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New Classes

College of DuPage offers a variety of courses for every interest. New classes are added to the course listing every semester. 

Construction Safety Fundamentals

ARCH 1240 (ARCH-1240-001)
2 Credit Hours

Exploration of appropriate techniques and strategic planning for safety in the construction process. Focus is on the responsibilities of managers and supervisors for ensuring construction site safety. Worker safety is addressed through the introduction and application of Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) construction safety and health standards. (2 lecture hours)

Portfolio Development and Professional Practices for Artists

ART 2900 (ART-2900-HY001)
3 Credit Hours

Exploration of the skills and practices necessary to build and sustain a professional art career. Utilizing an individual artist plan as a guiding framework, the course combines writing and portfolio development with critical exploration around creative practice and community building. Designed for advanced art students pursuing an AFA degree or transferring to a BFA program. May include field trips to galleries and professional art studios. (3 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: ART 1101, ART 1151, and ART 1152, all with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

AI Technical Essentials

CIS 1655 (CIS-1655-NET01)
3 Credit Hours

This course surveys Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, theories, and applications. It explores machine learning, Computer Vision (CV), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and AI applications. Exposes students to AI project cycles and decision making. Students will be introduced to various social issues and concerns surrounding AI such as ethics and bias, and demonstrate AI in action with a mini project. (3 lecture hours)

Central Sterile Processing and Distribution Practicum

CSPD 1211 (CSPD-1211-HY002)
3 Credit Hours

Students will prepare for work in the sterile processing department by performing decontamination, sterilization, and distribution skills. This course will offer the student hands-on experience within a hospital or surgical center setting. (2 lecture hours, 1 lab hour, 4.5 clinical hours)

Prerequisite: CSPD 1111 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent, or concurrent enrollment in CSPD 1111.

Emergency Medical Responder

FIRE 1183 (FIRE-1183-HY001)
5 Credit Hours

Students will be introduced to pre-hospital and emergency medical training. Basic medical treatments and practical skills in emergency medical care are included. (3 lecture hours, 4 lab hours)

Survey of Health Information Technology

HIT 1130 (HIT-1130-VCM01)
4 Credit Hours

Students are introduced to how health information technicians serve patients in a variety of healthcare delivery settings. The course covers the history of the profession, record content, regulatory standards, data technologies, medical classification systems, and terminologies for all types of health care facility records. (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Admission to the HIT program is required.

Disease and Pharmacology for Health Information Technology

HIT 1140 (HIT-1140-VCM01)
4 Credit Hours

Students will examine information on abnormal changes in body systems as indicators of common diseases and pathological conditions. Information is presented on the pharmacologic agents used to treat the diseases with a focus on fundamental concepts of drug classification. (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Admission to the HIT program is required.

Data Management for Health Information Technology

HIT 2120 (HIT-2120-VCM01)
4 Credit Hours

Students are introduced to data dictionaries and data sets for compliance with governance standards. Students manage data within a database system and identify standards for the exchange of health information. (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Admission to the HIT program is required.

Recovery Support Specialist I

HUMAN 1151 (HUMAN-1151-VCM01)
3 Credit Hours

Provides foundational knowledge in the peer recovery support domains of advocacy and professional responsibility. Prepares students to work in the field of recovery support. Students who are pursuing their CRSS certification will need to provide verification to the Illinois Certification Board that they are in recovery from a mental health or substance use disorder. (3 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: None. Students should be aware that earning their Recovery Support Specialist credential (CRSS) requires them to be in recovery.

Recovery Support Specialist II

HUMAN 1152 (HUMAN-1152-VCM01)
3 Credit Hours

Emphasizes the recovery support specialist skills of mentoring and peer support with a focus on building healthy relationships with those in recovery. Prepares students to begin an internship placement in a recovery setting. Students who are pursuing their CRSS certification will need to provide verification to the Illinois Certification Board that they are in recovery from a mental health or substance use disorder. (3 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: HUMAN 1151 with a grade of C or higher.

Spanish for Careers I

SPANI 2256 (SPANI-2256-021)
3 Credit Hours

Provides students with an introduction to technical vocabulary and communicative skills as they relate to the dynamics of the Spanish-speaking professional world and various bilingual workplace settings in the United States. Focus is on oral communication and vocabulary that will prepare students to understand, follow, and discuss essential operations related to specific career areas. Emphasizes comprehension of cultural nuances in the Spanish-speaking workplace. Recommended for students who have successfully completed SPANI 2208 Heritage Speakers II, or SPANI 2252 Conversation and Composition II, or equivalent, or four years of high school Spanish, or consent of instructor. Students will research an area of career interest in preparation for the capstone project in SPANI 2257. (3 lecture hours)

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