Apr 13, 2021  
2016-2017 Bellingham Technical College Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Bellingham Technical College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Dental

  
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    DHYG 134 Principles of Dental Hygiene III

    3 CR
    Sequential course providing theoretical background for the clinical practice of dental hygiene. Emphasis on patient education and treatment planning related to patients’ age and stage. Nutrition and relationship to oral diseases.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 124  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 137 Pharmacology

    3 CR
    The action of selected pharmaceutical agents. Emphasis on drug interactions, routes of administration, and effects on body systems. Recognition of potential impact on dental hygiene practice.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 128  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 138 Periodontology

    3 CR
    Study of the periodontium emphasizing periodontal diseases, their classifications, and the etiological factors involved. Preventive measures within the scope and responsibility of the dental hygienist are correlated with basic sciences and clinical aspects of periodontal diseases.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 128  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 141 Restorative Dentistry II

    2 CR
    Laboratory experience with direct restorative dental materials. Placement, carving, finishing, and polishing of amalgam, glass ionomer and composite restorations on dentoforms.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 131  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 142 Hygiene Clinical Practice IV

    6 CR
    Sequential course providing practice of dental hygiene skills. Problem solving and critical thinking related to patient assessment and management. Demonstration of professional growth and self assessment.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 132  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 144 Principles of Dental Hygiene IV

    3 CR
    Sequential course providing theoretical background of dental hygiene skills. Literature review and research reports, oral cancer and tobacco cessation emphasized.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 134  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 149 Pain Management

    4 CR
    Exploration of pain control methods including local anesthesia and nitrous oxygen analgesia. Health history evaluation, local and systemic complications, anesthetic solutions, vasoconstrictors and drug interactions. Techniques of local anesthesia, including block and infiltration techniques are practiced. Administration of nitrous oxide is also practiced.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 137  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 211 Restorative Dentistry III

    1 CR
    Laboratory experience with direct restorative dental materials. Placement, carving, finishing, and polishing of amalgam and composite restorations on dentoforms.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 141  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 212 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice V

    8 CR
    Sequential course providing practice of dental hygiene skills. Problem solving and critical thinking related to patient assessment and management. Demonstration of professional growth and self assessment.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 142  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 214 Principles of Dental Hygiene V

    3 CR
    Sequential course providing theoretical background of dental hygiene skills. Quality assurance, advanced instrumentation theory, periodontal files, planning dental hygiene treatment for special needs patients. Research paper, case studies.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 144  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 216 Community Oral Health I

    4 CR
    A systematic approach to developing community oral health programs. Surveillance systems, epidemiology charts, Healthy People 2010. Teamwork activities. Water fluoridation, sealants, fluoride rinse programs, varnish, mouth guards. Lesson plans. Steps in program planning. Health Education theories.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 144  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 219 Oral Pathology

    3 CR
    A study of oral diseases and manifestations of systemic diseases. Utilizes independent learning and internet resources.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 128  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 221 Restorative Dentistry IV

    2 CR
    Laboratory experience with direct restorative dental materials. Placement, carving, finishing, and polishing of amalgam and composite restorations on dentoforms.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 211  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 222 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice VI

    8 CR
    Sequential course providing practice of dental hygiene skills. Problem solving and critical thinking related to patient assessment and management. Demonstration of professional growth and self assessment.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 212  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 224 Principles of Dental Hygiene VI

    3 CR
    Sequential course providing theoretical background of dental hygiene skills. Ethics and jurisprudence, current therapeutic trends, insurance coding, scheduling and patient recall, hygiene assisting and record keeping.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 214   with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 226 Community Oral Health II

    4 CR
    Assessment indices, dental hygiene diagnosis. Program planning, funding and budgets; legislation. Cultural issues in public health. Implementation of a team community oral health project. Epidemiology and biostatistics related to community oral health.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 216  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 228 Oral Therapy

    3 CR
    Philosophy and theoretical background of advanced periodontal therapy. Soft tissue management planning. Periodontal surgery techniques. Management of other oral conditions: implants, supportive perio therapy.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 219  with a minimum grade of C
  
