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The Baker College Academics department provides support and coordination for all academic areas at Baker College, including the academic calendar, curriculum, counseling and advising, recordkeeping, and services for individuals with special needs.

If you have a question or concern that’s not answered here, please contact us. Our goal is to help you achieve your educational objectives, and one of the important ways we do that is by providing information, resources, and advisory services.

Whether you are seeking career advice, counseling, looking for academic records, or looking to change a course or program, we’re ready to help.

FAQ'S

  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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Academics

We’re here with information and resources.

We’re here for you.

The Baker College Academics department provides support and coordination for all academic areas at Baker College, including the academic calendar, curriculum, counseling and advising, recordkeeping, and services for individuals with special needs.

If you have a question or concern that’s not answered here, please contact us. Our goal is to help you achieve your educational objectives, and one of the important ways we do that is by providing information, resources, and advisory services.

Whether you are seeking career advice, counseling, looking for academic records, or looking to change a course or program, we’re ready to help.

Contact Us

At Baker, our Academic Office is designed to meet all of your academic concerns. Our counselors are trained to help you achieve your educational objectives. If you are in need of academic, career, or personal counseling we provide you with the appropriate information and resources to help achieve your academic goals.

If you are looking for transcripts or other academic records, our registrars are ready to help. They are available for consultation regarding changing your program and other course registration concerns.

(810) 766-4390
Toll free: (800) 469-4062
acad-gs@baker.edu

Academic Calendar

Spring 2014

On-Ground:  April 3 - June 25
Online First Session:  April 3 - May 14
Online Second Session:  May 15 - June 25

Fall 2014

On-Ground:  September 29 - December 13
Online First Session:  September 25 - November 5
Online Second Session:  November 6 - December 17


Winter 2015

On-Ground:  January 12 - March 20
Online First Session:  January 8 - February 18
Online Second Session:  February 19 - April 1

Spring 2015

On-Ground:  April 6 - June 12
Online First Session:  April 2 - May 13
Online Second Session:  May 14 - June 24

Summer 2015

On-Ground:  June 29 - August 29
Online First Session:  June 25 - August 5
Online Second Session:  August 6 - September 16

Fall 2015

On-Ground:  September 28 - December 12
Online First Session:  September 24 - November 4
Online Second Session:  November 5 - December 16


Winter 2016

On-Ground:  January 11 - March 19
Online First Session:  January 7 - February 17
Online Second Session:  February 18 - March 30

Spring 2016

On-Ground:  April 4 - June 11
Online First Session:  March 31 - May 11
Online Second Session:  May 12 - June 22

Summer 2016

On-Ground:  June 27 - August 27
Online First Session:  June 23 - August 3
Online Second Session:  August 4 - September 14

Fall 2016

On-Ground:  September 26 - December 10
Online First Session:  September 22 - November 2
Online Second Session:  November 3 - December 14


Winter 2017

On-Ground:  January 9 - March 18
Online First Session:  January 5 - February 15
Online Second Session:  February 16 - March 29

Spring 2017

On-Ground:  April 3 - June 10
Online First Session:  March 30 - May 10
Online Second Session:  May 11 - June 21

Summer 2017

On-Ground:  June 26 - August 26
Online First Session:  June 22 - August 2
Online Second Session:  August 3 - September 13

Fall 2017

On-Ground:  September 25 - December 9
Online First Session:  September 21 - November 1
Online Second Session:  November 2 - December 13


Winter 2018

On-Ground:  January 8 - March 17
Online First Session:  January 4 - February 14
Online Second Session:  February 15 - March 28

Spring 2018

On-Ground:  April 2 - June 19
Online First Session:  March 29 - May 9
Online Second Session:  May 10 - June 20

Summer 2018

On-Ground:  June 25 - August 25
Online First Session:  June 21 - August 1
Online Second Session:  August 2 - September 12

Fall 2018

On-Ground:  September 24 - December 8
Online First Session:  September 20 - October 31
Online Second Session:  November 1 - December 12


Winter 2019

On-Ground:  January 7 - March 16
Online First Session:  January 3 - February 13
Online Second Session:  February 14 - March 27

Spring 2019

On-Ground:  April 1 - June 8
Online First Session:  March 28 - May 8
Online Second Session:  May 9 - June 19

Summer 2019

On-Ground:  June 224 - August 24
Online First Session:  June 20 - July 31
Online Second Session:  August 1 - September 11

Fall 2019

On-Ground:  September 30 - December 14
Online First Session:  September 26 - November 6
Online Second Session:  November 7 - December 18


Winter 2020

On-Ground:  January 13 - March 21
Online First Session:  January 9 - February 19
Online Second Session:  February 20 - April 1

Spring 2020

On-Ground:  April 6 - June 13
Online First Session:  April 2 - May 13
Online Second Session:  May 14 - June 24

Summer 2020

On-Ground:  June 29 - August 29
Online First Session:  June 25 - August 5
Online Second Session:  August 6 - September 16

Policies and Procedures

The policies and procedures of Baker College guide our faculty, staff, and students in achieving our mission: to provide quality higher education and training which enable graduates to be successful throughout challenging and rewarding careers. 

Specific information about our academic policies can be found through the resources below, along with information about office hours and policies for each campus.

Philosophy of Developmental Education

Developmental Education Mission Statement

The mission of developmental education is to provide a comprehensive preparatory program enabling students to acquire academic skills necessary to complete a college-level course of study.

Developmental Education Goals

  1. Provide appropriate educational opportunities and services
  2. Ensure proper placement of students
  3. Maintain high academic standards that support student success in college-level courses
  4. Enhance the quality of student learning
  5. Promote continued development and application of adult learning theory, adhering to best practices
  6. Provide students with opportunities to build strong foundational skills
  7. Be sensitive and responsive to individual differences among students
  8. Promote a collaborative and supportive environment for faculty, staff, and students

Developmental Education Objectives

  1. Entry-level students will complete appropriate placement testing.
  2. Students will use developmental education resources provided by the College.
  3. Students will demonstrate reasoning, communication, and comprehension skills required for college-level work.
  4. Students will demonstrate competency in reading, writing, and mathematics through exit processes.

The following courses are designed to meet the above objectives:

  • ENG 091 - English Review
  • ENG 098B - College Reading
  • MTH 091 - Essential Math Concepts
  • MTH 099E - Pre-Algebra

In addition to these developmental education courses, other developmental courses, specific to a program area, may be required. See individual program requirements for details.

Developmental Courses

Baker College supports its Right-to-Try Admissions Policy with several educational services. Some students who enter Baker College require assistance to meet the pressures of an academic community. Because of this, Baker College provides these students with a developmental education program which enables them to achieve success in college and their future careers.

  1. Students with below college-level reading skills, as determined by the results of a placement test, are required to enroll in College Reading (ENG 098B).
  2. Students with below college-level English writing skills, as determined by the results of a placement test, are required to enroll in English Review (ENG 091).
  3. Students with below college-level math skills, as determined by the results of a placement test, are required to enroll in Essential Math Concepts (MTH 091) and/or Pre-Algebra (MTH 099E).
  4. Students who place into these developmental areas should take the developmental course(s) the first quarter. These courses should be completed within the first academic year, prior to enrolling in a college-level general education course.
  5. Students who place into two or three developmental areas, one of which is MTH 091 Essential Math Concepts, are required to enroll part time (less than 12 credits) the first quarter of attendance only.
  6. Students must successfully complete all required developmental education courses. Successful completion of each of the developmental courses requires passing a consistent exit assessment that demonstrates a minimum standard of competency in order to enroll in the subsequent college-level courses. Students unable to successfully complete (pass) any one or more of the developmental education courses (ENG 091, ENG 098B, MTH 091, MTH 099E) within three attempts, including withdrawals, will face academic dismissal from the College. For both the second and third attempts, students are placed on a Student Learning Contract. (A second attempt contract serves as a warning, and a third attempt contract serves as notice of the student facing academic dismissal.)
IACBE Accreditation

External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.

Baker College has received specialized accreditation for it's business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas. Web address: http://www.iacbe.org/.



The following programs at Baker College are accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education:

Undergraduate Programs - Associate


Undergraduate Programs - Bachelor


Graduate Programs

Academic Probation and Dismissal

Academic Standing

Undergraduate
Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 to graduate from any program. For students to stay off academic probation, the following grade point averages must be earned.

Hours Attempted Minimum GPA
1-16 1.5
17-32 1.65
33-48 1.80
49-64 1.90
65+ 2.00

Graduate
Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 to graduate. A grade of “C” or better is required in all classes used to calculate hours for graduation. For students to stay off academic probation, the following grade point averages must be earned.

Hours Attempted Minimum GPA
1-12 2.75
13-24 2.87
25-Graduation 3.00

Academic Probation Policy

If the student’s cumulative GPA falls below the appropriate minimum GPA required to remain in good academic standing as illustrated on the step scale, the student will be placed on academic probation for the following quarter. The student will be advised to restrict his/her course load and curtail extracurricular activities and work schedules. If the student attains a satisfactory GPA according to the step scale in the probationary quarter, but his/her cumulative GPA is still below the step scale, the student will remain on probation for the next quarter.

Removal from Academic Probation

The student will be removed from academic probation at the end of the quarter in which his/her cumulative GPA places him/her in good academic standing as illustrated on the step scale.

Academic Suspension Policy

Students are academically suspended based on either of the following:

  • A student receives all failures his/her first quarter.
  • A student on academic probation who earns a GPA at the end of the probationary quarter lower than that called for by the step scale.

Consideration for re-enrollment will be given to academically suspended students only after an absence of at least one academic quarter. Requests to re-enroll are processed through the Academic Department.

Students who were living in Baker College housing at the time of academic suspension must reapply in order to be readmitted to college housing.

Academic Dismissal

Students are academically dismissed based on either of the following:

  • A student is unable to successfully complete (pass) any developmental education course within three attempts (one attempt for COL115).
  • A student received a prior academic suspension and his/her GPA falls below the step scale regarding good academic standing.

Baker College reserves the right to academically dismiss any student whose level of achievement makes it inadvisable for the student to remain in school. Students who are academically dismissed may not attend classes in any future quarter, unless they apply for and receive Academic Amnesty. Readmission for developmental education academic dismissal may be considered earlier than the four year requirement if the student produces documentation of transferable college-level math and English courses which were completed following dismissal from Baker College. If a student requests Amnesty after four years and retakes COMPASS, he/she may be readmitted if COMPASS scores indicate that no developmental courses are needed.

Academic Amnesty: Fresh Start Program

The Fresh Start Program, which is for undergraduate students only, allows students with poor academic records who have not attended Baker College for at least four years to resume their college education with a clean slate. A student with a poor academic record is defined as a student who is not in good academic standing. If a student is approved for the Fresh Start Program, all previous grades and courses will be excluded from the computation of the student’s grade point average. Courses passed with a “C” or better can count as a credit grade for program requirements and graduation. All courses and all grades remain on the student’s transcript with a notation of Fresh Start on the transcript. The Fresh Start Program can only be used once by a student. Requests should be made in the Registrar’s Office, with final approval from the Chief Academic Officer/Vice President for Academics. Approval for academic amnesty must be received prior to the end of the quarter in which the student returns. Once a student is granted academic amnesty, the student’s permanent record cannot be changed.

The Fresh Start Program will not supersede the Baker College Satisfactory Academic Progress Rules for receiving federal and state financial aid funds, which are based on cumulative grades, hours attempted, and hours completed. If a “Fresh Start” student is in violation of the financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Rules and wishes to establish eligibility for those funds, an appeal for re-instatement must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

Testing

Baker College offers many non-traditional credit options for students with varied academic and professional backgrounds. It is a policy of Baker College to award credit to those with the appropriate experience.

For more information about the types of testing available on your campus, contact:

Waiver Tests

Waiver test credit may be earned for skills already developed. This credit is awarded based on an examination developed by Baker College in the subject area.

Credit By Examination

These national credit by examination programs offer students the opportunity to demonstrate their academic proficiency in various general education and specific subject areas. Such proficiency may have been developed by the student outside of a traditional classroom through such means as personal reading, adult education courses, job experiences, etc.

Please visit the Web sites listed below for specific information regarding national credit by examination programs:

If you would like to schedule CLEP and DANTES testing, (available only on the Flint Campus) contact the Testing Services Department by email at fltesting@baker.edu or by callilng (810) 766-4300.

For more information about credit by examination available on your campus, please call the contact listed above.

WorkKeys® Assessments

WorkKeys® is a workplace skills assessment system used by employers, students, workers, and educators across the nation. The WorkKeys® system from ACT is being introduced in high schools across the country to help students understand how to improve job and career skills for better-paying jobs. WorkKeys® measures skills in:

  • Reading for Information
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Locating Information
  • Business Writing
  • Teamwork

These are skills that employers feel are critical to job success. WorkKeys® assessment results demonstrate current ability level to employers. These assessments help businesses and educators understand each other’s needs. The goal is to ensure that students enter the work force with a strong foundation that enables them to do well in their chosen career.

If you would like to learn more about WorkKeys, or to schedule a test:

Registrar

Baker College Registrars are here to help you meet your educational goals as quickly and efficiently as possible. We can help you with:

  • Program changes and other course registration concerns
  • Advice for bachelor degrees
  • Non-traditional credit
  • Transfer of credits 
  • Graduation requirements
  • Certifications
  • Registrations
  • Transcripts and other academic records

Baker College offers many non-traditional credit options for students with varied academic and professional backgrounds. Non-traditional credit may include:

  • Articulation
  • Experiential credit
  • Credit by examination
  • CLEP
  • Advanced placement

To learn more about non-traditional credit, please visit our sections on Articulation or Testing. You can also call the Academic Office for more information.

Open Class List

The Open Class List can also be found at https://carina.baker.edu/dlvopen

Graduation Application

All students who anticipate successful completion of their program course requirements for a degree or certificate must complete the Graduation Application one quarter prior to their graduation date in order to officially graduate.

You can fill out the Graduation Application online or by visting the Academic Office on your campus.

Transcript Request

Contact the Registrar's office to request transcripts and other academic records, or send an e-mail to: transcripts@baker.edu.

You can also request and receive transcripts online. Transcripts sent online are fully secure and FERPA compliant. Our PCI Certification and independent third-party testing ensure that security is never in question.

Choose one of the following to request an official transcript online and track it in process:

Please note:

Baker College will be closed from December 24 – 28, 2014, for the Christmas holiday. Requests received on those days will be processed on Monday, December 29.

Baker College will be closed from January 1 – 4, 2015, for the New Year’s holiday. Requests received on those days will be processed on Monday, January 5.

There is a nominal fee associated with our online transcript process. Please have a debit or credit card available.

 

A hold on your Baker College account will not prevent you from requesting a transcript through Parchment Exchange. However, Baker College will not be able to release your transcript until the hold is resolved.

Grades

Grades are computed at the end of each course. You may access final grades through the Student Online Links to Academic Records (SOLAR) System.

Baker College no longer prints or mails final grade reports. 

Your final grade report will list your:

  • Courses
  • Grade for each course
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) for that quarter
  • Cumulative GPA

Grades | Letter and Grade Point Value

A     =    4.0 points
A-     =      3.7 points
B+      =      3.3 points
B     =    3.0 points
B-     =    2.7 points
C+    =    2.3 points
C    =    2.0 points
C-    =    1.7 points
D+    =    1.3 points
D    =    1.0 points
D-    =    0.7 points
F    =    Failure = 0.0 points
P    =    Passed = 4.0 points 
WF    =    Withdrawal Failing = 0.0 points

GPA is not computed for the following grades:

CR    =    Credit (undergraduate - C or better, graduate - B or better.)
EL    =    Non-traditional credit
EX    =    Extended (used in selected courses to indicate progress, but failure to acquire all required competencies)
R    =    Articulation Credit
S    =    Satisfactory
T    =    Test Credit
U    =    Unsatisfactory

Hours and GPA are not computed for the following:

AU     =    Audit
I    =    Incomplete
NC     =    No Credit
PR    =    Progress (coursework extends beyond the end of the quarter)
W    =    Withdrawal
WP    =    Withdrawal Passing

To compute the Baker College cumulative GPA:

  • Calculate the honor points for each course completed (grade points multiplied by credit hours; an “A” or 4.0 grade in a four credit-hour class yields 16 honor points).
  • Add all honor points earned at Baker.
  • Divide by the total credit hours attempted for all quarters at Baker.

Incomplete Grade Policy

An instructor may agree to issue an Incomplete (I) grade for a course if all of the following conditions are met:

  • The student requests the Incomplete (I) grade before the end of the course.
  • The student has completed 80% of the total coursework and has a chance at a passing grade in the course.
  • The student is unable to complete the course requirements within the regular time frame due to significant, extenuating circumstances. Documentation may be required.
  • The student and instructor have signed a “contract” which clearly states the requirements to be completed and the due date for the completion of each requirement. The due date may not exceed the last day of the following quarter.

If the coursework is not completed by the agreed upon due date, the final course grade will be based on the work that was completed by the end of the quarter in which the course was taken.

Honors - Undergraduate

The President’s List
Students who earn a 4.0 GPA during a quarter in which 12 credit hours or more were completed will be placed on the President’s List for publication the following quarter. These students may also be invited to attend a President’s Luncheon/Dinner held in their honor.

The Full-Time Student Deans’ List
Students who earn a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA during a quarter in which 12 credit hours or more were completed will be placed on the Full-Time Student Deans’ List for publication the following quarter.

The Part-Time Student Deans’ List
Students who earn a 3.5 to 4.0 GPA during a quarter in which 4 to 11 credit hours were completed will be placed on the Part-Time Student Deans’ List for publication the following quarter.

Honors - Graduates

Graduates who achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher are awarded a special distinction at graduation: 

  • 3.9 - 4.0 Summa Cum Laude
  • 3.7 - 3.899 Magna Cum Laude
  • 3.5 - 3.699 Cum Laude

Unofficial honor status for undergraduates for the spring graduation ceremony will be based on the student’s GPA at the time graduation materials are prepared. If a graduate’s status changes after the final audit, the graduate may obtain the appropriate honor cord. In addition, faculty on each campus may select an Honor Graduate—a student who has demonstrated the greatest potential for success in his/her field of study—in each of the degree disciplines.

Class Status - Undergraduate

The following schedule defines the number of credit hours that must be completed to qualify for class designations:

  • Freshman: Less than 45 credit hours completed
  • Sophmore: 45 to 89 credit hours completed
  • Junior*: 90 to 135 credit hours completed
  • Senior: 136 or more credit hours completed

*In addition to credit hours, the student must be currently enrolled in a program that constitutes the appropriate class level. For example, to be considered a junior, the student must be enrolled in a bachelor degree program and have already completed an associate degree or its equivalent.

Academic Standing - Undergraduate

Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 to graduate from any program. For students to stay off academic probation, the following GPAs must be earned.

Hours Attempted Minimum GPA
1-16 1.5
17-32 1.65
33-48 1.80
49-64 1.90
65+ 2.00

Note: The graduation requirement of a 2.0 supersedes the academic standing requirements.

Academic Standing - Graduate

Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 to graduate. A grade of “C” or better is required in all classes used to calculate hours for graduation. For students to stay off academic probation, the following GPAs must be earned.

Hours Attempted Minimum GPA
1-12 2.75
13-24 2.87
25-Graduation 3.00
Advising / Counseling

Helping you prepare for a successful career is what our advisors are trained to do. Whether you are a new or returning student, we can provide academic advising, career counseling, or personal counseling to help you explore and clarify your educational and career goals and help you decide on a career path.

To receive personal assistance, information, and resources, call or stop in at your campus Counseling and Advising office to speak with a Counselor or Advisor. We’ll work closely with you to identify the program—and career—that’s right for you.

Our office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am - 6:30 pm, and Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

Personal Counseling

Assistance is available to aid students with personal and career decision making, college adjustments, and study techniques. For serious long-term, personal problems that may require ongoing treatment, referrals will be made to other trained professionals or agencies that specialize in your area of need.

All counseling sessions will be held in confidence unless the student agrees that certain information may be shared with others. The only exceptions to release information would be to report child abuse or to prevent obvious danger to yourself or others.

Stop by your campus Counseling/Advising office if you feel you would benefit from speaking with a counselor or advisor.

Disability Services

Baker College recognizes that qualified students who have been diagnosed or identified as having a learning, physical, or emotional disability are entitled to equal educational access.

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Baker College is committed to making every effort to provide reasonable, appropriate accommodations for students with diabilities.

At each campus, we have designated a Disability Services Coordinator (DSC) who works with students and faculty members to accommodate the student’s needs.

