Jan 27, 2022  
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog

Course Descriptions



 

 

Electives

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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    ___ ___ - Transfer Elective

    Credits 3

  
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    ___ ___ - Transfer Elective

    Credits 3

  
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    ___ 101 - Foreign Language Elective

    Credits 3

    Approved Foreign Language Electives:

    *ASL 101  FRE 101  GER 101  JPN 101  SPA 101  

    *100 level foreign language courses may NOT be used to satisfy the humanities graduation requirement in programs where only one humanities course is required. In programs with two humanities courses, only one 100 level foreign language course may be used to satisfy the humanities graduation requirement.

  
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    ___ 102 - Foreign Language Elective

    Credits 3

    Approved Foreign Language Electives:

    *ASL 102  FRE 102  GER 102  JPN 102  SPA 102  

    *100 level foreign language courses may NOT be used to satisfy the humanities graduation requirement in programs where only one humanities course is required. In programs with two humanities courses, only one 100 level foreign language course may be used to satisfy the humanities graduation requirement.

  
  

Electrical Technology

  
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    ELE 239 - Programmable Controllers

    Credits 3

    Examines installation, programming, interfacing, and concepts of troubleshooting programmable controllers.

    Lecture: 2 hours Laboratory: 2 hours per week Total: 4 hours per week


Electronics

  
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    ETR 107 - Programming Applications for ELE/ETR Calculations

    Credits 3

    Focuses on applications of a computer language(s) to electrical/ electronic problem solving and circuit analysis. Requires the preparation of a computer program(s) meeting problem specifications.

    Lecture: 2 hours Laboratory: 4 hours Total: 6 hours per week

  
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    ETR 113 - DC and AC Fundamentals I

    Credits 4

    Studies DC and AC circuits, basic electrical components, instruments, network theorems, and techniques used to predict, analyze, and measure electrical quantities. Concentration on the three main parameters of inductance, capacitance, and resistance as applied to electrical circuits. Teaches the use of test equipment and stresses safety. Practical troubleshooting and component identification skills are also emphasized. This course is NOT intended to transfer.  

    Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

  
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    ETR 114 - DC and AC Fundamentals II

    Credits 4

    Studies D.C. and A.C. circuits, basic electrical components, instruments, network theorems, and techniques used to predict, analyze and measure electrical quantities. Part II of II.  This course is NOT intended to transfer.  

    Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

  
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    ETR 140 - Introduction to Mechatronics

    Credits 3

    Presents foundational concepts in mechatronics including analog and digital electronics, sensors, actuators, microprocessors, and microprocessor interfacing to electromechanical systems. Surveys components and measurement equipment used in the design, installation, and repair of mechatronic equipment and circuits. This course is not intended to transfer.  

    Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

  
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    ETR 149 - PC Repair

    Credits 3

    Teaches the maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of personal computer systems. Uses IBM or compatible computer systems to provide fault isolation drill and practice.

    Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

  
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    ETR 150 - Machine Control Using Relay and Programmable Logic

    Credits 3

    Provides an introduction to hardwired relay logic and the programmable logic controller (PLC) as utilized in a variety of different control tasks. Covers different types of inputs and outputs in a control system. Teaches practical troubleshooting strategies.

    Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

  
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    ETR 156 - Digital Circuits and Microprocessor Fundamentals

    Credits 4

    Introduces characteristics and applications of digital logic elements including gates, counters, registers, displays and pulse generators. Applies microprocessor theory and applications, including internal architecture of the micro- processor, interfacing, input/output, and memory.

    Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

  
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    ETR 164 - Upgrading and Maintaining PC Hardware

    Credits 3

    Teaches upgrading of the system CPU, memory, drives, multimedia components, modem, and video card in a microcomputer. Covers hardware and software related maintenance issues.

    Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ITE 119 , ETR 166, or CSC 110 .
  