  
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    DHYG 231 Restorative Dentistry V

    1 CR
    Case studies and special project designed to enhance student understanding of clinical restorative practice. Application of research in dental materials.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 221  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 232 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice VII

    8 CR
    Sequential course providing practice of dental hygiene skills. Problem solving and critical thinking related to patient assessment and management. Demonstration of professional growth and self assessment.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 222  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 234 Principles of Dental Hygiene VII

    3 CR
    Sequential course providing theoretical background of dental hygiene skills. Focus is to meet needs of graduating dental hygiene students: current therapeutic trends, research, career opportunities and job search strategies. Financial planning, guest speakers. Dental practice act and licensure requirements. Application for board examinations. Specialized clinical skills.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 224  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    DHYG 236 Community Oral Health III

    2 CR
    Careers in Public Health, table clinics or poster presentations. Involvement in local projects; community health program completion and evaluation. Leadership for community projects. Research.
    Prerequisite(s): DHYG 226  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    EFDA 100 Dental Anatomy

    1 CR
    This course will provide students with terminology and features of the dentition and oral cavity. Emphasis will be on detailed study of each permanent and primary tooth in order to prepare students for restoring harmonious function and form.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to EFDA program.
  
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    EFDA 101 Restorative Dentistry I

    3 CR
    This course covers foundational knowledge in dental materials science. These principles will be specifically applied to amalgam and composite restorations. This course will be intense to allow us to begin placing restorations in the companion lab course EFDA 102  as soon as possible.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the EFDA program.
  
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    EFDA 102 Restorative Lab I

    2 CR
    This course will introduce students to the manipulation and placement of restorative materials. Students will apply concepts from dental anatomy and materials science to restorative procedures.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the EFDA program.
  
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    EFDA 110 Principles of Dental Assisting

    2 CR
    This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to perform certain EFDA procedures under general supervision. Students will be familiar with legal and ethical aspects of dental practice and be versed in common medical conditions and pharmacology.
    Prerequisite(s): EFDA 100  
  
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    EFDA 111 Restorative Dentistry II

    2 CR
    This course is a continuation of EFDA 101 . Materials and procedures associated with restorative dentistry including adhesion, liners and bases, and occlusion.
    Prerequisite(s): EFDA 101  
  
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    EFDA 112 Restorative Lab II

    2 CR
    This course is a continuation of EFDA 102 . Student will continue to practice skills placing amalgam and composite restorations on typodonts. Students will also practice skills discussed in the concurrent lecture EFDA 110 .
    Prerequisite(s): EFDA 102  
  
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    EFDA 120 Final Impressions

    1 CR
    Theory and practice of preliminary and final impressions as well as bite registration. Computer assisted design will be included.
    Prerequisite(s): EFDA 110  
  
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    EFDA 122 Restorative Lab III

    2 CR
    This course will focus on preparing students for the Restorative WREB exam. Class II composites and amalgams will be emphasized. Students will participate in a mock exam. Students will also place final impressions on a typodont concurrent with EFDA 120 .
    Prerequisite(s): EFDA 111  
  
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    EFDA 123 Restorative Clinical Practice

    3 CR
    This clinical course provides practice in EFDA skills. Emphasis will be on the placement of amalgam and composite restorations on patients. Patient care will be provided in both on-campus clinics and off-campus extern sites.
    Prerequisite(s): EFDA 112  

Diesel Equipment

  
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    DET 104 Hydraulic Brakes

    2 CR
    This course will address the basic operation of mobile hydraulic braking systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  
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    DET 106 Electrical/Electronics I

    6 CR
    This course will address the basic operation of electrical/electronic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  
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    DET 116 Electrical/Electronics II

    6 CR
    This course will address the basic operation of electrical/electronic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  
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    DET 126 Electrical/Electronics III

    6 CR
    This course will address the basic operation of electrical/electronic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  
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    DET 129 Applied Diesel Concepts I

