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Catalog Addendum (2006 – 2016)

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New Courses

Applied Mathematics
AMATH 112 Applied Mathematics for the Skilled Trades

Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 085 or higher
4 lectures per week; 4 hrs credit
The course is an applied mathematics course for the skilled trades. It covers the necessary mathematics that will be used in the career and technical education courses. The course will cover arithmetic operations, basic algebra, and an introduction to geometry and trigonometry functions. The course is designed to utilize "real world" examples within the skilled trades using mathematics.

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.

Communication
COMM 299 Internship/Seminar

Prerequisite: Consent of discipline coordinator
5 lab hrs per week; 1 hr credit
This internship and seminar provides an opportunity for students to earn credit while working in a communication related area (such as mass/media communication, public relations, or organizational communication). Formalized student-employer agreements identify objectives, work plan, and guidelines for evaluation.

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.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning
HVAC 120 Refrigeration Principles

Prerequisite: None
2 lectures, 2 lab hrs, 3 hrs credit
This course will cover the basic principles and theory of refrigeration.  Focus will be placed on the basic refrigeration cycle, system components, metering devices, compressors and their application.  Emphasis is placed on safe and efficient use of tools and brazing techniques

HVAC 121 Air Conditioning Theory
Prerequisite: HVAC 120 with a C or better
2 lectures; 2 lab hrs, 3 hrs credit
This course provides a simple understanding of air conditioning fundamentals, applications, and terminology.  Students will learn the required skills necessary to charge and recover refrigerant while working on air conditioning equipment in the lab.

HVAC 122 Heating Fundamentals
Prerequisite: None
2 lectures, 2 lab hrs, 3 hrs credit
This course provides an introduction to gas heating equipment which includes: theory of gas combustion, venting, operation and efficiency of heating units.  Students will develop the required skills necessary to safely service various types of gas-fired heating systems.

HVAC 123 Electrical Controls for HVAC
Prerequisite: None
2 lectures, 2 lab hrs, 3 hrs credit
This course covers electrical theory as it applies to servicing and installing air conditioning and heating equipment.  Emphasis will be placed on electrical safety, electronic testing equipment on low and high voltage components, and electrical circuits.

HVAC 124 Sheet Metal Fabrication
Prerequisite: None
2 lectures, 2 lab hrs, 3 hrs credit
This course introduces sheet metal design and fabrication.  Basic fitting, seams, edges, elbows and ducts will be fabricated in the lab with the use of hand and machine tools.

HVAC 125 Advanced Electrical Controls
Prerequisite: HVAC 123 with a C or better
2 lectures, 2 lab hrs, 3 hrs credit
This course covers the installation, diagnosis, and servicing of electrical systems used in split residential and small commercial heating and air conditioning systems.  Students will develop safe electrical troubleshooting practices and procedures.

HVAC 127 Troubleshooting HVAC Systems
Prerequisites: HVAC 120, HVAC 121, HFAC 122, HVAC 123, HVAC 125; with a C or better
2 lectures, 2 lab hrs, 3 hrs credit
This course is designed to build student confidence in troubleshooting mechanical and electrical problems in heating, air conditioning systems and motor control circuits.  Students will learn troubleshooting techniques using simulators, computer-generated simulators and actual heating and air conditioning equipment.

HVAC 128 Installation of HVAC Systems
Prerequisites: HVAC 120, HVAC 121, HVAC 122, HVAC 123, HVAC 124, HVAC 125; with a C or better
2 lectures, 2 lab hrs, 3 hrs credit
This course covers the proper procedures used during the installation and servicing of residential and commercial air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment. Emphasis will be placed on weekly examinations on how to diagnose both electrical and mechanical service problems.

