Dec 09, 2021  
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog

Course Descriptions



 

 

Humanities

  
  
  
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    HUM 201 - Early Humanities

    Credits 3

    Examines the values and expression of ideas of selected western and non-western cultures from prehistory up to the 1300s, integrating the arts, literature, religion, and philosophy within the context of history. The assignments in this course require college-level reading, analysis of scholarly studies, and coherent communication through properly cited and formatted written reports. This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer Course. 

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

  
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    HUM 202 - Modern Humanities

    Credits 3

    Examines the values and expression of ideas of selected western and non-western cultures from the 1300s until 1900s, integrating the visual arts, literature, religion, music and philosophy within the context of history. The assignments in this course require college-level reading, analysis of scholarly studies, and coherent communication through properly cited and formatted written reports. This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer Course.

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

  
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    HUM 259 - The Greek and Roman Tradition

    Credits 3

    Explores the significance of Greek and Roman cultures on the individual and society, expressed prominently from the Classical Age in Athens to its survival during Roman times. Examines the key contributions that the Greeks and Romans have imparted upon storytelling, theater, philosophy, civics, political morphology, and the arts and the impact they have in the modern world. The assignments in this course require college-level reading, analysis of scholarly studies, and coherent communication through properly cited and formatted written reports.  This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer Course. 

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


Industrial Engineering Technology

  
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    IND 103 - Industrial Methods

    Credits 1

    Covers theoretical knowledge necessary for familiarization with common handtools, common power tools, measuring tools and techniques, fastening components and procedures, grinding operations, metal cutting operations, and other miscellaneous tasks.

    Lecture 1 hour per week.

  
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    IND 113 - Materials and Processes in Manufacturing I

    Credits 3

    Studies materials and processes for the manufacture of products. Investigates the nature of various materials. Examines the manufacturing processes of industry and their effects on materials.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

  
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    IND 250 - Introduction to Basic Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    Credits 3

    Presents basic principles used in the design and implementation in a computer integrated manufacturing system. Emphasizes team concept and all aspects of a computer integrated manufacturing system to include the following: Robotics, Conveyor Control, and Machining Center Integration Quality Control, Statistical Quality Control, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) software.

    Lecture 2 hours Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.

  
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    IND 251 - Automated Manufacturng Systems I

    Credits 3

    Presents basic principles used in the design and implementation in manufacturing work cells. Includes selection of the robot system, worksite, application cell sensors, development of cycle times, and economic analysis.

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


Information Technology Database

  
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    ITD 110 - Web Page Design I

    Credits 3

    Stresses a working knowledge of Web site designs, construction, and management using HTML or XHTML. Includes headings, lists, links, images, image maps, tables, forms, and frames.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ITE 119 , ITE 120 , CSC 110  or instructor approval.
  
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    ITD 112 - Designing Web Page Graphics (Photoshop)

    Credits 3

    This course teaches the fundamental concepts and features of Photoshop for the web and print. You will learn how to create and manipulate images using selection tools, layers, painting and editing tools. It will introduce you to photo retouching along with reviewing output options. The course will cover how to create animated images, web layouts, rollover, slices and preparing images for the web.

    Lecture 3 hours.

  
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    ITD 130 - Database Fundamentals

    Credits 3

    Introduces the student to Relational Database and Relational Database theory. Includes planning and defining and using a database; table design, linking, and normalizing; types of databases, database description and definition.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

  
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    ITD 132 - Structure Query Language

    Credits 4

    Incorporates a working introduction to commands, functions and operators used in SQL for extracting data from standard databases.

    Lecture 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ITE 119 , ITE 120 , or CSC 110 .
  
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    ITD 210 - Web Page Design II

    Credits 3

    Incorporates advanced techniques in Web site planning, design, usability, accessibility, advanced site management, and maintenance utilizing web editor software(s).

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ITD 110 .
  
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    ITD 256 - Advanced Database Management

    Credits 3

    Focuses in-depth instruction in the handling of critical tasks of planning and implementing large databases. Includes an introduction to concepts of advanced data warehousing and database configuration.

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

  
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    ITD 290 - Coordinated Internship

    Credits 1-5

    Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the College.


