Catalog Addendum

New Courses

BUS 104
Professionalism in the Workplace

Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 099 or higher
1 lecture per week: 1 hr credit
This course focuses on professionalism in the workplace, including job search strategies, resume development, goal setting, time management, ethics and diversity, business etiquette and dress, success behaviors, and conflict resolution.

BUS 204
Business Ethics

Prerequisite: BUS 101 with a C or better
3 lectures per week: 3 hrs credit
This course focuses on the challenges in developing and applying ethical business strategies to business environments through readings, case studies, and discussion. Topics include an overview of business ethics, emerging business ethical concerns, the business ethics decision making process, implementation of business ethics programs, and ethical leadership with a special focus on business fraud.

GERM 101
German I

Prerequisite: None
4 lectures per week: 4 hrs credit
This course includes the fundamentals of grammar, composition, conversation, comprehension, and readings about German culture in the U.S. and Germany.

MT 106
Introduction to Manufacturing and Safety

Prerequisite: None
3 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs credit
This course introduces the student to the manufacturing world and provides specific instruction to facilitate safe work practices in industrial environments. It introduces manufacturing specializations such as mechatronics, precision machining, and welding. It also covers fire safety, pressurized gases, electrical hazards, and safe machine usages. Students will become acquainted with OSHA policy and will have the opportunity to earn Safety Certification through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).

MT 107
Quality and Measurement

Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in MT 106
1 lecture, 2 lab hrs per week: 2 hrs credit
This course provides an introduction to controlling and improving quality in a manufacturing setting. It explores ways that manufacturers use data and analysis to improve quality. Students will have the opportunity to earn the Quality and Measurement Certifications through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).

MT 108
Manufacturing Processes

Prerequisite: MT 106 with a C or better
2 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
This course provides the basics of how manufacturing transforms materials into products. Students will learn about the varying types of production and will learn about the materials that are used in production and the types of processes used in manufacturing including machining, casting, and assembly.

MT 109
Introduction to Manufacturing Maintenance

Prerequisite: MT 106 with a C or better
1 lecture, 2 lab hrs per week: 2 hrs credit
This course provides a basic understanding of tools and equipment used in manufacturing and knowledge of how to improve productivity through predictive and preventive maintenance.

WELD 115
Basic Arc Welding/Oxyfuel Welding

Prerequisite: None
2 lectures, 2 lab hours per week: 3 hrs credit
This course teaches procedures and techniques in arc and oxyacetylene welding. Topics include health, safety, and environmental practices, welding terminology, arc and oxyacetylene welding equipment, proper welding procedures for arc and oxyacetylene, arc and oxyacetylene steel welding, welding machines and polarities, filler metal identification, welding positions, and oxyacetylene cutting.

WELD 215
Intermediate Arc Welding/SMAW, GMAW

Prerequisite: WELD 115 with a C or better
2 lectures, 2 lab hours per week: 3 hrs credit
Principles and techniques of joining metals with an electric arc as the source; includes arc welding uses, safety, techniques, flame cutting, joint design, welding costs, electric currents and power sources, carbon arc cutting, filler metal selection, hard facing, and metal identification. Procedures and techniques in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) processes. Includes health, safety, and environmental practices, welding terminology, GMAW and FCAW processes and equipment, equipment operation and welding techniques, power source and wire feed types and controls, welding currents and polarities, welding wires in GMAW and FCAW processes, shielding gases, and mild steel and aluminum welding.

WELD 265
Advanced Arc Welding/GMAW

Prerequisite: WELD 215 with a C or better
2 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
Procedures and techniques in the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Includes health, safety, and environmental practices, welding terminology, GTAW process and equipment, equipment operation and techniques, power source types and controls, welding currents and polarities, tungsten electrodes, shielding gases, mild steel welding, aluminum welding, stainless steel welding, and GTAW certification. Principles and techniques of pipe welding. Includes introduction to pipe layout and drawing equipment. Also includes an introduction to performance testing, types of pipe, methods. and preparation of pipe joints and miter joints, methods of joining pipe and miter joints.

