Apr 10, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

Course Descriptions


Courses marked with ♦ are approved general electives for transfer purposes.

 

 

Biology

  
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    BIOL 1120 - ♦General Biology II


    General Biology II is a study of the principles of organismal biology with an emphasis on understanding and appreciating the diverse forms of plant and animal life as well as their relationship to each other and the environment. Topics covered include the structure and function of relationships and will be explored at many levels of organization, especially in chordate animals.

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Semester: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: BIOL 1110  

    Note: This course is designed for biology majors, minors and others who plan to take upper-level courses for which this is a prerequisite.

    Note: ♦ Course designed for transfer.

    Approved course for TBR/Northeast State’s General Education Core.


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    BIOL 1510 - ♦Environmental Science I


    Environmental Science I is a one-semester, laboratory science study of environmental issues at local, national, and global levels. This course introduces scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand interrelationships within nature and to identify and analyze environmental problems that are both natural and human-made. Scientific approaches in ecological principles, geophysical processes, and human population dynamics are applied using hands-on laboratory and field experiences.

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Semester: Spring

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: All required learning support courses or appropriate entrance scores.

    Note: ♦Course is designed for transfer.

    Approved course for TBR/Northeast State’s General Education Core.


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Business & Marketing

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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    BUSN 2420 - Taxes and Licensing for Small Business


    Taxes and Licensing for Small Business is a study of the use of Tennessee and IRS forms and guidelines. Upon successful completion of the course, students should possess a working knowledge of tax regulations and responsibilities with regard to reporting and filing a variety of state and federal tax forms. Topics also include: an overview of the types of business organizations, basic record keeping, preparation of financial statements, retirement plans for the self-employed and business use of the home.

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Fall

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: None

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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Cardiovascular Technology

  
  
  
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    CVTE 1010 - Cardiovascular Physiology I


    Cardiovascular Physiology I is an introduction to cardiovascular terminology and symbols; cardiac anatomy; intracardiac pressure waves/gradients; cardiovascular anatomy; heart sounds/murmurs; cardiovascular pharmacology; electrocardiography of specialized conduction systems; electrophysiology, and normal electrocardiograms. Medical terminology including symptomatological diagnostic terms, operative procedures, special procedures, medical therapies and legal terminology are also emphasized.

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Fall

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Cardiovascular Technology program.

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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    CVTE 1020 - Medical Instrumentation


    Medical Instrumentation combines medical instrumentation with practical exercises. Lecture topics include introduction to medical instrumentation, electricity and magnetism, electrical safety and electrical components. The course also is an overview of microprocessor-based equipment, x-ray tubes and generators, darkroom equipment, defibrillators, surgical lasers and devices, intravenous pumps and ventilators. Practical exercises include methodology, data collection, testing and troubleshooting of specified equipment.

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Fall

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Cardiovascular Technology program.

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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    CVTE 1040 - Electrocardiography


    Electrocardiography features principles of electrocardiography relating to the electrophysiology of the heart, basic waves, complexes, and 12 lead EKG. This course emphasizes placed on recording and recognition of normal electrocardiograms and interpretation of basic arrhythmias. Additionally, the students will begin training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) under the American Heart Association Standards.

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Spring

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Cardiovascular Technology program.

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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    CVTE 2010 - Invasive Diagnostic Procedures


    Invasive Diagnostic Procedures provides knowledge and skills necessary to perform as a computer-monitoring technologist. The student will be prepared to perform tasks such as diagnostic cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, atherectomy, pacemaker insertion, myocardial biopsy, IABP insertion, calculation of ejection fractions and valve study. Aspects of hemodynamics are discussed such as zeroing and calibrating equipment, recognition of waveforms. Laboratory exercises include instrumentation, application, assessment, and review. Lab session provides extended practice.

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 10
    Semester: Spring

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Cardiovascular Technology program.

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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    CVTE 2030 - Cardiovascular Echocardiography


    Cardiovascular Echocardiography provides theoretical and practical skills in basic imaging techniques and covers principles and physics of ultrasound for patient diagnosis and treatment. The course also introduces concepts essential to the performance and interpretation of
    echocardiography, exercise physiology, stress testing and Holter monitoring. The course focuses on normal anatomy, transesophageal echocardiography, systolic and diastolic dysfunction, coronary anatomy, and cardiomyopathies. Laboratory exercises include instrumentation, application, assessment, and review. Lab sessions provide extended practice.

