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Music

  
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    MUSC 2071 - Applied Music: Vocal and Instrumental

    (1-2)
    Private lessons in voice or instrument for students who have completed four semesters of study in voice or in one instrument.

    Prerequisite: Four semesters of previous applied study.
    (.5 hr lec, 5 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2080 - Baritone Horn II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1080  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the sa
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2090 - Bassoon II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1090  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270 on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2100 - Cello II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1100  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same intrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2110 - Clarinet II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1110  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2120 - Double Bass II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1120  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2130 - Flute II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1130  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2140 - French Horn II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1140  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2150 - Guitar II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1150  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2152 - Bass Guitar II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1152  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2170 - Oboe II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1170  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2190 - Percussion II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1190  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2200 - Piano II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1200  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2206 - Jazz Voice II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes, and an end of semester performance jury. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2210 - Saxophone II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1210  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2220 - Trombone II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1220  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2230 - Trumpet II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1230  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2240 - Tuba II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1240  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2250 - Violin II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1250  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2260 - Viola II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1260  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2270 - Voice II

    (1-2)
    One 30-minute private lesson per week per credit hour on an instrument or voice with a minimum preparation standard. Generally involves a public convocation recital performance, master classes and an end of semester performance jury. Max 8 credits. Students specializing in music must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 0200.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1270  Two semester hours of MUSC 1080  through MUSC 1270  on the same instrument or voice.
    (5-10 hrs lec per semester, 5-10 hrs open lab)
  
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    MUSC 2290 - Class Piano III

    (1)
    Third semester of a four-semester sequence. Develops further piano skills. Involves prescribed scales, harmonizations, chord progressions, transpositions, sightreading, and repertoire.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1295  or successful completion of MUSC 1295  final exam requirements.
    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 2295 - Class Piano IV

    (1)
    Final semester of a four-semester sequence. May include learning simple accompaniments. Designed to prepare the music major for piano proficiency exam upon transfer. May be repeated twice for credit.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 2290  or successful completion of MUSC 2290  final exam requirements.
    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 2320 - Diction for Singers I

    (2)
    This course focuses on the enunciation and transcription of the Italian and English languages as applied to lyric diction. Familiarity with the appropriate choice of speech sounds is gained through listening, singing, and transcription assignments. The purpose of this course is to provide the aspiring singer or choral director with the effective knowledge and tools to obtain a basic proficiency in lyric diction.

    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 2325 - Diction for Singers II

    (2)
    This course focuses on the enunciation and transcription of the German and French languages as applied to lyric diction. Familiarity with the appropriate choice of speech sounds is gained through listening, singing, and transcription assignments. The purpose of this course is to provide the aspiring singer or choral director with the effective knowledge and tools to obtain a basic proficiency in lyric diction.

    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 2395 - Piano Proficiency


    The Piano Proficiency exam is required of all students seeking a four-year degree in music performance or education and should be completed sometime during the sophomore year. Enrollment in this course requires the student to take the exam sometime during the semester; if the test is failed, the course may be repeated up to three times. This course will directly transfer to the University of Wyoming and most other music departments will accept the results as well.

  
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    MUSC 2410 - Techniques for Live Sound

    (3)
    Students receive a practical orientation to live sound reinforcement for voice and music. We will study a broad range of concepts and procedures including: basic sounds and acoustics, microphone design and application, sound system design, setup and testing procedures, Front of House (FOH) and Monitor mixing on both analog and digital consoles, signal processing and live stereo and multitrack recording with various digital recording devices. Lab activities focus on project-based learning and provide “hands-on” skill development with both music hardware and software in the service of live sound. Students are expected to crew on at least one live event.

    (2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    MUSC 2416 - Pro Tools for Game Audio

    (3)
    This course is designed to provide students introduction to Game Audio workflow including recording, editing and mastering sound for games and interactive multimedia. Working with dialog, scripts, sound effects, Foley, ambient backgrounds, loops, elastic audio, tempo matching, digital processing and plug-ins. Producing game music, layering, splicing, and mixing cinematic audio. Deliver game audio formats to commercial players and end users. Part of Avid Pro Tools Certification training programs.

