Catalog 2010-2012

Campus Location: N 47° 05′ 07.32″ ~ W 104° 43′ 32.52″

Elevation 2154 feet

The College reserves the right to make changes in the program requirements as well as procedures described in this catalog.

Table of Contents

Welcome

President’s Message

Academic Calendar

The College

Student Services

Academic Policies

Curriculum Plans AA/AS

Curriculum Plans AAS

Curriculum Plans CAS

Course Descriptions

Personnel

Index

Welcome

Thank you for taking an interest in DAWSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE! DCC is an innovative, exciting, and comprehensive college in Glendive, Montana; a friendly, inviting community of about 6,000. Glendive is nestled between the badlands of Makoshika State Park and the Yellowstone River. The college is housed on a beautiful modern campus with a recently renovated and expanded library, a 2,000 seat gymnasium and full Athletic Complex, a 300 seat auditorium and Performing Arts Center, a 36 unit quad occupancy on-campus Student Living Complex, and two state of the art academic buildings.

Dawson Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Programs and services are open to all without regard to age, sex, race, color, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

As you know, when it comes to post-secondary education, students have more options than ever before. So why should you consider attending DAWSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE? There are several reasons why attending DCC is an excellent choice made by hundreds of students every year. Some of the reasons include:

EDUCATIONAL FOCUS – Academics are very important at DCC. Students are provided quality instruction from highly qualified instructors. A low student to faculty ratio (currently 12:1) ensures that students will receive the personal attention they need to get the most out of their college experience. DCC’s Student Support Services provide excellent guidance and assistance for any student. DCC participates in the transfer initiative along with all units of the Montana University System.

GREAT VALUE – The cost of college has never been higher. Unfortunately, many students think very little about the long-term consequences of their present financial decisions, leaving them with unmanageable amounts of debt. DCC offers quality education at an affordable price.

EXTENSIVE POSSIBILITIES – Some of the world’s most influential people received their start at a community college. DCC offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, with curriculum transfer plans in more than 30 areas, that help a student complete course requirements towards Bachelor level degrees. We are also proud to offer 13 Associate of Applied Science degrees that prepare students for immediate employment. Finally, DCC offers nine Certificate of Applied Science programs, one year courses of study in an occupational program.

AMPLE OPPORTUNITIES – Dawson Community College offers students many opportunities to get involved, with active campus organizations and clubs. A full range of extra and co-curricular activities including intercollegiate athletics, performing and visual arts are in place to provide a rich college experience. Many DCC students find employment and internships in a variety of jobs in agriculture, retail and service businesses and agencies while attending college.

President’s Message

Dr. Jim Cargill

I am pleased and honored to be the President of Dawson Community College. The College is made up of a competent, productive, caring faculty; an active, hard-working, dedicated staff and motivated, talented students. It is housed on a modern campus that doubled in size with the 2007 completion of the Toepke Center Athletic Complex and Performing Arts Center. The Athletic Complex consists of a 2000 seat Gymnasium, indoor track, weight room, cardiovascular workout room, locker/shower rooms, offices, meeting rooms and the College Bookstore. The adjoining Performing Arts Center features a beautiful 300 seat thrust stage theatre, band and choral rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, set construction shop, classrooms, music technology lab, electronic piano lab, teaching studios, practice rooms and storage. Moreover, the Jane Carey Memorial Library has been renovated and enlarged to include more space for library holdings, students and the Academic Support Center.

Dawson Community College’s small size, rural location and nurturing, supportive atmosphere make it an excellent place to study and learn. Students can achieve their educational goals and move on to more advanced degrees at universities or to gainful employment in eastern Montana. Moreover, a full-range of extra and co-curricular activities including intercollegiate athletics, performing and visual arts are in place to provide a rich college experience. An added benefit is the beautiful setting, nestled between the Montana Badlands’ Makoshika State Park and the Yellowstone River.

Glendive, Montana is a picturesque town of some 6000 souls. It provides a safe, supportive environment for our resident students. A movie theatre, bowling alley, skating rinks and various outdoor activities provide additional entertainment options for students. Resident students are housed in modern two bedroom apartments with full kitchen facilities to allow them to cook.

Dawson Community College is a great place to live and learn. Please review all the great educational opportunities at Dawson Community College and take advantage of a challenging program in a caring environment.

Academic Calendar 

The College

 

campus map

Main Campus

The main campus building (e) currently houses the administration, faculty and staff offices, classrooms, laboratories, library, Academic Support Center, computer classrooms, student center and lounge, and community room.

Ullman Center

The Ullman Center (f) is located west of the main building. It houses additional faculty offices, a computer lab, classrooms, agricultural labs, art room, lecture hall, gas and diesel technology lab, and welding lab.

Toepke Center

The Toepke Center (d) is located east of the main building. It is home to Dawson Community College’s performing arts and physical education activities. It has 54,442 square feet of space and is the largest and newest building on campus. The Toepke Center includes a 1200 seat gymnasium, weight room, cardio room, 300 seat auditorium, recording studio, key board lab, band room, choir room, stage craft workshop, numerous practice rooms, bookstore, and offices.

Residence Halls

Located on campus are three apartment-style student residence halls, Gibson (b), Brueberg (c) and Kettner (a), which can house a total of 140 students. A commons area, adjoining the on-campus living complex, provides a great place for students to gather and socialize.

Mission and Purposes

Institutional Mission

We, the faculty and staff of Dawson Community College, are committed to creating and continuously improving accessible and effective learning environments for the lifelong educational needs of the diverse communities we serve.

Purpose Statements

In striving to meet its institutional responsibilities as a comprehensive community college, Dawson Community College sets forth the following purpose statements as a definition of its educational programs and services. These statements also serve as criteria for the administration, faculty, staff, students, and the public in assessing the College’s effectiveness in meeting its institutional mission.

  • Achieving Junior Level Transfer Status

    Students who have completed either a prescribed Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree program at Dawson Community College should be able to transfer to a four-year college or university with junior status. The College establishes and maintains transfer agreements with area colleges and universities to facilitate the transferability of its academic programs.

  • Acquiring Necessary Occupational Skills

    Students who have successfully completed the College’s occupational Certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree programs will have acquired the requisite skills for obtaining employment or advancement in the field of that educational program.

  • Promoting and Providing Life-Long Learning Opportunities

    The College provides individuals with the means to upgrade their job skills and to improve the quality of their lives through academic endeavors.

  • Achieving Basic Skills and/or College Readiness

    Through academic and other support services, students can achieve the proficiency required for continuance in higher education, for employment, and for day-to-day communication and computation.

  • Participating in College and Community Sponsored Activities

    Students attending Dawson Community College are able to participate in a wide variety of activities that aim at broadening their social, political, physical, and cultural horizons.

Accreditation

Dawson Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981

Philosophy

Dawson Community College is committed to a quality, comprehensive program. The College has an obligation to serve as an intellectual and cultural center for the community and its surrounding area. DCC is concerned with the development of the human potential and resources in the area; therefore, the institution strives to create sensitive and responsible citizens. This institution stresses social values and intellectual traditions.

Dawson Community College believes in equality of opportunity for all students. Consequently, opportunities for admission, employment and financial assistance are freely offered to students without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, physical ability or national origin.

Location and History

Dawson Community College is located in Glendive, Montana. Within a mile of Glendive, and at the back door of DCC, one can experience Makoshika, Montana’s largest state park, a popular scenic and geological attraction for thousands of tourists each year. Fossils in the area are as plentiful as wild roses and prickly pear cactus.

The city has a fine park system and public swimming pool, one of the best football and track stadiums in the state, an excellent city library, and a local history museum. One can also enjoy hunting, fishing, golfing, hiking, tennis, mountain biking, and cross country skiing. The Yellowstone River, the nation’s longest untamed river, flows through the middle of Glendive, and is a source of agate hunting, fishing, and a variety of other recreational activities. Glendive’s medical center is staffed with outstanding health care professionals. Glendive has churches of numerous denominations, and an airport which offers daily connections to transportation hubs. The entire area welcomes community college students.

The climate is moderate with very low humidity. Glendive averages over 220 days of sunshine and 24 inches of snow per year.

Dawson Community College (DCC) was established in 1940 as a public junior college. During the next several decades the junior college underwent several changes, including a separation from the Dawson County High School, a move to the present location, a name change, and an expansion of its mission to become a full service community college.

Dawson Community College offers a wide range of transfer programs and vocational degrees along with one year certificates to meet the educational needs of eastern Montana. The college also offers workshops, short courses, adult education opportunities, and workforce development. Courses are available on campus, online, and by instructional television.

Student Services

The division of Student Services exists to create and sustain a healthy, safe living and learning environment that: promotes learning; supports a residential community in which students are involved and have a sense of belonging; provides support for students in need; encourages students to become leaders; offers a wide range of social options; and fosters respect for the dignity and worth of all persons. In short, we seek to challenge and support our students to become responsible, engaged citizens of the campus community.

Student Services staff are trained to give students support in a variety of ways to enhance their personal and professional preparation for a successful future. Information about services and programs is available in the Student Services Office 133. Any student who has questions relative to college policies/procedures should feel free to discuss the matter with staff.

Campus Visits and View Days

Campus tours are available through the Office of Admissions. To assure the availability of staff, please contact the office at 406-377-9411 in advance to set up your campus visit. DCC View Days give prospective students and their families a chance to meet with faculty and students, explore academic facilities and tour the campus.

Admissions

Dawson Community College maintains an “open door” policy for those who are 16 years or older. DCC does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, gender or sexual orientation in the education programs and activities which it operates. The college encourages students to seek admission if its programs and services will meet their educational needs. The admissions process is based on self-selection, and students may enroll at any time throughout the year. Any person with a disability who is concerned about accessibility and/or accommodation issues, should contact the Director of Student Support Services at 406.377.9416.

Non-Degree Students

For non-degree students, a complete admission file consists of the following:

  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization records for anyone born after December 31, 1956 if taking six (6) or more credits a semester; and;
  • Residency verification when required.

Degree Seeking Students

For degree students, a complete admission file includes:

  • A completed Application for Admission form;
  • An application fee of $30 (non-refundable);
  • A complete high school transcript sent from the accredited high school after the student has graduated, a recognized high school equivalency certificate issued by a state department of public instruction, or “Ability to Benefit” (take a placement test at the Academic Support Center for verification);
  • Recent (within one year) high school graduates must complete either the American College Test (preferred) or the Scholastic Achievement Test. Scores must be sent to DCC by the testing facility;
  • MMR immunization records for anyone born after December 31, 1956; and
  • Residency verification when required

Transfer Student Admission

DCC accepts transfer students under the degree seeking student admissions standards. A transcript is required from all previous institutions of higher education. Students who have been suspended from other institutions for disciplinary reasons will be admitted at the discretion of the administration.

Dual Enrollment

Dawson Community College offers courses by dual enrollment. Dual enrollment is defined as a program that permits high school students to earn college credits while still enrolled in high school. Courses may be taken for college credit only or may be offered for credit both at the high school and at the college. Students receive a tuition discount (early start tuition/fees) and services that are comparable to those of regularly enrolled college students.

High school students who are interested in dual enrollment opportunities should contact their school administrators. Participation is open to high school juniors and seniors who qualify for college classes. Students may graduate from high school with up to twenty college credits already earned.

For more information please contact the Dean of Instructional Services or your local prep school officials.

Early Start

Area high school students, at least 16 years of age, may enroll in any course under the Early Start Program. Those enrolling in a day course must have the approval of their high school principal. Tuition and fees for these courses is one half of the regular per credit hour cost. Credit for college level courses will be deferred until the student has graduated from high school or receives a high school equivalency certificate. This policy is not applicable for non-credit classes, credit workshops, or summer offerings.

International Student Admission

In addition to the degree seeking admissions standards, nonresident alien students are required to certify their proficiency in English by having an official copy of their TOEFL scores sent to the college.

Students with a TOEFL test score indicating a minimum of 500 on the paper test; a minimum of 173 on the computerized test; or a minimum of 61 on the internet-based test, must provide a high school transcript that is translated into English and sent directly from the school, show proof of financial independence, and must make a housing deposit. Students from a nation other than Canada must deposit funds with Dawson Community College to cover a one-way airfare home in case of emergency, or show proof of a round-trip ticket.

Evidence of Immunization

Students who were born after December 31, 1956 and who plan to register for six (6) credits or more must, as required by Montana state law, show proof of immunization against measles and rubella on or after their first birthday and after December 31, 1967. Immunizations that were administered after June 11, 1993 must be measles/ mumps/rubella (MMR). The record must be signed by a physician, health agency, or school official. The date (day/month/year) of the immunizations must be included.

The Registration Process

Registration is the official process of enrolling in classes and is accomplished by meeting with an advisor, registering for classes and paying tuition and fees. The published academic calendar has information regarding application and registration dates. Anyone enrolling as a full-time student (12 or more semester credits) or is degree-seeking must complete the admissions requirements before registering. Please refer to the pages in this section for information regarding the admissions process. Students may not enroll in more than 20 credit hours in a semester without approval from the Dean of Instructional Services.

Students must be in good standing (academic, financial and/or other) to register for classes. Students with outstanding tuition and fees, school fines, or other holds on their account cannot register until such holds have been cleared.

Orientation

DCC provides a formal orientation to acquaint new and transfer students with the policies and organization of the college. Orientation days are scheduled prior to the beginning of each semester for this process. Placement tests, campus information sessions, library orientation, and group advising are some of the activities that take place during orientation. All new and transfer students who have not previously completed their English and mathematics core requirements must take the COMPASS placement tests. These tests are given by Academic Support Center personnel during orientation and by special arrangement. Scores on the COMPASS tests help advisors and students select appropriate course-work. A current DCC catalog will be provided at orientation for each student during initial DCC registration.

Placement Testing

Placement testing is conducted at the beginning of each term to help advisors assess any reading, mathematics, writing or other support needs that students may require. Advanced placement recommendations may also be made if the student is ready to enter higher-level coursework. All students entering DCC for the first time must complete the Academic Assessment Testing provided by the Academic Support Center. Testing may be performed during advance registration or during orientation at Dawson Community College.

Advising

Students meet with an advisor during orientation to arrange a class schedule for the semester. Thereafter, the student and advisor work throughout the term to plan the student’s course of study for program completion and/or to meet the requirements of an institution to which the student may be planning to transfer. The student is responsible for contacting the transfer institution. For more information about admissions, please contact 406.377.9410.

Registering for Classes

After classes have been selected, students must register in the Business Office. Courses will be entered into the campus computer system, reserving a place in each course for the student. If a course is full, students will be notified at this time and should meet with their academic advisor to discuss an alternate course.

Changes in Registration

Students are allowed to make changes to their class schedule after they have registered for classes. They should meet with their academic adviser to discuss the ramifications of the changes as they pertain to graduate requirements and potential transfer issues. Changes to class schedules may be completed within the time frames published in the academic calendar. Please refer to the Academic Affairs section for information regarding the College’s Drop/Add Policy.

Expenses

Residency Requirements

In-District students are those:

  • Who pay or whose parents pay taxes on real property located within the Dawson Community College District and who have resided in the district for one continuous year or more or whose parents have had permanent residence for one full year or more in the Dawson Community College District.
  • Who are real property taxpayers or whose parents are real property taxpayers in the Dawson Community College District and who have lived in the Dawson Community College District for a continuous year, and have taken all reasonable steps to establish residency, and who have not enrolled in seven or more DCC credits per term during that continuous year.

Out-of-District students are those:

  • Residents of Montana who do not qualify as “In-District” residents; those whose parent are not real property taxpayers in the Dawson Community College District.

Out-of-State students are those:

  • Who are neither residents of the state or whose parents are not Montana real property taxpayers.

Western Undergraduate Exchange

Dawson Community College participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education and other Western states. Through WUE, students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming may enroll at Dawson Community College in any program, paying resident tuition plus 50 percent of that amount (plus other fees that are paid by all students).

Because Dawson Community College participates in this program, residents of Montana may apply for admission at institutions in participating states. Each state and institution reserves the right to set its own limitations within the WUE program. Information about WUE may be obtained from the Admissions Office.

Canadian Cultural Exchange Scholarship

DCC offers a special tuition rate (200% of in state rate) for residents of the Canadian provinces Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, each year for two consecutive years.

Student selection is made on a first-come, first-serve basis for those who apply to and are accepted by the college for full-time enrollment. The student must also meet all other foreign student admission requirements of DCC.

These students would be eligible for continuation of this rate for up to four consecutive terms. They must remain full-time students (12 or more credits) and maintain a minimal 2.00 grade point average (GPA) per term. All fees are the responsibility of the student.

Tuition & Fees

Payment of Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees must be paid or adjusted at the time of registration. Registration is not completed until this is done. Payments should be directed to the Business Office and may be made in the form of cash, check, money order or bank credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover). Please contact the Business Office for information regarding third-party billing and deferments.

For latest Tuition and Fees Schedule contact the DCC Business Office at 406.377.3396.

Special Fees

Some courses, especially those in lab sciences, music, and the physical education and recreation departments, may require additional fees. Students registering for those courses should note those supplemental costs in the course descriptions found in the course syllabus.

A nonrefundable late fee of $40.00 is paid by all students who are taking more than six credits and who do not pay tuition and fees during the period designated for registration, unless their late registration was the fault of Dawson Community College. The late registration fee applies to students enrolled for six credit hours or less after the second week of classes.

If a bank declines payment on a personal check and returns it to Dawson Community College, the late registration fee and non-sufficient fund fee will be charged to the student who has offered the check for the payment of fees.

Special Fees Table

Application Fee (nonrefundable)…………………………………………..$ 30.00

Audit Fee………………………………same as fee for taking course for credit

CCCOnline Handling Fee (per class) ……………………………………..$ 30.00

Course Challenge Fee Per Credit Hour (nonrefundable) ………….$ 30.00

Early Start Fee Per Credit Hour*………………….1/2 of regular tuition/fees

Experiential Learning Fee Per Credit Hour …………………………….$ 10.00

Graduation Fee………………………………………………………………….$ 30.00

Independent Study

– Handling Fee (per course)………………………………………………….$ 30.00

– Per Credit Hour……………………………………………………………….$136.40

Meal Card Replacement……………………………………………………….$ 20.00

Non-Sufficient Funds Check………………………………………………….$ 30.00

Off-campus Site Fee Per Credit Hour………………………….On fee schedule

Placement Test Retesting Fe ……………………………………………….$ 15.00

Senior Citizen Gold Card…….Tuition waived, but payment of fees is required

Summer Semester Internship Fee

– Per Credit Hour………………………………………………………..,………$ 30.00

– Maximum in-district…………………………………………………….,,…..$150.00

– Maximum out-of-district……………………………………………..,,……$225.00

**Early Start Fee does not apply to summer session offerings

Other fees may apply to specific courses – see course descriptions

Senior Citizen Discount/Gold Card

The Senior Citizen Gold Card is intended to provide opportunities for senior citizens to participate in College activities and events. Senior citizens who are at least 60 years of age and reside in the Dawson Community College service area are eligible for the following: 1) tuition waivers for college courses (fees still apply), and 2) free admittance to cultural and athletic functions.

Some restrictions and exclusions apply:

Minimum class enrollment and space available must be met before the College will honor Gold Card registrations.

Gold Card registrations exclude:

  • Workshops with 189/289 rubrics
  • Enterprise and/or self-supporting activities/events
  • CCCOnline courses
  • Course fees, Lab fees, and additional material/course fees

Once an application has been submitted, a lifetime Gold Card will be issued. Senior citizens who want to be Gold Card holders are encouraged to contact the President’s Office at 406.377.9407 for an application.

Campus Housing Payments

Campus housing students must pay apartment rent in full at the time of registration. Campus housing students must also pay for a food plan in full at the time of registration.

Deferred Payment Plan

The following deferred payment plan for tuition and fees is available*:

  • Prior approval must be made before the day of registration.
  • A non-refundable administrative charge of $25.00 per semester will be levied.
  • At least $75.00 must be paid at the time of registration.
  • Fifty percent of the total amount that is due must be paid within 30 days.
  • The full amount that is due must be paid within 60 days.

Payment must be made even though the student withdraws from school. Any refund that is owed to the student because of withdrawal (either voluntary or involuntary) will be applied toward the payment of the deferred fee obligation. Should the refund be larger than the amount that is outstanding, the excess will be returned to the student. Any unpaid balance of the deferred obligation must be paid before the student may re-enroll, graduate, or receive transcripts.

Students who do not pay in accordance with the terms of the deferred payment contract may have their enrollment canceled. Students may be denied the right to initiate another deferred payment. Deferred payment contracts must be signed at the Business Office.

* this plan is subject to change.

Refunds – Institutional Policy

For students withdrawing from all classes, the official withdrawal process must be completed. For withdrawals completed after the eighth (8th) class day, the student will be responsible for the full cost of tuition and fees. The withdrawal form may be obtained at the Business Office. Tuition and fees will be adjusted according to the following schedule.

Fall and Spring Semesters

Through the eighth (8th) day of classes – No Tuition and Fees Charged.

After the eighth (8th) day of classes – Student is Responsible for Full Cost of Tuition and Fees.

Summer Term

For any summer class full refunds will be made IF withdrawal occurs at least two (2) business days before the class begins. If the withdrawal does not occur at least two (2) business days prior to the beginning of class no refund will be issued.

Refund Policy for Continuing Education, Non-credit Courses, and Workshops

A 100 percent refund will be made whenever students cancel their registration at least two (2) business days prior to the first class meeting or if the class is canceled by the College.

Financial aid for short term classes, specifically summer term, will not be disbursed to students until they have physically begun taking the final course that qualifies them for the credit load which they are funded.

If Dawson Community College cancels a class full refunds will be made.

The following rules apply:

  • The admission fee is nonrefundable.
  • Refunds for CCCOnline courses follow the same guidelines as refunds for on-campus classes.
  • Dorm security deposit ($150) will be refunded up to 25 days before the beginning of the semester for which housing has been reserved. No refunds are given if cancellations are made after that date.
  • Students receiving Title IV financial assistance will be subject to both this policy and the “Return of Title IV Funds” that is stated below.

Return of Title IV Funds

If a student withdraws or ceases attendance on or before the 60% point in time of the payment period, which is calculated using school calendar days, a portion of the total of Title IV funds that have been awarded that student must be returned, according to the provisions of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. The following funds are returned: Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct PLUS Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, and Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant. The calculation of the return of these funds may result in the student owing a balance to the College and/or the Federal Government. Examples are available upon request in the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to eligible students who, without such help, would be unable to attend Dawson Community College. The primary responsibility for financing a college education rests with the student and his/her family. Dawson Community College financial aid is viewed only as a supplement to student/family support.

All aid applicants must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form which may be completed on-line at www.fafsa.gov (a paper copy is available from the U.S. Department of Education by calling 1-800-433-3243). When applying for financial aid, a student should use tax information from the most recent tax year and list the school code of 002529 for Dawson Community College. Students attending DCC for the first time must apply for admission to be considered for financial aid. Students who apply early, usually before March 1 for fall enrollment, and who complete all other documentation requirements, are given priority for limited funds. Those who complete requirements later are considered only for federal loan programs, federal Pell Grants, and federal Academic Competitiveness Grants. For more information contact the DCC Office of Financial Aid.

Determination of Eligibility

Most student aid is awarded on the basis of need. “Need” is defined as the difference between cost of education, (tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses), and the Expected Family Contribution, which is the amount the student and his/her family contribute as determined by the FAFSA.

If educational cost exceeds the family’s ability to contribute, need will exist, and every effort will be made to provide adequate financial aid. To offer maximum assistance, awards often are made in the form of a financial aid “package” combining two or more different types of aid (grants, scholarships, employment, and/or loans).

Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. The Financial Aid Office reserves the right to make the final determination regarding the type(s) and amount of aid awarded, based upon an evaluation of the applicant’s eligibility for a particular type of aid and upon the availability of funds under the various aid programs.

Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

To receive Title IV financial aid each recipient must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be enrolled/accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate program.
  • Not be enrolled in elementary or secondary school.
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or pass a federally approved Ability to Benefit test.
  • Be a citizen of the United States or be an eligible non-citizen.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Not be in default on a Title IV loan.
  • Not owe a repayment of any Title IV grants.
  • Be registered with the Selective Service Administration, if required.
  • Have a determination of eligibility or ineligibility for a Pell Grant.
  • Not have borrowed in excess of loan limits.
  • Have need, as defined by individual program requirements (except for unsubsidized Stafford and PLUS Loans).
  • Meet any other program-specific criteria.

Distribution of Aid

All financial aid is awarded and distributed through the Financial Aid Office, usually by crediting aid to the student’s account. Aid is distributed after a student has accepted the award offer, but not before registration of classes each semester. Students who are offered work study are assigned employment and must complete additional paperwork at the Financial Aid Office. Work study students are paid monthly, based on the time sheet submitted by the student and the work supervisor.

Grants

The Federal Pell Grant program is designed to provide undergraduate students with a foundation of financial aid. The financial need of the student is determined by a formula that has been developed by the U.S. Department of Education and is applied consistently to all applicants. The award is to be used for education expenses, which include tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies. The amount of Pell Grant a student receives depends on his/her enrollment status.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is available on a limited basis to undergraduate students with exceptional need for assistance (Pell Grant recipients must be given priority).

Academic Competitiveness Grant is a federal grant available to students in their first or second year of an undergraduate degree or certificate program. It is designed to encourage students to take more challenging courses in high school. Eligible students must be a U.S. citizen; have graduated from high school after January 1, 2005; completed a rigorous high school program of study; be a Federal Pell Grant recipient; and be enrolled at least half-time in a two or four year degree or certificate program. Maximum amounts are $750 for the first year and $1,300 for the second year. Final academic year for this grant is 2010/11.

Baker Grant, Montana Higher Education Grant, ACCE$$ Grant, are all state grants available on a limited basis to students who are Montana residents, are eligible for financial aid, are enrolled for a minimum of twelve credits per semester, and have substantial financial need.

Please note MHEG and Baker have been classified by the U.S. Department of Education as eligible programs under the Leveraging Educational Assistance Grant Program. These grants are funded by the Federal Government, the State of Montana, and, where applicable, other contributing partners.

Employment

Federal and State Work Study are financial aid programs that are funded by Federal and State governments and awarded based on student financial need. These programs are awarded as a part of the total aid package to students who will be enrolled at least half-time. Eligible students may work up to 10 hours per week in an on-campus or off-campus job. Off-campus work study jobs are limited to community service employment.

Student Employment

The College carefully considers the need for financial assistance for students. A majority of the college course offerings are scheduled in the morning or early afternoon hours so that students may have time to devote to part-time employment. However, it is understood that the students who work part-time should maintain a proper balance between their college course loads, individual study times, and any part-time employment.

The College works with local business groups and firms to obtain listings of employment opportunities for students. This employment file is maintained in the Career Center. Students are urged to check there if they are seeking work. Students may also register with the local employment service office.

Loans

Federal Perkins Loan provides loans to eligible students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. The school is the lender for this low interest (5 percent) loan and the maximum a student may borrow in an academic year is $5,000. Repayment of the Perkins Loan is deferred while the borrower is enrolled at least half-time in the approved institution of higher education. Interest begins to accrue and repayment starts nine months after the borrower ceases to be enrolled at least half-time. Repayment may be extended over a maximum of 10 years; minimum monthly payments are established at $40 plus accrued interest. Under certain circumstances the loan can be canceled. Information regarding loan cancellation and deferment is available in the Financial Aid Office.

Federal Direct Stafford Loan is a low interest loan made by the United States Department of Education to students attending college at least half-time. A special loan application is required. Federal Direct Stafford Loan applicants must show financial need in order to qualify and this requires completion of a financial aid application. A maximum of $3,500 for freshman and $4,500 for sophomore year may be borrowed and must be repaid within 10 years of leaving school.

Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan is a low interest loan that is made by the United States Department of Education to students attending school at least half-time. A special loan application is required. Students who may not be eligible for any or all of the Stafford Loan may apply for assistance through the Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan. Interest will not be deferred while the student is attending college; therefore, the student must pay that interest while in college. Students must apply for financial aid and meet all other general financial aid eligibility criteria.

Additional Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans are available for students whose full cost of attendance has not been met with other financial aid. The Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loan Act (ECASLA) of 2008 allows eligible dependent students to borrow up to $2,000 per year. Independent undergraduates and dependent undergraduates whose parents are unable to borrow PLUS are allowed to borrow up to $6,000 per year.

Federal Direct PLUS Loan is a fixed interest, unsubsidized loan made to parents of dependent students. Parents may borrow the cost of college attendance minus other financial aid. Federal Direct PLUS borrowers generally must begin repaying both principal and interest within 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed or delayed at borrower’s option. Interested parents should contact the financial aid office.

All student borrowers of Perkins or Stafford are required, by law, to participate in entrance counseling prior to receiving their first disbursement from a loan. They are also required to participate in exit counseling upon leaving the institution or dropping below half time enrollment. Information is available in the financial aid office.

Other Financial Aid Programs

Short Term Emergency Loans – The Dawson College Foundation provides a special fund to assist students who have unanticipated needs. Loans are for up to three months and a nominal service charge is assessed.

State Vocational Rehabilitation Service – Students with certain disabilities may qualify for educational assistance through the Montana Department of Social and Rehabilitation Service. Contact that office for more information.

Veterans’ Benefits – Subsistence payments from the Veterans Administration are based on the number of credit hours for which the student is registered. A minimum of 12 credit hours is required for full payment of benefits. An “Application for Education Benefits” should be filed with the VA well before the beginning of the college semester. Certificates of Eligibility must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

Tribal Grants – These funds are available to many Native American students who are enrolled in a full-time course of study. The award limits are based on the student’s need and the availability of funds. Further information may be obtained by contacting the student’s tribal office or the tribal higher education office.

Scholarships

Dawson Community College makes many scholarships available to students. The duration of assistance, scholarship amounts, requirements and criteria for each scholarship varies. Any prospective or currently enrolled student may obtain applications from the Financial Aid Office or download the application.

Waivers of Tuition: Tuition waivers are available for eligible veterans (see policy below), Montana American Indians, senior citizens, faculty and staff, high school honor students, athletes, and art, music, and drama students who display great talent.

Veterans Policy: For veterans with outstanding service, policy states that all tuition and fees will be waived for any veteran who has been awarded either the Medal of Honor of the Army or the Navy’s Distinguished Service Cross, or the U.S. Air Force’s Distinguished Flying Cross.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements

Federal regulations require all students who receive financial aid to maintain satisfactory academic progress toward an eligible degree or certificate by meeting GPA and completion requirements. Students who wish to be considered for financial aid at DCC must maintain satisfactory progress in their selected course of study by meeting the following requirements:

  • 2.0 GPA
  • 67% Completion Rate
  • Timely progression toward degree completion; the number of credits attempted are within 150% of the number of credits required for program completion.

Each student receiving financial assistance is provided a detailed explanation of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards with their award letter; this information is also available in the Financial Aid Office, in the Student Handbook.

The Financial Aid Office evaluates student academic progress at the end of each semester.

The preceding does not reflect the entire policy and is intended to provide a brief overview only. Students receiving financial aid should understand the provisions of this policy; it is assumed that the student will fulfill all responsibilities in this regard. Policy implementation Fall 2009.

Definition of Terms for Financial Aid

Academic Bankruptcy: The DCC Fresh Start will not be granted to students receiving Title IV aid. A separate academic progress calculation must be made each semester for all Title IV recipients, which will include cumulative GPA, attempted credits, and earned credits.

Academic Year: The academic year is comprised of fall, spring, and summer terms.

Appeal: A student who has been denied financial assistance or who has been placed on financial aid probation because of failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress may appeal in writing to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. All appeals are dealt with on a case-to-case basis.

Challenge Courses: Students will not be funded.

Changed and Late Grades: The student must notify the Financial Aid Office of grade changes, including updates for incomplete or missing grades. Grades must be officially changed in the Registrar’s Office before financial aid will be reviewed.

Declaration of Major: Financial assistance may be given to students who are in Associate of Arts or Associate of Science programs as long as the students are enrolling for courses to satisfy core requirements and general electives.

Dropped Classes: Financial aid recipients must complete the credits for which they were funded (see Enrollment Status), failure to do so could result in financial aid probation or suspension. A student must not drop below these credit levels later in the semester without first getting written approval from the Financial Aid Office. This approval will be granted for just cause only. A class changed to “audit” status will be treated as a class from which a student has withdrawn.

Enrollment Status: Students receive financial aid based on term credit hour loads.

  • A student enrolled for 12 or more term credit hours (full-time student).
  • A student enrolled for 9-11 term credit hours (three-quarter student).
  • A student enrolled for 6-8 term credit hours (half-time student).
  • A student enrolled for less than 5 term credit hours (less than half-time student).

Part-time students with 6 or more credits will be considered for reduced financial aid packages. Pell recipients receive 75% if enrolled as a three-quarter student, 50% if enrolled as a half-time student. Other aid may be reduced or eliminated.

Students enrolling for fewer than 6 credits are not considered for financial aid with one exception: undergraduates who are seeking their first degree may be eligible for a reduced Federal Pell Grant.

Financial Aid Probation: Students in this category may receive financial assistance during the next term. In the event the student fails to meet satisfactory academic progress criteria for two consecutive terms, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension.

Financial Aid Suspension: Students in this category cannot receive financial aid and are subject to ‘Reinstatement’.

Incomplete: An incomplete course is one for which no term credits were earned. It is construed as an “F” until a positive letter grade is recorded with the Registrar. The student must inform the Financial Aid Office of the grade change.

Independent Study: Students will not be funded.

Non-Degree Students: A non-degree student is, by definition, not considered to be in a course of study and is, therefore, not eligible for financial aid through the DCC Financial Aid Office. Financial assistance may be given to students who are in the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree programs. (See Declaration of Major).

Non-Financial Aid Recipients: By law, students who have not received financial aid in the past but who intend to apply for financial aid must also maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Reinstatement: A student whose financial assistance has been suspended for failure to make satisfactory progress may reestablish eligibility in one of two ways: 1) petition (see ‘appeal’) the Financial Aid Appeals Committee for reinstatement of financial assistance; or 2) enroll for a subsequent semester(s) at his/her own expense until satisfactory academic progress is achieved. However, independent study and/or challenge courses taken after aid has been canceled may not be included. If a student chooses Option 2, the student must submit written notification to the Financial Aid Office when this has been accomplished before aid eligibility will be reinstated.

A student who ceased attendance at DCC and who was not making satisfactory progress at the time is reinstated provided that the student has not been enrolled at DCC for a period of at least three calendar years. Such a student shall be on financial aid probation.

Remedial Courses: Students may include as part of their minimum credit load certain sub-100 remedial courses which do not apply toward graduation requirements. For financial aid purposes, students may enroll in sub-100 courses totaling no more than half their credit load per term and may enroll for a particular course no more than once. Attempted remedial credits cannot exceed 30.

Repeated Courses: Students may repeat a course and have it counted toward their term credit load under normal circumstances; all repeated courses are considered attempted credits within a program. The Financial Aid Office may remove this option if the privilege is abused.

Transfers: A student who transfers to DCC, and who was not eligible to receive financial assistance at a prior institution as a result of his/her failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress at that institution shall be on immediate financial aid probation at DCC.

Verification: Some students will be required to submit tax returns and other documents to verify the information on their applications. If a student is selected, he/she will be advised concerning the documentation that is required. Failure to provide requested documentation will stop further processing of financial aid applications.

Withdrawals: Students who withdraw from DCC or otherwise earn no credits for a semester shall have their financial assistance suspended, subject to reinstatement provisions. The student will be subject to the “Return of Title IV Funds” if the withdrawal occurs prior to the 60% point in time of the period of enrollment.

Bookstore

The Dawson Community College Bookstore markets textbooks, logo wear, and supplies. For the art student or art enthusiast, the bookstore also provides a wide variety of oil, acrylic and watercolor art supplies, including paints, brushes, canvas boards, drawing pencils, pads and paper.

Purchases

The following policies pertain to Bookstore purchases:

  • Students may not make any unauthorized charges in the Bookstore.
  • To receive a refund or to exchange or sell back a book, the student must have a receipt.

Refunds

Full refunds on textbooks will be allowed during the first two weeks of the semester under the following conditions:

  • New books must be in absolutely new condition, free from all marks or writing, for a full refund.
  • A new book that is marked is considered to be a used book and will be refunded at 50% of retail value.
  • Refunds cannot be issued for workbooks that have been written in. Your name in a book automatically makes it a used book.

Buy Back Policy

The bookstore has a Book Buy Back during finals week (receipt is required). The status of a book for buy back is established by the faculty and the bookstore. Books are bought back at 50% of the purchase price. The bookstore is not able to purchase a book if:

  • It will not be used again at DCC.
  • It is superseded by a new edition.
  • The book is in poor condition.
  • Highlighting is acceptable but ink is not.
  • Pencil marks are not erased.

Books that the Bookstore cannot buy back MAY have a wholesale value. Periodically, private book buyers will come to campus to purchase textbooks.

Textbook Scholarship

Some students receive a Textbook Scholarship; the following guidelines will be in effect for that purpose.

  • A copy of the student’s class schedule must be shown for proof of course registration.
  • Only the books that are required for the current semester the student is registered for will be given.
  • Textbooks may be charged, but not workbooks or study guides.
  • Books must be returned at semester’s end.
  • Students cannot sell their books for cash.
  • Books that are not returned will have to be paid for.
  • Books that are lost or damaged by the student will have to be paid for.

If a student has a delinquent account, his/her transcript will not be released.

Voc-Rehabilitation, BIA, Job Service Policy

  • Books/supplies can be charged up to a preset limit.
  • Books can be sold back at semester’s end for cash.

Career Advising Center

Career advising is available to assist persons in learning about themselves through assessments and individual career advising so that they may make the best possible academic choices about their future. The career assessment and awareness exploration helps determine how they relate to specific careers. Results are then interpreted in terms of the student’s goals, life plans, educational groundwork, and personal circumstances.

The Career Research Center houses placement information and post secondary transfer information. Please contact the center at 406.377.9447 for further information.

Food Services

Our goal is to offer a wide variety, great service, and a quality dining experience to our students, faculty, staff and guests.

Each student residing in DCC’s student housing is required to participate in the campus food plan. The plan has a specific dollar amount available to spend per semester. Each resident may spend any dollar amount they choose on any type of food or beverage available. Service is available from 7:30AM until 2PM, Monday through Friday, when classes are in session Special event meals are offered in the evening throughout the term. Dining services will not be available during breaks of four (4) days or more.

Food Plan Rate*              Fall Semester               Spring Semester             Total

Food Plan                         $600.00                         $600.00                            $1,200.00

*these rates/options are subject to revision

Food plans can be purchased by anyone; students living in campus housing are required to have the semester food plan. The food plan debit card is purchased through the DCC Business Office at the beginning of each term. Upon purchase, the card is activated and can be used immediately. At each use, the cashier will scan the card to enter purchases to be deducted from the student’s food plan account. At midterm the card is automatically reactivated for the remaining semester allocation. Additional funds can be added to your card at any time through the DCC business office.

At the end of fall semester, any balance remaining will transfer to spring semester. However, at the end of spring semester any unused food plan dollars will not be refunded. When a student withdraws or no longer attends DCC, the card will be deactivated and no refund will be made.

Each student is responsible to protect the security of his/her card. Lost, damaged, or stolen cards should be reported immediately to Food Services, 406.377.9400. There will be a $20.00 processing charge for replacement cards.

Housing

Campus Housing

Student housing is available in two-bedroom apartments located east of the main college buildings. Each apartment provides up to six students with two carpeted bedrooms, a kitchen/dining area, living room, bathroom, and storage space.

The housing complex facilities include games, laundry rooms, study, computer, and TV lounges, mail service, vending machines, and a pool table.

The housing complex is staffed with a residence life director and resident assistant who are trained to assist in problem situations and plan social, cultural and educational programming for the residents.

Disability – Reasonable Accommodation Statement

DCC does not discriminate against any student in the terms, conditions and privileges of residency due to physical or mental disability. When DCC becomes aware of any physical or mental disability which prevents an otherwise qualified student for residency from fulfilling their role as a qualified resident, prior to denying admission or refusing an accommodation, DCC will assess the request for disability accommodation to allow the person to be a qualified resident. An accommodation which creates an undue financial hardship on DCC or which endangers health or safety is not a reasonable accommodation. DCC will make any reasonable accommodation necessary to allow an otherwise qualified resident to fulfill the role of a qualified resident.

Housing Residency Requirement

All students who have completed fewer than 30 total credit hours of coursework or receiving scholarship directly from DCC (i.e., tuition waivers, books), are required to live in the residence halls. Exceptions are made for students who meet one of the following circumstances:

  • Reside with their parent(s).
  • Are married.
  • Are single parents.
  • Registered for eleven or fewer credit hours.
  • Are at least 21 years of age.
  • Have a particular hardship or other extenuating circumstance that compels an exemption.

Requests for residency exemption must be written and accompanied by supporting documentation and submitted to the Admissions Office. Students are not released from the residency requirement until they receive official notification from the Director of Residence Life.

All full-time students who have completed 30 or more credits may voluntarily apply for housing in the Student Living Complex on a semester basis.

Campus Housing Application

Rent is to be paid in full at the time of registration. Once a student has claimed the reservation by checking into the unit, he/she is financially obligated for the remainder of the semester. No deduction is made for late arrival at the beginning of the semester or for early departure at the end of the semester. Charges are subject to change with reasonable notice.

Prospective students are urged to submit an application at the earliest possible date. Assignments are made in the order in which completed housing applications are received at the Admissions Office.

Students who will be residing in campus housing must submit the completed application for housing and a $150 security deposit before an apartment can be assigned. If a student decides not to claim his/her apartment reservation, the deposit will be refunded up to 25 days before the beginning of the semester for which housing has been reserved. No refunds are given if cancellations are made after that date.

Occupancy of Campus Housing

Occupancy of campus housing is a privilege that is extended to full-time students of DCC. Continuation of this privilege is dependent upon reasonable and satisfactory personal conduct and proper care of the unit to which the student is assigned. The college reserves the right to refuse housing to anyone in order to ensure the health and safety of all residents.

Each unit will have these minimum furnishings: telephone, TV cable services, computer internet access, four extra-length (36 x 80 inch) single beds with mattresses, mattress covers, window blinds, shower curtain, four desks with chairs, four wardrobes, a mirror, dining table and four chairs, stove, refrigerator, couch, living room chair, end table and wastebasket. Furnishings and fixtures belonging to the Student Living Complex are not permitted to leave the unit.

The residents of the complex may provide other furnishings, except water beds, if they wish additional furniture. Bedding, bath linen, kitchen utensils, dishes and personal items must be provided by the residents. Roommates are urged to avoid duplication of small appliances, stereos, etc., when possible. Pets are not allowed in the complex.

Campus Housing Schedule

The specific opening and closing dates for residence halls will be sent to the students with their room assignments. All conditions of the housing rental agreement are stated in the Student Housing Handbook. The residence halls will be closed during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring vacations. Room charges do not include these vacation periods.

College personnel enter rooms only when it is in compliance with state laws. The college reserves the right to perform maintenance functions, to determine the condition of college property, to determine when emergency conditions are thought to exist and to determine when State and Federal laws are being violated.

When residents check out of the unit at the end of the term, the deposit will be refunded, less deduction for any damages provided all conditions of the rental agreement are met and the unit is in as-issued condition. A complete list of rules is in the Student Housing Handbook.

Other Housing

Students who are unable to obtain housing on campus, may find accommodations by contacting local Realtors, the Glendive Chamber of Commerce, or by checking the local newspaper.

Library

The Jane Carey Memorial Library is located in the northeast wing of the main campus building and was expanded and extensively remodeled in 2006. The library offers an inviting view of the Yellowstone River valley, while its study tables, casual seating, group study rooms, and computer availability provide an excellent study environment.

The college library supports the DCC curriculum by providing access to a wide variety of information resources. The library staff works closely with college faculty to provide materials needed for classes. The library collection includes approximately 20,000 book volumes, 200 periodicals subscriptions and through interlibrary loan, the library has access to over 900 million other titles. Computerized resources include online databases, indexes, periodicals, reference resources, and e-books. In addition, the library also has state documents, microfilm, microfiche, and a collection of audiovisual materials.

Access to the library’s electronic resources and the online library catalog is available through the DCC Library web page. The online catalog provides quick and efficient access to library materials, not only at DCC, but also at a number of other Montana college libraries. In addition, the library has access to WorldCat allowing a patron to search more than 12,000 libraries worldwide. The catalog and other electronic resources are available to DCC students and other qualified users from off-campus computers with a campus-issued password. Services available to library patrons include inter-library loan, reference help, instruction in library usage, computer access, photocopying, scanning, and faculty reserve materials. The college Academic Support Center shares facility space with the library, giving students convenient access to a variety of resources and services in one location.

During the academic year, the library is open 8 a.m-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and several evenings per week. Summer and holiday hours vary and are posted. Cooperation with other Glendive libraries is emphasized in order to offer a wide variety of materials and services to area library users.

