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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

  • Is there online tutoring for APA styles?

    Online students can find help with APA citations and formatting in their Blackboard classroom.

    • Cick the Online Tutoring button on the left-hand side of the page.
    • Click on Schedules. 
    • Click on English (between Economics and Finance).
    • Click the Enroll button next to APA Questions & Answers Classroom.
    • Click Submit.

    After you enroll in the APA Classroom, you'll find all the available APA-related resources. You can also ask questions on the Discussion Board, which is monitored by Baker's online librarians. For more information, contact us at library@baker.edu.

  • How do I sign up for tutoring?

    Contact Learning Support Services on your campus to sign up for tutoring. If you're a Baker Online student or the in a Center for Graduate Studies program, you may request tutoring by visiting Blackboard's Community tab, in the Institution Discussion Boards area.

  • If a new disability evaluation is needed, who pays for it?

    Neither your high school nor your postsecondary school is required to conduct or pay for a new evaluation to document your disability and need for accommodations.

  • Do I have to prove that I have a disability to receive accommodations?

    Yes. You are required to provide relevant comprehensive documentation that without the services you would not have equal access.

  • Do I have to inform a postsecondary school that I have a disability?

    No. However, if you want the school to provide an accommodation, you must identify yourself as having a disability.

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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.

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.)
Accreditation – MBA

Master of Business Adminstration (MBA) Program

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 its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business program in the following degree is accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration

Master’s Level IACBE Outcomes

In master’s-level programs, knowledge of the key content areas and functional disciplines of business is assumed. Graduates of master’s-level programs should acquire a depth of knowledge in these areas that exceeds that of the typical bachelor’s degree graduate. Graduates of master’s-level programs in business should be able to:

  1. Recognize problems.
  2. Integrate theory and practice for the purpose of strategic analysis.
  3. Employ and apply quantitative techniques and methods in the analysis of real-world business situations.
  4. Communicate to relevant audiences;  graduates should be able to:
    a.    Compose clear, consistent, and effective written forms of communication
    b.  Compose and present effective oral business presentations.
  5. Work effectively with a team of colleagues on diverse projects.
  6. Identify and analyze the ethical obligations and responsibilities of business.

MBA Program - IACBE Assessment Reports
 


MBA Program - Annual Assessment Reports
 


The MBA program provides the following majors:
 

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
Chip Evens
(248) 276-8241
chip.evans@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
(See Note 1)
CS322 Data Structures and Algorithms II Microsoft Visual Studio . NET 2008 and WIndows XP Professional MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
CS422A Database Programming I Oracle 10g Personal Edition www.sun.com
(See Note 2)
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
(See Note 3)
GSD311 C Software Solutions Microsoft Visual Studio . NET 2008 and WIndows XP Professional MSDNAA
(See Note 1)
GSD321 Game Console Design Microsoft Xbox360 w/ Hard Drive  
INF112 Word Procession Internet Explorer Bookstore
(See Note 3)
INF113 Electronic Spreadsheets Internet Explorer Bookstore
(See Note 3)
INF114A Intro to Database Applications Internet Explorer Bookstore
(See Note 3)
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
(See Note 1)
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
(See Note 2)
WEB361 Web Server Administration Apache 2.0 HTTP Server www.apache.org
(See Note 2)
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:

 
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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
ADP 101
4 Quarter Hours

Explores advanced aspects of Microsoft Word. Students will become proficient in various Microsoft Word tools, including: insert features, page layout, references and reports, and mailings.

Prerequisite(s):
INF 112
Workplace Technology I4
ADP 102
4 Quarter Hours

Explores how to increase productivity by using various Microsoft office tools to support administrative professional work. Students will become proficient in advanced aspects of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Introduces cloud-based storage and tools for communicating virtually.

Prerequisite(s):
ADP 101, INF 113
INF 141A
Workplace Technology II4
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 112A
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 221A
8 Quarter Hours

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students learn how to configure a router for basic and advanced functionality and how to troubleshoot routers and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Prerequisite(s):
CSC 121A
Routing Protocols and Concepts8
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 231A
8 Quarter Hours

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of a converged switched network. Students learn about the hierarchical network design model and how to configure a switch for basic and advanced functionality. Students will troubleshoot and resolve common issues with Virtual LANs, VTP, and inter-VLAN routing in a converged network and develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.

