Mar 03, 2021  
2016-2017 Bellingham Technical College Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Bellingham Technical College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 141 Practical Accounting I

    5 CR
    Covers the accounting cycle through a study of sole proprietorship and the use of accounts, the general journal, and the general ledger.
    Prerequisite(s): Accuplacer Scores: 71 Reading, 38 Arithmetic, or instructor permission.
  
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    ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I

    5 CR
    This course is the first of a series of three accounting courses in the Business DTA sequence. It provides an introduction to financial accounting as an essential part of business decision-making. It includes the vocabulary and fundamental concepts of accounting as well as analysis of common business activities and interpretation primary financial statements.
    Prerequisite(s): Accuplacer Score: 75 in Algebra or a grade of C or higher in MATH 098  ; or instructor permission.
  
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    ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II

    5 CR
    This is the second of a series of three accounting courses in the Business DTA sequence and is a continuation of ACCT& 201 . The emphasis of this class is on fixed assets, intangibles, investments and financing, stockholder’s equity, cash flow analysis and financial statement analysis.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT& 201  with a C or higher; or instructor permission.
  
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    ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III

    5 CR
    This is the third course of the series of three accounting courses in the Business DTA sequence and is also a required course for the Accounting AAS and AAS-T degree students. This course introduces students to information needed by managers to carry out three essential functions in an organization: (1) planning operations, (2) controlling activities, and (3) making decisions. This course will show what kind of information is needed, where this information can be obtained, and how this information can be used by managers as they carry out their planning, control, and decision-making responsibilities.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT& 202  or ACCT 243  with a C or better or instructor permission.
  
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    ACCT 242 Practical Accounting II

    5 CR
    Theory and practice of computing and recording transactions relating to merchandise inventory, notes payable and receivable, depreciation, accounting principles, and reporting standards.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 141  or instructor permission.
  
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    ACCT 243 Practical Accounting III

    5 CR
    Theory and practice relating to the formation and operations of partnerships and corporations, decision making and statement analysis. Financial data is used to access the efficiency of current operations and determine profitability.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 242  or instructor permission.
  
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    ACCT 245 Payroll Procedures

    5 CR
    Covers payroll records and procedures. Students complete assignments about federal and state laws that affect compensation of employees.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 141  or instructor permission.
  
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    ACCT 246 Computerized Accounting I

    5 CR
    A study of computerized accounting systems in both service and merchandising environments. Uses the commercially popular QuickBooks software to demonstrate the use of fully integrated accounting systems. Prepares the student to use commercial accounting software products on-the-job.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 141  or instructor permission.
  
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    ACCT 271 Internship

    1 CR
    Students will arrange to work in an office where they will apply accounting skills and knowledge.
  
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    ACCT 272 Internship

    2 CR
    Students will arrange to work in an office where they will apply accounting skills and knowledge.
  
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    ACCT 273 Internship

    3 CR
    Students will arrange to work in an office where they will apply accounting skills and knowledge. The internship may be paid or unpaid work experience.
  
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    ACCT 274 Internship

    4 CR
    Students will arrange to work in an office where they will apply accounting skills and knowledge. It may be a paid or an unpaid work experience.
  
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    ACCT 275 Internship

    5 CR
    Students will arrange to work in an office where they will apply accounting skills and knowledge.
  
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    ACCT 276 Internship

    6 CR
    Students will arrange to work in an office where they will apply accounting skills and knowledge.

Auto Collision Repair

  
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    ACRT 101 Introduction to Auto Collision Repair

    4 CR
    This course covers personal, tool and equipment safety; workplace ethics; and hazardous materials.
  
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    ACRT 105 Non-Structural Welding

    8 CR
    This course covers the differences between various metal joining processes, selection of the correct process for different types of jobs, and the advantages of MIG welding, plasma cutting, spot welding, and gas welding and cutting.
    Prerequisite(s): ACRT 101  
  
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    ACRT 110 Refinishing Safety

    2 CR
    This course will address the basic knowledge and skill to perform personal and environmental safety practices, spray gun and related equipment operation, surface preparation, and various refinishing operations used on vehicles.
  