    15 CR
    The student will be doing a combination of shop practices, safety, forklift and lifting/rigging during the lecture/lab portion of this course. The student may also participate in an unpaid or paid internship or job shadow at a maintenance/repair facility in the industry. The maintenance/repair facility becomes a real world extension of the classroom. Students from TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103  must meet with the instructor to discuss DET 129 requirements.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  
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    DET 139 Applied Diesel Concepts II

    15 CR
    The student will be doing a combination of shop practices, safety, forklift and lifting/rigging during the lecture/lab portion of this course. The student may also participate in an unpaid or paid internship or job shadow at a maintenance/repair facility in the industry. The maintenance/repair facility becomes a real world extension of the classroom.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103 , AENGL 100 , AMATH 100 , CMST& 210 , DET 129  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  
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    DET 201 Hydraulics

    9 CR
    This course will address the basic operation of hydraulic/pneumatic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  
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    DET 202 Diesel Engines

    13 CR
    This course will address the basic operation of diesel engines and their systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  
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    DET 203 Drive Train

    5 CR
    This course will address the basic operation of drive train systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  
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    DET 204 Air Brakes

    5 CR
    This course will address the basic operation of mobile air braking systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  
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    DET 205 Suspension/Steering

    5 CR
    This course will address the basic operation of suspension and steering systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  
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    DET 208 Preventive Maintenance

    6 CR
    This course covers how to set up a PM program, arrange PM scheduling, keep vital records, and winterize heavy duty vehicles. It also discusses when to place a vehicle out of service or deadline it.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  
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    DET 239 Applied Diesel Concepts III

    15 CR
    The student will be doing a combination of shop practices, safety, forklift and lifting/rigging during the lecture/lab portion of this course. The student may also participate in an unpaid or paid internship or job shadow at a maintenance/repair facility in the industry. The maintenance/repair facility becomes a real world extension of the classroom.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103 , AENGL 100 , AMATH 100 , or MATH& 107  or MATH& 141 , CMST& 210  or PSYC& 100 , DET 139  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  
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    DET 240 Current Diesel Industry Topics I

    7 CR
    The student is required volunteer to work at improving their skills related to the diesel industry. This may include, but not be limited to, a museum of marine, agricultural equipment, logging equipment, restoration projects of heavy equipment or trucks/busses, participation in heavy construction projects involving the operation of heavy equipment, etc. It is recommended that the student’s experience focus on the subject areas that interest the student to better further their career choice. The volunteer experience then becomes a real world extension of the classroom. An instructor from BTC, who will visit the volunteer site periodically, will monitor student work.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103 , AENGL 100 , AMATH 100 , CMST& 210 , DET 129  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  
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    DET 242 Current Diesel Industry Topics II

    8 CR
    The student is required to volunteer to work at improving their skills related to the diesel industry. This may include, but not be limited to, a museum of marine, agricultural equipment, logging equipment, restoration projects of heavy equipment or trucks/busses, participation in heavy construction projects involving the operation of heavy equipment, etc. It is recommended that the student’s experience focus on the subject areas that interest the student to better further their career choice. The volunteer experience then becomes a real world extension of the classroom. An instructor from BTC, who will visit the volunteer site periodically, will monitor student work.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 101 , TRANS 102 , TRANS 103 , AENGL 100 , AMATH 100 , CMST& 210 , DET 129  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission

Early Childhood Education

  
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    ECED 120 CDA Essentials 1: Intro to ECE/Health, Safety, Nutrition

    4 CR
    This course is one of the three courses that provide the essential coursework for the nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA). Topics to be covered in course one include safe and healthy environments, ways children grow, and an introduction to early childhood. Fieldwork is required in addition to coursework.
    Prerequisite(s): Currently working with young children in a paid or volunteer position.
  
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    ECED 121 CDA Essentials 2: Child Development/Learning Environments

    4 CR
    This course is one of three courses that provide the essential coursework for the nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA). Topics to be covered in course two include children’s social and emotional development; physical and intellectual competence; and curriculum development. Fieldwork is required in addition to coursework.
    Prerequisite(s): Currently working with young children in a paid or volunteer position.
  
