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Accounting
4.0 credits ACCT-201: Fundamentals of Accounting I
This course gives the student a solid foundation in generally accepted accounting principles beginning with basic double-entry concepts, classification of accounts, preparation of financial statements, special-purpose journals, and the measurement and reporting of assets and current liabilities. Emphasis is on the sole proprietorship, including both service and merchandising entities. [NM Common Course Number: ACCT 2113, Business Transfer Module]
Prerequisites: Completion of Math-096 and RDNG-113 or appropriate Math and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits ACCT-202: Fundamentals of Accounting II
This course begins with the accounting for partnerships and corporations, long-term investments and debt, statement of cash flows, and financial statement analysis. This is followed by a study of managerial accounting including cost flows, behavior, allocations and control, with standards and variance analysis, product costing using job order and process systems, and operating and capital budgeting. [NM Common Course Number: ACCT 2123, Business Transfer Module]
Prerequisites: Take ACCT-201 or take ACCT-175 and ACCT-176;
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ACCT-216: Spreadsheet Accounting
This course is a hands-on spreadsheet accounting course designed to help students apply previous knowledge and processes of financial and managerial accounting to a computerized environment using popular spreadsheet software.
Prerequisites: Take COSC-125.
Corequisites: ACCT-202
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ACCT-218: Computerized Accounting
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of using computerized accounting software. Through the use of computer simulations, the student will demonstrate the ability to set up an accounting system using a hands-on approach, which integrates an understanding of accounting with mastery of the software. Activities will include the preparation and completion of quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports along with financial statements and various tax reports as required.
Prerequisites: Take ACCT-175 and ACCT-176 or ACCT-201.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ACCT-220: Payroll Accounting
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of accounting for small businesses. Through the use of manual and computer payroll simulations, the student will demonstrate the ability to set up employee records, determine and calculate wages and deductions, and prepare the required governmental and tax reports. Technology is incorporated to give students hands-on experience based on the current practices of payroll specialists.
Prerequisites: Take ACCT-175 and ACCT-176 or take ACCT-201.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ACCT-221: Intermediate Accounting I
Current financial accounting practices are studied with emphasis on the application of accounting theory. This course deals primarily with financial accounting and reporting information to external users. [NM Common Course Number: ACCT 2133, Business Transfer Module]
Prerequisites: Take ACCT-202
Offered: SP
2.0 credits ACCT-230: Tax Help I
Classroom training for the interviewing of and income tax preparation for low income clients under the I.R.S. Tax Help New Mexico program.
Offered: FASP
2.0 credits ACCT-231: Tax Help II
The practical application of interviewing and income tax preparation functions for low income clients is performed by students under the IRS and/or Tax Help New Mexico Program.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ACCT-232: Income Tax-Individual & Proprietors
Federal income taxation of individuals and proprietorships under the Internal Revenue Code and regulations, including accounting periods, methods, income, deductions, property transactions, tax credits, and research and planning.
Prerequisites: Take ACCT-175 and ACCT-176 or take ACCT-201.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ACCT-242: Cost & Managerial Acct I
This course deals primarily with internal reporting designed to enhance the ability of management in decision making, planning, and control. The assignment of costs to products or services, budgets, standard costs, variance analysis, break-even analysis, and the study of how costs behave.
Prerequisites: Take ACCT-202
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ACCT-255: Certified Bookkeeper Capstone
This course serves as a specific capstone course following the successful completion of the Bookkeeping Certificate Program. The study will be focused on the current job market demands as related to qualified, professional bookkeepers. Students will be provided guidance and specific training towards testing and achieving the Certified Bookkeeper Designation. This course is not designed for transfer.
Offered: SP
3.0 - 4.0 credits ACCT-280: Cooperative Education
Students are employed in an approved accounting area. Individualized learning objectives will be developed that are measurable, achievable, and feasible at the outset of the course. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit.