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    ACRT 115 Non-Structural Repair

    2 CR
    This course addresses basic personal safety, vehicle safety, equipment, product knowledge, and basic knowledge required to perform non-structural analysis and damage repair.
    Prerequisite(s): ACRT 101 , ACRT 110  
  
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    ACRT 123 Non-Structural Metal Finishing

    5 CR
    This course covers the correct mixing and application of body fillers that will increase the quality of a repair. Instruction in safety, environmental awareness, basic fundamentals of metal straightening, and proper selection of metal straightening tools is also included.
    Prerequisite(s): ACRT 101 , ACRT 110 , ACRT 115  
  
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    ACRT 125 Refinishing Surface Preparation

    5 CR
    This course covers how to determine the condition of a vehicle’s finish and plan the steps to be used in refinishing the vehicle. Instruction in safety and environmental awareness is also included.
    Prerequisite(s): ACRT 101 , ACRT 110 , ACRT 123  
  
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    ACRT 130 Damage Analysis

    3 CR
    This course covers the procedure for analyzing vehicle damage and estimating repair costs using manual and computerized estimating systems.
  
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    ACRT 133 Paint Matching & Blending

    7 CR
    This course addresses mixing all types of refinishing materials, the theory of matching refinishing materials, painting and blending techniques, and paint application.
    Prerequisite(s): ACRT 101 , ACRT 110 , ACRT 123 , ACRT 125  
  
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    ACRT 138 Restoring Corrosion Protection

    3 CR
    This course covers corrosion and its effect on vehicles, how to restore corrosion protection to collision damaged areas, and how to work safely with chemicals. Student plan effective and correct corrosion protection treatment for welded areas and exposed seams, interior seams, exposed surfaces, trim and accessories during repairs.
    Prerequisite(s): ACRT 101 , ACRT 110 , ACRT 123  
  
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    ACRT 140 Drive Train, Fuel, Brakes, HVAC

    2 CR
    This course covers repair of a vehicle involved in a collision including removal of mechanical parts such as drive train and engine parts. It also covers servicing heating and A/C systems of a vehicle involved in a collision.
  
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    ACRT 141 Outer Body Panel Repair

    4 CR
    This course covers replacement and adjustment of outer body panels, selection of alignment tools, and understanding how to use panel replacement and alignment tools. Instruction in safety, environmental awareness, human relations and work ethics are taught as an integral part of this course.
    Prerequisite(s): ACRT 101 , ACRT 105 , ACRT 110 , ACRT 115 , ACRT 123 , ACRT 125 , ACRT 130 , ACRT 133 , ACRT 138 , ACRT 140  
  
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    ACRT 142 Shop Practicum I

    6 CR
    This course is self-paced allowing students to apply the fundamental principles and competencies learned in non-structural repair, structural damage repair, mechanical and electrical repair, plastics and adhesives, and painting and refinishing.
    Prerequisite(s): ACRT 101 , ACRT 105 , ACRT 110 , ACRT 115 , ACRT 123 , ACRT 125 , ACRT 130 , ACRT 133 , ACRT 138 , ACRT 140  
  
  
  
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    ACRT 253 Moveable Glass & Hardware

    2 CR
    This course covers removal, installation, and adjustment of moveable glass and its hardware. Students identify causes of door glass problems and learn how to correct air and water leaks.
  
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    ACRT 254 Structural Fixed Glass

    2 CR
    This course emphasizes the role glass plays in the structural integrity of the vehicle and includes information about automobile glass and methods for removal and installation.
    Prerequisite(s): ACRT 253  
  
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    ACRT 255 Suspension & Steering

    4 CR
    This course covers identification and diagnosis of tire and wheel steering, rack and pinion steering, power steering suspension, strut type, and steering and suspension system problems.
  
