Jan 31, 2023  
2021-2022 COLLEGE CATALOG 
    
2021-2022 COLLEGE CATALOG [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2021-2022 NRCC Catalog - Course Descriptions


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

The student’s eligibility for ENG 111  may be determined by high school transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, and GED scores; all of which are valid for five years. Students who do not satisfy ENG 111  placement based upon these multiple measures may take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) to determine ENG 111  eligibility. 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 do not satisfy ENG 111   placement 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.

Mathematics Course Changes

As of fall semester 2018, all mathematics course offerings changed across the Virginia Community College System. To view previous courses and descriptions, go to the archived catalog 2017-2018 or before. http://catalog.nr.edu/

 

Human Services

  
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    HMS 236 Gerontology

    3 credit(s)
    Students are strongly encouraged to complete HMS 100  prior to enrolling in this course.

    Examines the process of aging; its implications in relation to health, recreation, education, transportation, meaningful work or activity, and to community resources. Emphasizes experiencing the aging process, facilitating retirement, and application of the helping relationship to work with older adults. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    HMS 251 Substance Abuse I

    3 credit(s)
    Students are strongly encouraged to complete HMS 100  prior to enrolling in this course.

    Provides knowledge, skills, and insight for working in drug and alcohol abuse programs. Emphasizes personal growth and client growth measures in helping relationships. Stresses various methods of individual and group techniques for helping the substance abuser. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    HMS 290 Coordinated Internship in Human Services

    3 credit(s)
    Pre- or co-requisite(s): HMS 100  and HMS 121 .
    May be repeated for credit.

    Supervised on-the-job training in selected business, industrial, or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. Variable hours.

Industrial Engineering Technology

  
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    IND 230 Applied Quality Control

    3 credit(s)
    Studies principles of inspection and quality assurance with emphasis on statistical process control. May include the setting up, maintaining, and interpreting of control charts, and review of basic metrology. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
  
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    IND 250 Introduction to Basic Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    2 credit(s)
    Presents basic principles used in the design and implementation in a computer integrated manufacturing system. Emphasizes team concept and all aspects of a computer integrated manufacturing system to include the following: Robotics, Conveyor Control, Machining Center Integration Quality Control, Statistical Quality Control, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) software. Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 3-9 hours. Total 4-9 hours per week.

Information Technology Design and Database

  
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    ITD 110 Web Page Design I

    3 credit(s)
    Industry Credential Opportunities:

    • MTA Introduction to Programming using HTML and CSS (Microsoft)
    • Web Page Design–CIW Site Development


    Stresses a working knowledge of web site designs, construction, and management using HTML or XHTML. Course content includes headings, lists, links, images, image maps, tables, forms, and frames. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITD 112 Designing Web Page Graphics

    3 credit(s)
    Industry Credential Opportunity:

    • ACA Visual Design using Photoshop CC (Adobe)


    Explores the creation of digital graphics for web design. Basic design elements such as color and layout will be explored utilizing a computer graphics program(s). Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITD 120 Design Concepts for Mobile Applications

    3 credit(s)
    Provides skills for designing both Web-based and stand-alone applications for wireless devices. Details discussions of the needs for applications including mobile phones and a range of rich handheld devices such as PDA’s. Emphasizes the importance of usability, accessibility, optimization and performance to create fast-loading business enterprise applications and games. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITD 130 Database Fundamentals

    3 credit(s)
    Introduces the student to Relational Database and Relational Database theory. Includes planning, defining and using a database; table design, linking, and normalization; types of databases, database description and definition. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITD 132 Structured Query Language

    4 credit(s)
    Incorporates a working introduction to commands, functtions and operators used in SQL for extracting data from standard databases. Lecture 4 hours per week.
  
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    ITD 210 Web Page Design II

    3 credit(s)
    Students will have the opportunity to earn the Adobe Certified Associate certification in Web Communication using Dreamweaver.

    Incorporates advanced techniques in web site planning, design, usability, accessibility, advanced site management, and maintenance utilizing web editor software(s). Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITD 212 Interactive Web Design

    3 credit(s)
    Industry Credential Opportunities:

    • Adobe Certified Associate certification in Rich Media Communication using Flash
    • ACA Multiplatform Animations using Adobe Animate CC (Adobe)


    Provides techniques in interactive design concepts to create cross-platform, low-bandwidth animations utilizing a vector based application. Emphasizes the importance of usability, accessibility, optimization and performance. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITD 256 Advanced Database Management

    3 credit(s)
    Focuses in-depth instruction in the handling of critical tasks of planning and implementing large databases. Includes an introduction to concepts of advanced data warehousing and database configuration. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Information Technology Essentials

  
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    ITE 105 Careers and Cyber Ethics

    2 credit(s)
    Career paths in Information Technology will be explored to help the student determine the appropriate degree plan. Career paths will include but not be limited to software development, computer science, database, networking, system administration and operations, end user support, web design, and management. The student will learn ethical concerns in business and information technology including the AMC Code of Ethics. Lecture 2 hours per week.
  