Prerequisite(s):
CSC 221A
LAN Switching and Wireless8
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 241
8 Quarter Hours

Describes 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 troubleshoot and resolve common issues with data link protocols and develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement Network Address Translation (NAT), IPSec, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) operations in a complex network.

Prerequisite(s):
CSC 231A
WAN Design and Network Management8
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 101
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the design process and design principles used in conjunction with current digital media production. Projects explore the elements of typography, color, layout, and creative conceptualization.

Introduction to Digital Media Communications4
DMD 111
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to various processes in creating vector-based graphics and illustrations. Color, texture, form, shape, and type manipulation techniques are applied to the design of logos, technical illustrations, icon symbols and other miscellaneous pieces. Students use industry standard illustration software on multiple computer platforms.

Prerequisite(s):
GRC 101A, any INF class.
Introduction to Digital Design/Illustration4
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
DMD 251
4 Quarter Hours

Provide students essential information pertaining to the business practices of design including: proposals, contracts, competitive analysis, salary standards, project management tools and pricing. Students will prepare a project management kit for a real-world client.

Prerequisite(s):
GRC 131A, GRC 211B or DVP 151.
Corequisite(s):
DVP 252 or GRC 212B.
Digital Media Business Practices4
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
DVP 101
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces an overview of video production utilizing a digital camcorder and video editing equipment. Students study video technologies, basic equipment operation, edits composition, basic lighting and audio, storyboard creation, script writing, and production planning.

Digital Media Fundamentals4
DVP 111A
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces video production scriptwriting techniques for conducting client interviews that deliver factual information with imaginative approaches for corporate, broadcast and other professional communications.

Interviewing and Scriptwriting4
DVP 121
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces basic audio for practical use in video and media applications. Topics include digital sound characteristics, microphones, single and multi-track techniques, and sound effects.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 101, any of the INF courses.
Introduction to Audio Recording4
DVP 131
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces shooting video on location within a controlled environment. Students practice various shooting techniques, audio and edit planning, following production shot lists, and shooting to scripted and storyboarded needs.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 111, DVP 121
Video Field Production4
DVP 151
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the non-linear (digital) video editing process. Covers computer-based video editing technologies/software. Students practice on the fundamentals of organizing and creating streaming video footage for use with multi-media and/or Web applications.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 101, any of the INF courses.
Corequisite(s):
DVP 121
Introduction to Digital Video Editing4
DVP 201
4 Quarter Hours

Develops knowledge and skills to organize footage for use in creating professional on-screen motion graphics and special effects. Students will also work with character generated type to synchronize sound with on-screen graphic images. Students gain proficiency in the hands-on use of computer tools and software to integrate edited footage into a digital media production.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 151
Motion Graphics4
DVP 211
4 Quarter Hours

Presents the management and psychology of professional production coordination, talent development and retention, economics and budgeting for independent producers and preparation of the final digital video portfolio reel.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 131, DVP 252
Digital Video Production Management4
DVP 221
4 Quarter Hours

Combines the skills of graphic design, multimedia construction and coding with interpersonal and language skills to interview content experts, then write, design, deploy and assess eLearning content through current technology. Students will design applications for digital instruction and the tracking of key performance metrics to produce eLearning modules for industry, education and a variety of digital communication careers.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 211
eLearning Design4
DVP 252
4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with the ability and working knowledge to create final edits for use in their digital video production by preparing digital footage through the use of digital video mark points. Combining sound and motion graphics are covered through the use of non-linear editing software as well.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 151
Intermediate Digital Video Editing4
DVP 261A
4 Quarter Hours

Creates basic on-screen graphics and effects utilizing the video lab for final digital video production. Students will also work towards the completion of a final DVD product by implementing all edits, audio, and effects necessary for the final composite project for presentation and inclusion in their portfolio.

