Medical Terminology

Medical terminology is the study of the principles of medical word building to help the student develop the extensive medical vocabulary used in health care occupations. Students receive a thorough grounding in basic medical terminology through a study of root words, prefixes and suffixes. The study focuses on correct pronunciation, spelling and use of medical terms. Anatomy, physiology, and pathology of disease are discussed yet no previous knowledge of these topics is necessary. Prerequisite: ENL020 and ENL050 or satisfactory basic assessment skills / 3 credits. Satisfies a General Education elective. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer


Information Technology Foundations

This survey course introduces students to all aspects of the Information Technology (IT) industry and is intended for students wishing to make informed choices for careers in IT. Students receive an overview and understanding of the core aspects of Information Technology including Network and Infrastructure Systems, Information Support and Services, Interactive Media and Programming and Software Development. The focus of this course is an understanding and appreciation of the duties of information technology professionals and how each IT area relates to and interacts with the others. Upon completion of this course students have the knowledge necessary to make educated choices about continued study in IT as well as understanding the impact of technology on society and organizations of all types. Prerequisite: ENL020 and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Offered: Varies


Microcomputer Hardware

Students learn the anatomy of a microcomputer by disassembling, assembling, upgrading and customizing a PC. Students evaluate purchasing vs. building a PC. The role of the BIOS and CMOS in the POST and BOOT processes is explored. System boards, processors, memory, and peripherals, including input, output, multimedia, network and data devices are studied. Students learn troubleshooting, safety, basic operating systems procedures, and security and preventive maintenance techniques. Customer service is stressed. This course covers the hardware material for the Comp TIA A+ certification exam. Prerequisite: ENL020 and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring


Operating Systems

Students develop competency installing, configuring, upgrading, and supporting Windows operating systems. Students learn through comparison, the differences and similarities between various operating systems. Students study operating system structure, file systems, directory commands, file attributes, GUI and command line interfaces, operating system utilities, and security. Communication, team building, and professionalism are stressed. This course covers the operating system material for CompTIA A+ certification exams. Prerequisite: GIT110 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring


IT: Windows Desktop Operating


Introduction to Substantive Law

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of law and the judicial system. Students will obtain an overview of criminal law, torts, property, contracts, wills, trusts, and employment law. Particular attention will be given to general skills required of paralegals. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring


Family Law

The law of marriage, divorce, annulment, legal separation, pre-marital agreements, cohabitation, child support, alimony, and adoption will be studied, as well as their implementing procedures. Prerequisite: BIT130 (may be taken concurrently) or BUS120 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall (even years)


Law Office Management

Students learn to work in a law office environment and receive hands-on training in billing, basic bookkeeping, form preparation and library maintenance. Legal ethics, attorney/client relationships, and the paralegal's role in maintaining files, libraries and client confidentiality are stressed. Co-requisite: BIT130 or BUS120 / 1 credit. Semester Offered: Spring


Legal Research and Writing

This course is an introduction to the methods and materials employed in legal research and the writing of legal memoranda and briefs. Emphasis is placed on how and where to locate the law and how to present the law that is found in those sources. Many different strategies of research are explored including computer resources and online database research. Prerequisite: BIT130 or BUS120 and ENL101 and two of the following: (BIT131, BIT134, BIT135, BIT136, BIT137) / 3 credits. Offered: Spring


Real Estate, Mortgage & Landlord/Te

This course is a study of the law of real property with special emphasis on both substantive law and practical considerations including drafting of real estate contracts and documents, title examinations, and an understanding of the mortgage lending field. Particular attention will be given to the skills needed by paralegals including closing documents. Prerequisite: BIT130 or BUS120 (may be taken concurrently) / 3 credits. Offered: Spring (odd years)


Civil Litigation

This course covers basic steps in lawsuits from the initial interview through the appellate process. Students will learn how to prepare complaints, answers, motions, discovery and will study in-depth the different phases of a civil trial. Prerequisite: BIT130 or BUS120 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall


Estate Planning, Wills, Trust & Pro

This course covers the procedure, techniques and the substantive law in the planning of estates from simple wills to more complicated trusts. Students will also learn to administer the estate of the deceased and will study the tax consequences involved. Prerequisite: BIT130 or BUS120 (may be taken concurrently) / 3 credits. Offered: Spring (even years)