    Prerequisite: MUSC 1417  .
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    MUSC 2435 - Advanced Audio Recording

    (3)
    Students advance their recording skills through a project-based curriculum. Students use the computer to create an integrated recording, editing, and mixing environment extending into the areas of digital mastering, signal processing, and post productiion. Students explore the compact disc as a presentation and archiving medium through the development of a personal CD project.

    Prerequisites: MUSC 1415  and MUSC 1435 .
    (2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    MUSC 2440 - Electronic Musicianship: Synths and MIDI

    (3)
    Students learn the principles and techniques of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) and its uses in music composition, recording, and arrangement. After exploring basic theory, Digital Audio Workstations are used so students develop familiarity with elements of computer MIDI technology as they relate to sequencing, sound synthesis, non-linear recording and editing, and computer mixing. Emphasis will be placed on post-production practices in scoring (notation) and the preparation of MIDI material for presentation on the World Wide Web.

    (2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    MUSC 2500 - Portfolio

    (3)
    Designed for students pursuing the AAS in Music Technology/Multimedia. Students develop and present, in a multimedia format, a collection of their musical, print, and other work which exhibits their abilities, progress, effort, and program achievements.

    Prerequisites: MUSC 1415 , MUSC 1435 , MUSC 2440  and successful completion of at least 30 credit hours.
    (2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)

Nursing

  
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    NRST 1000 - Fundamentals of Nursing

    (4)
    Students learn theory, skills, and the basic nursing concepts of caring, documentation, teaching/learning, critical thinking, communication, and the nursing process in order to provide safe and competent nursing care to clients with basic unmet human needs in the clinical setting. In addition, students learn the legal and ethical principles needed to function as a member within the discipline, provider of care, and manager of care within the scope of practice for the Practical Nurse.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 , ZOO 2010 , and Successful admission to the Practical Nursing Program.
    Co-Requisite: Corequisites: NRST 1688  and NRST 1705  
    (3.5 lec, 1 lab)
  
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    NURS 1100 - Professional Nursing Care in Health Promotion

    (9)
    This semester introduces the learner to the concepts of health promotion, safety, clinical judgment, leadership, patient centeredness, and professionalism. Health promotion includes learning about self-health and health in children, adults, older adults, and the family experiencing a normal pregnancy. Learners will value evidence about healthy lifestyle patterns and risk factors for disease and illness, apply growth and development theory, develop therapeutic relationships, conduct an age appropriate and culturally sensitive health assessment, and promote health using the nursing process and standards of professional nursing. 

    Prerequisite: Entrance into nursing program.
    (4hrs lec, 5hrs clinical)
  
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    HLSC 1101 - Allied Health First Year Seminar

    (3)
    This course is designed to assist students seeking a health professions type degree. Students will develop skills such as planning, use of campus resources, research, how to develop scholarly writing; resume building and self-assessment that will aid in student success in college and their chosen field. This course will provide an academic and common transition to the college in a small classroom environment. Students are urged to actively participate in their learning through critical inquiry, listening, and by participating in class discussions.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    NURS 1101 - Nursing First Year Seminar

    (2)
    This is an orientation class for first year students who are specifically interested in a career in nursing. This course will introduce students to college resources, opportunities, and programs that may enhance their academic and social success. This course will also introduce students to academic programs in the field of nursing.

    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    NURS 1150 - Nursing Pharmacology I

    (2)


    Students learn the concepts of basic pharmacology and the nursing management of drug therapy including the examination of body systems and related drug therapy within each system. It explores the basic drug groups, key similarities and differences among drugs in each group and the nursing care for each group utilizing the nursing process. Concepts such as the mechanism of action for each group, its therapeutic use, adverse effects and dosages are covered. An emphasis is placed on drugs that are used to treat chronic issues.

    Co-Requisite: Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in NURS 1100  required.

     
    (2 hrs lec)

  
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    NURS 1200 - Professional Nursing Care of Patient with Chronic Illness

    (9)
    This semester introduces the learner to the patient and family with chronic illness using the concepts of health promotion, safety, clinical judgment, leadership, patient centeredness, and professionalism. Learners will use caring behaviors, therapeutic communication and advocacy when providing care to patients with chronic illness across the lifespan. The learner will identify the roles and values of the members of the interprofessional healthcare team. The patient and family lived experience is emphasized.