HVAC 131 EPA 608
Prerequisites: HVAC 120 and HVAC 121, with a C or better
1 lecture, 1 hr credit
This course is designed for service technicians and prepares certification candidates to pass each of the four groups (Core, Type I, Type II, Type III) contained within the EPA Section 608 certification examination. The certification exam is NOT included in this course. Information on the certification exams will be given to all students.  Topics pertaining to current and emerging technology in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry will be covered. Content and format of this course is variable and may be initiated by updates in technology in the HVAC field.

HVAC 298 HVAC Seminar
Prerequisite: 18 credit hours successfully completed in HVAC with a C or better and consent of program coordinator.
1 lecture, 1 hr credit
The HVAC seminar will supplement the student's internship work by providing additional material encountered in the field.  Students must also register concurrently in HVAC 299, HVAC Internship.  Students will be required to meet with HVAC Program Coordinator on a weekly basis to ensure the student is having a successful learning experience

HVAC 299 HVAC Internship
Prerequisite: 18 credit hours successfully completed in HVAC with a C or better and consent of program coordinator.
10 lab hrs, 2 hrs credit
Student interns will be employed at an approved training site. This will be scheduled by joint agreement of the student, the site supervisor, and the program coordinator. Students must also register concurrently in HVAC 298, HVAC Seminar. Students must work a minimum of 150 hours in the HVAC field.  This should include residential and/or commercial service and/or installation of HVAC systems.

Information Technology
IT 101 IT Orientation

Prerequisite: None
1 lecture, 1 hr credit
This course enables students to analyze the field of information technology. The class will include a survey of IT professions, employment skills, definitions, current issues, salaries, and self-assessment survey of skills and competencies. This course will meet three times during the semester.  Online course work is required. Students also will be required to create a student plan based on the degree and program requirements for the IT programs at Prairie State College. This is a co-requisite course taken prior to or in conjunction with the initial IT entry core courses.

IT 295 Portfolio Seminar
Prerequisite: 12 hours minimum IT courses successfully completed with a C or better; consent of instructor.
1 lecture, 2 lab hrs, 2 hrs credit
This is a capstone course. Students must have completed the minimum requirement of IT hours in their designated IT program concentration courses. This course serves as an alternate option to the ITAPP 299, ITNET 299, ITPRG 299, or ITWEB 299 student internships. The seminar is project based and includes development of a resume, a portfolio, and the "soft skills" important to the IT industry. Online coursework, face-to-face meetings, electronic meeting sessions, and email correspondence is required.

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.

Political Science
POLSC 260 Model Illinois Government

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099 or higher
1 lecture, 2 lab hrs, 2 hrs credit
This course provides instruction on parliamentary procedure, bill analysis, policy research, drafting legislation, and parliamentary debate. This instruction prepares students to role play various legislative positions at the annual Model Illinois Government (MIG) competition. Students enrolled in this course are automatically part of the MIG team and are expected to participate in the event.

POLSC 260 Model Illinois Government
2 credit hours, 1 lecture, 2 lab hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099 or higher
This course provides instruction on parliamentary procedure, bill analysis, policy research, drafting legislation, and parliamentary debate. This instruction prepares students to role play various legislative positions at the annual Model Illinois Government (MIG) competition. Students enrolled in this course are automatically part of the MIG team and are expected to participate in the event.

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

Business

BUS 240 Elementary Statistics
Change Prerequisite: MATH 151 with a C or better or qualifying score on Math Placement Test
Change Description: Students who complete this course cannot also receive credit for MATH 153 or MATH 115. (Same as MATH 153)

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.

Education

ED 212 Exceptional Children
Change prerequisite: delete ED 101; add Placement into ENG 099 or higher

Education – Paraprofessional  
EDU 111 Mathematics for Paraprofessionals
Change prerequisite: MATH 085 with a C or better or qualifying score on the Math Placement Test

Electrician
Elect 120 Electrical Safety
Change title: Industrial and Electrical Safety
Change description: This course covers the basic dangers and safety precautions that should be observed in industrial work settings. Topics include tool and machine safety, lockout/tag out procedures, fire protection, eye safety, electrical safety, ladder safety, and chemical safety.

