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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 for the first half of the semester. 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 3020 Advanced Livestock Production (3) spring In this course, students learn the reproduction, nutrition, house, and financial requirements of profitable Vermont livestock operations. Swine, poultry, and small ruminant dairy will be covered in detail.
Emerging livestock production including camelids, meat goats, ostriches, and emus will be covered; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: AGR 1030, 1050, and 2030 AGR 3030 Advanced Dairy Cattle Nutrition (3) spring Students in this course will analyze and develop rations for dairy cattle. Students will be able to troubleshoot existing rations and make recommendations for improvement of dairy rations. This course will be lab-intensive; 1 hour of lecture, 4 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: AGR 2030 AGR 3040 Maple Production: Science and Practice (3) spring Current information relating to all aspects of maple production will be presented. Principles and practical application of sugarbush management, sap production, maple production facilities and equipment; maple syrup production; product packaging and marketing; and operator safety will be covered; 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: LAH 1050 and BIO 1220 AGR 3050 Advanced Nutrient Management (3) spring This course discusses the management of plant requirements for maximum production of plant crops.
Special emphasis is placed on nutrient budgeting and use of manure-based fertilizers. Successful students will be able to interpret soil tests and make recommendations for soil amendments that benefit the farmer and the environment; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: LAH 1050 or CET 2110 and SDT 3130 Course Descriptions 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 AGR 3111 Vegetable and Fruit Production (3) spring Students will learn the basic principles of planning, managing, and marketing for vegetable crop production. The focus will be on techniques used in commercial production and emphasis will be placed on learning the different plant families and how to grow the major crops. Basic methods for dealing with pest and disease management will be discussed and major pests and diseases affecting the northeast will be identified. Post-harvest issues will also be covered such as storage, handling, and different marketing options; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: BIO 1220 or LAH 1050 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] Non-credit version of AHS 2011 is CED 0011 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 studio per week. Prerequisite: None [Course fee: $75] 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 architectural and engineering professions and the building construction industry. Skills that will assist the student in having a successful experience at the college are also discussed; 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; 6 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: None [Course fee: $20] ARC 1021 Architectural CAD I (2) fall This course covers basic instruction in computer-aided drafting and design as related to architectural and building engineering technology. The students will receive instruction using AutoCAD; 3 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ARC 1010 and CIS 1050 or instructor permission [Course fee: $35]
physical characteristics and uses of materials, performance of standard tests, and preparation of technical reports while the design/drafting studio involves the detailing of construction assemblies. Accurate hand sketches 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 [Course fee: $30] 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) fall/spring This course covers advanced instruction in computer-aided drafting and design for architectural and building engineering. There will be combined lecture and studio sessions in the use of “Building Information Modelling” in Revit to develop student skills in the industry standard for 3D design. Building design as well as presentation drawings and renderings will be explored; 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 studio 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: ARC 1021, concurrent enrollment in PHY 1043 [Course fee: $10] 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 [Course fee $10] 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, takeoffs, 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 additions 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: ARC 1010, 1210, and 1220 and concurrent enrollment in ARC 2031 or CPM 1021, 1022, 1031, 1032, 1111 and CET 1031 [Course fee: $20]
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 [Course fee: $20] ARC 2720 Architectural & Building Engineering 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. The course complements the architectural engineering curriculum by introducing students to the design of sustainable low-energy systems in small buildings and by providing tools for analysis in the schematic phase; 6 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: ARC 2032 (may be concurrent with permission), 2051, and CET 2120 or CPM 2030 or by AE.CET to BS.AET transfer policy (ARC 1210, 2031, and 2032 and PHY 1043 [may be concurrent with permission]) [Course fee: $20] ARC 3020 Structural Analysis (3) fall This course covers the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures, building on the foundation that most students obtain in a course on statics. Topics include static determinacy and stability, reactions, member forces and moments in beams, frames, and trusses (2D and 3D) through both determinate and indeterminate methods, as well as approximate methods. Deflection analysis is also covered. Computer applications for analysis are used. Topics such as matrix methods of analysis or dynamics/structural analysis may be introduced; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1520 and CET 2040 ARC 3030 Steel Structures Design (3) spring This course covers the design of steel structures, including typical structural elements such as tension members, beams, columns, base plates, connections, open web joists, and deck systems. Designs are based on the AISC Steel Construction Manual using the load and resistance factor design methodology.