May 13, 2021  
2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

The course numbering system is alpha-numeric, consisting of four letters and three numbers. The letters indicate the subject area of the course. Developmental courses have a zero as the initial digit. Freshman level courses carry numbers between 100 and 199. Sophomore courses are numbered 200 to 299. Junior and senior level courses carry numbers between 300 and 499.

Speaking and Writing Reading Intensive courses are indicated in the course description section of this catalog.

Listing for Special Instruction Courses. Vincennes University offers instruction tailored to the needs of special populations. The instruction is individualized to the particular needs of the business or industry, with emphasis that the content be college level. The following courses are established to permit flexibility within established credit hour designations.

 

Special Instruction Courses

  
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    ____ 187 - Special Instruction: (Course Title Description)


    1 hr (Sem I, II)
    This is a specially designed course to meet the needs and demands of business, industry, agencies, organizations and governmental entities. Course content is designed under the approval of Vincennes University faculty to fulfill the necessary requirements for credit. Students may enroll in multiple sections of this course with the same prefix code. Course content will pertain to the topic or topics covered in this special instruction course. The course can include lab requirements that meet the standards and guidelines for credit.

  
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    ____ 188 - Special Instruction: (Course Title Description)


    2 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This is a specially designed course to meet the needs and demands of business, industry, agencies, organizations and governmental entities. Course content is designed under the approval of Vincennes University faculty to fulfill the necessary requirements for credit. Students may enroll in multiple sections of this course with the same prefix code. Course content will pertain to the topic or topics covered in this special instruction course. The course can include lab requirements that meet the standards and guidelines for credit.

  
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    ____ 189 - Special Instruction: (Course Title Description)


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This is a specially designed course to meet the needs and demands of business, industry, agencies, organizations and governmental entities. Course content is designed under the approval of Vincennes University faculty to fulfill the necessary requirements for credit. Students may enroll in multiple sections of this course with the same prefix code. Course content will pertain to the topic or topics covered in this special instruction course. The course can include lab requirements that meet the standards and guidelines for credit.

  
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    ____ 297 - Special Project


    1 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Permission of the division dean and instructor coordinating the project is required before the project is started. The student, under the guidance of a faculty member, then undertakes investigation, study, and research in an advanced concept or problem concerning his/her major field of study.

    Prerequisite(s): Student must submit a written proposal describing the project he or she wishes to pursue.
  
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    ____ 298 - Special Project


    2 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Permission of the division dean and instructor coordinating the project is required before the project is started. The student, under the guidance of a faculty member, then undertakes investigation, study, and research in an advanced concept or problem concerning his/her major field of study. Open to students with 45 semester hours or more. Only one project is allowed per major. This course cannot be used to replace a required course in a given curriculum.

    Prerequisite(s): Student must submit a written proposal describing the project he or she wishes to pursue.
  
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    ____ 299 - Special Project


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Permission of the division dean and instructor coordinating the project is required before the project is started. The student, under the guidance of a faculty member, then undertakes investigation, study, and research in an advanced concept or problem concerning his/her major field of study. Open to students with 45 semester hours or more. Only one project is allowed per major. This course cannot be used to replace a required course in a given curriculum.

    Prerequisite(s): Student must submit a written proposal describing the project he or she wishes to pursue.

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 100 - Basic College Accounting


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    A course in the fundamentals of accounting practices. Emphasis is on journalizing, posting, preparing financial statements, reconciling bank statements, and understanding elements of payroll. The course is specifically designed for students with little or no previous accounting or bookkeeping experience and who are enrolled in an occupational program requiring only one accounting course. This course may not be substituted for ACCT 201 . 3 lecture hours.

  
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    ACCT 140 - Introduction to General Ledger


    1 hr (Sem I, II)
    This course focuses on the basics of accounting transactions for a business. Topics covered will be journalizing and posting business transactions, internal controls, and financial statements.  This course is intended for Accounting majors.  1 lecture hour.

  
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    ACCT 141 - Introduction to Accounts Payable/Inventory


    1 hr (Sem I, II)
    This course focuses on how to set up and administer an Accounts Payable and inventory system for a business. Topics covered will include filing, the purchases cycle, documentation, schedules, discounts, journalizing and posting as well as inventory costing, physical count, consignment, internal controls, and reports for management.  This course is intended for Accounting majors or persons working in the field of Accounts Payable/Inventory. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ACCT 140 .
  
