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  • Facility Management (FACM)   1100
    Introduction to Facility Management

    3 credit hours

    An overview of facility and property management techniques. Topics include the organization of the facilities and property industries, budgeting, standards, labor relations, safety, personnel administration, maintenance (exterior and interior), energy conservation, HVAC systems and space planning. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • Facility Management (FACM)   1840
    Independent Study

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • Facility Management (FACM)   2202
    Facility Systems - Electrical

    3 credit hours

    An overview of the electrical systems within a facility and their integration within the total structure. Systems reviewed are lighting distribution, power sources, motor controls and distribution, alarm systems, interior communications, and applicable codes and standards. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • Facility Management (FACM)   2203
    Facility Systems - Mechanical

    3 credit hours

    An overview of the mechanical systems within a facility and their integration within the total structure. Systems reviewed are interior and exterior plumbing, waste disposal, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, fire protection, and applicable codes and standards. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • Facility Management (FACM)   2204
    Interior Space Planning

    3 credit hours

    An overview of interior design principles and methods including the basics of space planning, real estate transactions, systems furniture, and the processes of an interior project (renovation and new construction), hiring an outside interiors consultant, and Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM). Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Facility Management (FACM)   2215
    Facility and Property Management

    3 credit hours

    Application of master planning, space standards, renovation, and relocation of existing facilities with emphasis on major problems confronting professional planners, managers and designers. Prerequisite: Facility Management 1100 or equivalent. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1101
    Flat Pattern Drafting I

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to flat pattern drafting, including draft of personal basic pattern from body measurements for designing purposes, use of drafting tools, and simple clothing design. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Fashion Studies 1155 or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (6 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1102
    Flat Pattern Drafting II

    3 credit hours

    Advanced principles of flat pattern design, including, dress, jacket, and pants. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Fashion Studies 1156 or consent of instructor. course requires Reading Placement Test Score - Category Two (6 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1105
    Design Principles in Apparel

    3 credit hours

    Basic design principles as applied to apparel. The relationship of form to function, analysis of garment design, interpretation of fashion trends, and expression of individuality are emphasized. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1110
    Machine Knitting I

    1.5 credit hours

    Principles and techniques of knitting on the single-bed knitting machine. Basic skills are introduced with emphasis on the creative use of color, pattern, texture and fibers in the production of knitted fabrics. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (3 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1112
    Machine Knitting II

    1.5 credit hours

    Intermediate and advanced techniques on knitting machines. Knit-weave, lace, jacquard, double bed techniques, garment design, and knitting software are introduced. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1110 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (3 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1114
    Weaving I

    1.5 credit hours

    Introduction to the loom as a tool for design and personal expression. Includes selecting yarns, making warps, dressing the loom, designing fabrics, and producing a variety of cloth structures. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (3 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1116
    Weaving II

    1.5 credit hours

    Development of intermediate and advanced weaving skills on the loom. Twill variations, double weave, lace weave, and overshot are introduced. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1114 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (3 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1120
    Fashion Promotion

    3 credit hours

    Introductory course in preparation, production and merchandising of fashion shows with traditional and creative contemporary approaches. Emphasis on creative use of media in presentation. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1130
    History of Costume I

    3 credit hours

    History of costume through the ages with emphasis on the Western world. Costumes of antiquity through the 18th century. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1131
    History of Costume II

    3 credit hours

    History of costume through the ages with emphasis on the Western world. Eighteenth century through fashions of the future. National and ethnic costume. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (3 lecture hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1151
    Principles of Textiles

    3 credit hours

    Identification of yarns, weaves, coloring methods and primary finishes. Analysis of physical and chemical properties of fibers. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1155
    Clothing Construction I

    3 credit hours

    Emphasis is on basic sewing construction skills, including fundamentals in the selection of fabrics, patterns, fit and construction techniques. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (6 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1156
    Clothing Construction II

    3 credit hours

    Clothing construction course designed for those who are familiar with the operation of a sewing machine, fabric and pattern selection, and basic sewing techniques. Emphasis on professional quality construction techniques. Development of fit techniques for pants and advanced garments. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1155 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (6 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1160
    Tailoring

    3 credit hours

    Tailoring course for those who have mastered basic sewing construction techniques. Contemporary methods of tailoring, lining, finishing, and working with fabrics that require special handling are emphasized. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1156 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (6 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1165
    Clothing Construction for the Apparel in

