New Classes

From computers and writing to radiation therapy and nursing, these are just a few of the new class offerings for Fall at College of DuPage.

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Fall 2015 - New Classes

 

Introduction to Anesthesia Technology
(ANES 1501 NET01)

Exploration of anesthesiology's contribution to quality patient care and the relationship of the anesthesia technologist to other health care professionals. Focus is on the role of the anesthesia care team, scope of practice, specific duties of the anesthesia technologist.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment is required in Anesthesia Technology 1502 and Anesthesia Technology 1503.

Anesthesia Technology Fundamentals I
(ANES 1502 NET01)

Investigation into the theory and concepts of the surgical environment including a fundamental understanding of a variety of anesthesia equipment. Study of basic case set-up utilizing anesthesia supplies and equipment. In-depth exploration of the function and handling of anesthesia equipment, supplies for various surgical procedures including general cases, regional anesthesia, and procedural sedation.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment is required in Anesthesia Technology 1501 and Anesthesia Technology 1503.

Anesthesia Tech Clinical Practicum I
(ANES 1503 NET01)

The concepts of anesthesia technology will be applied towards a practical experience in an operating room. Students receive hands-on experience with a mentor to integrate didactic knowledge for proper setup, breakdown, and assistance for general, regional, and procedural sedation cases.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment is required in Anesthesia Technology 1501 and Anesthesia Technology 1502.

Arabic Civilization & Culture
(ARABI 1100 015)

Introduction to Arabic culture and civilization as reflected in geography, history, economics, political institutions, literature, music, art, architecture, customs, and social institutions. Class conducted in English.
Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

Intermediate Arabic I
(ARABI 2201 005)

Continues to develop the ability to speak, understand, read, and write Arabic in a cultural context. Includes reading and discussion of modern texts, conversation, composition, grammar review, and cultural activities. Recommended for students who have successfully completed Arabic 1102 or equivalent or two years of high school Arabic or consent of instructor.

Diversity in Business
(BUSIN 1155 001)

Introduction to the role of diversity in the environment and functions of business. Surveys the impact of diversity on organizations, teamwork, strategy and customer relationships. Individual and group perspectives will be explored. Gender, race, ethnicity, generation, social class and other bases for diversity will be considered.

Intro Dyeing & Weaving
(FASHI 2820 002)

Explore textile design using natural dyes and basic weaving techniques. Techniques and processes will include indigo, sashiko, shibori, ikat, rust dying, silk felt, soari weaving, harness loom weaving. Students will design a final piece using their original fabric.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Principles/Firefighter Safety & Survival
(FIRE 2218 001)

Basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency service.
Prerequisite: Fire Science 1100 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor.

German Culture Through Film
(GERMA 2820 005)

Exploration of the shifts of German culture from World War I to the contemporary age as seen through the medium of film. Course taught in English.
Prerequisite: Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

The Auditory Mechanism
(HIDP 1101 001)

The Auditory Mechanism is an introduction to anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and embryology, and development of the auditory and vestibular systems. Normal aspects of auditory physiology and behavior over the lifespan will be addressed.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program or consent of instructor

Acoustics and Hearing Science
(HIDP 1102 001)

Acoustics and Hearing Science will provide an overview of the basic properties of sound. Topics will also include the structures and functions of the auditory mechanism and their involvement in a wide range of the auditory perceptual phenomena, and how disorders with these components may lead to impaired auditory function.
Prerequisite: Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1101 or concurrent enrollment in Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1101 or consent of instructor.

4-Cycle Small Engine Repair/Maintenance
(HORT 1152 HYB01)

Principles of 4-cycle small engine repair, maintenance, troubleshooting, failure analysis and problem solving skills to repair and rebuild small engines used in landscape, industrial, and agricultural applications.

3D Landscape Design
(HORT 2213 001)

Visual interpretation and presentation of landscape design concepts using 3D Design Software. Create 3D models and presentation materials for multiple phases of landscape design projects.

Mental Health First Aid
(HUMAN 1140 NET01)

Students will be introduced to basic concepts and strategies for assisting people experiencing a mental health crisis.

BIM for Interior Design
(INTER 2215 001)

Computer drafting of interior spaces utilizing BIM (Building Information Modeling) software. Students will create multi-sheet projects including 3-D renderings.
Prerequisite: Interior Design 2211 with a grade C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Tube Welding Fabrication Course
(MANUF 1820 001)

Welding fabrication class exploring the basic skills needed to notch, bend, form, and fit steel tube and sheet metal. The skills obtained in this course are applicable to motorsports based applications such as chassis and roll cage construction or many other tube and pipe assemblies. Prerequisite: WELD 1132 Gas Metal Arc (MIG) with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent or Prerequisite: WELD 1142 Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent or Consent of Instructor.

