GCC 2018-19 Catalog - Page 98



BIO 251 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
4 (3-3)
A study of the function, regulation, control, and interrelationships of all the organ
systems of the human body. Major divisions covered include human cell,
muscular system, nervous system, sense organs, endocrine system,
cardiovascular system, vascular system, respiratory system, digestive
system, urinary system, water and electrolyte balance, reproductive
system.
Prerequisite: Pass BIO 250 with a “C” or better. It is HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED that students gain the Chemistry and Biology
background needed to be successful in this course by both CHM 101 and
BIO 101 (or equivalent transfer course) with a passing grade prior to
taking this course.
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
(BLD)
BLD 101 CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES I
5 (2-5.5)
This course is an introduction to surveying, masonry and carpentry trades with
special emphasis in the proper use, care and maintenance of hand tools and
machinery. It will also focus on safe working practices in shop and field
conditions. Instruction will include principles of building layout, theory and field
work which will include forming and pouring of basement footings, sidewalks,
foundation walls, slabs and construction of block foundations, masonry walls,
chimneys and piers. The student will learn to read a site plan, operate a builders
level and transit, take and reduce field notes, determine elevations, and stake
lot/foundation/building elevations, lines, and corners.
The primary content of this course is directly related to a Construction
Technology occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
BLD 102 CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES II
5 (2-5.5)
This course is a continuation of Building Construction I. Students will be
introduced to the various building construction materials. The use and care of
hand and power tools used in industry will be covered. Special emphasis will be
given to safety. Students will be involved with floor framing, wall framing and roof
framing and the application of roofing materials.
The primary content of this course is directly related to a Construction
Technology occupational program.
Prerequisite:
BLD 101
BLD 104 PLANS, SPECS, AND CODES
3 (3-0)
Content includes planning the electrical, plumbing, and heating systems of a
residential home in accordance to specifications using the guidelines of the
National Electrical Code and BOCA building code. Blueprint reading will be
used to coordinate the mechanical prints with the erection of the building.
The primary content of this course is directly related to a Construction
Technology occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
BLD 120 MECHANICAL-ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
5 (2-5.5)
Introduces the mechanics and installation of the plumbing, heating, and electrical
wiring for a residential building, students will first receive laboratory
experiences in typical installations and then work on the actual plumbing, heating,
and electrical installations on the job site.
The primary content of this course is directly related to a Construction
Technology occupational program.
Prerequisite:
BLD 101
BLD 201 CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES III
5 (2-5.5)
This is a continuation of Construction Lab II, placing emphasis on actual wall
layout in conjunction to windows, doors, and partitions. Layout of cabinets and
interior fixtures will be included. Stairways and insulation are installed at this time.
Floor, wall, and ceiling framing loads in reference to beam and truss sizes will be
discussed.
The primary content of this course is directly related to a Construction
Technology occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
BLD 203 SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATES
4 (3-3)
A study of the various building components with costs determined for both labor
and materials using a current pricing handbook. Cost estimates for a building
utilizing masonry, carpentry, plumbing, heating, electricity, etc., prepared from a
complete set of blueprints.
The primary content of this course is directly related to a Construction
Technology occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
BLD 205 CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES IV
5 (2-5.5)
A continuation of Construction Practices III, with student involvement in the finish
carpentry of a residential home. Interior carpentry will involve interior wall
finishes, installation of interior and exterior doors and windows. Manufacturing
and installation of cabinetry, all trim, locks and hardware, the various types of
exterior wall finishes (may include brick) are studied, as well as the installation of
garage doors.
The primary content of this course is directly related to a Construction
Technology occupational program.
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Prerequisite: BLD 201
BLD 220 CABINET MAKING
5 (2-5.5)
Cabinet making will be offered to the two-year building construction students
or to students that have acquired entry level knowledge and skills. The course
will be designed to have the students in the course custom build all kitchen and
bathroom cabinets for the college residential home project. The course will also
include closet shelving, trimwork, and any built-in cabinet, including finishing and
installation.
The primary content of this course is directly related to a Construction
Technology occupational program.
Prerequisite:
2 year student or departmental permission
BUSINESS
(BUS)
BUS 100 BASIC BUSINESS MATH
4 (4-0)
Business Mathematics covers basic business mathematical procedures
as applied to practical business problems. It includes a review of basic
mathematical fundamentals and processes, and practical applications of
percentages, ratios, discount, payroll, interest, banking and insurance,
depreciation, financial statements, tax problems, as well as corporate and special
business applications.
The primary content of this course is directly related to a Business Related
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
BUS 101 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
3 (3-0)
An introduction to various functions of business; organization, management,
finance, accounting, marketing, data processing, statistics, government,
business law, and ethics.
The primary content of this course is directly related to a Business Related
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
BUS 102 MATHEMATICS OF FINANCE
3 (3-0)
This course deals with mathematics as applied to practical business and
financial problems. Attention is given to percentages, ratios, discounts, simple
and compound interest, ordinary and complex annuities, depreciation and
sinking funds.
The primary content of this course is directly related to a Business Related
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
MTH 100
BUS 105 BEGINNING FORMATTING/TYPEWRITING
3 (4-0)
A beginning course for students with no prior typewriting experience. Includes
introduction to and mastery of the micro computer keyboard; speed and
accuracy building; and application of skill of personal and business typing
problems, such as letters, tabulated reports, and manuscripts.
The primary content of this course is directly related to a Business Related
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
BUS 106 INTERMEDIATE FORMATTING/TYPEWRITING
3 (4-0)
A course designed to improve typing skill and to introduce office type problems
on the microcomputer such as business letters, tabulated reports, statistical
typing, business forms, and manuscripts.
The primary content of this course is directly related to a Business Related
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
BUS 105
BUS 116 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
4 (4-0)
This is an online course which involves development of medical vocabulary and
skill in spelling, pronouncing, and defining medical terms. Students learn to divide
words into their component parts recognizing the basic combining forms. They
learn suffixes and prefixes and their meanings. Emphasis is placed on learning
the pathology of the nine body systems.
The primary content of this course is directly related to an Allied Health/Business
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
BUS 130 SALESMANSHIP
3 (3-0)
The theory and methods involved in personal selling. Buyer motivations and
selling theories which apply to various buyer-seller situations. Major emphasis will
center around the basic elements involved in the selling situation; namely,
the customer, the salesperson, and the selling process. Emphasis will also be
placed on the development of each student's verbal communication ability.
The primary content of this course is directly related to a Business Related
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None (Suggested: SPE 101)
BUS 133 CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS
3 (3-0)
This course is designed to provide students with a guide to the “soft skills” and the
“self-management skills” needed to deliver excellent customer support at the help
desk. It provides the student with a better understanding of what a career in

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