Prerequisites: Take ACCT-202.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 3.0 credits ACCT-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 4.0 credits ACCT-299: SPTO: Special Topics

Offered: ALL
Administrative Office Assistant
3.0 credits AOAP-110: Records Management
This course stresses the fundamentals of records programs to manage all phases of the records life cycle. It concentrates on those filing methods and procedures needed to ensure the effectiveness of a records system.
Prerequisites: Take RDNG-050 and ENGL-050 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits AOAP-115: Practical Business Math Procedures
A practical business mathematics course to include the following: whole numbers, word problems, fractions, decimals, banking, percents, portion formula, trade/cash discounts, purchasing/pricing merchandise, payroll, simple interest, compound interest, present value, installment buying, revolving charge credit cards, mortgages, balance sheet, income statement, depreciation, inventory and overhead, sales/excise/property taxes, life/fire/auto insurance.
Prerequisites: Take MATH-050 or appropriate Math Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits AOAP-117: Business Communication
This course includes grammar, punctuation, and sentence fundamentals followed with writing techniques and strategies for effective oral and written communication in an office environment.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-095 or appropriate English Accuplacer Score.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits AOAP-118: Administrative Office I
Students will learn the importance of following the proper procedures of maintaining an efficient office required in today's technologically advanced business environment. Emphasis on the importance of punctuality, neatness/dress, and responsibility, establishing procedures for basic office tasks, learning to greet clients, make travel arrangements, answer the phone, create convention/seminar arrangements, and develop well-organized resume and job interviewing techniques.
Prerequisites: Take RDNG-050 and ENGL-050 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits AOAP-123: Keyboarding
This course enables the student to learn and/or reinforce keyboarding skills using the computer and to work toward accuracy and speed. The course also introduces fundamental word processing functions by formatting and editing basic business documents, i.e., letters, memos, and reports.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits AOAP-130: Human and Customer Relations
Course offers specialized training to prepare students for the job and life. PowerPoint presentations on self-image, attitude adjustment, team-building, stress management, and understand yourself and your relationships will be introduced. Through the use of a variety of teaching techniques, students will discover how to provide exceptional customer service with a smile, a professional appearance and a positive attitude to avoid making the common workplace errors.
Prerequisites: Take RDNG-050 and ENGL-050 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits AOAP-210: Word Processing
The Word Processing class will introduce students to many beginning and advanced applications. Students will create and edit memos, letters, and reports of varying complexity. Students will learn to format and customize a range of document types. To enhance written communication, students will learn to add and modify graphics and other visual elements. Students will organize content into tables, lists and other structures to promote reader understanding.
Prerequisites: Take AOAP-118, AOAP-210, and COSC-125.
Offered: ALL
Business Administration
3.0 credits BADM-114: Intro to Business
A survey course presenting an overall integrated picture of American business and its operations. Included are such topics as forms of business ownership, management, internal organization, production, personnel, labor relations, marketing, short-term and long-term finance, insurance, accounting principles, business law, and entrepreneurship. [NM Common Course Number: BUSA 1113, Business Transfer Module]
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-095 and RDNG-095 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits BADM-115: Non-Profit Bus. Management Principles
Students will examine operational and philosophical bases for not-for-profit entities, including IRS designations, partnerships, project planning, marketing, and funding sources.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-095 and RDNG-095 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits BADM-134: Supervision
This course is intended for those who either want to become supervisors or want to improve their present level of supervisory skills and knowledge. Management principles and their application to actual on-the-job situations are presented enabling students to contribute more effectively to the goals of the organization.
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-095 and RDNG-095 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits BADM-212: Business Statistics
Introduces the student to the collection and analysis of numerical data. Covers descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency, probability, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression and correlation as they apply to a wide variety of business decisions.[NM Common Course Number: MATH 2113, Business Transfer Module]
Prerequisites: Completion of RDNG-095 and MATH-115 or appropriate Reading and Math Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits BADM-233: Principles of Management
This course introduces the basic theory of organization. The theory is built around the functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Special emphasis is placed on the interaction of the organization with its local and international environment. [NM Common Course Number: MGMT 2113, Business Transfer Module]
Prerequisites: Completion of RDNG-113 and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits BADM-238: Leadership & Group Dynamics
This course focuses on the development of leadership skills. It is designed to provide a basic understanding of leadership and group dynamics to help students develop a personal philosophy of leadership and an awareness of the moral and ethical responsibility of leadership. The course will integrate readings from the humanities, classical literature, and contemporary multi-cultural literature to illustrate various issues in leadership. Students will engage in a variety of experiential learning exercises in order to develop leadership skills. Also listed as HUMA 238.
