus II 5
BUS 130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 ENG 106 Composition II 3
Social Science Elective 3
General Education Electives 6
16 semester hours required ____
17

Third Semester Cr.


MAT 220 *Calculus III 5
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
Humanities Elective 3
Career Program General Education Elective 3
____
CHILD DEVELOPMENT 14

CERTIFICATE Fourth Semester


MAT 225 *Elementary Differential Equations OR
Cr.
4
(Council Bluffs)
MAT 227 *Elementary Differential Equations with
The Child Development Certificate program of study prepares stu- Laplace Transforms
dents for careers in the early childhood profession. Students become MAT 157 *Statistics 4
knowledgeable in career development; guidance and discipline; Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
health, safety and nutrition; and curriculum planning. Graduates of General Education Electives 6
this program are awarded a certificate. ____
17
Upon completion of the certificate, students are eligible for CDA
certification from the Council for Professional Recognition. *Required courses for the program

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
First Semester Cr.
ECE 103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 244 Early Childhood Guidance 4
___ 64 semester hours required
7

Second Semester Cr.


ECE 133 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
ECE 221 *Infant/Toddler Care and Education OR 3
ECE 153 *Early Childhood Curriculum I 4
____
6-7

*Course selection depends on age group credential.

13-14 semester hours required


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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES CHEMISTRY


(Clarinda and Council Bluffs) (Clarinda and Council Bluffs)
The Biological Sciences program of study provides a background The Chemistry program of study encompasses the first two years
in various areas of the life sciences. This program is intended for of a university chemistry major. Chemists are in demand worldwide
students who plan to transfer and study biological sciences at four- in technological fields, including plastics, medicine, pharmacology,
year institutions. Some areas of opportunity for graduates having vaccines, recombinant DNA, and other related areas. Graduates of
this major and a baccalaureate degree include medicine, the allied this program are awarded an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.
health fields, science education, wildlife conservation, forestry, soil
conservation, fishery management, and many others. Graduates of RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
this program are awarded an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. First Semester Cr.
ENG 105 Composition I 3
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE CHM 166 *General Chemistry I 5
First Semester Cr. MAT 211 *Calculus I 5
ENG 105 Composition I 3 Social Science Elective 3
BIO 112 *General Biology I 4 ____
CHM 166 General Chemistry I 5 16
Social Science Elective 3
A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 Second Semester Cr.
(MAT 121 - 227) ENG 106 Composition II 3
_____ CHM 176 *General Chemistry II 5
19-20 MAT 217 *Calculus II 5
Humanities Elective 3
Second Semester Cr. ____
ENG 106 Composition II 3 16
BIO 113 *General Biology II 4
CHM 176 General Chemistry II 5 Third Semester Cr.
Humanities Elective 3 SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
____ CHM 263 *Organic Chemistry I 5
15 PHY 210 *Classical Physics I (Calculus based) 4
PHY 211 *Classical Physics I Lab 1
Third Semester Cr. Humanities/Social Science Electives 6
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 ____
BIO 168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Labs OR 4 19
ENV 111 Environmental Science
Humanities/Social Science Elective 3 Fourth Semester Cr.
General Elective 4 CHM 273 *Organic Chemistry II 5
____ PHY 220 *Classical Physics II (Calculus based) 4
14 PHY 221 *Classical Physics II Lab 1
Humanities/Social Science Electives 6
Fourth Semester Cr. ____
BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs OR 4 16
BIO 186 Microbiology
Biology Elective 4 *Required courses for the program
Social Science Elective 3
Humanities/Social Science Electives 6 One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
____
17
64 semester hours required
*Required courses for the program

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

64 semester hours required


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MICROBIOLOGY TRANSFER PRE-BIOTECHNOLOGY AND


(Clarinda and Council Bluffs)
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
The Microbiology Transfer program of study provides the student (Council Bluffs)
with the first two years of an Iowa State University baccalaureate
degree in microbiology. This program meets requirements for the first The Pre-Biotechnology and Molecular Biology program of study
two years of the Iowa State University microbiology major. Graduates prepares graduates to function as an entry-level laboratory technician
of this program are awarded an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. in research and/or biotechnology labs. This program also prepares
students for further study in a range of related degree programs at
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE a four-year college. Curricula includes biology and chemistry with
First Semester Cr. laboratory courses directly relevant to current research in biotechnol-
ENG 105 Composition I 3 ogy, including recombinant DNA, protein technology, tissue culture
BIO 112 *General Biology I 4 and molecular genetics. Graduates of this program are awarded
CHM 166 *General Chemistry I 5 an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.
Social Science Elective 3
____ RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
15 First Semester Cr.
BIO 267 *Introduction to Biotechnology 4
Second Semester Cr. MAT 140 *Finite Math 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3 CHM 122 *Introduction to General Chemistry 4
BIO 113 *General Biology II 4 BIO 112 *General Biology 4
CHM 176 *General Chemistry II 5 ___
MAT 157 *Statistics 4 15
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics 3
____ Second Semester Cr.
19 ENG 105 Composition I 3
CHM 132 *Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 5
Third Semester Cr. BIO 113 *General Biology II 4
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 BIO 740 *Biomedical Occupational Health and Safety 3
CHM 263 *Organic Chemistry I 5 Social Science Elective 3
BIO 157 Human Biology 4 ___
Humanities/Social Science Electives 6 18
____
18 Third Semester Cr.
ENG 106 Composition II 3
Fourth Semester Cr. BIO 147 *Genetics 5
BIO 186 *Microbiology 4 BIO 186 *Microbiology 4
CHM 273 *Organic Chemistry II 5 Social Science Elective 3
Humanities/Social Science Electives 3 ___
____ 15
12
Fourth Semester Cr.
*Required courses for the program BIO 268 *Advanced Biotechnology 5
SPC 112 *Public Speaking 3
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement. Humanities Elective 3
*Pre-Biotechnology Electives 8
___
64 semester hours required 19

*Required courses for the program

Pre-Biotechnology Electives must be selected from


the following:

AGA 115 Principles of Agronomy
AGH 221 Principles of Horticulure
BIO 908 Cooperative Education
BIO 125 Plant Biology
ENV 111 Enviornmental Science
PHY 156 General Physics I
PHY 157 General Physics I Lab
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

67 semester hours required


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PRE-BIOTECHNOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY
TECHNICIAN (Clarinda and Council Bluffs)
(Council Bluffs) The Psychology program of study prepares students to transfer
to four-year colleges and universities to complete undergraduate
The Pre-Biotechnology Technician program of study encompasses majors in psychology and/or related fields. Students acquire a broad
the first two years of a university biotechnology technician major. understanding of human behavior that encompasses adjustment,
Biotechnology technicians are in demand worldwide in the bio- development, abnormality, counseling, research, and intelligence.
processing industry. This program draws its courses from biology, The curriculum includes courses which provide both practical and
chemistry, engineering, manufacturing, and agricultural fields of theoretical information. Graduates of this program are awarded an
study. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
Science (A.S.) degree.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE First Semester Cr.
First Semester Cr. ENG 105 Composition I 3
BIO 267 *Introduction to Biotechnology 4 SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
CHM 122 *Introduction to General Chemistry 4 PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
MAT 129 *Precalculus 5 PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3 SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
___ ____
16 15
Second Semester Cr. Second Semester Cr.
BIO 105 *Introductory Biology 4 ENG 106 Composition II 3
CHM 132 *Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 4 LIT 111 American Literature 3
MAT 211 *Calculus I 5 PSY 293 Issues in Psychology 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3 SOC 270 Social and Behavioral Research 3
___ A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4
16 (MAT 121 - 227)
_____
Summer Term Cr. 15-16
SPC 112 *Public Speaking 3
___ Third Semester Cr.
3 HUM 160 Survey of the Arts 3
BIO 112 General Biology I 4
Third Semester Cr. PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
MAT 217 *Calculus II 5 General Electives 7
PHY 210 *Classical Physics I (Calculus-based) 4 ____
PHY 211 *Classical Physics I Lab 1 17
Social Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3 Fourth Semester Cr.
___ BIO 113 General Biology II 4
16 PSY 241 Abnormal Psychology 3
General Electives 10
Fourth Semester Cr. ____
MAT 220 *Calculus III 5 17
PHY 220 *Classical Physics II (Calculus-based) 4
PHY 221 *Classical Physics II Lab 1 *Required courses for the program
BIO 740 *Biomedical Occupational Health and Safety 3
Social Science Elective 3 Must include 12 credits from the following: Cr.
___ PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
16 PSY 113 Personality and Adjustment 3
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
*Required courses for the program PSY 224 Adolescent Psychology 3
PSY 225 Adult Developmental Psychology 3
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement. PSY 241 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 251 Social Psychology 3
PSY 261 Human Sexuality 3
PSY 281 Educational Psychology 3
67 semester hours required PSY 293 Issues in Psychology 3

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

64 semester hours required


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SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIOLOGY


(Clarinda and Council Bluffs) (Clarinda and Council Bluffs)
The Social Sciences program of study enables students to transfer The Sociology program of study prepares students to transfer to soci-
to four-year institutions to major in social sciences or to pursue a ology departments and programs at four-year colleges and universi-
liberal arts education. Students acquire the content information ties. The curriculum is designed to teach students the fundamentals
and analytical skills of the social sciences by choosing from courses of sociological principles, analysis and research skills. Graduates of
in economics, history, anthropology, geography, political science,
sociology and psychology. Graduates of this program are awarded this program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE First Semester Cr.
First Semester Cr. ENG 105 Composition I 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3 SOC 110 *Introduction to Sociology 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
Humanities Elective 3 Humanities Elective 3
*Social Science Electives 6
____ Social Science Elective 3
15 ____
15
Second Semester Cr.
ENG 106 Composition II 3 Second Semester Cr.
Mathematics/Science Elective 3 ENG 106 Composition II 3
Humanities Elective 3 SOC 115 Social Problems 3
Social Science Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3
Computer Science Elective 3
____ Humanities Elective 3
15 Social Science Elective 3
____
Third Semester Cr. 15
Humanities Elective 3
A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4 Third Semester Cr.
(MAT 121 - 227) Sociology Elective 3
*Social Science Electives 6 Humanities Elective 3
General Electives 6
_____ A.A. Mathematics Requirement 3-4
18-19 (MAT 121 - 227)
General Electives 7
Fourth Semester Cr. _____
Social Science Elective 3 16-17
Lab Science Requirement 4
General Electives 9 Fourth Semester Cr.
____ Sociology Elective 3
16
*Required courses for the program Lab Science Requirement 4
General Electives 11
____
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement. 18

*Required courses for the program


64 semester hours required
Must include 12 credits from the following: Cr.
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 115 Social Problems 3
SOC 120 Marriage and Family 3
SOC 200 Minority Group Relations 3
SOC 210 Men, Women and Society 3
SOC 230 Juvenile Delinquency 3
SOC 235 Gangs 3
SOC 240 Criminology 3
SOC 250 Sociology of Deviance 3
SOC 270 Social and Behavioral Research Methods 3

Other Courses Recommended to Meet Program


Requirements: Cr.
HIS 151 United States History to 1877 3
HIS 152 United States History since 1877 3
POL 111 American National Government 3
POL 112 American State and Local Government 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 241 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 251 Social Psychology 3
PSY 293 Issues in Psychology 3

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

64 semester hours required


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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS


(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Automotive Technology program of study is designed to prepare
students to become proficient, entry-level automotive technicians. Stu- The Automotive Mechanics program of study is a one-year program
dents desiring to enter this high tech profession can take advantage of admitting students in the spring and fall semesters. A combination
the training offered in all eight of the A.S.E. certification areas to acquire
the skills needed to succeed. Instruction includes a wide variety of theory of theory classes and hands-on training in the lab and shop prepare
classes and up-to-date practical experience. The Automotive Technol- students to become entry-level vehicle maintenance mechanics.
ogy program is a two-year program admitting students in the spring and Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma.
fall semesters. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of
Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
* Students must complete the curriculum described below:
* Students must complete 17.5 semester credit hours of laboratory * Students must complete 7.5 semester credit hours of labora-
instruction and/or internship. tory instruction and/or internship.
* All internships must be approved by the automotive program chair
prior to registration. * All internships must be approved by the automotive program
* Students must complete a minimum of 42 contact hours of parts chair prior to registration.
procurement orientation as a component of Automotive Lab I, II, III,
IV, V or VI as scheduled by the program chair. * Students must complete a minimum of 42 contact hours of
The IWCC Automotive Technology program is nationally certified by parts procurement orientation as a component of Automotive
N.A.T.E.F. (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) and Lab I, II or III as scheduled by the program chair.
A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence),13505 Dulles Technology Dr.,
Suite 2, Herndon, VA 20171-3421. The program is locally endorsed by The Iowa Western Automotive Technology program is nationally
the Lake Manawa Auto Dealers Association. certified by N.A.T.E.F. (National Automotive Technicians Education
Foundation) and A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence), 13505
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE Dulles Technology Dr., Suite 2, Herndon, VA 20171-3421. The
First Semester Cr.
AUT 112 *Automotive Shop Practices 2 program is locally endorsed by the Lake Manawa Auto Dealers
AUT 130 *Automotive Maintenance and Inspection 2 Association.
Procedures
AUT 603 Basic Automotive Electricity 3 RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
AUT 632 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems 3 First Semester Cr.
AUT 895 Automotive Career Seminar I .5
AUT 881 Automotive Lab I 3 AUT 112 *Automotive Shop Practices 2
A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3 AUT 130 *Automotive Maintenance and Inspection 2
(MAT 110 or higher) Procedures
_____ AUT 603 Basic Automotive Electricity 3
16.5 AUT 632 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems 3
Second Semester
AUT 503 Automotive Brake Systems 3 AUT 895 Automotive Career Seminar I .5
AUT 403 Automotive Suspension and Steering 3 AUT 881 Automotive Lab I 3
AUT 155 Automotive Engine Design and Systems 2 Mathematics Requirement 3
AUT 222 Basic Automotive Drive Lines 2 (MAT 110 or higher)
AUT 896 Automotive Career Seminar II .5 _____
AUT 882 Automotive Lab II 3
A.A.S. Communications Requirement 3 16.5
(ENG 105, 110 or 111) _____
16.5 Second Semester Cr.
Summer Term AUT 503 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AUT 704 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 4 AUT 403 Automotive Suspension and Steering 3
AUT 876 Service Management 1.5
AUT 878 Automotive Lab III OR 1.5 AUT 155 Automotive Engine Design and Systems 2
AUT 900 Automotive Internship I _____ AUT 222 Basic Automotive Drive Lines 2
7 AUT 896 Automotive Career Seminar II .5
Third Semester AUT 882 Automotive Lab II 3
AUT 842 Automotive Computerized Engine Controls 4 Communications Requirement 3
AUT 852 Automotive Engine Performance Diagnosis 4
AUT 897 Automotive Career Seminar III .5 (ENG 105, 110 or 111)
AUT 884 Automotive Lab IV OR 2-4 _____
AUT 892 **Automotive Internship II 16.5
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
_____ Summer Term Cr.
15.5
Fourth Semester AUT 704 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 4
AUT 164 Automotive Engine Repair 4 AUT 876 Service Management 1.5
AUT 225 Automotive Drive Lines and Repair Procedures 4 AUT 878 Automotive Lab III OR 1.5
AUT 898 Automotive Career Seminar IV .5 AUT 900 Automotive Internship I
AUT 885 Automotive Lab V OR 2-4 _____
AUT 893 **Automotive Internship III
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3 7
_____
15.5 *Required for all students in their first semester of the program.
Summer Term
AUT 653 Advanced Automotive Systems 4
AUT 877 Automotive Industry Issues 1
AUT 880 Automotive Lab VI OR 2 40 semester hours required
AUT 905 Automotive Internship IV
_____
7

*Required for all students in their first semester of the program.

**Students may register for a complete semester of internship or lab


(4 credits) OR may switch at midterm (2 credits/2 credits).