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    ACCT 142 - Introduction to Accounts Receivable


    1 hr (Sem I, II)
    This course focuses on how to set up and administer an Accounts Receivable system for a business. Topics covered will include sales cycle, invoicing, collections, aging schedules, reports, discounts, internal control procedures, journalizing and posting.  This course is intended for Accounting majors or persons working in the field of Accounts Receivable. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ACCT 140 .
  
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    ACCT 143 - Introduction to Payroll


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course focuses on payroll computations and employee reports. Topics covered will be calculating gross pay, withholdings, net pay, direct deposits, journalizing payroll transactions and preparing individual earnings records and payroll registers.  This course is intended for Accounting majors or persons working in the field of Payroll.  1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ACCT 100 .
  
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    ACCT 152 - Introduction to Agricultural Accounting


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    A course in the fundamental practices related to the agricultural industry by using both accrual and cash accounting. Emphasis is on journalizing, posting, preparing financial statements, reconciling bank statements, and understanding elements of payroll. The course is specifically designed for students enrolled in the Agribusiness occupational program requiring only one accounting course. This course may not be substituted for ACCT 201.  3 class hours.

  
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    ACCT 201 - Financial Accounting


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    The course studies the theoretical framework of GAAP and procedures for financial reporting related to today’s business environment. Both the procedures used and the theory/concepts upon which they are based will be studied. The course covers accounting for current assets, fixed assets, intangible assets, revenue recognition, liabilities, and stockholder’s equity. This course is a transferIN course. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Must qualify for ENGL 101  and MATT 109 .
  
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    ACCT 202 - Managerial Accounting


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    The course is a study of managerial accounting information as it is used by managers in various types of business organizations. The emphasis is on the development, interpretations, and application of managerial accounting for planning activities, controlling operations, and making decisions. This course is a transferIN course. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ACCT 201 .
  
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    ACCT 205 - Intermediate Accounting


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    An in-depth study of accounting theory with emphasis on journal entries, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory issues, depreciation schedules, and the development, understanding, and analysis of financial statements. This course is offered to In-State Military students only. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ACCT 202 .
  
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    ACCT 206 - Payroll Accounting


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course will concentrate on the more advanced accounting topics of Payroll Administration. Emphasis will be placed on practical and computerized applications. This course is offered online only. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ACCT 100  -or- ACCT 201 ; and must qualify for ENGL 101  and MATT 109 .
  
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    ACCT 207 - Auditing


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course presents the fundamental procedures of auditing. The emphasis is placed on areas involving auditor/accountant judgment. Auditing and accounting research methodology is introduced. This course is offered to In-State Military students only. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ACCT 205 .
  
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    ACCT 255 - Income Tax Accounting


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    Involves the study of income tax procedures from the standpoint of the individual. A study is made of income, exclusions from income, deductions and credits. Emphasis is on filing of returns. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Must qualify for ENGL 101  and MATT 109 .
  
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    ACCT 260 - Cost Accounting


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    Job order and process costs methods are studied with emphasis on evaluation and utilization of cost data for purpose of planning and controlling operations. This course is offered to In-State Military students only. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Must qualify for ENGL 101  and MATT 109 .
  
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    ACCT 291 - Accounting with QuickBooks


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Students receive hands-on practice with popular commercial accounting software packages, such as QuickBooks and Peachtree. Emphasis is placed on general accounting applications and payroll applications. 3 class hours.

  
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    ACCT 292 - Accounting Cases and Problems


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course focuses on problem solving in accounting related positions. The course is designed to test students’ knowledge of accounting material and their ability to apply that knowledge in real-world scenarios. 2 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ACCT 100  or ACCT 143 .
  
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    ACCT 295 - Individual Income Tax Preparation


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    In this course, students are directly involved in the preparation of individual income taxes for clients through the IRS’s VITA Program. Students will gain hands-on experience in the planning, preparation, and filing of income taxes for qualified clients. 3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ACCT 255 .

