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GRPH 222 (3 Credits)
Graphic Communications II
This course provides an overview of the history of graphic
communications, along with an in-depth analysis of what graphic
communications is and how it reflects culture. Typography is a
primary focus in this course. Students are challenged to develop
creative solutions to problems using different techniques for
GRPH 214 (3 Credits)
Commercial printers no longer simply provide a printed piece.
They provide various solutions to communicating messages
through different techniques along with the management of data.
This course looks at how print is used to connect companies to
consumers through trends in marketing.
GRPH 228 (3 Credits)
Printing Processes II
In a continuation of GRPH 126, the major printing processes are
discussed in greater detail, primarily offset printing. Students are
introduced to multiple unit-offset press, press settings, and press
troubleshooting. The aspects of paper and ink are discussed. An
emphasis is placed on creating print ready files following industry
GRPH 262 (3 Credits)
Color theory is the study of the science of color and light as it
relates to the printing industry. Several color spaces are discussed,
along with the usage for each. A focus is placed on managing color
within the printing industry by means of devices, software, and
GRPH 258 (3 Credits)
In this course, printing standards and quality control metrics for
process color printing are examined. Students continue to expand
their knowledge of the inner workings of an offset press using a
press simulator program. The use of printing in marketing is also
GRPH 267 (3 Credits)
Graphic Communications Studio
Communication skills are challenged to create unique solutions
for a host of design problems. Emphasis is placed on the design
process and working with others to craft a message. The course
ends with a cumulative capstone project tasking students to design
and produce several products. Students are also tasked with the
creation of a portfolio.
GRPH 272 (3 Credits)
The primary languages needed for web development, HTML and
CSS, are introduced along with how to design for the web.
HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR
CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION
HVAC 122 (1.5 credits)
OSHA Electrical and Construction Safety
This course is designed to meet the requirements that all service
technicians must have for training in the rules and regulations
of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Construction Safety and Building Maintenance Electrical Safety.
Emphasis is on the requirements for compliance, identifying
a proper lock-out/tag-out policy, and procedures a technician
should follow for safe electrical work.
HVAC 126 (1 credit)
Electrical Fundamentals for HVAC/R
This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge of
electrical theory as it pertains to the HVAC/R industry. The course
emphasizes the basic electrical laws and definitions, generation
and distribution of electrical power, function of controls and
loads, and electrical measurements and testing.
HVAC 130 (1 credit)
Electrical Components for HVAC/R
This course exposes students to common HVAC/R system motors
and controls. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of electrical
theory as it pertains to the application and operation of motors,
relays, thermostats, pressure switches, and other basic controls.
HVAC 134 (1 credit)
Electrical Circuits for HVAC/R
This course teaches commonly used electrical circuits of the
HVAC/R industry as a foundation for a technician to install,
troubleshoot, and service equipment. The emphasis is on drawing
wiring diagrams, using schematics to install and wire basic
electrical components, and the use of schematics for testing and
troubleshooting electrical circuits.
HVAC 138 (2 credits)
Lab Practice I: Electrical Applications
Practical experience is provided to apply the theory learned
concerning electrical components and controls of the HVAC/R
industry. Students demonstrate the proper electrical installations
for basic A/C and heating equipment. Emphasis is placed on
the installation, testing and start-up operation of motors, relays,
thermostats, pressure switches, and other basic controls.
HVAC 142 (1.5 credits)
HVAC Installation Procedures
This course introduces the basic methods, tools, and materials
needed for the installation of the HVAC/R equipment to students.
A foundational study of the purpose of various tools and skills
necessary for their safe use is emphasized. Materials and joining
methods of various piping, tubing, wiring, and ductwork systems
as used in this industry is studied.
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