78 semester hours required


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Career Program Arts and Sciences

AUTOMOTIVE CERTIFICATES AVIATION FLIGHT AND


(Council Bluffs)
ADMINISTRATION
The Automotive Technology Certificate programs of study allow
students to choose from three options. These options provide an
opportunity for students to achieve career enhancement or entry-
Aviation Management Option
level job skills. A certificate program must have approval from the (Council Bluffs)
program chair. Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate. The Aviation Flight and Administration Program gives students the
option of pursuing a career as a professional pilot or as an avia-
* Students must complete the curriculum described below:
tion manager. Both options are designed for students intending to
* All internships must be approved by the automotive program transfer to four-year institutions.
chair prior to registration.
The Aviation Management Option provides students with the oppor-
tunity to develop skills, abilities, and an understanding of the field of
aviation management. Students experience solo flight and develop
Automotive Technology an awareness of how aviation fills a worldwide transportation need.
Maintenance and Light Repair Courses dealing with FAA regulations as well as the principles of su-
pervision help lay the foundation for transfer to four-year institutions
Cr. offering a baccalaureate degree in aviation management/administra-
AUT 112 *Automotive Shop Practices 2 tion. Special fees apply to some of the courses offered. Graduates
AUT 130 *Automotive Maintenance and Inspection 2 of this program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
Procedures
AUT 603 Basic Automotive Electricity 3 RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
AUT 632 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems II 3 First Semester Cr.
AUT 881 Automotive Lab I 3 ENG 105 Composition I 3
AUT 503 Automotive Brake Systems 3 MAT 121 College Algebra 4
AUT 403 Automotive Suspension and Steering 3 AVI 105 *Introduction to Aviation 3
AUT 155 Automotive Engine Design and Systems 2 AVI 139 *Private Pilot Theory 3
AUT 222 Basic Automotive Drive Lines 2 AVI 185 Private Pilot Flight Lab 1
AUT 882 Automotive Lab II 3 AVI 125 *Maintenance for Pilots 3
AUT 704 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 4 ____
AUT 878 Automotive Lab III OR 1.5 17
AUT 900 Automotive Internship I
AUT 895 Automotive Career Seminar I .5 Second Semester Cr.
AUT 896 Automotive Career Seminar II .5 ENG 106 Composition II 3
SPC 112 *Public Speaking 3
*Required for all students in their first semester of the program. MAT 130 Trigonometry 3
32.5 semester hours required AVI 110 *History of Aviation 3
Humanities Elective 3
____
15
Automotive Technology
Third Semester Cr.
Engine Performance POL 111 *American National Government 3
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Cr.
ECN 120 *Principles of Macroeconomics 3
AUT 842 Automotive Computerized Engine Controls 4
AVI 215 *Aviation Safety 3
AUT 852 Automotive Engine Performance Diagnosis 4
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
AUT 884 Automotive Lab IV OR 4
____
AUT 892 Automotive Internship II
15

12 semester hours required
Fourth Semester Cr.
PHI 142 Ethics in Business 3
MGT 130 Principles of Supervision 3
MGT 170 Human Resource Management 3
Automotive Technology PHY 156 *General Physics I 4
Powertrain and Drive Line Repair PHY 157 *General Physics I Lab 1
Social Science Elective 3
Cr. Humanities Elective 3
AUT 164 Automotive Engine Repair 4 ____
AUT 225 Automotive Drivelines and Repair Procedures 4 20
AUT 885 Automotive Lab V OR 4
AUT 893 Automotive Internship III *Required courses for the program

12 semester hours required One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

64 semester hours required


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Arts and Sciences Career Program

AVIATION FLIGHT AND AVIATION MAINTENANCE


ADMINISTRATION TECHNOLOGY
(Council Bluffs)
Professional Pilot Option The Aviation Maintenance Technology program of study provides
(Council Bluffs) the necessary instruction and practical experience required by the
The Aviation Flight and Administration Program gives students the Federal Aviation Administration Regulations for those individuals
option of pursuing a career as a professional pilot or as an avia- who wish to become a Certificated Aviation Maintenance Technician
tion manager. Both options are designed for students intending to with an Airframe and Powerplant rating. The curriculum follows the
transfer to four-year institutions. guidelines set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration in FAR
Part 147 and provides students with training on both fixed-wing and
The Professional Pilot Option is designed to prepare students for a rotor-winged aircraft along with training in reciprocating and turbine-
career as a professional pilot. The curriculum provides the required powered aircraft systems. The student must take the required FAA
training to become a private pilot with an instrument rating. Students written/oral and practical tests to receive a Mechanic’s certificate
also study the history of aviation, aviation safety and aviation meteo- with Airframe and Powerplant ratings. Graduates of this program
rology. Since most professional pilot positions require a four-year are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
degree, this program is designed for transfer to such institutions * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
as the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its Aviation Institute.
Special fees apply to some of the courses offered. Graduates of this RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. First Semester Cr.
AVM 120 Aviation Mechanics General I 7
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
AVM 130 Aviation Mechanics General II 8
First Semester Cr.
MAT 743 Technical Mathematics 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3 _____
MAT 121 College Algebra 4 18
AVI 105 *Introduction to Aviation 3
AVI 139 *Private Pilot Theory 3 Second Semester Cr.
AVI 185 *Private Pilot Flight Lab 1 AVM 181 Aviation Airframe I 7.5
AVI 125 Maintenance for Pilots 3 AVM 182 Aviation Airframe II 7.5
____ ENG 105 Composition I 3
17 _____
18
Second Semester Cr.
ENG 106 Composition II 3 Summer Term Cr.
SPC 112 *Public Speaking 3 AVM 183 Aviation Airframe III 8
MAT 130 Trigonometry 3 _____
AVI 110 *History of Aviation 3 8
AVI 186 *Private Pilot Certificate 2
Humanities Elective 3 Third Semester Cr.
____ AVM 184 Aviation Airframe IV 8
17 AVM 191 Aviation Powerplant I 7
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
Third Semester Cr. _____
POL 111 *American National Government 3 18
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHS 165 *Introduction to Meteorology 3 Fourth Semester Cr.
ECN 120 *Principles of Macroeconomics 3 AVM 192 Aviation Powerplant II 7.5
AVI 215 *Aviation Safety 3 AVM 193 Aviation Powerplant III 8.5
AVI 250 *Professional Pilot I 2 MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
____ _____
17 19
Fourth Semester Cr. Summer Term Cr.
AVI 213 *Instrument Flight Theory 3 AVM 194 Aviation Powerplant IV 7.5
AVI 251 *Professional Pilot II 2 ____
PHY 156 *General Physics I 4 7.5
PHY 157 *General Physics I Lab 1
Social Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3 88.5 semester hours required
____
16

*Required courses for the program

One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.

64 semester hours required


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Career Program Career Program

AVIATION MAINTENANCE AVIATION MAINTENANCE


TECHNOLOGY POWERPLANT TECHNOLOGY AIRFRAME
CERTIFICATE CERTIFICATE
(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Aviation Maintenance Technology Powerplant Certificate will be The Aviation Maintenance Technology Airframe Certificate will be
awarded to those individuals who have completed the FAA require- awarded to those individuals who have successfully completed the
ments for the general section and powerplant courses. Graduates FAA requirements for the general section and airframe courses.
of this program are awarded a certificate. Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate.
* Students must complete the curriculum described below: * Students must complete the curriculum described below:

Cr. Cr.
AVM 191 Aviation Powerplant I 7 AVM 181 Aviation Airframe I 7.5
AVM 192 Aviation Powerplant II 7.5 AVM 182 Aviation Airframe II 7.5
AVM 193 Aviation Powerplant III 8.5 AVM 183 Aviation Airframe III 8
AVM 194 Aviation Powerplant IV 7.5 AVM 184 Aviation Airframe IV 8

30.5 semester hours required 31 semester hours required


84 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Career Program Career Program

DIESEL TECHNOLOGY DIESEL MECHANICS


(Council Bluffs) (Council Bluffs)
The Diesel Technology program of study prepares students to be The Diesel Mechanics program of study equips students with neces-
proficient diesel truck technicians having skills to be competitive in sary skills to become entry-level diesel mechanics. It emphasizes
the diesel truck maintenance industry. Students study all phases the maintenance of over-the-road diesel trucks. Students receive
of the diesel truck including engines, transmissions, drive axles, instruction through a combination of theory classes and practical
electrical systems, and auxiliary systems. Instruction includes a
wide variety of theory classes and up-to-date practical experiences. experience. Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma.
Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied
Science (A.A.S.) degree. * Students must complete the curriculum described below:
* Students must complete 15 semester credit hours of laboratory
* Students must complete the curriculum described below: courses.
* Students must complete 30 semester credit hours of laboratory
courses or a minimum of 21 semester credit hours of lab and RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
a maximum of 9 Diesel Technology internship semester credit First Semester Cr.
hours or combination thereof. DSL 324 Introduction to Diesel 4
* Internship must be approved by the program chair prior to reg- DSL 144 Electrical Systems 4
istration for internship. DSL 846 Diesel Lab I 1‑6
General Elective 3
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE _____
First Semester Cr. 12-17
DSL 324 Introduction to Diesel 4
DSL 144 Electrical Systems 4
DSL 846 Diesel Lab I 1‑6 Second Semester Cr.
A.A.S. Mathematics Requirement 3 DSL 654 Hydraulics/Air Brakes 4
(MAT 110 or higher) DSL 674 Chassis/Driveline 4
_____ DSL 856 Diesel Lab II 1-6
12-17 Communications Requirement 3
(ENG 105, 110 or 111)
Second Semester Cr. _____
DSL 654 Hydraulics/Air Brakes 4 12-17
DSL 674 Chassis/Driveline 4
DSL 856 Diesel Lab II 1-6
A.A.S. Communications Requirement 3 Summer Term Cr.
(ENG 105, 110 or 111) DSL 744 Air Conditioning/Refrigeration 4
_____ DSL 863 Diesel Lab III 1-3
12-17 _____
5-7
Summer Term Cr.
DSL 744 Air Conditioning/Refrigeration 4 41 semester hours required
DSL 863 Diesel Lab III 1-3
_____
5-7

Third Semester Cr.


DSL 354 Engines I 4
DSL 444 Fuel Systems 4
DSL 876 Diesel Lab IV 1-6
MGT 195 Workplace Empowerment 3
_____
12-17
Fourth Semester Cr.
DSL 364 Engines II 4
DSL 544 Transmissions/Drive Axle 4
DSL 886 Diesel Lab V AND/OR 1-6
DSL 896 Internship II
Social Science/Humanities Elective 3
_____
12-17

Summer Term Cr.


DSL 893 Diesel Lab VI AND/OR 1-3
DSL 895 Internship I
_____
1-3

78 semester hours required


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Explanation of Course Catalog Numbering System
ACC 121 Principles of Accounting I 3
Principles of Accounting I introduces accounting fundamentals using
the balance sheet approach and branches into journals, ledgers,
financial statements, and developing the accrual method. Topics
include inventory valuation and cost of goods sold, plant and equip- The credit value
of the course
ment, internal control, current and long-term liabilities, receivables,
is indicated in
interest and payroll. (3/0) semester hours.

Three-letter prefix stands for the Three numerals The description indicates
department of study or topic. indicates course level. lecture and laboratory, clinic or
(see below) internship/coop.

Prerequisites: Corequisites: Recommendation:


Successful completion of a course or other Another course that must be taken A course or other criteria desirable
criteria necessary for a student to succeed concurrently with the course. for successful performance in another
in a higher level course. course.

ACC Accounting GEO Geography
ADM Office Administration GRA Graphic Communications
ADN Associate Degree Nursing HCM Hospitality, Culinary and Management
AGA Agriculture - Agronomy HIS History
AGB Agriculture - Farm Management HSC Health Science
AGC Agriculture - Comprehensive HSV Human Services
AGH Agriculture - Horticulture HUM Humanities
AGP Agriculture - Precision Ag ITP Interpreting
AGS Agriculture - Animal Science JOU Journalism
AGV Agriculture - Vet Tech LIT Literature
ANT Anthropology MAP Medical Assistant
APP Apparel Merchandising MAT Mathematics
ART Art MGT Management
ASL American Sign Language MIL Military and ROTC
AUT Automotive Technology MKT Marketing
AVI Aviation MMS Mass Media Studies
AVM Aviation Maintenance MUA Music - Applied
BCA Business Computer Applications MUS General Music
BIO Biology MTR Medical Transcription
BUS Business NET Computer Networking
CHM Chemistry PEA Physical Education Activities
CIS Computer Programming PEC Coaching Officiating
CLS Cultural Studies PEH General Physical Education and Health
CON Construction PET Physical Education Training
CRJ Criminal Justice PEV Intercollegiate Physical Education
CSC Computer Science PHI Philosophy
DEA Dental Assistant PHS Physical Science
DHY Dental Hygiene PHY Physics
DRA Film and Theatre PNN Practical Nursing
DSL Diesel POL Political Science
ECE Early Childhood Education PRL Paralegal Studies
ECN Economics PSY Psychology
EDU Education RAD Radiologic Technology
EGT Engineering Technology RDG Reading
EGR Engineering REL Religion
ELT Electronic Engineering Technology SDV Student Development
EMS Emergency Medical Services SER Sustainable Energy Resources
ENG English Composition/Communication SOC Sociology
ENV Environmental Science SPC Speech
ESI Intensive English Second Language SUR Surgical Technology
FIN Finance WEL Welding
FIR Fire Science WTT Wind Energy and Turbine Technology
FLS Foreign Language - Spanish
86 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

Accounting ACC 932 Accounting Internship 1-8


Accounting Internship gives students work experience in the field
of accounting through placement in government offices, public
ACC 111 Introduction to Accounting 3
accounting firms and general business. Students apply the skills
Introduction to Accounting presents a comprehensive understand-
acquired in the Para-Accounting program to the everyday respon-
ing of the relationship between assets, liabilities, and owner’s eq-
sibilities expected of trained Para-Accountants, including summa-
uity. The course explains preparation and analysis of the income
rizing and recording economic events and using effective oral and
statement and balance sheet as well as the accounting cycle and
written communication skills (0/4-32)
such vital functions as journalizing, posting, cash receipts, cash
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in the program.
payments, purchases, and adjusting and closing entries. (3/0)

ACC 121 Principles of Accounting I


Principles of Accounting I introduces accounting fundamentals us-
3
Agribusiness Technology
ing the balance sheet approach and branches into journals, led-
AGA 115 Principles of Agronomy 4
gers, financial statements, and developing the accrual method.
Principles of Agronomy introduces the principles of plant-soil-cli-
Topics include inventory valuation and cost of goods sold, plant
mate relationships in crop production. (3/2)
and equipment, internal control, current and long-term liabilities,
receivables, interest, and payroll. (3/0)
AGA 154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
Fundamentals of Soil Science deals with soil properties and plant
ACC 122 Principles of Accounting II 3
nutrient uptake mechanisms, characteristics of soils, soil formation,
Principles of Accounting II emphasizes principles and problems
surveys, soil test interpretation, water and wetland management,
of partnerships, corporations, accounting for manufacturing and
greenhouse soils, fertilizer evaluation and recommendations, as
departmental costs, budgeting, profit analysis, and financial state-
well as the effect of tillage and methods of soil and water conserva-
ments interpretation from the managerial viewpoint. (3/0)
tion. (2/2)
Prerequisite: Principles of Accounting I.
AGA 165 Agriculture Fertilizers and Chemicals 3
ACC 161 Payroll Accounting 3
Agriculture Fertilizers and Chemicals examines the production
Payroll Accounting presents payroll tax laws and records that are
properties and use of the various agricultural/horticultural fertiliz-
required by these laws. It emphasizes a review of both federal and
ers, soil amendments, pesticides, and additives. Topics include
state payroll tax legislation, methods of calculating earnings, pay-
soil fertility management, mixing instructions, weeds, crop insects,
roll deductions, and employer payroll taxes. Students examine the
diseases, environmental concerns, compatibility, viscosity, drift fac-
forms that are necessary to complete the needed governmental
tors, toxicity, crop sequencing limitations, and restrictions. (3/0)
reports. (3/0)
Prerequisite: Principles of Accounting I.
AGA 212 Grain and Forage Crops 4
Grain and Forage Crops trains students in production and manage-
ACC 211 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ment practices for corn, soybean, small grain, and forage crops
Intermediate Accounting I presents the principles and procedures
common to Midwestern agriculture. Laboratory topics emphasize
essential to the preparation of adequate financial statements. Spe-
crop management, growth and development, quality, plant charac-
cial attention centers on the solving of problems that arise in the
teristics, and pest management. (3/2)
presentation of cash, receivables, inventories, tangible and intan-
Prerequisite: Principles of Agronomy.
gible assets on the balance sheet and their related effect on the
income statement. (3/0)
AGA 284 Pesticide Application Certification 3
Prerequisite: Principles of Accounting II.
Pesticide Application Certification stresses the requirements for the
license as outlined in the “core manual” prepared by ISU Exten-
ACC 221 Cost Accounting 3
sion and prepares students for successful completion of the Iowa
Cost Accounting provides a theoretical and procedural basis for
Department of Agriculture tests in weed, crop, insect, and disease
understanding job order, process and standard cost accounting
applicator certification. (3/0)
with emphasis on details concerning cost factors and budgeting
in a manufacturing firm. It enables students to account for cost of
AGA 376 Integrated Pest Management 3
materials, labor, and factory overhead using various methods. The
Integrated Pest Management teaches observation techniques for
course also includes cost analysis for decision-making. A practice
pest control which includes disease, insect and weed problems as
set is used. (3/0)
well as techniques for developing and evaluating pest manage-
Prerequisite: Principles of Accounting II.
ment programs, and procedures involved in integrated pest man-
agement. (2/2)
ACC 251 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting 3
Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting presents the basic con-
AGB 211 Agricultural Law, Taxation and Records 3
cepts and techniques of fund accounting for federal, state and lo-
Agricultural Law, Taxation and Records explores the local, state
cal governments, hospitals, and schools. Students learn to deal
and federal laws and regulations that govern the successful opera-
with the primary funds and accounting groups, to assist the budget
tion of an agriculture-based business, as well as the records need-
process and to determine variances among the major nonprofit or-
ed to comply with those regulations. Topics include agriculture tax
ganizations. (3/0)
law, financial rules and regulations, estate and property transfer
Prerequisite: Principles of Accounting I.
laws, and the use of computer-aided record keeping and analysis
tools in making informed business decisions to comply with these
ACC 261 Income Tax Accounting 3
regulations. (2/2)
Income Tax Accounting is the study of federal income tax regula-
tions as they relate to common types of income tax reports required
AGB 235 Introduction to Agriculture Markets 3
of individuals and sole proprietorship business. Students also ex-
Introduction to Horticulture Markets is an overview of the structure,
amine employer’s tax reporting regulations for FICA Tax, Federal
economics, organization, and function of the world food marketing
Income Tax, and State Income Tax. (3/0)
system. Topics in past, present and future domestic and world-
wide market issues are discussed. The course examines how the
ACC 311 Computer Accounting 3
marketing system is influenced by governmental and private policy
Computer Accounting consists of an application of accounting prin-
and the effects those policies have on producers, commodity han-
ciples and concepts using the microcomputer. Students establish
dlers, processors, middlemen, and consumers. Basic marketing
and maintain accounting systems and records for single proprietor-
and merchandising strategies are also covered. (3/0)
ship and corporations. (3/0)
Prerequisite: Principles of Accounting I.
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AGB 330 Farm Business Management 3