Information Technology Essentials

  
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    ITE 100 - Introduction to Information Systems

    Credits 3

    Covers the fundamentals of computers and computing and topics which include the impact of computers on society, ethical issues, and terminology. Provides discussion about available hardware and software as well as their application.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

  
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    ITE 119 - Information Literacy

    Credits 3

    Covers the information literacy core competencies focusing on the use of information technology skills. Skills and knowledge will be developed in database searching, computer applications, information security and privacy, and intellectual property issues.  This course is intended to transfer.  

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

  
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    ITE 120 - Principles of Information Systems

    Credits 3

    Provides an overview of the fundamentals of computer information systems. Focuses on the role of computers in business today including hardware, software, analysis, design and implementation of information systems. Includes an introduction to computer ethics, and business and personal security. Exposes students to techniques used in programming and system development. Utilizes a hands-on component for spreadsheets, databases, and web design applications. Recommended: 20 wpm and mouse proficiency.

  
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    ITE 141 - Microcomputer Software: Spreadsheet I

    Credits 1

    Provides first-time users with sufficient information to make practical use of spreadsheet software using the basic of building spreadsheets.

    Lecture 1 hour per week. Recommend: 20 wpm, and mouse proficiency.

  
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    ITE 150 - Desktop Database Software

    Credits 4

    Incorporates instruction in planning, defining, and using a database; performing queries; producing reports; working with multiple files; and concepts of database programming. Includes database concepts, principle of table design and table relationships, entering data, creating and using forms, using data from different sources, filtering, creating mailing labels. Covers MOS Access certification objectives.

    Lecture 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ITE 119 CSC 110 , or ITE 120 .
  
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    ITE 151 - Microcomputer Software: Database Management

    Credits 1

    Presents first-time users with sufficient information to make practical use of database management software using the basics of building databases. Covers specific business applications.

    Lecture 1 hour per week. Recommend: 20 wpm and mouse proficiency. Office 2010 is required and is available in PVCC computer labs.

  
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    ITE 160 - Introduction to Ecommerce

    Credits 3

    Studies the culture and demographics of the Internet, on-line business strategies and the hardware and software tools necessary for Internet commerce. Includes the identification of appropriate target segments, the development of product opportunities, pricing structures, distribution channels over the Internet, and the execution of marketing strategy in computermediated environments. Presents case histories of successful Web applications.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

  
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    ITE 175 - E-mail Essentials (Microsoft Outlook)

    Credits 1

    Focuses on providing the student with a working knowledge of introductory e-mail function. Includes the basic concepts of customizing e-mail and using all the e-mail capabilities for reading, creating, sending e-mails, managing calendar functions and managing contacts, tasks, and notes.

    Lecture 1 hour per week. Recommend: 20 wpm and mouse proficiency.

  
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    ITE 182 - User Support/Help Desk Principles

    Credits 3

    Introduces a variety of tools and techniques that are used to provide user support in help desk operations. Includes help desk concepts, customer service skills, troubleshooting problems, writing for end users, help desk operations, and software, needs analysis, facilities management, and other related topics related to end user support. This course is a Writing Intensive Course (WIC), and fulfills the WIC requirement for the Information Systems Technology AAS degree.

    Lecture 3-4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): CSC 110 , ITN 101 , ETR 164 , ITN 106 , ETR 149 , and ENG 112 .
  
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    ITE 215 - Advanced Computer Applications and Integration

    Credits 4

    Incorporates advanced computer concepts including the integration of a software suite.

    Lecture 4 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): ITE 119 , CSC 110 , or ITE 120 .
  
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    ITE 290 - Coordinated Internship

    Credits 1-5

    Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the College.


Information Technology Networking

  
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    ITN 101 - Introduction to Network Concepts (Network+)

    Credits 4

    Provides instruction in networking media, physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols. Emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes, including CIDR. Includes selected topics in network implementation, support and LAN/WAN connectivity. Helps to prepare students to take the CompTIA’s Network+ exam. This course is NOT intended to transfer.

    Lecture 4 hours per week. Total: 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ITE 119 , ITE 120 , CSC 110  or any networking certification.
  
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    ITN 106 - Microcomputer Operating Systems

    Credits 3

    Teaches use of operating system utilities and multiple-level directory structures, creation of batch files, and configuration of microcomputer environments. May include a study of graphical user interfaces. Maps to A+ Software.  This course is NOT intended to transfer.