WELD 268
Advanced Independent Projects

Prerequisite: WELD 215 with a C or better
2 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
Independent projects as directed by professor utilizing all welding and fabrication skills. Principles and techniques of steel layout and fabrication welding. Includes measurement, print reading review, layout tools, layout techniques, hand-held power tool safety and use, large power tool safety and use, drawing interpretation, structural methods, and welding projects.

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Course Modifications

BUS 101 – title changed to:
Introduction to Business

BUS 170 – title and course description changed to:
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
This course provides a study of entrepreneurial pathways with the stops in small business management, including marketing, financing, managing, operating, and organizing. Opportunities of innovation are woven into the planning, budgeting, purchasing, inventory control, hiring, supervision, advertising, promotion, selling, record keeping, taxation, risk management, and other topics as they pertain to the small business owner and entrepreneur.

MATH 111 –prerequisite changed to:
MATH 085 with a C or better or placement into MATH 090

MATH 153 –prerequisite changed to
MATH 151 with a C or better or qualifying score on the Math Placement Test

MATH 172 – prerequisite changed to:
MATH 171 with a C or better

MATH 173 – prerequisite changed to:
MATH 172 with a C or better

MATH 201 – prerequisite changed to:
MATH 171 with a C or better

MATH 216 – prerequisite changed to:
MATH 172 with a C or better

MATH 220 – prerequisite changed to:
MATH 172 with a C or better

MT 101 – title changed to:
Machining Basics – Measurement, Materials, and Safety

MT 102 – title changed to:
Machining Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout

MT 210 – title, lecture/lab hours, course description changed to:
CNC Milling Level I
1 lecture, 4 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
This course introduces students to basic milling operations.  Upon completion of this course, the student will have an understanding of manual and CNC milling practices and will have gained knowledge in tooling, machining practices, and applied mathematics. Teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving are emphasized. Hands-on experience and practical applications are included.

MT 211 – title, lecture/lab hours, course description changed to:
CNC Turning Level I
1 lecture, 4 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
This course introduces students to basic lathe operations.  Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of manual and CNC lathe turning practices and will have gained knowledge in tooling, machining practices, and applied mathematics. Teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving are emphasized. Hands-on experience and practical applications are included.

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New Programs

Business

Entrepreneurship
BUS 101         Introduction to Business (3)
BUS 104         Professionalism in the Workplace (1)
BUS 107         Bookkeeping and Procedural Accounting (3)
BUS 170         Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3)
Choose six hours from the following:
BUS 241         Principles of Management (3)
BUS 251         Principles of Marketing (3)
ITAPP 101      Introduction to Computers (3)

Program Total: 16 credits

Industrial Technology

Certified Production Technician Certificate (effective 10/1/14)
AMATH 101   Algebra for the Skilled Trades (2)
DRAFT 115     Blueprint Reading for the Mechanical Trades (2)
DRAFT 116     G D & T Application and Interpretation (2)
MT 106           Introduction to Manufacturing and Safety (4)
MT 107           Quality and Measurement (2)
MT 108           Manufacturing Processes (3)
MT 109           Introduction to Manufacturing Maintenance (2)

Program Total: 17 credits

Industrial Mechanic AAS (effective 10/7/14)
I. General Education Core (19-21)
Area A: Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 Composition I - with a grade of C or better. (3)
COMM 101 Principles of Communication (3)
Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (3 credits)
Select one course from Area B (3)
Area C: Mathematics (3-4)
Options are to take both:
AMATH 100 Basic Mathematics for the Skilled Trades (2) and
AMATH 101 Algebra for the Skilled Trades (2);
or choose one of the following courses:
IT 106 Mathematics for Computers (3)
MATH 151 College Algebra (4)
TECH 109 Technical Mathematics I (4)
Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (4-5 credits)
Select one course from the following:
CHEM 105, CHEM 110, PHYSC 111, PHYSI 101, PHYSI 120, PHYSI 210
Area E: Social and Behavioral Science (3 credits)
Select one course from Area E (3)