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    ETR 203 - Electronic Devices I

    Credits 4

    Studies active devices and circuits such as diodes, power supplies, transistors, amplifiers, and others. Includes semiconductor diodes with direct circuit applications such as power supply rectifiers, regulators, protection devices (varistors), tuning devices (varactors), and opto-electronics (LEDs). Bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) and their various configurations as amplifiers are studied in detail with an introduction to Field Effect Transistors (FETs).

    Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ETR 113 
  
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    ETR 204 - Electronic Devices II

    Credits 4

    Studies active devices and circuits such as diodes, power supplies, transistors, amplifiers, and others. Includes applications of linear active devices such as voltage regulators, operational amplifiers (OP-AMPS), oscillators/timers, waveform generators, and active filters. Specialized Power ICs such as switching regulators and DC-to-DC converters will also be covered. Analog to Digital (A/D) and Digital to Analog (D/A) converters may be introduced. Also covers thyristors such as SCRs and TRIACs.

    Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ETR 203 .
  
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    ETR 230 - Mechatronic Process Control

    Credits 3

    Studies systems integrating mechanical components with electrical components and logic devices used to control manufacturing operations. Surveys electromechanical actuators, sensors, digital to analog conversion, and methods of computer control as related to the managing and monitoring of manufacturing processes.

    Lecture: 2 hours Laboratory: 2 hours per week Total: 4 hours per week

  
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    ETR 237 - Industrial Electronics I

    Credits 3

    Studies linear integrated circuits for industrial applications, motors, industrial control devices, power control circuits, transducers, industrial process control, and sequential process control.

    Lecture 3 hours Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

  
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    ETR 238 - Industrial Electronics II

    Credits 3

    Studies linear integrated circuits for industrial applications, motors, industrial control devices, power control circuits, transducers, industrial process control, and sequential process control.

    Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

  
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    ETR 241 - Electronic Communications I

    Credits 3

    Studies noise, information and bandwidth, modulation and demodulation, transmitters and receivers, wave propagation, antennas and transmission lines. Includes broad-band communication systems, microwave, both terrestrial and satellite, fiber optics, multiplexing and associated hardware.

    Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ETR 203  or instructor permission.
  
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    ETR 243 - Digital, Analog, and Data Communication Systems I

    Credits 4

    Teaches theory and implementation of digital and analog circuits in communication systems. Includes PCM, multiplexing, analog modulation, analysis and performance of transmitters and receivers. Includes optical satellite and other communications systems. Prerequisite: Knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory and devices.

    Lecture: 4 hours per week Laboratory: 3 hours per week Total: 7 hours per week

  
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    ETR 263 - Microprocessor Applications

    Credits 4

    Provides an intensive study of fundamentals of microprocessors, including architecture, internal operations, memory, I/O devices, machine level programming, and interfacing. Includes completion of a microcontroller-based project.

    Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ETR 203 .
  
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    ETR 280 - Introduction to Digital Logic Circuits and Computers

    Credits 4

    Studies digital logic, Boolean algebra, number systems, and arithmetic circuits, using standard integrated circuits and the functional block approach. Introduces memory devices, analog to digital (A/D) and digital to analog (D/A) converters. May include the study of registers, encoding and decoding, and multiplexing. Introduces concepts of computers, the internal operation and control language.

    Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ETR 113 .
  
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    ETR 286 - Principles and Applications of Robotics

    Credits 3

    Provides an overview of terminology, principles, practices, and applications of robotics. Studies development, programming; hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic controls; sensors, and system troubleshooting. This is a writing intensive course.  

    Lecture: 2 hours per week Laboratory: 2 hours per week Total: 4 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 111
    Corequisite: ENG 112 
  
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    ETR 290 - Internship in Electronics

    Credits 3

    Supervised on-the job training in approved business, industrial, and service firms coordinated by the College. Applicable to all career and technical curricula at the discretion of the College.

    Variable hours.

  
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    ETR 298 - Seminar and Project (Capstone)

    Credits 3

    Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.