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

    Prerequisite(s): ITE 119 , ITE 120 , or CSC 110 .
  
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    ITN 111 - Server Administration (Windows)

    Credits 3

    Covers installation, configuration, administration, management, maintenance, and troubleshooting of a server in a networked environment.  This course is NOT intended to transfer.  

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

  
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    ITN 120 - Wireless-Network Administration

    Credits 4

    Provides instruction in fundamentals of wireless information systems. Course content includes terms, standards, components, and operating requirements in the design and implementation of wireless networks. Prepares students for Planet3’s CWNA exam PWO-100.

    Lecture 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ITN 101  or Network+ certification.
  
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    ITN 126 - Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics

    Credits 3

    Provides skills needed to ideate, design, prototype, and present the business value of an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solution utilizing sensors and actuators, gateways, wired and wireless network connections and cloud services. Covers fundamentals of data analytics and the tools needed to apply data analyses to solve problems.

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

  
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    ITN 151 - Introductory Routing and Switching-Cisco

    Credits 4

    Encompasses instruction in the advantages of LAN segmentation using bridges, routers, and switches. Includes Spanning Tree Protocol and Virtual LANs as well as multi-protocol support and traffic filtering. Includes network design issues and differences between the following WAN services: LAPB, Frame Relay, ISDN, HDLC, and PPP. Prepares students for Cisco’s (CCNA) exam 640-801.

    Lecture 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ITN 101  or Network+ certification.
  
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    ITN 170 - Linux System Administration

    Credits 3

    Focuses instruction on the installation, configuration and administration of the Linux operating system and emphasizes the use of Linux as a network client and workstation Prepares students for CompTIA’s Linux+ certification.

    Lecture 3 hours 3 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): ITN 101  or Network+ certification.
  
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    ITN 208 - Protocols and Communications TCP/IP

    Credits 3

    Centers on providing an understanding of the TCP/IP suite and the details of its implementation. The details of implementation are treated by discussing IP addressing, the structure of frames and protocol headers that enable communication between two computers. Discusses IP routing, tunneling, SNMP, and security.

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

  
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    ITN 213 - Information Storage and Management

    Credits 3

    Focuses on advanced storage systems, protocol, and architectures including Storage Area Networks (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), Fibre Channel Networks, Internet Protocol SANs (IPSAN), iSCSI, and Content Addressable Storage (CAS).

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

  
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    ITN 254 - Virtual Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration

    Credits 4

    Explores concepts and capabilities of virtual architecture with a focus on the installation, configuration, and management of a virtual infrastructure, ESX Server, and Virtual Center. Covers fundamentals of virtual network design and implementation, fundamentals of storage area networks, virtual switching, virtual system management, and engineering for high availability.

    Lecture: 3 hours Laboratory: 2 hours 5 hours per week

  
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    ITN 257 - Cloud Computing: Infrastructure and Services

    Credits 3

    Focuses on cloud infrastructure, deployment, security models, and the key considerations in migrating to cloud computing. Covers the technologies and processes required to build traditional, virtualized, and cloud data center environments, including computation, storage, networking, desktop and application virtualization, business continuity, security, and management.

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

  
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    ITN 260 - Network Security Basics (Security+)

    Credits 4

    Provides instruction in the basics of network security in depth. Includes security objectives, security architecture, security models and security layers; risk management, network security policy, and security training. Includes the give security keys, confidentiality, integrity, availability, accountability and auditability. Prepares students for CompTIA’s Security+ certification.

    Lecture 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ITN 101  or Network+ certification.
  
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    ITN 261 - Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking

    Credits 4

    Encompasses in-depth exploration of various methods for attacking and defending a network. Explores network security concepts from the viewpoint hackers and their attack methodologies. Includes topics about hackers, attacks, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) malicious code, computer crime and industrial espionage.

    Lecture 4 hours per week.

  
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    ITN 270 - Advanced Linux Network Administration

    Credits 3

    Focuses instruction on the configuration and administration of the Linux operating system as a network server. Emphasizes the configuration of common network services such as routing, http, DNS, DHCP, ftp, telnet, SMB, NFS, and NIS.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ITN 170 .
  