  
  
  
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    ACRT 263 Restraint Systems

    2 CR
    This course covers diagnosis and inspection of restraint and SRS systems.
  
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    ACRT 264 Plastics & Adhesives

    4 CR
    This course covers the different types of plastic used in today’s automobiles, and how to identify and repair them.
  
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    ACRT 266 Electrical System Repair

    3 CR
    This course covers diagnosis and repair of electrical system problems.
  
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    ACRT 268 Refinishing Final Detail

    3 CR
    This course addresses basic theory and practical applications of color sanding, buffing, and polishing after refinishing. This course also covers vehicle cleanup before the vehicle is delivered to the customer.
  
  

Automotive

  
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    AUTO 104 Engines Light Mechanical

    7 CR
    An introductory look at the 4 stoke gasoline engine followed by in depth study and practice of industry standard minor engine service procedures including gasketing and sealing. This course will also cover theory, diagnosis and repairs to the cooling and lubrication systems.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 103  
  
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    AUTO 105 Engines Major Mechanical

    5 CR
    An in depth practice of diagnostic methods relating to mechanical component failures within the engine such as power balance testing, compression and leak down testing. This course will center on a thorough exploration of internal engine components, measurements and major repairs to those components.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 103  
  
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    AUTO 106 Applied Engines Technology

    6 CR
    This lab-based course will cover diagnosis and repairs to the cooling system, lubrication system and all major mechanical systems relating to the engine. This course will serve to apply theories learned in other engine related coursework.
  
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    AUTO 107 Brakes

    6 CR
    Students will be introduced to the theory and operation of vehicle braking systems. Students will demonstrate the understanding of these systems. Students will then diagnose and perform the needed repairs to the brake and anti-lock brake system on customer vehicles.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 103  
  
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    AUTO 113 HVAC

    4 CR
    Students will be introduced to the operation of a heating, circulation and air conditioning systems. Students will demonstrate the understanding of these systems. Students will then diagnose and perform the needed repairs to the vehicle HVAC systems on customer vehicles.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 103  
  
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    AUTO 122 Basic Drive Train

    4 CR
    Students will be introduced to the operation of vehicle drive train systems. Students will demonstrate the understanding of these systems. Students will then diagnose and perform the needed repairs to the drive train system on customer vehicles.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 103  
  
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    AUTO 151 Electricity/Electronics

    2 CR
    A comprehensive and thorough introduction to electrical theory as applied to the automobile. This course will focus on electrical behavior in automotive circuits, understanding and using wiring schematics and basic trouble shooting procedures on simple automotive circuits.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 103  
  
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    AUTO 161 Steering and Suspension

    6 CR
    Students will be introduced to the operation of a vehicles steering and suspension system. Students will demonstrate the understanding of these systems. Students will then diagnose and perform the needed repairs to the steering and suspension system on customer vehicles.
    Prerequisite(s): TRANS 103  
  
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    AUTO 219 Applied Automotive Concepts I

    15 CR
    The student is required to intern in a business that performs vehicle repairs. The student will obtain and maintain their own employment. The student is normally working with or under the direct supervision of a journeyman-level technician. It is recommended that the student’s experience focus on the subject areas completed the last quarter on campus, if practical or possible, thereby making the internship site a real world extension of the classroom. Student work will be monitored by an instructor from BTC who will visit the work site periodically.
    Prerequisite(s): AENGL 100 , CMST& 210 , and AMATH 100  
  
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    AUTO 229 Applied Automotive Concepts II

    5 CR
    The student is required to intern in a business that performs vehicle repairs. The student will obtain and maintain their employment. The student is normally working with or under the direct supervision of a journeyman-level technician. It is recommended the student’s experience focuses on the subject areas recently completed on campus if practical or possible thereby making the internship site a real world extension of the classroom. Student work will be monitored by an instructor from BTC who will visit the work site periodically. Students will also have an opportunity to perform on-campus internships however availability is extremely limited. Students are encouraged to seek internship opportunities within the industry first.
    Prerequisite(s): AENGL 100 , CMST& 210 , and AMATH 100  
  