Prerequisites: Completion of RDNG-113 and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits BADM-239: Human Resource Management
This course covers those topics which are relevant to the role of the human resources department in today's firm. Topics include: human resource management, compensation and benefits, labor relations, E.E.O.C., affirmative action, employment and placement, training and development, and other related topics.
Prerequisites: Completion of RDNG-113 and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits BADM-242: Principles of Marketing
The methods, policies, and organization involved in the exchange of goods and services between producers and consumers. Topics include an overview of the social, economic, and legal environments in which marketing operates, consumer behavior, marketing research, market segmentation and targeting, strategic marketing, product planning, pricing, promotion, distribution, nonprofit marketing, social responsibility in marketing, and techniques of display construction and application. [NM Common Course Number: MKTG 2113, Business Transfer Module]
Prerequisites: Completion of RDNG-095 and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits BADM-248: Principles of Advertising
This course is a survey of the history of the advertising media available today, taking into consideration the advantages/disadvantages of each. It discusses the psychological approach to consumer persuasion, the techniques used in media selection and the creative processes of advertising.
Prerequisites: Completion of RDNG-095 and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP, Even Year
1.0 credits BADM-270: Stress Management
This course deals with coping with stress at work and at home. Much time is spent on identifying stressful situations and how to manage and cope with such situations.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits BADM-280: Cooperative Education
Supervised cooperative work program. Student is employed in an approved business occupation. Student will be supervised and rated by the employer and instructor. Student will meet in a weekly class and/or report on a variety of films, reading, or seminars.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 3.0 credits BADM-290: Special Topics
Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Semester Offered On Demand.
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 3.0 credits BADM-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND
Computer Science
1.0 credits COSC-095: Basic Computer Skills
Learn your way around the computer and its related components. Covers keyboard and mouse operations. Become familiar with the operating system's desktop, icons, and menus.
Prerequisites: Completion of RDNG-050 or appropriate Accuplacer Reading score.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits COSC-096: Working With Windows
Managing and organizing files and folders. Copying and moving files to a different folder or disk. Sort and find files.
Prerequisites: Completion of RDNG-050 or appropriate Accuplacer Reading score.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits COSC-097: Basic Computer/Internet Skills
Learn your way around the computer and the Internet. Covers keyboard and mouse operations; operating systems' desktop, icons, and menu system; and searching the internet and use of e-mail. This course combines COSC 095, COSC 096, and COSC 099.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits COSC-099: Basic Internet Skills
Practical search techniques and common vocabulary to make your searches more effective. Learn to use e-mail.