Academic Support Services

Adult Basic and Literacy Education

The Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program provides the opportunity for people to improve their basic education skills or to study to obtain their high school certificate/GED. Federal, state and local funding have made it possible to provide instruction and study materials, free of charge, to the participants.

Non-readers and adults who would like to learn English as a Second Language are eligible participants. Adults seeking to rebuild their basic educational skills in order to enter higher education, to advance into job training, or to obtain a job are encouraged to enroll. Spelling improvement, study skills, life skills, and naturalization studies are other areas taught by ABLE staff. Those people interested in obtaining their GED may work on any or all of the five GED areas which are reading, mathematics, science, social studies, and writing.

The program is in session throughout the year. Meeting times may vary to meet student needs. Satellite programs have been established in several eastern Montana communities to provide these services off-campus. The ABLE program is located in the Mid-Rivers Academic Support Center. Contact the DCC ABLE program tutor at 406.377.9452 or 1.800.821.8320 for more information.

Community Service/Campus Compact

The Community Service/Campus Compact program is a government funded, opportunity for college students to earn “Educational Awards” from $1000 to $3500 for community service that can be applied to a student’s educational expenses. The “Educational Award” can follow a student to any college or university the student chooses to attend. Many internships (nursing, student teaching, law enforcement) and work study hours can be applied to the number of hours needed to qualify, along with many community service programs. Program must be completed with a twelve month calendar year. Contact DCC Student Services office at 406.377.9412 for enrollment information.

General Education Development (GED Testing)

The College is authorized by the Montana Department of Public Instruction to administer the General Education Development (GED) test. GED testing policies for the state of Montana enable adults who are a minimum of 17 years of age or whose high school class has graduated and who have not graduated from high school to earn a high school credential (GED). All documentation of eligibility for testing must be presented at the testing site prior to testing. A waiver of minimum age requirement may be obtained under special and warranted circumstances and must be reviewed and approved by the state GED administrator’s office prior to testing. Contact DCC’s test administrator at 406.377.9410.

Health Insurance

Student health insurance is available to students through area banks and insurance agents.

Mid-Rivers Academic Support Center (ASC)

The ASC is open to all students who may need help with their academic subjects. Professional tutors are available to meet the needs of students in the areas of math, English, science, business, computers, psychology, sociology, and music technology. Other areas of need are handled through peer tutoring. Students may make appointments or drop-in for services. The ASC facilities are located adjacent to the library and include study areas and private testing rooms.

TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO Student Support Services is a federally funded program designed to increase the retention, graduation, academic standing, and transfer to four-year institutions of disadvantaged college students. Eligibility requirements include: low-income, first-generation (neither parent received a bachelor’s degree), or disabled. A student must also have academic need for the services provided by the program. Available services include free tutoring, academic advising, personal advising/counseling, career advising, help with financial aid forms, financial literacy, cultural enrichment activities, four-year college visits, grant aid to eligible students, lap top computer check out, and disability services (see policy regarding disability accommodations). The program also provides networking and transfer assistance for those program participants who plan to transfer to a four-year school. All services are free.

Student Advocate

The Student Advocate is available to assist students with any personal problems that may threaten educational success or general well being. Crisis intervention is provided for any student facing a personal crisis and in need of immediate assistance. Off-campus referrals to community support agencies are provided for more in-depth needs such as medical problems or mental health issues. Single parents, displaced homemakers, single pregnant women, and non-traditional students are provided with support services to help ease the adjustment to college life.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Dawson Community College athletic program provides student athletes opportunities to excel with both athletic and academic achievements The intercollegiate level of competition is affiliated with the National Junior College Athletic Association with success in men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, fast-pitch softball, and men’s baseball. The regional conference consists of colleges from Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska. Additional play in the Mon-Dak Conference is available from junior colleges in North Dakota.

Under the governing body of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, DCC men’s and women’s rodeo program competes in the Big Sky Region consisting of Montana and Wyoming two- and four-year colleges and universities. Through the strength of the program, DCC has produced regional and national champions.

Extracurricular Activities

Dawson Community College welcomes students of all ages, backgrounds and needs. The College facilities and organizations offer a wide range of student opportunities for a full college experience. Students may participate in intercollegiate athletics, intramurals, theater, art, and student organizations.

Intramural Program

The Dawson Community College Intramural Program aims to provide students with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of recreational activities. Through participation, the individual will develop an appreciation of the worthy use of leisure time with a positive attitude toward physical activity and social interaction. Activities are organized on a team or individual basis enabling everyone from the interested beginner to the serious athlete to participate. Current activities are posted in Main Building hallway and more information may be obtained from the intramural coordinator located in office L110 or at 406.377.9452.

Performing Arts

Students may participate in band, choir, and/or theatrical productions. These activities provide opportunities for the development of performance skills and appreciation. These groups participate in many college and community functions. One major highlight is the opportunity to perform in the annual Madrigal Dinner that is sponsored by the music department.

Credit may be earned for participation in these activities. For more information please contact the Music Department at 406.377.9456.

Collegiate Music Educator’s National Conference

Collegiate Music Educator’s National Conference (CMENC) is a national association for music education. It is a voluntary, nonprofit organization representing all phases of music education in schools, colleges, universities and teacher education institutions. Students involved in music and wishing to promote music are encouraged to join. For more information about participating, contact the music department at 406.377.9456.

Student Organizations and Clubs

Associated Student Body of DCC (ASB)

All regularly enrolled full-time students of the College are members of the Associated Student Body of Dawson Community College. A Student Senate, elected as representatives of the freshman and sophomore classes, acts as a governing board for the ASB. The Senate plans recreation and social activities for students and participates with the faculty and the community in planning other college and community events. The Senate also participates in DCC governance via appointments to college committees. A portion of student fees paid each semester is routed to ASB to finance activities.

As the number of students at Dawson grows and as their interests diversify, new clubs and societies are formed on campus. Students or groups wishing to discuss the possibility of organizing a club or society should contact the Dean of Student Services. Such new organizations will be subject to the approval of the student governing body.

Art Club

Primarily a social club organized to promote community among artists, the goal is to support and enrich the artistic life of its members and the community at large through creativity and initiative, with art related activities and events such as workshops, exhibits, fund-raisers, and community service. All DCC students interested in art are welcome to participate.

BYTE

Bright, Young, Technology Enthusiasts (BYTE) exists to foster technological education and build camaraderie among computer students at Dawson Community College. The club is open to anyone interested in computer programming or Web development; however, only students majoring in a computer-related field may become officers. High school students may participate in club-sponsored events. BYTE activities include LAN Parties and Movie Night.

Collegiate FFA/Ag Club

The National FFA Organization exists to provide agriculture-related programs and activities which will develop pride, responsibility, leadership, character, scholarship, citizenship, patriotism, career choices, and thrift, and which will improve the economic, environmental, recreational, and human resources of the community. The Collegiate FFA is open to all students interested in agriculture. High school participation in FFA is not a prerequisite. The Ag Club helps with many local ag organizations.

Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Club

Membership in this organization is encouraged for criminal justice law enforcement majors and students employed in the criminal justice field. The main objective of this organization is to promote professional standards in criminal justice and to develop understanding of the problems and objectives of those agencies that are devoted to the administration of criminal justice.

Dawson Christian Fellowship

A part of a nationwide international student organization of college and university campuses, this group is concerned with presenting Christianity as an important part of college and university life. Meetings are informal, infused with music and interaction, and are opportunities for students to meet God, each other, and the needs of the campus community. Dawson Christian Fellowship is open to all students with any or no religious background.

Music Club

The goal of the Music Club is to make a notable difference in the programs and social and extracurricular activities throughout the school is the goal of the music club at DCC. Participation is open to all students involved in any aspect of the Music Department.

Pep Squad

Pep Squad is a student organization designed to help promote student involvement and school spirit. Pep Squad is open to all students.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, is recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges as the official honor society for two-year colleges. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship among associate degree students having at least a 3.50 GPA. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service for an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Alpha Xi Epsilon, the DCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, was chartered in 1988.

Rodeo Club

Membership in this organization is open to all DCC students who are interested in promoting the sport of rodeo on campus. Its primary objective is to sponsor an annual rodeo for intercollegiate competition in the Big Sky Region.

Standards of Student Conduct

With enrollment, the student accepts both the rights and responsibilities of DCC students. Accordingly, the College expects that each student will abide by civil laws and college policies/regulations. Students neither surrender their civil rights as citizens nor are they given immunity or special consideration with reference to civil or criminal law.

As members of the DCC community, students have the responsibility to study, to learn, and to conduct themselves with academic integrity in relation to the college, its mission, and its processes and functions as an institution of higher learning. Students, as citizens, are expected to be familiar with and comply with existing federal, state and city laws governing civil and criminal behavior both on- and off-campus and during all DCC functions.

Violations may result in disciplinary action by the college in addition to any civil or criminal action. A student may be dropped from enrollment whenever, in the opinion of the administration, his/her presence is not in harmony with the spirit of the school.

It is assumed that any student who enrolls at DCC is aware of the following expectations and responsibilities and that he/she will always abide by those realistic standards of achievement and citizenship that are conducive to self-growth and to the well-being of the college community.

Student conduct regulations are published under separate cover and made available to students.

Alcohol/Drug Policy

Dawson Community College requires standards of conduct prohibiting the unlawful possession, use, and/or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol by students and employees on institutional property. No alcohol/illicit drugs will be allowed in any of the rooms at the DCC Living Complex or in any area of the DCC Campus. Any violation will be subject to report to law enforcement authorities. For more information contact the Dean of Student Services.

Loss of Personal Articles

The College does not accept responsibility for loss of or damage to personal articles in the event of theft, natural disasters such as flood, fire, wind, or any natural disaster. The College shall not be liable for damages if the college’s performance of its obligation is necessarily curtailed or suspended due to storm, flood, or other acts of nature; fire, war, rebellion, scarcity of water, insurrection, riots, strikes or any other cause beyond the control of DCC.

Weapons/Ammunition

Ammunition or weapons are not allowed on campus or in campus housing. It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements to store weapons off campus. If a student has a weapon for classroom use, the instructor of the class will assist the student in finding storage for that weapon.

Annual Crime Report

In November of 1990 the Student Right to Know Act was signed into law. The Act mandates that institutions of higher education report and make available to both current and prospective students and employees the occurrences of specific crimes on campus. In addition to the number of reported specified crimes, the institution must report the number of arrests for liquor violations, drug-abuse violations, and weapon violations. The report is available at www.dawson.edu, through the Dean of Student Services and the EEO Office, Room 131A.

Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action

Dawson Community College is committed to equal opportunity for all persons in all facets of community college operations. Our policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, marital or parental status, or disability.

Students who feel that they have been unfairly treated by the college with regards to policy, or disciplinary actions, have the right to request a hearing by an appeals board within two school days of any action that is taken. This may include complaints of discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, political belief, veteran status, marital or parental status, or existence of a disability.

Procedure to request a disability accommodation:

Dawson Community College will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 101-336) to ensure equal access to its programs. Students with disabilities who request accommodations must:

  • Register with the Student Support Services office. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the request for services. Students are encouraged to initiate the request for accommodations as soon as possible.
  • Students who are requesting accommodations must provide documentation of their disability from the appropriate medical or psychological professionals.

    – Documentation must be current; usually within the previous three years.

    – Documentation must include a specific diagnosis.

    – Actual test scores must be provided.

    – A description of requested accommodations including the rationale for those accommodations must be provided.

  • Students requesting accommodations should notify their instructors of their disability as soon as possible. Student Support Services will assist in this process if requested by the student.
  • Requests for accommodations will be evaluated on an individual basis.

If you believe you have been discriminated against based on disability and/or need a Student Services reasonable accommodation, talk to the Equal Opportunity Director, 406.377.9447, the Director of Student Support Services, 406.377.9416 or the Dean of Student Services, 406.377.9412 to resolve any complaints. You also may contact the Montana Human Rights Commission at 406.444.2884 or 1.800.542.0807, TTD 406.444.0532.

Harassment Policy

Dawson Community College affirms the right of all employees and students to work and study in an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and intimidation and is committed to providing a climate of mutual respect among students and employees. The College is opposed to any practice or action that denies human dignity or infringes upon academic and personal freedom.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct or written communications of an intimidating, hostile, or offensive sexual nature. In addition, sexual harassment behavior includes:

  • The employee’s or student’s submission to another is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual’s employment or education.
  • The employee’s or student’s submission to, or rejection of, such conduct is used as a basis for employment or education decisions.
  • Specific conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive environment.

Furthermore, sexual harassment and/or intimidation is a violation of state and federal equal opportunity and nondiscrimination regulations. The College is committed to taking action against an offender through a disciplinary process. Students seeking advice about, or wishing to file a grievance related to, alleged sexual harassment must contact the Affirmative Action Officer.

Informal Harassment Complaint Procedure

File a verbal complaint with the Affirmative Action Officer, who will work with the complainant to attempt to resolve the issue and work toward an acceptable solution at the lowest possible management level.

Other Forms of Harassment

Threats, whether or not a person has the intention of carrying out the threat, are a serious matter with possible criminal implications.

Disciplinary action will be taken when instances of harassment are identified and confirmed, filed and resulted in a finding of probable cause. Retaliation against persons who file complaints is a violation of laws prohibiting discrimination and will result in disciplinary action against offenders. A copy of the campus policy dealing with harassment is available in the business office or upon request from the Student Services Office. It is expected that any student who enrolls at DCC is aware of the above expectations and responsibilities and that he/she will always abide by those realistic standards of achievement and citizenship that are conducive to self-growth and to the well-being of the college community.

Academic Policies

Privacy

Student records are guaranteed to be private under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Information about a student, including his/her personnel file and academic record, will be released only with written permission.

Directory information (name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, photograph, major, dates of attendance, enrollment status, participation in officially recognized activities/sports, height/weight of athletic team members, degrees/honors/awards received) may be disclosed at the discretion of the Registrar, unless students specifically request this information to be withheld. Students have an opportunity during the first two weeks of each semester to grant or deny permission to release local directory information.

Those to whom information is given about a student (e.g., a four-year college to which he/she is applying) will be cautioned that the information obtained from Dawson Community College is to remain confidential unless further permission for its release is granted by the student. DCC will keep a record of persons other than Dawson Community College faculty and staff who request or obtain access to student files. Students may inspect their own educational records at any time.

Academic Integrity Guidelines

To “provide an educational program and support services to meet a broad spectrum of individual and community needs, to pursue excellence in all aspects of the learning experience, to promote civic responsibility, and to assist students in achieving their goals…” is a priority for DCC according to the Mission Statement. In order to promote this philosophy, the following academic integrity guidelines will be followed:

Student Academic Integrity Guidelines

Student Obligations

The student is responsible for cooperating with the instructor in his/her efforts to create a classroom environment that is conducive to the teaching/learning process. In order to do this, the student must become an active participant in the process and maintain an attitude of respect toward the instructor and other students. Students must conduct themselves in an orderly and responsible fashion or they will not be allowed to remain in the class. More specifically:

  • Students should be prompt and regular in attending classes, make appointments when necessary to meet with faculty and keep such appointments, be well-prepared for classes, and submit required assignments in a timely manner.
  • Integrity of the academic process requires that credit be given where credit is due. Accordingly, it is a breach of academic integrity to present as one’s own work, the ideas, representation or works of another, or to permit another to present one’s work without customary and proper acknowledgment of authorship. Students are expected to conduct themselves at all times within permissible limits of assistance as stated by the faculty.
  • Some of the more common breaches of academic integrity are as follows: unauthorized talking or moving about in class; heckling, badgering, or ridiculing classmates or the instructor; disruptive neglect of personal hygiene; disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct; discriminating remarks or actions; verbal abuse; threatening actions or words; dishonesty (i.e., plagiarism, cheating, etc.); willful disobedience of the instructor in the performance of his/her duties.

Consequences for Infractions

Each instructor will be responsible for determining when the frequency, duration, or intensity of the behavior is beginning to compromise the instructional environment. This determination allows for differences in instructor style and tolerance and the content and context of each respective course. When an instructor judges a student to be violating these integrity guidelines and informal correction methods have not been effective, he/she will follow this procedure:

  • The instructor will indicate to the student, during class, that the behavior is unacceptable.
  • If the behavior persists the instructor will discuss the problem with the student outside of the classroom. This discussion should include a clear statement of what the instructor expects and of what will happen if the behavior continues. If the behavior continues, the student may be asked to leave class. At this time, the instructor should notify the Dean of Instructional Services, in writing, that he/she may have to remove the student from the course if the behavior does not improve.
  • If the behavior continues the instructor may withdraw the student from the class, with concurrence of the Dean of Instructional Services. The attempted corrective actions should be documented by the instructor and should accompany the withdrawal form.
  • If the disruptive behavior is occurring in other classes, or if it is of sufficient duration, intensity, or frequency, the Dean of Instructional Services may impose a two-week disciplinary suspension.
  • The student will attend a hearing with the President, the result of which may be expulsion.

Instructor Academic Integrity

Instructor Obligation

The instructor retains the primary responsibility for establishing and maintaining an effective teaching/learning relationship with and among students. He/She must assure classroom conditions are such that they promote each student’s development, but not at the expense of other students. More specifically, the instructor is responsible for establishing and implementing academic standards, establishing and maintaining communication, and enforcing behavioral standards in the classroom that support these academic standards. If a student feels that an instructor has been remiss in honoring this responsibility, he/she may utilize the student grievance procedure to pursue resolution.

Student Grievance Procedure

  • The student should arrange a time to discuss the specific problem with the course instructor within one week of the occurrence of the problem.
  • If the problem persists the student should discuss the problem with his/her academic advisor. The advisor should take some action within one week of being notified of the problem by discussing the problem with the instructor and/or the Dean of Instructional Services, documenting the problem and possible resolution(s).
  • If a resolution is not met within one week of the advisor’s action/decision, the student/advisor may request a hearing with the Dean of Instructional Services. This request must be in writing, documenting specifically the problem, the dates and results of attempts to reconcile the problem, and the student’s desired resolution. The Dean of Instructional Services will then arrange a hearing with the student/advisor, instructor, and any parties involved to determine a course of action. All efforts to complete this process within one week of receiving the written appeal will be made.
  • If the resolution is unsatisfactory the student may request, again in writing, a hearing with the Academic Affairs Committee. The request should be forwarded to the Dean of Instructional Services who will place the issue on the agenda of the next Academic Affairs Committee meeting. The student will then be informed of the recommended resolution by the Academic Affairs Committee members. At this level the decision is final.

Credits

The college academic year is divided into semesters and college work is measured in terms of semester credits. One semester credit is equivalent to approximately 45 hours of student involvement – usually 15 hours of classroom contact and 30 hours of outside class studying, researching, reading, etc. In general, a class that meets one hour per week throughout the semester yields one semester hour of credit. Science classes with a lab meet for five hours a week, while vocational lab classes meet six hours per week. Partial credit may be awarded in .5 credit increments, reflecting at least eight hours, but less than 15 hours, of direct contact or the equivalent.

Auditing Courses

A student who registers as an auditor attends class regularly but does not take the final examination, does not receive an achievement grade, and does not receive credit for the course. Students wishing to audit must meet all prerequisites required for the course and indicate their intention to audit at the time they register for the course. Audited courses cannot be applied toward a degree or certificate and cannot be used to meet prerequisites.

Credit Overload

Students wanting to take more than 20 credits must have at least a 2.50 GPA and obtain permission from the Dean of Instructional Services before being allowed to register.

Classification of Students

  • Full-time: students registered for 12 or more credit hours of class
  • Part-time: students registered for fewer than 12 credit hours
  • Regular: students who have satisfied the requirements for admission
  • Freshman: students having fewer than 30 credits
  • Sophomore: students having 30 or more credits

Curricula

DCC offers college-level transfer and vocational courses in a variety of disciplines. College-level classes are numbered 100 to 299. Generally, those identified as 100 to 199 are freshman level and those identified as 200 to 299 are sophomore level. Some sub-100 courses are also taught. Students should select sub-100 courses only on the recommendation of their advisors.

Course Delivery

CCCOnline

Dawson Community College is a member of the Colorado Community College Online Consortium. Through CCCOnline, students can obtain an accredited degree in the following areas:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement.

Contact the office of Continuing Education at 406.377.9409 for a brochure and to make inquiries regarding CCCOnline courses.

  • All CCCOnline students will be charged a $30.00 distance learning fee per course in addition to the per credit hour fee.
  • Students seeking either of the degrees must apply for admission to the college (see Student Services-Admissions). These students may also be eligible for Financial Aid (see Student Services-Financial Aid).
  • All fees must be paid in full prior to the issuing of a student PIN (course access code).
  • DCC will only accept registration for the 15 week sessions (Session I) that run concurrently with DCC’s Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

Independent Study

Students may take courses by independent study when special needs arise or the regular class is not available. These courses are accredited and generally accepted by other institutions. Tuition for independent study must be paid in advance. (See Student Services: Special Fees, for the cost of independent study).

Web-enhanced Classes

Dawson’s online delivery utilizes Adobe Connect media rich virtual classrooms to deliver the same instructional experience to students on their home computers that students living on campus receive. This tool allows online students to actually see and hear the professor lecture through streaming video and share any textbook or classroom notes presented during lecture and discussion. Instructors can also see and hear students when the student uses a computer webcam and microphone during an online class. Dawson’s online delivery allows full interaction between students and instructors for the best possible learning opportunity.

Accelerated Programs

Academic work toward completion of a degree may be accelerated in certain areas under the following provisions. Students should initiate such requests by consulting first with their advisor.

Advanced Placement Exams: DCC credit may be granted for students who successfully complete Advanced Placement Examinations in approved courses. Scores must be mailed directly to the DCC Registrar from the College Entrance Examination Board. A course will be posted as advance placement with a grade of ‘S’ when the student has completed a minimum of 12 DCC credits. A complete list of all equivalent courses for Advanced Placement is available from the Registrar’s office.

Challenging Courses: Any course may be challenged. Prior to challenging a course, a “request to challenge” form must be completed with the approval of the faculty member and Dean of Instructional Services. Any course previously taken as an audit course or as a credit course may not be challenged for credit. (See Special Fees).

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP): DCC recognizes the vast differences in background and preparation of individuals who are preparing to enter college. DCC utilizes the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). The purpose of this program is to allow students and prospective students to take examinations which measure knowledge in a variety of subject matter areas. Evaluation of the results determines whether proficiency is equivalent to that which would be expected upon completion of a college level course in that subject. Credits will be posted after the student earns 12 credits at DCC. Credits earned through CLEP apply toward graduation requirements. A satisfactory (S) grade is granted upon earning the required examination score. Students should consult with the Admissions Office for information concerning registration, cost, administration, and standards.

Course Substitution: Students may request a substitution for any stated course if they have previously completed a college course in which the subject matter closely parallels that of the course for which they request the substitution. All substitutions must be approved by the program director and Dean of Instructional Services. In no instance will a reduction be made in the number of credits required for any academic program. Forms are available in the Instructional Services Office.

Course Waiver: A required course may be waived if the student has previously completed equivalent work. All waivers must be approved by the appropriate program director and the Dean of Instructional Services. General education core requirements cannot be waived. In no instance will college credit be given for a waiver. Forms are available in the Instructional Services Office.

Experiential Learning: Dawson Community College recognizes learning acquired outside of the traditional classroom setting and follows the Northwest Association Policy 2.3 for granting of experiential credit. Documentation submitted by the student for accomplishments on the job, through volunteer work, or through training, workshops and seminars based on time in service, job description, supervisor’s evaluation, relationship to the curriculum and credit recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE) may be reviewed and considered for credit. Experiential learning credit granted by another institution may not be accepted for transfer to DCC. In addition, experiential learning credits granted by DCC may or may not transfer to other institutions.

Students seeking experiential learning credits must complete twelve (12) semester credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00 at Dawson Community College. Upon completion of the credit requirement, students should work with their academic advisor to complete and “Experiential Learning Request” form. The appropriate DCC Program Director and/or Division Chair will make a recommendation whether to grant experiential learning credit (and the number of credits as applicable) to the Dean of Instructional Services. The Dean of Instructional Services makes the final decision on whether the experiential learning credits are granted and, if so, how many credits are awarded.

Credit for prior experiential learning may constitute no more than 25% of the credits need for a degree and/or certificate. Credits will only be granted to students enrolled in the semester during which an “Experiential Learning Request” form is submitted. Approved credits will be posted on a student’s transcript with a grade of satisfactory (S) and denoted as credit for experiential learning.

Tech Prep: Tech Prep credits provide college level credit for vocational courses taken at the high school, giving students advanced placement in college programs. Taking advantage of Tech Prep credits may save students time and money and help them avoid unnecessary duplication and delays in the educational process.

High schools and colleges in the Eastern Montana Tech Prep Consortium have negotiated agreements to provide Tech Prep credit. To be eligible for Tech Prep credits, a student must earn a grade of “B” or better in an approved or articulated high school course. The student must also meet any additional conditions set by teachers to document targeted competencies and skills. The Tech Prep student must graduate from a participating high school and enroll in a participating college within two years of high school graduation.

When applying to the college, the student must submit a signed “Petition for Tech Prep Credit” form with the application for admission or prior to registering for classes. Tech Prep credits will be posted on the college transcript when all requirements are met.

Community Interest Courses

Special interest courses are periodically scheduled to meet requests from the community at large. The courses do not carry credit, are not transferable, and do not apply to any degree.

Ed2Go

Ed2Go are short term, continuing education courses online. Each course runs for six weeks with twelve self-paced lessons and can be offered for one college credit. These courses are elective courses only and do not count for core classes and are not eligible for financial aid. Interactive quizzes, assignments, tutorials, and online discussion areas supplement the lessons.

Workforce Development

Courses that are customized for a special audience or business and delivered in a short format can be arranged in any area and may or may not carry college credit. Categories for this type of class include business development, teacher recertification and educator development, and industrial skills development.

Workshops and Seminars

Periodically during the year, the college offers special workshops or seminars to meet the needs of the community for industry related, governmental, or recertification training. These workshops and seminars may carry college credit and are advertised well in advance.

Video/Audio Recording

Students must obtain the instructor’s advance permission before recording any classroom lectures/presentations. This permission will include specifications of what may be recorded, how it may be used, and for how long. This “intellectual property” policy has been adopted to protect the integrity of these presentations.

Cheating and Plagiarism

Students at Dawson Community College are expected to do their own work and in their own words and with their own ideas. If they quote or paraphrase the words of others, they are expected to indicate who it is they are paraphrasing. An instructor who believes that a student has cheated or claimed the work of someone else as his/her own, may take disciplinary steps as outlined under Academic Integrity Guidelines. This may include, but not be limited to, giving a failing grade or referring the student to others for further discipline.

Class Attendance Policy

Dawson Community College supports the philosophy that learning is optimal when students attend classes regularly and participate in the learning environment through interaction with colleagues and instructors. Therefore, the student is responsible for maintaining regular attendance in registered classes. Absences due to serious illness or strictly unavoidable circumstances may be excused if the instructor is completely satisfied as to the cause. An excused absence does not, under any circumstances, relieve the student of the responsibility for completing the course work to the satisfaction of the instructor.

Changing Course Registration

After a student has registered for classes, changes to his/her class schedule requires official notice to the Registrar’s Office via a drop/add slip. The drop/add slip requires the signatures of the student’s academic advisor and the instructor(s) of the course(s). A representative from the Instructional Services Office signs on behalf of adjunct instructors if needed.

Adding a Course

Students may add a class up through the 8th instructional day of the fall and spring semesters. Workshops, short-courses (including summer courses) and other nontraditional courses may be added within the first 10% (approximately) of the course subject to approval by the instructor. A student seeking to add a course that results in a course load of 21 or more semester credits requires the approval of the Dean of Instructional Services.

Dropping a Course

Students may drop a class up through the 8th instructional day of the fall and spring semesters. A course that has been dropped will not appear on a student’s transcript. Workshops, short-courses (including summer courses) and other nontraditional courses may be dropped no later than two (2) business days prior to the start of the course. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their academic advisor as dropping a class may impact progress toward a degree/certificate, enrollment status and financial aid status.

Withdrawing From a Course

Students may withdraw from a course up through the 45th instructional day of the fall and spring semesters. A student may withdraw from a short-course up through 60% of the course. A grade of “W” will appear on a student’s transcript in the event of a withdrawal.

In the event of extenuating circumstances, a student may file an appeal with the Dean of Instructional Services to withdraw from a course after the 45th instructional day (60% of the course). The appeal must be submitted in writing (form available in the Business Office) and must provide evidence of extenuating circumstances. Failure to submit a drop/add slip within the aforementioned deadlines does not constitute an extenuating circumstance. If a student is physically unable to follow the withdrawal procedure, he/she may contact the Dean of Instructional Services directly.

Administrative Withdrawal

Students who fail to attend the first two (2) meetings of a limited-enrollment course may be dropped from the course by the instructor. If a student knows that he/she will not be able to attend either of the first two (2) meetings should contact the instructor prior to the first day of class. An administrative withdrawal will only be enforced if a limited-enrollment course is full. Students should not rely on an administrative withdrawal but rather are expected to take the initiative to complete the required procedure to drop a course.

Fresh Start Policy (Academic Bankruptcy)

The Fresh Start option is a one-time opportunity for DCC students to begin a new cumulative (or Fresh Start) GPA. This allows students to “bankrupt” previous coursework they have completed at DCC in which they received poor grades. Although the bankrupted coursework will remain on the student’s academic record, the credits and grades will not be carried forward into the student’s cumulative GPA. Students should note that all previous DCC grades and credits will be excluded and will not be used to fulfill any degree requirements when the Fresh Start option is chosen.

To be eligible for the Fresh Start option, students:

  • Must not be enrolled in any institution of higher education for a minimum of five years, and;
  • Must be on academic probation when returning to college, and;
  • Must complete 15 credits in residence with at least a GPA of 2.50 upon their return to DCC, and;
  • Must apply for the Fresh Start option within one calendar year after returning to DCC, and during the semester following that in which he/she meets the eligibility requirements.

Students wishing to petition for a Fresh Start GPA should contact the Registrar.

Grades

Grading

A student’s evaluation is based upon grades. Grade reports are issued after each semester, providing that the student’s credentials and financial obligations to the college are fulfilled. The grading system values (A through F), as established by the Montana Board of Regents, are listed below.

  • A …………………………………………………..Excellent…………………………………………..4.0
  • A – ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3.7
  • B + …………………………………………………………………………………………………………3.3
  • B ………………………………………………Above Average……………………………………….3.0
  • B – …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..2.7
  • C + ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2.3
  • C ……………………………………………………Average……………………………………………2.0
  • C – …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1.7
  • D + ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1.3
  • D …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1.0
  • D – ………………………………………..Minimum Achievement………………………………….0.7
  • F …………………………………Failure to Meet Course Standards…………………………..0.0

Other

  • W = Withdrawal (given pursuant to drop/add policy) 0cr
  • I= Incomplete (given pursuant to incomplete policy) 0cr. The work must be completed by the following regular semester. A permanent grade of A-F or S/U will then be assigned.
  • N = No credit is earned. Audit must be declared at time of registration. 0
  • S/U=  Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory 0

    S = Satisfactory (C- or better)

    U = Unsatisfactory (D+ or less)

    The S/U grade option may be given for physical education activity courses, extension classes, seminars, and workshops.

    S/U is mandatory for work and field internships.

The instructor for the course selects the grading option as outlined in the course syllabus, and utilizes it for the entire class and term.

Special Note: A course used as a prerequisite must be passed with a “C-” or better.

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total grade points by the number of credits attempted. Grades of S, U, W, I and N/Audit are not included in calculating the GPA.

Grade Changes

Students questioning a grade received on their official transcript must contact the instructor before the completion of the following term. Grade changes are not allowed after one semester has elapsed except in unusual circumstances. Student appeals must go through the Dean of Instructional Services.

Incomplete (“I”) Grades

Students are expected to complete the course work for a class during the time designated. If for some reason this is not possible, the student may request extra time to finish the work. A form to apply for such an extension is available from the Registrar. This form must be signed by the student and the Dean of Instructional Services.

In all cases, an “I” is given at the discretion of the instructor with the concurrence of the Dean of Instructional Services following these guidelines:

  • The student has been in attendance and doing passing work (C- or better) up to five weeks before the end of the semester.
  • For reasons beyond the student’s control, and which are acceptable to the instructor, he she has been unable to complete the requirements of the course on time. In certain cases the Dean of Instructional Services may be requested to certify personal hardship cases.
  • The instructor must set the conditions for the removal of the incomplete on an “application for incomplete” form which is provided by the Registrar. When completed by the instructor and signed by the instructor and the student, this form must be filed with the Registrar.
  • The instructor determines the deadline for a student to fulfill the requirements outlined in the “application for incomplete” form (not to exceed the last day of the following semester).
  • A grade of “incomplete” that is not made up in the prescribed time will automatically become an “F”.

Methods of Determining Credit

Course credit is based on semester hours. One semester hour of credit usually represents 50 minutes of class time per week for a semester. Some courses with laboratory sessions meet for longer periods of time per semester hour of credit.

Repeating Courses

Any course at DCC may be repeated. Only the most recent grade and credits earned for a course toward cumulative GPA calculations and graduation requirements. This applies for all grades including a lower grade than previous attempts. Repeated courses are denoted on a student’s transcript with the use of “*1” and “*2” for the first and second attempts, respectively. Subsequent attempts follow this pattern (“*3” etc…). Students receiving financial aid should check with the Financial Aid Office before repeating a course.

Scholastic Honors

Students who carry a full load (12 or more semester hours) of work graded with grade points and who earn a G.P.A. of a 3.5 or higher for the semester will be placed on the Dean’s list.

Those students who have a G.P.A. of at least 3.25 and less than 3.50 are given honorable mention. Names of students with “I” (incomplete) grades for the semester will not be placed on these lists.

Scholastic Probation/Suspension

A student whose grade point average is 1.75 or below in any given semester will be placed on scholastic probation. This student must then consult with his/her advisor before being allowed to register for more than 12 credits. A student whose cumulative GPA remains below 2.00 after the probation semester may be suspended from school and one full semester of non-enrollment may be required.

Standards for Veterans

Any student receiving benefits from the Veterans Administration will be counseled by the certifying official about benefits, credit load, withdrawal procedures, remedial and tutorial assistance, and his/her own responsibilities in these matters. He/she will then have his/her enrollment form approved by the Veteran’s Affairs Office (VAO) during each registration.

Satisfactory Progress: Any veteran receiving educational benefits from the Veterans Administration is expected to progress satisfactorily toward an educational goal and must meet the following standards:

  • Any veteran whose grade point average is 1.75 or below in any given semester will be placed on scholastic probation and will be required to receive special counseling by the certifying official before registering the next semester.
  • VA educational benefits will be terminated for any veteran whose cumulative grade point average is less than 2.00 for two consecutive semesters.
  • A “W” will be reported to the Veterans Administration only if it affects a veteran’s enrollment status.
  • A 2.00 GPA is required at the completion of 60 credits.

Tests

All tests, including final examinations which are counted as part of the instructional calendar, should be taken at the designated time. In emergency cases, the instructor’s approval is required before the student is released of his/her exam responsibility.

Transfer of Credits

The student who wishes to transfer his/her credits to another institution should plan accordingly. Although students receive academic advising, the student must assume the responsibility for knowing the requirements of the college to which he/she will transfer.

Colleges and universities vary in their policies regarding what courses may be credited toward advanced standing. Dawson Community College has every assurance from the units of the Montana University System that courses that were properly selected and credits that were earned will be accepted.

Official transcripts of credits earned at DCC will be sent to other institutions only upon the written request of the student. Forms are available in the DCC Main Office. DCC reserves the right to withhold transcripts from students who are in debt to the institution. Students have the right to discuss the matter with the business office personnel to resolve any disputes.

Graduation/Graduation with Honors

Those who are eligible for degrees or certificates must file an application in the Registrar’s office during the semester preceding the semester in which they expect to graduate and pay the graduation fee at this time. Only those students who have met the requirements for graduation from DCC and who have applied by the deadline may participate in the ceremony.

Anyone who does not have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.00 at the end of fall semester must reapply spring semester. A student may graduate by fulfilling requirements for a certificate or degree in any DCC catalog under which he/she has been enrolled as a full-time student during the five years prior to graduation. The catalog in effect at the time of matriculation will be used unless otherwise specified by the student.

A student who completes all of the degree requirements and has at least a 3.5 overall G.P.A. will graduate from DCC with Honors.

Curriculum Transfer Plans – Associate of Arts and Associate of Science

Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education Transfer Policy

The Montana University System is committed to facilitating the ease of undergraduate student transfer to its campuses, particularly in the area of general education. Therefore, all campuses of the Montana University System will recognize the integrity of general education programs and courses offered by units of the Montana University System, Montana’s three publicly supported community colleges, the seven tribal colleges, and regionally accredited independent colleges in the State of Montana.

The Block Transfer Procedure: An undergraduate student who has completed the lower division coursework in an approved general education program at one of the institutions noted above, and who transfers to another of those institutions, will be deemed to have met the lower division general education requirements of the campus to which the student transfers.

The Montana University System Core: If the student has completed less than 20 general education credits, that student will be required to complete the approved general education program at the campus to which he/she transfers. If the student has completed more than 20 general education credits, but does not satisfy the block transfer policy, that student may choose to complete either the MUS core or the approved general education program at the campus to which he/she transfers.

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees: A student who has completed an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree with an approved general education component package at another unit of the Montana University System, has satisfied the requirements of this policy.

In each situation the student may be required to take additional coursework at the upper division level that is part of an approved general education program at the new campus.

(Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education Policy and Procedures Manual. 301.10, Revised May 20, 2005).

Dawson Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; therefore, credits earned in college-level classes are generally transferable for equivalent courses.

Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) Transfer Degree Requirements

  • 34 credit hours of General Education Core courses.
  • 9 credits from AA or AS disciplines
  • 60 credit hours in courses numbered 100 or above
  • 2.00 GPA
  • 20 credit hours taught by DCC instructors
  • All AA/AS Transfer Degrees require the following:

    – CAPP131 Basic MS Office

    – CM110 Information Literacy

    – WRIT101 College Writing

AA/AS degrees are granted without a designated major. Students may follow the curriculum suggested in one of the areas of emphasis below.

If a student wishes to earn an additional Associate Degree he/she must take an additional 15 credits. Nine of these 15 must be taken from the AA/AS emphasis of the second degree.

Catalog

A student may graduate under the degree/certificate curriculum in any one DCC catalog under which s/he has been enrolled as a full-time student during the five (5) years prior to graduation. The catalog in effect at the time of matriculation will be used unless otherwise specified by the student (per the graduation application). Students who are not enrolled at DCC for twelve (12) continuous months must use the catalog in effect at the time they return to school.

Transfer Plans

The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science are transfer degrees that are awarded without designation of major, but do follow curriculum transfer plans. These degrees indicate that a student has completed a course of study that is essentially equivalent to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. Usually, the AA degree is the best choice for students majoring in humanities, liberal arts or the social sciences; the AS degree is usually the best option for students majoring in math, science, engineering or business.

Students who are seeking an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree must complete the general education core requirements and transfer credits to fulfill the 60 credits needed for the degree. Suggested courses for transfer plans are outlined on the pages following the general education core requirements.

Curriculum transfer plans are included for most major fields of study to facilitate the completion of course requirements toward transfer into higher education degree (BA/BS) programs:

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemical Dependency Counseling
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Geology/Environmental Science
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Sciences/Nursing
  • Music
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

The courses listed in this section of the catalog are suggested for their high potential to transfer. Students who are planning to transfer should obtain a catalog from the university they want to attend. They should then work with a DCC advisor to assure that the proper classes are being taken. Together, the student and advisor will select courses that will fit into the program at the transfer institution.

In all instances, students considering a specific transfer area should follow the steps listed below:

  • Determine as soon as possible the school to which one wishes to transfer and obtain a catalog from that school.
  • Study the entrance requirements for the school and find the specific course requirements for freshmen and sophomores in the major field of interest.
  • Upon being assigned a DCC faculty advisor, meet with him/her to determine the DCC and senior institution requirements.
  • Confer, either by letter or by personal interview, with an admissions officer or department chair of the university program for further information about curriculum and transfer regulations.
  • A semester before the transfer, check with the senior institution to confirm that all requirements have been satisfactorily met.
  • Check with the senior institution for specific directions regarding where to send the DCC transcript, how to apply for admission, and if there are any special requirements such as minimum GPA or special tests which could be a part of their entrance requirements.

Sub-100 classes are intended to help students achieve a level of knowledge and skill that will help insure successful performance in higher level courses. These courses cannot be used for graduation as Math or English requirements.

General Education Common Core Requirements

The mission of General Education Core courses is to ensure a broad based general education to all Dawson Community College students regardless of their area of study.

The goals of the General Education Core are to provide students with the opportunity to develop his/her creative and intellectual potential. Students who complete the requirements of the general education common core will have met minimum competencies in broad based general education with abilities to:

  • Think, speak, and write effectively, and evaluate the oral and written expression of others;
  • Exercise and expand one’s own intellectual curiosity;
  • Think across areas of specialization and integrate ideas from a variety of academic disciplines and applied fields;
  • Develop a critical appreciation of the ways in which we gain and apply knowledge and understanding of the universe, of society, and of ourselves;
  • Understand the experimental methods of the sciences as well as the creative approaches of the arts;
  • Develop an appreciation of other cultures as well as an understanding of global issues.

In determining the core requirements cited below, the Dawson Community College General Education Assessment Committee reviewed the Montana University System General Education Core criteria as guidelines to determine the common core for our transfer students. Please note in some cases an individual course may transfer to one school, but not another.

Both the AA and AS degrees utilize a common core, this means that the general education requirements are the same for both degrees. No course may be used to satisfy the requirement for more than one core. Courses taken in addition to the common core will determine whether the degree will be an AA or an AS.

A concentration of nine credits beyond the General Education Core requirements (from the following disciplines) will designate an AA degree:

  • Art
  • Chemical Dependency Counseling
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Geography
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Human Services
  • Music
  • Native American Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Theater Arts

A concentration of nine credits beyond the General Education Core requirements (from the following disciplines) will designate an AS degree:

  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Health
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Science

Core I – Communications – 6 credit hours

The Communications core supports the student achievement of junior level transfer to a university. It also provides a vital component of the occupational skills curriculum and promotes life-long learning opportunities. Students are provided with knowledge and skills that will aid in the accomplishment of life goals. The student will be able to accomplish four or more of the following:

  • Communicate in standard American English;
  • Write extended essays and speeches which effectively develop and support theses, narratives, events, and/or express feelings, insights, and personal values;
  • Incorporate and cite research materials into informative and analytical communication;
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences;
  • Demonstrate effective listening skills by critiquing the communication of others.

Core I Graduation Requirements (AA/AS Degrees)

  • Three credits in WRIT101 College Writing I
  • Select three credits from the following:
  1. CM101 Public Speaking
  2. WRIT201 College Writing II
  3. WRIT202 College Writing III

Core II – Fine Arts and Humanities – 6 credit hours

The Fine Arts and Humanities core is designed to facilitate and prepare transfer students to achieve junior level status at a senior institution. The curriculum explores those components of the liberal arts education related to literature, visual arts, music, theater, humanities, ethics, and philosophy. Parallel courses in theory and performance provide a complete experience within these vital components of higher education. These courses, also, supplement occupational programs, provide and promote lifelong learning, and achieve basic knowledge of the creative endeavors of humanity.

The student will be able to accomplish two or more of the following:

Category I:

  • Demonstrate the technical and expressive skill, methods, practice, and production of a fine art form.
  • Demonstrate an aspiration and appreciation for the beneficial application of traditional and experimental inquiry, focused practice, and the conceptual precepts of the creative process in developing a fine art work.

Category II:

  • Articulate an understanding of the basic elements, principles, and practices of a fine art during the historic eras of its development and its relationship to other academic disciplines and applied fields.
  • Compare and contrast world cultures, their global influence, social beliefs, and their practices and production of works of art.
  • Explain the important insights works of art have contributed to the expression and understanding of human capabilities, dilemmas, and aspirations.
  • Discuss great works of art which have decisively influenced or been influenced by the course of history.
  • Describe and critically assess prominent theories on the nature of reality, and the qualities and requirements of a meaningful life.

Category I and II:

  • Make informed observations and evaluations concerning the aesthetic, entertainment, intellectual, and social value of a work of art.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the creative process.
  • Demonstrate empathy for the personal in the universal, as revealed in the fine arts and humanities. Formulate and articulate a tentative personal philosophy of life, after reflecting on important personal experiences, and the way family and culture have shaped one’s beliefs in light of the models and theories of human behavior one has encountered in their studies.

Select three credits from each Category.

