Course Descriptions

From art appreciation to specialized surgical technology, you'll find brief descriptions here of all the courses offered at Trocaire College. Courses are listed alphabetically - Click on the course categories below.

Course Descriptions
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ART

ART 100 Art Appreciation (1)

An introduction to the elements and principles which form the basis of the visual arts. Course content focuses on developing visual awareness and an appreciation of art and artists through discussion, AV presentation and a gallery tour.

 

ART 101 Art History (3)

A survey of the visual arts within a historical and cultural framework. Emphasis is placed on the development of visual perception and expanding critical awareness of selected works of the major periods in the history of art. Includes discussion, AV presentation and field trip(s) to area museums and galleries.

 

ART 299 Independent Study (3)

Study by a qualified student of a more advanced phase of art on a tutorial basis. Previous art history or experience required. Plans must be approved by the Director of Liberal Arts.

 

BIOLOGY

BIO 105 Human Biology (3)

A study of life structure and function from a human perspective. Human organ systems, human evolution and ecology will be presented with a focus on homeostasis, bioethics, and ecology. Three lecture hours. (Fall, Spring and Summer semesters)

 

BIO 107 Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children (3)

This course provides an in-depth view of the interactions of health, safety and nutrition in relation to the developmental stages of infancy through childhood. Geared toward the child care provider, this course is of great value to anyone in contact with young children. Three lecture hours.

 

BIO 109 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (3)

A one semester course designed for the allied health careers. It gives an introductory treatment of the structure and function of the human body including cell, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Three lecture hours.

Co-requisite: BIO 109L

 

BIO 109L Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (1)

Laboratory experience coincides with lecture topics. Two laboratory hours.
Co-requisite: BIO 109

 

BIO 130 Anatomy and Physiology I (3)

An introduction to the general principles of human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on the structure and function of the cell, tissues, and the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and lymphatic systems. Three lecture hours. (Fall, Spring and Summer Semester)

Prerequisite: high school biology with a minimum of 75% average (or equivalent), or BIO 105 or BIO 109 with a grade of "C" or better, or director's permission

Co-requisite: BIO 130L or director's (Natural Sciences) permission upon second attempt

 

BIO 130L Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (1)

Laboratory experience coincides with lecture topics. Two laboratory hours.

Co-requisite: BIO 130 or director's (Natural Sciences) permission upon second attempt

 

BIO 131 Anatomy and Physiology II (3)

A continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I. Study of the respiratory, nervous, endocrine, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Fluid and electrolyte balance also studied. Three lecture hours. (Fall, Spring and Summer)

Prerequisites: BIO 130/130L with a grade of "C" or better

Co-requisite: BIO 131L or director's (Natural Sciences) permission upon second attempt

 

BIO 131L Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (1)

Laboratory experience coincides with lecture topics. Two laboratory hours.

Prerequisites: BIO 130/130L with a grade of "C" or better

Co-requisite: BIO 131 or director's permission (Natural Sciences) upon second attempt

 

BIO 140 Introduction to Pharmacology (3)

This course is an overview of pharmacology and medication as it pertains to the allied health professions. Major classifications of drugs and their indications will be examined, as well as the role of the health professions. Three lecture hours.

Prerequisites: BIO 130/130L and BIO 131/131L

 

BIO 180 General Biology I (3)

A study of the general principles of biological science. Topics include the scientific method, structure of molecules, the origin of life, biology of the cell, energetics, reproduction and heredity, molecular genetics and evolution. Three lecture hours.

Co-requisite: BIO 180L

 

BIO 180L General Biology I Laboratory (1)

Laboratory experience coincides with lecture topics. Two laboratory hours.

Co-requisite: BIO 180

 

BIO 181 General Biology II (3)

A continued study of biological principles as evidenced in the diversity of organisms. Topics include the morphology, phylogeny, physiology and ecology of major taxa with evolution as the unifying principle. Three lecture hours.

Prerequisites: BIO 180/180L

Co-requisite: BIO 181L

 

BIO 181L General Biology II Laboratory (1)

Laboratory experience coincides with lecture topics. Two laboratory hours.

Co-requisite: BIO 181

 

BIO 205 Environmental Science (3)

This course is an introduction to how nature works, how the environment has been and is being used and abused, and what you can do to protect and improve it for yourself, and for future generations. Some topics of study include: Ecosystems, Wildlife and the Environment, Environmental Risk and Human Pollution: soil, water and air, Population Dynamics, Waste and Waste Disposal, and past and present attitudes toward the environment and environmental problems. Three lecture hours.

 

BIO 208 Nutrition & Wellness (3)

A study of the principles of the science of nutrition, as it relates to daily life and well-being. Topics include personal wellness, digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients, planning and evaluating dietary intake. The course will consider social, economic, and psychosocial factors in relationship to dietary practices. This course provides an opportunity to explore areas of special interest such as nutrition for various age levels, weight control, and physical performance. (Fall semester)

 

BIO 208L Nutrition and Wellness Laboratory (1)

Laboratory experience coincides with lecture topics. Two laboratory hours.

 

BIO 210 Sectional Anatomy (3)

This course focuses on the practical application of sectional anatomy for the Health Science student. The use of sectional anatomy imaging, such as Computed Tomography (CT) and MRI will be stressed. Three lecture hours.

Prerequisites: BIO 130/130L and BIO 131/131L

 

BIO 223 Microbiology (3)

The study of scientific principles of Microbiology emphasizing the isolation and identification of pathogenic organisms to man in areas of bacteriology, mycology, virology and parasitology. The culture, morphology, general physiology, immunology and applied aspects of the representative micro-organisms will be studied. Three lecture hours. (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters)

Prerequisites: BIO 109/109L or BIO 130/130L or BIO 180/180L, "C" grades or better is required.

Co-requisite: BIO 223L

 

BIO 223L Microbiology Laboratory (1)

Laboratory experience coincides with lecture topics. Two laboratory hours.

Co-requisite: BIO 223

 

BIO 243 Neurology (3)

An examination of the structure and function of neural tissue, the anatomy and physiology of the components of the Central Nervous System and the Peripheral Nervous System, embryology of the spinal cord and brain, nerve plexuses, spinal reflexes, and sensory and motor pathways.

(Fall Semester)

Prerequisites: BIO 130/130L and BIO 131/131L. Massage Therapy students have additional prerequisites of MT 110 and MT 111.

 

BIO 310 Advanced Sectional Anatomy (3)

Advanced cross sectional anatomy provides an integrated approach to learning anatomy by means of correlating cryosections and radiographic cross sectional imaging. This course focuses on the practical application of sectional anatomy for the Health Science student. Emphasis is placed on vessels and organs orientation and relations to other anatomical structures. (Fall Semester)

Prerequisites: BIO 130/130L & BIO 131/131L

 

BIO 333 Pathophysiology (3)

(Formerly SC 210)

A conceptual approach to the dynamic aspects of disease and how it affects normal physiology in relation to alterations, derangements, and mechanisms involved in disease. (Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters)

Prerequisite Coursework: BIO 130 / 130L & BIO 131 / 131L or equivalent

 

BIO 340 Concepts of Pharmacology (3)

This course will provide a core of fundamental information related to, and the general principles underlying, the use of pharmacological agents in the health occupations. Emphasis on sites of mechanism of action, toxicity, fate, and the uses of major therapeutic and diagnostic agents. (Fall Semester)

Prerequisites: BIO 130 / 130L, BIO 131 / 131L, Chemistry and Microbiology preferred.

 

BUSINESS

BU 099 Computer Literacy (1)*
This course is an introduction to microcomputers, Windows Operating System, microcomputer applications, and the Internet.This course is one creit with one hour learning laboratory. (Fall, Spring and Summer Semester)
*Institutional credit only
*Placement is based on a computer literacy placement test
*Students must recieve a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher to pass this course

 

 

BU 101 Introduction to Contemporary Business (3)
This is an introductory course which will familiarize the student with the following topic areas: contemporary business and its environment - blending people and technology, the social responsibility of business and ethical behavior, economic challenges, competition in global markets, options for organizing large and small businesses, the entrepreneur, the Internet and the online business environment. This course also explores marketing, business management, and e-commerce. (Fall Semester)

 

BU 106 Business Communications I (3)

Principles and mechanics of effective written and oral communication will be studied in relationship to work and the process using electronic technology and working with teams. International communication will be introduced and studies of listening skills as well as the writing process will be explored. Review of basic English grammar emphasizing principles of punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure, and vocabulary; organizing, developing, and stylization of letters, memorandum, email, and reports will be stressed. Human relations in business writing and oral reporting will be covered. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

 

BU 132 Information Technology I (3)

This course includes practical applications of microcomputers through the use of software packages. Topics include an overview of microcomputer hardware and the operating system, an overview of application software including expected features, comparative analysis and integration. Hands-on experience in the use of the operating system, a major spreadsheet package, a major word processing package, and a major database package. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

 

 

BU 201 Business Law (3)

This course is designed to acquaint the student with an overview of the American legal system and courts. Areas to be covered are the nature and function of law, legal rights and obligations, formation, operation and discharge of contracts, and the law of sales under the Uniform Commercial Code and business organization. (Spring Semester)

 

BU 203 Principles of Accounting (3)

A sound basic knowledge of accounting terms, concepts, and procedures is stressed in this course. It offers a practical background in accounting for students embarking on business careers covering the full accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship service business. A full accounting cycle for merchandising firms, as well as the impact of microcomputers and their effect on the accounting work environment is also provided. (Fall Semester)

 

BU 207 Introduction to Management (3)

This course provides an overview of the management process with an emphasis on basic management principles and their application to realistic situations. Various types of management styles will be studied with special emphasis on the differences between the domestic and various international management styles. (Fall Semester)

BU 274 Seminar and Internship (4)

A supervised on-the-job work experience in a business setting provides the student with the opportunity to apply skills. One-hour weekly seminars will be used to review the work experience. Students will receive one hour of credit for the seminar and three hours of credit for 120 hours of internship. (Spring Semester)

BU 300 Project Management I (3)

Project Management is a process to manage personnel, data, resources and time frames to accomplish specific organizational goals and initiatives.  This first of two courses will introduce students to the concepts of project management, why it is used by organizations and the elements that make a project successful or unsuccessful.  This course is designed to guide students through a complete project, project-related meetings, to evaluating progress, revising plans and bringing the project to a successful conclusion.

BU400 Project Management II (3)

Project Management is a process to manage personnel, data, resources and time frames to accomplish specific organizational goals and initiatives.  This second of two courses will introduce students to advanced concepts of project management.  This course is designed to teach students leadership and financial skills and techniques as well as advanced technical project management skills.

Prerequisite: BU300

 

MEDICAL BUSINESS COURSES (MB)

MB119 Medical Terminology (3)

This course is a study of the language of medicine as it relates to all body systems.  Emphasis is placed on the understanding of word roots, prefixes, suffixes and abbreviations.  Terminology related to anatomy, physiology, laboratory, clinical procedures and pharmacology will be covered.  Pronunciation and spelling will be emphasized.  (Fall and Spring Semesters)

MB213 Medical Office Systems & Procedures (3)

This course covers the responsibilities performed by the medical administrative assistant in a contemporary medical office including patient relations, appointment scheduling, insurance billing and collection, management of medical records, and report generation.  Various simulated office procedures are included.  (Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: BU132 and MB119

MB221 Medical Transcription I (3)

This introductory coursegives the student the opportunity to acquire skills in the fowing field of medical transcription.  Carious medical documents such as histories and physicals, operative reports, pathology reports, radiology reports, and discharge summaries will be transcribed.  Formatting and proofreading skills are emphasized in this course. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: BU132 and MB119

MB265 Insurance & Reimbursement Processing (2)

This course covers the principles and practice of health insurance billing and reimbursement.  Students will learn what impact managed care and state and federal regulations have on health insurance billing.  Guidelines for completing claims for inpatient, outpatient, emergency department, and physician office encounters using the appropriate forms will be covered.  Students will learn about claims submission using Electronic Date Interchange (EDI).  Simulations, real world examples and review exercises will give students the opportunity to apply learned material.  (Fall and Spring Semesters)

OFFICE TECHNOLOGY COURSES (BOT)

BOT 103 Keyboarding I and Document Processing (3)

This is an introductory course focusing on a thorough understanding of the computer keyboard with touch typing techniques.  Formatting of basic documents such as business letters, envelopes, memorandums, and reports as well as proofreading skills will be developed.  (Fall Semester)

BOT 108 Word Processing I (3)

This introductory course provides the student with hands-on experience in the use of word processing software.  Students will learn the fundamentals such as creating, editing, saving, naming, formatting, and printing a document as well as spell check, pagination and mail merge.  (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: BOT 103 or equivalent.

CHEMISTRY

CH 100 Introduction to Chemistry (3)

An introduction to chemical concepts for students who have little or no background in chemistry. Topics include: measurement and numbers, chemical terminology, atomic theory, the Periodic Table, chemical bonding, types of chemical reactions, phases of matter and chemical solutions.

Prerequisite: High School Algebra or MA 096

 

CH 111 General Chemistry I (3)

A detailed introduction to the basic principles and theories of chemistry. Topics include: physical measurement, matter, atomic theory, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry, quantum theory, periodicity, chemical bonding, molecular geometry and chemical solutions. Three lecture hours.

Prerequisites: High School Algebra and High School Chemistry or CH 100

Co-requisite: CH 111L

 

CH 111L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

This lab designs a course of action based on what the student knows about the principles and theories in order to solve problems by the test results of techniques employed relating to laboratory procedures. Students will interpret results of laboratory experiences and relate their procedures and findings to principles covered in the course. Topics relating to classroom lecture will be presented. Two laboratory hours.

Co-requisite: CH 111

 

CH 112 General Chemistry II (3)

A continuation of General Chemistry I. Topics include: kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry and chemistry of selected elements. Three lecture hours.

Prerequisites: CH 111/CH111L

Co-requisite: CH 112L

 

CH 112L General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

Laboratory experiences are based on topics covered in lecture which include basic techniques and procedures for identification of various chemical substances. An understanding of proper procedures for determining specific compounds will be achieved.  Two laboratory hours.

Co-requisite: CH 112

 

CH 250 Organic Chemistry (3)

An introduction to the chemistry of carbon-containing compounds. Topics include: nomenclature, organic functional groups, physical properties, chemical bonds, molecular structure, synthesis, reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry. Three lecture hours.

Prerequisites: CH 111/CH111L

Co-requisite: CH 250L

 

CH 250L Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)

Laboratory experiments will include areas of separation and synthesis of various compounds. Students will also explore the practical application of these techniques in research and industry. Two laboratory hours.

Co-requisite: CH 250

 

COMPUTER NETWORK ADMINISTRATION

CNA 101 Introduction to Computer Hardware (4)

This course focuses on computer hardware, in particular, the components of a personal computer. The specific component areas covered include: processors, motherboards, memory, storage, peripherals, portable hardware, and tools and test equipment. General areas/activities include: concepts, specifications, upgrading, and troubleshooting. The course has a highly hands-on orientation. A major activity is the selection of computer components by the class leading to the building of a personal computer by each student (which they then own). (Fall Semester)

 

CNA 105 Introduction to Computer Networking (4)

This course provides the introduction to the field of computer networking. Topics include: standards, protocols, media, hardware devices, network operating systems, security, and troubleshooting. Hands-on activities include: creating network cabling configurations, building network configuration, and working with network hardware components such as: hubs, switches, routers, firewalls, and wireless equipment. (Fall Semester)

 

CNA 112 Operating Systems (3)

This course covers both theoretical concepts and their practical application in all computers. A number of major operating systems are covered. General topics include: concepts, system management, security, installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting. The course is hands-on and students will work with computers running the different operating systems. Students will install and configure an operating system on the personal computer that they built in a previous class. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: CNA 101

 

CNA 115 Network Infrastructure (3)

This course covers the key network services that are supported by the Network Administrator and required to allow a client-server network to function. Specific topics include: network addressing, name resolution, routing, remote access, and security. General areas/activities include: concepts, installation, configuration, management, maintenance, and troubleshooting. The course is hands-on with operating computer networks used to practice the concepts presented. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: CNA 105

 

CNA 208 Linux/UNIX (3)

This course covers the major alternatives to Microsoft's current client and server operating systems - Linux and UNIX. This important family of operating systems plays a key role in the Internet. Coverage includes both Linux and UNIX as a workstation operating system and as a network operating system. The open source software business model is covered. The course is hands-on and personal computers and operating computer networks are used to practice the concepts presented. (Fall Semester)

Prerequisite: CNA 112

 

CNA 210 Network Administration I (4)

This course, along with CNA 260, are the capstone courses of the program. Typical Network Administrator's responsibilities are covered including: installation, configuration, security, resource allocation, storage management, backup, maintenance, and troubleshooting. The course is hands-on and operating computer networks are used to practice the concepts presented. Server hardware is covered and the class will select server components and then students will build individual servers (which they then own). (Fall Semester)

Prerequisite: CNA 115

 

CNA 220 Visual Basic (3)

This course is an introduction to computer programming using Visual Basic. The general programming topics of data types, input/output, calculation, flow of control, and program structure are covered. Event-driven and object-oriented programming along with user interface controls are covered in the context of Visual Basic.

 

CNA 250 Network Planning and Design (3)

This course involves applying network concepts in planning and designing functional networks. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the need for a network, conducting an analysis, and designing solutions.

Prerequisite: CNA 105

 

CNA 255 Computer Architecture (3)

This course focuses on the design of computer processors. Topics include: digital electronics, integrated circuit manufacture, design of processors, introduction to machine language, and multiprocessor configurations. This is a hands-on course where students build operating digital circuitry using electronic components on prototyping equipment and practice machine language programming on personal computers.

Prerequisite: CNA 101

 

CNA 260 Network Administration II (4)

This course, along with CNA 210, are the capstone courses of the program. This course continues the coverage of CNA 210 Network Administration. The course is hands-on and operating computer networks are used to practice the concepts presented. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: CNA 210

 

CNA 264 Computer Security (3)

Computer security is a critical issue in the computer and network field. This course covers the full range of threats and the responses for both networks and individual devices on the networks. Hardware, software, and procedural security solutions are covered. The course is hands-on and operating computer networks are used to practice the concepts presented. (Spring Semester) Prerequisite: CNA 105

 

CNA  266 Project Management (3)

This course covers general project management concepts, tools, and techniques.  A popular project management software package is used to practice the techniques.

 

CNA 274 Seminar/ Internship  Capstone Experience(2)

A supervised 120 hour, on-the-job work internship experience in a computer networking setting.  The internship provides the student with the opportunity to apply skills. As a second option, an approved research project may be completed in lieu of the internship. The seminars will be used to review the work /project experience and to cover career preparation skills.  (Spring Semester)


CNA 299 Independent Study (3)

Study of a more advanced nature based on previous computer network coursework, developed and applied by individual students on a tutorial basis. Plans must be approved by the director of the program.

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY

DMS 300 Cross Sectional Anatomy (3)

This course will focus on the basic sectional anatomy of the neck, abdomen and pelvis building upon the basic knowledge of anatomy. It will prepare the student to recognize sectional anatomy of major human structures amenable to sonographic technique. (Fall Semester)

 

DMS 301 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography (3)

This course provides the student with an orientation to the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography followed by the techniques for assisting and monitoring patients. Ethics and patient care procedures pertinent to sonography will be covered. Chart reading and record keeping relative to clinical medicine will be presented.

The student will study and investigate the principles underlying sonographic visualization. This will include the theoretical concepts of image reproduction, pertinent equipment considerations and alternative methods of information storage and display. This course includes college laboratory experience on basic scanning technique relative to college lecture material. (Fall Semester)

 

DMS 306 Physics of Ultrasound I (2)

Fundamental principles of acoustical physics including wave propagation, acoustical impedance properties, and transducer characteristics will be presented. Basic types of equipment and instrumentation are discussed. Doppler Principles are introduced. (Fall Semester)

 

DMS 310 Abdominal Sonography I (2)

Abdominal Sonography I provides the student with information necessary to perform an abdominal sonographic examination. Normal anatomy will be reviewed as well as an emphasis on the detection of pathology, anomalies and deviation from the normal sonographic appearance. Correlation with clinical tests and related clinical signs and symptoms will be included. (Fall Semester)

 

DMS 311 Abdominal Sonography Laboratory I (1)

The student is provided with college laboratory experiences on abdominal scanning techniques and protocol relative to the abdominal structures and their physiology. (Fall Semester)

 

DMS 315 Pelvic Sonography (2)

Pelvic sonography provides the student with information necessary to perform a pelvic sonographic examination. Normal anatomy will be reviewed as well as an emphasis on the detection of pathology, anomalies and deviation from the normal sonographic appearance. Correlation with clinical tests and related signs and symptoms will be included. (Fall Semester)

 

DMS 316 Pelvic Sonography Laboratory (1)

The student is provided with college laboratory experiences on pelvic scanning techniques and protocol relative to the pelvic structures and their physiology. (Fall Semester)

 

DMS 320 Sonography Clinical Practicum I (3)

This course concentrates on the development of initial practical skills in basic sonographic procedures. Emphasis is on the role of initial observer to assistant under the close supervision of faculty and sonography staff, and is provided at area diagnostic medical sonography clinical sites. (Fall Semester) Twenty four hours per week.

 

DMS 405 Obstetrical Sonography (3)

This course provides the student with the fundamentals of obstetrical scanning of normal and abnormal anatomy. Fetal development, including abnormal etiology and diagnostic techniques are presented. The detection of abnormalities, pathologies and deviation from normal are stressed. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: DMS100, DMS101, DMS106, DMS110, DMS111, DMS115, DMS116,  DMS120

 

DMS 406 Physics of Ultrasound II (1)

This course focuses on practical applications of principles and concepts presented in "Physics of Ultrasound I." In addition, the student is provided opportunities for preparation for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) certification examination in Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: Grades of "C" or better in all first semester Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Echocardiography courses.

 

DMS 410 Abdominal Sonography II (2)

This is a continuation of the in-depth study of abdominal sonography. The didactic and clinical knowledge necessary to perform basic sonographic examinations of anatomy classified as "small parts" will also be presented. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: DMS100, DMS101, DMS106, DMS110, DMS111, DMS115, DMS116, DMS120

 

DMS 411 Abdominal Sonography Laboratory II (2)

The student is provided with college laboratory experiences on advanced abdominal scanning techniques and protocol relative to the abdominal structures and their physiology. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: DMS100, DMS101, DMS106, DMS110, DMS111, DMS115, DMS116, DMS120

 

DMS 415 Seminar/Research Course (1)

This course is devised to help the student become familiar with describing sonographic images and correlating the descriptions with clinical histories. This is accomplished with case study presentations. The student will also develop research skills by writing a paper on an approved topic. A brief presentation of their topic will complete the course. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: DMS100, DMS101, DMS106, DMS110, DMS111, DMS115, DMS116, DMS120

 

DMS 419 Special Sonographic Procedures (2)

This course introduces the student to the field of vascular sonography with the main focus on the carotid arterial and lower peripheral venous system. Obstetrical and Gynecological doppler applications will also be presented. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: DMS100, DMS101, DMS106, DMS110, DMS111, DMS115, DMS116, DMS120

 

DMS 420 Sonography Clinical Practicum II (3)

This supervised off-campus experience continues to provide the student development of skills in scanning abdomens, with progression into the areas of obstetrical and gynecological applications. Small parts and Doppler techniques will be introduced. (Spring Semester) Twenty four hours per week.

Prerequisites: DMS100, DMS101, DMS106, DMS110, DMS111, DMS115, DMS116, DMS120

 

DMS 430 Sonography Clinical Practicum III (6)

In this final and extended period of clinical study, the student progresses to full independence under the supervision of faculty and sonography staff. Upon demonstration of full competency, the student will have an opportunity to refine his/her skills through more independent practice. (Summer) Forty hours per week for twelve weeks.

Prerequisite: DMS220

 

NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

DT 101 Foundations of Nutrition (3)

A study of the principles of the science of nutrition, as it relates to daily life and well being. Topics include personal wellness, digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients, planning and evaluating dietary intake. The course will consider social, economic, and psychosocial factors in relationship to dietary practices. This course provides an opportunity to explore areas of special interest such as nutrition for various age levels, weight control, and physical performance. (Fall Semester)

DT 102 Introductory Foods (3)

Examines the basic concepts related to the preparation of food. Studies the principles of food preparation based on knowledge of both chemical and physical properties as well as consideration of cultural influences. Highlights the function of recipe ingredients and their effect on final product with special attention to focus on dietary modifications for disease prevention and treatment. Laboratory will include basic food preparation skills, sensory analysis of foods and investigation of a variety of cultural foods. (Fall Semester)

DT 103 Nutrition Care Process (3)

The Nutrition Care Process and Model is the framework for the critical thinking process used by dietetics professionals as they provide nutrition services to their clients/patients. This course will introduce the student to the process including; nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, evaluation and monitoring. This course will include a review of essential knowledge and skills needed such as understanding medical terminology and abbreviations, interpreting laboratory values and food-drug interactions, obtaining anthropometric data, the fundamentals of medical record documentation, Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Performance for Dietetic Technicians. (Fall Semester)

DT 104 Community Nutrition (4)

Introduces students to community nutrition programs serving vulnerable populations throughout the lifecycle. Legislative decisions impacting food and nutrition policies, both historical perspective and current events will be studied. Students will plan and present a nutrition program to a community audience, and have an opportunity to participate in a public policy workshop regarding federal and state nutrition concerns. The student will participate in planned community nutrition practice experiences which may include programs such as WIC, school lunch, hunger relief organizations, senior nutrition programs and community wellness programs. (Spring Semester)
Prerequisite: DT 103

DT 201 Diet and Disease I (3)

This course examines the role nutrition and the dietetic technician play in the prevention and treatment of illness and chronic disease. Nutrition assessments and dietary modifications for the management of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and GI disorders will be studied. A focus on nutrition care of the elderly, and populations with developmental and cognitive deficiencies will be included. (Fall Semester)
Prerequisite: DT 104

DT 202 Supervised Practice – Long-Term Care Settings (4)

The student will participate in planned supervised practice experiences located at local long term care facilities, as a student member of the Nutrition Care Team, under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian. The student will participate in the Nutrition Care Process including: nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention and evaluation, as well as participate in foodservice operations and management activities. The student will have the opportunity to participate in professional association activities. (Fall Semester)

Corequisite: DT 201

DT 203 Nutrition Education (3)

Promotion of healthy eating and guiding behavior change is the central goal of nutrition intervention. Motivating clients and employees requires knowledge of a variety of techniques. Students will learn theories and methods of learning, communication and counseling as they apply to individuals and groups in nutrition education and employment settings. (Spring Semester)

DT 204 Foodservice Management and Operations I (2)

This course is designed to explore aspects of foodservice beginning with menu planning and development as well as food purchasing, storage, preparation, service and delivery systems. Concepts can be applied to both the institutional setting as well as in client counseling situations. (Fall Semester)
Prerequisite: DT 103

DT 205 Diet and Disease II (3)

This course will examine the role nutrition and the dietetic technician play in the management of the client with complex nutrition diagnosis such as kidney disease, liver disease, cancer, HIV, and multiple medical diagnosis. Enteral and Parenteral nutrition will be studied. (Spring Semester)
Prerequisite: DT 201

DT 206 Supervised Practice – Acute Care Settings (4)

The student will participate in planned supervised practice experiences at local health care facilities, as a student member of the Nutrition Care Team, under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian. The student will participate in the Nutrition Care Process including: nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention and evaluation as well as participate in foodservice operations and management activities. The student will have the opportunity to participate in professional association activities. (Spring Semester)

Corequisite: DT 205

DT 207 Seminar in Dietetic Technology (1)

Preparation for the student to enter the profession of dietetic technology. Students will conduct a research review of current topics in nutrition and nutrition professions. Skills in resume preparation, interviewing techniques, review for the national registration exam, preparing a professional portfolio and participation in professional dietetic association activities. (Spring Semester)

DT208 Foodservice Management and Operations II (2)

Advanced studies in foodservice which exploring management and leadership theory, trends in marketing, human resources, fiscal management, state regularions and quality management.  (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: DT204

 

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

ECH 300 Introduction to Echocardiography (1)

This course provides the student with an overview to the field of echocardiography, medical terminology related to procedures and instrumentation, and indications for use. Areas covered will include role of echocardiographer, legal/ethical issues and universal precautions. An overview of the program will be given. (Fall Semester)

Prerequisite: 2 years Allied Health Degree, B.S. Degree, M.D., D.O.

 

ECH 301 Echocardiography I (2)

This course includes a study of examinations, techniques, measurements, equipment and patient preparation for 2-D Imaging, M-Mode, Doppler and Color Doppler of the normal adult and pediatric hearts. Correlation with other cardiac evaluation methods will be presented such as: angiography and cardiac catherization, electrocardiograph, electrophysiologic studies, Holter monitoring, stress testing, radionuclide studies, other topographic imaging procedures, phonocardiography, external pulse recordings, Thallium tests and Stress echocardiography. (Fall Semester)

Prerequisite: 2 year Allied Health Degree, B.S. Degree, M.D., D.O.

 

ECH 302 Echocardiography College Laboratory I (1)

This course includes college laboratory experience on basic scanning techniques as presented in lecture. (Fall Semester)
Prerequisite: 2 yrs. Allied Health Degree, B.S. Degree, M.D., D.O.