Prerequisites: Completion of RDNG-050 or appropriate Accuplacer Reading score.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits COSC-111: Computer Literacy
The evolution of computers, their application and their economic and social implications including a brief introduction to programming and computer literacy with a non-technical emphasis. For non-computing majors.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-050, ENGL-095, and RDNG-050 or appropriate Accuplacer scores in Math, English, and Reading.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits COSC-116: Spreadsheeting
Comprehensive coverage of current spreadsheeting software - from basic data entry and formatting to complex functions, data importation, and Macro creation. Students will be taught most of the features available in the software, and will be required to apply those skills throughout the course. Special emphasis is placed on spreadsheet development for mathematical and financial/accounting applications. This course can be used to prepare for the corresponding Microsoft Certified Application Specialist exam.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-096, ENGL-095, and RDNG-113 or appropriate Accuplacer scores in Math, English, and Reading.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits COSC-118: Comp Programming Fund I w/C++
An introduction to programming and computing integrating problem solving and algorithmic design using the object- oriented programming language C++.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-096, ENGL-095, and RDNG-095 or appropriate Accuplacer scores in Math, English, and Reading.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits COSC-122: Game Programming I
This course is an introduction to game programming as well as an introduction to the C++ computer programming language. A variety of game programs are presented in the textbook and most assignments involve making changes and/or improvements to the existing game programs. Games include Lost Fortune, Guess My Number, Word Jumble, Hangman, Tic-Tac-Toe, and Blackjack.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits COSC-125: Business Microcomputer Applications
This course is designed to provide students with real world examples and procedures that will prepare them to be skilled users of microcomputers. Students gain hands-on experience in utilizing database, spreadsheet, and word processing applications in the Windows operating system. [NM Common Course Number: BCIS 1113, Business Transfer Module]
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits COSC-137: Energy Industry Microcomputer
This course is designed to give students in the School of Energy specific skills in using microcomputers. Students will be given hands-on experience in using scheduling, word processing, spreadsheet and graphic presentation applications. Students will also learn to work with a computer operating system.
Prerequisites: Completion of RDNG-095 or appropriate Accuplacer Reading scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits COSC-185: Database Management Systems
This course instructs students in the most current and widely used database programs on microcomputers. It teaches the concepts and procedures needed to become a designer, developer, and informed user of databases. Topics covered in this course include creating and editing tables, forms, reports, data access pages, and using the World Wide Web and hyperlink fields. This course can be used to prepare for the corresponding Microsoft Certified Application Specialist exam.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits COSC-202: Web Development I
Introduction to HTML code. Creating and designing a web page in HTML, adding tables and using frames in web design. Use XML to create interactive, dynamic Web pages. Implement cascading style sheets.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-096, ENGL-095, and RDNG-113 or appropriate Accuplacer scores in Math, English, and Reading.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits COSC-203: Web Development II
This course expands on existing HTML/XHTML skills learned in COSC 202 with advanced techniques of clientside web page development using a variety of cutting edge technologies and software to help produce professional looking and structured multimedia web sites.
Prerequisites: Take COSC-202.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits COSC-218: Comp Programming Fund II W/C++
Intermediate level course in object-oriented programming with emphasis on development and use of classes in the Microsoft Visual Studio.NET environment using C++. Inheritance, polymorphism, pointers, and templates are covered. The Standard Template Library is presented as an introduction to data structures.
Prerequisites: Take COSC-118.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits COSC-240: Java Programming
Object-Oriented programming in Java. The course covers all the basics of Java Programming with special emphasis on classes, graphical user interface (GUI), and animation (honors section only).
Prerequisites: Take MATH-096, ENGL-095, and RDNG-095 or obtain appropriate Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits COSC-243: Web Programming on UNIX
An introduction to the UNIX/Linux operating system. Designing server side applications for the Apache web server installed on UNIX systems. Interacting with databases using SQL. Developing dynamic Web pages using CGI and Perl.
Prerequisites: Take COSC-118.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits COSC-262: Data Structures With C++
A course in data structures, software methodologies, and analysis of algorithms using the object-oriented programming language C++. The Standard Template Library (STL) is covered in detail.
Prerequisites: Take COSC-218.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits COSC-270: Windows GUI Programming
Designing application programs for the Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI). A modern object-oriented language with good GUI capabilities is used. Students will work in teams on a large GUI application program.
Prerequisites: Take COSC-262.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits COSC-280: Cooperative Education
Supervised cooperative work program. Student is employed in a data processing environment. Student will be supervised and rated by the employer and instructor.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 4.0 credits COSC-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students in computing updating. Specific subject and credits to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.
Prerequisites: MATH 096 or APAL 061, ENGL 099 or APEN 085, and RDNG 113 or APRD 081. Semester Offered-On Demand.