ELECT 208 Programmable Logic Controllers
Add prerequisite: ELECT 101

English

ENG 099 Strategies for College Reading and Writing
Change credits: decrease from six to three
Change description: This course is designed to orient students to the literacy demands of college-level coursework. Students will develop reading and writing strategies as they produce their own writing and encounter complex texts.

English 099
Revised credit hours: 3
Revised course description: This course is designed to orient students to the literacy demands of college-level coursework. Students will develop reading and writing strategies as they produce their own writing and encounter complex texts.

Health

HLTH 105 General Medical Terminology
Change credit hours: increase from one to three
Change description: This basic course on the language of medicine designed for students entering allied health professions introduces medical terms within the context of the body's anatomy and physiology. Medical terminology is built on building words by the most commonly used suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms. Spelling, pronunciation, and definitions of medical terms are stressed for mastery.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
HVACR 114 Special Topics in HVACR

Change prefix and number: HVAC 130
Change title: Special Topics in HVAC

Information Technology

ITOFS 299 Internship
Change prefix: ITAPP

Mathematics

MATH 080 Computational Skills I
Change description: Delete "ratio and proportion" from last sentence.

MATH 151 College Algebra
Change Prerequisite: add "qualifying score on Math Placement Test"
Change description: delete last sentence "Matrices, matrix operations, and matrix equations are also introduced."

Math 155 Finite Mathematics
Change description: delete "game theory" from second to last sentence

MATH 200 Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I
Change description: amend second to last sentence to read "The two-course sequence of MATH 200 and 206 is designed for Education majors seeking state licensure."

Math 206 Mathematics for Elementary Teaching II
Change description: change starting with the fourth sentence," The course is the second in the two-course sequence of MATH 200 and MA+206 designed for Education majors seeking state licensure. This course provides general education credit. This is a mathematics content course, not a methods course in teaching mathematics."

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

Manufacturing Technology

MT 101 Machining Basics: Measurement, Materials, and Safety
Change credit hours: decrease from 4 to 3
Change lab hours: decrease from 4 to 2

MT 102 Machining Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout
Change credit hours: decrease from 4 to 3
Change lab hours: decrease from 4 to 2

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

MT 101 Machining Basics: Measurements, Materials, and Safety
Change credit hours and lab hours:  3 credit hours, 2 lab hours

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

MT 102 Machining Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout
Revised credit hours and lab hours:  3 credit hours, 2 lab hours

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.

Music

MUSIC 152 Jazz Ensemble I
Change prerequisite: None
Change description: This course is open to music majors and all intermediately level musicians interested in studying and performing in an instrumental jazz ensemble. Improvisation, reading lead sheets and arrangements, and ensemble techniques are covered.

MUSIC 162 Vocal Jazz Ensemble I
Change prerequisite: None
Change description: This course is open to music majors and all students interested in studying and singing contemporary music with an emphasis on jazz styles in an ensemble. Improvisation and reading lead sheets and arrangements is covered. No prior experience singing jazz is required.

MUSIC 152 Jazz Ensemble I
Revised course description: This course is open to music majors and all intermediate level musicians interested in studying and performing in an instrumental jazz ensemble, improvisation, reading lead sheets and arrangements, and ensemble techniques are covered.

MUSIC 162 Vocal Jazz Ensemble I
Revised course description: This course is open to music majors and all students interested in studying and singing contemporary music with an emphasis on jazz styles in an ensemble. Improvisation and reading lead sheets and arrangements are covered. No prior experience singing jazz is required.

Nursing

NURS 211 Preparation for Professional Nursing
Change prerequisite:
Acceptance into Nursing Program

NURS 211 Preparation for Professional Nursing
Revised prerequisite: Acceptance into Nursing Program.