Farm Business Management examines the business and eco- Anthropology
nomic principles applied to decision-making and problem-solving
in the management of a farm business. Students learn about cash ANT 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3
flow, partial, enterprise, and whole farm budgeting. Additional top- Introduction to Anthropology introduces the unique holistic ap-
ics include: information systems for farm accounting, analysis, and proach of anthropology in exploring the biological origins of human-
control; obtaining and managing land, capital, and labor resources; ity and the diversity of cultures and societies. Students explore the
and alternatives for farm business organization. (2/2) four sub fields of anthropology: archaeology, ethnology, linguistics,
and physical anthropology. Issues concerning evolutionary theory,
AGB 331 Entrepreneurship in Agriculture 3 adaptations, cultural change, and conflict are explored in depth.
Entrepreneurship in Agriculture relates specifically to management (3/0)
of agriculture farms and businesses. Course content emphasizes
budget planning, record keeping, record analysis, ag finance/cred- ANT 105 Cultural Anthropology 3
it, and machinery and land management. Management exercises Cultural Anthropology provides a cross-cultural examination of past
simulating farm activities and decisions are incorporated. Micro- and present human cultures and societies. Students explore cultur-
computers are used to aid in the completion of these management al variation as reflected in diverse subsistence strategies, econom-
exercises. (3/0) ics, kinship, and political systems. Students apply cross-cultural
comparisons in examining issues of social stratification, cultural
AGB 336 Agricultural Selling 3 change and conflict. Examining the issues surrounding applied
Agricultural Selling examines the sales record-keeping systems anthropology and introducing students to global social problems
used including territory analysis, point of sale records, accounts re- are central to this course. (3/0)
ceivable, and collection procedures. Sales presentation and mer- Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Anthropology or In-
chandising techniques for feed, seed, fertilizer, agricultural chemi- troduction to Sociology.
cals, equipment, and supplies are also covered. (3/0) Note: Meets diversity requirement for graduation.

AGB 437 Commodity Marketing 3


Commodity Marketing examines basis, fundamental and technical Art
price analysis, commodity futures, futures options, alternative cash
contracts, sources and uses of marketing information, and relevant ART 101 Art Appreciation 3
agricultural marketing strategies. (3/0) Art Appreciation develops a cultural understanding and apprecia-
tion of art from prehistoric to present time. Students survey the vast
AGB 804 Agricultural Internship I 3 field of artistic expression through exposure to quality art forms and
Agricultural Internship provides Agribusiness Technology students styles representative of creativity throughout the world. (3/0)
with hands-on training at off-campus work sites. (0/12)
ART 105 Launching the Imagination 3
AGB 814 Agricultural Internship II 4 Launching the Imagination is a visual foundation course for art and
Agricultural Internship II consists of practical experience at a work- non-art majors, which introduces students to the basics of creative,
station off-campus for Agribusiness Technology students. (0/16) structural and expressive dimensions of visual media. The visual
elements of film, TV, web, print and still photography will be ex-
AGC 215 Career Seminar 1 plored. (3/0)
Career Seminar is a study of the development of the agricultural
industry in the United States and the purposes of higher education ART 117 Computer Graphic Design 3
within the industry. Outside speakers are used to inform students Computer Graphic Design provides students with the opportunity
of career opportunities. (1/0) to combine their artistic abilities with computer-based problem/so-
lution projects. (3/0)
AGP 333 Precision Farming Systems 3
Precision Farming Systems introduces the emerging technologies ART 124 Computer Art 3
such as GPS, GIS, and VRT. Students study various systems and Computer Art introduces students to the basic language of color
applications for precision farming, equipment used, software, legal principles in design. Using a computer, the student explores color
and social issues, and economic returns. (2/2) properties, theories, effects and relationships in visual communica-
tion. (3/0)
AGP 456 Advanced Technology Applications 3
Advanced Technology Applications deals with advanced tech- ART 133 Drawing I 3
niques of spatial data manipulation to allow for analysis, report Drawing I introduces students to basic skills and techniques
generation and cross-platform transfer of GIS information. It also through traditional approaches to line, form, composition, perspec-
includes advanced topics in word processing, spreadsheet, data- tive, and value studies. (3/0)
base, and presentation software as well as an introduction to net-
work systems operations and data transfer. (2/2) ART 134 Drawing II 3
Drawing II is a continuation of Drawing I. Drawing II offers students
AGP 457 Agronomic Applications of Site Specific 3 further development of perceptual drawing skills from a varied sub-
Management ject matter using a variety of drawing materials and techniques with
Agronomic Applications of Site Specific Management provides emphasis on tonal and color media. (3/0)
detailed study of GPS and VRT systems and how they relate to Prerequisite: Drawing I.
agriculture. (2/2)
ART 143 Painting I 3
AGS 113 Survey of the Animal Industry 3 Painting I introduces students to the basic language of the painting
Survey of the Animal Industry deals with issues impacting the discipline. Students apply the study of color and composition to the
American and international animal industry, such as breeds, ba- creation of paintings using various media. This course explores
sic management and marketing of farm animals. Specific topics versatile processes for planning and developing a visual idea. (3/0)
involve beef and dairy cattle, companion animals, horses, poultry, Prerequisite: Drawing I.
sheep, swine, and their products. (3/0)
ART 144 Painting II 3
Painting II introduces students to the basic language of the painting
discipline. Students apply the study of color and composition to the
creation of paintings using various media. This course explores
versatile processes for planning and developing a visual idea. (3/0)
Prerequisite: Painting I.
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ART 151 Design I 3 AUT 225 Automotive Drivelines and Repair Procedures 4
Design I introduces students to the organization of visual elements Automotive Drivelines and Repair Procedures provides instruction
and principles while exploring the creative process of two-dimen- about principles of manual transmissions, hydraulic power trans-
sional design. Students develop conceptual and technical skills mission, torque converters, valve bodies, electronically shifted
through projects and discussions related to the practice of visual transmissions, differentials, and light truck four-wheel drive sys-
communication. (3/0) tems. Principles of operation and repair procedures are covered
in this course. (3/2)
ART 152 Design II 3
Design II is a continuation of Design I. Students expand develop- AUT 403 Automotive Suspension and Steering 3
ment of design principles as applied to three-dimensional projects Automotive Suspension and Steering is based upon Ford’s MLR
and learn to construct and analyze 3-D forms. (2/2) steering, suspension and wheel alignment curriculum. This course
Prerequisite: Design I. provides instruction and hands-on activities on vehicle steering
and suspension systems and service. Inspection and repair pro-
ART 184 Photography I 3 cedures are emphasized and wheel alignment theory and practice
Photography I encourages students to see photographically by ex- are presented. Students also participate in Web-based and CD
ploring the basic tools, techniques, and aesthetics of 35mm pho- Rom training from Ford Motor Company. (2/2)
tography using film and/or digital medium. (3/0)
AUT 503 Automotive Brake Systems 3
ART 185 Photography II 3 Automotive Brake Systems is based upon Ford’s MLR brakes cur-
Photography II is a continuation of Digital Photography and/or Pho- riculum. This course provides instruction and hands-on activities
tography I. Students will use a 35mm digital camera and Adobe in vehicle braking systems and service. Operation and component
Photoshop for photographic problem-solving. (3/0) information for all types of braking systems as well as anti-lock
Prerequisite: Digital Photography or Photography I. brakes and traction/stability controls is presented. Service opera-
tions and diagnosis procedures are also presented. Students also
ART 186 Digital Photography 3 participate in Web-based and CD Rom training from Ford Motor
Digital Photography introduces students to the use, control and Company. (2/2)
manipulation of Photoshop, digital cameras and scanned images.
Tutorials and individual creative assignments introduce students to AUT 603 Basic Automotive Electricity 3
the foundation of digital imagery. (3/0) Basic Automotive Electricity is based upon Ford’s MLR electrical
curriculum. This course provides instruction and hands-on activi-
ART 908 Cooperative Education 1-6 ties in vehicle electrical/electronic systems. Topics include termi-
Cooperative Education provides cooperative work experience re- nology, electrical components, series and parallel circuits, transis-
lated to art activities. Work experience hours are arranged. (0/4-24) tors, and detailed information on engine and chassis electronics.
Students also participate in Web-based and CD Rom training from
Ford Motor Company. (2/2)
Automotive Technology
AUT 632 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems 3
AUT 112 Automotive Shop Practices 2 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems is based upon Ford’s
Automotive Shop Practices is designed to provide instruction and MLR electrical curriculum. This course provides advanced instruc-
hands-on activities in the following areas: shop safety, tool and tion and hands-on activities in vehicle electrical/electronic systems.
equipment usage, common shop practices, fasteners and tighten- Topics include in-vehicle charging systems, electronic ignition sys-
ing techniques, measurements, and reference materials. Mas- tems and engine management. Equipment introduced include an-
tering these concepts and skills provides the foundation for suc- alog oscilloscopes, digital oscilloscopes, DVOMs, analog meters,
cessful completion of this program and a profitable career in the ignition analyzers, charging system testers, and basic scan tools.
automotive repair industry. This course is required for all students Diagnosis and testing of these systems are emphasized. Students
entering the automotive program. (1/2) also participate in Web-based and CD Rom training from Ford Mo-
tor Company. (2/2)
AUT 130 Automotive Maintenance and Inspection 2
Procedures AUT 653 Advanced Automotive Systems 4
Automotive Maintenance and Inspection Procedures is designed to Advanced Automotive Systems focuses on advanced automotive
provide instruction and hands-on activities in vehicle systems, ter- technologies such as multiplexing, hybrid power plants and 42-volt
minology, maintenance and inspection procedures, vehicle/compo- systems as well as new technologies as they emerge. The only
nent identification, parts operations, and detailing. New vehicle pre thing constant in automotive service is change. Hands-on activities
delivery and used vehicle inspection are also covered. This course focus on diagnosis and service of these technologies. (3/2)
is required for all students entering the automotive program. (1/2)
AUT 704 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 4
AUT 155 Automotive Engine Design and Systems 2 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning is based on Ford’s MLR
Automotive Engine Design and Systems provides an in-depth study air conditioning curriculum. This course provides instruction and
of engine designing, operations, theory, lubrication and cooling sys- hands-on activities in air conditioning theory, systems, components,
tems. Minor diagnosis and repair operations are presented. (1/2) diagnosis and service. Environmental issues, inspection and repair
procedures are emphasized. Students also participate in Web-
AUT 164 Automotive Engine Repair 4 based and CD Rom training from Ford Motor Company. (3/2)
Automotive Engine Repair provides an in-depth study of various op-
erational tests such as compression testing, cylinder leakage test- AUT 842 Automotive Computerized Engine Controls 4
ing, vacuum testing, and cylinder balance testing. Also covered are Automotive Computerized Engine Controls provides instruction in
engine overhaul procedures and most related machining operations advanced vehicle tune-up and diagnosis, feedback system prin-
necessary in successful engine overhaul. Emphasis centers on pre- ciples of operation, diagnosis, and service. Emphasis focuses on
cision measuring, using factory specification manuals and machine analysis of drive ability and performance complaints of both com-
operation in rebuilding to factory specifications. (3/2) puterized and non computerized fuel systems. Students also learn
basic operating principles of computerized ignition systems. (3/2)
AUT 222 Basic Automotive Drive Lines 2
Basic Automotive Drive Lines covers principles of operation of AUT 852 Automotive Engine Performance Diagnosis 4
clutches, transmissions/transaxles, four-wheel/all-wheel drive Automotive Engine Performance Diagnosis covers advanced drive
systems, drive shafts/half-shafts and final drive assemblies. Mi- ability diagnosis as applied to computer-controlled fuel and igni-
nor repairs, on-vehicle service and diagnostic procedures are also tion systems. Advanced chassis electrical and body computers are
covered. (1/2) included. Also covered are an introduction to basic turbocharging
and supercharging and their service and maintenance. (3/2)
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AUT 876 Service Management 1.5 qualified students who can benefit from on-the-job training. Intern-
Service Management is designed to provide an understanding of ship hours are arranged. Students must meet minimum require-
organization and management of a dealership, garage, employee ments and complete an application procedure to qualify. All intern-
qualifications, employer/employee relationships, technician com- ships must be approved by the student’s respective program chair
pensation, shop design and layout, and equipment needs. Duties prior to registering for the experience. Entry points are the begin-
and responsibilities of an Automotive Service Writer/Consultant are ning of the semester (4 cr.) or at midterm (2 cr.). (0/8-16)
also covered. (1.5/0)
AUT 895 Automotive Career Seminar I .5
AUT 877 Automotive Industry Issues 1 Automotive Career Seminar I incorporates activities and experi-
Automotive Industry Issues focuses on topics and information with ences designed to promote active involvement of students in their
the goal of gaining an awareness of automotive industry issues. career development. Improved work ethic and employability are
Economic, environmental and social concerns are presented. (1/0) goals of this class. Activities may include: portfolio development,
guest speakers, panel discussions, time management, employee
AUT 878 Automotive Lab III 1.5 conduct, and field trips. (.5/0)
Automotive Lab III allows students to build production skills, build
confidence in their ability to diagnose and repair vehicles, and re- AUT 896 Automotive Career Seminar II .5
inforce skills learned in other courses. Use of a “live lab” environ- Automotive Career Seminar II incorporates activities and experi-
ment helps students achieve job entry competency levels. Stu- ences designed to promote active involvement of students in their
dents perform a wide variety of diagnostic tests, adjustments and career development. Improved work ethic and employability are
overhaul/repairs on customer and college-owned units. (0/4.5) goals of this class. Activities may include: portfolio development,
guest speakers, panel discussions, time management, employee
AUT 880 Automotive Lab VI 2 conduct, and field trips. (.5/0)
Automotive Lab VI allows students to build production skills, build
confidence in their ability to diagnose and repair vehicles, and re- AUT 897 Automotive Career Seminar III .5
inforce skills learned in other courses. Use of a “live lab” environ- Automotive Career Seminar III incorporates activities and experi-
ment helps students achieve job entry competency levels. Stu- ences designed to promote active involvement of students in their
dents perform a wide variety of diagnostic tests, adjustments and career development. Improved work ethic and employability are
overhaul/repairs on customer and college-owned units. (0/6) goals of this class. Activities may include: portfolio development,
guest speakers, panel discussions, time management, employee
AUT 881 Automotive Lab I 3 conduct, and field trips. (.5/0)
Automotive Lab I allows students to build production skills, build
confidence in their ability to diagnose and repair vehicles, and re- AUT 898 Automotive Career Seminar IV .5
inforce skills learned in other courses. Use of a “live lab” environ- Automotive Career Seminar IV incorporates activities and experi-
ment helps students achieve job entry competency levels. Stu- ences designed to promote active involvement of students in their
dents perform a wide variety of diagnostic tests, adjustments and career development. Improved work ethic and employability are
overhaul/repairs on customer and college-owned units. (0/9) goals of this class. Activities may include: portfolio development,
guest speakers, panel discussions, time management, employee
AUT 882 Automotive Lab II 3 conduct, and field trips. (.5/0)
Automotive Lab II allows students to build production skills, build
confidence in their ability to diagnose and repair vehicles, and re- AUT 900 Automotive Internship I 1.5
inforce skills learned in other courses. Use of a “live lab” environ- Automotive Internship I provides work experience related to train-
ment helps students achieve job entry competency levels. Stu- ing at Iowa Western Community College. This is a partnership be-
dents perform a wide variety of diagnostic tests, adjustments and tween Iowa Western, an approved work site and a student who can
overhaul/repairs on customer and college-owned units. (0/9) benefit from on-the-job training. Internship hours are arranged.
Students must meet minimum requirements and complete an ap-
AUT 884 Automotive Lab IV 2-4 plication procedure. (0/6)
Automotive Lab IV allows students to build production skills, build Prerequisite: Permission from the program chair.
confidence in their ability to diagnose and repair vehicles, and re-
inforce skills learned in other courses. Use of a “live lab” environ- AUT 905 Automotive Internship IV 2
ment helps students achieve job entry competency levels. Stu- Automotive Internship IV provides work experience related to train-
dents perform a wide variety of diagnostic tests, adjustments and ing at Iowa Western Community College. This is a partnership be-
overhaul/repairs on customer and college-owned units. (0/6-12) tween Iowa Western, an approved work site and a student who can
benefit from on-the-job training. Internship hours are arranged.
AUT 885 Automotive Lab V 2-4 Students must meet minimum requirements and complete an ap-
Automotive Lab V allows students to build production skills, build plication procedure to qualify. (0/8)
confidence in their ability to diagnose and repair vehicles, and re- Prerequisite: Permission from the program chair.
inforce skills learned in other courses. Use of a “live lab” environ-
ment helps students achieve job entry competency levels. Stu-
dents perform a wide variety of diagnostic tests, adjustments and Aviation Maintenance Technology
overhaul/repairs on customer and college-owned units. (0/6-12)
AVI 105 Introduction to Aviation 3
AUT 892 Automotive Internship II 2-4 Introduction to Aviation provides a broad understanding of all as-
Automotive Internship II provides work experience related to train- pects of the air transportation and aerospace industries. What has
ing received at Iowa Western Community College. This is a part- happened in the industry to date with emphasis on present and
nership between Iowa Western, the work site and the student for future developments in air transportation is covered. The course
qualified students who can benefit from on-the-job training. Intern- examines the impact of the airline industry on airports and other
ship hours are arranged. Students must meet minimum require- segments of aviation and aerospace. (3/0)
ments and complete an application procedure to qualify. All intern-
ships must be approved by the student’s respective program chair AVI 110 History of Aviation 3
prior to registering for the experience. Entry points are the begin- History of Aviation presents historical antecedents leading to the
ning of the semester (4 cr.) or at midterm (2 cr.). (0/8-16) conquest of the air and the evolution of aviation progress to the
present day. The course is intended as an introductory course for
AUT 893 Automotive Internship III 2-4 those pursuing a major in aviation or considering aviation as a vo-
Automotive Internship III provides work experience related to train- cation or wanting to gain a historical perspective of the develop-
ing received at Iowa Western Community College. This is a part- ment of the field of aviation and aerospace. (3/0)
nership between Iowa Western, the work site and the student for
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AVI 125 Maintenance for Pilots 3 AVI 250 Professional Pilot I 2