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    ECED 122 CDA Essentials 3: Working with Families/Professionalism

    4 CR
    This course is one of the three courses that provide the essential coursework for the nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA). Topics to be covered in course three include family relationships; early childhood professionalism; and curriculum and portfolio development.
    Prerequisite(s): Currently working in an early childhood setting (volunteer or paid)
  
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    ECED 130 Adult/Infant: The Developing Infant

    2 CR
    Adults and young infants attend this course together in an instructional program that focuses on infant development. Adults and young infants interact together in class. Topics include infant development, play, sleep, nutrition, and health and illness and safety.
  
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    ECED 131 Adult/Infant: Approaching Toddlerhood

    2 CR
    Adults and older infants attend this course together in an instructional program that focuses on children’s development. Developmentally appropriate activities are planned for the adult and older infants to interact together in class. Topics include child development, play, sleep, weaning, discipline, emerging language, health and illness, and safety.
  
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    ECED 135 Adult/Child: One Year Old Development - Level A

    2 CR
    Adults and children attend this course together in an instructional program that focuses on one year old children’s development. Developmentally appropriate activities are planned for adults and toddlers to do together in class. Topics include child development, language and literacy, play, guidance and discipline, nutrition, and health and safety.
  
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    ECED 136 Adult/Child: One Year Old Development - Level B

    2 CR
    Adults and children attend this course together in an instructional program that focuses on one year old children’s development. Developmentally appropriate activities are planned for adults and toddlers to do together in class. Topics include child development, language and literacy, play, guidance and discipline, nutrition, and health and safety.
  
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    ECED 137 Adult/Child: One Year Old Development - Level C

    2 CR
    Adults and children attend this course together in an instructional program that focuses on one year old children’s development. Developmentally appropriate activities are planned for adults and toddlers to do together in class. Topics include child development, language and literacy, play, guidance and discipline, nutrition, and health and safety.
  
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    ECED 140 Adult/Child: Two Year Old Development - Level A

    2 CR
    Adults and children attend this course together in an instructional program that focuses on two year old children’s development. Developmentally appropriate activities are planned for adults and toddlers to do together in class. Topics include child development, language and literacy, play, guidance and discipline, nutrition, and health and safety.
  
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    ECED 141 Adult/Child: Two Year Old Development - Level B

    2 CR
    Adults and children attend this course together in an instructional program that focuses on two year old children’s development. Developmentally appropriate activities are planned for adults and toddlers to do together in class. Topics include child development, language and literacy, play, guidance and discipline, nutrition, and health and safety.
  
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    ECED 142 Adult/Child: Two Year Old Development - Level C

    2 CR
    Adults and children attend this course together in an instructional program that focuses on two year old children’s development. Developmentally appropriate activities are planned for adults and toddlers to do together in class. Topics include child development, language and literacy, play, guidance and discipline, nutrition, and health and safety.
  
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    ECED 155 Adult/Child: Toddler & Preschooler Development - Level A

    2 CR
    Adults and children attend this course together in an instructional program that focuses on caring for and teaching more than one and children’s development. Developmentally appropriate activities are planned for adults and children from birth to age five to do together in class. Topics include child development, language and literacy, play, guidance and discipline, nutrition, and health and safety
  
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    ECED 156 Adult/Child: Toddler & Preschooler Development - Level B

    2 CR
    Adults and children attend this course together in an instructional program that focuses on caring for and teaching more than one and children’s development. Developmentally appropriate activities are planned for adults and children from birth to age five to do together in class. Topics include child development, language and literacy, play, guidance and discipline, nutrition, and health and safety
  
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    ECED 157 Adult/Child: Toddler & Preschooler Development - Level C

    2 CR
    Adults and children attend this course together in an instructional program that focuses on caring for and teaching more than one and children’s development. Developmentally appropriate activities are planned for adults and children from birth to age five to do together in class. Topics include child development, language and literacy, play, guidance and discipline, nutrition, and health and safety
  
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    ECED 160 Positive Discipline

    1 CR
    Positive Discipline is an interactive class for parents and teachers who want more cooperative, respectful, and joyful relationships with their children and students. Topics include ways to discipline (teach) with kindness and firmness at the same time, to help children achieve self-discipline and problem solving skills, to create an atmosphere of cooperation, and mutual respect in your home and classroom and to reduce power struggles.
  