Category I: Production/Performance

  • AR101 Foundations of Art
  • AR161 Introduction to Drawing I
  • AR162 Introduction to Drawing II
  • AR271 Introduction to Oil/Acrylic Painting I
  • AR272 Introduction to Oil/Acrylic Painting II
  • AR273 Introduction to Watercolor I
  • AR274 Introduction to Watercolor II
  • EN226 Creative Writing
  • MUSI103 Fundamentals of Musical Creation
  • MUSI262 Chamber Ensembles II: Dawson
  • MUSI147 Choral Ensemble: Dawson
  • MUSI114 Band: Dawson
  • MUSI214 Band: Dawson
  • MUSI115 Drumline I
  • MUSI215 Drumline II
  • MUSI112 Choir: Dawson
  • MUSI212 Choir II: Dawson
  • MUSI160 Beginning Guitar
  • MUSI195 Applied Music I
  • MUSI295 Applied Music II
  • MUSI135 Keyboard Skills I
  • MUSI136 Keyboard Skills II
  • MUSI235 Keyboard Skills III
  • MUSI236 Keyboard Skills IV
  • MUSI150 Beginning Voice
  • MUSI151 Beginning Voice II
  • MUSI250 Beginning Voice III
  • MUSI252 Beginning Voice IV
  • ΤHTR108 Theatre Experience

Category II: Appreciation/Theory

  • AR101 Foundations of Art
  • AR150 Art Appreciation
  • AR213 Art History I
  • AR214 Art History II
  • HU201 Humanities I
  • HU202 Humanities II
  • HU250 Humanities in Eastern World
  • LIT110 Introduction to Literature
  • LIT285 Mythologies
  • LIT210 American Literature I
  • LIT211 American Literature II
  • LIT223 British Literature I
  • LIT224 British Literature II
  • MUSI101 Enjoyment of Music
  • MUSI103 Fundamentals of Musical Creation
  • MUSI203 American Popular Music
  • PL111 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PL112 Ethics
  • THTR101 Introduction to Theatre

Core III – Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 credit hours

Students will study people and institutions, and the forces and movements that which affect them. This knowledge will help us understand the history so we can anticipate the future with more clarity. The perspectives and methods of the social sciences provide a basic foundation for understanding, evaluating, and decision-making related to the human phenomena and experience. These courses support transfer to senior institutions and supplement the occupational program curricula and lifelong learning.

The student will demonstrate mastery in the following areas:

  • Describe the major focuses/purposes of the social sciences (psychology, sociology, history, geography, and economics);
  • Names at least two major social institutions and describe their impacts on the daily existence of individual;
  • Gather information, analyze data, and draw conclusions in selected areas of the social sciences;
  • Synthesize ideas and information explaining historical events, their causes and some of their consequences;
  • Analyze human ideas and behaviors behind selected social institutions for historical and cultural meaning; and,
  • Apply the concepts used to describe relationships between humans, organizations, and the environment.

Select courses from the following (two different disciplines must be represented):

  • AN101 Introduction to Anthropology
  • CJ103 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ205 Introduction to Corrections
  • ECNS201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECNS202 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • GPHY141 Geography of World Regions
  • HSTA101 American History I
  • HSTA102 American History II
  • HSTR101 Western Civilization I
  • HSTR102 Western Civilization II
  • NA101 Intro Native Am Studies
  • PSCI210 Intro American Government
  • PSCI260 Intro State/Local Government
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology
  • PSYX230 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYX272 Educational Psychology
  • SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI201 Social Problems

Core IV – Natural Sciences – 7 credit hours

The natural science core provides the student with the fundamental concepts of physical and biological sciences. These will be broad-based courses that introduce a student to the field of science. Students must take at least one designated laboratory course selected from physics, chemistry, geography, geology, or biology to provide direct experience with scientific inquiry.

The goals of the natural science core curriculum are to enable the student to accomplish two or more of the following:

  • Define the fundamental concepts of modern science through courses in the natural sciences;
  • Continue education in scientifically oriented fields at senior institutions;
  • Identify and solve problems using methods of the discipline;
  • Gather empirical data through scientific experimentation and analyze this data to make predictions about the natural world;
  • Demonstrate how the scientific method is used to develop scientific knowledge.

Select courses from the list below:

Courses with labs:

  • BIOB160 Principles of Living Systems
  • BIOB161 Principles of Living Systems Laboratory
  • BIOB170 Principles of Biological Diversity
  • BIOB171 Principles of Biological Diversity Laboratory
  • BIOB101 Discover Biology
  • BIOB102 Discover Biology Laboratory
  • BIOO105 Introduction to Botany
  • BIOO106 Introduction to Botany Lab
  • BI201 Human Anatomy/Physiology I
  • BI211 Human Anatomy/Physiology I Lab
  • BI202 Human Anatomy/Physiology II
  • BI212 Human Anatomy/Physiology II Lab
  • BIOM250 Microbiology for Health Sciences
  • BIOM251 Microbiology for Health Sciences Lab
  • CHMY121 Intro General Chemistry
  • CHMY122 Intro General Chemistry Lab
  • CHMY123 Intro Organic/Biochemistry
  • CHMY124 Intro Organic/Biochemistry Lab
  • CHMY141 College Chemistry I
  • CHMY142 College Chemistry Lab I
  • CHMY143 College Chemistry II
  • CHMY144 College Chemistry Lab II
  • GEO101 Intro Physical Geology
  • GEO102 Intro Physical Geology Lab
  • GPHY111 Intro Physical Geography
  • GPHY112 Intro Physical Geography Lab
  • PH227 Gen Engineering Physics I
  • PH237 Gen Eng Physics I Lab
  • PH228 Gen Engineering Physics II
  • PH238 Gen Eng Physics II Lab

Courses without labs:

  • SC105 Our Physical World
  • SC209 Intro Environmental Science

Core V – Mathematics and Computer Applications – 6 credit hours (3M/3CAPP)

Comprehension of elementary quantitative concepts, development of quantitative reasoning skills, and the ability to reasonably ascertain the implications of quantitative information are the goals of the mathematics courses. This will include classes that prepare the student for transfer to a senior institution, as well as introductory classes to prepare students for college level classes and/or a certificate program. As a minimum, each course approved in this discipline area includes Intermediate Algebra (M095) as a prerequisite.

The computer applications core requirement supports the needs of all students to be computer literate in our technological world. The curriculum supports the requirements of transfer students, occupational students and the community for lifelong learning. Information retrieval, communications, and e-commerce require that the mission of the college support the basic need for knowledge and skills in computer applications.

Sub-100 classes are intended to help students achieve a level of knowledge and skill that will help insure successful performance in higher level courses. These courses cannot be used for graduation as Math or English requirements.

Upon completion of Core V, students will be able to:

  • Apply acquired skills to other courses;
  • Reason analytically and quantitatively;
  • Think critically and independently about mathematical situations;
  • Understand the quantitative aspects of current events;
  • Make informed decisions that involve interpreting quantitative information;
  • Create, edit, format, save, and print documents in common software applications;
  • Use Internet tools to research and communicate electronically.

Select courses from the list below:

  • M121 College Algebra
  • M130 Math Elementary Teachers I
  • M131 Math Elementary Teachers II
  • M145 Math for the Liberal Arts
  • M151 Precalculus
  • M171 Calculus I
  • M172 Calculus II
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics

Computer Course

  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office

Core VI – Multicultural/Global Perspective – 3 credit hours

Graduates of Dawson Community College face an ever changing and increasingly complex world. An understanding of and sensitivity to other cultural perspectives prepares them to function in the global community. Multicultural courses focus on cultures that differ substantially from the dominant U.S. culture and/or western European influences. The values and belief systems of these cultures are explored and interaction among cultures is examined. Multicultural global perspective courses address ethical, economic, religious, and political relationships among interacting cultures.

  • Describe various belief systems as to their significance in shaping culture’s values and norms.
  • Discuss ethnocentrism and how it impacts cross-cultural communication.
  • Describe the significance of the core areas of ancient civilizations; to include China, India, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Americas.
  • Analyze the structural relationship in multicultural societies with regard to power and influence.

Select courses from the list below:

  • AN101 Introduction to Anthropology
  • AR150 Art Appreciation
  • EDU231 Literature and Literacy for Children
  • GPHY141 Geography of World Regions
  • HSTA250 Plains Indian History
  • HSTR286 World Religions and Society
  • HU250 Humanities in Eastern World
  • LIT285 Mythologies
  • MUSI101 Enjoyment of Music
  • MUSI103 Fundamentals of Musical Creation
  • MUSI203 American Popular Music
  • NA101 Intro to Native Am Studies
  • SOCI236 Intro Race/Ethnic Relations
  • SPNS101 Elementary Spanish I
  • SPNS102 Elementary Spanish II
  • THTR101 Introduction to Theatre

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Curriculum Plans AA/AS

Accounting

Accounting remains an essential priority for all types of organizations since it provides the information required for informed financial decisions and planning. Students who are interested in an accounting degree should complete the following courses in order to be prepared to transfer into an accounting program at a senior institution. The suggested courses will help students improve their skills for processing information, analytical thinking, interpersonal relations and communications. Career possibilities could include accountant, financial analyst or planner, stock analyst or broker, bank officer or auditor.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • ACTG201 Principles of Financial Accounting I 3cr
  • ACTG272 Principles of Financial Accounting II 3cr
  • BU161 Introduction to Business 3cr
  • BU216 Business Law I 3cr
  • CAPP136 Basic MS Excel 3cr
  • ECNS201 Principles of Microeconomics 3cr
  • ECNS202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3cr
  • M121 College Algebra (or) 4cr
  • M145 Math for the Liberal Arts 3cr
  • M171 Calculus I 5cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology 3cr
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics 3cr
  • WRIT122 Intro to Business Writing 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Agriculture

Students who are interested in an agriculture transfer program should complete the following courses in order to be prepared to transfer into an agriculture-related program at a baccalaureate institution. Such programs may focus on animal science, crop and soil science, agricultural mechanics, agricultural economics, or agribusiness management.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • ACTG201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3cr
  • AG104 Range and Range Plants 3cr
  • AG114 Range and Range Plants Lab 1cr
  • AG110 Animal Science 3cr
  • BIOO110 Plant Science 3cr
  • AG220 Feeds and Feeding 4cr
  • AG230 Agriculture Marketing 3cr
  • AG232 Technology in Agriculture 3cr
  • BIOB160 Principles of Living Systems 3cr
  • BIOB161 Principles of Living Systems Lab 1cr
  • CHMY121 Intro to General Chemistry 3ce
  • CHMY122 Intro to General Chemistry Lab 1ce
  • M121 College Algebra 4cr
  • M145 Math for the Liberal Arts 3cr
  • SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Art

The art curriculum at DCC prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate level institutions which offer terminal degrees in art and other areas of study. Those pursuing degrees in graphic design, fine arts, art education, and general education are encouraged to select, in consultation with their advisors, from the courses listed below. Students who wish to pursue art for personal enrichment are encouraged to participate in our program offerings. Art professionals are employed in a variety of occupational fields including, but not limited to the following: advertising, gallery and museum specialities, publishing, medical illustrators, set designers, interior design specialists, landscape designers, art therapists, art educators, and as fine artists.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • AR101 Foundations of Art 3cr
  • AR150 Art Appreciation 3cr
  • AR161 Introduction to Drawing I 3cr
  • AR162 Introduction to Drawing II 3cr
  • AR170 Graphic Design I 3cr
  • AR171 Graphic Design II 3cr
  • AR213 Art History I 3cr
  • AR214 Art History II 3cr
  • AR271 Introduction to Oil/Acrylic Painting I 3cr
  • AR272 Introduction to Oil/Acrylic Painting II 3cr
  • AR273 Introduction to Watercolor I 3cr
  • AR274 Introduction to Watercolor II 3cr
  • HSTR101 Western Civilization I 3cr
  • HSTR102 Western Civilization II 3cr
  • HU201 Humanities I 3cr
  • HU202 Humanities II 3cr
  • LIT110 Intro to Lit 3cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI101 Intro to Sociology 3cr
  • SPNS101 Elementary Spanish I 4cr
  • SPNS102 Elementary Spanish II 4cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Biology

Completion of the following courses will prepare the student for transfer into a biology program at a baccalaureate institution. The biology career options that are available include, but are not limited to, the following: Biology, Biology Teaching, Biomedical Science, Fish and Wildlife Management, Ecology, and Environmental Science. If the student intends to complete a bachelor’s degree in biology education (for high school teaching) he/she would be advised to take secondary education courses as well (see Education, Secondary in this section). Students planning on entering a program in pre-medicine, pre-optometry, or pre-dental could also benefit from the curriculum.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • BIOB160 Principles of Living Systems 3cr
  • BIOB161 Principles of Living Systems Lab 1cr
  • BIOB170 Principles of Biological Diversity 3cr
  • BIOB171 Principles of Biological Diversity Lab 1cr
  • BIOO105 Introduction to Botany 3cr
  • BIOO106 Introduction to Botany Lab 1cr
  • BIOM250 Microbiology for Health Sciences 3cr
  • BIOM251 Microbiology for Health Sciences Lab 1cr
  • CHMY141 College Chemistry I 4cr
  • CHMY142 College Chemistry I Lab 1cr
  • CHMY143 College Chemistry II 4cr
  • CHMY144 College Chemistry II Lab 1cr
  • CM101 Public Speaking 3cr
  • M121 College Algebra 4cr
  • M151 Precalculus 4cr
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics 3cr
  • WRIT201 College Writing II 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Business Administration

The Business Administration transfer curriculum will provide students with the educational background to be successful in a business program at a senior institution. Courses in Business Administration are designed to meet the requirements of students who plan to enter their junior (third) year of college upon completion. The program emphasizes both general education core and elective coursework.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • ACTG201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3cr
  • ACTG202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3cr
  • ACTG205 Computerized Accounting 3cr
  • ACTG272 Principles of Financial Accounting II 3cr
  • BU161 Introduction to Business 3cr
  • BU216 Business Law I 3cr
  • BU220 Human Relations in Workplace 3cr
  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3cr
  • CAPP136 Basic MS Excel 3cr
  • ECNS201 Principles of Microeconomics 3cr
  • ECNS202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3cr
  • M121 College Algebra 4cr
  • M171 Calculus I 5cr
  • M172 Calculus II 5cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI103 Intro to Sociology 3cr
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics 3cr
  • WRIT122 Intro to Business Writing 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Chemical Dependency Counseling

Montana has continuing need of entry-level Chemical Dependency Counselors who can become Licensed Addiction Counselors. Graduates from the program apply for internships and work for at least 2000 hours. The next step is to take the State Licensing Board written exam. A passing grade on the test qualifies the student for licensure as an LAC.

Completion of this curriculum indicates that the graduate has acquired the necessary skills for entry-level employment as an interning CD counselor.

Students who earn the designated Associate of Arts Degree in Chemical Dependency may also desire to transfer to a university to gain a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Dependency studies and then pursue licensure.

Upon completion:

  • Goal I: Students will understand through application, the Clinical Assessment of addictions.
  • Students will administer, score, and interpret the results of screening and assessment instruments.
  • On the basis of screening and assessments, students will arrive at a clinical diagnosis.
  • Students will understand the importance of diagnosis and its role in the treatment process.
  • Goal II: Students will understand the basic principles of individual and group (including family) counseling for addictions.
  • Students will develop counseling plans that guide individual and group counseling for addictions.
  • Students will display their understanding of the relationship among client problems, how they define client needs and goals, how to develop objectives to achieve the goal and how to measure those objectives.
  • Students will apply the principles of anxiety management to manage personal, individual and group anxiety to facilitate counseling.
  • Goal II: Students will explain at least two perspectives/theories explaining the origins of addictions.
  • Students will identify and discuss five basic concepts underlying the disease model of addictions.
  • Students will explain non-disease concepts as developed by Stanton Peele and Dr. Gabor Mate to explain the origins of addictions.
  • Goal IV: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacology of drugs.
  • Students will identify and explain the nature and effects of stimulants.
  • Students will identify and explain the nature and effects of depressant drugs.
  • Students will identify and describe the nature and effects of the “All-Arounders” – hallucinogens and other drugs.
  • Students will be able to identify and explain the functions of the Reward Pleasure centers of the brain.
  • Goal V: Students will display appropriate protocol for constructing treatment plans.
  • Students will construct appropriate statements for goals, objectives, and measures that are based on identified client problems.
  • Students will create a complete treatment plan for the fictional client developed in class.
  • Students will apply the ASAM criteria to assign a level of care based on dimensional assessment.
  • Goal VI: Students will apply the accepted methodology for documenting their work.
  • Students will master all the “Do’s and Don’ts” of documentation as provided in a handout.
  • Goal VII: Students will understand and recognize ethical principles of CD Counseling.
  • Students will learn the Code of Ethics for CD Counselors.
  • Students will know how to respond to ethical violations.
  • Goal VIII: Students will apply principles of culturally effective counseling to ethnic minorities.
  • Students will be able to discuss the effects of dominant culture values on Native Americans and their history.
  • Students will be able to discuss essential spiritual concepts of Native Americans.
  • Goal IX: Students will be able to apply basic principles of Psychology and Sociology.
  • Students will be able to discuss the determinants of individual behavior and understand the root causes of addictions.
  • Students will be able to discuss the influence of groups on individual behavior.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Mandatory Courses for the AA in Chemical Dependency

  • CD210 Individual Counseling and Helping Skills 3cr
  • CD225 Group Dynamics and Counseling 3cr
  • CD231 Drugs, Pharmacology, Society, Human Behavior 3cr
  • CD232 Seminar I: Patient Assessment, Placement and Planning, and Documentation 3cr
  • CD233 Seminar II: Chemical Dependence and Addiction Theory 3cr
  • CD234 Psychopathology 3cr
  • CD235 Family Group Counseling 3cr
  • CD236 Seminar III: Motivational Interviewing, Culturally Effective Substance Abuse Counseling and Ethics for Chemical Dependency Counselors 3cr
  • PSYX100 Introduction to Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology 3cr

    Note: many of the courses are offered alternate years.

Students must also meet the other requirements for obtaining the Associate of Arts degree.

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • BIOB160 Principles of Living Systems 3cr
  • BIOB161 Principles of Living Systems Lab 1cr
  • CD210 Individual Counseling/Helping Skills 3cr
  • CD231 Drugs, Pharmacology, Society, Human Behavior 3cr
  • CD232 Seminar I 3cr
  • CD233 Seminar II 3cr
  • CD200 Motivational Interviewing 3cr
  • M095 Intermediate Algebra 3cr
  • PSCI260 Intro to State and Local Government 3cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3cr
  • PSYX211 Personality and Adjustment 3cr
  • PSYX230 Developmental Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI103 Introduction to Sociology 3cr
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics 3cr
  • Electives Core II, IV, VI 7cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Chemistry

A student planning to complete a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at a senior institution would be advised to take the following courses. If the student intends to complete a bachelor’s degree in chemistry education (for high school teaching) he/she would be advised to take secondary education courses as well (see Education, Secondary in this section).

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • CHMY141 College Chemistry I 4cr
  • CHMY142 College Chemistry Laboratory I 1cr
  • CHMY143 College Chemistry II 4cr
  • CHMY144 College Chemistry Laboratory II 1cr
  • M151 Precalculus 4cr
  • M171 Calculus I 5cr
  • M172 Calculus II 5cr
  • PH227 General Engineering Physics I 3cr
  • PH237 General Engineering Physics I Lab 1cr
  • PH228 General Engineering Physics II 3cr
  • PH238 General Engineering Physics II Lab 1cr
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Communications

A communications curriculum provides an interested student with a sound base in a variety of perspectives including speaking, writing, business, and the humanities.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • BU255 Human Resource Management 3
  • CM159 Interpersonal Communications 3
  • EN226 Creative Writing 3
  • HU201 Humanities I (or) 3
  • HU202 Humanities II 3
  • LIT110 Intro to Lit 3
  • LIT285 Mythologies 3
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3
  • SIGN120 Simple Sign Language I 3
  • SOCI101 Intro to Sociology 3
  • SOCI241 Intro to Social Psychology 3
  • WRIT122 Intro to Business Writing 3
  • WRIT201 College Writing II 3
  • WRIT202 College Writing III 3
  • Core II and Core III courses

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Criminal Justice

Students who complete a criminal justice curriculum are prepared for work in law enforcement, probation and corrections, and in other positions in the field of criminal justice. There will always be need for law enforcement and criminal justice professionals. A criminal justice degree is also excellent preparation for further study in criminal justice, sociology, law, or in other human services disciplines.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • CJ103 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3cr
  • CJ201 Criminal Law 3cr
  • CJ203 Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3cr
  • CJ205 Introduction to Corrections 3cr
  • CJ208 Criminal Justice Ethics and Leadership 3cr
  • PSCI210 Intro to American Government 3cr
  • PSCI260 Intro to State and Local Government 3cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI101 Intro to Sociology 3cr
  • SOCI201 Social Problems 3cr
  • SOCI206 Deviant Behavior 3cr
  • SOCI211 Intro to Criminology 3cr
  • SOCI236 Intro to Race and Ethnic Relations 3cr
  • SOCI260 Intro to Juvenile Delinquency 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Education – Elementary Education

Elementary education prepares students to teach in elementary schools. Related areas are kindergarten, special education, and middle school endorsement. Please work with your academic advisor and the catalog of the transfer institution to determine specific courses that should be taken.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • EDU200 Introduction to Education 2cr
  • ED102 Intro Early Childhood Education 3cr
  • EDU202 Early Field Experience 1cr
  • EDU270 Instructional Technology 3cr
  • EDU231 Literature and Literacy for Children 3cr
  • ED215 Survey of Exceptionalities 3cr
  • PSYX272 Educational Psychology 3cr
  • HL231 Drugs, Pharmacology, Society, Human Behavior 3cr
  • M121 College Algebra (or) 4cr
  • M130 Math for Elementary Teachers I 4cr
  • M131 Math for Elementary Teachers II 4cr
  • M145 Math for the Liberal Arts 3cr
  • SIGN120 Simple Sign Language I 3cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr
  • WRIT201 College Writing II 3cr

Fine Arts and Humanities

Choose courses in Art, English Literature, Humanities, and Music.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Choose courses in Anthropology, History, Native American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

Natural Sciences

Choose a physical science and a biological science.

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Education – Secondary Education

The secondary education curriculum prepares students to work in high school settings. A middle school endorsement may be earned with additional and appropriate coursework. Please work with your academic advisor and the catalog of the transfer institution to determine specific courses that should be taken.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • AR101 Foundations of Art 3cr
  • AR150 Art Appreciation 3cr
  • BIOB160 Principles of Living Systems 3cr
  • BIOB161 Principles of Living Systems Lab 1cr
  • BIOB170 Principles of Biological Diversity 3cr
  • BIOB171 Principles of Biological Diversity Lab 1cr
  • EDU200 Introduction to Education 2cr
  • EDU202 Early Field Experience 1cr
  • EDU270 Instructional Technology 3cr
  • ED215 Survey of Exceptionalities 3cr
  • PSYX272 Educational Psychology 3cr
  • HSTA101 American History I 3cr
  • HSTA102 American History II 3cr
  • HL231 Drugs, Pharmacology, Society, Human Behavior 3cr
  • LIT110 Intro to Lit 3cr
  • MUSI101 Enjoyment of Music 3cr
  • MUSI103 Fundamentals of Musical Creation 3cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3cr
  • PSYX230 Developmental Psychology 3cr
  • SC105 Our Physical World 4cr
  • SIGN120 Simple Sign Language I 3cr
  • WRIT201 College Writing II 3cr

In addition, courses should be taken that would fulfill areas of concentration, i.e. English, history, science, math, physical education, business, etc.

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Education – Para-educator Emphasis

Para-educators (teacher aides/paraprofessionals) assist classroom teachers to educate children with special needs in PK-12 schools. Please work with your academic advisor and the catalog of the transfer institution to determine specific courses that should be taken.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(see advisor for suggested General Education Core Requirements)

  • CC103 Observation and Assessment 1cr
  • CC112 Child Growth and Development 3cr
  • CC113 Child Growth and Development Practicum 1cr
  • ED200 Introduction to Education 2cr
  • ED102 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 2cr
  • EDU202 Early Field Experience 1cr
  • EDU270 Instructional Technology 3cr
  • EDU231 Literature and Literacy for Children 3cr
  • ED215 Survey of Exceptionalities 3cr
  • PSYX272 Educational Psychology 3cr
  • HL231 Drugs, Pharmacology, Society, Human Behavior 3cr
  • PA101 Orientation to Special Education 2cr
  • PA102 Instructional Teamwork 1cr
  • PA103 Interpersonal Skills (or) 2cr
  • CM159 Interpersonal Communications 3cr
  • PA104 Personal Growth and Development 1cr
  • PA105 Student Supervision 2cr
  • PA106 Instructional Strategies 2cr
  • PA107 Behavior Management 2cr
  • PA108 Instructional Technology 2cr
  • PA109 Life Skills 2cr
  • PA110 Significant Comm Support Needs 2cr
  • PA111 Significant Supports Challenging Behavior 2cr
  • PA112 Significant Health Support Needs 2cr
  • PA114 Practicum Experience 2cr
  • SIGN120 Simple Sign Language I 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Engineering

The courses in this area of emphasis will help prepare a student to transfer to a university that trains engineers. University programs of this nature require high concentrations of math and science courses. Check carefully with the university to assure maximum transferability. DCC has an articulation agreement in Engineering with Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • ET220 Introduction to Computer A 3cr
  • CHMY141 College Chemistry I 4cr
  • CHMY142 College Chemistry Lab I 1cr
  • CHMY143 College Chemistry II 4cr
  • CHMY144 College Chemistry Lab II 1cr
  • CM101 Public Speaking 3cr
  • ECNS201 Principles of Microeconomics (or) 3cr
  • ECNS202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3cr
  • EG231 Statics 3cr
  • EG232 Dynamics 3cr
  • M171 Calculus I 5cr
  • M172 Calculus II 5cr
  • M273 Multivariable Calculus 5cr
  • PH227 General Engineering Physics I 3cr
  • PH237 General Engineering Physics I Lab 1cr
  • PH228 General Engineering Physics II 3cr
  • PH238 General Engineering Physics II Lab 1cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

English

The curriculum provides students with a basic foundation in academic and practical writing with the options of exploring creative writing and the critical analysis of literature. Students with an English degree often pursue careers in law, professional writing, teaching, public relations, editing for the publishing industry, creating handbooks for the business world and writing news reports.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr
  • EDU231 Literature and Literacy for Children 3cr
  • EN226 Creative Writing 3cr
  • HU201 Humanities I (or) 3cr
  • HU202 Humanities II 3cr
  • LIT110 Intro to Lit 3cr
  • LIT210 American Lit I 3cr
  • LIT211 American Lit II 3cr
  • LIT223 British Lit I 3cr
  • LIT224 British Lit II 3cr
  • LIT285 Mythologies 3cr
  • SPNS100 Conversational Spanish 2cr
  • SPNS101 Elementary Spanish I 4cr
  • WRIT202 College Writing III 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Fish and Wildlife Management

Students with a bachelor’s degree in Fish/Wildlife Management are qualified for entry-level positions in natural resource management fields. Students should be advised that most professional level jobs in this field require a master’s degree in Biology, Ecology, or related field. A student intending on completing a degree in Fish/Wildlife Management at a transfer institution would be advised to take the following courses.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • BIOB160 Principles of Living Systems 3cr
  • BIOB161 Principles of Living Systems Lab 1cr
  • BIOB170 Principles of Biological Diversity 3cr
  • BIOB171 Principles of Biological Diversity Lab 1cr
  • BIOO105 Introduction to Botany 3cr
  • BIOO106 Introduction to Botany Lab 1
  • CHMY121 Intro to General Chemistry 3
  • CHMY122 Intro to General Chemistry Lab 1
  • CHMY123 Intro to Organic and Biochemistry 3
  • CHMY124 Intro to Organic and Biochemistry Lab 1

    (must take full year: CHMY121 and CHMY123 Labs CHMY122 and CHMY124)

  • CM101 Public Speaking 3
  • ECNS201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  • M171 Calculus I 5
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics 3
  • WRIT201 College Writing II 3

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Geology/Environmental Science

The courses in this area will help prepare a student to transfer to a university to complete a bachelor’s degree in geology, earth science, or environmental science. If the student intends to complete a bachelor’s degree in education, he/she would be advised to take secondary education courses as well (see Education, Secondary in this section).

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • CHMY141 College Chemistry I 4cr
  • CHMY142 College Chemistry Lab I 1cr
  • CHMY143 College Chemistry II 4cr
  • CHMY144 College Chemistry Lab II 1cr
  • GEO101 Intro to Physical Geology 3cr
  • GEO102 Intro to Physical Geology Lab 1cr
  • GEO211 Earth History and Evolution 3cr
  • GEO212 Earth History and Evolution Lab 1
  • GPHY111 Intro to Physical Geography 3
  • GPHY112 Intro to Physical Geography Lab 1cr
  • M151 Precalculus 4cr
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics 3cr

Environmental Science majors should also take

  • BIOB160 Principles of Living Systems 3cr
  • BIOB161 Principles of Living Systems Lab 1cr
  • SC209 Introduction to Environmental Science 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

History

History majors usually pursue careers in education, public service, writing, or law. The following curriculum will help students prepare for the pursuit of a baccalaureate degree in History. Students should consult with their advisers before choosing courses in order to verify their transferability and applicability to the institution and program into which they expect to transfer.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • AN101 Introduction to Anthropology 3cr
  • ECNS201 Principles of Microeconomics 3cr
  • ECNS202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3cr
  • GPHY141 Geography of World Regions 3cr
  • HSTA101 American History I 3cr
  • HSTA102 American History II 3cr
  • HSTA111 American Civil Rights Movement 1cr
  • HSTA250 Plains Indian History 3cr
  • HSTA255 Montana History 3cr
  • HSTR101 Western Civilization I 3cr
  • HSTR102 Western Civilization II 3cr
  • HU201 Humanities I 3cr
  • HU202 Humanities II 3cr
  • NA101 Introduction Native American Studies 3cr
  • PSCI201 Intro to American Government 3cr
  • PSCI260 Intro to State and Local Government 3cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI101 Intro to Sociology 3cr
  • SPNS101 Elementary Spanish I 4cr
  • SPNS102 Elementary Spanish II 4cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Human Services/Social Work

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis on Human Services/Social Work prepares students for transfer to a university for a major in Human Services, Social Work and Chemical Dependency studies. Students will be prepared to enter the academic rigors of upper level division course work or an entry level Human Services position. Social work positions require the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and increasingly this is becoming the standard for Human Services positions.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in the AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • BIOB160 Principles of Living Systems 3cr
  • BIOB161 Principles of Living Systems Lab 1cr
  • CD200 Motivational Interviewing 3cr
  • CD210 Individual Counseling and Helping Skills 3cr
  • CD225 Group Dynamics in Counseling 3cr
  • CD231 Drugs, Pharmacology, Society, Human Behavior 3cr
  • HS101 Introduction Social/Human Services 3cr
  • M095 Intermediate Algebra 3cr
  • PSCI260 Intro to State and Local Government 3cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3cr
  • PSYX211 Personality and Adjustment 3cr
  • PSYX230 Developmental Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI101 Intro to Sociology 3cr
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics 3cr
  • Electives Core II, Core VI and others 10cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Mathematics

The Associate of Science degree with emphasis in mathematics prepares students to transfer to a university for a major in mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics, or mathematics education. Statistics trains students in analysis of data. Employment is often found in insurance companies, research, and government. Applied mathematics emphasizes applications and computer programming and prepares students to find employment in business, industry and government. Mathematics education prepares students to teach at the secondary level.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • M171 Calculus I 5cr
  • M172 Calculus II 5cr
  • M273 Multivariable Calculus 5cr
  • PH227 General Engineering Physics I 3cr
  • PH237 General Engineering Physics I Lab 1cr
  • PH228 General Engineering Physics II 3cr
  • PH238 General Engineering Physics II Lab 1cr
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics 3cr

    (depending on Math background, M90, M95, MA121, M151 may be required)

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Medical Sciences/Nursing

Completion of the following courses will prepare the student for transfer into a medical science program. This program could be at a four-year school or a technical school that provides training in a specific medical field. Career options include, but are not limited to, the following: Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, X-Ray Technology, Dental Hygiene, Laboratory Assistant, and Physical Therapy. DCC has an articulation agreement in Nursing with Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • BI201 Human Anatomy/Physiology I 3cr
  • BI211 Human Anatomy/Physiology I Lab 1cr
  • BI202 Human Anatomy/Physiology II 3cr
  • BI212 Human Anatomy/Physiology II Lab 1cr
  • BIOM250 Microbiology for Health Sciences 3cr
  • BIOM251 Microbiology for Health Sciences Lab 1cr
  • CHMY121 Intro to General Chemistry 3cr
  • CHMY122 Intro to General Chemistry Lab 1cr
  • CHMY123 Intro to Organic and Biochemistry 3cr
  • CHMY124 Intro to Organic and Biochemistry Lab 1cr
  • M121 College Algebra 4cr
  • PL112 Ethics 3cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3cr
  • PSYX230 Developmental Psychology 3cr
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics 3cr
  • WRIT201 Composition II 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Music

Completion of the following courses will prepare the student for transfer to a baccalaureate level music program in education, performance, music business, therapy, technology, studio option, or elementary education with a music option. Career options include, but are not limited to the following: Music Director, Music Teacher, Music Therapist, Musicologist, Music Ethnomusicologist, Composer, Arranger, Performer, Song Writer, Music Store Owner, Private Music Instructor, Recording Industry, Broadcasting, and Instrument Repair.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • EDU200 Introduction to Education 2cr
  • EDU202 Early Field Experience 1cr
  • MUSI101 Enjoyment of Music 3cr
  • MUSI103 Fundamentals of Musical Creation 3cr
  • MUSI140 Aural Perception I 2cr
  • MUSI141 Aural Perception II 2cr
  • MUSI105 Music Theory I 3cr
  • MUSI106 Music Theory II 3cr
  • MUSI114 Band: Dawson 1cr
  • MUSI214 Band: Dawson 1cr
  • MUSI115 Drumline I 1cr
  • MUSI215 Drumline II 1cr
  • MUSI240 Aural Perception III 2cr
  • MUSI241 Aural Perception IV 2cr
  • MUSI205 Music Theory III 3cr
  • MUSI206 Music Theory IV 3cr
  • MUSI112 Choir :Dawson 1cr
  • MUSI212 Choir II: Dawson 1cr
  • MUSI195 Applied Music I 1cr
  • MUSI295 Applied Music II 1cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3cr
  • PSYX272 Educational Psychology 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Occupational Safety and Health

A graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health may work for a wide variety of employers in both private industry and government, wherever workplace safety is a concern. Employment opportunities exist in mining, manufacturing, petroleum extraction, government, insurance, and consulting firms. A student interested in a career in Occupational Safety and Health would take the following courses at Dawson Community College with the intention of transferring to a four-year institution offering the bachelor’s degree. DCC has an articulation agreement in Occupational Safety and Health with Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • BIOB160 Principles of Living Systems 3cr
  • BIOB161 Principles of Living Systems 1cr
  • CAPP121 Basic MS Office 3cr
  • CHMY141 College Chemistry I 4cr
  • CHMY142 College Chemistry Lab I 1cr
  • CHMY143 College Chemistry II 4cr
  • CHMY144 College Chemistry Lab II 1cr
  • CM159 Interpersonal Communications 3cr
  • M121 College Algebra 4cr
  • M151 Precalculus 4cr
  • M171 Calculus I 5cr
  • PH227 General Engineering Physics I 3cr
  • PH237 General Engineering Physics I Lab 1cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3cr
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Pharmacy

A student intending to apply to a pharmacy program at a transfer institution would be advised to take the following courses. These courses are considered to be pre-pharmacy, and, along with pre-pharmacy courses at the transfer institution, qualify the student to apply to a pharmacy degree program.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • BI201 Human Anatomy/Physiology I 3cr
  • BI211 Human Anatomy/Physiology I Lab 1cr
  • BI202 Human Anatomy/Physiology II 3cr
  • BI212 Human Anatomy/Physiology II Lab 1cr
  • CHMY141 College Chemistry I 4cr
  • CHMY142 College Chemistry Lab I 1cr
  • CHMY143 College Chemistry II 4cr
  • CHMY144 College Chemistry Lab II 1cr
  • CM101 Public Speaking 3cr
  • ECNS201 Principles of Microeconomics (or) 3cr
  • ECNS202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3cr
  • M171 Calculus I 5cr
  • PH227 General Engineering Physics I 3cr
  • PH237 General Engineering Physics I Lab 1cr
  • PH228 General Engineering Physics II 3cr
  • PH238 General Engineering Physics II Lab 1cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology (or) 3cr
  • SOCI101 Intro to Sociology (or) 3cr
  • SOCI201 Social Problems 3cr
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics 3cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Physical Education

A student majoring in physical education may pursue work as a K-12 teacher, a recreation director, fitness trainer, athletic coach, sports trainer, or in other related fields. When planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution students should check specific requirements at the school of their choice and include selection of a minor area of study along with a physical education major.

The student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of physical education content, concepts, and tools of inquiry.
  • Use a variety of motivation and instructional management strategies to enhance learning.
  • Use effective communication and incorporate media and technology in the instructional process.
  • Use formal and informal assessment strategies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to foster collaborative relationships with colleagues, parents/guardians, and community agencies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of healthy choices that promote a lifestyle of total wellness.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • BIOB160 Principles of Living Systems 3cr
  • BIOB161 Principles of Living Systems Lab 1cr
  • BIOB170 Principles of Biological Diversity 3cr
  • BIOB171 Principles of Biological Diversity Lab 1cr
  • BI201 Human Anatomy/Physiology I 3cr
  • BI211 Human Anatomy/Physiology I Lab 1cr
  • BI202 Human Anatomy/Physiology II 3cr
  • BI212 Human Anatomy/Physiology II Lab 1cr
  • CD231 Drugs, Pharmacology, Society, Human Behavior 3cr
  • HL203 Personal Health and First Aid 3cr
  • HU201 Humanities I 3cr
  • HU202 Humanities II 3cr
  • PE150/250 Team/Individual Sports 2/2cr
  • PE160/260 Basketball Techniques 2/2cr
  • PE207 Care and Prevention of Athletic 3cr
  • PE208 Introduction to Physical Education 3cr
  • PE209 Introduction to Coaching 3cr
  • PE211 Sports Officiating 2cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3cr
  • PSYX230 Developmental Psychology 3cr
  • PSYX272 Educational Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI101 Intro to Sociology 3cr
  • Physical Ed Activity Courses

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Physics

The following courses comprise the basics for a student intending to complete a baccalaureate degree in physics at a university. A degree in physics could lead to a research career or other science-oriented careers that require a physics background. A student planning to teach physics at the high school level would be encouraged to take secondary education coursework (see Education-Secondary Education) as well.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • CHMY141 College Chemistry I 4cr
  • CHMY142 College Chemistry Lab I 1cr
  • CHMY143 College Chemistry II 4cr
  • CHMY144 College Chemistry Lab II 1cr
  • M171 Calculus I 5cr
  • M172 Calculus II 5cr
  • M273 Multivariable Calculus 5cr
  • PH227 General Engineering Physics I 3cr
  • PH237 General Engineering Physics I Lab 1cr
  • PH228 General Engineering Physics II 3cr
  • PH238 General Engineering Physics II Lab 1cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Political Science

Political Science is the study of politics, government, and public affairs. It provides the student with knowledge and understanding of the theory, organization, functions, and processes of domestic and international governance. Potential employment opportunities include campaign manager/assistant, policy analyst/public affairs specialist, community development specialist, public servant, social studies teacher, or pre-law.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • ECNS201 Principles of Microeconomics 3cr
  • ECNS202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3cr
  • HSTA101 American History I 3cr
  • HSTA102 American History II 3cr
  • HSTA235 Civil War and Reconstruction 3cr
  • NA101 Introduction to Native American Studies 3cr
  • PSCI210 Intro to American Government 3cr
  • PSCI260 Intro to State and Local Government 3cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI101 Intro to Sociology 3cr
  • SOCI201 Social Problems 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Psychology

The curriculum focuses on understanding individual behavior – relationships among the physical world (biology and behavior), thought, emotion, memory, and spirit.

Psychology majors may pursue many potential avenues of study and employment, including: counseling (mental health, school, and addiction), or specialties in psychology such as physiological, cognitive, and behavioral.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • BIOB160 Principles of Living Systems 3cr
  • BIOB161 Principles of Living Systems Laboratory 1cr
  • CD231 Drugs, Pharmacology, Society, Human Behavior 3cr
  • M121 College Algebra 4cr
  • PSYX211 Personality and Adjustment 3cr
  • PSYX230 Developmental Psychology 3cr
  • PSYX272 Educational Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI160 Intro to Juvenile Delinquency 3cr
  • SOCI201 Social Problems 3cr
  • SOCI206 Deviant Behavior 3cr
  • SOCI215 Intro to Sociology of the Family 3cr
  • SOCI246 Intro to Rural Sociology 3cr
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Sociology

Sociology is the study of human behavior in groups. Human interaction is examined within the context of cultures, social structures, social institutions, and the socialization process. The self and social roles integrate individuals into the fabric of society.

Individuals with a sociology background can find employment in nearly all walks of life, including business, agricultural organizations, labor relations, industrial research, market analysis, and academic institutions. Many graduates in sociology find their way into the fields of social work and criminal justice.

General Education Core Requirements

Students must complete the college general education core requirements consisting of 34 credit hours and a minimum of nine additional credits in AS disciplines for an Associate of Science degree or nine additional credits in AA disciplines for an Associate of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 20 credits completed at DCC
  • 2.00 (C) grade point average
  • Minimum of 60 total credits

Suggested Courses Credits

(some may satisfy General Education Core Requirements)

  • AN101 Introduction to Anthropology 3cr
  • CJ103 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3cr
  • NA101 Introduction to Native American Studies 3cr
  • PSCI210 Intro to American Government 3cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI101 Intro to Sociology 3cr
  • SOCI201 Social Problems 3cr
  • SOCI206 Deviant Behavior 3cr
  • SOCI211 Intro to Criminology 3cr
  • SOCI215 Intro to Sociology of the Family 3cr
  • SOCI236 Intro to Race and Ethnic Relations 3cr
  • SOCI241 Intro to Social Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI246 Intro to Rural Sociology 3cr
  • SOCI260 Intro to Juvenile Delinquency 3cr
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics 3cr

The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. When selecting courses, students should consult the catalog of the school to which they intend to transfer.
Curriculum Plans – Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree Requirements

  • 60 credit hours in courses numbered 100 or above
  • 2.00 GPA
  • 20 credit hours taught by DCC instructors
  • All A.A.S. Degrees require the following:
  1. CAPP131 Basic MS Office
  2. CM110 Information Literacy
  3. WRIT101 College Writing I or equivalent

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees are awarded in specific career occupational fields.

The following career-technical curricula are designed to prepare the student for immediate employment upon completion of a specific program.

Course requirements for earning Certificates and Associate of Applied Sciences degrees are very specific. Students seeking these degrees should follow the outlined programs exactly. Students should see their advisors each semester.

  • Agribusiness Technology
  • Agribusiness Technology-Equitation Option
  • Business Management
  • Business Technology-Administrative Assistant
  • Business Technology-Administrative Assist-Medical Option
  • Computer Technical Support Specialist
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Law Enforcement-Peace Officer Option
  • Criminal Justice Law Enforcement-Private Security Option
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Engineering Technology
  • Gas and Diesel Technology
  • Human Services
  • Music Technology
  • Welding Technology (pending)

All courses or programs are subject to scheduling changes or cancellations. Every effort to inform students in advance of such changes and/or cancellations will be made.

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Agribusiness Technology

The Agribusiness Technology program at Dawson Community College prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources industries. Students develop entry-level knowledge, skills, aptitudes and experiences in agricultural business, science and production. This includes careers in supplies, sales, services, product processing, and natural resources.

  • Students will build a strong knowledge base in the field of Agriculture and practical skilled-based exposure in its related industries (Animal Sciences, Range and Soil Sciences, Business and Marketing)
  • The course of study in Agribusiness Technology will give the student the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, skills, attitudes, and practical experiences for entry-level employment or self employment in the agricultural industry segments.
  • Serve those students seeking a career in Agriculture and/or planning to pursue an education beyond the associate’s level.
  • Expose students to courses in computation, communications, and human relations, and will assist students in developing an understanding and appreciation for diversity, social responsibility and the participation in public affairs.
  • Provide students with opportunities for practical experience in the Agriculture system via internships, fieldwork, and skills-based course offerings.
  • Assist students in the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to conceptualize ideas.