Maintenance for Pilots covers the privileges, limitations, and re- Professional Pilot I is designed to meet the 50 hours of pilot-in-
sponsibilities of the pilot and repairman with regard to aircraft main- command cross-country flight requirement of Title 14 CFR Part 61.
tenance, preventive maintenance, and inspection. Students use Training is to be conducted in single-engine aircraft and a personal
FAA and manufacturers’ publications normally needed to service, computer-assisted training device. Students are required to com-
inspect, repair, and maintain the airworthiness of aircraft. Accept- plete and meet all flight requirements for entry into the Professional
able industry practices are used within the laboratory. Students Pilot II course. Special fees will be charged by the flight training
develop the skills necessary to properly record and document their provider. (1/3)
work upon completion. (2/2) Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate (or hold a valid U.S. Private
Pilot Certificate).
AVI 139 Private Pilot Theory 3
Private Pilot Theory is designed to prepare those students who AVI 251 Professional Pilot II 2
want to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate with the information need- Professional Pilot II is a continuation of Professional Pilot I and
ed to successfully complete the FAA Private Pilot Airmen Knowl- consists of a minimum of 40 hours of dual flight training in instru-
edge Test. This course covers such items as the fundamentals ment flight procedures. Ten hours can be conducted using the ap-
of flight, aviation weather, airplane performance, and navigation proved personal computer-assisted training device. Students must
procedures along with flight planning and human factors involved obtain the instrument rating to successfully complete the course.
in flying an aircraft. For students not desiring flight training, this Special fees will be charged by the flight training provider. (1/3)
course provides valuable insight into a mode of transportation that Prerequisites: Professional Pilot I.
will be an integral part of their futures. (3/0) Pre/Co-requisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Flight Theory.

AVI 185 Private Pilot Flight Lab 1 AVM 120 Aviation Mechanics General I 7
Private Pilot Flight Lab is conducted under the Federal Aviation Aviation Mechanics General I covers the first part of the subject
Regulations Part 6l for students pursuing the FAA Private Pilot areas required for aviation maintenance technicians as outlined by
certificate. This course prepares students to solo a single engine the Federal Aviation Administration in Title 14 CFR Part 147. Sub-
aircraft and requires students to complete 10 flight lessons, two ject areas are ground operation and servicing, aircraft drawings,
hours of computer-based ground simulator training, and all associ- cleaning and corrosion control, aircraft weight and balance, fluid
ated flight training requirements for solo flight as specified under lines and fittings, and aircraft materials and processes. (4.5/7.5)
14 CFR Part 6l. Students also study emergency procedures, pro-
fessional responsibility and cockpit resource management and are AVM 130 Aviation Mechanics General II 8
introduced to controlling the aircraft by reference only to the aircraft Aviation Mechanics General II covers the last part of the subject
instruments. (.5/1.5) areas required for aviation maintenance technicians as outlined by
Pre/Co-requisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Private Pilot the Federal Aviation Administration in Title 14 CFR Part 147. Sub-
Theory. ject areas are basic aviation physics, basic aircraft electricity, me-
Note: Special fees will be charged by the flight training provider. chanics privileges and limitations, maintenance publications, and
maintenance forms. (6/6)
AVI 186 Private Pilot Certificate 2
Private Pilot Certificate is designed and conducted to meet the AVM 181 Aviation Airframe I 7.5
Federal Aviation Regulations Part 6l to prepare students for the Aviation Airframe I covers the subject areas of sheet metal and
FAA practical flight examination. This course continues the flight nonmetallic structures and welding. Students study the techniques
training of Private Pilot Lab and requires students to successfully and skills required to perform inspection, repair and the fabrica-
complete all FAA certification requirements to obtain a Private Pilot tion associated with the main structural components of an aircraft’s
Certificate. (1/3) airframe. Students gain the required knowledge of the tools and
Prerequisites: Private Pilot Theory and Private Pilot Flight Lab. special tools that are needed in maintaining the structural integrity
Note: Special fees will be charged by the flight training provider. of the airframe. Students have hands-on experience in the various
types of welding processes that are used in the repair of aircraft,
AVI 213 Instrument Flight Theory 3 and they learn the reasons for various repair techniques. (5/7.5)
Instrument Flight Theory focuses on the theory and federal regula-
tions that must be followed when flying in instrument conditions. AVM 182 Aviation Airframe II 7.5
This course prepares the student to take the Federal Aviation Ad- Aviation Airframe II covers six subject areas: wood structures, air-
ministration computerized test for the instrument rating and encom- craft coverings, aircraft finishes, assembly and rigging, fire protec-
passes instrument flying procedures and instrument navigation tion systems, and aircraft fuel systems. Students gain knowledge
processes. There is no flight training required in this course. (3/0) in the inspection, identification and repair of wood structural mem-
Prerequisites: Private Pilot Certificate (or hold a valid U.S. Private bers, fabric coverings, finish applications, finish defects, and reg-
Pilot Certificate) and Professional Pilot I. istration markings. Students learn about the assembly and rigging
of control systems for both helicopters and airplanes along with the
AVI 215 Aviation Safety 3 inspection, troubleshooting, servicing and repair of such systems.
Aviation Safety provides a detailed introduction to the aspects of Students examine different methods of detecting and extinguishing
aviation safety as well as the associated components of flight, hu- fires as well as the inspection, troubleshooting and repair of various
man factors, aircraft technology, weather related accidents, and fuel systems and their components. (5/7.5)
accident investigation. (3/0)
Prerequisite: Introduction to Aviation. AVM 183 Aviation Airframe III 8
Aviation Airframe III covers three of the FAA’s required subject areas
AVI 220 Aviation Meteorology 3 in the systems and components sections. They are aircraft electrical
Aviation Meteorology is the study of the basic components of the systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and ice and rain control
earth’s atmosphere and provides a basic foundation in the meteo- systems. The course explores in detail the inspection, checking, ser-
rological and environmental factors that influence the formation of vicing, troubleshooting, and repair of the three systems. (6/6)
the various weather patterns found in near and upper atmospheric
levels over the continental United States and the Northern Hemi- AVM 184 Aviation Airframe IV 8
sphere. Included is a discussion on how weather influences the Aviation Airframe IV finishes the airframe subject areas. This
basic aerodynamics of an aircraft in-flight and the basic pilot-static course covers the final six required subject areas and also includes
instrument system. This course is intended for students who plan a comprehensive airframe review and testing section that helps
careers as professional pilots or careers in aviation operations. prepare students to take the FAA written, oral and practical tests.
(3/0) The subject areas covered are: communication and navigation sys-
Prerequisites: Private Pilot Theory and College Algebra. tems, aircraft instrument systems, cabin atmosphere control sys-
tems, aircraft landing gear systems, position and warning systems,
and airframe inspection. (6/6)
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AVM 191 Aviation Powerplant I 7 netics to human genetics, and includes studies on molecular tech-
Aviation Powerplant I starts the powerplant systems and compo- niques and their applications. Laboratory work complements each
nents subject areas with fuel metering systems, engine fuel sys- topic of study. (3/3)
tems, engine instrument systems, and propellers. The course fo- Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or higher in Introduction to Organic
cuses on the inspection, checking, servicing, troubleshooting, and and Biochemistry and General Biology I.
repair of these systems. Students learn terminology and operation-
al principles associated with the systems. (4.5/7.5) BIO 151 Nutrition 3
Nutrition is the study of basic nutrients and their relationship to
AVM 192 Aviation Powerplant II 7.5 health, which includes the digestion, absorption, and metabolism
Aviation Powerplant II covers four systems and components in- of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in the human body. Additional
cluding subject areas of engine lubrication systems, engine electri- topics are dietary planning for all ages, dietary exchanges and oth-
cal systems, engine ignition and starting systems, and engine fire er health related diets, physical fitness, stress management, and
protection systems. In this course, students learn how to perform food habits involving ethnic groups. (3/0)
the inspection, servicing, checking, troubleshooting, and repair of
the various components that make up the systems as well as the BIO 157 Human Biology 4
terminology used in the description and maintenance of the various Human Biology is designed for non-science majors or as a prereq-
systems. (5/7.5) uisite for higher-level anatomy and physiology courses. It focuses
on the following areas: the molecular and cellular basis of human
AVM 193 Aviation Powerplant III 8.5 life; the integration of humans and the biosphere; the structure
Aviation Powerplant III encompasses the following subject areas: and function of human tissues, organs and organ systems; and the
engine exhaust and reverser systems, engine cooling systems, principles of genetics and human development. Laboratory work
induction and engine airflow systems, engine inspection, and one- complements each topic of study. (3/2)
half of reciprocating engines and one-third of turbine engines. This
course discusses in detail the needs and operation of the covered BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs 4
systems. Aviation Powerplant III also emphasizes the various pro- Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs covers the structure
cedures and methods required to maintain the systems in proper and function of the human body from the cellular level to organ sys-
condition. It introduces students to the theory and maintenance of re- tems. Topics at the cellular level include the fundamental basics of
ciprocating and turbine engines, including the inspection, checking, chemistry, cell structure and cellular metabolism, genetics, and his-
servicing, and repair of such engines and their installation. (6.5/6) tology. The organ systems studied are the skin and integumentary
system, the skeletal and muscular systems, the nervous system,
AVM 194 Aviation Powerplant IV 7.5 and the special senses. Laboratory work complements each topic
Aviation Powerplant IV investigates the subject areas of unducted of study. (3/3)
fans and auxiliary power units, completes the second half of the sub- Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in Human Biology or Gen-
ject area of reciprocating engines, and finishes the last two-thirds eral Biology I. Or, a grade of “C” or higher in one year of high
of the subject area of turbine engines. This course also contains a school anatomy and physiology earned within the last two years.
comprehensive powerplant review and testing section which helps
students prepare to take the FAA powerplant written, oral and practi- BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs 4
cal exams for the issuance of a powerplant rating. (5/7.5) Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs is a continuation of
Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs. The following organ
systems are covered: endocrine system, blood and the cardiovas-
Biological Sciences cular system, the lymphatic system and immunity, the respiratory
system, the urinary system, the digestive system including nutri-
BIO 105 Introductory Biology 4 tion and metabolism, and the reproductive systems. Other topics
Introductory Biology is designed for non-science majors or as a re- included are the body’s balance of water, electrolytes, and acids
fresher course for those wishing to take higher-level biology cours- and bases, and an introduction to human growth and development.
es. Topics include the characteristics of life; the molecular and cel- Laboratory work complements each topic of study. (3/3)
lular basis of life; cell division, photosynthesis and respiration; and Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in Human Anatomy and
genetics, evolution and ecology. Laboratory work complements Physiology I with Labs.
each topic of study. (3/2)
BIO 186 Microbiology 4
BIO 112 General Biology I 4 Microbiology is the study of microorganisms with special emphasis
General Biology I is designed for science majors. Topics include on the pathogens and the aspects of microbiology that directly af-
scientific methodology, the molecular and cellular basis of life; cell fect humans. The course covers the fundamentals of microbiology,
division, photosynthesis and respiration; genetics, evolution and a survey of the microbial world, interactions between microbes and
ecology; classification and taxonomy. Laboratory work comple- hosts, microorganisms and human disease, and environmental
ments each topic of study. (3/3) and applied microbiology. Laboratory work explores all aspects of
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in high school biology, Intro- microbiology, but emphasizes the culture, handling and identifica-
ductory Biology, or Introduction to Biotechnology. tion of bacteria. (3/3)
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in Human Anatomy and
BIO 113 General Biology II 4 Physiology with Labs, General Biology I, or General Chemistry.
General Biology II is designed for science majors who have suc-
cessfully completed General Biology I. This class studies the di- BIO 267 Introduction to Biotechnology 4
versity of life by focusing on phyla and class characteristics in all Introduction to Biotechnology provides a general introduction to the
kingdoms: Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia. Labo- field of biotechnology as it relates to science, medicine, and in-
ratory work complements each topic of study. (3/3) dustry. Topics explore trends and methodologies in biotechnology
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in General Biology I. and its global impact. Laboratory work complements each topic of
study. (3/3)
BIO 125 Plant Biology 4
Plant Biology is designed for non-science majors interested in BIO 268 Advanced Biotechnology 5
plants and plant-like organisms. Topics include classification, plant Advanced Biotechnology provides an in-depth exploration of bio-
structure and function, development, metabolism, and heredity. technology as it relates to science, medicine, and industry. Stu-
Laboratory work complements each topic of study. (3/2) dents will employ scientific theories and applications as it relates to
experimental biotechnology. Topics emphasize trends and meth-
BIO 147 Genetics 4 odologies in genomics and proteomics. Laboratory work comple-
Genetics explores the science of heredity as it relates to areas of ments each topic of study. (3/4)
classic Mendelian genetics, population and evolutionary genetics, Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in Introduction to Organic
and molecular genetics. Topics range from bacterial and viral ge- and Biochemistry and General Biology I.
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BIO 740 Biomedical Occupational Health and Safety 3 BUS 186 Business Law II 3
Biomedical Occupational Health and Safety provides environmen- Business Law II explores a variety of topics essential to an un-
tal health, safety, and security awareness and training. This course derstanding of the business environment: insurance, agency and
emphasizes biomedical occupational health and safety policies, employment, business organizations, commercial paper, property,
procedures and standards as they relate to science, medicine, and secured transactions, and bankruptcy. (3/0)
industry. (3/0)
BUS 908 Cooperative Education 1-6
BIO 908 Cooperative Education 1-6 Cooperative Education draws correlation between theory and
Cooperative Education provides cooperative work experience relat- practice in the student’s area of specialization. Variable credit is
ed to the sciences. Work experience hours are arranged. (0/4-24) granted, depending on individual circumstances. (0/4-24)
Prerequisite: Permission from the program chair.
BIO 927 Honors Study 2
Honors Study explores current scientific topics. In addition to other FIN 121 Personal Finance 3
projects, students research, write, and present a biology review Personal Finance provides individuals with the necessary knowl-
paper. (2/0) edge and ability to comprehend their role as a consumer in the
Prerequisite: Nomination by the science faculty and approval of economy. Students learn types of consumer credit, home finance,
the dean. budgeting, basic financial planning, and principles of insurance and
retirement. (3/0)
ENV 111 Environmental Science 4
Environmental Science is designed for students interested in ecol-
ogy. Topics include: ecological principles and the study of ecosys- Business Computer Applications
tems; population dynamics; water, air, soil, food, waste and energy
resources; and sustaining bio-diversity of species and ecosystems. BCA 052 Fundamentals of Computer Operations 3
Laboratory work and field trips complement each topic of study. (3/3) Fundamentals of Computer Operations is a foundations course
Note: Students must provide their own transportation for off-cam- introducing students to a computer and its applications through a
pus field trips. hands-on approach. Students will learn basic skills in keyboarding,
computer hardware, word processing, spreadsheets, database,
presentation software, e-mail, and internet usage. (3/0)
Business Administration Note: This course does not meet associate degree requirements
for graduation.
BUS 102 Introduction to Business 3
Introduction to Business surveys American enterprise and exam- BCA 105 Introduction to Information Technology 3
ines the interrelated roles of accounting, economics, finance, man- Introduction to Information Technology introduces the general
agement, and marketing as they affect the firm. Students view the concepts of computers, information processing, and information
firm from both its functional role and its social institutional role. (3/0) handling. The course examines computer hardware and software
fundamentals and provides students with a basis for further studies
BUS 105 Accounting and Business Professional 1 in Information Technology. Students explore concepts related to
Development data, data storage, and data manipulation. Principles of problem
Accounting and Business Professional Development introduces solving in information technology are explored. (3/0)
students to career fields open to accounting and business majors.
Business professionals present various areas of business, including BCA 106 Windows Operating Systems 1
topics in the areas of work attitudes, confidentiality, job promotion, Windows Operating Systems covers basic through advanced com-
opportunities, ethics, and employer/employee responsibilities. (1/0) mands and methods of the Windows operating systems. (1/0)
Note: This course is offered on a pass/fail basis only.
BCA 115 Internet Basics 1
BUS 121 Business Communications 3 Internet Basics is designed to provide introductory information on
Business Communications develops the art of organizational com- the Internet, terminology, use of search engines, e-mail capabili-
munication for a business. It emphasizes practical applications in ties, e-mail functions, and basic web page updating. (1/0)
writing business letters, reports, resumes, and other organizational
communications. (3/0) BCA 116 Introduction to the Internet 3
Introduction to the Internet provides a history of the Internet and its
BUS 130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 development. Introductory Internet concepts are used. Students
Introduction to Entrepreneurship emphasizes these processes: use available web browsers, File Transfer Protocols and search
understanding how to find, analyze, and pursue an opportunity; engines to find information and transfer files. (3/0)
understanding oneself and personality characteristics of the “en-
trepreneur”; and examining the environment for entrepreneurship. BCA 117 Internet for Business 3
A case and experiential approach is used throughout. (3/0) Internet for Business provides basic knowledge of uses of the
Internet in the business world. A history of the Internet, business
BUS 154 E-business 3 uses, e-mail, web site development, intranets, business security
E-business covers the unique aspects of creating a business strat- issues, and advanced search strategies using search engines are
egy in the e-business environment and focuses on the Internet as a discussed. (3/0)
medium for promotion and distribution. E-business discusses how
traditional marketing and business arenas can be transformed in BCA 129 Basic Word Processing 2
this environment. (3/0) Basic Word Processing uses Microsoft Word to create, manipu-
late, and print business documents on a microcomputer. Memo-
BUS 161 Human Relations 3 randums, letters, envelopes, and reports are covered. (1/3)
Human Relations inquires into the nature of human behavior in the
workplace. Using the administrative viewpoint, it focuses on human BCA 130 Advanced Word Processing 2
motivation, leadership, organizational structure, and current topics Advanced Word Processing covers advanced concepts and skill
in employment. (3/0) development using Word to format, layout, and design quality doc-
uments. (1/3)
BUS 185 Business Law I 3 Prerequisite: Basic Word Processing.
Business Law I concentrates on the foundation of business trans-
actions, contracts, and sales. Emphasis focuses on the Uniform
Commercial Code where relevant. (3/0)
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BCA 134 Word Processing 3 folders and Net Folders, share and fax contracts, and record ac-
Word Processing introduces features such as headers/footers, tivities in the Journal. Outlook environment customization is also
footnotes/endnotes, mail merge, macros, filing techniques, and covered. (1/0)
complex formatting tasks. Students should have some prior word
processing experience. (3/0) BCA 174 Basic Presentation Software 1
Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers and demonstrated typing Basic Presentation Software uses PowerPoint software to produce
proficiency. professional presentation visuals. (1/0)

