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Students will learn the software by working through tutorial-type exercises in a weekly computer laboratory run by an instructor; 1 hour of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CET 1031 CPM 2060 Field Engineering (3) fall This course introduces students to the fundamentals of construction field engineering, survey, and building layout. Students will learn the use and care of survey equipment while performing field practices such as distance measuring; building layout; profile and cross-sectional leveling; and traversing. Trigonometry and geometry will be used to balance angles, make distance corrections, and compute areas and volumes; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1100 or equivalent [Course fee: $25] 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.
2 hours of lecture, 6 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing 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. Prerequisite: Departmental permission [Course fee: $250] CPM 3010 Construction Estimates II (3) spring This course covers detailed estimations of residential, commercial, and civil construction projects.
Value engineering; pre-construction services; preliminary budgets; materials; labor and overhead costs;
worker productivity, constructability reviews; proposals; and bids are covered. Includes introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) and On-screen Take-off (OTF); 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CPM 2010 CPM 3020 Construction Documents (3) spring This course covers analysis, creation, and organization of construction documents. Students will conduct takeoffs and divisional cost controls; create and track submittals, shop drawings, requests for information, and proposals; Interpret specifications, contracts and architectural, civil, and
structural drawings; and interpret LEED, International Building Code, and local zoning and life safety requirements; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: CPM 2020 or instructor permission CPM 3030 Concrete and Steel Lab (3) spring This course covers current methods and equipment used in concrete, masonry, and steel construction.
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 [Course fee: $140.00] 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 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 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 Superintendency (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 optional introduction to commercial construction workplaces. Emphasis is on field operations and management applications as they apply to commercial, retail, health care, industrial, or heavy/highway construction projects; graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: CPM major in good academic standing Course Descriptions
Dental Hygiene (DHY) DHY 1011 Pre-clinical Dental Hygiene (4) fall This course is designed to begin to provide the didactic and clinical framework necessary to the practice of dental hygiene. The didactic component consists of learning units covering preventive dental hygiene theory. The primary emphasis of the clinical component is placed on learning the techniques of basic dental hygiene instrumentation. Students will begin to integrate their knowledge of theory and practice through simulated patient experiences on manikins and student partners; 3 hours of lecture, 6 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None [Course fee: $65] DHY 1012 Clinical Dental Hygiene I (5) spring This course is a continuation of DHY 1011 and provides the clinical and didactic framework necessary to the practice of dental hygiene. The emphasis is placed on the clinical component of dental hygiene practice. Students will integrate their knowledge of dental hygiene theory and practice by providing dental hygiene care to consumer patients throughout the semester. The didactic and clinical components of this course will challenge students to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills; 3 hours of lecture, 8 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: DHY 1011 and 1021
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 activity session per week. Prerequisite: DHY 1011 and 1021 and BIO 2011 DHY 1030 Dental Radiology (3) spring Dental Radiology is the study, demonstration, and practice of the fundamentals of dental x-ray production and intraoral and extraoral radiographic techniques utilizing conventional film and digital imaging. The student will learn to recognize the radiographic appearance of normal anatomical
structures and common oral disorders; 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite:
DHY 1011, 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. There is a blend of 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 2210 Community Oral Health (3) spring This course is an introduction to the concepts of community oral health with emphasis on advanced research designs, community oral health issues, the importance of public health programs in the community, and prevention modalities encompassed in dental public health programs. This course contains a community service component wherein the processes of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation are addressed in addition to an introduction to sociology with an emphasis on core models and concepts associated with key sociological perspectives; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: DHY 2010, 2020, 2030, and 2721 DHY 2220 Oral Pathology (2) spring Oral Pathology is designed to integrate the knowledge gained from general pathology and basic anatomical, physiological, and dental sciences with the concepts of diseases. Emphasis will be placed on helping students understand the etiology and histopathology of specific oral diseases. Oral neoplasia, pulpal pathology, microbial diseases, developmental disturbances, and selected systemic diseases will be highlighted. The process of formulating a differential diagnosis of oral lesions based on this information will also be emphasized; 2 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: DHY 2010, 2020, 2030, and 2721 DHY 2721 Clinical Dental Hygiene II (5) fall This course is a continuation of DHY 1012 and involves clinical practice with patients from Class 0 to Class 5 periodontal conditions. Topics related to patient care are discussed in the classroom setting and dental hygiene care is provided for children, adults, and special-needs populations in the clinical setting;
1.5 hours of lecture, 14 hours of clinic per week. Prerequisite: DHY 1012, 1022, 1030, and BIO 2012 [Course fee: $65] DHY 2722 Clinical Dental Hygiene III (6) spring This course is the continuation of DHY 2721 and involves clinical practice with patients from Class 0 to Class 5 periodontal conditions. Topics related to patient care are discussed in the classroom setting and dental hygiene care is provided for children, adults, and special-needs populations in the clinical setting. The administration of local anesthetics will be covered; 1.5 hours of lecture, 14 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 3015 Contemporary Issues in Dental Hygiene (3) fall This course examines current societal and professional issues and their impact on dental hygiene practice. The student will discuss the graying of America and its impact on the delivery of dental care.
Students will examine the varied roles of the dental hygienist and discuss the dental hygienist’s role in increasing access to dental care. Students will research and compare traditional and alternative practice models and propose changes to improve dental care delivery. Changing technology in dentistry and dental hygiene will also be discussed; offered on-line. Prerequisite: DHY 2722 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 Course Descriptions 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) spring 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; classroom instruction using educational media and software; and leadership skills; 3 hours of lecture per week; offered on-line. Prerequisite: DHY 3010 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 oral health care, quality assurance, dental care financing, and regulatory approaches to oral 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;