Production Technology
(MANUF 2200 001)

The theory of process planning and process control in manufacturing. Emphasis is on the study of these concepts as they apply the manufacturing production process, safety, quality and continuous improvement, and maintenance awareness.

Consumer Behavior
(MARKE 2225 001)

Study of consumer need for goods and services. Surveys the impact of both internal and external forces on consumer decision making. Motivation, personality, attitudes, groups, social media, culture and other types of influences will be considered. Marketer's strategic responses to these influences will also be explored

Preparatory Mathematics for General Ed
(MATH 0465 001 and 002)

Content is designed to develop sufficient algebra proficiency for success in certain college-level general education mathematics courses. Collaborative project-based and technology-enabled group work includes modeling, problem solving, critical thinking, data analysis, algebra fundamentals, and both verbal and written communication of mathematical ideas.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 0460 (or college equivalent) with a grade of C or better, or a qualifying score on the math placement exam.

Courier TV News Production
(MPTV 1822 HYB01)

Provides hands-on experience with producing, directing, editing, and reporting for the weekly Courier TV newscast. Includes directing weekly newscast, editing and shooting news stories, preparing copy, and on-camera hosting for weekly newscast and portfolio.

Physical Principles & Instrumentation
(MRIT 2101 001)

Comprehensive overview of MR imaging principles as well as the instrumentation associated with MR imaging. Provides a basic understanding of the principles and system components of MR image acquisition. This information enables the student to maximize MR image quality by understanding the fundamentals and system components of MR imaging. Prerequisite: Admission to the program is required.

Sectional Anatomy
(MRIT 2102 001)

A study of normal anatomy and normal variations, as well as its appearance in multiple planes, enables the student to better recognize abnormal conditions and make the associated imaging changes required to adequately demonstrate the patient's anatomy and pathology. Prerequisite: Admission to the program is required.

Principles & Procedures I
(MRIT 2103 001)

The content covers specific clinical applications, coils that are available and their use, considerations in the scan sequences, specific choices in the protocols and positioning criteria. Anatomical structures and the plane that best demonstrates anatomy are discussed, as well as signal characteristics of normal and abnormal structures. Prerequisite: Admission to the program is required.

Clinical Practice I
(MRIT 2104 001)

Content is presented as a progression in competency levels through clinical performance objectives and competency exams. Prerequisite: Admission to the program is required.

Administrative Law/Immigration
(PLGL 2820 001)

Combined class exploring both the fields of Administrative Law and Immigration Law. The first part of the class introduces creation, structure, powers, and functions of administrative agencies. The second part of the class introduces visa categories and their requirements, other legal paths to immigration, and bars to immigration. Prerequisite: PLGL-1100 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor

American Sign Language I
(SIGN 1101 001 and 002)

Students are provided an introduction to American Sign Language. Sign comprehension, production, grammar, non-verbal communication techniques, and applicable vocabulary will be emphasized throughout the course. Deaf Culture and fingerspelling will also be introduced. American Sign Language I is designed for students with no experience with American Sign Language.

American Sign Language II
(SIGN 1102 001)

ASL II builds on vocabulary and further develops language comprehension and grammatical structure, acquired from ASL I, continuing with language comprehension and production skills at a complex level. Deaf Culture will be incorporated into language use.
Prerequisite: Sign 1101 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Fingerspelling and Numbers
(SIGN 1103 001)

Fingerspelling and Numbers -- An introduction to a manual depiction of the alphabet and numbering system in American Sign Language. Emphasis is on development of hand shape, basic word patterns, rhythm and fluidity. Additional focus is placed on fingerspelled loan signs and the ASL numbering system.

Spring 2016 - New Classes
 

Anesthesia Pharmacology
(ANES 1504 NET01)

Students will study various types of anesthesia related drugs and the proper practice in ordering, delivery, and storage of anesthesia medications. Instruction includes an overview of organization and stocking of anesthesia medication carts.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assisting program admission is required. Anesthesia Technology 1503 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and concurrent enrollment is required in Anesthesia Technology 1505, Anesthesia Technology 1506 and Anesthesia Technology 1507. 

Anesthesia Equipment
(ANES 1505 NET01)

Introduction to the handling of anesthesia equipment, including maintenance, first-level servicing, and troubleshooting of equipment malfunctions. Provides an overview of policies, standards, quality assurance, and process improvement in relationship to anesthesia equipment.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assisting program admission is required. Anesthesia Technology 1503 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and concurrent enrollment is required in Anesthesia Technology 1504, Anesthesia Technology 1506 and Anesthesia Technology 1507. 

