Program Plan

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Automotive Service Educational Program
General Education Requirements 
4.0 credits MATH-113: Math for Technical Careers
Instructs students in the knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Topics also include ratios and proportions, percents, standard and metric measurements and conversions. Basics of algebra, operations of rational numbers, algebraic expressions, solving equations, formulas, geometry and trigonometric concepts of sine, cosine, tangent and the Pythagorean Theorem. Vocational applications are emphasized.
Prerequisites: Appropriate Reading Accuplacer score placing through RDNG-050
Offered: ALL
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: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits PSYC-115: Interpersonal & Career Dev
An introductory study of communication and interpersonal relationships in the service occupations.
Offered: FALL
One of the following two English courses: 
3.0 credits ENGL-118: Technical Composition
Emphasizes workplace communication including letters, memos, reports, instructions, and job application materials. Designed for technicians in certificate and AAS fields.
Prerequisites: ENGL-098 or ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ENGL-111: Freshman Composition
Emphasizes academic writing, intertextuality, and analysis of rhetorical situation through writing workshop and thematic readings. [NM Common Course Number ENGL 1113, Area I; Communications]
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
One of the following two Communications courses: 
3.0 credits COMM-111: Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase student's awareness of the role that interpersonal communication plays in creating and maintaining personal and professional relationships. Emphasis of instruction is on improving one-to-one communication skills. Topics covered include self-concept, perception, non-verbal communication, listening, feedback, and effective use of language. [NM Common Course Number COMM 1213, Area I; Communications]
Prerequisites: (RDNG-050 or RDNG-096) and ENGL-050 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits COMM-120: Bus & Prof Communication
This course develops the interpersonal, small group, and public communication skills most useful in business and professional organizations.
Prerequisites: (RDNG-050 or RDNG-096) and ENGL-050 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
Total General Education Requirements: 15 credits 
Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) Courses 
1.0 - 3.0 credits ASEP-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective. Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits ASEP-110: Shop Fundamentals & Safety
This course will orient the student to shop operations, use of service manuals, pay structures, tools, warranties, and customer relations. Shop safety will be strongly emphasized as well as employee/employer relations.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
7.0 credits ASEP-120: GM Electrical & Ignition Syst.
A study of the electrical and electronic systems found in the automotive field. Emphasis is on basic circuitry, starting systems, charging systems, ignition systems, diagnosis and servicing the electrical components on current GM model vehicles.
Corequisites: ASEP-110
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits ASEP-125: General Motors Hybrid Technology
This course will explain and demonstrate theory and operation of key General Motors hybrid vehicle systems and components. Knowledge retention and subject understanding will be enhanced by interactive classroom components whenever possible. Procedures for handling high voltage batteries will be covered. Personal safety will be emphasized.
Corequisites: ASEP-120
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-130: GM Fuel & Emission Syst.
A study of the fuel and emission systems used on current GM model vehicles. Students will learn to use the exhaust gas analyzer, oscilloscopes, and other special equipment.
Prerequisites: ASEP-120
Corequisites: ASEP-140
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits ASEP-135: General Motors Vehicle Networks
This course will explore the complex, on-board computer networks found on modern GM vehicles. The CAN network will be emphasized as will the proper techniques for isolating, diagnosing and repairing complex automotive computer networks. Safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: ASEP-120
Corequisites: ASEP-140
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-140: GM Drivability
A systematic troubleshooting method for General Motors fuel, electrical and electronic systems. Use of tools and equipment needed for proper diagnosis emphasized.
Corequisites: ASEP-130
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits ASEP-145: ASE Tests
Students must be registered for a minimum of two ASE exams and pass one.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits ASEP-146: ASE Tests
Take and pass remaining ASE exams. Students are required to pass a minimum of four ASE exams in order to graduate. Any tests passed in ASEP 145 are counted as part of the requirement.
Prerequisites: ASEP-145
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-150: GM Engines & Related Systems
This course covers the principles and operation of the internal combustion engine. Engines will be properly disassembled for component identification. All parts will be inspected, measured, and reassembled. The oiling and cooling system will also be covered.
Corequisites: ASEP-160
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits ASEP-155: General Motors Adv Air Induction Systems
This course covers variable valve timing, turbo chargers and superchargers. The theory, operation and diagnosis of each of these systems will be covered and the manufacturers diagnostic and repair procedures will be stressed. Personal and vehicle safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: ASEP-140
Corequisites: ASEP-150
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits ASEP-160: GM Heating & Air Conditioning
A theory and shop course to teach the student GM heating, air conditioning systems, and controls. The student will learn to diagnose and recover refrigerant, evacuate, and recharge air conditioning systems.
Corequisites: ASEP-150
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits ASEP-165: GM Advanced HVAC Diagnosis
This course will cover advanced diagnosis theory and practice on GM vehicle heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. The course will address computer based HVAC controls as well as the network of sensors. Environmental and personal safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: ASEP-140
Corequisites: ASEP-160
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
8.0 credits ASEP-170: GM Power Trains
The theory and practical application of automotive power trains, including clutches, transmissions, drive lines, transaxles and differential service will be taught. Diagnosis, troubleshooting and actual repair procedures will be performed on General Motors vehicles in the shop.
Prerequisites: ASEP-160
Offered: DMND
6.0 credits ASEP-172: GM Automatic Trans/Transaxles
The operating principles of GM automatic transmissions, transaxles, and their diagnosis, electrical and electronic controls, and repair will be covered. Instruction on noise, vibration and harshness diagnosis and correction will also be covered along with mechanical and hydraulic components. Safety is emphasized.
Corequisites: ASEP-175
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits ASEP-175: General Motors Manual Trans/Transaxles
The theory and repair of GM manual transmissions and transaxles, differentials, clutches, transfer cases and drive axles will be covered. Noise, hard shifting and other common concerns will be addressed. Diagnosis and troubleshooting will be stressed. Safety is emphasized.
Corequisites: ASEP-172
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-180: GM Brake Systems
A study of the theory, diagnosis and repair procedures of General Motors disc and drum brake systems will be taught. Instruction will be given on brake machining equipment, hydraulic systems and component replacement on traditional and anti-lock brake systems.
Prerequisites: ASEP-170 or ASEP-175
Corequisites: ASEP-190
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits ASEP-185: GM ABS & Traction Cont System
This course will cover Anti-Lock Brake System, Anti-Slip Systems and Traction control systems and include theory, diagnosis and repair procedures as outlined in factory service information. Electric power steering motors, sensors and circuitry will be included. Safety will be emphasized.
Corequisites: ASEP-180
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-190: GM Steering & Suspension
A theory and shop course to introduce the student to steering geometry, front and rear suspension service, wheel alignment, and wheel balancing. Lab work will include instruction on the latest GM vehicles' steering and suspension systems.
Corequisites: ASEP-180
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits ASEP-195: GM Computer Controlled Suspensions
This course will cover the theory of operation of the electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems of the computer controlled suspension systems on GM vehicles. Proper service procedures and techniques will be presented. Safety will be emphasized.
Corequisites: ASEP-190
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
0.5 - 4.0 credits ASEP-201: GM Diagnostics
Experienced General Motors dealership repair technicians will acquire updated basic skills and training as required by General Motors. Sections of this course address varied components of essential information and skills. Credit hours are based on industry prescribed content.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 - 4.0 credits ASEP-202: Advanced GM Diagnostics
Experienced General Motors dealership repair technicians acquire more advanced skills and training as required by General Motors. Sections of this course build on learning from ASEP-201 Credit hours are based on industry prescribed content.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-280: GM Cooperative Work Education
The student will be employed at an approved General Motors automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: ASEP-120
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-281: GM Cooperative Work Education
The student will be employed at an approved General Motors automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: ASEP-140
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-282: GM Cooperative Work Education
The student will be employed at an approved General Motors automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: ASEP-160
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-283: GM Cooperative Work Education
The student will be employed at an approved General Motors automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly report MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: ASEP-170 or ASEP-175
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 - 6.0 credits ASEP-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 Faculty Permission Required
Auto Body
1.0 - 4.0 credits AUBO-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
3.5 credits AUBO-144: Sheet Metal Welding
This course is designed to introduce the students to MIG welding procedures, set up and terminology used in sheet metal welding. The students will be exposed to all areas of MIG, oxy oxcetalean, and plasma torch industry safety. This course will provide the students with the basic knowledge and hands on experience to successfully demonstrate proper sheet metal welds in a variety of joints and welding positions.
Offered: ALL
5.5 credits AUBO-145: Non-Structural Repair
This entry level auto body course is designed to develop the students understanding and application of general collision repair shop safety. The student will be instructed in the proper use of hand tools, pneumatic tools and power tools. This course will also cover: straightening fundamentals, plastic repair, panel replacement, and adjustments.
Prerequisites: Take AUBO-144
Offered: ALL
4.5 credits AUBO-150: Intro to Automotive Refinishing
This course is designed to incorporate all aspects of surface preparation, paint safety, refinishing materials, and refinishing fundamentals. Students will receive instructions for the application of acrylic enamel and base coat/clear coat refinishing systems.
Offered: ALL
4.5 credits AUBO-155: Intermediate Automotive Refinishing
This course encompasses all areas of surface preparation, damage repair and refinishing procedures that are necessary for achieving a proper spot repair. Students will also acquire safe work habits in the refinishing area and correct automotive detailing procedures.
Prerequisites: Take AUBO-150
Offered: ALL
4.5 credits AUBO-244: Advanced Non-Structural Repair I
This course will involve the students in all phases of minor non-structural collision damage repairs. This course will encompass sheet metal repair, advanced panel replacement and alignment.
Prerequisites: Take AUBO-145
Offered: FASP
4.5 credits AUBO-245: Advanced Non-Structural Repair II
This course is a continuation of AUBO-244 with emphasis in all phases of minor non-structural damage repair. The student will be instructed in sheet metal repair and panel alignment as well as the R&I of automotive glass and related components.
Prerequisites: Take AUBO-244
Offered: FASP
4.5 credits AUBO-250: Automotive Color Adjustment & Blending
This course will help develop the skills needed to match any type of paint. It will educate the student in color theory, color evaluation, color matching, and other color adjustment factors. The student will be instructed in multiple panel paint blending techniques.
Prerequisites: Take AUBO-155
Offered: FASP
4.5 credits AUBO-255: Automotive Overall Refinishing
This course encompasses all areas of automotive refinishing. This advanced course is a continuation of AUBO 250 with emphasis in achieving industry refinishing times and standards consistent with that of I-CAR. The student will be instructed in surface preparation and refinishing techniques involved with overall refinishing. The students will also be instructed on paint safety, use of acrylic enamel and base coat/clear coat refinishing system.
Prerequisites: Take AUBO-250
Offered: FASP
4.5 credits AUBO-260: Frame and Structural Repair
This course will educate the students in all areas of frame and structural damage repairs. Through theory and practical application, the student will learn how to diagnose and repair various types of damage including: mash, twist, sag, and side sway. This course will teach the student safe work habits while using measuring and straightening equipment.
