New Classes

From Anesthesia Technology and Hearing Instrument Dispensary to Horticulture and Manufacturing, these are just a few of the new class offerings for Spring at College of DuPage.

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Summer 2016 - New Classes
 

Anesthesia Tech Clinical III

(ANES 1508 NET01)

Students will receive advanced hands-on experience with a mentor to integrate didactic knowledge for proper setup, breakdown, and assistance for general, regional, and procedural sedation cases.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assisting program admission is required. Anesthesia Technology 1507 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Anesthesia Technology 1509.

Intro to Automotive Service Technician
(AUTO 2840 001)

An introductory course in the fundamental knowledge and skills that an automotive student will need for the automotive program. Students will learn shop safety, use of service information, automotive lifts, use of hand tools, identification of fasteners, and automotive measurement techniques. Reading Placement Test Score - Category One is required.

Nail Technology Theory I
(COSME 1160 200)

Introduction to the nail care profession. Topics include history of nail care, health and safety, basic nail care and introduction to nail enhancements.
Prerequisite: Concurrent Enrollment is required in Cosmetology 1162. Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two is required.

Nail Technology Lab I
(COSME 1162 220)

Instruction and supervised training in development of basic nail care skills. Topics include: manicuring, polish application, massage techniques, pedicuring, introduction to acrylic nail enhancements. 
Prerequisite: Concurrent Enrollment is required in Cosmetology 1160. Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two is required.

Nail Tech Professional
(COSME 1164 220)

Nail technology professional best practices including: time management, personal and professional development, human resources, and communication skills.
Prerequisite: Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two is required.

Salon Management and Marketing
(COSME 1166 220)

Examines key components of the nail salon industry and operations. Prepares student for state certification for the Nail Technology License from the Department of Financial and Professional Regulations.
Prerequisite: Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two is required.

Nail Technology Theory II
(COSME 1168 220)

Intermediate analysis of nail technology. Topics include anatomy and physiology, structure of the skin, disorders and diseases of the nail, and massage theory.
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1160 and 1162, both with a grade of B or better, or equivalent and concurrent enrollment in Cosmetology 1170 is required. Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two is required.

Nail Technology Lab II
(COSME 1170 220)

Provides instruction and supervised training in development of skills in intermediate nail care. Topics includes specialty manicuring, pedicuring, sculptured nail enhancement, and application of nail fabrics. 
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1160 and 1162, both with a grade of B or better, or equivalent and concurrent enrollment in Cosmetology 1168 is required. Reading Placement Test Score-Category
Two is required.

Hearing Aids

(HIDP 2101 001)

This introduction to Hearing-Aid (HA) applications will include HA components, system, electroacoustic evaluation, and methods of prescribing HA gains to a person with a specified hearing loss. Basic and advanced HA signal processing will also be covered.
Prerequisite: Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1103 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1104 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

American Sign Language III

(SIGN 2101 001)

Students will develop proficiency in the structure of ASL grammar, fingerspelling, numbering systems, and visual-gestural communication. Discussions will include expressive and receptive skills that are necessary for complex dialogue and storytelling. Students are required to attend Deaf events and develop contacts within the Deaf community.
Prerequisite: Sign 1102 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and Sign 1104 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

SA Clinical Internship

(SURGT 2504 NET01)

This clinical internship is a culmination of course work in the Surgical Assisting Program. Emphasis on acquiring proficiency in the clinical setting. Will provide students with the mandatory hours and surgical procedures necessary to take the national certification examination. This course may be taken two times for credit.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assisting Program is required. Surgical Technology 2503 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor.


 

Fall 2016 - New Classes

 

Payroll Accounting
(ACCOU 1160 001)

This course introduces federal and state laws pertaining to wages, payroll taxes, payroll tax forms, journal, and general ledger transactions. Emphasis is placed on computing wages; calculating social security, income, and unemployment taxes; preparing appropriate payroll tax forms; and journalizing/posting transactions. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze data, make appropriate computations, complete forms, and prepare accounting entries using appropriate technology.
Prerequisite: Accounting 1110 or equivalent or Accounting 2140 or equivalent.

Intro to Automotive
(AUTO 1100 001, 002, 003, 004, HYB01)

An introductory course in the fundamental knowledge and skills that an automotive student will need for the automotive program. Students will learn shop safety, use of service information, automotive lifts, use of hand tools, identification of fasteners, and automotive measurement techniques.

