This course introduces the determination of levels of national income, employment and prices, and the basic causes of fluctuations in the business cycle, the banking system, monetary policy and financial intermediation. Other topics may include international trade and international finance.
1. Discuss the role scarcity plays in defining economic choices and how individuals, companies and nations resolve these issues.
2. Describe and use economic data to evaluate the three basic macroeconomic problems: recession, unemployment, and inflation.
3. Discuss and apply the concepts of economic growth and business cycles to the macro economy.
4. Demonstrate how Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Real GDP are calculated and explain the uses and limits of both.
5. Discuss and apply the aggregate-demand and aggregate-supply model to analyze short run and long run national economic conditions and the effectiveness of macroeconomic policy.
6. Apply the concepts of comparative and absolute advantage to explain the benefits of trade.
GS106 is a survey course providing non-science majors a broad background in earth science. No previous science background required.
This course introduces the following themes:
The scale of the Universe
Science is observable
Scientific models evolve
Nuclear chemistry and physics
1. Have an understanding of the basic concepts, processes, and analytical tools related to the study of the universe.
2. Develop experimental skills and knowledge relating to the gathering and interpretation of scientific information.
3. Evaluate and articulate the relevance of atomic science, geology, atmospheric science, and astronomy on personal, local and global levels.
Here is a list of materials you will need to purchase ASAP for your labs in this course.
For the Mineral Identification Lab in Credit Unit 1 Module 1, you will need:
Mineral kit - http://www.hometrainingtools.com/mineral-study-kit/p/RM-MISTUDY/
Glass plate and porcelain plate - http://www.hometrainingtools.com/mineral-test-kit/p/RM-TESTKIT/
For the Rock Identification Lab in Credit Unit 1 Module 2, you will need:
Rock kit - http://www.hometrainingtools.com/rock-study-kit/p/RM-RKSTUDY/
A survey course in mathematics for students in the liberal arts and other non-science majors. Topics are selected from areas such as management science, statistics, social choice, the geometry of size and shape, and computers and their applications. Emphasizes the application of mathematics to the problems of contemporary society and the critical role these applications play in economic, political and personal life.
1. Formulate questions that can be addressed with data, then organize, display and analyze relevant data to address these questions and communicate results.
2. Apply the basic principles of study design to develop and analyze the validity of simple experiments.
3. Demonstrate numeric and algebraic reasoning skills to support statistical analysis and financial literacy.
4. Construct, use, and interpret mathematical models, specifically linear, quadratic, logarithmic, and exponential functions, to represent relationships in quantitative data.
Math 111 explores relations and linear, quadratic, exponential, polynomial, rational, and logarithmic functions. It includes the theory of equations, matrices, and determinants.
1. Interpret graphical information, such as identifying types of functions, translations, inverses, intercepts, and asymptotes.
2. Solve a variety of symbolic equations and inequalities, such as rational, absolute value, exponential, radical, logarithmic, and linear systems.
3. Construct appropriate models for real world problems, such as fitting an algebraic function model to a set of data, and system of linear equations.
In this course students will develop oral and written communication skills that will allow a business professional to communicate effectively with customers, clients, and employees. Students will develop and deliver effective presentations using presentation software, learn negotiating skills, and practice extemporaneous speaking. Students will craft effective emails, product descriptions, resumes, and other business-related writing and oral communication skills. Students will practice skills needed to effectively apply and interview for jobs.
1. Communicate effectively in customer service situations and with vendors.
2. Concisely and professionally document agreements.
3. Deliver effective presentations that utilize charts or visual aids in presentation software.
4. Write effective text aimed at customers using a variety of formats (e.g. emails, blog posts, social media, and printed promotional material).
5. Write effective job application materials and employ effective oral communication in an interview.
This course covers the complexities of the communication process and the impact of communication on obtaining employment. Includes insights into the causes and effects of general communication behaviors, involvement in active exploration of the basic communication theories and concepts, and opportunities to develop communication strengths.
1. Demonstrate understanding of group, public and personal communication theory.
2. Recognize and describe the relationship between nonverbal and oral communication as it relates to the workplace.
This course prepares the medical coding student for detailed procedural coding in integumentary, musculoskeletal, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. Additionally, this course prepares the student to use ICD-10 diagnostic codes as principal, primary, secondary, and tertiary medical necessity justification. This course also prepares students to competently select accurate HCPCS codes for supplies, medications, transportation, etc.
1. Identify and locate clinical information in patient charts which pertain to reimbursable data in all outpatient settings, and closely approximate the proper
2. Evaluation and Management code for reimbursement.
3. Demonstrate competency in procedural and diagnostic coding for the following systems: Integumentary; Respiratory; and Cardiovascular.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of Insurance, Billing and Coding Regulations.
5. Demonstrate accurate Diagnostic Coding.
6. Demonstrate accurate HCPCS Coding.
7. Demonstrate knowledge of CPT Coding Conventions.
This course introduces terminology and gives an overview of the computer and information science. It focuses on the basic concepts of computer hardware and software systems, software applications, online inquiry, and evaluation of materials including ethical decisions. It also includes concepts reinforced in a laboratory environment. Through specific hands-on experience you will gather, evaluate, and solve real-world problems and form decisions based upon critical examination of today's technology.
This class is designed to teach you how to use a computer running a Windows Operating System. If you do not have access to a Windows computer or have problems doing assessments, please contact your Navigator to discuss your options.
1. Identify current and future trends in computing and recognize various computing devices and their uses.
2. Identify the parts of a computer and their features and functions and recognize the advantages and limitations of important peripheral devices.
3. Identify and describe the features of desktop and specialized computer operating systems and understand the importance of system utilities, backups, and file management.
4. Explain why the web is important in today's society and why fluency in the tools and language of the Internet is necessary to be an educated consumer, a better student, an informed citizen, and a valuable employee.
5. Understand what a computer network is, identify different types of networks, and recognize threats to security and privacy.
6. Demonstrate the proper use of basic word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software features.
This course introduces students to the types of writing they will encounter in business, industry, the academic world and government. It examines the rhetorical nature of writing and asks students to think critically about content, audience, argument and structure. Students will learn how to effectively design documents, present instructions, create proposals and produce technical reports.
1. Analyze the rhetorical needs (the needs of the audience in relationship to the assignment) for college-level evidence-based technical writing assignments.
2. Apply appropriate levels of critical thinking strategies (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation) in their written assignments, with an emphasis on technical, evidence-based analysis, reporting, application, and evaluation.
3. Implement appropriate rhetorical elements and organization (executive summary, introduction, thesis, development and research-based support, visual evidence, conclusion, etc.) in their written assignments, with an emphasis on technical evidence-based analysis, reporting, and evaluation assignments.
4. Locate, evaluate, and integrate high-quality information and opinion appropriate for technical evidence-based assignments.
5. Craft sentences and paragraphs that communicate their ideas clearly and effectively using words, sentence patterns, and writing conventions at a high college level to make their writing clear, credible, and precise.
Math of Biological/Management/Social Sciences presents intuitive development of the calculus of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, and extrema theory and applications.
1. Apply calculus to solve problems with confidence, persistence, and openness to alternate approaches.
2. Interpret and communicate the concepts of rates of change and derivatives.
3. Connect the graphical behavior, numerical patterns and symbolic representations of function and derivatives.
4. Collaborate to solve calculus problems related to their field of study.
5. Recognize when and how to proficiently apply calculus tools to solve problems in business management, social sciences and and biological sciences.
6. Use a graphing calculator and/or other technology to solve applied problems.