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    AUTO 250 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles

    7 CR
    This course will focus on theory, description and operation of automatic drive systems. This will include diagnosis and trouble shooting hydraulic, electrical/electronic controls and mechanical systems and practicing proper R&R techniques.
    Prerequisite(s): AUTO 122 , AUTO 265 , AENGL 100 , CMST& 210 , and AMATH 100  
  
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    AUTO 255 Electricity/Electronics 2

    7 CR
    An introduction to a variety of electronic systems found on a modern vehicle. AUTO 255 provides an in-depth study of starting & charging systems. This course will also cover body and chassis control systems such as ABS, body computers, low tire pressure warning and airbags. Extensive troubleshooting practice by the application of industry standard troubleshooting techniques will be provided in AUTO 255.
    Prerequisite(s): AUTO 151 , AENGL 100  , CMST& 210 , and AMATH 100  
  
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    AUTO 259 Applied Automotive Concepts III

    5 CR
    The student is required to intern in a business that performs vehicle repairs. The student will obtain and maintain their employment. The student is normally working with or under the direct supervision of a journeyman-level technician. It is recommended the student’s experience focuses on the subject areas recently completed on campus if practical or possible thereby making the internship site a real world extension of the classroom. Student work will be monitored by an instructor from BTC who will visit the work site periodically. Students will also have an opportunity to perform on-campus internships however availability is extremely limited. Students are encouraged to seek internship opportunities within the industry first.
    Prerequisite(s): AENGL 100 , CMST& 210 , and AMATH 100  
  
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    AUTO 260 Manual Transmission/Transaxle

    3 CR
    This course will focus on theory, description and operation of manual drive train systems. This course will include clutches, transfer cases and differentials.
    Prerequisite(s): AUTO 122 , AENGL 100 , CMST& 210 , and AMATH 100  
  
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    AUTO 265 Engine Performance 2

    3 CR
    AUTO 265 will cover computerized engine management systems including OBD2 and diagnostic trouble code interpretation. This course will also cover vehicle computer networks including typical topologies and troubleshooting techniques.
    Prerequisite(s): AENGL 100 , CMST& 210  , and AMATH 100  
    Corequisite(s): AUTO 255  
  
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    AUTO 275 Engine Performance 3

    11 CR
    This course will offer instruction in the operation, diagnosis and repair of fuel systems, ignition systems and emission control systems including exhaust gas analysis. In addition there will be more in-depth study of the OBD2 system and how it relates to other systems on the vehicle. This course also includes an introduction to alternative fuel vehicles.
    Prerequisite(s): AENGL 100 , CMST& 210 , and AMATH 100 
  
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    AUTO 279 Applied Automotive Concepts IV

    5 CR
    The student is required to intern in a business that performs vehicle repairs. The student will obtain and maintain their employment. The student is normally working with or under the direct supervision of a journeyman-level technician. It is recommended the student’s experience focuses on the subject areas recently completed on campus if practical or possible thereby making the internship site a real world extension of the classroom. Student work will be monitored by an instructor from BTC who will visit the work site periodically. Students will also have an opportunity to perform on-campus internships however availability is extremely limited. Students are encouraged to seek internship opportunities within the industry first.
    Prerequisite(s): AENGL 100 , CMST& 210 , and AMATH 100  

Basic Academic Skills

  
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    ABE 050 Essential Math

    5
    A math course designed for students who need better math skills to pass the GED math test or Accuplacer arithmetic test or to progress to Pre-Algebra. This course is intended to reinforce and extend students’ knowledge of basic mathematics and to build the foundation for success in beginning algebra. Topics covered include basic operations with whole numbers, decimals and fractions; understanding and application of ratio, proportion and percent; elements of geometry, problem solving, and signed numbers; and solving simple equations. The course is designed to use interactive software and a variety of classroom strategies.
    Prerequisite(s): CASAS Math score 211
  
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    ABE 052 Essential Writing

    5
    This course helps students develop basic English writing skills such as organization of ideas, conventions of English language usage (grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation), and feedback and revision. Students will apply critical thinking skills such as analyzing and synthesizing ideas from authentic readings. Basic computer use is required. This course prepares students for entry into English 92.
    Prerequisite(s): Level 4 ABE or 6 ESL in writing. Recommended concurrent registration in Essential Reading.
  
