New Classes

From computers and writing to radiation therapy and nursing, these are just a few of the new class offerings for Summer and Fall at College of DuPage.

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Summer 2015 - New Classes

Apple MacOS Maintenance/Troubleshooting
(CIT 1114 001)

Introduction to configuring and maintaining the Apple Macintosh Operating System (MAC O/S). Troubleshooting, configuration and upgrading of Apple MAC operating systems will be covered.
Prerequisite: Computer and Internetworking Technologies 1100 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Computer and Internetworking Technologies 1111 and Computer and Internetworking Technologies 1112 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Ethics, Law & Basic Pharmacology
(DMIR 1145 001)

Provides the fundamentals in medical ethics, law, and pharmacology in Radiography.
Prerequisite: Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography 1113, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography 1122 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography 1133; all with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Writing One Hour Drama
(MPTV 1820 001)

Provides the student with an exploration of the creation of the one-hour drama for television and streaming and the ways that character, premise and context combine to form the foundation for a series. Examines the ways classic series establishes the rules and boundaries of the story's world as well as act structure, A/B/C storylines, closed and on-going serial

Medical Corpsman to Practical Nurse
(NURSP 1107 001)

Addresses differences in competencies between the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program and those of a practical nursing program as delineated in the Illinois Nurse Practice Act. Upon successful course completion, students will be awarded a practical nurse certificate and be eligible to sit for the practical nurse licensing exam (NCLEX-PN).
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the METC Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program within the last five years. If more than five years, at least one year of experience using corpsman skills within the last five years.

Principles & Practice Radiation Therapy III
(RATH 2303 001)

Establishes factors that influence and govern clinical planning of patient treatment. Encompassed are isodose descriptions, patient contouring, radiobiologic considerations, dosimetric calculations, compensation and clinical application of treatment beams. Optimal treatment planning is emphasized along with particle beams. Stereotactic and emerging technologies are presented.
Prerequisite: Radiation Therapy 2302, 2311, 2322 and 2332 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Quality Management in Radiation Therapy
(RATH 2312 001)

Focuses on the evolution of quality management (QM) programs and continuing quality improvements in radiation oncology. Topics include the need for quality assurance (QA) checks; QA of the clinical aspects and chart checks; film checks; the various types of evaluations and tests performed on simulators, megavoltage therapy equipment and therapy planning units; the role of radiation therapists in QM programs; legal and regulatory implications for maintaining appropriate QM guidelines as well as the role of computers and information systems within the radiation oncology department.
Prerequisite: Admission to Radiation Therapy program and ARRT certification; Radiation Therapy 2302, 2311, 2322
and 2332 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

Clinical Practice III
(RATH 2333 001)

Advanced integration of skills learned in Radiation Therapy 2331 and 2332. Through structured sequential assignments in clinical facilities, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development shall be discussed, examined and evaluated. Prerequisite: Radiation Therapy 2302 and 2332 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Fall 2015 - New Classes

Arabic Civilization & Culture
(ARABI 1100 015)

Introduction to Arabic culture and civilization as reflected in geography, history, economics, political institutions, literature, music, art, architecture, customs, and social institutions. Class conducted in English.
Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

Intermediate Arabic I
(ARABI 2201 005)

Continues to develop the ability to speak, understand, read, and write Arabic in a cultural context. Includes reading and discussion of modern texts, conversation, composition, grammar review, and cultural activities. Recommended for students who have successfully completed Arabic 1102 or equivalent or two years of high school Arabic or consent of instructor.

Principles/Firefighter Safety & Survival
(FIRE 2218 001)

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.

The Auditory Mechanism
(HIDP 1101 001)

The Auditory Mechanism is an introduction to anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and embryology, and development of the auditory and vestibular systems. Normal aspects of auditory physiology and behavior over the lifespan will be addressed.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program or consent of instructor

Acoustics and Hearing Science
(HIDP 1102 001)

Acoustics and Hearing Science will provide an overview of the basic properties of sound. Topics will also include the structures and functions of the auditory mechanism and their involvement in a wide range of the auditory perceptual phenomena, and how disorders with these components may lead to impaired auditory function.
Prerequisite: Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1101 or concurrent enrollment in Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1101 or consent of instructor.

4-Cycle Small Engine Repair/Maintenance
(HORT 1152 HYB01)

Principles of 4-cycle small engine repair, maintenance, troubleshooting, failure analysis and problem solving skills to repair and rebuild small engines used in landscape, industrial, and agricultural applications.

3D Landscape Design
(HORT 2213 001)

Visual interpretation and presentation of landscape design concepts using 3D Design Software. Create 3D models and presentation materials for multiple phases of landscape design projects.

Mental Health First Aid
(HUMAN 1140 NET01)

Students will be introduced to basic concepts and strategies for assisting people experiencing a mental health crisis.

BIM for Interior Design
(INTER 2215 001)

Computer drafting of interior spaces utilizing BIM (Building Information Modeling) software. Students will create multi-sheet projects including 3-D renderings.
Prerequisite: Interior Design 2211 with a grade C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Preparatory Mathematics for General Ed
(MATH 0465 001 and 002)

Content is designed to develop sufficient algebra proficiency for success in certain college-level general education mathematics courses. Collaborative project-based and technology-enabled group work includes modeling, problem solving, critical thinking, data analysis, algebra fundamentals, and both verbal and written communication of mathematical ideas.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 0460 (or college equivalent) with a grade of C or better, or a qualifying score on the math placement exam.

American Sign Language I
(SIGN 1101 001 and 002)

Students are provided an introduction to American Sign Language. Sign comprehension, production, grammar, non-verbal communication techniques, and applicable vocabulary will be emphasized throughout the course. Deaf Culture and fingerspelling will also be introduced. American Sign Language I is designed for students with no experience with American Sign Language.

American Sign Language II
(SIGN 1102 001)

ASL II builds on vocabulary and further develops language comprehension and grammatical structure, acquired from ASL I, continuing with language comprehension and production skills at a complex level. Deaf Culture will be incorporated into language use.
Prerequisite: Sign 1101 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.