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None AGR 1030 Animal Reproduction and Genetics (3) spring Students are expected to develop knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems and the estrous cycle in farm animals. The course includes an understanding of simple Mendelian and quantitative genetic principles. Students are expected to develop sound breeding and selection systems; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None AGR 1050 Livestock Production (3) fall This course focuses on the study and discussion of livestock applicable to the New England agricultural industry. Beef cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, and horses are covered. Breeding, feeding, and management topics are presented in a technical and practical manner; 3 hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: None AGR 1061 Burls to Boards (3) fall Students will understand the principles of tree harvesting for wood product production. The choosing, cutting, skidding, and milling of common types of lumber in Vermont will be discussed and practiced.
Successful students will be able to manage small woodlots for efficient personal production of lumber products upon completion; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: AGR 1011or instructor permission AGR 2011 Dairy Herd Management I (3) fall This course concentrates on the profitable care and management of a dairy herd. Detailed practices that are essential to operating a modern, efficient dairy herd are presented in lecture. These principles are reinforced in laboratory experiences that utilize the college herd. Various field trips are planned to complement what is taught in lecture and laboratory. Active student participation is expected. Dairy Herd Management I deals with record keeping and the development and implementation of breeding and feeding programs that will accomplish a desired set of goals. Students also learn how to manage the reproductive performance of the herd as well as how to raise quality herd replacements. Further covered is the production of quality milk and the ability to identify weaknesses in a dairy operation; 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: AGR 1030, 2030 or instructor permission Course Descriptions
AGR 2030 Animal Nutrition (4) spring This is a course in the fundamentals of livestock feeding. It includes the study of the nutritive characteristics of forages, grains, and grain products as feeds for different farm animals. Students will be asked to develop livestock rations and feeding programs based on the available feedstuffs and needs for maintenance, growth, and production. Typical applications may center on the college’s dairy herd and/or the student’s home farm;
3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None AGR 2040 Forage Production (3) fall In this course, emphasis is given to the production of forage and pasture crops for New England dairy farms. Topics include the selection of adapted crops, varieties, seed mixtures, and soil sites, along with soil preparation, seeding methods, and crop management. Harvesting for best digestible energy and protein is
stressed as is the growing of alfalfa and corn; 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite:
None AGR 2050 Large Animal Diseases (3) spring This course includes discussion of those diseases which are of major importance in the husbandry of food animals, with special emphasis on herd and flock health. To further students’ understanding of diseases and disease prevention, basic pathological changes and immunological processes involved in the occurrence and prevention of disease are described; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None AGR 2060 Beef Production (3) spring An introductory course in beef production that addresses topics including: marketing and price-making forces; the biological cycle of the beef cow; beef genetics; and the application of genetic principles to beef herd breeding programs. Reproductive management of cows, bulls, and heifers; principles of nutrition; and
animal health issues will also be discussed; 1 hour of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite:
None AGR 2110 Sheep Production (2) as required This is an introductory course in sheep production, including a presentation of intensive and extensive production models; life cycle management of the ewe; flock health and parasite control; ram health and fertility; and management of reproduction. Methods for measuring and monitoring flock performance will also be presented; 1 hour of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None AGR 2720 Issues and Trends in Agriculture (2) fall This course emphasizes new ideas in agriculture and some of the primary issues impacting animal agriculture. Students investigate new and/or alternative production methods with emphasis on sustainable agriculture and work to ably represent agricultural strategies both in oral and written forms. Field trips and guest speakers provide students with the opportunity to evaluate societal concerns about various aspects of modern production agriculture; 2 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
AGR 3110 Apples, Berries, and Bees (3) fall The production requirements of apples, common berries, and honey bees will be discussed in this course.
Plant or species selection, growing requirements, disease prevention, and harvesting will be discussed for each. Successful students will feel confident managing production of each of these agricultural products; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: AGR 3050, BIO 1220, or instructor permission Allied Health Science (AHS) AHS 2011 Emergency Medical Service (6) fall This course combines classroom and laboratory instruction in all phases of pre-hospital emergency care at the emergency medical technician level. Clinical practice includes patient assessments, required participation in ambulance/rescue emergency service response, and hospital experience. This course prepares students for EMT-B and CPR/AED certification through a written exam, hospital care, and proficiency skill testing.
In addition, after successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the NREMT EMT-B certifying exam; 4 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None [Course fee: $200] AHS 2035 First Aid and CPR (2) spring This course is an introduction to first aid directed toward the basic principles of assessment and treatment of injury in the workplace. Scenarios and practice in outdoor and indoor workplace settings are included.
Students will be able to provide first responder stabilization, treatment, and CPR; 4 hours of lecture per week.
