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GENERAL EDUCATION
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CIS)
CIS 105 (3 credits)
Drawing with AutoCAD®

Provides an introduction to the use of computer software used to
draw. Students learn introductory AutoCAD® commands used to
create basic geometric shapes and editing functions used to modify
geometry. Measuring and distance specifications for objects is
taught along with text creation for use in notes and specifications.
Students also learn to use image transfer software that converts
pictures and images into line geometry. (NOTE: ARCH and
MET students may not take this course without consent of their
respective program faculty members.)

CIS 111 (3 credits)
Introduction to Computer Applications

Introduction to applications for use in the professional and college
environment. Students obtain skills in the latest business software.
Activities consist of hands-on exercises using the operating
system, word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and
presentation programs.

CIS 211 (3 credits)
Microsoft Excel

This is a comprehensive course in Excel®. It contains everything
from basic introductory material to complex business formulas
and mapping procedures. Students upon completion will be
prepared to take the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS)
exam for Excel® certification.
Prerequisite: CIS 111 or obtain instructor's permission with the
exception of CADT students who are not required to take CIS 111

ENGLISH

ENG 221 (3 credits)
Public Speaking

Course includes modes of speech communication, such as
demonstration, information, persuasion, and interview.

ENG 255 (3 credits)
Short Contemporary Novel

The course covers essential components of fiction, including
character, theme, plot, setting, narrative

HISTORY
HIST 106 (3 credits)
American History I

This course surveys American history from the colonial period
to the Reconstruction period following the American Civil War.
Students gain an understanding of the major events that have
shaped American history; learn how American cultural values and
character have developed as a result of these events; understand
how myths and stereotypes about American history affect our
perception of the past and present; and analyze and understand
how economics, politics, society, religion, and geography are
interrelated and impact on history.

HIST 111 (3 credits)
American History II

This course surveys American history from the Reconstruction
period following the American Civil War to the Vietnam War.
Students gain an understanding of the major events that have
shaped American history; learn how American cultural values and
character have developed as a result of these events; understand
how myths and stereotypes about American history affect our
perception of the past and present; and analyze and understand
how economics, politics, society, religion, and geography are
interrelated and impact on history.

ENG 106 (3 credits)
English Composition I

MATHEMATICS

Develops fluency in writing. Creates interest in and respect for
proper usage, sentence structure, and precise expression.

In programs that require 2 math classes, students may take a
higher level math class and a general ed class to make up for the
requirement, if they place into said math level.

ENG 116 (3 credits)
Short Story and Poetry

MATH 111 (3 credits)
Business Mathematics

Analysis of a variety of short stories and poems with an emphasis on
developing interpretive skills. Special attention given to individual
presentations and class discussion. technique, symbolism, irony,
style, and social significance.

ENG 216 (3 credits)
Technical Report Writing

Presents technical subject matter with emphasis on intensive
practice in the various methods of expository writing. Attention
given to various technical forms, including instruction, proposal,
progress, and feasibility reports.
Prerequisite: ENG 106 or instructor permission

Mathematics skills necessary to do calculations and procedures
to operate a successful office or small business. Percentage and
simple interest, credit, business ownership, compound interest,
payroll and taxes, insurance, mortgages, and home ownership are
covered. Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the math placement
test or DMAT 030 Introduction to Algebra with C or higher

MATH 126 (3 credits)
Technical Mathematics I

This course is an introduction to the mathematics required of
students in technical programs. Designed for students whose
academic background does not emphasize algebra or geometry.
Includes a review of arithmetic, signed numbers, basic algebra,
plane geometry, and other topics; with emphasis problem solving.
Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the math placement test or
DMAT 013 Fundamentals of Mathematics.
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