Disability Services Process

Disability services may be provided after completing the following three steps:

  • Meet with the Disability Services Coordinator.
  • Submit the Disability Services Request Form  (47 KB).
  • Submit current and comprehensive disability documentation.

To officially identify yourself as a student in need of services, contact the Disability Services Coordinator on your campus.

Forms

Guidelines for Documentation

* This document will be posted as soon as possible. Please contact your campus Disability Services Coordinator for immediate assistance.

Information provided to DSC is confidential documentation and evaluation information will not be released without the signed consent of the student.

Disability Services Coordinators Contact Information

Allen Park
Lisa Green
(313) 425-3708
lisa.green@baker.edu

Auburn Hills
Dave Slade
(248) 276-4584
dave.slade@baker.edu

Cadillac
Cindy Deemer
(231) 876-3109
cindy.deemer@baker.edu

Cass City
Karen Easterling
(989) 872-1129
karen.easterling@baker.edu

Center for Graduate Studies/Online
Dawn Prueter
(810) 766-4021
dawn.prueter@baker.edu

Clinton Township
Jeff Simms
(568) 790-9716
jeff.simms@baker.edu

Flint
Nancy Daily
(810) 766-4137
nancy.daily@baker.edu

Jackson/Coldwater
Josephine Hones
(517) 841-4523
josephine.hones@baker.edu

Muskegon
Chris Bultema
(231) 777-5237
chris.bultema@baker.edu

Owosso
Carol Boyer
(989) 729-3362
carol.boyer@baker.edu

Port Huron
Colleen Kaltz
(810) 989-2383
colleen.kaltz@baker.edu

Course Equipment & Software Requirements
Course Number Course Name Equipment/Software Required Software Available From
BUS660 The Marketing Environment Web cam with built in microphone (required)

Baker supports the following web cams and software based on your operating system:

Mac Only: Built-in Apple iSight web cam and iMovie, or Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro and Quicktime Pro

Windows Only: Logitech B910 Web cam

All of these are available from the Bookstore.

CIS251 System Development Methods Microsoft Visio 2007 or Newer MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
CIS310 Visual Basic Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Windows XP Professional MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
CIS311 Advanced Visual Basic Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Windows XP Professional MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
CIS351 System Modeling and Design Microsfot Visio 2007 or Newer MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
CIS403 Systems Development Project Microsfot Project 2007 or Newer MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
CIS421B Database Administration I Oracle 10g Personal Edition otn.oracle.com
(See Note 2)
CIS422 Databse Administration II Oracle 10g Personal Edition otn.oracle.com
(See Note 2)
CS217A C++ Programming Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2008 and Windows XP Professional MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
CS218A Object-Oriented Language with C++ Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2008 and Windows XP Professional MSDNAA
CS221 Introduction to Java Java 2 SDK www.sun.com
(See Note 2)
CS222 Programming with Java Java 2 SDK, Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router (WRT54G2) by Cisco www.sun.com
(See Note 2)
CS223 Java Object Oriented Programming Java 2 SDK www.sun.com
(See Note 2)
CS311A Java Programming Java 2 SDK www.sun.com
(See Note 2)
CS321 Data Structures and Algorithms I Microsoft Visual Studio . NET 2008 and Windows XP Professional MSDNAA
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CS322 Data Structures and Algorithms II Microsoft Visual Studio . NET 2008 and WIndows XP Professional MSDNAA
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CS422A Database Programming I Oracle 10g Personal Edition www.sun.com
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CS423 Database Programming II Oracle 10g Personal Edition www.sun.com
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GRC131A Introduction to Graphics Imaging Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium Bookstore
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GSD311 C Software Solutions Microsoft Visual Studio . NET 2008 and WIndows XP Professional MSDNAA
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GSD321 Game Console Design Microsoft Xbox360 w/ Hard Drive  
INF112 Word Procession Internet Explorer Bookstore
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INF113 Electronic Spreadsheets Internet Explorer Bookstore
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INF114A Intro to Database Applications Internet Explorer Bookstore
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INF121 Introduction to Windows Windows 8 Bookstore
INF141A Microsoft PowerPoint Internet Explorer Bookstore
MIS511 Management Information Systems

Web cam with built in microphone(required)

Apple iTunes-Free and QuickTime-Free (both are required)

One of the following is required based on your operating system:

Mac Only: QuickTime Pro license required with Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro only

Windows Only: M2Convert (required)

Baker supports the following web cams and software based on your operating system:

Mac Only: Built-in Apple iSight web cam and iMovie, or Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro and Quicktime Pro

Windows Only: Logitech QuickCam 9000, or Logitech QuickCam Fusion Web cam and M2Convert Software

All of these are available from the Bookstore.

ITS341 Scripting for Network Administrators Windows PowerShell Download from Microsoft
PPM311 Project Planning Microsfot Project 2007 or greater MSDNAA
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SPK201 Oral Communications

Web cam with built-in microphone (required).

One of the following is require based on your operating system:

Mac Only: QuickTime Pro license required with Logitech QuickCam Pro only.

Baker supports the following web cams and software based on your operating system:

Mac Only: Built-in Apple iSight web cam and iMovie, or Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro and Quicktime Pro

Windows Only: Logitech B910 Web cam

All of these are available from the Bookstore.

SPK211 Group Dynamics Web cam with built-in microphone (required).

One of the following is require based on your operating system:

Mac Only: QuickTime Pro license required with Logitech QuickCam Pro only.

Baker supports the following web cams and software based on your operating system:

Mac Only: Built-in Apple iSight web cam and iMovie, or Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro and Quicktime Pro

Windows Only: Logitech B910 Web cam

All of these are available from the Bookstore.

WEB201 Web Multimedia Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium Bookstore
WEB221 Web Scripting Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium Bookstore
WEB222 Internet Commerce Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium Bookstore
WEB241 ActionScript Programming Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium Bookstore
WEB321 Web Application Development Tools Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium or Newer - Full Install Bookstore
WEB331 Enterprise Java J2EE SDK www.sun.com
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WEB361 Web Server Administration Apache 2.0 HTTP Server www.apache.org
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WEB411 Web Usuability Design Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium or Newer - Full Install Bookstore
WRI115 Workplace Communication

Web cam with built-in microphone (required).

One of the following is require based on your operating system:

Mac Only: QuickTime Pro license required with Logitech QuickCam Pro only

Baker supports the following web cams and software based on your operating system:

Mac Only: Built-in Apple iSight web cam and iMovie, or Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro and Quicktime Pro

Windows Only: Logitech B910 Web cam

All of these are available from the Bookstore.

Note 1
The MSDNAA program is a method for students to obtain Microsoft development applications. Students in courses that are eligible for the MSDNAA program will have access to MSDNAA module through the Baker College tab within Blackboard.

Note 2
Software is available for free from the site noted. There may be a registration process.

Note 3
You may purchase individual versions of the these products from another source, but you may be required to purchase other software from these packages later on in the program. We suggest that you purchase the entire studio or suite initially (available from the Bookstore), as purchasing the software individually will cost much more.

Constitution Day

On May 24, 2005, the U.S. Department of Education released a Notice of Implementation, announcing that all educational institutions receiving federal funding must provide an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution.

Senator Robert C. Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat and the former United States Congress unofficial Constitutional scholar, believed that American primary, secondary, and post-secondary students lacked significant knowledge regarding the United States Constitution. In December 2004, Senator Byrd offered an amendment that was passed by both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate in attempt to increase Constitutional knowledge.

We have provided several resources below to increase awareness and appreciation for Constitution Day and the United States Constitution:

 
Full Program List
Full Course List
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
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24 Quarter Hours

Please see your academic advisor for more information.

 

 

Choose Any Elective Courses24
ABT 151
5 Quarter Hours

Covers the safety precautions in welding and cutting. Besides MIG welding, TIG, oxyacetylene, resistance spot welding, and plasma cutting are included. Students learn the processes used in body repair. 15 hours of lecture and 70 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Autobody Technician.

Corequisite(s):
ABT 106.
MIG Welding5
ACC 100
4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credits in accounting.

Accounting Elective4
ACC 121
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the concepts of financial accounting, including the completion of the accounting cycle, preparation of the financial statements, and detailed coverage of cash, receivables, inventory, fixed assets and liabilities.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 091 or satisfies developmental math or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
INF 113
Fundamentals of Accounting I4
ACC 122
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the concepts of managerial accounting, including financial statement analysis, job order costing, budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, and use of other managerial decision-making tools.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 121, INF 113
Fundamentals of Accounting II4
ACC 231
4 Quarter Hours

Studies the beneficial role technology plays in processing accounting information. Emphasis is placed on hands-on application utilizing QuickBooks. Specific topics studied include setting up company information, maintenance of accounts and records, journalizing and posting transactions, closing the books and creating financial statements, payroll reports, cost accounting, and inventory management.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 241, INF 113
Computerized Accounting4
ACC 241
4 Quarter Hours

Completes the study of financial and managerial accounting fundamentals. Coverage includes a detail review of the accounting cycle, financial statement preparation, statement of cash flows, and detailed coverage of long-term liabilities and equity. Also, managerial topics of standard costing and activity-based costing are covered.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 122
Accounting Concepts4
ACC 251
4 Quarter Hours

Studies all aspects of payroll operations, including personnel and payroll records, computations of wages and salaries, relevant laws and acts pertaining to payroll, preparation of payroll registers, recording of accounting entries, and preparation of payroll tax returns.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 241
Payroll Accounting4
ACC 295
4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students for the national bookkeeper certification exam. Topics include adjustments and error corrections, payroll, depreciation, inventory, and internal controls and fraud prevention.

Bookkeeper Certification Prep4
ACC 301
4 Quarter Hours

Begins an in-depth study of the theory and conceptual issues relevant to presentation of financial information for use in external decision-making processes. Emphasis is placed on reporting and disclosure requirements for a complex, classified balance sheet. Other topics include a review of the accounting cycle, preparation of financial statements, the conceptual framework, GAAP, and account reconciliation.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 241 or ACC 291.
Intermediate Accounting I4
ACC 302
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the in-depth study of the theory and conceptual issues begun in Intermediate Accounting I. Emphasis is placed on reporting and disclosure requirements for multi-step income statement. Other topics include reinforcement of the accounting cycle and the interrelatedness of the financial statements and how various accounts affect them.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 301
Intermediate Accounting II4
ACC 303
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the Intermediate series, this course expands on competencies gained through previous study while addressing the reporting and disclosure requirements for the Statement of Cash Flows. In addition, pensions and other unique transactions, events, and disclosures will be addressed.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 302
Intermediate Accounting III4
ACC 312B
4 Quarter Hours

Provides in-depth coverage of fundamentals of federal taxation related to business entities, including C and S corporations and partnerships. Emphasis is placed on the application of tax laws to the preparation of federal tax and informational return for these entities.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 121
Business Entities Taxation4
ACC 331A
4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes costs for decision making, capital investment decisions, quantitative models for planning and control, and performance evaluation. Strategic control systems, using accounting data for internal decision making, and cost control are also emphasized.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 241
Cost Accounting4
ACC 341B
4 Quarter Hours

Provides in-depth coverage of the fundamentals of federal and state taxation related to individuals. Students will examine the federal tax system; research and apply tax law; and calculate gross income, deductions, and future tax liability. Tax planning for the individual will also be addressed.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 121
Individual Taxation4
ACC 416
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the discipline of auditing, accounting systems, and internal controls in public and private sectors, as well as the auditing profession and the audit process. Topics covered will include audit reports, professional ethics, legal liability, responsibilities, audit evidence, and planning. Internal controls and risks are also introduced.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 303
Auditing, Systems, and Controls I4
ACC 417
4 Quarter Hours

Applies the audit process to various transaction cycles. This course introduces the systems of controls and related analytic flow charting for each of the transaction cycles, as well as the test of controls and the substantive tests for each cycle. This course is a continuation of Auditing, Systems, and Controls I.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 416
Auditing, Systems, and Controls II4
ACC 431B
4 Quarter Hours

Addresses the fundamental principles of accounting for governmental units, colleges, hospitals, voluntary health and welfare organizations, and other non-profit organizations. Students will compare and contrast non-profit accounting processes with those of for-profit enterprises by evaluating the differing regulations for recording transactions, financial reporting, and revenue recognition as well as funding options and budgeting.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 302
Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting4
ACC 441
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform accounting functions related to the acquisition of a business, consolidated financial statements, and disclosure requirements for industry segments.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 303
Advanced Accounting4
AG 221
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the maintenance of gas and diesel engines, field machinery, tractor and power units, and shop equipment to include the fundamentals of gas and arc welding. Students will be exposed to the common implements and equipment used in the agriculture industry. 20 hours of lecture and 40 hours of lab are required for this course.

Prerequisite(s):
AG 113, MTH 108
Agriculture Equipment and Tooling4
AIT 311
4 Quarter Hours

Helps participants become more reflective and effective teachers.

Teaching and Learning4
AIT 321
4 Quarter Hours

Helps participants develop a better understanding of learning in adulthood.

The Adult Learner4
AIT 411
4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes theory of instruction, methods, and materials/resources necessary in the subject area.

Instructional Strategies and Delivery4
AIT 421
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on techniques that lead to development of a positive, democratic learning environment.

Classroom/Instructional Management4
AIT 431
4 Quarter Hours

Compares different types of assessments and analyzes assessment results for the purpose of improving student learning. Students will compare classroom assessment techniques to program assessments and incorporate results into program evaluation and accreditation. The instruction in the course will emphasize creating valid assessments and using assessment data for decision making.

Assessment for Student Learning4
AIT 491
4 Quarter Hours

Provides hands-on capstone experience in teaching or training setting. Students will practice teaching and will reflect on the teaching-learning process. Continuous improvement of instructional skills will be emphasized, while incorporating adult learning theory, classroom management, curriculum and assessment.

Adult Instructor and Trainer Practicum4
AST 102
6 Quarter Hours

Focuses on an introduction to engine fault diagnosis and adjustment or repair. Computerized engine controls are reviewed as are ignition systems, fuel/air systems, and exhaust systems. 20 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Automotive Service Technology.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in AST 106, C or better in AST 111A, C or better in AST 121.
Engine Performance I6
AST 103
6 Quarter Hours

Continues the examination of engine fault diagnosis and adjustment or repair. Emission controls, effects of ignition timing, analysis of exhaust gases, and advanced engine services are studied. 20 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Automotive Service Technology.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in AST 102.
Engine Performance II6
AST 122
4 Quarter Hours

Continues coverage of engine failure analysis with a focus on diagnostic procedures. 20 hours of lecture and 40 hours of labs are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Automotive Service Technology.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in AST 106, C or better in AST 121.
Engine Repair II4
AST 211
4 Quarter Hours

Presents an overview of basic Hybrid theory and applications within an automobile. Topics covered but not limited to, introduction to Hybrid vehicles, Hybrid safety, Hybrid battery design and application, battery operated electric vehicles, mild and assist Hybrid technologies, full Hybrid applications and alternative fuel overview. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Automotive Service Technology.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in AST 112B. AST 113.
Introduction to Hybrid Vehicles4
AST 221A
6 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the design and operation of automotive brake systems. Topics include diagnosis and repair, to manufacturer specifications, of traditional and Anti Lock Brake Systems (ABS) as well as Traction Control Systems (TCS). Lab demonstrations and on-car repair provide a working knowledge of hydraulic systems, disc/drum machining, rebuilding, and power assist, as well as scan tool usage to repair ABS/TCS systems. 20 hours of lecture and 85 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Automotive Service Technology.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in AST 106 , C or better in AST 111A .
Automotive Brake Service6
AST 231A
6 Quarter Hours

Examines front and rear drive vehicles and the suspension and drive system for each. Steering mechanisms and suspension components for both automatic and manual drives are discussed as are alignment techniques. 20 hours of lecture and 80 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Automotive Service Technology.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in AST 106, C or better in AST 111A.
Automotive Suspension/Steering6
AST 241A
6 Quarter Hours

Covers automotive heating and air conditioning system theories, troubleshooting, and servicing. Proper refrigerant recovery, recycling, storage, and use of recharging equipment will also be covered. Students will be made aware of recent environmental concerns relevant to coolant and refrigeration. In addition, basic shop safety and safe use of recycling equipment will be discussed. 20 hours of lecture and 80 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Automotive Service Technology.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in AST 106, C or better in AST 111A.
Heating/Air Conditioning6
AST 251
8 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the front-wheel drive transaxle and components. Transaxle fundamentals and operation will be reviewed as well as common faults and servicing procedures. 40 hours of lecture and 85 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Automotive Service Technology.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in AST 106, C or better in AST 111A, C or better in AST 101 or C or better in AST 121.
Automatic Transmission and Transaxle8
AST 261
6 Quarter Hours

Investigates the manual drive train and major components. Transmissions, drive shafts, differentials, and drive axles are examined. Diagnosis and troubleshooting are discussed. 20 hours of lecture and 80 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Automotive Service Technology.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in AST 112B, C or better in AST 121.
Manual Drive Train and Axles6
BUS 211
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the data analysis process and the role of business decision making.  Explores qualitative and quantitative data, data vs. information, data research, relevance, validity, business intelligence tools, ethical and legal implications of data analysis, data integrity, primary and secondary data, MAIP (Measurement Analysis, Interpretation Presentation) and ethical and legal implications of data analysis.

Prerequisite(s):
Bachelor of Digital Media Technology majors: ENG 101, MKT 111B, MTH 111. Bachelor of Information Systems majors: ENG 101, MGT 101, MTH 108. All other majors: ENG 101, MGT 101, MKT 111B, MTH 108
Business Analytics4
BUS 401
6 Quarter Hours

Analyzes the firm as it expands globally. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and utilization of diversity and ethics in the development, operation and international expansion of the firm. Multicultural work environments, employment and labor issues, domestic and international law, global marketing, trade and finance will be examined. This course is exclusive to the Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration degree programs.

Prerequisite(s):
24 Credits Hours in REQUIRED COURSES, Junior status.
International Business6
BUS 421
6 Quarter Hours

Covers the role of the marketing function in organizational operations with an emphasis on product/service promotion, placement, and pricing. Various marketing strategies will be evaluated. This course is exclusive to the Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration degree program.

Marketing Management6
BUS 431
6 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the strategy function of senior management and the establishment of the organizational mission, strategy, goals, objectives and plan of implementation and evaluation. This course is exclusive to the Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration degree program.