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    ABE 054 Essential Reading

    5
    This course helps students develop English reading skills including comprehension, vocabulary and study skills through real-world investigations directed by student interest. Focus is placed upon critical thinking skills, central themes and main ideas. These are essential for taking notes and writing summaries in other courses. Inferences, paragraph patterns, and implied main ideas are also studied. Basic computer use is required. This course prepares students for entry into Reading 85.
    Prerequisite(s): CASAS reading score of 221 or higher. Recommended concurrent registration in Essential Writing.
  
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    ABE 055 Essential RDG/WR

    5


    This intensive course helps students develop English reading and writing skills including comprehension, vocabulary, study skills, organization of ideas and conventions of English language usage (grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation). Students will apply critical thinking skills such as analyzing and synthesizing ideas from authentic reading, as well as the development of central themes and main ideas in writing. Basic computer use is required.
    Prerequisite(s): CASAS Reading score of 221 or higher

     

  
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    ENGL 092 Fundamentals of Standard Written English

    5
    This course focuses on the fundamentals of college-level standard written English. Course work includes a study of the conventional grammatical rules of English in the construction of effective sentences and paragraphs, leading to the practice of crafting an essay. Critical readings of paragraphs and short essays are also part of the curriculum.
    Prerequisite(s): Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 50 or a C grade in ABE 054   or ABE 055 , and Accuplacer Sentence score of 50 or a C grade in ABE 052   orABE 055 .
  
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    MATH 090 Pre-Algebra

    5
    A developmental math course to help students make the transition from Arithmetic to Algebra. Students will increase their math skills and gain the foundation for algebraic concepts and problem-solving. Students should have a working knowledge of Arithmetic. Included are topics on fractions, sets of numbers, applied problem solving, use of variables, simplifying expressions, and setting up equations to solve.
    Prerequisite(s): Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 38 or a C grade in ABE 050  .
  
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    RDG 085 Reading Skills

    5


    This course focuses on developing technical/college level reading. Emphasis is placed on locating main ideas, summarizing, critical thinking skills and digital literacy. Students will document reading strategies for a variety of reading material as well as map navigation process for on-screen readings. Practices include daily reading, group work, vocabulary expansion, critical thinking, and summary writing.
    Prerequisite(s): Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 50 or a C grade in ABE 054   or ABE 055 , and

    Accuplacer Sentence score of 50 or a C grade in ABE 052   or ABE 055  .


Biology

  
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    BIO 105 Essentials of Anatomy Physiology

    5 CR
    The student will develop a basic knowledge of the structure and function of the various body systems. The course emphasizes the essential structure and function of the normal human body, which will serve as a foundation of general understanding for future study in health occupations. Integration of each system to other systems and the whole organism as well as application of key concepts to health and disease are emphasized.
    Prerequisite(s): Accuplacer Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills score of 71 or higher.
  
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    BIO 127 Diseases of the Human Body

    4 CR
    Introduction to the effects of system diseases on the human body. Course includes discussions of selected diseases, including causes and treatments. Course also includes an overview of principles of pharmacology and description/purposes of selected laboratory tests.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 105   (or BIOL& 241  and BIOL& 242 ) and HT 126 .
  
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    BIO 130 Sectional Anatomy

    4 CR
    Building on knowledge of anatomy and physiology, this course offers a unique perspective of anatomical relationships. This course promotes an understanding of the human body from sagittal, coronal and transverse cross sectional perspectives. With the extensive use of diagrams, MRI and CT images, this course will explore anatomical structure and physiology.
    Prerequisite(s): RT 103  for BTC Radiologic Technology Program Students. ARRT Registered Radiographers may also take this class with permission from the Radiologic Technology Coordinator.
  