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    ECED 161 Early Childhood STEP for Parents & Teachers

    1 CR
    Early Childhood STEP is an interactive class for parents & teachers to help develop skills to guide and encourage children as they grow. Topics include information on understanding young children and their behavior, building self-esteem, effective communication, cooperation, discipline techniques, and emotional and social development.
  
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    ECED 163 School Age STEP Effective Parenting of School Age Child

    1 CR
    Being an effective parent is one of the most challenging tasks in life–as well as one of the most rewarding. This course will provide a practical approach to improving parent-child relations for parents of children ages 6-11 years. Participants will learn more effective ways to relate to their child, methods of discipline that develop responsibility in the child, how not to reinforce their child’s unacceptable behaviors, and how to encourage cooperative behaviors.
  
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    ECED 170 Love & Logic for Successful Parenting

    2 CR
    Based on the highly acclaimed Love and Logic philosophy developed by Jim Fay and Foster Cline, this class unlocks the secrets of successful parenting. Participants in this class will learn the specific “how-to’s” of successful parenting, not just theoretical concepts. The online discussions and readings will provide parents with specific, tangible skills to use and a mind-set that allows parents to develop a loving relationship while setting limits and boundaries. Love and Logic is empowering to both parents and kids. In this class, you will learn to parent with empathy and logical consequences. Your children will learn to accept responsibility for their actions and come to understand the quality of their lives depends upon the quality of their thinking and their decision-making. Love and Logic principles can be applied for all ages of children. The class will share examples from toddlers to teens.

Economics

  
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    ECON& 201 Micro Economics

    5 CR
    Introduction to microeconomics. Presents supply and demand models, consumers and producers choice in the competitive and non-competitive market. Examines the various economic decisions made by firms relating to price, demand, factors or production, and cost.
    Prerequisite(s): BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099  or AMATH 111 .
  
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    ECON& 202 Macro Economics

    5 CR
    Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance.
    Prerequisite(s): ECON& 201  with a C grade.
  
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    ECON 310 Managerial Economics

    5 CR
    This course focuses on forecasting and estimating techniques; and on tools used to analyze projects, compare alternatives, and make sound business decisions based on economic principles such as time value of money, internal rate of return, and cost-benefit ratios. The course includes the use of Excel as a tool for analysis and decision making.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BASOPS program

Education

  
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    EDUC 131 Paraeducator I: Foundations of Learning

    4 CR
    This course is an overview of the job of the paraeducator or instructional assistant. Topics covered include introduction to core competencies, roles of paras and certified staff, child development and the implications for learning, positive discipline, the conditions of learning, the diverse student population, the roles and responsibilities of the paraeducator including playground and cafeteria management, and safety and health concerns in working with children. The course includes 10 hours observation and addresses the following Washington State Core Competencies for paraeducators - competencies 2, 3, 5, and 8.
  
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    EDUC 133 Paraeducator II: Strategic Learning

    4 CR
    This course focuses on strategic learning strategies that paraeducators or instructional assistants are expected to implement. Topics include: confidentiality, IDEA, special education, referrals, special needs children and special programs, learning styles, instructional support methods, effective communication, conflict mediation, remediation, special health care issues, paraeducators in the special education workforce, mathematic skills and instruction. This course includes 10 hours observation and addresses the following Washington State Core Competencies for paraeducators - competencies: 1, 4, 6, 7, 10, and 11.
  
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    EDUC 134 Paraeducator III: Effective Instruction

    4 CR
    This course focuses on assisting teachers in meeting the needs of all students by providing effective instruction. Topics include assessment and standards, the teaching/learning cycle, library/technology skills, the writing process, the reading process, job search skills, and teaming. This course includes 10 hours observation and addresses the following Washington State Core Competencies for paraeducator - competencies 9, 10, 12(a, b, c) and 13.
  
