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Learn about the many exciting and challenging facets of business and its dynamic role in today's environment. Gain a working knowledge of components of business including discussion of management, marketing, entrepreneurship and finance. Introduces topics which are covered in greater depth in higher level business courses. Students are encouraged to use this course to explore the breadth of business topics offered in the Business Administration degrees and identify specific areas of interest or specialization.
Credits: 4Hours per WeekLecture: 4 Lab:
Introduces Mandarin Chinese language presented within the context of Chinese culture. First course of a three-course sequence. Introduces students to the sound system of Mandarin Chinese and moves on to basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and copying a limited number of Chinese characters.
Introductory survey of the functional components of the U.S. criminal justice system. Includes law enforcement, the courts and corrections.
Credits: 3Hours per WeekLecture: 3 Lab:
Increases the knowledge and use of competent communication skills to better understand oneself, others, and the role of communication in interpersonal relationships, including those in the workplace.
Beginning course in early childhood education which focuses on the teacher as a professional (advocacy, ethical practices, work-force issues, associations); provides strategies to manage an effective program operation; how to plan a safe, healthy learning environment; and gives an overview of the philosophy and history of ECE. Three hours of supervised weekly field placement required.
Credits: 4Hours per WeekLecture: 3 Lab: Other: 3
Provides overview of fire protection and emergency medical services. Includes philosophy, history, organization, nomenclature, and function of public and private agencies. Meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education core requirement and is equivalent to National Fire Academy C0273.
Introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for culture and behavior change through the fire and emergency services. Meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education core requirement and is equivalent to National Fire Academy C0281.
Introduces astronomy, including the Solar System, stellar systems, and cosmology. Some individual observing may be required. Recommended preparation: one year of high school algebra or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in MTH 060.
Credits: 4Hours per WeekLecture: 3 Lab: 3
College Success is designed to give new students a broad overview of college and life success strategies. The course introduces students to college resources, students services and personal behaviors that support successful academic transition, growth and planning. Topics include personal responsibility, self-motivation, time management, academic planning, financial planning, decision making, health and learning styles.
Provides the following skills: Basic life support for patients of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device and a bag-mask device), use of an automatic external defibrillator and relief of choking in responsive and non-responsive patients. Designed for providers who care for patients in a wide variety of settings, both in and out of hospital. In order to receive the AHA BLS Provider Certification card, one must pass a written exam and be able to physically perform all skills required for CPR.
Credits: 1Hours per WeekLecture: 1 Lab:
Helps students develop a comprehensive approach to the management of stress. Examines the historical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, psychological and physiological foundations of the stress concept. This broad understanding of stress will be the basis for the study of the role that stress plays in health and disease. Students will experiment with a wide variety of stress management and relaxation techniques. Recommended preparation: WR 065 or WR 121Z or minimum placement Wr/Comm Level 9.
Introduces mathematics and its application, explains language and symbols used in math, develops concepts in whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio, proportion, and integers, while emphasizing study and learning skills necessary for success in math courses and overcoming anxiety toward math. Recommended preparation: Minimum placement Math Level 4.
An exploration of present-day applications of mathematics focused on developing numeracy. Major topics include quantitative reasoning and problem-solving strategies, probability and statistics, and financial mathematics; these topics are to be weighted approximately equally. This course emphasizes mathematical literacy and communication, relevant everyday applications, and the appropriate use of current technology. Recommended preparation: MTH 095 or MTH 098 or higher or minimum placement Math level 14.
This course provides a scientific introduction to the brain's anatomy and function. It builds a foundation for understanding sensory and motor systems, brain rhythms and brain plasticity. Essential neurophysiological processes that underlie topics such as human development, cognitive and emotional behavior, gender, and psychological disorders will be presented. Recommended preparation: BI 121, BI 122, BI 231, BI 232, BI 233 or PSY 201.
Examines fundamental sociological concepts and theories and their applications to historical and contemporary society. Analyzes the influence of social and cultural factors upon human behavior in such areas as culture, socialization, groups, deviance, sexuality, stratification, race, gender, economics, family, religion, and the environment. Explores social dynamics and social institutions coupled with the ever-present issues of social change and the impact of these changes on individuals and society.
A companion course to WR 121Z for students who place into WR 098. Supports students by incrementally breaking down assignments while building self-efficacy and growth mindset to increase academic success. P/NP grading. Prerequisites: WR 065 or minimum placement Wr/Comm Level 7.
Co-requisites: WR 121ZCredits: 2Hours per WeekLecture: 2 Lab:
Engages students in the study and practice of critical thinking, reading, and writing. The course focuses on analyzing and composing across varied rhetorical situations and in multiple genres. Students will apply key rhetorical concepts flexibly and collaboratively throughout their writing and inquiry processes. Prerequisites: WR 065 or minimum placement Wr/Comm Level 9.
For a listing of classes at all COCC campuses, see the Credit Class Schedule.