Agribusiness

  
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    AGBS 101 - Introduction to Agribusiness Management


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    A study of the agriculture industries that are of service to agribusiness. Basic processing of major agricultural products, storage, shipping, grading and merchandising from production to the consumer is examined. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    AGBS 110 - Integrated Pest Management


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course will examine the principles and practices of weed science, entomology, and plant pathology applied to crop production systems. Pest Management is a decision-process that uses management strategies to control economically damaging pest outbreaks while minimizing risks to humans and the environment. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    AGBS 121 - Livestock Evaluation


    3 hrs (Offered on Demand)
    This course will give students the skills to make decisions based on collected data and observation while increasing their ability to validate their critical thinking. Students will have the opportunity to participate in judging competitions and meeting experts in the livestock industry. Students will have hands-on opportunities to practice their skills and evaluations.

  
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    AGBS 130 - Agribusiness Leadership and Development


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    The Agribusiness Management and Leadership course provides a leadership foundation for students interested in pursuing a degree in agribusiness. The student will demonstrate competence in the application of principles and practices of agribusiness management and leadership. The course will help students build a strong knowledge base of the agribusiness industry as they study agribusiness types, communications, agricultural law, leadership, and teamwork, ethics, and agricultural economics. Mastery of these objectives will be project-based learning and leadership development activities. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    AGBS 152 - Agricultural Sales


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    A basic course in techniques of selling. The role of selling in the agricultural economy, stressing the points and terminology necessary in today’s agriculture. 3 lecture hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .
  
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    AGBS 240 - Drones/UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems)


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course examines Drones/UAS in both private and commercial settings.  Students will learn the various government rules and regulations of owning and flying drones/UAS.  Students will be given information that will help them pass the FAA 107 UAS license exam.  Students will be able to demonstrate pre-flight checklists, flight plans, and UAS airman certification standards.  Students will learn how to incorporate drones into their choice of business ventures through scientific and popular literature, case studies, discussion, and learning opportunities.  3 lecture hours.

  
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    AGBS 254 - Nutrient Management


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    Understanding the principles of soil fertility and its impact on crops and the farmers financial progress is vital. Students will study fertilizer sources and materials, chemical form of elements in the soil, reactions of fertilizer, determination of fertilizer needs. Students will use computer programs to calculate the cost of inputs in a field and their impact on profits. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    AGBS 260 - Introduction to Precision Ag


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    An introduction to the latest technologies in agriculture. Presentations will cover GPS, guidance systems, collection of field data, and other precision ag applications. Students will study the impact of new technology on the agriculture industry. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    AGBS 264 - Agribusiness Operation


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed to study the diverse skills of leadership, management, and human resources specifically needed to oversee an agribusiness operation. 3 lecture hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .
  
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    AGBS 280 - Precision Ag Components


    3 hrs (Offered on Demand)
    This class will teach students use and maintenance of various precision ag components including John Deere, Ag Leader, Raven, Rawson, etc…Students will review compatibility and systems troubleshooting. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    AGBS 290 - Applied Precision Ag Technology


    3 hrs (Offered on Demand)
    Students will develop individual projects based on information learned in precision ag. Projects will demonstrate impact of emerging ag technology on various business models. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Precision Ag Certificate.
  
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    AGBS 320 - Agricultural Marketing


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course examines the application of marketing and economic principles of decision making in contemporary agribusiness firms. Marketing strategies, marketing research and information, segmentation and targeting, marketing mix, and market plans within food, fiber, natural resource, and production input industries will be discussed. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    AGBS 321 - Agribusiness Chicago Board of Trade


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course will look at the fundamentals of the Chicago Board of Trade starting from the open outcry trading to the technical indicators. The course will give beginning futures traders the understanding of how to get started. The students will work through the entire process to understand major reports, track prices, follow the major indicators, and more. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    AGBS 330 - Urban Agribusiness


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course examines how to maximize the productivity and sustainability of urban food production systems.  Students will bear in mind agricultural, environmental, social, and economic issues. Students will scrutinize the science and practice of urban agriculture through scientific and popular literature, case studies, discussion, and service-learning opportunities. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    AGBS 411 - Farm Management


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course uses analytical and planning techniques for making business decisions centered around farm business applications. Economic principles and management concepts such as budgeting, accounting, finance credit, investment analysis, business organization, risk, and taxes as related to practical problems of operating a farm business will be examined. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    AGBS 434 - Agribusiness Public Policy Issues