Prerequisites: Take AUBO-145
Offered: FASP
4.5 credits AUBO-265: Structural Panel Replacement
This course is a continuation of AUBO 260 with infancies in structural panel replacement. The students will be educated in frame and unibody measuring equipment and their proper use in sectioning procedures. Through theory and practical application the student will learn how to ID structural components, properly separate sport welds, position and weld new body panels in place.
Prerequisites: Take AUBO-260
Offered: FASP
4.5 credits AUBO-270: Body Shop Management I
This advanced course is designed to simulate an auto body estimator?s position. The student will learn how to implement a systematic approach to damage analysis as well as cost estimation.
Prerequisites: Take AUBO-245, AUBO-255, and AUBO-265
Offered: FASP
4.5 credits AUBO-275: Body Shop Management II
This course is a continuation of AUBO 270. The student will demonstrate considerable technical judgment in assigning technicians to projects and inspecting completed work. The student will also implement basic record keeping and damage report writing skills.
Prerequisites: Take AUBO-270
Offered: FASP
1.0 - 18.0 credits AUBO-280: Cooperative Education
This course covers the industrial application of the auto body industry. Students will be supervised and evaluated jointly by the Director of Cooperative Education and the employer.
Prerequisites: Take AUBO-235, AUBO-236, and WELD-237.
Offered: FASP
1.0 - 8.0 credits AUBO-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: ALL
Automotive Technology
1.0 - 4.0 credits AUTE-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
5.0 credits AUTE-111: Steering and Suspension
A theory and shop course to introduce the student to steering geometry, front and rear suspension service, wheel alignment, power steering service, and wheel balancing. Safety is emphasized.
Corequisites: AUTE-112
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits AUTE-112: Brakes
A study of the theory and diagnostic procedures of disc and drum brake systems, including anti-lock brakes. Instruction on machining of discs, drums, and rebuilding of brake hydraulic components will be given. Safety is emphasized.
Corequisites: AUTE-111
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits AUTE-113: Basic Electrical
Basic fundamentals of electrical theory, magnetism, current flow, Ohms Law, series, parallel, and series parallel circuit calculations. The use of basic meters and their application to circuit diagnosis will be taught. Safety is emphasized.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
6.0 credits AUTE-114: Electrical Systems
Diagnosis of the general electrical system to include battery, starting, charging, lighting, gauges, horn, wiper/washer and accessories using meters and schematics with standard troubleshooting procedures.
Prerequisites: AUTE-113
Corequisites: AUTE-117
Offered: SP
6.0 credits AUTE-115: Manual Dr Train & Transaxles
The theory and repair of manual transmission, differentials, clutches, transaxles and drive axles will be covered. Diagnosis and troubleshooting will be stressed. Safety is emphasized.
Corequisites: AUTE-116
Offered: SP
6.0 credits AUTE-116: Auto Transmission & Transaxles
The operating principles of automatic transmissions, diagnosis, electrical and electronic controls, and repair will be covered. Safety is emphasized.
Corequisites: AUTE-115
Offered: SP
12.0 credits AUTE-117: Engine Performance
This course will cover the use of engine performance test equipment, fuel system operation, fuel injection, ignition systems, starting and charging systems. A systematic method of troubleshooting will be taught. Safety is emphasized.
Prerequisites: AUTE-113
Corequisites: AUTE-114
Offered: SP
8.0 credits AUTE-118: Engine Repair
This course will cover the principles and operation of the internal combustion engine. Engines will be properly disassembled, inspected, measured, and reassembled. Safety is emphasized.
Corequisites: AUTE-119
Offered: FALL
4.0 credits AUTE-119: Heating and Air Conditioning
A theory and shop course to teach the student automotive air conditioning and heating systems as they apply to automotive vehicles. The use of test equipment will be emphasized and the student will learn to diagnose, evacuate, recover refrigerant and recharge air conditioning systems. Safety is emphasized.
Prerequisites: AUTE-113
Corequisites: AUTE-118
Offered: FALL
1.0 - 9.0 credits AUTE-280: Cooperative Education
The student will be employed at an approved work station which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the students career and educational goals. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Offered: DMND
0.5 - 6.0 credits AUTE-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
Building Trades
0.5 - 4.0 credits BLDT-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
2.0 credits BLDT-110: Basic Blueprint Reading & Design
Learn to read and interpret a basic set of house plans. Students also complete a set of plans of their own design, based on the parameters given by the instructor. Emphasis on sound floor plan design and mechanical illustration.
Corequisites: BLDT-120
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits BLDT-111: Foundations & Floor Framing
This course will teach the basics of site layout, building foundations, and floor framing. The on-campus laboratory experience will include construction of a house.
Corequisites: BLDT-120
Offered: FALL
6.0 credits BLDT-112: Fundamentals of Wall Framing
Learn to layout walls and construct exterior and interior wall sections. Students will gain a strong knowledge of all the components that go into those framed units.
Corequisites: BLDT-120
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits BLDT-113: Insulation and Drywall
Learn about the use and installation of insulation products and systems available for use in residential and commercial applications. Students will also learn the proper techniques used in the installation of drywall and the taping and texturing phase.
Corequisites: BLDT-120
Offered: SP
3.0 credits BLDT-114: Practical Cost Estimating
Learn to accurately estimate material costs on basic building projects. This course includes a laboratory project whereby students estimate the materials needed, construct the project and then do a follow up on the accuracy of their estimations.
Corequisites: BLDT-120
Offered: FALL
5.0 credits BLDT-115: Finish Carpentry & Painting
Learn to install baseboards, doors and casings, and other miscellaneous moldings. Students will also design and build closet organizers. Additionally the course teaches proper paint techniques in brush, roller, and spray applications.
Corequisites: BLDT-120
Offered: SP
6.0 credits BLDT-125: Roof Framing & Shingling
Gain detailed knowledge of how to construct a roof using pre-engineered trusses and/or stick framing techniques. The campus laboratory experience will include constructing a house.
Prerequisites: Take BLDT-111 and BLDT-112.
Corequisites: BLDT-120
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits BLDT-126: Window & Door Installation
Learn about the many window and door products available as well as proper installation techniques. As part of the laboratory experience students will install window and door units on the house being built.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits BLDT-127: Exterior Wall Applications
Understand the different choices for exterior wall applications. As part of their laboratory experience students will install or apply different kinds of materials.
Corequisites: BLDT-120
Offered: SP
3.0 credits BLDT-128: Cabinet Design
Understand the process of designing and installing cabinets for kitchens, bathrooms, utility rooms and other spaces. Additionally, students will learn how to construct the basic cabinet unit.
Corequisites: BLDT-120
Offered: SP
3.0 credits BLDT-129: Green Building Concepts
Understand the basics of "green building" design including the many products and structure choices available. As part of the laboratory experience students will utilize some of the products and techniques within their constructed house.
Corequisites: BLDT-120
Offered: SP
3.0 credits BLDT-130: Flooring Installations
Understand the many floor coverings available. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work with some of these products in the installation phase of their house building project.
Corequisites: BLDT-120
Offered: SP
1.0 credits BLDT-131: Stair Construction
Learn to layout and construct basic stairs. Includes building a basic set of stairs.
Corequisites: BLDT-120
Offered: SP
1.0 credits BLDT-132: Building Codes
Gain a fundamental understanding of building codes as they apply to our industry in the United States. Some of the most widely used codes will be discussed within the classroom and laboratory setting.
Offered: SP
1.0 - 4.1 credits BLDT-195: Special Topics
Specific subjects and credits to be announced in the course schedule.
Offered: DMND
6.0 credits BLDT-221: Construction Supervision
Available to degree seeking and advanced Building Trades students only. Students will be introduced to supervising through interaction with beginning students. Concentration will be on job site management and time line scheduling.
Prerequisites: Take BLDT 110 - 115 and BLDT 125 - 132.
Offered: FASP
College Automotive Program
1.0 - 3.0 credits CAPP-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits CAPP-110: Chrysler Shop-Fund and Safety
This course will orient the student to shop operations, use of service manuals, pay structures, tools, warranties, and customer relations. Shop safety will be strongly emphasized as well as employee/employer relations.
Corequisites: CAPP-120
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
7.0 credits CAPP-120: Chrysler Electrical & Ignition Systems
A study of the electrical and electronic systems found in the automotive field. Emphasis is on basic circuitry, starting systems, charging systems, ignition systems, diagnosis and servicing the electrical components on current Chrysler vehicles. Instruction will include test equipment related to ignition, electrical, and electronic devices. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Corequisites: CAPP-110
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits CAPP-125: Chrysler Hybrid Technology
This course will explain and demonstrate theory and operation of key Chrysler Corp. hybrid vehicle systems and components. Knowledge retention and subject understanding will be enhanced by interactive classroom components whenever possible. Procedures for handling high voltage batteries will be covered. Personal safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: CAPP-120
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-130: Chrysler Fuel & Emission System
A study of the fuel and emission control systems used on current Chrysler vehicles. Students will learn to use the exhaust gas analyzer, oscilloscope, and other special test equipment. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Prerequisites: CAPP-120
Corequisites: CAPP-140
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits CAPP-135: Chrysler Vehicle Networks
This course will explore the complex, on-board computer networks found on modern Chrysler vehicles. The CAN network will be emphasized as will the proper techniques of isolating, diagnosing, and repairing complex automotive computer networks. Safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: CAPP-120
Corequisites: CAPP-140
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-140: Chrysler Drivability Diagnosis & Repair
A systematic troubleshooting method for Chrysler fuel, electrical, and electronic systems. Use of tools and equipment needed for proper diagnosis emphasized. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Prerequisites: Take CAPP-110 and CAPP-120.
Corequisites: CAPP-130
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits CAPP-145: ASE Tests
Register for a minimum of two ASE exams and pass one.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits CAPP-146: ASE Tests
Take and pass remaining ASE exams. Students are required to pass a minimum of four ASE exams in order to graduate. Any tests passed in CAPP 145 are counted as part of the requirement.
Prerequisites: CAPP-145
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-150: Chrysler Engines & Related Systems
This course covers the principles and operation of the internal combustion engine. Internal combustion engines will be properly disassembled with nomenclature identification. All parts will be inspected, measured, and reassembled. The operation and repair of the lubrication and cooling system will also be covered. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Corequisites: CAPP-160
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits CAPP-155: Chrysler Advanced Air Induction Systems
This course covers variable valve timing, turbo chargers, and superchargers. The theory, operation, and diagnosis of each of these systems will be covered and the manufacturers diagnostic and repair procedures will be stressed. Personal and vehicle safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: CAPP-140
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits CAPP-160: Chrysler Heat & AC Systems
A theory and shop course to teach the student automotive air conditioning and heating systems as they apply to current model Chrysler vehicles. The use of test equipment will be emphasized and the student will learn to diagnose, evacuate, and recharge air conditioning systems. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Corequisites: CAPP-150
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits CAPP-165: Chrysler Advanced HVAC Diagnosis
This course will cover advanced diagnosis theory and practice on Chrysler vehicle heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. The course will address computer based HVAC controls as well as the network of sensors. Environmental and personal safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: CAPP-140
Corequisites: CAPP-160
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
8.0 credits CAPP-170: Chrysler Power Trains
The theory and practical application of automotive power trains, including clutches, transmissions, drive lines, transaxles and differential service will be taught. Diagnosis, troubleshooting and actual repair procedures will be performed on Chrysler vehicles in the shop. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Prerequisites: CAPP-160
Offered: DMND
6.0 credits CAPP-172: Chrysler Automatic Trans/Transaxles
The operating principles of Chrysler automatic transmissions, transaxles, and their diagnosis, electrical and electronic controls, and repair will be covered. Instruction on noise, vibration and harshness diagnosis and correction will also be covered along with mechanical and hydraulic components. Safety is emphasized.