    Prerequisite: Student in good standing in the nursing program and completion of NURS 1000.
    (4hrs lec, 5hrs clinical)
  
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    NRST 1510 - Nurse Assistant

    (4)
    Students acquire the basic theory, principles, and skills necessary to provide basic patient care as a CNA in the health care setting to meet the physical, psychosocial, mental, spiritual, and cultural needs of the client/resident. Students also learn the State and Federal laws as well as the policies and procedures of the institution governing the practice of the nursing assistant. 

    (3 hrs lec, 3 hrs lab/clinical)
  
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    NRST 1550 - Certifies Nurse Assistant II

    (4)
    This course is designed to provide the student with the basic principles, and skills necessary to provide client/resident care in the health care setting within the scope of practice of the CNA II. The student will learn the scope of practice for the CNA II and the legal implications of the role. Special emphasis is placed on the principles of delegation and acquisition of the appropriate skills of a CNA II. At successful completion of the course, students can apply for a CNA II license from the Wyoming State Board of Nursing.

    Prerequisite: Must be a Certified Nurse Assistant.
    (3 hrs lec, 1.71 lab and clinical)
  
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    NRST 1600 - Medication Assistant-Certified

    (4)
    This course is designed to provide the student with the basic principles, and skills necessary to provide patient/resident care in the health care setting within the scope of practice of the medication assistant certified. The student will learn the scope of practice for the MA-C and the legal implications of the role. Special emphasis is placed on performing skills delegated by the RN/LPN to the patient/client that has a chronic stable condition where predictable outcomes are expected. At the successful completion of the course, students must pass the National Medication Aide Certification Examination (MACE) to receive certification through the Wyoming Board of Nursing.

    Prerequisite: Student must be a Certified Nursing Assistant.
    (3 hrs lec, 1 hr lab and clinical)
  
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    NRST 1635 - Mental Health Nursing for Practical Nursing

    (2)
    Students learn contemporary psychiatric and mental health nursing theories related to psychiatric disorders. Students explore various treatment modalities and apply the nursing process when contributing to the plan of care for the client with unmet psychosocial needs.

    Prerequisites: Successful completion of the first and second semesters of the Practical Nursing Program.
    Co-Requisite: Corequisites: NRST 2615  and NRST 2755 .
    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    NRST 1688 - Pharmacology I for Practical Nursing

    (2)
    Students learn the concepts and skills necessary for safe and accurate drug dosage calculations. Students learn to utilize the nursing process necessary for safe medication administration. Students begin to learn about how drug therapy is used to effectively treat patients so that health can be maintained and/or improved.

  
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    NRST 1705 - Clinical Experience I for Practical Nursing

    (3)
    Students learn to use an ever expanding body of knowledge and the nursing process to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving through clinical learning experiences. Students learn to function in the roles of the Practical Nurse, provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline to coordinate and contribute to an established plan of care for individuals, families, and groups across the life span.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 , ZOO 2010 , and Successful admission to the Practical Nursing Program.
    Co-Requisite: Corequisites: NRST 1000  and NRST 1688 .
    (6 hrs clinical)
  
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    NRST 1735 - Clinical Experience II for Practical Nursing

    (3)
    Students learn to use an ever expanding body of knowledge and the nursing process to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving to provide basic care for clients with chronic conditions through a variety of clinical learning experiences. The Practical Nursing student coordinates and contributes to an established plan of care to meet the chronic illness human needs for diverse client populations in a variety of health care delivery settings.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first semester of the Practical Nursing Program.
    Co-Requisite: Corequisites: NRST 2605  and NRST 1745 .
    (12 hrs clinical)
  
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    NRST 1745 - Nursing Care of Adult I for Practical Nursing

    (4)
    Students acquire the theoretical framework needed to safely and competently care for patients across the lifespan with unmet human needs related to chronic illnesses. The nursing process is utilized in the planning of client care. Focus is on the physiological, spiritual, developmental, and cultural needs of the client. Students continue to increase in their ability to function in the roles of provider and manager of care as a member within the discipline as they align with the PN scope of practice.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first semester of the Practical Nursing Program.
    Co-Requisite: Corequisites: NRST 1735  and NRST 2605 .
    (3.5 hrs lec, 1 hr lab)
  
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    NRST 1788 - Pharmacology II for Practical Nursing

    (2)
    Students learn the effects of drug therapy on each body system. Students learn the connection between drug therapy and nursing theory. Students learn how to use drug therapy to provide better care, educate patients, and improve outcomes.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of NRST 1688  .
    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    NURS 2150 - Nursing Pharmacology II

    (2)
    Students learn the concepts of basic pharmacology and the nursing management of drug therapy including the examination of body systems and related drug therapy within each system. It explores the basic drug groups, key similarities and differences among drugs in each group and the nursing care for each group utilizing the nursing process. Concepts such as the mechanism of action for each group, its therapeutic use, adverse effects and dosages are covered. An emphasis is placed on drugs that are used to treat acute issues.

    Co-Requisite: Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in NURS 1200  is required. 
    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    NURS 2300 - Professional Nursing Care of Patient with Acute Illness

    (9)
    This semester introduces the learner to the patient and family with acute illness using the concepts of health promotion, safety, clinical judgment, leadership, patient centeredness, and professionalism. Learners will use caring behaviors, therapeutic communication and advocacy when providing care to patients with acute illness across the lifespan. The learner will facilitate the effectiveness of the inter-professional healthcare team. The patient and family lived experience is emphasized. 

    Prerequisite: Student in good standing in the nursing program and completion of NURS 1000 and NURS 1200.
    (4hrs lec, 5hrs clinical)
  
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    NURS 2400 - Professional Nursing Care of Patient with Complex Illness

    (9)
    This semester introduces the learner for the patient and family with complex illness using the concepts of health promotion, safety, clinical judgment, leadership, patient centeredness and professionalism. This semester is focused on the vulnerable patient, which could include multisystem acute and chronic disease processes, and physiological, mental and socioeconomic factors that put the patient at risk. The patient and family lived experience is emphasized.

    (4hrs lec, 5hrs clinical)
  
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    NRST 2500 - Role Transition - Practical Nursing to Registered Nursing

    (2)
    (Summer Semester Only, All Years) Designed to assist the Licensed Practical Nurse entering the second year of the Nursing Program by advanced placement.

    Prerequisite: Completion of admission criteria for advanced placement.
    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    NRST 2605 - Maternal Child Nursing for Practical Nursing

    (4)
    Students will expand their comprehension of maternal child practical nursing care through theory and clinical experience. With assistance, the student will demonstrate the understanding of becoming a provider of care, a member within the discipline, and coordinator of care for the childbearing family within the guidelines of an individualized plan of care.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Semester I of the Nursing Program.
    Co-Requisite: Corequisites: NRST 1735  and NRST 1745  
    (3 hrs lec, 3 hr clinical)
  
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    NRST 2615 - Nursing Care of Adult II for Practical Nursing

    (4)
    Students acquire the theoretical framework needed to safely and competently care for patients across the lifespan with unmet human needs related to acute illnesses. The nursing process is utilized in the planning of client care. Focus is on the physiological, spiritual, developmental, and cultural needs of the client. Students continue to increase in their ability to function in the roles of provider and manager of care as a member within the discipline as they align with the Practical Nursing scope of practice.

    Prerequisites: Successful completion of the first and second semesters of the Practical Nursing Program.
    Co-Requisite: Corequisites: NRST 1635  and NRST 2755 .
    (3.5 hrs lec, 1 hr lab)
  
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    NRST 2755 - Clinical Experience III for Practical Nursing

    (5)
    Students learn to use an ever expanding body of knowledge and the nursing process to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving to provide basic care for clients with acute conditions through a variety of clinical learning experiences. The Practical Nursing student coordinates and contributes to an established plan of care to meet the acute illness human needs for diverse client populations in a variety of health care delivery settings.

    Prerequisites: Successful completion of the first and second semesters of the Practical Nursing Program.
    Co-Requisite: Corequisites: NRST 1635  and NRST 2615 .
    (15 hrs clinical)
  
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    NRST 2800 - NCLEX RN Review

    (3)
    This course is designed for nursing majors and focuses on the achievement of professional success by preparing students for the RN licensure examination. Preparation for NCLEX-RN will be achieved through a process of enhancing NCLEX testing skills and individualized review of content utilizing both online and offline modalities.