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    EDUC 137 Reading Writing, and Mathematics for the Paraeducator

    1 CR
    This course provides a review of the required paraeducator skills and knowledge in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics and introduces how these content area skills and knowledge apply to assisting in classroom instruction. Course content aligns with the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements in reading, writing, and mathematics and the Title 1 Paraprofessional Knowledge and Skill Requirements.
  
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    EDUC 175 Achieving Info Literacy

    1 CR
    This course is designed to improve the research skills of professional-technical instructors and to help these instructors integrate information literacy into their curricula. The classes are designed to be a combination of demonstration and practice, with emphasis on practice. Additionally, these professional-technical instructors will develop a plan for integrating information-literacy skills into classes that they teach.
  
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    EDUC 199 Professional Technical Specialization

    12 CR
    This course is a project-oriented course designed to provide opportunities for post-secondary professional technical instructors to document their professional skills and experiences which they acquired previously to taking this course.
  
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    EDUC 200 Intro to Teaching Professional Technical Education

    3 CR
    This course provides students with an introductory foundation to the Washington State Professional-Technical Teacher Skill Standards; thus facilitating entrance into specific Skill Standard training in subsequent courses. Subject areas include an introduction to performance-based education, including technical education philosophies and fundamentals of Competency-Based education models. Additionally, it provides the opportunity for students to observe fully-qualified professional-technical instructors.
  
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    EDUC 207 Teaching & Facilitating Learning–Level 1

    3 CR
    As an introduction to vocational teaching, college instructors begin or expand their training as a skilled educator. Instructor-learners learn about “successful beginnings,” being a positive role model, and developing effective lessons based on identified student learning outcomes and competencies. New instructor-learners practice implementing a variety of instructional strategies and student assessments and learn ways to evaluate the progress of diverse learners to meet course objectives. Focus is on four primary modes of instruction: lecture, discussion, demonstration, small group work, and ways in which instructors act as facilitators of learning in their classrooms.
  
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    EDUC 209 Teaching & Facilitating Learning–Level 2

    3 CR
    This course guides instructors through the process of moving from a teacher-centered classroom to a student-centered learning environment and prepares instructor-learners to assist students to become a productive part of a learning community. Instructor-learners further examine and fine-tune multiple modes of instruction beyond those in Level 1 including class discussion, case studies, role-plays and student self-assessment. Using the universal cycle of learning with the fours essential elements of Preparation, Presentation, Practice, and Performance, instructor-learners develop model lessons and instructional models as well as developing model facilitation practices for establishing learning communities within the classroom. This course is particularly helpful to experienced instructor-learners who wish to hone and apply their facilitation and instructional delivery skills and deepen their understanding of how students learn. Focus is on preparing instructor-learners to be facilitators as well as dynamic presenters and on increasing the quality of instruction and self-assessing their own effectiveness.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EDUC 207  with a grade of C or higher .
  
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    EDUC 211 Planning for Instruction

    3 CR
    Instructor-learners plan for the delivery of adult instruction by creating instructional materials appropriate for students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Instructor-learners develop the skills required to create, evaluate, or modify a course through the construction of lesson plans and course syllabi. This course assists instructor-learners in ways to plan lessons and units of instruction, and to identify textbooks, instructional media, and resources. Emphasis is on lesson planning and syllabus development, particularly as they relate to higher order thinking skills such as Bloom’s Taxonomy and domains of learning.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EDUC 207  with a grade of C or higher .
  
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    EDUC 216 Assessment for Learning

    3 CR
    Research in learning assessment has transformed the way educators approach the task of teaching. When developing and designing curriculum, instructors need to understand the paradigm shift between traditional, teacher-centered learning where the emphasis is placed on the one-way delivery of content, and active, student-centered learning where the emphasis shifts to the collaborative, integrated learning process facilitated by the teacher. In this course, instructor-learners will demonstrate assessment literacy and will design and develop assessments to be integrated into the learning process, including performance-based and portfolio assessments. These assessments-prior assessment, formative assessment, summative assessment-will be linked directly to clearly developed learning outcomes and will inform the process of curriculum evaluation and revision. Effective testing and evaluation linked to course outcomes and grading policies will also be discussed.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EDUC 207  with a grade of C or higher .
  