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 3.0 credits COSC-298: SPTO:(Special Topics)
1.0 - 3.0 credits COSC-299: Spto:advanced Java Prog
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Digital Media Arts and Design
3.0 credits DMAD-110: Introduction to Multimedia
A general introduction to the concepts and software used in creating multimedia. Course focuses on how each individual element plays an important role in communicating messages and how use of multiple media can increase and change messages. This hands on survey introduces relevant multimedia technologies, with a focus on interactive media platforms such as the web, DVD's, CD's, electronic documents and examines current multimedia trends.
Prerequisites: Completion of Math-050, ENGL-099 and RDNG-050 or appropriate Math, English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
2.0 credits DMAD-170: Intro to Digital Image Editing
A general introduction to digital image editing using Adobe Photoshop. This course introduces the workspace and focuses on the programs tools for image editing and retouching. Projects in this class will be optimized for both print, web, and video distribution.
Prerequisites: Completion of Math-095, ENGL-099 and RDNG-095 or appropriate Math, English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Corequisites: DMAD-172
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits DMAD-172: Digital Image Editing Intermediate Tech
This course focuses on intermediate digital image editing techniques using Adobe Photoshop. Students will begin to work with selection tools, layers and basic image compositing. Projects in this class will be optimized for print, web and video distribution.
Prerequisites: Completion of Math-095, ENGL-099 and RDNG-095 or appropriate Math, English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Corequisites: DMAD-170
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits DMAD-174: Digital Image Editing Adv Compositing
This course is an introduction to advanced digital image editing techniques using Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn how the image editing software integrates into areas of web, video, animation, and multimedia design. ImageReady will be used to create animations for web delivery. Students will also become familiar with how to create automatic actions to increase work efficiency.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-170 and DMAD-172.
Corequisites: DMAD-176
Offered: SP
2.0 credits DMAD-176: Digital Image Editing Apps
This course is an application of advanced digital image editing techniques using Adobe Photoshop. Students will use knowledge from previous DMAD 170, DMAD 172, and DMAD 174 in weekly projects that introduce and emphasize the principles of 2 dimensional design.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-170 and DMAD-172.
Corequisites: DMAD-174
Offered: SP
2.0 credits DMAD-200: Intro to Web Design using DW
This course is an introduction to web design using the Dreamweaver HTML editor. Students will learn how to create and manage a website and modify content using cascading style sheets. The course also examines how to understand the code that is generated by HTML editing programs.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-110, ARTS-151, and COME-120.
Corequisites: DMAD-202
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits DMAD-202: Creative Web Design
This course covers aspects of creative web design. Topics include graphic design, HTML, site management, typography, theory, e-commerce, and web development tools. Projects will be created by identifying a target audience, addressing accessibility issues and adhering to current web design standards.
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits DMAD-210: Intro to Non-Linear Video
This course is an introduction to digital video editing using Adobe Premiere. Students will learn how to create simple and complex video sequences in a non-linear video editing system. Video projects will be optimized for web, eBook, mobile devices, and DVD distribution.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits DMAD-212: Digital Video Production
This hands-on course focuses on the process required to create video compositions. Students will be studying composition, lighting, recording and sound recording techniques, and various script styles. Student teams will work using electronic field production techniques to create numerous projects.
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits DMAD-220: Intro to Digital Layout & Design
This course is an introduction to digital layout and design using Adobe InDesign. Students will learn how to create multi-column and multi-page layouts in a digital environment. Techniques of type formatting, digital image management, layers, and vector drawing will be explored. Design projects will be optimized for print and web distribution.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-110, ARTS-151, COME-120, and ARTS-152.
Corequisites: DMAD-222
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits DMAD-222: Adv Digital Layout and Design
This course focuses on creating effective digital layout and design. There is an emphasis on projects that are found in work environments such as creating advertising, promotional, and newsletter materials. The techniques and skills covered can also be applied to creative projects where principles of design and typography are needed. Projects will be optimized for both print and web distribution.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-110, ARTS-151, COME-120, and ARTS-152.
Corequisites: DMAD-220
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits DMAD-230: Intro to Vector Animation
This course is an introduction to vector graphics and two dimensional animation. Students will learn how to use and integrate Flash and Adobe Illustrator to create animations for web delivery. Non-animated vector graphics and illustrations for print and web delivery will also be created.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-110, ARTS-151, and COME-120. Take PHOT-150 or PHOT-160.