Philosophy

PHILO 201 Introduction to Philosophy
Revised course number:  PHILO 101

PHILO 206 Major Modern Ideas
Revised course prefix and number:  HUMAN 203
Revised Course Description: This course examines major modern ideas that revolutionized how we think about human nature, history, and society. Focusing on the writings of Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche and Freud, the course gives students an opportunity to reflect on what these thinkers said and debate the legacy of their ideas. Selections from other modern thinkers may be included to help students see the origins of ongoing debates about human culture.

PHILO 201 Introduction to Philosophy
Change course number: 101

PHILO 206 Major Modern Ideas
Change prefix and number: HUMAN 203
Change description: This course examines major modern ideas that revolutionized how we think about human nature, history, and society. Focusing on the writings of Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche and Freud, the course gives students an opportunity to reflect on what these thinkers said and debate the legacy of their ideas. Selections from other modern thinkers may be included to help students see the origins of ongoing debates about human culture.

Physical Education

PE 108 Aerobics IV
Change description: delete "Funk Aerobics;" substitute "boot camp style, indoor cycling or dance aerobics"

Psychology

PSYCH 102 Human Growth and Development – Life Span
Change prerequisite: delete PSYCH 101; substitute placement into ENG 099 or higher

Surgical Technology

SRT 100 Medical Terminology
Change prerequisite: delete "Consent of Instructor;" substitute "Registration in the Surgical Technology program.
Change description: delete "surgical technologists, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nursing assistants, students, nurses, and medical transcriptionists;" substitute "specifically surgical technology students."

Technology of Mathematics and Science

TECH 109 Technical Mathematics I
Change prerequisite: AMATH 112 with a C or better; MATH 090 with a C or better; or qualifying score on the Math Placement Test
Change description: This course is a study of beginning to intermediate algebra with geometry and right angle trigonometry. All math content is focused on applications used in technical disciplines, such as electricity, automotive, CAD, and manufacturing technology. Topics include algebraic operations, linear and quadratic equations, solving formulas, functions, systems of equations, unit analysis, angles, areas, volumes, and trigonometric functions.

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Course Drops

BUS 138 Accounting Software I

BUS 139 Accounting Software II

CET 101 Fundamentals of Electricity

CET 103 Alternating Current

CET 114 Digital Fundamentals

CET 203 Instrumentation Fundamentals

CET 211 Communication Electronics

COL 100 Computer Skills for College Writing

ITAPP 130 Software Integration and Application

ITAPP 240 Application Development n Database

ITOFS 117 Keyboarding Skill Development

ITOFS 119 Office Procedures and Management

ITOFS 199 Office Assistant Practicum

ITWEB 205 Web Languages

MT 120 Industrial Safety

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New Programs

Information Technology

Computer Support Associate Certificate (pending ICCB approval)
Program Requirements (8)
IT 101           IT Orientation (1)
IT 140           Introduction to Operating Systems (3)
ITNET 160    Computer Repair (4)
Program Total: 8 credit hours

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

Accounting & Business Administration AAS
I. General Education Core (18-19)
Area A: Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 Composition I - with a grade of C or better (3)
COMM 101 Principles of Communications (3)
Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (3 credits)
Select one course from Area B (3)
Area C: Mathematics (3 credits)
MATH 112 General Education Mathematics (3)
Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (3-4 credits)
Select one course from Area D (3-4)
Area E: Social and Behavioral Science (3 credits)
ECON 201 Macroeconomic Principles (3)
II. Area of Concentration/Program Requirements (44)
BUS 101 Introduction to Business (3)
BUS 103 Business Mathematics (3)
BUS 104 Professionalism in the Workplace (1)
BUS 105 Human Relations (3)
BUS 107Bookkeeping & Procedural Accounting (3)
BUS 127 Business Communications (3)
BUS 131 Financial Accounting (4)
BUS 132 Managerial Accounting (3)
BUS 138 Accounting Software I (1.5)
BUS 139 Accounting Software II (1.5)
BUS 201 Business Law (3)
BUS 204 Business Ethics (3)
BUS 241 Principles of Management (3)
BUS 242 Human Resources Management (3)
ITAPP 101 Introduction to Computers (3)
ITAPP 125 Spreadsheet Applications – Level 1 (3)
Program Total: 62-63 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