Prerequisite(s):
DVP 131, DVP 201
Editing/Motion/Audio - Direct Study Lab4
ECE 101B
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on introductory concepts of Early Childhood Education professions including professionalism, ethics, and standards. Historical events as well as current issues are reviewed. Students participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices within learning environments. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
DHS clearance, student background check.
Introduction to Early Childhood Education4
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 131A
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the creation of a safe and healthy learning environment to encourage play, exploration, and learning. Students learn how to use space, relationships, materials, and routines as resources for ensuring an inclusive safe indoor and outdoor learning environment. Focus on how environment affects growth and development through proper nutrition, self-wellness for adults and sanitation guidelines are reviewed. Legal and ethical guidelines for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect are covered. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
DHS clearance, student background check.
Healthy Environments for Early Childhood4
ECE 141A
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on understanding creativity and the development of skills to assist and encourage young children to express their creative natures. Through a hands-on approach, students will compare creative materials and processes using multiple teaching strategies and disciplines. A focus on child-centered and teacher-guided experiences with attention to accommodations for children identified with special needs will be included through both process and product instructional methods. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
DHS clearance, student background check.
Creative Activities4
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 171A
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on milestones of language development in children from birth to age 12. An exploration of language arts theory and techniques to assist children in developing foundational skills through curriculum planning that will allow them to be proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing is reviewed. Techniques include creative drama, puppetry, whole language exploration and phonemic awareness.  Students will also review structural and transformational linguistics theories. Specific attention is paid to English Language Learners as they acquire language in the classroom. Must complete with a C (73%) or better. 

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 111B or EDU 200A, DHS clearance, student background check.
Language Development and Language Arts4
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 191A
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the development of documentation for the CDA credential as outlined by the Council for Professional Recognition. The course is designed to develop the CDA Resource File and prepare students for the Observational Assessment. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 101B, ECE 111B
DHS clearance, student background check.
CDA Preparation4
ECE 201C
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on developmental milestones for children birth through 35 months in cognitive, language, physical, and social/emotional domains, including typical and atypical development. Provides an intense look at methods of designing and implementing appropriate programs, including curriculum and assessment, physical space adaptations, and parent/school/community partnerships. Review of applicable early intervention procedures, including IEPs and IFSPs is explored. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
DHS clearance, student background check.
Corequisite(s):
ECE 201CL
Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum4
ECE 201CL
1 Quarter Hours

Focuses on developmentally appropriate interactions between adults and children birth through 35 months in and infant/toddler ECSE, or licensed infant or toddler program. Field work components will include a focus on relationship building, environmental structure and professionalism in infant/toddler environments. Students must complete 20 hours of supervised field work. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
DHS Clearance, student background check.
Corequisite(s):
ECE 201C
Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum Lab1
ECE 211A
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on multiple influences of bias as well as the possible effects of personal attitudes and dispositions on children's development and learning. Students will analyze classroom environments for practices of equality, respect, and tolerance. Curriculum will be developed that will promote anti-bias ideals, create a strong classroom community, and empower families through positive reciprocal relationships. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 111B
DHS clearance, student background check.
Developing Anti-Bias Curriculum4
ECE 221B
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the integration of developmentally appropriate math, science, and technology content into the early childhood classroom curriculum. The process of using inquiry tools and problem-solving strategies and focused learning centers with content embedded in all other classroom areas is explored. Emphasis is placed on development of activities and procedures that put the child in the position of problem solving through hands-on, exploratory processes in groups or individually. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 111B
DHS clearance, student background check.
Math, Science, and Technology for Early Childhood4
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 251
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on developmentally appropriate design of curricula that promotes the growth and development of the preschool child (ages 3 and 4) with curricular connections to early elementary. Differentiation for special needs is reviewed. Curricular domains covered are aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, physical, and social/emotional. Course assignments demonstrating subject matter and content application are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 165
DHS clearance, student background check.
Developing Curriculum for Early Childhood4
ECE 271B
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate, anti-bias, child-centered classroom environment across curricular and developmental domains. Students will demonstrate competence in child assessment, group guidance, advocacy, peer collaboration, and parent communication. Includes 90 hours of supervised participation in a licensed preschool for children for ages 3 and 4, or an ECSE preschool program. Course assignments demonstrating subject matter and content application are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 251
Program Director/Dean approval, DHS clearance, student background check.
Early Childhood Education Practicum4
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
ECE 461
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on knowledge of characteristics and classifications of common delays, impairments, and disabilities. Tools of assessment and methods of referral for young children demonstrating atypical development with an emphasis on the goals and benefits of developmentally appropriate assessment is explored. IFSP, IEP, early intervention, and legal issues surrounding these topics will be featured. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 165
DHS clearance, student background check.
Early Assessment and Referral4
ECE 491
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on multiple influences on child growth and development through cross content curricular applications with a focus on health, safety, and nutrition. Students will recognize themselves within the framework of the professional community of early childhood educators. Licensing and regulation issues will be highlighted. This is the capstone course for students seeking the ZS teaching endorsement. Course assignments demonstrating subject matter and pedagogical knowledge are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Program Director/Dean approval, DHS clearance, student background check.
Senior Seminar: Early Childhood Education4
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 200A
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces candidates to the realities of the teaching profession, the structure and operation of schools, current educational issues and trends, and the foundations of education. Includes 20 hours of observation and participation in P-12 classroom settings. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102, MTH 111
PSY 111, Program Director/Dean approval, student background check.
Introduction to Professional Education Experiences4
EDU 312A
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the learning process including the role of the teacher in learning; efficiency of learning as it is affected by the developmental processes; psychological principles that are central to the learning process and their relationship to the teaching situation; variables in learning; and evaluation of the outcomes of learning. Emphasizes application of learning theory and multicultural concepts in a field-based context. Includes 20 hours of observation and participation in P-12 classroom settings. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 200A and student background check.
Educational Psychology4
EDU 321A
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on theory and process in developmentally appropriate reading and writing instruction, including language and literacy acquisition, comprehension, word recognition, methods of instruction and assessment, program development, and planning for individual instructional needs. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 312A and student background check.
Theory and Principles of Reading Instruction4
EDU 330
4 Quarter Hours