Corequisites: DMAD-232
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits DMAD-232: Interactive 2D Animation
This hands-on course focuses on the process required to create interactive two dimensional animations for multimedia. Students will create animations using project planning, scriptwriting and storyboard techniques. There is an emphasis on creating animated works that adhere to principles of design and composition.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-110, ARTS-151, and COME-120. Take PHOT-150 or PHOT-160.
Corequisites: DMAD-230
Offered: FALL
4.0 credits DMAD-241: 3D Design and Animation
This hands-on introductory course focuses on the process required to create 3D graphics and animation. Students will learn concepts of working in 3D space, modeling, image maps and lighting. Animation techniques include working with keyframes and creating jointed hierarchies. Projects will be optimized for web and video delivery.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-110, ARTS-151, COME-120 and MATH-115. Take PHOT-150 or PHOT-160.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits DMAD-280: Cooperative Education
Supervised cooperative work program. Student is employed in an individualized digital media arts and design field. Student will be supervised and rated by the employer and instructor.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits DMAD-284: Digital Media/Design Portfolio Developmt
This course is to be taken during the final semester of the DMAD program. Students will use past work created during the course of the DMAD Program as part of developing a professional portfolio and resume to use in entering the digital media and design profession. Discussions will cover aspects of creating and marketing a brand identity to potential employers. Portfolios will be created in areas of specified career paths including video, web and print media.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-200, DMAD-210, DMAD-222, or DMAD-232.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits DMAD-286: Multimedia Project Management
An introduction to project management, as it relates to the design and production of multimedia. Students will work on team and individual projects that focus on creating integrated advertising materials for promotional campaigns. Effective methods for managing large multimedia projects and coordinating efforts with clients and stakeholders will also be covered.
Prerequisites: Take DMAD-202, DMAD-212, DMAD-222, or DMAD-232.
Offered: SP
1.0 - 4.0 credits DMAD-295: SPTO:(Special Topics)
Special or specific course to meet the needs of the students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic course can be used toward a degree.
Economics
3.0 credits ECON-212: Economic Development of the US
This course is a history of economic development in the United States from colonial days to the present. Such issues as the transformation of America from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy and finally to a post-industrial age are discussed. The changing roles of government, education, money and banking, and industry are major topics.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ECON-251: Macroeconomics
Covers supply and demand, the danger of price controls, the role of government in free markets, international trade, international finance, currency exchange rates, purchasing power parity, the balance of payments, the tax structure, national income accounting, elements of long-run economic growth, inflation, unemployment, the business cycle, economic models explaining changes in the business cycle, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and the money supply. The application of economics to the financial markets is stressed along with economic indicators. [NM Common Course Number ECON 2113, Area IV; Behavioral/Social Science Core]
Prerequisites: Take RDNG-095, ENGL-099, and MATH-096 or appropriate Reading, English and Math Accuplacer Scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ECON-252: Microeconomics
Covers the history of economic development, comparisons of the major economic systems, supply and demand, price controls, price elasticity of demand, the distribution of income, social security, problems with measuring income demographic effects on the economy, the cost structure of firms, perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, economies of scale, monopoly regulation, labor markets and an examination of the economy's effect on the environment. The application of economics to the financial markets is stressed. [NM Common Course Number ECON 2123, Area IV; Behavioral/Social Science Core]
Prerequisites: Take RDNG-095, ENGL-099 and MATH-096 or appropriate Reading, English and Math Accuplacer Scores.
Offered: ALL
1.0 - 3.0 credits ECON-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND
Legal Assistant
3.0 credits LEAS-120: Introduction for Paralegals
An introduction to the role of the paralegal including such topics as regulation of the legal profession, legal ethics, law office management, human relations skills, legal terminology, techniques of interviewing, and methods of discovery.
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores. Co-requisites LEAS-121 and LEAS-127 strongly recommended.
