May 25, 2018  

2017-2018 NRCC Catalog - Course Descriptions

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 Course Number

Courses numbered 01-09 are courses for developmental programs. The credits earned in these courses do not apply toward associate degree programs; but if the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services approves, some developmental courses may provide credit which may apply to basic occupational, diploma, or certificate programs.

Courses numbered 10-99 are freshman courses for diploma and certificate programs. The credits earned in these courses will apply toward diploma and certificate programs but will not apply toward an associate degree.

Courses numbered 100-199 are freshman courses which will apply toward an associate degree and/or certificate and diploma programs.

Courses numbered 200-299 are sophomore courses which will apply toward an associate degree and/or certificate and diploma programs.

Course Credits

The credit for each course is shown after the title in the course description. One credit is equal to one college semester hour.

Course Hours

The number of lecture hours in class each week (including lecture, seminar, and discussion hours) and/or the number of lab hours in class each week (including lab, shop, supervised practice, and cooperative work experience) are shown for each course in the course description. The number of lecture hours and lab hours in class each week are also called “contact” hours because the time is spent under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Besides the lecture and lab hours in class each week, students must also spend out-of-class time on assignments. Usually each credit per course requires an average of three hours of in-class and out-of-class study each week.

Course Co-requisites

Occasionally, courses numbered 195 or 199 are required as co-requisites for other courses.

Course Prerequisites

If any prerequisites are required before enrolling in a course, these prerequisites will be identified in the course description. Courses in special sequences (usually identified by the numerals I-II-III) require that prior courses or their equivalent be completed before enrolling in the advanced courses in the sequence. When co-requisites are required for a course, the co-requisites must be taken at the same time. The prerequisites or their equivalent must be completed satisfactorily before enrolling in a course unless special permission is obtained from the Dean and the instructional department.

Prerequisites for English 111

English placement tests will be given. Students who do not have adequate proficiency will be placed in developmental English courses. Students should keep in mind that most textbooks are written on or above tenth grade reading levels; therefore, those who score low on the English placement test should take a developmental English course before taking courses which require intensive reading such as social science courses or higher level English courses. In addition to proficiency tests, the student must be able to demonstrate an understanding of writing and be able to adequately support the controlling idea in an essay. The student must use appropriate word choice and coherent sentence structure. The student’s eligibility for ENG 111  will be determined by proficiency test and a writing sample.



   •  MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I
   •  MTH 152 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II
   •  MTH 157 Elementary Statistics
   •  MTH 158 College Algebra
   •  MTH 163 Precalculus I
   •  MTH 164 Precalculus II
   •  MTH 166 Precalculus with Trigonometry
   •  MTH 169 Introduction to Cryptography
   •  MTH 173 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
   •  MTH 174 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
   •  MTH 177 Introductory Linear Algebra
   •  MTH 181 Finite Mathematics I
   •  MTH 182 Finite Mathematics II
   •  MTH 240 Statistics
   •  MTH 241 Statistics I
   •  MTH 242 Statistics II
   •  MTH 271 Applied Calculus I
   •  MTH 272 Applied Calculus II
   •  MTH 277 Vector Calculus
   •  MTH 279 Ordinary Differential Equations
   •  MTH 285 Linear Algebra
   •  MTH 286 Discrete Mathematics

Mathematics Essentials Units

   •  MTE UNIT 1 Operations with Positive Fractions
   •  MTE UNIT 2 Operations with Positive Decimals and Percents
   •  MTE UNIT 3 Algebra Basics
   •  MTE UNIT 4 First Degree Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
   •  MTE UNIT 5 Linear Equations, Inequalities and Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
   •  MTE UNIT 6 Exponents, Factoring and Polynomial Equations
   •  MTE UNIT 7 Rational Expressions and Equations
   •  MTE UNIT 8 Rational Exponents and Radicals
   •  MTE UNIT 9 Functions, Quadratic Equations and Parabolas


   •  MTT 1 Developmental Mathematics (Technology‐Based) I
   •  MTT 2 Developmental Mathematics (Technology‐Based) II
   •  MTT 3 Developmental Mathematics (Technology‐Based) III

Mechanical Engineering Technology

   •  MEC 122 3D Printing for Engineering Design
   •  MEC 155 Mechanisms
   •  MEC 161 Basic Fluid Mechanics - Hydraulics/Pneumatics
   •  MEC 298 Seminar and Project in Mechanical Engineering Technology


   •  MUS 08 Fundamentals of Music
   •  MUS 121 Music Appreciation I
   •  MUS 122 Music Appreciation II
   •  MUS 221 History of Music I
   •  MUS 222 History of Music II
   •  MUS 225 The History of Jazz

Natural Science

   •  NAS 125 Meteorology


   •  NUR 27 Nurse Aide I
   •  NUR 104 Fundamentals of Nursing
   •  NUR 105 Nursing Skills
   •  NUR 135 Drug Dosage Calculations
   •  NUR 180 Essentials of Maternal/Newborn Nursing
   •  NUR 201 Psychiatric Nursing
   •  NUR 221 Second Level Nursing Principles and Concepts I
   •  NUR 222 Second Level Nursing Principles and Concepts II
   •  NUR 226 Health Assessment
   •  NUR 236 Principles of Pharmacology III
   •  NUR 237 Principles of Pharmacology IV
   •  NUR 255 Nursing Organization and Management
   •  NUR 266 Introduction to Basic Dysrhythmia Interpretation


   •  PHI 100 Introduction to Philosophy


   •  PHT 164 Introduction to Digital Photography
   •  PHT 264 Digital Photography II

Physical Education and Recreation

   •  PED 109 Yoga
   •  PED 111 Weight Training I
   •  PED 112 Weight Training II
   •  PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
   •  PED 118 Baseball Fundamentals I
   •  PED 119 Baseball Fundamentals II
   •  PED 120 Yoga II
   •  PED 133 Golf I
   •  PED 134 Golf II
   •  PED 152 Basketball
   •  PED 154 Volleyball
   •  PED 173 Rock Climbing and Rappelling
   •  PED 187 Backpacking
   •  PED 188 Freshwater Fishing


   •  PHY 131 Applied Physics I
   •  PHY 132 Applied Physics II
   •  PHY 201 General College Physics I
   •  PHY 202 General College Physics II
   •  PHY 231 General University Physics I
   •  PHY 232 General University Physics II

Political Science

   •  PLS 135 American National Politics
   •  PLS 136 State and Local Politics

Practical Nursing

   •  PNE 145 Trends in Practical Nursing
   •  PNE 155 Body Structure and Function
   •  PNE 158 Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing
   •  PNE 161 Nursing in Health Changes I
   •  PNE 162 Nursing in Health Changes II
   •  PNE 163 Nursing in Health Changes III
   •  PNE 173 Pharmacology for Nurses
   •  PNE 290 Coordinated Internship in Practical Nursing


   •  PSY 116 Psychology of Death and Dying
   •  PSY 120 Human Relations
   •  PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry
   •  PSY 200 Principles of Psychology
   •  PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology
   •  PSY 216 Social Psychology
   •  PSY 230 Developmental Psychology
   •  PSY 235 Child Psychology
   •  PSY 245 Educational Psychology

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