Studies the physical, psychological, social, and educational factors related to exceptional individuals, including intellectually gifted, English language learners, and the handicapped. Emphasizes collaborative historical, legal, legislative, and futuristic aspects of educating the exceptional learner. Includes 20 hours of observation and participation in P-12 classroom settings. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 312A and student background check.
The Exceptional Learner4
EDU 346A
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces selection, evaluation, and use of appropriate media, including microcomputers and Web-based learning, as an integral part of the curriculum to achieve stated learning objectives. Provides hands-on experience in preparing and using leading edge technology, materials and equipment for effective classroom learning. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 200A
INF 141A and student background check.
Integrating Technology into 21st Century Learning4
EDU 351
4 Quarter Hours

Prepares candidates to design curriculum and assessments aligned to state and national standards. Instructional design principles as well as formative and summative assessment practices will be covered. Practice using assessment data to drive curricular and instructional decisions. Emphasis on teaching and learning for all students.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 421A or EDU 425, student background check. EDU 346A.
Instructional Design and Assessment4
EDU 371
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate, child-centered classroom environment across curricular and developmental domains. Students will demonstrate competence in child assessment, group guidance, advocacy, peer collaboration, and parent communication. Includes 90 hours of lead teaching in an ECSE pre-school program. Course assignments demonstrating subject matter and content application are required. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
ECE 251
Program Director/Dean approval, DHS clearance, student background check.
Corequisite(s):
ECE 165
Early Childhood Education ZS Practicum4
EDU 421A
5 Quarter Hours

Studies the principles, techniques, and processes of literacy instruction needed to help candidates become independent, strategic learners in the content areas taught in the elementary school. Applies learning principles and practices to real-world teaching situations. Includes 20 hours of observation and participation in K-8 classroom settings. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 321A and student background check, acceptance in the program.
Reading in the Content Areas5
EDU 425
6 Quarter Hours

Introduces the theoretical foundation for literacy development and the methods and processes in developmentally appropriate instruction. Emphasizes the principles, techniques, and processes of literacy instruction needed to help candidates become independent, strategic learners in the content areas taught in middle and high schools. Includes 20 hours of observation and participation in grade 6-12 classroom settings. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 312A and student background check, acceptance in the program.
Literacy Education in the Secondary School6
EDU 441A
4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on developing a positive learning environment in P-12 classrooms. Students will establish positive relationships while creating an engaging learning environment. The course includes developing self-awareness, creating positive and flexible physical settings, establishing classroom norms, and developing procedures that facilitate efficient instruction and assessment for diverse learners. This course requires 10 hours of observation and participation. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 312A and student background check, acceptance in the program.
Classroom Management4
EDU 445A
2 Quarter Hours