Management Strategy6
BUS 571
4 Quarter Hours

Examines financial rewards in organizations. Students will examine compensation, surveys, reward and incentive systems, pay equity, benefits, legal issues, and the strategic planning of compensation and reward systems in organizations.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 572
Compensation and Benefits4
BUS 572
4 Quarter Hours

Evaluates a variety of human resource issues facing corporations and businesses today. These include employee development, performance appraisal systems, job design, hiring and dismissal processes, career management strategies, legal issues, morale monitoring, domestic and global labor market problems, as well as how cultural and economic factors influence the effectiveness of human resource management.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Human Resource Management4
BUS 573A
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students the opportunity to analyze industrial relations by examining the role of labor unions in American life and worldwide. The course will address the legal and business environment for collective bargaining and conflict resolution among both union and at-will employees. It will also address the impact of globalization and international trade agreements on the future growth of organized labor.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 572
Labor Relations and Conflict Resolution4
BUS 574A
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the role and purpose that organizational development plays in creating and supporting business strategy, including change, culture, values, and environment. Evaluation of the results from organizational development initiatives will be discussed to determine contributions made and lessons learned. This course is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of persons involved in the process of business change.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 572
Strategic Organizational Development4
BUS 576A
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on determining an organization's training needs. Emphasis will be placed on training needs analysis techniques, designing training programs, implementation of training programs, evaluation of training programs, and the cost effectiveness of training programs.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 572
Employee Staffing and Development4
BUS 615
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an understanding of individuals, groups, and organizations as a whole. This course considers such topics as alignment of people within an organization, as well as techniques for these individuals to manage and lead more effectively. This course will also discuss how technology, the Internet, globalism, and virtual teaming are impacting the work environment today.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Human Behavior Management of Organizations4
BUS 630
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the use of financial and managerial accounting information for decision-making purposes. Topics include accounting concepts, accounting systems, preparing financial statements, product costing and overhead allocation, variance analysis, budgeting, and responsibility accounting. How these topics should be applied in information based decision making is emphasized. Case analysis is used to enhance student learning of key accounting concepts.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Accounting for the Contemporary Manager4
BUS 631
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on special studies related to tax problems of individuals, partnerships, fiduciaries, and corporations. Emphasis is on federal taxation of corporations, trusts, and estates. Specific use of the Tax Code and the Internal Revenue Service Regulations will be an integral part of this course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 630 and 16 hours of undergraduate accounting
Taxation4
BUS 634
4 Quarter Hours

Studies, comprehensively, the recording of transactions by government units and the preparation of financial statements by not-for-profit entities. City government is the basic unit of study; however, school districts, universities, and hospitals are covered to illustrate the similarity in accounting for all not-for-profit entities. The topics of the classifications of audits, auditing standards, audit procedures, the audit report, the Single Audit Act, fraud examination, and forensic accounting are also covered.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 630 and 16 hours of undergraduate accounting
Non-Profit Accounting4
BUS 635
4 Quarter Hours

Explores the impact of the cultural, social, legal, political, and economic conditions that shape the national accounting standard-setting process of the different countries with a focus on accounting practices of vital countries with diverse cultures and legal environments. The purposes of and attempts at classification of countries by their accounting characteristics are examined. The purposes and progress of regional and international harmonization programs are discussed with a focus on the international accounting standards and their impact on the economic consequences of multinational corporations. Attention is given to the accounting problems facing multinational corporations using case studies. These include foreign currency translation, auditing in the international environment, transfer pricing, international taxation, global managerial planning and control and analyzing foreign financial statements.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 630 and 16 hours of undergraduate accounting
Global Accounting4
BUS 640
4 Quarter Hours

Provides an understanding of corporate financial management including the introduction of key concepts in the field of finance and the environment in which they are applied. Students learn how to gauge the financial health of their company and to measure and understand the financial return in relation to risk. Capital budgeting and management of working capital are also discussed. This course emphasizes teaching students to improve their business financial decision making.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
The Financial Environment4
BUS 641
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students the opportunity to learn and discuss the topics of money, money markets, money market participants, monetary policies and its effects, and regulation of money markets, in addition to examining banks, banking services, and the banking industry. The dynamic nature of the banking industry will be examined, highlighting recent changes and expected future developments. Students will also learn to identify and manage financial risks. Students will write a project report on how to improve some banking practices or business practices related to banking or money management.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 640
Money and Banking4
BUS 642
4 Quarter Hours

Emphasis is on understanding and preparing financial accounting statements on past performance and projected future performance of organizations. Students will also learn to evaluate and efficiently use financial accounting statements to identify business problems and profit from business strengths. Topics include FASB's conceptual framework, GAAP, measuring income, recording transactions, accounting for sales, inventories and cost of goods sold, long-lived assets and depreciation, liabilities and interest, valuation and accounting for bonds and leases, stockholder's equity, statement of cash flows, accounting differences, and the International Accounting Standards.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 630 or C or better in BUS 640, 16 hours of undergraduate accounting
Financial Accounting4
BUS 643
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students international financial capital flows in the global economy, focusing on how firms can borrow from, lend to, and invest in foreign countries. The costs and benefits of international business financing are analyzed, from both short-term and long-term perspectives, considering both direct and indirect effects. Business strategies for managing financial risks are examined, including foreign exchange risk, interest rate risk, and default risk. Students will complete a project report on how his or her firm can profitably borrow from, lend to, or invest in a particular foreign country, using the international money market and international capital market.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 640
International Business Finance4
BUS 645
4 Quarter Hours

Helps students to understand and undertake responsible budgeting practices at various levels of government - local, state, and national. Students will learn to read and develop a budget of tax revenue income, expenditures, and transfers to achieve policy makers' financial objectives for their constituents. This course explores the issues of tax policy, fiscal policy, transfer programs, budget deficits, public debt, and budget planning. Students will prepare a project report using the principles of public finance to improve a government practice.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 640
Public Finance4
BUS 650
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an integrated understanding of the concepts of economics. The emphasis is on the application of economics and uses actual economic events to encourage the study of the principles of economics and to show how these concepts can help students understand the complex and dynamic American economy.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
The Economic Environment4
BUS 660
4 Quarter Hours

Concentrates on the marketing concept and its impact on the strategic decision-making process of the firm. This course emphasizes planning and managing marketing activities of multi-product firms and provides an understanding of the fundamental issues which influence marketing decisions. The specifics of implementing a marketing plan are discussed. In addition, the effects of the global marketplace and sources of marketing research are discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
The Marketing Environment4
BUS 664
4 Quarter Hours

Gives an overview and provides an understanding of international marketing as a managerial challenge. The emphasis is on international environmental analysis, international marketing strategies and current international market issues and their implications. It is an integrative learning experience bringing in all the many facets of business management to bear on the central concern of most organizations today - how to grow and prosper in a global marketplace. Challenges in global market integration, global trade and global investments are also explored and examined.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 660
International Marketing4
BUS 666
4 Quarter Hours

Provides an acute analysis of the goals, methodology, and techniques of research for marketing decisions. This course concentrates on the generation of research information necessary for decision making in all aspects of marketing functions.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 660
Marketing Research4
BUS 667
4 Quarter Hours

Studies conceiving, executing, and administering all aspects of the promotional mix. The above analysis includes the processes for implementation and evaluation of a promotional strategic plan specific to product(s) being marketed. Topics include: formulation of a promotional budget, selecting media sources, determining promotional objectives, and evaluating the effectiveness of the plan.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 660
Promotional Management4
BUS 668
4 Quarter Hours

Provides an in-depth study of variables that influence all the logistic elements for determination of the places where products are being sold. Topics include government regulations, distribution, transportation, organizational structure, competition, and buyer behavior. A logistics model/plan is required for this course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 660
Distribution Management4
BUS 678
4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes the use of data collection and analysis in business environments to facilitate decision making. Research designs will be addressed so that students can ask and answer specific questions. Students will learn to properly use basic descriptive and inferential statistics. This course will offer an applications-oriented perspective to conducting and critically evaluating primary research.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in CGS 501
Research and Statistics for Managers4
BUS 685
4 Quarter Hours

Examines issues within the leadership area including the following: managing cultural diversity, team building, project management, roles and responsibilities of the leader, leadership theories, the leadership/follower relationship, supervisory techniques, stress management, problem solving, and various concepts related to human behavior. This course also examines the evolution of leadership thought, the various methods for improving the worker performance through analytical decision making, and current issues in leadership

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 615
Dynamics of Leadership4
BUS 686
4 Quarter Hours

Provides an applied and comprehensive view of the leadership experience in today's world. This course integrates recent ideas and applications with established scholarly research. The implications and demands on leaders due to ethical scandals, global crises, emergence of e-commerce, learning organizations, virtual teams, and globalization are examined.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 615
Leadership Theory and Practice4
BUS 688
4 Quarter Hours

Explores leadership styles through leader biographies covering several management eras. Both domestic and global views of leadership are considered. Leadership practices and philosophies of both past and present leaders are examined and critiqued.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 615
Profiles in Leadership4
BUS 689
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on ways to improve small group performance through assessment and outcome-based goal setting techniques. Students examine organizational teams and learn team-building skills while being members of virtual teams. Students also learn to productively function in a group environment. Team performance is considered, and various reasons for team failure are explored. Team leadership is stressed throughout the course, and problems that may occur within teams are addressed. Effective teams are critical for many organizations to move forward, and this course helps students enhance their team-building skills.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 615
Team Leadership and Group Dynamics4
BUS 690
4 Quarter Hours

Integrates the theories, skills, and knowledge gained from previous courses and provides students the opportunity to make strategic business decisions. Students will analyze the strategies of current public corporations. Students will also complete a decision-making business simulation. This is the capstone course of the Baker College MBA program.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Corequisite(s):
BUS 572, BUS 615, BUS 630, BUS 650, BUS 660, BUS 675 or BUS 755 or MIS 511, BUS 640 or BUS 759
Strategy in a Global Environment4
BUS 750
4 Quarter Hours

Examines various healthcare policies and the related impact on diverse populations. Students will analyze population health and status assessment information and develop appropriate healthcare program recommendations. Major future trends, such as major causes of disease, expanding role of hospice, and the role of preventative medicine and wellness programs, will be investigated.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Healthcare Programs and Policies4
BUS 752
4 Quarter Hours

Studies, comprehensively, managerial problem-solving and decision-making techniques, organizational design, human resources management, the healthcare system, quality improvement, organizational change, and strategic planning.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Healthcare Administration4
BUS 753
4 Quarter Hours

Provides a thorough review of accreditation requirements and the Malcolm Baldrige Quality standards for healthcare organizations. Each of the seven healthcare criteria for performance will be explored: leadership, strategic planning, customer focus, measurement/analysis/knowledge management, workforce focus, operations focus, and results. Case studies and self-assessments will allow for practical application of these criteria.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations4
BUS 755
4 Quarter Hours

Provides an in-depth study of information technology as it is utilized in healthcare organizations. Students will compare and contrast the tools, processes, and strategies available to manage information, data, and software and hardware in healthcare organizations. Practical application will be emphasized and students will analyze the impact of information systems and technology on a business and demonstrate the ability to make effective information management decisions.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Information Technology Management in Healthcare Organizations4
BUS 758
4 Quarter Hours

Explores various legal and ethical issues relevant to the healthcare field. Topics include medical malpractice, informed consent, professional liability, patients' rights, employee rights and responsibilities, and medical ethics.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Health Law and Ethics4
BUS 759
4 Quarter Hours

Provides a deeper understanding of financial concepts applied to the healthcare field. Topics include financial statement analysis, principles of reimbursement, cost concepts and decision making, financial forecasting, budgeting techniques, capital project analysis, and strategic financial planning within the healthcare industry.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Healthcare Finance4
BUS 800
2 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes the need in proficiency at identifying the need for information, finding it, and evaluating its accuracy, significance, and relevance to research. Students will be introduced to the information resources available as a doctoral student at Baker College and will develop proficiency at using them. Library services such as remote access to resources, supply materials, and search strategies are explored. Students will also become familiar with the My eLibrary module available in each doctoral seminar.

Doctoral Seminar in Information Proficiency2
BUS 801
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the connection that exists between the role of learner and practitioner. At the heart of the DBA program is the belief that ideas will improve professional practices and reflection on professional practices to create new ideas. These relationships are explored in this course. Students will use readings, assessment tools, experiential exercises, and reflection on past and current experiences to develop a deeper understanding of the extent of knowledge of business and management, learning styles and skills, and professional strengths and weaknesses. Students will also explore the nature of scholarly inquiry and scientific method as well as explore connections between theory and practice and the importance of these considerations in doing applied research. This course also provides practical guidance on how to critically read scholarly articles, how to formulate researchable questions, and how to ensure scholarly integrity and avoid plagiarism.

The Scholar Practitioner4
BUS 810
4 Quarter Hours

Explores today's complex, world-wide environment that necessitates teamwork and collaboration to sustain a competitive advantage. Students will examine practices required to lead organizations with highly diverse workforces distributed across international, cultural, and regional boundaries. Students will systematically investigate the latest ideas emerging from both the world of practice and leadership research to identify "best practices" in the ever changing and dynamic workplace of the 21st Century.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 800, BUS 801
Leading 21st Century Organizations4
BUS 811
4 Quarter Hours

Addresses how regardless of whether you work in a large or small company, a governmental agency, a nonprofit or community-based organization, or run your own small business, you must function in a new and highly interconnected world-wide context. This course explores this new environment from multiple perspectives. Students will examine cultural, environmental, ethical, political, and legal differences across different regions of the world. Attention is focused on how to manage and lead across boundaries to meet the challenges of this new context. Theories of international management, international human resource management, and international finance and accounting are considered as is the role of information technology in creating greater access to the world-wide economy.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 800, BUS 801
Managing in a World-Wide Context4
BUS 812
4 Quarter Hours

Addresses how the digital age has created new opportunities and new challenges for the business enterprise. In this course, students will explore the strategic importance of knowledge and information systems. Students will examine the emerging field of knowledge management and how it addresses the demands of global competition and the needs of 21st century organizations. Students will learn how knowledge is developed, collected, organized, stored, retrieved, disseminated, and applied across organizations; and how information systems are used to make evidence based decisions as well as examine theories and research drawn from organizational behavior, information sciences, and management to create an interdisciplinary perspective on these critical organizational processes.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 800, BUS 801
Knowledge Management and Information Systems4
BUS 813
4 Quarter Hours

Discusses how understanding system variation and establishing clear metrics are essential to ensure successful change initiatives. In this course, students will examine total quality, ISO 9000, Malcolm Baldrige, process re-engineering, benchmarking, Six Sigma, lean development, and other techniques for quality improvement, and will examine these initiatives in the broader framework of organizational change.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 800, BUS 801
Quality Improvement and Organizational Change4
BUS 814
4 Quarter Hours

Reviews how socially responsible and innovative corporate governance is required to meet the challenges of global warming, the stewardship of scarce resources, and the distribution of income among various stakeholders. Students will examine how ethical principles can be integrated into corporate strategies. The responsibility to a wide array of stakeholders is examined as well as factors that should be considered in guiding a company's philanthropic, community development and sustainable business practices. Students will also focus on individual ethics and how managers and leaders can build congruency between their values and actions. Finally, students will examine best practices in corporate social innovation by such firms as Ben and Jerry's, KLD, Plug Power, PwC, UN Global Compact, and Schlumberger SEED.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 800, BUS 801
Corporate and Personal Ethics4
BUS 840
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the concepts of statistical analysis with application to the functional areas of business. It is rich in applications from accounting, finance, marketing, management, and economics. This course will also serve as a refresher on the basic concepts and statistical techniques used in business and prepare the student for more advanced quantitative methods introduced later in the program, laying a foundation for analytic literacy.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 800, BUS 801
Statistics for Executives4
BUS 841
4 Quarter Hours

Gives students the opportunity to learn the purpose and rationale for conducting scientific research, critical technology used in research, and the basic elements of research design. Elements covered include measurement, sampling, variables, validity, reliability, and causation. Different research designs will be covered including experimental and quasi-experimental, survey, field, designs utilizing existing data, and evaluation research. Ethics involved in research are covered including the protection of human subjects as required by the Baker College Institutional Review Board (IRB). It is recommended that the course be taken before or concurrently with BUS844.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 800, BUS 801
Introduction to Research Design4
BUS 842
4 Quarter Hours

Explores, in greater depth, the theory behind and the execution of qualitative research studies. Students will formulate qualitative research questions related to a research problem, identify applicable qualitative approaches, and participant selection strategies. Students will develop protocols for interviews, observations, and document analysis as well as learn to organize and analyze data through classification and coding. Students will examine specific methodological and ethical issues associated with qualitative research. The important outcome is that students will have the research design for their dissertations based on a survey of the research design literature appropriate for their study.

Designing a Qualitative Dissertation Study4
BUS 843
4 Quarter Hours

Helps students develop an in-depth understanding and working knowledge of quantitative research design. This course will build on statistical techniques (descriptive and inferential) learned in BUS840, learning to design studies in such a way as to maximize the validity and reliability of the outcome. This course approaches quantitative research design from a problem-solving perspective with emphasis placed on selecting appropriate research designs and on interpreting and reporting data analyses results. Design of experiments to enhance the use and interpretation of statistics in research is the primary focus of the course. The important outcome is that students will have the research design for their dissertations based on a survey of the research design literature appropriate for their study.

Designing a Quantitative Dissertation Study4
BUS 844
4 Quarter Hours

Defines the purpose of dissertation studies; produces a clear statement of the research problem based on a detailed review of the literature, and produces research questions to be answered or hypotheses to be tested. Students will include these in a dissertation prospectus, which can be used to select members for their dissertation committee.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 841, BUS 892
Defining the Dissertation Research Problem and Research Question4
BUS 860
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the first of two seminars in the successful completion of a qualifying Paper, which is Chapter I and Chapter II of the dissertation proposal. In this initial doctoral seminar, students will complete Chapter I Introduction and Statement of Problem. Specifically, the student will investigate a topic of their choice within their selected field of study. Chapter I includes a definition of the research problem, identification of the research questions, a description of the purpose of the study, and an explanation about its significance. A brief summary of the literature review as well as a description of the research methodology, identification of relevant terminology, and limitations will be included. The seminar will include the development of a bibliography of major theorists or theories in the field of study.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 844
Doctoral Specialization Seminar I4
BUS 870
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the completion of Chapter II or Literature Review. Specifically, the student will expound on their research problem by analyzing, comparing, and contrasting major theories relevant to their chosen topic. The student will synthesize these concepts to develop a literature review, which provides a connection between the research problem and the research questions. The student's Qualifying Paper is completed in this seminar.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 860
Doctoral Specialization Seminar II4
BUS 880
2 Quarter Hours

Requires students to attend at least one professional conference in the first year. The Academy of Management annual meeting is an example. Approved conferences will be identified and program faculty will also attend. The DBA program will host a seminar at these events. A list of approved conferences will be developed by the faculty each year. Students will be required to document attendance and write a short paper describing what was learned at the conference.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 800, BUS 801
First Year Professional Residency2
BUS 881
2 Quarter Hours

Requires students to attend at least one professional conference in the second year. The Academy of Management annual meeting is an example. Approved conferences will be identified and program faculty will also attend. The DBA program will host a seminar at these events. A list of approved conferences will be developed by the faculty each year. Students will be required to document attendance and write a short paper describing what was learned at the conference.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 880
Second Year Professional Residency2
BUS 890A
2 Quarter Hours

Requires students, in preparation for the Comprehensive Essay and the first year assessment, to develop and maintain a reading asset library of annotations, to explore possible topics for their dissertation through the presentation of cases, and to engage in scholarly dialogue with colleagues.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 800, BUS 801
Professional Development I2
BUS 891A
2 Quarter Hours

Requires students, in preparation for the Comprehensive Essay and the first year assessment, to develop and maintain a reading asset library of annotations, to explore possible topics for their dissertation through the presentation of cases, and to engage in scholarly dialogue with colleagues.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 890A
Professional Development II2
BUS 892
2 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to complete the Comprehensive Essay at the end of the first year after the completion of BUS801, BUS810, BUS811, BUS813, BUS890, and BUS891. It provides evidence that the student has mastered foundational theories and concepts in the field of business administration, have an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex nature of business problems, and is able to synthesize and analyze scholarly research publications. The essay requires students to summarize the annotations collected in the Reading Asset Library. The annotations are submitted with the essay.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 810, BUS 813, BUS 891A
Comprehensive Essay2
BUS 893
2 Quarter Hours

Allows students to prepare a scholarly paper suitable for publication, in order to qualify for the dissertation phase of the DBA program. Normally this occurs at the end of the second year after all your coursework in the program has been completed except for BUS814 Corporate and Personal Ethics and all that remains is the dissertation. The purpose of the paper is to demonstrate mastery of scholarly writing, research methodology, and a depth of knowledge in a field covered by the program. It will provide evidence that the student is able to plan, execute, and apply scholarly research, and be able to communicate management and business theories, research findings, and best practices through scholarly publication.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 870
Qualifying Paper2
BUS 894
4 Quarter Hours

Allows students to work toward the completion of their dissertation proposal with the support of their chair and committee. The final dissertation is composed of five chapters (Chapter I Introduction and Statement of the Problem; Chapter II Literature Review; Chapter III Methodology; Chapter IV Results; and Chapter V. Conclusions and Recommendations). The proposal is composed of the first three chapters and must be approved before data can be collected and analyzed.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 870
Dissertation Proposal I4
BUS 895
4 Quarter Hours

Allows students to complete their dissertation proposal with the support of their chair and committee. The final dissertation is composed of five chapters (Chapter I Introduction and Statement of the Problem; Chapter II Literature Review; Chapter III Methodology; Chapter IV Results; and Chapter V. Conclusions and Recommendations). The proposal is composed of the first three chapters and must be approved before data can be collected and analyzed. The proposal oral must be successfully completed to pass the course.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 893, BUS 894
Dissertation Proposal II4
BUS 896B
4 Quarter Hours

Allows students to work toward the completion of their dissertation with the support of their chair and committee. A successfully completed dissertation provides evidence that you have the ability to plan, execute, and apply scholarly research, have mastered foundational theories and concepts, and have an in depth knowledge of theory and practice in one area of specialization. It is also evidence that you are able to conceptualize and carry out research and to communicate the results of that research in a coherent document, which addresses an important problem and makes a significant contribution to the profession's theory or practice.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 895
Dissertation I4
BUS 897B
4 Quarter Hours

Allows students to continue working toward the completion of their dissertation with the support of their chair and committee. A successfully completed dissertation provides evidence that you have the ability to plan, execute, and apply scholarly research, have mastered foundational theories and concepts, and have an in depth knowledge of theory and practice in one area of specialization. It is also evidence that you are able to conceptualize and carry out research and to communicate the results of that research in a coherent document, which addresses an important problem and makes a significant contribution to the profession's theory or practice.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 896B
Dissertation II4
BUS 898B
4 Quarter Hours

Allows students to continue working toward the completion of their dissertation with the support of their chair and committee. A successfully completed dissertation provides evidence that you have the ability to plan, execute, and apply scholarly research, have mastered foundational theories and concepts, and have an in depth knowledge of theory and practice in one area of specialization. It is also evidence that you are able to conceptualize and carry out research and to communicate the results of that research in a coherent document, which addresses an important problem and makes a significant contribution to the profession's theory or practice.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 897B
Dissertation III4
BUS 899B
4 Quarter Hours

Allows students to successfully complete their dissertation oral with the support of their chair and committee. A successfully completed dissertation provides evidence that you have the ability to plan, execute, and apply scholarly research, have mastered foundational theories and concepts, and have an in depth knowledge of theory and practice in one area of specialization. It is also evidence that you are able to conceptualize and carry out research and to communicate the results of that research in a coherent document, which addresses an important problem and makes a significant contribution to the profession's theory or practice. The dissertation oral must be successfully completed to pass the course.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 898B
Dissertation IV4
BUS 900
4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes the successful completion of the students' dissertation with the support of their chair and committee. A successfully completed dissertation provides evidence that the student has the ability to plan, execute, and apply scholarly research, has mastered foundational theories and concepts, and has an in-depth knowledge of theory and practice in one area of specialization. It is also evidence that the student is able to conceptualize and carry out research and to communicate the results of that research in a coherent document, which addresses an important problem and makes a significant contribution to the profession's theory or practice. The dissertation must be successfully completed and submitted to UMI to pass the course.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 899B
Dissertation V4
CE 321
4 Quarter Hours

Covers design of concrete and steel bridges in accordance with the latest AASHTO specifications; understanding of theoretical background behind the codes such as risk and reliability concepts; load rating of bridges, and hands-on bridge design using computer software and hand calculations.