    3 credit hours

    Equipment, practical skills and sewing processes used in apparel manufacturing. Examines efficient and cost-effective procedures for the garment manufacturer or independent designer. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1155 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (6 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1180
    Bus Practices - Fashion Entrepreneur

    3 credit hours

    Fundamental decision making for the person in the business of sewing, arts or crafts, includes acquisition of equipment and supplies, legalities, taxes, zoning, insurance, establishing price structures, customer relations, record keeping, financing, trade publications, organizations, advertising and time scheduling. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (3 lecture hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1183
    Felting and Fusing

    1.5 credit hours

    Concepts and techniques related to dimensional felt-making through the study of felting fibers, their characteristics and manipulation as a fiber medium. Experimentation in contemporary fusing techniques. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (3 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1800
    Special Project

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Special project courses cover topics not otherwise covered by general education courses and other courses in the Catalog for the discipline. These courses require direct experience and focused reflection in an in-depth study of a specific discipline topic and/or the critical analysis of contemporary issues in the discipline. They are targeted to self-selected students with an interest in the subject matter and involve active participation. The course delivery incorporates an experiential component of no less than 30 percent but not to exceed 70 percent (to be determined by the disciplines). This experiential component may include field studies, interdisciplinary learning, and/or the practical application of discipline-related concepts, theories, principles and methods with a specific focus. All courses require an orientation session to deliver academic and experiential information (syllabus, academic requirements, field preparation, logistics). This course may be taken four times for credit as long as a different topic is selected each time. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One or Two

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1820
    Selected Topics in Fashion Merchandising

    1  to 3 credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college Class Schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One or Two (depending on topic) (1 to 3 lecture hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1821
    Selected Topics

    3 credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   1840
    Independent Study

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2201
    Draping

    3 credit hours

    Design using draping techniques on garment industry dress forms. Introduction to design room standards in draping. Prerequisite: Fashion MStudies 1102 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (6 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2202
    Design Studio: Apparel

    3 credit hours

    Advanced exploration of a theme or advanced techniques to generate portfolio pieces. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2201 or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2204
    Bridal Couture I: Bridal & Special Occas

    1.5 credit hours

    Study of couture sewing methods for wedding and special occasion dresses. Various specialty fabrics, laces, and equipment are used. Emphasis on inner support in the construction of a dress. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1156 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (3 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2206
    Bridal Couture II

    1.5 credit hours

    Advanced couture sewing methods for wedding and special occasion dresses. Advanced embellishment techniques, bustle and train construction. Discussion of the independent bridal couture business. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2204 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (3 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2208
    Millinery Design I

    1.5 credit hours

    Creation of custom hats from straw, felt, and fabric. Use of professional millinery techniques and supplies. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1155 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (3 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2210
    Millinery Design II

    1.5 credit hours

    Advanced millinery techniques including pattern drafting, blocking and trims. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2208 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (1 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2211
    Fashion Illustration

    3 credit hours

    Fundamentals of drawing as applied to female fashion figure. Emphasis on apparel and accessory illustration. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (6 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2212
    Advanced Fashion Illustration

    3 credit hours

    Emphasis on texture, color, layout, and additional figure types. Includes development of portfolio. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2211 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2220
    Visual Merchandising

    3 credit hours

    Survey of creative and technical approaches to window and interior store display. Exploration of standard and innovative techniques in a laboratory setting. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2222
    Computer-Aided Apparel Design I

    3 credit hours

    Use of the computer in flat pattern drafting and design. Emphasis is on familiarity with the functions of a computer pattern-design system. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1102 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2223
    Computer-Aided Apparel Design II

    3 credit hours

    Continuation of Fashion Studies 2222 with emphasis on the fashion industry applications of the computerized apparel design system. Basic industrial work flow from design concept through pattern output and garment construction. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2222 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2224
    Production Pattern Grading

    3 credit hours

    Methods and mechanics of production pattern grading and its applications in the apparel manufacturing process. Emphasis on development of grade rule tables, manual and computerized grading, production specifications, and grading of specific apparel styles. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1102 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2231
    Fashion Marketing and Merchandising

    3 credit hours

    Overview of the fashion design and merchandising industries, includes trend analysis, fashion theories, apparel manufacturing, marketing, retailing and buying. Career opportunities are emphasized. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2235
    Apparel Quality Analysis