Corequisites: CAPP-175
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits CAPP-175: Chrysler Manual Trans/Transaxles
The theory and repair of Chrysler manual transmissions and transaxles, differentials, clutches, transfer cases and drive axles will be covered. Noise, hard shifting and other common issues will be covered. Diagnosis and troubleshooting will be stressed. Safety is emphasized.
Corequisites: CAPP-172
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-180: Chrysler Brake Systems
A study of the theory and diagnostic repair procedures of Chrysler disc and drum brake systems will be taught. Instruction will be given on brake machining equipment, hydraulic systems and component replacement on traditional and anti-lock brake systems. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Prerequisites: CAPP-170 or CAPP-175
Corequisites: CAPP-190
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits CAPP-185: Chrysler ABS/Traction Control System
This course will cover Anti-Lock Brake System, Anti-Slip Systems and Traction Control Systems and include theory, diagnosis and repair procedures as outlined in factory service information. Electronic power steering motors, sensors, and circuitry will be included. Safety will be emphasized.
Corequisites: CAPP-180
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-190: Chrysler Steering & Suspension
A theory and shop course to introduce the student to Chrysler steering geometry, front and rear suspension service, wheel alignment, and wheel balancing. Lab work will include instruction on the latest model vehicles' steering and suspension systems. Course includes specific Chrysler training.
Prerequisites: CAPP-170 or CAPP-175
Corequisites: CAPP-180
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits CAPP-195: Chrysler Computer Controlled Suspensions
This course will cover the theory of operation of the electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems of the computer controlled suspension systems on Chrysler vehicles. Proper service procedures and techniques will be presented. Safety will be emphasized.
Corequisites: CAPP-190
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-280: Chrysler Coop Work Experience
The student will be employed at an approved Chrysler automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: CAPP-120
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-281: Chrysler Coop Work Experience
The student will be employed at an approved Chrysler automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: Take CAPP-140
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-282: Chrysler Coop Work Experience
The student will be employed at an approved Chrysler automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: CAPP-160
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CAPP-283: Chrysler Coop Work Experience
The student will be employed at an approved DaimlerChrysler automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week by San Juan College Web course access on the Internet. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: CAPP-170 or CAPP-175
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 - 6.0 credits CAPP-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 Faculty Permission Required
Cosmetology
3.0 credits COSM-110: Theory I
Introduces the student to the cosmetology industry concerning professional image, ethics, first aid, NM state laws and regulations, chemistry and electricity.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits COSM-111: Theory II
Reviews the NM cosmetology state laws and regulations and professional standards. It also includes a study of the practices and techniques that are needed to pass the state board exam for cosmetology.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COSM-120: Sterilization & Sanitation
This course covers related theory, safety, methods of sterilization of materials and implements, preparation, procedures and practices, public sanitation and chemical agents.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COSM-130: Shampoos, Rinses & Scalp Treat
Introduces the student to the preparation, procedures and practices, materials, implements, hair analysis, scalp disorders, related chemistry, record keeping and safety.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits COSM-140: Facials
Introduces the related theory, anatomy, physiology, procedures and practical applications, products, theory of massage, various skin conditions, makeup application, removal of unwanted hair, client consultations, record keeping and safety.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COSM-151: Manicuring/Pedicuring
Focuses on advanced nail techniques, including nail enhancements, related theory, application of nail tips, overlays, acrylic nails, and fiberglass nails. Also included is the study of nail disorders, nail diseases and nail irregularities.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits COSM-160: Haircutting
This course covers related basic theory, anatomy, physiology, preparations, basic procedures and practices using scissors, shears, razors and clippers. The course also looks at client consultations and recommendations, safety procedures and record keeping.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits COSM-171: Hairstyling
Increases the student's knowledge in advanced styling to include related theory, advanced procedures and practices, long hair techniques, braiding, hair extensions, hair weaving, corn rowing and hairpieces.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COSM-181: Haircoloring/Bleaching
Designed to give the student more detailed information on haircoloring. Offers a review of tinting procedures, related theory, more advanced procedures and practice, and safety. Student learns techniques for bleaching, frosting, special effects and corrective haircoloring.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits COSM-190: Chemical Restructure/Perms
This course in chemical restructuring covers hair analysis, client consultation and recommendations, preparation, basic procedures, product knowledge, materials, implements, related chemistry, related theory in anatomy and physiology, record keeping and safety procedures.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
7.0 credits COSM-192: Refresher Course
Designed for individuals who have been licensed at one time. This course covers related theory, and practical procedures to prepare the student for the New Mexico state exam.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits COSM-195: Salon Business & Retail Sales
Studies the business aspect of a salon. It includes related theory, opening a salon, business planning, written agreements, regulations, laws, salon operation, policies, practices, personnel, compensation, payroll deductions, telephone techniques, advertising, retail sales, client communications, public relations and insurance.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits COSM-196: Personal & Community Health
Designed to focus on various public health issues and personal safety concerning the cosmetology profession. It includes training in blood borne pathogens, MSDS and personal safety awareness.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
6.0 credits COSM-198: Clinic Practice I
Practice of all the skills and knowledge learned in related courses. Students, supervised by licensed instructors perform all work.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits COSM-199: Clinic Practice II
A continuation of the practice of all the skills and knowledge learned in related courses. Students, supervised by licensed instructors perform all work.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits COSM-211: Theory III
Areas of communication, resume writing, state laws, regulations review, job seeking and retention will be covered in this course.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COSM-221: Testing & Student Evaluation
The student instructor will learn how to measure student ability/achievement, diagnose student weaknesses, motivation for study, and oral and written testing.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits COSM-231: Teaching Methods
Included in this course is preparation, presentation, testing, lecture, workbook, demonstration and return demonstrations, discussion, question/answer, projects and field trips.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COSM-241: Teaching Aids
In this course, the student instructor will learn the use of film or videos, charts, mannequins, reference materials, overhead projector and transparencies.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COSM-250: Instructor Theory
The class is limited to orientation, state laws and regulations, professional image and conduct, first aid, job seeking ethics, principles of teaching, teacher's maturity and student learning principles.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
8.0 credits COSM-251: Theory Teaching & Class Management
Practical experience in the classroom is the core of this course. The following areas are covered: independent classroom instruction, keeping records and making reports, safety measures, classroom conditions and maintenance, class supervision and control, classroom problems and solutions.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
8.0 credits COSM-261: Lab Or Clinic Supervision
The student instructor will learn independent clinic supervision, client communication, client communication/reception desk, inventory control, effective dispensary procedures, supervision of clinic sanitation/client safety and technical skills ability.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits COSM-265: Barber Crossover
Designed for individuals who are licensed as cosmetologists and who wish to become licensed as barbers. This course covers related theory, anatomy, physiology, preparation, procedures and practice products, materials and implements, and beard trimming, shaving, honing and stropping.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits COSM-270: Course Develop & Lesson Plans
Planning, analysis, implementation, outlines, components of an effective lesson plan and principles for preparing lesson plans are included in this course.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 6.0 credits COSM-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific subjects that are offered to meet the needs of students and industry.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
Diesel Technology
9.0 credits DIME-110: Diesel Engine Overhaul
Study of the diesel fueled internal combustion engine. Complete disassembly and reassembly, final tune-up, diagnosis of system malfunction, and basic failure analysis. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-111
Offered: FALL
5.0 credits DIME-111: Fuel Systems
Theory and operation of various fuel injection systems on diesel powered equipment. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-110
Offered: FALL
4.0 credits DIME-115: Electrical
Basic fundamentals of electrical theory, magnetism, current flow, Ohms Law, series, parallel, and series parallel circuit calculations. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Offered: FALL
6.0 credits DIME-118: Preventative Maintenance & Inspection
An introduction to vehicle/equipment inspection practices, preventative maintenance scheduling, pre-and post-repair inspections, and record keeping. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Offered: FALL
5.0 credits DIME-123: Brakes
Theory and operation of air brake systems, hydraulic brake systems, retarders, and foundation brake components. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-230, DIME-124
Offered: SP
4.0 credits DIME-124: Drivetrains
Theory and operation of clutches, manual transmissions, drivelines, differentials and final drive components. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-230, DIME-123
Offered: SP
5.0 credits DIME-125: Steering
Steering component diagnosis and repair to include wheel alignment, wheel end components, and 5th wheels. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-126
Offered: FALL
4.0 credits DIME-126: Suspensions
Theory and operation of various suspension systems on medium and heavy-duty trucks. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-125
Offered: FALL
5.0 credits DIME-129: Drivability
Vehicle/equipment electronic management and emissions systems. Will incorporate the use of electronic service tools, software programs, on-board diagnostics, multiplexing, and diesel emission after treatment. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: Take AUTE-113 or DIME-115.
Corequisites: DIME-213
Offered: SP
4.0 credits DIME-137: Fluid Power
Liquids and their ability to accomplish work. Hydrodynamic, hydrostatic, and computer controlled hydraulic systems will be covered. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-138
Offered: SP
5.0 credits DIME-138: HVAC
Theory and operation of mobile heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems in equipment and medium/heavy duty trucks. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-137
Offered: SP
2.0 credits DIME-211: Bio Diesel
Instructor facilitated student research into bio diesel. The class is designed as a research of the manufacturing, benefits, problems with bio diesel, and basic bio diesel chemistry and manufacturing chemistry. Issues and infrastructure for bio diesel will be introduced. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Offered: FALL
5.0 credits DIME-213: Advanced Electrical
Basic theory and operation of vehicle/equipment electrical systems including starting, charging, and monitoring components. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: Take AUTE-113 or DIME-115.
Corequisites: DIME-129
Offered: SP
5.0 credits DIME-230: Advanced Brakes & Drivetrains
Theory and operation of hydraulically operated/assisted drive trains including torque converters, transmissions, differentials, final drives, and foundation brake components for off-highway equipment. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-123, DIME-124
Offered: SP
4.0 credits DIME-250: Advanced Steering and Suspension
This course will be based on the study of steering systems and suspension systems for off highway equipment. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: Take DIME-125 and DIME-126, minimum grade C.
Offered: FALL
1.0 - 9.0 credits DIME-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
Drafting
1.0 - 3.0 credits DRFT-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits DRFT-110: Technical Drafting I
A study of the basic techniques of drafting and the preparation of drawings using traditional drafting methods and CAD.
Prerequisites: Math-050 or appropriate Math Accuplacer score.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits DRFT-111: Drafting for Industry
A study of the techniques of drafting and the reading and preparation of drawings from tradesmen. The graphic language of industry is covered in the areas of multi-view projection, dimensioning and sections.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits DRFT-112: Materials and Processes
This introductory course in materials science will give the student a basic knowledge of industrially significant materials and commonly employed processing and manufacturing methods.