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    EDUC 221 Leadership Development

    3 CR
    This course focuses on methods that implement leadership development as an integral component of professional technical program. Instruction will stress skills in organizing groups to action, decision making, and human relations
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EDUC 207  with a grade of C or higher .
  
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    EDUC 226 Learning Styles

    3 CR
    In this course, professional-technical instructors will be introduced to the theories of learning styles, multiple intelligences, learning types and environmental effects on learning. Instructor-learners will identify their own learning attitudes, environment preferences, learning styles and intelligences and begin to identify the learning profiles of their students. This course will facilitate instructors to create learning environments that are most conducive to optimal learning and to implement teaching/learning strategies that engage a variety of learning styles for instructional success.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EDUC 207  with a grade of C or higher .
  
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    EDUC 231 Learning Environment Management

    3 CR
    To effectively instruct students, a professional-technical instructor must have all required equipment, systems, tools, supplies, and materials available and set up prior to beginning the class. This course is designed to help instructor-learners develop a management plan for determining, obtaining, and maintaining instructional equipment, tools, supplies, and materials. Faculty members will be equipped with the knowledge and direction needed to develop and implement safety plans for their learning environment so that equipment, systems, tools, supplies, and materials will be managed and maintained in an appropriate and safe manner. Emphasis is on shop, laboratory, and classroom safety practices.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EDUC 207  with a grade of C or higher .
  
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    EDUC 236 Occupational Analysis

    3 CR
    This course will familiarize the professional technical instructor with the process of occupational analysis, the steps of DATA and DACUM process, and advisory committees and their role in professional technical curriculum development.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EDUC 207  with a grade of C or higher .
  
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    EDUC 241 Learning & Adapting New Technologies

    3 CR
    In this course the instructor-learner will identify, evaluate and implement new and emerging technologies according to industry needs and per their needs as instructors. Instructor-learners will develop new ways of communication and develop online materials and websites. Working with their program advisory committee, the instructor-learner will maintain current knowledge of technology in the field and focus on how to integrate this new technology into their curriculum, into their current methods of delivering student instruction, and into effective ways of assessing student learning by integrating new technology into student assignments. As needed, the instructor-leaner will develop the skills required to research, organize and maintain information about certification requirements for program-specific technology.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EDUC 207  with a grade of C or higher .
  
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    EDUC 246 The Adult Learner

    3 CR
    To effectively instruct adults, it is essential that the instructor has a basic understanding of the adult learner. By understanding the adult learner and how one learns, the instructor can teach more effectively and can motivate and improve retention rates with students. In this course, instructor-learners will identify learning principles and adult characteristics, learning styles, demographics and motivation. They will also learn to modify curriculum and instruction based on the needs of the adult learners in their classroom.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EDUC 207  with a grade of C or higher .
  
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    EDUC 251 Teaching Practicum 1

    12 CR
    This course will provide opportunities for instructors to enhance their professional skills and provides a viable vehicle for attainment of the skills required of a fully qualified instructor. Evidence of learning and skill-building will be evidenced via project portfolio. In a classroom, lab, and workplace learning enrironment, the student-instructor will implement core learning strategies and techniques on teaching and facilitating learning from coursework and research.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EDUC 207  with a grade of C or higher .
  
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    EDUC 252 Teaching Practicum 2

    12 CR
    This course will provide opportunities for instructors to enhance their professional skills and provides a viable vehicle for attainment of the skills required of a fully qualified instructor. Evidence of learning and skill-building will be evidenced via project portfolio. In a classroom, lab, and workplace learning environment, the student-instructor will establish and implement learning outcomes focused on assessment, new technologies such as distance learning, hybrid courses, electronic instruction.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EDUC 251  with a grade of C or higher .
  
