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Arts and Science


Communications


ENG-105 English Composition I, 3cr.
Emphasis on expository and argumentative writings including a review of usage and mechanics. Prerequisite: satisfactory score on the ACCT, ASSET or COMPASAS as determined by Iowa Lakes policy or completion of ENG-028.

ENG-106 English Composition II, 3cr.
Continuation of ENG-105 with emphasis on research and documentation as well as literary analysis. Prerequisite: ENG-105.

SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communications, 3cr.
Development of the basic skills involved in a variety of speaking situations, including oral presentations and interpersonal speaki8ng. Emphasis is placed on organization, voice, articulation, listening, non-verbal communication, cri8tical thinking and methods of dealing with speech comprehension.

Math


BUS-211 Business Statistics, 4cr.
The use of statistics by the methods of descriptive and inferential statistics. Both single and bivariate data are analyzed. Elementary probability and normal probability distributions are studied along with hypothesis testing, linear correlation, regression analysis and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MAT-102 or 2 years of high school algebra. 

MAT-127 College Algebra & Trig, 5cr.
Course combines college algebra and trigonometry. Algebra topics covered include functions and their graphs; solving equations and inequalities; polynomial functions; conic sections and exponential and logarithmic functions. Trigonometry topics covered are right triangle trigonometry; unit circles; trigonometric functions; graphing; verifying identities; solving trigonometric equations and applications of trigonometry.

MAT-157 Statistics, 4cr.
The use of statistics by the methods of descriptive and inferential statistics. Both single and bivariate data are analyzed. Elementary probability and normal probability distributions are studied along with hypothesis testing, linear correlation, regression analysis and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MAT-102 or 2 years of high school algebra. 

Humanities


FLS-141 Elementary Spanish I, 4cr.
Introduction to the Spanish language and culture. Practice in all the basic skills.

FLS-142 Elementary Spanish II, 4cr.
Continuation of FLS-141 which is a prerequisite.

FLS-241 Intermediate Spanish I 4cr.
Review and expansion of grammar, selected reading and further practice in oral and written communication. Prerequisite: FLS-142.

FLS-242 Intermediate Spanish II, 4cr.
Continuation of FLS-2141 which is a prerequisite.

Science


BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology  I, 4 cr.
An advanced study of anatomy and physiology. The relationship between body structure and function and homeostasis forms the basis of the course. Pathological processes that result in dysfunction and disease are presented. Major topics include cell biology, histology, skin, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Lecture and laboratory.

BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, 4cr.
An advanced study of anatomy and physiology. The relationship between body structure and function and homeostasis forms the basis for the course. Pathological processes that result in dysfunction and disease are presented. Major topics include digestive, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, immune, blood, metabolism, reproduction, urinary, fluid, electrolyte and acid=base balance. Lecture and laboratory.

CHM-151 College Chemistry I, 4cr.
The first of two general survey courses introducing the student to general, organic and biological chemistry. Topics covered are chemical calculations, atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, periodic relations, gas laws, solid state, solutions and acids and bases. Lecture and laboratory.

Career and Technical Education (Programs of Study)


Agriculture


AGS-114 Survey of the Animal Industry, 2cr.
Introduction to the basics of livestock and poultry production.

Business


ACC-111  Introduction to Accounting, 3cr.
Introduces the basic principles of accounting and the recoding of simple business transactions using the double entry system. Includes the accounting procedures of journalizing transactions, posting to the ledger, making a trial balance, creating receipts and disbursement of cash.

HCM-229 Nutrition for the Life Cycle, 4cr.
Practical, how-to course focusing on nutrition as it relates to personal health; foods and food preparation; menu planning and recipe codification and marketing of nutritious menu items in the food service industry.

Industrial Tech


CAD-119 Computer Aided Drafting I, 3cr.
An introduction to the graphic language, the equipment, the hardware and the basic techniques used to create technical drawings. CAD workstations will be used to create basic entities and teach technical drawing techniques.

CAD-121 Computer Aided Drafting II, 3cr.
Instruction of technical drawing techniques will continue on CAD stations. The 3D dimension CAD will be surveyed, but emphasis will be placed on 2D drawing communication. Creation of multi-view projections, sectional views, auxiliary views, revolutions, dimensions and tolerances will be practiced.

CON-113 Construction Printreading, 2cr.
Studies the builder’s visual language and communication.

CON-201 Framing Techniques and Lab I, 2cr.
Basic framing techniques with emphasis on identification and application. Lecture and Lab.

WEL-114 Introduction to Fabrication and Machining, 3 cr
Designed to develop the skills for welding, fabrication, sheet metal fields. To practice operation of tools, such as lathes, milling machines, borers, grinders, and drill presses. To gain working knowledge of metals; read and interpret blueprints and develop sketches, perform layouts, and generate specifications for where and how to machine metal. Selecting the correct tools, materials and using precision measuring devices to produce quality parts.

WEL-334 Trade & Industry Welding, 2cr.
Principles and applications of gas and MIG welding theory, safety and shop practices are covered. Lecture and Laboratory.
 

Course offerings are subject to change, students should check with their high school counselor. 

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