Corequisites: LEAS-121,LEAS-127
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits LEAS-121: American Law for Paralegals
This course is designed to introduce the paralegal student to the American legal system. The course begins with historical and philosophical foundations of the American legal system in order to better understand the policies and concepts of the legal system. The course then focuses on state and tribal legislative processes and administrative agencies. The course provides an introduction to the structure of the federal and state court systems and the method by which lawsuits are initiated and resolved.
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores. Corequisites LEAS-120 and LEAS-127 are strongly recommended.
Corequisites: LEAS-120,LEAS-127
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits LEAS-122: Torts - Practice and Pleading
Theory and practical application of the law of torts. This course will present the common law basis of tort law. New Mexico and the Navajo Nation common law will be studied by analyzing the establishment of a prima facie tort claim. Students will learn about torts through a study of the elements of the different causes of action. The fundamentals of drafting legal documents normally associated with torts are addressed, both in lecture and in writing assignments.
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-111 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores. Corequisite LEAS-123 required. Corequisite LEAS-126 recommended.
Corequisites: LEAS-123,LEAS-126
Offered: SP
3.0 credits LEAS-123: Legal Research and Writing
This course is an introduction to legal research and writing. Students will learn how to use a law library as a source of legal references, how to analyze law and facts, and how to organize and write a basic type of interoffice memoranda using acceptable legal analysis. This course will require the use of acceptable grammar and writing skills.
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-111 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores. Corequisite LEAS-122 mandatory. Corequisite LEAS-126 recommended.
Corequisites: LEAS-122,LEAS-126
Offered: SP
3.0 credits LEAS-124: Civil Litigation
This course will focus on the various stages of the civil litigation process. This will include the initial client interview, the process leading to the filing of a civil lawsuit, its resolution by settlement or trial, and a brief review of the appellate process. The New Mexico and Navajo Nation rules of civil procedure will be studied, which includes the analysis of their similarities and differences. The course emphasis will be on the actual preparation of the documents, with a major focus on the discovery phase of the civil litigation process. This course will demonstrate how each stage of civil litigation builds, relates, and is dependent upon the others.
Prerequisites: Take LEAS-121, LEAS-122, and LEAS-123.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits LEAS-125: Wills, Probate and Estates
This course will cover drafting of wills, the administration of estates; the various probate proceedings, and an introduction to estate taxation. This course will also cover unique aspects of probate practice in the Navajo Nation.
Prerequisites: Take LEAS-120, LEAS-122, and LEAS-123.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits LEAS-126: Criminal Law
An introductory study of the philosophy, development and social basis of U.S. criminal law. Topics include the classification of crime, the elements of crime, parties to a crime, defenses to criminal prosecutions, and pertinent judicial decisions. This course will also cover criminal law and procedures as practiced on the Navajo Nation.
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-111 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores. Corequisites not required but strongly recommended.
Corequisites: LEAS-122,LEAS-123
Offered: SP
3.0 credits LEAS-127: Contract Law
This course in intended to provide the student with an in-depth exposure to and analysis of law pertaining to contract formation and the resolution of contract disputes. This course will also study Article 2 and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code. Along with the principles of general contract law and Article 2 and 2A, the course will present the similarities and differences of general contract law and Article 2 and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code of Navajo law. Permission of instructor required.
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores. Corequisites not required but strongly recommended.
Corequisites: LEAS-120,LEAS-121
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits LEAS-128: Evidence
This course is a survey of the Federal Rules of Evidence and an advanced learning experience in the application of the more complicated rules of evidence in the courts of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation. Introduces the student to admissibility of evidence by a study of all of the core evidence concepts with particular emphasis on relevance, hearsay and impeachment. Reference will also be made to opinion evidence, scientific evidence, and authentication. The course will also cover objections to evidence at the time of trial, at depositions, and at the point of answering discovery.
Prerequisites: Take LEAS-122, LEAS-123, and LEAS-124.