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Program Modifications

Business

Accounting Certificate
Delete: BUS 138 Accounting Software I (1.5) and BUS 139 Accounting Software II (1.5)
Add: ITAPP 128 Database Applications – Level 1 (3)

Bookkeeping Certificate
Delete: BUS 138 Accounting Software I (1.5) and BUS 139 Accounting Software II (1.5)
Add: ITAPP 125 Spreadsheet Applications – Level 1 (3)

Accounting and Business Management AAS
Delete: BUS 138 Accounting Software I (1.5) and BUS 139 Accounting Software II (1.5)
Add: ITAPP 128 Database Applications – Level 1 (3)

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

CAD/Mechanical Design AAS
Change credit hours: decrease credits for MT 101 from 4 to 3; decrease credits for MT 102 from 4 to 3; decrease Program Requirements from 41 to 39 credits; decrease degree from 63 to 61 credits.

CAD/Mechanical Design Certificate
Change credit hours: decrease credits for MT 101 from 4 to 3; decrease credit hours for certificate
from 29 to 28

CNC Programmer/Operator Certificate
Change credit hours: decrease credits for MT 101 from 4 to 3; decrease credits for MT 102 from 4 to 3; decrease credit hours for certificate from 34 to 32

Computer Electronics Technology AAS
Delete: one of four options in Area C - AMATH 101 Algebra for the Skilled Trades (2) and
AMATH 106 Trigonometry for the Skilled Trades (2)

Computer Electronics Technology Certificate
Delete: one of four options in Area C - AMATH 101 Algebra for the Skilled Trades (2) and
AMATH 106 Trigonometry for the Skilled Trades (2)

Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Certificate
Change title to: Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Certificate
Change credit hours: increase credit hours for certificate from 26 to 34 (Program requirements: 26; Electives: 8)
Delete Program Requirements: HVACR 101, HVACR 102, HVACR 103, HVACR 104, HVACR 105,
HVACR 107, HVACR 108, HVACR 109, HVACR 110, and HVACR 112
Add Program Requirements:
HVAC 120 Refrigeration Principles (3)
HVAC 121 Air Conditioning Theory (3)
HVAC 122 Heating Fundamentals (3)
HVAC 123 Electrical Controls for HVAC (3)
HVAC 124 Sheet Metal Fabrication (3)
HVAC 125 Advanced Electrical Controls (3)
HVAC 127 Troubleshooting HVAC Systems (3)
HVAC 128 Installation of HVAC Systems (3)
Delete Electives: Select from WELD 101, HVACR 114; or courses chosen with coordinator's consent (4)
Add Electives: Select 8 credits from the following:
HVAC 130 Special Topics in HVAC (2)
HVAC 131 EPA 608 (1)
HVAC 298 HVAC Seminar (1)
HVAC 299 HVAC Internship (2)
WELD 115 Basic Arc Welding/Oxyfuel Welding (3)
BUS 101 Introduction to Business (3) or courses chosen with coordinator consent

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

Industrial Electrician AAS
Delete: one of four options in Area C - AMATH 101 Algebra for the Skilled Trades (2) and
AMATH 106 Trigonometry for the Skilled Trades (2)

Industrial Electrician Certificate
Delete: one of four options in Area C - AMATH 101 Algebra for the Skilled Trades (2) and
AMATH 106 Trigonometry for the Skilled Trades (2)

Industrial Maintenance Technician Certificate
Delete: MT 120 Industrial Safety (2)
Add: ELECT 120 Industrial and Electrical Safety (2)

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 AAS
Change credit hours: decrease credits for MT 101 from 4 to 3; decrease credits for MT 102 from 4 to 3; decrease Program Requirements from 43 to 41 credits; decrease degree from 62-64 to 60-62 credits.

