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CPM 2720 Construction Supervision (1) fall This is an elective course for Construction Management seniors. The intent is to give these students practice supervising first-year students during their Construction Lab and managing the CPM job site. This course is repeatable for additional credit; 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Instructor permission CPM 2730 Construction Seminar and Project (4) spring This course ties together all the previous courses for the CPM program. The lecture portion utilizes professionals from all phases of the construction process as guest speakers. In the laboratory, students read and interpret the contract and specifications for a commercial project of significant scope. Through individual and group work on this project, they develop a complete estimate of cost, construction time, a project schedule, a schedule of values, a safety plan, an environmental plan, and a quality control plan; 2 hours of lecture, 6 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor permission CPM 2801/2802 Construction Internship/Internship Review (0/1) summer/fall This is a required part of the CPM curriculum and involves a ten-week summer cooperative education experience that will broaden student understanding of real world construction and management and an internship review seminar in the subsequent fall term; graded Pass/No Pass.
Laboratory exercises emphasize means and methods of commercial, engineering, and industrial construction.
Reinforcement techniques; concrete form design and construction; and testing based on American Concrete Institute standards are covered; 3 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: CPM major CPM 4010 Contract Negotiations (3) fall This course focuses on collective representation, including the history of collective bargaining and employment laws. Emphasis is placed on the unique aspects of the construction industry and practical approaches to construction labor issues are addressed. Local, state and federal labor laws and their effect on contract negotiations are also taught. The oral communication graduation standard will be evaluated in this course; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: CPM 2020 or instructor permission CPM 4020 Advanced Field Engineering (3) fall This course focuses on advanced building construction layout, computer applications (including Land Desktop and SurveyPro), and an introduction to geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and laser imaging; 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CPM 2060 or CET 2012 Course Descriptions CPM 4030 Construction Safety and Risk Management (3) fall This course is a study of safety problems in the construction and manufacturing environment with emphasis on the day-to-day activities of the construction safety coordinator. Ethical, moral, productivity, and monetary implications of the practices of safety are considered. The course culminates in the creation of a workplace safety plan; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None CPM 4110 Construction Permits (3) spring This is an in-depth study of zoning, building, and life safety permits. Special emphasis is placed on contract implementation within the context of permit requirements. Analysis of the International Building Code, life safety, and development control laws are considered; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: CPM 3020 or instructor permission CPM 4120 Project Planning and Finance (3) spring This course is an investigation of project planning and scheduling and the relationship to construction financing during all phases of project development. Topic items include control theory, productivity calculations, progress payments, permanent loans, construction loans, sources of mortgage funds, and venture capital; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ACC 1020 or equivalent CPM 4130 Construction Superintendancy (3) spring This course covers the duties and responsibilities of on-site construction leaders. Emphasis will be on the procedures, methods, and administration documentation system used by the construction contractor during construction and post-construction phases of a project. Quality control and reporting are discussed, as are motivational and leadership concepts as they apply to construction; 3 hours of lecture per week.
Prerequisite: Junior standing CPM 4801 Summer Internship (0) summer This internship is an introduction to commercial construction workplaces. Emphasis is on field operations and management applications as they apply to commercial, retail, healthcare, industrial, or heavy/highway construction projects; graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: CPM major in good academic standing
DHY 1022 Oral Tissues II and Medical Emergencies (3) spring This is a continuation of DHY 1021 emphasizing head and neck anatomy, oral embryology, odontogenesis, and medical emergencies; 2 hours of lecture per week, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: DHY 1011 and 1021 and BIO 2011 DHY 1030 Dental Radiography (3) spring This is the study, demonstration, and practice of fundamentals of intraoral radiographic technique. The student will learn to recognize radiographic appearance of common oral disorders; 2 hours of lecture per week, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: DHY 1011 and 1021 and BIO 2011 DHY 2010 Dental Materials (3) fall This course is designed to emphasize the clinical and theoretical concepts of dental materials and their clinical application. This course blends lecture with laboratory time to provide the students with adequate opportunity to manipulate materials introduced during the didactic portion of the course. Knowledge in the use of dental materials will allow the dental hygienist to better promote and explain the necessary preventative and restorative needs of the patient; 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: DHY 1012, 1022, 1030, and BIO 2012 DHY 2020 General Pathology and Clinical Dental Pharmacology (3) fall This course is an introduction to clinical pathology and the pharmacological management of the treatment of dental patients. The student will learn to integrate diseases commonly found in dental hygiene practice with
the pharmacologic agents used in management of those diseases; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite:
DHY 2030, 2020, 2721 or instructor permission
