Investigate the installation and maintenance of gas appliances, learners will become familiar with reading wiring diagrams, component functions and operation, different ignition types, equipment testing and troubleshooting. Proper venting codes and Industry Safe Practices will also be examined.
Outline the propane industry and customer installation, Perform “Odor” Investigations, examine house piping codes and installation methods, and demonstrate pipe cutting and threading. Learners will also discuss Steel main tapping and stopping, cathodic protection and testing, corrosion control, and contrast the differences between steel and plastics gas systems.
Prepares learners to perform basic nursing skills under the supervision of a nurse for job entry as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) or a home health aide (HHA) in health care agencies. Face-to-face and hybrid classroom, campus lab and clinical instruction are offered at various nursing homes and hospitals throughout the district. Students need to submit an application and complete background check.
Explore the bio-psych social dynamics of substance use. Examine treatment approaches, models, and screening criteria. Examine substances of abuse, history of SUDs, and their impact on the individual and society.
Introduces learners to the concepts and applications of computer illustration in the field of graphic communications. Learners will use Adobe Illustrator in the creation and manipulation of vector graphics for use in print, web and motion graphics.
Applies skills learned in Press Systems and Advanced Press Operations and puts them into practice in a commercial printing environment. Learners will handle and produce actual printing orders using the procedures followed in the commercial printing plant. Learners will be responsible for identifying production requirements, establishing standards, learning customer relation skills and producing actual jobs from pre-press through press work, finishing and delivery of the job.
Introduces learners to cemented aggregate mixtures including important elements such as: aggregate properties; concrete mix design methods; hot mix asphalt mixes; inspection and testing concepts; field quality control and verification testing methods; safety during material sampling; material sampling procedures; and use of random sampling.
Introduces the basics of soil mechanics including: understanding the origins, properties and characteristics of different soils; using multiple systems to classify soils; soil compaction, and the relationship between moisture and density; stresses in soils (such as point loads, and uniformly distributed loads); and different methods of subsurface soil exploration (including probing, boring, and drilling).
Prepares students to perform phlebotomy and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) waived hematology, chemistry, immunology and laboratory procedures commonly performed by medical assistants in the ambulatory care setting.
Prepares dental auxiliary students to handle and prepare dental materials such as liners, bases, cements, amalgam, resin restorative materials, gypsum products and impression materials. They also learn to take alginate impressions on manikins and clean removable appliances. This course is aligned to serve students in the Dental Hygienist Associate Degree and Dental Assistant Technical Diploma programs.
Applies video pre-production, production and post-production skills in the creation of a unique, client-approved video from concept to completion. Learners will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, work in a variety of crew positions and practice effective communication skills as they create short narrative, documentary, educational and commercial video products that will be included in their portfolios.
Examine the evolution of the human services field. Distinguish the various types of human service agencies and occupations available in the field. Demonstrate the qualities of the field professionals. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in the human services professions. Apply reflective practitioner methods.
Provides the learner with pre-professional and practical business experiences through providing free tax preparation service to the community by applying individual income tax knowledge. Incorporates the learner with activities that include, but not limited to; accepting responsibility, decision making, community awareness, personalized learning experiences, and developing a professional network. Additional skills such as obtaining business technologies, engaging in collaborative cross functional work, attaining job search skills, determining the importance of soft skills, and professional growth will be developed.
Explores the various types of real property ownership and the rights and liabilities associated with each type. Examines the anatomy of a real estate closing, real property leases, and the laws surrounding foreclosure and eviction, prioritizing residential real estate transactions. Learners draft documents relevant to the acquisition and sale of real estate.
Explores the equipment, software and techniques for the successful production and post-production of audio for video and animation projects. Learners will create original audio documents, capturing sound with professional microphones and manipulating those sounds with professional audio editing and mixing software. Learners will learn techniques for capturing sound in studio and on-location settings, syncing sound to picture, using sound effects, creating original foley sounds, dubbing voices and narration, exporting to various audio formats, mixing music, effects, backgrounds and dialogue to create professional audio documents.
Explore current and emerging technologies for postpress operations in bindery and finishing. Learners will perform postpress production on a variety of types of printed products. Learners will also develop skills in job planning from the postpress perspective, paper and paper calculations, quality control in post press, equipment operation and efficiency and productivity in post press.
Implements learner knowledge and provides an opportunity to refine massage skills acquired during the program. Learners will run a clinic and provide a variety of massage modalities to the local community. Business and ethics topics will include customer service, boundaries, and scheduling.
Introduces the theory and principles of coagulation and explores mechanisms involved in coagulation disorders. Emphasis is placed upon laboratory techniques used to diagnose disease and monitor treatment.
Examine issues often found in families that are affected by child abuse and neglect. Explore the social, environmental and biological components of child maltreatment. Determine the laws, agencies and procedures that are specific to child maltreatment. Define the role played by the helping professional in response to child maltreatment, including mandated reporting of abuse. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found while working with child maltreatment. Apply reflective practitioner methods.