    3 credit hours

    Identification of terminology, manufacturing methods and merchandise quality as they apply to style details, workmanship, construction techniques, and wearability of fashion goods. For the professional entering the field of fashion buying and merchandising or product development and manufacturing. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (3 lecture hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2240
    Design Studio: Fibers

    3 credit hours

    Advanced exploration of a theme or advanced techniques to generate fiber portfolio pieces. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1112 and 1116 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2245
    Design Collection Development

    3 credit hours

    Development of a marketable apparel, accessory or home fashion collection using professional trend projections, fabric and notion sourcing, sizing, grading and quality control. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2202 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (6 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2251
    Fashion Motivation

    3 credit hours

    Identification of economic and social forces influencing consumer and fashion demand. Color theory and analysis, wardrobing, body type identification, and corporate and personal image. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (3 lecture hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2255
    Design Studio: Marketing the Collection

    3 credit hours

    Marketing of a design collection at the wholesale and retail level. Topics covered include development of pricing, line sheets, orders, production schedules and delivery of goods. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2245 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (6 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2261
    Textile Design I

    3 credit hours

    Design processes as applied to textiles, covering techniques such as silk screen, block prints and other processes. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (6 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2262
    Textile Design II

    3 credit hours

    Continuation of Fashion Studies 2261 Textile Design I processes as applied to textiles, includes advanced techniques such as batik, tye-dye and resist, silk screen, block prints and other textile printing processes. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 2261 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. (6 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2430
    Apparel Production Management

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to the preproduction processes of apparel product development. Topics include planning, forecasting, fabricating, developing silhouettes and specifications, pricing and sourcing. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1180 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or Business 1100 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2460
    Fashion Law and Ethics

    3 credit hours

    Covers the application of copyright, patent, trademark, and trade dress protection; agreements for licensing, selling, and marketing fashion goods, domestically and abroad; and laws affecting treatment of employees, leasing of retail property, and international trade. Recommended courses: Business 1100 and Fashion Studies 1180. (3 lecture hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2630
    Fashion Stylist

    3 credit hours

    Style the newest trends in apparel and accessories. Build a professional stylist portfolio through photography, writing, and social media. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two (3 lecture hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2820
    Advanced Selected Topics

    1  to 6 credit hours

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college course schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required (1 to 6 lecture hours, 2 to 12 lab hours)

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2860
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Fashion Studies (FASHI)   2865
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   1100
    Introduction to Fire Science

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to the field of fire protection. History, chemistry, fire problems, fire protection, equipment, organization and fire service careers are discussed. (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   1101
    Basic Operations Firefighter- Mod A

    6 credit hours

    This is a hybrid course that provides partial training toward Basic Operations Firefighter Certification by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Topics discussed include orientation/organization, fire behavior, building construction, safety, communication, self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) extinguisher training, ropes and knots, hazardous material operations level, and the national incident management system (NIMS) 100 and 700 Course. Completion qualifies students for the State Fire Marshal Certification Test Module A. Prerequisite: As Per the current Office of the State Fire Marshal Illinois Administrative code 141.300-a. Student must be engaged in firefighting and a member of an organized Illinois fire department or Fire Brigade. Student must provide National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) compliant protection clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) in accordance with NFPA safety standards. Students must be clean-shaven. (3 lecture hours, 6 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   1102
    Basic Operations Firefighter-B

    6 credit hours

    Continuation of Fire 1101. This is a hybrid course that provides partial training toward Basic Operations Firefighter Certification by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Topics discussed include ladders, hose and appliances, nozzles and fire streams, water supply, forcible entry, ventilation, hazardous material operations level continuation, fire service vehicle operator. Completion qualifies students for the State Fire Marshal Certification Test Module B. Prerequisite: Fire Science 1101 or equivalent and as Per the current Office of the State Fire Marshal Illinois Administrative code 141.300-a. Student must be engaged in firefighting and a member of an organized Illinois fire department or Fire Brigade. Student must provide National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) compliant protection clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) in accordance with NFPA safety standards. Students must be clean-shaven. (3 lecture hours, 6 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   1103
    Basic Operations Firefighter-C