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    Current federal and state environmental laws and regulations and their common law foundations will be analyzed in this course. Relationship of the law and its regulatory mechanisms to economic policy issues: externalities, pollution taxes, incentives, permit trading, and cost-benefit analysis are topics covered. Other topics include major environmental topics including water and wetlands, solid and hazardous wastes, pesticides, clean air, endangered species and nuisance actions. This is an overview of the legal system. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    AGBS 490 - Agribusiness Capstone Financial Management


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This class examines planning, analyzing, and controlling business performance in agriculture and related financial markets. Important topics such as the growth in vertical coordination within the food and fiber system and their significant implications for financial and risk management by those managing or financing the agricultural sector will be examined through case studies and projects. 3 lecture hours.


Agriculture

  
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    AGRI 100 - Agriculture Lectures


    1 hr (Sem I)
    Important problems and opportunities in the various fields of agriculture for beginning agriculture students. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 010  -or- ENGL 079 ; and must qualify for MATH 013  or MATH 022 , or higher.
  
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    AGRI 101 - Introductory Agricultural Business and Economics


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Farm financial records; analysis of the farm business; factors affecting farm profits; agricultural geography; types of farming and current problems in agricultural economics. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 ; and must qualify for MATH 013  or MATH 022 , or higher.
  
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    AGRI 102 - Introduction to Soil Evaluation


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    Introduction to soil morphology, soil characteristics and landscape properties. Students develop skills in determining soil texture, structure, color, parent material, consistence, runoff and drainage. Basic concepts regarding the impact of soil morphology on the use of soils for various purposes will be discussed. Collegiate soil judging is a portion of the subject matter discussed. A field trip to the North American College Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Soil Judging Contest is required. 1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    AGRI 103 - Fundamentals of Horticulture


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Biology and technology involved in production, storage, processing and marketing of horticultural plants and products. 3 lecture hours.

    Writing Reading Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 102 ; and must qualify for MATH 013  or MATH 022 , or higher.
  
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    AGRI 104 - Crop Production


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Fundamental principles of crop production and distribution. Introduction to basic soil-plant relations, current field crop production practices, agricultural meteorology, crop physiology, and plant breeding. 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 ; and must qualify for MATH 013  or MATH 022 , or higher.
  
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    AGRI 106 - Animal Agriculture


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    Importance of livestock in agricultural field; place of meats and animal products in the human diet. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 ; and must qualify for MATH 013  or MATH 022 , or higher.
  
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    AGRI 111 - Soils of the Midwest


    1 hr (Sem I)
    Introduction to soil morphology, soil characteristics and landscape properties. Students develop skills in determining soil texture, structure, color, parent material, consistence, run-off and drainage. Basic concepts regarding the impact of soil morphology on the use of soils for various purposes will be discussed. Collegiate soil judging is a portion of the subject matter discussed. A field trip to the Midwest Soil Judging Contest for 2-year colleges is required. 1 lecture hour.

  
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    AGRI 155 - Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    Introduction to the identification, adaptability, selection, and establishment of turf grasses for home, institutions, golf courses, parks, playgrounds, estates, and industrial sites. Emphasis is placed on turf for residential and athletic use.  The class will provide a fundamental knowledge for establishing and managing turf grass systems in cool-humid regions and prepare students for the Category 3b exam through the Office of Indiana State Chemist.  3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in HORT 150 .
  
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    AGRI 201 - Management of Business Related to Agriculture


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    Management of non-farm firm with emphasis on business selling to farmers and selling their products. Production; merchandising, advertising and sales promotion; financial management; employee relations; general administrative policy formulation and administration. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 ; and must qualify for MATH 013  or MATH 022 , or higher.
  
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    AGRI 202 - Soil Evaluation


    1 hr (Sem II)
    More in depth treatment of soil morphology, soil characteristics, and land use. Collegiate soil judging is a portion of the subject matter discussed. A field trip to the North American College Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Soil Judging Contest is required. 3 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in AGRI 102 .
  
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    AGRI 203 - Plant Propagation


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    Theoretical and applied aspects of controlled plant reproduction by sexual and asexual techniques including seeding, budding and grafting, layering, cuttings, separations, division, and tissue culture. Management of plants after propagation. 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 ; and must qualify for MATH 013  or MATH 022 , or higher.
  
