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Graphic Arts Technology

Course Descriptions

GRA 100 Orientation to Graphic Arts 1-0-1
An introduction and overview of developments, trends and projections in the Graphics Industry. The course highlights the different opportunities and industries served by this program, and covers the production steps any printed material must go through before completion. Basic units of measurement and industry standards are discussed. Students use trade publications and research current trends. (FA)

GRA 102 Graphics Software 3-0-3
An introductory class that concentrates on the software used for design, layout, typography, illustration, and imaging. Students are introduced to the basic tools and techniques using various programs essential in desktop publishing and web design. Upon completion students should be able to: Understand and use the computer as a fundamental design and production tool, be able to open and save files in the correct format, and design basic graphical components utilizing the correct software for the project. (FA)

GRA 110 Graphic Arts I 3-0-3
Students address fundamentals of image creation using the basics tools of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Concepts of color space and file format are studied. Desktop Publishing formatting techniques using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are utilized in creating DTP designs. Students will create projects with an understanding of raster and vector formats and select the best program suited for each application. Students will continue to use trade publications to research current trends. (FA)

GRA 120 Graphic Arts II 2-2-3
Advanced image creation using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is covered in a series of production projects. Advanced projects include the layout of two-page and multi-page newsletter, large format ad layout, and other page layout techniques. A simulated production environment is created as students design projects and use industry standards and procedures. Emphasis is placed on design and production of multi-color, single color, and spot color layouts. (SP)

GRA 210 Graphic Arts III 2-2-3
The major areas of production used in the printing industry are applied. This includes graphic design, job planning, page layout, halftones, direct to film, direct to plate, image assembly, proofing, plate-making, presswork and bindery/finishing. Students apply each of the production processes to multiple projects. Students will follow projects from pre-production through production and post-production stages. (FA)

GRA 215 Advanced Illustrator 3-0-3
Advanced Illustrator techniques are covered through design and production. Digitized and original images are manipulated in a series of projects utilizing Illustrator, additional hardware and other Adobe software. Emphasis is placed on creativity, concept development and the final output of each piece. Projects are critiqued for aesthetics and technical performance and may become elements of the student’s professional portfolio. Prerequisite: GRA 102 Graphics Software or GRA 110 Graphic Arts I or Instructor approval . (SP)

GRA 216 Advanced Photoshop 3-0-3
Advanced Photoshop continues the student’s exploration of Photoshop with in-depth attention to efficient and exacting production techniques. Topics of emphasis include masks, channel manipulations, color management, Adobe Bridge integration, advanced layer techniques, new features and output to print. Assignments will be technically and conceptually complex. Prerequisite: GRA 102 Graphics Software or GRA 110 Graphic Arts I or Instructor approval. (SP)

GRA 225 Digital-Multimedia Development 3-0-3
An introduction to image design for digital reproduction. Based on latest technologies, the course offers an overview of Adobe Flash and the development of a variety of digital-media projects. Student will create a basic presentation, an animation and an interactive presentation for both webbased media and CD-ROM. Students will begin creation of their digital portfolio that will be expanded and refined in Portfolio Design. (FA)

GRA 235 Product Design 3-0-3
An intermediate study of product design and branding. Students will create product labels, boxes, posters, magazine covers and a variety of product packaging concepts. Recommended for students interested in photo-manipulation, typography and product package development. This course integrates design and production to create prototypes. Course projects may become elements of the student’s professional portfolio. Prerequisite: GRA 110 Graphics Arts I or Instructor approval. (SP)

GRA 245 Pre-Press Production 3-0-3
Pre-press production procedures are identified and used. Students will create impositions, write job specifications, convert files, utilize color management techniques, calculate resolutions and identify production requirements. Print production procedures are applied to specific projects using current hardware and software. Emphasis is on pre-press details. Students will pre-flight files, determine correct color space, use spot colors, and determine specific job requirements. Prerequisite: GRA 120 Graphics Arts II or Instructor approval. (FA)

GRA 255 Screen Printing 3-0-3
This course is an introduction to the basic techniques and processes of screenprinting. Students will solve imaging challenges from a commercial standpoint using both traditional and commercial production equipment. This course requires knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Students will create single color and multi-color projects utilizing photo emulsions, vellum originals, and Imagesetter film. Pre- or Corequisite: GRA 210 Graphics Arts III or Instructor approval. (SP)

GRA 290 Portfolio Design 3-0-3
Students will plan and prepare a professional portfolio using advanced graphic techniques. A traditional portfolio and a digital portfolio in web or multimedia format is created. It is recommended that students take this course in their last semester of study and have developed a series of 25-50 images consisting of print, web and multimedia work. Electronic and printed production techniques will be utilized. At the conclusion of the semester, students will professionally present portfolio work for review. Pre- or corequisite: GRA 210 Graphics Arts III or instructor approval. (SP)