    6 credit hours

    Continuation of FIRE 1102. This course is a hybrid that provides partial training toward Basic Operations Firefighter Certification by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Topics discussed include search and rescue, fire control, loss control, protecting evidence, fire detection and alarm systems, prevention and public education, wild land and ground cover firefighting, firefighter survival, technical rescue awareness, completion of hazardous material operations level, and courage to be safe. Course completion qualifies students for the State Fire Marshal Certification Test Module C. Prerequisite: Fire Science 1102 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and as Per the current Office of the State Fire Marshal Illinois Administrative code 141.300-a. Student must be engaged in firefighting and a member of an organized Illinois fire department or Fire Brigade. Student must provide National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) compliant protection clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) in accordance with NFPA safety standards. Students must be clean-shaven. (3 lecture hours, 6 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   1104
    Advanced Technician Firefighter

    4 credit hours

    Continuation of FIRE 1101, FIRE 1102, FIRE 1103 sequence. The Advanced Technician Firefighter is considered by Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) to be the senior technical level in the fire suppression career ladder. A state certified examination will be administered to determine qualification. Prerequisite: Fire Science 1101, Fire Science 1102, and Fire Science 1103, or certification as a Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 4 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   1111
    Fire Prevention I

    3 credit hours

    Study of the causes of fires and the major categories of fire hazards. Analysis of heat source, fuel supply and oxygen supply hazards. Emphasis is placed on recognition and control of all fire hazards. Prerequisite: Fire Science 1100 or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   1113
    Fire Prevention Officer Module A

    3 credit hours

    Designed for personnel whose duties are inspecting structures, conducting basic fire investigations and performing fire prevention education activities. (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   1114
    Fire Prevention Officer Module B

    3 credit hours

    Continuation of Fire Science 1113, including knowledge of fire codes used in fire prevention and education. Prerequisite: Fire Science 1113 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   1115
    Fire Prevention Officer Module C

    3 credit hours

    Continuation of Fire Science 1114 including development of student skills in public education and fire investigation. Prerequisite: Fire Science 1114 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   1120
    Codes and Laws

    3 credit hours

    Study supplemented by plan reviews of codes and standards that relate to fire prevention and life safety in structures and includes the relationship between building officials and fire prevention personnel. (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   1840
    Independent Study

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2201
    Extinguishing and Alarm Systems

    3 credit hours

    Introductory course to familiarize public and private fire protection personnel with various types of fire protection systems. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2210
    Fire Apparatus

    3 credit hours

    Study of the design, function and operating characteristics of motorized fire apparatus, including evaluation of custom and commercial chassis, power plant and fire pumps, and cost/benefit approach to apparatus purchasing. (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2211
    Fire Apparatus Engineer

    3 credit hours

    Continuation of Fire Science 2210. Application and skills necessary to qualify for Fire Apparatus Engineer/Driver/Operator positions. Meets or exceeds the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1002, Fire Apparatus Drive/ Operator Professional Qualifications. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2210 or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2213
    Principles/Fire Behavior and Combustion

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to the broad range of factors that cause a fire. The basics of fire chemistry and physics, ignition, fire growth, spread, and suppression are covered. Prerequisite: Fire Science 1100 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2215
    Building Construction

    3 credit hours

    Provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. Elements of construction and design of structures are key factors when inspecting buildings, pre-planning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. Prerequisite: Fire Science 1100 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or Fire Science 1103 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2218
    Principles/Firefighter Safety & Survival

    3 credit hours

    Basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency service. Prerequisite: Fire Science 1100 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2221
    Tactics I

    3 credit hours

    Principles of coordinating fire ground tactics by utilization of manpower and equipment. Various fire situations presented for analysis and evaluation. Prerequisite: Fire Science 1100 or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2222
    Tactics II

    3 credit hours

    Designed for the Fire Officer responsible for commanding a fire or emergency scene involving multiple companies. Subject areas include strategic concepts in fire fighting, duties and responsibilities of command officers, incident command system (scene, manpower, apparatus, and Rapid Intervention Teams (RIT) management), multi-company operations, disasters, high-rise operations, critical incident stress, and tactical exercises. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2221 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2230
    Hazardous Materials Awareness

    3 credit hours

    First responders will gain the knowledge and skills associated with hazardous substances, the risks associated with them, and the role of the emergency responder. Review of the U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Guidebook and other resources, and appropriate notifications to the community. After successful completion of this course, first responders will be allowed to take the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) certification exam. Prerequisite: Fire Science 1100 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2231
    Hazardous Materials Operations