Contracts, Bus Org & Transactions

Students are introduced to the Law of Contracts with an emphasis on understanding the interrelationships among concepts and the tools required in drafting good solid contracts. Students learn how to choose and organize the different types of business organization such as sole proprietorships, partnership, limited liability entities, and corporations. Prerequisite: BIT130 or BUS120 (may be taken concurrently) / 3 credits. Offered: Fall (odd years)


Criminal law and Procedure

This course is a study of criminal law and procedure with special emphasis on both substantive and procedural criminal law and constitutional issues. Students learn to draft motions, and other documents necessary for criminal defense and prosecution, prepare affidavits, briefs, and discovery. Particular attention is given to the skills needed by paralegals to assist attorneys and other legal professionals. Co-requisite: BIT130 or BUS120 / 3 credits. Semester Offered: Fall


Visual Basic

Students learn the design processes and development tools available in Visual Basic using the .NET Framework. This knowledge is applied to build and execute Windows-based applications. Screen design, process controls and software interfacing are covered in addition to Visual Basic syntax. Prerequisite: (MAT030 or MAT035) or satisfactory basic skills assessment score and GIT110 / 3 credits. Satisfies a General Education elective. Offered: Fall, Spring


Networking Essentials

Using a hands-on approach, students learn principles and practices of designing, installing, maintaining, upgrading, and troubleshooting peer-to-peer and client-server networks. Students study network operating systems theory, topologies, and protocols including planning, designing, and managing networks. Students reinforce their knowledge through interactive activities, labs, and simulators. This is the first of two courses needed to prepare for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) exam. Co-requisite: BIT115 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring


Standard Office Procedures

Students develop the concepts and skills needed to function effectively in an administrative assistant position. The course includes the following: human relations; customer service; communication services; meetings, minutes, and agendas; travel arrangements and itineraries; financial statements and reports; professionalism, machine transcription; and resumes and interview techniques. Prerequisite: GIT110 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring


Medical Office Procedures

Students prepare for immediate and long-term success as administrative assistants and medical assistants in a medical office environment. The course includes the following: an overview of the healthcare industry, client/patient relations and communication, health information management, medical practice management, and professional workplace behavior. Students acquire skills in a medical office software package and explore ethical/legal issues in modern medicine. Prerequisite: GIT110 and BIT103 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring


Medical Coding and Billing

This course is designed to teach the student the current medical coding practices used for third-party billing. ICD-9-CM and CPT coding will be covered along with an in-depth study of insurance companies, Medicare, insurance claim forms, accounts receivable, and legal issues relating to medical record keeping. Prerequisite: BIT103 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring


Advanced Medical Coding & Billing

Students continue their mastery of diagnostic and procedural coding and billing through complex case studies and use of authentic medical records. Students are introduced to International Classification of Diseases ICD-10CM and other diagnosis coding systems such as DSM-IV. Code auditing for regulatory compliance is emphasized. Prerequisite: BIT207 / 3 credits. Semester Offered: Varies


Pharmacology for Medical Coding

Students learn basics of pharmacotherapy as it relates to the duties of a medical coder. Drug classifications and matching drugs to common conditions and laboratory findings are emphasized. Prerequisite: BIT103 / 1 credit. Semester Offered: Varies


Web Site Development Practicum

Student teams work with faculty, departments, or non-profit organizations planning, designing and implementing interactive, dynamic web sites. This course has both service-learning and interdisciplinary facets and may be taken for honors credit. Prerequisite: GIT183, GIT184, and BIT283 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring


Wireless Networking

Using a hands-on approach, students learn the fundamentals of planning, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting a network supported by unbounded media. Assuming no prior knowledge of wireless networks and devices, students are prepared to apply and support wireless technology in personal, LAN, and WAN networks. Many of the skills required for the Certified Wireless Network Administration (CWNA) exam are covered while exploring all current IEEE wireless protocols. Prerequisite: BIT187 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall


Windows Server Administration

Using a hands-on approach, students learn current Windows Server architecture, installation, configuration, upgrading, proactive maintenance, security and environmental issues, troubleshooting and problem determination and disaster recovery. Concepts covered include the differences between versions of Windows, installation, protocols, devices and drivers, disk and data storage, user and computer accounts, domain user and group accounts, group policy, and file system access and security. This course begins preparing students for MCSA/MCSE Certification Exams. Prerequisite: BIT187. Note: Open for credit to student who have completed BIT223; not open for credit to students who have completed BIT223 and BIT234 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall


Internship in Paralegal Studies

Students spend the semester (180 hours, at least 12 hours per week) working in a paralegal setting, either in a private law firm or for a government or non-profit agency such as the Sheriff's department, District Attorney's office, court, or Legal Aid Office subject to availability of placements, application and acceptance into the course.Prerequisite: BIT130 or BUS120, BIT133, BIT135 and (BIT131 or BIT134 or BIT136 or BIT137) The fourth prerequisite must reflect the type of legal practice in which the student interns. A 3.0 grade point average is required / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring


Adv Networking Essentials w/Cisco

This course covers the structure of the internet for communications, operations of routers, and network device implementation for basic WAN connectivity. Students use simulation to analyze, configure, verify and troubleshoot networking protocols and services. Students successfully completing this course are prepared for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) industry exam. Prerequisite: BIT187 / 3 credits. Semester Offered: Spring


Security +

This course covers fundamental principles for securing a network and managing risks. Using a hands-on approach, students learn access control, identity management and cryptography, as well as a selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities. This course prepares students to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Prerequisite: BIT187 / 3 credits. Offered: Varies


IT: Security +


IT: Ethical Hacking


IT: Advanced Ethical Hacking I


IT: Advanced Ethical Hacking II


IT Security: Reverse Engineering


IT Security: Penetration Testing


Database Design and Development

Students study and apply the functions of a database management system (DBMS), file systems, the relational model, query by example (QBE), introductory structured query language (SQL), entity relationships, normalization techniques, database design, and multi-user and network considerations. In addition, database administration, advanced database design, disaster recovery, and current trends in database technology are reviewed. Students develop advanced database applications using a Windows-based application such as Microsoft Access. Prerequisite: GIT150 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall


SQL & SQL Server for Developers

Students learn the essential Structured Query Language (SQL) skills necessary to become a Database Administrator (DBA.) SQL Server and Management Studio are used to manipulate data, implement database designs, manage database security, and use database features including scripts, functions, and transactions. Prerequisites: GIT150 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring


Information Technology Field Projec

Students have a practical, hands-on experience developing a real-world computer application. This course must be taken in conjunction with an advanced-level IT course. 1 hour per week of consultation with the assigned faculty member. A minimum of 15 hours of independent work. Prerequisite: Permission of IT Coordinator / 1 credit; may be repeated once for credit. Offered: Varies


Information Technology Coop Work Ex

The student works in an information systems office for 150 hours to gain practical training in one of the varied aspects of information technology. All students in Information Technology tracks are encouraged to take a cooperative work experience. Limited to students enrolled in the Information Technology program. Prerequisite: at least 2 semesters of Business and IT courses and/or comparable practical experience. Permission of IT Coordinator / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer


Application Development for Mobile

This course offers a practical introduction to the mobile device app development industry. Students learn about the operating systems of mobile devices, limitations and challenges of developing mobile applications and create and submit an app to the app marketplace. Prerequisites: ENL020 and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores and (CSC110 or CSC120 or BIT175) / 3 credits. Semester Offered: Spring


Visual Basic for Active X


Javascript & JQuery Web Scripting

Building on HTML, DHTML, and CSS skills, students learn to use Javascript and JQuery to create dynamic web sites. XML, AJAX, JSON, and Blogger and API's for YouTube, Twitter, and Flickr are introduced. Prerequisite: GIT183 / 3 credits. Semester offered: Varies


PHP and MySQL for Web

Students build on JavaScript, programming, database, HTML, DHTML, and CSS skills. This course introduces the web developer to the PHP scripting language and the MySQL database system and enables students to plan and develop end-to-end, database-driven web sites and applications. Prerequisites: GIT183 and GIT150 / 3 credits. Semester offered: Varies