  
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    NRST 2810 - Basic Coronary Care

    (2)
    Students learn basic electrocardiographic interpretation and focus on basic cardiac rhythm disturbances, treatment, and nursing management.

    Prerequisites: ZOO 2010  and ZOO 2020  or consent of the instructor.
    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    NRST 2830 - Intravenous Therapy for LPN/LVN

    (1)
    This is an 8-week course for the LPN/LVN which provides comprehensive information on I.V. therapy through utilization of the nursing process. This course also covers risk and quality management, infection control, fluid balance and electrolyte fundamentals, I.V. equipment and use techniques, phlebotomy techniques, I.V. medications, central venous access, transfusion therapy, antineoplastic therapy, and nutritional support as they all relate to intravenous therapy. This course covers both the “Basic IV” therapy and “Advanced IV” therapy for the LVN/PN.

    (.75 lec, .75 lab/clinical)
  
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    NRST 2981 - Student Nurse Tech.

    (2)
    This course is designed to provide registered nursing student with an opportunity to obtain leadership and clinical experience in the application of all previously learned knowledge and skills in various clinical settings. Students will work in a collaborative role with their instructor and clinical preceptors to develop their leadership skills, nursing judgement, critical thinking skills and nursing skill practice and competency.


Outdoor Education - Activity

  
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    OEAC 1100 - Outdoor Living Skills: Desert

    (2)
    Acquaints the student with safe and conservationally sound backpacking skills. Special emphasis on techniques adapted to the desert environment. Five days continuous.

    (1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    OEAC 1150 - Outdoor Living Skills: Mountain

    (1)
    Acquaints the student with safe and conservationally sound backpacking skills. Special emphasis on techniques adapted to the mountain environment. Five days continuous.

    (1 hr lec, 1 hr lab)
  
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    OEAC 1285 - Whitewater Kayaking I

    (1)
    This course introduces fundamental skills for basic whitewater kayaking. It is designed for students with little or no previous whitewater kayaking experience and emphasizes safety, use and care of equipment, reading water and basic paddling skills.

    (.5 hr lec, .5 hr lab)
  
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    OEAC 1286 - Spelunking

    (.5)
    This course introduces basic equipment, technique and trip information to prepare students for safe participation in the sport of cave exploration. The course covers the basics of horizontal and vertical caving with a special emphasis on safety and cave conservation.

    (.5 hr lec, .25 hr lab)
  
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    OEAC 1287 - Outdoor Rock Climbing

    (1)
    Introduces rock climbing technique, equipment, history and ethics. Students will participate in indoor climbing and outdoor bouldering and roped climbing. Emphasis is placed on safety and basic skills such as knots, equipment selection and belay techniques.

    (.5 hr lec, 1 hr lab)
  
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    OEAC 1610 - Outdoor Recreation Activities

    (1)
    Students are introduced to a variety of outdoor related activities such as rock climbing, orienteering, hiking/backpacking, kayaking, spelunking, biking, rappelling, logistics for overnight camping, and basic equipment maintenance.

    (1 hr lec)
  
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    OEAC 1720 - Rock Climbing II

    (2)
    This course is designed to teach students with previous rock climbing experience more advanced skills. Emphasis is placed on operating a safe climbing experience. the course teaches and builds on skills such as placing artificial protection, building anchors, improvised rescues and introduces the skills needed for lead climbing on bolts.

    Prerequisite OEAC 1287  or instructor consent.
    (1.5 hr lec, 1 hr lab)

Outdoor Education - Professional

  
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    ORTM 1000 - Foundation of Recreation and Tourism

    (3)
    Students study the principles and philosophies of recreation in the outdoors. This course covers topics including trends in outdoor recreation, agencies providing programming, employment opportunities within outdoor recreation, and the future of recreation in the United States. Students will look at historical trends in outdoor recreation and how it has evolved throughout time and within different cultures both in the Americas and the world. 