Corequisites: ECH 100 and ECH 103

 

ECH 303 Echocardiography Principles and Instrumentation (3)

A study of the principles of Ultrasound instruments, modes of operation, operator control options, frequency selection, scanning motions and planes in a cardiac examination, patient histories and physical signs, patient preparations and doppler vs. color doppler protocols are a few of the areas to be covered. Basic generalized pathology of the different organs will be covered. (Fall Semester)

Prerequisite: 2 years Allied Health Degree, B.S. Degree, M.D., D.O.

 

ECH 304 Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart (3)

This course provides the student with the normal anatomy of the pericardial and thoracic cavities, including the skeletal framework, the normal anatomy of the heart’s large vessels, embryology development, cardiac physiology, the function of circulation, coronary circulation, parameters of arterial pressure measurement and heart pressures. Students will study the normal sonographic appearances. (Fall Semester)

Prerequisite: 2 years Allied Health Degree, B.S. Degree, M.D., D.O.

 

ECH 320 Echocardiography Clinical Practicum I (3)
This course concentrates on the development of initial practical skills in basic echocardiography procedures. Emphasis is on the role of the initial observer to assistant under the close supervision of faculty and sonography staff and is provided at area echocardiography clinical sites. Twenty-four hours per week. (Fall Semester)
ECH 401 Echocardiography II (4)

This course will focus on the recognition and identification of cardiac pathologies with their hemodynamics in different types of heart disease. Students will learn their echographic structures. Echocardiography diagnostic procedures will be discussed such as: stress, transesophageal and intraoperative echocardiography giving indications, limitations, technical procedures and clinical pharmacology. Fetal echocardiography will be introduced. Registry style examinations will be given. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all first semester courses

ECH402 Echocardiography College Laboratory II (1)

The student is provided with college laboratory experience on basic scanning techniques related to college lecture material.  (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or higher in all first semester courses.

ECH 403 Seminar/Research Course (2)

This course is designed to help the student become familiar with describing sonographic images and correlating the ddescruptiong with clinical histories.  This is accomplished with case study presentations.  Student case presentations and literature reviews are required.  The student will also develop research skills by writing a paper on an approved topic.  A brief presentation of their topic will complete the course.  (Spring semester)

Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or higher in all first semester courses.

ECH 404 Pathology of the Heart (4)

This course will give the student an in depth study of the cardiac pathologies, their physiological symptoms, outcomes, and their sonographic appearance.  Special attention will be given to the mitral and tricuspid values, acquired aortic and pulmonic valvular heart disease.  Other areas cover will include cardiac trauma, prosthetic heart valves and pediatric congenital heart disease.  Pediatric congenital heart disease will be presented.  (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or higher in all first semester courses.

ECH 420 Echocardiography Clinical Practicum II (3)

Thissupervised off-campus experience continues to provide the students development of skills in scanning procedures.  (Spring Semester)  Twenty four hours per week.

Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or higher in all first semester courses.

ECH 430Echocardiopgraphy Clinical Practicum III (6)

In this final and extended period of clinical study, the student progresses to full independence under the supervision of faculty and sonography staff. The student will be prepatred to function as a beginning Echocardiographer and will be ready to sit for the RDCS examiniation given in October.  This course is an extension to the learning that the student encountered during the first and second semesters.  (Summer) Forty hours per week for twelve weeks.

Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or higher in all first semester courses.


ECONOMICS

EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

The course focuses on using economic methodology in the study of macroeconomic principles. Topics include derivation of GNP, the impact of fiscal and monetary policy on output, employment, and cost level. Current economic issues will be discussed. (Spring Semester)

 

EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

This course offers an explanation of how the market system operates in the context of limited resources. Emphasis is placed on the manner in which individual business firms and consumers determine what to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce. (Spring Semester)

ENGLISH

EN 095 Intermediate Reading (3)*

This course is a reading comprehension and critical reasoning cours that covers the essential reading and comprehension skills.  These skills include understanding literal and fidurative meaning, identifying the main idea, recognizing supporting details and transitions and identifying quotes paraphrases. Topics include: fact and opinion, author's purpose and tone, patterns of organization, critical thinking, inference, and argument. (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters)
*Institutional credit only

*Placement is based on accuplacer scores.

*Students must receive a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher to pass this course.

 

EN 099 Basics of Composition (3)*

This course emphasizes sentence structure, paragraph development and the basic elements of composition. Students are assigned to this class according to performance on the College Placement Test. (Fall, Spring and Summer Semester)

*Institutional credit only
*Placement is based on Accuplacer scores.

*Students must recieve a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher to pass this course.

 

EN 101 English Composition (3)

The course seeks to aid the communication process by developing the ability to write clear, concise, expository prose, with emphasis on pre-writing and revision. It assists the student in finding a voice and an audience. A research paper is required, thus techniques of writing a formal research paper are reviewed. (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters)

Prerequisite: Students will be required to achieve a satisfactory score on the Placement Writing Sample or successfully complete EN 099.

 

EN 102 Introduction to Literature (3)

A study of the basic elements of short fiction, poetry and drama. By exploring form and design in the arts, this course provides opportunities for students to discover inter-relatedness of theme and type, to develop critical analysis skills, and to make connections with elements in other disciplines. Critical reading and analysis papers are required. (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters)

Prerequisites: EN 101 or EN 200

 

EN 200 Advanced Composition (3)

The course develops critical thinking, reading, and writing skills as they apply to the analysis of primary and secondary non-fiction books, articles, and essays from a range of academic and cultural contexts. The course emphasizes the techniques and principles of effective research-bases writing.

Prerequisite: EN 101

 

EN 201 Readings in World Literature (3)

A survey course focusing on selected classics of the literature from Eastern, Western, and African cultures. Selections include works from ancient, medieval, and modern societies. The goal of this course is to enable students to understand the similarities that surround the human condition and to appreciate the differences evidenced in each culture's response to the complexities of human life.

Prerequisite: EN 101

 

EN 205 Communication Arts (3)

An opportunity to develop the art of communicating with ease in business and professional situations. Students will examine the relationship of speaker and audience, noting techniques of effective communication. This course will focus on multicultural verbal and nonverbal skills.

 

EN 206 Children's Literature (3)

An introduction to the qualities of style, theme, and illustrations demonstrated in the finest children’s literature. Throughout the semester students will read and evaluate a variety of stories, fantasies, tales, and poetry written by past and current writers of literature focusing on children's needs, interests, and concerns. This course includes authors and illustrators from various cultures and ethnic groups.

Prerequisite: EN 101

 

EN 209 American Literature (3)

The study and exploration of writings that have contributed significantly to the unique quality of American literature. Well known poems, stories, and other selections as well as lesser known works will be examined.

Prerequisite: EN 101

 

EN 211 Explorations in Poetry (3)

The study and appreciation of poetry through a consideration of poetry as an art form. This course examines poetic techniques, themes, and symbolic language through a study of selected works.

Prerequisite: EN 101

 

EN 213 Short Story (3)

An examination of a cross-section of short fiction by both American and inter-continental authors. Cultural connections, themes, and principles basic to the structure of short story will be explored.

Prerequisite: EN 101

 

EN 217 Drama (3)

The study of drama through a variety of plays to the conventions of drama and drama’s role in reflecting the human situation. Focus is on connections within and beyond cultural differences.

Prerequisite: EN 101

 

EN 225 Film As Literature (3)

An investigation and focus on elements of film literature such as theme, character development, plot structure, narration, point of view, and purpose.

Prerequisite: EN 101

 

EN 240 Creative Writing (3)

An opportunity for the student to experience the process of imaging and creating various forms of prose and poetry with emphasis on original works.

Prerequisite: EN 101

 

EN 299 Independent Study (3)

Study of a more advanced nature based on previous English course work, developed and applied by individual students on a tutorial basis. Plans must be approved by the Director of Liberal Arts.

 

EN 300 Public Relations Writing (3)

This course surveys various elements of public relations and public relations writing. It involves exploring the foundations and meaning of public relations, the ethical and legal issues involved in public relations writing, the principles of public relations writing, writing persuasively, writing for specific publics, writing for mass media and writing speeches and presentations. Additionally, the course requires concentrated practice in writing for a variety of public relations circumstances: news releases, video news releases, public service announcements, advertising copy, broadcast media, print media, e-mails, memos, letters, reports, proposals, and speeches. (Fall Semester)

Prerequisite: EN 101

 

EN 304 Race, Gender, and Literature (3)

This course will seek to explore the ways in which literature addresses the issues of Race and Gender in the postmodern/postcolonial context. Breaking free from the traditional understanding of literature as an imaginative work of art, the selected readings will showcase the nexus between the literary and the political. The course will deal with the categories of ‘race’ and ‘gender’ as sociological constructs propagated within the political framework of ‘othering’. The lectures and readings will examine the varied representations and negations of the general understanding of these concepts, and how literary writers articulate their specific concerns to challenge the ideological tropes of our mainstream society. To explore the issues of race and gender, students will be introduced to works by the twentieth century African, Caribbean, African American writers, Black feminists, Queer theory, and Gay and Lesbian writing.

Prerequisite: EN101 or permission of instructor

GENERAL EDUCATION

GS 100 College Seminar (1)*

The College Seminar is a course designed to provide students strategies for successful learning in college and beyond. Topics in the course include: learning styles, learning and study strategies, cognitive strategies, time management, goal-setting, note-taking, test-taking strategies, overcoming test anxiety, cultural diversity, and other issues that focus on enabling students to become better achievers.

The course is one credit with a one hour laboratory. Students are requires to take this course in their first semester at Trocaire College. (Fall, Spring and Summer Semester)
*Students must receive a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher to pass this course.

 

GS 101 Information and Research Basics (1)

This course is an introduction to information literacy using library research methods and resources. Students will learn to access scholarly information through a variety of resources: books, journals, databases, streaming media and different platforms of electronic resources (eBooks, reference collections, image databases).  Students will learn the best practices for evaluating resources in order to obtain academic research and information.  Students  will learn not only how to fully use the Libraries@Trocaire as a search destination, but how to use other linraries and the Internet to become effective information users today and in the future.  Topics include creatibg keyword searches to effectively use databases and electronic periodicals in research, evaluating websites on the Internet, citation and style guides, plagarism, library catalog searching, fair use and open source information, Interlibrary loan and InfoPass.  (Fall and Spring semesters)

 

GS 102 College Success (3)*

The College Success is a course designed to provide students strategies for successful learning in college and beyond. It is part of the Transitional Studies curriculum. Central to the course is students' intensive work in learning strategies and the use of the diagnostic tool, Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI). Topics in the course include: learning styles, learning and study strategies, cognitive strategies, time management, goal-setting, note-taking, test-taking strategies, overcoming test anxiety, cultural diversity, and other issues that focus on enabling students to become better achievers.

This course is three credits and is open only to new Trocaire students who participate in Transitional Studies. They are required to take this course their first semester at Trocaire College. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

*Placement is based on participation in Transitional Studies

*Students must receive a grade of "c" (2.0) or higher to pass this course.

 

GS 201 Information Fluency and Research Skills (2)

The course will include in-depth steps in the research process through the learning and application of critical/analytical thinking skills used to formulate effective standard searches, and to understand the organization and evaluation of information in print, electronic, and other formats. The student will learn how to use the OPAC (online public access catalog) at the Trocaire College Library as well as how to locate materials in ANY Library through the use of Dewey Decimal Classification, the Library of Congress Classification and the Library of Congress Subject Headings; how to search a variety of electronic databases and Internet resources and the correct MLA and APA citation styles for a works cited page. Students will evaluate the quality of web-based (including bogus sites) and print information. At the completion of this course the student will be "information fluent" by knowing how information is produced, organized and accessed within the practical and ethical aspects of intellectual freedom and copyright guidelines.

 

GS 212 General Studies Seminar (1)

This course is designed to assist the student in the transition from college to career be developing the knowledge and skills necessary for future success.  Topics include establishing career goals, work-related values, skills and job search strategies.  A professional Portfolio will be developed in the class.  Students will meet individually or in small groups with the instructor.  (Offered as needed)

 

GS 499 Multiculturalism (3)

The course in Multiculturalism takes an interdisciplinary perspective that addresses the major issues of culture including: race/ethnicity, social class, worldviews, generational differences, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, and geographic location. Culture is addressed through the integration of related issues of personal identity development and experiences and the resultant choices of preferred styles of life, morals, ethics, and values from a western perspective, but also an appreciation of how this varies from non-western perspectives. This can be addressed within the parameters of the varied fields within the Liberal Arts including, but not limited to; English, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and any branches within each.

*Students must be in their fourth year of study (90 credits completed) to take this course.

HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS

HCI101 Healthcare Systems and Operations (3)

This course would introduce and reinforce healthcare specific terminology associated with regulations, legal issues, accreditation, finance and reimbursement, managed care, quality and patient safety, and government oversight agencies. One area of focus will be on hospital systems with an in depth evaluation of the different departments that are within a hospital as well as the overall operations of a hospital from the perspective of the management’s techniques, technologies, and services that must be rendered to patients. Other systems used in data exchange will be introduced and discussed.

HCI102 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics (3)

This is an introductory course for students that cover the history of the rapidly evolving discipline of healthcare informatics. Students will explore critical issues and challenges facing informatics professionals today along with an overview of new information technology applications and how they have improved the management and delivery of healthcare. Topics include HIPAA and other legislation, application of electronic health records, and other clinical and administrative applications of health information systems.

HCI200 Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Issues in Healthcare (3)

This course provides an overview of the legal, regulatory, and ethical issues to be considered in the implementation, management, and maintenance of electronic health record systems. Local, state, federal and international privacy laws and regulations, in particular the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), along with the government agencies and regulatory bodies charged with oversight will be discussed.

HCI210 Healthcare Informatics Data Standards (3)

This course examines the importance of consistency in health data, the current data standards, future federal initiatives and the standards lead organizations are using. An evaluation of ontology, acronyms, coding and classifications systems utilized in health information technology will be evaluated from the perspective of the users of the systems and by those who design and maintain those systems. Software applications such as Excel will be introduced and used for assignments

HCI300 Business Systems Analysis and Design in Healthcare (3)

This course promotes the conceptual and skill based learning needed to understand the process of analyzing and designing information systems. The course focuses on the analysis involved in the systems development process and the steps involved in understanding and modeling the user needs in an information system solution. The course will touch on project planning and management aspects and the design of computer programs in order to provide an overview of the whole information system development process. Development of architectural diagrams/design will be explored.

HCI310 Healthcare Administration and Management (3)

The course focuses on the delivery, quality and costs of healthcare for individuals and populations. A managerial perspective of the challenges facing professionals operating within hospital, ambulatory care, long term care, and public health settings will be presented. Emphasis will be on costs, financing, organizational structures, quality outcomes, and accessibility of care.

HCI320 Healthcare Leadership and Change Management (3)

This course addresses the role of the informatics professional in helping an organization embrace change. The course will focus on the struggle between administration, and clinicians to identify the best solutions that will support the unique structures within healthcare organizations and the behaviors within these organizations that impact decision making. Challenges and solutions will be evaluated from a macro (organization-wide) perspective and micro (specialty and individual level) perspective, with emphasis on aligning work to be carried out against organizational values, mission and vision and gaining consensus that a selected solution will effectively deliver services within an organization.

HCI330 Clinical Decision Support Systems (3)

The course discusses the significant role clinical decision support systems play in the field of clinical knowledge management technologies. The topic will take a deep dive into their capacity to support the clinical process and use of knowledge, from diagnosis and investigation through treatment and long-term care. Prerequisite: HCI102

HCI400 Database Healthcare Management Systems (3)

This course will introduce fundamental database concepts used to develop and implement database systems, the relational model along with the use of structured query language (SQL). Principles of good database design will be used to illustrate the construction of databases, as well as evaluating implementation methods and approaches.

HCI410 Healthcare Informatics Practicum (3)

This course provides students an opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program in a simulated EHR environment. Students will have hands-on activities and real world exercises. Prerequisites: HCI101, HCI102, HCI200, HCI210 HIT208


HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

HIT 101 Introduction to Health Information Systems (4)

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the field of Health Information (Medical Record) Science. Topics include: history of the development of the Health Information profession; organization and structure of healthcare facilities; Medical Staff organization; analysis of the functions of a Health Information Department in a health facility such as confidentiality, file/retrieval/record control systems, indexes and registers, storage and retention of health records, qualitative and quantitative analysis. (Fall Semester)

 

HIT 103 Health Information Systems (3)

Student learn to utilize software application in the healthcare industry and specific to the health information department of a healthcare facility. Hardware and software systems, databases, and electronic health records will be included. Overview of selection and development of a system, data quality, security control, confidentiality, and report management will be emphasized. (Fall Semester)

 

HIT 104 Legal Aspects of Health Information (3)

Students become familiar with the health record as a legal document, the role of the Health Information department in legal proceedings, laws pertaining to the release of information, security and confidentiality of health records. The course includes a study of the U.S> court system. Bio ethical issues which supplement the course in ethics in health care are presented for discussion. (Spring Semester)

 

HIT 200 Clinical Practicum I (2)

Students will complete 45 hours over 15 weeks in classroom lab setting and will complete the other 45 hours over 6 weeks (8 hours per day, 1 day per week) onsite at a hospital under the supervision of a qualified Allied Health Professional. The student competencies/objectives of this course include application of knowledge acquired during the first year of the program to include; chart assembly, file, and retrieval control procedures; chart analysis and deficiency tracking; compilation and quanitiative analysis of health statistics; NYS reuired registries; release of information and correspondence discharge date abstracting; utilization review/case management; credentialing and compliance/ risk management. (Spring Semester)
Prerequisites: HIT 101

 

HIT 202 Health Statistics (3)

This course introduces students to a study of methods for compiling statistics for hospital administration, medical staff, and licensing and accreditation agencies. Vital statistics, public health statistics, and hospital statistics are covered. An introduction to research techniques with graphic presentation of medical data is also covered.(Fall and Spring Semesters)

 

HIT 204 Inpatient Coding Systems (4)

This course introduces students to principles and application of the ICD-9-CM and CPT coding system and will be discussing the ICD-10 coding system.
There will be an Introduction to the Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reimbursement. The theory and practice of coding medical records using manual methods and encoder software systems will be used. (Fall Semester)
Prerequisites: BIO130/BIO130L, BIO131 /BIO131L, MB119

 

HIT 208 Quality Assurance and Improvement (2)

This course introduces students to the areas of a Quality Management (QA). Other highlights of this course include projects where students apply the tools for identifying and displaying health care data and utilize quality improvement tools. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

 

HIT 209 Clinical Practicum II (2)

Students will complete 45 hours over 15 weeks in classroom lab setting and they will complete the other 45 hours over 9 weeks (8 hours per day, 1 day per week) onsite at an alternate care setting under the supervision of a qualified Allied Health Professional. The student competencies/ objectives of this course include application of knowledge acquired during the first year of the program to include: chart assembly, file and retrieval control procedures; chart analysis and deficiency tracking; compilation and quantitative analysis of health statistics; NYS required registries; release of information and correspondence; ICD-9-CM and PPS coding; CPT and HCPCS coding; discharge data abstracting; utilization review / case management; quality assessment and improvement; credentialing and compliance / risk management. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: HIT 200, HIT204

Co-requisites: HIT 216, HIT 220, HIT 225, HIT222

 

HIT 216 Ambulatory Care Coding (3)

This course introduces student a study of CPT-4 and ICD-9-CM and will discuss the ICD-10 coding system as it relates to ambulatory coding. An overview of ambulatory coding and data collection will be included. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: HIT204

 

HIT 220 Management Principles for Health Information (2)

This course introduces students to supervisory concepts including planning, organizing, controlling, and actuating techniques. Areas of focus will include staffing, communication, productivity, motivation, leadership styles, committee activities, and the role and the functions of the Health Information management team. This course also introduces students to quality management, utilization review, and risk management. (Spring Semester)

 

HIT 222 Survey of Healthcare Delivery (1)

This course introduces students to the study of regulatory issues, content, use and structure of healthcare data and date sets as they relate to long term care facilities, home health agencies, hospice, mental health facilities, ambulatory care, physician’s offices and others. The financing of health care services will be discussed as it relates to the various payment and reimbursement system. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: HIT101

HIT 225 Health Information Seminar (1)

This course introduces students to the principle of health information consulting and business requirement for self-employment. Resume preparation and interviewing techniques demonstrated. Certification exam preparation. (Spring Semester)

 

HIT 400 Health Care Law & Compliance (3)

This course focuses on the legal and compliance issues that directly affect both the employer and the employee regarding accreditation and compliance issues. In addition, information is given on risk management techniques including reporting that can help mitigate non-compliance. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: Completion of A.A.S. Radiologic Technology Program; current NYS X-ray license, ARRT certification.

 

HISTORY

HI 101 Western Civilization I (3)

A survey of the history of Western Civilization. Proceeds from the ancient early civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt through the Classical Ages up to the Renaissance and contact between the New and Old Worlds. Examines themes, notions, personalities and events of that epoch.

HI 102 Western Civilization II (3)

A survey of the Reformation to modern times. Examines the evolution of religion, politics, social realities, the Great Wars, and more recent global implications of the Western experience. (Alternating Semesters)

Prerequisite: HI 101

HI 103 World Civilizations I (3)

A survey of certain proto-civilizations and early cultures beginning with the emergence of settled agricultural societies in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China and ranging up to about A.D. 1492. This course will focus broadly on those experiences which contributed key ingredients to early civilizations and, thus, to the rich global mosaic of cultures from which many modern societies derive their unique personalities and histories.

HI 104 World Civilizations II (3)

This course addresses certain general cultural and historical aspects of more recent civilizations and societies. Focuses on the effects of permanent contact between the Old and New Worlds, the emergence of independent nation states (and nationalities), the so-called "Third World" of former colonial dependencies, and the recent trend toward an increasingly diverse, "global" society.

Prerequisite: HI 103

HI 201 The American Experience: Pre-Contact to Civil War (3)

A survey of the early American experience. Ranges from an analysis of pre-Contact aboriginal cultures through Independence to and including the Civil War. Emphasizes the social, cultural, and intellectual aspects of that experience.

HI 202 The American Experience: Reconstruction to The Contemporary Period (3)

A survey of the more recent American experience. Ranges from Reconstruction (with its social and racial implications) to and through the emergence of capitalism, imperialism, the Great Wars, the Depression, up to the modern era of Civil Rights and Women’s Rights movements.

HI 206 Issues in The American Experience (3)

A seminar-type course which selects and examines an important topic or issue in the American historical experience. Recent topics have included "The City and Change," "War and Its Meanings," and "Race and Its Implications for Americans." This course emphasizes a core of common readings, discussion and participation, guest lecturers, and a final formal paper. (Offered as needed)

Prerequisite: HI 201

HI 300 History of Technology in Modern Society (3)

Course content will provide an in-depth look at the history of technology with a particular focus on the impact of technology, science and medical instrumentation on American society. The most important technological advances in medical imaging will be discussed and topics posed for detailed presentation by students pertaining to tomographic visualization, molecular imaging, CT, PET, MRI, fluorescence imaging and/or other topics previously approved by the instructor. Emphasis will be placed on conceptual content and the impact of technology in society as new technologies are continuing to be developed and applied to improve our quality of life. (Fall Semester)

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

HM 101 Introduction to Hospitality (3)

This course takes a management perspective in introducing students to the organization and structure of hotels, restaurants, food service operations, clubs, cruise ships, convention bureaus, conference centers and casino hotels. Other topics include: business ethics, franchising, management contracts, and areas of management responsibility such as human resources, marketing and sales, and advertising. (Fall Semester)

 

HM 102 Introduction to Food and Beverage Management (3)

This course will give students a basic understanding of the working of a commercial kitchen. Topics covered include: culinary professionalism, knife skills, food preparation skills, kitchen management, kitchen safety, food handling and equipment identification. (Fall Semester)

Lab fee applied and uniform required.

 

HM 103 World Travel Geography and Cultural Awareness (3)

From high level business negotiations to casual conversations among friends, every interpersonal interaction is shaped by cultural norms and expectations. Seldom is this more clearly brought to light than in encounters between people from different cultural backgrounds, when dissimilar communication practices may lead to frustration and misunderstanding. This thought-provoking class will present a new framework for understanding the impact of culture on communication and to help students build inter-cultural communication and awareness competence. With illustrative examples from around the globe and frequent hands-on experiences of different cultures, this class will show that verbal and nonverbal communication involves much more than transmitting a particular message - it also reflects each participant's self-image, group identification and values, and privacy and relational needs. The class will learn to move effectively and appropriately through a wide range of trans-cultural situations by combining culture-specific knowledge with mindful listening and communication skills. (Spring Semester)

 

HM 202 Planning and Control for Food and Beverage Operations (3)
This course will cover the principles and procedures involved in an effective food and beverage control system, including product cost, labor cost, controllable and non-controllable cost, profit margin analysis, break even analysis, menu pricing, electronic controls, operating budgets, and computer applications.

 

HM 204 Food and Beverage Service and Sanitation (3)

This course is focused on service techniques, responsible alcohol service and safe food handling. The course presents principles and theories to support and reinforce the practical aspects. ServSafe Certification (safe food handling) and T.I.P.S. Certification (Training for Intervention Procedures: responsible alcohol service) are taught during this course. (Spring Semester)

Lab fee applied and uniform required.

 

HM 205 Principles of Hotel and Resort Service and Management (3)

This course focuses on the flow of business through a hotel, from the reservations process to check-out and settlement. The course will highlight the different departments that are within a hotel, while explaining the proper management techniques and service that must be rendered to guests. (Spring Semester)

 

HM 207 Leadership and Management in Hospitality (3)
Students will learn how to improve their leadership abilities and develop an understanding of high-performance teams and employee empowerment. New information will provide students with an understanding of diversity and cultural change. Practical information prepares them to put management tools into action to enhance service and boost business. Principles and mechanics of effective written and oral communication, active listening skills and human relations are developed. (Spring Semester)

 

HM209 Hospitality Information Systems (3)

Provides an overview of the information needs of lodging properties and food service establishments, addresses essential aspects of computer systems, such as hardware, software and generic applications, focuses on computer-based property management systems for both front office and back office functions, examines features of computerized restaurant management systems; describes hotel sales computer applications, revenue management strategies, and accounting applications, addresses the selection and implementation of computer systems; focuses on managing information systems; and examines the impact of the Internet and prove intranets in the hospitality industry.

HM 210 Hospitality Sales and Marketing (3)

This course is designed to provide students with a solid background in hospitality sales, advertising, and marketing. The textbook's main focus is on practical sales techniques for selling to targeted markets. (Fall Semester)

 

HM210 Hospitality Sales and Marketing (3)

This course is designed to provide students with a solid background in hospitality sales, advertising, and marketing. The textbook’s main focus is on practical sales techniques for selling to targeted markets. (Fall Semester)

 

HM 212 Human Resources Management in Hospitality (3)

This course presents a systematic approach to human resources management in the hospitality industry. Students will analyze contemporary issues and practices, as well as employment laws that have an impact on the way people are managed. (Fall Semester)

 

HM 220 Event Planning in Action (3)

This course is designed to equip the student with the skills necessary to market, plan and implement meetings and events. Site selection, program planning, logistics, material development, transportation, food and beverage service and lodging will be considered.

 

HM221 Current Trends in Hospitality and Tourism Management Research (3)

This research based course will analyze current trends in the Hospitality and Tourism industry locally, domestically, and internationally.  Each semester a topic case study, or problem will be submitted to students.  In collaboration with faculty members, students, as a team, will develop a hypothesis, conduct primary and secondary research, analyze and interpret research, and report their findings.

HM 240 Culinary Foundations I (3)
Students master the basics of food production, learn many creative ideas, and understand not only how to use ingredients and processes, but why they are used. Describes essential knowledge for understanding professional culinary preparation, including hot food preparation, cold food preparation (garde manger), and baking. Sanitation, proper storage and handling of food, and creative presentation of food are also discussed. Lab fee applied and uniform required.
HM 241 Culinary Foundations II (3)

This course provides a continuation into food preparation and is intended for students who have a strong desire to enter into the food and beverage sector of the industry. Students in this course will learn additional skills in banquet and catering preparation, regional cuisine and various world fusion cuisines. Lab fee applied and uniform required.

 

HM 276 Hospitality Internship (4)

Students will be exposed to practical field experience by being placed at one of our internship host sites. The basis of this course is for students to gain valuable hands-on experience by rotating through a variety of positions at the host site. Salvatore's Grand Hotel and Russell's Steaks, Chops & More are the preferred locations for students to complete their internship experiences. Areas such as hotel and restaurant operations, front desk, housekeeping, culinary arts, restaurant and food service management and banquet preparation and service are all examples of the areas of concentration.

 

HM 277 Disney Internship Experience (6)

Also known as the Walt Disney World College Program, the Disney Internship Experience is designed to allow a Trocaire student to work in an industry position at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. This takes place during the fall or spring semester and students may take up to two classes from Disney to earn academic credit. This is a cooperative education experience designed to integrate classroom theory and practical work experience, lend increased relevancy to learning, and provide the student with realistic exposure to career opportunities with Disney. Interested students must attend the Disney presentation and apply for a Disney internship position. Candidates are interviewed and selected by the Disney Internship recruiter. Students generally work a minimum of 600 hours, and are required to submit a written journal and an oral presentation to the internship instructor. Disney will complete a performance evaluation on the student.  Students must meet all of the Disney requirements to enroll in this course. Expenses for travel, lodging and recreation will be incurred.

Course can be taken in place of HM276.

 

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

HR101 Intro to Human Resources (3)

This is an introductory course that will develop theoretical and practical knowledge in the major areas of human resource management, including recruiting, selecting, training, developing, evaluating, and compensating employees. (Fall Semester)

HR105 Recruitment, Selection & Ethics (3)

This is an introductory course that will take a strategic approach to the identification, attraction, selection, deployment, and retention of talent within an environment that emphasizes ethical, just, and fair treatment of those involved. (Fall Semester)

HR204 Organizational Behavior (3)

This course explores the systematic interraltion of economic, technological, and psychological variables useful in observing predicting and influencing organizational behavior.  Students develop ways of thinking about organizational problems to increase their effectiveness.  The course will focus on HR's role in understanding and shaping culture within their organizations.  (Spring Semester)

HR210 Workplace Learning and Performance (3)

This course combines the theory and application surrounding the learning-teaching experience to give the practitioner the ability to create training programs that advance organizational outcomes. In so doing, it pays particular attention to planning, learner motivation, the training process - needs analysis, training design, validation, implementation, and evaluation, and training methods. (Spring Semester)

HR215 Employee and Labor Relations (3)

This course examines the environment of labor relations, the activity of collective bargaining, and the need for administering an agreement after it is signed. (Spring Semester)

HR220 Benefits and Compensation (3)

This is a course that will explore the art and science of compensation practice – including compensation criteria, compensation system design issues, employee benefits, challenges of compensating key employee groups, and global affects - and its role in promoting companies’ competitive advantage. (Spring Semester)

MASSAGE THERAPY

MT 101 Introduction to Massage Therapy (3)

This course provides an introduction to massage therapy, communication skills, client interaction, and ethics. (Fall Semester)

 

MT 105 Western Massage Therapy I (4)

This course provides an introduction to the practice of western massage therapy. Special emphasis on the movements of massage, as well as positioning, muscle groups, and bony landmarks. The course provides an opportunity for demonstration, practice, and evaluation of skills. (Fall Semester)

Co-requisite: MT 110

 

MT 106 Eastern Massage Therapy I (3)

This course is an introduction to Asian massage, specifically 5-Element Theory and the philosophy of Shiatsu. The course will provide demonstration and practice. (Spring Semester)

 

MT 110 Myology (4)

This course provides an in-depth study of muscle terminology and micro anatomy and physiology of the skeletal muscle tissue. The college lab focuses on the body as a whole and how the component parts function. (Fall Semester)

 

MT 111 Myology/Kinesiology (4)

This course provides a comprehensive study of muscle terminology and gross anatomy and physiology of the appendicular musculature. The student is introduced to kinesiology. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: MT 110

 

MT 205 Western Massage Therapy II (4)

This course provides an in depth study of advanced massage therapy techniques, range of motion and stretching techniques, palpation, client assessment, medical massage, and pain management and treatment plans. The course provides demonstration and practice. (Spring Semester) Prerequisites: MT 105 and MT 110

Co-requisite: MT 111

 

MT 206 Eastern Massage Therapy II (3)

This course presents a continuation of Eastern Massage Therapy I, including Yin and Yang Meridians as well as finger-pressure massage. The course provides demonstration and practice of these techniques as well as charting and intake skills. (Fall Semester)

Prerequisite: MT 106

 

MT 211 Professional Development (1)

This course provides an in-depth study of professional ethics and business practices. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: MT 230

 

MT 212 Applied Pathophysiology (3)

This course provides an overview of procedures for treating complicating pathological conditions, working with other health care providers and developing massage therapy treatment plans. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: BIO 130/130L, BIO 131/131L, BIO 333 and MT 230

 

MT 216 Sports & Rehab Massage Therapy (3)

This course will present the basics of sports and rehab massage. Myofascial and trigger point therapy work will be explored through demo and practice. The course will be offered as a 3 credit hands-on massage therapy elective. (Spring Semester) Prerequisites: MT205

 

MT 217 Thai Massage (3)

This course offers a fundamental introduction to Nuad Bo-Rarn, the traditional massage of Thailand, levels I and II. Thai massage incorporates facilitated stretching similar to assisted yoga. Students completing levels I and II will be able to perform a full body Thai massage including front, back, side, and seated position. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: MT206

 

MT 218 Pregnancy Massage (3)

This course will provide an opportunity to learn massage techniques specifically for pregnancy. Other aspects that will be addressed, but will not be limited to, are: anatomy and physiology, cautions/contraindications, emotional aspects of pregnancy, postpartum massage, and marketing. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: MT 205

 

MT 219 Reflexology (3)

This course will provide students with a working knowledge of the basics of reflexology, a hands-on body work technique designed to promote health and wellness. The history, development, and application of this approach will be studied, as well as the specific treatment techniques. Students will be able to provide a full treatment upon completion of the course which is both therapeutic and relaxing. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: MT205

 

MT 230 Clinical Practicum I (1)

The first Clinical Practicum experience, only offered to third semester students, provides the opportunity to practice massage therapy in a clinical setting under the supervision of a clinical instructor. The clinic is open to the public and provides hands-on practice in an environment similar to the workplace. (Fall Semester)

Prerequisites: MT 101, MT 105, MT 106, MT 110, MT 111 and MT 205

Co-requisites: BIO 243, BIO 333 and MT 206

 

MT 240 Clinical Practicum II (1)

The second Clinical Practicum experience, only offered to fourth semester students, continues practice opportunities for massage therapy in a clinical setting under the supervision of a clinical instructor. The Clinic is open to the public and provides hands-on practice in an environment similar to the workplace. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: BIO 243, BIO 333 and MT 230

Co-requisites: MT 212 and MT 245

 

MT 245 Massage Therapy Seminar (1)

This fourth semester course offers students an opportunity to integrate knowledge gained throughout the program in a review process in preparation for the state licensing exam. (Spring Semester)

Co-requisite: MT 240

 

MATHEMATICS

MA 096 Pre-Algebra (3)*

A foundation level course to provide students with essential mathematical skills for college programs which require basic algebra skills. Topics include basic operations with decimals, fractions and integers, percent applications, proportions, algebraic expressions, an introduction to solving linear equations, graphing linear equations and the metric system. (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters)

*Institutional credit only

*Placement is based on ACCUPLACER scores.

*Students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to pass this course.

Fulfills program prerequisite for High School Algebra.

MA 097 Introduction to Algebra (3)*

This course provides a study of solving first degree equations and inequalities. Other topics include: graphing linear equations and inequalities, solving word problems, scientific notation, and adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing monomials and polynomials. (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters)

Prerequisite: High school algebra or MA 096

*Institutional credit only

*Placement is based on Accuplacer scores.

*Students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to pass this course.

Fulfills second math prerequisite.

MA 107 Logical Reasoning and Decision Making (3)

This course introduces students to both informal and formal logic; and students will use the developed logic to evaluate decisions for given situations. Topics include: informal logical games, logical fallacies, truth tables, logical equivalence, sentential logic with proofs, categorical logic, probability, expected value, and decision making. (This course is cross listed in Philosophy PH107-credit will not be granted for both PH107 and MA107)

Prerequisite: Exit level high school Regents mathematics or equivalent; Successful completion of MA 099; and/or placement test

MA 111 College Algebra and Statistics with Business Applications (3)

This course provides students foundations in algebra and statistics as preparation for the demands of quantitative reasoning in the field of business. Topics on algebra include: function, linear, quadratic, radicals, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse functions. Topics on statistics include: measures of central tendency, measures of variations, measures of positions, counting principles, probability, expected value, and regressions. Applications to business and finance problems are a focus.

Prerequisite: MA 101 with “C” or better; exit level high school Regents mathematics; or placement test.

MA 112 College Algebra with Trigonometry (4)

This pre-calculus course is designed to develop mathematic skills so that students are adequately prepared for calculus and other college-level science courses. Algebra topics covered include: radicals, quadratic functions, rational functions, logarithmic, exponential and their inverse functions, and systems of linear equations. Trigonometry topics include right triangle trigonometry, trigonometric ratios and identities. Graphing is emphasized in both algebra and trigonometry topics.

Prerequisite: MA 097 with “C” or better; two years of high school level mathematics under the Regents curriculum, or an algebra course that covers solving linear and quadratic equations, systems of linear equations up to two variables; or placement test.

Students would be well advised to achieve a grade “B” or better in the prerequisite mathematics course in order to achieve success in this course.

MA 120 Statistics I (3)

An introduction to Statistics with modern applications to Sociology, Business, Economics, Ecology, Health Science and Psychology. Topics include: descriptive statistics, central tendency, percentile rank, Z-Scores, probability, probability distribution, correlation and regression analysis. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

MA 130 Calculus I (4)

This is a study of differential and integral calculus with analytic geometry. Various types of functions with their derivatives, applications including curve plotting, maxima and minima problems, and related rates. Integration problems, including the area between two curves and the trapezoidal rule.

MA 200 Statistical Methods (3)

This introductory statistics course focuses on several topics: population and samples; data organization and representation; measures of central tendency, variation, and position; basic probability and probability distribution; normal distribution; confidence interval; hypothesis testing of one population: z-test and t-test; type I and type II errors; linear regression; and non-parametric statistics. Statistics applications are drawn from several disciplines such as sociology, business, economics, ecology, health science, and psychology. This course uses a graphing calculator and computer statistical software.

Prerequisite: MA097 with "C" grade or better; or equivalent.  A passing grade from any college algebra courses such as MA 111 or MA 112 may be used to fulfill the prerequisite.

MA 220 Statistics II (3)

This course continues the study of Statistics and takes up normal distribution, linear regression, sampling techniques and hypothesis testing, as well as analysis of variance and non-parametric statistics.

Prerequisite: MA 120

MA 230 Calculus II (4)

This course includes the transcendental functions; methods of integration with applications to volumes, polar coordinates, vectors and parametric equations, and infinite series.

Prerequisite: MA 130

MA 455 Quantitative Research Methods (3)

This hands-on research methods course introduces students to a variety of quantitative methods to investigate research questions. Students will collect data, and using statistics software students will analyze and interpret data and then present the findings in formal reports. Through the experience of investigation, students will develop quantitative research, statistical analysis, and report-writing skills. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: MA111 or MA 112 and MA120 or Instructor Permission.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

MAS 134 Orientation to Medical Assisting (2)

This course is designed as a comprehensive overview of the profession of Medical Assisting. Learning opportunities are provided for the student to develop skills in the three areas of competencies for Medical Assisting--Transdisciplinary, Clinical and Administrative. (Fall Semester)

MAS 233 Diagnostic and Clinical Laboratory Procedures (3)

This course introduces the student to the theory and laboratory practice of diagnostic testing and techniques and clinical lab skills necessary for the Medical Assistant. Patient preparation for diagnostic testing will be emphasized. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: MAS 134

MAS 234 Medical Assistant - Clinical Procedures (3)

This course provides the theory and laboratory practice of clinical procedures performed in a health care setting by a medical assistant. Theory includes study of vital signs, aseptic techniques, assisting with minor office surgery, general physical exams and a basic knowledge of possible medical emergencies. The role of providing empathy and support for the patient is emphasized. (Fall Semester)

Prerequisite: MAS 134, MAS 233

MAS 235 Medical Assistant Clinical Seminar and Externship (4)

A supervised clinical experience in an appropriate medical setting provides the student with an opportunity to apply clinical and administrative procedures and competencies. One hour weekly seminars will be scheduled to review clinical competencies, the clinical experience and current health and legal issues as it applies to the medical assistant. (Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: MAS 233 and MAS 234 taken within the last academic year. Grade point average of 2.0 with a grade of "C" in all program requirements.

 

MUSIC

MU 100 Music Survey Course (1)

An survey of the fundamentals and development of the art of music in Western Civilization. Emphasis will be given to how music relates, influences, enriches and dignifies our lives. Includes a segment on the healing aspects of music.

MU 101 Music Appreciation (3)

Introduces the student to the elements and principles of music, and the lives, works, and historical settings of significant composers of the past. A segment on the healing aspects of music is also included.

MU 114 Class Piano and Basic Musicianship (3)

Beginning and intermediate level music theory and piano performance. Topics include: sight reading, ear training, technical aspects of piano playing, improvisation and application of theory to performance.

MU 299 Independent Study (3)

The study by a qualified student of a more advanced phase of music under the supervision of a member of the music faculty. Plans must be approved by the Director of Liberal Arts. (Offered as needed)

NURSING

NU 110 Health Assessment and Promotion (1)

This course is designed to assist students in acquiring knowledge of basic physical and psychosocial skills related to nursing practice and health promotion. Emphasis will be on normal assessment findings and recognizing deviations from normal. The campus laboratory provides the opportunity for instruction and practice of related nursing techniques. (Fall and Spring Semester - Day and Evening)

Ten classroom hours and fifteen laboratory hours.

NU 110 must be taken concurrently with NU 112.

 

NU 112 Nursing Concepts (5)

This course will focus on the nurse's role in health assessment, health maintenance, and health promotion across the life span. Students are introduced to basic principles, skills, and concepts of nursing practice. This course uses Nursing Process within the framework of Orem's Theory. A structured campus laboratory setting assists students in learning technical skills. Students will begin to integrate the roles of the Associate Degree Nurse as provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline of nursing through classroom, laboratory and hospital and community experiences. (Fall and Spring Semester - Day and Evening)

Three classroom hours and six clinical/laboratory hours per week.

NU 110, NU 114, and NU 116 must be taken concurrently with NU 112.

PSY 101, BIO 131/131L and GS 100 must be taken prior to or concurrently with NU 112.

BIO 130/130L must be taken prior to NU 112.

 

NU 114 Medication Essentials I (1)

The theory component of this course will focus on pharmacological principles that the professional nurse applies in the administration of medications. The nursing process will be used as a framework to identify nursing responsibilities related to medication administration. The campus laboratory component will provide students with the opportunity to accurately calculate, prepare, and administer oral, topical, and injectable medications. Critical thinking situations and clinical application will be emphasized throughout the course. (Fall and Spring Semester - Day and Evening)

Ten classroom hours and fifteen laboratory hours.

This course must be taken concurrently with NU 112 or PN 105.

 

NU 115 Medication Essentials II (1)

The theory component of this course will focus on the pharmacological principles that the professional nurse applies in the administration of medications and intravenous fluids. The nursing process will be used as a framework to identify nursing responsibilities related to major drug classifications, intravenous therapy and the use of intermittent infusion devices and pumps. The campus laboratory component will provide students with the opportunity to accurately calculate, prepare and administer medications via the intravenous route. Critical care and pediatric medication calculation will also be presented. (Fall and Spring Semester - Day and Evening) Twelve classroom hours and nine laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NU 114 ("C-" is not acceptable)

This course must be taken concurrently with NU 122 or PN 106.

 

NU 116 Professional Issues I (1)

An overview of the historical development of nursing and nursing education will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on the nurse's role in the delivery of health care and the ethical and legal responsibilities relevant to the nurse in today's society. Lecture, discussion and computer assignments will be utilized to promote student learning. (Fall and Spring Semester - Day and Evening)

Seven and one half classroom hours.

This course must be taken concurrently with NU 112.

 

NU 122 Health Restoration I (6)

In this course, the Nursing Process will be used within the framework of Orem's Theory to identify nursing care needs of patients experiencing acute and chronic cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, fluid and electrolyte and acid-base health deviations and diabetes. Assessment skills, basic concepts and health promotion will be incorporated. On-campus laboratory experiences will provide instruction and practice of advanced clinical skills. Clinical experience will be provided in an acute care hospital setting. (Fall and Spring Semester - Day and Evening)

Three classroom hours, one seminar hour, two laboratory hours, and six clinical hours per week. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of "C" in NU 110, NU 112, NU 114, NU 116 and BIO 131/131L. ("C-" is not acceptable).

NU 115 and NU124must be taken concurrently with NU 122. BIO 223/223L and PSY 102 must be taken prior to or concurrently with NU 122.

NU 124 Maternal Newborn Nursing (2)

Classroom theory and clinical experiences will provide a foundation for nursing care of childbearing women through pregnancy, labor and birth, the post-partum period and newborn stage. The nurse's role in health promotion, health maintenance and health restoration will be emphasized. Indepandent and supervised clinical experiences, lecture, discussion, seminars, simulation lab and computer assignments will be utilized to promote student learning.

(Fall and Spring Semesters - Day and Evening) Classes begin early August for Fall semester and the first week in January for the spring semester. One and one half (1 1/2) classroom hours/week and twenty-three clinical hours per semester.

Prerequisites: Minimum grades of "C" in NU110, NU112, NU114, NU116 and BIO131/BIO131L ("C-" is not acceptable).

 

NU 212 Introduction to Perioperative Nursing (4)

This elective course provides theoretical and clinical experiences to introduce the student as well as the graduate nurse to the role and function of the perioperative nurse. The emphasis is on the role and responsibilities of the nurse caring for the surgical client in the pre-, intra- and immediate-post operative phases. Course content includes: aseptic technique, nursing process, assessment of the surgical client, and an introduction to instruments and equipment used in surgery. The inter-relationship of preoperative care, positioning, incisions and sutures, wound healing, and postoperative care will be considered. Ethical and legal aspects of perioperative nursing will be discussed.

Prerequisite: Minimum Grade of "C" in NU 122 ("C-" is not acceptable)

 

NU 214 Health Restoration II (5)

In this course, the Nursing Process will be used within the framework of Orem's Theory to identify nursing care needs of patients experiencing acute and chronic endocrine, hematological, musculoskeletal, respiratory, shock, sensory, and immunological health deviations. Concepts related to cancer will also be introduced. Clinical experiences will be provided in acute care hospital settings. (Fall and Spring Semestes - Day and Evening)

Three classroom hours and six clinical hours per week.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of "C" in NU 122, NU 115, NU124, PSY 102 and BIO 223/223L ("C-" is not acceptable).

 

NU 216 Professional Issues II (0)

This is the second course presented on contemporary professional issues. The student will be provided with opportunities to explore current nursing issues. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the nurse as manager of care and member within the discipline of nursing. Students will be assisted in the transition from student to graduate role: preparation for professional licensure, exploration of employment and further educational opportunities. Lecture discussion, case studies and computer assignments will be utilized to promote student learning. (Fall and Spring Semesters - Day and Evening)

Class begins in early August for the Fall semester and the first week of January for the Spring semester.

Seven and one half classroom hours per semester.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of "C" in NU 116 and NU 214 ("C-" is not acceptable).

This course must be taken concurrently with NU 222.

 

NU 217 Pediatric Nursing (2)

Classroom theory and clinical experiences will provide a foundation for nursing of children and their families from birth through adolescence. The nurse's role in health promotion, health maintenance, and health restoration will be emphasized. Supervised clinical experiences, lecture, discussion, research amd computer assignments will be itlized to promote student learning. (Fall and Spring Semesters - Day and Evening)

Classes begin early August for fall semester and the first week in January for the spring semester.

One and one half (1 1/2) classroom hours/week and twenty-three clinical hours per semester.

Prerequisites: Minmum grade of "C" NU115, NU122, NU124, BIO223/BIO223L and PSY102. ("C-" is not acceptable.)

 

NU 220 Mental Health Nursing (2)

This course utilizes the nursing process within Orem's framework in providing care to patients experiencing psychosocial problems. The focus will be on health promotion, health maintenance, and health restoration. Roles of the Associate Degree Nurse as provider and manager of care and member within the discipline of nursing as they relate to mental health will be explored and applied. Lectures, seminars, and selected clinical experiences in hospital and community settings will be utilized as learning modalities. (Fall and Spring Semester - Day and Evening)

Classes begin early-August for Fall semester and first week in January for Spring semester.

One and one half classroom hours per week and twenty-three clinical hours per semester. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NU 214 and NU 217("C-" is not acceptable).

 

NU 222 Health Restoration III (7)

In this course, the Nursing Process will be used within the framework of Orem's Theory to provide students with learning activities for patients experiencing acute and complex health deviations. Topics related to acute cardiovascular, neurological and renal health deviations, burns, women's health, and disaster preparedness will be presented. Students are expected to function more independently, using previous knowledge and experience in assuming the role of educator, manager of care and provider of care for clients in a variety of clinical and community settings. (Fall and Spring Semester - Day and Evening)

Three classroom hours and twelve clinical hours per week.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NU 214 and NU217 ("C-" is not acceptable).

NU 216 must be taken concurrently with NU 222.

 

NU 300 Comprehensive Health Assessments for Nursing Practice (4)

Focuses on developing and utilizing comprehensive caring for individuals and population units across the lifespan.   Olans intervention strategies relative to the needs, problems, and level of wellness of the population unit. Emphasizes systematic and comprehensive health assessments will be emphasized as a database for identifying nursing diagnoses and nursing intervention plans.  Combines lecture and on-campus simulation laboratory experiences to develop advanced skills in assessment of physical, cognitive, spiritual, socioeconomic, genetic and environmental domains.

 

NU 304 Introduction to Nursing Care Informatics (2)

Teaches the use of information technology to access, retrieve, organize and evaluate information related to evidence based nursing practice. Using a problem-based approach, students will use information technology resources to examine health related problems, obtain and organize pertinent information, and professionally communicate findings.

 

NU 308 Research Procedures in Nursing Practice (3)

Emphasis is on accessing, analyzing and critiquing research in scientific literature to determine implications for practice. The importantance of evidence based practice in relation to patient outcomes is examined.  Specific elements of the research process including problem identification, literature review, variables, research design, sampling concepts, data collection, data analysis and interpretation are explored.  Critical evaluation of research studies and the development of a research proposal including a review of the literature and design method will be included.

Prerequisite: MA200

 

NU 310 Family Nursing Care Across a Lifespan (3)

This course focuses on the family as a basic unit of society and promotion of family health across the lifespan. The role of the professional nurse as teacher, counselor and advocate will be emphasized in health promotion as well as dealing with the family unit challenged by acute, episodic illness/injury or chronic conditions/disabilities. Based on Orem’s Self-Care Model and the nursing process, the student will develop the skills to provide family-centered, outcome oriented nursing care to care for the needs of diverse families. Major theories related to family nursing will be explored. Topics include variables affecting families, family assessment, cultural diversity, anticipatory guidance, multigenerational families and family as care giver. The impact of adding, separating and dealing with the death of family members will be included.

Prerequisite: NU300

 

NU 318 Nursing Theory and Practice Issues (3)

Students will explore selected nursing theorists and the concepts of person, health and environment as a basis for implementing and evaluating nursing care. Issues and trends that influence professional nursing practice will be discussed. How the practice of nursing has adapted to change throughout the years and how today’s health care delivery impacts professional nursing practice will be addressed.

 

NU 402 Community Health Nursing: Individual and Family (3)

This course examines the nurse’s role in delivery of primary health/community based services focusing on health promotion, disease prevention and management of episodic illnesses. Addresses health risks of age groups across the lifespan within the context of family, culture, and socioeconomic level. Epidemiological considerations apply to community settings; public health mandates will be considered. Healthy People goals and other national initiatives provide direction for developing nursing strategies.

 

NU 450 Leadership and Management for Professional Practice (3)

Focuses on the role of the professional nurse as a leader in today’s health care environment. Students will identify various leadership styles and compare and contrast leadership and management behaviors. Class discussions will include organizational structure and behavior, work place issues important to the nurse manager, delegation and change theory. Motivational and decision making strategies, conflict management principles, and quality care for positive patient outcomes and patient safety will be addressed.

 

NU 470 Pharmacology for the Registered Nurse (3)

This course correlates knowledge of human physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology as they relate to the RN’s role in the administration of medication therapies across the lifespan.  The basic concepts of pharmacokinetics, metabolism, therapeutic and toxic effects, and drugs with multiple indications are discussed. Particular focus is given to the major neurological receptors. Prototypes of the major drug classes are used as a model to give a comprehensive view of pharmacological treatment of the major disease categories. 

NU 484 Clinical Seminar (2)

Preceptor guided seminar in an area of student choice with an emphasis on the application of baccalaureate level nursing knowledge. Integrates evidence-based practice, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives and patient preferences to improve patient care. Differences between pedagogy and andragogy will be explored. Content derived from clinical situations will be encountered. Students will share clinical reports and raise critical questions regarding practice issues.

Prerequisites: NU300, NU304, NU310, NU402

 

NU 486 Professional Nursing Syntheses / Clinical Capstone (4)

This course will allow students to demonstrate integration of baccalaureate nursing knowledge and practice in professional systems and settings. Students will be provided opportunities for synthesis and evaluation of professional nursing role behaviors essential to care of clients experiencing complex care needs in a variety of settings. Emphasis is on critical thinking, communication, leadership, management and evaluation. The student is provided with a clinical immersion experience in a practice setting of their choice, with a professional nurse preceptor.

Prerequisite: NU 300, NU 304, NU 310, NU 402

OFFICE TECHNOLOGY

BOT 103 Keyboarding I and Document Processing (3)

This is an introductory course focusing on a thorough understanding of the computer keyboard with touch typing techniques. Formatting of basic documents such as business letters, envelopes, memorandums, and reports as well as proofreading skills will be developed. Students may be exempted by passing a proficiency test. (Fall Semester)

BOT 108 Word Processing (3)

This introductory course provides the student with hands-on experience in the use of word processing software. Students will learn the fundamentals such as creating, editing, saving, naming, formatting, and printing a document, as well as spell check, pagination, and basic concept. (Fall and Spring Semester)

Prerequisite: BOT 103 or equivalent

PHILOSOPHY

PH 103 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

This course is an introduction into the basic issues of philosophy: Being, God, Knowledge, Meaning, Self, Reality, Evil and Death as they are found and presented in the history of Western Philosophy. (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters)

 

PH 107 Logical Reasoning and Decision Making (3)

This course introduces students to both informal and formal logic; and students will use the developed logic to evaluate decisions for given situations. Topics include: informal logical games, logical fallacies, truth tables, logical equivalence, sentential logic with proofs, categorical logic, probability, expected value, and decision making.

This course is cross listed in Math MA107-credit will not be granted for both PH107 and MA107.

Prerequisite: Exit level high school Regents mathematics or equivalent; Successful completion of MA 099; and/or placement test

 

PH 201 Ethics (3)

A study of the main ethical systems found in Western Philosophy. Investigation of particular ethical concepts such as morality and the moral ideal, good and evil, right and obligation, conscience, moral responsibility and value, and how these, along with moral principle(s), are used to guide the moral life.

 

PH 204 Business Ethics (3)

This course is designed to examine many of the philosophies presently operative in the business world and society. Special attention is given to such issues as corporate responsibility, morality in advertising, conflicts of interest, preferential hiring, personal morality vs. loyalty to employer, and capitalism vs. socialism.

 

PH 205 Ethics in Health Care (3)

Modern medicine and health care have created new human ethical problems. This course will explore a number of medical ethical dilemmas, such as end-of-life decisions, defining the concept of death, ordinary versus extraordinary means of treatment, reproductive issues, informed consent, confidentiality, truth-telling, withholding treatment, and the distribution of scarce medical resources, in the light of the principles of autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, and justice. One semester of clinical experience is strongly recommended. (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters)

 

PH 207 Marriage and the Family (3)

This course is designed to investigate the inner dynamism and nature of marriage and family relationships. It addresses itself to a variety of philosophical tenets, and the historical development and sociological ramifications of the institution.

 

PH 208 Death and Dying (3)

Geared to the very heart of the question: What is death? The course will examine the phenomenon as well as the human response to it both yesterday and today by great men and women and not so famous men and women of the East and West.

 

PH 215 Logic (3)

An introductory course to the science of logic and the principles of deductive reasoning, correct thinking and valid argumentation. Special emphasis will be placed on the traditional Aristotelian syllogism.

 

PH 301 Philosophy of World Religions (3)

The term ‘philosophy’ comes from Greek roots meaning ‘the love of wisdom’. Philosophers ask questions such as: What is the meaning of life? What is a good life? Is there a God? What ought one to do? What is the nature of right and wrong? Is there one true religion, or many? (or none?) Should there be one ethical doctrine for everyone -or- should there be a diversity of moral options?

In the age of the global economy and the Internet, the world’s many diverse cultures have greater contact and interaction with one another than at any other time in history. In the post 9/11 world, the dangers of cultural conflict seem greater than ever. Such conflict often involves the clash of values and the clash of systems of religious belief that date back to the ancient and formative period times of today’s cultures. But- is conflict inevitable? Are religion and ethics a source of unavoidable division or of potential unity?

This course will introduce students to the philosophical approach to religion and also to religious & ethical ideas from several global cultures. It will also prepare students in medicine, business and related fields for the diversity of religious and moral views they will encounter in the modern workplace in general and health care institutions in particular.

Prerequisite: PH103 or permission of instructor.