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    AGRI 204 - Soil Science


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Differences in soils; soil genesis; physical, chemical and biological properties of soils, relation of soils to problems of land use and pollution; soil management relative to tillage, erosion, drainage, moisture supply, temperature, aeration, fertility, and plant nutrition. Introduction to fertilizer chemistry and use. 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CHEM 103 /103L ; or a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 105 /105L .
  
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    AGRI 206 - Principles of Animal Nutrition


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Digestive processes, composition of feed stuffs, nutritional requirements, formulation of practical rations for farm animals. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 ; and must qualify for MATH 013  or MATH 022 , or higher.
  
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    AGRI 207 - General Entomology


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    General morphology and physiology of insects, basic ecology and behavioral ecology of the major insect orders. Lab consists of the identification of insect structures; families, including insects used for class collection. Some labs also include field trips to different ecological systems. An insect collection is required. 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): A grade of C or better in BIOL 105  and BIOL 105L .
  
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    AGRI 208 - Genetics


    4 hrs (Sem II)
    Inheritance in populations, organisms, cells and viruses. Major concepts illustrated in lab using appropriate organisms. 3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in BIOL 105 .
  
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    AGRI 217 - Woody Landscape Plants


    4 hrs (Sem I)
    Recognition and identification of woody landscape plants; plant characteristics in terms of landscape function.  3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

  
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    AGRI 218 - Herbaceous Landscape Plants


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course provides an introduction to herbaceous landscape plants, including perennials, annuals, herbs, bulbs, groundcovers, and ornamental grasses. Important topics will include recognition, identification, cultural requirements, and the use and adaptability of these plants in the landscape. Students will gain experience in growing annuals and dividing and replanting perennials. 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

  
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    AGRI 225 - Dendrology


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    Field identification, taxonomy, and ecological characteristics of trees, shrubs, and herbs found in forests, prairies, old fields, and wetlands. 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 105 /BIOL 105L .
  
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    AGRI 253 - Natural Resource Measurements


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Students will learn and apply the fundamental principles and techniques for measuring, collecting, analyzing and presenting forest-based natural resource data, and to learn the theory and application of sampling methods that are routinely used in natural resource management. 2 class hours, 2 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must have a grade of C or better in MATH 110 ; and a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in GEOS 233 /233L .
  
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    AGRI 290 - Agricultural Engineering Lectures


    1 hr (Sem I)
    Current agricultural and biological engineering issues will be discussed by students, staff, and guest speakers. Career planning, employment opportunities, professionalism, ethics, and improvement of communication skills will be emphasized. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101  and MATH 102 .

Apprenticeship Carpentry

  
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    APPC 101 - Opportunities in Construction


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Carpentry Apprenticeship Students. Topics covered include formal construction training, apprenticeship programs, employee responsibilities, and employee expectations of employers, training programs, and apprenticeship committees. 1 lecture hour.

  
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    APPC 111 - Carpentry Applications I


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Carpentry Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include wood building materials, fasteners, adhesives, hand and power tools, floor systems, wall and ceiling framing, roof framing, windows, and exterior doors. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    APPC 112 - Carpentry Applications II


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Carpentry Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include construction drawings – part I, introduction to concrete and reinforcing materials, foundations and flat work, and concrete forms. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPC 113 - Carpentry Applications III


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Carpentry Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include construction drawings – part II, reinforcing concrete, handling and placing concrete, patented forms, and tilt-up wall systems. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPC 114 - Carpentry Applications IV


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Carpentry Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include stair construction, reinforcing concrete, patented forms, interior finish, ceiling systems, and exterior wall finishes. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPC 115 - Carpentry Applications V


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Carpentry Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include roofing, installation of cornices, gutters, downspouts, and various exterior sidings. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPC 116 - Carpentry Applications VI


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Carpentry Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include finishing of stairs, laser instruments, and supplements to ceiling systems. Students are also introduced to supervision practices. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPC 117 - Carpentry Applications VII


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Carpentry Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include metal studs and drywall, interior finish, doors and windows, wall and floor specialties, and cabinetry. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.


Apprenticeship Construction Trades

  
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    ABCC 100 - Safety for the Construction Trades


    1 hr (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically as a core curriculum course for all Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students. Emphasis is placed on safety practices and applications as related to the trades. Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Safety and Health Standards are introduced. 1 lecture hour.