Offered: SP
1.0 credits DRFT-114: Materials and Processes Lab
Exposes the drafting student to the theory and application of commonly employed manufacturing methods through experiences in a manufacturing environment.
Offered: SP
4.0 credits DRFT-115: Technical Drafting II
This course comprises the use of auxiliary views, geometric tolerancing, threads, fasteners and springs, dimensioning, axonometric projection, oblique projection and perspective drawing in the production of drawings.
Prerequisites: Take DRFT-110 and DRFT-150.
Offered: SP
4.0 credits DRFT-119: Surveying
Elementary plane surveying to include concepts, field work, and computation.
Prerequisites: MATH-096 or appropriate Math Accuplacer score.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits DRFT-120: Descriptive Geometry
The study of points, lines and planes and their spatial relationships. Problems in finding their true positions, lengths and shapes in space are solved by the principles of orthographic projection.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits DRFT-121: Engineering Graphics
This course comprises a study of engineering graphics using the AutoCAD software package. Basic two-dimensional drafting techniques as well as wireframe, surface and solid modeling methods are employed in the production of technical drawings.
Offered: SP
4.0 credits DRFT-150: Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)
Instruction in the use of computer-aided drafting workstations to produce drawings in two-dimensional format, using the basic draw and edit commands.
Offered: FASP
1.0 - 4.0 credits DRFT-195: Special Topics
Specific courses and credits to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Semester Offered On Demand.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits DRFT-201: Investigation in Civil Drafting
An introduction to the various aspects of civil drafting and engineering technology. Students research related topics and present their findings.
Prerequisites: Take DRFT-115.
Offered: FALL
4.0 credits DRFT-210: Technical Drafting III
Design and working drawings, detail, subassembly and assembly drawings, and bill of materials are studied. Manufacturing methods and related drawing formats and topics in the mechanical and civil environment will be examined.
Prerequisites: Take DRFT-115 and MATH-160.
Offered: FALL
4.0 credits DRFT-247: Const Practices & Estimating
Methodology and quantity calculations including excavation, foundations, concrete and masonry structures, steel, framing, flooring, drywall, roofing, insulations, and finish work.
Corequisites: DRFT-248, MATH-160, MATH-180
Offered: SP
4.0 credits DRFT-248: Civil Drafting I
Advanced instruction in common techniques specific to the civil drafting environment such as horizontal alignments and profiles, earthwork and GIS.
Prerequisites: DRFT-150 and completion of MATH-096 or appropriate Math Accuplacer score
Corequisites: MATH-160, MATH-180
Offered: FALL
4.0 credits DRFT-249: Civil Drafting II
A study in the design and drawing of sites and parcels, alignments, plan and profile drawings, corridors and other land development operations in a 3D environment.
Prerequisites: Take DRFT-248.
Offered: SP
4.0 credits DRFT-255: Statics & Strength of Material
Practical approach to applying concepts of statics and strength of materials to solution of force systems.
Prerequisites: Take MATH-180 and MATH-185.
Offered: SP
4.0 credits DRFT-260: Advanced AutoCAD
A continuation of Computer-Aided Drafting. Topics in 3D modeling, customizing the CAD user interface and advanced drawing layout techniques are studied in depth.
Prerequisites: Take DRFT-150.
Offered: FASP
1.0 - 12.0 credits DRFT-280: Cooperative Education
This course provides an introduction to industry and the application of design and drafting technology principles. Students are supervised and rated by both the instructor and employer.
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 4.0 credits DRFT-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
Emergency Medical Services
CPR 
1.0 credits EMSP-113: CPR for the Heath Care Provider
Provides instruction of Basic Cardiac Life Support/ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Healthcare Provider which includes: one and two person rescuer for CPR and management of foreign body obstruction of the airway in adults, children and infants. Instruction also provides for recognition of signs and symptoms requiring AED intervention, safe administration of AED, and common actions that can be utilized for survival, and prevention of risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Certification according to the standards of the American Heart Association (AHA) is issued upon successful completion of course which requires passing of a written examination and practical demonstration. The course satisfies the CPR requirement for EMS students and for most other Health Care programs. Students will be issued an American Heart Association BLS for the Health Care Provider card.
Offered: ALL
Emergency Medical Responder 
5.0 credits EMSP-110: Emergency Medical Responder
Designed for students that do not intend to pursue more advanced training in EMS, students are introduced to various lifesaving skills including CPR, airway management, patient assessment, and basic medical and trauma care. Upon successful completion students are eligible to the National Registry of EMT's and become a New Mexico License First Responder.
Offered: FASP
Emergency Medical Technician 
15.0 credits EMSP-121: Emergency Medical Technician
Provides the entry-level foundation for starting a career in Emergency Medical Services. Includes instruction on EMS operations, airway management, patient assessment, medical and trauma care, and care of special patient populations, including pediatrics, through a combination of lecture, skills labs, and simulated patient care scenarios. Course also includes a clinical or field component to allow students to apply their knowledge in real patient care situations.
Prerequisites: (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Reading Accuplacer Score
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician 
7.0 credits EMSP-125: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Serves as the theory component of the Advanced Emergency medical Technician curriculum. Reviews foundational information from the EMT course. Includes instruction on advanced skills including advanced patient assessment, intravenous access, intravenous fluid resuscitation, and expanded medication administration. Taken in combination with a lab course and a clinical/field internship. Special prerequisites: High school diploma or GED; Current NM EMT licensure or National Registry EMT certification valid through the duration of the program; Current AHA Basic Life Support or comparable healthcare provider CPR certification valid through the duration of the program.
Prerequisites: (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) and MATH-096 or appropriate Reading and Math Accuplacer scores.
Corequisites: EMSP-128, EMSP-131
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EMSP-128: Advanced EMT Lab
Serves as the lab component of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician curriculum. Reinforces Advanced EMT theory through practical labs and simulated patient care scenarios. Taken in combination with a theory course and a clinical/field internship. Special prerequisites: High school diploma or GED; Current NM EMT licensure or National Registry EMT certification valid through the duration of the program; Current AHA Basic Life Support or comparable healthcare provider CPR certification valid through the duration of the program.
Prerequisites: (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) and MATH-096 or appropriate Reading and Math Accuplacer scores.
Corequisites: EMSP-125, EMSP-131
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EMSP-131: Advanced EMT Clinical/Field Internship
Serves as the clinical/field internship component of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician curriculum. Provides an opportunity for Advanced EMT students to apply their new knowledge in real patient care situations. Course is a minimum of 75 hours but may require additional hours to complete required skills. Taken in combination with a theory course and a lab course. Special prerequisites: High school diploma or GED; Current NM EMT licensure or National Registry EMT certification valid through the duration of the program; Current AHA Basic Life Support or comparable healthcare provider CPR certification valid through the duration of the program.
Prerequisites: (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) and MATH-096 or appropriate Reading and Math Accuplacer scores.
Corequisites: EMSP-125, EMSP-128
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
Paramedic 
1.0 credits EMSP-200: Assessment & Clinical Decision Making
Theory course covering the concepts of advanced patient assessment including history taking, physical exam techniques, and therapeutic communication with patients. Introduces the student to the application of assessment findings to development of patient care plans through clinical decision making. Special prerequisite: Acceptance into the paramedic program.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits EMSP-205: Airway and Ventilatory Management
Theory course covering the concepts of assessment of airway emergencies, advanced airway management, and the care of patients in acute respiratory distress and/or failure.Special prerequisite: Acceptance into the paramedic program.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EMSP-211: Professional Paramedic Practice
Theory course covering the foundational concepts of paramedicine as a profession. Reviews concepts from the EMT curriculum. Emphasizes how the paramedic operates as an integral part of the health care system. Course topics include roles of the paramedic, injury prevention, integration with public health, ethics, research, and emotional and social intelligence. A high-level review of anatomy and physiology is also included. Special prerequisite: Acceptance into the paramedic program.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EMSP-216: Emergency Pharmacology
Theory course covering the concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, dosage calculations, and administration of medications in the prehospital setting. Includes training in intravenous and introsseus access and fluid resuscitation. Special prerequisite: Acceptance into the paramedic program.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits EMSP-219: Medical Emergencies I
Covers the pathophysiology and management of common medical emergencies, including areas of pulmonology, cardiology, and neurology.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of all pervious paramedic courses.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits EMSP-229: Paramedic Lab I
Serves as the lab component of the first semester of the paramedic program. Reinforces paramedic theory coursework through practical labs and simulated patient care scenarios. Topics covered include foundational paramedic practice, assessment and clinical decision making, airway and ventilatory management, pharmacology, cardiology, and medical emergencies. Special prerequisite: Acceptance into the paramedic program.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EMSP-230: Paramedic Clinical I
Serves as the first clinical component of the paramedic program. Provides paramedic students an opportunity to apply their knowledge in real patient care situations. Clinical rotations include time in hospital departments such as emergency, intensive care, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics, and respiratory and also at other sites including urgent cares, physician clinics, and daycare centers. Course is a minimum of 150 hours but may require additional hours to complete required skills. Taken in combination with theory and lab courses. Special prerequisite: Acceptance into the paramedic program.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EMSP-242: Trauma Management
Theory course covering the pathophysiology, assessment, and management of the trauma patient. Includes discussions on mechanism of injury, hemorrhage and shock, burns, and injuries to different body systems. Incorporates the Prehospital Trauma Life Support curriculum. Special prerequisite: Acceptance into the paramedic program.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits EMSP-245: Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Provides intense study in the advanced care of patients suffering cardiac emergencies. Course follows the ACLS curriculum of the American Heart Association. Students should have a strong understanding of cardiac rhythm interpretation. Upon successful completion, course participants receive an ACLS certificate from the American Heart Association. Course has required pre-course work that must be turned in on the first day of the course to be admitted. Special prerequisite: Current AHA Basic Life Support or comparable healthcare provider CPR certification. Course is also available on demand.
Offered: FALL
1.0 credits EMSP-246: Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Provides intense study in the advanced care of pediatric patients suffering cardiac and respiratory emergencies. Course follows the PALS curriculum of the American Heart Association. Students should have a strong understanding of cardiac rhythm interpretation. Upon successful completion, course participants receive a PALS certificate from the American Heart Association. Course has required pre-course work that must be turned in on the first day of the course to be admitted. Special prerequisite: Current AHA Basic Life Support or comparable healthcare provider CPR certification. Course is also available on demand.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EMSP-251: EMS Operations
Theory course covering the operational aspects of paramedic practice including discussions on communications and documentation, medical/legal issues, incident command, hazardous materials, rescue, crime scene awareness, and bioterrorism/WMD. Special prerequisite: Acceptance into the paramedic program.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EMSP-256: Current Issues in EMS
Theory course covering changing EMS practice. Recognizing that EMS practice is dynamic, this course takes a look at current research in emergency medicine and prehospital care and evaluates how it will effect paramedic practice in the future. Emphasizes the process and the value of research to practice. Special prerequisite: Acceptance into the paramedic program.
