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CHEMISTRY

CHM4211 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY (N) (5 hrs)
An introduction to chemistry which includes the study of matter, atoms, molecules, chemical arithmetic, chemical reactions, gas laws, acids and bases, organic chemistry, and laboratory experimentation. Prerequisite: EBM4405 Elementary Algebra, a higher level Math course with a grade of C or better within the past 5 years, a Math ACT score of 18 or better, or an equivalent assessment score.

CHM4215 - CHEMISTRY REVIEW (1 hr)
A course designed to review concepts covered in CHM4220 Chemistry I. The course is graded on a pass/fail scale and no letter grade will be given. It is recommended for students who will enroll in CHM4220 Chemistry I, CHM4230 Chemistry II or a higher-level chemistry course the following semester, or if a general refresher of basic chemical concepts is desired. Prerequisite: Prior experience in chemistry such as CHM4211 General Chemistry, high school chemistry, or CHM4220 Chemistry I is required.

CHM4220 - CHEMISTRY I (N) (5 hrs)
An introduction to inorganic chemistry with emphasis on atomic structure, molecular bonding and structure, the periodic table, kinetic theory, changes of state, solutions and concentrations, chemical reactions and oxidation-reduction, and fundamental organic chemistry. This course includes laboratory experimentation. Prerequisites: CHM4211 General Chemistry or high school chemistry with a grade of C or better within the past five years, and MTH4410 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or better or a Math ACT score of 21 or better within the past five years. MTH4420 College Algebra can be taken concurrently.

CHM4230 - CHEMISTRY II (N) (5 hrs)
A continuation of CHM4220 Chemistry I. A presentation of the properties of solutions, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base theory, thermodynamics, coordination chemistry, organic and biochemistry, and electrochemistry. Includes laboratory experimentation. Prerequisites: CHM4220 Chemistry I and MTH4420 College Algebra with a C or better within the past five years.

CHM4240 - INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC CHEMISTRY (3 hrs)
This class is an introductory class for those interested in forensics. If you have ever wondered what is behind shows like CSI, you should take this class. This class will cover drug analysis, the effects of drugs on the human body, the crime lab process, and the legal implications of drugs. Prerequisites: CHM4230 Chemistry II and CHM4250 Organic Chemistry I.

CHM4250 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (N) (5 hrs)
A study of the general principles, nomenclature, structure, and reactivity of organic aliphatic and aromatic compounds. First course in a two-semester sequence. Fulfills the requirements of students who need only one semester of organic chemistry. Includes laboratory experimentation. Prerequisites: CHM4230 Chemistry II and basic computer skills.

CHM4251 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (N) (5 hrs)
A continuation of CHM5250 Organic Chemistry I. This course is an introduction to NMR, IR, and mass spectroscopy, synthetic organic chemistry, and compounds of biological interest. This course is for science and pre-professional students and includes laboratory experimentation. Prerequisite: CHM4250 Organic Chemistry I. Back to Index

COMMUNICATIONS

COM2711 - PUBLIC SPEAKING (3 hrs)
This course includes fundamentals to all good private and public speaking experiences; elements in voice production and improvement, bodily movement, confidence, poise, and understanding of all types of public speeches. Highly recommended for all transfer curricula.

COM2720 - ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING (3 hrs)
This course is a continuation of COM2711 Public Speaking. It offers practice in proper speech habits through development and delivery of several types of speeches. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in COM2711 Public Speaking.

COM2725 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3 hrs)
This course is designed to improve individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students will be able to create environments that will bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students will learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said, and most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their family, their peers, and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities, interviewing skills, and both verbal and non-verbal communication. IPC will fulfill the three (3) credit hour Public Speaking requirement at Cowley College and at some of the four-year universities in the state. However, students should check with their transfer university to verify that this course will fulfill the Speech requirement for their program. Back to Index

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

CAP1516 - COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (3 hrs)
This course is designed to develop students’ computer literacy and to meet the needs of students in the associate degree programs. The student will learn from hands-on experiences basic skills in file management utilities, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and graphical presentations in the Windows environment. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and keyboarding ability, CAP1730 Computer Applications/Beginning Computers and/or OFT1611 Keyboarding for Computers may be recommended.

CAP1517 - ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (3 hrs)
This course is offered to enhance students’ computer literacy and meet the needs of students in the associate degree and/or certificate programs. The students will learn from hands-on experiences advanced skills in word processing, spreadsheet applications, database management, and graphical presentations in the Windows environment. Prerequisite: CAP1516 Computer Applications or acceptable prior experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

CAP1722 - WORD PROCESSING (3 hrs)
This course provides students with an understanding and use of word processing software in a realistic business environment. Topics include preparation of newsletters, letters, mailing labels; creation of outlines, tables, forms, and integration of word processing software with other software programs. This course may be used to prepare for MOS certification.

CAP1730 - COMPUTER APPLICATION / BEGINNING COMPUTERS (1 hr)
This course is designed to give students an introduction to the personal computer. It is for the student who has very little or no computer experience. Students will develop mouse operation skills; will learn how to create, save, edit, and print files; and will develop basic file management skills. This course does not count toward a degree for those with prior credit in CAP1516 Computer Applications or CAP1517 Advanced Computer Applications. Back to Index

COMPUTER INFORMATION SCIENCE

CIS1715 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (3 hrs)
An introductory course to give computer science majors an overview of the history, architecture, typical algorithms, and various managerial aspects of computer information systems.

CIS1858 - VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING (3 hrs)
An introductory course to give computer science majors an introduction to programming in Visual Basic .NET. Windows programs will be created using a structured programming approach. Various problems will be solved using Visual Basic.

CIS1860 - PERL PROGRAMMING (3 hrs)
An introductory course to give computer science majors an introduction to programming in Perl. WebPages will be enhanced with CGI programs written in Perl. The basics of HTML will be covered. Various problems will be solved using Perl.

CIS1862 - C++ PROGRAMMING (3 hrs)
An introductory course to give computer science majors an introduction to programming in C++. Windows programs will be created using a structured programming approach. Object oriented topics will be covered. Various problems will be solved using C++.

CIS1864 - C# PROGRAMMING (3 hrs)
An introductory course to give computer science majors an introduction to programming in C#. Windows programs will be created using a structured programming approach. Various problems will be solved using C#.

CIS1868 - JAVA PROGRAMMING (3 hrs)
An introductory course to give computer science majors an introduction to programming in Java. Applications and applets will be created using a structured programming approach. Object oriented topics will be covered. Various problems will be solved using Java.

CIS1870 - ADVANCED JAVA PROGRAMMING (3 hrs)
An introductory course to give computer science majors an introduction to programming in Java. Advanced topics will be covered: Swing to create graphical user interfaces, the model-view-controller, graphics programming, JavaBeans, concepts of security, Java Database Connectivity, servlets, JavaServer pages, RMI, EJBs, JMS, and Jini. Prerequisite: CIS1868 Java Programming.

CIS1872 - PYTHON PROGRAMMING (3 hrs)
An introductory course to give computer science majors an introduction to programming in Python. Webpages will be enhanced with CGI programs written in Python. The basics of HTML will be covered. Various problems will be solved using Python.

CIS1874 - ACCESS PROGRAMMING (3 hrs)
An introductory course to give computer science majors an introduction to programming in Access. Advanced database topics will be covered including learning SQL, backup and recovery topics, and programmatically updating tables. Various problems will be solved using Access.

CIS1876 - C PROGRAMMING (3 hrs)
An introductory course to give computer science majors an introduction to programming in C. Applications will be created using a structured programming approach. Object oriented topics in C++ will be covered. Various problems will be solved using C.

CIS1881 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER FORENSICS (3 hrs)
A course to give students an introduction to computer forensics including hardware and software components along with evidence gathering. Students will use various computer forensics software to analyze data. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

CIS1893 - DATABASE FUNDAMENTALS (3 hrs)
This course gives students the design tools necessary to create effective and efficient databases. Both logical and physical design is covered. Various database management systems are studied. Students will also learn basic SQL. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

CIS1895 - INTRODUCTION TO ORACLE (3 hrs)
This is an introductory course for students to get an overview of the Oracle database including database updates, additions, deletions, and viewing data. Programming in PL/SQL, developing Oracle applications, and managing databases is covered. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

CIS1896 - DATABASE PROGRAMMING (3 hrs)
An introductory course to give students an introduction to database programming. SQL will be used to create database objects and view, change, add, and delete records from within a computer program. Various types of database system will be covered including relational, flat file, and XML databases. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

CIS1897 - ASP.NET PROGRAMMING (3 hrs)
This is an introductory programming course for students to learn how to use ASP to implement web controls, web services, and retrieve, update, delete, and add data to relational databases and XML.

CIS1898 - DATA WAREHOUSING (3 hrs)
A course designed for students to learn the logical/physical modeling and design of data warehouses leading to the implementation of the data warehouse. Efficiency and optimization techniques are covered as well as data redesign and loading. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

CIS1899 - SECURE CODING (3 hrs)
This course examines best security practices in software and database security. The focus is on examining common risks, components of secure application design, database security, and risk analysis and testing. Topics include buffer overruns, SQL injections, permissions, authentication, authorization, and database auditing. Prerequisite: Student should have successfully finished one programming course.

CIS1902 - INTRODUCTION TO SQL (3 hrs)
This is an introductory course to give students an introduction to working with databases using Structured Query Language (SQL). Queries will be used to create, modify, delete, or retrieve data from a relational database. The student will learn how to create various database objects. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

CIS1906 - PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION ASSURANCE (3 hrs)
An introduction to the general concepts of security issues and implementation of security within an organization.

CIS1907 - ENTERPRISE SECURITY MANAGEMENT (3 hrs)
An introduction to the project management techniques, topics, and policies involved in implementing security within an organization.

CIS1908 - INTRODUCTION TO LINUX/UNIX (3 hrs)
An introduction to the Unix/Linux operating system concepts, utilities, and basic shell scripts.

CIS2000 – CONTROL SYSTEMS SECURITY (3 hrs)
This is an introductory course to cover the basics of SCADA and control systems along with the existing security. The course will cover emerging vulnerabilities with networked systems. Programmable logic controllers will be covered along with basic programming.  Back to index

COMPUTER NETWORKING PROGRAM

CNP1957 - COMPUTER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE (3 hrs)
This course is the managing and maintaining of a personal computer. This course is designed to teach the student how a computer works and the integration of hardware and software. Students will gain practical knowledge on how to Install/configure/troubleshoot computer systems for Windows 2000 and later operating systems. Students will also be introduced to network fundamentals and customer service skills.

CNP1958 - NETWORKING PLUS (3 hrs)
This course is preparation for CompTIA’s N+ exam certification. The class deals primarily with network operating systems and network design issues. Also covered at length are back-up and disaster recovery issues and viruses. Prerequisite: Hardware/software experience, certification, or equivalent experience.

CNP1959 - SECURITY PLUS (3 hrs)
After taking this course, students will understand the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of information technology. This course also explores basic security principals, establishing baselines, the most recent attacks, and defense techniques and technologies. This course deals with security terminology, different types of attacks and how to identify them, wireless communications, deals with hardening networks and servers, cryptography, and disaster recovery. This course maps completely to CompTIA’s Security Plus exam. Prerequisites: Hardware/software experience, certification, or equivalent experience and student must have a completed criminal background check on file.

CNP1978 - SERVER PLUS (3 hrs)
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to support network servers. After taking this course, students will be prepared to discuss server issues as they relate to server environment, placement, installation, monitoring, backup, availability/redundancy, and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: Hardware/software experience, certification, or equivalent experience. Back to index

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

CED3950 - COOPERATIVE EDUCATION I (2 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his/her knowledge concerning the application of career related theory in a supervised work environment in either the public or private sector. This unique form of education incorporates theory and hands-on practice in a carefully planned and closely monitored professional setting. Upon completion of the course, the student will exhibit the professional behaviors inherent to his/her chosen profession/vocation. The student will also demonstrate appropriate "soft skills" for an entry-level employee in his/her chose profession/vocation. The student must acquire a minimum of 160 hours of work experience to successfully complete this course.

CED3951 - COOPERATIVE EDUCATION II (2 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his/her knowledge concerning the application of career-related theory in a supervised work environment in either the public or private sector. This unique form of education incorporates theory and hands-on practice in a carefully planned and closely monitored professional setting. Upon completion of the course, the student will exhibit the professional behaviors inherent to his/her chosen profession/vocation. The student will also demonstrate appropriate “soft skills” for an entry-level employee in his/her chosen profession/vocation. The student must acquire a minimum of 160 hours of work experience to successfully complete this course. Prerequisite: CED3950 Cooperative Education I.

CED3952 - COOPERATIVE EDUCATION III (2 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his/her knowledge concerning the application of career-related theory in a supervised work environment in either the public or private sector. This unique form of education incorporates theory and hands-on practice in a carefully planned and closely monitored professional setting. Upon completion of the course, the student will exhibit the professional behaviors inherent to his/her chosen profession/vocation. The student will also demonstrate appropriate “soft skills” for an entry-level employee in his/her chosen profession/vocation. The student must acquire a minimum of 160 hours of work experience to successfully complete this course. Prerequisite: CED3951 Cooperative Education II.

CED3953 - COOPERATIVE EDUCATION IV (2 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his/her knowledge concerning the application of career related theory in a supervised work environment in either the public or private sector. This unique form of education incorporates theory and hands-on practice in a carefully planned and closely monitored professional setting. Upon completion of the course, the student will exhibit the professional behaviors inherent to his/her chosen profession/vocation. The student will also demonstrate appropriate "soft skills" for an entry-level employee in his/her chose profession/vocation. The student must acquire a minimum of 160 hours of work experience to successfully complete this course. Prerequisite: CED3952 Cooperative Education III. Back to index

COSMETOLOGY

COS5105 - COSMETOLOGY I (11 hrs)
Instruction consists of 375 clock hours in professional development and effective communications, human relations, microbiology, infection control procedures, and guidelines as well as first aid procedures for the industry. Sanitary rules and regulations governing the cosmetology profession are taught. Students will also perform services in client consultation using design decisions considerations, selecting the correct hairstyle to fit the client using design principles and elements, scalp and hair analysis, shampooing, conditioning, scalp treatments, and hair cutting by length arrangements and design principles. Long hair design techniques will also be included in the class. Prerequisites: An applicant must have attained the age of 17 years and be a graduate of an accredited high school or have passed the GED (General Education Development) test.

COS5106 - COSMETOLOGY II (11 hrs)
Instruction consists of 375 clock hours in hair design analysis, wet design techniques, and thermal design techniques; nail growth structure and diseases, disorders and conditions of the nails including hand and feet services, and artificial and natural nail care; change hair texture chemically to add or adjust or remove curl from the hair. Students will style wigs and hair pieces to meet the client’s needs. Student will also be able to perform all infection control and safety issues associated with all the services listed above. Prerequisite: Students must complete COS5105 Cosmetology I with a grade of C or above.

COS5107 - COSMETOLOGY III (11 hrs)
Instruction consists of 375 clock hours in hair color to enhance the total look; lighten the client’s hair in stages; apply the safety rules of electricity; have a background knowledge of the microscopic study of the skin in order to perform skin care treatments to the face; apply makeup for the individual; the laws governing the cosmetology profession; building a successful business, increase sales and earning power; self-management and motivational skills. Prerequisite: Students must complete COS5106 Cosmetology II with a grade of C or above.

COS5108 - COSMETOLOGY IV (11 hrs)
Instruction consists of 375 clock hours in function of cells, tissues, and primary organs within the human body, and identify the structure, function of 8 major body systems; skills for professional communication, career planning and self-management; best clients and how to attract them and how to deliver a service experience to them that is special; how to make career decisions and set goals that will be productive to their professional success; salon business, resume, and job interviewing skills, taxes and laws pertaining to salons; principles of chemistry that help in marketing of products, make sound decisions about appropriate services while guarding the safety of the client. The student will complete all performance requirements for registration of the examination for Cosmetology license. Prerequisite: Students must complete COS5107 Cosmetology III with a grade of C or above.

COS5109 - COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING (9 hrs)
The primary purpose of the instructor course is to train the student in the basic teaching skills, educational judgments, proper work habits, and desirable attitudes necessary to pass the state board examination and for competency in entry-level employment as an instructor or a related position. Prerequisites: Students must possess a valid Kansas Cosmetology license, Esthetics license, or Nail tech license and instructor approval. Back to Index

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CRJ5411 - INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 hrs)
Introduction to the historical development, the processes, the purposes, and the issues faced by the three main components of the criminal justice system, the police, courts, and corrections. The course will evaluate how these issues affect the components resulting in the administration of justice in today’s society.

CRJ5415 - CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (3 hrs)
This course explores the basics of issues concerning investigative techniques. Topics covered include effective interview and interrogation techniques, crime scene management, identification, and proper collection of evidence, lab processes used for evidence, crime scene documentation methods, case preparation, and courtroom presentation. Course covers how to prove the elements of crimes as defined by Kansas Law. Prerequisites: Student must have a completed criminal background check on file and have completed or be concurrently enrolled in CRJ5411 Introduction to Criminal Justice.

CRJ5420 - CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION II (3 hrs)
The technical procedures required to investigate specific criminal offenses including advanced application of criminal investigative techniques with emphasis upon statutory elements of each crime will be addressed in this class. The special investigative techniques for each selected crime will be studied and applied. Prerequisites: Student must have a completed criminal background check on file and have completed CRJ5415 Criminal Investigation.