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    EDUC 256 Program Management, Promotion, and Recruitment

    3 CR
    In this course, instructor-learners develop a record keeping system that can be used in the tracking of student affairs, including program enrollment, student grades, student financial aid and scholarship eligibility. In addition, instructor-learners develop a budgeting system to determine program financial needs and the tracking of allocated funds. They take part in departmental and college committees to insure the interests of their program and to participate in collegewide conversations and decisions regarding enrollment, recruitment and community relations.
    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 207  
  
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    EDUC 257 Current Topics For Professional Technical Educators

    5 CR
    This course is designed to provide opportunities for post-secondary faculty members teaching professional-technical coursework to document and receive credit for research/learning acquired at professional conferences.
    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 207  
  
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    EDUC 261 Industry-Based Professional Development

    3 CR
    This course is a project-oriented course designed to provide opportunities for post-secondary professional-technical instructors to document and receive credit for skills-enhancement activities conducted during “Back-to-Industry” or “Return-to-Industry” endeavors.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EDUC 207  with a grade of C or higher .
  
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    EDUC 262 Advanced Industry-Based Professional Development

    6 CR
    This course is a project-oriented course designed to provide opportunities for post-secondary professional-technical instructors to document and receive credit for skills-enhancement activities conducted during “Back-to-Industry” or “Return-to-Industry” endeavors.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EDUC 207  with a grade of C or higher .
  
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    EDUC 299 Professional Technical Education Capstone

    5 CR
    This course is a capstone project designed to provide opportunities for instructors to document their professional skills and provides a viable vehicle for attainment of the skills required of a fully qualified instructor, in accordance with Washington State Skill Standards for Professional-Technical Educators. This course is the final required course for an AAS-T degree in Professional-Technical Education.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EDUC 251  with a grade of C or higher and a minimum of 5 regular quarters of teaching experience.

Electrician

  
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    ELCN 100 Trade & Safety

    2 CR
    A dynamic introduction to the electrical trade regulations & requirements, the job market, descriptions of various types of work areas, safety issues and safety requirements.
  
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    ELCN 101 DC Circuits

    4 CR
    Will prepare the student with the knowledge and skills to diagnose and repair electrical circuits. Instruction emphasizes DC electrical theory, structure of matter, electron theory and Ohm’s law using interactive software, dynamic lecture and discussion. Students will apply basic algebra skills during this course.
    Prerequisite(s): AMATH 100  or concurrent
  
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    ELCN 102 AC Circuits

    3 CR
    Prepares the electrician to diagnose and repair AC electrical circuits. Instruction emphasizes AC electrical theory, phase relationships with inductance, capacitance and resistance.
    Prerequisite(s): ELCN 101  and AMATH 100  
  
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    ELCN 103 Electrical Drawings & Blueprints

    2 CR
    Introduction to and discussion of various types of electrical drawings including wiring, schematic, line, and construction diagrams.
    Prerequisite(s): ELCN 101  or concurrent
  
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    ELCN 104 Grounding & Bonding

    2 CR
    Standards, theory and application of grounding and bonding applied to electrical systems.
    Prerequisite(s): ELCN 102  and ELCN 112  
  
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    ELCN 105 Transformers, Motors & Generators

    4 CR
    Theory and operation of rotating electrical machines and transformers.
    Prerequisite(s): ELCN 102  
  
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    ELCN 112 Introduction to National Electrical Code

    4 CR
    Wire, conduit, and box size requirements of the National Electrical Code. Beginning branch circuit calculations.
    Prerequisite(s): ELCN 101  
  
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    ELCN 113 Advanced NEC Calculations

    3 CR
    National Electrical Code required calculations for occupancy loads, transformer and motor circuits, services, feeders and equipment rooms.
    Prerequisite(s): ELCN 112  
  
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    ELCN 125 Electrical Applied Mechanics

    4 CR
    Studies introduce material strengths relating to forces such as tension, sheer and torque. Students develop knowledge and skills through application of pulley ratios and levers. Instruction also covers properties of materials such as solids, liquids and gasses. Utilizing dynamic lecture and discussion, and hands-on practice, students develop knowledge and skills for careers in industry. Text and basic tools required.
 

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