BCA 142 Spreadsheets 3 BCA 184 Comprehensive Web Page Design Software 3
Spreadsheets provides the skills needed for solving business prob- Comprehensive Web page Design Software teaches students how
lems using Microsoft Excel software. Students prepare, format, to develop web pages. Basic design, construction, and mainte-
enhance, and insert formulas in a spreadsheet as well as maintain nance of the web page are covered. Students learn how to set up a
and enhance workbooks which includes moving data within and web page using current web page design software and tools. (3/0)
between workbooks, creating and customizing charts, and work-
ing with Web pages. Advanced formatting techniques are used BCA 192 Advanced Presentation 1
to enhance worksheets, to work with templates and workbooks, Advanced Presentation uses PowerPoint software to add move-
include linking and sharing, using advanced functions, and working ment and sound to desktop presentations in order to enhance audi-
with lists. (3/0) ence attention. (1/0)
Prerequisite: Basic Presentation Software.
BCA 146 Basic Spreadsheets 1
Basic Spreadsheets covers creating, editing, saving and printing BCA 200 Microcomputer Applications Support 3
Excel worksheets as well as formatting and manipulating data with- Microcomputer Applications Support is designed to aid the student
in a worksheet. Students insert and write formulas and enhance in supporting a microcomputer application to include the following:
worksheets. Instruction includes working with larger worksheets, installation, configuration of applications, resolving issues relat-
moving, copying and pasting within worksheets, workbooks, and ing to application customization and the personalization of appli-
between programs. (1/0) cations, identification, troubleshooting and resolution of network
problems, determining and establishing security settings appropri-
BCA 149 Spreadsheets II 1 ate for the users, monitoring application manufacturer update re-
Spreadsheets II deals with maintaining workbooks, applying styles quirements, and computer virus infection prevention. (3/0)
and comments, and using templates to create business documents
such as invoices. Students create, edit, size, move, delete, and BCA 250 Desktop Publishing 3
customize chart elements in Excel. Additional instruction includes Desktop Publishing provides a hands-on introduction to the micro-
enhancing the visual appeal to workbooks, saving as Web pages, computer hardware and software used to perform electronic page
and inserting hyperlinks. (1/0) layout. Students create, modify, and manipulate fliers, brochures
Prerequisite: Basic Spreadsheets or Introduction to Computers. and newsletters with page layout and drawing programs. Students
should have some prior knowledge or experience with a word pro-
BCA 152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets 3 cessor and familiarity with the keyboard. (3/0)
Comprehensive Spreadsheets deals with the command menu,
functions, template design, printing, file handling, graphics, data-
base features, and keystroke macros. Students should have some Chemistry
prior spreadsheet experience. (3/0)
Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers. CHM 122 Introduction to General Chemistry 4
Introduction to General Chemistry is a one-semester course that
BCA 153 Spreadsheets III 1 covers the fundamentals of inorganic chemistry. Topics include
Spreadsheets III uses advanced formatting techniques, applies cus- the structure of the atom, properties and states of matter, nomen-
tom and conditional formatting, and works with large worksheets. clature, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and
Working with and creating templates for business, linking work- acid-base chemistry. Laboratory experience provides hands-on
sheets and workbooks, and sharing workbooks are also covered. exploration of the fundamentals of inorganic chemistry and rein-
Students use advanced functions and analysis tools, and work with forces lecture concepts. (3/3)
lists to store, manipulate, share, and export data. Recording and Prerequisite: One year of high school algebra or Elementary Al-
editing macros, auditing workbooks, collaborating with workgroups, gebra I.
and importing and exporting data are also covered. (1/0)
Prerequisite: Spreadsheets II. CHM 132 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 4
BCA 164 Basic Databases 1 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry covers selected princi-
Basic Databases introduces the basic elements of a current ver- ples of general, organic, and biochemistry for students of health
sion of the Microsoft Access database management program for sciences. Basic bonding, molecular structure, acid/base chemis-
beginning users. (1/0) try, and radiological effects are covered from general chemistry. It
introduces functional groups, nomenclature, and some main reac-
BCA 167 Comprehensive Database 3 tions in organic chemistry. The biochemistry emphasizes structure
Comprehensive Database introduces and describes features of and reactions of molecules in metabolism and the biosynthesis of
database programs. Students design, enter, modify, and query da- carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Additional topics are nucleic
tabases, as well as create custom input and report forms at the acids, protein synthesis, immunology, nutrition, and digestion.
command level. Students should have some prior database experi- Laboratory work complements each topic of study. (3/3)
ence. (3/0) Prerequisite: Introduction to General Chemistry.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers.
CHM 166 General Chemistry I 5
BCA 169 Advanced Databases 1 General Chemistry I, first of a two-semester sequence, covers the
Advanced Databases explores additional components of the Mi- fundamentals of chemistry. Topics include: structure of the atom,
crosoft Access database management program. (1/0) chemical bonding, stoichiometry, and kinetic theory of matter as
Prerequisite: Basic Databases. applied to gases, liquids, and solids. Laboratory work explores
the fundamentals of chemistry, emphasizing laboratory technique,
BCA 170 Personal Information Management 1 data collection and analysis, and technical writing. Laboratory is
Personal Information Management uses messaging and word required. (3/4)
processing functions of an electronic work state. Students use Prerequisites: High school chemistry or Introduction to General
Microsoft Outlook features to sort, filter and group items, create Chemistry, and two years of high school algebra or Elementary
and manipulate templates and forms, share information by public Algebra II.
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CHM 176 General Chemistry II 5 a hands-on introduction to networking and the Internet, using tools
General Chemistry II, second of a two-semester sequence, covers and hardware commonly found in home and small business envi-
the fundamentals of chemistry. Topics studied include solutions, ronments. Laboratories include PC installation, Internet connectiv-
acid-base chemistry, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, thermodynam- ity, wireless connectivity, file and print sharing and the installation
ics, electrochemistry, and an introduction to organic chemistry. of game consoles, scanners, and cameras. (3/0)
Laboratory work emphasizes data collection and analysis to ex-
plore the topics from lecture. Emphasis is placed on experiment NET 208 CCNA Discovery 2 3
design and technical writing. (3/4) CCNA Discovery 2: Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in General Chemistry I. ISP prepares students for jobs as network technicians. Students
will develop additional skills required for computer technicians and
CHM 263 Organic Chemistry I 5 help desk technicians. This course provides a basic overview of
Organic Chemistry I studies carbon skeletons of aliphatic hydro- routing and remote access, addressing, and security. It also fa-
carbons and organic functional groups. It emphasizes the nature of miliarizes students with servers that provide e-mail services, web
bonding, nomenclature, isomerism, and reactions. Laboratory work space, and authenticated access. Students also learn about soft
introduces techniques used in identifying organic compounds and skills required for help desk and customer service positions. Net-
typical reactions. (3/4) work monitoring and basic troubleshooting skills are taught in con-
Prerequisite: General Chemistry II. text. After successfully completing CCNA Discovery 1 and CCNA
Discovery 2, students are qualified to sit for the Cisco Certification
CHM 273 Organic Chemistry II 5 – Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT). (3/0)
Organic Chemistry II continues the study of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CCNA Discovery 1.
It emphasizes the nature of alkynes and aromatics and includes
the study of organic groups such as esters, amides, amino acids, NET 209 CCNA Discovery 3 3
and phenols. Laboratory work covers the synthesis of organic com- CCNA Discovery 3: Routing and switching will familiarize students
pounds. (3/4) with the equipment applications and protocols installed in enter-
Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry I. prise networks, with a focus on switched networks, IP telephony
requirements, and security. This course also introduces advanced
routing protocols such as Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing
Computer Networking Protocol (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol.
Hands-on exercises include configuration, installation, and trouble-
NET 142 Network Essentials 3 shooting of a network. (3/0)
Network Essentials introduces the networking field. The course Prerequisite: CCNA Discovery 2.
focuses on network terminology and protocols, local area networks
(LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), Open System Interconnec- NET 210 CCNA Discovery 4 3
tion (OSI) models, cabling, cabling tools, routers, router program- CCNA Discovery 4: Designing and Supporting Computer Net-
ming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, and network works allows learners to progress through a variety of case studies
standards. Instruction and training are provided in the proper care, and role-playing exercises, which include gathering requirements,
maintenance, and use of networking software, tools, and equip- designing basic networks, establishing proof-of-concept, and per-
ment and all local, state, and federal safety, building, and environ- forming project management tasks. In addition, life cycle services,
mental codes and regulations. (3/0) including upgrades, competitive analyses, and system integration,
are presented in the context of pre-sale support. After success-
NET 182 WAN Technology 3 fully completing CCNA Discovery 1 through CCNA Discovery 4,
WAN Technology focuses on advanced IP addressing techniques students are qualified to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate
- Network Address Translation (NAT); Port Address Translation exam (CCNA). (3/0)
(PAT) and DHCP; WAN technology and terminology; PPP; ISDN; Prerequisite: CCNA Discovery 3.
DDR; Frame Relay; network management; and introduction to op-
tical networking. Particular emphasis is on students being able NET 212 CISCO Networking 3
to demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills from Net- CISCO Networking covers the basic concepts of the network mod-
working Essentials, Routers and Switches, and to explain how and el. It explores the fundamentals of network addressing, data mod-
why a particular strategy is employed. (3/0) eling and data encapsulation. Network topologies, components
Prerequisites: Switches or CISCO Switches. and basic network design are explored. (3/0)

NET 188 Routers 3 NET 217 CCNA Exploration 1 3


Routers focuses on initial router configuration, IOS Software man- CCNA Exploration 1: Network Fundamentals introduces the archi-
agement, routing protocol configuration, TCP/IP, and access con- tecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Inter-
trol lists (ACLs). Students develop skills in configuring a router, net and other computer networks. It uses the OSI and TCP layered
managing IOS Software, configuring routing protocol on routers, models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services
and setting the access lists to control the access to routers. (3/0) at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. Students
Prerequisites: Network Essentials, CISCO Networking, or Data build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling,
Communications. performing basic configurations of network devices, including rout-
ers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. (2/2)
NET 189 Switches 3
Switches focuses on advanced IP addressing techniques (Variable NET 218 CCNA Exploration 2 3
Length Subnet Masking - VLSM), intermediate routing protocols CCNA Exploration 2: Routing Protocols and Concepts describes
(RIP v2, single-area OSPF, EIGRP), command-line interface con- the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and ex-
figuration of switches, Ethernet switching, Virtual LANs (VLANs), plains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP). analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing pro-
Particular emphasis is on students being able to demonstrate the tocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF. Students will be able to
ability to apply skills from Network Essentials and Routers, and to recognize and correct common routing issues and problems. (2/2)
explain how and why a particular strategy is employed. (3/0) Prerequisite: CCNA Exploration 1 or CCNA Discovery 2.
Prerequisites: Routers or CISCO Routers.
NET 219 CCNA Exploration 3 3
NET 207 CCNA Discovery 1 3 CCNA Exploration 3: LAN Switching and Wireless provides a
CCNA Discovery 1: Networking for Home and Small Business- comprehensive, theoretical, and practical approach to learning the
es teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level home technologies and protocols needed to design and implement a con-
network installation jobs. Students will develop some of the skills verged switched network. Students learn about the hierarchical
needed to become network technicians, computer technicians, ca- network design model and how to select devices for each layer.
ble installers, and help desk technicians. This course will provide The course explains how to configure a switch for basic function-
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ality and how to implement Virtual LANs, VTP, and Inter-VLAN up a LINUX network. Students will install and configure a LINUX
routing in a converged network. The different implementations of system and will set up systems, applications and user configuration
Spanning Tree Protocol in a converged network are presented, and files. Network configuration files and integrating a LINUX network
students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to implement in a mixed environment are an integral part of the course. (2/2)
a WWLAN in a small to medium network. (2/2) Prerequisite: LINUX Network Administration.
Prerequisite: CCNA Exploration 2.
NET 455 Advanced LINUX System Administration 3
NET 220 CCNA Exploration 4 3 Advanced LINUX System Administration will cover advanced net-
CCNA Exploration 4: Accessing the WAN discusses the WAN work services and security configuration. Server clusters and vir-
technologies and network services required by converged appli- tualization will be introduced. Students will learn to use advance
cations in Enterprise Networks. The course uses the Cisco En- networking tools and remote administration scripting. (2/2)
terprise Composite model (ECM) to introduce integrated network Prerequisite: LINUX System Administration.
services and explains how to select the appropriate devices and
technologies to meet ECM requirements. Students learn how to NET 612 Fundamentals of Network Security 3
implement and configure common data link protocols and how to Fundamentals of Network Security provides a fundamental under-
apply WAN security concepts, principles of traffic, access control standing of network security principles and implementation. Stu-
and addressing services. Students learn how to detect, trouble- dents examine the technologies used and principles involved in
shoot, and correct common enterprise network implementation is- creating a secure computer networking environment. (3/0)
sues. After successfully completing CCNA Exploration 1 through Prerequisite: Windows Directory Services.
CCNA Exploration 4, students are qualified to take the Cisco Certi-
fied Network Associate exam (CCNA). (2/2) NET 640 Application Server I 3
Prerequisite: CCNA Exploration 3. Application Server I teaches how to set up and manage Web serv-
ers, DNS servers, e-mail servers, and FTP servers. Students also
NET 222 CISCO Routers 3 learn how to implement interactive web applications and how to
CISCO Routers covers the basic concepts of router configuration implement various web security procedures. (3/0)
and setup. Routed and routing protocols are explored. (3/0) Prerequisite: Windows Server.
Prerequisite: CISCO Networking.
NET 641 Application Server II 3
NET 232 CISCO Switches 3 Application Server II teaches how to set up and manage database
CISCO Switches covers the concepts of router configurations. Lo- servers. Students also learn how to manage user access to in-
cal Area Network (LAN) switching theory and advanced LAN de- formation and how to implement various database security proce-
sign are explored. (3/0) dures. (3/0)
Prerequisite: CISCO Routers. Prerequisite: Windows Server.