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    OEPR 1100 - Introduction to Adventure Education (Fall only)

    (3)
    This course is designed to provide training in the philosophy, skills, applications and programming of Adventure Education. These concepts can be applied in various education settings such as the public schools, institutions for special populations, corporate institutions and organizations. Students will be introduced to techniques, group dynamics, and leadership of the Low and High Challenge Course. 

    (2.5 hrs lec, 1 hr lab)
  
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    OEPR 1101 - Outdoor Education First Year Seminar

    (3)
    This is the official “Cornerstone” course for the Outdoor Education program. It is an orientation class for first year students which introduces students to institutional resources, opportunities, and programs that enhance their academic and social success.

    (3hrs lec)
  
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    OEPR 1200 - Winter Outdoor Survival

    (1)
    Designed to prepare outdoorsmen and travelers for crisis situations that occur during winter. With preparedness as a primary goal, examines hazards of winter environment. 

    (.5 hr lec, 1 hr lab)
  
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    OEPR 1210 - Snow-based Activities

    (3)
    This course introduces winter-based activities including winter camping, ice climbing, backcountry skiing and snowshoeing, avalanche awareness and living in a winter environment. Attention is given to leadership development, group management skills and technical aspects specific to the winter environment. Emphasizes clothing and equipment selection, care and maintenance, avalanche awareness and basic rescue techniques, risk management and route selection and planning.

    (2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    OEPR 1250 - River Guide Skills

    (2)
    Through direct experience, students learn to guide white water and gain an understanding of the riparian environment. Students integrate information from areas of outdoor education and natural science.

    (1 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    OEPR 1260 - Water-based Activities

    (3)
    Students will learn water-related activities including flat-water and white-water kayaking and white-water rafting. Topics include river trip and logistical planning, river safety, equipment, hazard evaluation, boat handling, navigation, basic rescue techniques, and water-reading skills.

    (2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    OEPR 1600 - Basic Search and Rescue

    (3)
    Students gain practical experience in personal preparedness, search and rescue equipment and technology, emergency response and packaging victims for transport in all types of settings, and search and rescue incident management. Includes practice in search techniques and technical rescue. This course is designed for the novice law enforcement officer, search and rescue responder, or wilderness medic. 

    (2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    OEPR 1740 - Land Based Activities

    (3)
    This course introduces students to a variety of backcountry travel experiences including activities such as hiking and backpacking, rock climbing, spelunking, mountain biking, and orienteering. Students learn core competency skills, leadership skills, logistical planning and risk management.

    (2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    ORTM 2050 - Program Planning, Design and Delivery

    (3)
    This course is a focused study of the design, delivery, and marketing of popular and successful recreational programs and events to diverse and inclusive audiences. Students will examine the tools, analytics, and techniques utilized in both the direct supply and facilitation of an array of planned experiences as offered by a variety of agencies, enterprises and associations. Students will analyze trend and user preference data, examine case studies, prepare budgets, and evaluate logistical components leading to the design of experiences, which optimally match supplier’s desired outcomes with participant expectations.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    OEPR 2150 - Swift Water Rescue

    (3)
    A course designed to teach river-running enthusiasts, Search and Rescue team members, and Emergency Responders skills related to safe travel and rescue in swift and moving water. Course content includes rope-rigging systems, rescuer/victim psychology and physiology, boat handling, patient trauma treatment, and swimming techniques. Successful completion of the course will result in Swift Water Rescue Technician I Certification.

    (1.5 hrs lec 3 hrs lab)
  
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    OEPR 2200 - Outdoor Program and Administration

    (3)
    This course is designed to introduce the policies and procedures of running an outdoor education/recreation program. Emphasis is placed on risk management, logistics, staffing, and program development. Capstone Course

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 30 credit hours.
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    ORTM 2800 - Outdoor Leadership

    (3)
    Students acquire a theoretical and practical foundation for leadership in the outdoor setting. The course will be presented both in and out of the classroom giving students the knowledge and skills, combined with hands-on practice, to develop themselves as outdoor leaders.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    OEPR 2970 - Outdoor Education Practicum

    (1-3)
    Students gain practical experience in one or more of the following: teaching outdoor pursuits, conducting adventure activities, leading expeditions, and managing adventure education resources. Students present course content in actual teaching settings and/or perform related educational functions. Includes lesson and program planning, evaluation, and outdoor leadership development.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 30 credit hours.
    (2 hrs lab per credit)

Photographic Communication

  
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    PHTO 1101 - First Year Seminar: Outdoor Photography

    (3)


    As a First Year Seminar class for incoming freshman interested in photography, this class will provide students with the opportunity to become familiar with Northwest College in general; its programs, majors, services, and personal. These topics will be covered in the first meeting along with an assignment disscussing a student academic/career plan or outline.