II. Program Requirements (43)
DRAFT 101 Drafting Essentials (2)
DRAFT 102 Drafting Conventions & Symbols (2)
DRAFT 115 Blueprint Reading for the Mechanical Trades (2)
HYDR 101 Fundamentals of Hydraulics (2)
HYDR 103 Hydraulic Controls (2)
HYDR 106 Pneumatics (2)
MILL 101 Industrial Maintenance Techniques I (2)
MILL 102 Industrial Maintenance Techniques II (2)
MILL 103 Lubrication (2)
MILL 105 Rigging (2)
MILL 106 Power Train Elements (2)
MILL 107 Machine Vibration Analysis I (2)
MT 101 Machining Basics – Measurement, Materials, and Safety (4)
MT 102 Machining Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout (4)
MT 105 Metal Working Processes (3)
PIPE 101 Fundamentals of Pipefitting (2)
WELD 115 Basic Arc Welding/Oxyfuel Welding (3)
WELD 215 Intermediate Arc Welding/SMAW, GMAW (3)
Program Total:  62-64 credits


Program Modifications

Business
Management AAS
Program requirements:
Add:       BUS 104 Professionalism in the Workplace (1)
               BUS 204 Business Ethics (3)
Delete:  BUS 261 Advertising (3)
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (3)
Revised program requirement cr hrs:  38
Electives:
Choose 6-7 credits from the following:
BUS 103               BUS 298
BUS 120               BUS 299
BUS 170               ECON 202
BUS 261
Revised elective cr hrs: 6-7
Revised total AAS cr hrs: 62-64

Accounting Certificate
Add:       BUS 104 Professionalism in the Workplace (1)
BUS 204 Business Ethics (3)
ITAPP 101 Introduction to Computers (3)
Delete:  BUS 201 Business Law (3)
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (3)
ITAPP 126 Spreadsheet Applications – Level II (3)
Revised cr hrs: 32

Bookkeeping Certificate
Add:       BUS 104 Professionalism in the Workplace (1)
Revised cr hrs: 16

Business Essentials Certificate
Add:       BUS 103 Business Mathematics (3)
BUS 104 Professionalism in the Workplace (1)
ITAAP 101 Introduction to Computers (3)
Delete:  BUS 241 Principles of Management (3)
Revised cr hrs: 16

Early Childhood Education
Child and Family Studies AAS– title changed to Child Development AAS

Early Childhood Teacher Basic Certificate – title changed to Child Development Preschool Teacher Basic

Child Care Teacher Certificate – title changed to Child Development Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education Center Director Certificate – title changed to Child Development Director
Health Professions
Surgical Technology Certificate
Add:       SRT 100 Medical Terminology (2)
Revised cr hrs: 45

Industrial Technology
HVACR Certificate
Electives:
Add:       WELD 115
Delete:  WELD 101

Industrial Maintenance Technician Certificate
Add:       WELD 115 Basic Arc Welding/Oxyfuel Welding (3)
Delete:  WELD 101 Principles of Flat Welding (2)
WELD 102 Horizontal Welding and Brazing (2)
Revised cr hrs: 43

Industrial Mechanic Certificate
Add:       WELD 115 Basic Arc Welding/Oxyfuel Welding (3)
Delete:  WELD 101 Principles of Flat Welding (2)
WELD 102 Horizontal Welding and Brazing (2)
Revised cr hrs: 31

Manufacturing Technology AAS
Program Requirements
Change title and cr hrs in MT 101 and MT 102:
MT 101 Machining Basics: Measurement, Materials, and Safety (4)
MT 102 Machining Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout (4)
Revised cr hrs: 41
Electives:
Add:       WELD 115 Basic Arc Welding/Oxyfuel Welding (3)
Delete:  WELD 101 Principles of Flat Welding (2)
Revised cr hrs: 2-3
Total revised cr hrs: 63-64