GRA 295 Graphic Arts Technology Internship 0-(6-18)-(2-6)
This course is designed to provide students real-life work experiences through on-thejob training with a field-related cooperating employer in the student’s declared major. Students will be supervised by the business/industry sponsor and report to the Director of Career and Technical Programs or assigned faculty member. The position may be paid or unpaid. Students must complete a minimum of 45 contact hours per credit hour per semester. Course is variable credits and may be repeated for up to six credit hours. Prerequisites: SKL 240, minimum of 30 credit hours, with at least 18 credits of core classes in the program area, 2.50 GPA, and/or approval from the Dean of Career and Technical Education or Director of Career and Technical Programs.

GRA 299 Special Studies in Graphic Arts Technology (1 to 6)-0-(1 to 6)
This course will consist of specialized study in areas of the department, which are not covered in-depth in courses already offered. Students may take no more than six credit hours of special studies in any one discipline. (IN)

 

Mathematics

Course Descriptions

MTH010 Fundamentals of Math 3-0-3
Fundamentals of Math is designed to review and/or establish basic arithmetic skills with integers, fractions, decimals, ratios, and percents. Students are introduced to variables, basic linear equations, proportions, and geometry formulas. Degree- and certificate-seeking students required to complete developmental coursework must enroll in the required developmental course(s) prior to or immediately following their first six credit hours of enrollment at MACC. (FA, SP, SU)

MTH011 Fundamentals of Algebra 3-0-3
Fundamentals of Algebra is designed for the student who lacks the necessary algebraic skills to undertake collegelevel courses. It includes the study of the real number system, basic linear equations and inequalities, as well as their applications. Linear equations in two variables are covered with graphing, writing equations of lines, and solving systems of linear equations. Exponents are studied along with the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of polynomials. Degree- and certificate-seeking students required to complete developmental coursework must enroll in the required developmental course(s) prior to or immediately following their first six credit hours of enrollment at MACC. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score, grade of “C” or higher in MTH010 or successful completion of appropriate module in the Computer Assisted Pre-Algebra sequence.

MTH015 Fundamentals of Technical Mathematics 3-0-3
This course is designed to provide an introduction and/or review of mathematics concepts and skills for students entering technical programs. The emphasis will be on direct technical applications rather than theoretical mathematics. Topics include integers, decimals, fractions, measurement (U.S. and metric), angles area, perimeter, volume, linear equations, polynomials, and graphs. Degree- and certificate-seeking students required to complete developmental coursework must enroll in the required developmental course(s) prior to or immediately following their first six credit hours of enrollment at MACC. (FA)

MTH016 Computer Assisted Pre-Algebra I 3-0-3
This course is designed for students who lack the necessary arithmetic and/or algebraic skills to undertake courses in mathematics and science. This course emphasizes individualized instruction and computer-assisted learning. Concepts are divided into modules which students must master to progress in the course. Students who pass module 12 have met the prerequisite for MTH100. Students who pass module 6 have met the prerequisites for any class for which MTH010 is a prerequisite. Degree- and certificate seeking students required to complete developmental coursework must enroll in the required developmental course(s) prior to or immediately following their first six credit hours of enrollment at MACC.

MTH017 Computer Assisted Pre-Algebra II 3-0-3
A continuation of MTH016. Students who pass module 12 have met the prerequisite for MTH100. Students who pass module 6 have met the prerequisites for any class for which MTH010 is a prerequisite. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or higher in MTH016. Degree- and certificate-seeking students required to complete developmental coursework must enroll in the required developmental course(s) prior to or immediately following their first six credit hours of enrollment at MACC.

MTH018 Computer Assisted Pre-Algebra III 3-0-3
This course is a continuation of MTH017. Students who pass module 12 have met the prerequisite for MTH100. Students who pass module 6 have met the prerequisite for any class for which MTH010 is a prerequisite. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in MTH017. Degree- and certificate seeking students required to complete developmental coursework must enroll in the required developmental course(s) prior to or immediately following their first six credit hours of enrollment at MACC.

MTH019 Computer Assisted Pre-Algebra Supplement 3-0-3
Students who need two or fewer modules to satisfy the prerequisite for a subsequent math class may enroll in this class to complete those modules. Instructor approval is required. Students who pass module 12 have met the prerequisite for MTH100. Students who pass module 8 have met the prerequisites for any class for which MTH010 is a prerequisite. Degree- and certificate-seeking students required to complete developmental coursework must enroll in the required developmental course(s) prior to or immediately following their first six credit hours of enrollment at MACC.