    3 credit hours

    Intended for members of a fire department or other first responder agency. Includes basic hazards and risk-assessment techniques for Haz-mat and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) environments. Perform basic control, containment and/or confinement operations. After successful completion of this course, first responders will be allowed to take the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) certification exam. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2230 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2232
    Hazardous Materials Technician A

    3 credit hours

    Laws regulating training requirements for the Hazardous Materials Technician A as set forth by Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Identifies a hazardous material incident, determines the magnitude of the problem, identifies and interprets hazard response information through the use of monitoring equipment. Prerequisites: Fire Science 1104 and Fire Science 2231 or state equivalents or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2233
    Hazardous Materials Technician B

    3 credit hours

    Continuation of Hazardous Materials Technician A involves the analysis and application of rescue procedures, tactics and strategies. Both Hazardous Materials A and B are required to satisfy National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472, Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and requirements of 29 Code of Federal Requirements (CFR) 1910.120. Prerequisite: Fire Science 1104 and Fire Science 2232 or state equivalents or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2240
    Industrial Safety

    3 credit hours

    Precautions and safeguards essential for protection of lives and property in various types of occupational establishments. (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2251
    Fire Leadership I

    3 credit hours

    Fire fighting personnel will be introduced to management, supervision, and leadership skills Prerequisite: Fire Science 1103 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2252
    Fire Leadership II

    3 credit hours

    Continuation of FIRE 2251 with emphasis placed on application of principles. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2251 or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2253
    Fire Leadership III

    3 credit hours

    Continuation of FIRE 2252 analyzing and organizing personnel assignments. Developing personnel policies, preparing capital budgets and fiscal financing, developing public relations programs, and developing management systems for the fire service. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2252 or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2254
    Fire Leadership IV

    3 credit hours

    Continuation of FIRE-2253 advanced personnel management, organizing health and safety programs, and labor relations. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2253 or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2255
    Fire Service Instructor I

    3 credit hours

    Fundamentals as applied to in-service training for fire department personnel. The course meets or exceeds the requirements of the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshals Division of Career Development and Public Education. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2256
    Fire Service Instructor II

    3 credit hours

    Curriculum planning, facilities layout and advanced teaching principles. The course meets or exceeds the requirements of the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshals Division of Career Development and Public Education. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2255 or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2260
    Fire Investigation

    3 credit hours

    Techniques and procedures for the investigation of fires including the origin and causes of fires, fire behavior, chemistry of fire, structural fire patterns, detection of arson, role of the investigator, and role of the crime laboratory. Prerequisite: Fire Science 1100 or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2261
    Fire/Arson Investigation I

    3 credit hours

    Designed for fire investigators to gain knowledge in scene examination, evidence investigation, fire protection technology and sketching. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2260 or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2262
    Fire/Arson Investigation II

    3 credit hours

    Continuation of FIRE-2261 includes motives, communications, case presentations and explosives. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2261 or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2263
    Fire/Arson Investigation III

    3 credit hours

    Continuation of FIRE-2262 includes crime scene photography, evidence collection, accelerant detection canines, arson for profit, and search and seizure. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2262 or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2271
    Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

    10 credit hours

    Course includes emergency care skills, including management of bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest and emergency childbirth. Also addresses patient assessment skills and the use and maintenance of common emergency equipment. Completion of this course with a grade of B or better qualifies students to sit for the state or national exam. Prerequisite: Must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent, and pass the Writing Essay Placement Test Score-Category One and Reading Placement Test Score-Category One or Fire Science 2283 with a grade of B or better. Admission to program is required. (5 lecture hours, 10 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2272
    Paramedic Transition

    3 credit hours

    Transition course for Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT) seeking Paramedic certification. Prerequisite: Current certification as an EMT-B or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2273
    Vehicle and Machinery Operations

    3 credit hours

    Introductory step in the acquisition of all knowledge and skills required in the various specialties of extrication. Prerequisite: Fire Science 1103 or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2274
    Paramedic I

    8 credit hours

    Introduction to advanced emergency medical services including the role of the paramedic and the ethical and legal aspects that influence field practice skills basic to the care of all patients Prerequisite: Fire Science 2271, consent of instructor and acceptance by a hospital; program admission approval required. (4 lecture hours, 8 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2275
    Paramedic II

    8 credit hours

    Continuation of FIRE-2274 integration of previously learned principles and skills and the introduction of new theory, preparation of the learner for expanded medical responsibilities. Further emphasis on the pharmacological agents and adjunctive equipment utilized in pre-hospital care. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2274 or consent of instructor (4 lecture hours, 8 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2276
    Paramedic III