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    BIOL& 160 General Biology with Lab

    5 CR
    This course provides introduction to basic concepts of biology, with an emphasis on the cells as the fundamental unit of life. Topics include cell structure, basic chemical and biochemical concepts, metabolism, cell division, principles of genetics, biological diversity, and methods of scientific inquiry and critical thinking. Course establishes foundation necessary for continued biology study, especially in human anatomy and physiology. Lab included.
    Prerequisite(s): Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085  , and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade inENGL 092  or C grade in AENGL 100  and Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098  .
  
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    BIOL& 241 Human A & P 1

    5 CR
    This course emphasizes understanding of the normal human, which will serve as a foundation of general understanding as well as a foundation for future study in allied health fields. Lecture, group discussion, literature and internet research, and laboratory exercises are included. Acquisition of basic knowledge, application and integration of concepts is emphasized. BIOL& 241 includes anatomy survey; tissues; and integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems.
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL& 160  with a C grade and CHEM& 121  with a C grade.
  
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    BIOL& 242 Human A & P 2

    5 CR
    This course emphasizes understanding of the normal human, which will serve as a foundation of general understanding as well as a foundation for future study in allied health fields. Lecture, group discussion, literature and internet research, and laboratory exercises are included. Acquisition of basic knowledge, application and integration of concepts is emphasized. BIOL& 242 includes circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL& 241   with a C grade.
  
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    BIOL& 260 Microbiology

    5 CR
    Exploration of microbial world with a focus on medical microbiology for students in the health field. Areas of study include classification of microbes, life cycle, metabolism, control, and common infectious diseases of the human body. Laboratory component will demonstrate procedures to identify and control microbes.
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL& 160  with a C grade and CHEM& 121  with a C grade.

Business

  
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    BUS 100 Electronic Math Applications

    3 CR
    Focuses on the application of the electronic calculator to business transactions and accounting activities. Students will develop speed on the 10-key by touch method.
    Prerequisite(s): Accuplacer score of 38 in Arithmetic or a grade of C or better in MATH 090  ; or instructor permission
  
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    BUS& 101 Introduction to Business

    5 CR
    Students are introduced to the broad field of business and its organization, operation and management. Business opportunities, ownership, marketing, physical factors, human resource, finance, regulations and decision-making processes are emphasized. Other topics include problems of organization, strategic management and controls. Fulfills the social science requirements at Bellingham Technical College.
  
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    BUS 123 Records Management

    3 CR
    Introduces students to basic terminology and the scope of records and information management, employment opportunities, and legal and ethical matters associated with records. The life cycle of non-electronic and electronic records are surveyed from creation to retention and destruction.
  
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    BUS 127 Social Media Marketing

    5 CR
    This course provides an introduction to social media marketing (SMM). Special emphasis is placed on creating a social media marketing plan which uses social media platforms to positively influence consumers toward a brand, product, or service. Explore and practice managing social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr as well as emerging platforms.
  
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    BUS 128 Search Engine Marketing

    5 CR
    Search Engine Marketing is the process of promoting a Web site, product or company through both search engine optimization and search advertising. This course examines ways to improve traffic to the Web site by improving the ranking in search engine results and paid advertising. Become familiar with different types of marketing data and learn to combine them to answer business questions. Develop a measurement plan for a marketing campaign, and learn to set up the plan so it generates actionable data.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 127  or Instructor permission
  
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    BUS 129 Social Media Marketing Campaign

    5 CR
    Students will complete a social media marketing campaign for an organization. By identifying the organizations target market and the social media portals where the organization participates. Students will learn to set measurable goals; design innovative strategies and select appropriate social media portals, craft compelling content to attract and influence the intended audience, monitor and measure progress on a regular basis, and tune the social media marketing campaign to account for the ever changing nature of consumer tastes and the social Web.
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 128  or Instructor permission
  
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    BUS 150 Math for Business

    5 CR
    Students will apply math concepts to business applications in the areas of banking, business statistics, markup/markdown, payroll, debt, credit cards, investments, and insurance. It is recommended that students have a calculator with the exponent function.
    Prerequisite(s): Accuplacer score of 38 in Arithmetic or a grade of C or better in MATH 090  ; or instructor permission.
  