Data Analytics & Visualization
(CIS 2735 001)

Focus of this course is to correctly use existing software products and gain an overview of current analytics tools in Business Intelligence (BI). Through hands-on labs, assignments and projects, this course teaches ways to build insightful and interactive dashboards using a variety of data sources. This hands-on course is designed for database professionals, data analysts, and professionals in business, social, health, and engineering fields.
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 1221 and Computer Information Systems 1222 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Advanced Server Administration
(CIT 2510 HYB01)

Administration of network server technologies and various types of server services with in-depth hands-on practice. Topics include server image, software, storage, disaster recovery, and troubleshoot. Prepare students for Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA) certification exam.
Prerequisite: Computer and Internetworking Technology 1710 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or Computer Information Systems 1620 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Fast Casual Dining Operations
(CULIN 1103 001)

This course will teach students techniques in a fast casual concept positioned between fast food and casual dining. Counter service will be emphasized through techniques: merchandising, up selling and customer service. Focus on front and back of the house positions in a fast casual restaurant.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Culinary Arts 1101 or 1171 or consent of instructor.

Baking Science and Techniques
(CULIN 1170 001)

Safe operation of baking equipment, proper food handling, identification and scaling units of measure are the focus of this course. Class topics will also include: heat transfer principles, ingredient function, methods, techniques and sensory properties of baked products.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Culinary Arts 1120 or consent of instructor.

Cake Decorating Foundations
(CULIN 1174 001, 002, 003, 004)

Introduces techniques utilized in the decoration of cakes, pastries and confectionery items. Emphasis is placed on the skills required for cake decorating.

Specialty Baking
(CULIN 1175 001, 002)

Introduces specialty baking for dietary restrictions. Emphasis on gluten free, low sugar and restricted diets. Students will bake and examine products specifically designed for dietary restrictions.
Prerequisite: Culinary Arts 1171 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Advanced Garde Manger
(CULIN 2154 001)


Explores commercial meat fabrication, portion control and importance of safe sanitary butchery practice. Topics include terrine, fresh and fermented sausage preparation, and preservation techniques.
Prerequisite: Culinary Arts 2153 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Intermediate Baking and Pastry
(CULIN 2176 001)

Techniques utilized in the production of advanced composed cakes including mousse, bavarian, entremet, verrine. Plated dessert will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: Culinary Arts 1172 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Advanced Baking and Pastry
(CULIN 2177 001)

This course will focus on the skills necessary to produce plated desserts, bonbon, candies and frozen desserts. Emphasis will be on methods and techniques, exploration of fruit and seasonality, flavor pairing, chocolate, sugar cookery, still frozen and churned frozen desserts.
Prerequisite: Culinary Arts 2176 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Artistic Chocolate and Sugar
(CULIN 2178 001)

This course will introduce techniques utilized in the production of amenity and showpiece construction. Chocolate work, pastillage, blown and pulled sugar will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: Culinary Arts 2176 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Advanced Cake Decorating Techniques
(CULIN 2180 001)

Development of advanced techniques utilized in the decoration of cakes and confectionery items. Techniques covered include: fondant, gum paste, royal icing, gelatin flowers, modeling chocolate flowers, airbrush and lace work.
Prerequisite: Culinary Arts 1174 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Early Childhood Administration
(ECEC 2221 HYB01)

Students will gain practical experience in early childhood administration while working with a child care center director, staff, young children, and families in a professional setting. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of principles, practices, and theories of early childhood education and care. Students will complete the 300 documented hours required for the State of Illinois Director Credential-Level 1.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and ECEC 1100, ECEC 1101, ECEC 1102, ECEC 1130, ECEC 1140, ECEC 2211, ECEC 2251, ECEC 2254, ECEC 2255, and ECEC 2256; all with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

Instructional Psychology
(EDUCA 2220 002, NET01)

Students will be introduced to psychological principles underlying educational practice with emphasis on application for instruction and assessment. Learner-centered instruction and diversity will also be discussed.
Prerequisite: Psychology 1100 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and Education 1100 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Education 1100.