Prerequisite(s):
CE 312
Design of Bridges4
CE 325
4 Quarter Hours

Describes principles of design and practice for rural and urban highway facilities and airport installations; design criteria and controls, capacity analysis, cross-section selection, design of horizontal and vertical alignment, intersections, interchanges and computer applications to design problems.

Prerequisite(s):
CE 312
Geometric Design of Highways and Airports4
CE 351
4 Quarter Hours

Covers the analysis and design of pre-stressed concrete structural elements; full and partial pre-stressing; service ability and strength requirements; code criteria for bridges, buildings, and other structures.

Prerequisite(s):
CE 312
Pre-Stressed Concrete Design4
CE 355
4 Quarter Hours

Discusses basic principles of mechanics, elasticity, and failure as applied to wood; design methods and specifications governing the design of sawn lumber, plywood, and glulam timber structures and structural components.

Prerequisite(s):
CE 312
Structural Timber Design4
CE 358
4 Quarter Hours

Covers flexible and rigid pavement design procedures; subgrade, base, and surfacing characteristics; loads; stresses in pavement systems; material characterization; pavement response models; pavement performance models; structural design systems; effects of natural, forces; and construction practices. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
CE 312
Pavement Design4
CE 371
4 Quarter Hours

Presents fundamentals of geotechnics applied to design and analysis of shallow foundations, excavations, retaining structures, and slopes; selected topics on soil improvement and vibration; emphasis on computer utilization.

Prerequisite(s):
CE 312
Geotechnical Engineering4
CE 385
4 Quarter Hours

Covers history, economics, and traffic characteristics of transportation systems; planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of air, highway, pipeline, rail, and water transportation facilities-vehicles, guide-ways, and terminals.

Prerequisite(s):
CE 312
Transportation Engineering4
CE 415
4 Quarter Hours

Discusses water movement from arrival on land surface until it reaches the sea overland; concept of frequency, maximum probable runoff of rainfall, mass curves, and other statistical methods of hydrologic engineering.

Prerequisite(s):
CE 341
Hydrology4
CE 421
4 Quarter Hours

Presents steady and unsteady flow in pipelines and pipe networks; analysis of fluid flow in open channel systems; design of pipelines, drainage facilities, and water supply networks.

Prerequisite(s):
CE 341
Hydraulics4
CE 431
4 Quarter Hours

Discusses water quality criteria, water treatment processes: physical, chemical, and biological treatment processes, sludge processing.

Prerequisite(s):
CE 361
Water Treatment Principles4
CE 435
4 Quarter Hours

Presents water processing and distribution, wastewater collection systems - management, operation and maintenance, advanced wastewater treatment processes, water reuse, design of sanitary sewers.

Prerequisite(s):
CE 361
Wastewater Collection Systems4
CE 438
4 Quarter Hours

Discusses environmental laws and regulations; solid waste sources, composition and characteristics; properties of municipal solid waste, processing technologies, storage, transportation and disposal, management of landfills, materials recovery and recycling.

Prerequisite(s):
CE 361
Solid Waste Principles4
CGS 501
1 Quarter Hours

Orients graduate students to the standards and expectations of the College, including topics such as policies and procedures, the online learning environment and expectations, academic integrity, APA writing requirements, library resources, and professional standards.

Graduate Seminar1
CIS 106B
4 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to computer operating systems and maintenance concepts. Students will study the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems and will receive a brief introduction to Linux. This course will assist students in their preparation for the CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam, INF 121 or NET 101.
Computer Operating Systems and Maintenance I4
CIS 107B
4 Quarter Hours

Provides a continuation of the study of computer operating systems and maintenance concepts with a focus on practical application and troubleshooting. This course will assist students in their preparation for the CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 106B
Computer Operating Systems and Maintenance II4
CIS 114
2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the underlying principles of information and database structure in electronic database management systems. Students will be introduced to types of information, table structure, features of a relational database, basic concepts of database design and normalization, and basic overviews of the roles of database administrators and professionals. Students will also be introduced to introductory SQL commands using a command line and existing databases.

Database Fundamentals2
CIS 119A
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the fundamentals of computer operations, control language, and file design in the iSeries environment.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 101 or INF 114A or NET 101.
iSeries CL and File Design4
CIS 132A
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces program design and development using the RPG IV language. Students will analyze business problems and prepare program definitions as a basis for computerized solutions to those problems. Students interested in accounting applications are encouraged to choose this language option.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 119A
RPG IV4
CIS 211
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the elements of establishing superior information technology service and support. Focus is on interdepartmental cooperation. Customer contact skills including listening, courtesy, conflict management, problem solving, decision making, ethics, follow-up, communications, and user training are covered to enhance the image of the business with internal and external customers.

Prerequisite(s):
MNP 201
CSS 211
Information Technology Customer Service and Support4
CIS 233A
4 Quarter Hours

Deals with advanced language features using the RPG IV language. Students are also introduced to the RPG II and RPG III languages.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 132A
Advanced RPG IV4
CIS 251
4 Quarter Hours

Presents traditional methodologies of system analysis, design, and implementation along with recent developments in the field providing a total approach to information systems development. This course focuses on how to develop information systems in an engineered, disciplined manner utilizing real-world situations and applications.

Prerequisite(s):
One level of a programming language or Junior status.
Systems Development Methods4
CIS 302A
4 Quarter Hours

Provides an intermediate level of study of personal and/or business database applications including relational database structure and theory, the structure and maintenance of tables, queries, forms, and reports, and an introduction to macros and switchboards.

Prerequisite(s):
INF 114A.
Intermediate Database Management4
CIS 303A
4 Quarter Hours

Provides coverage of computer hardware in relation to the system: mechanical implementation, electrical implementation, and optical implementation; system capabilities regarding processor function, storage functions, and communications functions; and computer system design factors. Data representation is covered in depth, including integer data, floating point notation, character data as well as data structures. Processor technology and architecture will be covered, as will system integration and performance through logical and physical I/O, device controllers, I/O processing, data and network communication technologies, networks and distributed systems, network architecture, and OSI network layers.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 111, CS 231, MTH 111
Computer Architecture4
CIS 310
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces object-oriented programming design using Visual BASIC.NET for Windows. Students will learn the tools and methods used to analyze real-life problems and develop programs that address those problems. BASIC language has been a long-standing standard for learning programming. Visual BASIC.NET builds on this tradition plus introduces students to the powerful tools of object-oriented programming that have fast become a standard in most Windows programming languages.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 111
Visual BASIC4
CIS 311
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the study of advanced methods of writing Object-Oriented/Event-Driven (OOED) applications using Visual BASIC.NET. Using realistic case studies, students will exhibit their ability to write code for variables, selection structure, repetition, sequential access files, dialog boxes, error trapping, viewing and manipulating databases, and two-dimensional arrays. Students will also demonstrate their ability to work with a team to design, create, test, debug, document, and present an advanced, multi-form Visual Basic application that incorporates concepts learned in CIS310 and CIS311.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 310
Advanced Visual BASIC4
CIS 313A
4 Quarter Hours

Explores further the features of spreadsheets. Topics include a more in-depth study of spreadsheet functions, database techniques, graphing, and an introduction to macros.

Prerequisite(s):
INF 113
Intermediate Spreadsheets4
CIS 314
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on application development in a Windows environment. This course covers advanced uses of database and spreadsheet packages, sharing of data between programs, and macros development to solve problems. Students also use presentation software, learned in the course, to present their solutions to case-study problems.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 302A, CIS 313A, INF 112
Advanced Software Solutions4
CIS 331
4 Quarter Hours

Expands on the concepts learned in the introductory course in database creation by introducing students to higher levels of database development and computer science concepts. Students learn SQL in order to study the manipulation of a relational database. This course also includes a survey of database platforms.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 114 or CS 101 or INF 114A or NET 101.
Database Management Using SQL4
CIS 351
4 Quarter Hours

Develops the knowledge and skills required to design databases and information systems for the Web. Includes the development of data models including how to organize the modeling task, manage compromises, design for flexibility, achieve basic and advanced normalization, and develop and use generic models. Explains how to model a problem domain by abstracting objects, attributes, and relationships. Describes object-oriented approaches to model the dynamic behavior of a system in terms of state and process models. Students will construct data and object models using Entity-Relationship (ER), Unified Modeling Language (UML), and other techniques.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 302A or CIS 331.
System Modeling and Design4
CIS 371
4 Quarter Hours

Explores the integration of healthcare practice with computer technology and information science. Students will identify, gather, process, and manage information obtained and accessed via advanced information technology. Issues related to the protection of privacy, confidentiality, ethics, and security of information in the healthcare environment will be evaluated.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the program.
Introduction to Healthcare Informatics4
CIS 403
4 Quarter Hours

Builds upon the theoretical concepts of the Development Cycle learned in the Systems Development Methods. The technical knowledge gained from programming, word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications will also be put to use for the tasks of this course. Students will use the appropriate systems development methodologies, in a team approach, and follow the life cycle methodology and/or the information center techniques learned previously to achieve a demonstrable working solution to a particular Systems Development problem.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 251
Systems Development Project4
CIS 404
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the study of processor function and system design. Students will evaluate the performance of a given microprocessor using common benchmarks, analyze instruction sets in HLL, RISC, and CISC architectures, and expand their understanding of binary operations and related impact on ALU design. Students will research and compare performance and design factors in parallel, pipelined, and multiprocessor designs; analyze branch prediction impact on program design; and evaluate the effectiveness of hierarchical memory designs. Throughout this course students will engage in periodic research on various topics and will also complete an independent, comprehensive, in-depth analysis of an instructor-approved topic in high performance computer architecture.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 340
CIS 303A or EET 226A.
Advanced Computer Architecture4
CIS 421B
4 Quarter Hours

Exposes students to database administration and the duties of a database administrator (DBA) to include database monitoring, backup and recovery, troubleshooting, and tuning for reliability and performance. Students will install, configure, and maintain an RDBMS including security, backup and recovery operations, and performance tuning.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 302A or CIS 331.
Database Administration I4
CIS 422
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the database administration tasks introduced in CIS 421B with a focus on backup and recovery tools and techniques, archiving, loading and transporting data, network administration, and server-side and client-side configuration.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 421B
Database Administration II4
CIS 431
4 Quarter Hours

Addresses the alignment between business and technology with an emphasis on the use of technology by different organizational units. Decision support systems, enterprise systems, business process reengineering, and knowledge management will be discussed. The advantages and challenges of each system will be evaluated along with system development and implementation strategies.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 351, MGT 321
Enterprise Architecture4
CIS 441
4 Quarter Hours

Addresses the strategic function of an enterprise and the role information systems plays in it. It develops the ability to analyze situations and develop appropriate technology solutions to deal with a variety of business situations. It examines how technology and telecommunications systems enable businesses to succeed in a global marketplace.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 431
IS Strategy, Management and Acquisition4
CIS 451
4 Quarter Hours

Addresses the approval, design, implementation, and maintenance of healthcare information systems and examines the application of healthcare practices in the information systems field. Students will complete a research project where an information system solution will be developed for a sample healthcare organization. The project will focus on privacy, security, confidentiality, and usability.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 371, HSC 312, MED 171
Advanced Healthcare Informatics4
CIS 495
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on selected topics of current interest in information systems. Recent development in systems, initiatives and technology related to the information systems field will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
Senior status and acceptance in the program.
Special Topics in Information Systems4
CIS 499
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the systems development process as a whole for the Information Systems field. As part of this course, students will complete a capstone project that examines the use and application of an information system for an organization.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 441
Senior Project in Information Systems4
COL 491
2 Quarter Hours

Provides assistance to students in the preparation of a final portfolio which demonstrates professional and personal growth during students' academic careers. Students provide documentation from courses and work experience to develop a portfolio demonstrating how they have met the criteria for each institutional student learning outcome. This is the capstone course for the Bachelor of General Studies for the Online campus only. The final portfolio will be assessed by Baker College professionals to evaluate if the student has proven competency in the institutional student learning outcomes.

Prerequisite(s):
Senior status, Program Director/Dean approval.
General Studies Capstone Portfolio2
CRJ 101
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the skills, tools, and methods needed for various criminal justice professions. This course explores philosophical underpinnings of crime and punishments among police, corrections, and the courts. Various ethical and duty related issues are also examined. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Introduction to Criminal Justice4
CRJ 106
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the philosophy and history of corrections. This course also includes the development of current forms and approaches to corrections including probation, parole, security concepts, and related agencies. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Introduction to Corrections4
CRJ 111
4 Quarter Hours

Provides content approved by the Michigan State 9-1-1 Committee meeting the requirements for the basic 40 hour dispatcher training program. Topics include telecommunicator roles, public safety overview, professionalism, teamwork, ethics, stress management, call classification, technology, and customer service. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
9-1-1 Telecommunications I4
CRJ 112
4 Quarter Hours

Provides content approved by the Michigan State 9-1-1 Committee meeting the requirements for the advanced 40 hour dispatcher training program. Topics include domestic violence, suicide intervention, 9-1-1 liability, stress management, and homeland security issues. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
CRJ 111, Student background check.
9-1-1 Telecommunications II4
CRJ 121
4 Quarter Hours

Provides a more in-depth study of corrections as part of the criminal justice system. Specific discussions include the evolution of corrections, organization and development of jails in America, alternatives to incarceration, probation, parole, and the concept of community-based corrections, management and organization of correctional institutions, custodial care, safety and security, and prisoner rights. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Correctional Facilities4
CRJ 131
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the meaning and function of culture, the impact and meaning of discrimination, minorities, attitude formation, and professional responsiveness for criminal justice professionals. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Client Relations4
CRJ 141
4 Quarter Hours

Examines normal versus criminal behavior, human development and criminal patterns, specific problems, and intervention strategies. This course explores psychological, sociological, and biological theories of criminal behavior. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Criminology4
CRJ 151
4 Quarter Hours

Provides a thorough examination of how the law impacts corrections related decisions. This course also examines constitutional law, the court process, US courts, and prisoner rights. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Legal Issues in Corrections4
CRJ 171
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on unarmed defensive tactics, control and movement of prisoners, control of uncooperative subjects, use of non-lethal weapons, and officer survival. Practical training is based on methods of both defensive and offensive techniques used in the control of violent subjects. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Defensive Tactics4
CRJ 181
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an overview of the historical development and implementation of community-based correctional programs and the advantages, disadvantages, effectiveness, and community impact of such programs. Emphasizes supervision of individuals on probation and parole including interviewing, counseling and referral to resources, and preparing written court reports and oral presentations during pre-sentence investigations. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Community Corrections4
CRJ 211
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with interpersonal communication and conflict management skills that can be used to manage cooperative and uncooperative individuals in criminal justice environments. Application of the skills will be practiced through the use of role play exercises in simulated situations. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management4
CRJ 221
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students the learning opportunity to conduct basic investigations, assessments, interviews, and interrogations which may be necessary in criminal justice settings. Students will practice providing oral summaries, note taking, and computer based report writing in a variety of formats, including logs, client assessments, incident reports, investigation reports, interview summaries, and other related documents. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102, Student background check.
Interviewing, Investigations and Report Writing4
CRJ 231
4 Quarter Hours

Examines both historical and contemporary methods of policing. An emphasis is placed on ethical behavior along with an introduction of tools, skills, and methods used for effective policing. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Principles of Policing I4
CRJ 232
4 Quarter Hours

Continues to build on the concepts and methods introduced in CRJ231 and provides additional strategies, techniques, and methods for effective policing. Assesses the societal impact that policing has on the community. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
CRJ 231, Student background check.
Principles of Policing II4
CRJ 261A
4 Quarter Hours

Includes an overview of current forms of security throughout the world. This course allows students to obtain general information on risk management, legal considerations, and ethical issues in the security realm. Students are offered the opportunity to experience risk management activities, communications skills, and develop the ability to effectively seek out a security profession of their choosing.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Security Management4
CRJ 281A
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students an opportunity to share current experiences to the didactic components of the program. Requires students to perform a minimum of 120 hours of paid/unpaid work experience in a criminal justice agency under the supervision of appropriate personnel to allow students to develop skills and gain training in their major field. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102, 102 PSY 101 or PSY 111, C or better in CRJ 101, minimum GPA 2.50, Sophomore status, Student background check.
Corequisite(s):
WRK 291B
Criminal Justice Work Experience I4
CRJ 301
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the history of juvenile justice models and current processing of juvenile offenders. This course will also examine how the processing of juvenile offenders differs from adult offenders and the unique problems associated with juvenile offenders. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Juvenile Justice Concepts4
CRJ 311
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on foundational ethical principles and theories including the application of ethical decision making as it relates to criminal justice professionals. The societal implications of unethical behavior are also examined. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice4
CRJ 321
4 Quarter Hours

Explores the legal system using classic and contemporary case law to provide a foundation of legal knowledge. The content and impact of several milestone Supreme Court decisions are also examined. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Criminal Law4
CRJ 331
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on a range of technical solutions available to law enforcement to retrieve data as part of the investigatory process. Identify theft and various types of online fraud are also examined. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Cybercrime Investigations4
CRJ 341
4 Quarter Hours

Provides an overview of numerous forensic science tools used to investigate criminal activity and the collection of evidence ranging from finger printing to DNA. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Introduction to Forensic Science4
CRJ 351
4 Quarter Hours

Instructs the appropriate methods and procedures for collection, handling, documenting, and storing evidence for later use in criminal proceedings. The consequences for mishandling evidence are also explored. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Evidence Collection and Procedures4
CRJ 361
4 Quarter Hours

Provides historical and contemporary perspectives of organized criminal activity by the mafia and others. White collar crime and corporate corruption are examined along with the social dynamics of youth gangs, violence, prison gangs, and criminality. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Organized Crime and Youth Gangs4
CRJ 371
4 Quarter Hours

Provides an overview of the functions, roles, operations, and jurisdictional issues of various local and federal court systems addressing both criminal and civil matters. Includes an examination of various specialized courts to deal with specific societal issues ranging from truancy to substance abuse. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Criminal Courts4
CRJ 421
4 Quarter Hours

Examines "what works" to improve the effectiveness of policing and offender rehabilitation efforts. The course uses empirical studies to explore research methods commonly used within the social sciences to introduce and apply the concepts of evidence-based practices. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Evidence-Based Practices4
CRJ 431
4 Quarter Hours

Provides a global perspective on terrorism and its impact on homeland security issues post-911 ranging from airport security to local emergency response preparedness. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Terrorism and Homeland Security4
CRJ 441
4 Quarter Hours

Explores leadership and change theories and practices within paramilitary organizations and the courts to prepare future leaders within the criminal justice professions. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Organizational Leadership in Criminal Justice4
CRJ 481A
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students an opportunity to share current experiences to the didactic components of the program. Requires students to perform a minimum of 120 hours of paid/unpaid work experience in a criminal justice agency under the supervision of appropriate personnel to allow students to develop skills and gain training in their major field.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in CRJ 281A or C or better in WRK 281, minimum GPA 2.50, Senior status, Student background check.
Criminal Justice Work Experience II4
CS 101
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students an overview of the computer science profession. The course will focus on topics such as history, careers, programming languages, operating systems, databases, and relationship of mathematical concepts.