  
  

Emergency Medical Services

  
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    EMS 100 - CPR for Helathcare Providers

    Credits 1

    Provides instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation that meets current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation education for Healthcare Providers. 

     

    Lecture: 1 hour Total: 1 hour per week

  
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    EMS 111 - Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

    Credits 7

    Prepares student for certification as a Virginia and National Registry EMT-Basic. Includes all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician Basic. This course is NOT intended to transfer.  

    Lecture 5 hours per week. Laboratory 4 hours per week. Total 9 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): CPR certification at the Health Care Provider level.
    Corequisite: EMS 120 .
  
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    EMS 120 - Emergency Medical Technician-Clinical

    Credits 1

    Provides supervised direct patient contact introducing the student to the assessment and emergency care of sick and injured patients.  This course is NOT intended to transfer.  

    Laboratory: 2 hours Total: 2 hours per week

    Corequisite: EMS 111  
  
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    EMS 121 - Preparatory Foundations

    Credits 2

    Introduces fundamental concepts established by the National Emergency Medical Service Education Standards (NEMSES) for Advanced EMT and Paramedic curricula. Includes EMS systems, introduction to research, workforce safety and wellness, EMS system communications, introduction to public health, legal and ethical issues.

    Lecture: 2 hours per week Total: 2 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.
  
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    EMS 123 - EMS Clinical Preparation

    Credits 1

    Introduces the student to local clinical agencies and prepares the student for clinical activities above the level of EMT. Includes prerequisites required by clinical affiliates, therapeutic communication, primary assessment, history taking, secondary assessment, reassessment, monitoring devices and documentation.

    Laboratory: 2 hours per week Total: 2 hours per week

  
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    EMS 125 - Basic Pharmacology

    Credits 1

    Prepares students to demonstrate competency concerning basic principles of pharmacology, drug dosage calculations and medication administration. Introduces medications listed in the Advanced EMT (AEMT) scope of practice.

    Lecture: 1 hour per week Total: 1 hour per week

    Prerequisite(s): Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS
    Corequisite: EMS 126
  
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    EMS 126 - Basic Pharmacology Lab

    Credits 1

    Focuses on the safe administration of medications in the emergency setting. Includes drug dose calculation and covers multiple routes of administration including oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous, and intraosseous and other methods within the scope of practice for the emergency care provider.

    Laboratory: 2 hours per week Total: 2 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS
    Corequisite: EMS 125
  
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    EMS 127 - Airway, Shock, and Resuscitation

    Credits 1

    Introduces concepts associated with pre-hospital emergency care of the individual experiencing airway difficulty or in need of resuscitation or shock management.

    Lecture: 1 hour per week Total: 1 hour per week

    Prerequisite(s): Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS
    Corequisite: EMS 128
  
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    EMS 128 - Airway, Shock, and Resuscitation Lab

    Credits 1

    Focuses on specific skills related to airway, resuscitation, and shock management.

    Laboratory: 2 hours per week Total: 2 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS. 
    Corequisite: EMS 127
  
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    EMS 135 - Emergency Medical Care

    Credits 2

    Prepares the student to assess and manage patients with common medical emergencies.

    Lecture: 2 hours per week Total: 2 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS. 
    Corequisite: EMS 136
  
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    EMS 136 - Emergency Medical Care Lab

    Credits 1

    Focuses on specific skills related to the assessment and management of common medical emergencies.

    Laboratory: 2 hours per week Total: 2 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.
    Corequisite: EMS 135
  
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    EMS 137 - Trauma Care

    Credits 1

    Prepares the student to assess and manage injured patients, developing his/her problem-solving ability in the treatment of trauma involving various body systems.

    Lecture: 1 hour per week Total: 1 hour per week

    Corequisite: EMS 138
  
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    EMS 138 - Trauma Care Lab

    Credits 1

    Focuses on the skills required for the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injury.

    Laboratory: 2 hours per week Total: 2 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.
    Corequisite: EMS 137
  
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    EMS 139 - Special Populations

    Credits 1

    Focuses on the pre-hospital assessment and management of patients in a specific population including pediatrics, geriatrics, obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN), bariatric, abuse, sexual assault and special needs.

    Lecture: 1 hour per week Total: 1 hour per week

    Prerequisite(s): Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS. 
    Corequisite: EMS 140
  
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    EMS 140 - Special Populations Lab

    Credits 1

    Develops skills related to the assessment and management of patients in a specific population including pediatrics, geriatrics, obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN), bariatric, abuse, sexual assault and special needs.

    Laboratory: 2 hours per week Total: 2 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS
    Corequisite: EMS 139
  
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    EMS 141 - Cardiovascular Care

    Credits 2

    Focuses on assessment and management of cardiac-related emergencies. Covers basic dysrhythmia recognition and relates it to overall cardiac patient care.

    Lecture: 2 hours per week Total; 2 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS. 
    Corequisite: EMS 142
  
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    EMS 142 - Cardiovascular Lab

    Credits 1

    Focuses on skills involved in the assessment and management of cardiac-related.

    Laboratory: 2 hours per week Total: 2 hours per week

    Corequisite: EMS 141
  
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    EMS 150 - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

    Credits 7

    Prepares students to build upon content in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) curriculum and demonstrate competency in specific advanced skills and knowledge.

    Lecture: 5 hours per week Lab: 4 hours per week Total: 9 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.
  
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    EMS 153 - Basic ECG Recognition

    Credits 2

    Focuses on the interpretation of basic electrocardiograms (ECG) and their significance. Includes an overview of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system including structure, function and electrical conduction in the heart. Covers advanced concepts that build on the knowledge and skills of basic dysrhythmia determination and introduction to 12 lead ECG

    Lecture 2 hours per week.

  
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    EMS 163 - Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

    Credits 1

    Prepares for certification as a Prehospital Trauma Life Support provider as defined by the American College of Surgeons.

    Lecture: 1 hour per week Total: 1 hour per week

    Prerequisite(s): EMS 111
  
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    EMS 164 - Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

    Credits 1

    Covers current topics of care for adult patients suffering extensive medical conditions and emergencies, and offers certification as an Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) as defined by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).

    Lecture: 1 hour per week Total: 1 hour per week

  
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    EMS 165 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

    Credits 1

    Prepares for certification as an Advanced Cardiac Life provider. Follows course as defined by the American Heart Association.

    Lecture: 1 hour per week Total: 1 hour per week

    Prerequisite(s): EMS 100
  
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    EMS 167 - Emergency Pediatrics Course (EPC)

    Credits 1

    Provides a unique approach to pediatric medical care, offering assessment techniques that can help EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients to determine which situations may be life threatening and require immediate intervention. Offers certification as defined by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).

    Lecture: 1 hour per week Total: 1 hour per week

  
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    EMS 170 - ALS Internship I

    Credits 1

    Begins the first in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma Centers and various advanced life support units.

    Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Total: 3 hours per week

  
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    EMS 175 - Paramedic Clinical Experience I

    Credits 1

    Introduces students to live patient assessment and management in the clinical setting. Begins a continuum of learning involving live patients that leads to entry-level competence at the paramedic level.

    Internship: 3 hours per week Total: 3 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.
  
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    EMS 202 - Paramedic Pharmacology

    Credits 2

    Focuses on advanced pharmacological interventions, medications, and their effects.

    Lecture: 2 hours per week Total: 2 hours per week

  
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    EMS 203 - Advanced Patient Care

    Credits 2

    Focuses on the comprehensive assessment and management of patients in out-of-hospital and inter-facility scenarios. Content is centered on problem-solving through integration of didactic, psychomotor and affective curricula.

    Lecture: 2 hours per week Total: 2 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.
    Corequisite: EMS 204
  
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    EMS 204 - Advanced Patient Care Lab

    Credits 2

    Focuses on the comprehensive assessment and management of out-of-hospital and inter-facility patients using scenario-based learning.