Corequisites: EMSP-242, EMSP-246, EMSP-251, EMSP-261, EMSP-269, EMSP-271, EMSP-274
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EMSP-261: Special Populations
Theory course covering the unique aspects of pathophysiology, assessment, and management of patients in special population groups including pediatrics, geriatrics, abused and neglected, and special needs/challenges including acute home health care patients. Incorporates the Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals curriculum. Special prerequisite: Acceptance into the paramedic program.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits EMSP-269: Medical Emergencies II
Theory course covering the pathophysiology, assessment, and management of common medical emergencies in the areas of allergies and anaphylaxis, gastroenterology, urology, toxicology, hematology, environmental exposures, infectious and communicable diseases, behavioral medicine, gynecology, obstetrics, orthopedics, and HEENT. Special prerequisite: Acceptance into the paramedic program.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits EMSP-271: Paramedic Clinical II
Serves as the second clinical component of the paramedic program. Provides paramedic students an opportunity to apply their knowledge in real patient care situations. Clinical rotations include time in hospital departments such as emergency, intensive care, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics, and respiratory and also at other sites including urgent cares, physician clinics, and daycare centers. Course is a minimum of 150 hours but may require additional hours to complete required skills. Taken in combination with theory and lab courses. Special prerequisite: Acceptance into the paramedic program.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits EMSP-274: Paramedic Lab II
Serves as the lab component of the second semester of the paramedic program. Reinforces paramedic theory coursework through practical labs and simulated patient care scenarios. Topics covered include medical emergencies, trauma, special populations, operations, and current issues. Special prerequisite: Acceptance into the paramedic program.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits EMSP-279: Paramedic Capstone
Capstone course providing a comprehensive review of all prior paramedic coursework to prepare students for New Mexico and National Registry testing, presentation of student research projects, and debriefing of field internship experiences. Course also involves comprehensive written and psychomotor exams that will serve as a final for the entire program. Special prerequisite: Acceptance into the paramedic program.
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits EMSP-282: Paramedic Field Internship
Serves as the field internship component of the paramedic curriculum. Provides an opportunity for Paramedic students to apply their new knowledge in real patient care situations. Course is a minimum of 500 hours but may require additional hours to complete required skills. Special prerequisite: acceptance into the paramedic program.
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
Refresher Courses 
2.0 credits EMSP-117: EMR/EMT/AEMT Refresher
Reviews the information presented in the initial Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (Intermediate) courses. Fulfills the formal refresher requirements for relicensure/recertification at the New Mexico state or national level. Special prerequisite: Current licensure or certification at one of the levels covered by the course.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits EMSP-288: Paramedic Refresher
Reviews the information presented in the initial Paramedic course. Fulfills the formal refresher requirements for relicensure/recertification at the New Mexico state or national level. Special prerequisite: Current licensure or certification at the paramedic level.
Offered: ALL
Other Course Offerings 
1.0 credits EMSP-140: Prehospital Trauma Life Support
Provides the practicing emergency medical professional with specific knowledge and skills for the prehospital assessment and management of trauma patients. Serves as a continuing education program and may contain information that is a review of initial coursework; course may be able to be applied toward National Registry recertification. Upon successful completion, course participants receive a PHTLS certificate from the National Association of EMTs. Course has required pre-course work that must be turned in on the first day of the course to be admitted. Special prerequisite: Current licensure or certification at EMT level or higher, RN, or physician.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits EMSP-143: Pediatric Educ. for Prehospital Profess.
Designed by the American Academy of Pediatrics to address a specific area of challenge to the prehospital community, provides the practicing prehospital professional with specific knowledge and skills for the prehospital assessment and management of ill and injured children. Specifically designed for out-of-hospital personnel emphasizing quick assessment and transport decision-making. Serves as a continuing education program and may contain information that is a review of initial coursework; course may be able to be applied toward National Registry recertification. Upon successful completion, course participants receive a PEPP certificate from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Special prerequisite: Current licensure or certification at EMT level or higher, RN, or physician.
Offered: DMND
Fire Science
4.0 credits FIRE-111: Firefighter I
Students will obtain basic principles and skills of firefighting to develop a student with little or no knowledge of firefighting. This course covers the science of fire and its behavior, exposes the student to the basic principles and skills of firefighting as well as basic strategies and tactics employed to extinguish fire and rescue trapped people. This course is taught according to NFPA standard 1001 and is for the entry-level firefighter.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits FIRE-113: EMS for the Firefighter
Students will obtain basic understanding of the Emergency Medical Service and learn ways to assist as a firefighter on an EMS incident. The student will learn basic first-aid, CPR and techniques used to extricate and stabilize patients. This course is designed for the entry-level firefighter.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits FIRE-114: Physical Fitness for Firefighters
This course teaches all aspects of fitness for the firefighter. Students will learn how to develop strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility in a participatory learning environment. Students are coached through workouts designed to improve strength in target muscle groups and develop the students' cardiovascular ability and fitness. Priority will be given to Fire Science degree/certificate seeking students. A doctor release and fire science advisor signature is required.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits FIRE-115: Emergency Vehicle Operation
This course shows fire and emergency medical apparatus operators how to use defensive driving techniques to maneuver safely through traffic under severe time constraints and stress. This includes hands on training with a state of the art driving simulator and fire apparatus. This course meets the National Safety Council requirements for driving emergency apparatus. This course meets CEVO and EVOC requirements.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits FIRE-121: Firefighter II
Building on the principals and techniques covered in Fire Fighter I. More advanced fire and rescue techniques, and principals are explored. Basic concepts in fire fighting are expanded upon and more advanced concepts are introduced. This course rounds out the entry-level fire fighter, and discusses the advanced concepts that a competent fire fighter needs to know. This course will be taught according to N.F.P.A. standard 1001. Instructor signature required.
Prerequisites: Take FIRE-111, minimum grade C.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits FIRE-130: Technical Rescue for the Firefighter
Teaching the concepts, techniques, and safety for the standard disciplines of technical rescue in the fire service. The student is taught to the awareness level of high angle rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue, and swift water rescue according to NFPA 1670. Basic techniques, equipment, strategies and safety are covered.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits FIRE-131: Rope Rescue Technician
Teaching the concepts, techniques, and safety for the standard disciplines of rope rescue in the fire service. The student is taught to the technician level of high angle rescue according to the NFPA 1670 standard. Techniques, equipment, strategies and safety are covered. Students are given the opportunity to complete extensive hands-on practice.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits FIRE-133: Basic Vehicle Extrication
The student will obtain the basic concepts and skills of vehicle extrication in this course. This course covers incident evaluation and stabilization, use of extrication tools, and victim disentanglement from small passenger type vehicles through lecture and hands-on training.
Prerequisites: Take FIRE-111, minimum grade C.
Offered: FASP
2.0 credits FIRE-141: Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations
Designed to give the entry level firefighter the knowledge and competence to operate on a hazardous materials incident. Covers the identification and recognition of hazardous materials, techniques, for isolating the scene and denying entry into the area, and basic support techniques utilized by firefighters to assist a technical hazardous material entry team. The 40 hour course covers the organizational structure and necessary elements of incident command of a hazardous materials incident.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits FIRE-145: Firefighter Safety and Survival
Students will obtain principles and skills to save themselves and other firefighters at structure fires and other emergency incidents. This course teaches procedures for escape and MAYDAY, basic carries and drags, use of ropes for quick extrication, emergency ladder bail out, breaches, disentanglement and many other tricks of the trade to improve the firefighters chance of survival on the fire ground through hands on reality based training.
Prerequisites: Take FIRE-111, minimum grade C.
Offered: FASP
2.0 credits FIRE-151: Intermediate Fire Lab
This course encompasses the principals and the skills from Fire Fighter I in a practical setting and gives the student practical experience with fire attack, rescue, and all of the support functions associated with fire incidents and fire department response. Students participate in practical evolutions of fire behavior, interior fire attack, car fires, and liquid petroleum fires. Students will be required to provide certified firefighting protective gear.
Prerequisites: Take FIRE-111, minimum grade C.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits FIRE-152: Advanced Fire Lab
This course encompasses the principals and skills from Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II in a practical setting and gives the student practical experience with fire attack, rescue, and all of the support functions associated with fire incidents and fire department response. Students are exposed to practical evolutions starting with singular function assignments, and building to multi-company, multi-functional operations on the fire ground. Students will be required to provide certified firefighting protective gear.
Prerequisites: Take FIRE-111, FIRE-121, and FIRE-151.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits FIRE-161: Basic Wildland Firefighting
This training consists of 4 basic Firefighter courses required by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and provides the training and information required by NWCG. Students who successfully complete the coursework and pass the physical fitness test earn "red card" certification required to work on forest fires or to participate in prescribed fires. This course is a prerequisite for all other wildland fire-related training and employment.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits FIRE-162: Firefighter Type 1 Training -S131/S135
Firefighter Type 1, S131/S135, is designed to meet the training needs of the Wildland Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1). This course is designed to be interactive in nature. It contains several tactical decision games designed to facilitate learning the objectives and class discussion. Topics include: fire line reference materials, communications, and tactical decisions.
Prerequisites: Take FIRE-161, minimum grade C.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits FIRE-215: Fire Instructor I
This is an upper level course designed for individuals in the fire service who face the unique challenges of instructing and implementing both classroom and practical classes. The course deals with safety, legal, psychology, planning, methodology and lesson plans, practical training and NFPA standards, media and technology.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits FIRE-216: Fire Instructor II
This course addresses NFPA 1041 competencies at the Fire Service Instructor II level. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to develop individual lesson plans for a specific topic, including identifying learning objectives, instructional aids, and evaluation instruments; to schedule training sessions based on an overall training plan for their organization; and to supervise and coordinate the activities of other instructors.
Prerequisites: FIRE-215
Offered: DMND
2.0 credits FIRE-222: Industrial Firefighting
Students will obtain basic knowledge and skills required to fight fires in an industrial setting. Students will be trained in accordance to NFPA standards 600 and 1001. Students will be required to provide certified firefighting protective gear.
Offered: DMND
2.0 credits FIRE-232: Basic Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator
Students will obtain basic principles and skills of driving and operating fire department pumper apparatus. This course is taught according to NFPA standard 1002. This course is for entry-level apparatus operators.
Prerequisites: FIRE-111
Offered: DMND
2.0 credits FIRE-234: Adv Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator
Students will continue where FIRE 232 left off learning advanced principles and skills of driving and operating fire department pumper apparatus. Students will learn pump and friction calculations and be able to put them into practical use. This course is taught according to NFPA standard 1002.
Prerequisites: FIRE-232
Offered: DMND
4.0 credits FIRE-240: Firefighter I Skills Lab
In this course the student will demonstrate proficiency in the skills required for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 1001-Professional Competencies for Firefighters-Firefighter I. Students will build confidence by having the opportunity to actually perform those competencies and skills taught in previous classes under simulated or actual emergencies.
Prerequisites: FIRE-111
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits FIRE-242: Firefighter II Skills Lab
In this course the student will demonstrate proficiency in the skills required for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 1001-Professional Competencies for Firefighters-Firefighter II. Students will build confidence by having the opportunity to actually perform those competencies and skills taught in previous classes under simulated or actual emergencies.