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    BUS 171 Technical Communications

    5 CR
    This course introduces students to effective written and oral business communication through application and study of text. Students will learn to compose effective business writings including letters, memos, technical manuals, reports, and employment documents. Students will learn effective oral presentation and job interviewing skills. Students will use various forms of technology including email, online file sharing, voice recognition, and live web conferencing. It is recommended that BUS 188 (Business English) be taken before BUS 171 (Technical Communications). NOTE: When this course is taught online, students will need access to a Windows-based computer, web cam, and to be able to deliver and receive audio.
    Prerequisite(s): Accuplacer scores: 71 Reading or a C grade in RDG 085  ; 71 Sentence Skills or a C grade in ENGL 092  ; CAP 106 ; or instructor permission.
  
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    BUS 188 Business English

    5 CR
    Business English focuses on the improvement of basic grammar and proofreading skills needed to effectively compose and edit written business documents. Specific tools include proofreading, parts of speech, sentence structure, capitalization, abbreviation, number usage, punctuation, and word choice. It is recommended that BUS 188 (Business English) be taken before BUS 171 Technical Communications .
    Prerequisite(s): Accuplacer Scores: 71 Reading or a C grade in RDG 085  , 71 Sentence Skills or a C grade inENGL 092  ; or instructor permission.
  
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    BUS& 201 Business Law

    5 CR
    This course introduces students to principles underlying the legal environment of business through lectures, classroom activities, and study of text. Students will be exposed to basic information relating business and personal aspects of law as set forth in the course outline.
    Prerequisite(s): 71 Reading Accuplacer score.
  
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    BUS 230 Medical Office Procedures

    5 CR
    Medical Office Procedures is an introduction to healthcare administration. This course gives students transferable skills that will aid them in attaining employment within healthcare, as well as a global understanding of the differences within the various healthcare systems. A strong emphasis will be placed on interpersonal skills, appropriate communication and customer service skills when working in a diverse office team environment. The student will learn the duties in the medical office, computerized medical office procedures as well as exercises in judgment, independent action, and coping with interruptions. In addition to computerized appointment scheduling and billing, students learn about the major insurances with ICD and CPT coding. This course is designed to give an overview of the various areas within healthcare administration that most healthcare professionals will be expected to understand and know when seeking a job. Although healthcare operations may vary, a basic level of understanding in administration is vital for all healthcare professionals. (Note: this course meets the communications general education requirement for the medical coding and billing generalist program only).
    Prerequisite(s): Accuplacer Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills score of 71 or higher.
  
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    BUS 232 Office Procedures

    5 CR
    Prepares the student for the role of an office or administrative assistant and the broader role as a professional member of the management team. The class exposes the student to the growing influence of information technology, the expanding global marketplace, and the changes in the organizational structure of modern business.
    Prerequisite(s): CAP 106 .
  
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    BUS 271 Internship

    1 CR
    Students will arrange to work in an office where they will apply business skills and knowledge.
  
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    BUS 272 Internship

    2 CR
    Students will arrange to work in an office where they will apply business skills and knowledge.
  
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    BUS 273 Internship

    3 CR
    Students will arrange to work in an office where they will apply business skills and knowledge.
  
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    BUS 274 Internship

    4 CR
    Students will arrange to work in an office where they will apply business skills and knowledge.
  
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    BUS 275 Internship

    5 CR
    Students will arrange to work in an office where they will apply business skills and knowledge.
  
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    BUS 276 Internship

    6 CR
    Students will arrange to work in an office where they will apply business skills and knowledge.
  
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    BUS 280 Assessment

    1 CR
    Office Assistant students will create a portfolio appropriate to their certificate or degree and complete an exit interview with their advisor. Assessment, required for a completion certificate or degree, will be assigned relative to the student’s certificate or degree.
    Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission.
  