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 10
    Semester: Spring

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Cardiovascular Technology program.

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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    CVTE 2050 - Vascular Diagnostic Procedures


    Vascular Diagnostic Procedures covers principles of vascular anatomy and physiology; hemodynamics; atherogenesis; cardiovascular disease; duplex scanning of carotid arteries; venous disease and testing. Emphasis is placed on peripheral arterial disease; arterial testing; other heart and blood disorders and test; instrumentation review; quality assurance calculations; angiography and diagnostic modalities; and history, physical and patient interaction. This course emphasizes interpretation of basic arrhythmias and provides an overview of fetal circulation and congenital abnormalities.

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Spring

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Cardiovascular Technology program.

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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    CVTE 2160 - Clinical Practicum III


    Clinical Practicum III students are assigned to supervised clinical experience in local hospitals and medical centers by sub-specialty areas with emphasis on set-up, calibration and operation of medical instrumentation in clinical practice. Patient history and physical exam techniques, performance of cardiovascular diagnostic testing as well as analysis and interpretation of cardiovascular diagnostic tests and data are included.

    Credits: 4
    Clinical Hours: 40
    Semester: Summer

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Cardiovascular Technology program.

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 1000 - ♦Chemistry Problem Solving


    Chemistry Problem Solving is specifically designed to teach students exactness, precision, and logic in the application of their basic mathematical skills to the analysis, set-up, and solution to problems encountered in college chemistry, physics, and engineering courses. Course topics include scientific measurement systems, notation, and unit conversions; dimensional analysis; chemical symbols; single-step problem analysis and solution; multi-step problem analysis and solutions; calculator and graphing applications to problems which involve exponents and logarithms; complex calculations which span multiple chemical laws and theories including physical properties, chemical stoichiometry, gases and liquids, thermochemistry, and the basic structure of matter.

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 4
    Semester: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: All Required Learning Support math modules

    This course was formerly CHEM 1035.

    Note: ♦ Course designed for transfer.

     


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    CHEM 1010 - ♦Introduction to Chemistry I


    Introduction to Chemistry I will examine atomic and molecular structure; nuclear chemistry; bonding; equation writing and stoichiometry; compound classification; gas, liquid, and solid states; solutions; acids and bases; basics of organic and analytical chemistry; organic compound families, in particular hydrocarbons and alcohols; and qualitative and quantitative analytical methods. You will be responsible for topics covered in your textbook as well as additional materials available in the online Course Modules and the experiments.

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Contact Hours: 5
    Semester: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: All required math learning support courses, ENGL 0870 , READ 0870 , or appropriate entrance scores.

    Note: This course is the same as CHEM 1060 .

    Note: ♦ Course designed for transfer.


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    CHEM 1060 - ♦Survey of Chemistry


    Survey of Chemistry is designed for non-technical and allied health majors. This course includes a survey of general chemistry principles, the nomenclature and reactions of selected organic functional groups and concludes with topics directly related to biochemistry and the chemistry of life. The lab component introduces students to scientific measurements and to selected chemical experiments.

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Fall, Spring

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0870 , READ 0870 , and all required math learning support courses.

    Note: ♦ Course designed for transfer.

    This course was formerly CHEM 1030.

    This course is the same as CHEM 1010 .

    Approved course for TBR/Northeast State’s General Education Core.


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    CHEM 1110 - ♦General Chemistry I


    Chemistry 1110 is the first of a two semester sequence in the basic principles of chemical science. Students whose programs of study require only one course in chemistry should refer to Chemistry 1060 .

    Chemistry 1110 course topics include the scientific method: metric and SI units; chemical measurements and significant figures; an introduction to the elements; ionic and covalent compounds; chemical nomenclature; composition and reaction stoichiometry; chemical reaction types; acids and bases; oxidation and reduction; thermochemistry; atomic theory, the basic structure of matter, and the periodic table; basic theories of chemical bonding; the properties of solids, liquids, and gases; and basic laboratory techniques and experimentation.