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

  • AG104 Range and Range Plants 3cr
  • AG114 Range and Range Plants Lab 1cr
  • AG110 Animal Science 3cr
  • AG150 Equine Production* (or)
  • AG278 Ag Business Planning* 3cr
  • AG140 Leadership Development in Ag* (or)
  • AG232 Ag Technologies* 3cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr
  • AG/BU Elective

TOTAL 16cr

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

  • BIOO110 Plant Science*  (or)
  • AG225 Range Livestock Production* 3cr
  • AG220 Feeds and Feeding 4cr
  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3cr
  • M108 Business Math or Higher 3cr
  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr
  • AG/BU Elective

TOTAL 17cr

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

  • AG150 Equine Production* (or)
  • AG278 Ag Business Planning* 3cr
  • AG230 Agriculture Marketing 3cr
  • AG140 Leadership Development in Ag* (or)
  • AG232 Ag Technologies* 3cr
  • BIOB160 Principles of Living Systems (or)
  • BIOB101 Discover Biology 3cr
  • BIOB161 Principles of Living Systems Lab (or)
  • BIOB102 Discover Biology Lab 1cr
  • ACTG101 Accounting Procedures I (or)
  • ACTG201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3cr
  • AG/BU Elective

TOTAL 16cr

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

  • BIOB265 Functional Anatomy of Domestic Animals 3cr
  • BIOB266 Functional Anatomy of Domestic Animals Lab 1cr
  • BIOO110 Plant Science* (or)
  • AG225 Range Livestock Production* 3cr
  • SC209 Conservation Ecology 3cr
  • SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology (or)
  • PSYX100 Introduction to Psychology 3cr
  • AG/BU Electives

TOTAL 13cr

*Denotes courses offered every other year – students must take all courses listed

Note:

  • Minimum of three AG professional electives must be completed
  • Minimum of 65 credits required for graduation
  • Students must take both AG140 and AG232
  • Work Experience/Internship is Strongly Recommended
  • Gas and Diesel Technology course of interest / Welding Technology course of interest

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Agribusiness Technology: Equitation Option

The equitation option is provided for students who have an interest in working in general agriculture and first and foremost the horse industry. The equine industry is growing and ever changing. The A.A.S. degree is intended to provide basic, practical, and theoretical grounds from which they can choose a field in the industry. Students work with young horses to acquire knowledge and skills in horsemanship, training, safe horse handling, and husbandry.  Furthermore, a background in general agriculture is added to make for a very well rounded individual in knowledge that is important in livestock, feeds, range condition, business and marketing. The program is also designed for students who plan to pursue an advanced university degree in the field.

Upon completion of the program:

  • Students will build a strong knowledge base in the field of Agriculture/Equine Science and practical skilled-based exposure in its related industries (Animal Sciences, Equine Sciences, Range and Soil Sciences, Business and Marketing).
  • The course of study in Agribusiness Technology: Equitation Option will give the student the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, skills, attitudes, and practical experiences for entry-level employment or self employment in the equine and agricultural industry segments.
  • Serve those students seeking a career in Equine Studies and Agriculture and/or planning to pursue an education beyond the associate’s level.
  • Expose students to courses in computation, communications, and human relations, and will assist students in developing an understanding and appreciation for diversity, social responsibility and the participation in public affairs.
  • Provide students with opportunities for practical experience in the Agriculture/Equine Industry via internships, fieldwork, and skills-based course offerings.
  • Assist students in the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to conceptualize ideas.
  • Serve those students seeking a career as an Equine Professional by providing in-depth and practical skills-based exposure to the equine training and sciences component of Agriculture.

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

  • AG104 Range and Range Plants 3cr
  • AG114 Range and Range Plants Lab 1cr
  • AG110 Animal Science 3cr
  • AG121 Training/Development Horse I 3cr
  • AG150 Equine Production* (or)
  • AG278 Ag Business Planning* 3cr
  • AG140 Leadership Development in Ag* (or)
  • AG232 Ag Technologies* 3cr

TOTAL 16cr

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

  • BIOO110 Plant Science* (or)
  • AG225 Range Livestock Production* 3cr
  • AG122 Training/Development Horse II 3cr
  • AG220 Feeds and Feeding 4cr
  • M108 Business Math or Higher 3/4cr
  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3cr
  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr

TOTAL 17/18cr

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

  • AG150 Equine Production* (or)
  • AG278 Ag Business Planning* 3cr
  • ACTG201 Principles Financial Accounting (or)
  • ACTG101 Accounting Procedures I 3cr
  • AG230 Agriculture Marketing 3cr
  • AG250 Training/Development Horse III 2cr
  • BIOB160 Principles of Living Systems (or)
  • BIOB101 Discover Biology 3cr
  • BIOB161 Principles of Living Systems Lab (or)
  • BIOb102 Discover Biology Lab 1cr
  • AG140 Leadership Development in Ag* (or)
  • AG232 Ag Technologies* 3cr

TOTAL 17cr

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

  • BIOO265 Functional Anatomy of Domestic Animals 3cr
  • BIOO266 Functional Anatomy of Domestic Animals Lab 1cr
  • BIOO110 Plant Science* (or)
  • AG225 Range Livestock Production* 3cr
  • AG251 Training/Development of Horse IV 2cr
  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3cr
  • SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology (or)
  • PSYX100 Introduction to Psychology 3cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr

TOTAL 18cr

*Denotes courses offered every other year – students must take all courses listed

Note:

  • Minimum of 65 credits required for graduation

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Business Management

The Business Management program prepares students for entry-level positions in business enterprises. Students will receive a solid grounding in accounting, computers, personnel management, marketing and business management. This program will provide students with an understanding of the business environment through both theoretical analysis and practical application of the principles of business management, making them a more valued employee. The program supports both the goals of employment and academic transfer, should the student wish to continue his/her education.

Upon successful completion of this plan of study, students will be able to:

  • Prepare, read and understand a company’s financial statements.
  • Compose written and oral messages in a clear, concise, and complete manner.
  • Operate computerized systems that are essential to small business success.
  • Apply human relation theories to improve workplace efficiencies within the legal environment.
  • Define, price, distribute, and promote a company’s product within a target market.
  • Solve common mathematical and statistical problems that are faced in business.
  • Understand the economic, socio-cultural, and regulatory business environments.

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

  • BU161 Introduction to Business 3cr
  • M108 Business Mathematics 3cr
  • BU216 Business Law I 3cr
  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3cr
  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr

TOTAL 16cr

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

  • BU230 Principles of Marketing 3cr
  • CM101 Public Speaking 3cr
  • ECNS202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3cr
  • PSYX100 Introduction to Psychology (or)
  • SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology 3cr
  • TASK113 Keyboarding and Document Processing 3cr

TOTAL 15cr

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

  • WRIT122 Intro Business Writing 3cr
  • BU255 Human Resource Management 3cr
  • ACTG201 Principles Financial Accounting (or)
  • ACTG101 Accounting Procedures I 3cr
  • ECNS201 Principles of Microeconomics 3cr
  • Elective 3cr

TOTAL15cr

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

  • BU220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3cr
  • BU250 Small Business Management 3cr
  • ACTG205 Computerized Accounting (or)
  • ACTG202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3cr
  • CAPP156 MS Excel 3cr
  • STAT216 Introduction to Statistics 3cr
  • BU276 Business Simulation (elective) 2cr

TOTAL 17cr

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Business Technology-Administrative Assistant

The Business Technology-Administrative Assistant program prepares students for employment in today’s business office occupations by emphasizing computer knowledge and skills. Students also gain a solid foundation in the techniques and procedures used by today’s businesses and organizations. As the role of the administrative assistant has changed with the expansion of information technology, increasing global markets, and changing management styles, so has this program changed in its preparation of administrative assistants for a broader role as professional members of the business management team.

Students shall gain proficiency in:

  • General business skills
  • Computer skills
  • Business software skills
  • Business accounting practices
  • Electronic filing and records management
  • Telephone courtesy
  • Written and oral communication
  • Interpersonal communication and relationships
  • Work experience with an on-the-job internship

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

  • BU161 Introduction to Business 3cr
  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3cr
  • M108 Business Mathematics 3cr
  • TASK127 Business Office Procedures 3cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr

TOTAL 15cr

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

  • CAPP154 MS Word 3cr
  • CAPP156 MS Excel 3cr
  • CM101 Public Speaking 3cr
  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr
  • TASK113 Keyboarding and Document Processing 3cr
  • Electives 3cr

TOTAL 16cr

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

  • ACTG101 Accounting Procedures I 3cr
  • CA201 Desktop Publishing 3cr
  • CA215 Introduction Web Design 3cr
  • TASK201 Production Keyboarding 3cr
  • WRIT122 Introduction to Business Writing 3cr

TOTAL 15cr

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

  • ACTG205 Computerized Accounting 3cr
  • BU220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3cr
  • CAPP158 MS Access 3cr
  • TASK210 Office Success Strategies 3cr
  • TASK298 Internship 1cr
  • Electives 3cr

TOTAL 16cr

Recommended Electives

  • BU216 Business Law I 3cr
  • BU255 Human Resource Management 3cr
  • CA140 Graphics Applications 3cr
  • CA110 PC Installation/Maintenance I 3cr

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Business Technology-Administrative Assistant, Medical Option

The Medical Administrative Assistant program includes the skills and training of the Administrative Assistant program, with added training in anatomical terms, medical terminology, and medical transcription. Students who complete this program will be trained for career opportunities in the medical field, as well as positions in the business field. Potential employment opportunities include working at a clinic, doctor’s office, hospital, or a home based business (transcription or insurance processing).

Students shall gain proficiency in the following:

  • Medical transcription and terminology
  • Medical business office procedures
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Billing basics
  • General office skills
  • Computer skills
  • Business software skills
  • Telephone courtesy
  • Office accounting
  • Filing and record management
  • Written and oral communication
  • Interpersonal communication and relationships
  • Experience with an on-the-job internship

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

  • AHMS144 Medical Terminology 3cr
  • BU161 Introduction to Business 3cr
  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3cr
  • M108 Business Mathematics 3cr
  • TASK127 Business Office Procedures 3cr

TOTAL 15cr

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

  • AHMS154 Advanced Medical Terminology 3cr
  • CAPP154 MS Word 3cr
  • CAPP156 MS Excel 3cr
  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr
  • TASK113 Keyboarding and Document Processing 3cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr

TOTAL 16cr

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

  • ACTG101 Accounting Procedures I 3cr
  • CA201 Desktop Publishing 3cr
  • TASK201 Production Keyboarding 3cr
  • TASK202 Machine Transcription 3cr
  • WRIT122 Intro Business Writing 3cr

TOTAL 15cr

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

  • ACTG205 Computerized Accounting 3cr
  • BU220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3cr
  • CM101 Public Speaking 3cr
  • TASK210 Office Success Strategies 3cr
  • TASK298 Internship 1cr
  • Electives 3cr

TOTAL 16cr

Recommended Elective

  • AHMS255 Medical Transcription I 3cr

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Computer Technical Support Specialist

The Computer Technical Support Specialist Program provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain employment in the computer field. Students are trained to diagnose and repair computers and networks in today’s complex information technology environments. Students will be presented with information that will assist them in passing the CompTIA’s A+, Network +, and Linux certification exams. The curriculum is based on intense written and hands-on courses that support the program. Academic classes are included to provide a well-rounded education.

Upon successful completion of the Technical Support Plan of Study students will:

  • Demonstrate the function of a computer operating system through written exams and labs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to install, operate, and troubleshoot business-related computer application software such as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software through written exams and hands-on labs.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot computer hardware components in networked and non-networked environments.
  • Install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot workstation and server operating systems.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot software in networking and non-networking situations.
  • Install and configure software/hardware to properly backup networked and non-networked computers. In addition, use that knowledge to recover critical data when failures occur through hands-on laboratory situations.
  • Learn how to protect computers from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other malicious codes through the use of anti-virus software, firewalling, and network security devices.
  • Install, terminate, test, and troubleshoot network cabling.
  • Configure, connect, and troubleshoot common networking devices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the common networking protocols through both written exams and hands-on use in laboratory situations.

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

  • CA110 PC Installation/Maintenance I 3cr
  • CA130 Operating Systems I (DOS) 3cr
  • CA215 Introduction Web Design 3cr
  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr
  • CS151 Intro Computer Programming 4cr

TOTAL 14cr

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

  • CA111 PC Installation/Maintenance II 3cr
  • CA171 Network + I 3cr
  • CA275 Operating Systems II (Windows) 3cr
  • CM101 Public Speaking 3cr
  • M121 College Algebra 4cr

TOTAL 16cr

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

  • WRIT122 Intro to Business Writing 3cr
  • CA250 Windows Server 4cr
  • CA271 Network + II 3cr
  • CA276 Operating Systems III (Linux) 3cr
  • Elective 3cr

TOTAL 16cr

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

  • WRIT121 Intro to Technical Writing 3cr
  • BU220 Human Relations in Workplace 3cr
  • CA251 Advanced Windows Server 4cr
  • CA257 Linux Server 3cr
  • Elective 3cr

TOTAL 16cr

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Criminal Justice

The mission of the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement (CJLE) program at Dawson Community College is to provide students with a quality education founded on the principles of academic excellence and rigor. The CJLE Program supports the student’s option to seek immediate employment or to continue his/her education. The curriculum has a base in both academic and practical coursework to promote these options.

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree is a general curriculum designed to prepare graduates for immediate employment in criminal justice agencies that do not require academy basic training prior to employment or that require their own academy training after hire. Students can select a combination of courses that are appropriate to their interest in law enforcement, criminology, penology, probation and parole, corrections, or other areas of criminal justice. The program will:

  • Build a strong base of knowledge in the field of criminal justice and provide academic and practical, skills-based exposure to the overall criminal justice-related fields (law enforcement, courts, corrections, security and loss prevention).
  • Prepare students for entry-level employment in public/private criminal justice-related organizations.
  • Assist students in the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to conceptualize ideas.
  • Expose students to courses in computation, communications, and human relations, and will assist students in developing an understanding and appreciation for diversity, social responsibility, and the participation in public affairs.
  • Provide opportunities for higher education and training for criminal justice professionals via regional training courses, and through online or independent study courses.
  • Serve those students seeking a career in criminal justice and/or planning to pursue an education beyond the associate’s level.

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

  • CJ103 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3cr
  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr
  • PSCI210 Intro to American Government 3cr
  • SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology 3cr
  • CJ Professional Electives 2cr

TOTAL 15cr

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3cr
  • CJ215 CJ Community Relations 3cr
  • CM101 Public Speaking 3cr
  • WRIT109 Police Report Writing (or)
  • WRIT201 College Writing II (or)
  • WRIT122 Intro to Business Writing 3cr
  • PSCI260 Intro to State and Local Government 3cr

TOTAL 15cr

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

  • CJ201 Criminal Law 3cr
  • CJ205 Introduction to Corrections 3cr
  • M111 Technical Math (or)
  • M121 College Algebra (or)
  • M145 Math for Liberal Arts (or)
  • M108 Business Mathematics 2/3cr
  • SOCI211* Introduction to Criminology (or)
  • SOCI260* Intro to Juvenile Delinquency 3cr
  • CJ Professional Electives 3cr

TOTAL 14/15cr

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

  • CJ203 Criminal Evidence/Procedure 3cr
  • CJ208 CJ Ethics/Leadership 3cr
  • PSYX100 Introduction to Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI201* Social Problems (or)
  • SOCI206* Deviant Behavior 3cr
  • CJ Professional Electives 3cr

TOTAL 15cr

*must take SOCI260 or SOCI211

*must take SOCI201 or SOCI206

Degree must total 65 credits

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Criminal Justice Law Enforcement: Peace Officer Option

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement: Peace Officer Option degree provides the initial education and training that a future peace officer needs to be productive at the entry level in local law enforcement agencies. The curriculum combines a strong academic component with skills-based instruction appropriate to the peace officer.

The program will:

  • Build a strong base of knowledge in the field of criminal justice and provide academic and practical, skills-based exposure to the overall criminal justice-related fields (law enforcement, courts, corrections, security and loss prevention).
  • Prepare students for entry-level employment in public/private law enforcement-related organizations.
  • Assist students in the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to conceptualize ideas.
  • Expose students to courses in computation, communications, and human relations, and will assist students in developing an understanding and appreciation for diversity, social responsibility, and the participation in public affairs.
  • Provide students with opportunities for practical experience in the criminal justice system via internships, fieldwork, and skills-based course offerings.
  • Serve those students seeking a career as a peace officer by providing in-depth and practical skills-based exposure to the law enforcement component of criminal justice.

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

  • CJ103 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3cr
  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr
  • LE105 Police Patrol Procedures (or)
  • LE108 Traffic Accident Investigation 3cr
  • PS201 National Government 3cr
  • SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology 3cr

TOTAL 16cr

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3cr
  • CJ215 CJ Community Relations 3cr
  • CM101 Public Speaking 3cr
  • WRIT109 Police Report Writing (or)
  • LE209 Criminal Investigation 3cr
  • LE112 Defensive Tactics (or)
  • LE110 Interviewing/Interrogation 1cr
  • PSCI260 Intro to State/Local Government 3cr

TOTAL 16cr

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

  • CJ201 Criminal Law 3cr
  • LE106 Police Firearms Training I 2cr
  • LE108 Traffic Accident Investigation (or)
  • LE105 Police Patrol Procedures 3cr
  • LE197/297** LE Internship 1cr
  • M111 Technical Math (or)
  • M121 College Algebra (or)
  • M145 Math for the Liberal Arts (or)
  • M108 Business Mathematics 2/3cr
  • PE106 Conditioning/Fitness 1cr
  • SOCI260* Intro to Juvenile Delinquency (or)
  • SOCI211* Intro to Criminology 3cr

TOTAL 15/16cr

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

  • CJ203 Criminal Evidence/Procedures 3cr
  • CJ208 CJ Ethics/Leadership 3cr
  • HL103 Standard First Aid/CPR 1cr
  • WRIT109 Police Report Writing (or)
  • LE209 Criminal Investigation 3cr
  • LE112 Defensive Tactics (or)
  • LE110 Interviewing/Interrogation 1cr
  • PSYX100 Introduction to Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI201* Social Problems (or)
  • SOCI206* Deviant Behavior 3cr

TOTAL 17cr

**Students must complete an Internship after their freshman year (1-10 cr) – Strongly Recommended: LE200 ROT

Degree must total 65 credits

*must take SOCI260 or SOCI211

*must take SOCI201 or SOCI206

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Criminal Justice Law Enforcement: Private Security Option

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement: Private Security Option degree provides the initial education and instruction a future security officer needs to be productive at the entry level in public or private security and loss prevention organizations or institutions.

The program will:

  • Build a strong base of knowledge in the field of criminal justice and provide academic and practical, skills-based exposure to the overall criminal justice-related fields (law enforcement, courts, corrections, security and loss prevention).
  • Prepare students for entry-level employment in private security-related organizations.
  • Assist students in the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to conceptualize ideas.
  • Expose students to courses in computation, communications, and human relations, and will assist students in developing an understanding and appreciation for diversity, social responsibility, and the participation in public affairs.
  • Provide students with opportunities for practical experience in the criminal justice system via internships, fieldwork, and skills-based course offerings.
  • Serve those students seeking a career in the public or the private sector as a security and loss prevention officer by providing in-depth and practical skills-based exposure to the security industry.

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

  • CJ103 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3cr
  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr
  • LE225 Intro to Security/Loss Prevention 3cr
  • PSCI210 Introduction to American Government 3cr
  • SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology 3cr

TOTAL 16cr

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3cr
  • CJ215 CJ Community Relations 3cr
  • WRIT109 Police Report Writing (or)
  • WRIT122 Intro to Business Writing 3cr
  • LE245 Security Systems 3cr
  • PSCI260 Intro to State/Local Government 3cr

TOTAL 15cr

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

  • CJ201 Criminal Law 3cr
  • CM101 Public Speaking 3cr
  • M108 Business Mathematics (or)
  • M111 Technical Math (or)
  • M121 College Algebra (or)
  • M145 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts 2/3cr
  • SOCI211* Introduction to Criminology (or)
  • SOCI260* Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency 3cr
  • CJ/LE Professional Electives 2cr

TOTAL 14/15cr

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

  • CJ203 Criminal Evidence/Procedures 3cr
  • CJ208 CJ Ethics/Leadership 3cr
  • LE240 Security Administration 3cr
  • PSYX100 Introduction to Psychology 3cr
  • SOCI201* Social Problems (or)
  • SOCI106* Deviant Behavior 3cr

TOTAL 15cr

Degree must total 60 credits

*must take SOCI260 or SOCI211

*must take SOCI201 or SOCI206

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Early Childhood Education

Students successfully completing the Early Childhood Education A.A.S. degree will have acquired the requisite skills for obtaining employment or advancement in the field of early childhood care and education. The program incorporates both an academic base and practical courses to provide a balanced program to prepare highly qualified early childhood teachers/workers.

Students completing this program will be able to:

  • Use knowledge of how children develop and learn to provide opportunities that support the physical, social, emotional, language, cognitive, and aesthetic development of children from birth through age eight.
  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and instructional practices based on knowledge of individual children, special needs, the community, the importance of play, and curriculum goals and content.
  • Use individual and group guidance techniques to develop positive and supportive relationships with children, encourage positive social interaction among children, promote positive strategies that will develop personal self-control and self-esteem in children.
  • Establish and maintain physically and psychologically safe and healthy learning environments for young children.
  • Use informal and formal assessment strategies as an on-going integral part of planning and individualizing curriculum and teaching practices.
  • Establish and maintain positive family and community relationships by communicating effectively, demonstrating sensitivity to differences, respecting parental choices and involving families in planning for their children.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the early childhood profession by being informed about professional development, legal issues, resource information, state and national regulations and opportunities that would improve quality of programs and services for young children.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively during at least 300 hours of supervised practicum experience in appropriate settings that serve infants, toddlers, preschoolers, or school age children.

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

  • ED/CC102 Intro to Early Childhood Ed 2cr
  • CC103 Observation and Assessment 1cr
  • CC112 Child Growth and Development 3cr
  • CC113 Child Growth/Dvlpt Practicum 1cr

TOTAL 7cr

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

  • CC122 Positive Child Guidance 2cr
  • CC123 Positive Child Guidance Practicum 1cr
  • CC130 Health, Safety, Nutrition in EC 3cr
  • CC131 Health, Safety, Nutrition Practicum 1cr

TOTAL 7cr

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

  • CC210 Creating Environment Learning 3cr
  • CC211 Creating Environment Practicum 1cr
  • CC232 Family/Cultural Connections 2cr
  • CC233 Family/Cultural Practicum 1cr

TOTAL 7cr

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

  • CC220 EC Curriculum/Methods 3cr
  • CC221 EC Curriculum Practicum 1cr
  • CC240 Professionalism in EC 2cr

TOTAL 6cr

Competencies Required: 13 credits

Communications: 7 credits

  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr
  • CM159 Interpersonal Communications (or)
  • CM101 Public Speaking 3cr
  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr

Computations: 3 credits

  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3cr
  • M108 Business Math or M95 or above 3cr

Human Relations: 3credits

  • PYSX100 Introduction to Psychology (or)
  • SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology 3cr

ECE Professional Electives: 13+ credits

strongly recommended – others may also apply, see your advisor

  • CC189 Infant and Toddler Dvlpt (F) 4cr
  • CC197/297 ECE Internship/Seminar (F) variable cr
  • CC198/298 ECE Internship/Seminar (S) variable cr
  • CC189 ECE Mentor Training (F) 1cr
  • ED215 Survey of Exceptionalities (S) 3cr
  • EDU231 Literature and Literacy for Children (F) 3cr
  • EDU270 Instructional Technology (S) 3cr
  • PSYX272 Educational Psychology (F) 3cr
  • SOCI215 Intro to Sociology of the Family (S) 3cr
  • SIGN101 Intro to American Sign Language I (S) 3cr
  • Art/Drama/Music Elective (F/S)

Note:

Degree to total 60 credits

Each Practicum requires 3 to 4 hours of work experience per week at a licensed or registered early childcare facility (45 hours is equivalent to 1 credit hour).

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Engineering Technology

The Engineering Technology program prepares students for employment in the growing technical fields associated with engineering, construction, oil-development, as well as power generation and transfer.

Upon successful completion of their plan of study, students will be able to:

  • Communicate technical information, in both oral and written fashion, with members of the public as well as other technical professions.
  • Evaluate technical documents and communications for accuracy and completion.
  • Safely perform basic field-work, including accurate recording of actions taken in the field.
  • Create and interpret basic scaled field diagrams and schematics.
  • Manage financial and personnel resources for technical projects.
  • Understand ethical responsibilities involved with the construction and engineering professions.
  • Pursue employment opportunities as an engineering technician for many local industries.

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

  • CHMY121 Introduction to General Chemistry 3cr
  • CHMY122 Introduction to General Chemistry Lab 1cr
  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr
  • EG101 Intro to Engineering 1cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr
  • ET100 Computer Apps Tech/Science 3cr
  • ET101 Tools, Measurements, Safety 3cr
  • WT110 Blueprint Reading (or)
  • ET123 Intro to GPS 1cr

TOTAL 16cr

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

  • BU220 Human Relations in Workplace 3cr
  • ET102 Introduction to Drafting (or)
  • ET220 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) 3cr
  • ET103 Workplace Safety 3cr
  • ET104 Fields Methods 2cr
  • M151Precalculus 4cr
  • WRIT107 Technical Writing for Engineers 3cr

TOTAL 18cr

Summer Session

  • ET197/297 Internship 1-10cr

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

  • AP205 Hydraulics 3cr
  • AP175 Service Fundamentals 3cr
  • ET110 Electricity AC/DC 3cr
  • ET130 Surveying I (or)
  • WLDG110 Welding Theory I 4cr
  • WLDG110 Welding Theory I Practical 1cr
  • ET200 Project Management 3cr

Total 17cr

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

  • ET220 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) (or)
  • ET102 Intro to Drafting 3cr
  • EG201 Intro to Engineering Design 3cr
  • ET131 Surveying II 3cr
  • WT130 Metal Fabrication/Layout 3cr
  • PH200 Applied Physics 2cr
  • PH210 Applied Physics Lab 2cr

TOTAL 16cr

Note:

must take both ET220 and ET102 – offered alternate years

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Gas and Diesel Technology

This program is designed to provide training and employment opportunities in the broad field of mechanized agriculture. The scope of the curriculum includes both academic and skills-based courses which prepare students for the world of work. Program courses will expose students to a range of knowledge and skills related to the major components of agricultural powered machinery.

Students will be able to:

  • Work safely and efficiently in a shop environment.
  • Assemble, adjust, and repair common farm machinery.
  • Become skilled at preventative maintenance, diagnostics, and the principles of operation of gasoline and diesel engines.
  • List the functions and requirements of the lubrication and cooling systems in agricultural equipment.
  • Describe and apply basic principles of electrical and hydraulic systems.
  • Apply appropriate academic knowledge to their employment in mechanized agriculture.

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

  • AP101 Tools, Measurement, Safety 3cr
  • BU161 Introduction to Business 3cr
  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr
  • HL103 Standard First Aid/CPR 1cr
  • AP150 Electricity AC/DC 3cr
  • WLDG110 Welding Theory I 4cr
  • WLDG111 Welding Theory I Practical 1cr

TOTAL 16cr

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

  • AP205 Hydraulics 3cr
  • AP250 Gas and Diesel Engines 4cr
  • M145 Math for the Liberal Arts 3cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr

TOTAL 13cr

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

  • AG232 Technology in Agriculture 3cr
  • AP175 Service Fundamentals 3cr
  • AP245 Differentials, Brakes, Suspension 3cr
  • AP297 Ag Power Internship/Seminar 3cr
  • AP280 Mechanics Lab 3cr

TOTAL 15cr

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

  • AP230 Gas and Diesel Machinery 4cr
  • AP255 Power Transmission 4cr
  • BU220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3cr
  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3cr
  • Elective 3cr

TOTAL 17cr

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Music Technology

With increased accessibility of digital recording equipment at a reasonable cost to the general public, the demand for knowledge and training in this area has increased in recent years. Not only may students use recording equipment in their own studios, they can also make a career choice in that direction. Career choices may include, but are not limited to, sound engineer, recording engineer, audio engineer, sound/video editor, multimedia publisher, radio program director, disc jockey, engineer mixer.

Upon completion of the program of study students shall:

  • Write, edit, mix, and record music using current software and hardware;
  • Compose, notate, and print engraver quality sheet music;
  • Apply technological skills to various music disciplines;
  • Perform individually and in ensembles.

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr
  • MUSI105 Music Theory I 3cr
  • MUSI135 Keyboard Skills I 1cr
  • MUSI140 Aural Perception I 2cr
  • MUSE220 Intro to Comp App Music Ed 2cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr
  • Music Ensembles 2cr
  • Applied Music 1cr

TOTAL 15cr

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

  • CM101 Public Speaking 3cr
  • M108 Business Mathematics (or)
  • M145 Math for the Liberal Arts (or)
  • M121 College Algebra 3cr
  • MUSI106 Music Theory II 3cr
  • MUSI136 Keyboard Skills II 1cr
  • MUSI141 Aural Perception II 2cr
  • MUST120 Introduction to Studio Recording 2cr
  • Music Ensembles 2cr
  • Applied Music 1cr

TOTAL 17cr

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

  • CA140 Graphics Applications 3cr
  • MUSI203 American Popular Music 3cr
  • MUST215 Studio Recording 3cr
  • PSYX100 Introduction to Psychology (or)
  • SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology 3cr
  • Music Ensembles 2cr
  • Applied Music 2cr

TOTAL 16cr

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

  • AR170 Graphic Design I 3cr
  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3cr
  • MUST118 MIDI Sequencing and Notation 3cr
  • MUST299 Capstone Project 3cr
  • Music Ensembles 2cr
  • Applied Music 2cr
  • Piano Proficiency Exam 0cr

TOTAL 16cr

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Welding Technology

This program will help the student learn the basics of welding technology that will permit the individual to enter the field at entry level as a fabrication/welder. The student will also take academic courses to provide a well-balanced curriculum. Graduates may enter the workforce immediately or transfer for more advanced training.

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe work habits in welding/metal fabrication.
  • Identify and use a variety of techniques and materials to achieve the desired weld.
  • Perform quality welds on mild steel using arc and gas methods.
  • Layout and cut flat structural steel.

First Year – Fall Semester

  • CM159 Interpersonal Communications (or)
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr
  • M111 Technical Math 2cr
  • WLDG110 Welding Theory I 2cr
  • WLDG111 Welding Theory I Practical 2cr
  • WLDG180 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3cr
  • WLDG114 MIG/TIG Applications 4cr

TOTAL 17cr

First Year – Spring Semester

  • BU220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3cr
  • HL103 Standard First Aid and CPR 1cr
  • WLDG186 Welding Quality Test Pre 4cr
  • WLDG106 Metal Fabrication Methods 4cr
  • WLDG145 Fabrication Basics 4cr
  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr

TOTAL 17cr

Second Year – Fall Semester

  • WLDG Applied Metallurgy Lecture 1cr
  • WLDG Applied Metallurgy Lab 2cr
  • WLDG Pipe Welding and Layout 5cr
  • MACH Machine Tool Techniques Lecture 1cr
  • MACH Machine Tool Techniques Lab 2cr
  • WLDG117 Blueprint Reading and Welding Symbols 4cr
  • WLDG Advanced Welding Shop Practices 3cr

TOTAL 18cr

Second Year – Spring Semester

  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office (or)
  • ET100 Computer Applications in Technology 3cr
  • WLDG Pipe Welding II 4cr
  • WLDG Welding Inspection Technology 2cr
  • ET102 Intro to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) 3cr
  • WLDG Technology Internship 3-5cr

TOTAL 15-17cr

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NOTE: The following program is in the development stage and is pending approval

Welding and Engine Service Technician

Upon completion of the program of study students shall:

First Year – Fall Semester

  • M111 Technical Math 2cr
  • CM159 Interpersonal Communications 3cr
  • WLDG110 Welding Theory I 2cr
  • WLDG111 Welding Theory I Practical 2cr
  • WLDG180 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3cr
  • WLDG114 MIG/TIG Welding 4cr

TOTAL 17cr

First Year – Spring Semester

  • BU220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3cr
  • HL103 Standard First Aid and CPR 1cr
  • WLDG186 Welding Quality Test Pre 4cr
  • WLDG106 Metal Fabrication Methods 4cr
  • WLDG145 Fabrication Basics 4cr

TOTAL 16cr

Second Year – Fall Semester

  • AP101 Tools, Measurement, and Safety 3cr
  • AP175 Service Fundamentals 3cr
  • AP245 Differentials, Brakes, and Suspension 3cr
  • AP297 Gas and Diesel Internship (or)
  • CSTN100 Fundamentals of Construction Technology 3cr
  • CM101 Public Speaking (or)
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr

TOTAL 15cr

Second Year – Spring Semester

  • AP205 Hydraulics 3cr
  • AP250 Farm and Ranch Engines 4cr
  • AP255 Power Transmissions 4cr
  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office (or)
  • AG232 Technology in Ag 3cr
  • ET220 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) 3cr

TOTAL 17cr

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Online Curriculum Plans of Study

If you want to complete your degree online or are looking for a flexible and convenient way to earn credits toward transfer to a four year institution, DCC Online can provide you with quality programs that fit your needs.

Degrees available Online:

Refer to Curriculum Plans listed below for course listings.

  • Associate of Arts or Science Degree
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement

Where do I start ?

Degree Seeking Students NEW to Dawson follow these steps:

  • Print and complete Admission Application available at www.dawson.edu/online. Mail to: Dawson Community College, P.O. Box 421, Glendive, MT 59330 with the $30 application fee.
  • Complete and submit interactive Enrollment Form also available at www.dawson.edu/online (we will contact you with further information to get started).

Non-Degree Seeking Students: if you are not enrolled in financial aid and are planning to take less than 12 credits:

  • Complete and submit the interactive Enrollment Form available at www.dawson.edu/online (we will contact you with further information to get started).
  • Payment is due by the first day of class 4:30pm (MT time).

How much will it cost ?

There is a flat per credit fee of $136.40 for each course you take with a $30 per course fee. Example: A three credit course will cost $439.20. This does not include textbooks or other supplies. (subject to change).

If you are taking a lab course, there will be additional lab fees. Cost of textbooks vary dependent on course(s). Books can be ordered at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ccconline.htm. Prior to classes starting, you will need to order your books so you will be ready with all of your course materials on the first day of class. Please allow at least five to seven business days before the beginning of the semester.

Certificate of Applied Science (C.A.S.) General Information

While the primary design of certificate curriculums are to prepare students for immediate employment, certain occupational education courses which are equivalent to college level academic course offerings may be accepted by some college disciplines later if the student decides to transfer to a four year institution.

The primary purpose of the Career-Technical Certificate Programs is to provide the student with the skills that are necessary to obtain entrance level employment in the field of their educational program. Training includes job skill development as well as the necessary related technical information that is necessary to enhance an individual’s productivity in the world of work.

Certificate of Applied Science Programs

  • Agricultural Marketing and Financial Analysis
  • Agricultural Mechanics and Machinery
  • Correctional Officer
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Farm/Ranch Business Management
  • Livestock Technology
  • Office Assistant
  • Web Development
  • Welding Technology

Minimum Competency Standards for Program Admission

Research indicates that students who participate in, and apply the results of basic skills assessment in a program of study, have a much higher rate of academic success than those who do not follow or utilize such advice. Therefore, Dawson Community College uses the results of a basic skills assessment test (COMPASS) to direct students into appropriate English, reading and mathematics course(s) and to advise students in the selection of other courses.

Exceptions which preclude the necessity for the basic skills assessment and placement include documentation of one or all of the following criteria: if a student has a college degree or acceptable ACT or SAT test score, the assessment test is not required; an exemption is granted if the student has an ACT composite of 22 or an SAT score of 468 in math and 425 in English.

Certificate Requirements

  • Completion of coursework that is outlined in the Program.
  • Earning a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average from Dawson Community College.
  • Completion of the Application for Graduation form by the end of the first week of Spring semester.
  • Meeting of all financial obligations to the College.

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Agricultural Marketing and Financial Analysis

This program is intended to develop risk management, commodity marketing, value-added marketing, and financial analysis skills for Montana’s agricultural producers. Students will learn principles and research skills in these areas and concentrate in particularly relevant areas for their farm or ranch with one or more major, long-term project(s).

Upon completion of the program, all students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the critical components of a risk marketing plan.
  • Compile the necessary financial data for a complete financial analysis.
  • Interpret the results of their financial analysis to improve performance.
  • Identify the economic reasons for the consideration of a value-added product or service.
  • Identify the necessary components of a value added business venture.
  • Complete one or more major projects relevant to the student’s farm or ranch, including, but not limited to:

    a. Develop a commodity marketing plan and monitor, reevaluate, and adjust that plan, and/or,

    b. Develop a value added agricultural product or service feasibility study, and/or,

    c. Develop a long-range plan for alternative enterprises, including short- and long-term projected cash flows and financial statements.

Note: it is necessary for time to pass during this one-year certificate program as it utilizes the student’s actual financial records, therefore, it is designed to be taken as a part-time instructional program over two years. After completion of the program, students will have continuing education opportunities available to insure long-term success.

First Year – Fall Semester

  • AF121 Intro Value Added Mkt I (or)
  • AF131 Intro Commodity Mkt I 1cr
  • AF141 Marketing/Fin Analysis I 6cr
  • AF145 Financial Analysis in Ag I 1cr
  • BU110 Practical Math for F/R 1cr

TOTAL 9cr

First Year – Spring Semester

  • AF122 Using Internet as Marketing Tool (or)
  • AF132 Marketing Plan Development 1cr
  • AF142 Marketing/Fin Analysis II 6cr
  • AF146 Financial Analysis in Ag II 1cr
  • BU112 Practical Communications in F/R 1cr

TOTAL 9cr

Second Year – Fall Semester

  • AF123 Market Research Skills I (or)
  • AF133 Contracting/Risk Management 1cr
  • AF151 Marketing/Fin Analysis III 5cr
  • AF155 Financial Analysis in Ag III 1cr
  • BU111 Practical Hum Rel for F/R 1cr

TOTAL 8cr

Second Year – Spring Semester

  • AF124 Market Research Skills II (or)
  • AF134 Long-Term Mkt Strategy Dvlpt 1cr
  • AF152 Marketing/Fin Analysis IV 5cr
  • AF156 Financial Analysis in Ag IV 1cr

TOTAL 7cr

Suggested Electives:

Other electives may be determined necessary for a particular student based on the judgment of their advisor.

  • CS125 Intro Computer Technology 3cr
  • CA201 Desktop Publishing 3cr
  • CA215 Intro to Web Design 3cr
  • CAPP156 MS Excel 3cr
  • CAPP158 MS Access 3cr

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Correctional Officer

The Correctional Officer Certificate is designed to provide students with a foundation of knowledge in the field of corrections and the institutionalization of criminal offenders. The certificate program prepares students for entry level employment in both public and private correctional or detention facilities.

This program will:

  • Build a strong base of knowledge in the field of corrections.
  • Prepare students for entry-level employment in public and private corrections-related organizations.
  • Assist students in the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to conceptualize ideas.
  • Expose students to courses in computation, communication, and human relations, and will assist students in developing an understanding and appreciation for diversity, social responsibility and the participation in public affairs.
  • Serve those students seeking a career in corrections by providing in-depth and practical skills-based exposure to the corrections component of criminal justice.

First Year – Fall Semester

  • CJ205 Corrections 3cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I (or)
  • WRIT095 Developmental Writing 3cr
  • SOCI101 Intro to Sociology 3cr
  • SOCI211* Intro to Criminology 3cr

TOTAL 12cr

First Year – Spring Semester

  • CJ203 Criminal Evidence/Procedure 3cr
  • WRIT109 Police Report Writing 3cr
  • LE112 Defensive Tactics 1cr
  • LE245 Security Systems 3cr
  • SOCI206* Deviant Behavior 3cr

TOTAL 13cr

At least 3 of the following must be taken fall semester, remaining must be taken spring semester.

  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3cr
  • CM101 Public Speaking 3cr
  • HL103 First Aid & CPR 1cr
  • M108 Business Math (or)
  • M111 Technical Math (or)
  • M145 Math for the Liberal Arts 2/3cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology 3cr

* Students must take SOCI211 Intro to Criminology or SOCI206 Deviant Behavior

Degree must total 35 credits

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Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education Certificate program provides a competency based curriculum and practicum experience for students who wish to work in a professional childcare setting. When entering the Early Childhood Education Program proof of immunization and a criminal background check are required for the practicum experience at a registered childcare facility.

Students completing this program will be able to:

  • Use knowledge of how children develop and learn to provide opportunities that support the physical, social, emotional, language, cognitive, and aesthetic development of all young children from birth through age eight.
  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and instructional practices based on knowledge of individual children, special needs, the community, the importance of play, and curriculum goals and content.
  • Use individual and group guidance techniques to develop positive and supportive relationships with children, encourage positive social interaction among children, promote positive strategies that will develop personal self-control and self-esteem in children.
  • Establish and maintain physically and psychologically safe and healthy learning environment for young children.
  • Use informal and formal assessment strategies as an on-going integral part of planning and individualizing curriculum and teaching practices.
  • Establish and maintain positive family and community relationships by communicating effectively, demonstrating sensitivity to differences, respecting parental choices and involving families in planning for their children.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the early childhood profession by being informed about professional development, legal issues, resource information, state and national regulations and opportunities that would improve quality of programs and services for young children.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively during at least 300 hours of supervised practicum experience in appropriate settings serving infants, toddlers, preschoolers, or school age children.

First Year – Fall Semester

  • ED/CC102 Intro Early Childhood Education 2cr
  • CC103 Observation and Assessment 1cr
  • CC112 Child Growth and Development 3cr
  • CC113 Child Growth Practicum 1cr
  • CC210 Creating Environment Learning 3cr
  • CC211 Creating Environment Practicum 1cr
  • CC232 Family and Cultural Connections 2cr
  • CC233 Family and Cultural Connections Practicum 1cr

TOTAL 14cr

First Year – Spring Semester

  • CC122 Positive Child Guidance 2cr
  • CC123 Positive Child Guidance Practicum 1cr
  • CC130 Health, Safety, Nutrition in EC 3cr
  • CC131 Health, Safety, Nutrition Practicum 1cr
  • CC220 EC Curriculum and Methods 3cr
  • CC221 EC Curriculum/Methods Practicum 1cr
  • CC240 Professionalism in EC 3cr

TOTAL 14cr

Competencies Required: 9 credits

Communications: 3 credits

  • WRIT101 College Writing I or
  • CM159 Interpersonal Communications 3cr

Computation: 3 credits

  • M108 Business Mathematics or
  • M095 Intermediate Math or Above 3cr

Human Relations: 3 credits

  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology or
  • SOCI101 Intro to Sociology 3cr

Certificate to total 36 credits

Each Practicum requires 3-4 hrs of work experience per week at a licensed or registered early childcare facility (45 hours =1 credit hour).

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Farm and Ranch Business Management

NOTE: This program is undergoing a redetermination process; students are not being accepted into this program. 

This program is intended to serve those who are actively engaged in farming or ranching enterprises. Students receive a solid grounding in accounting, computer applications for business management, personal management, marketing and business management as applicable to the agribusiness community. This is a workforce development-related program with minimal intent for enrollees to continue into higher education.

After completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Use a computer to perform basic business functions such as searching the web, e-mail, • and word processing.
  • Complete the entire accounting cycle for their business, including entering transactions and preparing financial statements.
  • Utilize double entry accounting software.
  • Read, comprehend, and analyze their business’ financial statements.
  • Express in writing their business plan.
  • Use spreadsheet software as a decision aid for analyzing management choices.
  • Make informed decisions on the use of risk management tools for their commodity marketing or be able to use the computer to enhance value-added marketing opportunities for their business.

First Year – Fall Semester

  • BU110 Practical Math 1cr
  • BU111 Practical Human Relations 1cr
  • BU112 Practical Communications 1cr
  • FR141 Intro Farm/Ranch Business Management 12cr

TOTAL 15cr

First Year – Spring Semester

  • BU115 Practical Math II 1cr
  • BU116 Practical Human Relations II 1cr
  • BU117 Practical Communications II 1cr
  • FR142 Strategies Farm/Ranch System Data Management 12cr

TOTAL 15cr

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Gas and Diesel Technology

This program is designed to provide training and employment opportunities in the broad field of mechanized agriculture. The scope of the curriculum includes both academic and skills-based courses which prepare students for the world of work. Program courses will expose students to a range of knowledge and skills related to the major components of agricultural powered machinery.

Students will be able to:

  • Work safely and efficiently in a shop environment.
  • Assemble, adjust, and repair common farm machinery.
  • Become skilled at preventative maintenance, diagnostics, and the principles of operation of gasoline and diesel engines.
  • List the functions and requirements of the lubrication and cooling systems in agricultural equipment.
  • Describe and apply basic principles of electrical and hydraulic systems.

First Year – Fall Semester

  • AP101 Tools, Measurement, Safety 3cr
  • AP150 Electricity AC/DC 3cr
  • CM110 Information Literacy 1cr
  • HL103 Standard First Aid/CPR 1cr
  • M145 Math for the Liberal Arts 3cr
  • AP245 Differentials, Brakes, Suspension 3cr

TOTAL 14cr

First Year – Spring Semester

  • AP205 Hydraulics 3cr
  • AP255 Power Transmission 4cr
  • AP250 Gas and Diesel Engines 4cr
  • BU220 Human Relations in Workplace 3cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr

TOTAL 17cr

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Livestock Technology

This program is designed for the person who plans to return to the farm or ranch to pursue a career working in the livestock production industry. The curriculum stresses production techniques that can be applied immediately to the livestock enterprise. Basic academic courses are included to provide a well-rounded education.