MTH 020 Transition to College Algebra 1-0-1
This course is intended as an alternative for students who can demonstrate skills they already possess and, therefore, accelerate the math sequence path into MTH140 College Algebra. The course is only a quick review of topics usually covered in MTH100 Intermediate Algebra, with special attention to rational expressions, radicals, and factoring. Degree- and certificate-seeking students required to complete developmental coursework must enroll in the required developmental course(s) prior to or immediately following their first six credit hours of enrollment at MACC. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTH011 with a “B” or higher, successful completion of module 12 the first time enrolled in MTH016, instructor recommendation, or placement scores for MTH100. (SU)

MTH080: Support for Technical Mathematics (1-0-1)
This course provides co-requisite support and supplemental instruction for students who are co-enrolled in the appropriate section of MTH130 Technical Mathematics, with emphasis placed on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the accompanying class. Topics include integers, decimals, fractions, measurement (US and metric), angles area, perimeter, volume, linear equations, polynomials, and graphs. Prerequisite: Placement will be determined by Compass/ACT Scores. Eligible placement score: ACT: 18 or higher; Compass (pre-Algebra): 60 or higher; Compass (Algebra): 26 or higher. Corequisite: The accompanying section of MTH130 Technical Mathematics. (FA, SP)

MTH 090: Support for College Algebra 3-0-3
This course provides co-requisite support and supplemental instruction for students who have met the prerequisites to enroll in MTH100 Intermediate Algebra. Emphasis is placed on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the accompanying MTH140 College Algebra class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and communicate effectively. Degree- and certificate-seeking students required to complete developmental coursework must enroll in the required developmental course(es) within their first six credit hours at MACC. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score for MTH100, grade of “C” or higher in MTH011, or successful completion of the appropriate module in the Computer Assisted Pre- Algebra sequence. Corequisite: The accompanying section of MTH140.

MTH100: Intermediate Algebra 3-0-3
This course is a continuation of Fundamentals of Algebra. Focus is on inequalities, linear equations, quadratic equations, functions and graphs, polynomials, rational expressions, exponents, radicals (including rational and negative powers), factoring (not including trinomial factoring), and systems of linear equations. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score, grade of “C” or higher in MTHO11, or successful completion of the appropriate module in the Computer Assisted Pre-Algebra sequence.

MTH130: Technical Math 3-0-3
Technical Mathematics includes topics in right triangle trigonometry; quadratic equations; trig. identities, functions and graphing; vectors; and analytic geometry necessary for students in technical programs. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score or grade of “C” or higher in MTH010 or MTH015 or successful completion of the appropriate module in the Computer Assisted Pre-Alegra sequence.

MTH135: Advanced Technical Math 2-0-2
Advanced Technical Mathematics is designed for students in technical programs needing additional mathematics topics including exponents and logarithms, matrices, progressions and the binomial theorem, and statistics for process control. The emphasis is on technical applications. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or higher in MTH 130.

MTH 138: Finite Mathematics 3-0-3
Topics include solving systems of linear equations, Leontief models, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, and probability theory. (IN)

MTH140: Precalculus Algebra 3-0-3
Precalculus Algebra course material includes linear functions and equations; analysis of graphs and functions, including piecewise; absolute value equations and inequalities; quadratic and polynomial functions; rational, power and root functions; inverse, exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and matrices. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Eligible placement score or grade of “C” or higher in MTH100. (FA, SP, SU)

MTH 141: Contemporary College Mathematics 3-0-3
This course contains selected topics from number theories, algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics with emphasis on applications of mathematics. (IN)

MTH 142: Quantitative Reasoning 3-0-3
This course is designed to fulfill general education requirements for students pursuing non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) degrees and career paths. Topics include: problem solving, units of measure, probability and statistics, linear and exponential models, logic and sets. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and improving students’ ability to apply mathematics. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score, grade of “C” or higher in MTH100, or successful completion of the appropriate module in the Computer Assisted Pre-Algebra sequence. Pre-requisite: Eligible placement score, grade of “C” or higher in MTH100, or successful completion of the appropriate module in the Computer Assisted Pre-Algebra sequence.

MTH145: Precalculus Trigonometry 3-0-3
Precalculus Trigonometry includes angle-based trigonometric functions and their inverses, multiple angle formulas, identities, trigonometric equations, radian measure, arc length, angular velocity, graphs of trigonometric functions, solutions of both right and oblique triangles, vectors and polar coordinates. This course does not meet the math requirement for the AA degree. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score or a grade of “C” or higher in MTH140.

MTH150: Precalculus 5-0-5
This course is a unified study of College Algebra and Trigonometry designed to prepare students for Calculus. The course will focus on algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score, grade of “C” or higher in MTH020 or MTH100. (FA, SP, SU)

*MTH160: Elementary Statistics 3-0-3
Elementary Statistics includes descriptive statistics, statistical design, correlation and regression, and elementary probability. Statistical inferences will include one- and two-sample confidence intervals and hypotheses tests. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score or MTH100.