In the following programs: Computer Programming, Computer Science, Game Software Development, Mobile Application Software Engineering

Principles of Computer Science4
CS 111
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to programming concepts such as logic and flow charting as well as some basic programming techniques.

Prerequisite(s):
Any INF course or CS 101 or EGR 111 or NET 101, MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
MTH 108 or MTH 111.
Introduction to Programming4
CS 201
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the elements of global communication, networking, cloud computing, Internet programming, and programming for mobile devices. Students will experience working as a team to integrate technology used for networking on the Internet to support various users.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 101, CS 111
Net-centric Computing4
CS 217A
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces program design and development using C++ language. Uses Microsoft Visual C++ to provide students with experience working with the visual development tools. Students will demonstrate the ability to use C++ to design solutions to problems.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 111, MTH 112
C++ Programming4
CS 218A
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the development of C++ programming skills. Students will practice designing and developing C++ programs, modifying and debugging existing C++ programs, and developing complex object-oriented applications. Additional exposure to the Microsoft Visual development environment will also be gained.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 217A
Object Oriented Programming With C++4
CS 231
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to microprocessor/microcontroller fundamentals. The course will explore basic operating systems, binary math principles, software/hardware interaction, input/output processing, and system implementation.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 111
MTH 099E or placement exam, CS 101
Corequisite(s):
MTH 111
Microprocessor Electronics4
CS 241
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to using the JAVA programming language for developing applications. This is the first of two JAVA programming courses. The use of JAVA in Web-based client and server programming is also covered.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 111 or one level of a programming language.
Java Programming4
CS 242
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the use of the Java programming language for developing applications.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 241
Advanced Java Programming4
CS 243
4 Quarter Hours

Advances students' understanding of the Java programming language, object-oriented programming with the Java programming language, creating graphical user interfaces (GUI), exceptions, file I/O, threads and networking. Students will use skills acquired in this class and the previous two Java classes to develop a Java application.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 242
Applied Java Techniques4
CS 321
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces concepts and techniques for the implementation of data structures and the design and analysis of computer algorithms. Topics include abstract data types and algorithm development using C++.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 218A, MTH 340
Data Structures and Algorithms I4
CS 322
4 Quarter Hours

Expands on the concepts begun in Data Structures and Algorithms I, including stacks, queues, trees, and binary trees as fundamental conceptual structures of data. Various physical implementations for each conceptual view are examined with emphasis on the concept of abstract data types. Algorithm development continues with coverage of methods solving recurrences, divide-and-conquer algorithms, dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, and graph algorithms.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 321
Data Structures and Algorithms II4
CS 341
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with opportunities and the experience of developing applications for various mobile devices (i.e. phones, tablets, other multi-media mobile devices).

Prerequisite(s):
CS 231
CS 242 or GSD 311
Programming for Mobile Devices4
CS 346
4 Quarter Hours

Examines issues related to security from a software developer point of view. Topics include a review of security breaches related to commercial software as well as hands-on activities focused on adding security-related features or debugging security-related problems in an application.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 231
Programming for Security4
CS 351
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on mastering the Android SDK tools in relation to each platform being discussed, specific to application development. Engineering tools are reviewed as well as Java application.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 341
Introduction to Android Mobile SDK and4
CS 352
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on engineering mobile applications within the Android environment utilizing various SDK's and available tools. This course is a continuation of the Introduction course.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 351
Advanced Android Mobile Application Development Application Development4
CS 371
4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes mastering the development tools for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch screen technology working with Xcode and the iOS SDK. Student will have access to download the complete developer toolset for building Mac, iPhone, and iPad apps, including the Xcode IDE, Instruments, and iOS Simulator.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 351
Introduction to iOS Mobile SDK and Application Development4
CS 372
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on engineering mobile applications within the Apple environment utilizing Xcode and iOS SDK tools. This is a continuation of the Introduction course.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 371
Advanced iOS Mobile Application Development4
CS 391
4 Quarter Hours

Explores current and past research conducted in the field of computer science. Students will engage in a research project of personal interest.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 401
Junior status.
Research in Computer Science4
CS 401
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on mastering the Windows Software Development Kit for Windows 8 (Windows SDK) which contains headers, libraries, and a selection of tools to create apps that run on Windows 8 operating systems. You can use the Windows SDK, along with your chosen development environment, to write Windows Store apps (only on Windows 8) using Web technologies.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 372
Introduction to Windows Mobile SDK and Application Development4
CS 402
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on engineering mobile and desktop applications within the Windows environment utilizing. This course is a continuation of the Introduction course.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 401
Advanced Windows Mobile Application Development4
CS 406
4 Quarter Hours

Provides a real-world opportunity for students to build a unique basic operating system for a platform of their choice.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 404, CS 322
Operating System Development4
CS 422A
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students the ability to create and maintain database objects to store, retrieve, and manipulate data. In addition, students will write queries to retrieve, summarize, and modify data using joins and subqueries. Students will learn how to create and execute stored procedures and functions. This course also introduces participants to database triggers.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 331, CS 111
Database Programming I4
CS 423
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the database programming tasks introduced in CS 422A with a focus on creating custom forms and reports, using advanced debugging techniques, and integrating database applications.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 422A
Database Programming II4
CS 451
4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes skills, tools, and methods related to unit testing and interface integration. Moving from unit testing to system testing is an important component of the course. Fault tolerances, validation testing, testing differences based on industry needs, safety/security, issues, and global collaboration issues will be examined.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 251
CS 321. CS 322.
Unit Testing and Interfaces4
CS 461
4 Quarter Hours

Covers the three areas of computer security: network security, system security, and application security. Students will demonstrate the ability to develop user administration tools to tighten security in an open systems environment.

Prerequisite(s):
LUX 261 or WEB 361.
Security4
CS 465
4 Quarter Hours

Explores advanced database topics such as data mining, data warehousing, geographical information systems, and data-related ethics. This is a capstone course in which students will do an extensive research-based project or writing exercise.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 422, CS 423
Advanced Database Topics4
CS 481
4 Quarter Hours

Examines today s computer technology and investigates future technology trends in the industry. Focus will be on various subjects such as: new technologies, new research, the importance of lifelong learning to stay current, industry frameworks, human/computer interaction, user interfacing by generations, global awareness, mobile device advancements, mobile device programming, security, and other topical issues. This course contains a lab component.

Prerequisite(s):
Senior status.
Trends in Computer Science4
CS 495
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate engineering practices through Application Development in a selection of their choice from core courses in Android, iOS, or Windows applications.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 352, CS 372
Corequisite(s):
CS 402
Mobile Application Development Capstone4
CSC 121A
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced. Students build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

Prerequisite(s):
NET 102
Network Fundamentals4
CSC 121B
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation. By the end of this course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

Prerequisite(s):
NET 102.
Introduction to Networks4
CSC 221B
8 Quarter Hours

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Prerequisite(s):
CSC 121B.
Routing and Switching Essentials8
CSC 222
4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to sit for the Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist exam (Cisco #642-582 WLANFE). After completing this Cisco Academy course students will be able to design, configure and maintain enterprise-class WLANs and building-to-building wireless bridges. This course focuses on a comprehensive overview of WLAN radio technologies (802.11a,b and g) and topologies, products and solutions, site surveys, resilient WLAN design, and WLAN Security (802.1x, EAP, LEAP, WEP, SSID). Labs focus on wireless access point configuration and bridging applications.

Prerequisite(s):
CSC 221A
Cisco Wireless Networking4
CSC 223
4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to sit for the Cisco Voice Over IP exam (Cisco #642-432 CVOICE). This course examines technologies that carry voice communications over an IP network, including digitization and packetization of voice and fax streams over packet and cell-based networks (FR and ATM). VoIP standards and protocols such as SIP and H.323 are addressed. QoS, traffic aggregation issues, bandwidth management and network assessment are also investigated. The major challenges of VoIP development, implementation, and major VoIP product development trends will be addressed.

Prerequisite(s):
CSC 222
Cisco Voice Networking4
CSC 231B
8 Quarter Hours

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.

Prerequisite(s):
CSC 221B
Scaling Networks8
CSC 241A
8 Quarter Hours

Discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.

Prerequisite(s):
CSC 231B
Connecting Networks8
CSC 301
4 Quarter Hours

Provides technology focused curriculum and is designed for networking and internetworking students pursuing opportunities in the health IT field. This course is designed for Cisco Networking Academy (R) students who are looking for career-oriented, entry-level healthcare focused specialist skills. The curriculum should be used as a specialty (healthcare) supplement for the CCNA certification.

Prerequisite(s):
CSC 231A
Cisco Healthcare IT4
CSC 331
6 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices, and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.

CCNA Security6
CSC 421
6 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to implement, monitor, and maintain routing services in an enterprise network. Students will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions, using a range of routing protocols in IPv4 and IPv6 environments. The course also covers the configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers. Comprehensive hands-on learning and practice reinforce configuration skills.

CCNP Route6
CSC 431
6 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to implement, monitor, and maintain switching in converged enterprise campus networks. Students will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. The course also covers the secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks. Comprehensive hands-on learning and practice reinforce configuration skills.

CCNP Switch6
CSC 441
6 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to monitor and maintain complex, enterprise routed and switched IP networks. Skills learned include the planning and execution of regular network maintenance, as well as support and troubleshooting using technology-based processes and best practices, in a systematic and industry recognized approaches.

CCNP Tshoot6
DMD 131
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to industry standard, image-editing software which contains tools for designers to produce sophisticated graphics for the Web and print. Students will learn basic image adjustment and retouching as well as techniques for manipulating and combining images.

Prerequisite(s):
Any of the INF courses.
Introduction to Graphic Imaging4
DSL 151
4 Quarter Hours

Covers the theory and application of cutting and welding for heavy duty repair. Topics include gas metal arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, plasma arc cutting, and flame cutting techniques. 10 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology.

Welding for Heavy Duty Repair4
DSL 211
4 Quarter Hours

Provides instruction for practice and safe operation of commercial vehicles for Diesel Service students. This course is designed for diesel service technicians who operate commercial vehicles for the purpose of service and diagnosis. Instruction will include pre-trip inspections, range driving, and on-road driving. A majority of class time is spent behind the wheel, however, some lab/classroom time is involved. Students will earn a minimum of 30 hours of driving time in both range and on-road settings.

Prerequisite(s):
DSL 181
professional Driving Waiver, current TIP issued by Michigan, USDOT medical exam/drug screen.
CDL Preparation for Diesel Service Technician4
DSL 241
6 Quarter Hours

Combines heating and cooling of the truck cab (driver comfort), product refrigeration for freight industry, and passenger comfort for the bussing industry. Students learn to diagnose and repair vehicles and commercial heating/refrigeration systems. Topics include lubricants, compressor types, electrical and mechanical controls, refrigerant types and characteristics, as well as leak testing and repair. Includes lecture and hands-on experiences to assist in preparation for the State License exam for Automotive Heating/Air Conditioning as well as EPA 609 and EPA 608 certifications. 20 hours of lecture and 80 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in DSL 141.
Heavy Duty Heating/Air Conditioning6
DSL 251
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on ADA and other systems used in the bussing industry. Topics and equipment covered include, but are not limited to, bus doors, ADA lifts, audio/video systems, passenger lighting, and comfort controls. 20 hours of lecture and 40 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in DSL 141.
Auxiliary Systems4
DSL 261
6 Quarter Hours

Focuses on manual transmission drive trains. Diagnosis, service and repair of manual transmissions, transfer boxes, clutches, and single and dual rear drive axles will be covered. 20 hours of lecture and 80 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in DSL 141.
Heavy Duty Drive Trains6
DSL 285
4 Quarter Hours

Provides extensive safety training while addressing the installation, maintenance, and servicing of various types of power generation sets. Topics include a basic introduction to generators/alternators, voltage regulation, governors, engine/generator instrumentation and controls, generator protection, automatic transfer switches, sizing and servicing generator systems, and electronic switching components necessary in the generation and/or transmission of electric power. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in DSL 142, C or better in DSL 271.
Power Generation4
DSL 291
5 Quarter Hours

Focuses on maintenance, inspection, and repair of heavy equipment hydraulic systems. Topics and equipment include pumps, filtration, hoses and fittings, control valves, and actuators. 20 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology.

Prerequisite(s):
AST 112B or DSL 141, MTH 108 or MTH 111.
Hydraulics5
ECE 111B
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on typical and atypical developmental milestones of physical, cognitive, language, and social/emotional development of children from birth to age 12 with a focus on the preschool years. Theories of child development and contributions of theorists are reviewed in the context of application to developmental milestones. The effects that multiple, interrelated environmental factors have on the growth and development of the child will be explored. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam, DHS clearance, student background check.
Early Childhood Development4
ECE 151A
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the essential organization, planning, operations, legal issues related to children and staff and ongoing quality improvement of child care centers and preschool environments. Licensing, program structure, and accreditation standards, including professionalism and ethics are reviewed. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 111B
DHS clearance, student background check.
Administration of Early Childhood Programs4
ECE 165
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on developmentally appropriate, ethical assessment of preschool children. Students will participate in hands-on child evaluation and practice developing assessment documents for parents and institutions for the purposes of determining current levels of functioning and directing curriculum development. Students will demonstrate basic knowledge of the referral process for IEPs and IFSPs, and the roles of the teachers, parents and helping professional in these processes. Course assignments demonstrating subject matter and content application are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 111B
DHS clearance, student background check. MTH 091 or satisfies developmental math or placement exam.
Observation and Assessment Techniques for Early Childhood Education Programs4
ECE 181
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on developmental milestones and curricular planning for school-age children (5-12 years or kindergarten through 5th grade) as they relate to out of school program planning. This coursework includes instructional strategies that link the school-age curriculum and planning to State of Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
DHS clearance, student background check.
The School-Age Child4
ECE 231
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on typical and atypical social and emotional development of children birth to age 12. After reviewing assessment strategies, students will review the process for additional consultation and/or referral for children displaying atypical development, including referrals to Child Protective Services for suspected abuse or neglect. Students will apply child development theories and research through development of curriculum that enhances each child's social skills as an individual and through community group building activities. Includes 20 hours of fieldwork. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 111B
DHS clearance, student background check.
Guidance and Discipline4
ECE 281
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on information and strategies that can be used by teachers to encourage parents to work in partnership with schools. Promoting holistic child development with the parent in the role of the teacher in the home and community with the teacher as support to the parent is explored. The teacher's role as a child advocate through mandated reporting for child abuse or neglect and family advocate through the IEP/IFSP process is reviewed. Course assignments demonstrating subject matter and content application are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 111B
DHS clearance, student background check.
Parents and Teachers: Partners in Education4
ECE 301
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on strategies for Early Childhood Education professionals to use community resources for the development of the rights of young children and their families. Addresses working with children suffering from abuse and neglect. Develops advocacy techniques on behalf of children promoting safe, healthy, and nutritional environments. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
DHS clearance, student background check.
Advocating for Young Children4
ECE 451
4 Quarter Hours

Provides a supervised fieldwork experience in an administrative role that focuses on leadership and management techniques. Includes 120 hours of participation in a quality licensed program for birth-five year olds. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 151A, ECE 271B
Program Director/Dean approval, DHS clearance, student background check.
Early Childhood Education Practicum III4
ECN 100
4 Quarter Hours
Economics Elective4
ECN 201
4 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to aggregate economic issues to include inflation, unemployment, and Gross Domestic Product (GDP); economic theories; market system; and the role of government.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 108 or MTH 111.
Principles of Macroeconomics4
ECN 202
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the functions of individual business decision making, market structures, market failures, and the role of government within the economy.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 108 or MTH 111.
Principles of Microeconomics4
ECN 301
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on economic topics of international trade theories including advantages, costs, and barriers to free trade; capital mobility; balance of payments; and foreign exchange markets.

Prerequisite(s):
ECN 201
International Economics4
ECON
4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credit hours in economics.

Economics Elective4
EDU 511
4 Quarter Hours

Provides candidates with a basic understanding of statistics and data analysis, with emphasis on using data for decision making. Topics will include significance testing, interpreting data, reading charts and graphs, reading quantitative research, dashboards, and data in an education setting. Content will also incorporate using technology for data analysis.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in CGS 501
Data Analysis for Educators4
EDU 521
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces candidates to a broad spectrum of assessment types. Candidates will design assessments and scoring protocols, including rubrics. Hands-on experience with item analyses, reliability, validity, standard setting, and equating will be included. Value-added assessment will be examined using state assessments, college entrance and placement exams, and other standardized assessments as examples.

Corequisite(s):
EDU 511
Assessment and Evaluation for Educators I4
EDU 522
4 Quarter Hours

Applies assessment and evaluation results to the decision-making process. Candidates will develop goals that support the mission of programs and institutions, incorporating assessment data into planning cycles and decision making. Candidates will discuss using assessment data for program evaluation, accreditation and grant writing. Additional topics include writing and analyzing survey data and data disaggregation. Data management software and other technology used to support decision making will be reviewed.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EDU 521
Assessment and Evaluation for Educators II4
EDU 523
4 Quarter Hours

Explores the philosophy and history of education in the context of emerging research. Topics include educational leadership, information literacy, and technology. Candidates will focus on reading and interpreting research studies, research controversies in education, relationship between research and public policy, and emerging trends in teaching and learning. The course will emphasize both qualitative and quantitative research, using best practices from research for improving education.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EDU 521
Research in Education4
EDU 531
4 Quarter Hours

Reinforces best practices in curriculum and instruction leading to improved learning, including pedagogy and andragogy. Candidates will integrate curriculum, assessment and instruction to create a coherent picture of the educational process. Strategies examined include weaving curriculum across grades or programs of study and applying formative assessment techniques for improvement. Applications of grading systems, learning centered instruction and backward design will be included.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EDU 523
Learning Theory and Instruction for Educational Improvement4
EDU 601
4 Quarter Hours

Explores approaches to educational leadership which emphasize continuous improvement, project management, and leading change. Candidates will focus on learning communities, data-driven decisions, assessment as planning, strategic planning, systems theory, goal setting, self-reflection and vision. Additional topics include the history of educational leaders, educating for the common good, conflict resolution, problem solving and using technology to lead. 30 hours of fieldwork required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EDU 523
Leadership for Accountability4
EDU 602
4 Quarter Hours

Develops organizational planning skills through effective communication, human resource management, and conflict resolution, while managing for improvement. Explores the leader’s role in organizational culture. 30 hours of fieldwork required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EDU 601
Organizations, Innovation and Accountability4
EDU 603
4 Quarter Hours

Researches professional development systems that focus on improving teaching and learning. Candidates will assess and critique best practices in faculty evaluation and learn how to engage faculty in a growth process that results in a measurable action plan for improvement. 30 hours of fieldwork required.

