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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Spring 2016 - New Classes
 

Anesthesia Pharmacology
(ANES 1504 NET01)

Students will study various types of anesthesia related drugs and the proper practice in ordering, delivery, and storage of anesthesia medications. Instruction includes an overview of organization and stocking of anesthesia medication carts.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assistant program admission is required. Anesthesia Technology 1503 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and concurrent enrollment is required in Anesthesia Technology 1505, Anesthesia Technology 1506 and Anesthesia Technology 1507. 

Anesthesia Equipment
(ANES 1505 NET01)

Introduction to the handling of anesthesia equipment, including maintenance, first-level servicing, and troubleshooting of equipment malfunctions. Provides an overview of policies, standards, quality assurance, and process improvement in relationship to anesthesia equipment.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assistant program admission is required. Anesthesia Technology 1503 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and concurrent enrollment is required in Anesthesia Technology 1504, Anesthesia Technology 1506 and Anesthesia Technology 1507. 

Anes Tech Fundamentals II
(ANES 1506 NET01)

Continuation and in-depth exploration of the theory and concepts of the surgical environment as it pertains to an anesthesia technologist. Preparation and response to anesthesia emergencies and complications will be examined for all surgical specialties and patient populations. Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assistant program admission is required. Anesthesia Technology 1503 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and concurrent enrollment is required in Anesthesia Technology 1504, Anesthesia Technology 1505 and Anesthesia Technology 1507. 

Anesthesia Tech Clinical II
(ANES 1507 NET01)

Students receive hands-on experience with a mentor to integrate advanced didactic knowledge for proper setup, breakdown, and assistance for general, regional, and procedural sedation cases of anesthesia technology practice in the clinical anesthesia setting.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assistant program admission is required. Anesthesia Technology 1501, Anesthesia Technology 1502 and Anesthesia Technology 1503 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Anesthesia Technology 1504, Anesthesia Technology 1505 and Anesthesia Technology 1506. 

Intermediate Arabic II
(ARABI 2202 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 2201 or equivalent or three years of high school Arabic.

Metal Casting
(ART 1823 005)

Introductory exploration and analysis of casting metal for self-expression and jewelry design.

Environmental Health
(BIOLO 1800 FS050)

A World of Health: Connecting People, Place and the Planet. A healthy environment is essential for human health and well-being. Through class discussions and field studies, this course will help participants explore the connections between the health of our communities and the health of our planet. You will also learn about the ways in which our personal health intersects with the environment-from our food and homes, to our communities and society. Students must attend a course orientation on March 28 (7 to 9 p.m.). Classes: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2 and May 9 (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.). Field Study: April 23 and May 7 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Fee: $50 (includes transportation and some meals). Information: Shamili Ajgaonkar, (630) 942-2123, email: sandifor@cod.edu.
Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score - Category One. 

Virtualization ICM
(CIT 2173 001)

Develop practical skills required to install and configure VMware virtual vSphere. Topics covered include installation and configuration of ESX or ESXi, vCenter server, storage networking, vMotion, high availabilities and data protection.
Prerequisite: Computer and Internetworking Technologies 1122 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Fast Casual Dining Operations
(CULIN 1822 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.

Dev Appropriate Technology
(ECEC 2209 HYB01)

Students will explore developmentally appropriate uses of technology for young children through age 8. Emphasis will be placed on best practice and using technology as a tool for curriculum enhancement, communication, assessment, documentation, and inclusion. 

Engineering Economy
(ENGIN 2207 001)

Introduction to the economic aspects of engineering decisions. Topics include present and annual worth analysis, rate of return analysis, depreciation, inflation, income tax considerations, break-even analysis, sensitivity analysis, and financial decision making. Intended for mechanical, civil, and industrial engineering majors.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 2232 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. 

Digital Fashion Presentation
(FASHI 1125 001)

Fashion presentation skills for Fashion and Visual Merchandising students. Use of vector and raster software to create professional quality trend and visual reports. 

Bridal and Couture Techniques
(FASHI 2205 001)

Study of couture sewing methods for wedding and special occasion dresses. Emphasis on inner support and construction of a bustier, bustle and train construction. Use of specialty fabrics, laces, and couture embellishments.
Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1202 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or Fashion Studies 1302 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two. 

Fire Behavior and Combustion
(FIRE 2213 001)

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. 

Intro to Audiology
(HIDP 1103 001)

Students will be introduced to audiology and clinical audiometry. Auditory function and the basic principles of audiological assessment across the lifespan will be covered.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program is required. Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1102 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Aural Rehabilitation
(HIDP 1104 001)

Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan is an introduction to interventions aimed at minimizing the communication difficulties associated with hearing loss in people of all ages.
Prerequisite: Hearing Instrument Dispensatory 1103 or concurrent enrollment in Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1103 or consent of instructor. 

