Catalog of Courses

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Browse below to find courses being taught at EMCC during current and upcoming semesters. Courses are listed in alphanumeric order based on course subject prefix and number. You may click on the subject listings in the left filter menu to narrow results by subject. You may search for current class offerings available for enrollment by clicking on the link under each course. Click here to view the official current and archived book versions of the EMCC Academic Catalog.

Overview of current and recent development of health care professions, including career and labor market information, health care delivery systems, third party payers, and facility ownership. Health organization structure, patient rights and quality care. Health care and life values. Definition and importance of values, ethics, and essential behaviors in the workplace. Worker rights and responsibilities. Healthful living practices to include nutrition, stress management and exercise. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard precautions and facility safety. Use of principles of body mechanics in daily living activities. Basic communication skills which facilitate inter-professional teamwork in the health care setting. Focus on development of personal communication skills and an understanding of how effective communication skills promote teamwork. Focus on intercultural communication strategies. Prerequisites: None.

Medical terminology used in health care, with special care populations and in special services. Body systems approach to terms related to structures, functions, diseases, procedures, and diagnostic tests. Building and analyzing terms using word parts. Medical abbreviations and symbols and term spelling. Prerequisites: None.

Introduction to the fundamentals of the natural gas pipeline operations. Includes topics such as damage prevention, emergency response, valve operation, and testing of facilities. This course prepares students for the Non-Joiner Operator Qualification in the natural gas pipeline industry. Prerequisites: None.

Principles and practices of plastic pipe joining in the natural gas industry. Includes pipe joining techniques such as solvent cements, heat fusions, mechanical saddle fittings, and compression couplings. This course prepares students for Pipe Joiner Qualification in the natural gas industry. Prerequisites: None.

Theories and concepts in industrial technology basics and OSHA 10 certification. Introductory concepts in industrial math, hand and power tools, technical drawings, rigging, and materials handling. Emphasis on communication and employability skills. Included labs emphasize and anchor the course material. Safety and management expectations. Defense in depth strategy and conduct of verifications. Maintenance procedures. Work control process. Performance of work standards and documentation including pre-job preparation, pre-job notification, job review, job verification and job close out specific to nuclear power plant operations. Prerequisites: None.

The systematic study of social behavior and human groups, particularly the influence of culture, socialization, social structure, stratification, social institutions, differentiation by region, race, ethnicity, sex/gender, age, class, and socio/cultural change upon people's attitudes and behaviors. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SB GE Codes
SOC1101

Sociological study of human sexuality. Course examines the social forces that shape a culture's sexual practices, attitudes, and inequalities. Topics include the social construction of sexuality, social change, sexual identities, sexual inequalities, institutional influence and regulation of sexuality, as well as current trends and issues surrounding human sexuality. Prerequisites: None.

SOC130 contains mature adult content and some of the topics discussed may be considered "controversial" or "taboo" in some societies and cultures. Students are expected to be able to engage with the content in a respectful and open-minded way.
General Education Designations: SB GE Codes

A sociological exploration of the way culture shapes and defines gender in contemporary U.S. society. Major emphasis on gender roles, gender stereotypes, power and the relationship between gender and other intersecting social identities such as race, ethnicity, class, and sexual identity. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: C, SB GE Codes

Note: This course has differences between current terms. Please see advisement for specific information.

Examines how the social construction of race shapes social interaction and social institutions. Explores the consequences of power, privilege and oppression among major ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: C, SB GE Codes
SOC2215

An overview of the sociological study of social problems and inequalities confronting the United States. Emphasis is placed on what is known about social problems, recent trends, causes and consequences, individual and societal responses, and how social policies might solve social problems. Issues to be examined may include: health care, education, family, economy, environment, drug and alcohol abuse, crime and violence, among others. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SB GE Codes
SOC2250

Basic vocabulary and grammar to develop conversational skills in Spanish. Emphasis on speaking skills. Prerequisites: None.

Intermediate development of vocabulary and grammar to develop conversational skills in Spanish. Emphasis on speaking skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in SPA085AA. Completion of prerequisites within the last three years is required.

Advanced development of vocabulary and grammar to develop conversational skills in Spanish. Emphasis on speaking skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in SPA085AB. Completion of prerequisites within the last three years is required.

Basic grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary of the Spanish language. Includes the study of the Spanish-speaking cultures. Practice of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisites: None.

Equivalent course(s): SPA101 & SPA101AA
General Education Designations: G GE Codes
SPA1101

Continued study of grammar and vocabulary of the Spanish language and study of the Spanish-speaking cultures. Emphasis on speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Prerequisites: (A grade of "C" or better in SPA101 or SPA101AA), or permission of Department or Division. Completion of prerequisites within the last three years is required.
Equivalent course(s): SPA102 & SPA102AA
General Education Designations: G GE Codes
SPA1102

Basic pronunciation, vocabulary, sentence structures, and cultural awareness, necessary to develop speaking and listening skills in Spanish. Prerequisites: None.

Equivalent course(s): SPA115 & SPA115AA

Basic conversational Spanish for health care workers or students. Emphasis on basic sentence structure, pronunciation and vocabulary used in health care settings. Prerequisites: None.