Upon completion of the program a student will:

  • Build a strong base of knowledge in the field of Agriculture
  • Prepare students for entry level employment in public and private Agriculture-related organizations.
  • Assist students in the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to conceptualize ideas.
  • Expose students to courses in computation, communication, and human relations, and will assist students in developing an understanding and appreciation for diversity, social responsibility and the participation in public affairs.
  • Serve those students seeking a career in Agriculture by providing in-depth and practical skills-based exposure to general Agriculture.

First Year – Fall Semester

  • AG104 Range and Range Plants 3cr
  • AG114 Range and Range Plants Lab 1cr
  • AG110 Animal Science 3cr
  • AG150 Equine Production or
  • AG278 Ag Business Planning 3cr
  • AG230 Agriculture Marketing 3cr
  • AG232 Technology in Agriculture or
  • AG140 Leadership Develoment n Ag 3cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology or
  • SOCI101 Intro to Sociology 3cr

TOTAL 19cr

First Year – Spring Semester

  • BIOO110 Plant Science or
  • AG225 Range Livestock Production 3cr
  • BIOO265 Functional Anatomy of Domestic Animals 3cr
  • BIOO266 Functional Anatomy of Domestic Animals Lab 1cr
  • AG220 Feeds and Feeding 4cr
  • M108 Business Math (or)
  • Higher Level Math 3-4cr

TOTAL 17-18cr

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Office Assistant

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of business. Students complete courses in keyboarding, word processing, mathematics, communications, and office procedures and are prepared for employment with businesses as receptionists and clerks.

Students shall: gain proficiency in the following skills:

  • General office skills
  • Computer skills
  • Telephone courtesy
  • Office accounting
  • Filing and record management
  • Written and oral communication
  • Interpersonal communication and relationships

First Year – Fall Semester

  • TASK127 Business Office Procedures 3cr
  • M108 Business Mathematics 3cr
  • CAPP131 Basic MS Office109 3cr
  • CM101 Public Speaking 3cr
  • WRIT101 College Writing I (or)
  • WRIT095 Developmental Writing 3cr

TOTAL 15cr

First Year – Spring Semester

  • TASK113 Keyboarding and Document Processing 3cr
  • TASK210 Office Success Strategies 3cr
  • BU220 Human Relations Workplace 3cr
  • CAPP154 MS Word 3cr
  • CAPP156 MS Excel 3cr

TOTAL 15cr

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Web Development

The Web Development Certificate program provides training in Web site planning, effective design and development, and successful marketing strategy. Students who complete this certificate program will be able to create and maintain their own personal or business Web site, and be aware of Internet marketing strategies.

Students successfully completing this certificate program are able to:

  • Create a Web site that is aesthetically pleasing;
  • Create an effective navigation system for a Web site;
  • Integrate JavaScript, XML, and other web programming techniques;
  • Collaborate with clients to constantly improve sites;
  • Effectively market Web sites.

First Year – Fall Semester

  • M108 Business Mathematics (or)
  • M95 Intermediate Algebra or higher 3cr
  • CA140 Graphics Applications 3cr
  • CA215 Intro to Web Design (or)
  • CA262 Intro to Dreamweaver 3cr
  • CS125 Intro Computer Tech or Equivalent 3cr
  • CS160 Markup Languages and Scripts 3cr

TOTAL 15cr

First Year – Spring Semester

  • BU236 E-Marketing/E-Commerce 3cr
  • CA278 Web Capstone Project 3cr
  • WRIT095 Developmental Writing (or)
  • BU125 Technical Writing (or)
  • WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr
  • PSYX100 Intro to Psychology (or)
  • SOCI101 Intro to Sociology (or)
  • BU220 Human Relations in Workplace 3cr

TOTAL 12cr

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Welding Technology

This program will help the student learn the basics of welding technology that will permit the individual to enter the field at entry level as a fabrication/welder. The student will also take academic courses to provide a well-balanced curriculum. Graduates may enter the workforce immediately or transfer for more advanced training.

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe work habits in welding/metal fabrication.
  • Identify and use a variety of techniques and materials to achieve the desired weld.
  • Perform quality welds on mild steel using arc and gas methods.
  • Layout and cut flat structural steel.
  • Attain AS Level I Welding Certification.
  • Demonstrate Welding Symbol Interpretation.

First Year – Fall Semester

  • CM159 Interpersonal Communications 3cr
  • M111 Technical Math (or) higher 2-4cr
  • WLDG110 Welding Theory I 2cr
  • WLDG111 Welding Theory I Practical 2cr
  • WLDG117 Blueprint Read/Welding Symbols 2cr
  • WT130 Metal Fabrication and Layout 4cr
  • WT170 Advanced Welding Techniques 4cr

TOTAL 19-21cr

First Year – Spring Semester

  • BU220 Human Relations in Workplace 3cr
  • HL103 Standard First Aid/CPR 1cr
  • WT115 Structural Welding or
  • WT280 Pipe Welding Techniques 4cr
  • WT150 MIG/TIG Applications 4cr

TOTAL 12cr

Course Descriptions – Course Listing

All courses listed in this catalog appear alphabetically by subject area and in numerical sequence with listings broken down as follows:

  • The capital letters preceding the course indicate the subject area in which the course is

    offered and are used as a code.

  • The three digits immediately following the subject area code identify individual course offerings within the area of study. In general, a 100 number indicates a first year subject and a 200 rubric indicates a second year subject. Sub-100 courses (e.g. WRIT095) are non-transferable sub-college level courses.
  • The words following the course number are course titles and describe the course in a few words.
  • The capital letters following the course title and course description indicate when the

    course is generally offered. F indicates the course is offered in the fall, and S indicates

    spring. Courses may also be offered at additional times as determined by the Dean of

    Instructional Services.

The entry listed after the semester indicates the number of semester hours of credit the course carries.

The listing of a course in this or any other college publication does not constitute a guarantee or contract that the particular course will be offered during the time listed. All courses are subject to scheduling changes or cancellations. Every effort will be made to inform students of such changes and/or cancellations.

Classes may be listed as on demand status which means they are offered on a limited basis providing there is sufficient demand or if the class is needed to satisfy a program requirement. At the discretion of the Dean of Instructional Services, the class may be delivered through independent study or, if sufficient enrollment is projected, it may be offered by regular classroom instruction.

To better facilitate the transfer process the Montana University System (MUS) is in the process of updating course rubrics and titles. Those courses which have been changed, as of this printing, are noted with the following statement: MUS update.

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Accounting

ACTG101 Accounting Procedures I  F 3 credits

This basic course covers the purpose and scope of accounting. Students study the difference between assets, liabilities, equity, income, and expenses. Financial statement preparation and analysis is stressed. The emphasis of this course is learning how to make decisions with the information accounting provides. Formerly BU171 Survey of Accounting. MUS update.

ACTG201 Principles of Financial Accounting F 3 credits

This course is an introduction to financial accounting principles and other specific topics such as: the study of a complete accounting cycle for retail and other businesses; assets, liability, and equity accounts; financial statement preparation; corporation, partnership and sole-proprietorship entities; and financial statement analysis. Formerly BU271 Principles of Accounting I. MUS update.

ACTG202 Principles of Managerial Accounting S 3 credits

This course is a second semester course for non-accounting business students. The course is designed to introduce the various needs and uses for accounting information within a decision-making framework. The course will cover cost-volume-profit relationships, cost flows, capital budgeting, and traditional cost management. Formerly BU275 Managerial Accounting. MUS update.

ACTG205 Computerized Accounting S 3 credits

Prerequisite: ACTG101 or ACTG201. In this course computers are used to apply the basic principles and procedures of accrual accounting. Computer accounting applications include general ledgers, accounts receivable, accounts payable, invoicing, payroll, and inventory. Upon completion of this course the student will have a working familiarity with three popular accounting packages. Formerly BU274 Computerized Accounting. MUS update.

ACTG272 Principles of Financial Accounting II S 3 credits

Prerequisite: ACTG201. A continuation of Principles of Accounting I with an emphasis on those accounting concepts designed to provide information necessary for management use. Specific topics include interpreting financial statement information, study of cost systems, cost-volume-profit analysis, and organizational concepts – all of which facilitate the managerial control, planning, and decision making processes. Formerly BU272 Principles of Accounting II. MUS update.

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Agricultural Marketing and Financial Analysis

AF121 Introduction to Value Added Marketing I F 1 credit

Students will learn terminology and the basic principles of value added marketing. Discussion will center on the differences between Value Added Marketing and traditional commodity marketing, including economic principles underlying each.

AF122 Using the Internet as a Value Added Marketing Tool S 1 credit

Students will learn the basic principles of using the internet as a marketing tool. Topics will include researching options, developing a profitable strategy, implementation of that strategy, and evaluating the outcome.

AF123 Market Research Skills I F 1 credit

Students will learn basic principles of market research, including the resources available to qualify and project market size and price elasticity.

AF124 Market Research Skills II F 1 credit

A continuation of AF123. Students will learn more about market research and the principles and project market penetration opportunities for their value added agricultural project.

AF131 Introduction to Commodity Marketing I F 1 credit

Students will learn terminology related to commodity trading and risk management. The history and function of commodity exchanges and their relationship to producers use of futures contracts will be emphasized. Basic hedge strategies, coupled with fundamental and seasonal market tendencies will establish foundation for producers to begin development of marketing plan.

AF132 Marketing Plan Development F 1 credit

Participants will learn basic technical analyses techniques, including trend and chart formations, moving averages, RSI and Stochastic oscillators. These will be integrated into the continued development of the participants marketing plan. This course will also review basic option trading strategies as related to marketing plans and risk management.

AF133 Contracting and Risk Management F 1 credit

Participants will consider various cash marketing alternatives, including basis fixed, hedge-to-arrive and production contract marketing strategies. The use of options, including spreads, strangles, windows, and butterflies will be considered. The marketing plan will be updated with consideration to technical analyses and current fundamental outlook relative to each participants cash flow and risk bearing capabilities.

AF134 Long Term Marketing Strategy Development 1 credit

Participants will review alternatives to commodity trading and traditional risk management. These alternatives will be incorporated into various market development scenarios which will then consider alternatives to or supplemental to previously considered option and futures strategies. In-depth discussion of the implementation of marketing strategies will occur.

AF141 Marketing and Financial Analysis I F/S 6 credits

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. This course will explore commodity marketing and risk management, value-added marketing, and financial analysis. Students will learn basic principles and develop a plan for applying appropriate principles within their farm or ranch business. Includes individual and co-op instruction.

AF142 Marketing and Financial Analysis II F/S 6 credits

Prerequisite: AF141 or consent of instructor. This course will continue the study of commodity marketing and risk management, value-added marketing, and financial analysis. Students will continue to develop and expand upon the application of these principles within their farm or ranch business. Includes individual and co-op instruction.

AF145 Financial Analysis in Production Agriculture I F 1 credit

Students will learn terminology related to agricultural financial analysis. The basics of accrual adjusted balance sheets and the data needed to compile them will be discussed. Co-requisite: AF141 or consent of instructor.

AF146 Financial Analysis in Production Agriculture II S 1 credit

Students will learn how the balance sheet and income statement information issued to create a FINPACK financial analysis for farms and ranches.

AF151 Marketing and Financial Analysis III F/S 5 credits

Prerequisite: AF142 or consent of instructor. This course will continue the study of commodity marketing and risk management, value-added marketing, and financial analysis. Students will continue to develop and expand upon the application of these principles within their farm or ranch business. Includes individual and co-op instruction.

AF152 Marketing and Financial Analysis IV F/S 5 credits

Prerequisite: AF151 or consent of instructor. This course will continue the study of commodity marketing and risk management, value-added marketing, and financial analysis. Students will complete the development of the application of these principles within their farm or ranch business. Includes individual and co-op instruction.

AF155 Financial Analysis in Production Agriculture III 1 credit

Students will learn the basic principles of financial ratios and other indicators and how to identify trends in those indicators. Co-requisite: AF151 or consent of instructor.

AF156 Financial Analysis in Production Agriculture IV 1 credit

Students will learn basic principles of long-range planning and why such planning is critical to the success of a new enterprise. Co-requisite: AF152 or consent of instructor.

AF176 Marketing and Management Professional Renewal F/S 3-6 credits

Prerequisite: AF152 or consent of instructor. Designed for the continuing application of commodity marketing and risk management, value-added marketing, and financial analysis to student producer’s farms and ranches. Includes individual and co-op instruction.

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Agriculture

AG104 Range and Range Plants F 3 credits

This course is a description of the rangelands of the Western U.S. and their historical, present, and potential use. It explains how utilization affects the biological cycles of rangelands. Basic range management skills are studied and practiced. Concepts of ecological condition and trends are introduced. Plants and their cycles are studied. Co-requisite: AG114. Tech Prep.

AG114 Range and Range Plants Lab F 1 credit

The laboratory exercises are designed to complement the lectures of AG104. Rangeland inventory and classification methods will be reviewed. Sixty common native and introduced plants will be identified in the field and in the classroom. Co-requisite: AG104. Tech Prep.

AG110 Animal Science F 3 credits

This course is an introductory animal science course which includes basic principles of animal genetics, nutrition, live animal evaluation, reproduction, and application to the production of beef and dairy cattle, sheep, swine, horses, and poultry. Tech Prep.

AG111 Plant Science. See BIOO110. MUS update.

AG121 Training and Development of the Horse I F 3 credits

This course involves gentling and starting a green horse, 2-3 years of age, halter breaking, leading at walk, trotting and backing, handling of feet and legs, feeding, reproduction, and selection practices. Students must have a horse and consent of the instructor. Additional fee required.

AG122 Training and Development of the Horse II S 3 credits

Prerequisite: AG121. A continuation of AG121. Starting the horse on a bit (snaffle or hackamore), driving, backing, lunging and ground work, advanced horse management practices, anatomy, physiology and training practices. Student must have a horse. Additional fee required.

AG123 Introduction to GPS F/S 1 credit

Students will learn how Global Positioning Systems work, applications for GPS in science, industry, recreation, and agriculture. Students will learn how to use a GPS to mark way-points, navigate, and locate. Cross listing: ET123

AG124 Advanced GPS S 1 credit

Prerequisite: ET120 or consent of instructor. Students will learn how to interface a hand-held GPS receiver with a computer by downloading GPS information to commercially available software, and how to use computer maps to identify locations and then use a GPS to field locate those places. Cross listing: ET124

AG125 Artificial Insemination S 3 credits

This course deals with techniques needed to inseminate a herd of cows successfully, using cattle for practice. Also covered are sanitation, health, nutrition, regulations, and other subjects pertaining to herd improvement using artificial insemination. Additional fee required.

AG131 Saddle and Tack Making I F 2 credits

This course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge in the manufacture and repair of the western saddle and tack. The students will have the opportunity to build a saddle or several smaller items of tack for themselves. A few basic hand tools will be required.

AG132 Saddle and Tack Making II S 2 credits

A continuation of AG131; this course gives the student a more in-depth knowledge in the manufacture and repair of the western saddle and tack. Students will have the opportunity to build a saddle or several smaller items of tack for themselves. A few basic hand tools will be required.

AG140 Leadership/Development in Ag F 3 credits

This course deals with the process of developing and managing individuals by providing leadership and guidance at all levels of personnel development. Self concepts are developed through situational leadership and management, principles of people management, goal setting, and belief systems. Collaborative learning and field experience are utilized.

AG150 Equine Production F 3 credits

A major objective of this course is the development of an understanding of the production and management techniques necessary for the successful operation of the horse enterprise. Management practices concerned with feeding, breeding, and health programs receive considerable attention. Age determination, breeding, health care, unsoundness, way of going, nutrient needs, parasite control, buildings, and equipment are among the many specific areas covered. Students will cover material related to preventative equine medicine and methods associate with such care.

AG189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

AG197/198 Work Experience/Seminar F/S variable

AG297/298

A maximum of 10 total credits may be earned for work experience with approved agencies. The student must be enrolled in a vocational/technical program offering work experience and be working actively toward a degree. The student will work under the supervision of an instructor who will determine the number of credits to be earned based on the number of working hours and work responsibility. In general, 45 hours of work experience, including the seminar, is equivalent to one credit. The work experience program is directed by the college and the student’s work is controlled by the supervising instructor.

AG208 Anatomy and Health of Domestic Livestock. See BIOO265. MUS update.

AG218 Anatomy and Health of Domestic Livestock Lab. See BIOO266. MUS update. 

AG220 Feeds and Feeding S 4 credits

This course deals with the digestion and metabolism of nutrients, nutrient requirements, feed composition, diet formulation, and practical feeding of various classes of animals, nutrient content of feeds, their digestion and absorption. Emphasis on developing balanced rations using various feeds. Rations are balanced using feeds that are common to or readily available to Montana. Special attention is given to rangeland environments and seasonal changes.

AG225 Range Livestock Production S 3 credits

Prerequisite: AG104, and AG110, or consent of instructor. The course teaches principles of beef and sheep production in rangeland environments. Breeding, reproduction, nutrition, marketing, and distribution are examined.

AG230 Agriculture Marketing F 3 credits

Topics include the theory of demand, product supply, and performance of the economy as a whole. Various economic policies are considered. Basics of marketing are studied. Marketing strategies and problems associated with agriculture commodities are also studied.

AG232 Technology in Agriculture F 3 credits

The course deals with utilizing and selecting microcomputer software for the broad field of agriculture. Decision aid software, spreadsheets, database, telecommunication, financial records, GPS, and mapping programs are emphasized. The course also involves computer applications to control, monitor, and calibrate devices.

AG234 Grain Marketing with Computers F/S 2 credits

In this class the student will study Best Price Theory, PNW basis, the cost of storing grain, and marketing risk management using various hedging strategies with futures, options, and forward contracts. Students will monitor and graph local and PNW basis over time to determine cash selling opportunities. Students will study the use of technical indicators and oscillators for timing hedging opportunities. A market plan will be developed for an actual farm and a real life exercise using learned strategies count toward the final grade.

AG240 Beginning Horseshoeing S 2 credits

This course covers the fundamentals of horseshoing including proper trimming, corrective trimming and cold shoeing.

AG241 Advanced Horseshoeing S 2 credits

This course covers horseshoeing and corrective shoeing techniques, including the development of corrective shoes.

AG250 Training and Development of the Horse III F 2 credits

Prerequisite: AG122. This is a class designed for both horse and rider. The rider must be significantly advanced to maintain a secure seat at a lope. There will be special emphasis on cueing the horse with hands, legs, weight, and voice. The student must have a horse. Additional fee required.

AG251 Training and Development of the Horse IV S 2 credits

Prerequisite: AG250. This is a class designed for experienced students and horses. There will be special emphasis on advanced reining, collection, headset lead changes, side passes, pivots, and roll backs. The student must have a horse. Additional fee required

AG278 Agri-Business Planning Alt Yr/S 3 credits

This is a capstone course encompassing all of the skill sets taught in the Ag curriculum.

AG280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

AG290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Anthropology

AN101 Introduction to Anthropology S 3 credits

A survey of cultural and physical anthropology; the origin and development of human beings and their cultures, ethnic identities, kinship, structure, the development of economic, social and political structures are examined in depth.

AN189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

AN280 Special Topics F/S variable

These courses are designed to meet particular needs or are given on a trial basis to determine demand.

AN290 Individual Problems F/S variable

Students are directed to research or study on an individual basis. These courses require the consent of the instructor.

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Gas and Diesel Technology

AP101 Tools, Measurement and Safety F 3 credits

This course will cover identification and proper use of both hand and power tools associated with the content of this program. While safety will be an important part of every course, the issue will be examined in greater depth within this course. Specific topics will include shop and field safety, equipment and tool safety, welding safety, personal safety devices, farm rescue, and associated topics. Cross-listing: ET101. Additional fee required.

AP105 Welding and Metal Fabrication On demand 4 credits

Welding theory and safety issues along with metal working skills will be emphasized. Students will learn shielded metal arc welding and metal inert gas welding, as well as oxyacetylene cutting, welding, and brazing. These skill will be used to cut out and properly assemble a small project that will represent a practical application for the course. Tech Prep.

AP150 Electricity AC/DC F 3 credits

This course is designed to provide a fundamental knowledge of the theory, operation, and safety related to both industrial and low voltage applications. Students will learn about both high voltage, high amperage power and low voltage current. Basic operating characteristics of motors, regulators, and controls found in agricultural machinery will also be covered. Study will cover farm power from voltage three phase down to 12 volt DC ag machinery. Cross-listing: ET110

AP175 Service Fundamentals F 3 credits

Proper equipment service and maintenance are the focus of this class. Lubrication, filters, wear detection, part replacement, scheduling, preventative maintenance and repair, and proper fuel selection will be included. Students will learn how to keep equipment in production.

AP189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

AP197/297 Agriculture Power/Machinery Internship/Seminar F/S variable

AP198/298

A maximum of three credits may be earned for work experience with approved agencies. Students must be enrolled in a vocational/technical program and be working actively toward a degree. The student will work under the supervision of an instructor who will determine the number of credits to be earned based on the number of working hours and work responsibility. In general, 45 hours of work experience including the seminar, is equivalent to one credit. The internship program is directed by the college and the student’s work is controlled by the supervising instructor.

AP205 Hydraulics S 3 credits

This course will examine the principles and operation of hydraulic power systems from transmissions to lifting devices. Proper maintenance, safety procedures, and repair will be critical components of the curriculum. Students will learn to fabricate using hydraulics to perform work. They will design systems, sizing hydraulic applications to achieve efficient work and utility. Related equipment, like pumps, cylinders, reservoirs, motors, filters, valves, and pressure regulators will be studied.

AP230 Gas and Diesel Machinery F 4 credits

Operation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of machinery will be covered here. Primary focus will be on tillage, planting, cultivation, and harvesting machinery but the course will also include ranch equipment such as windmills, feeders, corrals, and livestock equipment. Both powered and non-powered machinery will be included to cover most of the common equipment found on farms and ranches of eastern Montana.

AP245 Differentials, Brakes, and Suspension F 3 credits

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to work on differentials and see how they transmit power from the drive shaft to the wheels. Working on brakes will give the student the opportunity to observe how they stop the vehicles momentum and hold the vehicle in place until released. Suspension work will allow the student to see how a comfortable ride is achieved in most vehicles. Students will also examine all the components and properly set them to desired specifications. Work will be done on passenger vehicles, trucks, and tractors.

AP250 Gas and Diesel Engines S 4 credits

Both gasoline and diesel engines will be addressed in this course. Topics ranging from basic operating principles to advanced diagnostics will be covered in detail. Proper operation and preventative maintenance will be stressed along with field based repair procedures. The basic intent of the course is to teach students, internal combustion principles so they can operate, maintain, and recognize potential engine problems. Students will learn how to keep engines in production.

AP255 Power Transmission S 4 credits

This course will cover topics related to the transfer of power from motor or engine to the work. Specific emphasis will be placed on standard transmissions, automatic transmissions, direct drives, gear reductions, belt drive systems, chain drive systems, power takeoffs, remote hydraulics, and remote electrical applications. Proper operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and repair of these systems will be included.

AP280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

AP290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Art

Please Note: Studio Art Courses – Students are required to furnish their own supplies for studio art classes. Cost of these supplies will vary from class to class. Supply lists are available at the college bookstore and students are expected to come prepared for the first class session. The student may contact the instructor prior to the start of class with any questions or concerns regarding the requisite supplies.

AR101 Foundations of Art F/S 3 credits

This class will provide an introductory overview to the elements of visual arts. Students are presented with a variety of art experiences including various media and production processes, the language of aesthetics, and art criticism. The terminal objective of this class is to give students the opportunity to create art, to explore aesthetics, and to gain an awareness of the visual world around them. Students interested in an introduction to the basic language of art, education majors, or those seeking an AA degree are encouraged to enroll.

AR150 Art Appreciation F/S 3 credits

This class is a foundation for the understanding and appreciation of many art forms of the world including major movements, artists, and specific works. The interrelationship of art to society is explored via lectures, imagery, and class discussions.

AR161 Introduction to Drawing I F/S 3 credits

This introductory lecture/production class is designed to provide study and practice in the basic elements of drawing. The traditional subject areas of still life, landscape, and portraiture are presented for study and exploration in a variety of media including but not limited to ink, charcoal, and graphite. Techniques presented include wash, contour and line, charcoal lifts, gradation and tone studies, hatching and more. Recommended for all levels of experience, this course has no prerequisites but is fundamental for students planning to continue to explore the visual arts.

AR162 Introduction to Drawing II F/S 3 credits

Prerequisite: AR101 or AR161 or consent of the instructor. Utilizing the lecture/production format presented in AR 161, this class expands the study of the art elements and the practice of these elements by incorporating them into works with primary focus upon the human figure and form. Portraiture and landscape continue as subjects with emphasis now placed upon design principles and expressive use of materials.

AR170 Graphic Design I S 3 credits

Prerequisite: CA140 and CA141 or consent of instructor. This introductory production/lecture class focuses on developing design skills utilizing raster and vector graphic software tools. Graphic Design I examines the elements and principles of design, and explores the composition, components, and concepts critical to effective graphic design. Students will practice making informed decisions concerning the aesthetic application of these precepts with a comprehensive series of original graphic design projects.

AR171 Graphic Design II F 3 credits

Prerequisite: AR170 or consent of instructor. This production/lecture class builds on the skills developed in AR170. Students will continue to create original computer based projects focusing on the details of composition and effective design aesthetics. The practice of experimentation, refinement, and analysis are recognized as part of the foundation of good graphic design. Increased attention is given to the presentation of ideas, collaboration, working with publishing providers, satisfying client needs, budget, and target audience.

AR189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions will be held on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

AR213 Art History I F/Alt Yr 3 credits

A well-rounded student requires an exposure to the history of mankind’s artistic achievements. The purpose of this class is to acquaint the student with an historic panorama of the visual arts, the trends, and the creative spirit of the masters. The scope of this section of art history covers the time from the ancient cave drawings, the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, and the art of the Middle Ages.

AR214 Art History II S/Alt Yr 3 credits

Art History II continues to explore mankind’s artistic legacy with the Renaissance masters and moving through the Baroque period, the 18th and 19th century, and the early 20th century. This course completes the survey of our artistic accomplishments in the western world. One may enter Art History II without taking Art History I.

AR271 Introduction to Oil/Acrylic Painting I F/Alt Yr 3 credits

Prerequisite: AR101, AR161, or consent of instructor. This class introduces students to the elements of composition, the rudiments of color theory, and the use of drawing for transcription to painting. Various techniques applicable to oil and acrylic are taught. Designed to build the discipline of painting through sequence and structure this course is recommended for beginning and advanced students.

AR272 Introduction to Oil/Acrylic Painting II S/Alt Yr 3 credits

Prerequisite: AR101, AR161, AR271, or consent of instructor. This class provides the expansion of art principles and the introduction to portrait paintings. Assignments foster the creative use of materials and personal artistic growth through expansion of styles and subject matter.

AR273 Introduction to Watercolor I F/Alt Yr 3 credits

Prerequisite: AR101, 161 or consent of instructor. Watercolor I is designed to introduce a variety of techniques applicable to watercolor painting to the beginning student. The class concentrates on building skills and development of confidence with the medium.

AR274 Introduction to Watercolor II S/Alt Yr 3 credits

Prerequisite: AR273 or consent of instructor. Watercolor II provides the opportunity to develop individual style and explore a variety of creative techniques applicable to watercolor procedure.

AR280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

AR290 Individual Projects F/S variable

These courses are directed research of study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Biology

BI101 General Biology I. See BIOB160. MUS update. 

BI111 General Biology I Lab. See BIOB161. MUS update. 

BI102 General Biology II. See BIOB170. MUS update.

BI112 General Biology II Lab. See BIOB171. MUS update.

BI103 Survey of Biology. See BIOB101. MUS update.

BI113 Survey of Biology Lab. See BIOB102. MUS update.

BI108 General Botany. See BIOO105. MUS update.

BI118 General Botany Lab. See BIOO106. MUS update.

BI189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

BI201 Human Anatomy/Physiology I F 3 credits

Prerequisite: BIOB160 or consent of instructor. This class will be a study of human physiology and anatomy that is particularly suitable for nurses, physical education majors, biology majors, and the allied health professions. This semester will include cellular biology, the skeletal system, the integumentary system, nervous system, and the somatic and special senses. Co-requisite: BI211.

BI211 Human Anatomy/Physiology I Lab F 1 credit

A series of laboratory experiments and exercises illustrating and supporting concepts studied in BI201. Co-requisite: BI201. Additional fee required.

BI202 Human Anatomy/Physiology II S 3 credits

This is a continuation of BI201 and will include the study of the muscular system, the endocrine system, the urinary system, the reproductive system, and human genetics. Co-requisite: BI212.

BI212 Human Anatomy/Physiology II Lab S 1 credit

A series of laboratory experiments and exercises illustrating and supporting concepts studied in BI202. Co-requisite: BI202. Additional fee required.

BI207 General Microbiology. See BIOM250. MUS update.

BI217 General Microbiology Lab. See BIOM251. MUS update.

BI280 Special Topics F/S variable

These courses are designed to meet particular needs or are given on a trial basis to determine demand.

BI290 Individual Problems F/S variable

Students are directed to research or study on an individual basis. These courses require the consent of the instructor.

Biology – General

BIOB101 Discover Biology F 3 credits

This is a general survey course providing an overview of biology. The course includes an introduction to cells (both plant and animal), the relationship between cells and energy (cellular respiration and photosynthesis) and the cell cycle (mitosis). Inheritance and the role of genetics in today’s world is also presented. The relationship between plants, animals and their environment is also explored. Formerly BI103 Survey of Biology. MUS update.

BIOB102 Discover Biology Laboratory F 1 credit

Includes laboratory experiments and exercises from different areas of biology and is used to supplement material covered in the lecture course. Formerly BI113 Survey of Biology Lab. MUS update.

BIOB160 Principles of Living Systems F/S 3 credits

This course is an introduction to the structure, function, and reproduction at the cellular level of organization. This will include the study of both plant and animal cells. This course is designed to be an introductory course for other biology courses. Formerly BI101 General Biology. MUS update.

BIOB161 Principles of Living Systems Laboratory F/S 1 credit

A series of laboratory experiments and exercises illustrating and supporting concepts studied in BIOB160. Additional fee required. Formerly BI111 MUS update.

BIOB170 Principles of Biological Diversity S 3 credits

This course is a general survey of the higher plants and animals, emphasizing the structure, function, and classification of representative phyla. Formerly BI102 General Biology II. MUS update.

BIOB171 Principles of Biological Diversity Laboratory S 1 credit

A series of laboratory experiments and exercises illustrating and supporting concepts studied in BIOB170. Additional fee required. Formerly BI112 General Biology II Lab. MUS update.

Biology – Micro

BIOM250 Microbiology for Health Sciences F 3 credits

Prerequisites: consent of instructor. An introduction to microorganisms, emphasizing bacteria. Major topics include the history of microbiology; bacterial structure, function, metabolism and genetics; viral structure and replication, sub viral particles, and an introduction to fungi and protozoans. Also included are the role of microorganisms in ecology and human health, disease processes and the immune response. Co-requisite: BIOM251. Formerly BI207 General Microbiology. MUS update.

BIOM251 Microbiology for Health Sciences Lab F 1 credit

Laboratory work to accompany BIOM250. This course includes microscopy, staining and culture techniques, metabolism, UV induced mutations, differentiation of bacteria, and effectiveness of various antibiotics and disinfectants. Emphasis will be placed on safe practice in all aspects of microbiology laboratory work. Co-requisite: BIOM250. Additional fee required. Formerly BI217 General Microbiology Lab. MUS update.

Biology – Organismal

BIOO105 Introduction to Botany F 3 credits

Prerequisite: BIOB160 or High School Biology. This is an introductory course to the plant kingdom with an emphasis on seed plants. Included are structure and functions of roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. Also included are basic principles of plant ecology and taxonomy. Co-requisite: BIOO106. Formerly BI108 General Botany. MUS update.

BIOO106 Introduction to Botany Lab F 1 credit

Laboratory work to accompany BIOO105. Included are traditional in-lab experiments, greenhouse work, and fieldwork. Co-requisite: BIOO105. Formerly BI118 General Botany Lab. MUS update.

BIOO110 Plant Science S 3 credits

Prerequisite: AG104. This course provides an understanding of basic plant science principles and environmental components that impact plant growth and plant interaction with agriculture and humankind. Students develop solutions to problems. Formerly AG111 Plant Science. MUS update.

BIOO265 Functional Anatomy of Domestic Animals S 3 credits

Prerequisite: AG110. This course deals with the location, structure, and function of various tissues, organs, and systems of domestic animals. Reproduction, digestion will be emphasized. Formerly AG208. MUS update.

BIOO266 Functional Anatomy of Domestic Animals Lab S 1 credit

The lab utilizes ruminants and mono gastric species. Formerly AG218 Anatomy and Health of Domestic Livestock. MUS update.

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Business Technology

BT101 Keyboarding See TASK090. MUS Update

BT102 Intermediate Keyboarding See TASK113. MUS Update

BT103 Keyboarding Applications See TASK201. MUS Update

BT104 Machine Transcription See TASK202. MUS Update

BT105 Medical Terminology I SEE AHMS144. MUS Update

BT106 Medical Terminology II See AHMS154. MUS Update

BT127 Business Office Procedures See TASK127. MUS Update

BT197/198 Work Experience/Internship See TASK198. MUS Update

BT297/298 Work Experience/Internship See TASK298. MUS Update

BT204 Medical Transcription I See AHMS255. MUS Update

BT211 Office Administration See TASK210. MUS Update

BT280 Special Topics See TASK291. MUS Update

BT290 Individual Problems See TASK292. MUS Update

AHMS144 Medical Terminology F 3 credits

This is an integral, helpful course for any student who is planning to work in a medical environment. Nursing, pre-med, medical technology, veterinary science, veterinary technician, pharmacy, pharmacy technician, occupational or physical therapy, occupational or physical therapy technician, medical record coder, medical billing technician, medical insurance, and medical transcriptionists are all fields which involve the language of medicine. This course is an introduction to medical word building through the study of prefixes, suffixes, and Latin word roots, using a body system approach. Formerly BT105 Medical Terminology I. MUS Update.

AHMS154 Advanced Medical Terminology S 3 credits

Prerequisite: BT105. This is an integral, helpful course for any student planning to work in a medical environment. Nursing, pre-med, medical technology, veterinary science, veterinary technician, pharmacy, pharmacy technician, occupational or physical therapy, occupational or physical therapy technician, medical record coder, medical billing technician, medical insurance, and medical transcriptionists are all fields which involve the language of medicine. A continuation of BT105 completes the study of medical terms using a body system approach. Formerly BT106 Medical Terminology II. MUS Update.

AHMS255 Medical Transcription I S 3 credits

This course emphasizes development of accuracy, speed and medical knowledge for transcription of letters, chart notes, history and physical examination reports, consultations, emergency room reports and discharge summaries, etc., and/or other reports. Formerly BT204 Medical Transcription. MUS Update.

TASK090 Introductory Keyboarding F/S 2 credits

This is an introductory keyboarding course which stresses proper keyboarding technique, using the computer and keyboarding software. This course is recommended for students who have not had keyboard instruction in the past. Tech Prep. Formerly BT101 Keyboarding. MUS Update.

TASK113 Keyboarding and Document Processing S 3 credits

Pre- or co-requisite: CAPP131. The students are expected to build speed and improve keyboarding techniques through the production of business correspondence such as letters, memorandums, manuscripts, rough drafts, tables, and invoices using computers. This class is intended for students who have completed high school typewriting or BT101. Tech Prep. Formerly BT102 Intermediate Keyboarding. MUS Update.

TASK201 Production Keyboarding F 3 credits

Prerequisite: BT102, CAPP131. Keyboarding Applications is a document production and formatting course designed for office technology majors. Document production and formatting in four entry-level and eight advanced-level job simulations will be stressed. Students will improve their independent judgment and productivity, develop problem solving skills, increase keyboarding skills, and further develop their proofreading capabilities. Formerly BT103 Keyboarding Applications. MUS Update.

TASK202 Machine Transcription F 3 credits

Introduction to machine transcription is performed on the transcribing machines with dictation tapes, exposing students to various styles of dictation. Formerly BT104 Machine Transcription. MUS Update.

TASK127 Business Office Procedures F 3 credits

This course includes comprehensive instruction in using Microsoft Outlook for managing communication with e-mail, managing Contacts, planning Tasks and Schedules, using Outlook for mail merge e-mail, and managing your incoming e-mail in your in box. Indexing and filing procedures, electronic filing, safeguarding, backing up files, and practical application of the electronic and paper filing guidelines are also covered. Students will also learn the 10-key pad by touch, operation of the printing calculator and they will improve effectiveness in using the calculator. Formerly BT127. MUS Update.

TASK198 Internship F variable

A maximum of three total credits may be earned for work experience with approved agencies. The student must be enrolled in the vocational/technical program and be working actively toward a degree. The student will work under the supervision of an instructor who will determine the number of credits to be earned based on the number of working hours and work responsibility. In general, 45 hours of work experience including the seminar is equivalent to one credit. The work experience program is directed by the college and the student’s work is controlled by the supervising instructor. Formerly BT197/198/297/298. MUS Update.

TASK210 Office Success Strategies S 3 credits

This course is designed to strengthen the business technology students’ administrative skills, soft skills, and knowledge of business procedures required in the workplace. Topics covered include the technological changes in the role of the business technology administrative assistant, as well as the global influences that affect the way business is conducted. Formerly BT211 Office Administration. MUS Update.

TASK291 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand. Formerly BT280 Special Topics. MUS Update.

TASK292 Independent Study F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor. Formerly BT290 Individual Problems. MUS Update.

TASK298 Internship S variable

A maximum of three total credits may be earned for work experience with approved agencies. The student must be enrolled in the vocational/technical program and be working actively toward a degree. The student will work under the supervision of an instructor who will determine the number of credits to be earned based on the number of working hours and work responsibility. In general, 45 hours of work experience including the seminar is equivalent to one credit. The work experience program is directed by the college and the student’s work is controlled by the supervising instructor. Formerly BT197/198/297/298. MUS Update.

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Business

BU110 Practical Math for Farmers/Ranchers F 1 credit

The direct application of mathematics to the business management of farms and ranches. The focus will be on the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division necessary to properly account for and analyze the financial statements of an agricultural business. Performance ratios and profitability percentages will be covered.

BU111 Practical Human Relations for Farmers/Ranchers S 1 credit

The direct application of human relations to the business management of farms and ranches. The focus will be on the ability to use business human relations principles to more effectively manage a farm or ranch. Topics will include stress management principles, or family estate planning discussion techniques, and/or supervisory principles for employers, or other relevant and timely human relations topics.

BU112 Practical Communications for Farmers/Ranchers F 1 credit

The direct application of communications to the business management of farms and ranches. The focus will be on the ability to use business communications principles to more effectively manage a farm or ranch. Topics will include business letters and business plan writing.

BU115 Practical Math for Farmers/Ranchers II F 1 credit

A continuation of the direct application of mathematics to the business management of farms and ranches. The focus will be on the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division necessary to properly account for and analyze the financial statements of an agricultural business. Performance ratios and profitability percentages will be covered.

BU116 Practical Human Relations for Farmers/Ranchers II S 1 credit

A continuation of the direct application of human relations to the business management of farms and ranches. The focus will be on the ability to use business human relations principles to more effectively manage a farm or ranch. Topics will include stress management principles, or family estate planning discussion techniques, and/or supervisory principles for employers, or other relevant and timely human relations topics.

BU117 Practical Communications for Farmers/Rancher IIs F 1 credit

A continuation of the direct application of communications to the business management of farms and ranches. The focus will be on the ability to use business communications principles to more effectively manage a farm or ranch. Topics will include business letters and business plan writing.

BU125 Technical Writing See WRIT121. MUS Update

BU150 Personal Finance On demand 3 credits

This course will enable the student to study personal financial planning, money management, credit and tax planning, and major expenditures.

BU151 Personal Investments On demand 3 credits

This course will enable the student to study investment fundamentals including income and asset protection through insurance planning; stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, managing your investment profile; retirement and estate planning.

BU161 Introduction to Business F 3 credits

This course covers the meaning and the purpose of business in our society. The development of business, current trends, and an introduction to the following business areas: forms of business organization, business planning management, human resource management, marketing, money and finance, and the social responsibilities of business.

BU165 Business Mathematics See M108. MUS Update

BU171 Survey of Accounting See ACTG101. MUS Update

BU189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

BU206 Business Communications See WRIT122. MUS Update

BU216 Business Law I F 3 credits

This course examines the legal environment faced by the members of the business community including employers, employees, property owners, retailers, consumers, lenders and borrowers. After developing a basic outline of the legal system, the course focuses on the topics of contract law and commercial transactions.

BU217 Business Law II On demand 3 credits

This course is a continuation of BU216 focusing on product liability, negotiable instruments, bankruptcy, agency, employment law, partnerships, corporations, consumer law, and property.

BU220 Human Relations in Workplace S 3 credits

The study of the interaction of people in work and life situations is the focus of this course. The course will acquaint the student with organizational issues, the ability to work with people and how to deal with problems rationally. The course also deals with how to develop a greater sensitivity toward behavioral patterns, distinct ways of thinking, feeling and acting.

BU230 Principles of Marketing S 3 credits

Prerequisite: BU161. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the study of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion and distribution), consumer behavior, and the implication of marketing decisions. A specific point of emphasis is marketing in today’s electronic commerce environment.

BU236 E-Marketing and E-Commerce S 3 credits

Prerequisite: CA215 or CA262. This course covers basic concepts of E-business and marketing, the functions of E-marketing and how they relate to the entire marketing cycle. Integrated communications and technology are having a significant impact on how companies market products and services. Understanding ethical responsibilities in maintaining a Web or intranet/internet site and the potential chances of misuse are also covered. Students in this course develop an integrated marketing plan for an E-commerce business.

BU250 Small Business Management S 3 credits

Prerequisite: BU161. This course acquaints the student with the basics of management through the study of the problems and procedures involved in organizing, planning, directing, and controlling a small business. Writing a business plan is central to this course.

BU255 Human Resource Management F 3 credits

This course covers the major legislation affecting the management of people including the topics of discrimination, sexual harassment, employment at will, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The course also covers the topics of hiring and firing employees, discipline, evaluation processes, compensation, and business ethics.

BU271 Principles of Accounting I See ACTG201. MUS Update

BU272 Principles of Accounting II See ACTG272. MUS Update

BU274 Computerized Accounting See ACTG205. MUS Update

BU275 Managerial Accounting See ACTG202. MUS Update

BU276 Business Simulation S 2 credits

Prerequisite: BU161, BU230, BU255. Business Simulation is a capstone course for the Business Management program. It is offered as an elective to second year students who want to broaden their knowledge of the business world. Business Simulation is a competition among numerous colleges around the country. During the course, students will analyze situations and make decisions concerning products, pricing, promotion, distribution, staffing, and other areas for their company.

BU280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

BU290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Computer Applications

Note: Hardware description – All classes are taught on computers equipped with Windows 98 or NT4 operating systems.

CA100 Computer Essentials F/S 3 credits

This course is an overview of the role of computers in computer information systems. Emphasis is on computing requirements, history and vocabulary, hardware and software functions, and the role of the operating system. Hands-on experience will focus on the role and features of the current Windows operating system. Tech Prep.

CA109 Software Applications See CAPP131. MUS Update

CA110 PC Installation & Maintenance I F 3 credits

Prerequisite: CA100. Instruction includes installation of computer equipment, troubleshooting hardware and software problems, performing routine maintenance and repair, and maintenance of printers.

CA111 PC Installation & Maintenance II S 3 credits

Prerequisite: CA110. This course is a continuation of Installation and Maintenance I. The student will gain experience performing the general tasks he or she will be expected to perform as an entry level, computer-tech person, such as reinstallation of the operating system, installation of modems, network cards, sound and video cards, and the drivers that support them.

CA130 Operating Systems I (DOS) F 3 credits

This is one of three technical operating systems courses offered to Computer Support Technician students. This course focuses on providing students with a comprehensive understanding of how operating systems allow users, software, and hardware to interact.

CA140 Graphics Applications F 3 credits

Prerequisite: CAPP131 or CA125. This course introduces the use of imaging and drawing tools to create and modify graphics and photographic images used in desktop publishing and web page design.

CA150 Introduction to Linux Operating Systems S 3 credits

The course examines one of the fastest growing operating systems in technology today. The focus of the class is to introduce Linux to students. Along with Linux history, students will be learning Linux command line configuration basics. Students will be introduced to the various Linux GUI interfaces and applications that are available. After completion of the course students will be able to navigate the most popular Linux operating systems with a strong knowledge of their file systems and applications.

CA171 Network + I S 3 credits

This course focuses on implementation, maintenance, support, and troubleshooting of networks. This is a vendor neutral approach focusing on preparing students to pass the Network + certification.

CA189/289 Workshop F/S variable

This is a concentrated class session on a topic for which a particular need has been determined.