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    ITN 276 - Computer Forensics I

    Credits 3

    Teaches computer forensic investigation techniques for collecting computer-related evidence at the physical layer from a variety of digital media (hard drives, compact flash and PDAs) and performing analysis at the file system layer.

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): ITN 106 , ITN 107.
    Corequisite: Co-requisite: ITN 260 . Credit will be given to ITN 275 or ITN 276 or ITN 277, but not all three courses.
  
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    ITN 277 - Computer Forensics II

    Credits 4

    Develops skills in the forensic extraction of computer evidence at a logical level using a variety of operating systems and applications (i.e., e-mail) and learn techniques for recovering data from virtual memory, temporary Internet files, and intentionally hidden files.

    Lecture: 4 hours 4 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): ITN 276
  
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    ITN 290 - Coordinated Internship

    Credits 1-5

    Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the College.


Information Technology Programming

  
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    ITP 112 - Visual Basic.NET I

    Credits 4

    Concentrates instruction in fundamentals of object-oriented programming using Visual Basic.NET and the .NET framework. Emphasizes program construction algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of graphical user interface applications.

    Lecture 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): CSC 110 .
  
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    ITP 120 - Java Programming I

    Credits 4

    Entails instruction in fundamentals of object-oriented programming using Java. Emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of console and graphical user interface applications.

    Lecture 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): CSC 110 .
  
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    ITP 132 - C++ Programming I

    Credits 4

    Centers instruction in fundamentals of object-oriented programming and design using C++. Emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of C++ applications.

    Lecture 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): CSC 110 .
  
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    ITP 136 - C# Programming I

    Credits 4

    Presents instruction in fundamentals of object-oriented programming and design using C#. Emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of applications within the .NET framework.

    Lecture 4 hours per week.

  
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    ITP 150 - Python Programming

    Credits 3

    Entails instruction in fundamentals of object-oriented programming using Python. Emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of Python applications.

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

  
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    ITP 200 - Data Structure and Algorithms

    Credits 4

    Introduces searching and sorting algorithms and basic data structures. Examines data structures and algorithms in a given computer language including sets, strings, stacks, queries, arrays, linked lists, and trees.

    Lecture 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ITP 120  and MTH 115  or higher.
  
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    ITP 212 - Visual Basic.NET II

    Credits 4

    Includes instruction in application of advanced event-driven techniques to application development. Emphasizes database connectivity, advanced controls, web forms, and web services using Visual Basic.NET.

    Lecture 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ITP 112 .
  
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    ITP 220 - Java Programming II

    Credits 4

    Imparts instruction in application of advanced object-oriented techniques to application development using Java. Emphasizes database connectivity, inner classes, collection classes, networking, and threads.

    Lecture 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): ITP 120 .
  
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    ITP 225 - Web Scripting Languages

    Credits 3

    Introduces students to the principles, systems, and tools used to implement Web applications. Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the programming tools and skills required to build and maintain interactive Web sites. Students will develop Web applications utilizing client-side and server-side scripting languages along with auxiliary tools needed for complete applications.

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): ITD 110 
  
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    ITP 232 - C++ Programming II

    Credits 3

    Presents in-depth instruction of advanced object-oriented techniques for data structures using C++.

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

  
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    ITP 240 - Server Side Programming

    Credits 3

    Centers around instruction in fundamentals of Internet application design, development, and deployment. Includes implementation of server component models, security, and database connectivity using server-side programming.

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

  
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    ITP 242 - ASP-Server Side Scripting

    Credits 3-4

    Provides instruction in creation of ASP.NET Web applications to deliver dynamic content to a Web site utilizing server controls, web forms, and web services to accomplish complex data access tasks.

    Lecture 3-4 hours per week.

  
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    ITP 251 - Systems Analysis and Design

    Credits 3

    Focuses on application of information technologies (IT) to system life cycle methodology, systems analysis, systems design, and system implementation practices. Covers methodologies related to identification of information requirements, feasibility in the areas of economic, technical and social requirements, and related issues are included in course content. Software applications may be used to enhance student skills.

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 111
    Corequisite: ENG 112 
  
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    ITP 290 - Coordinated Internship

    Credits 1-4

    Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the College.


Japanese

  
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    JPN 101 - Beginning Japanese I

    Credits 4

    Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese, and emphasizes the structure of the language.This is a UCGS Transfer Course.  