Prerequisites: FIRE-121
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits FIRE-246: Fire Fighting Equipment & Apparatus Lab
Provides student with a level of proficiency and knowledge about the tools and equipment used in firefighting. Teaches the specifications, capabilities and correct operation of firefighting apparatus. Completion will give the student a knowledge and proficiency in operation and maintenance of all firefighting equipment on apparatus, as well as the apparatus itself.
Prerequisites: FIRE-121
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits FIRE-248: Basic Fire Lab
This course encompasses knowledge and skills that have been taught in previous classes. This class will allow the students extensive hands on practice operating in various fire fighting scenarios. Students will be required to provide certified firefighting protective gear.
Prerequisites: FIRE-111
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits FIRE-252: Incident Safety Officer
This course will examine safety officer's role during emergency response situations, with a focus on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS). Participants should have a working knowledge of ICS, building construction principles, hazardous materials management, applicable NFPA guidelines, and federal regulations.
Prerequisites: FIRE-121
Offered: DMND
2.0 credits FIRE-255: Fire Safety-Save Your Own
Instructs firefighters with the information and skills needed to recognize conditions that contribute to firefighter injury and fatalities. This includes 16 hours of lecture, and 25 hours of lab time. Topics covered in the lecture/classroom portion include fatality rates, federal mandates, fire ground communication, fire fighter entanglement and the formation of RIT teams.
Prerequisites: FIRE-111
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits FIRE-261: Fire Service Strategy and Tactics
This course explores firefighting strategy and tactics, methods of fire attack, and pre-fire planning. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of fire control principles as well as how to utilize personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents on the fire ground. This course also discusses special situations such as transportation emergencies and fires, high-rise fires, below-ground incidents, and confined space incidents.
Prerequisites: FIRE-121
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits FIRE-262: Fire Officer I
Covers such topics as the role of fire officers, safety and wellness of fire personnel. This includes recognizing and managing cultural diversity, problem solving, community awareness, public relations, fire cause determination, and effective communication. Methods of instruction include lecture, case studies, quizzes and a final exam.
Prerequisites: FIRE-121
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits FIRE-265: Fire Officer II
This course covers human resources management, managing affirmative action, government agencies, budgetary process and information management systems, health and safety, public fire education, specialized fire protection equipment, strategic planning, and tactics.
Prerequisites: FIRE-262
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits FIRE-268: Initial Attack Incident Commander - S200
This course is designed to meet the training needs of the ICT4. It is presented in a discussion/exercise format. The six instructional units cover: Foundation Skills, Intelligence Gathering and Documentation, Size Up the Incident, Develop a Plan of Action, Port-fire Activities, Evaluating Incident Objectives, and Manage the Incident. Evaluation of the student is by unit tests and performance based evaluations.
Prerequisites: FIRE-161
Offered: DMND
2.0 credits FIRE-272: Swift Water Rescue Technician
This course will prepare emergency response personnel to perform rescue operations in moving water emergencies. Topics will include planning, personal protective equipment, search parameters, incident action plans, surface rescue techniques, advanced rope systems, and use of watercraft and helicopters in water rescue operations. Students will participate in moving water exercises to demonstrate proficiency in appropriate skills.
Offered: DMND
2.0 credits FIRE-273: Advanced Swift Water Rescue Technician
This course builds on techniques learned in FIRE 272 Swiftwater Rescue Technician. Students are exposed to more complex water rescue situations including a mock night river rescue scenario. This course involves classroom and extensive hands-on activities.
Prerequisites: FIRE-131 and FIRE-272
Offered: DMND
2.0 credits FIRE-274: Confined Space Technician
This course will give participants a working knowledge of the OSHA standard regarding confined-space rescues in order to help them facilitate operations with industry and other agencies involved with such rescues. Participants can expect to learn concepts and practical applications that will affect safe rescues in this unique and potentially hazardous situation. This course meets 29 CFR 1910.146 requirements, as well as NFPA 1006.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits FIRE-275: Confined Space for the Rescue Technician
This course will give participants a working knowledge of the OSHA standard regarding confined-space rescues in order to help them facilitate operations with industry and other agencies involved with such rescues. This course meets 29 CFR 1910.146 requirements, as well as NFPA 1006.
Prerequisites: FIRE-131
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits FIRE-276: Advanced Vehicle Extrication
This course builds off of FIRE 133 Basic Vehicle Extrication into the advanced skills for vehicle extrication. The students will be exposed to practical evolutions and learn principles and skills needed for heavy truck and bus extrication.
Prerequisites: FIRE-133
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits FIRE-278: Trench Rescue
This program teaches rescuers trench rescue operations, trench collapse, soil types, federal regulations, ICS, preplanning, hazard recognition and control, patient assessment and treatment consideration, stabilization, and rescue and recovery, proper shoring techniques utilizing timber and specialized equipment. Both classroom lesson plans and hands-on practices will give the student a well-rounded understanding of the typical trench collapse.
Offered: DMND
4.0 credits FIRE-280: Firefighter Career Internship
The instructor will guide the student through a project to accomplish functions required in the firefighting career. This educationally based experience will help the student make the transition from training environment to operating as a fully functioning firefighter.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits FIRE-281: Portable Pumps & Water Use S-211
The course consists of three skill areas: supply, delivery, and application of water. Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge of correct water use, basic hydraulics, and equipment care. The field exercise requires set up, operation, and maintenance of pump equipment. To receive credit for this course, students must have field work observed and approved, and take a closed book written exam.
Prerequisites: FIRE-161
Offered: DMND
2.0 credits FIRE-282: Wildland Chain Saws - S212
The course lessons provide introduction to the function, maintenance and use of internal combustion engine powered chain saws, and their tactical wildland fire application. Field exercises support entry level training for firefighters with little or no previous experience in operating a chain saw, providing hands-on cutting experience in surroundings similar to fireline situations.
Offered: DMND
2.0 credits FIRE-283: Fire Operations Wildland/Urban Interface
This course is designed to assist structure and wildland firefighters who will be making tactical decisions when confronting wildland fire that threatens life, property, and improvements, in the wildland/urban interface. Instructional units include: Interface Awareness, Size-Up, Initial Strategy and Incident Action Plan, Structure Triage, Structure Protection Tactics, Incident Action Plan Assessment and Update, Follow-Up and Public Relations, and Firefighter Safety in the Interface.
Offered: DMND
2.0 credits FIRE-284: Driving Wildland Fire Service S216
This training course is designed to provide the student with the prerequisite knowledge and skills necessary to perform the tasks of the vehicle operator in the Wildland Fire Service. A significant portion of the course time is devoted to actual hands on driving exercises for the students.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits FIRE-285: Crew Boss - S230
This is a classroom course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of duties associated with the single resource boss position from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit. Topics include: Operational Leadership, Preparation and Mobilization, Assignment Preparation, Risk Management, Entrapment Avoidance, Safety and Tactics, Offline Duties, Demobilization, and Post Incident Responsibilities.
Prerequisites: FIRE-161
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits FIRE-286: Engine Boss - S231
This is a skills course designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of the duties associated with engine boss, single resource (ENGB). Topics include: Engine and Crew Capabilities and Limitations, Information Sources, Fire Size-Up Considerations, Tactics, and Wildland/Urban Interface.
Prerequisites: FIRE-161
Offered: DMND
2.0 credits FIRE-287: Wildland Ignition Specialist S234
This is an entry-level course providing training in the functional roles and responsibilities connected with firing operations. The course covers planning, ignition procedures and techniques, and equipment applicable to wildland and prescribed fire. This course also addresses the role of the ignition specialist or firing boss as the organization manages escalation from a non-complex to a complex fire situation.
Prerequisites: FIRE-161
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits FIRE-288: Interagency Business Management S260
This course meets the general training needs of all positions for which an understanding of interagency incident business management is required. The Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook, PMS 902, is used as the primary job aid to supplement this course. It provides basic policy and direction for incident business management.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits FIRE-289: Basic Air Operations S270
This course covers aircraft types and capabilities, aviation management and safety for flying in and working with agency aircraft, tactical and logistical uses of aircraft, and requirements for helicopter take-off and landing areas.
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 9.0 credits FIRE-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.
Instrumentation and Controls Technology
3.0 credits INST-140: Applied Basic DC Circuits
Introduction to electrical fundamentals, energy sources, Ohm's law, series, parallel, and series -parallel circuit analysis. Use of digital multimeters and other electronics instruments will be examined.
Prerequisites: MATH-096 or appropriate Math Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits INST-144: National Electric Code
This course offers an introduction to the National Electrical Code with a focus on the general portion of the code up to section 100-400, plus 900.
Prerequisites: INST-140
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits INST-145: Applied Basic AC Circuits
Alternating current theory to include impedance, capacitive reactance, and inductive reactance in series, parallel, and series-parallel combination, resonance and impedance in RLC circuits.
Prerequisites: INST-140 and MATH-113 or higher (excluding MATH-114 and MATH-130)
Offered: ALL
5.0 credits INST-160: Digital Electronics
An introduction to combinational and sequential logic circuits, logic gates, Data Bus Control, binary codes, analog to digital and digital to analog conversions. Theory is tested using Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA).
Prerequisites: INST-140.
Offered: SP
5.0 credits INST-171: Motors and Controls
This course offers an introduction to motors and motor controls. Various kinds of AC/DC machines will be investigated including AC motors and alternator, as well as DC motors and generators.
Prerequisites: INST-145.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits INST-185: Semiconductor Devices
An introduction to semiconductor devices, semiconductor theory, characteristic curves, diodes, zener diodes, bipolar transistors, thyristors and op-amps.
Prerequisites: Take INST-145
Offered: ALL
5.0 credits INST-190: Principles of Industrial Measurement
An introduction to the basic principles of process measurement, including techniques for the measurement of flow, level, temperature, pressure, analytical process variables, and calibration of various transmitters.
Prerequisites: INST-140
Offered: FASP
5.0 credits INST-220: Process Control
Introduction to automatic process control systems that includes: tuning, Feed forward, Feedback and Cascade loops. Also covers calibration of valves, positioners and actuators.
Prerequisites: INST-190
Offered: SPSU
5.0 credits INST-235: Electromechanical Devices
Covers theory and applications of electro-mechanical devices and their associated control circuits. Topics include transducers, pneumatics, and AC motor and controls.
Prerequisites: INST-145. Minimum Grade C.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits INST-265: Industrial Wiring
This course is designed to develop a student's understanding and skills in the installation and wiring of industrial electrical equipment, in compliance with the National Electric Code.
Prerequisites: INST-144. INST-235 or INST-240. Minimum Grade C.
Offered: FASP
5.0 credits INST-271: PLC Applications
Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) functions including digital and analog applications.
Prerequisites: INST-160
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits INST-284: Print Interpretation
This course covers industrial prints and schematics as used in the industry. Also covered are the basic fundamentals of pumps and compressors.
Prerequisites: INST-190. INST-235 or INST-240. Minimum Grade C.
Offered: SP
Machine Shop Technology
1.0 - 4.0 credits MASH-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
3.0 credits MASH-115: Machine Shop Blueprint Reading
Introduction to language of lines, sketching, print reading, and interpreting detailed working drawings.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-116: Basic Machine Shop
The course is an introduction to the machine shop environment. Operations of the drill press, band saw, lathe, layout operations, and tool identification will be covered. Will also include basic lathe and general machining operations.