CA197/297 Computer Support Internship/Seminar F/S variable

CA198/298

A maximum of 2 credits may be earned for work experience with approved agencies. Students must be enrolled in a vocational/technical program and be working actively toward a degree. The student will work under the supervision of an instructor who will determine the number of credits to be earned based on the number of working hours and work responsibility. In general, 45 hours of work experience including the seminar, is equivalent to one credit. The internship program is directed by the college and the student’s work is controlled by the supervising instructor.

CA201 Desktop Publishing F 3 credits

Prerequisite: CAPP131 or consent of instructor. This course introduces the use of page layout software and design principles to create effective business documents such as ads, business cards, brochures and newsletters. Tech Prep.

CA205 Programming in Visual Basic On demand 3 credits

Prerequisite: CS155 and CAPP138. This course is an introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic Net. Students will create object-oriented applications using forms, text boxes, labels, buttons, radio buttons, and check boxes. Prior programming experience is necessary.

CA210 Word Processing Applications See CAPP154. MUS Update

CA214 Spreadsheet Applications See CAPP156. MUS Update

CA215 Introduction to Web Design F 3 credits

Prerequisite: CAPP131 or consent of instructor. This course will teach the process of planning, authoring, publishing, and promoting a Web site on the World Wide Web. HTML basics, terminology, page layout, graphics, publishing, and promoting your Web site are topics that will be covered.

CA220 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) S 3 credits

Prerequisite: A basic drafting course or consent of instructor. This course is designed to provide the learner with an understanding of two-dimensional computer-aided drafting. The instruction will include the use of a computer-aided drafting system. Prior knowledge of computer systems is required. Cross-listing: ET220. Tech Prep.

CA235 Database Applications See CAPP158. MUS Update

CA250 Windows Server F 4 credits

This class will provide students with hands-on experience in installing, configuring, and managing the Windows Server environment. Students will learn Windows Server protocols, services, file systems, user-interfaces, and domain structure. Students will learn to design, connect, and troubleshoot a Windows network.

CA251 Advanced Windows Server S 4 credits

Prerequisite: CA250. This class will build on skills learned in CA 250 Windows Server. The goal of the class is to provide the student with enough experience and knowledge to support and administer a Window Server network. Students will cover more advanced topics such as Windows Active Directory, Group Policy, RAS, Remote Installation, and Network Address Translation.

CA255 Networking Essentials S 1 credit

This course is designed to provide students with the background necessary to understand the local area networking information in Microsoft® courses on workstations and networking. The course serves as a general introduction for students who need a foundation in current networking technology for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet.

CA257 Linux Server S 3 credits

Prerequisite: CA276. This course is designed for students who are interested in becoming Linux system administrators. The course builds on CA276 Operating Systems III.

CA262 Introduction to Dreamweaver F 3 credits

Prerequisite: CAPP313 or equivalent. This course is an introduction to Web site development using Macromedia Dreamweaver, professional web development software. Students will learn the process of planning, authoring, developing, and publishing a Web site.

CA270 Introduction to Flash Animation F 3 credits

Prerequisite: CAPP131 or equivalent. This course will teach the essential concepts of Macromedia Flash including how to draw, add text, create symbols, and animations. Students will also publish Flash files, create a Flash Web site, use video and Flash components and print Flash content.

CA271 Network + II 3 credits

Prerequisite: CA171. This course builds on CA171 Network + I. The student goal of the class is to obtain the Network + certification.

CA272 Web Page Aesthetics F 3 credits

Prerequisite: CA262 or equivalent course. Graphics Applications and/or Graphic Design are recommended prerequisites. This course is a continuation of CA262 and includes projects centered around an effective user interface including fast loading pages, custom navigation bars, database integration, incorporating multi-media components and animation in a Web site, and applying the principles of graphic design. Effective site design, page layout, and search engine optimization is stressed. Students have an opportunity to develop their own project as a required component of this course.

CA273 Web Server Administration S 3 credits

This course covers the installation of Microsoft Windows 2003 Server operating system. Emphasis is placed on services such as Internet Information Server (IIS), Remote Access Server (RAS), and monitoring and analyzing data. Other topics include Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and Network Address Translation (NAT) and server security.

CA274 Computerized Accounting S 3 credits

Prerequisite: ACTG101 or ACTG201. In this course computers are used to apply the basic principles and procedures of accrual accounting. Computer accounting applications include general ledgers, accounts receivable, accounts payable, invoicing, payroll, inventory, and job cases. Upon completion of this course the student will have a working familiarity with a popular accounting package. Cross listing: ACTG205

CA275 Operating Systems II (Windows) S 3 credits

Prerequisite: CA130. This is one of three technical operating systems courses offered to Computer Support Technician students. This course is designed to give students in-depth knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

CA276 Operating Systems III (Linux) F 3 credits

Prerequisite: CA275. This is one of three technical operating systems courses offered to Computer Support Technician students. This course is designed to teach the basics of setting up and administering a Linux system.

CA278 Web Capstone Project/Certification Prep S 3 credits

Prerequisite: Students should be in the final semester of their program, or consent of instructor. This course provides Web Development program majors with internship/job simulation experiences. Work assignments include web design projects ranging from simple to complex and grouped into levels accordingly. Emphasis will be placed on creating user-friendly, effective, and attractive sites that follow acceptable design principles.

CA280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

CA290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

CAPP131 Basic MS Office F/S 3 credits

Prerequisite: CA100 or equivalent or consent of instructor. This course provides an overview of the Microsoft Office Suite of applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students will also learn to use the Internet/World Wide Web as a business tool. Tech Prep. Formerly CA109 Software Applications. MUS Update.

CAPP154 MS Word S 3 credits

Prerequisite: CAPP131 or equivalent. Word processing software has a wide variety of applications, and this course continues to provide instruction in these applications using MS Word. Topics covered include merge, sorting, macros, creating forms, working with tables, creating charts, working with styles and creating outlines, master documents, sub-documents, and shared documents. Students completing this course may qualify for Microsoft Certification. Formerly CA210 Word Processing Applications. MUS Update.

CAPP156 MS Excel S 3 credits

Prerequisite: CAPP131 or consent of instructor. This course introduces the use of Excel for the organization, display, and analysis of numerical data. Topics include creating, editing and formatting worksheets, charting, lists, integration, macros, and multiple worksheets. Formerly CA214 Spreadsheet Applications. MUS Update.

CAPP158 MS Access S 3 credits

Prerequisite: CS125. This course introduces the use of a database for the organization. Students will learn to use to use Microsoft Access to complete a series of projects serve to illustrate how data is handled in the business world, by creating relational tables, multi-table queries, forms, and reports. Formerly CA235 Database Applications. MUS Update.

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Early Childhood Education

CC102 Introduction to Early Childhood Education F 2 credits

This course is an introductory course to early childhood education and the childcare profession including childcare programs and options. It will focus on personal attributes needed for the childcare provider. It will also take a close look at processes to obtain CDA, associate and bachelor degrees in Early Childhood Education, Montana career path and development, Best Beginnings Program benefits, etc. Cross listing: ED102. Tech Prep

CC103 Observation and Assessment F 1 credit

This course will explore the relationship between observation and assessment for young children. It will examine the benefits, limitations, and uses of assessment and different assessment instruments, programs, and strategies.

CC112 Child Growth and Development F 3 credits

Students will examine research theories and issues concerning social, emotional, physical, and cognitive child development stages from conception through the early childhood years. Co-requisite: CC113.

CC113 Child Growth and Development Practicum F 1 credit

The student will apply and practice knowledge that was taught in CC112, such as how to enhance a young child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills and development. The student will complete 45 hours of supervised practicum with a mentor at a licensed/registered childcare facility. Co-requisite: CC112.

CC122 Positive Child Guidance S 2 credits

This course will focus on developing skills in using positive guidance techniques while enhancing children’s self-concept and developing children’s pro-social skills. Co-requisite: CC123.

CC123 Positive Child Guidance Practicum S 1 credit

The student will apply and practice knowledge that was taught in CC122, such as creating a pro-social environment and establishing positive guidance techniques. The student will complete 45 hours of supervised practicum with a mentor at a licensed/registered childcare facility. Co-requisite: CC122.

CC130 Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood S 3 credits

This course explores the importance of nutritional needs, principle health issues and safety considerations that help early childhood professionals provide an environment in which children can grow and develop to their full potential. Co-requisite: CC131.

CC131 Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Practicum S 1 credit

The student will apply and practice knowledge that was taught in class, such as planning nutritious meals and snacks and implementing healthy and safe practices at a childcare facility. The student will complete 45 hours of supervised practicum with a mentor at a licensed/registered childcare facility. Co-requisite: CC130

CC189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified. Workshops include, but are not limited to, Infant and Toddler Development, Montana Infant/Toddler Caregiver Education, Early Childhood Mentor/Coach Training, and Shaping the Future Conferences.

CC197/297 Early Childhood Education Internship/Seminar F/S variable

CC198/298

This course will provide students with the opportunity to observe, explore, and apply learning in a childcare setting. Students are required to attend three, one-hour seminars for the purpose of coordinating and discussing the internship experience and other topics. Students are required to complete 45 hours of internship work per credit at a supervised, licensed childcare facility. Consent of instructor is required.

CC210 Creating Environment for Learning F 3 credits

This course focuses on developmentally appropriate practices and its affect on the learner. Emphasis is placed on environmental design, floor plans, lessons plans, scheduling, transitions, bulletin boards, centers, projects, etc. Co-requisite: CC211.

CC211 Creating Environment for Learning Practicum F 1 credit

The student will apply and practice knowledge that was taught in CC210, such as establishing developmentally appropriate practices and environment. The student will complete 45 hours of supervised practicum with a mentor at a licensed/registered childcare facility. Co-requisite: CC210.

CC220 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods S 3 credits

Focus will be on developmentally appropriate activities, curriculum content, and methods in an early childhood setting. Emphasis is placed on creating relevant and meaningful curriculum in science, math, literacy, language, social studies, physical activities, music and movement, and art. Co-requisite: CC221.

CC221 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods Practicum S 1 credit

The student will apply and practice knowledge that was taught in CC220, such as how to create developmentally appropriate curriculum, content, and methods. The student will complete 45 hours of supervised practicum with a mentor at a licensed/registered childcare facility. Co-requisite: CC220.

CC232 Family and Cultural Connections F 2 credits

This course will explore the benefits, barriers, foundations, and techniques for encouraging parent-teacher partnerships. It will examine family structures and dynamics, cultural values, ethnicity, and community resources. Co-requisite: CC233.

CC233 Family and Cultural Connections Practicum F 1 credit

The student will apply and practice knowledge that was taught in CC232, such as how to communicate positively with family and community members. The student will complete 45 hours of supervised practicum with a mentor at a licensed/registered childcare facility. Co-requisite: CC232.

CC240 Professionalism in Early Childhood S 2 credits

Prerequisite: first eight Early Childhood Education classes. This course will focus on the early childhood profession including awareness of value and ethical and legal issues, staff relations, NAEYC and advocating for the profession, and improving the quality of services for children and their families. Students will also complete their professional portfolio and resume’.

CC280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

CC290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Chemical Dependency Counseling

CD189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

CD200 Motivational Interviewing S 3 credits

The art of interviewing is explored using Miller and Rollnick’s motivational interviewing. Communicating to raise motivational levels for change are examined. Cross listing: HS200

CD210 Individual Counseling and Helping Skills F/Alt Yr 3 credits

This course examines the principles of effective helping and counseling. Students study Glasser’s Choice Theory , Monty Robert’s approach to working with humans (Join Up) and Sean Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens. These concepts provide the philosophy and approach to work with any client.

CD225 Group Dynamics in Counseling S/Alt Yr 3 credits

Prerequisite: PY103, HS200, CD/HS210. This course covers brief therapy in groups. The major stages in group development, with their unique challenges for leaders, co-leaders and members, are learned. Simulations of psycho-educational groups are conducted so each student has an opportunity to lead, co-lead, and participate as a member. Students learn to set goals and objectives, anticipate problems, develop plans, and devise techniques to use in group. Students critique and learn from their experiences.

CD231 Drugs, Pharmacology, Society, Human Behavior F 3 credits

This course studies the psycho-pharmacology of psychoactive drugs. The impacts on the individual are detailed. As the perspective broadens, impacts on larger social groups such as family, the work place, and schools are examined, as well as general costs to society. Modes of treatment and prevention are studied. Cross listing: HL231

CD232 Seminar I: Patient Assessment, Placement, and Planning, and Documentation F/Alt Yr 3 credits

This course provides 30 contact hours in assessment, patient placement, and treatment planning for Chemical Dependency students. An additional fifteen contact hours are dedicated to examining the laws, principles, and practices of documentation in the CD field. Students will learn the principles of Measurement and Assessment. They will apply some Assessment Instruments in simulations, learning how to administer, score, interpret and use the acquired information to make diagnoses, prepare treatment plans, and decide how and where to place clients for their maximum benefit. Students will apply the principles of documentation used in Chemical Dependency Counseling.

CD233 Seminar II: Chemical Dependence and Addiction Theory F/Alt Yr 3 credits

This course examines the theories and empirical evidence behind the accepted theories of chemical addiction and dependence. The disease model will be studied to identify its strengths and weaknesses. Alternative perspectives will be covered in order to glean their strengths and weaknesses. Students will debate the pros and cons of all perspectives and will summarize their personal positions re: dependence and addiction theories in a major paper. The impact of these causative beliefs in directing diagnosis and treatment will be raised. Forty-five contact hours are devoted to this exploration.

CD234 Psychopathology S/Alt Yr 3 credits

This course examines the disorders (as per the DSM-IV-TR) that commonly occur with the Substance Use Disorders.

CD235 Family Group Counseling S/Alt Yr 3 credits

This course is designed to help students understand family dynamics from an addiction perspective. What is a dysfunctional family? What sorts of problems does it contain? What are typical psycho-dynamic defences and how do they manifest in the roles assumed in such a family? Focus will shift to the developmental process behind relationships: what are the formative factors behind successful relationships? How do we recognize and improve good relationships?

CD236 Seminar III: Motivational Interviewing, Culturally Effective Substance Abuse Counseling and Ethics for Chemical Dependency Counselors S/Alt Yr 3 credits

This course devotes 15 contact hours to the concept of Motivational Interviewing. The stages of change are examined as well as strategies to increase client motivational levels. Twenty contact hours are devoted to examining culturally-based perspectives to counseling clients from non-dominant cultures. The approaches counselors take must adjust to meet culturally-based rules and expectations. Another ten hours explores the concept of Ethics as applied to the Chemical Dependency counselor behaviors.

CD280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand. Such as Ethics for CD Counselors and Culturally Effective Substance Abuse Counseling.

CD290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Chemistry

CH108 General Chemistry See CHMY121. MUS Update

CH118 General Chemistry Lab See CHMY122. MUS Update

CH109 Organic and Biochemistry See CHMY123. MUS Update

CH119 Organic and Biochemistry Lab See CHMY124. MUS Update

CH121 College Chemistry I See CHMY141. MUS Update

CH131 College Chemistry I Lab See CHMY142. MUS Update

CH122 College Chemistry II See CHMY143. MUS Update

CH132 College Chemistry II Lab See CHMY144. MUS Update

CH189/289 Workshop See CHMY194. MUS Update

CH280 Special Topics See CHMY295. MUS Update

CH290 Individual Problems See CHMY290. MUS Update

CHMY121 Intro to General Chemistry F 3 credits

Prerequisite: high school algebra or consent of instructor. The basic principles of modern chemistry, including measurement, atomic theory and structure, the periodic table, covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stoichiometry, the gas laws, solutions, acids and bases, chemical equilibrium, and nuclear chemistry. Co-requisite: CHMY122. Formerly CH108 General Chemistry. MUS update.

CHMY122 Intro to General Chemistry Laboratory F 1 credit

Laboratory work to accompany CHMY121. This course includes basic experiments which support the concepts covered in CHMY121. Gathering and analysis of empirical data, along with laboratory safety and technique, will be emphasized. Co-requisite: CHMY121. Additional fee required. Formerly CH118 General Chemistry Lab. MUS update.

CHMY123 Intro to Organic and Biochemistry S 3 credits

Prerequisite: CHMY121/CHMY122 or equivalent course. A continuation of CHMY121, emphasizing organic and biochemistry. Topics covered include organic nomenclature, functional groups, organic reactions, major classes of biological molecules, and metabolism. Co-requisite: CHMY124. Formerly CH109 Organic and Biochemistry. MUS update.

CHMY124 Intro to Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory S 1 credit

Laboratory work to accompany CHMY123. This course includes basic experiments which support the concepts covered in CH109, emphasizing laboratory safety and technique. Included are organic synthesis and purification, properties and differentiation of functional groups, and properties and differentiation of biological molecules. Co-requisite: CHMY123. Additional fee required. Formerly CH119 Organic and Biochemistry Lab. MUS Update.

CHMY141 College Chemistry I F 4 credits

Prerequisite: minimum of two years high school algebra or consent of instructor. A more mathematically intensive approach to the topics of general chemistry, intended for science-oriented majors. Topics covered include matter and measurement, atomic theory, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, aqueous reactions, solution stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electronic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, and gases. Co-requisite: CHMY142. Formerly CHMY121 College Chemistry I. MUS Update.

CHMY142 College Chemistry Laboratory I F 1 credit

Laboratory work to accompany CHMY141. This course includes basic experiments which support the concepts covered in CHMY141. Gathering and analysis of empirical data, along with laboratory safety and technique, will be emphasized. Co-requisite: CHMY141. Additional fee required. Formerly CH131 College Chemistry I Lab. MUS Update.

CHMY143 College Chemistry II S 4 credits

Prerequisite: CHMY141/CHMY142 or consent of instructor. A continuation of CHMY141 including intermolecular forces, solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid/base equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and miscellaneous descriptive chemistry topics relevant to lab work. Co-requisite: CHMY144. Formerly CH122 College Chemistry II. MUS Update.

CHMY144 College Chemistry Laboratory II S 1 credit

Laboratory work to accompany CHMY143. This course includes basic experiments which support the concepts covered in CHMY143. Gathering and analysis of empirical data, along with laboratory safety and technique, will be emphasized. Co-requisite: CHMY143. Additional fee required. Formerly CH132. MUS Update.

CHMY194/294 Seminar/Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified. Formerly CH189/289 Workshop. MUS Update.

CHMY290 Undergraduate Research F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor. Formerly CH290 Individual Problems. MUS Update.

CHMY295 Special Topics/Experimental Course F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand. Formerly CH280 Special Topics. MUS Update.

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Criminal Justice

CJ103 Introduction to Criminal Justice F 3 credits

This course provides an overview of the complete criminal justice system, including the establishment of criminal laws, law enforcement, courts, prosecution, defense, corrections, and juvenile justice. Relevant amendments to the U.S. Constitution and court decisions are reviewed, along with landmark cases influencing the criminal justice system. Also listed as SOCI121. MUS Update

CJ189/289 Workshop F/S variable

This is a concentrated class session on a topic for which a particular need has been determined.

CJ201 Criminal Law F 3 credits

Criminal Law is the study of the development of criminal liability. This class covers limitations of liability, the basic requirements of an act and intent, inchoate offenses, crimes against persons, crimes against property, and crimes against public order. Defenses to certain criminal acts will also be covered.

CJ203 Criminal Evidence and Procedure S 3 credits

Criminal Evidence and Procedure covers the general rules of evidence, as well as the types of evidence, admissibility of evidence, and use of evidence. Emphasis will be placed on the concepts of Probable Cause–necessary for arrests, searches and seizures–and Reasonable Suspicion–necessary for stops and frisks.

CJ205 Introduction to Corrections F 3 credits

This course covers an examination of the history and theory of correctional processes, plus current correctional practices in the administration of justice, parole, probation, prisons and other correctional institutions. Laws governing the sentencing process, parole and probation, and the conditional rights of prisoners are examined. Impact of case decisions on the administration of institutions will be discussed.

CJ208 Criminal Justice Ethics and Leadership S 3 credits

Ethical leadership within criminal justice agencies is critical to the efficient and effective social control of our society. This course will address the subject of ethics and leadership and how these topics are integrated and interrelated for all criminal justice personnel. This class will help the student develop leadership capabilities and problem solving skills as well as understand the importance of making ethical decisions and the consequences of unethical choices.

CJ215 Criminal Justice Community Relations S 3 credits

The various components of the criminal justice system, namely the police, the courts, and corrections, are interrelated and interdependent. All criminal justice practitioners face the challenge of developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with each other, and with the citizens they serve in an effort to control crime. While focusing primarily on law enforcement, this course will examine the relationship and attitudes among all components of the criminal justice system and the community. Those elements that influence how the community and the criminal justice system interact will be explored and issues affecting all entities will be examined along with factors which help develop mutual understanding and support between the justice system and the community.

CJ280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

CJ290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Communications

CM101 Public Speaking F/S 3 credits

This course is a performance course in public speaking. The student will apply the principles of oral public communication in speeches presented to the class. Emphasis will be placed on controlling fear while speaking in a clear, concise and organized manner.

CM110 Information Literacy F/S 1 credit

The course provides an introduction to library and research skills, including an understanding of how information and knowledge is produced in society and organized by libraries and indexing systems; how to develop and focus a research topic; how to create a strategy for finding information; how to use print and electronic sources to locate information; and how to evaluate and cite information found.

CM159 Interpersonal Communications F/S 3 credits

This course attempts to develop an awareness of, and insight into, the choices made by participants in face-to-face, non-public, human communication. Experiential exercises encourage the student to apply this understanding, and to use it in interpreting his/her own and other people’s attempts at communication.

CM189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

CM280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

CM290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Computer Science

CS125 Introduction to Computer Technology F 3 credits

This is the first class for Web Development majors. In this class, students will be introduced to computer programming at the lowest level. Students will learn how the CPU interacts with RAM to process data through several programming activities and assignments. Topics include numbering systems (binary, decimal, and hexadecimal), machine code, MS Debug, 16-bit assembly, and 32 bit assembly.

CS151 Introduction to Computer Programming F 4 credits

This is an introductory course in computer science that focuses on the architecture of current microcomputers, the role of the operating system, simple data types, data structures, functions, pointers, and modular programming. Students will study these topics by creating simple programs in a common programming language. Students will also be introduced to object-oriented programming.

CS155 Programming in C S 3 credits

Prerequisite: CS151 or prior programming experience. This course emphasizes top-down design, modularity, efficiency, and robustness. Students will understand programming essentials such as I/O, assignments, decisions, recursion, iteration, scalar types, arrays, and structures. Students use the C programming language, and are introduced to Java and object-oriented concepts. Note: this course should be taken before CA205.

CS160 Markup Languages and Scripts S 3 credits

Prerequisite: CA215. This course is about the creation of Web sites. Students learn HTML, JavaScript, and the manipulation of HTML using JavaScript and cascading style sheets.

CS189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

CS220 Java I – Object-Orientation Programming F 3 credits

Prerequisite: CS151. This course represents the first semester of an objects-first introductory track that covers the fundamental programming concepts in two semesters. The course introduces the fundamental concepts of programming from an object oriented perspective. Topics include simple data types, control structures, inheritance, class hierarchies, polymorphism, and abstract and interface classes as well as debugging techniques and the social implications of computing.

CS230 Web Database Connectivity F 3 credits

Prerequisite: CA235 and CS160. This course is designed to teach learners how to receive and return database information to Web users. Students will learn how to create forms, add and update data to an existing database, and reply to the sender that data was added, updated, or received. Students will learn these techniques using some software (Cold Fusion) and SQL techniques.

CS280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

CS290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Economics

EC189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on topics for which a particular need has been determined.

EC262 Principles of Microeconomics See ECNS201. MUS Update

EC263 Principles of Macroeconomics See ECNS202. MUS Update

EC280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

EC290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

ECNS201 Principles of Microeconomics F 3 credits

The micro approach to economics provides a view of the internal workings of an economy in terms of the market structure, pricing and production decisions, resource allocation, and income distribution. This course and ECNS202 may be taken in any order. Formerly EC262 Principles of Microeconomics. MUS Update.

ECNS202 Principles of Macroeconomics S 3 credits

The macro approach to economics provides a broad view of the entire economy in terms of various economic systems and markets, the role of government, and the interaction of the public and private sector. This course and EC262 may be taken in any order. Formerly EC263 Principles of Macroeconomics. MUS Update.

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Education

ED100 Introduction to Education See EDU200. MUS Update

ED110/210 Pre-Professional Experience See EDU202. MUS Update

ED120 Sign Language I See SIGN120. MUS Update

ED121 Simple Sign Language See SIGN121. MUS Update

ED209 Educational Technology See EDU270. MUS Update

ED214 Children’s Literature F See EDU231. MUS Update

ED235 Educational Psychology See PSYX272. MUS Update

ED102 Introduction to Early Childhood Education F 2 credits

This course is an introductory course to early childhood education and the childcare profession including childcare programs and options. It will focus on personal attributes needed for the childcare provider. It will also take a close look at processes to obtain CDA, associate and bachelor degrees in Early Childhood Education, Montana career path and development, Best Beginnings Program benefits, etc. Cross listing: CC102. Tech Prep

ED189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

ED215 Survey of Exceptionalities S 3 credits

This course provides students with an introduction to the study of persons who are handicapped by blindness, mental retardation, learning disabilities or other crippling conditions. The problems and methods by which the human services professional can assist them to live a full life are reviewed and discussed. Cross listing: HS215

ED280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

ED290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

EDU200 Introduction to Education F/S 2 credits

This course introduces the student to teaching as a profession. It includes the historical, philosophical, social, and psychological foundations of education. Emphasis is placed on the American public school with its breadth of social diversity and technological advancements. Discussion includes the purpose of education, trends and issues in education today and personal attributes required to be a teacher in today’s multicultural and changing world. Formerly ED100 Intro to Education. MUS Update.

EDU202 Early Field Experience F/S 1 credit

Prerequisite: EDU200 with a grade of C or better. This course provides an opportunity for a student who is pursuing the field of education to experience teaching/learning situations. Students complete field experience through observation, aide work, individual tutoring and analysis of the teaching-learning experience in an elementary or secondary classroom. The student completes 45 hours of supervised volunteer field experience in a school setting and attends a one hour weekly seminar on campus. Formerly ED110/210 Pre-Professional Experience. MUS Update.

EDU231 Literature and Literacy for Children F 3 credits

This course is a survey of literature for preschool through middle school children. It covers the historical background, genres, literary characteristics, and evaluative criteria for selection of quality books for children. Instructional materials and activities to integrate children’s literature into the classroom will be demonstrated. Extensive reading and responding to quality children’s literature will be required. Formerly ED214 Children’s Literature. MUS Update.

EDU270 Instructional Technology (equivalent to EDU370) S 3 credits

Prerequisite: CAPP131 or consent of instructor. This course is intended as an introductory computer and multimedia course for students who want to become teachers, as well as for those already teaching who wish to increase their technology and multimedia skills in the classroom. Students will finish the course with a solid understanding of educational technology, including how to use computers and communications networks, integrating multimedia and educational software applications, how to access and evaluate information on the World Wide Web, security and ethical issues, and how to integrate computers and educational technology into classroom curriculum. Formerly ED209 Educational Technology. MUS Update.

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Engineering

EG101 Introduction to Engineering F 1 credit

A survey of engineering disciplines, as well as skills and learning strategies needed to be successful in an engineering curriculum.

EG189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

EG201 Introduction to Engineering Design S 3 credits

Students will complete a small engineering design project including all possible contract documents, construction specs and cost estimates.

EG231 Statics F 3 credits

Prerequisite: PH227. This course will develop basic engineering concepts used in analyzing rigid bodies, such as vectors, moments, couples, center of gravity, and center of pressure of stationary bodies.

EG232 Dynamics S 3 credits

Prerequisite: PH227 and EG231. This course will develop basic engineering concepts of moving bodies, including kinematics, and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, including: position, velocity, acceleration, moving frames of reference, Newton’s laws, conservation of energy and momentum, impact, and an introduction to vibrations.

EG280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

EG290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Engineering Technology

ET100 Computer Applications in Technology and Science F 3 credits

Students will be introduced to the use of scientific calculators, and computer applications typically used in fields of science and engineering.

ET101 Tools, Measurement and Safety F 3 credits

This course will cover identification and proper use of both hand and power tools associated with the content of this program. While safety will be an important part of every course, the issue will be examined in greater depth within this course. Specific topics will include shop and field safety, equipment and tool safety, welding safety, personal safety devices, farm rescue, and associated topics. Cross-listing: AP101

ET102 Introduction to Drafting S 3 credits

This course provides an introduction to the basics of drafting. Topics covered in this course include an identification of drafting equipment and its use, lettering fundamentals, line-work used on engineering drawings, geometric constructions, theories of multi-view projections, sketching techniques, principles of orthographic projection using two- and three-view drawings, basic dimensioning techniques, basic isometric drawings, and a brief coverage of sectional views.

ET103 Workplace Safety S 3 credits

An overview of general job site safety procedures including an overview of OSHA regulations. The student will also be introduced to regulatory reporting requirements for health and safety including the preparation of site safety plans.

ET104 Field Methods S 2 credits

Introduction to basic field equipment, how to make field notes and keep a field book. Students will also be introduced to basic field safety.

ET105 Technical Writing See WRIT107. MUS Update

ET110 Electricity AC/DC F 3 credits

This course is designed to provide a fundamental knowledge of the theory, operation, and safety related to both industrial and low voltage applications. Students will learn about both high voltage, high amperage power and low voltage current. Basic operating characteristics of motors, regulators, and controls found in agricultural machinery will also be covered. Study will cover farm power from voltage three phase down to 12 volt DC ag machinery. Cross-listing: AP150.

ET123 Introduction to GPS F/S 1 credit

Students will learn how Global Positioning Systems work, applications for GPS in science, industry, recreation, and agriculture. Students will learn how to use a GPS to mark way-points, navigate, and locate. Cross listing: AG123

ET124 Advanced GPS S 1 credit

Prerequisite: ET120 or consent of instructor. Students will learn how to interface a hand-held GPS receiver with a computer by downloading GPS information to commercially available software, and how to use computer maps to identify locations and then use a GPS to field locate those places. Cross listing: AG124

ET126 Introduction to GIS See GPHY180. MUS Update

ET130 Surveying I F 3 credits

Covers the basics of plane surveying. Linear measurement, errors, leveling, the use of transit, theodolite and total stations to make traverses, traverse adjustments, earthworks, and map construction. An introduction to GPS surveying.

ET131 Surveying II S 3 credits

Prerequisite: ET130. This class introduces students to the history, and principles of public land survey system, legal descriptions, easements, and conveyances. Students will learn the fundamentals of legal boundary location and the identification of property corners and their monumentation. Students will be working both in the classroom and numerous locations around the county.

ET189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

ET197/297 Engineering Technology Internship/Seminar On demand variable

ET198/298

Prerequisite: Completion of 20 credits towards an A.A.S. in engineering technology or consent of instructor. Students enrolled in the engineering technology program can earn up to ten credits for work experience with approved agencies. Students work under the supervision of an instructor who will determine the number of credits to be earned based on the number of working hours and work responsibility. Students may be required to attend an internship seminar for the purpose of coordinating and discussing the internship experience. In general, 45 hours of internship work, including the seminar, is equivalent to one credit hour.

ET200 Project Management F 3 credits

How to read and prepare contract documents, estimating, managing financial and human resources, and preparing legal and regulatory documents.

ET210 Electronics S 3 credits

Prerequisite: ET110. This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of electronics in a wide range of applications. Circuit components and their function will be covered along with the interconnection of electronic components. Study will include power supply switches, relays, regulators, wiring, capacitors, resistors, and indicators. A major focus of the course will be on circuit logic, troubleshooting, and repair.

ET220 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) S 3 credits

Prerequisite: A basic drafting course or consent of instructor. This course is designed to provide the learner with an understanding of two-dimensional computer-aided drafting. The instruction will include the use of a computer-aided drafting system. Prior knowledge of computer systems is required. Cross-listing: CA220. Tech Prep.

ET280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

ET290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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English

EN095 English Essentials See WRIT095. MUS Update

EN101 Composition I See WRIT101. MUS Update

EN102 Composition II See WRIT201. MUS Update

EN189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

EN201 Composition III See WRIT202. MUS Update

EN216 Introduction to Literature See LIT110. MUS Update

EN220 Mythology See LIT285. MUS Update

EN221 American Literature: Colonial Period to the Civil War See LIT210. MUS Update

EN222 American Literature: Civil War to Present See LIT211. MUS Update

EN226 Creative Writing S 3 credits

Prerequisite: WRIT101 or consent of instructor. This course enables students to explore their own capacities as creative writers through critical analysis of both the students’ own writings and the writings of others combined with readings and discussions of the processes of creative writing. Students’ writings are appraised by the tutorial method and group critique.

EN231 Survey of English Literature: 1300 to 1800 See LIT223. MUS Update

EN232 Survey of English Literature: 1800 to Present See LIT224. MUS Update

EN280 Special Topics See LIT291. MUS Update

EN290 Individual Problems See LIT292. MUS Update

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Foreign Language

FL 110 Conversational Spanish See SPNS100. MUS Update

FL117/118 Elementary Spanish I/II See SPNS101/SPNS102. MUS Update

FL189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

FL217/218 Intermediate Spanish I/II See SPNS201/SPNS202.MUS Update

FL280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

FL290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Farm/Ranch Business Management

FR141 Farm/Ranch Business Management I F 12 credits

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. The direct application of computer, double-entry accrual accounting, and other business management skills and principles to production agriculture. Spreadsheet, accounting, and internet software will be covered with direct application to the student producer’s operation. Commodity marketing and value-added marketing concepts are introduced. Includes classroom, individual, and co-op instruction. The first course of a series of four in the program.

FR142 Farm/Ranch Business Management II S 12 credits

Prerequisite: FR141 or consent of instructor. The direct application of computer, double-entry accrual accounting, and other business management skills and principles to production agriculture. Spreadsheet, accounting, and internet software will be covered with direct application to the student producer’s operation. Commodity marketing and value-added marketing concepts are explored further. Includes classroom, individual, and co-op instruction. The second course in the program series.

FR151 Farm/Ranch Business Management III F 12 credits

Prerequisite: FR142 or consent of instructor. The direct application of computer, double-entry accrual accounting, and other business management skills and principles to production agriculture. Spreadsheet, accounting, and internet software will continue to be covered with direct application to the student producer’s operation. Financial statement analysis and business planning in agriculture will be covered. Includes classroom, individual, and co-op instruction. The third course in the program series.

FR152 Farm/Ranch Business Management IV S 11 credits

Prerequisite: FR151 or consent of instructor. The direct application of computer, double-entry accrual accounting, and other business management skills and principles to production agriculture. Spreadsheet, accounting, and internet software will be covered with direct application to the student producer’s operation. Writing farm and ranch business plans and financial statement analysis is emphasized. Includes classroom, individual, and co-op instruction. The final course in the program.

FR175 Farm/Ranch Professional Renewal F/S 1 credit

Prerequisite: FR152 or consent of instructor. The direct application of computer, double-entry accrual accounting, and business management skills and principles important to production agriculture. Financial analysis is emphasized. It is designed for continuing improvement of skills learned in the Farm/Ranch two-year certificate program.

FR176 Farm/Ranch Professional Renewal Applications F/S 3 credits

Prerequisite: FR152 or consent of instructor. The direct application of computer, double-entry accrual accounting, and business management skills and principles employed in production agriculture. Financial analysis skills are emphasized. This course is designed for the continuing improvement of skills learned in the Farm and Ranch Business Management two year certificate program. Includes individual and co-op instruction.

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Geography

GE103 Physical Geography See GPHY111. MUS Update

GE113 Physical Geography Lab See GPHY112. MUS Update

GE120 World Regional Geography See GPHY141. MUS Update

GE189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

GE280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

GE290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

GPHY111 Introduction to Physical Geography F 3 credits

An introductory course in Physical Geography, the course will cover a study of the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere to develop an understanding how the earth is physically structured and how it got that way. Co-requisite: GPHY112. Formerly GE103 Physical Geography. MUS Update.

GPHY112 Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory F 1 credit

The lab component of the course will be used to emphasize and demonstrate principles and concepts developed during the lecture. Co-requisite: GPHY111. Formerly GE113 Physical Geography Lab. MUS Update.

GPHY141 Geography of World Regions S 3 credits

Prerequisite: College level writing skills on the COMPASS test or WRIT101. This is a course emphasizing the development of global awareness as it applies to the current events of the day. Students will be introduced to the various regions of the globe, with a focus on areas outside Anglo-America. Major writing projects are required. Formerly GE120 World Regional Geography. MUS Update.

GPHY180 Introduction to GIS F 3 credits

The student is introduced to the various software packages used in GIS. Applications of these packages include natural resources, marketing, and government. Formerly ET126 Introduction to GIS. MUS Update.

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Geology

GEO101 Introduction to Physical Geology S 3 credits

This is an introductory course in Physical Geology. The course will cover Plate tectonics, geologic structures, earthquakes, geologic history, the rock cycle, basic mineralogy, and geographic landforms. Co-requisite: GEO102. Formerly GL104 Physical Geology. MUS Update.

GEO102 Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory S 1 credit

The lab component of the course will be used to emphasize and demonstrate principles and concepts developed during the lecture. Co-requisite: GEO101. Formerly GL114 Physical Geology Lab. MUS Update.

GEO111 Dinosaurs 3 credits

This course provides an introduction to dinosaur paleontology. Students will learn how hypotheses about extinct animals are formulated and tested, with comparisons to modern sedimentary environments and living animals. Recitation sections allow discussion of current research and hands-on experience with sedimentary rocks and fossils. Formerly GL101 Introduction to Paleontology (Dinosaurs). MUS Update.

GEO211 Earth History and Evolution On demand 3 credits

This is a general course in Geology that emphasizes the historical time-line of the geologic events in earth’s history, and the development of those theories. The course will cover the early evolution of the earth, plate tectonics and continent formation, the history of life on earth, and the geologic record. Co-requisite: GEO212. Formerly GL200 Historical Geology. MUS Update.

GEO212 Earth History and Evolution Laboratory On demand 1 credit

The lab component of the course will be used to emphasize and demonstrate principles and concepts developed during the lecture. Co-requisite: GEO211. Formerly GL210 Historical Geology Lab. MUS Update.

GL101 Introduction to Paleontology (Dinosaurs) See GEO111. MUS Update

GL104 Physical Geology See GEO101. MUS Update

GL114 Physical Geology Lab See GEO102. MUS Update

GL189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

GL200 Historical Geology See GEO211. MUS Update

GL210 Historical Geology Lab See GEO212. MUS Update

GL201 Geology of Eastern Montana On demand 2 credits

This course introduces the student to the geology of eastern Montana. Special emphasis will be given to understanding the sedimentary layers of rock outcrops, natural resources, and fossils in the Glendive area.

GL280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

GL290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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History

HI101 U.S. History to 1877 See HSTA101. MUS Update

HI102 U.S. History from 1877-Present See HSTA102. MUS Update

HI111 American Civil Rights Movement See HSTA111. MUS Update

HI131 Western Civilization to 1600 See HSTR101. MUS Update

HI132 Western Civilization 1600-Present See HSTR102. MUS Update

HI189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

HI202 World Religions and Society See HSTR286. MUS Update

HI210 American Civil War See HSTA235. MUS Update

HI219 Montana History See HSTA255. MUS Update

HI280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

HI290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

HSTA101 American History I F 3 credits

This is a survey of the origins and development of the United States and its people from Native American civilizations through the end of the Civil War. Topics include exploration and colonization; the religious and economic motives for settling the American colonies; the origins of slavery; the effort to separate the colonies from England; the formation of the American republic; westward expansion; the industrial revolution; sectional conflict and the Civil War; and postwar reconstruction and reunification. Formerly HI101 U.S. History to 1877. MUS Update.

HSTA102 American History II S 3 credits

This is a survey of the origins and development of the United States and its people from the end of the Civil War to the present. Topics include postwar reconstruction and reunification; the development of business and industry; the quests for racial justice, gender equality, and civil rights; the nation’s expanding global influence and its relations with other great powers; the world wars and the Great Depression; and the challenges of American culture during and after the Cold War. Formerly HI102 U.S. History from 1877-Present. MUS Update.

HSTA111 American Civil Rights Movement F 1 credit

This course will make extensive use of the PBS film series Eyes on the Prize. This documentary series provides a thorough survey of the American Civil Rights movement and its various political, social, cultural, philosophical, and religious aspects. In addition to viewing the film series with the students, the instructors will lead classroom discussions about the events portrayed in the film and will help students critique the diverse ideological perspectives presented in the film. The instructors may also bring supplemental materials to class, including readings, musical selections, and photographs. Formerly HI111 American Civil Rights Movement. MUS Update.

HSTA235 Civil War and Reconstruction S 3 credits

This course will trace the history of the American Civil War from the introduction of slavery into the colonies to the end of Reconstruction in 1876. Of special significance will be the institution of slavery in the North and South, and how the slaves lived in urban and rural areas. The emergence of sectionalism and the breakdown of the political consensus that led to war and the attempts to avoid war through several political compromises will also be addressed. The major military campaigns, leaders, and battles will be studied. Formerly HI210 American Civil War. MUS Update.

HSTA250 Plains Indian History S 3 credits

This course is a detailed study of the tribes of the Great Plains, including the culture, social institutions, and impact of the United States government. Emphasis will be placed on the Indians of Montana. Formerly NA220 North American Plains Indians. MUS Update.

HSTA255 Montana History S 3 credits

This is a study of the political, social, economic, and cultural development of Montana. Formerly HI219 Montana History. MUS Update.

HSTR101 Western Civilization I F 3 credits

This course is a study of the development of Western societies from prehistory through the 16th century. Topics include the birth of civilization in Mesopotamia; the development of religious faiths and forms, including the origins of Judaism, Christianity and Islam; the rise and fall of ancient empires, including those of Greece, Rome, and Persia; the nature and development of medieval Europe; the origin of the modern nation-state; the Protestant Reformation; and European exploration and expansion into the Americas. Formerly HI131 Western Civilization to 1600. MUS Update.

HSTR102 Western Civilization II S 3 credits

This course is a study of the development of Western societies from the Age of Exploration to the present. Topics will include the migration of European and African peoples to the Americas; the expansion of the European economy and the political dominance of the nation-states; significant intellectual developments like the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Communism, and modernism; the industrial revolution; the rise and conflicts of the modern European powers, including the world wars; and the globalization of European cultures in the late twentieth century. Formerly HI132 Western Civilization 1600-Present. MUS Update.

HSTR286 World Religions and Society F 3 credits

This course is a historical survey of the world’s major religions and will include, but not be limited to, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Shintoism. The major beliefs, rituals, theology, sacraments, and organizations of each religion will be examined. Themes will include the role of defining and binding together communities and the use of religion to encourage or discourage socialization. Religious conflicts such as the Pakistan-India, the Catholic-Protestant in Europe, the Crusades in the Middle East and Asia, and the development of militant Islam will be studied. Formerly HI202 World Religions and Society. MUS Update.

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Health

HL103 Standard First Aid and CPR F/S 1 credit

This is the Red Cross course in emergency treatment and care of injuries. Certificates will be earned. Additional fee required. Additional fee required.

HL113 Nurse Assistant Training F/S 4 credits

This course is geared to provide the student with the skills to be able to perform satisfactorily as an entry-level nursing assistant, primarily in a long-term care facility. The method for reaching that goal combines both a strong technical and theoretical background as well as an opportunity for experience in a supervised clinical environment. Additional fee required.

HL189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

HL203 Personal Health and First Aid F 3 credits

This course examines the basic elements of personal health with emphasis on life-style and behaviors associating wellness, fitness, and standard first aid requirements including CPR instruction.

HL207 Basic Nutrition F/S 3 credits

This course will cover the basic concepts of human nutrition: digestion, absorption and metabolism of basic nutrients and application of these concepts as they relate to various stages of the life cycle.

HL219 School Health S 2 credits

This is a classroom relationship to student health, a look at the health curriculum, teaching devices, classroom techniques, and organization in the school system.

HL231 Drugs, Pharmacology, Society, and Human Behavior F 3 credits

This course studies the psycho-pharmacology of psychoactive drugs. The impacts on the individual are detailed. As the perspective broadens, impacts on larger social groups such as family, the work place, and schools are examined as well as general costs to society. Modes of treatment and prevention are studied. Cross listing: CD231

HL280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

HL290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Human Services

HS120 Sign Language I See SIGN120. MUS Update

HS121 Simple Sign Language See SIGN121. MUS Update

HS189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

HS200 Motivational Interviewing S 3 credits

The art of interviewing is explored using Miller and Rollnick’s motivational interviewing. Communicating to raise motivational levels for change are examined. Cross listing: CD200

HS215 Survey of Exceptionalities S 3 credits

This course provides students with an introduction to the study of persons who are handicapped by blindness, mental retardation, learning disabilities or other crippling conditions. The problems and methods by which the human services professional can assist them to live a full life are reviewed and discussed. Cross listing: ED215

HS280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

HS290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Humanities

HU189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

HU201 Humanities I F 3 credits

An interdisciplinary introduction to the forms and functions of human expression with special emphasis on painting, sculpture, music, theatre, film, architecture, and literature.