MTH 201: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5-0-5
Students are introduced to plane analytic geometry, including limits, continuity, derivative for functions of a single variable, differentials, indefinite and definite integrals, and applications of the derivative and integral. (FA, SP)

MTH202: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5-0-5
This course is a continuation of MTH201. Topics include logarithmic and exponential derivatives and integrals, integration techniques, sequences and series, and parametric and polar curves. Prerequisite: MTH201 with a grade of “C” or better.

MTH203: Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 5-0-5
This course is a continuation of MTH202. An introduction to multi-variable calculus. Topics include vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integration, and vector calculus. Prerequisite: MTH202 with a grade of “C” or better.

MTH215: Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3-0-3
This course is designed primarily for students seeking a degree in business. Probability theory, random variables, expectations, continuous and discrete probability distributions, descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing are covered. (IN)

MTH 250: Differential Equations 3-0-3
This is an advanced course for pre-engineering students. Topics include differential equations of first order and first degree, applications of first order, first degree differential equations, homogeneous linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Laplace transforms, power series, series solutions, and numerical solutions of differential equations.(SP)

 

*Students planning to transfer to the University of Missouri-Columbia will not be able to use MTH160 – Elementary Statistics as a pathway course. These students will need to take MTH140 – College Algebra for fall 2017. See your advisor for additional information.

Health Sciences

Course Descriptions

HSC 120 Health and Hygiene 2-0-2
Health and Hygiene is a study of personal health issues with the goal of developing decision-making skills. An emphasis is placed on health behavior and health decision-making dealing with consumer choices, personal habit choices, sexual choices, and chemical choices. (FA, SP)

HSC 121 First Aid 2-0-2
This course provides instruction in emergency first aid procedures, including basic life support; resuscitations; control of bleeding; and treatment of shock, wounds, and fractures. Additional instruction is provided in procedures to follow in other medical emergencies and environmental emergencies. (FA)

HSC171 Medical Terminology 3-0-3
This course provides vocabulary necessary for employment in Allied Health careers such as medical records technician and medical office assistant through the study of body systems and anatomical terms, diseases, tumors, and surgical procedures. Basic computer skills recommended prior to enrolling in this course.


Engineering

Course Descriptions

EGN 201 Statics 3-0-3
Students will apply principles of mechanics to engineering problems of equilibrium. Topics include resolution and composition of forces, moments of inertia, and analysis of structure and machines. Prerequisites: MTH202 with a grade of “C” or better and pre- or corequisitie of PHY201. (SP)

Military Science

Course Descriptions

MS 100 Introduction to Military Science I 1-0-1
MS 100L Introduction to Military Science I 0-2-1
MS100 is a lecture course that provides an overview of the mission and roles of the US Army, the Reserve Officers Training Corps, the National Guard, the Army Reserves, and the Department of Defense in support of the Constitution. MS100L is a lab that may be taken in conjunction with the lecture for an additional credit hour. Lab activities include physical training and field exercises. (FA)

MS 101 Introduction to Military Science II 1-0-1
MS 101L Introduction to Military Science II 0-2-1
MS101 is a lecture course that teaches students the principles of war, basic small unit tactics, basic map reading, and treatments of hot and cold injuries. Basic leadership principles are also emphasized. MS101L is a lab that may be taken in conjunction with the lecture for an additional credit hour. Lab activities include physical training and field exercises. (SP)

MS125 Ranger Challenge 1-9-10
Ranger Challenge is the national ROTC “Varsity” competition that tests mental and physical endurance and teamwork. Ranger Challenge offers eight weeks of training covering eight separate events. The events are the Army Physical Fitness Test, Day and Night Land Navigation, one-rope bridge challenge, weapon disassembly/assembly, grenade assault course, M16 grouping, CASEVAC course, obstacle course, and ten-kilometer road march. Students will train ten hours per week and two of the eight weekends in preparation for the final Ranger Challenge Competition. Corequisite: Must be enrolled in one of the following: MS100, MS101, MS200, or MS 201 (FA, SP)

MS 200 Perspectives in Leadership I 2-2-2
Emphasis is on developing leadership skills and self-confidence. Students learn and practice leadership techniques and study communications skills, human behavior, motivation, ethics, counseling, and general principles of organizational and individual leadership. Students also study American Military History from the French and Indian War to the War of 1812. Prerequisites: MS100, MS101, prior military service, or instructor approval. (FA)

MS 201 Perspectives in Leadership II 2-2-3
Emphasis is on continued practice and refinement of leadership skills. Students also learn effective military writing and speaking. Small unit tactics and American Military History from the War of 1812 to the Mexican-American War are also studied. Prerequisites: MS100, MS101, prior military service, or instructor approval. (SP)