    Laboratory: 4 hours per week Total: 4 hours per week

    Corequisite: EMS 203
  
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    EMS 206 - Pathophysiology for the Health Professions

    Credits 3

    Focuses on the pathological processes of disease with emphasis on the anatomical and physiological alterations of the human body systems. Includes diagnosis and management appropriate to the advanced health care provider in and out of the hospital environment.

    Lecture: 3 hours Total: 3 hours per week

  
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    EMS 210 - EMS Operations

    Credits 1

    Focuses on matters related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations, incident and scene safety and awareness, triage, multiple and mass casualty incident operations and medical incident management (command and control of EMS incidents).

    Laboratory: 2 hours per week Total: 2 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.
  
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    EMS 212 - Leadership and Professional Development

    Credits 1

    Focuses on the development of leadership within the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), topics include civic engagement, personal wellness, resource management, ethical considerations in leadership and research.

    Lecture: 1 hour per week Total: 1 hour per week

  
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    EMS 213 - ALS Skills Development

    Credits 2

    Utilizes reinforcement and remediation of additional advanced life support skills, as needed.

    Laboratory: 4 hours per week 4 hours per week

  
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    EMS 216 - Paramedic Review

    Credits 1

    Provides the student with intensive review for the practical and written portions of the National Registry Paramedic exam.

    Laboratory: 2 hours per week Total: 2 hours per week

  
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    EMS 245 - ALS Field Internship IV

    Credits 1

    Continues with the fourth in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units.

    Clinical 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the EMS program.
  
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    EMS 247 - Paramedic Clinical Experience II

    Credits 1

    Continues the student experience with live patient assessment and management in the clinical setting. It is the second step in a continuum of learning involving live patients that leads to entry-level competence at the paramedic level.

    Laboratory: 3 hours per week Total: 3 hours per week

  
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    EMS 248 - Paramedic Comprehensive Field Experience

    Credits 2

    Expands the student experience with live patient assessment and management into the field setting. It is the third step in a continuum of learning involving live patients that leads to entry-level competence at the paramedic level.

    Laboratory: 6 hours per week Total: 6 hours per week

  
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    EMS 249 - Paramedic Capstone Internship

    Credits 2

    Provides summative evaluation of the Paramedic student in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains.

    Laboratory: 6 hours per week Total: 6 hours per week


Engineering

  
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    EGR 121 - Foundations of Engineering

    Credits 2

    Introduces the engineering profession and its impact on society and the environment, including engineering problem solving, the engineering design process, and professional practices. Covers fundamental engineering calculations, descriptive statistics, basic spreadsheet and mathematical scripting language applications, professional ethics, teamwork, and communication. This course is intended to transfer.  

    Lecture: 2 hours Total: 2 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 162 or MTH 167
  
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    EGR 122 - Engineering Design

    Credits 3

    Applies engineering methods to a semester-long team design project with an emphasis on engineering software involving 2D and 3D computer aided design; data modeling and analysis; and iterative programming solutions. Covers design drawings and dimensioning; spreadsheet software usage; mathematical scripting language; and professional practices. This course is intended to transfer. 

    Lecture: 2 hours Laboratory: 2 hours per week 4 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): EGR 121
  
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    EGR 126 - Computer Programming for Engineers

    Credits 3

    Introduces computers, their architecture and software. Teaches program development using flowcharts. Solves engineering problems involving programming in languages such as FORTRAN, PASCAL, or C++.

    Lecture: 2 hours per week. Laboratory; 1 hour per week Total: 3 hours per week

  
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    EGR 206 - Engineering Economics

    Credits 3

    Presents economic analysis of engineering alternatives. Studies economic and cost concepts, calculation of economic equivalence, comparison of alternatives, replacement economy, economic optimization in design and operation, depreciation, and after-tax analysis.