HU202 Humanities II S 3 credits

An introduction to the history and thematic content of the humanities, focusing especially on themes, emotions and ideas common across human cultures. HU201 is recommended but not required.

HU250 Humanities in the Eastern World F/S 3 credits

This course will present an overview of significant art, music, literature, and philosophical issues of India, Japan, and China. Students will examine the interchange of ideas and cultural mores of the diverse cultures of Asia.

HU280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

HU290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Industrial Arts

CSTN100 Fundamentals of Construction Technology F 3 credits

A survey of construction techniques from basic carpentry to plumbing and electrical wiring. Formerly IA100 General Construction. MUS Update.

CSTN215 Woodworking I F/S 2 credits

This course involves selection, care, and use of woodworking tools; principles of joinery and simple woodworking exercises, along with the care and use of woodworking machines. Formerly IA201 Woodworking I. MUS Update.

CSTN216 Woodworking II F/S 2 credits

Continuation of IA201 involving more advanced woodworking exercises. Formerly IA201 Woodworking II. Update.

IA100 General Construction See CSTN100. MUS Update

IA201 Woodworking I See CSTN215. MUS Update

IA202 Woodworking II See CSTN216. MUS Update

IA189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

IA280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

IA290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Interdisciplinary Studies

ID101 College Learning and Survival Skills (C.L.A.S.S) F/S 2 credits

This course is designed for students to identify their learning style – how they learn – and to develop their existing reading skills. It will emphasize college course study and college survival skills such as note taking, effective listening, test taking, and healthy living.

ID121/122 Self Esteem Group F/S variable

ID123/124 Prerequisite: consent of instructor. A self-improvement experience meant to increase the student’s awareness and acceptance of his/her personal strengths and limitations. The purpose of this course is to increase the student’s self-esteem through participation in structured and unstructured group activities.

ID131 Lifeskills F/S 3 credits

Information covered within the Lifeskills class includes seeing available choices and taking responsibility for the choices made. The many topics covered include education and college choices, personal finances (wants vs. needs), buying a home, investing, stock market, mutual funds, compounding interest, individual retirement accounts (specifically Roth), physical care regarding sleep, diet, exercise, and habits such as alcohol, drugs and tobacco. Social skills will be addressed based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Relationships and perspectives within relationships will be discussed and positive social activities will be learned. They include dancing and the card game called whist. Male vs. female perspectives regarding sex will be discussed. Career choices and entrepreneur options will be addressed from the perspective of talents and desires. Class members are required to journal and keep daily food and money diaries.

ID189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

ID280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

ID290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Journalism

JO105 Introduction to Journalism F/S 3 credits

Prerequisite: WRIT101 or consent of instructor. This course introduces the student to modern print journalism. This is instruction and practice in reporting and writing news articles.

JO115/215 Viewbook F/S variable

Hours are arranged with the instructor so that students enrolled in this course can complete an annual Viewbook funded by ASB. Training is offered in the use of computers and digital scanners. PageMaker software, photography and use of a digital camera, and page design and layout are studied. Though experience in these areas is desired, no experience is necessary to enroll.

JO189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

JO280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

JO290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Law Enforcement

LE105 Police Patrol Procedures F 3 credits

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer majors or consent of instructor. This course will address the responsibilities, powers and duties of the uniformed officer. Topics will include patrol procedures, field interrogation, the mechanics of arrest, and patrol as the basic operation of the police function.

LE106 Police Firearms Training I F 2 credits

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer majors or consent of instructor. This course covers familiarization with the handgun, state laws, and court decisions regarding the use of force and firearms safety. Lab work will consist of practical applications on a firearms range with participation in various firearms qualification courses. Students will use the college’s weapons and ammunition. Additional fee required.

LE107 Police Photography 1 credit

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer majors or consent of instructor. This course covers the basic concepts and elements of photography; it offers practical experience from the taking of pictures through the darkroom process. Emphasis is on photography as a tool of law enforcement. It is offered in a shortened course format.

LE108 Traffic Accident Investigation F 3 credits

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer majors or consent of instructor. This course presents a background of traffic accident investigation including, but not limited to, causes, conditions of road, vehicles and people, determination of speed, prosecution of violators. The course also includes instruction in Montana traffic law.

LE109 Police Report Writing See WRIT109. MUS Update

LE110 Interviewing and Interrogation S 1 credit

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer major or consent of instructor. This is a course that will enable the student to conduct interviews and interrogations with confidence. Successful interviews and interrogations require confidence combined with the skills obtained only through training, education and experience. Human behavior is often predictable and helps to explain that “gut feeling” experienced when behavior is not consistent with what we have learned to expect. Students will learn several methods of conducting interviews and interrogations.

LE112 Defensive Tactics S 1 credit

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer majors or consent of instructor. This course is designed to teach the basic skills necessary to handle a subject that is resisting officer directives. These techniques are designed so that students of all physical conditioning can perform them. Students gain confidence in handling situations that involve escalation in the use of force short of using chemicals, impact weapons, or deadly force.

LE113 ASP Baton Tactics 1 credit

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer majors or consent of instructor. Students will learn the basic skills and knowledge needed to proficiently use the ASP Tactical Baton. They will also become familiar with Use of Force and Montana Code Annotated in regards to justified use of force. Method of instruction will include lecture, demonstration, class discussion, and progressive training and practical exercise. Offered in a shortened course format.

LE114 Basic Crime Scene Investigation 1 credit

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer major or consent of instructor. This course introduces students to the skills that are necessary to investigate crimes including the topics of criminalistics, police response, crime scene processing, collection and preservation of evidence, geographic location (GPS), and pathology. Offered in a shortened course format.

LE116 Basic Drug Investigation 1 credit

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer major or consent of instructor. This course is designed to educate the law enforcement student in the area of drug investigation and enforcement. Students will become familiar with laws regarding narcotics, learn how to recognize illegal narcotics and related paraphernalia, document a narcotics investigation, become aware of entrapment and liability issues, and realize the dangers involved in this field of enforcement. Offered in a shortened course format.

LE118 Basic Drug Surveillance 1 credit

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer major or consent of instructor and completion of LE116. This course is a continuation of LE116 Basic Drug Investigation and is designed to provide the law enforcement student with practical experience in the surveillance aspect of drug investigation and enforcement. Students will become familiar with the various types of equipment utilized in drug enforcement surveillance, become familiar with the various state and federal legal codes, and will conduct practical exercises in a mock drug buy. Offered in a shortened course format.

LE120 Officer Survival 1 credit

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer major or consent of instructor. This course is designed to heighten police officers awareness of the critical importance of mental preparation if they are to survive a potential life threatening situation. Topics covered may include levels of mental preparedness, officer threats of injury and death, rural officer threats, use of cover and concealment, deadly tunnel, and the deadly errors that officers commit. Offered in a shortened course format.

LE124 Domestic Violence 1 credit

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer major or consent of instructor. This course studies the change in role of law enforcement in domestic violence, safety and interviewing techniques, fundamentals of a domestic violence investigation, documentation of evidence and report writing and special issues in investigating domestic assault cases. Offered in a shortened course format.

LE189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer major or consent of instructor. These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

LE197/297 Law Enforcement Internship/Seminar F/S variable

LE198/298

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer major or consent of instructor. A maximum of 10 total credits may be earned for work experience with approved agencies. Students must be enrolled in the Law Enforcement program and be actively working toward a degree. Students work under the supervision of an instructor who will determine the number of credits to be earned based on the number of working hours and work responsibility. The work experience program is directed by the college and the student’s work is controlled by the supervising instructor. Students may be required to attend an internship seminar for the purpose of coordinating and discussing the internship experience. In general, 45 hours of internship work, including the seminar, is equivalent to one credit.

LE200 Reserve Officers Training S 5 credits

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer major or consent of instructor. This course will provide the student with the state mandated training as a reserve officer. This will allow individuals to function as a reserve representative of a law enforcement agency performing general law enforcement duties. Additional fees required for the First Aid and CPR and Firearms components of the course. Additional fee required.

LE206 Advanced Police Firearms Training S 2 credits

Prerequisites: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer majors; successful completion LE106 or LE200 and consent of instructor. This course will expand upon the principles and skills acquired in the beginning Police Firearms course. Students will learn a variety of combat techniques and will be required to participate in multiple firearms qualification courses and scenarios. Officer survival techniques and handgun retention will be integrated into this course. The course will stress safety, and practical range exercises will be used to assist the student in gaining advanced proficiency with firearms. Students will use the college’s weapons and ammunition. Additional fee required.

LE207 Police Administration F 3 credits

This course focuses on the principles of organization and management as applied to law enforcement agencies. An analysis of the major problems of police administration is included, along with coverage of personnel issues, legal liability, budgeting, organizing the police function, and personnel evaluation. Current issues facing law enforcement departments will also be addressed.

LE209 Criminal Investigation S 3 credits

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer major or consent of instructor. This course will cover the fundamental principles and concepts of investigation. It will include a study of the methods of investigation and techniques used at the crime scene, along with collection and preservation of evidence.

LE213 Police Field Work/Seminar F/S 1 credit

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer major or consent of instructor. This course offers experience with a law enforcement agency while regularly enrolled as a full-time student in the law enforcement curriculum. It is offered every semester in cooperation with local agencies. Students are required to attend classroom sessions to discuss their experiences with other field work students.

LE225 Introduction to Security and Loss Prevention F 3 credits

This course covers the concepts of security and loss prevention, including the historical and legal basis for private security and its role in modern society. General areas covered include contract and proprietary security and asset protection. Specific topics addressed will include perimeter protection, access control, retail security, terrorism, Homeland Security, risk analysis, workplace violence, crime, pilferage, cargo security, computer security, etc.

LE230 Retail Security F 2 credits

This course focuses on the operation of security departments including functions of mercantile establishments, employee theft, shoplifting, and other special crimes affecting retail merchants.

LE240 Security Administration S 3 credits

The organization and management of security programs in business, industry, and government is the primary focus of this course. Principles of personnel management, legal liability, budgeting, evaluation, and organizing the security function are among the specific topics addressed. Current issues facing security and loss prevention organizations are addressed along with the impact that terrorism and Homeland Security has had on the overall private security function.

LE245 Security Systems S 3 credits

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer major or consent of instructor. This course provides a general overview of basic security equipment and systems. An analysis is provided of various security hardware and technology including locks, lights, storage, and electronic alarm devices and alarm systems. The practical application and uses of the various basic security equipment and systems will be addressed.

LE280 Special Topics F/S variable

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer major or consent of instructor. Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

LE290 Individual Problems F/S variable

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer major or consent of instructor. This is directed research or study on an individual basis.

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Literature

LIT110 Introduction to Lit F/S 3 credits

This course is designed for students who wish to improve their understanding of “basic” literature. A multi-genre course, the class consists of considerations of short fiction, poetry, and drama by surveying their histories and developments. Students will read appropriate examples of each type. College-level reading and writing skills are required. Formerly EN216 Introduction to Literature. MUS Update.

LIT210 American Lit I F 3 credits

This course surveys the major literary works by authors from the earliest period of American history through the Transcendentalists and up to the emergence of modern American literature. College-level reading and writing skills are required. Formerly EN221 American Literature: Colonial Period to the Civil War. MUS Update.

LIT211 American Lit II S 3 credits

This course surveys major literary works by American authors from the emergence of modern American literature, including the Realists and Regionalists, to the present. College-level reading and writing skills are required. Formerly EN222 American Literature: Civil War to Present. MUS Update.

LIT223 British Lit I F 3 credits

This course surveys selected works by major British writers through Pre-Romanticism. The emphasis is placed on major periods and trends – the Anglo-Saxon Period, the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Neoclassicism, and Pre-Romanticism. College-level reading and writing skills are required. Formerly EN231 Survey of English Literature: 1300 to 1800. MUS Update.

LIT224 British Lit II S 3 credits

This course continues that begun in EN231. Students study selected major 19th and 20th century writers from the Romantics and Victorians to the present. College-level reading and writing skills are required. Formerly EN232 Survey of English Literature: 1800 to Present. MUS Update.

LIT285 Mythologies S 3 credits

This course is a study of the cultural implications of myth. Readings will include selections from various cultures and time periods. Students will examine several myths as literary epics and as illustrations of value systems. Formerly EN220 Mythology. MUS Update.

LIT291 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand. Formerly EN280 Special Topics. MUS Update.

LIT292 Independent Study F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor. Formerly EN290 Individual Problems.

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Mathematics

M065 Pre algebra F 3 credits

Prerequisite: Math Placement Test or consent of instructor. This course is designed for those students who need to improve their basic math skills in order to succeed in beginning algebra. The material in this course will cover whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios/proportions, an introduction to measurements, and signed numbers. Formerly MA085

Pre algebra. MUS Update.

M090 Introductory Algebra F/S 3 credits

Prerequisite: “C-” or better in M65, Math Placement Test, or consent of instructor. This course is designed for those students needing preparation for Intermediate Algebra or Math for Liberal Arts. The material to be presented includes a review of arithmetic, the real number system, algebraic expressions and equations, problem solving, graphing, exponents, and polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, and radical expressions and equations. Formerly MA095 Beginning Algebra. MUS Update.

M095 Intermediate Algebra F/S 3 credits

Prerequisites: “C-” or better in M90, Math Placement Test, or consent of instructor. This course is a continuation of the material covered in Introductory Algebra (M90). Topics to be covered include graphing and the Cartesian Coordinate system, rational expressions, radicals and rational exponents, quadratic equations, quadratic inequalities, functions, and exponential/logarithmic equations and functions. Formerly MA100 Intermediate Algebra. MUS Update.

M108 Business Mathematics F 3 credits

This course is an applied mathematics course for Business students. Topics covered include payroll calculations, mathematics of buying and selling, simple and compound interest calculations, annuities, business and consumer loan calculations, inventory valuation methods, and other problems common in business. A special emphasis is placed on time value of money concepts. Tech Prep. Formerly BU165 Business Mathematics. MUS Update.

M111 Technical Mathematics F/S 2 credits

Prerequisite: “C-” or better in M90 or equivalent. Introduction to applied mathematics in technical fields. This course will show how basic arithmetic processes using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages are used to make and convert measurements in different units and notations and solve simple mathematical relationships. Students will also be shown how to estimate geometric quantities, and utilize graphs and charts to record and summarize data. Formerly MA101 Technical Math I. MUS Update.

M114 Extended Technical Mathematics F/S 2 credits

Prerequisite: “C-” or better in M95 or M111 or consent of instructor. This course is a continuation of M111 and will introduce more advanced topics in applied math. This course will introduce how to organize and interpret data generated by exponential and logarithmic functions, estimating area and volume of complex geometrical objects, calculations using trigonometric functions, polar coordinates, and basic statistical concepts. Formerly MA102 Technical Math II. MUS Update.

M121 College Algebra F/S 4 credits

Prerequisite: “C-” or better in M95, Math Placement Test, advanced high school algebra, or consent of instructor. This is a continuation of the material presented in Intermediate Algebra. The material will also include conics, functions, logarithms, complex numbers, inverse functions, exponents, induction, sequences and series. Formerly MA103 College Algebra. MUS Update.

M130 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I F 4 credits

Prerequisite: “C-” or better in M95 or equivalent, Math Placement Test, or consent of instructor. This sequence gives an understanding of math for teaching elementary grades today. It includes problem solving, sets, functions, numeration systems, and number theory. Formerly MA117 Math for Elementary Teachers I. MUS Update.

M131 Math for Elementary Teachers II S 4 credits

Prerequisite: “C-” or better in M95 or equivalent, Math Placement Test, or consent of instructor. The second course in the sequence gives an understanding of math for teaching elementary grades today and includes probability, statistics, and an intuitive approach to geometry. Formerly MA118 Math for Elementary Teachers II. MUS Update.

M145 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts F/S 3 credits

Prerequisite: “C-” or better in M95, Math Placement Test or consent of instructor. This course applies mathematics to a variety of disciplines. It is designed for non-math/science majors. It includes matrices and applications to systems of linear equations; applications to the natural sciences, social sciences, and games. There is an introduction to financial mathematics, sets, counting theorems, elementary probability, and statistics. Formerly MA105 Math for Liberal Arts. MUS Update.

M151 Precalculus S 4 credits

Prerequisite: “C-” or better in M95, 3-4 years of college preparatory math, Math Placement Test, or consent of instructor. This course is an in-depth examination of functions and inverse functions including algebraic and trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational functions, and conic sections. This course is designed for those students who have had college preparatory classes in high school and whose placement test indicates a need to improve on those skills that are necessary to be successful in a calculus class. Formerly MA120 Precalculus. MUS Update.

M171 Calculus I F 5 credits

Prerequisite: “C-” or better in MA121 or M151, Math Placement Test, or consent of instructor. This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence. The course will cover functions, limits and properties of limits, derivatives and applications of derivatives, and an introduction to integration. Formerly MA141 Calculus I. MUS Update.

M172 Calculus II S 5 credits

Prerequisite: “C-” or better in M171, or consent of instructor. This is the second semester of a two-semester sequence. The course will cover integration techniques, logarithmic, exponential, and other transcendental functions, infinite series, conic sections, plane curves, parametric equations, and polar coordinates. Formerly MA142 Calculus II. MUS Update.

M273 Multivariable Calculus F/demand variable

Prerequisite: “C-” or better in M172, or consent of instructor. This course includes the study of topics in two and three dimensional geometry. The study of vectors and vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, and vector calculus. Formerly MA241 Calculus III. MUS Update.

MA085 Pre-Algebra See M65. MUS Update

MA095 Beginning Algebra See M90. MUS Update

MA100 Intermediate Algebra See M95. MUS Update

MA101 Technical Math I See M111. MUS Update

MA102 Technical Math II See M114. MUS Update

MA103 College Algebra See M121. MUS Update

MA105 Math for Liberal Arts See M145. MUS Update

MA116 Introduction to Statistics See STAT216. MUS Update

MA117 Math for Elementary Teachers I See M130. MUS Update

MA118 Math for Elementary Teachers II See M131. MUS Update

MA120 Precalculus See M151. MUS Update

MA141 Calculus I See M171. MUS Update

MA142 Calculus II See M172. MUS Update

MA189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class session on topic for which a particular need has been determined.

MA241 Calculus III See M273. MUS Update

MA280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

MA290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Music

Group performance courses may be repeated. Private lessons are individually designed for the student, beginning with the 100 level and building on each individual’s skills through the 200 level. The student must meet course competencies to progress to the next level.

MU101 Music Appreciation See MUSI101. MUS update.

MU102 Foundations of Music See MUSI103. MUS update.

MU104 Aural Skills I See MUSI140. MUS update.

MU105 Aural Skills II See MUSI141. MUS update.

MU107 Music Theory I See MUSI105. MUS update.

MU108 Music Theory II See MUSI106. MUS update.

MU110 Chamber Ensemble I See MUSI262. MUS update.

MU111 Chamber Ensemble II See MUSI262. MUS update.

MU112/113 Choir F/S See MUSI112. MUS update.

MU114 Jazz/Pep Band See MUSI114. MUS update.

MU115 Jazz/Pep Band See MUSI115. MUS update.

MU116/117 Community Choir See MUSI112. MUS update.

MU124/125 Applied Music – Bass See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU126/127 Applied Music – Bassoon See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU128/129 Applied Music – Cello See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU130/131 Applied Music – Clarinet See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU132/133 Applied Music – Euphonium See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU134/135 Applied Music – Flute See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU136/137 Applied Music – Guitar See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU138/139 Applied Music – Horn See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU140/141 Applied Music – Oboe See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU142//143 Applied Music – Organ See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU144/145 Applied Music – Percussion See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU146/147 Applied Music – Piano See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU148/149 Applied Music – Recorder See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU150/151 Applied Music – Saxophone See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU152/153 Applied Music – Trombone See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU154/155 Applied Music – Trumpet See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU156/157 Applied Music – Tuba See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU158/159 Applied Music – Viola See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU160/161 Applied Music – Violin See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU162/163 Applied Music – Voice See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU164 Guitar in Class I See MUSI160. MUS update.

MU165 Guitar in Class II See MUSI195. MUS update.

MU166 Piano in Class I See MUSI135. MUS update.

MU167 Piano in Class II See MUSI136. MUS update.

MU168 Voice in Class I See MUSI150. MUS update.

MU169 Voice in Class II See MUSI151. MUS update.

MU170 Introduction to Music Technology See MUSE220. MUS update.

MU172 Audio Recording I S 2 credits See MUST120. MUS update.

MU175 History of Pop Music in America See MUSI203. MUS update.

MU189 Workshop See MUSI194. MUS update.

MU204 Aural Skills III See MUSI240. MUS update.

MU205 Aural Skills IV See MUSI241. MUS update.

MU207 Music Theory III See MUSI205. MUS update.

MU208 Music Theory IV See MUSI206. MUS update.

MU210 Chamber Ensemble III See MUSI262. MUS update

MU211 Chamber Ensemble IV See MUSI147. MUS update.

MU212/213 Choir F/S See MUSI212. MUS update.

MU214 Jazz/Pep Band See MUSI214. MUS update.

MU215 Jazz/Pep Band See MUSI215. MUS update.

MU216/217 Community Choir See MUSI212. MUS update.

MU224/225 Applied Music – Bass See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU226/227 Applied Music – Bassoon See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU228/229 Applied Music – Cello See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU230/231 Applied Music – Clarinet See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU232/233 Applied Music – Euphonium See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU234/235 Applied Music – Flute See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU236 Applied Music – Guitar See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU237 Applied Music – Guitar See MUSI260. MUS update.

MU238/239 Applied Music – Horn See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU240/241 Applied Music – Oboe See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU242/243 Applied Music – Organ See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU244/245 Applied Music – Percussion See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU246/247 Applied Music – Piano See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU248/249 Applied Music – Recorder See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU250/251 Applied Music – Saxophone See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU252/253 Applied Music – Trombone See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU254/255 Applied Music – Trumpet See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU256/257 Applied Music – Tuba See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU258/259 Applied Music – Viola See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU260/261 Applied Music – Violin See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU262/263 Applied Music – Voice See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU264 Guitar in Class III See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU265 Guitar in Class IV See MUSI295. MUS update.

MU266 Piano in Class III See MUSI235. MUS update.

MU267 Piano in Class IV See MUSI236. MUS update.

MU268 Voice in Class III See MUSI250. MUS update.

MU269 Voice in Class IV See MUSI251. MUS update.

MU270 MIDI See MUST118. MUS update.

MU272 Advanced Audio Recording See MUST215. MUS update.

MU275 Electronic Portfolio and Live Sound See MUST299. MUS update.

MU280 Special Topics See MUSI291. MUS update.

MU289 Workshop See MUSI294. MUS update

MU290 Individual Problems See MUSI292. MUS update.

MUSI101 Enjoyment of Music S 3 credits

This course is designed to develop informed, perceptive listening and musical understanding, examination of language and forms of music, styles, and genres of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary Age. Non-western cultures covered include, but are not limited to: African, African American, Chinese, Japanese, Jewish, Native American, Balinese, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and East Indian. Formerly MU101 Music Appreciation. MUS update.

MUSI103 Fundamentals of Musical Creation F 3 credits

This course is designed to develop music reading and performance skills, including rhythm, melody, harmony, form, pitch, tempo, dynamics, phrasing, expression, and timbre. Focus includes, but is not limited to, that of Western culture. Formerly MU102 Foundations of Music. MUS update.

MUSI105 Music Theory I S 3 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI103 or consent of instructor. This course involves study of harmony in common practice, musical notation and interaction of the elements of music in harmony and counterpoint including, but not limited to, that of Western culture. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in using Finale and digital recording equipment in the arrangement and composition processes. Formerly MU107 Music Theory. MUS update.

MUSI106 Music Theory II F 3 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI105 or consent of instructor. This course involves a study of harmony in common practice, musical notation and interaction of the elements of music in harmony and counterpoint including, but not limited to, that of Western culture. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in using Finale and digital recording equipment in the arrangement and composition processes. Formerly MU108 Music Theory II. MUS update.

MUSI112 Choir: Dawson F/S 1 credit

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Performance training in vocal literature. Vocal ensembles of various genres with performance at community and college events. May be repeated. Formerly MU112/113/116/117 Choir. MUS update.

MUSI114 Band: Dawson F 1 credit

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Instrumental ensembles of various genres with performance at community, sporting and college events. May be repeated. Formerly MU114/115 Jazz/Pep Band. MUS update.

MUSI115 Drumline I F 1 credit

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Instrumental ensembles of various genres with performance at community, sporting and college events. May be repeated. Formerly MU114/115 Jazz/Pep Band. MUS update.

MUSI135 Keyboard Skills I F 1 credit

Study of keyboard theory and technique, chords, scales, sight reading, and piano repertoire. May be repeated. Additional fee required. Formerly MU166 Piano in Class. MUS update.

MUSI136 Keyboard Skills II S 1 credit

Study of keyboard theory and technique, chords, scales, sight reading, and piano repertoire. Continuation of MUSI135. May be repeated. Additional fee required. Formerly MU167 Piano in Class II. MUS update.

MUSI140 Aural Perception I S 2 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI103 or consent of instructor. This course is designed for students interested in the development of ear training skills. The student will gain a good understanding of the basic practices of sight-reading and melodic and harmonic dictation. The student will gain the confidence needed to mentally hear the music previously unknown to him or her. These skills will improve their performance skills, both instrumentally and vocally. This class is required of music majors and minors, and may be required of students in a music option. Students should check the catalog of their transferring institution. Formerly MU104 Aural Skills I. MUS update.

MUSI141 Aural Perception II F 2 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI140 or consent of instructor. This course involves study in ear training and sight singing to develop aural perception of tonal and temporal relationships. Formerly MU105 Aural Skills II. MUS update.

MUSI147 Choral Ensemble: Dawson S 1 credit

Prerequisite: Successful Audition. Performance in small instrumental and/or vocal ensembles. May be repeated. Formerly MU211 Chamber Ensemble IV. MUS update.

MUSI150 Beginning Voice F 1 credit

Basic singing technique: tone production, interpretation, introduction to song literature, and solo and ensemble performance. May be repeated. Additional fee required. Formerly MU168 Voice in Class I. MUS update.

MUSI151 Beginning Voice II S 1 credit

Basic singing technique: tone production, interpretation, introduction to song literature, and solo and ensemble performance. Continuation of MUSI150. May be repeated. Additional fee required. Formerly MU169 Voice in Class II. MUS update.

MUSI160 Beginning Guitar F 1 credit

Basic instruction in techniques of chord and music reading, classical guitar, tablature, and solo and ensemble performance. May be repeated. Additional fee required. Formerly MU164 Guitar in Class I. MUS update.

MUSI194 Seminar/Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified. Formerly MU189 Workshop. MUS update.

MUSI195 Applied Music I F/S 1/1 credit

Individualized lessons. Additional fee required. Formerly MU124/125/126/127/128/ 129/130/131/132/133/134/135/136/137/138/139/140/141/142/143/ 144/145/146/ 147/148/149/150/151/152/153/154/155/156/157/158/159/160/161/162/163/165 Applied Music. MUS update.

MUSI203 American Popular Music F 3 credits

This course provides an introductory examination of popular music’s roots, history, and its social and political relationships. The context of the class will increase the awareness of the heritage of pop music and appreciation of its diversity, and develop a perception of the underlying kinship of its many styles. Students should check the catalog for transferability at their transferring institution. Formerly MU175 History of Pop Music in America. MUS update.

MUSI205 Music Theory III S 3 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI106 or consent of instructor. This course involves study of harmony in common practice, musical notation and interaction of the elements of music in harmony and counterpoint, musical analysis, and composition, including, but not limited to, Western culture. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in using Finale and digital recording equipment in the arrangement and composition processes. Formerly MU207 Music Theory III. Mus update.

MUSI206 Music Theory IV F 3 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI205 or consent of instructor. This course involves study of harmony in common practice, musical notation and interaction of the elements of music in harmony and counterpoint, musical analysis, and composition, including, but not limited to, Western culture. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in using Finale and digital recording equipment in the arrangement and composition processes. Formerly MU208 Music Theory IV. MUS update.

MUSI212 Choir II: Dawson Choir F/S 1 credit

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Performance training in vocal literature. Vocal ensembles of various genres with performance at community and college events. Formerly MU212/213/216/217 Choir/Community Choir. MUS update.

MUSI214 Band: Dawson S 1 credit

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Instrumental ensembles of various genres with performance at community, sporting and college events. May be repeated. Formerly MU214/215 Jazz/Pep Band. MUS update.

MUSI215 Drumline II S 1 credit

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Instrumental ensembles of various genres with performance at community, sporting and college events. May be repeated. Formerly MU214/215 Jazz/Pep Band. MUS update.

MUSI235 Keyboard Skills III F 1 credit

Study of keyboard theory and technique, chords, scales, sight reading, and piano repertoire. Continuation of MUSI136. May be repeated. Additional fee required. Formerly MU266 Piano in Class III. MUS update.

MUSI236 Keyboard Skills IV S 1 credit

Study of keyboard theory and technique, chords, scales, sight reading, and piano repertoire. Continuation of MUSI235. May be repeated. Additional fee required. Formerly MU267. MUS update.

MUSI240 Aural Perception III S 2 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI141 or consent of instructor. This course involves study in ear training and sight singing to develop aural perception of tonal and temporal relationships. Formerly MU204 Aural Skills III. MUS update.

MUSI241 Aural Perception IV F 2 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI240 or consent of instructor. This course involves study in ear training and sight singing to develop aural perception of tonal and temporal relationships. Formerly MU205 Aural Skills IV. MUS update.

MUSI250 Beginning Voice III F 1 credit

Basic singing technique: tone production, interpretation, introduction to song literature, and solo and ensemble performance. Continuation of MUSI151. May be repeated. Additional fee required. Formerly MU268 Voice in Class III. MUS update.

MUSI251 Beginning Voice IV S 1 credit

Basic singing technique: tone production, interpretation, introduction to song literature, and solo and ensemble performance. Continuation of MUSI250. May be repeated. Additional fee required. Formerly MU269 Voice in Class IV. MUS update.

MUSI260 Intermediate Guitar

Lessons in Guitar. Formerly MU237 Applied Music – Guitar.

MUSI262 Chamber Ensembles II: Dawson F 1 credit

Prerequisite: Successful Audition. Performance in small instrumental and/or vocal ensembles. May be repeated. Formerly MU110/111/210 Chamber Ensemble. MUS update.

MUSI291 Special Topics/Experimental Courses F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand. Formerly MU280 Special Topics. MUS update.

MUSI292 Independent Study F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor. Formerly MU290 Individual Problems. MUS update.

MUSI294 Seminar/Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified. Formerly MU289 Workshop. MUS update.

MUSI295 Applied Music II F/S 1 credit

Individualized lessons. Additional fee required. Formerly MU224/225/226/227/228/ 229/230/231/232/233/234/235/236/237/238/239/240/241/242/243/244/245/246/247/248/249/250/251/252/253/254/255/256/257/258/259/260/261/262/263/264/265 Applied Music. MUS update.

Music – Education

MUSE220 Intro to Comp App Music Ed F 2 credits

This course will provide a look into different aspects of the field including computer notation, sound boards, microphone, cables, speakers, and the understanding of how sound is produced. This class will include lecture and hands-on skill development using sound hardware, recording, editing, and notation software. Formerly MU170 Intro to Music Technology. MUS update.

Music – Technology

MUST118 MIDI Sequencing and Notation S 3 credits

Prerequisite: MUST215. The language of MIDI is designed specifically for conveying information about musical performances in a way that a synthesizer receiving them can reconstruct the performance with accuracy. Students will learn to use MIDI in music performance, composition, audio editing and production, and other aspects of live performance. Formerly MU270 MIDI. MUS update.

MUST120 Introduction to Studio Recording S 3 credits

Prerequisite: MUSE220. Audio recording will examine various aspects of music production. This includes different career options involved in recording, the artist, musician, arranger, producer, engineer, studio manager, and more. Students will be involved in hands-on recording of live performances, editing, and notation. Formerly MU172 Audio Recording. MUS update.

MUST215 Studio Recording F 3 credits

Prerequisite: MUST120. The main objective of this course is to advance the student’s skills in recording media. Students will also record live performances, advance their knowledge of waveforms and frequencies, develop their own recording style through ear training and a deeper knowledge of the recording process. Formerly MU272 Advanced Audio Recording. MUS update.

MUST291 Special Topics/Experimental Courses F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand. MUS update.

MUST292 Independent Study F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor. MUS update.

MUST299 Capstone Project S 3 credits

The Capstone Project develops an electronic collection of student work throughout their study of music technology. Students will display works with live sound, mixing, editing, MIDI, and radio. Works may include that of the student or of others. Formerly MU275 Electronic Portfolio and Live Sound. MUS update.

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Native American Studies

NA101 Introduction to Native American Studies F 3 credits

This course is an introduction to issues and problems in Native American history and culture, especially in the context of Indian-white relations over the past five hundred years. Topics will include the diverse and changing features of Native art, language, oral and written literature, kinship, social and economic organization, law, and values from pre-contact cultures through the present.

NA189/289 Workshop F/S 1-4 credits

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

NA220 North American Plains Indians See HSTA250. MUS Update

NA280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

NA290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Para-education

PA101 Orientation to Special Education 2 credits

This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to Special education and the needs of students who have disabilities. It consists of introductory material regarding legal and historical foundations of special education, human growth and development, the nature of disabilities and an introduction to the basic human needs that para-educators must address.

PA102 Instructional Teamwork 1 credit

This course is designed for para-educators to help them work effectively on a team; is recommended for teachers as well. Teachers and/or para-educators may take this course without the other team member, but it is most effective when teams take the course together. The academy consists of modules that include building the team relationship, roles and responsibilities of team members, team approach to classroom instruction and team approach to behavior management.

PA103 Interpersonal Skills 2 credits

This course is designed to build communication skills among team members. The course topics include communication and culture, communication styles, listening and speaking skills, managing conflict in working relationships and problem-solving.

PA104 Personal Growth/Development 1 credit

This course is designed for students who have had some basic para-educator training. The course consists of self-analysis and reflective practice, monitoring and managing stress, creativity and flexibility, planning for continued growth and development and participating in the evaluation process.

PA105 Student Supervision 2 credits

This course is designed for first time and continuing para-educators who have already received or are currently receiving some basic orientation training. The student must already have or be taking CPR/First Aid for certification. The focus of this course is the effective management of large groups of students, ranging in size from 20-200, on playgrounds, in lunchrooms, halls, locker rooms, parking lots where buses are loading, on buses and in other instructional settings, (e.g. auditoriums, gymnasiums, field trip sites).

PA106 Instructional Strategies 2 credits

This course is designed for first time and/or continuing para-educators who have already received or are currently taking orientation training. This course is intended to give the para-educator knowledge and skill in instructional methods that support students in inclusive classrooms, in resource rooms, or in self-contained settings. This course also covers adaptation of curricular materials and instructional variation in response to student needs.

PA107 Behavior Management 2 credits

This course is designed for first time and/or continuing para-educators who have already received or are currently taking orientation training. This course is intended to give the para-educator knowledge and skill in instructional methods that support students who have challenging behaviors in inclusive classrooms, in resource rooms, in self-contained classrooms, in domestic settings, and in the community. This course focuses on the interactions that para-educators have with students whose behaviors are challenging and on the part they play in assisting the professionals on the team with behavior challenges.

PA108 Instructional Technology 2 credits

This course is designed for first time and/or continuing para-educators who have already received or are currently taking orientation training. It is intended to give the para-educator knowledge and skill in the development and use of instructional materials and equipment as well as instructional data collection methods that support students in inclusive classrooms, in resource rooms, or in self-contained settings. This course focuses on the work that para-educators perform in assisting teachers with the preparation of instructional materials, setting up instructional activities and collecting data in instructional settings.

PA109 Life Skills 2 credits

This course is intended to provide the para-educator with knowledge and skill in instructional methods and life skill support for youth and young adults who have moderate to severe cognitive, communicative, physical or affective needs. The course addresses the role of the para-educator in assisting the professionals on the team with transition planning and dealing with the needs of students who are transitioning from school to community life and to adult roles and responsibilities.

PA110 Significant Communication Support Needs 2 credits

This course is designed for first time and/or continuing para-educators who have already received or are currently taking orientation training. This course is intended to prepare the para-educator with knowledge and skills needed for working with children with severe communication needs. This course aims to (through practical application) educate para-educators about children’s language development, the rules of basic human communication, and augmentative communication systems. The course also outlines how to promote literacy in children with disabilities and describes the relationship between a child’s behavior and his/her ability to communicate.

PA111 Significant Supports for Challenging Behavior 2 credits

This course is intended to provide the para-educator with the knowledge and skills necessary for working with children who have severe behavior needs. It aims to educate para-educators about behavioral support, behavioral assessment, and behavioral support plans.

PA112 Significant Health Support Needs 2 credits

Prerequisite: PA101 or consent of instructor. This course intends to provide the para-educator with knowledge and skills needed for working with children with significant health support needs. It is designed for first time and/or continuing para-educators. Its aim is to educate para-educators about handling children’s special health needs with respect, dignity, and a sense of normalcy. This course focuses on training both health aid and the significant health support needs para-educator.

PA114 Practicum Experience 2 credits

This course intends to prepare para-educators with practical classroom experience by working in a classroom as a para-educator under supervision of the classroom and/or special education teacher. The student will complete 45 hours of supervised work experience within the classroom. Students must have completed previous TOPA coursework prior to taking the practicum.

PA189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

PA280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

PA290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Physical Education and Recreation

May only be repeated ONCE for credit. PE101 through PE136 are skill classes.

DANC154 Ballroom/Country Dance F/S 1 credit

Instruction in various dance steps. Formerly PE134 Ballroom/Country Dance. MUS Update.

DANC180 Aerobic Dance F/S 1 credit

Instruction in aerobic exercise. Formerly PE108 Aerobic Dance. MUS Update

DANC186 Dance for Exercise F/S 1 credit

Lifetime dancing skills in an exercise format. Formerly PE136 Dancing for Exercise. MUS Update.

PE101 Physical Education (General) S 1 credit

Fundamentals of physical fitness with an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in a variety of sports activities. Activities may vary each semester.

PE103 Tennis Skills S 1 credit

Instruction and practice of the fundamentals of tennis.

PE104 Bowling Skills S 1 credit

Instruction and practice of the fundamental skills in bowling. Additional fee required.

PE105 Softball Skills S 1 credit

Instruction and practice of the fundamentals of softball.

PE106/206 Conditioning and Fitness F/S 1/1 credit

Fundamentals of physical fitness. The needs and interest of participants are emphasized through skilled or health related components.

PE107 Tai Qi Chuan F/S 1 credit

Students will learn the basic concept of Qi including its functions and how to feel and use one’s own Qi to achieve optimum health. Students will physically execute the basic moves in proper order in the first half of Tai Qi Yang style. These include basic stance, ward off, single whip, white crane spreads wings, brush knee, wave hands at clouds, playing flute, etc.

PE108 Aerobic Dance See DANC180. MUS Update.

PE112 Racquetball Skills S 1 credit

Instruction and practice of the fundamentals of racquetball. Additional fee required.

PE113 Golf Skills F/S 1 credit

Instruction and practice of the fundamentals of golf. Additional fee required.

PE114/214 Weight Training F 1/1 credit

Instruction in the sport of weight training.

PE116 Rifle Cartridge Ballistics/Reloading F 1 credit

The fundamentals of rifle cartridge components, interior ballistics, exterior ballistics, reloading equipment and procedures, and how to shoot for accuracy.

PE118 Fly Fishing/Fly Tying S 1 credit

This is a special interest class. Learn the basics of fly fishing and fly tying. Use the techniques learned in class during an optional weekend fishing trip. Students will learn how to select and prepare equipment, tie knots, and cast a fly line. Basic entomology will be covered. Students will tie fly patterns to imitate insects found in Montana streams and rivers. Students will learn proper fishing techniques and etiquette. Additional fee required.

PE120/220 Basketball (varsity) F/S 1/1 credit

PE121/221 1/1 credit

Instruction and practice of fundamental skills in the collegiate-level of basketball. (Varsity) Students participate as a member of the intercollegiate sport.

PE122/222 Softball (varsity) F/S 1/1 credit

PE123/223 1/1 credit

Instruction and practice of fundamental skills in the collegiate-level of softball. (Varsity) Students participate as a member of the intercollegiate sport.

PE124/224 Baseball (varsity) F/S 1/1 credit

PE125/225 1/1 credit

Instruction and practice of fundamental skills in the collegiate-level of baseball. (Varsity) Students participate as a member of the intercollegiate sport.

PE126/226 Rodeo (varsity) F/S 1/1 credit

PE127/227 1/1 credit

Fundamentals of rodeo events in practices and competition with emphasis on NIRA rules, team spirit, conditioning, and safety measures. (Varsity) Students participate as a member of the intercollegiate sport and DCC NIRA Card holders.

PE130 Lifetime Fitness S 1 credit

Exploration and participation of various physical activities contributing to lifetime fitness.

PE131 Folf Skills F 1 credit

Students will demonstrate their knowledge and ability in the sport of disk-golf (folf) through participation in the sport.

PE132 Pep Squad F/S 1 credit

This is a course designed to promote school spirit on campus, school functions, and at games.

PE134 Ballroom/Country Dance See DANC154. MUS Update.

PE136 Dancing for Exercise See DANC186. MUS Update.

PE150/250 Team/Individual Sports S 2/2 credits

This course offers a survey of the basic terminology, skills and rules of selected team sports and individual sports, and their use in recreation and physical education. Emphasis is upon knowledge and understanding of the organization, administration, and promotion of sports, rather than mastery of performance skills.

PE160/260 Basketball Techniques F/S 2/2 credits

PE161/261

This course involves analysis and instruction in individual and team play. It includes principles of training and conditioning, selection of individuals, and development of performance for each position. History, coaching philosophy, coaching methods and problems, fundamentals of offensive and defensive team play, comparison of systems, rules, and strategy are covered.

PE170/270 Volleyball (varsity) F/S 1/1 credit

PE171/271 1/1 credit

Instruction and practice of fundamental skills in the collegiate-level of Volleyball. (Varsity) Students participate as a member of the intercollegiate sport.

PE172/272 Golf (varsity) F/S 1/1 credit

PE173/273 1/1 credit

Instruction and practice of fundamental skills in the collegiate-level of Golf. (Varsity) Students participate as a member of the intercollegiate sport.

Varsity rodeo students participate as members of the intercollegiate sport in PE151 through PE163. The course may only be repeated once for credit.

PE151 Team Roping F 1 credit

Fundamentals and practice of team roping.

PE153 Goat Tying S 1 credit

Fundamentals and practice of goat tying.

PE155 Breakaway Roping S 1 credit

Fundamentals and practice of breakaway roping.

PE156 Calf Roping S 1 credit

Fundamentals and practice of calf roping.

PE157 Steer Wrestling F 1 credit

Fundamentals and practice of steer wrestling.

PE163 Rodeo Rough Stock F 1 credit

Fundamentals and practice of bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and bull riding.

PE189/289 Workshop F/S variable

This is concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

PE207 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries F 3 credit

This course is designed to introduce the prospective coach and physical educator to the role of the trainer in injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. Identification of injuries common to major sports is also studied. The student is given the opportunity to develop skills in taping techniques and the use of heat and cryogenic therapy.

PE208 Introduction to Physical Education S 3 credits

This course will provide the student an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of various fields of physical education. It will allow the student to understand career opportunities in the fields of physical education, health, recreation, and sports, while gaining knowledge of the history, trends, and objectives of physical education.

PE209 Introduction to Coaching F 3 credits

This course is designed to prepare the student to meet the challenges of modern-day coaching. The intention is to expose the student to a variety of coaching philosophies. This course will provide the student with coaching techniques to meet the needs of today’s athlete.

PE211 Sports Officiating F 2 credits

This is a survey of games and sports with special emphasis on rules and officiating.

PE280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

PE290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Physics

PH189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

PH200 Applied Physics S 3 credits

Prerequisite: M151 or consent of instructor. Introduction to principles of physics. Topics covered include mechanics (such as motion, Newton’s Laws, conservation laws, rotation, material properties, and fluids.

PH210 Applied Physics Lab S 1 credit

Hands on applications of principles presented in PH200. Emphasis will be on using physical principles to solve problems.

PH227 General Engineering Physics I S 3 credits

This is the first semester of a calculus-based physics sequence for students of engineering, chemistry, geology, and similar fields of the physical sciences. It includes topics in mechanics (such as motion, Newton’s Laws, conservation laws, and rotation), material properties, and fluids. Co-requisite: M171 and PH237.

PH237 General Engineering Physics I Lab S 1 credit

This is a series of laboratory experiences illustrating and supporting concepts studied in PH227. Co-requisite: PH227.

PH228 General Engineering Physics II F 3 credits

Prerequisite: M171. This is the second semester of a calculus-based physics sequence for students of engineering and the physical sciences. It includes topics in heat, mechanical waves, sound, light, and optics. There are four hours of lecture, two hours of lab per week. Co-requisite: PH238.

