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Basic Engine RepairIn this course, students will study the theory of two and four cycle engines and perform basic maintenance on common outdoor power equipment used in public works. Students will learn the proper names and uses of tools used in industry. Students will diagnose engine problems, inspect and identify system components. Topics of shop safety, fuels, tune-ups and basic electricity will also be covered.3Must have Public Works as a declared MajorPWRK1020View
Emergency Response for Public WorkersThis course is designed to develop operational skills and procedures for individuals to recognize, evaluate, and provide support services in an emergency or disaster situation, understand the purpose and use of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS), and perform job related responsibilities in compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations. Students will learn how to manage an emergency medical situation through basic First Aid, CPR and AED until emergency personnel arrive.2Students must have a CURRENT OSHA 510 - 30 Hour for Construction OR OSHA 511 - 30 Hour for General Industry course certification card from an OSHA training institute class provider. Students must bring your CARD for verification to the FIRST classPWRK1015View
OSHA 510This course provides a variety of training for safety responsibilities including: introduction to OSHA, recordkeeping basics, regulations and general safety and health provisions. This course will also cover fall protection, the hazards of electrical operations, hazards of falling objects, and confined space and collapse hazards. Personal protective and life saving equipment, health hazards in construction, and stairways and ladders are also included.2Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921PWRK1010View
Introduction to Maintenance Operations and ActivitiesThis course prepares the student to qualify for an entry level position in public works. The course examines public works departments and reviews the purpose and work expectations of these departments.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL0930PWRK1005View
Introduction to Public Works EmploymentThis course is designed to give a general overview of Public Works. The course will also give an overview of the systems typically managed and called upon by public works professionals. The course will focus on the employee's role in providing support and service delivery to the public.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL0930PWRK1001View
Abnormal PsychologyThis course explores psychopathology using a multidimensional approach. Emphasis will be on etiology, classification, assessment, terminology, and treatment of major psychological disorders, and content will be organized using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Mental disorders will be explored along a continuum of abnormality, and in the context of their overlapping biological, developmental, psychological, and sociocultural influences.3Qualifying score on reading assessment OR ENGL0921 and PSYC2300 recommended. Basic computer literacy skills requiredPSYC2330View
Psychology of Living in the 21st CenturyRoad rage, computer viruses, technological advances, and information overload can all contribute to our experience of anxiety, depression, insomnia, anger, and stress! This course will explore the psychological, social, and physical effects of living in the 21st century. Vulnerable areas in close relationships, career-life balance, physical health, mental health and communication will be examined. Strategies for successful adaptation will be contrasted with ineffective lifestyle patterned responses. Effective and ineffective coping skills will be explored to encourage more successful adaptation to our ever-changing world.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921PSYC2320View
Psychology Throughout the LifespanThis course explores human development across the lifespan. The developmental process will be viewed from the theoretical, physical, cognitive, and psychosocial perspectives. This course will examine the complete lifespan, beginning with prenatal development and progressing through the process of death and dying.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921PSYC2310View
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
Plastics Engineering Technology InternshipThis course provides students with an internship experience in Plastics. Students are evaluated by predetermined curriculum objectives agreed upon by the employer, instructor and student. The student is expected to interview for and acquire an internship site.4Instructor approvalPLST2300View