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    BUS 281 Assessment

    1 CR
    Administrative Assistant students will create a portfolio appropriate to their certificate or degree and complete an exit interview with their advisory. Assessment, required for a completion certificate or degree, will be assigned relative to the student’s certificate or degree.
    Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission.
  
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    BUS 310 Project Management

    5 CR
    Coordination of projects involving multiple tasks and resources, and the resolution of the conflicts that arise is a critical skill in business. This course teaches students some of the techniques necessary to develop realistic and comprehensive project plans; identify risk areas; monitor the plans; and deal with problems. The course will also cover management of the procurement process, and communication with project stakeholders. The course includes the use of Microsoft Project to develop and manage project plans.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BASOPS program.

Certified Production Technician

  
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    CPT 101 Safety in Manufacturing Production

    3 CR
    It is important to be safe while you work. This course provides you with an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration General Industry training topics. The course is intended to provide entry level general industry workers a broad awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards in a general industrial setting. The training covers a variety of safety and health hazards which workers may encounter at a general industry site.
  
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    CPT 102 Quality Practices and Measurements

    3 CR
    In order to meet a customer’s needs, quality consistent products must be produced. This is accomplished through the knowledge of the equipment operator. Each machine operator determines both the quality and quantity of production from his/her equipment. In this course you will learn basic Quality Practices and Measurements that will enable you to produce high quality products.
    Prerequisite(s): CPT 101 Safety in Manufacturing Production  
  
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    CPT 103 Manufacturing Processes and Production

    3 CR
    At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to identify the job skills necessary to have a successful career. Topics include listening skills, oral communication, human relations, decision making/problem solving, how to work as a team, and resource management.
    Prerequisite(s): CPT 101 Safety in Manufacturing Production  
  
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    CPT 104 Maintenance Awareness

    3 CR
    Preventative maintenance and production housekeeping are very important aspects of equipment operations. In this course the student will learn how to monitor production equipment for both routine and preventative maintenance.
    Prerequisite(s): CPT 101 Safety in Manufacturing Production  
  
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    FABE 101 Safety in Manufacturing Production

    3 CR
    It is important to be safe while you work. This course provides you with an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration General Industry training topics. The course is intended to provide entry level general industry workers a broad awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards in a general industrial setting. The training covers a variety of safety and health hazards which workers may encounter at a general industry site.

Chemistry

  
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    CHEM& 110 Chemical Concepts w/Lab

    5 CR
    This course is a broad overview of chemistry concepts useful to technical program education. Topics include basic atomic theory, chemical bonding, solutions, organic chemistry, hydrocarbon reactions, analytical separations, gasses, thermodynamics, and intermolecular forces.
    Prerequisite(s): BTC College Level Math score of 75 or MATH 099  or AMATH 111  with a C grade or better.
  
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    CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry

    5 CR
    Introductory course for non-science majors, nursing, and environmental science students. Includes basic concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry, the nature of atoms, molecules and chemical bonds, chemical notation, chemistry of solutions, scientific reasoning, and problem-solving in the study of the theory and application of chemistry. Lab work is included.
    Prerequisite(s): Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085  , and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092  or C grade in AENGL 100  and BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099  .
  
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    CHEM& 131 Introduction to Organic/Bio-Chemistry

    5 CR
    This course is a continuation of CHEM& 121  and uses those concepts learned to understand the molecular nature of organic molecules. Topics to be covered include the structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of hydrocarbons, alcohol, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and the amines with significant emphasis on the biochemical context of these organic molecules. The structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids including the major catabolic and anabolic pathways of carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism is also covered. Lab activities complement theoretical concepts. Group discussion, lecture, as well as laboratory exercises are included as methods of learning.
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM& 121  with a C grade or better.
 

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