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Semester: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: MATH 1710  or higher level math courses, or CHEM 1000  which may be taken concurrently, or ACT Math subscore of 24, or with division approval.

    Note: ♦ Course designed for transfer.

    Approved course for TBR/Northeast State’s General Education Core.


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    CHEM 1120 - ♦General Chemistry II


    Chemistry 1120 is a continuation of Chemistry 1110  and is the second of a two semester sequence in the basic principles of chemical science.

    Chemistry 1120 course topics include properties of solutions; basic thermodynamics as applied to chemical systems; reaction kinetics; chemical equilibrium and equilibrium calculations; acid and base ionization and ionization calculations; solubility concepts and solubility calculations; electrochemistry and electrochemical calculations; introduction to nuclear chemistry; introduction to complex ions and coordination chemistry; selected descriptive of metals and non-metals; basic organic structural types and nomenclature; increased independency in laboratory experimentation.

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Semester: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: CHEM 1110  with a grade of “C” or better.

    Note: ♦ Course designed for transfer.

    Approved course for TBR/Northeast State’s General Education Core.


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    CHEM 2220 - ♦Quantitative Analysis


    Quantitative Analysis is an introduction to the theory and methods of gravimetric and volumetric chemical analysis with a brief introduction to instrumental methods. Topics include the statistical treatment of data, fundamental principles of solution chemistry, chemical and ionic equilibria, activities and ionic strength, complexation reactions, and the fundamentals of electrochemistry, electrodes, and potentiometry. Analytical methods include gravimetric and volumetric analyses and an introduction to spectrophotometry.

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Semester: Variable

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: CHEM 1120  with a grade of “C” or better.

    Note: ♦ Course designed for transfer.


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Communication

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Computer Information Technology

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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    CITC 1302 - Introduction to Networking


    Introduction to Networking is a broad-based course that provides an overview of computer networking. Topics will include network models, protocols and services, media and topologies, devices and tools, network management, and network security. Laboratory exercises emphasize practical applications of the Local Area Networks (LANs) as well as their installation, set-up and maintenance. Successful completion of this course academically prepares the student to take the Net+ examination.

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Fall

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: None

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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    CITC 1307 - Introduction to Spreadsheets (Spreadsheet Applications)


    Introduction to Spreadsheets (Spreadsheet Applications) is a study of the fundamental capabilities of computerized spreadsheet applications, including concepts, printing, charts, formulas and functions to manage and analyze data in practical business applications using various business related problem solving techniques. Spreadsheet automation and database concepts are introduced.

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Fall, Spring

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: INFS 1010  and all required math learning support courses or departmental approval.

    Note: This course is the same as ADMN 1313 .

    Note: This course is eligible for credit by examination.

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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    CITC 1320 - A+ Hardware & Software


    A+ Hardware & Software covers installation, maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and connectivity of computers and networks. Topics include the internal components of a computer, installing an operating system, troubleshooting using system tools and diagnostic software, connecting to a network, implementing security best practices on a workstation, and peripheral setup and troubleshooting. This course integrates virtual learning tools to supplement classroom learning and to provide an interactive “hands-on” experience. Upon successfully completing this course, the student will be academically prepared for the current CompTIA A+ certification exams in hardware and software.

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Fall

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: MATH 1530  

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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    CITC 1323 - CCNA I


    CCNA I - Introduction to Networks is the first of two courses leading to the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) designation and is the first of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA R&S) designation. This course introduces Networking Academy students to the networking field. Topics include network terminology, network protocols, Local-Area Networks (LANs), Wide-Area Networks (WANs), Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, cabling, routers, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, and network standards.

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Spring

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: CITC 1302  

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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    CITC 1324 - CCNA II


    CCNA II - Routing and Switching Essentials is the second of two courses leading to the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) designation and is the second of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA R&S) designation. This course focuses on the following: basic routing and switching concepts, Virtual LANs (VLANs), Inter-VLAN routing, static routing and dynamic routing protocols, Single-Area OSPF, Access Control Lists (ACLs), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Network Address Translation (NAT).

