Natural Science (806)

806-112 -  Principles of Sustainability  

Prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic, and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S., and analyze approaches used by your community to promote and implement sustainability. (Prerequisite: 801-136 English Composition 1)

3 Credit hours  
54 Lecture hours  
806-134 -  General Chemistry  

Covers the fundamentals of chemistry. Topics include the metric system, problem solving, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, properties of water, acids, bases and salts, and gas laws. Students should complete math placement or Intermediate Algebra before taking this course. (Prerequisite: Test score required to register) Credit for Prior Learning Available

4 Credit hours  
54 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
806-143 -  College Physics 1  

Presents the applications and theory of basic physics principles. Emphasizes problem solving, laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include laboratory safety, unit conversions and analysis, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature and heat. (Prerequisite: 804-107 College Mathematics or 804-195 College Algebra with Applications)

3 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
806-177 -  General Anatomy and Physiology  

Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Instructional delivery within a classroom and laboratory setting. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body. It is intended to prepare health care professionals who need to apply basic concepts of whole body anatomy and physiology to informed decision making and professional communication with colleagues and patients. (Prerequisites: Two semesters high school or one semester college level Chemistry with a C or higher; Test score required to register) Credit for Prior Learning Available

4 Credit hours  
54 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
806-179 -  Advanced Anatomy and Physiology  

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology is the second semester in a two-semester sequence in which normal human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Instructional delivery within a classroom and laboratory setting. Experimentation within a science lab will include analysis of cellular metabolism, the individual components of body systems such as the nervous, neuro-muscular, cardiovascular, and urinary. Continued examination of homeostatic mechanisms and their relationship to fluid, electrolyte, acid-base balance and blood. Integration of genetics to human reproduction and development are also included in this course. (Prerequisite: 806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology)

4 Credit hours  
54 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
806-186 -  Introduction to Biochemistry  

Provides students with skills and knowledge of organic and biological chemistry necessary for application within Nursing and other Allied Health careers. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the structure, physical properties and chemical reactions of organic molecules, body fluids and acids. Additional emphasis is placed on biological functions and their relationships to enzymes, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and DNA. (Prerequisite: 806-134 General Chemistry or high school or college chemistry with a C or better)

4 Credit hours  
54 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
806-189 -  Basic Anatomy  

Examines concepts of anatomy and physiology as they relate to health careers. Students correlate anatomical and physiological terminology to all body systems. This course is intended for programs that involve indirect patient care, i.e., Health Information Technology, Clinical Coding, etc. This is not an acceptable course in health-related programs that involve direct patient care, i.e., Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology, etc. This course is not acceptable as a course substitution for 806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology. (Prerequisite: Test score required to register) Credit for Prior Learning Available

3 Credit hours  
54 Lecture hours  
806-197 -  Microbiology  

Examines microbial structure, metabolism, genetics, growth and the relationship between humans and microorganisms. Addresses disease production, epidemiology, host defense mechanisms and the medical impact of microbes. Presents the role of microbes in the environment, industry and biotechnology. (Prerequisite: 806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology)

4 Credit hours  
54 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
806-375 -  Applied Science  

Analyzes basic mechanical and electrical science concepts. Theoretical applications that relate to occupational situations are developed. Mathematical calculations and conceptual models are used throughout the course. (Prerequisite: 804-363 Algebraic Applications for Electrical Trades)

2 Credit hours  
72 Lecture hours