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

 

Accounting Research
(ACCOU 2290 NET01)

This course provides an analysis of professional accounting research. The content includes the study of professional research processes using authoritative databases, accounting literature, and the application of professional standards. This course satisfies the 2-hour accounting research required by the Illinois Board of Examiners for the CPA exam. Recommended: Accounting 2241 or equivalent.

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.

Artisan Bread & Viennoiserie
(CULIN 1822 001)

An exploration of the art, craft, and science of artisan breads and viennoiserie.

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.

Dynamics of Fund Development
(HUMAN 1820 HYB02)

Students are introduced to basic concepts and terminology of fundraising operations, fundraising strategies, relationship building, the solicitation process, and the realities of asking for money. Students will refine their skills through analysis of case studies, participation in role playing exercises, and 10 hours of service learning. Hybrid format: a blend of traditional classroom and alternative instruction.

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.

Studio Commercial Lighting Workshop
(PHOTO 1820 019)

Explores the techniques and LAB workflow of using Adobe Photoshop for the enhancement and manipulation of digital photographic images.
Prerequisite: Photography 1100, 1101 and 1102 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

3D Photography
(PHOTO 1820 020)

Introductory exploration of the techniques of stereoscopic (3D) photography and stereoscopic viewing. Students will learn how to acquire stereo images, edit and format these images, and create formats suitable for viewing in 3D.
Prerequisite: Photography 1100, 1101 and 1102 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Wedding Photography
(PHOTO 1820 022)

An introduction to wedding photography, applying lighting, equipment, posing and post-production techniques to produce professional quality wedding images.
Prerequisite: Photography 1100, 1101 and 1102 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

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

 

Introduction to Anesthesia Technology
(ANES 1501 NET01)

Exploration of anesthesiology's contribution to quality patient care and the relationship of the anesthesia technologist to other health care professionals. Focus is on the role of the anesthesia care team, scope of practice, specific duties of the anesthesia technologist.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment is required in Anesthesia Technology 1502 and Anesthesia Technology 1503.

Anesthesia Technology Fundamentals I
(ANES 1502 NET01)

Investigation into the theory and concepts of the surgical environment including a fundamental understanding of a variety of anesthesia equipment. Study of basic case set-up utilizing anesthesia supplies and equipment. In-depth exploration of the function and handling of anesthesia equipment, supplies for various surgical procedures including general cases, regional anesthesia, and procedural sedation.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment is required in Anesthesia Technology 1501 and Anesthesia Technology 1503.

Anesthesia Tech Clinical Practicum I
(ANES 1503 NET01)

The concepts of anesthesia technology will be applied towards a practical experience in an operating room. Students receive hands-on experience with a mentor to integrate didactic knowledge for proper setup, breakdown, and assistance for general, regional, and procedural sedation cases.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment is required in Anesthesia Technology 1501 and Anesthesia Technology 1502.

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.

Diversity in Business
(BUSIN 1155 001)

Introduction to the role of diversity in the environment and functions of business. Surveys the impact of diversity on organizations, teamwork, strategy and customer relationships. Individual and group perspectives will be explored. Gender, race, ethnicity, generation, social class and other bases for diversity will be considered.

Intro Dyeing & Weaving
(FASHI 2820 002)

Explore textile design using natural dyes and basic weaving techniques. Techniques and processes will include indigo, sashiko, shibori, ikat, rust dying, silk felt, soari weaving, harness loom weaving. Students will design a final piece using their original fabric.
Prerequisite: 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.

German Culture Through Film
(GERMA 2820 005)

Exploration of the shifts of German culture from World War I to the contemporary age as seen through the medium of film. Course taught in English.
Prerequisite: Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

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.

Tube Welding Fabrication Course
(MANUF 1820 001)

Welding fabrication class exploring the basic skills needed to notch, bend, form, and fit steel tube and sheet metal. The skills obtained in this course are applicable to motorsports based applications such as chassis and roll cage construction or many other tube and pipe assemblies. Prerequisite: WELD 1132 Gas Metal Arc (MIG) with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent or Prerequisite: WELD 1142 Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent or Consent of Instructor.

Production Technology
(MANUF 2200 001)

The theory of process planning and process control in manufacturing. Emphasis is on the study of these concepts as they apply the manufacturing production process, safety, quality and continuous improvement, and maintenance awareness.

Consumer Behavior
(MARKE 2225 001)

Study of consumer need for goods and services. Surveys the impact of both internal and external forces on consumer decision making. Motivation, personality, attitudes, groups, social media, culture and other types of influences will be considered. Marketer's strategic responses to these influences will also be explored

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.

Courier TV News Production
(MPTV 1822 HYB01)

Provides hands-on experience with producing, directing, editing, and reporting for the weekly Courier TV newscast. Includes directing weekly newscast, editing and shooting news stories, preparing copy, and on-camera hosting for weekly newscast and portfolio.

Administrative Law/Immigration
(PLGL 2820 001)

Combined class exploring both the fields of Administrative Law and Immigration Law. The first part of the class introduces creation, structure, powers, and functions of administrative agencies. The second part of the class introduces visa categories and their requirements, other legal paths to immigration, and bars to immigration. Prerequisite: PLGL-1100 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor

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.

Fingerspelling and Numbers
(SIGN 1103 001)

Fingerspelling and Numbers -- An introduction to a manual depiction of the alphabet and numbering system in American Sign Language. Emphasis is on development of hand shape, basic word patterns, rhythm and fluidity. Additional focus is placed on fingerspelled loan signs and the ASL numbering system.