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Fall

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CITC 1323  

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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    CITC 1341 - Introduction to the Internet of Things


    Introduction to the Internet of Things shows how IoT is transforming our physical world into a complex and dynamic system of connected devices on an unprecedented scale. Advances in technology are making possible a more widespread adoption of IoT, from pill-shaped micro-cameras that can pinpoint thousands of images within the body, to smart sensors that can assess crop conditions on a farm, to the smart home devices that are becoming increasingly popular. However, what are the building blocks of IoT? Moreover, what are the underlying technologies that drive the IoT revolution?

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Spring

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: CITC 1302  and MATH 1530  

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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    CITC 2321 - CCNA III


    CCNA III: The Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA) course is the third course in the CCNAv7 curriculum. This course describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks. This course covers wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access. It also introduces software-defined networking, virtualization, and automation concepts that support the digitalization of networks. Students gain skills to configure and troubleshoot enterprise networks and learn to identify and protect against cybersecurity threats. They are introduced to network management tools and learn key concepts of software-defined networking, including controller-based architectures and how application programming interfaces (APls) enable network automation.

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Fall

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CITC 1324  

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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    CITC 2343 - Programming Embedded Systems


    Programming Embedded Systems course will teach you how to program with current and leading IoT technologies for building IoT solutions for Smart Homes, Smart Campus etc., using IoT sensors and devices.  Students will gain an understanding of using Arduinos, Raspberry Pi’s, and other appropriate programming frameworks as the base to build all the projects; learn the fundamentals of IoT and then build a standard framework for developing all the applications; learn to capture data using sensors, and the basics of analysis and visualization of the data in the cloud; and gain an understanding of other concepts around IoT such as security.

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Spring

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: CITC 2357  

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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    CITC 2345 - Cloud Computing


    Cloud Computing has transformed the IT industry by opening the possibility for infinite or at least highly elastic scalability in the delivery of enterprise applications and software as a service (SaaS). Amazon Web Services, Microsoft’s Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and many other Cloud offerings give mature software vendors and new start-ups the option to deploy their applications to systems of infinite computational power with practically no initial capital investment and with modest operating costs proportional to the actual use. This course examines covers cloud computing fundamentals including its characteristics, benefits, service models, and deployment models. It details the elements that commonly exist in a cloud environment. This course also describes emerging cloud standards for portability, interoperability, and security. It gives you an overview of the integration of social, mobile, and big data (third platform technologies) with cloud computing.

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Spring

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: CITC 1302  

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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    CITC 2357 - Security of the Internet of Things


    Security of the Internet of Things offers a place to learn, reflect, and plan for a smart community approach to IoT. There are complexities and areas of necessary awareness when the industrial sector becomes connected. Security policies and practices have not yet caught up to the internet capabilities of some of our most common products. The “connected home”, “consumer wearables”, or even an employee’s HVAC system may cause an unanticipated threat to your business environment. You will explore current security and privacy related concerns in each of these areas. Every module will include readings, videos, case studies, and quizzes to help make sure you understand the material and concepts.

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Semester: Fall

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: CITC 1341  

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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Cooperative Education

  
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    COOP 1110 - Cooperative Education I


    Cooperative Education I enables students to gain actual work experience in a chosen field and to receive both academic credit and potential monetary compensation while doing so. The primary objective is to prepare the student for immediate employment upon graduation. Note: Prior to registering for the course, the student must contact the Dean of Advanced Technologies or the Dean of Business Technologies and their co-op advisor to receive an identified assignment with an appropriate employer. A maximum of 8 credit hours may be earned toward degree requirements (maximums for individual majors may vary), and this course may be repeated more than once. Credit distribution is as follows: 1 credit/10 hours of work/week/semester; 2 credits/20 hours of work/week/semester; 3 credits/30 hours of work/week/semester; 4 credits/40 hours of work/week/semester.

    Credits: 1-4
    Semester: Variable

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: Students must also complete 12 credit hours in their major field and carry a 2.80 overall GPA with a 3.00 GPA in the major.

    Note: Limited, specific co-op opportunities are available to UNPA majors; conditions are established by the appropriate academic dean.

    Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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