Engineering Orientation
(ENGIN 1100 001, 002)

This orientation course explores career options and requirements for various engineering fields. The course covers the interrelationships within and between engineering, technology, and science to allow differentiation between various career choices. It is intended for engineering majors.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required.

Video Gaming
(ENGLI 1800 LC011)

This learning community will examine the narrative elements of video games, including but not limited to plot structure, character development, genre, style, narrative point-of-view, folklore, and symbolism. If you're interested in video games, particularly those kinds of games that depend upon a narrative base for how they work, these classes are for you. Co-enrollment in ENGLI-1101-LC011 and ENGLI-1800 LC011 is required. For information about online courses, visit www.cod.edu/online. Information: Jason Snart, (630) 942-2033, email: snartj@cod.edu or Tim Henningson, (630) 942-2276, email: henningsent@cod.edu

Draping
(FASHI 2301 001)

Garment design using design room draping techniques on industry dress forms.
Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1302 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two.

Principles of Fire Prevention
(FIRE 1112 001)

Principles of Fire Prevention provides the fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention and inspection. This course meets the National Fire Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) requirements.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment is required in Fire Science 1100 or consent of instructor.

OSHA 10-Hour Landscape Safety
(HORT 1109 NET01)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Landscape training for entry level workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry and landscape. Includes information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Students receive their 10 hour Card upon satisfactory completion of the course.

Irrigation & Water Management
(HORT 1114 NET01)

Principles and practices of landscape irrigation involving the use of water from proper system design and installation through maintenance and management.

Power Equipment Electrical
(HORT 1150 HYB01)

Basic electrical theory, circuit construction, and digital multimeter use. Service information and wiring diagrams used in power equipment diagnosis. Power equipment starting and charging systems. Small engine ignition systems. Electrical wiring repair techniques. Diagnosis of power equipment electrical systems.

Landscape Estimating & Bidding
(HORT 2235 001)

Fundamentals of creating landscape project estimates and bids to present to a client including reading landscape plans, take-off's, plant pricing, labor rates, measuring equipment, contingency, overhead
costs and math calculations.

Intro to Sustainable Urban Agriculture
(HORT 2300 001)

Principles of sustainable agriculture for urban production. Includes the ethical, practical and scientific aspects of agricultural sustainability addressing economic, social and environmental impacts of food and urban farming.

Principles of Agroecology
(HORT 2301 NET01)

Introduces ecological approaches to urban agriculture examining the interactions of crops with the environment and soil culminating in a whole systems perspective.
Prerequisite: Horticulture 1100 or equivalent.

Sustainable Urban Veg & Herb Production
(HORT 2302 001)

Explores origin, crop requirements, harvesting, and management strategies for sustainable urban production of vegetables and herbs.
Prerequisite: Horticulture 1100 or equivalent.

Hydroponic & Aquaponic Systems
(HORT 2304 001)

Introduction to concepts and practices of growing crops in hydroponic and aquaponic systems.

Advanced Restaurant Service
(HOSP 1152 002)

This advanced level service management course includes fine dining and a la carte table service, with an emphasis on complex table and beverage techniques. Focus on customer service skills, responsible service of alcohol, cash handling, and technology systems in a lab setting. Students will analyze the service delivery system from the conceptual development stages to the final measurement of guest satisfaction.
Prerequisite: Hospitality & Tourism 1151 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Heating Principles
(HVACR 1181 001, 002, 003)

Overview of heating systems and equipment used in the HVACR industry. Covers residential and light commercial forced-air systems, hydronic boilers, low pressure and high pressure steam boilers, electric heating, components, sequences of operation, and venting. Introduction to maintenance and troubleshooting.

Facility Electrical Systems
(HVACR 2110 001)

Advanced facility electrical systems and controls. Cover electrical control and design of mechanical facility systems.
Prerequisite: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1110 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.