Corequisites: MASH-118
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-118: Basic Lathe Operations
Course will cover basic tooling and lathe operations. Carbide and HSS turning tool uses are focused on. Feeds and spindle speeds are emphasized throughout the course.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits MASH-119: Single Point Threading
The study and application of single point threading on engine lathe. Tool grinding, fundamentals of threading, thread nomenclature, machine setup, spindle speeds, tool geometry, HSS, braised carbide and insert threading tools will be covered.
Corequisites: MASH-118
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-122: Basic Milling Operations
Course covers basic milling operation, milling machine nomenclature, controls and applications of face milling, side milling, shoulder milling, vise indication, head indication, speeds, feeds and depth of cuts.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-124: Precision Surface Grinding
Course is the introduction to precision grinding fundamentals and operation of equipment. Machine safety, setup, basic grinding operations, coolants, stone dressing, and proper wheel selection are covered in the course.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-126: Machinist Measurements
Course will cover measurement methods used in the machining industry. All measuring devices and methods used in the machining industry will be covered. Student will practice taking cuts, selecting proper measuring device and taking measurements.
Prerequisites: Take MASH-118.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-132: Machining Calculations
Course demonstrates the fundamentals of mathematical competencies to machine tool operators. Speeds and feeds for lathe and milling machine tooling (both HSS and carbide inserts) are covered. Other emphases of course will include standard geometry and trigonometry applications to the machining trade.
Prerequisites: Take MASH-118.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-206: Advanced Lathe Operations
Course develops increased accuracy on the lathe for more challenging operations. This will include external and internal turning, precision boring, indication of odd shaped objects in 4-jaw chuck, and precision thread cutting.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits MASH-207: Specialized Machining Operations
Students will apply turning, milling, and precision surface grinding knowledge to manufacture larger and more complex projects. New machining practices will be covered throughout the course that will apply to real world jobs.
Corequisites: MASH-206
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MASH-208: Advanced Milling Operations
Course covers the study of applications of advanced milling operations on vertical and horizontal milling machines. Includes key way cutting, gear cutting, index head use, precision boring, and precision milling.
Offered: FASP
1.0 - 6.0 credits MASH-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.
Toyota Technician Training Education Network
1.0 credits TTEN-110: Shop Fundamentals & Safety
This course will orient the student to shop operations, use of service manuals, pay structures, tools, warranties, and customer relations. Shop safety will be strongly emphasized as well as employee/employer relations.
Corequisites: TTEN-120
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
7.0 credits TTEN-120: Electrical & Ignition System
A study of the electrical and electronic systems found in the automotive field. Emphasis is on basic circuitry, starting systems, charging systems, ignition systems, diagnosis and servicing the electrical components on current Toyota vehicles.
Corequisites: TTEN-110
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits TTEN-125: Toyota Hybrid Technology
This course will explain and demonstrate theory and operation of key Toyota hybrid vehicle systems and components. Knowledge retention and subject understanding will be enhanced by inter active classroom components whenever possible. Procedures for handling high voltage batteries will be covered. Personal safety will be emphasized.
Corequisites: TTEN-120
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits TTEN-130: Fuel & Emission Systems
A study of the fuel and emission control systems used on current Toyota vehicles. Students will learn to use the exhaust gas analyzer, oscilloscope, and other special test equipment.
Prerequisites: TTEN-120
Corequisites: TTEN-140
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits TTEN-135: Toyota Vehicle Networks
This course will explore the complex, on-board computer networks found on modern Toyota vehicles. The CAN net work will be emphasized as will the proper techniques for isolating, diagnosing and repairing complex automotive computer networks. Safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: Take TTEN-120, minimum grade C.
Corequisites: TTEN-140
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits TTEN-140: Driveability
A systematic troubleshooting method for Toyota fuel, electrical, and electronic systems. Use of tools and equipment needed for proper diagnosis emphasized.
Corequisites: TTEN-130
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits TTEN-145: ASE Tests
Register for a minimum of two ASE exams and pass one.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits TTEN-146: ASE Tests
Take and pass remaining ASE exams. Students are required to pass a minimum of four ASE exams in order to graduate. Any tests passed in TTEN 145 are counted as part of the requirement.
Prerequisites: TTEN-145
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits TTEN-150: Engines & Related Systems
This course covers the principles and operation of the internal combustion engine. Toyota internal combustion engines will be properly disassembled with nomenclature identification. All parts will be inspected, measured, and reassembled. Troubleshooting and diagnostic procedures will be emphasized on all systems.
Corequisites: TTEN-160
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits TTEN-155: Toyota Advanced Air Induction Systems
This course covers variable valve timing, turbo chargers and superchargers. The theory, operation and diagnosis of each of these systems will be covered and the manufacturers diagnostic and repair procedures will be stressed. Personal and vehicle safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: TTEN-140
Corequisites: TTEN-160
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits TTEN-160: Heating & Air Conditioning
A theory and shop course to teach the student automotive air conditioning and heating systems as they apply to current model Toyotas. The use of test equipment will be emphasized and the student will learn to diagnose, evacuate, recover refrigerant and recharge air conditioning systems.
Corequisites: TTEN-150
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits TTEN-165: Toyota Advanced HVAC Diagnosis
This course will cover advanced diagnosis theory and practice on Toyota vehicle heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. The course will address computer based HVAC controls as well as the network of sensors. Environmental and personal safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: TTEN-140
Corequisites: TTEN-160
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
8.0 credits TTEN-170: Power Trains
The theory and practical application of Toyota power trains and differential service will be taught. Diagnosis, troubleshooting and actual repair procedures will be performed in the shop.
Prerequisites: TTEN-160
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
6.0 credits TTEN-172: Toyota Automatic Transmission/Transaxles
The operating principles of Toyota automatic transmissions, transaxles, and their diagnosis, electrical and electronic controls, and repair will be covered. Instruction on noise, vibration and harshness diagnosis and correction will also be covered along with mechanical and hydraulic components. Safety is emphasized.
Corequisites: TTEN-175
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits TTEN-175: Toyota Manual Transmissions/Transaxles
The theory and repair of Toyota manual transmissions and transaxles, differentials, clutches, transfer cases and drive axles will be covered. Noise, hard shifting and other common concerns will be covered. Diagnosis and troubleshooting will be stressed. Safety is emphasized.
Corequisites: TTEN-172
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits TTEN-180: Brake Systems
A study of the theory and diagnostic repair procedures of Toyota disc and drum brake systems will be taught. Instruction will be given on brake machining equipment, hydraulic systems and component replacement on traditional and anti-lock brake systems.
Prerequisites: TTEN-170 or TTEN-175
Corequisites: TTEN-190
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits TTEN-185: Toyota ABS & Traction Control Syst
This course will cover Anti-Lock Brake Systems, Anti-Slip Systems and Traction Control Systems and includes theory, diagnosis and repair procedures as outlined in factory service information. Electric power steering motors, sensors and circuitry will be included. Safety will be emphasized.
Corequisites: TTEN-180
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits TTEN-190: Steering & Suspension
A theory and shop course to introduce the student to Toyota steering geometry, front and rear suspension service, wheel alignment, and wheel balancing. Lab work will include instruction on the latest model vehicles steering and suspension systems.
Corequisites: TTEN-180
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits TTEN-195: Toyota Computer Controlled Suspensions
This course will cover the theory of operation of the electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems of the computer controlled suspension systems on Toyota vehicles. Proper service procedures and techniques will be presented. Safety will be emphasized.
Corequisites: TTEN-190
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits TTEN-280: Toyota Cooperative Work Educ
The student will be employed at an approved automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily log and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: TTEN-120
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits TTEN-281: Toyota Cooperative Work Educ
The student will be employed at an approved automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: TTEN-140 .
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits TTEN-282: Toyota Cooperative Work Educ
The student will be employed at an approved automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: TTEN-160
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits TTEN-283: Toyota Cooperative Work Educ
The student will be employed at an approved automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: TTEN-175
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 - 6.0 credits TTEN-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 Faculty Permission Required
Veterinary Technology
Program Curriculum A.A.S Degree 
Tier One 
2.0 credits VETT-111: Vet Nursing Care I
Veterinary Nursing Care 1 is an entry-level course designed to introduce students to basic nursing skills utilized by veterinary technicians and to act as a foundation of learning for subsequent nursing techniques courses.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-112: Vet Business Procedures
Veterinary Business Procedures 1 is an entry-level course designed to give the student the basic skills necessary to function as a receptionist in a veterinary practice.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-113: Small Animal Diseases I
Small Animal Disease and Medical Care 1 is an entry-level course designed to develop the basic knowledge of mammalian diseases and disease processes that may be encountered by a veterinary technician.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-114: Pharmacology & Medical Therapeutics
Pharmacy and Medical Therapeutics 1 is an entry-level course designed to teach the student the basic classification and properties of the common pharmaceuticals used in veterinary medicine.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-115: Vet Anesthesia & Surgical Assisting I
Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgical Assisting 1 is an entry-level course designed to help develop a strong foundation in anesthetic skills, surgical assisting skills, and perioperative procedures.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-116: Vet Diagnostic Imaging I
Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging 1 is an entry-level course designed to develop the student's knowledge and basic skills in veterinary diagnostic imaging.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-117: Vet Clinical Pathology I
Veterinary Clinical Pathology 1 is an entry-level course designed to develop the student's knowledge and skills in basic laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-118: Veterinary Medical Terminology
Entry level course designed to provide the student with a foundation in the language of veterinary medicine, focusing on pre-fixes, suffixes, word roots and their combining forms.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
General Studies Classes: It is strongly recommended that these courses be completed before entering Tier Two. 