Manufacturing Technology Certificate
Change title and cr hrs in MT 101 and MT 102:
MT 101 Machining Basics: Measurement, Materials, and Safety (4)
MT 102 Machining Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout (4)
Select 12 credits from the following:
Add:       WELD 115 Basic Arc Welding/Oxyfuel Welding (3)
Delete:  WELD 101 Principles of Flat Welding (2)
Revised cr hrs: 33

Tool and Die AAS
Add:       WELD 115 Basic Arc Welding/Oxyfuel Welding (3)
Delete:  WELD 101 Principles of Flat Welding (2)
Revised cr hrs: 63-64

Welding Technician Certificate
Add:       CADMD 141 Technical Drafting (3)
CADMD 243 Introduction to AutoCAD (3)
DRAFT 115 Blueprint Reading for Mechanical Trades (2)
MT 101 Machining Basics: Measurement, Materials, and Safety (4)
WELD 115 Basic Arc Welding/Oxyfuel Welding (3)
WELD 215 Intermediate Arc Welding/SMAW, GMAW (3)
WELD 265 Advanced Arc Welding/GTAW (3)
Delete:  DRAFT 101 Drafting Essentials (2)
DRAFT 102 Drafting Conventions and Symbols (2)
DRAFT 103 Three Dimensional Shapes (2)
WELD 101 Principles of Flat Welding (2)
WELD 102 Horizontal Welding and Brazing (2)
WELD 103 Metal Inert and Vertical Welding (2)
WELD 104 Tungsten Inert and Overhead Welding (2)
WELD 105 A.W.S. Structural Certification (2)
Choose 8 credits from the following courses:
Add:       ELECT 101, MT 102, MILL 101, PHYSI 101, WELD 268
Delete:  APHYS 100, MT 101, PLUMB 103, WELD 106, 201, 202
Revised cr hrs: 39

Welding Specialist Certificate
Add:       AMATH 101 Algebra for the Skilled Trades (2)
AMATH 103 Geometry for the Skilled Trades (2)
DRAFT 115 Blueprint Reading for the Skilled Trades (2)
MT 220 Metallurgy – Ferrous (2)
WELD 115 Basic Arc Welding/Oxyfuel Welding (3)
WELD 215 Intermediate Arc Welding/SMAW, GMAW (30
WELD 265 Advanced Arc Welding/GTAW (3)
WELD 268 Advanced Independent Projects (3)
Delete:  WELD 101 Principles of Flat Welding (2)
WELD 102 Horizontal Welding and Brazing (2)
WELD 103 Metal Inert and Vertical Welding (2)
WELD 104 Tungsten Inert and Overhead Welding (2)
WELD 105 A.W.S. Structural Certification (2)
WELD 106 Pipe and Pressure Vessel Certification (2)
WELD 201 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (2)
WELD 202 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (2)
Revised cr hrs: 24

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Additional Accreditations

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

(CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
(ARCSTSA)
6 Dry Creek Circle
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: (303) 694-9262
www.artstsa.org

Religious Observance

Prairie State College is required to excuse students who need to be absent from class, examinations, study, or work
requirements because of their religious beliefs, and provide students with a make-up opportunity, unless to do so would unreasonably burden the institution. Students must notify their instructor during the first week of the term of any anticipated absence for religious reasons.

Grade Appeal Process

A student has the right to express concern about his or her final grade, keeping in mind that faculty members have sole responsibility for assigning grades.  The right to appeal a grade assumes a corresponding responsibility on the part of the student to act with integrity.  Students may not appeal a grade for an individual assignment or examination.  Only the final course grade may be appealed, and that appeal must be filed within the first 30 days of the following fall or spring semester.  An appeal will be considered only with strong, supporting documentation.  It is the student's responsibility to prove the grade is incorrect.  Students may request a grade appeal form from the office of their division dean.

The grounds for appealing a final course grade are as follows:

  • The grade is based on an error in calculation.
  • The grade assigned did not follow the grading criteria stated on the course syllabus.
  • The grade for a writing intensive class is based on inadequate criteria.

When the final grade is based on portfolio assessment, the Vice President of Academic Affairs reserves the right to assign the grade appeal to the department chair and the portfolio committee of that discipline.