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New Classes

College of DuPage offers a variety of courses for every interest, personality and skill level. New classes are added to the course listing every semester. Visit the College of DuPage Course Catalog for more information on course descriptions.

If you know your major, choose a course that helps fulfill your general education requirements. If you are unsure about your major, choose a class that sparks your interest or schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor.

Program Name Change

Please note that the Paralegal (PLGL) program name has changed to Legal Studies (LGLST).

Fall 2024 New Classes

Screen Printing

(ART 2277)

An introduction to screen printing processes. Topics include hand-cut, hand-drawn, and photographic stencils. Studio work in color create editions of fine art prints. Emphasis is placed upon the creative use of these printmaking techniques. (6 lab hours)

Prerequisite: ART 1101 or ART 1199 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Dispensary Operations

(BUSIN 1180)
Introduction to the functions and operations of a cannabis dispensary. Organization and operation of a dispensary will include customer service, retail sales, logistics, human resources, and inventory management procedures. (2 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: HORT 1100 or concurrent enrollment in HORT 1100 or consent of instructor.

Introduction to Biochemistry

(CHEMI 2203)
Introduction to the biochemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Survey of molecular genetics and the tools and techniques of genetic engineering. This course does not have a laboratory component. Students receive credit for either CHEMI2203 or CHEMI2213. (3 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: CHEMI 1212 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or CHEMI 2551 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

Introduction to Machine Learning (ML)

(CIS 2640)   
This course emphasizes instrument rating aeronautical knowledge, including topics covered in the This course introduce students to a sub-field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) with analysis of big data. Discusses classic unsupervised, supervised, and reinforcement learning methods used in the field of data classification, clustering, and optimization. This includes k-means, hierarchical clustering, self-organizing maps, linear regression, decision trees, Naïve Bayes, and optimization techniques such as genetic algorithms. It will also cover accessing interesting datasets, ideas on how to collect data from users, and many different ways to analyze and understand the data once found. (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

Prerequisite: MATH 1635, CIS 1655, and CIS 2532 with a grade of a C or better, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Prerequisite: MATH 0465 or MATH 0481 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent, or a qualifying score on the Mathematics Placement Test, or a qualifying ACT Math score; and AVIAT 1210 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Category One. Students must be at least 17 years of age.

CPT and HCPCS Coding for Medical Billers

(HIT 1503)

Students will learn about the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure
Coding System (HCPCS) code sets used for physician services. Students will apply coding conventions and guidelines for the proper assignment of procedure codes. Students will explore the connection between diagnostics codes, medical necessity, procedure codes, and reimbursement. (2 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: HIT 1301, HIT 1302, and HLTHS 1110.

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