  • General Biology I or Approved Substitution
  • Technical Writing and Composition or Freshman Composition
  • Applied Mathematics for Technical Students or Approved Substitution
  • Interpersonal Communication or Approved Substitution
  • Humanities Elective or Approved Substitution
 
Tier Two 
2.0 credits VETT-130: Vet Nursing Care II
Veterinary Nursing Care 2 is an intermediate course designed to instruct students in nursing care techniques including; bandages and casts, administration of medications, and sample collections.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinic site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-131: Vet Bus Procedures II
Veterinary Business Procedures 2 is an intermediate course designed to instruct students in receptionist skills, animal behavior basics, utilization of computers in veterinary practice, veterinary business management, and grief counseling.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-132: Small Animal Disease & Medical Care II
Small Animal Disease and Medical Care II is an intermediate course designed to instruct students in the study of selected small animal diseases and conditions, and the anatomical and physiological basis of the diseases that are being presented.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-133: Pharmacy & Medical Therapeutics II
Pharmacy and Medical Therapeutics II is an intermediate course designed to instruct students in the cardiovascular, respiratory, and integumentary systems, the pharmaceuticals that affect those systems, and pharmacological calculations.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-134: Vet Anesthesia & Surgical Assisting II
Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgical Assisting 2 is an intermediate course designed to instruct students in the preanesthetic evaluation of patients, the induction of anesthesia, and the monitoring of anesthetized and post-anesthetic patients.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-135: Vet Diagnostic Imaging II
Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging 2 is an intermediate course designed to instruct students in radiographic safety techniques, developing radiographs, the proper use of contrast media, specialized radiographic procedures, and an introduction to veterinary diagnostic ultrasound.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-136: Vet Clinical Pathology II
Veterinary Clinical Pathology II is an intermediate course designed to instruct students in parasitology and advanced cytological and hematological procedures.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
Tier Three 
2.0 credits VETT-210: Vet Nursing Care III
Veterinary Nursing Care 3 is an advanced course designed to instruct students in the topics of dentistry, and nursing care of small animal patients afflicted by disorders of specific body systems.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-211: Vet Business Procedures
Veterinary Business Procedures 3 is an advanced course designed to develop advanced knowledge and skills in all financial aspects of veterinary practice, animal behavior, personnel and practice management, ordering of inventory, and accountability.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-212: Small Animal Disease & Medical Care III
Small Animal Disease and Medical Care 3 is an advanced course designed to complete the study of selected specific small animal diseases and the anatomical and physiological basis of the specific diseases that are being presented.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-213: Pharmacology & Medical Theraputics III
Pharmacology and Medical Therapeutics 3 is an advanced course designed to instruct students in the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, digestive, urinary, special sense organs, and the pharmaceuticals that affect those systems.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-214: Vet Anesthesia & Surgical Assistant III
Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgical Assisting 3 is an advanced course designed to instruct students in advanced and interactive preanesthetic evaluations, induction of anesthesia, and the monitoring of anesthesia and post-anesthetic patients.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-215: Vet Diagnostic Imaging III
Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging 3 is an advanced course designed to instruct students in advanced safety techniques, the use of contrast media, advanced radiographic procedures, and advanced veterinary diagnostic ultrasound techniques.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-216: Vet Clinical Pathology III
Veterinary Clinical Pathology 3 is an advanced course designed to instruct students in hematology, cytology, histopathology, blood chemistry, urinalysis, and diagnostic microbiology.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits VETT-220: Video Portfolio: Veterinary Nursing
Video Portfolio: Veterinary Nursing is an advanced level course specifically designed to instruct students in the performance of required hands-on clinical tasks for veterinary nursing. Students will be required to produce and submit a video on specific and required veterinary nursing tasks. The video is requirement for all veterinary technology program students based on AVMA/CVTEA accreditation criteria. Faculty Permission Required
Prerequisites: Take VETT-210. Student must have clinical and preceptor approved. Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits VETT-221: Video Port: Vet Anesthesia & Surg Asst
Video Portfolio: Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgical Assisting is an advanced level course specifically designed to instruct students in the performance of the required hands-on clinical tasks for veterinary anesthesia and technical surgical assistance. Students will be required to produce and submit a video on specific and required veterinary surgical assistance and perianesthetic tasks. The video is requirement for all veterinary technology program students based on AVMA/CVTEA accreditation criteria. Faculty Permission Required
Prerequisites: Take VETT-214 Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits VETT-222: Video Portfolio: Vet Clinical Pathology
Video Portfolio: Veterinary Clinical Pathology is an advanced level course specifically designed to instruct students in the performance of required hands-on clinical tasks for veterinary clinical pathology. Students will be required to produce and submit a video on specific and required veterinary clinical pathology tasks. The video is requirement for all veterinary technology program students based on AVMA/CVTEA accreditation criteria. Instructor approval required.
Prerequisites: Take VETT-216. Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
Tier Four 
3.0 credits VETT-230: Vet Anatomy & Physiology
Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology covers the anatomy and physiology of domestic animals and presents specific information on large animal and non-traditional species anatomy and physiology.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-232: Large Animal Diseases & Medical Care
Large Animal Diseases and Medical Care instructs students in sanitation and disease prevention techniques, correct use and administration and documentation of medications, and the pathophysiology of common diseases of large animals.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved. Video portfolios must be completed for animal nursing, surgical assisting, and clinical pathology.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits VETT-233: Large Animal Clinical Assisting
Large Animal Clinical Assisting is designed to teach the student physical examinations, restraint techniques, treatment and medication administration, and record keeping techniques for large animals.
Prerequisites: Student must have approved large animal clinic site or complete fast-track lab, and preceptor approval.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-235: Lab Animal/Sm Exotic Clinical Procedures
Covers the common diseases of lab animals and small exotics and emphasizes proper sanitation and disease prevention techniques, appropriate medication administration procedures, animal nutrition, reproduction, and behavior.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisites: All Tier-3 courses in VETT program. Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved. Video portfolios must be completed for animal nursing, surgical assisting, and clinical pathology.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-236: Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is designed to teach students emergency and critical care nursing skills to assist students in preparing for their credentialing examinations.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved. Video portfolios must be completed for animal nursing, surgical assisting, and clinical pathology.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
Welding
3.0 credits WELD-128: Blueprint Reading for Welders
Stresses interpretation of prints related to welding and metal fabrication. Types of prints, print reproduction, welding and construction symbols and workbook exercises are reviewed.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits WELD-129: Basic Welding I
This course will cover introductory theory and practical applications of structural plate welding, welding safety, hand-held torch cutting operations and equipment set up. The development of student skills using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process in all positions will be stressed.
Corequisites: WELD-130, WELD-131, WELD-132
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits WELD-130: Basic Welding II
This course will cover commonly used joint configurations and practical applications of these joints using structural plate. Advancing the development of student's skills using Shielded Metal Arc Welding in all positions with E-6010, E-7018 and E-7024 electrodes will be stressed.
Corequisites: WELD-129, WELD-131, WELD-132
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits WELD-131: Basic MIG Welding
A basic course designed to provide the student with the ability to setup, maintain, and operate Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding equipment safely. Develop the necessary skills to weld structural joints and bend tests in all positions utilizing mild steel plate. Visual and destructive testing methods will be used to determine weld quality.
Corequisites: WELD-129, WELD-130, WELD-132
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits WELD-132: Basic TIG Welding
A basic course designed to provide the student with the ability to setup, maintain, and operate Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) equipment safely. Develop the necessary skills to weld structural joints and perform bend tests in all positions utilizing mild steel plate. Weld quality will be measured with visual and destructive testing methods.
Corequisites: WELD-129, WELD-130, WELD-131
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits WELD-133: Plate Welding I
A continuation of Weld 130 with an emphasis on bend tests using light steel plate welded in all positions. The Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process using E-6010 and E-7018 electrodes will be utilized. Weld quality will be measured using visual and destructive testing methods.
Prerequisites: Take WELD-129, WELD-130, WELD-131, and WELD-132.
Corequisites: WELD-134, WELD-135, WELD-136
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits WELD-134: Plate Welding II
A continuation of Weld 133 with an emphasis on medium and heavy plate utilizing side bend tests in all positions using single vee grove and backing strips. The Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process utilizing E-6010 and E-7018 electrodes will be used. Weld quality will be measured using visual and destructive testing methods.
Prerequisites: Take WELD-129, WELD-130, WELD-131, AND WELD-132.
Corequisites: WELD-133
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits WELD-135: Introduction to Metal Fabrication I
This class will be an introduction to general layout and fabrication techniques as related to structural welding. Emphasis will be on construction of small projects to tolerances using blueprints. A variety of welding processes will be used in the vertical up and overhead positions only.
Prerequisites: Take WELD-129, WELD-130, WELD-131, AND WELD-132.
Corequisites: WELD-133, WELD-134, WELD-136
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits WELD-136: Introduction to Metal Fabrication II
This class will focus on layout along with fabrication techniques as related to structural welding and repair. Emphasis will be on construction and repair of projects to tolerances using small groups and blueprints as applicable to industry settings. A variety of welding processes and all welding positions will be used.
Prerequisites: Take WELD-129, WELD-130, WELD-131, AND WELD-132.
Corequisites: WELD-133, WELD-134, WELD-135
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits WELD-204: Pipe Welding 1-G/2-G
Stresses the theory and practical application of 1-G and 2-G pipe welding. This course will develop individual skills in the fit-up and technique of welding pipe, using E-6010 electrodes and the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process.
Prerequisites: Take WELD-133, WELD-134, WELD-135, and WELD-136.
Corequisites: WELD-205, WELD-206, WELD-207
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits WELD-205: Pipe Welding 5-G/6-G
Stresses the theory and practical application of 5-G and 6-G pipe welding. This course will develop individual skills in the technique of downhill pipe welding, using E-6010 electrodes and the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process.
Prerequisites: Take WELD-133, WELD-134, WELD-135, and WELD-136.
Corequisites: WELD-204, WELD-206, WELD-207
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits WELD-206: Intermediate Metal Fabrication I
Introduction to general layout and fabrication techniques as related to structural welding. Emphasis on structural metal materials and how they are employed to build objects used in industry.
Prerequisites: Take WELD-133 and WELD-134.
Corequisites: WELD-204, WELD-205, WELD-207
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits WELD-207: Intermediate Metal Fabrication II
A continuation of Intermediate Metal Fabrication I. With an emphasis on methods of metal production, metal properties, and properly choosing of materials to construct metal fabrication products.
Prerequisites: Take WELD-133, WELD-134, WELD-135, and WELD-136.
Corequisites: WELD-204, WELD-205, WELD-206
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits WELD-208: Advanced 2-G/5-G Pipe Welding
A continuation of Pipe Welding. The 2-G and 5-G positions will be covered utilizing both the Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Tig welding processes. Theory and practice in modern welding methods of pressure pipe lines and piping systems will be covered.
Prerequisites: Take WELD-204, WELD-205, WELD-206, and WELD-207.
Corequisites: WELD-209, WELD-217, WELD-218, WELD-229
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits WELD-209: Advanced 6-G Pipe Welding
Emphasis on pipe welding techniques in the 6-G position using both TIG and SMAW welding processes. Theory and practice will be covered in modern methods of pressure piping systems.
Prerequisites: Take WELD-204 WELD-205 WELD-206 WELD-207
Corequisites: WELD-208, WELD-217, WELD-218, WELD-229
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits WELD-211: Welding Related Metallurgy
Familiarizes students with methods of metal production, metal properties, ASME weld testing, heat treatment of metals, and special welding applications.
Offered: FASU
4.0 credits WELD-217: Pipe Fabrication & Layout I
Designed to correlate the several related courses of the program of study. Major emphasis given to special assignments which require students to apply his/her knowledge of fabrication and layout methods in construction principles using pipe.
Prerequisites: Take WELD-204, WELD-205, WELD-206, and WELD-207.
Corequisites: WELD-208, WELD-209, WELD-218, WELD-229
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits WELD-218: Pipe Fabrication & Layout II
A continuation of Pipe Fabrication and Layout I. Emphasis on construction techniques using a variety of joint designs in the piping industry will be covered.
Prerequisites: Take WELD-204, WELD-205, WELD-206, and WELD-207.
Corequisites: WELD-208, WELD-209, WELD-217, WELD-229
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits WELD-229: Template Theory & Construction
Stresses template development for the use of structural steel shapes in power plant construction and maintenance, oil equipment fabrication and industrial piping systems.
Corequisites: WELD-208, WELD-209, WELD-217, WELD-218
Offered: SPSU

For more information, please call Dean, Bill Lewis at (505) 566-3339.