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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.

 

Electronics

   •  ELT 721 - Robotics
   •  ELT 722 - Advanced Robotics
   •  ELT 725 - Intro Flexible Manufacturing
   •  ELT 728 - Motor Controls and Power Electronics
   •  ELT 781 - Electro-Mechanical Systems
   •  ELT 782 - Electro-Mechanical Systems Lab
   •  ELT 791 - Hydraulics & Pneumatics
   •  ELT 792 - Hydraulics & Pneumatics Lab
   •  ELT 793 - Advanced Fluid Power
   •  ELT 816 - Systems Troubleshooting
   •  ELT 817 - Systems Troubleshooting Lab
   •  ELT 870 - Electronics Capstone Project
   •  ELT 932 - Internship

Emergency Medical Service

   •  EMS 105 - IA Law Enforcement Emerg Care
   •  EMS 217 - Emergency Medical Technician
   •  EMS 460 - Role of the Paramedic
   •  EMS 463 - Medical/Legal/Ethical Issues
   •  EMS 467 - Prin of Pathophysiology I
   •  EMS 468 - Prin of Pathophysiology II
   •  EMS 470 - Patient Assessment
   •  EMS 473 - Medical Emergencies
   •  EMS 476 - Trauma
   •  EMS 480 - Special Considerations
   •  EMS 483 - Operations

English

   •  ENG 060 - College Preparatory Writing I
   •  ENG 061 - College Preparatory Writing II
   •  ENG 104 - Resources for Composition
   •  ENG 105 - Composition I
   •  ENG 106 - Composition II
   •  ENG 108 - Comp II: Technical Writing
   •  ENG 145 - Strategies for Composition
   •  ENG 221 - Creative Writing
   •  ENG 225 - Creative Writing: Poetry
   •  ENG 230 - Creative Writing: Fiction
   •  ENG 235 - Playwriting and Screenwriting

Environmental Science

   •  ENV 103 - Sustainable Living
   •  ENV 115 - Environmental Science
   •  ENV 116 - Environmental Science Lab
   •  ENV 145 - Conservation Biology
   •  ENV 160 - Restoring Plant Communities

English as a Second Language

   •  ESL 093 - High Inter ESL Listening/Conv
   •  ESL 094 - Adv ESL Listen/Convers Skills
   •  ESL 095 - Communicative Grammar for ESL
   •  ESL 096 - Read English as a 2nd Language
   •  ESL 97 - Intro to Writing Skills-ESL
   •  ESL 103 - Advanced Academic ESL Grammar
   •  ESL 104 - Advanced Academic ESL Writing
   •  ESL 107 - Advanced Academic ESL Reading

Finance

   •  FIN 101 - Principles of Banking
   •  FIN 121 - Personal Finance
   •  FIN 180 - Introduction to Investments
   •  FIN 214 - Stocks, Bonds and Investments

Fire Science

   •  FIR 111 - Principles Emergency Services
   •  FIR 112 - Principles Emergency Services II
   •  FIR 124 - Building Construction
   •  FIR 127 - Fire Behavior and Combustion
   •  FIR 138 - Principles of Fire Prevention
   •  FIR 145 - Strategy and Tactics
   •  FIR 152 - Fire Protection Systems
   •  FIR 158 - Fire Officer I
   •  FIR 160 - Fire Inspector I
   •  FIR 235 - Fire Investigation I
   •  FIR 335 - Fire Instructor I
   •  FIR 400 - Emergency Safety & Survival

Arabic-Foreign Language

   •  FLA 141 - Elementary Arabic I
   •  FLA 142 - Elementary Arabic II
   •  FLA 241 - Intermediate Arabic I
   •  FLA 242 - Intermediate Arabic II

Chinese-Foreign Language

   •  FLC 141 - Elementary Chinese I
   •  FLC 142 - Elementary Chinese II
   •  FLC 241 - Intermediate Chinese I
   •  FLC 242 - Intermediate Chinese II

French-Foreign Language

   •  FLF 151 - Elementary French I
   •  FLF 152 - Elementary French II
   •  FLF 241 - Intermediate French I
   •  FLF 242 - Intermediate French II

German-Foreign Language

   •  FLG 141 - Elementary German I
   •  FLG 142 - Elementary German II
   •  FLG 241 - Intermediate German I
   •  FLG 242 - Intermediate German II

Italian-Foreign Language

   •  FLI 141 - Elementary Italian I
   •  FLI 142 - Elementary Italian II
   •  FLI 241 - Intermediate Italian I
   •  FLI 242 - Intermediate Italian II

Japanese-Foreign Language

   •  FLJ 141 - Elementary Japanese I
   •  FLJ 142 - Elementary Japanese II
   •  FLJ 241 - Intermediate Japanese I
   •  FLJ 242 - Intermediate Japanese II

Spanish-Foreign Language

   •  FLS 151 - Elementary Spanish I
   •  FLS 152 - Elementary Spanish II
   •  FLS 181 - Spanish for Heritage Spkrs I
   •  FLS 241 - Intermediate Spanish I
   •  FLS 242 - Intermediate Spanish II
   •  FLS 281 - Spanish for Heritage Spkrs II

Geography

   •  GEO 111 - Intro to Geography
   •  GEO 124 - Reg Geog of the NonWest World
   •  GEO 125 - Regional Geog of the Dev World

Global Studies

   •  GLS 199 - Japan: The Changing Tradition
   •  GLS 200 - Country Study
   •  GLS 210 - International Year Seminar
 

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