     

    Photographically, this course will proved an intensive weekend of photography in the Beartooth Mountains and Yellowstone National Park exploring the aesthetics, lighting, compositions and technical aspects of landscape, outdoor and nature photography. Orientation sessions prior to the field weekend and critique sessions following the weekend session are also required.

  
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    PHTO 1540 - Beginning Digital Photography

    (3)
    Intended for the non-photo major, this course introduces beginning photography with an emphasis on theories, tools and practices of digital imaging and the hardware and software used with this medium. By the end of this course, students will be familiar with digital darkroom techniques, digital camera, scanners, scanning and file formats, image editing programs, printers and related materials and accessories. Students will also take virtual field trips to galleries and museums to look at collections.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    PHTO 1550 - Outdoor Photography Seminar

    (2)
    Emphasis on field photography. Lighting, composition, and technical aspects of outdoor and nature photography studied in intensive weekend format. Critique of student work and marketing information included. May be repeated once for credit.

    (1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    PHTO 1600 - Survey of Photography

    (3)
    Students acquire an overview of photography from its early practitioners to contemporary photographers and the history of photographic processes. Students study the history of specific photographic eras and participate in the creation of photographs using same or similar processes from that specific historical period.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    PHTO 1610 - Introduction to Photography

    (4)
    Designed as an introductory photography course offering practice and experience in mechanical and creative functions of the medium with emphasis on technical skills and procedures. Introduces basic mechanical principles of the camera and darkroom, enforcing good habits as students learn film and print development techniques. Successful completion contributes to a strong foundation for further study in advanced photography courses.

    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    PHTO 1630 - View Camera and Basic Lighting

    (4)
    Introduces the 4 x 5 view camera and skills to control proper perspective of the image and basic lighting. Explores the use of tools with studio assignments and proper exposure and developing techniques. Stresses creativity and expressive use of photographic instruments. Investigates current and historical trends in the imaging industry and issues of ethics in photography.

    Prerequisite: Completion of PHTO 1610  with a “C” or better.
    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    PHTO 2320 - Digital Photography Intensive from Capture to Print

    (3)
    Regardless of your Photoshop or Lightroom skill level, this summer intensive workshop will help boost your confidence and hone your digital photography skill sets as the fine details of capturing, downloading, editing and printing high quality digital images. It will review what’s new with Adobe Bridge and Photoshop CC 2018 updates as well as introduce workflow strategies through Adobe Lightroom Classic. This summer intensive workshop will help you learn current and industry practices and organization strategies necessary for file management, color space, white balance, editing, compositing, archiving and finally, printing on the Epson P800 printers. At the end of the week, you will select, edit, print and mat your favorite image from the workshop to be displayed in a farewell exhibition.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    PHTO 2350 - Media Photography

    (3)
    Reviews the history of media photography and emphasizes intensive practical photographic experience utilizing a variety of news photographer techniques. Topics include advanced camera techniques, the photo essay, page layout, newspaper and magazine photojournalism styles, and current trends in digital media photography.

    Prerequisite: Completion of PHTO 1610  with a “C” or better.
    (1 hr lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    PHTO 2385 - Photography Theme Seminar

    (2)
    Within a shared or related academic program, participating students will produce personal and/or group projects involving elements of public presentation and community service outside the general curriculum of the Photographic Communications program.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 15 credit hours and consent of instructor.
    (1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    PHTO 2510 - Studio Illustration I

    (3)
    Develops knowledge and skills in producing creative images in the field of studio illustration. Places major emphasis on photographic styles and table top product work. Covers studio and color lab management as part of the interaction and insight a photographer must have to function in this environment. Discusses these topics with a priority on business practices.