Corequisite(s):
C or better in EDU 601.
Faculty Evaluation and Growth to Improve Student Learning4
EDU 611
4 Quarter Hours

Applies accounting principles to leadership and management in schools. Candidates will focus on using strategic planning, accountability and vision to set financial goals. Emphasis is placed on budgeting priorities based on improving learning, prioritizing operations, creating safe and secure environments, and overall accountability. 30 hours of fieldwork required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EDU 602
Fiscal, Facilities and School Management4
EDU 612
4 Quarter Hours

Researches legal and ethical issues in educational leadership. Candidates will focus on public policy and the impact on day-to-day school operations along with studying current issues in education such as Common Core, faculty evaluation, No Child Left Behind, alternative teacher preparation. Candidates will develop a code of ethics and examine the impact of one's practice on treating people with respect. Additional topics include considering schools in context through political, social, cultural, global, policy development, diversity and equity issues. Locating reliable information on best practices, professional development, and other information relevant for practice in education will also be included.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EDU 601
Public Policy, Values, and Legal and Ethical Issues in Accountability4
EDU 613
4 Quarter Hours

Locates and maximizes resources within a community including relationship building, capitalizing on people's strengths, and working with diversity to enrich the school. Topics include marketing, business and government partnerships, having an informed public, and working with families as partners. Candidates will learn to create and maintain media relationships. 30 hours of fieldwork required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EDU 601
School and Community Relations - Diversity and Communities+C1204
EDU 621
4 Quarter Hours

Gives students the opportunity to develop an understanding of emerging and innovative technologies and how they can support educational improvement efforts. Candidates will learn how to effectively manage technologies in the area of assessment, data analysis, and communication. In addition, candidates will gain an understanding of confidentiality and privacy laws, policies and procedures, copyright laws, and intellectual property restrictions.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EDU 601
Technology for Improving Education4
EDU 641
4 Quarter Hours

Develops the ability to create and implement an instructional design process. Candidates will research best practices in instructional design including: addressing stakeholder needs in program, course and curriculum development, creating quality curriculum, utilizing common assessment of student work, and incorporating technology to maximizing student learning.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EDU 531
Instructional Design for Higher Education4
EDU 642
4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes multiple adult learning theories as they construct a student centered teaching philosophy. Candidates will develop the resources necessary to select and use a variety of instructional strategies to effectively address various learning situations. In addition, candidates will model the facilitation of a learning environment focused on improved retention and student learning.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EDU 531
Course Facilitation in Higher Education4
EDU 643
4 Quarter Hours

Researches and analyzes the organizational commitment and resources required to effectively serve students in a distance education environment. Candidates will explore the quality benchmarks and parameters essential for addressing the emerging educational trends and challenges of distance education.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EDU 531
Effective Distance Learning Programs4
EDU 691
4 Quarter Hours

Creates a data-driven solution for solving a current educational problem. Candidates will develop a plan that is grounded in research and theory, and relies on established best practices. The plan will include recognition of all stakeholders, the establishment of benchmarks and targets for improvement, and a detailed implementation strategy. 50 hours of fieldwork required.

Prerequisite(s):
Program Director / Dean approval
Educational Effectiveness Capstone Experience4
EET 111A
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces electrical fundamentals, including nomenclature, symbols, SI units, and schematic diagrams. Covers conductors, voltage, current, resistance, and power. Uses Ohm's Law, Watt's Law, and Kirchhoff's Voltage Law to analyze series circuits and voltage dividers. Emphasizes hands-on lab experiments in building and measuring circuits using a breadboard, multimeter, and power supply.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 091 or satisfies developmental essential math concepts or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Electrical Technology4
EET 115D
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the study of electrical circuits using Ohm's, Watt's, and Kirchoff's Laws to analyze parallel, series-parallel, and ladder networks. Covers the Thevenin, Norton, and Superposition Theorems, and the loop current method of circuit analysis. Emphasizes hands-on lab experiments, the use of test and measurement equipment, and technical report writing. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
EET 111A
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental essential math concepts or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
MTH 111
DC Circuits4
EET 136
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces digital logic, circuits, and systems. Covers number bases (binary, octal, decimal, hexadecimal), codes (2's complement, floating point), integer arithmetic, and logic functions. Uses Boolean algebra, DeMorgan's Laws, and Karnaugh maps to minimize logic functions. Surveys digital circuit parameters, and adders, comparators, encoders, decoders, multiplexers, demultiplexers, and parity generators.

Prerequisite(s):
EET 115D, MTH 111
Digital Circuits I4
EET 216
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the study of digital systems with sequential logic components. Covers S-R and D latches, D and J-K flip-flops, and memory structures. Surveys counters, frequency dividers, timers, one-shots, shift registers, Flash memory, static RAM, dynamic RAM, and interfacing. Emphasizes hands-on lab experiments, and includes one design project.

Prerequisite(s):
EET 136
Digital Circuits II4
EGR 111
4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to communicate technical information in written, digital and oral forms in an effective manner to a variety of audiences. Use of supporting computer software is emphasized.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Technical Communications for Engineering Sciences4
EGR 395
4 Quarter Hours

Presents junior and senior engineering students with an opportunity to investigate, in depth, an engineering topic of interest to them under the guidance of a faculty member. The chosen faculty member will work with the student to develop learning objectives for the course. These learning objectives will include writing a research paper summarizing results obtained, and presenting it to a local or national conference or in a campus-based symposium as arranged by the dean.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 351
ME 341A, Program Director/Dean approval.
Engineering Research4
ELECT 100A
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Elective4
ELECT 100B
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Elective4
ELECT 100C
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Elective4
ELECT 100D
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Elective4
ELECT 100E
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Elective4
ELECT 100F
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Elective4
ELECT 105A
4 Quarter Hours

See Computer Information Systems Elective List.

Information Systems Elective4
ELECT 105B
4 Quarter Hours

See Computer Information Systems Elective List.

Information Systems Elective4
ELECT 105C
4 Quarter Hours

See Computer Information Systems Elective List.

Information Systems Elective4
ELECT 106A
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Accounting/Management/Marketing Elective4
ELECT 106B
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Accounting/Management/Marketing Elective4
ELECT 106C
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Accounting/Management/Marketing Elective4
ELECT 106D
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Accounting/Management/Marketing Elective4
ELECT 106E
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Accounting/Management/Marketing Elective4
ELECT 107A
4 Quarter Hours

See Computer Information Systems Elective List.

Information Technology Elective4
ELECT 107B
4 Quarter Hours

See Computer Information Systems Elective List.

Information Technology Elective4
ELECT 107C
4 Quarter Hours

See Computer Information Systems Elective List.

Information Technology Elective4
ELECT 107D
4 Quarter Hours

See Computer Information Systems Elective List.

Information Technology Elective4
ELECT 107E
4 Quarter Hours

See Computer Information Systems Elective List.

Information Technology Elective4
ELECT 107F
4 Quarter Hours

See Computer Information Systems Elective List.

Information Technology Elective4
ELECT 111A
4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Scientific Inquiry Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Scientific Inquiry Elective4
ELECT 121A
4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Communication Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Communication Elective4
ELECT 121B
4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Communication Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Communication Elective4
ELECT 131A
4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Global and Cultural Perspectives Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Global and Cultural Perspectives Elective4
ELECT 131B
4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Global and Cultural Perspectives Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Global and Cultural Perspectives Elective4
ELECT 141A
4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Personal and Social Environments Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Personal and Social Environments Elective4
ELECT 141B
4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Personal and Social Environments Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Personal and Social Environments Elective4
ELECT 161A
2 Quarter Hours

See General Information Elective List - Computer Literacy Electives.

Computer Literacy Elective2
ELECT 161B
2 Quarter Hours

See General Information Elective List - Computer Literacy Electives.

Computer Literacy Elective2
ELECT 161C
2 Quarter Hours

See General Information Elective List - Computer Literacy Electives.

Computer Literacy Elective2
ELECT 600A
4 Quarter Hours
Elective4
ELECT 600B
4 Quarter Hours
Elective4
ELECT 600C
4 Quarter Hours
Elective4
Elective
60 Quarter Hours
Transfer/Work/Military Credits60
EN 201
4 Quarter Hours

Explores what it means to be an entrepreneur. What is involved in creating a successful entrepreneurial venture? Characteristics and traits of successful entrepreneurs are explained.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 101, MKT 111B.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship4
EN 211
4 Quarter Hours

Explores and considers the following: How do rules and regulations determine my actions as an entrepreneur, what role do Human Resources play in the success or failure of a small business, and how does my relationship with my employees impact my business.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 101, MKT 111B.
Human Resources for Entrepreneurs4
EN 221
4 Quarter Hours

Deals with the all-important aspect of financial management, at the conclusion of the course students will understand and address the following issues as it pertains to their business concept: Cash management, financial aspects of business growth, budget process, sustainable cash flow, importance of ethics in financial relations.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 122
Finance for Entrepreneurs4
EN 231
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the idea that no matter how great an idea or concept is, it will fail without good marketing. This course is designed to help address the following: Development of a competitive edge, proposal to successfully market a business, overcome any obstacles in marketing a business, communication of value to the consumer, importance of image and branding; and the processes to provide the fundamental information and knowledge needed to produce a viable marketing plan.

Prerequisite(s):
EN 201, EN 211
Marketing for Entrepreneurs4
EN 241
4 Quarter Hours

Establishes a framework for an entrepreneur to manage day-to-day operations of their business. The course will be centered on: Planning, creating operational effectiveness, developing the customer experience, regulatory compliance, and effective organizational leadership skills.

Prerequisite(s):
EN 231
Managing Entrepreneurial Operations4
EN 291
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the development of a presentation ready business plan and have the opportunity to present their plan. This course will draw on the information and work done in all previous EN courses. This is the capstone course in the series.

Corequisite(s):
EN 241
Developing the Business Plan4
ENG 101
4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
ENG 102
4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II4
ENG 221
4 Quarter Hours

Studies literary analysis and provides practice of methods used to analyze the contents of literary works; includes a review of major themes and schools of literary criticism.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Critical Writing and Literary Analysis4
ENG 231
4 Quarter Hours

Studies how and why people communicate the way they do. Habitual talking, listening, and writing behaviors of individuals and groups are examined as well as the influences of the history of the English language, home, community, and culture on the language structures and language uses of individuals. Culture, as it influences linguistic preference, is studied.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Language and Culture4
ENG 311
4 Quarter Hours

Expands students' writing skills beyond the expository style studied in Composition I and II and in the Workplace Communication course. This course studies poetry forms and fiction writing techniques. It is not necessary that a student be an experienced creative writer, only that he or she be committed to the writing process.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Creative Writing4
ENG 411
4 Quarter Hours

Studies theory of behavior in communication in general and in mass media in particular. This course also focuses on the design and evaluation of public opinion studies and research topics in communication with an emphasis on the effects that various media have on consumers.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Foundations of Mass Communication4
ESM 201
2 Quarter Hours

Focuses on legal, ethical, and bioethical aspects of emergency services. Included topics are licensure and certification, professional liability, quality assurance, and risk management.

Law and Ethics for Emergency Services Personnel2
ESM 211
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to a broad scope of strategic planning, marketing tactics, and operational decisions in emergency services management. This course also introduces students to an overview of basic accounting principles and finance in emergency services settings along with addressing considerations in budget preparation and management.

Emergency Services Management Operations and Finance4
ESM 251
4 Quarter Hours

Discusses a variety of significant issues related to emergency services in today's dynamic, customer-driven environment. This course focuses on challenges of changes and management's response to change, the diversity of management methods, and managing strategies for the future. As a seminar, this course uses peer teaching and learning approaches, involves group learning experiences in a team environment, requires practical application of concepts and includes a capstone project. This course culminates the associate's degree in the emergency services management program.

Prerequisite(s):
ESM 201, ESM 211.
Emergency Services Management Seminar4
FIN 100
4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credit hours in finance.

Finance Elective4
FIN 101
4 Quarter Hours

Provides a balanced exposure to development and understanding the various aspects involved in managing one's personal finance.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, MTH 091 or satisfies developmental math or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Personal Finance4
FIN 301A
4 Quarter Hours

Covers working capital management, capital budgeting issues, a study of the time value of money, financial statement analyses, valuation of financial instruments, term structure of interest rates, and analyses of short- and long-term capital markets.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 122
MTH 108 or MTH 111
Principles of Finance4
FIN 315
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the all-encompassing nature of pure risk on the individual, business, and society; illustrating ways in which risk management plans can be implemented. Exposure to this content enables students to deal with various situations where there is uncertainty about the outcome and that the possibility exists for an unfavorable outcome.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 301A
Risk Management4
FIN 325
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the monetary system; introduction to the financial markets; and regional and national banking institutions including thrifts, savings and loans, credit unions, brokerage firms, insurance companies, investment companies, and money center banks.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 301A
Banking and Financial Institutions4
FIN 341
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to credit analysis, credit bureaus, credit ratings, and to the differences between personal and commercial credit. Students receive exposure to how lines of credit are determined as well as various methods individuals and businesses can use to procure funds.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 301A
Credit Analysis and Commercial Lending4
FIN 355
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the development of modern financial markets with emphasis on the factors that determine interest rates, pricing mechanisms for fixed-income securities, and private and public raising of financial capital.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 301A
Financial Markets4
FIN 401
4 Quarter Hours

Provides a comprehensive analysis of a financial portfolio including defining the purpose and the individual investments included within that portfolio to assess whether financial goals can/are being met. Students will work to specify realistic financial goals given available resources. Students will gain an awareness of the resources available and sources of income used to obtain the financial goals, as well as an understanding of the risk/reward ratio of each investment alternative.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 355
Personal Financial Planning4
FIN 451A
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to investing in non-domestic securities or assets as another way to diversify a portfolio or holdings. Students will explore the various risks--political, exchange rates, foreign taxation, and different reporting methods--that are inherent in international investing. Since foreign investment returns are not correlated with US returns, hedging and various market instabilities can offer unique opportunities for portfolio diversification and will be explored.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 401
International Financial Management4
FIN 461
4 Quarter Hours

Acquaints students with the various investment alternatives and examines the advantages and disadvantages of each. Students will be given the opportunity to assess and evaluate investment alternatives using various techniques including fundamental and technical analysis, risk/reward models, and diversification.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 401
Investment Management4
FIN 471
4 Quarter Hours

Explores the use of fundamental financial analysis and valuation techniques when evaluating the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flows statement. The focus of this course is on financial data that can be analyzed to assist in investment, commercial lending, or other economic decisions.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 451A, FIN 461
Financial Statement Analysis4
FIN 491
4 Quarter Hours

Integrates material from previous finance courses through practical application of analysis and assessment of financial markets, corporate financing, and personal financial planning. This is a capstone course for the Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance degree program.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 471
Finance Seminar4
FLEX 1
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Flex Studies4
FLEX 2
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Flex Studies4
FLEX 3
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Flex Studies4
FLEX 4
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Flex Studies4
FLEX 5
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Flex Studies4
FLEX 6
4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Flex Studies4
GenEd
72 Quarter Hours
Transfer/Work/Military Credits72
GEO 101B
4 Quarter Hours

Examines world regional geography, with special attention given to Europe, Russia, and the Americas. The concepts of regionalism, culture, and national environment are studied, along with historical, political, and economic forces that shape people's lives.

World Geography I4
GEO 102B
4 Quarter Hours

Examines world regional geography, with special attention given to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The concepts of regionalism, culture, and natural environment are studied, along with the historical, political, and economic forces that shape people's lives.

World Geography II4
GSD 301
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to storyboarding, game layout, and game design. Students will create scripts and storyboards for existing games and games of their own design.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Game Scripting4
GSD 311
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to program design and development using C#. Students will recognize and interpret basic concepts, types, variables, conversions, expressions, statements, namespaces, structs, arrays, interfaces and attributes of C# programming language.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 218A
C# Programming4
GSD 321
4 Quarter Hours

Allows students to continue the use of C# in the design of programs for Game Consoles specifically using XNA for Microsoft applications. Combining Windows and Console game development, students will experience state-of-the-art authoring, development, and debugging.

Prerequisite(s):
GSD 311
Game Console Design4
GSD 331
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with the ability to recognize, design, and build software security into project development. Strategies and methods of preventing attacks and mitigating exploits, focusing on threat modeling analysis and best security practices will be explored.

Prerequisite(s):
GSD 311
Application Security Practices4
GSD 341
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the use of the Flash programming language for developing games and graphical animations. It draws heavily upon the concepts and terminology of object-oriented programming languages.

Prerequisite(s):
GSD 311, WEB 201
Flash Game Development4
GSD 401
4 Quarter Hours

Provides the basics of 3-D character design. Students will design and model characters using wire frame techniques, texturing, character rigging, and rendering.

Prerequisite(s):
GSD 341
3-D Character Design4
GSD 411
4 Quarter Hours

Provides the basics of 3-D character animation. Students will design the associated movie clips for a 3-D character's range of motion, reviewing walking, facial, and animal motion.

Prerequisite(s):
GSD 401
3-D Character Animation4
GSD 421
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to AI technologies for interacting with and playing against large-scale, networked games. Students will learn standard AI techniques including character following, knowledge representation and reasoning, search, learning, and planning.

Prerequisite(s):
GSD 341
Artificial Intelligence4
GSD 431
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to game programming using game development engine software. Processes of game development, game assets, and introduction to UnrealEd development application, binary space portioning, terrain generation, volume development, and lighting are implemented.

Prerequisite(s):
GSD 411
Game Programming I4
GSD 432
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the use of game development engine software for programming games. Topics covered will include particle effects, working with the Karma Physics engine, Bot development and AI navigation, and creating scripted sequences.

Prerequisite(s):
GSD 431
Game Programming II4
GSD 499
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate mastery of game design. At the end of this course students will have designed and programmed a complete game that highlights acquired skills for prospective employers.

Prerequisite(s):
GSD 432
Program Director/Dean approval.
Senior Design Project in Game Software Development4
HIS 301
4 Quarter Hours

Explores the experiences of women in America and provides an overview of the present and historic influences on contemporary women in social, political, and economic roles.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Women's Studies4
HIS 351
4 Quarter Hours

Investigates major events and developments in world history from early human beginnings to c.300 CE, including discussion of some historiographical interpretations from the period.

World History I4
HIS 352
4 Quarter Hours

Investigates major events and developments in world history from c.300 CE to c.1789 CE, including discussion of some historiographical interpretations of the period.

World History II4
HIS 353
4 Quarter Hours

Investigates major events and developments in world history from c.1789 CE to c.1914 CE, including discussion of some historiographical interpretations of the period.

World History III4
HIS 354
4 Quarter Hours

Investigates major events and developments from the twentieth century to the present, including discussion of some historiographical interpretations of the period.

World History IV4
HIS 411
4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes the patterns of political, social, religious, and economic development of emerging nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America with reference to theoretical perspectives such as globalization.

Emerging Nations4
HRM 100
4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credits hours in human resource.

Human Resource Elective4
HRM 215
4 Quarter Hours

Studies the challenges of a comprehensive staffing model that identifies all the key components of staffing, external influences, and staffing system management. Major areas covered are the staffing model, external influences (economic, laws and regulations), staffing strategy and planning, job analysis, measurement, external and internal recruitment, selection, decision making, and the final match.

Securing Human Resources4
HRM 215A
4 Quarter Hours

Studies the challenges of a comprehensive staffing model that identifies all the key components of staffing, external influences, and staffing system management. Major areas covered are the staffing model, external influences (economic, laws and regulations), staffing strategy and planning, job analysis, measurement, external and internal recruitment, selection, decision making, and the final match.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 212.
Staffing Human Resources4
HRM 225
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the various aspects of training and development of employees in the workforce. Covered topics include: orientation, strategic training, needs assessments, learning theories, new training technologies, employee career development, and career management.

Developing Human Resources4
HRM 225A
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the various aspects of training and development of employees in the workforce. Covered topics include: orientation, strategic training, needs assessments, learning theories, new training technologies, employee career development, and career management.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 212.
Training and Developing Human Resources4
HRM 291
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on material studied in previous associate degree level courses at Baker College. Students will evaluate and analyze current topics in HR through case analysis and through the development of a policy manual/employee handbook. This is the capstone course in the human resource management associate's degree program.

Prerequisite(s):
HRM 215A, HRM 225A, HRM 300, HRM 315A
Human Resource Seminar4
HRM 300
4 Quarter Hours

Examines a variety of compensation methods and their relationships to organizational strategies, pay structures, and employee performance. Topics include total rewards, design of pay levels, benefit options, compensating special groups, cost management, and administration.

Prerequisite(s):
HRM 225A
Compensating Human Resources4
HRM 315
4 Quarter Hours

Provides a comprehensive analysis of how human resource management facilitates the process of how employees are evaluated within an organization through the development of appraisal systems, measurement tools, and the roles of feedback and coaching training and development. This course will also examine how the functions of human resources align with the organization's core values, goals and strategy while supporting an organization in the execution of its mission and vision and how to while measuring human resources effectiveness.

Evaluating Human Resources4
HRM 315A
4 Quarter Hours

Provides a comprehensive analysis of how human resource management facilitates the process of how employees are evaluated within an organization through the development of appraisal systems, measurement tools, and the roles of feedback and coaching training and development. This course will also examine how the functions of human resources align with the organization's core values, goals and strategy while supporting an organization in the execution of its mission and vision and how to while measuring human resources effectiveness.

Prerequisite(s):
HRM 225A
Performance Management of Human Resources4
HRM 401
4 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to employment law and labor law for a non-legal professional in human resource management and/or labor relations.