    8 credit hours

    Continuation of Fire Science 2275 practice of paramedicine in the care of patients with cardiovascular disorders. In-depth study in anatomy and pathophysiology relevant to cardiovascular disorders, arrhythmia identification and subsequent treatment. Experiences in telemetry monitoring, emergency department, and intensive care unit rotations. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2275 or consent of instructor (4 lecture hours, 8 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2277
    Paramedic IV

    8 credit hours

    Continuation of Fire Science 2276 skills and fundamentals for the care of the patient in medical or traumatic emergencies. Emphasis is placed on development of assessment practices and the integration of appropriate treatment modalities in a pre-hospital setting. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2276 or consent of instructor (4 lecture hours, 8 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2282
    EMT Instructor Training

    3 credit hours

    Designed to give the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) an overview of the educational process for the adult learner. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2271, consent of instructor, and approval of Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2283
    Emergency Medical Responder

    3 credit hours

    This course introduces students to pre-hospital and emergency medicine training. Includes basic medical treatments and practical skills in emergency medical care. During the course, students have the opportunity to earn their cardiopulmonary resuscitation credentials and complete the state-approved cognitive and psychomotor exams. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2285
    Trauma Assessment

    3 credit hours

    Provides licensed Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) with knowledge of acute, critical changes in physiological and psychological signs and symptoms in pre-hospital emergency care of pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2271 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2286
    Pediatric Education for Prehospital Prof

    3 credit hours

    Develop the skills and knowledge of the prehospital professional in the care of ill and injured children. Prerequisite: Fire Science 2271 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2820
    Advanced Selected Topics

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college Class Schedule. (1 to 3 lecture hours, 1 to 3 lab hours)

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2860
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Fire Science (FIRE)   2865
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • French (FRENC)   1100
    Civilization and Culture of France

    3 credit hours

    An introduction in English to the culture, geography, history, economics, political institutions, psychology, literature, music and art of present-day France. A survey of the French-speaking world: Canada, North and West Africa, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Switzerland and Belgium. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • French (FRENC)   1101
    Elementary French I

    4 credit hours

    Develops basic understanding of elements of French language knowledge and skill in pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and elementary reading and writing. Oral presentations in dialogue form including role playing are a key part of the course. (4 lecture hours)

  • French (FRENC)   1102
    Elementary French II

    4 credit hours

    Continues to develop basic understanding of elements of French language: knowledge and skill in pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and elementary reading and writing. Oral presentations in dialogue form including role playing are a key part of the course. For students who have successfully completed French 1101 or equivalent or one year of high school French. (4 lecture hours)

  • French (FRENC)   1840
    Independent Study

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • French (FRENC)   2201
    Intermediate French I

    4 credit hours

    Continues to develop basic understanding of elements of French language: knowledge and skill in pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and elementary reading and writing. Oral presentations in dialogue form including role playing are key part of the course. For students who have successfully completed French 1102 or equivalent or two years of high school French. (4 lecture hours)

  • French (FRENC)   2202 (IAI H1 900)
    Intermediate French II

    4 credit hours

    Continues to develop basic understanding of elements of French language: knowledge and skill in pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and elementary reading and writing. Oral presentations in dialogue form including role playing are a key part of the course. For students who have successfully completed French 2201 or equivalent or three years of high school French. (4 lecture hours)

  • French (FRENC)   2251 (IAI H1 900)
    Conversation and Composition I

    3 credit hours

    Develops French listening comprehension, speaking fluency and writing ability, and encourages students to increase their total understanding of French and French culture. Classes are conducted completely in French. For students who have successfully completed FRENC-2202 or equivalent or four years of high school French. (3 lecture hours)

  • French (FRENC)   2252 (IAI H1 900)
    Conversation and Composition II

    3 credit hours

    Develops French listening comprehension, speaking fluency and writing ability, and encourages students to increase their total understanding of French and French culture. Classes are conducted completely in French. For students who have successfully completed French 2251 or equivalent or five years of high school French. (3 lecture hours)

  • French (FRENC)   2820
    Advanced Selected Topics

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific them indicated by course title listed in college Class Schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • French (FRENC)   2860
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • French (FRENC)   2865
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • French (FRENC)   2870
    Internship (Transfer)

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • French (FRENC)   2871
    Internship - Advanced (Transfer)

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Transfer). Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

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