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    Des Moines Area Community College
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Course Catalog

Course Descriptions


The following are standard, approved subjects. Availability of any subject depends on the scheduling, program and student needs at the time. The receiving college or university determines the transferability of courses.

Course Types

Adjunct Adjunct courses may be temporary or experimental and may be used to fulfill elective credit in programs that lead to a degree or diploma. Adjunct courses may not be used to fulfill or substitute for required or option courses in any degree or program.

General Noncore courses identified as freshman-sophomore courses.

Open Occupationally specific courses corresponding to courses in certain professional programs at four-year institutions.

Voc/Tech Occupationally specific courses. Transferability is generally limited. Only 16 credits can apply to the AA/AS degree.

Core Traditional liberal arts courses in the first two years of a baccalaureate degree.

College preparatory (Coll Prep) College preparatory and skill building courses. College Preparatory courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.

P/F Indicates courses taken pass/fail.

Prerequisites Successful completion of a course or other criterion necessary for a student to succeed in a higher level course.

Corequisites A course that must be taken concurrently or prior to the course.

*An instructor may deny enrollment in or drop a student from a specific course if a course
Prerequisite has not been met.

 

Automotive Technology

   •  AUT 652 - Adv Automotive Electricity
   •  AUT 704 - Auto Heating & AC
   •  AUT 823 - Advanced Automotive Tune-up
   •  AUT 834 - Automotive Fuel Systems
   •  AUT 842 - Auto Computerized Eng Controls
   •  AUT 845 - Electrical Systems Diagnosis
   •  AUT 870 - Automotive Service Management

Aviation

   •  AVI 130 - Private Pilot Ground School
   •  AVI 172 - Private Pilot Flight Training
   •  AVI 213 - Instrument Flight Theory

Aviation Maintenance

   •  AVM 100 - Cleaning/Corrosion Control
   •  AVM 103 - Aircraft-Materials/Processes
   •  AVM 104 - Regulations and Publications
   •  AVM 107 - Weight and Balance
   •  AVM 111 - Ground Operations & Servicing
   •  AVM 112 - Aircraft Electrical Systems
   •  AVM 121 - Weather and Warning Systems
   •  AVM 124 - Aircraft Assembly/Rigging
   •  AVM 125 - Airframe Structure and Repair
   •  AVM 129 - Landing Gear & Brake Systems
   •  AVM 132 - Airframe/Powerplant Inspection
   •  AVM 133 - Hydraulic/Pneumatic Power Sys
   •  AVM 139 - Instruments/Fire Protection-PP
   •  AVM 141 - Control Systems
   •  AVM 145 - Aircraft Welding
   •  AVM 147 - Airframe Fuel Systems
   •  AVM 165 - Communication and Navigation
   •  AVM 168 - Fluid Lines and Fittings
   •  AVM 170 - Aircraft Drawings

Business Computer Application

   •  BCA 111 - Emerging Technologies
   •  BCA 113 - Computer Network Literacy
   •  BCA 122 - Basic Word Processing
   •  BCA 140 - Document Design and Production
   •  BCA 141 - Advanced Document Design and Production
   •  BCA 146 - Basic Spreadsheets
   •  BCA 152 - Comprehensive Spreadsheets
   •  BCA 160 - Comprehensive Word I
   •  BCA 161 - Comprehensive Word II
   •  BCA 164 - Basic Databases
   •  BCA 174 - Basic Presentation Software
   •  BCA 212 - Intro Computer Business Appl
   •  BCA 214 - Adv Computer Business Appl
   •  BCA 242 - Publications and Photo Editing

Biology

   •  BIO 100 - Opportunities in Biology
   •  BIO 104 - Introductory Biology w/lab
   •  BIO 112 - General Biology I
   •  BIO 113 - General Biology II
   •  BIO 135 - Introduction to Botany
   •  BIO 138 - Field Ecology
   •  BIO 145 - Ecology of Iowa
   •  BIO 146 - Genetics
   •  BIO 151 - Nutrition
   •  BIO 156 - Human Biology w/lab
   •  BIO 164 - Essentials Anatomy/Physiology
   •  BIO 168 - Anatomy & Physiology I
   •  BIO 173 - Anatomy & Physiology II
   •  BIO 186 - Microbiology
   •  BIO 191 - Intro to Biotechnology w/Lab
   •  BIO 225 - Marine Biology I
   •  BIO 227 - Marine Biology II
   •  BIO 243 - Topics in Biotechnology
   •  BIO 249 - Biotechnology Internship
   •  BIO 250 - Cell & Molec Bio-Nucleic Acids
   •  BIO 251 - Cell & Molecular Bio-Proteins
   •  BIO 260 - Biology of Aging
   •  BIO 295 - General Ecology and Lab
   •  BIO 732 - Health Science Microbiology
   •  BIO 733 - Health Science Anatomy
   •  BIO 734 - Health Science Physiology
   •  BIO 900 - Field Studies in Medical Sciences
   •  BIO 922 - Field Studies

Building Maintenance

   •  BMA 165 - Boiler Room Maintenance
   •  BMA 167 - Steam Plant Operations
   •  BMA 175 - Basic Plumbing
   •  BMA 177 - Indus. Plumbing & Pipefitting

Bioprocess Technology

   •  BPT 102 - Intro to Biomass Process Tech
   •  BPT 111 - Biomass Equipment and Systems
   •  BPT 112 - Biomass Tech Health/Safety
   •  BPT 125 - Piping & Instrument Diagrams
   •  BPT 128 - Operator Biomass Lab Process

Business

   •  BUS 102 - Introduction to Business
   •  BUS 112 - Business Math
   •  BUS 131 - Small Business Mgmt Strategies
   •  BUS 138 - Small Business Marketing
   •  BUS 141 - Small Business Start-Up
   •  BUS 148 - Small Business Management
   •  BUS 150 - E-Commerce on the Web
   •  BUS 185 - Business Law I
   •  BUS 186 - Business Law II
   •  BUS 220 - Intro International Business
   •  BUS 231 - Quantitative Methods/Bus Decisions
   •  BUS 250 - Principles of Real Estate
   •  BUS 260 - Introduction to Insurance
   •  BUS 278 - Employment Law
   •  BUS 902 - Career Seminar
   •  BUS 904 - Legal Study Tour
   •  BUS 932 - Internship

Computer Aided Drafting

   •  CAD 119 - Intro Computer-Aided Drafting
   •  CAD 125 - Intermediate CADD-Mechanical
   •  CAD 126 - Intermed CADD-Architectural
 

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