    Lecture: 4 hours per week. Total: 4 hours per week.

  
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    JPN 102 - Beginning Japanese II

    Credits 4

    Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese, and emphasizes the structure of the language.  This is a UCGS Transfer Course.  

    Lecture 4 hours per week. Total: 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): JPN 101  
  
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    JPN 201 - Intermediate Japanese I

    Credits 3

    Continues the development of the skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese. Classes conducted in Japanese. This is a UCGS Transfer Course.  

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

    Prerequisite(s): JPN 102  
  
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    JPN 202 - Intermediate Japanese II

    Credits 3

    Continues the development of the skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese. Classes conducted in Japanese. This is a UCGS Transfer Course.

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

    Prerequisite(s): JPN 201  

Marketing

  
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    MKT 100 - Principles of Marketing

    Credits 3

    Presents principles, methods, and problems involved in the marketing of goods, services, and ideas to consumers and organizational buyers. Discusses present-day problems and policies connected with distribution and sale of products, pricing, promotion, and buyer motivation. Examines variations of the marketing mix and market research, plus legal, social, ethical, and international considerations in marketing.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

  
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    MKT 110 - Principles of Selling

    Credits 3

    Presents a fundamental, skillsbased approach to selling and relationship building. Emphasizes learning effective interpersonal communication skills in all areas of the sales process through skillbuilding activities. Examines entrylevel sales careers in retailing, wholesailing, services and industrial selling.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

  
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    MKT 215 - Sales and Marketing Management

    Credits 3

    Emphasizes the relationship of professional sales skills and marketing management techniques. Demonstrates the use of the Internet to enhance marketing. Studies legal and ethical considerations.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

  
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    MKT 216 - Retail Organization and Management

    Credits 3

    Examines the organization of the retail establishment to accomplish its goals in an effective and efficient manner. Includes study of site location, internal layout, store operations, and security. Examines the retailing mix, the buying or procurement process, pricing and selling. Studies retail advertising, promotion, and publicity as a coordinated effort to increase store traffic.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.

  
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    MKT 260 - Customer Service Management

    Credits 3

    Examines the role of customer service in adhieving a firm’s long-term goals; discusses the basic principles of effective customer service; explores the tasks and responsibilities of a customer service manager. Includes such topics as purpose of customer service; establishment of customer service goals and policies; recruitment, selection and training of customer service employee’s motivation techniques; empowering employees for better decision making; and evaluation of customer service employee and program.

    Lecture 3 hours per week.


Mathematics

  
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    MDE 55 - Learning Support for Statistical Reasoning

    Credits 3

    Provides support to ensure success for students co-enrolled in Statistical Reasoning (MTH 155). Course will review foundational topics through direct instruction, guided practice, and individualized support.

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

    Corequisite: MTH 155
  
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    MTH 130 - Fundamentals of Reasoning

    Credits 3

    Presents elementary concepts of algebra, linear graphing, financial literacy, descriptive statistics, and measurement & geometry. Based on college programs being supported by this course, colleges may opt to add additional topics such as logic or trigonometry.

    3 3

  
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    MTH 131 - Technical Mathematics

    Credits 3

    Presents algebra through unit conversion, trigonometry, vectors, geometry, and complex numbers.

    3 3 3

  
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    MTH 154 - Quantitative Reasoning

    Credits 3

    Presents topics in proportional reasoning, modeling, financial literacy and validity studies (logic and set theory). Focuses on the process of taking a real-world situation, identifying the mathematical foundation needed to address the problem, solving the problem and applying what is learned to the original situation.  This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer course.  

    Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

  
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    MTH 155 - Statistical Reasoning

    Credits 3

    Presents elementary statistical methods and concepts including visual data presentation, descriptive statistics, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and linear regression. Emphasis is placed on the development of statistical thinking, simulation, and the use of statistical software.  This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer course.  

    Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week.

  
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    MTH 161 - PreCalculus I

    Credits 3

    Presents topics in power, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations and inequalities. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 161: Precalculus I and MTH 167 : Precalculus with Trigonometry or equivalent.  This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer Course.  