ICD-10-CM/Physician Services
(HIT 1108 001)

An introduction to International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 10 for coding and reimbursement in physician office services.
Prerequisite: Health Sciences 1110 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

ICD-10-CM Coding for Inpatient Services
(HIT 2213 001)

Study of nomenclature and classification of systems including coding and sequencing. Introduction to International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 coding principles.
Prerequisite: Anatomy & Physiology 1500 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or Anatomy & Physiology 1551 and Anatomy & Physiology 1552 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or Anatomy & Physiology 1571 and Anatomy & Physiology 1572 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and consent of instructor.

Landscape Construction
(HORT 1113 HYB01)

Principles and practices for sustainable construction and installation of various landscape features for residential and commercial sites. 

2-Cycle Small Engine Repair
(HORT 1151 HYB01)

Principles of 2-cycle engine-powered devices used in the landscape industry. Includes 2-cycle engine function, use of technical literature, safe disassemble, repair and troubleshooting techniques.

OSHA Landscape Safety
(HORT 1827 NET01 and NET02)

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 the general and landscape industry. Includes information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Students earn their 10 hour card upon satisfactory completion of the course. There is a $25 fee students must pay the first week of class to Career Safe in order to access training modules and receive 10 hour OSHA card. Instructions provided when you log into the class in Blackboard.

CNC Operations
(MANUF 2252 001)

Theory and practice in the preparation and machining of selected parts. Skill is developed in fixturing, tool offsets, finding and setting program zeros.
Prerequisite: Manufacturing Technology 1151 with a grade of B or better or equivalent and Manufacturing Technology 2251 with a grade of B or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Writing and Reporting
(MPTV 2422 001)

Expands on the fundamentals of television news style writing. Includes learning all facets of writing a television news package and the practice of writing more complex stories, such as features, profiles, follow-up stories, and sidebars.
Prerequisite: Motion Picture/Television 1422 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Advanced On-Air Broadcasting
(MPTV 2440 001)

Capstone production course that emphasizes creating a student produced newscast. Students practice and experience anchoring, reporting, producing, shooting, and editing regularly scheduled on-air programming. Students will have the opportunity to create a resume portfolio.
Prerequisite: Motion Picture/Television 2133, Motion Picture/Television 2431 and Motion Picture/Television 2422 or consent of instructor.

Flow Yoga I
(PHYS 1774 001)

A subset of hatha yoga, vinyasa flow is series of poses (asanas) joined together to create a smooth flow. Each asana or movement is synchronized with the breath and each movement is connected to the next. A slower moderate pace differentiates this from power yoga.

Flow Yoga II
(PHYS 1775 001)

A continuation of Flow Yoga I, with additional sequences; incorporating intermediate level skills or longer duration of poses. Continued emphasis on the connection of breath and movement.
Prerequisite: Physical Education 1774 with a grade of S or better or equivalent.

Intro into the Legal System
(POLS 1820 001)

This Introduction to the U.S. legal system is for anyone interested in law and how it affects individuals, their families and their communities in the U.S. Students will learn about real-life applications of civil, criminal, constitutional, family, immigration, and consumer law in a diverse society with an orientation toward civic involvement in the local community. We will analyze important cases, engage in mock courtroom sessions and take some field trips to court rooms and a law school.

Culture of the Deaf Community
(SIGN 1104 001)

Introduction to the Deaf community from a cultural perspective. Discussions include advancement of the Deaf community in terms of culture, arts, language, self-image, and literature.
Prerequisite: Sign 1101 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

Spanish Conversation I
(SPANI 1105 001)

Spanish Conversation I -- Develops the student's ability to communicate in Spanish at the beginning level with a primary focus on speaking. Listening and reading comprehension will also be improved. With a special emphasis on conversational and presentation skills, students will discuss a variety of historical and contemporary cultural topics and current affairs in a global context. For students who have completed one semester of college-level Spanish.

Spanish Conversation II
(SPANI 2205 001)

Spanish Conversation II -- Develops the student's ability to communicate in Spanish at the intermediate level with a primary focus on speaking. Listening and reading comprehension will also be improved. With a special emphasis on conversational and presentation skills, students will discuss a variety of historical and contemporary cultural topics and current affairs in a global context. For students who have successfully completed Spanish 1102 or Spanish 1105 or equivalent.

Spanish Conversation III
(SPANI 2255 001)

Spanish Conversation III -- Develop the student's ability to communicate in Spanish at the intermediate to advanced level with a primary focus on speaking. Listening and reading comprehension will also be improved. With a special emphasis on conversational and presentation skills, students will discuss a variety of historical and contemporary cultural topics and current affairs in a global context. For students who have successfully completed Spanish 2202 or Spanish 2205 or equivalent.

Sports Communication 
(SPEEC 1820 001)
This course is designed to introduce students to Sports Communication, explore current issues driving Sports Communication research, and provide and exploration of the role of Sports Communication in contemporary cultures.
Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score - Category One.

Surgical Assist Principles II
(SURGT 2502 NET01)

Exploration of surgical assisting fundamentals including bioscience, microbiology, wound care, surgical complications, surgical assisting responsibilities, and surgical intervention, application, and practice. Concepts of laparoscopic, general, hernia repair, thoracic, plastic, and gynecological surgeries will also be included.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Assistant Program is required. Surgical Technology 2501 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor.