Dalton State 2013-14 Catalog

Integrated Technology Studies

Associate of Applied Science 

Provides students the opportunity to select courses from across several areas, with an emphasis in technology, to meet the students' unique career goals.  A program of study is developed with the School of Science, Technology, and Mathematics' assigned advisor and approved by the advisor and the department chair.  This degree requires proof of computer literacy.


General Education
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
MATH 1111College Algebra3
POLS 1101American Government3
One of the following electives:3
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
World Civilization to 1650 CE
World Civilization since 1650
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Major Field Courses
Technical Electives Courses completed in technical areas18
One- and two-thousand level courses appropriate to the academic and career goals of the student offered by the Schools of Business; Education; Health Professions; Liberal Arts; Science, Technology, and Mathematics as approved by the student's advisor.21
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
Total Hours61

Note:  The student will submit for approval a program of study with proposed courses listed.  The plan should minimally include the career goal, rationale for the needed blend of courses for the career track, and the chosen courses.

Computer Applications/Systems Courses

CAPS 1101. Introduction to Computers. 2-2-3 Units.

If a student has no computer experience, it is advised to take OADM 1140. Students who have no knowledge of computer key function and do not type a minimum 20 words per minute are urged to take OADM 1140, either prior to, or in conjunction with, this course. A survey of computer-related topics; including the basic elements of a computer system, ways in which computers can be used, and their organizational and social impact. Hands-on experience with microcomputers using Microsoft Windows, data-management, and electronic-spreadsheet programs. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F,S,M)

CAPS 1120. iSeries Oper and Facilities. 2-2-3 Units.

An introduction to the operations, basic tools, and facilities of the computer system. Lectures are supported by hands-on laboratory exercises, primarily utilizing the IBM iSeries. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)

CAPS 1140. Microcomputer Operating System. 2-2-3 Units.

An overview of operating system essentials for microcomputers, with emphasis on a current version of MS-Windows. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1101 or MGIS 2201 or CMPS 1130.

CAPS 1145. Network Fundamentals. 3-2-4 Units.

Understanding networking basics including hardware, software, LANs, WANs, Ethernet, IP addressing, network-to-network communications and designing and documenting a basic network and associated cabling. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1101 or MGIS 2201 or CMPS 1130.

CAPS 1152. UNIX. 3-2-4 Units.

Study of the Unix operating system, to include basic system operation and access, system installation and configuration, file system organization, file management and manipulation, shell usage, and system maintenance and security. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement.(S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140.

CAPS 1208. Computer User Support. 3-0-3 Units.

An overview of the skills and knowledge required to provide technical support for computer users. Includes such topics as user needs assessment, help desk operation, and computer user training. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: Three CAPS courses plus an introductory course such as CAPS 1101 or MGIS 2201.

CAPS 1209. Computer Problems. 0-9-3 Units.

Students may use job-related experience in a data-processing installation or computer-utilizing unit in the community; or perform special projects to meet their individual needs. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(M)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1208 and either CAPS 1101, MGIS 2201, or CMPS 1130.

CAPS 1211. Intro to RPG Programming. 3-2-4 Units.

Students design, code, and test programs using the Report Program Generator (RPG) language. Programs written include report editing, mathematical operations, use of subroutines to support structured programming, IFs and case structures, and external and logical files. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(S)

CAPS 1212. Advanced RPG Programming. 3-2-4 Units.

A continuation of CAPS 1211. Programs written include file processing, interactive applications, tables and arrays, and subfiles. Review of RPG logic cycle. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1211.

CAPS 1213. Control Lang Prog iSeries 400. 2-2-3 Units.

Introduces concept, purpose, uses, and implementation of Control Language (CL) programming. Emphasis is on CL syntax and interactive and batch programs in the iSeries environment. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(M)

CAPS 1216. Database/Interactive Applicati. 3-2-4 Units.

This course involves Database design; queries; application development in a database environment. Students receive hands-on experience with a rational database package. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1212, or CAPS 1213.

CAPS 1217. Electronic Spreadsheets. 3-2-4 Units.

Study of various types of applications using electronic spreadsheets. Topics include financial, statistical, database, and graphic applications; and macros. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(Offered as needed)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1101, or MGIS 2201, or CMPS 1130.

CAPS 1240. Advanced Topics in CAPS. 3-2-4 Units.

Selected topics in the use of the computer based on current needs and trends; for example, an in-depth exploration of an operating system or an introduction to a programming language not currently taught. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(Offered as needed)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140.

CAPS 1255. Windows Network Server Admin. 3-2-4 Units.

The same as CAPS 1250, except that a current version of Microsoft Windows Server is covered. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140 or CAPS 1145.

CAPS 1260. Advanced NetWare Admin. 3-2-4 Units.

Advanced administration tasks such as tuning the network and managing complex directory trees. Troubleshooting NetWare. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1250.

CAPS 1265. Advanced Windows Server Admin. 3-2-4 Units.

Advanced administration tasks such as tuning the network and managing multiple server networks. Troubleshooting Windows Server. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1255.

CAPS 1270. Routing Protocols & Concepts. 3-2-4 Units.

Understanding of routers and routing including: user interfaces, components, configurations, basics of IOS versions; TCP/IP Protocol Suite, IP addressing/subnetting; routing protocols RIP, OSPF, EIGRP. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1145.

CAPS 1275. Comp Syst/Networking Security. 3-2-4 Units.

An introduction to communication security in computer systems and networks. Both information flow and information integrity policies will be considered. Topics include: authentication, protection, security models, cryptography, application, hacker tools and public policy, along with case studies. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1145.

CAPS 1276. LAN Switches and Wireless. 3-2-4 Units.

Understanding of network switching, VLANs, Spanning-Tree protocol, switching technologies, network documentation, security and troubleshooting; basic wireless standards, configuration, security and troubleshooting. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1145.

CAPS 1277. Accessing the WAN. 3-2-4 Units.

Understanding of WAN technology basics to include: devices, encapsulation formats, PPP components, Access Control Lists, NAT, DHCP, DNS and Frame Relay. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1270 and CAPS 1276.

CAPS 1280. Programming in Java. 3-2-4 Units.

An introduction to object-oriented programming using the language Java, with special attention to Java applets and Web pages. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140.

CAPS 1285. CCNP ROUTE. 3-2-4 Units.

Implement EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, and IPv6 into an enterprise network. Implement a path control through an enterprise network using PBR and IP SLA. Describe and configure a basic implementation for branch office and mobile worker connectivity.

CAPS 1286. CCNP Switch. 3-2-4 Units.

Implement, monitor, and maintain VLANs, STP, and interVLAN routing in an enterprise campus network. Configure and optimize high availabiltiy on switches to provide Layer3 redundancy. Describe and implement LAN security feature and advanced services in a campus infrastructure.

CAPS 1287. CCNP TSHOOT. 3-2-4 Units.

Develop a troubleshooting process to identify and solve problems in complex enterprise networks. Troubleshoot enterprise services including NAT, DHCP, VoIP wireless connectivity, and video. Practice maintenance procedures and fault resolution in a secure infrastructure.

CAPS 1288. Optimizing Converged Networks. 3-2-4 Units.

Optimizing and providing effective QoS techniques in converged networks; operating voice, wireless and security applications; DiffServ QoS model, AutoQoS; considerations for QoS implementations.

CAPS 1290. Web Site Design. 3-2-4 Units.

Design and maintenance of effective web sites for information and e-commerce. Coverage includes organization and layout, use of animation and interaction, trouble shooting and maintenance. Topics include HTML and JavaScript. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1101 or CAPS 1140.

CAPS 2278. CCNA Security. 3-2-4 Units.

This course provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. This course is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop specialized security skills, along with critical thinking and complex problem solving skills. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1277 with a "C" or better.

Certified Nursing Assistant Courses

CNAS 1110. Basic Nursing Assistant Skills. 3-2-4 Units.

This course emphasizes the needs of the elderly and other persons requiring the services of nursing facilities or home care. It focuses on nursing assistant skills and functions, safety and the psychosocial approach to the care of the resident. Caring, understanding, and respect for the clients/patients as individuals are important attitudes conveyed to the nursing assistant. Skills such as body mechanics and safety, feeding, bathing and bed making are practiced in the nursing lab before applying these skills in the clinical setting. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

CNAS 1111. CNAS Clinical Skills I. 2-4-4 Units.

The purpose of this clinical practicum is to provide the student with opportunity to utilize developing skills acquired in the classroom and lab of CNAS 1110. The goal of these skills includes: acquiring insight into his/her personal development, developing and utilizing communication skills, and to safely and effectively relate theory as presented in the classroom setting to the individual patient in a clinical area (examples: Geriatrics and Acute Care Hospitals and a variety of home care environment). (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CNAS 1110.

CNAS 1131. CNAS Clinical Skills II. 1-5-4 Units.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CNAS 1111.This course builds upon the basic Certified Nursing Asistant concepts with an expansion of the role of the Certified Nursing Asistant in order to more fully function both within and outside the structure of the healthcare facility. Subject areas included are client/patient care, communication skills, client/patient reporting/documentation and caring for the client/patient's environment.
Prerequisites: CNAS 1111.

Electronics Courses

ELCT 1005. Direct Current Circuits I. 2-2-3 Units.

Provides knowledge and skills to analyze, construct, and troubleshoot basic Direct Current electrical circuits that contain resistors. Topics include: electrical safety, electrical quantities, meters, Ohm's law, energy and power, series and parallel circuits, opens and shorts, and soldering techniques. (Career Course)

ELCT 1045. Intro to Visual BASIC Progra. 2-4-4 Units.

This course provides knowledge and skills to create programs using Microsoft's Visual BASIC. Topics include BASIC Programming, debugging programs, forms, menus, OLE, standard controls, and ActiveX controls. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1101 or permission of instructor.

ELCT 1055. Digital Logic Circuits I. 2-2-3 Units.

Prerequisite/Co-requisite:ELCT 1005.Provides knowledge and skills to analyze and troubleshoot digital logic circuits. Topics include: number systems, logic gates, Boolean expressions, combinational logic, Karnaugh maps, programmable logic devices, adders, logic families. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 1005.

ELCT 1065. Alternating Current Circuits I. 2-2-3 Units.

Provides knowledge and skills to analyze, construct, and troubleshoot basic Alternating Current electrical circuits that contain resistors, inductors and capacitors. Topics include: Basic electromagnetism, AC waveforms, frequency and period, amplitude, AC measurements, oscilloscope, purely resistive AC circuits, inductance, capacitance, time constraints, reactance, impedance, basic transformer action, and three-phase supplies. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 1005.

ELCT 1085. Semiconductor Devices and Circuits I. 2-2-3 Units.

Provides knowledge and skills to analyze, construct, and troubleshoot simple semiconductor circuits. Topics include: PN junction diodes, clippers and clampers, zener voltage regulator, LED, photo diodes, varactors, power supplies, rectifier types, the bipolar junction transistor, and field effect transistors. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 1005.
Corequisites: ELCT 1065.

ELCT 1100. PC Maint & Troubleshooting I. 2-2-3 Units.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CAPS 1101 or MGIS 2201 or CMPS 1130.This course provides basic knowledge and skills for the student to perform maintenance and upgrades to microcomputer systems. Topics include microcomputer components, hardware and software maintenance procedures, MS-DOS and up-grading common computer components. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1101 or MGIS 2201 or CMPS 1130.

ELCT 2005. Direct Current Circuits II. 2-2-3 Units.

Provides knowledge and skills to analyze, construct, and troubleshoot more complex DC electrical circuits that contain resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Topics include: series-parallel circuits, source transformations, basic cell and battery construction and operation, resistive network theorems, Wye-Delta conversions, maximum power transfer theorem, and exponential rise and decay in RC and RL circuits. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 1005.

ELCT 2015. Electrical Circuit Analysis. 3-3-4 Units.

This course introduces electric circuit variables and measurements, circuit elements, resistive circuits, methods of analyis of resistive circuits, circuit theorems, energy storage elements, transient response of simple RL and RC circuits, sinusoidal steady-state analysis, AC steady-state power and the use of circuit simulation software.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2212K, MATH 2254.

ELCT 2025. Intro to Microprocessors. 2-2-3 Units.

Provides basic knowledge of microprocessor circuits and their relation to computer programs. Topics include: CPU, arithmetic operations, logic operations, RAM, ROM, I/O, system buses, control signals, timing signals, and typical faults. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 1055 or permission of instructor.

ELCT 2035. Elec Troubleshooting Technique. 2-2-3 Units.

Provides knowledge and skills to methodically troubleshoot electrical/electronic systems. Topics include: review of basic electrical concepts relating to all electrical and electronic components, industrial control devices circuits, transformers, motors, troubleshooting methodology and skills, and maintenance. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 1055.

ELCT 2040. Programmable Logic Controllers. 2-2-3 Units.

Provides knowledge and skills to analyze, construct, program, and troubleshoot computer-based programmable logic controllers used in industrial processes. Topics include: programmable controllers, input/output, processing and programming, field wiring, start-up, timers, counters, sequencers, analog and digital I/O, PID, Human Machine Interface (HMI) software and troubleshooting. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 1055.

ELCT 2045. Digital Logic Circuits II. 2-2-3 Units.

Provides knowledge and skills to analyze and troubleshoot sequential and complex digital logic circuits. Topics include: flip-flop, latches, registers, counters, multiplexers, decoders, ALU, and trouble shooting. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 1055.

ELCT 2065. Alternating Current Circuits II. 2-2-3 Units.

Provides knowledge and skills to analyze, construct, and troubleshoot more complex AC electrical circuits. Topics include: complex number representation of phasors, series, and parallel RL and RC circuits, network analysis for AC circuits, RLC circuits, resonance and passive filters. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 1065.

ELCT 2075. Motors, Drives, and Controls. 2-2-3 Units.

Provides knowledge and skills to analyze, install, and troubleshoot AC/DC motor drives. Topics include: electronic motor drives, single-phase AC motors, three-phase AC motors, Inverters, branch circuit protection, and overload protection, maintenance and troubleshooting procedures. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 1055 and ELCT 1085.

ELCT 2085. Semiconductor Devices and Circuits II. 1-2-2 Units.

Provides knowledge and skills to analyze, construct, and troubleshoot more complex semiconductor circuits. Topics include: BJT amplifier analysis, FET amplifiers, Operational amplifier characteristics and applications, oscillators, and thyristors. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 1085.

ELCT 2090. Instrument and Control Systems. 1-2-2 Units.

Provides knowledge and skills to analyze, construct, program, and troubleshoot instrumentation and control systems used in industrial processes. Topics include: sensors, controllers, PLC's, construction, application, calibration, installation and removal of equipment, process control operation (PID loops, single and cascade), input/output, processing and programming, and Human Machine Interface (HMI) software. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 1055 and ELCT 1085.

ELCT 2100. PC Maint & Troubleshooting II. 3-2-4 Units.

This course provides advanced knowledge and skills for the student to install, maintain and troubleshoot microcomputer systems. Topics include software diagnostics, hardware diagnostics, system upgrading of primary and secondary storage devices, video systems, input devices and printers. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 1100.

ELCT 2115. Robotics. 1-2-2 Units.

Explores basic robotic concepts. Studies in typical application environments. Topics include: robot history and fundamentals, robot classification, power sources, robot application in the workplace, robot control techniques, path control, end of arm tooling robot operation and robot controllers, controller architecture in a system, robotic language programming, and human interface issues. Use of the robots on the Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems (CIMS) will provide the laboratory requirements. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 2090.

ELCT 2116. Computer Integr Manuf (CIMS). 1-2-2 Units.

Introduces the concepts, terminology, and programming of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIMs). Allows students to work in instructor-supervised teams, assembling and operating an automated production system. Reviews system electrical, electronic and mechanical principles and equipment as it applies to a flexible manufacturing system, in this case the Computer Integrated Manufacturing System (CIMs). (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 2040.
Corequisites: ELCT 2115.

ELCT 2120. A+ Certification Review. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides a review and summary of knowledge from previous courses, enhances understanding of operating systems, and helps the student prepare for the A+ Certification Exam. (Career Course)

ELCT 2125. Telecommunications Principles. 2-2-3 Units.

Provides an overview of current telecommunications technologies. Topics include: telecommunications history, system features, modulation techniques, multiplexing techniques, transmission media, telephone network, wireless communication, data communication protocols, LANs, WANs, ISDN, ATM, networking technologies. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ELCT 2065 and ELCT 2085.

Licensed Practical Nursing Courses

LPNS 1103. Intro to Nutrition & Diet Therapy. 2-0-2 Units.

This course provides basic principles of nutrition. It focuses on developing an understanding of the food guide pyramid and how proper nutrition influences health and wellness. Skills will be practiced to enhance communication of optimal nutritional habits to the patient/client for needs throughout the life cycle. (Career Course)(F,S)

LPNS 1105. Medication Calculation/Admin. 3-1-3 Units.

This course provides the student with basic skills to compute dosages and solutions calculation. Content includes broad drug classification, action, common side effects and criteria for evaluating effectiveness of drug therapy. Students will practice the procedures for medication administration in a simulated clinical environment. (Career Course)(F,S)
Prerequisites: MATH 1104.
Corequisites: LPNS 1103, LPNS 1109 and LPNS 1111.

LPNS 1109. Nursing Fundamentals I. 4-0-4 Units.

The first of two courses. This course assists students in developing the knowledge and skills needed to perform basic nursing procedures. Through emphasis on the nursing process students are taught the basic principles and concepts involved in meeting the needs of the individual patient. Topics include: orientation to the profession, ethics and law, community health, cultural diversity, and basic nursing procedures. (Career Course)(F,S)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into LPN program.

LPNS 1111. Nursing Fundamentals II. 3-2-4 Units.

Continuation of LPNS 1109 focusing on development of more complex nursing skills. Emphasis is on the study of geriatric nursing. Clinical experience occurs in a skilled nursing home and/or the acute care setting. (Career Course)(F,S)
Prerequisites: LPNS 1109 and current professional rescuer CPR certification.

LPNS 1120. Medical/Surgical I. 4-4-6 Units.

The first of three courses. This course asists students in developing knowledge, skills and attitudes in the care of adults. Special emphasis is on utilizing the nursing proces in meeting the individual patient's needs. Contents include: common illness/ disorders related to the respiratory, cardiovascular, and urinary and sensory systems. Each unit of study includes: pharmacology, diet, therapy, psychosocial, cultural aspects, and support of the terminally ill and dying. All curriculum threads are continuous. Clinical experience is in the acute care setting. (Career Course)(S,M)
Prerequisites: LPNS 1111.

LPNS 1121. Medical/Surgical II. 4-4-6 Units.

Emphasis on common illness/disorders of the reproductive, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems and oncology. Clinical experience is in the acute care setting. (Career Course)(F,S)
Prerequisites: LPNS 1120.

LPNS 1130. Medical/Surgical III. 4-4-6 Units.

Emphasis is on common illness/disorders of the musculoskeletal, eye, nose, the neurological, integumentary systems, and mental health. Clinical experience is in the acute care setting. (Career Course)(F,M)
Prerequisites: LPNS 1121.

LPNS 1140. Obstetrics. 3-4-5 Units.

This course is structured toward the utilization of the nursing process and nursing skills applicable to the family, maternal and newborn care. Instruction focus will lend itself to relevant pharmacology, diet therapy, and nursing interventions associated with the complicated and uncomplicated stages of labor, delivery, puerperium and newborn care. (Career Course)(F,S)
Prerequisites: LPNS 1130.

LPNS 1141. Pediatrics. 3-4-5 Units.

This course is structured toward the utilization of the nursing process and nursing skills applicable to child care in the home and hospital setting. Instruction focus will lend itself to relevant pharmacology, diet therapy, normal growth and development, and nursing interventions associated with health prevention and disease/disorders of all body systems. (Career Course)(F,S)
Prerequisites: LPNS 1140.

LPNS 1150. Nursing Leadership I. 2-0-2 Units.

The first of two courses. Provides students with concepts and issues related to leadership, management and safe health care delivery. (Career Course)(S,M)
Corequisites: LPNS 1120 .

LPNS 1151. Nursing Leadership II. 0-4-2 Units.

Continuation of LPNS 1150. Mid-management skills are introduced utilizing the team nursing concept with multiple assignment. Clinical experience is in a skilled nursing home or acute care settings. (Career Course)(F,M)
Prerequisites: LPNS 1120 and 1150.

Medical Laboratory Technology Courses

MLTS 1101. Introduction to Health Science. 3-1-3 Units.

The student is introduced to the health sciences environment and language. The hospital as an organization is discussed, as well as the role of each major department. The concepts, personnel, and work flow of the clinical laboratory is discussed in detail, as an example of health care application. Other topics include professional ethics, regulatory agencies, legal concepts as applied to confidentiality and patients rights, infection control, and safety. Students will learn venipuncture/capillary puncture techniques, equipment, application, and specimen processing. Enrollment is limited to students of the Medical Laboratory, Medical Office, or Phlebotomy programs. (Career Course)

MLTS 1102. Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum. 1-11-5 Units.

Students receive clinical application of the venipuncture and micropuncture skills learned in MLTS 1101. Five days per week students are assigned to an area hospital where they work under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students return to campus one afternoon per week for problem-solving and review. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: ALHT 1110, ALHT 1111, MLTS 1101, OADM 1250, and BIOL 1100 with a grade of C or better.

MLTS 1103. Hematology/Coagulation I. 2-0-3 Units.

Introduces the fundamental formation of normal blood cells and some disease states related to hematopoiesis. Safety and quality control are also included throughout the course. Instrumentation relating to hematology is introduced. (Career Course)

MLTS 1104. Hematology/Coagulation II. 2-2-3 Units.

Coagulation and related diseases, instrumentation relating to coagulation, critical level, blood cell dyscrasias, special stains, leukemias/lymphomas, flow cytometry, safety and quality control are covered. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: MLTS 1103.

MLTS 1105. Serology/Immunology. 2-2-3 Units.

Introduces the fundamental theory and techniques applicable to serology and immunology practice in the clinical laboratory. Topics include: immune system, antigen and antibody reactions, common clinical applications, serological/microbiological applications, common serological techniques, and safety and quality control. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: BIOL 2215K or BIOL 2213K.

MLTS 1106. Blood Bank. 2-2-3 Units.

Provides an in-depth study of immunohematology principles and practices as applicable to medical laboratory technology. Topics include: genetic theory and clinical implications, immunology, donor collection, pre-transfusion testing, management of disease statistics, and safety and quality control. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: BIOL 2215K or BIOL 2213K.

MLTS 1107. Clinical Chemistry. 3-2-4 Units.

Develops concepts and techniques of clinical chemistry applicable to medical laboratory technology. Topics include: carbohydrates, electrolytes and acid-base balance, nitrogenous compounds, enzymes and endocrinology, bilirubin metabolism, lipids, toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring, and safety and quality control. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CHEM 1211K.

MLTS 1112. Urinalysis/Parasitology. 2-2-3 Units.

Provides theory and techniques of urinalysis. Urinalysis topics include: significance, correlation to disease states, physical, chemical and microscopic urinalysis theory and practice. Selected types of other body fluids will be discussed to discover their significance and uses in disease correlation. This class also introduces concepts and techniques used in the identification of selected human parasites. (Career Course)

MLTS 1118. Instrumentation/Computer Appli. 2-2-3 Units.

Clinical Laboratory provides an introduction to basic physics concepts used in clinical laboratory instrumentation. Examines, in detail, selected equipment in the laboratory representing the principles of cell counting, spectrophotometry, continuous-flow analysis, and radioimmunoassay. Computer concepts, applications, and interfacing with laboratory instrumentation is introduced. Satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: MLTS 1101, MLTS 1103, and MLTS 1105.

MLTS 1190. MLT Clinical Practicum I. 0-3-1 Unit.

Introduces Medical Laboratory Technician students to the hospital environment. Students gain experience with venipuncture and microcapillary techniques while working under the direction of a hospital preceptor. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: MLTS 1101 or permission of instructor.

MLTS 1191. MLT Clinical Practicum II. 0-3-1 Unit.

Resumes the clinical experience begun in Medical Laboratory Technology 1190. Students rotate through selected departments in the clinical laboratory to apply and complement concepts and applications learned in previous Medical Laboratory Technology courses. Introduces students to problem solving at the clinical level. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: MLTS 1101, MLTS 1104, MLTS 1105, MLTS 1190.

MLTS 2218. Microbiology. 2-4-4 Units.

Introduces fundamental clinical microbiology theory and techniques applicable to disease state identification. Topics include: isolation techniques, biochemical techniques, anti-microbial sensitivity, safety and quality control, and disease processes. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: BIOL 2215K or BIOL 2213K.

MLTS 2290. MLT Clinical Practicum III. 1-32-12 Units.

Full-time supervised experience in an affiliated clinical laboratory. Students will rotate among designated laboratory sections where they will work side by side with, and be under the supervision of, medical technologists and the laboratory director, to develop professional skills in the practice of medical laboratory technology. (Career Course)

MLTS 2291. MLT Clinical Practicum IV. 0-12-4 Units.

Full-time supervised experience in an affiliated clinical laboratory. Students will rotate among designated laboratory sections where they will work side by side with, and be under the supervision of medical technologists and the laboratory director, to develop professional skills in the practice of medical laboratory technology. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: MLTS 2290 with a grade of C or better.

Supervision Courses

SUPV 2205. Into to Human Resources Mgmt. 3-0-3 Units.

An introduction of major topical areas in human resources management. Emphasis is placed on the functional areas that form the major occupational categories in personnel. Basic concepts in employment planning, recruiting, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, health and safety, and security are included. (Career Course)

SUPV 2207. Small Business Management. 3-0-3 Units.

An introduction to entrepreneurship and practical applications to the management and operation of small businesses. Included are: start-up issues, legal forms of organization, operational planning, financing the business, budgeting, personnel issues, developing an accounting and control system, long-range planning and strategy formation, developing a business plan, and other appropriate topics. (Career Course)

SUPV 2210. Supervisory Development. 3-0-3 Units.

This course provides supervisory skills training needed by supervisors in a broad array of working environments. Supervision concepts that apply to most every situation will be examined. Particular attention will be spent on unique issues, ideas, and trends that affect supervisors. (Career Course)

SUPV 2212. Managing Financial Performance. 3-0-3 Units.

In this non-accounting course students will learn to read and understand financial statements and to use them as management tools. They will become aware of how management decisions affect income statement and balance sheets, as well as a company's cash flow. They will learn to calculate a simple break even analysis and see how changes in a company's cost structure affect it's profitability. Students will also learn how to access financial information about the industry in which they work. (Career Course)

SUPV 2220. Customer Relationship Developm. 3-0-3 Units.

This course presents a comprehensive approach to creating, maintaining, and expanding customer relationships. By combining theory with best practices and applications of proven customer service techniques, it is designed to help those in marketing and management positions to better understand how to motivate their employees and serve their customers by infusing a customer service attitude into the organization. (Career Course)