CRJ5430 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURES (3 hrs)
This course introduces basic court system procedures and the jurisdiction of the courts. It also focuses on the constitutional requirements as well as other requirements that affect law enforcement practices and procedures. Specific topics include confessions and interrogations, identification procedures, arrest, search and seizure, and the admissibility of evidence. This course studies principles of criminal procedures as they apply to important areas of jurisdiction and venue, complaints, warrants, bail, and criminal trial proceedings. Prerequisite: Student must have a completed criminal background check on file.

CRJ5435 - JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND JUSTICE (3 hrs)
The course examines the historical precedents and reasons for treating juveniles differently from adults. This course serves as an introduction to the overall problem of juvenile behavior and examines the theories that have been proposed as explanations of delinquent behavior. This course will provide an overview of the juvenile justice system from the beginning to current trends as well as cover legal terms associated with the juvenile justice system. Prerequisite: Student must have a completed background check on file.

CRJ5445 – LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS AND PROCEDURES (3 hrs)
This course is the culmination of the Criminal Justice Topics and Criminal Justice Internship courses of study. Students will continue their supervised internship hours while having classroom sessions that examine the role of police in society and the application of key concepts to policing scenarios.
Students identify and discuss critical police practices including deployment, arrest procedures, search strategies, and other operational considerations. Students that have completed the KLETC (Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center) curriculum are granted three (3) credit hours for this course. Prerequisites: Student must have a completed background check on file and completion of CRJ5483 Criminal Justice Topics II and CRJ5484 Criminal Justice Internship.

CRJ5446 – CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTERVIEW AND REPORT WRITING (3 hrs)
Focusing on the unique types of writing required to be in a criminal justice career, students are required to gather pertinent information and then record that information by writing a variety of report narratives representative of those prepared by individuals working in a profession within the criminal justice system. Students will also learn interview techniques and the application of those techniques during various stages of the investigation process. Prerequisite: Student must have a completed background check on file.

CRJ5447 – PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 hrs)
This course explores the major components involved in the study of ethics and applies those components to the field of criminal justice. Focus is placed on the code of conduct and ethics of those employed in the criminal justice field. The goal of the course is to produce professionals who are not only critical thinkers, but who have the skills necessary to pursue sound ethics in their day-to-day decisions and activities. Prerequisite: Student must have a completed background check on file.

CRJ5451 - AGENCY ADMINISTRATION (3 hrs)
This course conducts a practical analysis of modern administration theory and supervisory and management principles. The course applies the administration principles to the unique operations of criminal justice organizations. Instruction consists of principles of organization and administration; analysis of departmental structures and operations; emphasis on the planning, specialization, recruitment, and budgeting functions. Prerequisite: Student must have a completed criminal background check on file.

CRJ5456 - CRIMINAL LAW (3 hrs)
This course examines the history, scope, and nature of law. It focuses on the parties to a crime; classification of offenses; criminal acts and intent; the capacity to commit crime; and criminal defenses. It will cover the elements or misdemeanor and felony crimes. Prerequisite: Student must have a completed criminal background check on file.

CRJ5460 - CRIMINALISTICS (3 hrs)
This course covers the proper application of the scientific processes and techniques to aid in establishing the identification of evidence submitted to the lab. The course will also cover the collection of physical evidence and processing of that evidence to determine if an identity can be established from known standards submitted for comparison purposes. Prerequisite: Student must have a completed criminal background check on file.

CRJ5482 CRIMINAL JUSTICE TOPICS I (3 hrs)
This course will combine classroom sessions with out of class life experience to help prepare the criminal justice student for the necessary knowledge and skills expected of today’s criminal justice job applicants. The course will include classroom work as well as evening patrol duties. Prerequisites: Student must have a completed criminal background check on file and have taken or be concurrently enrolled in CRJ5411 Introduction to Criminal Justice.

CRJ5483 - CRIMINAL JUSTICE TOPICS II (3 hrs)
This course will continue to combine classroom sessions and patrol duties to address the application of communicative and technical skills in the decision making process and how these abilities are used to respond to call-for-service within the community. Prerequisites: Student must have a completed criminal background check on file and completion of CRJ5482 Criminal Justice Topics I.

CRJ5484 - CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTERNSHIP I (2 hrs)
This course is a supervised internship of 40 hours with a governmental agency, within the criminal justice field, chosen by the student upon instructor approval. The course will be a combination of classroom learning with internship hours designed to provide a learning experience that integrates and applies knowledge and skills derived from the criminal justice curriculum and illustrates how that knowledge is applied into every day work situations. Prerequisites: Student must have a completed background check on file and completion of CRJ5483 Criminal Justice Topics II. Back to Index

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