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

Machinist Certificate
Change credit hours: decrease credits for MT 101 from 4 to 3; decrease credits for MT 102 from 4 to 3; decrease certificate from 36 to 34 credits.

Manufacturing Technology AAS
Change credit hours: decrease credits for MT 101 from 4 to 3; decrease credits for MT 102 from 4 to 3; decrease Program Requirements from 41 to 39 credits; decrease degree from 63-64 to 61-62 credits.

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 credit hours: decrease credits for MT 101 from 4 to 3; decrease credits for MT 102 from 4 to 3; decrease certificate from 33 to 31 credits.
Delete elective: CET 103

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 & Die AAS
Change credit hours: decrease credits for MT 101 from 4 to 3; decrease credits for MT 102 from 4 to 3; decrease Program Requirements from 44 to 42 credits; decrease degree from 63-64 to 61-62 credits.

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

Welder Technician Certificate
Change credit hours: decrease credits for MT 101 from 4 to 3; decrease credit hours for certificate
from 39 to 38

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

Information Technology

Information Technology AAS – Administrative Assistant Option
Change Option Title: Applications Option
Delete Core Course: BUS 107 (3), ITOFS 299 (2)
Add Core Courses: IT 101 IT Orientation (1); IT 205 Ethics in Information Technology (2); choice of
ITAPP 299 Internship (2) or IT 295 Portfolio Seminar (2)
Delete Concentration Courses: ITOFS 117, ITOFS 119
Add Concentration Course: IT 140 Introduction to Operating Systems (3)
Delete Electives: IT 140, IT 205, ITWEB 103
Add Elective: ITWEB 101

Information Technology AAS – Networking Option
Delete Core Course: BUS 107
Add Core Courses:  IT 101 IT Orientation (1); IT 205 Ethics in Information Technology (2)
Add Option to ITNET 299 Internship: IT 295 Portfolio Seminar (2)
Delete Concentration courses: IT 205, ITWEB 101
Add Concentration course: ITNET 260 Network Security Fundamentals (3)
Change Elective Credits: Increase from 11 to 13
Add Elective: ITWEB 101

Information Technology AAS – Programming Option
Delete Core Course: BUS 131
Add Core Courses: IT 101 IT Orientation (1); IT 205 Ethics in Information Technology (2
Add Option to ITPRG 299 Internship: IT 295 Portfolio Seminar (2)
Delete Concentration course: IT 205
Add Concentration Courses: ITPRG 144 C++ Programming I (3) and ITPRG 247 JAVA Programming I are both required ; Choose one of the three following courses: ITPRG 242 Visual Basic Programming II (3), ITPRG 244 C++ Programming II (3), ITPRG 247 JAVA Programming II (3)
Delete Electives: ITAPP 133, ITOFS 100, and ITPRG 144, 147
Change Elective Credits: from 17 to 14

Information Technology AAS – Web Option
Delete Core Course: BUS 107
Add Core Courses: IT 101 IT Orientation (1); IT 205 Ethics in Information Technology (2
Add Option to ITWEB 299 Internship: IT 295 Portfolio Seminar (2)
Delete Concentration course: IT 205, ITWEB 205
Add Concentration courses:  IT 240 Linux Operating System (3); ITAPP 109 Introduction to the Internet (1); PHOTO 170 Digital Camera Skills (1)

Computer Repair Specialist
Change title: Computer Technician
Change description: This program prepares students for entry-level positions in PC installation, maintenance, and repair professions. Common career titles include PC support technician, hardware specialist, and help desk support specialist. Students will examine PC software, including operating systems, network management, and desktop utilities. This program also prepares students for the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications.