Studies education and schooling in American culture and society. Employs hypotheses and concepts drawn from a series of disciplines as a means of identifying and examining central characteristics of the American educational system. Focuses on the interpretation and appraisal of current educational practices and trends. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
Program Director/Dean approval, acceptance in the program, student background check.
Educational Foundations2
EDU 451A
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the elementary school focused on language arts, social studies, and the visual and performing arts. Includes observations of classroom procedures, participation in simulation, and micro-teaching in elementary classrooms. Emphasizes the application of effective instructional theory and practice, sound decision making, and multicultural education in a field-based context. Includes 30 hours of participation in P-8 classroom settings. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 351
Program Director/Dean approval, acceptance in the program, student background check
Theory and Techniques: Elementary Language Arts and Social Studies4
EDU 452
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the theory of instruction, methods, and materials for teaching elementary mathematics, science, health, physical education and nutrition. Includes observations of classroom procedures, participation in simulation, and micro-teaching in elementary classrooms. Emphasizes the application of effective instructional theory and practice, sound decision making, and multicultural education in a field-based context. Includes 30 hours of participation in P-8 classroom settings. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 351
Program Director/Dean approval, acceptance in the program, student background check
Theory and Techniques: Elementary Mathematics and Science4
EDU 461A
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the secondary subject matter fields in which candidates expect to teach. Includes observations of classroom procedures, participation in simulation, and micro-teaching in mathematics. Emphasizes the application of effective instructional theory and practice, sound decision making, and multicultural education in a field-based context. Includes 30 hours of participation in grade 6-12 classroom settings. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 351
Program Director/Dean approval, acceptance in the program, student background check
Theory and Techniques of Instruction: Mathematics (6-12)4
EDU 462A
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the secondary subject matter fields in which candidates expect to teach. Includes observations of classroom procedures, participation in simulation, and micro-teaching in English. Emphasizes the application of effective instructional theory and practice, sound decision making, and multicultural education in a field-based context. Includes 30 hours of participation in grade 6-12 classroom settings. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 351
Program Director/Dean approval, acceptance in the program, student background check
Theory and Techniques of Instruction: English (6-12)4
EDU 464A
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the theory of instruction, secondary methods, and materials in the subject matter fields in which candidates expect to teach. Includes observations of classroom procedures; participation in simulation and micro-teaching in social studies. Emphasis on the application of effective instructional theory and practice, sound decision making, and multicultural education in a field-based context. Includes 30 hours of participation in grade 6-12 classroom settings. A grade of C or better must be attained to complete the Teacher Preparation Program.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 351
Program Director/Dean approval, acceptance in the program, student background check
Theory and Techniques of Instruction: Social Studies (6-12)4
EDU 481A
12 Quarter Hours

Requires candidates to observe and teach in K-12 classroom settings for approximately 13 weeks during regular school hours, following the school district calendar and the supervising teacher's contractual agreement. Attendance at professional development conferences and seminars may be required.

Prerequisite(s):
Program Director/Dean approval, student background check.
Directed Teaching I12
EDU 482A
6 Quarter Hours

Requires candidates to observe and teach in P-12 classroom settings for approximately 7 weeks during regular school hours, following the school district calendar and supervising teacher's contractual agreement. Attendance at professional development conferences and seminars may be required.

Prerequisite(s):
EDU 481A
Program Director/Dean approval, student background check.
Directed Teaching II6
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 125B
4 Quarter Hours

Continues the study of electrical circuits with alternating current and reactive circuit elements. Covers electromagnetism, capacitance, inductance, phasors, and complex impedance. Introduces frequency response, decibels, Bode plots, filter circuits, and resonance. Emphasizes lab experiments and technical report writing. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
EET 115D, MTH 111
Corequisite(s):
MTH 112A
AC 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 211
4 Quarter Hours

Introduces semiconductors and electronic circuits. Devices include diodes and the bipolar junction transistor (BJT). Covers semiconductor theory, approximations, diode circuits, transistor biasing, load-lines, Q-point, and single- and multi-stage BJT amplifier circuits. Includes laboratory exercises.

Prerequisite(s):
EET 125B
Solid State Devices I4
EET 216