  
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    ABCC 110 - Basics for the Construction Trades


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically as a core curriculum course for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students. This course introduces the student to terminology and applications associated with hand tools, power tools, blueprint reading, and rigging. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    ABCC 120 - On The Job Learning I


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students in the various concentrations. These students must be participating in their first half of the first year of OJL. Students will apply classroom lecture and laboratory theory and applications to on-the-job practices. Students will keep a log record of competencies demonstrated on the job. A minimum of 1000 hours on the job is required to complete this course.

  
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    ABCC 121 - On The Job Learning II


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students who are participating in the second half of their first year of OJL. Students will apply classroom lecture and laboratory theory and applications to on-the-job practices. Students will keep a log record of competencies demonstrated on the job. A minimum of 1000 hours on the job is required to complete this course.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ABCC 120 .
  
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    ABCC 122 - On The Job Learning III


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students who are participating in the first half of their second year of OJL. Students will apply classroom lecture and laboratory theory and applications to on-the-job practices. Students will keep a log record of competencies demonstrated on the job. A minimum of 1000 hours on the job is required to complete this course.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ABCC 121 .
  
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    ABCC 123 - On The Job Learning IV


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students who are participating in the second half of their second year of OJL. Students will apply classroom lecture and laboratory theory and applications to on-the-job practices. Students will keep a log record of competencies demonstrated on the job. A minimum of 1000 hours on the job is required to complete this course.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ABCC 122 .
  
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    ABCC 124 - On The Job Learning V


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students who are participating in the first half of their third year of OJL. Students will apply classroom lecture and laboratory theory and applications to on-the-job practices. Students will keep a log record of competencies demonstrated on the job. A minimum of 1000 hours on the job is required to complete this course.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ABCC 123 .
  
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    ABCC 125 - On The Job Learning VI


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students who are participating in the second half of their third year of OJL. Students will apply classroom lecture and laboratory theory and applications to on-the-job practices. Students will keep a log record of competencies demonstrated on the job. A minimum of 1000 hours on the job is required to complete this course.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ABCC 124 .
  
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    ABCC 126 - On The Job Learning VII


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students who are participating in the first half of their fourth year of OJL. Students will apply classroom lecture and laboratory theory and applications to on-the-job practices. Students will keep a log record of competencies demonstrated on the job. A minimum of 1000 hours on the job is required to complete this course.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ABCC 125 .
  
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    ABCC 127 - On The Job Learning VIII


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Apprenticeship Students who are participating in the second half of their fourth year of OJL. Students will apply classroom lecture and laboratory theory and applications to on-the-job practices. Students will keep a log record of competencies demonstrated on the job. A minimum of 1000 hours on the job is required to complete this course.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ABCC 126 .

Apprenticeship Electrical

  
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    APPE 101 - Electrical Blueprints


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electrical Apprenticeship Students. Students are introduced to the basic terminology, applications, and practices for reading electrical blueprints used in the electrical construction industry. 1 lecture hour.

  
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    APPE 111 - Electrical Theory, Components, and Applications I


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electrical Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include National Electrical Code specifications, raceways, boxes, fittings, conductors, electrical commercial and residential wiring. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    APPE 112 - Electrical Theory, Components, and Applications II


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electrical Apprenticeship Students. Topics, theory, and applications covered in this course include electric motors, alternating current, grounding, conduit bending, and conductor installations. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPE 113 - Electrical Theory, Components, and Applications III


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electrical Apprenticeship Students. Topics, theory, and applications covered in this course include conductor terminations, and splices, circuit breakers, fuses, contactors, relays, electric lighting, and installation of electrical services. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPE 114 - Electrical Theory, Components, and Applications IV


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electrical Apprenticeship Students. Topics, theory, and applications covered in this course include load calculations (branch and feeders circuits), conductor selection, conductor calculations, overcurrent protection, raceway, box, and fitting fill requirements, wiring devices, and electrical distribution services. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPE 115 - Electrical Theory, Components, and Applications V


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electrical Apprenticeship Students. Topics, theory, and applications covered in this course include distribution system transformers, lamps, ballasts, and hazardous locations, and electric motors – part II. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPE 116 - Electrical Theory, Components, and Applications VI


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electrical Apprenticeship Students. Topics, theory, and applications covered in this course include basic electronic theory, load calculations (feeders and services), practical applications for lighting, stand-by and emergency systems, and fire alarm systems. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPE 117 - Electrical Theory, Components, and Applications VII


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electrical Apprenticeship Students. Topics, theory, and applications covered in this course include specialty transformers, HVAC controls, heat tracing and freeze protection, high-voltage terminations and splices, and electric motors – part III. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.