    Prerequisite: Completion of PHTO 1630  with a “C” or better.
    (1 hr lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    PHTO 2520 - Studio Illustration II

    (3)
    Students learn to approach, identify, and solve creative photographic problems for consumer advertising. Emphasis given to advanced techniques in lighting for food, still life, catalogs, and editorial illustrations.

    Prerequisite: Completion of PHTO 2510  with a “C” or better.
    (1 hr lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    PHTO 2610 - Commercial Portrait I

    (3)
    Introduces basic portrait techniques, both in the studio and in outdoor environmental settings. Students explore basic portraiture with emphasis in utilizing classical studio lighting techniques, subject communication skills, and posing and clothing choices for consumer portraiture.

    Prerequisite: Completion of PHTO 1630  with a “C” or better.
    (1 hr lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    PHTO 2620 - Commercial Portrait II

    (3)
    A continuation of Commercial Portrait I. Examines advanced posing and lighting techniques through studio and on-location portraiture. Students apply portrait techniques to special problems.

    Prerequisite: Completion of PHTO 2610  with a “C” or better.
    (1 hr lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    PHTO 2650 - Digital Imaging I

    (3)
    Course explores digital photography and creative computer enhancement of photographs through the use of the Macintosh computer and Adobe Photoshop software. Covers a variety of input devices including the digital camera and reflective and transmission scanners. Stresses digital darkroom techniques along with computerized retouching and enhancement of traditionally generated photographic prints.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    PHTO 2660 - Web Page Design

    (3)
    Students learn technical skills and procedures for Web page development and design with emphasis on advanced Photoshop and Go Live techniques. Students gain experience in developing images, sound, video, design, and graphics for a Web site on the Internet.

    Prerequisite: Completion of PHTO 2650  with a “C” or better.
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    PHTO 2710 - Professional Portfolio I

    (4)
    An introduction to the photographic portfolio for the photography student. A survey of portfolios introduces the student to developing a personal portfolio needed for seeking employment. Photographic problems and assignments relative to student’s experience. Photographic careers explored and discussed. Only for students seeking an AAS in Photographic Communication. 

    Prerequisite: Completion of PHTO 1630  with a “C” or better. Concurrent enrollment in PHTO 2510  and PHTO 2610.
    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    PHTO 2720 - Professional Portfolio II

    (4)
    A continuation of Professional Portfolio I. Student learns independent production in a selected area of photographic interest. This selected interest represents the student’s specialty in seeking employment. Only for students seeking an AAS in Photographic Communications.

    Prerequisites: Completion of PHTO 2710  with a “C” or better and successful completion of at least 30 credit hours.
    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    PHTO 2740 - Digital Color Photography

    (3)
    Introduces the creation and application of multimedia, with special consideration for video and all its aspects. This course offers an overview of multimedia tools, terminology, and techniques for the development of interactive multimedia projects. Additionally, it utilizes extensive hands-on experience using hardware and software to mold an idea into a well-thought-out interactive experience.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    PHTO 2750 - Digital Photo Applications

    (3)
    Students learn about advanced digital techniques and approaches to creating photographic images and introduction to digital asset management. Creativity and expressive use of new photographic tools is stressed. Current trends and issues in the imaging world are also presented.

    Prerequisite: PHTO 2650 .
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    PHTO 2760 - Introduction to Digital Multimedia

    (3)
    Introduces the creation and application of multimedia, with special consideration for video and all its aspects. This course offers an overview of multimedia tools, terminology, and techniques for the development of interactive multimedia projects. Additionally, it utilizes extensive hands-on experience using hardware and software to mold an idea into a well-thought-out interactive experience. May be repeated 3 times for credit.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    PHTO 2765 - Photographic and Digital Preservation

    (4)
    Students learn the necessary technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities required for a professional career in digital preservation and restoration. Ethics of digital imaging restoration will be stressed throughout the entire course.

    Prerequisites: Successful completion of PHTO 1600 , PHTO 1610  and PHTO 2650  or consent of Instructor.
    (3.5 hrs lec, 1 hr lab)
  
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    PHTO 2960 - Photo Field Studies

    (1-2)
    Students will have the opportunity for extensive travel, internationally or domestically, providing a view of travel photography through intensive study in the field. Creativity and expressive use of photographic tools will be stressed.

    (1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab)
 

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