Prerequisite: None Architecture (ARC) ARC 1000 Freshmen Orientation (1) fall This course provides a forum for first-year students to learn about the program and about the architecture profession, the building construction industry, and related engineering disciplines. Skills that will assist the student in having a successful experience at the college are also discussed. The course makes use of guest speakers from within the college community and from the building industry; 1 hour of seminar per week;
graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: None ARC 1010 Architectural Woodframe Construction (3) fall This course covers basic instruction in architectural construction graphics and the use of hand drawing equipment, as well as an introduction to the materials of light woodframe construction. A set of drawings for a small residence is developed, in keeping with contemporary office practices; 6 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: None
Course Descriptions ARC 1210 Construction Materials and Methods (6) spring This course is a comprehensive study of common construction materials and methods of fabrication and erection employed in building construction. Sources, methods of manufacture, and uses of materials are covered. There are two different studio sessions within this course: the materials laboratory sessions familiarize students with physical characteristics and uses of materials, performance of standard tests, and preparation of technical reports while the design/drafting studio involves the detailing and drafting of construction assemblies. Hand drafting and CAD are both used in the latter; 4 hours of lecture, 3 hours of materials testing laboratory, and 3 hours of detailing studio per week. Prerequisite: ARC 1010 and 1021 ARC 1220 Architectural History (3) spring Through photo slide lectures, the student is introduced to architectural design philosophies and construction systems that have developed over the ages. Influences such as social, political, religious, economic, and technological advances are traced from the first significant works of humans through the present day. A major concentration is development since the 18th century, particularly in America, and its significance to today’s society. Lecture discussions develop visual perception and knowledge of aesthetic principles from a view of architectural history; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None ARC 2022 Architectural CAD II (3) spring This course covers advanced instruction in computer-aided drafting and design for architecture. There will be combined lecture and studio sessions in the use of productivity modules to improve two dimensional plan/detail construction drawings, three-dimensional building models, and presentation rendering; 6 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: ARC 1021 and 2051 ARC 2031 Environmental Systems I (3) fall This course covers the natural environmental influences upon building design and construction as well as the principal internal necessities for human habitation including sanitation, heating/ventilating, and mechanical requirements in small buildings. The laboratory session reinforces the lectures by teaching the student how to design plumbing and heating systems for a small residential scale building; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in PHY 1043 ARC 2032 Environmental Systems II (3) spring This is a continuation of Environmental Systems I. Broad-scale aspects of mechanical, electrical, and sanitary systems are investigated and studied as applied to larger buildings and groups of buildings. Other topics covered include electrical and lighting design; the impact that building codes and other regulations have on buildings; and current environmental topics affecting society today; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: ARC 2031 or CPM 1010 and MAT 1420 ARC 2040 Construction Practices (3) fall This course is a combination of several distinct areas in the building construction industry. One half of the course is comprised of an introduction to fundamental surveying principles and methods, including distance measurement, angular measurement, and elevation differences. Instrument practice and care for levels, electronic distance measurement instruments, and total station equipment are introduced. Other topics studied are: terminology, computations, developing site plans, and construction layout. Another part of the course covers topics in construction estimates and records including estimating, take-offs, and pricing for both residential and commercial construction. A third part of the course covers construction management principles including scheduling practices, contracts, general conditions, and specifications; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: ARC 1210
ARC 2051 Architectural Design I (3) fall Individual design projects are developed by the student from conception to presentation under faculty supervision. Problem solving and the process of design are taught and reinforced throughout the semester.
Graphic techniques for design drawings are a major emphasis in this course. Building types covered range from small artifacts through the house to a small public building. Throughout the course, graphic and oral communication of goals, methods, and solutions are emphasized. Some projects are presented by the student
before a jury of architecture faculty and practicing architects; 6 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite:
ARC1010, 1210, and 1220 and concurrent enrollment in ARC 2031 or CPM 1021, 1022, 1031, 1032, 111 and CET 1031 ARC 2052 Architectural Design II (3) spring This course is a continuation of Design I. The design projects and problem solving involve more complex buildings than the previous course. The final project is a “real world” building in Vermont. Students learn to work with things such as zoning, building codes, and users of the building. Throughout the course, oral and graphic communication and presentation skills are developed as appropriate. Students work in teams on these projects to simulate real world working dynamics. The course terminates with the presentation of projects before a jury of architecture faculty and architectural practitioners; 6 hours of studio per week.
Prerequisite: ARC 2051 ARC 2720 Architecture Seminar (0) spring This lecture/seminar course for sophomore students concentrates on developing knowledge and skills used in the workplace and throughout the student’s life. Topics include job skills, continuing education, office practices, and soft skills; 1 hour of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing ARC 3010 Design Systems Integration (3) spring The intent of this course is to concentrate the student’s design thinking toward the areas used in architectural engineering, particularly in the integration of environmental and structural systems into the building design.