Prerequisite(s):
LAW 211.
Human Resources and Employment Law4
HRM 401R
6 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to employment law and labor law for a non-legal professional in human resource management and labor relations. An emphasis will be placed on employment, labor, and social issues in the work environment. This course is exclusive to the Accelerated Bachelor of Business Leadership program.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 312R, WRI 312R
Human Resources and Employment Law6
HRM 435B
4 Quarter Hours

Examines how global human resource management practices within a global context is distinctive from domestic human resource management. Students will analyze the challenges that multinational corporations are confronted with, which include cultural, political, social, and legal issues; the level of managerial skill and education; technological development in the host country. Issues such as expatriation versus local management, selecting and preparing for international assignments, cultural adaptation at the individual and system level, and the influence of globalization on future HRM practices are also examined.

Prerequisite(s):
HRM 291
International Human Resource Management4
HRM 491
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the way strategies can be formed and enacted in organizations, and on the internal and external environmental contexts from which human resource strategies emerge. Students will be given the opportunity to enhance their analytical skills in organizational analysis and strategic thinking through case studies. Students will be provided with opportunities to synthesize managerial strategy issues with HRM processes, in a considered and reflective manner. This is the capstone course in the Human Resource Management program.

Prerequisite(s):
HRM 435B. HRM 401.
Strategic Human Resource Management4
HSC 102
1 Quarter Hours

Provides information on adult and pediatric CPR, including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask. This course provides training in foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious), automated external defibrillation (includes child AED update), special resuscitation situations, and other cardiopulmonary emergencies at the professional rescuer level. This is an American Heart Association course and provides training in basic first-aid procedures and a module on environmental emergencies. Students will attain Heartsaver First Aid and AHA Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider certifications upon successful completion of required components and tests.

BLS Provider Training and First Aid1
HSC 104
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the fundamental aspects of the study of diseases. Emphasis will be on the definition, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases. This course will concentrate on clinical abstracting from the medical record.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MED 103, C or better in SCI 102C or C or better in SCI 100F. Bachelor of Health Services Administration majors: C or better in SCI 100F. No minimum grade requirement for Phlebotomy or Pharmacy Technician majors.
Introduction to Disease4
HSC 111
4 Quarter Hours

Acquaints students with a variety of perspectives about existing healthcare systems. A particular emphasis on the complexity of the American healthcare system will be made. Comparisons with other health care delivery models and national trends will be discussed. Current events are incorporated throughout this course.

Introduction to Healthcare4
HSC 161
2 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the legal, ethical, and bioethical aspects of medical practice. Included are licensure, professional liability, quality assurance, and risk management.

Legal Concepts to Medical Practice2
HSC 221
4 Quarter Hours

Applies nutritional biochemistry and physiology content to an analysis of health and illness situations from a holistic perspective. Nutritional, allopathic and alternative healing modalities will be explored and applied through the use of case studies and other varied learning experience.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 102C.
Nutrition4
HSC 312
4 Quarter Hours

Addresses legal issues, restraints, and problems arising from organization and delivery of healthcare services. Topics to be included are: tort law; hospital, physician, nurse, and other health professional's liability; informed consent; medical records; legal reporting obligations; abortion; autopsy, donation and experimentation; sterilization and artificial insemination; euthanasia; patient rights and responsibilities; labor relation; insurance; trial procedures; and restraint of trade are topics which are included.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 111, Junior status.
Health Law and Regulations4
HSC 315
4 Quarter Hours

Researches and examines the steps to planning, implementation, and evaluation of health services. Includes the development of measurable objectives and the compilation and presentation of a report.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 401, HSC 312, HSC 403
Planning and Evaluation of Health Services4
HSC 401
4 Quarter Hours

Studies the basic principles of healthcare administration including planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. The emphasis will be on administration of hospitals, organizational structure, trustee responsibility, medical staff relationships, third-party payors, and fiscal management.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 111, Junior status.
Healthcare Administration4
HSC 402A
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the current ethical issues in the healthcare system. Problems and conflicts posed by interpersonal, professional, and client relationships as well as business considerations will be discussed. Ethical issues explored may include right to live, right to die, transplants, informed consent, sterilization, abortion, and human experimentation.

Ethics for Health Professionals4
HSC 403
4 Quarter Hours

Examines basic accounting principles and finance in healthcare settings. Considerations in budgetary preparation will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 401, HSC 312
Health System Finance4
HSC 411
4 Quarter Hours

Studies current healthcare issues such as managed care, health insurance, foreign healthcare systems, and the policies of healthcare. Individual or group projects will be a component of this course.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 401, HSC 312, HSC 403, HSC 402A
Corequisite(s):
HSC 315
Seminar in Health Issues4
HSC 441
4 Quarter Hours

Provides 120 hours of paid/unpaid experience in a health or health related setting. The primary focus is to provide an opportunity for students to develop/experience activities of planning, directing, coordinating, budget related activities. Students may be required to undergo a criminal background check, drug screening, and provide proof of current immunizations, dependent on the requirements of the externship placement facility.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102, HSC 315, HSC 402A
minimum GPA 2.50, Program Director/Dean approval.
Corequisite(s):
HSC 411
Health Services Administration Externship4
HUM 101B
4 Quarter Hours

Develops the student's appreciation and enjoyment of art. Time periods, geographical centers, cultural and societal influences, stylistic characteristics of major art movements, and the artists from each movement from the prehistoric period through the Renaissance are studied.

Art and Architecture I (Antiquity to Renaissance)4
HUM 102B
4 Quarter Hours

Cultivates the student's appreciation and enjoyment of art. Time periods, geographical centers, cultural and societal influences, stylistic characteristics of major art movements, and artists from each movement from the Baroque period to the present are studied.

Art and Architecture II (Baroque to Modern)4
HUM 353
2 Quarter Hours

Fosters an appreciation of the visual arts by learning about basic art concepts, styles, vocabulary, and art-making techniques and materials (media). Students study and analyze works of art, major artists, artistic meanings, and the cultural and global communities in which the art is created.

Corequisite(s):
HUM357 Music Appreciation (2 QH) must be taken simultaneously.
Art Appreciation2
HUM 357
2 Quarter Hours

Provides students with a greater understanding of the role music plays in human life. Students gain general knowledge of the history of music. Students are provided with opportunities to develop an appreciation of music of various genres.

Corequisite(s):
HUM353 Art Appreciation (2 QH) must be taken simultaneously.
Music Appreciation2
HUM 401A
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the philosophical foundations for personal and professional ethics. Students identify and analyze ethical situations in modern society.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Philosophy of Ethics4
HUS 121
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with a healthy foundation of knowledge and skills for building strong relationships and families. This course emphasizes family strengths, the benefits that come from diversity, and the fact that families are systems of relationships. These systems interact within themselves and are also influenced by society at large. The concepts and ideas presented are directly applicable to students' lives as well as their future professional work. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Family Dynamics4
HUS 131B
2 Quarter Hours

Acquaints students with available human service resources including those that are governmentally based, private sector based, and community service affiliated. Particular emphasis will be placed on client definition, needs assessment, eligibility requirements, and the referral process. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Human Services Resources2
HUS 141
4 Quarter Hours

Explores the etiology, prevalence, and treatment of different types of neglect and violence in families across the lifespan. This course will explore abusive and neglectful behaviors, evidence of signs and symptoms of neglect and abusive patterns, and identify appropriate reporting procedures. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in HUS 101B, student background check.
Abuse and Neglect in the Family4
HUS 201
4 Quarter Hours

Explores the types of substance abuse prevalent in communities, factors that lead to substance abuse and the impact on families, the workplace, and society in general. This course introduces students to current treatment programs and their various philosophies. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Substance Abuse4
HUS 231
2 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes the assessment of diverse crisis situations with emphasis on the use of short-term intervention and problem-solving techniques to help individuals and families de-escalate crisis situations and develop appropriate coping techniques. This course will address the A-B-C Model of Intervention, brief and short-term interventions, and multicultural issues in crisis intervention situations. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in HUS 141, student background check.
Corequisite(s):
HUS 221
Crisis Intervention2
HUS 292A
4 Quarter Hours

Develops specific skills to support and strengthen families, including interviewing and communication skills, assessing family needs and strengths, eliciting relevant cultural information, formulation of family support plans and appropriate outcomes, problem-solving strategies, recordkeeping, making referrals, and resolving ethical dilemmas. The approach is a family-centered, solution-focused model of integrated family services. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in HUS 121, student background check.
Family Support Strategies4
HUS 306
4 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to the field of human aging and the aging process. The course will explore various dimensions of the aging process from several perspectives, including, but not limited to, the aging individual, the social context of aging from cross-cultural perspective, and societal responses to an aging population. Topics covered will include the demographic, biological, psychological and sociological effects of aging as well as the role of the older adult in the family, community and institutions for the aged. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
student background check.
Introduction to Gerontology4
HUS 351
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to a survey of child welfare services. Topics include family support, protecting abused and neglected children, foster care, delinquency, adoption, and family court process. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in HUS 131B, C or better in HUS 141, student background check.
Child Welfare Services4
INF 112
2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to word processing software and applications. This will include demonstrating the ability to perform basic Windows operations commands and word processing commands, which include creating, saving, printing, formatting, editing, and retrieving documents.

Word Processing2
INF 113
2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to beginning electronic spreadsheet terminology, concepts, and applications. Students will gain the ability to enter/edit, save/retrieve files, format, and print spreadsheets and reports. Students are also introduced to basic formula development.

Electronic Spreadsheets2
INF 114A
2 Quarter Hours

Introduces beginning database terminology, concepts, and applications using a file management software program. Students will demonstrate an understanding of data hierarchy; the ability to design simple files, edit file content, print file content, and simple reports; and the ability to search and sort files and use pre-existing formulas.

Introduction to Database Applications2
INF 121
2 Quarter Hours

Provides students with hands-on experience in the basics of using the Microsoft Windows environment. The areas of exploration will include the Start Button, Task Bar, My Computer, Windows Explorer, Customizing Displays, Paint, and the use of shortcuts.

Introduction to Windows2
INF 131
2 Quarter Hours

Covers the fundamentals of using the Internet. Topics include Internet terminology, connecting to the Internet, e-mail, netiquette, browsing and searching the World Wide Web, referencing material used in research papers, copyright considerations, downloading and installing software, and creating a Web page.

Internet and the World Wide Web2
INF 141A
2 Quarter Hours

Provides students with hands-on experience in the use of Microsoft PowerPoint to develop computer-based presentations. Topics include creating slides, handouts, speaker's notes, and outlines as well as the use of PowerPoint Wizards and Templates.

Microsoft PowerPoint2
INF 161
2 Quarter Hours

Explores timely social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and technology. Coverage of the issues related to a technological society including social networking, privacy topics such as cameras in cell phones, access to our search queries and all sorts of data we put on the Web, social networking, location tracking, high-tech surveillance systems, intellectual property, professional ethics and responsibilities, and crime.

Technology and Society2
ITP 101
2 Quarter Hours

Studies the variety of cultural experiences and perspectives among people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Topics include the relationship of language and community, audiological vs. cultural deafness, dynamics in families with persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, and the role of the interpreter. Must complete with a C (73%) or higher.

The Deaf Community2
ITP 111
4 Quarter Hours

Provides basic knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. Begins the exploration of Deaf culture and the language of that culture. Emphasis is on comprehension and production skills. Must complete with a C (73%) or higher.

American Sign Language I4
ITP 112
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the development of American Sign Language (ASL) skills for communicating with Deaf people who sign. Emphasis is on expansion of ASL vocabulary and continued development of expressive and receptive sign skills. Must complete with a C (73%) or higher.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ITP 111.
American Sign Language II4
ITP 113
4 Quarter Hours

Provides additional vocabulary and synthesis of grammatical elements of American Sign Language (ASL) through expressive and receptive use of conversational sign language. Must complete with a C (73%) or higher.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ITP 112.
American Sign Language III4
ITP 121
2 Quarter Hours

Focuses on integrating the grammatical components of American Sign Language (ASL) into an expressive means of communication. Promotes and creates an awareness of conversational behaviors used by the Deaf community, and provides practice of those behaviors in the classroom and other settings. Must complete with a C (73%) or higher.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ITP 112.
Expressive Manual Communication2
ITP 131A
2 Quarter Hours

Provides practice in expressive and receptive fingerspelling skills with focus on manual alphabet and numbers. Must complete with a C (73%) or higher.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ITP 111.
Fingerspelling I2
ITP 132A
2 Quarter Hours

Provides advanced instruction and practice in expressive and receptive fingerspelling skills. Must complete with a C (73%) or higher.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ITP 131A.
Fingerspelling II2
ITP 214
4 Quarter Hours

Improves understanding and fluency of American Sign Language (ASL) with focus on larger informational chunks and short stories. Must complete with a C (73%) or higher.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ITP 113, C or better in ITP 121, C or better in ITP 132A.
American Sign Language IV4
ITS 111
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with a background in information security, security management, and the technical components of security. Students will be given an overview of the entire field of information security: the history, the terminology, and the management aspects of information security programs with sufficient detail to facilitate an understanding of information security systems and their management.

Introduction to Information System Security4
ITS 211
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with a strong foundation in network security concepts, along with analysis and design of these systems. It is a preparatory course in network security methodologies and helps prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination.

In the following programs: Information Systems, Cyber Defense, CISCO Networking with Wireless and Voip

Prerequisite(s):
NET 102
Introduction to Network Security4
ITS 221
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the major network security tools in use today, with the idea that firewalls are most effective when backed by thoughtful security planning, well-designed security policies, and integrated support from anti-virus software, intrusion detection systems, and related tools. Coverage includes packet filtering, authentication, proxy servers, encryption, bastion hosts, virtual private networks (VPNs), log file maintenance, and intrusion detection systems. Students will also learn about relevant National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines that are used by businesses and information technology professionals.

Prerequisite(s):
CSS 211.
VPN/Firewall Architecture and Management I4
ITS 222
4 Quarter Hours

Continues coverage from ITS221 and provides realistic projects and cases incorporating cutting-edge technology and current trends, giving students the opportunity to hone and apply the knowledge and skills they will need as working professionals. Provides students with an understanding of key concepts and skills necessary to install and manage a firewalled network, how to gain maximum security from the firewall, and how to resolve firewall performance issues.

Prerequisite(s):
CSS 221.
VPN/Firewall Architecture and Management II4
ITS 305
4 Quarter Hours

Discusses the key structure elements and terms of written information protection policy and reviews some typical policy contents. Prepares students to develop the related standards, procedures, and guidelines for implementing the policy. Evaluates the tools needed to select, develop, and apply a security program that meets business goals.

Prerequisite(s):
CSS 211.
Security Policies and Auditing4
ITS 315
4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to assess and then correct the vulnerabilities present within information systems. Details methods and tools used in attacks and discusses countermeasures. Discusses available security resources. Analyzes attack "types." Specifically covers intrusion detection systems.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 305
Information Systems Threat Assessment4
ITS 321
4 Quarter Hours

Explores legal and ethical issues faced in the information technology field. Students will learn about ethical issues within an organization as they relate to relationships internally as well as with customers, partners, and society. In addition, students will learn of current legal issues in information technology such as intellectual property, privacy rules, and legislative actions. Exploration of the impact of these issues on current and proposed technical strategies will help prepare students to provide influence with regard to legal and ethical issues they will face in today's organizations.

Prerequisite(s):
CSS 211.
Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology4
ITS 325
4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to understand the inherent vulnerabilities of a variety of systems including Windows and Linux/UNIX, and proactively defend against attacks on these systems. Covers defense strategies through understanding of system and file permissions, password and account security, the Windows Registry, Malware prevention, encryption, and Directory Service management via policies. Discusses hardening of network operating systems and remote network access through a detailed survey of built-in security tools and third party utilities.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 305
Corequisite(s):
ITS 315
Securing Systems4
ITS 331
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with concepts needed for creating secure networks and systems requiring advanced planning. Once networks or systems are open to either the Internet or an internal user base, they are exposed to threats ranging from viruses to outright destruction. Therefore, designing these systems and networks with an understanding of their function and security needs before being exposed to these threats will provide information with its best defense. The objectives of this course are to create a framework to define the needed functions of the network or systems and ensure that secure methods are used to provide these tools. This course will focus on the use of tools to update these functions to continue to provide secure services. Finally, this course will also explore sites and services that can be used to discover new exploits and methods to secure them, and tools used by security professionals to audit the vulnerability of the network and systems.

Prerequisite(s):
CSS 211.
Designing for Security4
ITS 341
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces scripting language and its environment. Students will build scripts and utilities to automate system tasks and create powerful system management tools to handle the day-to-day tasks that drive a system administrator's life. The course covers batch scripting, secure scripting and string processing. Students will also learn how to automate the scripting of security related functions.

Prerequisite(s):
LUX 205, MNP 221
Scripting for Network Administrators4
ITS 405
4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to understand Web and Internet security from an administrator, developer, and end user's perspective. Covers topics regarding Web site security, including SSL encryption and Web authentication. Examines risks that threaten a site and hardware and software tools available to protect against hacking, port scanning, and denial-of-service attacks.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 325
Internet and Web Security4
ITS 415
4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to protect private networks from external security threats through the use of firewall systems. Discusses security holes in common Internet services and how to proactively defend against external attacks. Discusses the philosophies of firewall design, access lists, authentication, and general security policy. Covers a wide variety of firewall systems over multiple operating systems.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 305
Firewall Concepts4
ITS 421
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the critical defensive technologies needed to secure network perimeters. Includes coverage of network security threats and goals, advanced TCP/IP concepts, router security, intrusive detection, firewall design and configuration, IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) design, and wireless network design and security. Material maps to the Security Certified Network Specialist certification (SCO-451).

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 331
Tactical Perimeter Defense4
ITS 425
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an overview of computer forensics, operating systems and how they function. Students are introduced to forensic tools along with concepts such as chain of custody and documentation of evidence/procedures. Students learn how to act as an expert witness if needed to appear at a trial. The outcomes of this course map to the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists certification (IACIS).

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 305
Computer Forensics and Investigation4
ITS 435
4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to identify risks within businesses and how to minimize loss. Discusses cost/benefit analysis of disaster recovery planning. Identifies methods for minimizing the risk of a disaster and the response tasks to be performed during a disaster. Details the development of a disaster recovery plan (DRP).

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 305
Disaster Recovery4
ITS 491
4 Quarter Hours

Integrates the knowledge and skills students have obtained in this program to plan, design, and research a network security environment that would mirror a real-world environment. This course will require a written research paper, an oral presentation, and the design of a network that utilizes the concepts learned within the core and specialization minors of their degree. This is a capstone research project.

Prerequisite(s):
Program Director/Dean approval.
Information Security Research and Design Project4
LAW
4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credit hours in law.

Law Elective4
LAW 211
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an introduction to the legal issues inherent in dynamic business environments. Topics covered include the legal system, including an examination of constitutional law; business torts; contracts; intellectual property; criminal law; and the ethical considerations for business decision making.

Business Law4
LAW 312
4 Quarter Hours

Advances the business student's knowledge of the law as it relates to topics such as sales, negotiable instruments, creditors' rights, secured transactions, bankruptcy, employment and labor laws, federal securities acts, personal property, real property, environmental law, insurance, and business ethics.

Prerequisite(s):
LAW 211.
Advanced Business Law4
LIT 301
4 Quarter Hours

Studies contemporary authors who may be classified as modern or postmodern; figures include principal ethnic and minority writers.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Contemporary Literature4
LIT 331
4 Quarter Hours

Surveys American literature of various genres from colonial times (1600) through the Civil War (1865). American literary movements and their historical contexts are revealed through works representing a full range of American ethnicities. Students learn to critically analyze many types of literature through class discussion, activities, and writing.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
American Literature I4
LIT 332
4 Quarter Hours

Surveys American literature of various genres from Reconstruction (1865) to the present. American literary movements and their historical contexts are revealed through works representing a full range of American ethnicities. Students learn to critically analyze many types of literature through class discussion, activities, and writing.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
American Literature II4
LIT 401A
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces selections from major English authors. Emphasis is on the writers' ideas, relationship to culture, and forms of expression.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102, ENG 221
Survey of English Literature4
LIT 411
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the advanced study of world literature. Topics covered vary and include all types of literature such as poetry, novels, and short stories.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102, ENG 221
Studies in Literature4
LUX 205
4 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to Linux/Unix, its history, characteristics, and system basics from a user's perspective. The following concepts are introduced: basic file structures; navigational tools; file manipulation tools; file permissions and access; 'vi' editor basics; remote terminal emulation; mail; shell fundamentals; quoting and special characters; filename generation; input/output redirection; pipelines; multitasking and input arguments. Students will demonstrate the ability to use Linux/Unix commands at the command-line level.