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

  
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    MTH 162 - PreCalculus II

    Credits 3

    Presents trigonometry, trigonometric applications including Law of Sines and Cosines and an introduction to conics. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 162: Precalculus II and MTH 167 : Precalculus with Trigonometry or equivalent.  This is a Passport Transfer course.  

    Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement or completion of MTH 161 : Precalculus I or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MTH 165 - Finite Math

    Credits 3

    Presents topics in systems of equations, matrices, linear programming, mathematics of finance, counting theory, probability, and Markov Chains. Emphasis is placed on the development of mathematical skills that are then applied to business applications and models. This course is intended to transfer.  

    Lecture 3 hours per week Total: 3 hours per week

  
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    MTH 167 - Precalculus with Trigonometry

    Credits 5

    Presents topics in power, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, trigonometry, trigonometric applications, including Law of Sines and Cosines, and an introduction to conics. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 167: Precalculus w/ Trig and MTH 161 /MTH 162 : Precalculus I and II, or equivalent. This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer Course.  

    Lecture: 5 hours per week. Total: 5 hours per week.

  
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    MTH 245 - Statistics I

    Credits 3

    Presents an overview of statistics, including descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155 : Statistical Reasoning and MTH 245: Statistics I or equivalent. This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer Course.  

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

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 154  or MTH 161  or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MTH 261 - Applied Calculus I

    Credits 3

    Introduces limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions, and techniques of integration with an emphasis on applications in business, social sciences and life sciences.  This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer Course.  

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

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 161  or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MTH 263 - Calculus I

    Credits 4

    Presents concepts of limits, derivatives, differentiation of various types of functions and use of differentiation rules, application of differentiation, antiderivatives, integrals and applications of integration. This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer Course.  

    Lecture: 4 hours per week Total: 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement or completion of MTH 167 : Precalculus with Trig or MTH 161 /MTH 162  Precalculus I/II or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MTH 264 - Calculus II

    Credits 4

    Continues the study of calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including rectangular, polar, and parametric graphing, indefinite and definite integrals, methods of integration, and power series along with applications. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.  This is a Passport and UCGS Transfer Course.  

    Lecture: 4 hours per week Total: 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 263 : Calculus I or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MTH 265 - Calculus III

    Credits 4

    Focuses on extending the concepts of function, limit, continuity, derivative, integral and vector from the plane to the three-dimensional space. Topics include vector functions, multivariate functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals and an introduction to vector calculus. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.  This course is intended to transfer.  

    Lecture 4 hours per week Total: 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 264 : Calculus II or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MTH 266 - Linear Algebra

    Credits 3

    Covers matrices, vector spaces, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, basis and dimension, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. Designed for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs.

    Lecture 3 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 263 : Calculus I or equivalent with a grade of B or better or MTH 264 : Calculus II or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MTH 267 - Differential Equations

    Credits 3

    Introduces ordinary differential equations. Includes first order differential equations, second and higher order ordinary differential equations with applications, and numerical methods.  This course is intended to transfer.  

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

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 264 : Calculus II or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MTH 288 - Discrete Mathematics

    Credits 3

    Presents topics in sets, counting, graphs, logic, proofs, functions, relations, mathematical induction, Boolean Algebra, and recurrence relations.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 263 .

Mathematics Direct Enrollment

  
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    MDE 10 - Introduction to Algebra

    Credits 3

    Covers topics in arithmetic through introduction to variables and equations.

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

  
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    MDE 54 - Learning Support for Quantitative Reasoning

    Credits 3

    Provides support to ensure success for students co-enrolled in Quantitative Reasoning (MTH 154). Course will review foundational topics through direct instruction, guided practice, and individualized support.

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

    Corequisite: MTH 154
  
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    MDE 60 - Intermediate Algebra

    Credits 3

    Covers topics in algebra.

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

  
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    MDE 61 - Learning Support for Pre-Calculus

    Credits 3

    Provides support to ensure success for students co-enrolled in Pre-Calculus (MTH 161). Course will review foundational topics through direct instruction, guided practice, and individualized support.

    Lecture: 3 hours 3 hours per week

    Corequisite: MTH 161

Mechanical Engineering Technology

  
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    MEC 131 - Mechanics I-Statics for Engineering Technology

    Credits 3

    Teaches Newton’s laws, resultants and equilibrium of force systems, trusses and frames, determination of centroids, and distributed loads and moments of inertia. Introduces dry friction and force systems in space.