Anes Tech Fundamentals II
(ANES 1506 NET01)

Continuation and in-depth exploration of the theory and concepts of the surgical environment as it pertains to an anesthesia technologist. Preparation and response to anesthesia emergencies and complications will be examined for all surgical specialties and patient populations. Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assisting program admission is required. Anesthesia Technology 1503 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and concurrent enrollment is required in Anesthesia Technology 1504, Anesthesia Technology 1505 and Anesthesia Technology 1507. 

Anesthesia Tech Clinical II
(ANES 1507 NET01)

Students receive hands-on experience with a mentor to integrate advanced didactic knowledge for proper setup, breakdown, and assistance for general, regional, and procedural sedation cases of anesthesia technology practice in the clinical anesthesia setting.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assisting program admission is required. Anesthesia Technology 1501, Anesthesia Technology 1502 and Anesthesia Technology 1503 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Anesthesia Technology 1504, Anesthesia Technology 1505 and Anesthesia Technology 1506. 

Intermediate Arabic II
(ARABI 2202 005)

Continues to develop the ability to speak, understand, read, and write Arabic in a cultural context. Includes reading and discussion of modern texts, conversation, composition, grammar review, and cultural activities. Recommended for students who have successfully completed Arabic 2201 or equivalent or three years of high school Arabic.

Environmental Health
(BIOLO 1800 FS050)

A World of Health: Connecting People, Place and the Planet. A healthy environment is essential for human health and well-being. Through class discussions and field studies, this course will help participants explore the connections between the health of our communities and the health of our planet. You will also learn about the ways in which our personal health intersects with the environment-from our food and homes, to our communities and society. Students must attend a course orientation on March 28 (7 to 9 p.m.). Classes: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2 and May 9 (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.). Field Study: April 23 and May 7 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Fee: $50 (includes transportation and some meals). Information: Shamili Ajgaonkar, (630) 942-2123, email: sandifor@cod.edu.
Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score - Category One. 

Dev Appropriate Technology
(ECEC 2209 HYB01)

Students will explore developmentally appropriate uses of technology for young children through age 8. Emphasis will be placed on best practice and using technology as a tool for curriculum enhancement, communication, assessment, documentation, and inclusion. 

Engineering Economy
(ENGIN 2207 001)

Introduction to the economic aspects of engineering decisions. Topics include present and annual worth analysis, rate of return analysis, depreciation, inflation, income tax considerations, break-even analysis, sensitivity analysis, and financial decision making. Intended for mechanical, civil, and industrial engineering majors.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 2232 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. 

Digital Fashion Presentation
(FASHI 1125 001)

Fashion presentation skills for Fashion and Visual Merchandising students. Use of vector and raster software to create professional quality trend and visual reports. 

Bridal and Couture Techniques
(FASHI 2205 001)

Study of couture sewing methods for wedding and special occasion dresses. Emphasis on inner support and construction of a bustier, bustle and train construction. Use of specialty fabrics, laces, and couture embellishments.
Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1202 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or Fashion Studies 1302 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. 

Fire Behavior and Combustion
(FIRE 2213 001)

Introduction to the broad range of factors that cause a fire. The basics of fire chemistry and physics, ignition, fire growth, spread, and suppression are covered.
Prerequisite: Fire Science 1100 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Intro to Audiology
(HIDP 1103 001)

Students will be introduced to audiology and clinical audiometry. Auditory function and the basic principles of audiological assessment across the lifespan will be covered.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program is required. Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1102 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Aural Rehabilitation
(HIDP 1104 001)

Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan is an introduction to interventions aimed at minimizing the communication difficulties associated with hearing loss in people of all ages.
Prerequisite: Hearing Instrument Dispensatory 1103 or concurrent enrollment in Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1103 or consent of instructor. 

Landscape Construction
(HORT 1113 HYB01)

Principles and practices for sustainable construction and installation of various landscape features for residential and commercial sites. 

2-Cycle Small Engine Repair
(HORT 1151 HYB01)

Principles of 2-cycle engine-powered devices used in the landscape industry. Includes 2-cycle engine function, use of technical literature, safe disassemble, repair and troubleshooting techniques.

Culture of the Deaf Community
(SIGN 1104 001)

Introduction to the Deaf community from a cultural perspective. Discussions include advancement of the Deaf community in terms of culture, arts, language, self-image, and literature.
Prerequisite: Sign 1101 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Surgical Assist Principles II
(SURGT 2502 NET01)

Exploration of surgical assisting fundamentals including bioscience, microbiology, wound care, surgical complications, surgical assisting responsibilities, and surgical intervention, application, and practice. Concepts of laparoscopic, general, hernia repair, thoracic, plastic, and gynecological surgeries will also be included.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assisting Program is required. Surgical Technology 2501 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor.