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Introduction to Residential ConstructionThis course is designed to introduce students to basic construction procedures and operations used to construct a residence. Emphasis will be placed on construction principle of measurement, layout and power tool operation and safety along with OSHA 10 compliance.2Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR Qualifying score on ESL reading assessment testCARP1101View
Exterior FinishesThis course will introduce students to various types of exterior finishing techniques. Students will obtain knowledge of different types of roofing, siding and cornice products. An emphasis will be placed on expediting the installation techniques for each facet of exterior finishes.4Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR Qualifying score on ESL reading assessment testCARP1240View
Reading TechniquesThis course is designed for students who need to improve basic reading skills necessary for success in college course work. Reading Techniques will focus on the development of vocabulary strategies and literal comprehension techniques.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ESOL0821, ESOL0822 and ESOL0823. Basic computer literacy skills requiredENGL0901View
Research Skills in the Information AgeIn today’s information-driven world, the ability to find and use information effectively is essential to success in college and beyond. This class will take a broad-based approach to developing information-seeking strategies and skills for academic and work-related research. Students will learn how information is created, organized, disseminated, and accessed; and they will gain experience analyzing research needs, selecting appropriate research tools, critically evaluating potential sources, and using information legally and ethically. Students will have the opportunity to explore the literature and information sources in specific programs, career fields, or other areas of academic interest. The class will also explore a number of contemporary issues surrounding information in society.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills requiredINFS2000View
General PsychologyPsychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. This introductory course provides a broad overview of topics including: the evolution of psychology, the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, intelligence, motivation, emotion, human development, personality, research methods, psychological disorders, treatments of psychological disorders, and social psychology. 3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills requiredPSYC2300View
Public SpeakingIn this course, students will learn organization, preparation, and delivery skills to become effective communicators in both individual and group presentations. Emphasis will be on audience analysis, research and organization, speech construction, and delivery techniques. Listening and evaluation skills will also be practiced.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills requiredCOMM2130View
Small Group CommunicationThis course focuses on the theoretical and practical application of skills used in a small group setting. Students will participate in groups, completing group projects and analyzing group interaction. Emphasis will be on group formation and development, effective leadership, decision making in groups, active participation, conflict resolution, planning and conducting meetings. Gathering information, argumentation and preparing agendas and minutes will also be practiced.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills requiredCOMM2060View
Interpersonal CommunicationThis course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communication and the styles of communication used in academic, social and professional environments. Students will learn the characteristics and process of interpersonal communication including perception, speech and language, non-verbal behaviors, listening and feedback, conflict recognition and resolution, small group dynamics, the ethics of interpersonal communication and relationship development and maintenance. In this course you will learn to communicate more effectively in all settings.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills requiredCOMM2050View
Principles of MicroeconomicsThis course will focus on tools and techniques used by economists that impact decisions made by individuals and businesses/firms. Current microeconomic issues are reviewed and analyzed as well as alternate views being provided.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills requiredECON2200View
Intercultural CommunicationThis course provides training in understanding the importance of intercultural communication and theories. Topics covered include: definitions of communication, definitions of culture and diversity of cultural patterns, cultural variables influencing communication, such as language, non-verbal communication, perception, values, and beliefs; factors that facilitate or inhibit intercultural communication competence; and examination of American culture in comparison to other cultures.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills requiredCOMM2020View