Corequisites: LEAS-219
Offered: SP
3.0 credits LEAS-219: Trial Advocacy
This is a capstone course designed to deliver basic trial advocacy skills together with the more advanced skills involved in analyzing, strategizing, and persuading. Knowledge and skills learned in the courses in American law, torts, legal writing, evidence, civil litigation, and criminal law will be used and applied in this course. The course will introduce problems in the making and handling of objections and evidentiary issues, the effective introduction and use of exhibits, the impeachment and rehabilitation of witnesses, and the examination of expert witnesses will be addressed. The course will introduce students to trial practice on the Navajo Nation, including peace maker courts.
Prerequisites: Take LEAS-122, LEAS-126, and LEAS-124.
Corequisites: LEAS-128
Offered: SP
3.0 credits LEAS-220: Debtor/Creditor Rights
This course examines federal bankruptcy law, rules and procedures, including Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Act. The course will be approached from the point of view of both the debtor and the creditor to include preparation and analysis of the various bankruptcy petitions and schedules.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits LEAS-221: Family Law
This course will examine the social philosophy underpinning the law governing domestic relations. The course will discuss court jurisdiction, pleading and practice before juvenile and domestic courts in state and Navajo Nation courts. The law office management of domestic relations cases will be introduced.
Prerequisites: Take LEAS-120, LEAS-121, and LEAS-123.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits LEAS-222: Collection and Subrogation
This course will introduce the students to the practice of law concerned with the establishment and collection of creditor claims coming into the office. The process of complaint and document drafting, forum selection, obtaining and collecting judgments, accounting for sums collected, and the protection of a judgment creditors interests will be studied. The federal Fair Debt Collection Practice Act will be studied as it applies to attorneys and other third party debt collectors. Permission of instructor required.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits LEAS-223: Personal Injury Pract: Legal & Medical
This course will deal with the legal and medical aspects of personal injury arising out of torts, workers compensation and social security claims. Permission of instructor required.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits LEAS-224: Natural Resources: Oil, Gas, Min & Water
An introductory study of federal and state law pertaining to the acquisition, ownership, development, production and use of oil and gas, solid minerals and water rights. Emphasis on determining ownership on the basis of federal, state and county records. Permission of instructor required.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits LEAS-225: American Indian Law
Review of the historical development of American Indian and tribal law, treaties, the impact of American Indian citizenship, and the U.S. government's role in present American Indian law. Includes the study of significant court decisions and jurisdictional questions, both civil and criminal.
Prerequisites: Take LEAS-121 and LEAS-123 or take NATV-110
Offered: SP
3.0 credits LEAS-226: Law Office Administration
Covers supervision of personnel, the role of support staff in the law office, law office economics, basic computer technology, office equipment and supplies, office procedures, goal setting and budgeting, and general personnel procedures and practices. Permission of instructor required.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits LEAS-227: Corporation & Securities Law
This course will cover state Blue Sky Laws and will include an introduction to the rules and procedures governing the federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The course will study state and SEC filings, registrations, stock issues and subscriptions. The law of insider trading will be discussed along with the other antifraud provisions of federal and state security laws.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits LEAS-229: Consumer Law
The study of legal rights and obligations pertaining to consumer transactions. State consumer protection laws, the federal Magnuson-Moss Act, UCC warranties, product or liability, and federal truth-in-lending laws will be covered. The consumer protection statutes for the Navajo Nation will be studied. Permission of instructor required.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits LEAS-231: Business Organization Law
This course will cover the law of sales from Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, negotiable instruments from Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code, and Secured Transactions from Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. This course will provide a study of the various types of formations of business organizations from sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies to business organizations found on the Navajo Nation. The course will also cover poverty law, including bailments and the characteristics of real and personal property.
Prerequisites: Completion of LEAS-121 and LEAS-127 or BLAW-230
Offered: SP
3.0 credits LEAS-280: Cooperative Education
During student's second year of paralegal studies, student will, with the prior approval of the Paralegal Program Director, intern with an attorney or with an employer in a law related occupation. The program requires approximately 160-163 clock hours of internship. The student will be supervised and rated by the employer.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 99.0 credits LEAS-ELEC: Legal Assistant Elective

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