Hydronic Heating
(HVACR 2186-001)

Hot water heating systems including residential and light commercial applications. Piping systems and components are also covered.
Prerequisite: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
1105, 1110 and 1181 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Central Heating Plants
(HVACR 2187 001)

Theory of large boiler systems operation. Low and high pressure boilers, air handling equipment, heat exchangers, pumps, controls, water treatment, accessories, service and preventive maintenance are covered. Field trips to central heating plants are included.
Prerequisite: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1110 and 1181 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

Building Commissioning
(HVACR 2235 001)

Explores the history and development of building commissioning. Includes types of commissioning, responsibilities of commissioning agents, instruments, building automation systems, types of reports, and functional testing. Prerequisite: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 2230 and 2231, both with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Intro to Interpreting & Ethics
(INTP 2104 002)

Students will be introduced to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and the Code of Professional Conduct (CPC). The role of the sign language interpreter in various work settings will be explored. The history and current models will be discussed.
Prerequisite: Sign 2101 or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Sign 2101 and Sign 2102 or concurrent enrollment in Sign 2102 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Internet & Social Media Marketing
(MARKE 2270 HYB01, NET02, NET04)

Explore world of digital marketing through email, mobile, video, search engine and social media. Integrate digital tools into marketing campaigns to build brand equity, create awareness, and motivate desired consumer behaviors. Marketing 2210 is recommended.

Announcing News
(MPTV 1423 001)

Explores the role of on-camera talent in various television formats. Focuses on speech improvement through the study and practice of voice control, proper breathing, and diction. Includes an understanding of the role of the reporter and television news anchor, as well as the role of talent in entertainment genres.
Prerequisite: Motion Picture/Television 1422 or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Motion Picture/Television 1422 or consent of instructor.

Television News Producing
(MPTV 2431 001)

Focuses on the skills necessary to create content and produce a television news rundown: choosing newsworthy stories, allotting time, and determining transitions with organization, variety, and structure. Students will produce a live television newscast.
Prerequisite: Motion Picture/Television 2422 or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Motion Picture/Television 2422 or consent of instructor.

State and Local Politics
(POLS 1105 001)

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of state constitutions and the institutions they create. Additional topics will include the structure and function of state legislatures, courts and chief executives. The structure and function of city, county and other local governments is also considered as is the role of political parties, pressure groups and public opinion.
Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

Intro to Polysomnography
(POLY 2300 001)

Introduction to the role of the polysomnographic technician. Covers basic patient care, patient assessment, infection control practices, emergency preparedness in the laboratory setting, ethics and professionalism in healthcare, and basic polysomnography testing.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Polysomnography program is required.

Polysomnography A & P
(POLY 2301 001)

Applied anatomy and physiology as related to polysomnography procedures and clinical practice. Major emphasis on neurologic, circulatory and pulmonary systems associated with normal and abnormal sleep, risk factors for sleep disorders, assessment for signs and symptoms of sleep disorders, and the morbidity and mortality associated with sleep disorders.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Polysomnography program is required.

Clinical Practice I
(POLY 2303 002)

Clinical Practice in the performance of polysomnography testing. Includes patient assessment for at-risk individuals, pre-testing preparations, sleep disorder testing, procedural protocols, test documentation and results analysis.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Polysomnography program is required.

Proton Therapy Lab Practicum
(RATH 2352 HYB01)

Establishes factors that influence and govern clinical planning of patient treatment using proton beams and a two week lab practicum at the ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc. training site in Bloomington, Indiana.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required.

Introduction to Islam
(RELIG 2230 001)

An introduction to both the Islamic religion and Islamic civilization. Explores the life of Muhammad, early Islamic history, the Qur'an, the hadith, Islamic law, Sunnism, Shi'ism, and Sufism.
Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

Linguistics of ASL
(SIGN 2102 002)

Students will explore syntax, morphology, phonology, and semantics of American Sign Language (ASL). This class is beneficial for students who want to become an Interpreter or work within the Deaf community.
Prerequisite: Sign 2101 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

American Sign Language IV
(SIGN 2103 002)

In this continuation of ASL III, students will examine the structure of American Sign Language (ASL) grammar and complex conversational dynamics. Fingerspelling, numbers, and visual-gestural aspects will be further explored. Prerequisite: Sign 2101 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and Sign 2102 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Introduction to Data Science
(SOCIO 1205 NET01)

Students are introduced to a beginner level of the concepts related to data science including data gathering, data description, exploratory data analysis (EDA), data visualization, and data mining. Introduces the techniques of EDA, visualization, and mining through the use of specialized software. Examines the copyrights and ethical issues related to the use of public datasets.

Welding Fabrication
(WELD 1820 001)

Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college course schedule.

 


 

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