Prerequisite(s):
WPG 098 or high school typing/proficiency. INF 111 or INF 131 or INF 121 or INF 161 or NET 101.
Introduction to Linux/Unix4
LUX 211
4 Quarter Hours

Explores shell programming issues in a Linux/UNIX environment. Students should understand basic commands for file manipulation and directory navigation. While addressing the existence of other shells, this course focuses on the BASH shell. The topics covered include basic OS concepts and script writing, file System structure, debugging techniques, control structures (decision/looping), functions, arrays, and text processing.

Prerequisite(s):
LUX 205
Shell Programming4
LUX 261
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces system administration for individual or local Linux/Unix systems. The topics will cover the essential duties of a Linux/Unix system administrator including: booting and shutting down systems, user administration, root system powers, file system creation and administration, devices and drivers, adding hardware, backing up/restoring file systems, system log files, and kernel modifications. Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize shell scripts to automate system administration and troubleshooting problems.

Prerequisite(s):
LUX 211
Corequisite(s):
NET 102
Linux/Unix System Administration I4
LUX 262
4 Quarter Hours

Continues system administration for Linux Workstations. The topics will cover those of a junior to intermediate level Linux system administrator including: Dynamic host configuration, domain name system, network file systems, remote administration, sharing with windows clients, e-mail, Web, FTP, and proxy servers.

Prerequisite(s):
LUX 261
Linux/Unix System Administration II4
LUX 263
4 Quarter Hours

Concludes system administration for Linux Workstations. The topics will cover the duties of an intermediate level Linux system administrator including: Customizing system startup, file system repair, compiling custom kernels, routing, and multiple security techniques.

Prerequisite(s):
LUX 262
Linux/Unix System Administration III4
ME 305
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to finite element theory, problem formulation, and computer analysis. The concepts covered are isoparametric formulation, element stiffness and load matrices, global stiffness matrix, governing equations, boundary conditions, temperature effects, pre- and post-processing, scalar field, deformation and stress analysis, commercial FEA software, and application in 1-D-, 2-D, and 3-D-models.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 211, MTH 261
Introduction to FEA4
ME 306
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the development of the finite element method including a deep dive into applications. Element types and modeling techniques will be explored, followed by analysis types and convergence. Modeling assumptions will be discussed in terms of their effect on solution development and accuracy.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 211, ME 305, MTH 261
Intermediate FEA4
ME 311
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to bioengineering related topics such as biomechanics, and biomaterials used in medical applications. Students will use the principles of kinematics and dynamics to analyze and interpret a variety of human body movements. Includes a survey of biomaterials including properties and specific medical applications.

Prerequisite(s):
SCI 215 or SCI 251.
Biomechanics and Biomaterials4
ME 331
4 Quarter Hours

Covers classical thermodynamics. This course includes the properties of a pure substance; work, heat, energy, enthalpy, and entropy; first and second laws of thermodynamics; and power and refrigeration systems.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 143, SCI 253
Thermodynamics4
ME 342
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the study of fluid mechanics. This course includes the differential forms of the fundamental laws, dimensional analysis, similitude, surface resistance, flow in conduits, flow measurement, turbomachinery, and an introduction to computational fluid mechanics.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 341A.
Fluid Mechanics II4
ME 350
4 Quarter Hours

Studies the natural laws of work. This topic deals with the minimization of the hazards and maximization of the efficiency of the work system in which the human is a part. The scope of this system can be as simple as a carpenter and a hammer or as complicated as the control system of a nuclear power plant.

Prerequisite(s):
EGR 105, ME 201
Ergonomics for Engineers4
ME 381
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces mechatronics, the integration of mechanical design, electronics, control systems, and computer science to create better products, systems, and processes. Topics include mechanisms, sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, dynamic system modeling, automation, robotics, and other applications. Experimental practices will also be addressed.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 361
EE 311
Mechatronics4
ME 425
4 Quarter Hours

Explores the physics of noise, vibration, and harshness and the relationship between the three, as well as, their implications. This course will also cover development in vehicle and component noise and vibration control, analysis, subjective evaluation acoustic material, and measurement as applied to mobility industry.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 421
Noise, Vibration, and Harshness4
ME 495
4 Quarter Hours

Covers selected topics in engineering.

Prerequisite(s):
Program Director/Dean approval.
Engineering Topics4
ME 495A
4 Quarter Hours

Covers selected topics in engineering. Students will practice Computer Aided Engineering using the Solidworks software package.

Prerequisite(s):
Program Director/Dean approval.
Engineering Topics: CAE with Solidworks4
ME 495B
4 Quarter Hours

Covers selected topics in engineering. Students explore the status of various alternative energy strategies and their related engineering ramifications.

Prerequisite(s):
Program Director/Dean approval.
Engineering Topics: Alternative Energies4
MED 103
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the fundamentals of word analysis by body system and emphasizes the spelling, pronunciation, and definitions of medical terms.

Medical Terminology4
MED 106
1 Quarter Hours

Introduces the concept of medical and surgical asepsis and infection control. This course includes Universal Precautions and OSHA Regulations. 5 hours of lecture and 10 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MED 103, Acceptance in the program.
Asepsis1
MED 171
4 Quarter Hours

Presents students with an in-depth study of electronic medical records application. Students will be able to use, enter, access and correct medical documentation using an electronic software system. Emphasis will be directed toward understanding the role of computer based content, structure, retrieval and storage as it is used in the medical office. Compliance with HIPPA regulations and confidentiality will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in INF 112, C or better in MED 109.
Corequisite(s):
MED 116, MED 205D
Electronic Medical Records4
MGT 100
4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credit hours in management.

Management Elective4
MGT 101
4 Quarter Hours

Provides a basic understanding of many aspects of business through an overview of the changing business environment, the roles of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and the importance of customer relations, management, and marketing. Financial management, accounting and banking will also be discussed.

Introduction to Business4
MGT 111
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the role that professional management behavior plays in the success of any organization. Emphasis is on the importance of customer service, ethical behavior, and effective communication, building relationships and recognizing diversity. Students will participate in role plays, team projects, networking assignments, and case studies.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101
MGT 101.
Professional Management Behavior4
MGT 114
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the elements of establishing superior service as an essential component of business success, including a focus toward interdepartmental cooperation and treating vendors, suppliers, and distributors the same as external customers. Customer contact skills including listening, courtesy, conflict management, problem solving, decision making, ethics, follow up, and communication are covered. Recommended as an introductory course for business majors or anyone having customer contact relationships.

Customer Service4
MGT 121
4 Quarter Hours

Explores the role of business decision making. Emphasis is on interpreting data needed for decision-making purposes, the decision-making process, data research, and basic statistics. Students will be introduced to qualitative and quantitative data used in the decision-making process.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101
MGT 101, MTH 091 or satisfies developmental math or placement exam.
Fundamentals of Business Analytics4
MGT 141
4 Quarter Hours

Provides an understanding of leadership styles, the management process, organizational resources and how to use them, various motivation/behavior theories, conflict management, and implementing and supporting change. Students will compare different leadership styles and apply them in case scenarios, role plays and other group/team activities involving topics such as: change, employee behavior, conflict, ethics, decision-making, and managing resources.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101
MGT 101.
Principles of Management4
MGT 211
4 Quarter Hours

Investigates the developmental role of the modern manager. Areas covered in the course are planning, decision making, forecasting, goal-setting, motivation, communication, staffing, and utilizing problem-solving concepts through group simulation and case studies.

Management and Supervision4
MGT 212
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the strategic and tactical roles of the human resources function. Personnel problems that deal directly with departmental organization, employment procedures, methods of testing, occupational descriptions, job evaluation, merit rating, wage plans, wage and salary control, aids to employees, safety, health and recreation, and employer employee relations are covered.

Human Resource Management4
MGT 212A
4 Quarter Hours

Explores a variety of human resources management issues. Students are introduced to the tactical and strategic role of the human resource function within an organization. Examines coaching, employee performance measurements, team-based/team development, accountability, employment procedures, and discipline.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101, MGT 101.
Staffing and Performance Management4
MGT 221
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the study of the role analytics plays in business decision making. Students will apply analytics in various decision-making situations involved with operations, planning/control projects, and quality management initiatives.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 211 or MGT 121
Applied Business Analytics4
MGT 222
4 Quarter Hours

Discusses a variety of significant issues related to business and organizational leadership in today's dynamic, customer-driven, global economy. This course focuses on the challenges of change and management's response to change, the diversity of management methods, and managing strategies for the future. As a seminar, this course uses peer teaching and learning approaches, involves group learning experiences in a team environment, requires practical application of concepts, and includes research and case studies. This course culminates the associate's degree of management.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 211 or MGT 221 or MGT 241.
Management Seminar4
MGT 250
4 Quarter Hours

Teaches the fundamental concepts and theories of conflict resolution and negotiation as well as the application of these concepts and theories through exercises and case analysis.

Conflict Management4
MGT 311
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the effects of environmental change on organizations and organizational systems. Emphasis is placed on sustaining change by building organizational capability involving human resources and organizational practices which have the potential to sustain the organization's ability to continually adapt in a dynamic environment. Topics include organizational behavior, groups and interpersonal influence, strategic interventions, approaches to systems, system analysis and design, implementation techniques, monitoring, complementary human assets, contextual relations, and linkages. Specific examples are drawn from industry experience and models.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Organizational Change4
MGT 321
4 Quarter Hours

Explores the role of information systems in organizations. This course covers the major types of information systems and the impact that these systems have on organizations, including how information systems improve decision making and support the business strategy. Information system development and planning are covered, as well as information security and the challenges of future technology changes.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Management Information Systems4
MGT 331
4 Quarter Hours

Examines a variety of leadership and management styles and their application. Emphasis is on problem-solving, collaboration, managing resources, ethical behavior, using appropriate leadership style, team-building, and characteristics of effective leadership.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 222
Applied Leadership4
MGT 341
4 Quarter Hours

Examines factors that shape the cultural diversity on a global business. Students develop the ability to analyze situations and develop appropriate management techniques to effectively use diversity as an asset of the organization. Emphasis is on culture, demographic trends, environmental issues, social issues, economic issues and ethical concerns in a global business scenario.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 222
Globalization and Diversity4
MGT 350
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the expanding role of service organizations in the economy, with specific focus on service firm operations, management, customer relations, marketing, and organization.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 222
Services Management4
MGT 405
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the evolution and development of various contemporary management approaches and their application. The goal is to portray a selection of individuals whose ideas have made a difference in the way we practice business management. Students will learn to synthesize the thoughts and apply the concepts of current management thinkers in order to be a more effective leader.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 222
Contemporary Management Strategies4
MGT 422
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to a broad scope and major strategic, tactical, and operational decisions of operations management, as well as important interactions with other functional areas. Emphasis is on a conceptual understanding of the operations function and includes the following topics: product/process selection and design, facility location and layout, capacity, material management, inventory planning and control, and quality management.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 311
MTH 109 or MTH 112.
Operations Management4
MGT 431
4 Quarter Hours

Addresses the strategic function of an enterprise. By integrating functional courses into a balanced overall view, this course focuses upon the interaction and interrelationships of an organization with its environment. This is the capstone course in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management program.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 311, MGT 321
Strategic Management4
MGT 442
4 Quarter Hours

Examines factors that shape cultural diversity on a global basis. It develops the ability to analyze situations and develop appropriate management techniques to deal with a variety of business situations. It examines cultures and business practices among key global marketplaces.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 301 or MGT 311 or PSY 231.
Global Management4
MIS 121A
4 Quarter Hours

Defines the role of the medical insurance specialist. Students will be introduced to reimbursement terminology, coding systems, major insurance programs, governmental agencies, and the role of the various members of the healthcare team as related to medical reimbursement. The student will study current events related to medical reimbursement

Prerequisite(s):
MED 103.
Introduction to Medical Reimbursement4
MIS 511
4 Quarter Hours

Provides an overview for students of Information System, and prepares them to be successful in their professional roles as well as for future academic studies in the field. An emphasis is placed on how management can use information and information technology to gain competitive advantage, increase productivity, and make better and timelier decisions particularly when formulating business strategy and policy.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in CGS 501
Management Information Systems4
MIS 521
4 Quarter Hours

Guides an IS project manager through the what, when, and how of the work necessary to take a project from its fledgling idea to successful deployment in an efficient and effective manner. This course will provide the tools, skills and knowledge for successful planning, organization, and implementation of information systems and emphasizes the use of real-world examples and applications. Common mistakes and pitfalls in project management when used in designing information systems will be discussed. Topics covered include project scoping, estimating, budgeting, scheduling, tracking and controlling.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in CGS 501
Information Systems Project Management4
MIS 526
4 Quarter Hours

Business Intelligence Systems are integrated software solution that include advanced analytical and data management solutions to support decision making in an organization. They relate to strategic planning and decision support. The course covers the technical components of business intelligence, including data warehousing, data mining and artificial intelligence concepts.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MIS 511.
Fundamentals of Business Intelligence4
MIS 531
4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to be able to manage, within organizational settings, the major concepts and frame work, design and implementation of databases. It examines the theories, concepts, and application issues associated with the design and implementation of database management systems. Topics include requirements analysis, user specifications, design strategies, implementation, testing, growth, maturity, and obsolescence. Other topics include relational and distributed databases, business implications of database design, data integrity, and security.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MIS 511
Database Design and Management4
MIS 541
4 Quarter Hours

Provides a baseline level of knowledge for success in industry and preparation for networking certifications, including the MCSA, MCSE, CNA and CCNA designations. Students are exposed to new industry topics such as Networked Attached Storage (NAS), Cable Installation and Management, as well as Fixed and Mobile WiMAX. With a focus on networking operating systems, this course provides up-to-date coverage of Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003 technologies along with UNIX, Red Hat Linux, and Novell Netware operating systems.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MIS 511
Data Communications and Networking4
MIS 601
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on tools necessary for quantifying risk as well as costs and benefits of mitigation methods and technologies. Topics covered include software, access control systems and methodology, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, legal issues in information system security, ethics, computer operations security, physical security and security architecture. The course seeks to provide a balance between the managerial role and the technical role.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in CGS 501
Information Security4
MIS 611
4 Quarter Hours

Examines a variety of different types of computer supported systems including transactional systems, knowledge systems, management systems, e-systems among others. We will be concerned with being able to understand how to represent systems of various types. Starting with requirements, one may ask, how do we create some representation of a system - either "to-be" or "as-is". The answer to this question will take us to the world of functional analysis and object oriented analysis with some stops in between to look at requirements analysis and the user interface.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MIS 511
System Analysis and Design4
MIS 621
4 Quarter Hours

Addresses the relationships and tradeoffs associated with computer hardware and software. Emphasis will be placed on system architecture including data and file structures, data storage, data communications, systems analysis and design, the operator-machine interface, input/output devices and operating systems. Other topics include system architectures for single-user, centralized, and networked computing systems and single-user and multi-user operating systems. Primarily, however, this course will focus on software system architectures.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MIS 521, C or better in MIS 531, C or better in MIS 611
Systems Architectures4
MIS 624
4 Quarter Hours

Addresses design issues related to data warehousing and techniques for using data warehouses for business intelligence. In this course, a variety of tools will be used to demonstrate design, implementation, and utilization (e.g., mining) of data warehouses. Students will learn how data warehouses are used to help managers successfully gather, analyze, understand and act on information that has been stored in data warehouses, and will gain hands-on experience in creating and querying a data warehouse.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MIS 531
Data Warehousing4
MIS 626
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces performance dashboards and decision support concepts and tools that help guide decision making in the business environment. The course includes use advanced analytics and involves data models associated with Business Intelligence (BI). Performance dashboards make use of BI to help analyze decisions and options available for decision making. The course covers the architecture, metrics and design components of the various types of performance dashboards. Illustrative case studies are examined and through a course-long project, students propose and design a performance dashboard.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MIS 526
Decision Support and Dashboarding4
MIS 671
4 Quarter Hours

Helps students integrate the knowledge and skills acquired during class work in the MSIS program. MIS671 is the first of two capstone courses (the other being MIS672). For most students, these courses will be undertaken with industry sponsorship, often their own employers, which will involve the development of an information systems project of appropriate scope. This course focuses on project initiation, which includes scope and stakeholder definition, the software system management plan, delivery approach and development of the Software Requirement Specification (SRS) for a system that students will develop in MIS672.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MIS 521, C or better in MIS 611
Corequisite(s):
MIS 531, BUS 640, MIS 526, BUS 630, BUS 615, BUS 678
Business Intelligence Major: MIS 531, BUS 640, MIS 526, BUS 630, BUS 615, BUS 678 / Information Systems Major: BUS 615, BUS 630, BUS 640, BUS 678, MIS 531, MIS 541
Information Systems Integration Project I4
MIS 672
6 Quarter Hours

Focuses on finishing the analysis, design, implementation, and documentation of their system, followed by a presentation to their industry sponsor and the instructor. The project is considered to be successfully complete when the system meets the requirements as specified can the project sponsor is satisfied with the results. This course can be repeated up to 3 times until project completion.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MIS 671
Corequisite(s):
MIS 624, MIS 626
Information Systems Integration Project II6
MKT 100
4 Quarter Hours

Required four (4) credit hours in marketing.

Marketing Elective4
MKT 111B
4 Quarter Hours

Examines the essentials of an introductory course than can be either a survey course or a prerequisite to more advanced marketing studies. Study includes product identification, positioning and pricing strategies, consumer need identification and making the connection between consumer needs and product advertising, basic distribution strategies, and some of the decision-making tools at the disposal of the marketing manager. This course is recommended as a first course for marketing majors.

Principles of Marketing4
MKT 131
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the steps of the selling process from beginning to end, with a focus on organization and a systematic approach. Topics include communication, the strategic selling process, sales careers, understanding your customer, and using technology.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101
MGT 101, MKT 111B.
Personal Selling4
MKT 201
4 Quarter Hours

Acquaints students with the basic principles of effective sales techniques. Topics include personal analysis, personality development, buying motives, product knowledge, company awareness, technology, relationship selling, sales presentations, sales resistance, and sales closings.

Sales4
MKT 202
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the principles and practices of advertising - the planning and research functions, the techniques and execution of advertising, the way the message is created, media decisions, and current issues facing the industry. Analyzes the effects of advertising on the consumer and examines the structure of the advertising messages and how they are adapted to specific audiences.

Advertising4
MKT 215
4 Quarter Hours

Provides a balanced exposure to marketing theory and practice with significant application of marketing principles via case studies and project work.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 111B, MKT 201, MKT 202.
Applied Marketing4
MKT 241
4 Quarter Hours

Explores how digital advertising and social media fit into the marketing process. Introduces the concept of building brand communities by interactive, two-way communication through the objectives of theory, tactics, media, and planning. Topics include strategic communication planning, digital media, social media, customer relationship management, ethics, and digital marketing careers.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101
MGT 101, MKT 111B.
Advertising/Digital Marketing I4
MKT 251
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the data analysis process and the value of data analysis to marketing in a macro view. Students explore marketing accountability and data integrity. Topics include problem identification and value stream, business intelligence tools, MAIP (Measurement Analysis Interpretation Presentation), data vs. information, qualitative and quantitative data, primary and secondary data, relevance, validity, neutrality, and ethical and legal implications of data analysis.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101, INF 113, MTH 108
MKT 111B
Marketing Analytics I4
MKT 261
4 Quarter Hours

Provide students an opportunity to apply all acquired business knowledge to real life business and organizations. Focus will be on providing viable solutions with value stream relevance in a dynamic marketing environment. This is the capstone course for the Associate degree in Marketing.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 131, MKT 241, MKT 251
Marketing Planning4
MKT 291
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students the opportunity to analyze, assess, and recommend a marketing strategy, as a class, for an existing business. Focus will be on developing a total analysis package based on material studied in previous associate's degree level classes. This is a group activity similar to that of a marketing team in the world of consulting.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 215
Marketing Seminar4
MKT 312
4 Quarter Hours

Studies consumer functions such as decision-making, attitude formation and change, cognition, perception, and learning. The marketing concepts of product positioning, segmentation, brand loyalty, shopping preference and diffusion of innovations are considered in context with the environmental, ethical, multicultural and social influences on an increasingly diverse American consumer.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 261
Consumer Behavior4
MKT 342
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the exploration of how digital advertising and social media fit into the marketing process. Emphasis will be on social networking, crowd-sourcing, mobile computing, location marketing, and development of a digital marketing plan using social media integrated with the more traditional marketing tools to fulfill the organization's objectives of satisfying the customer. Students will develop a digital marketing campaign in the course.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 261
Digital Marketing II4
MKT 352