NET 242 CISCO Wide Area Networks (WAN) 3 NET 730 Computer Forensics and Investigation 3
CISCO Wide Area Networks (WAN) covers the concepts of WAN The Computer Forensics and Investigation course prepares stu-
theory and design. WAN technology, PPP, ISDN, and Frame Relay dents in detecting and analyzing data stored or hidden on com-
are explored. Network troubleshooting and threaded case studies puter systems. Students will be introduced to the techniques and
are integral to the course. (3/0) tools of computer forensic investigations. (3/0)
Prerequisite: CISCO Routers. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Network Security and PC Support II.

NET 313 Windows Server 3 NET 779 Desktop Application Support 3


Windows Server introduces Local Area Network (LAN) topologies Desktop Application Support includes the installation and support
and network operating systems. Transmission Control Protocol/ of desktop applications on computers in a work environment. Stu-
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocols and internet work communica- dents will gain additional experience through participating in a help
tions are covered. Model networks are constructed. (3/0) desk. (2/2)

NET 343 Windows Directory Services 3 NET 785 Fundamentals of Desktop Support 3
Windows Directory Services provides the knowledge and skills Fundamentals of Desktop Support introduces the concepts of
necessary to plan, analyze, optimize, and troubleshoot Microsoft supporting computers and computer users as a career. Students
Windows NT® Server network operating systems in an enterprise improve their proficiency in providing computer support by trouble-
environment. The course includes how to set up, configure, use, shooting real-life scenarios including specification/management
and support Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/ considerations and customer service skills. Lab may include stu-
IP). (3/0) dents volunteering at not-for-profit organizations upgrading comput-
Prerequisite: Windows Server. ers and computer peripherals. Students will use troubleshooting
tools, the Microsoft Knowledge Base and help desk software. (2/2)
NET 363 Windows Directory Services Design 3
Windows Directory Services Design provides the knowledge and NET 790 PC Support I 3
skills necessary to design a directory services infrastructure based PC Support I is the first in a sequence of two courses focusing
upon the needs of a large organization. The skills necessary to on computer hardware. The course introduces hardware issues
design security frameworks for small, medium and large networks necessary for an entry-level computer technician. Students learn
are also covered. (3/0) to troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and maintain PC hardware. (2/2)
Prerequisite: Windows Directory Services.
NET 791 PC Support II 3
NET 402 LINUX Network Administration 3 PC Support II is the second in a sequence of two courses focus-
LINUX Network Administration involves a study of an operating ing on computer software. The course introduces software issues
system used on a variety of hardware platforms. Topics exam- necessary for an entry-level computer technician. Students learn
ine file manipulation, access commands and script language com- to troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and maintain PC software. (2/2)
mands. Students learn fundamental command line features of the
LINUX environment including file system navigation, file permis- NET 810 Computer Internship 1-8
sions, the vi text editor, command shells, and basic network use. Computer Internship provides work experience related to the stu-
This course covers the basic installation and administration of the dent’s computer training. This course allows the student to inte-
LINUX operating system. (2/2) grate theory with practice in the student’s area of specialization.
Work experience hours are arranged. (0/4 32)
NET 412 LINUX System Administration 3 Prerequisite: Permission from the program chair.
LINUX System Administration introduces the techniques neces-
sary to create and manage users, groups and computers that make
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Computer Programming CIS 182 JSP and Servlets


JSP and Servlets is an advanced Java application development
3

course. Content includes Java Servlets, networking, JAR files,


CIS 120 Web Development I 3
collection data structures, and JavaBeans. Design of large scale
Web Development I teaches how to develop web site content, how
three-tier, client-server applications with Java implementations are
to set up a web server, how to implement interactive web applica-
introduced. (3/0)
tions, and how to implement various web security procedures. Stu-
Prerequisite: Java II.
dents learn HTML and how to set up and maintain a web site. (3/0)
CIS 207 Fundamentals of Web Programming 3
CIS 121 Introduction to Programming Logic 3
Fundamentals of Web Programming teaches how to create, de-
Introduction to Programming Logic covers the basic concepts of
sign, publish, and maintain a web site. Students learn HTML,
flowcharting techniques and introduces program analysis. Stu-
DHTML and CSS using web site creation software. Design con-
dents also analyze and flowchart a set of modular programs. (3/0)
siderations such as usability, download time and aesthetics are
emphasized. (3/0)
CIS 131 Data Communications 3
Data Communications presents an overview of communications
CIS 213 Advanced Client Side Scripting 3
technology in terms of computer hardware, software, data transmis-
Advanced Client Side Scripting teaches current technologies for
sion, and communication networks. It provides a broad exposure to
scripting the web client. Students will create scripts, dashboards
data communications concepts and appropriate details in the areas
and widgets. (3/0)
of interfaces, protocols, switching, and local area networks. The
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Web Programming.
course presents transmission codes, transmission modes and line
protocols. Students examine case studies and apply design theory
CIS 215 Server Side Web Programming 3
to most common design problems in a cost-effective manner. (3/0)
Server Side Web Programming introduces several of the most
common server-sided scripting languages used in business today.
CIS 145 Personal Computer Fundamentals 3
The programming constructs used in these languages are covered.
Personal Computer Fundamentals explores the current hardware
Scripts are designed, programmed, tested, and debugged. (3/0)
and software similarities and differences between the personal
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Web Programming.
computer and mainframe computer system. (3/0)
CIS 227 Advanced Web Design 3
CIS 150 Computer Internals 3
Advanced Web Design provides an opportunity to go beyond the
Computer Internals encompasses the general concepts of comput-
mechanics of a web site and focus on design issues and the basics
ers, data processing, and information handling. It examines hard-
of the most current software used in designing web pages. (3/0)
ware and software to provide a basis for further studies. Students
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Web Programming or Compre-
explore concepts related to data and its manipulation. (3/0)
hensive Web Page Design Software.
CIS 161 C++ Programming 3
CIS 228 Client Server Computing 3
C++ Programming builds on the basic C programming language to
Client-Server Computing introduces the techniques of writing pro-
introduce the concepts of object-oriented programming. Students
grams using client-server methodologies. Topics include inter pro-
construct programs using classes, abstraction, inheritance, and
cess communications, remote procedure calls, sockets, and Struc-
polymorphism. Students must complete a set of programs. (3/0)
tured Query Language (SQL). (3/0)
Prerequisite: Java II.
CIS 164 Advanced C++ 3
Advanced C++ continues C++ Programming. It employs object-
CIS 290 Object-Oriented Design 3
oriented software engineering techniques to design and implement
Object-Oriented Design (OOD) introduces students to program
programs using arrays, structures, files, lists, matrices, trees, and
creation using OOD techniques. Topics cover encapsulation, in-
objects to represent real-world situations. The techniques include
heritance, polymorphism, reusability, extensibility, portability, and
dynamic memory allocation and recursion. (3/0)
maintainability. (3/0)
Prerequisite: C++ Programming.
CIS 332 Database and SQL 3
CIS 169 Introduction to C# 3
Database and SQL introduces students to the techniques and
Introduction to C# introduces the student to the C# language. The
methodologies needed to construct large relational databases. It
course will cover C# basics, object-oriented programming, Win-
covers Data Modeling, System Query Language (SQL) and Ap-
dows applications and web services. (3/0)
plication Programming Interfaces (API). (3/0)
Prerequisite: Introduction to Information Technology or Introduc-
CIS 171 Java 3
tion to Computers.
Java examines the Java programming language. Students explore
interactive web application development using object-oriented de-
CIS 338 SQL/Oracle 3
velopment techniques as well as Java language constructs, run-
SQL/Oracle introduces and covers the concepts of relational data-
time libraries, and graphics libraries. (3/0)
base design using the Oracle database software. Students learn
the basic components of the database. Oracle’s procedural lan-
CIS 174 Advanced C# Programming 3
guage PL/SQL is used to provide students with a thorough under-
Advanced C# Programming covers the development of web-based
standing of this software product. (3/0)
applications using C# in the .NET environment. Topics include:
Prerequisite: Introduction to Information Technology.
web controls, custom controls, web services, application and ses-
sion state, application cache, ASP.NET security, accessibility, and
CIS 402 Cobol 3
page design. (3/0)
Cobol introduces the COBOL language through the study of el-
Prerequisite: Introduction to C#.
ementary terminology, program format, and language syntax.
Programming problems emphasize elementary input-output tech-
CIS 175 Java II 3
niques involving data definition, data movement, beginning arith-
Java II covers advanced client-server application development con-
metic, and branching verbs. The course includes an introduction to
structs. Advanced GUI techniques, exception-handlers, threads,
structured program design. (3/0)
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network-
Prerequisite: C++ Programming.
ing, database connectivity, and debugging are topics covered. (3/0)
Prerequisite: Java.
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CIS 412 Cobol II 3 CIS 604 Visual Basic 3


Cobol II introduces IF statements, report program design, control Visual Basic introduces Windows programming using Visual Ba-
breaks, sorting, table handling, debugging aids, and data validation sic. Students write programs involving branching, looping, sorting,
concepts. (3/0) searching, and file management for the Windows environment.
Prerequisite: Cobol. (3/0)

CIS 421 Cobol III 3 CIS 606 Visual BASIC.NET I 3


Cobol III introduces advanced programming techniques using Visual BASIC.NET I introduces Windows and Web programming
structured program methodology. It covers advanced table han- using Microsoft’s .NET (dot net) framework. Students write intro-
dling concepts, extensive theory and practical application of ad- ductory level programs involving variables, assignment, input, and
vanced file management (organization, design, and maintenance) output using a graphical user interface (GUI), calculation, repeti-
using virtual storage access method (VSAM) on disk input-output tion, and selection between alternatives using the .NET environ-
devices. (3/0) ment. This course includes the object-oriented concepts of encap-
Prerequisite: Cobol II. sulation, single inheritance, and polymorphism. (3/0)

CIS 431 Cobol IV 3 CIS 607 Visual BASIC.NET II 3


Cobol IV emphasizes advanced programming techniques and Visual BASIC.NET II presents Windows programming using dis-
specialized topics to include a continuation of advanced file man- tributed database and client-server methodologies. Students write
agement techniques using virtual storage access method (VSAM), programs involving network and applications, distributed objects,
subprogramming, character manipulation, sorting, program main- and class structures for the Windows operating system and en-
tenance, and an introduction to interactive programming. (3/0) abled applications. (3/0)
Prerequisite: Cobol III. Prerequisite: Visual BASIC.NET I.

CIS 462 CICS 3 CIS 612 Advanced Visual Basic 3


CICS explores the fundamentals of interactive processing on IBM Advanced Visual Basic presents Windows programming using dis-
computers using CICS Command Level Programming. It explains tributed database and client-server methodologies. Students write
communication techniques and system components. The course programs involving network applications, distributed objects and
also includes coding, testing and debugging of CICS application class structures for the Windows operating system. (3/0)
programs, which communicate with terminals and introduces on- Prerequisite: Visual Basic.
line file processing. (3/0)
Prerequisite: Cobol II. CIS 780 Computer Projects 3-6
Computer Projects involves systems from inception to completion.
CIS 472 Advanced CICS 3 Projects revolve around courses taken in the curriculum with em-
Advanced CICS expands the student’s understanding of CICS with phasis on systems, hardware, software, languages and databases.
emphasis on the development of multi-program on-line systems (2-4/2-4)
and an extensive study of file processing techniques. It also in- Prerequisite: Permission from the program chair.
cludes the application of such additional CICS management mod-
ules as temporary storage and interval control, as well as tech-
niques of good screen design. (3/0) Computer Science
Prerequisite: CICS.
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3
CIS 504 Structured Systems Analysis 3 Introduction to Computers consists of a hands-on introduction to
Structured Systems Analysis studies the phases of investigation, microcomputer hardware, operating systems and application soft-
analysis, design, development, implementation, and maintenance ware. Students enter, modify and manipulate data with word pro-
of systems. It includes the system development life cycle and the cessing, presentation, spreadsheet, and database programs. Stu-
purposes of management presentations, programming specifica- dents should be familiar with the standard keyboard. (3/0)
tion, and documentation. Students develop techniques through
case study applications. (3/0) CSC 190 Game Programming 2-D 3
Prerequisite: Introduction to Information Technology or Network Game Programming 2-D provides hands-on experience to create
Essentials. simple two-dimensional games utilizing C++ and the Windows en-
vironment. Students will use current programmable graphic ob-
CIS 582 Assembler 3 jects and sound to create several simple games. (3/0)
Assembler introduces the fundamentals of IBM assembler lan- Prerequisite: Advanced C++.
guage programming from language syntax through basic input-
output, moves, compares, packed decimal arithmetic, and edited CSC 192 Flash Animation 3
output. Practical programming problems demonstrate these con- Flash Animation will provide hands-on experience necessary to
cepts along with an emphasis on good program design, testing, create Flash animation for the World Wide Web and game cre-
debugging, and documentation standards. (3/0) ation. Students will create objects and animation scripts. Some
Co-prerequisite: Introduction to Programming Logic. programming is required. (3/0)
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Web Programming.
CIS 586 Assembler II 3
Assembler II progresses to additional applications and techniques CSC 194 Computer Game Creation 3
including an introduction to structured assembler programming. Computer Game Creation will provide hands-on experience neces-
Other advanced topics include control break processing, binary sary to create computer games utilizing game development tools that
arithmetic, table handling, sequential file processing, and subpro- require no programming. Students will install and use various game
gram linkage. (3/0) development tools while working with pictures and animation. (3/0)
Prerequisite: Assembler.

CIS 594 Job Control Language 3


Job Control Language covers principles of the job control state-
ments that make up job streams which are presented in building-
block fashion. It emphasizes tape and disk characteristics, control
programs, service programs, and library functions. (3/0)
Prerequisite: Computer Internals.
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CON 317 Sustainable Building Materials 3


Construction Technology Sustainable Building Materials provides an introduction on various
construction materials that have a positive impact on the environ-
CON 114 Residential Print Reading 3 mental design. It emphasizes material characteristics, cost analy-
Residential Print Reading presents an introduction to the funda- sis, and recycling compared to traditional products. (3/0)
mentals of drafting and blueprint reading applicable to residential
construction. Students interpret and translate working drawings CON 318 Sustainable Foundations 3
and specifications. (3/0) Sustainable Foundations provides the students with three key is-
sues of an energy efficient home pertaining to a properly designed
CON 115 Commercial Print Reading 3 foundation. The students will cover resource conservation, energy
Commercial Print Reading provides advanced skills in the interpre- conservation, and moisture control. (3/0)
tation of blueprints and construction drawings. Students interpret
and translate working drawings and specifications for commercial CON 319 Interior and Exterior Energy Principles 4
construction. (3/0) Interior and Exterior Energy Principles introduces the students to
designing and building homes that are safe, healthy, durable, com-
CON 170 Building Construction Techniques I 6 fortable, energy efficient, and environmentally responsible. (4/0)
Building Construction Techniques I provides the practical applica-
tion of selected construction techniques. It covers preparation and CON 325 Estimating 3
flat concrete work as well as fundamentals of block laying and brick Estimating introduces students to the principles and techniques of
laying techniques as they relate to basic construction. (0/18) estimating construction costs, with emphasis on quantity take-off,
pricing elements of work, labor, equipment, material, subcontractor
CON 171 Building Construction Techniques II 6 cost, and indirect costs. Spreadsheets and scheduling software
Building Construction Techniques II provides practical application will be used for computerized estimating. (3/0)
of selected building techniques. Students learn construction tech-
niques in floor, wall and ceiling systems, stair construction and in- CON 348 Supervision and Leadership in Building 3
terior finishing skills. (0/18) Construction
Prerequisite: Building Construction Techniques I. Supervision and Leadership in Building Construction provides
skills needed by professional contractors/carpenters. Students
CON 180 Principles of Building Construction I 3 participate in eight seminar-style projects conducted by industry
Principles of Building Construction I provides an introduction to the professionals. (3/0)
building construction process. It emphasizes construction safety
issues and building code requirements; characteristics, use, and CON 425 Internship 4
selection of building materials; and selection, care, and use of hand Internship allows students to obtain building trades skills, training
and power tools. (3/0) at an off-campus construction site. Students practice and acquire
fundamental techniques and additional skills. Program chair ap-
CON 181 Principles of Building Construction II 3 proval is required. (0/16)
Principles of Building Construction II provides fundamental theory Prerequisite: Building Construction Techniques II.
of selected construction techniques. It explains floor systems, wall
and ceiling framing, stair construction, and interior finishing tech-
niques. (3/0) Criminal Justice
CON 244 Related Trade Applications 3 CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
Related Trade Applications presents an introduction to the prin- Introduction to Criminal Justice introduces the agencies and pro-
ciples of residential wiring, heating, air conditioning, and plumbing. cesses involved in the apprehension, conviction, and punishment
This course addresses basic theory, related codes, techniques, of criminal offenders. Topics include law and the Constitution, the
and applications. (3/0) purpose of law enforcement, the role of the police officer, federal
and state courts, penal institutions, probation and parole in present
CON 250 Principles of Commercial Construction I 3 day life. (3/0)
Principles of Commercial Construction I provides fundamental the-
ory in commercial construction. Students learn advanced skills in CRJ 111 Police and Society 3
concrete (flat form work and tilt-up construction) and site prepara- Police and Society provides an overview of the role and activities
tion. (3/0) of police in American society. Students examine the origins of polic-
ing, the nature of police organization, work, and personality as well
CON 251 Commercial Construction Techniques I 6 as the patterns of relations between police and the public. Topics
Commercial Construction Techniques I provides practical applica- include characteristics of the peace officer, police subculture, cor-
tions of selected commercial construction techniques. Students ruption, recruitment, and legal aspects of policing, such as search
learn construction techniques in concrete, flat work, form work, tilt- and seizure. (3/0)
up construction, site preparation, and site layout. (0/18)
CRJ 120 Introduction to Corrections 3
CON 253 Principles of Commercial Construction II 3 Introduction to Corrections examines the history, philosophy, and
Principles of Commercial Construction II provides fundamental the- evolution of the American correctional process. Topics include the
ory in commercial construction. Students learn advanced skills in history of punishment, jail and prison systems, community-based
superstructure construction (i.e., steel stud framing practices and corrections, and capital punishment. (3/0)
iron work), exterior finishes and roofing components. (3/0)
CRJ 130 Criminal Law 3
CON 254 Commercial Construction Techniques II 6 Criminal Law examines the means by which society attempts to
Commercial Construction Techniques II provides practical applica- use criminal law to prevent harm to society. It examines the acts
tions of selected commercial construction techniques. Students that are declared criminal and the punishment for committing those
learn construction techniques in superstructure construction, exte- acts, as well as current substantive criminal law, English common
rior finishes, and roofing components. (0/18) law, and the United States Constitution. Topics include crimes
against the person, such as homicide; crimes against property and
CON 316 Sustainable Construction Science 3 habitation, such as burglary; and crimes against public order and
Sustainable Construction Science introduces the students to the morals, such as sodomy. Students also examine defenses against
principles and applications utilized in residential construction which prosecution, such as insanity and entrapment. (3/0)
will improve the operating efficiency of a home. (3/0)
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CRJ 133 Constitutional Criminal Procedures 3 construction, and advanced forensic investigative techniques. (3/0)
Constitutional Criminal Procedures examines legal aspects of in- Prerequisites: Introduction to Forensic Investigation and Criminal-
vestigative and arrest processes as well as rules governing the isitcs.
admissibility of evidence in court. It focuses primarily on police and
correctional due process, application of the law, and civil liability CRJ 290 Criminal Justice Cooperative Education 3
concerns. Topics include search and seizure, arrest and interro- Criminal Justice Cooperative Education provides cooperative work
gation, revocation and probation and parole, probable cause, and experience related to criminal justice. Work experience hours are
other timely issues. (3/0) arranged. (0/4-24)
Prerequisite: Permission from the program chair.
CRJ 142 Criminalistics 3
Criminalistics builds on the knowledge gained from Introduction to CRJ 291 Forensic Investigation Cooperative Education 3
Forensic Investigation. This course examines the following topics Forensic Investigation Cooperative Education provides students
in more depth and detail: the crime laboratory, establishing per- with work experience related to their career goals. Cooperative
sonal identity, trace evidence, physiological evidence, impression Education hours are arranged. (0/4-24)
evidence, firearm evidence, and evidence processing. (3/0) Prerequisite: Permission from the program chair.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Forensic Investigation.

CRJ 160 Introduction to Forensic Investigation


Introduction to Forensic Investigation introduces various disci-
3
Culinary Arts, Restaurant and
plines and techniques in forensic investigation. Topics included are Hospitality Management
Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Odontology, Forensic Entomol-
ogy, Forensic Serology, and Criminalistics. (3/0) HCM 100 Sanitation and Safety 2
Sanitation and Safety presents basic food safety and sanitation
CRJ 190 Techniques of Crime Scene Search and 3 requirements as well as employee safety in a food service facility.
Management Emphasis focuses on inherent problems in maintaining a safe food
Techniques of Crime Scene Search and Management covers pri- supply and strategies to provide a wholesome product. The course
mary investigative procedures associated with crime scene search outlines National Institute for the Food Industry (NIFI) standards
and management; fingerprint technology, crime scene photogra- and state food sanitation regulations. Topics include food spoilage
phy, and crime scene processing. The course is heavily focused and microbiology; government regulations regarding purchasing,
on practical exercise methods of instruction. (3/0) storage, preparation and service of wholesome food; requirements
Prerequisites: Introduction to Forensic Investigation, Criminal- for equipment and physical plant sanitation; and guidelines for em-
istics, Medicolegal Death Investigation, and permission from the ployee safety. (2/0)
program chair.
HCM 111 Principles of Baking I 2
CRJ 200/SOC 240 Criminology 3 Principles of Baking I introduces the fundamental principles in-
Criminology surveys the history, nature, and causes of crime; crimi- volved in the baking process. Emphasis centers on ingredients
nal behavior patterns, investigation, and prosecution; correctional used, conversion of standard recipes, and understanding methods
methods; and the structure of the prison system. The criminal for preparing quick breads, yeast breads, donuts, sweet rolls, roll-
behavior patterns include violent crimes, organized crime, white- in dough, pie dough, pie fillings, cookies, and confectionary items.
collar crime, and theft. (3/0) (2/0)

CRJ 220 Community Based Corrections 3 HCM 112 Principles of Baking II 2
Community Based Corrections examines the correctional process Principles of Baking II presents instruction in the production of
as applied in the community setting. It specifically focuses on in- puff paste doughs, Danish rolls, croissants, choux-paste desserts,
novative community-based strategies for dealing with the offender cheesecake, cooked puddings, cooked desserts, sugar art work
as well as the traditional process of probation and parole. Topics with an emphasis in cake assembly and decoration. (2/0)
include electronic monitoring, intensive supervision probation, cor- Prerequisites: Principles of Baking I and Sanitation and Safety.
rection clientele, truth-in-sentencing, and other current issues. (3/0)
HCM 113 Culinary Baking (Lab) 1
CRJ 230 Evidence 3 Culinary Baking (Lab) provides practical application of topics pre-
Evidence acquaints students with the basic concepts of relevancy, sented in the theory class. Emphasis centers on the use of scaling
competency, materiality, privilege, hearsay, and the difference be- and baking equipment. Baking projects involve techniques in quick
tween direct and circumstantial evidence. Students examine pre- breads, yeast breads, cake donuts, yeast rolls, sweet rolls, coffee
trial and trial techniques and meeting the burden of proof in both cakes, confectionery products, and cookies. (0/3)
civil and criminal cases. (3/0)
HCM 121 Culinary Baking II (Lab) 1
CRJ 240 Criminal Investigation 3 Culinary Baking II (Lab) provides practical application of topics pre-
Criminal Investigation covers the basic techniques and procedures sented in the theory class. Emphasis centers on making up puff-
utilized in conducting general criminal investigations. Topics in- paste desserts, choux-paste desserts, cake baking, Danish rolls,
clude interviews & interrogations, surveillance, use of informants, cheese cake, cooked puddings, and croissants. (0/3)
undercover investigations and more. (3/0) Prerequisites: Principles of Baking I and Sanitation and Safety.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice.
HCM 137 Food Preparation I 3
CRJ 258 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3 Food Preparation I introduces students to basic cooking principles.
Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice introduces the student to ethi- Topics include an overview of kitchen equipment, safety, sanitation,
cal concepts, foundations, dilemmas, and applications, as applied and basic preparation methods that includes soups, salads, sand-
to the police, courts, and correctional components of the Criminal wiches, breakfast items, vegetables and starches. (3/0)
Justice system. (3/0)
Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice. HCM 139 Food Preparation II 3
Food Preparation II emphasizes techniques in stock and sauce
CRJ 260 Medicolegal Death Investigation 3 preparation, meats, seafood and poultry. Students will also identify
Medicolegal Death Investigation continues the study of forensic in- various foods in international cuisine and the importance of attrac-
vestigation and crime scenes. This course examines the topics of tive food presentation. (3/0)
medicolegal investigative systems, cause and manner of death, au- Prerequisites: Food Preparation I and Sanitation and Safety.
topsy procedures and protocol, forensic medicine, crime scene re-
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HCM 142 Food Production (Lab) 4 clude an overview of menu planning considerations, menu market-
Food Production (Lab) introduces students to basic skills and tech- ing and design, and specific criteria for selected restaurants and
niques of cooking. Students prepare food items in the various sta- institutional menus. (2/0)
tions of the professional kitchen, rotating through the kitchen to
practice proper use of equipment, safety, sanitation, and to pro- HCM 245 Design and Layout of Food Service Facilities 3
duce basic quality menu items. Students prepare to serve the cus- Design and Layout of Food Service Facilities investigates the pur-
tomer by practice in catering and dining room service. (0/12) chase, installation, operation, and routine maintenance of food
service equipment. Related topics of design, atmosphere, space
HCM 159 Food Production II (Lab) 4 allocation and wise energy management will be addressed. The
Food Production II (Lab) continues lab experiences in the prepara- purpose of this class is to discuss the myriad of decisions a new
tion of stocks, sauces, meat, poultry, and seafood items. Students restaurateur or food service manager will be faced with as they
rotate through the stations of a professional kitchen. As students enter the industry. (3/0)
progress, they receive more advanced menu and quantity cooking
projects. (0/12) HCM 255 Purchasing 3
Prerequisites: Food Production (Lab) and Sanitation and Safety. Purchasing is intended to promote an understanding of the mana-
gerial aspects of the hospitality purchasing activity. Emphasis
HCM 164 Culinary Arts I (Lecture) 2 is placed on strategic selection and procurement considerations
Culinary Arts I (Lecture) identifies the attributes students need to based on item need, value, and supplier information. The purchas-
become professional chefs. Emphasis centers on sanitation, nutri- ing targets are food, beverage, supplies, equipment, services and
tious menu planning, conversion of recipes using computer pro- furnishings. Particular attention will also be given to product identi-
gramming, and producing soups, sauces, meats, vegetables, and fication and to the receiving, storing, and issuing sequence, as well
desserts. Students learn the role of the sous chef in a traditional as to the technological applications and concepts in purchasing.
kitchen. (2/0) (3/0)

HCM 165 Culinary Arts I (Lab) 4 HCM 260 Hospitality Mathematics 3


Culinary Arts I (Lab) provides experience in advanced food prepa- Hospitality Mathematics applies mathematical fundamentals to se-
ration. It also provides students with practical experience in super- lected topics in the culinary industry, as well as in the business
vision of back-of-the-house production. Application of Culinary Arts area. Content includes weight, measurements of ingredients, de-
I is applied to the laboratory. (0/12) preciation of equipment, and payroll and tax considerations. Fi-
nancial planning covers the budgeting process, financial ratios and
HCM 170 Culinary Arts II (Lecture) 2 break-even analysis. (3/0)
Culinary Arts II (Lecture) discusses advanced techniques in sea-
food, charcuteries, grains, pasta, salads, and breakfast items. HCM 278 Cost Control 2
Students examine principles of the bakeshop, international cuisine Cost Control examines the control process applicable to a food ser-
and plate presentations. (2/0) vice operation. Emphasis is on the principles of controlling food,
beverage, and labor costs. Topics include cost and sales controls
HCM 171 Culinary Arts II Lab 4 that can be established for food and beverage operations. Stu-
Culinary Arts II Lab provides experience in advanced sauces, dents analyze labor costs and methods to control them. (1/2)
garde manger, meat preparation, principles of the bakeshop, store
room management and quality control. (0/12) HCM 310 Hospitality Law 3
Hospitality Law introduces the legal considerations of hospitality
HCM 176 World Cuisine 2 property management. The course stresses how to keep legal pit-
World Cuisine studies various ethnic cuisines of the world, their falls from becoming problems. (3/0)
cultures, and their histories. Emphasis is on current trends and ap-
plications as students gain hands on experience. (2/0) HCM 330 Hospitality Personnel Management 3
Hospitality Personnel Management introduces concepts relevant
HCM 200 Dining Service 2 to managing and communicating in the hospitality organization by
Dining Service provides an avenue for personal and professional presenting a perusal of the managerial process. Topics include
growth. The areas surveyed include grooming, appearance, atti- personnel planning, organizing, staffing, directing, motivating, and
tude, and behavior. Related topics include setting up for service, problem-solving skills necessary for effective management. Addi-
serving the customer, taking orders, and cashiering that occur in tional topics cover the development of management as a discipline,
catering functions and gourmet dinners. Students assess how na- theories and styles of management as well as contemporary func-
tional organizations and global concerns affect careers in the hos- tions of the managerial role. (3/0)
pitality industry. (1/3)
HCM 343 Recipe Costing and Menu Pricing 2
HCM 215 Culinary Capstone 3 Recipe Costing and Menu Pricing emphasizes that need to de-
Culinary Capstone is a class where the student plans, arranges, velop standardized recipes for costing and menu pricing purposes.
directs and coordinates a menu. Also the student must perform a Students calculate the cost of recipes and food products and de-
mystery basket skills test during finals week. This class must be termine portion costs and meal costs. Students evaluate and apply
taken during the student’s final semester. (3/0) various theories of menu planning. (1/2)
Prerequisite: Permission from the program chair.
HCM 512 Culinary Arts Internship 2
HCM 230 Nutrition and Wellness 3 Culinary Arts Internship provides students with work experience re-
Nutrition and Wellness introduces the science of nutrition and the lated to their area of career interest within the hospitality industry.
nutrient value of foods with emphasis on the role of nutrition in Work experience may be in baking, culinary arts, supervision, or
maintaining one’s well-being. Topics include computer analysis of related areas. Hours are arranged. (0/8)
meals, diet and recipes, as well as the study of the role of fats, car- Prerequisite: Permission from program chair.
bohydrates, proteins, water, minerals, and vitamins in the diet and
recipes. Emphasis centers on the development of healthy foods. HCM 598 Hotel Front Office Management 3
(3/0) Hotel Front Office Management presents how to perform and man-
age front office functions and shows how these functions affect the
HCM 240 Menu Planning and Design 2 overall operation of a hotel. Emphasis stresses how guest con-
Menu Planning and Design introduces the concepts of planning cerns shape management strategies and front office procedures.
menus for institutional and restaurant food service operations with The course incorporates current technology and discusses the ef-
emphasis on customer expectations and how the menu planner fects of today’s multicultural work force, the labor shortage, and the
identifies those in establishing a workable menu format. Topics in- Americans with Disabilities Act. (3/0)
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DEA 585 Dental Assisting Experience II 5


Cultural Studies Dental Assisting Experience II offers additional experience in the
dental office setting. The student’s role increases in chairside as-
CLS 183 Baseball and American Culture 3 sisting of general dentistry. A specialty rotation is recommended.
Baseball and American Culture examines the game of baseball (0/15)
and its impact on the reflection of American society. Some of the
topics covered include: the Negro Leagues and baseball’s even- DEA 602 Dental Specialties 4.5
tual integration, the business of baseball involving labor relations, Dental Specialties emphasizes competence in coronal polish and
promotions, ball park construction, the evolution of the game and fluoride application and also develops a foundation in the following
its heroes, and comparison between minor and major league base- specialty areas: periodontics, oral maxillofacial surgery, endodon-
ball. The course includes visits to major and minor league games tics, orthodontics, and pediatric dentistry. (4/2)
and guest speakers. (3/0) Prerequisite: Dental Assisting Principles.

CLS 184 Rock and Roll and American Culture 3 DEA 706 Procedures for the Dental Office 2.5
A major aspect of the American experience since World War II has Procedures for the Dental Office introduces office receptionist
been the birth and evolution of rock and roll music. This class will responsibilities. The course includes resume writing, interview-
focus on the connection between rock and roll music and American ing techniques, record keeping, insurance forms, telephone tech-
culture. We will examine the roots of rock and roll and its origins in niques, and appointment making. (1.5/3)
folk music, country, and the blues. From its birth in the 1950s, the
class will study how rock and roll has evolved and changed over DEA 933 Internship Seminar 1
the years as it reflects the ongoing changes of American culture. Internship Seminar emphasizes group discussion and individual
Some of the genres that rock and roll music has evolved into that conferences on clinical experiences. The course includes prepara-
will be covered include; doo-wop, surf music, the British invasion, tion for the National Board examination. (1/0)
folk rock, Motown, heavy metal, psychedelic rock, funk, glam rock, Prerequisite: Dental Assisting Experience I.
punk, disco, hip hop, grunge, and new wave. (3/0)

Dental Hygiene
Dental Assistant
DHY 114 Dental Hygiene Anatomical Sciences 4
DEA 271 Dental Theory I 6 Dental Hygiene Anatomical Sciences deals with the fundamental
Dental Theory I provides basic knowledge to build a foundation study of head and neck anatomy, oral anatomy, tooth morphology,
based on health sciences associated with the practice of dentistry. functions of the teeth, individual tooth identification, and physiology
Topics include microbiology and pathology, which include dental car- of occlusion. Instruction emphasizes dental nomenclature and the
ies, dental nutrition, preventive dentistry, and dental anatomy. (6/0) anatomy of the teeth and surrounding structures. (2/4)
Prerequisites: Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs and
DEA 275 Dental Theory II 5 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs.
Dental Theory II is a continuation of Dental Theory I. Emphasis
focuses on anesthesia and a basic foundation of pharmacology DHY 121 Oral Histology and Embryology 2
from the dental perspective. Students review recording of data in Oral Histology and Embryology presents general and oral histology
the dental practice, dental office emergencies, and ethical founda- beginning with a consideration of cytology. It follows with a study
tions. (4.5/1) of the fundamentals of oral embryology and normal microscopic
Prerequisite: Dental Theory I. anatomy of oral tissues. (2/0)
Prerequisites: Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs and
DEA 314 Radiography I 2 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs.
Radiography I offers an introduction to scientific principles of oral
radiography including production and absorption of radiation, x-ray DHY 132 Dental Pharmacology 3
unit function, imaging systems, quality assurance, radiation biol- Dental Pharmacology studies drugs and their actions on living tis-
ogy, and radiographic interpretation. (2/0) sues. This course includes the drugs used as an aid in the diagno-
Co-requisite: Dental Theory I. sis, treatment, and prevention of disease or to control or improve
any physiological or pathological condition. (3/0)
DEA 320 Radiography II 2 Prerequisites: Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs, Hu-
Radiography II continues Radiography I with a study of the parallel- man Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs, and Introduction to Or-
ing and bisecting techniques of exposing radiographs. Emphasis ganic and Biochemistry.
centers on developing a clinical competency in exposing and pro-
cessing radiographs. (0/6) DHY 141 General and Oral Pathology 3
Prerequisite: Radiography I. General and Oral Pathology presents the basic concepts of the
disease process and the oral manifestations of inflammation, de-
DEA 403 Dental Materials 3 generative changes, neoplasms, and developmental anomalies of
Dental Materials examines the theory of materials utilized at chair- the oral cavity. (3/0)
side and in chairside-related procedures. Practical application Prerequisite: Dental Hygiene Anatomical Sciences.
includes preparing impression materials, restorative materials,
models, custom trays, occlusal registrations, and temporary res- DHY 151 Dental Emergencies 2
torations. (1/6) Dental Emergencies examines elements of dental hygiene care as
they relate to the treatment planning of special patient and medi-
DEA 502 Dental Assisting Principles 4 cal emergencies in the dental office. A major portion of the course
Dental Assisting Principles provides techniques in four-handed deals with the prevention, recognition and management of medical
dentistry, knowledge of general dental armamentarium, OSHA emergencies which occur in the dental office with specific empha-
compliance, infection control protocol, and legal intraoral functions. sis on systemic disease processes. (2/0)
(3/4) Co-requisite: Dental Hygiene I Theory.

DEA 582 Dental Assisting Experience I 2 DHY 155 Radiology 2


Dental Assisting Experience I provides experience in a clinical set- Radiology offers an introduction to scientific principles of oral radi-
ting. Emphasis centers on chairside assisting of general dentistry ography including production and absorption of radiation, x-ray unit
with scheduled rotations through the dental specialties. (0/6) function, imaging systems, quality assurance, radiation biology,
Prerequisites: Dental Assisting Principles and Dental Materials. and radiographic interpretation. (2/0)
Co-requisite: Dental Hygiene Anatomical Science.
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DHY 156 Radiology Lab 1.5 the mandatory reporting of adult and child abuse. The course cov-
Radiology lab experiences develop competence in exposing, pro- ers legal aspects of health care as well as statutes, rules, and regu-
cessing, mounting, critically evaluation, and interpretation of dental lations pertaining to the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in
radiographs. (0/4) the states of Iowa and Nebraska. (2/0)
Co-requisite: Dental Hygiene Anatomical Science. Co-requisite: Dental Hygiene IV Theory.

DHY 174 Principles of Dental Hygiene 5 DHY 252 Community Dentistry 3


Principles of Dental Hygiene introduces basic principles of clinical Community Dentistry (a two-semester course) includes commu-
dental hygiene. The etiology of deposits and the effect on oral tis- nity site rotations. The course relates the concepts of dental public
sue and the theory and techniques of instrumentation in removal of health and preventive dentistry, including principles of biostatistics,
deposits are emphasized in the lab portion. (3/6) epidemiology, educational instruction, dental manpower, and deliv-
ery systems. Students plan, implement, and evaluate a community
DHY 183 Dental Hygiene I Theory 2 dental health project. (3/0)
Dental Hygiene I Theory continues the instrumentation techniques Co-requisite: Clinical Dental Hygiene III.
provided via clinical experience in oral prophylaxis techniques. Em-
phasis centers on comprehensive patient care on the simple pa- DHY 253 Community Oral Health Rotations 1
tient classifications including patient assessment, treatment plan- Community Oral Health Rotations continues the previous semes-
ning, patients with special needs, polishing techniques, application ter course in which students apply public health/health education
of preventive therapies, and radiographic skills. (2/0) principles through implementing community dental health projects
Co-requisite: Clinical Dental Hygiene I. and through participating in extramural rotations outside of the
community college and dental school setting. Emphasis centers on
DHY 184 Clinical Dental Hygiene I 3 students interacting with a variety of patients, including children,
Clinical Dental Hygiene I continues the instrumentation techniques the physically and mentally handicapped, indigent populations, and
provided via clinical experience in oral prophylaxis techniques, ap- geriatric groups. (0/3)
plication of preventive therapies, and radiographic skills to begin- Prerequisite: Community Dentistry.
ner level. (0/9)
Co-requisite: Dental Hygiene I Theory. DHY 265 Current Dental Hygiene Practices 2
Current Dental Hygiene Practices presents fundamentals of dental
DHY 211 Periodontology 2 practice for the transition from dental hygiene student to practitio-
Periodontology provides an in-depth study of the pathogenesis of ner, which will include business aspects of a practice, quality as-
periodontal disease. It presents the clinical characteristics, histo- surance and practice standards, the OSHA compliance manager
pathology, etiology, and risk factors of periodontal diseases. Spe- role, recall systems and computer applications to patient records,
cial emphasis centers on the role of the immune system in the ini- insurance, and inventory/purchasing. Emphasis centers on current
tiation and progression of periodontal disease. (2/0) issues in dental hygiene practice and the team concept of modern
Prerequisite: Microbiology. practices. (2/0)
Co-requisite: Clinical Dental Hygiene I. Co-requisite: Dental Hygiene II Theory.

DHY 212 Periodontology II 2 DHY 283 Dental Hygiene II Theory 2


Periodontology II builds on the knowledge base acquired in Peri- Dental Hygiene II Theory continues the clinical practices provid-
odontology I. Emphasis focuses on the integration of theory and ing further instruction and application of patient education and oral
subsequent transfer of knowledge into clinical experiences treating prophylaxis techniques. Emphasis focuses on continued improve-
periodontal patients. Based on individualized patient needs, the ment and advancement in patient assessment skills, instrumenta-
student explores the rationale and clinical indications of nonsurgi- tion and radiographic skills, and total care on simple and moderate
cal periodontal therapy, surgical techniques, implant maintenance patient classifications. Topics include nitrous oxide-oxygen inhala-
as well as new products and diagnosis utilized within the field of tion sedation, local anesthesia, power scalers, air polishing, and
periodontics. (2/0) intraoral photography. (2/0)
Prerequisite: Periodontology. Prerequisite: Dental Hygiene I Clinic.
Co-requisite: Clinical Dental Hygiene III. Co-requisite: Dental Hygiene II Clinic.

DHY 222 Biomaterials for the Dental Hygienist 3 DHY 284 Clinical Dental Hygiene II 2.5
Biomaterials for the Dental Hygienist deals with the various ma- Clinical Dental Hygiene II continues the clinical practices provid-
terials used in restorative dentistry and other specialty areas in ing further instruction and application of patient education and oral
dentistry to fabricate dental appliances and tooth restorations. prophylaxis techniques. Emphasis focuses on continued improve-
The course consists of lecture and laboratory components to help ment and advancement in patient assessment skills, instrumenta-
students develop an understanding of the composition, proper- tion and radiographic skills, and total care on simple and moderate
ties, structure, and manipulative variables of dental materials his- patient classifications. Topics include nitrous oxide-oxygen inhala-
torically used in dentistry as well as new materials and techniques tion sedation, local anesthesia, power scalers, air polishing, and
that are rapidly evolving. Emphasis centers on practical, clinical intraoral photography. (0/7.5)
applications of materials, the need for educating patients regarding Prerequisite: Clinical Dental Hygiene I.
these materials, and techniques for placement of the materials in Co-requisite: Dental Hygiene II Theory.
the oral cavity. (2/2)
Co-requisite: Clinical Dental Hygiene III. DHY 292 Clinical Dental Hygiene III 5
Clinical Dental Hygiene III expands clinical practices providing
DHY 232 Nutrition and Preventive Dentistry 4 further instruction and application of patient education skills, oral
Nutrition and Preventive Dentistry relates the nutrients and their prophylaxis techniques, and preventive therapeutics on more com-
effects on general and oral health throughout the life cycle. It in- plex periodontal patients. Emphasis focuses on developing more
troduces the principles of counseling and instruction in preventive advanced instrumentation and radiographic skills, improving ef-
dentistry necessary to maintain optimum oral health. (4/0) ficiency and effectiveness in patient assessment, and providing
Prerequisites: Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Labs, Hu- comprehensive dental hygiene care to simple, moderate and ad-
man Anatomy and Physiology II with Labs, and Introduction to Or- vanced cases. Topics include restoration polishing, sexual harass-
ganic and Biochemistry. ment, substance abuse, patients with special needs, and selected
dental specialties. (0/15)
DHY 241 Dental Ethics 2 Prerequisite: Dental Hygiene II Theory.
Dental Ethics surveys baseline knowledge of ethical theories, vari- Co-requisite: Dental Hygiene III Theory.
ous models of decision-making, and major contemporary health
care issues and dilemmas facing the dental professional, such as
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DHY 293 Dental Hygiene III Theory 2 tions used in relation to the heavy-duty engine maker are covered.
Dental Hygiene III Theory expands clinical practices providing fur- (4/0)
ther instruction and application of patient education skills, nonsur-
gical periodontal therapy and maintenance, and preventive thera- DSL 544 Transmissions/Drive Axle 4
peutics on more complex periodontal patients. Emphasis focuses Transmissions/Drive Axle is designed to provide knowledge of in-
on developing more advanced instrumentation and radiographic depth operational theories, diagnosis, and repair procedures of
skills, improving efficiency and effectiveness in patient assess- heavy-duty truck transmissions and rear drive axles. Specific op-
ment, and providing comprehensive dental hygiene care to simple, erational features and repair procedures of the popular units in use
moderate, and advanced cases. Topics include but are not limited today are presented. Transmissions, air shifting, power dividers,
to advanced periodontal instrumentation, patient education, and two-speed axles, and other related equipment are covered. (4/0)
occupational hazards. (2/0)
Prerequisite: Dental Hygiene II Theory. DSL 654 Hydraulic/Air Brakes 4
Co-requisite: Clinical Dental Hygiene III. Hydraulic/Air Brakes is designed to introduce the braking systems
of vehicles that use both hydraulic and compressed air actuation.
DHY 302 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV 5 Component operation repair and testing are covered. Basic hy-
Clinical Dental Hygiene IV continues clinical practices providing the draulics and pneumatic systems, which are in common use on ve-
opportunity to synthesize knowledge and skills learned in all first hicles, are also covered. (4/0)
and second year dental hygiene practice courses while rendering
comprehensive dental hygiene care to patients at a program exit- DSL 674 Chassis/Driveline 4
level of competence. (0/15) Chassis/Driveline is designed to introduce the truck chassis and
Prerequisite: Dental Hygiene III Theory. methods used to integrate various components into the vehicle.
Co-requisite: Dental Hygiene IV Theory. Power flow from the clutch, drive shaft and rear axles to the wheels
as well as steering and suspension systems are covered. (4/0)
DHY 303 Dental Hygiene IV Theory 2
Dental Hygiene IV Theory continues clinical practices providing the DSL 744 Air Conditioning/Refrigeration 4
opportunity to synthesize knowledge and skills learned in all first Air Conditioning/Refrigeration is designed to introduce the theories
and second year dental hygiene practice courses while rendering of mechanical refrigeration/heating systems. Application to vehicle
comprehensive dental hygiene care to patients at a program exit- climate control and trailer refrigeration/heating and system service
level of competence. Students examine basic research principles procedures are covered. (4/0)
to facilitate reading/critiquing of professional and scientific litera-
ture in order for the dental hygienist to continue to learn about new DSL 846 Diesel Lab I 1-6
treatment modalities, scientific discoveries, oral hygiene products Diesel Lab I provides a hands-on shop/lab in which students be-
on the market, and other appropriate topics that enhance the prac- come familiar with the diesel lab/shop facilities and develop the
tice of dental hygiene. (2/0) ability to work in a shop environment. The learning experience al-
Prerequisite: Dental Hygiene III Theory. lows students to apply classroom instruction to develop the skills
Co-requisite: Clinical Dental Hygiene IV. needed to become productive diesel technicians. Students accom-
plish training in the diesel shop/lab on diesel trucks and/or related
components. (0/3-18)
Diesel Technology
DSL 856 Diesel Lab II 1-6
DSL 144 Electrical Systems 4 Diesel Lab II provides a hands-on shop/lab in which students per-
Electrical Systems is designed to introduce the electrical system form assigned tasks to develop necessary skills for job-entry level.
requirements for diesel powered vehicles and equipment. Batter- Emphasis centers on student motivation, self-guidance, and the
ies, starting and charging systems as well as circuitry and basic use of reference materials. Students develop concentration on the
electronics are covered. (4/0) task and the use of proper procedures because training takes place
in the diesel shop/lab on trucks or related equipment. (0/3-18)
DSL 324 Introduction to Diesel 4
Introduction to Diesel is designed to introduce the diesel engine. DSL 863 Diesel Lab III 1-3
Engine development, history, operation theories, and basic sub- Diesel Lab III consists of a hands-on shop/lab in which students
systems and component nomenclature are covered. Knowledge perform assigned tasks on school and/or customer-owned equip-
of basic repair procedures and use of various tools for testing and ment. Student evaluation centers on self-guidance and job comple-
measuring in both English and metric systems of measurement are tion related to time and accuracy. Training takes place on trucks or
examined. (4/0) related equipment in the diesel shop/lab. (0/3-9)

DSL 354 Engines I 4 DSL 876 Diesel Lab IV 1-6


Engines I is designed to cover specific technical repair procedures Diesel Lab IV emphasizes the technical skills needed to enter the
for various engine manufacturers and models. While all engines work environment and the practice of basic skills, such as adjust-
are basically the same, this course examines the specifics of cer- ments and maintenance skills. Training takes place on school and/
tain models and manufacturer-recommended repair procedures. or customer-owned trucks or related equipment in the diesel shop/
General engine construction and design modifications, including lab. (0/3-18)
the latest production and service changes, are examined. (4/0)
DSL 886 Diesel Lab V 1-6
DSL 364 Engines II 4 Diesel Lab V continues Diesel Lab IV. However, increased em-
Engines II is a continuation of Engines I and is also designed to phasis centers on completing projects in time frames according to
include specific technical repair procedures for various engine industry standards. (0/3-18)
manufacturers and models. While all engines are basically the
same, this course examines the specifics of certain model and DSL 893 Diesel Lab VI 1-3
manufacturer recommended repair procedures. General engine Diesel Lab VI continues Diesel Lab V. Emphasis focuses on re-
construction and design modifications are examined including the view of pertinent procedures just prior to entering the work force.
latest production and service changes. (4/0) Students cover specifics, such as tune-up and troubleshooting of
various engines. (0/3-9)
DSL 444 Fuel Systems 4
Fuel Systems is designed to provide information about diesel fuel DSL 895 Diesel Technology Internship I 1-3
injection systems. Mechanical and electronic injection systems, Diesel Technology Internship I provides work experience related to
which are commonly used throughout the diesel industry, are stud- diesel technology lab training. Internship hours are scheduled on
ied. Basic system design, pump operation, and tune-up adjust- an arranged basis. (0/4 12)
ments are covered. Computer diagnostics and software applica- Prerequisite: Permission from program chair.
104 Iowa Western Community College General Catalog 2010-2011

DSL 896 Internship II 1-6 ECE 244 Early Childhood Guidance with Lab 4
Internship II provides work experience related to diesel technology Early Childhood Guidance with Lab focuses on effective approach-
lab training. Internship hours are scheduled on an arranged basis. es and positive guidance strategies for supporting the development
(0/4-24) of all children. This course emphasizes supportive interactions and
Prerequisite: Permission from program chair. developmentally appropriate environments. Students use assess-
ment to analyze and guide behaviors and study the impact of fami-
lies and diversity on child guidance. (3/3)
Early Childhood Education
ECE 268 Early Childhood Field Experience 4
ECE 103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 Early Childhood Field Experience is an application of research
Introduction to Early Childhood Education is a historical and philo- and theory in an early childhood setting. Included are planning,
sophical foundation of the field of early childhood education. The leading, and evaluating experiences that demonstrate quality early
course includes an overview of assessment and trends that influ- childhood programming. (1/9)
ence best practices. Students will explore careers in the field and Prerequisites: Child Health, Safety and Nutrition; Child Growth
address influences of families and diversity. (3/0) and Development; Early Childhood Curriculum I and II with Labs;
Introduction to Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Guid-
ECE 120 Communication with Families 2 ance with Lab; and Communication with Families.
Communication with Families includes the interrelationship of the
early childhood professional and families. Various types of family ECE 269 Early Childhood Field Practicum 7
constellations are identified and explored. Current trends in the Early Childhood Field Practicum is a culminating experience in
field and rights and responsibilities of professionals and families the early childhood studies program with direct work-related ex-
are highlighted. (2/0) perience in various early childhood settings. Application of skills