PH 350 Topics in Bioethics (3)

This course will introduce students to various topics of the instructor's choosing in the areas of Bioethics.  Bioethics can be seen as a branch of ethics, or more specifically, a branch of applied ethics.  In many ways bioethical disclosure presupposes ethical disclosure.  For this reason students will be introduced to an array of normative ethical theories and principles before embarking on a range of bioethical dilemma cases and topic areas.  The interdisciplinary nature of Bioethics also demands that students be introduced to the latest medical and scientific breakthroughs in areas such as stem cell research, cloning, regenerative medicine, and genetic screening.  The course will guide students through a wide range of bioethical issues which may include topics like abortion, euthanasia, embryonia stem cell research, cloning, scarce medical resources, and assisted reproduction.  Students will be expected to carry out their own original research in the arena of bioethics and will be asked to write a longer argumentive style essay in order to complete the course.

Prerequisite: PH205 or permission of instructor.

PH 304 Social / Political Philosophy (3)

Course content will introduce students to the philosophical approach to ethical issues that arise in social, political and civic life. As such, it will address ethical problems at both the individual and group levels. Specifically, an overview of the major issues and theories in social-political philosophy will be discussed as well as an introduction to many of the key ethical thinkers in politics and civics arena. This course will prepare students for careers in the medical field and similar occupations for the ethical situations they will encounter in the social and political culture of the modern workplace. (Spring Semester)

PHYSICS

PHY 099 Preparatory Physics (3)*

An introduction to the basic concepts of physics with an emphasis on classical mechanisms, electricity and the structure of the atom. Course reviews simple algebra, vectors and vector addition. Three lecture hours.

Prerequisite: High School Algebra

Students placed into MA 099 must complete that course before registering for PHY 099.

*Institutional credit only

 

PHY 111 Physics I (3)

An introduction to the concepts and laws of physics. Topics include: classical mechanics, energy, momentum, rotational motion and heat. Three lecture hours.

Prerequisites: High School Algebra or MA 096 and High School Physics

Co-requisite: PHY 111L

 

PHY 111L Physics I Laboratory (1)

Laboratory experiences are based on topics covered in lecture. Two laboratory hours.

Co-requisite: PHY 111

 

PHY 112 Physics II (3)

A continuation of Physics I. Topics include: electricity, magnetism, light, optics, atomic and nuclear structure. Three lecture hours.

Prerequisites: PHY 111/111L

Co-requisite: PHY 112L

 

PHY 112L Physics II Laboratory (1)

(formerly PH 102L)

Laboratory experiences are based on topics covered in lecture. Two laboratory hours.

Co-requisite: PHY 112

PRACTICAL NURSING

PN 104 Fundamentals of Practical Nursing (7)

This course is designed to familiarize students with the historical development of nursing, nursing education, and the roles and responsibilities of the nurse and the healthcare team.  Development throughout the life cycle and basic nutrition and diet therapy will be discussed.  The course uses the Nursing Process within the framework of Orem's Self-care deficit theory.  A structured campus laboratory setting assists students in learning and integrating technical skills.  Clinical experiences will be provided in long-term and sub-acute health care settings.  (Fall and Spring semesters)

Fourteen clinical hours per week (half semester)

Sixty classroom hours and thirty laboratory hours.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of "C" in BIO130/BIO131L

PN 105 Practical Nursing II (7)

This course focuses on the basic concepts of nursing.  The nursing process is utilized within the framework of Orem's self-care deficit theory to collect data in relation to individuals' abililty to care for themselves.  Psychomotor skills are demonstrated and practiced in the structured campus laboratory before they are applied in the clinical setting. Clinical experiences will be provided in acute care and sub-acurate health care settings.  (Fall and spring semester)

Fourteen Clinical Hours per week (half semester)

Sixty Hours and thirty laboratory hours.

PN 106 Practical Nursing III (7)

This course focuses on common health deviations which affects individuals of various ages.  The nursing process will continue to be utilized to provide care for patients along the continuum with an emphasis on material, child adolcent and family health.  Assisting children and adults with a  variety of health deviations will be discussed.  Advanced psychomotor skills are practiced and evaluated in the laboratory.  Clinical experience will be provided in maternal, family pediatric, and community settings.  (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Seven clinical hours per week

Sixty classroom and thirty laboratory hours

Pre-requisites: Minimum grade of "C" in PN104, PN105, and NU114.  NU115 must be taken concurrently with PN106.

PN 107 Practical Nursing IV (7)

This course focuses on common health deviations which affects the geriatric population.  The nursing process will continue to be utilized to provide care for patients in various health care settings, which include mental health, extended care, ambulatory, and community care health settings.  Leadership and management skills as it relates to the LPN scope of practice will be discussed.  Advanced psychomotor skills are practiced and evaluated in the laboratory.  Clinical experiences will be provided in acute, longterm and community care settings.  (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Seven clinical hours per week .  Sixty classroom hours and thirty laboratory hours.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of "C" in PN104, PN105, and NU114.  NU115 must be taken with PN107.

PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 101 General Psychology (3)

An introduction to the basic concepts, research methods and applications of psychology. The major theoretical perspectives are presented through such areas as sensation, perception, intelligence, cognition, personality, and abnormal behavior. The course requires a research paper. (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters)

 

PSY 102 Developmental Psychology (3)

A study of the life span approach, from pre-natal development to aging and death. This course emphasizes physical, cognitive, intellectual, social, cultural and personality factors. Major theoretical perspectives and research findings, including cross-cultural studies, are applied throughout the course. (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters)

Prerequisite: PSY 101

 

PSY 201 Abnormal Psychology (3)

The course utilizes current classifications of mental disorders to explain abnormal behavior. Case study and other resource materials are applied to demonstrate the complexity of determining etiology, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Students will be required to participate in a number of experiential projects to focus self-awareness in relation to "abnormal behavior".

Prerequisite: PSY 101

 

PSY 202 Human Sexuality (3)

An exploration of human sexuality in Western society. Through personal inventory questions, group discussions, lecture, and experiential learning activities, students will assess their personal attitudes, values and knowledge of various sexuality topics. Efforts to understand and respect value systems that differ from personal beliefs will be stressed.

Prerequisite: PSY101

 

PSY 301 Health Psychology (3)

Health psychology examines how biological, psychological, and social factors interact with and affect the efforts people make in promoting good health and preventing illness.  This course explores how  effectively people cope with and reduce pain and the recovery rehabilitation, and psychological adjustment of patients with serious health problems.  The course also focuses on the role of stress in illness and certain lifestyle factors, such as smoking and weight control, and specific chronic illnesses such as cancer and heart disease.  Students will be provided with training to evaluate the scientific quality of research in the field of health psychology.

Prerequisite: PSY101 or permission of the instructor.

 

PSY 303 Organizational Psychology (3)

Organizational Psychology is a specialized field within Psychology that attempts to understand and explain human behavior in organizational settings. Often referred to as I/O Psychology (Industrial and Organizational) this course will introduce the methods, practices, theories, and research of Organizational Psychology, which includes the social and psychological aspects of people in the workplace. Organizational processes are the focus of this course and are comprised of individual attitudes, behaviors, emotions, health, leadership, motivation, productivity, and well-being. As well as group dynamics and organizational communication, structures, and culture. A real-world application of empirical research of people in organizations will be addressed.

Prerequisites: PSY101 or permission of instructor.

 

PSY 315 Social Psychology (3)

Social Psychology is a specialized field within Psychology that attempts to understand and explain human thought (mental process), perception, emotion, and behavior through intrapersonal, interpersonal, and group dynamics. Emphasis is on social perception, social influence, social relations, and applying them to western culture. Major theoretical perspectives and research findings, including multicultural aspects, are applied throughout the course.

Prerequisite: PSY 101 or permission of instructor

 

PSY 320 Research Methods: Techniques and Designs (3)

Provides students with an introduction to research methods in the Behavioral Sciences. The assumptions and goals of the scientific method will be considered and various types of research techniques and designs will be studied. Students will learn the process of writing a research proposal and explore the ethics of research with human and animal subjects.

Prerequisites: PSY 101 or permission of the instructor.

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

RT 101 Image Acquisition and Evaluation I (3)

This course begins with the bascis of conventional film and screens and x-ray tube construction.  Students then examine exposure factors and investigate density/brightness, contrast, geometric blur, beam restriction, grid use and scatter radiation and their effects on image quality.  When appropriate, students work in class on mathematical calculations, study image quality, and take images in the RT laboratory that are used for  evaluation.  (Fall Semester)
BIO 130 / 130L must be taken prior to or concurrently with RT101.

 

RT 102 Radiographic Procedures I (2)

The lecture component of this course begins with an introduction to the specific nomenclature, as well as underlying principles of radiographic positioning. Routine and advanced positioning studies, correlated with anatomy of the upper and lower extremities, chest, abdomen, thorax, and the urinary and digestive systems are presented. (Fall Semester)
BIO 130 / 130L must be taken prior to or concurrently with RT102.

 

RT 102L Applied Radiographic Procedures I (1)

The College Laboratory component of Radiographic Procedures I contains anatomy and positioning applications, as well as film - critique sessions. A competency-based system of evaluation is utilized. (Fall Semester) Two Laboratory Hours.
BIO 130 / 130L must be taken prior to or concurrently with RT102L.

 

RT 103 Patient Care and Management I (1)

This course is designed to assist the student to develop both general and specific interactive skills in patient care. It focuses on record maintenance and administrative procedures, ethics and medicolegal issues, patient safety and transfers, vital signs, emergency situations, infection control, oxygen delivery, EKG monitoring, and contrast media. (Fall Semester)
BIO 130 / 130L must be taken prior to or concurrently with RT103.

 

RT 104 Clinical Education I (2)

This course requires practical clinical application of knowledge and skills, and involves clinical experiences in general radiographic areas and contrast studies. It is taken concurrently with the didactic components of the semester, and is provided at the College’s clinical affiliates. A competency - based system of evaluations is utilized. (Fall Semester) Sixteen clinical hours (two days).
BIO 130 / 130L must be taken prior to or concurrently with RT104.

 

RT 105 Image Production and Evaluation II (3)

This course continues instruction on radiographic exposure principles with an emphasis on radiographic techniques, then digital imaging.  Students first learn technique selection and the use of automatic exposure control, anatomiically programmed radiography, and technique charts.  Mathematical formulas (algebra level) are utilized for technique compensation.  Computerized radiography (CR) and direct readout (DR) diigital radiography are discussed in terms of image receptors, image resolution, and processing. (Spring Semester)
Prerequisites: RT 101, RT 102 / 102L, RT 103, RT 104 and BIO 130 / 130L with a grade of "C" or better.
BIO 131 / 131L must be taken prior to or concurrently with RT105.

 

RT 106 Radiographic Procedures II (2)

The lecture component of this course focuses on both routine and advanced positioning studies, correlated with anatomy of the spine, thorax and skull. (Spring Semester)
Prerequisites: RT 101, RT 102 / 102L, RT 103, RT 104 and BIO 130 / 130L with a grade of "C" or better.
BIO131/131L must be taken prior to or concurrently with RT106.

 

RT 106L Applied Radiographic Procedures II (1)

The College laboratory component of Radiographic Procedures II contains anatomy and positioning applications of the spine, thorax and skull, correlating with film-critique sessions. Again, a competency - based system of evaluation is utilized. (Spring Semester) Two Laboratory Hours.
Prerequisites: RT 101, RT102 / 102L, RT 103, RT 104 and BIO 130 / 130L with a grade of "C" or better.
BIO131/131L must be taken prior to or concurrently with RT106L.

 

RT 107 Patient Care and Management II (1)

This course includes units on pharmacology, drug administration and monitoring of medical equipment. In addition, specialized radiographic procedures are discussed throughout this semester. (Spring Semester)
Prerequisites: RT 101, RT 102 / 102L, RT 103, RT 104 and BIO 130 / 130L with a grade of "C" or better.
BIO131/131L must be taken prior to or concurrently with RT107.

 

RT 108 Clinical Education II (2)

In this semester, clinical experiences are provided in general radiographic areas and contrast studies with special emphasis on radiography of the skull and spinal column. It is taken concurrently with the didactic components of the semester and is provided at the College’s clinical affiliates. A competency - based system of evaluation is utilized. (Spring Semester) Sixteen clinical hours (two days).
Prerequisites: RT 101, RT 102 / 102L, RT 103, RT 104 and BIO 130 / 130L with a grade of "C" or better.
BIO131/131L must be taken prior to or concurrently with RT108.

 

RT 109 Applied Radiologic Technology I (6)

In the first summer clinical component, the student continues to gain experience in general radiographic and contrast studies, as well as portable and surgical radiography. Experiences are provided at the College’s clinical affiliates. A competency - based system of evaluation continues to be utilized. (Summer) Forty clinical hours (five days) per week for a total of eight weeks or 320 hours.
Prerequisites: RT 105, RT 106 / 106L, RT 107, RT 108 and BIO 131 / 131L with a grade of a "C" or better.

 

RT 201 Equipment Operation and Maintenance I (2)

This course covers basic electrical and mechanical examples as applicable to the structure and operation of radiologic equipment.Rediographic generating equipment, image intensification, quality management, and discussion on digital imaging topics as related to digital radiographic equipment and PACS are included.  (Fall Semester)
Prerequisite: RT202, RT203, RT205, RT212 with a grade of "C" or better.

 

RT 202 Radiation Physics and Protection (3)

This course explores the phenomena of energy conversion and the interactions between radiation and matter, the electromagnetic spectrum and related radiation concepts. Students will learn about radiation detection and monitoring and the appropriate units of measurement. All aspects of radiation protection and dose reduction for patients and occupational radiation workers are explained.  (Fall Semester)
Prerequisite: RT 109 with a grade of "C" or better.

 

RT 203 Applied Radiologic Pathology I (2)

This course provides the student with investigation into the basic concepts of radiologic pathology. The student will research a pathologic condition and place emphasis on the disease/injury process, the radiographic appearance and treatment.  Normal anatomy/physiology is reviewed and compared with pathologic abnormalities. There is a focus on the changes which occur as a result of disease and injury which necessitates alteration of standard radiographic exposure applications. (Fall Semester)
Prerequisite: RT 109 with a grade of "C" or better.

 

RT 205 Clinical Education III (2)

In the second year, students continue to gain general radiographic experiences, as well as begin experiences with special procedures, the emergency room, and other imaging areas. These areas include CT (Computerized Tomography), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), and Sonography. All experiences are offered at the College’s clinical affiliates. A competency - based system of evaluation continues to be utilized. (Fall Semester) Sixteen clinical hours (two days).
Prerequisite: RT 109 with a grade of "C" or better.

 

RT 207 Radiation Biology (2)

Thhis course begins with the effects of radiation on normal cell biology. Factors influencing the molecular and cellular response are discussed. Acute and chronic effects of radiation on tissue, organs, and whole body systems are also presented with in-utero and genetic effects. (Spring Semester)
Prerequisites:  RT 202, RT 203 and RT 205, RT212 with a grade of "C" or better.