    Lecture: 3 hours. Total: 3 hours per week

  
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    MEC 155 - Mechanisms

    Credits 3

    Studies the purpose and actions of cams, gear trains, levers, and other mechanical devices used to transmit control. Focuses on motions, linkages, velocities, and acceleration of points within a link mechanism; layout method for designing cams and gear grain. Requires preparation of weekly laboratory reports.

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

  
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    MEC 161 - Basic Fluid MecahnicsHydraulics/Pneumatics

    Credits 3

    Introduces theory, operation and maintenance of hydraulic/ pneumatics devices and systems. Emphasizes the properties of fluids, fluid flow, fluid statics, and the application of Bernoulli’s equation.

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

  
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    MEC 210 - Machine Design

    Credits 3

    Studies the design of machine elements for producing and transmitting power. Includes additional material in statics, strength of materials, dynamics, engineering materials and industrial processes, including lubrication and friction. Emphasizes graphical kinematics of mechanisms, and discusses analytical design of machine components. Requires preparation of weekly laboratory reports.

    Lecture: 2 hours. Lab: 2 hours. Total: 4 hours per week

  
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    MEC 212 - Machine Design II

    Credits 4

    Introduces analytical design of bearings, clutches, coupling, brakes, springs, gearing systems, and power shafting. Emphasizes methods of construction, machine parts and specifications of materials, and manufacturing processes. 

    Lecture: 3 hours. Lab: 3 hours. Total: 6 hours per week


Military Science

  
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    MSC 101 - The Foundations of the U.S. Air Force I

    Credits 1

    Provides an introduction to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps. Includes the mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. (PVCC students will take AIRS classes at the University of Virginia for PVCC credit.

    Total 2 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to AFROTC program at UVa.
    Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory 1 hour per week.
  
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    MSC 102 - The Foundations of the U.S. Air Force II

    Credits 1

    Provides an introduction to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps. Includes the mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. (PVCC students will take AIRS classes at the University of Virginia for PVCC credit.

    Total 2 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to AFROTC program at UVa.
    Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory 1 hour per week.
  
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    MSC 111 - Military Science I

    Credits 2

    Covers the first year of general military science: organization of the army and ROTC U.S. Army and national security, individual weapons, marksmanship, and leadership laboratory. Courses offered only in cooperation with four-year colleges authorized to offer Army ROTC programs.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to AFROTC program at UVa.
    Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory 1 hour per week. Lecture 1 hour per week. Total 2 hours per week.
  
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    MSC 112 - Military Science II

    Credits 2

    Covers the first year of general military science: organization of the army and ROTC U.S. Army and national security, individual weapons, marksmanship, and leadership laboratory. Courses offered only in cooperation with four-year colleges authorized to offer Army ROTC programs.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to AFROTC program at UVa.
    Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory 1 hour per week. Lecture 1 hour per week. Total 2 hours per week.
  
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    MSC 201 - The Evolution of Air and Space Power I

    Credits 1

    Examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in today’s technologically advanced Air Force. Historical examples serve to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies) and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today’s USAF air and space power. Examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension; e.g. Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. Provides a knowledge-level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. Continues a discussion of the importance of the Air Force Core Values through use of Force leaders and develops cadets’ communication skills.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to AFROTC program at UVa.
    Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory 1 hour per week. Total 2 hours per week.
  
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    MSC 202 - The Evolution of Air and Space Power II

    Credits 1

    Examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in today’s technologically advanced Air Force. Historical examples serve to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies) and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today’s USAF air and space power. Examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension; e.g. Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. Provides a knowledge-level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. Continues a discussion of the importance of the Air Force Core Values through use of Force leaders and develops cadets’ communication skills.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to AFROTC program at UVa.
    Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory 1 hour per week. Total 2 hours per week.
  
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    MSC 211 - Military Science III

    Credits 2

    Focuses on the second year of general military science: American military history, introduction to operations and basic tactics, map and aerial photo reading, and leadership laboratory. Courses offered only in cooperation with four-year colleges authorized to offer Army ROTC programs.

    Lecture 1 hour per week. Total 2 hours per week.

 

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