PH238 General Engineering Physics II Lab F 1 credit

This is a series of laboratory experiences illustrating and supporting concepts studied in PH228. Co-requisite: PH228.

PH280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

PH290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Philosophy

PL111 Introduction to Philosophy F 3 credits

This course introduces significant human questions and emphasizes understanding the meaning and methods of philosophy. It includes the human condition, knowledge, freedom, history, ethics, the future, and religion.

PL112 Ethics S 3 credits

Prerequisite: WRIT101. This course examines human life, experience, and thought in order to discover and develop the principles and values for pursuing a more fulfilled existence. Theories designed to justify ethical judgments are applied to a selection of contemporary personal and social issues.

PL189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

PL280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

PL290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Political Science

PS100 Student Government Practicum F/S variable

This course offers practical experience in student body government. The student may obtain a total of four credits. This course does not fulfill the Core III requirements.

PS189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

PS201 National Government See PSCI210. MUS Update

PS202 State and Local Government See PSCI260. MUS Update

PS280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

PS290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

PSCI210 Introduction to American Government F 3 credits

Politics affect all of our lives on a daily basis. Concepts such as “government,” “politics,” “power,” and “democracy” may seem familiar to us but are in fact very complex and multifaceted subjects. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the American government at the national level. Topics such as the structure of government and the U.S. Constitution, civil liberties and civil rights, political parties and voting behavior, public opinion and interest groups will be examined and explored in this course. Formerly PS201 National Government. MUS Update.

PSCI260 Introduction to State and Local Government S 3 credits

During the nineteenth century and the first decade of this century, state governments dominated American government. In the mid-1900s, the role of the federal government in public policy making expanded to a great extent while the role of state governments diminished. Now, as we are well into the twenty-first century, state and local governments are working once again in a new partnership with the federal government. This course will survey the structure, function, operation, policies and problems of American state and local governments and will provide students with an understanding of the way in which state and local governments function and the place of the states within the American political system. Formerly PS202 State and Local Government. MUS Update.

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Psychology

PSYX100 Intro to Psychology F/S 3 credits

This course is an introduction to the methods of study in psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience, including an overview of physiological aspects of behavior, sensation, perception, research methodology, statistics, learning principles, motivation, intelligence, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality, therapy, and social psychology. Formerly PY103 General Psychology. MUS Update.

PSYX182 Stress Management F/S 2 credits

This course provides the student with an overview of the causes and consequences of stress. The emphasis of the course is on management of stress in everyday life. Students will be encouraged to implement the course content on a personal level. Formerly PY120 Stress Management. MUS Update.

PSYX211 Personality and Adjustment S 3 credits

This course examines the stress of change centering around the concepts of stimuli/stressors like appraisal, emotion and coping. It is designed to give students an accurate overview of the field of psycho-neuroimmunology allowing them the opportunity to gain mastery and control over stress levels in their lives. This course also explores research on successful coping techniques and personality traits that can be developed in pursuit of self-mastery. Students do a project to identify typical stressors in their lives and come up with an implementable plan to cope with them. Formerly PY230 Psychology of Adjustment. MUS Update.

PSYX230 Developmental Psychology S 3 credits

This course is an introduction to the study of physiological and psychological factors of human growth and development from conception through adolescence. Formerly PY203 Developmental Psychology. MUS Update.

PSYX260 Fund of Social Psychology F 3 credits

This course explores social behavior of the individual in the group, linguistic behavior, social perception, motivation and learning. Emphasis is given to the symbolic inter-actionist perspective and the relationship between culture and cognitive processes. Topics include how thoughts, feelings, and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual, implied, or imagined presence of others. Formerly PY240 Social Psychology. MUS Update.

PSYX272 Educational Psychology F 3 credits

Prerequisite: PSYX100 or consent of instructor. This course focuses on the educational application of psychology to instruction and classroom management. It covers such topics as the principles, concepts and implications of learning from classical, operant, social learning and cognitive learning theories. It also focuses on cognitive development, structuring knowledge and instructional management, motivation, discipline and the evaluation of learning. Formerly PY/ED235 Educational Psychology. MUS Update.

PY103 General Psychology See PSYX100. MUS Update

PY120 Stress Management See PSYX182. MUS Update

PY189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

PY203 Developmental Psychology See PSYX230. MUS Update

PY230 Psychology of Adjustment See PSYX211. MUS Update

PY235 Educational Psychology See PSYX272. MUS Update

PY240 Social Psychology See PSYX260. MUS Update

PY280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

PY290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Science

SC103 Astronomy On demand 4 credits

This course is a general study of astronomy: the earth’s movements, the solar system, stars and galaxies. Telescope observations of planets, stars, and nebulae are made. It includes demonstrations of optics and spectrum analysis by grating interference. It is designed for non-science majors.

SC105 Our Physical World F 4 credits

This course is a survey of principles in Physical Science including matter, energy, heat, sound, and light.

SC107 Meteorology On demand 4 credits

This course involves understanding weather phenomena by a nontechnical and non-mathematical approach to the basic concepts and physical processes which determine the weather and climate.

SC189/289 Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

SC209 Introduction to Environmental Science S 3 credits

This course is a study of the environment and its components. A special effort will be made to show how natural resources may be conserved. Included in the course are studies of energy, human populations, pollution, soils, water, rangeland, forests, wildlife, air, wastes, and general ecological principles.

SC280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

SC290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

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Sign Language

SIGN120 Sign Language I S 3 credits

Sign Language I is designed for beginning signers who want to increase communication skills, interact with deaf and hard of hearing children and adults with an English mode, and demonstrate knowledge and skill in expressive and receptive signing. Signers learn the aspects of a sign and are exposed to American Sign Language idioms. Students in this class receive instruction on communicating with deaf/hard of hearing individuals using sign language, facial features, fingerspelling, gestures, and pantomime. Students acquire a vocabulary of over 1000 words utilizing a variety of resources. Signers learn to respect and appreciate people who are deaf or hard of hearing and assimilate the manual communication. Formerly ED/HS120 Sign Language I. MUS Update.

SIGN121 Simple Language F 1 credit

Simple Sign Language is designed for beginning signers interested in Deaf Culture and Sign Language. This short and intensive course is for those with limited signing experience. A vocabulary of just over 500 words is acquired by playing games, repetition, and practice in a ‘real world’ setting by providing communication opportunities with other signers or d/Deaf individuals. Formerly ED/HS121 Simple Sign Language. MUS Update.

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Sociology

SO103 Principles of Sociology See SOCI101. MUS Update

SO189/289 Workshop See SOCI194294. MUS Update

SO207 Criminology See SOCI211. MUS Update

SO209 Juvenile Delinquency See SOCI260. MUS Update

SO210 Sociology of the Family See SOCI215. MUS Update

SO220 Social Problems See SOCI201. MUS Update

SO225 Deviant Behavior See SOCI206. MUS Update

SO230 Rural Sociology See SOCI246. MUS Update

SO235 Race and Ethnic Relations See SOCI236. MUS Update

SO240 Social Psychology See SOCI241. MUS Update

SO280 Special Topics See SOCI291. MUS Update

SO290 Individual Problems See SOCI292. MUS Update

SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology F/S 3 credits

Sociology is the study of individuals and society and their impact upon each other. This course will provide an overview of the principles, concepts, and methods of sociology. Focuses will include socialization, social groups, stratification, social institutions, society and culture. A global perspective is included in conjunction with examining U.S. society, and current events will be incorporated into the course to allow students the ability to understand social phenomena as it applies to the real world. Formerly SO103 Principles of Sociology. MUS Update.

SOCI121 Introduction to Criminal Justice F 3 credits

This course provides an overview of the complete criminal justice system, including the establishment of criminal laws, law enforcement, courts, prosecution, defense, corrections, and juvenile justice. Relevant amendments to the U.S. Constitution and court decisions are reviewed, along with landmark cases influencing the criminal justice system. Also listed as CJ103. MUS Update.

SOCI194/294 Seminar/Workshop F/S variable

These are concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified. Formerly SO189/289 Workshop. MUS Update.

SOCI201 Social Problems S 3 credits

Prerequisite: SO103 or consent of instructor. This is a survey and analysis of sociological perspectives in the study of social problems. Major U.S. and global problems are examined from the perspective of cultural values and social structure. Possible solutions to the problems will be explored. Formerly SO220 Social Problems. MUS Update.

SOCI206 Deviant Behavior S 3 credits

Prerequisite: SOCI101 or consent of instructor. This is a sociological examination of the theoretical perspectives on deviance and crime. Topics may include organized crime, substance abuse, mental disorders and sexual deviance. Formerly SO225 Deviant Behavior. MUS Update.

SOCI211 Introduction to Criminology F 3 credits

Prerequisite: SOCI101 or consent of instructor. Criminology may be defined as the study of crime, its causes, and its controls. In addition to examining the various causes of crime, this course will overview various categories of crimes, criminals, and controls that have been established in an attempt to provide the student with an understanding of the impact, causes, and prevention of crime in our society. Formerly SO207 Criminology. MUS Update.

SOCI215 Introduction to Sociology of the Family S 3 credits

Prerequisite: SOCI101 or consent of the instructor. This is an historical, cross-cultural and analytical examination of the family as a social institution. Focuses include ideology, social change, social structures, and role expectations for family members. Formerly SO210 Sociology of the Family. MUS Update.

SOCI236 Introduction to Race and Ethnic Relations S 3 credits

This course focuses on the socio-historical and structural analysis of race and ethnic relations among groups in the U.S. and other global settings. Emphasis is placed on theories of oppression and other arrangements for integrating economic, political, and cultural factors involved in the emergence and perpetuation of inequality among peoples who are located in multicultural environments. Formerly SO235 Race and Ethnic Relations. MUS Update.

SOCI241 Introduction to Social Psychology F 3 credits

This course explores social behavior of the individual in the group, linguistic behavior, social perception, motivation and learning. Emphasis is given to the symbolic inter-actionist perspective and the relationship between culture and cognitive processes. Topics include how thoughts, feelings, and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual, implied, or imagined presence of others. Formerly SO240 Social Psychology. MUS Update.

SOCI246 Introduction to Rural Sociology F 3 credits

Prerequisite: SOCI101 or consent of instructor. This course deals with human interaction, social relationships, and social organization in rural life. Rural communities, rural problems, and the relationships between rural and urban areas in such fields as political control will be explored. Special emphasis will be placed on Montana and the Great Plains. Formerly SO230 Rural Sociology. MUS Update.

SOCI260 Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency F 3 credits

Prerequisite: SOCI101 or consent of instructor. This course will examine the legal and social meanings of the concept of juvenile delinquency. Areas of emphasis will include the characteristics of delinquent behavior and delinquents, theories of delinquent behavior and their policy implications, causation and control of delinquency, the impact of the police, family, community, peers, drugs, and school on delinquency, and the juvenile justice system as an institution. Formerly SO209 Juvenile Delinquency. MUS Update.

SOCI291 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand. Formerly SO280 Special Topics. MUS Update.

SOCI292 Independent Study F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor. Formerly SO290 Individual Problems. MUS Update.

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Spanish

SPNS100 Conversational Spanish F 2 credits

This is an audio-lingual course in everyday conversational Spanish for beginners. Emphasis is on ear training and oral practices. It introduces useful vocabulary related to daily activities, travel and economics. It establishes proficiency in simple spoken and written Spanish. This course is not designed to meet foreign language requirements at transfer institutions. Formerly FL110 Conversational Spanish. MUS Update.

SPNS101 Elementary Spanish I F 4 credits

Elementary Spanish I is a beginning Spanish course designed for students to learn the fundamentals of Spanish and achieve meaningful communication through a communication-based approach which addresses the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. These four skills are integrated into the instruction. Students will need to be listening, reading and speaking in every class, as well as doing written assignments. Formerly FL117/118 Elementary Spanish I/II. MUS Update.

SPNS102 Elementary Spanish II S 4 credits

Prerequisite: SPNS101, demonstrated proficiency, or consent of instructor. Elementary Spanish II is a continuation of Elementary Spanish I. Students will continue to learn the fundamentals of Spanish and develop meaningful communication through a communication-based approach which addresses the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will increase their knowledge of vocabulary, verbs, structure, and general Spanish communication. Students will need to be listening, reading and speaking in every class, as well as doing written assignments. Formerly FL117/118 Elementary Spanish I/II. MUS Update.

SPNS201 Intermediate Spanish I F 3 credits

Prerequisite: SPNS102, demonstrated proficiency, or consent of instructor. The second-year sequence builds on the basic language skills and grammar learned in SPNS101 and SPNS102 but with more emphasis on conversational skills. Grammar will be introduced and reviewed through discussions, readings, and short compositions conducted in Spanish. Formerly FL217/218 Intermediate Spanish I/II. MUS Update.

SPNS202 Intermediate Spanish II S 3 credits

Prerequisite: SPNS201, demonstrated proficiency, or consent of instructor. The second-year sequence builds on the basic language skills and grammar learned in SPNS101 and SPNS102 but with more emphasis on conversational skills. Grammar will be introduced and reviewed through discussions, readings, and short compositions conducted in Spanish. Formerly FL217/218 Intermediate Spanish I/II. MUS Update.

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Statistics

STAT216 Introduction to Statistics S 3 credits

Prerequisite: M95 or equivalent, Math Placement Test, or consent of instructor. This course introduces the concepts and procedures used in statistical reasoning and analysis. Topics in descriptive statistics include the presentation of data, the measures of location, central tendency and variability and relationships between variables. Topics in inferential statistics include probability, sampling distributions and the use of confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Formerly MA116 Introduction to Statistics. MUS Update.

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Theater Arts

TA101 Introduction to Theatre See THTR101. MUS Update

TA111/112/211/212 Dramatic Laboratory See THTR106. MUS Update

TA121/122/221/222 Stagecraft See THTR194. MUS Update

TA131/132/231/232 Acting Laboratory See THTR124. MUS Update

TA141/142/241/242 Theater Experience See THTR108. MUS Update

TA189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

TA280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

TA290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires instructor consent.

THTR101 Introduction to Theatre F/Alt Yr 3 credits

This class is a survey of the world of theatre. Students will be introduced to the art of theatre by examining the actor, the playwright, the designer, the director, the dramatic structure, and the history of theatre. Formerly TA101 Introduction to Theatre. MUS Update.

THTR106 Theater Production I: Run Crew F/S 1 credit

This course is for those who involve themselves in the costuming, make-up, properties, advertising, and box office work of an actual stage production of a full-length play. Credits given are based upon the individual student’s involvement in the processes. It may be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Formerly TA111/112/211/212 Dramatic Laboratory. MUS Update.

THTR108 Theatre Experience F/S 1 credit

This course is designed to provide students with a combination of acting, stagecraft, and dramatic lab experiences while involved in a theater production. Three credits of this course may be applied to the Core III performing arts requirement. Formerly TA141/142/241/241 Theater Experience. MUS Update.

THTR124 Acting Laboratory F/S 1 credit

This course is for those who, through the use of scripted material, wish to explore the basic concepts of the art of acting by their participation in an actual stage performance. It may be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Formerly TA131/132/231/232 Acting Laboratory. MUS Update.

THTR194 Seminar/Workshop F/S 1credit

This course focuses on technical work, including set design, lighting, and production. Students are expected to work “backstage” for a bona fide, full-length stage play or musical. Credits given are based upon the individual student’s involvement in the processes. It may be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Formerly TA121/122/221/222 Stagecraft. MUS Update.

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Welding Technology

NEED NEW COURSE TITLES AND DESCRIPTIONS

WT100 Introduction to Welding See WLDG110 and WLDG111. MUS Update

WT110 Blueprint Reading and Welding Symbols See WLDG117. MUS Update

WT115 Structural Welding See WLDG106. MUS Update

WT150 MIG/TIG Applications See WLDG114. MUS Update

WT130 Metal Fabrication and Layout F 4 credits

This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to learn about properly planning, laying out, and fabricating metal projects. Emphasis will be placed on sketching, dimensioning, purchasing, and efficient use of materials. Layout, cutting accuracy, fit-up, and assembly will be covered.

WT170 Advanced Welding Techniques S 4 credits

Students will be taught the types of welds and quality standards that are required for certification on plate and pipe.

WT189/289 Workshop F/S variable

Concentrated class sessions on a topic for which a particular need has been identified.

WT280 Special Topics F/S variable

Courses not required in any curriculum, for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine demand.

WT290 Individual Problems F/S variable

These courses are directed research or study on an individual basis. Requires the consent of the instructor.

WLDG106 Metal Fabrication Methods I S 4 credits

This course will focus on welding in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Students will practice making heads and joints with shielded Metal Arc Welding using various rods. Positioning and safety considerations will be highlighted. Welds will be tested for strength and defects. Formerly WT115 Structural Welding. MUS Update.

WLDG110 Welding Theory I F 2 credits

Upon completion of this course, the student should have knowledge of all arc and oxyacetylene welding processes. Welding safety, terms, and processes will be covered as well as welding rod, machine settings and basic electrical theory. Students are taught proper machine operation for arc/oxyacetylene processes. Welding and cutting, along with oxyacetylene, will be stressed. Operation of other welding shop equipment is also covered. Additional fee required. Tech Prep. Corequisite: WLDG111. Formerly WT100 Introduction to Welding. MUS Update.

WLDG111 Welding Theory I Practical F 2 credits

Lab practicum to accompany WLDG110 Weld Theory. Upon completion of this course, the student should have knowledge of all arc and oxyacetylene welding processes. Welding safety, terms, and processes will be covered as well as welding rod, machine settings and basic electrical theory. Students are taught proper machine operation for arc/oxyacetylene processes. Welding and cutting, along with oxyacetylene, will be stressed. Operation of other welding shop equipment is also covered. Additional fee required. Tech Prep. Co-requisite: WLDG110. Formerly WT100 Introduction to Welding. MUS Update.

WLDG114 MIG/TIG Welding S 4 credits

Inert gas welding techniques will be covered in this class. Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) will be the primary welding methods covered. Students will learn to weld on thin gauge carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Special safety considerations will also be included, along with equipment set-up, operation, and weld quality. Formerly WT150. MUS Update.

WLDG117 Blueprint Reading and Welding Symbols F 4 credits

This course covers blue print reading which is used in the welding, construction, and oilfield industries. Students will interpret basic elements of a drawing and complete drawings and sketches of their own. Welding symbols and other technical data will also be covered. Formerly WT110. MUS Update.

WLDG180 Shielded Metal Arc Welding F 3 credits

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Writing

WRIT095 Developmental Writing F/S 2 credits

This is a non-transferable, non-core course designed to prepare students for college-level writing courses. This course emphasizes paragraph development and organization, sentence structure, word choice, transitions, punctuation, grammar, word economy, and level of usage. Students scoring 61 or below on the COMPASS Placement Exam or 42 or below on the ASSET Placement Exam are required to take this course as a prerequisite to WRIT101. Formerly EN094 English Essentials. MUS Update.

WRIT101 College Writing I F/S 3 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of WRIT095, a score of 62 or above on the COMPASS Placement Exam, or consent of instructor. Composition I is a course in college-level writing. Students will learn basic research skills, including information retrieval and documentation. Short essays will demonstrate critical thinking as a basis for clear, concise writing. A final research project will provide students with a model that may be used in academic and vocational settings. Formerly EN101 Composition I. MUS Update.

WRIT107 Technical Writing for Engineers S 3 credits

Prerequisite: WRIT101. This course covers the principles of creating and developing professional documents such as descriptions, instructions, reports, and proposals unique to the needs of the engineering tech student. Correct sentence structure, grammar, and usage are reviewed. This course is not meant to be used to meet General Education requirements. Formerly ET105 Technical Writing. MUS Update.

WRIT109 Police Report Writing S 3 credits

Prerequisite: Law enforcement, criminal justice, or correctional officer majors or consent of instructor. This course is a practical approach to the writing of police reports, field notes, documentation of investigations and applications of various reports used by law enforcement. An emphasis will be placed on proper writing and spelling. Formerly LE109 Police Report Writing. MUS Update.

WRIT121 Intro to Technical Writing S 3 credits

Prerequisite: WRIT101. This course covers the principles of creating and developing professional documents such as descriptions, instructions, reports, and proposals. Correct sentence structure, grammar, and usage are reviewed. Formerly BU125 Technical Writing. MUS Update.

WRIT122 Introduction to Business Writing F 3 credits

Prerequisite: WRIT095 or WRIT101. Course content includes composing effective communications through letters and memos in a clear, complete, concise manner. Report writing and speaking to groups is also covered. Special emphasis is placed on job hunting and resume writing. Formerly BU206 Business Communications. MUS Update.

WRIT201 College Writing II F/S 3 credits

Prerequisite: Grade “C-” or better in WRIT101 or consent of instructor. A continuation of the study of the modes of composition introduced in EN101, this course emphasizes research-based argumentation and research writing involving research methods, the avoidance of plagiarism, and formal documentation in the APA format. This course also emphasizes further development of structure, clarity, style, diction, and the maturation of ideas. Students will be expected to write without major faults in grammar or usage and will write up to four argumentative essays and a significant research paper, accompanied by a thorough bibliography. Formerly EN102 Composition II. MUS Update.

WRIT202 College Writing III F/S 3 credits

Prerequisite: WRIT101. This course is designed for students who wish to attain a higher level in their expository writing skills. Various rhetorical devices are explored in class readings. Emphasis is on thinking and writing skills and the translation of such skills into clear, well-organized prose. Formerly EN201 Composition III. MUS Update.

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Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education

Governor

– Brian Schweitzer

Commissioner of Higher Education

– Sheila Stearns

Superintendent of Public Instruction

– Denise Juneau

Chairman

– Clayton Christian (2015)

Vice-Chairman

– Dr. Janine Pease (2011)

Members

– Stephen M. Barrett (2012)

– Todd Buchanan (2014)

– Lynn Morrison-Hamilton (2013)

– Angela McLean (2017)

Student Regent

– Teresa Snyder (2011)

Dawson Community College Board of Trustees

Chairman

– Ryan Sokoloski

Vice-Chairman

– Jim Squires

Clerk of the Board

– Justin Cross

Members

– Gerry Anderson

– Bill LaBree

– Kay McDonough Jensen

– Alan Sevier

– Kimberly Wiseman

Personnel

Administration

Year in parenthesis indicates first year of service at Dawson Community College.

President

Jim A. Cargill (2005)

Ed.D., University of Houston

M.A., Sam Houston State University

B.M.Ed., Sam Houston State University

Office: 123 – Phone: 377.9408

e-mail: [email protected]

Dean of Instructional Services

Jackie Schultz (1982)

M.Ed., Montana State University-Billings

B.S., Eastern Montana College

Office: 112 – Phone: 377.9406

e-mail: [email protected]

Dean of Student Services

Diane E. Dohrmann (1977)

M.Ed., Montana State University

B.S., Montana State University

Office: 133B – Phone: 377.9412

e-mail: [email protected]

Dean of Administrative Services

Justin M. Cross (1992)

Licensed Certified Public Accountant

M.P.A., University of Montana

B.A., University of Montana

Office: 104 – Phone: 377.9403

e-mail: [email protected]

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Faculty

Ayre, Joyce (1982)

Career Advisor, Athletic Director, Affirmative Action

Officer, Wellness Director

M.Ed., Montana State University-Northern

B.A., Montana State University

Office: 131A

Phone: 377.9447

e-mail: [email protected]

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Bederman, Gretchen (2006)

Art

M.F.A., University of North Dakota

B.F.A., Minnesota State University-Moorhead

Office: UC127

Phone: 377.9474

e-mail: [email protected]

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Clingingsmith, Tracy (2009)

Head Coach Women’s Basketball,

HR Mgmt, Grants

B.S. Dickinson State University

A.S Dawson Community College

Office: TC106

Phone: 377-9447

e-mail: [email protected]

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Cunningham, Patrick (1999)

Business

M.B.A., Idaho State University

B.A., Walsh College

Office: 120

Phone: 377.9445

e-mail: [email protected]

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Dershem-Bruce, Holly (1991)

Law Enforcement, Political Science, Sociology, Criminal Justice

M.A., Washington State University

B.S., Lewis-Clark State College

Office: 116

Phone: 377.9432

e-mail: [email protected]

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Drivdahl, Joseph (2000)

Business, Computer Applications, English

M.B.A., Capella University

B.S., University of Montana-Western

Office: 119

Phone: 377.9444

e-mail: [email protected]

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Emerson, Susan (1999)

English, Speech

M.A., University of Kentucky

M.S., Eastern Montana College-Billings

B.A., Saint Mary College

Office: 106

Phone: 377.9435

e-mail: [email protected]

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Fritsch, Kathleen M. (1989)

English, Speech, Law Enforcement,

Theatre Arts

J.D., Gonzaga University

M.A., North Dakota State University

B.S., Dickinson State University

Office: 120

Phone: 377.9446

e-mail: [email protected]

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Hoagland, Leanne (2003)

Agriculture

M.AB, Kansas State University

B.S., Montana State University-Bozeman

A.S., Northwest College-Powell

Office: UC126

Phone: 377.9464

e-mail: [email protected]

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Hunter, Michael (1992)

Mathematics

M.S., Montana State University

B.S., Montana State University

Office: 105A

Phone: 377.9433

e-mail: [email protected]

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Knispel, Todd (2006)

Assistant Librarian

M.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha

B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Office: Library

Phone: 377.9414

e-mail: [email protected]

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Korpi, Ken (1998)

Psychology, Chemical

Dependency Counseling

M.Ed., Montana State University-Northern

B.E.S., University of Waterloo

B.Ed., University of Toronto

L.C.P.C.

Office: 115

Phone: 377.9441

e-mail: [email protected]

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Marble, John (2008)

Engineering, Head Coach Women’s Volleyball

B.S., University of Idaho

Office: TC112

Phone: 377.9498

e-mail: [email protected]

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Mast, Don (1990)

Head Coach, Men’s Basketball

Assistant Head Coach Golf

Physical Ed, Communications

M.Ed., Montana State University

B.A., Rocky Mountain College

Office: TC113

Phone: 377.9459

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Nelson, Brent (2005)

Welding Technology

B.S., Montana State University

Office: UC026

Phone: 377.9477

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Peña, Kevin (2007)

Biology, ASB Advisor

M.S., North Dakota State University

B.S., North Dakota State University

Office: 145B

Phone: 377.9497

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Peplinski, Chad (2004)

Ag Power and Mechanics

B.A.S., Montana State University-Northern

A.A.S., Williston State College

Office: UC026

Phone: 377.9477

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Reeves, Thomas (1992)

Chemistry, Science

M.S., North Dakota State University

B.S., Dickinson State University

Office: 113/142

Phone: 377.9438

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Ring, Gail (1983)

Business, Computer Applications,

Economics, Mathematics

M.BA., University of Minnesota

B.S., North Dakota State University

Office: 109

Phone: 377.9436

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Shields, Lisa (1991)

Music

M.Ed., Montana State University

B.A., Montana State University

Office: TC193

Phone: 377.9456

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Speechley, Tom (2004)

History

M.A., Montana State University-Bozeman

B.A., Western New England College

Office: 113

Phone: 377.9476

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Stockert, Brenda (1992)

Early Childhood Education

M.Ed., Montana State University-Billings

B.S., Dickinson State University

Office: UC125

Phone: 377.9463

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Stulc, Rudy Jon (2000)

Computer Applications

B.S., MSU-Billings

CCNA Graduate, University of Montana College

of Technology-Missoula

Office: 119

Phone: 377.9443

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Classified Staff

Bishop, Shane (2008)

Technology Coordinator

B.A., Trinity Bible College

Office: 148

Phone: 377.9453

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Blakely, George

Physical Plant Director

Office: 130

Phone: 377.9451

__________

Carlson, Susan (1990)

Math Tutor, TRiO

Student Support Services

B.A., University of Montana-Missoula

Office: Academic Support Center

Phone: 377.9496

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Deines, Gary (2006)

Custodian

Office: 130

Phone: 377.1901

__________

Diegel, Brent (1997)

Head Men’s Baseball Coach

B.S., Mesa State College

Office: TC111

Phone: 377.9492

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Diegel, Kortney (2010)

English, Social Science, Study Sills Tutor, TRiO Student Support Services

Assistant Rodeo Coach (2006)

B.S., University of Montana – Western

A.A., Dawson Community College

Office: Academic Support Center L109

Phone: 377.9417

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Dion, Kent (1992)

Director, TRiO Student Support Services

M.S.S.E., Montana State University-Billings

B.A., University of Montana

Office: Academic Support Center

Phone: 377.9416 or 377.5928

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Dutton, Marilyn (1988)

Instructional Services Administrative Assistant

A.A., Compton Junior College

Office: 111

Phone: 377.9405

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Eiker, Marlene (2000)

Student Advocate, TRiO

Student Support Services

A.A.S, Dawson Community College

Office: 127

Phone: 377.9465

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Hauk, Matthew (2002)

Science Tutor, TRiO Student Support Services, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

B.S., Jamestown College

A.A., Dawson Community College

Office: TC112

Phone: 377.9417

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Holte, Lane (2002)

Registrar/Institutional Research Officer

B.S., Dickinson State University

A.A., Dawson Community College

Office: 101A

Phone: 377.9404

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Hull, Matthew (2007)

Admissions Counselor

B.S. Briercrest College

A.A. Dawson Community College

Office: 132

Phone: 377.9458

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Kirschenmann, Jordan (2010)

Technology Assistant

A.A.S., Dawson Community College

A.A.S., Bismarck State College

Office: 148

Phone: 377.9454

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Legato, Troy (1999)

Custodian

A.A., Dawson Community College

Office: 130

Phone: 377.9451

__________

Malkuch, Casey (2007)

Custodian

Office: 130

Phone: 377.9451

__________

Myers, Jolene (1987)

Director of Financial Aid/Admissions

B.S., Dakota State University

Office: 133

Phone: 377.9410

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Nelson, Patsy (2005)

Assistant Student Housing Director

Off campus

Phone: 377.7826

e-mail: p[email protected]

__________

Paschke, Rod (2001)

Head Coach Men’s and Women’s Rodeo

B.S., University of Wyoming

A.A.S., Casper College

Office: TC108

Phone: 377.9461

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Peterson, Susan (2008)

Assistant Librarian

B.S., Montana State University

Office: Library

Phone: 377.9413

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Powell, Kristi (1992)

Bookstore Manager

A.S., Western Montana College

A.A.S., Dawson Community College

Office: TC110/103

Phone: 377.9457

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Rathbun-Iwen, Jamie (2006)

Business/Computer Tutor, TRiO

Student Support Services, Testing Services

B.S., University of Montana-Northern

A.A., A.A.S., Dawson Community College

Office: Academic Support Center

Phone: 377.9462

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Reed, David (2008)

Custodian

Office: 130

Phone: 377.9451

__________

Reed, Tammy (2008)

Administrative Services Assistant/Accounts Payable Technician

Office: 101

Phone: 377.9402

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Schulte, Teresa (2005)

Student Services Administrative Assistant

B.S., University of Mary

A.A.S., Dawson Community College

Office: 133A

Phone: 377.9411

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Sikveland, Mike (2004)

Student Housing Director,

Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball

B.S., Jamestown College

A.A., Dawson Community College

Office: 011

Phone: 377.9471

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Thompson, Patty (1997)

Administrative Services Assistant Business Manager

A.A.S., Dawson Community College

Office: 101

Phone: 377.9401

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Unterseher, Darcell

Administrative Assistant Student Support Services

Office: L105

Phone: 377.9415

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Vashus, Todd (2006)

Custodian

Office: 130

Phone: 377.9451

__________

Vester, MaryAnn (2005)

Distance Education and Outreach Director

B.S.L.S., Montana State University-Billings

A.A. Dawson Community College

Office: 024

Phone: 377.9409

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Wynne, Jane (2006)

Director of Public Relations

B.S.VICOED,/Teaching Certification

Western Washington University

Office: 132

Phone: 377.9449

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Young, Rita (2003)

Executive Assistant/

Secretary to the President

B.S., Dickinson State University

A.A., Dawson Community College

Office: 122

Phone: 377.9407

e-mail: [email protected]

__________

Index

A

Academic Bankruptcy (Fresh Start Policy)

Academic Bankruptcy, Financial Aid

Academic Calendar

Academic Integrity Guidelines

Academic Policies

Academic Progress Requirements

Academic Support Center, Mid-Rivers

Academic Support Services

Accelerated Programs

Accounting Course Descriptions

Accounting Curriculum Plan

Accreditation

Add/Drop Policy

Administration Listing

Administrative Assistant Curriculum Plan

Administrative Assistant-Medical Option Curriculum Plan

Admissions

Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE)

Advanced Placement Exams

Advising

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

Agribusiness Technology Curriculum Plan

Agribusiness Tech-Equitation Option Curriculum Plan

Agricultural Marketing/Financial Analysis Certificate

Agricultural Marketing Course Descriptions

Agriculture Course Descriptions

Agriculture Curriculum Transfer Plan

Alcohol/Drug Policy

Anthropology Course Descriptions

Art Course Descriptions

Art Curriculum Transfer Plan

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree Requirements

Associate of Arts (AA) Degree Requirements

Associate of Science (AS) Degree Requirements

Associated Student Body (ASB)

Athletics, Intercollegiate

Attendance Policy, Class

Audio/Video Recording

Auditing Courses

B

Biology Course Descriptions

Biology Curriculum Transfer Plan

Bookstore

Buildings (DCC campus map)

Business Administration Curriculum Transfer Plan

Business Course Descriptions

Business Management Curriculum Plan

Business Tech-Administrative Assistant Curriculum Plan

Business Technology Course Descriptions

Business Technology Medical Option Curriculum Plan

BYTE, Bright, Young, Technology Enthusiasts (Technology Club)

C

Campus Housing

Campus Visits/View Days

Canadian Cultural Exchange Scholarship

Career Advising Center

Catalog

CCCOnline

Certificate Programs (CAS) General Information

Challenging Courses

Cheating/Plagiarism

Chemical Dependency Counseling Course Description

Chemical Dependency Counseling Curriculum Transfer Plan

Chemistry Course Descriptions

Chemistry Curriculum Transfer Plan

Class Attendance Policy

CLEP (College Level Examination Program)

College

Collegiate FFA/Ag Club

Collegiate Music Educator’s Conference

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Communications Course Descriptions

Communications Curriculum Transfer Plan

Community Interest Courses

Computer Applications Course Descriptions

Computer Science Course Descriptions

Computer Technical Support Specialist Curriculum Plan

Core Requirements, General Education

Correctional Officer Certificate

Course Delivery

Course Descriptions

Course Substitution

Course Waiver

Credit Overload

Credits

Credits, Methods of Determining

Credits, Transfer of

Crime Report, Annual

Criminal Justice Course Descriptions

Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Peace Officer Option Curriculum Plan

Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Private Security Option Curriculum Plan

Criminal Justice Curriculum Plan

Criminal Justice Curriculum Transfer Plan

Curricula

Curriculum Plans AAS

Curriculum Plan, CAS

Curriculum Transfer Plans AA/AS
D
Dawson Christian Fellowship Club

Dawson Community College

Board of Trustees………………………………188

Degree Students (Admissions)………………..12

Disability, Reasonable Accommodation…..27

Disability, Procedure

to Request Accommodation………………….35

Dorms (Housing)………………………………….27

Drop/Add Policy…………………………………..44

Drug/Alcohol Policy……………………………..34

Dual Enrollment……………………………………13

E

Early Childhood Education Certificate…..110

Early Childhood Education

Course Descriptions…………………………..135

Early Childhood Education

Curriculum Plan………………………………….99

Early Start……………………………………………13

Economics Course Descriptions……………144

ed2go, Online……………………………………….43

Education Course Descriptions……………..144

Education, Elementary

Curriculum Transfer Plan……………………..67

Education, Para-educator

Curriculum Transfer Plan……………………..69

Education, Secondary

Curriculum Transfer Plan……………………..68

Employment, Student…………………………….20

Engineering Course Descriptions………….146

Engineering Technology

Course Descriptions…………………………..146

Engineering Technology Curriculum Plan…101

Engineering Curriculum Transfer Plan…….70

English Course Descriptions…………………148

English Curriculum Transfer Plan…………..71

Environmental Science

Curriculum Transfer Plan……………………..73

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action…….35

Equitation Curriculum Plan……………………90

Expenses……………………………………………..15

Experiential Learning…………………………….42

Extracurricular Activities……………………….31

F

Faculty Listing……………………………………189

Farm/Ranch Business Management

Certificate…………………………………………111

Farm/Ranch Course Descriptions………….149

Fast Pitch, Women’s Softball………………….31

Fees/Tuition…………………………………………16

Index

www.dawson.edu 199

FFA, Collegiate…………………………………….33

Financial Aid………………………………………..18

Financial Aid Eligibility…………………………19

Financial Aid Term Definitions……………….22

Fish and Wildlife Management

Curriculum Transfer Plan……………………..72

Food Service………………………………………..26

Foreign Language Course Descriptions….149

Foreign Student (Admissions)………………..13

Fresh Start Policy

(Academic Bankruptcy)……………………….44

G

General Education Core Requirements…….52

General Education Development (GED)….30

Geography Course Descriptions……………150

Geology Course Descriptions……………….151

Geology Curriculum Transfer Plan………….73

Gold Card (senior citizen discount)…………17

Grade Changes……………………………………..46

Grading……………………………………………….45

Grades…………………………………………………45

Graduation……………………………………………47

Grants………………………………………………….20

Grievance Procedure……………………………..39

H

Harassment Policy………………………………..36

Harassment Complaint Procedure……………36

Health Course Descriptions………………….154

Health Insurance…………………………………..30

History Course Descriptions…………………152

History Curriculum Transfer Plan……………74

Honor Society (Phi Theta Kappa)……………33

Honors (Scholastic)……………………………….46

Housing ………………………………………………27

Humanities Course Descriptions……………156

Human Services Course Descriptions…….155

Human Services Curriculum Transfer Plan..75

I

Immunization (Admissions)……………………13

Incomplete Grades………………………………..46

Independent Study………………………………..41

Industrial Arts Course Descriptions……….156

Institutional Mission……………………………….8

Interdisciplinary Studies

Course Descriptions…………………………..157

Intramural Program……………………………….31

J

Journalism Course Descriptions……………158

L

Law Enforcement Club………………………….33

Law Enforcement Course Descriptions….158

Library…………………………………………………29

Literature Course Descriptions……………..162

Livestock Technology Certificate………….112

Loans…………………………………………………..20

Location (DCC)……………………………………..9

Loss of Personal Articles……………………….34

M

Mathematics Course Descriptions…………163

Mathematics Curriculum Transfer Plan……76

Medical Sciences/Nursing

Curriculum Transfer Plan……………………..77

Mission/Purposes (DCC)…………………………8

Montana Board of Regents Listing………..188

Montana Board of Regents

Transfer Policy……………………………………50

Music Club…………………………………………..33

Music Course Descriptions…………………..166

Music Technology Curriculum Plan………102

Music Curriculum Transfer Plan……………..78

N

Native American Studies

Course Descriptions…………………………..171

Non Degree Students (admissions)………….12

Non-traditional Student Services…………….30

Nursing Curriculum Transfer Plan…………..77

O

Occupational Safety/Health

Curriculum Transfer Plan……………………..79

Office Assistant Certificate…………………..112

Online Adobe Connect…………………………..41

Online Courses (CCCOnline)…………………40

Online Curriculum Plans………………………103

Online ed2go………………………………………..43

Orientation…………………………………………..14

Index

200 www.dawson.edu

P

Para-education Course Descriptions………171

Para-educator Curriculum Transfer Plan….69

Payment Plan……………………………………….17

Pep Squad……………………………………………33

Performing Arts…………………………………….31

Personnel……………………………………………187

Pharmacy Curriculum Transfer Plan………..80

Philosophy Course Descriptions……………177

Philosophy (DCC)…………………………………..9

Phi Theta Kappa……………………………………33

Physical Education Course Descriptions……173

Physical Education

Curriculum Transfer Plan……………………..81

Physics Course Descriptions…………………176

Physics Curriculum Transfer Plan…………..82

Placement Testing…………………………………14

Plagiarism/Cheating………………………………43

Political Science Course Descriptions……178

Political Science

Curriculum Transfer Plan……………………..83

Privacy………………………………………………..38

Probation, Scholastic……………………………..47

Psychology Course Descriptions…………..179

Psychology Curriculum Transfer Plan……..84

Purpose Statements (DCC)………………………8

R

Recreation, Physical Education

Course Descriptions…………………………..173

Refunds……………………………………………….17

Registration Process………………………………14

Repeating Courses………………………………..46

Residency Requirements………………………..15

Rodeo………………………………………………….32

Rodeo Club………………………………………….34

S

Scholarships…………………………………………22

Scholastic Honors…………………………………46

Scholastic Probation/Suspension…………….47

Science Course Descriptions…………………180

Secondary Education

Curriculum Transfer Plan……………………..68

Senior Citizen Discount (Gold Card)……….17

Sexual Harassment………………………………..36

Sign Language Course Descriptions………180

Social Work Curriculum Transfer Plan…….75

Sociology Course Descriptions……………..181

Sociology Curriculum Transfer Plan……….85

Softball, Women’s Fast Pitch………………….32

Spanish Course Descriptions………………..183

Staff Listing……………………………………….191

Statistics Course Descriptions……………….184

Student, Classification of……………………….40

Student Conduct, Standards of………………..34

Student Organizations/Clubs………………….32

Student Services……………………………………11

Student Support Services (TRiO)……………30

Suspension, Scholastic…………………………..47

T

Tech Prep…………………………………………….42

Tests……………………………………………………47

Theater Arts Course Descriptions………….184

Transfer of Credits………………………………..47

Transfer Policy

(Montana Board of Regents)…………………50

Transfer Students (admissions)……………….13

TRiO Student Support Services………………30

Tuition/Fees…………………………………………16

V

Veterans Standards………………………………..47

Video/Audio Recording…………………………43

View Days (Campus Visits)……………………12

Virtual College Classes, Adobe Connect….41

W

Weapons/Ammunition…………………………..35

Web Development Certificate……………….113

Web-enhanced Classes

Welding Certificate……………………………..113

Welding Course Descriptions……………….185

Western Undergraduate Exchange

(WUE)……………………………………………….15

Workforce Development………………………..43

Workshops/Seminars……………………………..43

Writing Course Descriptions…………………185

Index

Table of Contents

Music……………………………………………….78

Occupational Safety and Health……………79

Pharmacy…………………………………………..80

Physical Education……………………………..81

Physics……………………………………………..82

Political Science…………………………………83

Psychology………………………………………..84

Sociology………………………………………….85

Curriculum Plans AAS Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree Requirements………………………….88

Agribusiness Technology…………………….89

Agribusiness Technology, Equitation Option……………………………..90

Agricultural Mechanics and Machinery……………………………………….91

Business Management………………………..92

Business Technology, Administrative Assistant……………………93

Business Technology, Admin Assist, Medical Option………………………………..94

Computer Technical Support Specialist…95

Criminal Justice…………………………………96

Criminal Justice Law Enforcement, Peace Officer Option…………………………97

Criminal Justice Law Enforcement, Private Security Option……………………..98

Early Childhood Education………………….99

Engineering Technology……………………101

Music Technology…………………………….102

Online Plans of Study……………………….103

Curriculum Plans CAS Certificate General Information………….106

Agricultural Marketing and Financial Analysis…………………………..107

Agricultural Mechanics and Machinery……………………………………..108

Correctional Officer………………………….109

Early Childhood Education………………..110

Farm and Ranch Business Management…………………………………..111

Livestock Technology……………………….112

Office Assistant………………………………..112

Web Development…………………………….113

Welding Technology…………………………113

Course Descriptions………………………..115

Personnel………………………………………..187

Index………………………………………………195

The College

Mission/Purposes ………………………………..8

Accreditation……………………………………….8

Student Services

Admissions………………………………………..12

Registration……………………………………….14

Expenses…………………………………………..15

Tuition/Fees………………………………………16

Financial Aid……………………………………..18

Bookstore………………………………………….25

Career Center…………………………………….26

Food Service……………………………………..26

Housing…………………………………………….27

Library………………………………………………29

Academic Support Services…………………29

Extracurricular Activities…………………….31

Intercollegiate Athletics………………………31

Student Organizations/Clubs……………….32

Student Conduct…………………………………34

Academic Policies

Policies……………………………………………..38

Curriculum Plans AA/AS

Montana Board of Regents Transfer Policy…………………………………50

Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) Transfer Degree Requirements ………………………………….50

General Education Core Requirements….52

Accounting………………………………………..58

Agriculture………………………………………..59

Art ………………………………………………….60

Biology……………………………………………..61

Business Administration……………………..62

Chemical Dependency Counseling……….63

Chemistry………………………………………….64

Communications………………………………..65

Criminal Justice…………………………………66

Education, Elementary………………………..67

Education, Secondary…………………………68

Education, Para-educator…………………….69

Engineering……………………………………….70

English……………………………………………..71

Fish and Wildlife Management…………….72

Geology/Environmental Science………….73

History……………………………………………..74

Human Services/Social Work………………75

Mathematics………………………………………76

Medical Sciences/Nursing…………………..77

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