 

RT 209 Advanced Topics for the Radiographer (2)

This course offers the student a variety of integrated topics including: advanced positioning methods, special procedures, interventional radiography and computerized tomography (CT).  Numerous special imaging modalities are explored and communicated to the class through student research projects.  Career development engages the student with resume preparation and mock interviewing.  The student technologist will be prepared to contribute to the disgnostic imaging team upon completion of this course.  (Spring Semester)

Pre-requisites: RT202, RT203, RT205, RT212, witha  grade of "C" or better.

 

RT 210 Clinical Education IV (2)

Specialty clinical experiences continue as the students demonstrate applications of knowledge and skill. This course is taken concurrently with the didactic components of the semester and is provided at the College’s clinical affiliates. A competency - based system of evaluation continues to be utilized. (Spring Semester) Sixteen clinical hours (two days).
Prerequisites:  RT 202, RT 203 and RT 205, RT212 with a grade of "C" or better.

 

RT 211 Applied Radiologic Technology II (6)

Clinical experience involving general radiography, contrast studies, portable radiography, surgery, and specialty examinations. In addition, the student is provided opportunities for preparation for the American Registry (R) Examination. (Summer) Forty hours (five days) per week for a total of eight weeks or 320 hours.
Prerequisites: RT 201, RT 207, RT 209 and RT 210 with a grade of "C" or better.

 


RT212 Sectional Anatomy for the Radiographer (1)
This course is designed to provide the Radiologic Technology student with an overview of human anatomy, viewed in body sections, as it related to imaging.  Anatomical structures are viewed in the axial, coronal and sagittal planes.  Emphasis is places on the head, neck, thorax and abdomen (Fall semester)

Pre-requisites: BIO130/130L, BIO131/131L and RT 109 with a grade of "C" or better.

RT 213 Mammography (3)

This is a comprehensive didactic course that will cover many areas including mammographic positioning, breast anatomy and physiology, patient preparation, mammography equipment, quality assurance and modifications for non-routine patients. (Offered as needed)
Prerequisite: All courses in the first year of the RT program.


RT B.S. Courses 

RT 300 Computed Tomography (CT) Procedure Protocols (4)

This course will provide students with detailed information concerning all general aspects of procedure protocols commonly used in computed tomography (CT). Topics discussed will include but not be limited to general patient education as it relates to the preparation, orientation, positioning, gathering of patient history information pertinent to image acquisition and the overall assessment of tomographic image data.  Representative CT images will be reviewed for quality, anatomy, physiologic content and pathology. (Spring Semester)
Prerequisite: RT (A.A.S Degree) Acceptance into the BS RT program: PHY111 and PHY111L

 

RT 301 Computed Tomography (CT) Physics & Instrumentation (3)

This course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to understand, acquire and assess the quality of computed tomography (CT) as well as other tomographic based image data sets. Areas to be studied include but are not limited to the historical development of CT and the subsequent evolution of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Also discussed are recent advances in medical imaging which continue to advance the field in structural/functional relationships such as positron emission tomography (PET) and molecular imaging. (Spring Semester)
Prerequisite: RT (A.A.S Degree) Acceptance into the B.S. RT program;  PHY 111 and PHY111L

 

RT 302 Sectional Anatomy & Imaging Applications (3)

This course will acquaint the student on the structure and function of the human body.  A review of the organs, systems and gross anatomy will be described and discussed. Detailed study of gross anatomical structures will be conducted systematically for location, relationship to other structures and function. Sectional anatomy in the coronal, axial, sagittal and oblique planes will be emphasized in relationship to CT. (Fall Semester)
Prerequisite: RT 310, RT 300, RT301, and PHY 111/PHY111L must be taken prior to RT 302.

 

RT 400 Pathology Correlation in Computed Tomography (CT) (4)

This course content is designed to introduce  theories of disease causation and  the pathophysiologic disorders that comprise healthy systems.  Etiology, pathophysiologic responses, clinical manifestations, anatomic appearance on CT and response assessment criteria relating to image data acquisitions and image artifacts will be presented. (Fall Semester)
Prerequisite: BIO310, RT 300, RT 301, and PHY 111/PHY111L must be taken prior to RT 400.

 

RT 402 Advanced Imaging Practicum (Clinical) (2)

This course introduces the student to the practical application of skills and knowledge obtained in the classroom that will be required to work in a clinical environment utilizing CT. This includes overview of the CT equipment, patient care, professional standards, Clinical experiences will be focused on the most commonly acquired CT data sets to include the brain, chest, abdomen and pelvis. All CT procedures will be performed under the direct supervision of a CT technologist.  This course is to be taken concurrently with didactic components of the program. Clinical experiences will be offered at affiliated clinical sites. (Spring Semester)
Prerequisite: RT 310, RT 300, RT 301, RT302, RT 400 and PHY 111 /PHY111L must be taken prior to or concurrently with RT 402. Current certification in CPR is required.

 

RT 403 Advanced Patient Care & Pharmacology (1)

This course provides students with the basic concepts of patient care, including consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family. Routine and emergency patient care procedures are described as well as infection control procedures utilizing universal precautions. The role of the radiographer in patient education and radiation protection are identified. This course also includes a systemic study of radiographic contrast agents as they are used in specific organ systems of the body. Basic concepts of pharmacology will be discussed. Types of diagnostic contrast agent preparations, and principles of responsible administration, including routes and techniques, are examined. The theory and practice of basic techniques of venipuncture for the administration of diagnostic contrast agents and/or intravenous medications are included. (Spring Semester)
Prerequisites: BIO310, RT300, RT301, RT302, RT400, and PHY111/PHY111L must be taken prior to RT403

 

RT 404 Computed Tomography - Capstone Seminar (1)

This course will serve as an overall review of the material presented throughout the entire course of study in the B.S. RT program. Students should use this course to prepare for the National Accreditation Examination administered by the ARRT for certification in computed tomography (CT). Students will complete a written and/or oral compilation of their CT and/or imaging science understanding focused on tomographic imaging topics obtained in the didactic as well as clinical environments acquired throughout the course of their academic career. (Spring Semester)
Prerequisites: BIO310, RT300, RT301, RT302, RT400, and PHY111/PHY111L must be taken prior to RT404.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

RS 100 Introduction to Religious Thought (3)

An introductory course into the fundamental concepts associated with religious thought. The student will be introduced to the concepts of the sacred, the symbol, ritual and rites of passage, faith, re-birth, mystery, myth, good, evil, the relationship of one to self, community and the Absolute.

RS 101 Introduction to Scripture (3)

An introductory level survey of the historical development and contents of the Bible. Major focus will be on the purpose of scripture and its role in divine revelation.

RS 103 An Introduction to Christian Thought (3)

An introductory inquiry into the Christian church as a community of faith. Major focus will be on the doctrinal concepts of the Nicene Creed.

RS 108 Major World Religions (3)

An introductory survey of the major religions of the world. The major focus will be on the basic beliefs and practices found in Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Shintoism.

SOCIOLOGY

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology (3)

A basic survey of the history and fundamental principles of Sociology. Examines several of the important contributors to the discipline, its operative concepts, and its terminology. Also, studies human groups and interactions, social institutions, and the role of the group in human socialization and development. (Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters)

 

SOC 207 Contemporary Social Problems (3)

This course selects, presents, and examines a given social problem such as poverty, racism, crime, drug and alcohol addiction, the problems of aging, etc.

 

SOC 301 Sociology Of Health And Medicine (3)

This course is an introduction to the field of medical sociology. Its main thrust is on the sociological analysis of health or medical organizations and institutions. Another focus will include an examination of the social disparities in healthcare with respect to epidemiology and social status or age, sex, race, ethnicity, gender, and social class. The role of health professions in the United States will also be explored.

Prerequisite: SOC101 or permission of instructor.


SOC 311 Coping with Illness (3)

This course offers a broad overview of the sociological aspects of coping with illness in our society. Topics include: attitudes toward and preparation for death; attitudes towards serious illness in society; the understanding of and care for terminally ill patients; funeral rituals; grief counseling; suicide; and euthanasia. Readings and classroom activities will be supplemented by students’ self-exploration and writing on feelings, attitudes, and beliefs about coping with illness.

Prerequisite: SOC101 or permission of instructor.

SPANISH

SP 101 Beginning Spanish (3)

An introduction to the fundamental language skills of the Spanish language: basic skills in understanding, speaking, writing, grammatical structure and vocabulary.

SP 102 Intermediate Spanish (3)

A continuation of SP 101, this course includes further study of grammar structure and vocabulary building. Emphasis on communicating in Spanish: speaking, writing and listening skills will be the focus throughout the semester.

Prerequisite: SP 101 or permission of instructor

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

ST100 Medical Terminology for the Surgical Technologist (1)

This course will present the student with a study of medical terminology mostly relating to the field of surgery.  Prefixes, suffixes, root words, combining forms, special endings, pleural forms abbreviations, and symbols will be included in the content.  A programmed learning, word building system will be used to learn word parts that are used to construct and/or analyze new terms.  This will provide the student with the opportunity to decipher unfamiliar terms and check their spelling.  Emphasis will be on pronunciation.  Abbreviations will be instroduced as related terms are presented. (This course is taken prior to the beginning of the first semester.)

ST 101 Introduction to Surgical Technology (4)

This course introduces the student to the role of the health care team. Operating room organization, medical terminology, aseptic technique, surgical supplies, basic instrumentation and basic surgical routines will be emphasized. Introductory surgical regional anatomy will be discussed, as well as surgical microbiology as it pertains to sterilization and disinfection. Beginning aspects of the ethical/legal aspects of patient care will be introduced. Learning activities will take place in the classroom, simulated on-campus operating room, a hospital operating room and the Central Service Department of the hospital. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Prerequisite: Completion of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR)

BIO 130/130L must be taken prior to or concurrently with ST101.  ST100 must be completed with a "C" or better prior to beginning ST101.

ST 102 Concepts of Surgical Patient Care (2)

This course introduces the Surgical Technology student to basic concepts related to surgical patient care. The patient’s needs and rights as a consumer of health care services will be examined. Principles of routine patient care, such as temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure, etc. and principles of infection control will be discussed. Also discussed will be the preoperative care of the surgical patient. This will include diagnostic tests with a brief overview of their meaning and importance to the surgical patient. Communication skills will be emphasized. Emergency procedures in the operating room will be included. This course is taken concurrently with ST 101. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

ST 103 Clinical Education I (2)

This clinical laboratory experience takes place primarily in the simulated on-campus laboratory. There will be limited experiences in the hospital operating room setting during the course. Students are taught the basic skills necessary to begin practice in the surgical setting. Mandatory competencies of this course include scrubbing, gowning and gloving, gowning and gloving team members, back table and instrument setups, simulated draping, "opening of the abdomen," sequence of instruments and equipment. This course must be taken concurrently with ST 101. (Fall and Spring Semesters) Sixteen clinical hours (2 days).

ST 104 Fundamentals of Surgical Technology (4)

This course focuses on the scrub duties and expanded instrumentation. Sterilization and disinfection will be continued as will further exploration of the ethical/legal aspects of surgical patient care and student accountability. Assisting with circulating duties and wound healing and closure concepts will be introduced. Wound closure materials and stapling devices will be explored in detail. Specialty equipment such as the use of electrocautery and the use of LASER equipment also will be introduced. Regional surgical anatomy will continue to be discussed. The care of the anesthetized patient will be included. Learning activities will take place in the classroom, in the simulated on-campus operating room and hospital operating rooms. (Fall and Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: ST100, ST 101, ST102, ST103 and BIO 130/130L with a grade of "C" or better.

BIO 131/131L must be taken prior to or concurrently with ST104.


ST 105 Surgical Pharmacology (2)

This is the study of drugs, medications and anesthesia and their use, especially as it applies to a patient’s surgical experience. Drugs used in emergency situations will be included. Anesthetics, the types, agents, and their use in the care of the surgical patient will be discussed. The ST’s role in relation to surgical pharmacology is examined. Legal issues related to pharmacology will be explored. This course is designed to be taken concurrently with ST 104. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Prerequisites: ST 100, ST101, ST 102, ST 103 and BIO 130/130L with a grade of "C" or better.

BIO 131/131L must be taken prior to or concurrently with ST105.

ST 106 Clinical Education II (2)

Clinical experiences are provided in a hospital operating room. The student will be primarily assigned to the scrub technologist's role performing and applying those skills learned in the first semester. This course is taken concurrently with ST 104. The evening students take this course over the Spring semester and into the Summer. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Sixteen clinical hours (2 days)

Prerequisites: ST100, ST 101, ST 102, ST 103 and BIO 130/130L with grades of "C" or better.

BIO 131/131L must be taken prior to or concurrently with ST106.

ST 201 Advanced Surgical Technology (5)

This course will focus on an overview of the surgical specialties: general surgery which includes gastro-intestinal and biliary surgical procedures, gynecology, genitourinary surgery, ear, nose and throat surgery, and head and neck surgery. Surgical procedures will be discussed in relation to supplies, instrumentation and equipment. Surgical pathology, intraoperative patient care, the sequence of the surgical procedures, as well as potential complications will be presented. Clinical practice takes place in hospital operating rooms, as well as other intraoperative care facilities. (Fall and Spring Semester)

Prerequisites: BIO131/BIO131L, ST 104, ST 105 and ST 106 with a grade of "C" or better

BIO 223/223L must be taken prior to or concurrently with ST201 (days) and ST203 (evenings)

ST 202 Clinical Education III (2)

Student clinical experiences are broadened in a hospital setting with the student expanding experience in the specialty surgical areas. The student will also begin to assist with circulating duties of the technologist. This course is taken concurrently with ST 201. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Sixteen clinical hours (2 days).

Prerequisites: BIO131/BIO 131L, ST 104, ST 105 and ST 106 with a grade of "C" or better

BIO 223/223L must be taken prior to or concurrently with ST202 (days) and ST204 (evenings)

ST 203 Specialized Surgical Technology (5)

This course is a continuation of ST 201. It will focus on an overview of surgical specialties. Special consideration of the pediatric and older adult will be discussed. Transplant surgery including kidney, heart and lung will be explored. Clinical practice takes place in hospital operating rooms, as well as other intraoperative care facilities. During this last semester, as the student prepares for professional practice, further legal, and employment dimensions will be discussed. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Prerequisites: ST 201, ST 202 and BIO 223/223L with a grade of "C" or better

BIO223/BIO223L must be taken prior to or concurrently with ST203 (evenings)

ST 204 Clinical Education IV (2)

In this clinical course, students continue to gain experience in a variety of surgical settings with emphasis on more complex and specialized procedures. This course is taken concurrently with ST 203. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Sixteen clinical hours (2 days).

Prerequisites: ST 201, ST 202 and BIO 223/223L with a grade of "C" or better

BIO 223/BIO 223L must be taken prior to or concurrently with ST204 (evenings)