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

  
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    EGR 240 - Solid Mechanics (Statics)

    Credits 3

    Covers basic concepts of mechanics, systems of forces and couples, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, and internal forces and analysis of structures. Also includes trusses, frames, machines and beams, distributed forces, friction, centroids, and moments of inertia.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 173 and EGR 115 .
    Corequisite: PHY 241 
  
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    EGR 245 - Engineering MechanicsDynamics

    Credits 3

    Presents approach to kinematics of particles in linear and curvilinear motion. Includes kinematics of rigid bodies in plane motion. Teaches Newton’s second law, work-energy and power, impulse and momentum, and problem solving using computers.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): EGR 240 .
  
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    EGR 246 - Mechanics of Materials

    Credits 3

    Teaches concepts of stress, strain, deformation, internal equilibrium, and basic properties of engineering materials. Analyzes axial loads, torsion, bending, shear, and combined loading. Studies stress transformation and principal stresses, column analysis, and energy principles.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): EGR 240 .
  
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    EGR 247 - Mechanics of Materials Laboratory

    Credits 1

    Examines mechanical behavior of bars, rods, shafts, tubes and beams subjected to various types of loading. Introduces experimental stress analysis techniques, such as the use of strain gages and data reduction.

    Laboratory 2 hours per week.

  
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    EGR 248 - Thermodynamics for Engineering

    Credits 3

    Studies formulation of the first and second law of thermodynamics. Presents energy conversion, concepts of energy, temperature, entropy and enthalpy, equations of state of fluids. Covers the reversibility and irreversibility in processes, closed and open systems, cyclical processes and problem solving using computers.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

  
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    EGR 251 - Basic Electric Circuits I

    Credits 3

    Teaches fundamentals of electric circuits. Includes circuit quantities of charge, current, potential, power, and energy. Teaches resistive circuit analysis; network theorems; and RC and RL circuit transient response with constant forcing functions. Teaches AC steady-state analysis, power, three-phase circuits. Presents frequency domain analysis, resonance, Fourier series, inductively coupled circuits, Laplace transform applications, and circuit transfer functions. Introduces problem solving using computers.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): EGR 115  and MTH 173.
    Corequisite: EGR 255 .
  
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    EGR 255 - Electric Circuits Laboratory

    Credits 1

    Teaches principles and operation of laboratory instruments such as VOM, electronic voltmeters, digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, counters, wave generators, and power supplies. Teaches principles of circuit measurements, including transient and steady-state response of simple networks with laboratory applications of law and theories of circuits plus measurement of AC quantities.

    Laboratory 3 hours per week.

    Corequisite: EGR 251 .
  
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    EGR 265 - Digital Electronics and Logic Design

    Credits 4

    Teaches number representation in digital systems; Boolean algebra; design of digital circuits, including gates, flip- flops, counters, registers, architecture, microprocessors, input-output devices.

    Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

  
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    EGR 277 - Digital Logic

    Credits 3

    Presents an introduction to digital logic, including such topics as number systems, Boolean algebra, minimization techniques, implementation of digital functions, sequential machines, state diagrams, state tables, and programmable logic devices.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 173 and EGR 115 .
    Corequisite: EGR 278 .
  
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    EGR 278 - Digital Logic Laboratory

    Credits 1

    Constructs digital logic circuits to verify analysis and design methods. Covers logic gates, combinational and sequential logic circuits, programmable logic devices, measurement techniques and report writing.

    Laboratory 2 hours per week.

    Corequisite: EGR 277 .

English

  
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    ENG 111 - College Composition I

    Credits 3

    Introduces and prepares students to the critical processes and fundamentals of writing in academic and professional contexts. Teaches the use of print and digital technologies to promote inquiry. Requires the production of a variety of academic texts, totaling at least 4500 words (15 pages typed) of polished writing. This course requires proficiency in using word processing and learning management software. This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer Course.

    Lecture 3 hours per week. Total: 3 hours per week

 

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