Apprenticeship Pipefitter Trade

  
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    APPF 101 - Introduction to the Pipefitter Trade


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Pipefitter Apprenticeship Students. This course introduces the student to the basic job opportunities available in the pipefitter trade as well as to the basic terminology and applications involved with pipefitting. Additional special topics cover general hand tools, hand tool safety, and basic hand tools specific to pipefitting. 1 lecture hour.

  
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    APPF 111 - Introduction to Pipefitter Practices


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Pipefitter Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include pipefitting power tools and power tool safety, threaded pipe fabrication, ladders and scaffolds, motorized equipment, excavations, and underground pipe. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    APPF 112 - Pipefitter Applications I


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Pipefitter Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include intermediate excavations, underground pipe installation, and pipefitter drawings and detail sheets. Instruction on intermediate excavations includes safety, shoring materials, pre-manufactured support systems, grade and elevation determination, and backfilling procedures. Underground pipe installation includes installing cast iron, ductile iron, vitrified clay, concrete, carbon steel, fiberglass, and thermoplastic pipe. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPF 113 - Pipefitter Applications II


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Pipefitter Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include piping systems, pipefitting trade math, socket weld pipe fabrication, butt weld pipe fabrication, rigging, and pipe hangers and supports. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPF 114 - Pipefitter Applications III


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Pipefitter Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include advanced blueprint reading for the pipefitter, standards and specifications, advanced trade math, additional motorized equipment, and above ground pipe installation. Included in additional motorized equipment are man lifts, cable lifts, hydraulic torque wrenches, hydrostatic test pumps, hydro blaster pumps, drain cleaners, and construction vehicles. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPF 115 - Pipefitter Applications IV


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Pipefitter Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include identification and installation of valves, fielding routing and vessel trim, spring can supports, testing pipe systems and equipment, and basic plumbing. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPF 116 - Pipefitter Applications V


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Pipefitter Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include the planning of work activities, advanced pipe fabrication, performance of NDE testing, and stress relieving and aligning. Advanced pipe fabrication will include piping offsets, miter turns, determining lateral dimensions, fabricating dummy legs and trunions out of pipe, and laying out laterals and supports without using references. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPF 117 - Pipefitter Applications VI


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Pipefitter Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include steam traps, in-line specialties, special piping, hot taps, and valve maintenance. Instruction on special piping will include installing flared and compression joints using copper tubing, soldering and brazing copper tubing and fittings, bending pipe, glass-lined piping, hydraulic fitted compression joints, and grooved piping systems. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.


Apprenticeship HVAC

  
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    APPH 101 - Basic Electricity for HVAC


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association HVAC Apprenticeship Students. This course introduces the student to the basic electrical theory, terminology, and applications associated with heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems. 1 lecture hour.

  
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    APPH 111 - Introduction to Heating & Cooling Practices


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association HVAC Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include introduction to HVAC, copper and plastic piping practices, soldering and brazing, ferrous metal piping practices, introduction to heating, and introduction to cooling. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    APPH 112 - HVAC Applications I


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association HVAC Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include air distribution systems, chimneys, vents, and flues, maintenance skills for the service technician, alternating current, and basic electronics and electric heating. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPH 113 - HVAC Applications II


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association HVAC Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include introduction to control circuit troubleshooting, accessories and optional equipment, metering devices, compressors, heat pumps, and leak detection, evacuation, recovery, and charging. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPH 114 - HVAC Applications III


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association HVAC Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include planned maintenance and troubleshooting gas heating, electric heating, oil heating, and cooling systems. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPH 115 - HVAC Applications IV


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association HVAC Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include troubleshooting heat pumps, accessories, and electronic controls, hydronic heating and cooling systems, airside systems, and air properties and air system balancing. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPH 116 - HVAC Applications V


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association HVAC Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include construction drawings and specifications, indoor air quality, energy conservation equipment, and building managing systems. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

 

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