DHY 2210 Community Oral Health (3) spring This is an introduction to the concepts of community oral health with emphasis on advanced research designs, community health issues, and the function of public health programs. Additionally, there is an introduction to sociological study with an emphasis on core models and concepts associated with major sociological perspectives; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: DHY 2010, 2020, 2030, and 2721
Course Descriptions DHY 2722 Clinical Dental Hygiene III (6) spring This is the continuation of DHY 2721 and involves clinical practice with patients from Class 0 to Class 5 periodontal conditions. Children, adults, and special populations are treated. The administration of local anesthetics will also be covered; 2 hours of lecture, 16 hours of clinic per week. Prerequisite: DHY 2010, 2020, and 2721 DHY 3010 Evidence Based Decision Making in Dental Hygiene (3) fall This course will provide fundamental knowledge about evidence-based decision making. It will provide tools and skills needed to locate and review research articles and abstracts quickly and easily so that the student can interpret the literature to provide the best possible care and achieve optimum outcomes for patients; 3 hours of lecture per week; offered on-line. Prerequisite: DHY 2722 or equivalent DHY 3020 Advanced Periodontics (3) fall This course will expand on the student’s existing knowledge of current concepts in etiology; risk factors;
assessment; treatment planning; implementation and evaluation of contemporary treatment modalities; and maintenance therapy. The interrelationship of periodontal treatment with other dental specialties will be discussed along with an investigation of the periodontal literature. Emphasis will be placed on the dental hygienist’s role in periodontal therapy; 3 hours of lecture per week; offered on-line. Prerequisite: DHY 3010 DHY 3030 Dental Hygiene Methodology and Leadership (3) fall This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to educational concepts and theory relative to dental hygiene education, as well as theories, concepts, and principles of leadership in the dental hygiene educational setting. Topics included are course development and design; goals and objectives;
principles of learning; learning styles and motivation; laboratory and clinical instruction using educational media and software; and leadership skills; 3 hours of lecture per week; offered on-line. Prerequisite: DHY DHY 4010 Advanced Community Oral Health (3) fall This course is an in-depth study of the current issues surrounding today’s public health care delivery system.
Issues addressed include: access to health care, quality assurance, health care financing, and regulatory approaches to health care delivery in the public sector. Oral health care issues will be incorporated throughout the course with special emphasis on public health policy and practice; 3 hours of lecture per week; offered on-line. Prerequisite: DHY 3010 DHY 4610 Dental Hygiene Practicum (6) fall This course is designed to provide the student an opportunity to apply their knowledge of a chosen professional role through teaching, internship, observation, or work experience. This course will use student selected sites, on or off campus, to develop the expanding role of the dental hygienist in the health care system; 8 hours of practicum per week. Prerequisite: DHY 3020, 3030, and 4010
Diesel (DSL) DSL 1010 Heavy Duty Suspension & Steering (4) fall This course is designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the theory, design, and construction of heavy duty suspension and steering systems as used on highway trucks. The student will also become familiar with wheel alignments. Emphasis is placed on the geometry of links and levers; the physics of hydraulics and pneumatics; vehicle suspension and steering requirements; vehicle handling and dynamics;
the diagnosis of suspension and steering problems; and the performance of wheel alignments; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None DSL 1020 Diesel Power Systems (4) spring This course provides a comprehensive study of the theory, design, construction, and repair of the diesel power-plant. Topics include fixed and mobile diesel power systems; engine design (types and components);
definition of power and calculations; engine disassembly reconditioning and reassembly; cooling and lubrication systems; breathing and retarding systems; and run-in, performance, maintenance, and failure analysis; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None DSL 1040 Basic Diesel Electrical/Electronics Systems (4) fall This course is intended to give students a thorough understanding of diesel electrical and electronic systems and to teach diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. Topics include Ohm’s Law, basic circuit devices, circuit faults, basic computers, networks, feedback circuits, batteries, and charging and starting systems. The student will become familiar with various types of test equipment, diagnostic charts, and wiring diagrams;
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None DSL 1050 Preventive Maintenance (3) spring This course provides students with an understanding of the development and administration of preventive maintenance programs. Topics include PM schedules; types of service; record keeping; out-of-service vehicles; winterizing; coolants and additives; oil and lubricants; analysis and additives; contamination control; and track maintenance; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None DSL 1110 Heavy Duty Braking Systems (3) spring This course is designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the theory, design, and construction of those mechanical devices utilized in hydraulic, pneumatic, and combination braking systems. Emphasis is placed on the geometry of links and levers; the physics of friction and hydraulics; pneumatic systems;
vehicle braking requirements; and the diagnosis of braking problems. Parking brake systems, power boost systems, anti-lock braking systems, and dynamic stability control systems are also presented; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None DSL 2010 Fuel Systems (4) spring This course provides a comprehensive study of the theory, design, construction, and repair of diesel fuel system. Topics include an overview of diesel fuel injection systems; the chemistry of combustion; diesel fuel and alternatives; fuel transfer systems; mechanical injector nozzles; and Unit Electrical Injector’s (UEI);
Bosch, Detroit Diesel, Caterpillar, Cummins DFI systems; governors; system diagnosis and service; and computerized fuel control systems; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None