GCC 2018-19 Catalog - Page 120



that will be offered on various semesters. Topics covered and credits offered will
vary. Students must seek consent from their academic advisor and Dean of
Students to ensure that credits from the seminar courses may be applied to
certificate and degree requirements.
Prerequisite:
None
POWER MECHANICS
(PWR)
PWR 204 INTRODUCTION TO FLUID POWER
3 (2-2)
This course is designed to present general knowledge of fluid power principles,
components of fluid power system laws and formulas used in fluid power
calculations and laboratory experiences emphasizing the principles and
components.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Automotive
Technology occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
PWR 205 ADVANCED FLUID POWER
2 (3-0)
A continuation of Introduction to Fluid Power with emphasis on control elements
of a circuit. Complete circuit design will be emphasized with meaningful
laboratory experiments.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Automotive
Technology occupational program.
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite:
SAM 104 SKI EQUIPMENT MECHANICS (2nd 8 wks - Fall)
2 (2-0)
This course will introduce students to basic technology regarding the care and
maintenance of ski equipment. The major orientation of this course will revolve
around the ski rental & repair department of a ski resort. This class will provide
potential rental department supervisors or technicians with basic knowledge and
skills relating to employment in this department. Topics include: rental repair shop
design and layout; shop efficiency; purchasing; tools; inventory; ski, boot, and
binding systems compatibility; equipment repair techniques; ski tuning; binding
mounting; function testing; shop liability; recordkeeping.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Ski Area
Management occupational program.
Prerequisite:
SAM 105 SKI AREA MAPS (2nd 8 Weeks-Winter)
1 (1-1)
This course is a prerequisite to SAM 200 Ski Area Operation and Cost Analysis.
Students prepare a map layout for a complete ski resort complex. The project
utilizes student skills learned in SAM 101. Students work with contour lines,
percent grades, horizontal and slope distances, vertical distances, exposures,
lines, lodges, parking, snowmaking, power lines, utilities, other buildings, and
ancillary facilities are determined. Preliminary calculations are made for the
implementation of the project.
Prerequisite:
RUS 102 ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II
4 (4-0)
A continuation of RUS 101, this course expands basic grammatical structure
to include all six cases, verbal aspects, verb tenses, and all the pronouns and
prepositions. Also introduced are expanded vocabulary relating to travel, study,
shopping and home life.
Prerequisite:
RUS 101
SCIENCE
(SCI)
SCI 110 INTEGRATED SCIENCE
4 (3-2)
An introduction to fundamental concepts of the physical and life sciences.
Application to daily experiences and critical evaluation of science as discussed in
the public domain will be emphasized. The approach will be primarily descriptive
in nature, with basic mathematical principles applied to understanding
relationships and expressing data derived during hands-on investigations.
Corequisite: MTH 103 Introduction to Algebra or assess into MTH 104
Intermediate Algebra or higher
SKI AREA MANAGEMENT
(SAM)
SAM 100 INTRODUCTION TO SKI AREA MANAGEMENT
3 (3-0)
A course designed to give the student an insight into the U.S. ski industry, past,
present, and future. Topics include: U.S. ski industry history and growth; market
surveys; types of resort ownership; management, its functions and
organization; ski industry organizations such as, NSAA and MSAA. Guest
lecturers are utilized as resource persons.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Ski Area
Management occupational program.
None
SAM 101 SKI AREA DESIGN AND LAYOUT
3 (3-2)
An introduction to the design and layout of a ski resort's base and mountain
zones. Planning for indoor and outdoor space allocation is studied. The
balancing of skier capacity to lift, trail capacity, and other support facilities is
studied. Geologic, hydrologic, economic, environmental factors and other
pertinent topics to resort development are also considered.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Ski Area
Management occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
SAM 103 SKI LIFT CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN
3 (3-0)
Provides an introduction to design and construction of the most common types of
ski lifts. Topics to be covered include: lift design; construction; operations
maintenance procedures; record keeping; and various regulatory agencies.
The coursework also includes a study of the ANSI B77 (American National
Standard) safety requirements for aerial passenger tramways.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Ski Area
Management occupational program.
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SAM 101
(RUS)
RUS 101 ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I
4 (4-0)
This course is designed to provide a background in correct pronunciation with an
introduction to basic grammatical structure and adequate vocabulary for
conversation; stressing conversational practice, reading with proper stress and
intonation, and a limited view of Russian culture.
Prerequisite:
None
Prerequisite:
None
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Ski Area
Management occupational program.
PWR 204
RUSSIAN
None
SAM 106 SNOWMAKING FUNDAMENTALS (2ND 8 WKS/FALL)
2 (1-1)
This course will cover the basic system components required to produce
manmade snow. Two major types of guns will be examined, compressed airwater and fan guns. Major emphasis during laboratory will be the production of
snow utilizing our own snowmaking system and guns under various weather
conditions. Field trips to local ski resorts will take place.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Ski Area
Management occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
SAM 107 SLOPE GROOMING FUNDAMENTALS
(1ST 8 WEEKS/WINTER)
2 (2-2)
This course will examine ski slope and trail grooming techniques as well as
snowcat operation training, the identification and selection of proper grooming
implements for varying slope conditions, operator safety and recordkeeping.
Students will operate and learn the operational capabilities of our PB260D and
Tucker Snowcats as a requirement of this course. Field trips will be taken to local
resorts.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Ski Area
Management occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
SAM 111 WORKSHOP IN SKI AREA MANAGEMENT
.50-3 (Variable)
This workshop provides supervisory staff with appropriate training and
methodologies to help them achieve operational goals through the
development of their seasonal employees. This workshop will include but
not be limited to the following topics: employee commitment, technical skill
building, motivation, understanding and reliability.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Ski Area
Management occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
SAM 200 SKI AREA OPERATION AND COST ANALYSIS
(1st 8 wks - Fall)
3 (3-0)
Designed to give students basic knowledge of constructional and operational
costs involved in designing and implementing a ski resort complex. Topics
covered are: constructional costs, operational expenses, labor cost and control,
projected revenues, profit and loss statements. This course is a basic feasibility
study.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Ski Area
Management occupational program.
Prerequisite:
SAM 101, SAM 105
SAM 201 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN SKI AREA MANAGEMENT
(Var) 1-4
A course designed to permit SAM students to research a chosen topic of interest
within the spectrum of the ski industry. The independent study topic must be
approved by the instructor. Guidance and direction is given by the instructor. A
project report must be submitted by the student at the end of the semester. A final
grade will be based on the scope, content, and quality of the research effort.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Ski Area
Management occupational program.
Prerequisite:
Sophomore Status
SAM 202 RISK MANAGEMENT AND RELATED ISSUES
(1st 8 Weeks-Fall)
2 (2-0)
This course will cover risk management and related issues of concern to the ski
industry. Topics include: risk management and functions; insurance

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