Delete: ELECT 111, ELECT 112
Delete all electives: IT 205, ITNET 165, ITNET 250
Add to Program Requirements: IT 101 IT Orientation (1), IT 205 Ethics in IT (2),
ITNET 165 Introduction to Networking (3), ITNET 250 Introduction to LAN Administration (3)

Desktop Publishing Certificate
Delete: ITAPP 133, ITWEB 103, and ART 115
Add: IT 101 IT Orientation (1); ITWEB 101 Web Page Fundamentals (3);
ITWEB 105 Multimedia Writing (3)
Change credit hours:  increase from 20 to 22

Digital Mass Communications Certificate
Add: IT 101 IT Orientation (1)
Change credit hours:  increase from 18 to 19

E-Commerce Specialist Certificate
Add: IT 101 IT Orientation (1); ITAPP 109 Introduction to the Internet (1)
Change credit hours: increase from 15 to 17

Game Design and Development Certificate
Add: IT 101 IT Orientation (1);
Delete Options: ITWEB 103, ITWEB 203, and ITWEB 205
Add Options: ITPRG 154 C# Net Programming (3); ITPRG 244 C++ Programming II (3)
Change credit hours: increase from 29 to 30

Network Security Specialist Certificate
Delete: IT 240 (3)
Add: IT 101 IT Orientation (1)
Change credit hours: decrease from 24 to 22

Networking Specialist Certificate
Add: IT 101 IT Orientation (1); IT 205 Ethics in IT (2); ITNET 250 Network Security Fundamentals (3)
Change credit hours: increase from 16 to 22

Office Productivity Specialist Certificate
Delete: BUS 107
Add: IT 101 IT Orientation (1); ITAPP 133 Presentation Applications (2); ITOFS 100 Keyboarding (1)
Change credit hours: increase from 33 to 34

Office Specialist Certificate
Delete: ITOFS 119, ITOFS 199
Add: IT 101 IT Orientation (1); ITAPP 101 Introduction to Computers (3)

Programming Certificate
Add: IT 101 IT Orientation (1); ITPRG 144 C++ Programming I (3); ITPRG 147 Java Programming I (3)
Delete from Electives: ITPRG 144, ITPRG 147
Add to Electives: ITPRG 154
Change credits in electives: decrease from 6 to 3
Change credits: increase from 18 to 22

Software Technician Certificate
Change title: Desktop Applications Specialist
Change description: Desktop applications are programs, such as Microsoft Word or Access, which operate on a computer as opposed to over the Internet. A desktop applications specialist is responsible for installing and maintaining these systems, as well as troubleshooting any technical computer issues that a customer or company employee might encounter. Other duties may include answering questions from customers regarding their workstations. It is also the job of desktop applications specialists to manage computer folders and files, as well as launch programs. Industry certifications, such as the Microsoft Office Specialist Expert and the Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist, are available to desktop applications specialists.
Delete: All electives
Add to Program Requirements: IT 101 IT Orientation (1); ITAPP 121 Word Processing Applications – Level 1 (3); ITAPP 125 Spreadsheet Applications – Level 1 (3); ITAPP 128 Database Applications – Level 1 (3); ITNET 160 Computer Repair (4)
Change credit hours: increase from 12 to 21

Web Developer Certificate
Delete: ITWEB 205
Add: IT 101 IT Orientation (1); ITWEB 105 Multimedia Writing (3)
Change credit hours: increase from 22 to 23

Web Technician Certificate
Delete:  ITWEB 205
Add: IT 101 IT Orientation (1); ITWEB 201 Technology of E-Commerce (3)
Change credit hours: increase from 22 to 23

Webmaster Certificate
Add: IT Orientation (1)
Change credit hours: increase from 22 to 23

Nursing

Nursing AAS
Delete: ENG 102, PSYCH 101
Change credit hours: decrease from 70 to 64

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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.arcstsa.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.

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