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    ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

    3 credit(s)
    Students will not receive credit if they have previously taken BUS 226  or CSC 110 .

    Industry Credential Opportunity:

    • Computer Security Computer User


    This course utilizes Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.

    Covers computer concepts and internet skills and uses a software suite which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to demonstrate skills required for computer literacy. Recommended prerequisite keyboarding skills. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITE 141 Microcomputer Software: Spreadsheets-Excel

    1 credit(s)
    Provides first-time users with sufficient information to make practical use of spreadsheet software using the basic of building spreadsheets. Lecture 1 hour per week.
  
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    ITE 151 Microcomputer Software: Database Management-Access

    2 credit(s)
    Presents first-time users with sufficient information to make practical use of database management software using the basics of building databases. Covers specific business applications. Lecture 1 hour per week.
  
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    ITE 152 Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications

    3 credit(s)
    Develops understanding of digital and information literacy. Introduces basic computer concepts in hardware, software, cyber, cloud, database, and operating systems. Includes hands-on experience developing word processing, spreadsheet and presentation documents. Evaluates the reliability of sources. Covers creating a simple web page. Examines topics such as social, legal, and ethical issues. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITE 200 Technology for Teachers (TSIP)

    3 credit(s)
    Provides K-12 classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel. Students will finish the course with a solid understanding of educational technology, including how to use computers, now to access information on the World Wide Web, and how to integrate computers and educational technology into classroom curriculum. Students will learn how to base technology integration decisions on contemporary learning theories. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Information Technology Networking

  
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    ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts

    3 credit(s)
    Industry Credential Opportunities:

    • MTA Networking Fundamentals
    • MTA Windows-Server Fundamentals


    Provides instruction in networking media, physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols. Course content emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes, including CIDR. Course content also includes selected topics in network implementation, support and LAN/WAN connectivity. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems

    4 credit(s)
    Industry Credential Opportunity:

    • CompTia A+


    Teaches use of operating system utilities and multiple-level directory structures, creation of batch files, and configuration of microcomputer environments. May include a study of graphical user interfaces. Lecture 4 hours per week.
  
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    ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting

    4 credit(s)
    Industry Credential Opportunity:

    • CompTia A+


    Includes specially designed instruction to give students a basic knowledge of hardware and software configurations. It includes the installation of various peripheral devices as well as basic system hardware components. Lecture 4 hours per week.
  
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    ITN 170 Linux System Administration

    3 credit(s)
    Focuses instruction on the installation, configuration and administration of the Linux operating system and emphasizes the use of Linux as a network client and workstation. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITN 200 Administration of Network Resources

    3 credit(s)
    Industry Credential Opportunity:

    • CompTia Network+


    Focuses on the management of local area network servers. Teaches proper structuring of security systems. Explains print queues, disk management, and other local area network (LAN) issues. Presents concerns and issues for the purchase and installation of hardware and software upgrades. Can be taught using any network operating system or a range of operating systems as a delivery tool. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITN 213 Information Storage and Management

    3 credit(s)
    Focuses on advanced storage systems, protocol, and architectures including Storage Area Networks (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), Fibre Channel Networks, Internet Protocol SANs (IPSAN), iSCSI, and Content Addressable Storage (CAS). Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITN 254 Virtual Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration

    4 credit(s)
    Explores concepts and capabilities of virtual architecture with a focus on the installation, configuration, and management of a virtual infrastructure, ESX Server, and Virtual Center. Covers fundamentals of virtual network design and implementation, fundamentals of storage area networks, virtual switching, virtual system management, and engineering for high availability. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
  
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    ITN 257 Cloud Computing: Infrastructure and Services

    3 credit(s)
    Focuses on cloud infrastructure, deployment, security models, and the key considerations in migrating to cloud computing. Covers the technologies and processes required to build traditional, virtualized, and cloud data center environments, including computation, storage, networking, desktop and application virtualization, business continuity, security, and management. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITN 260 Network Security Basics

    3 credit(s)
    Industry Credential Opportunity:

    • CompTIA Security+


    Provides instruction in the basics of network security in depth. Course content includes security objectives, security architecture, security models and security layers. Course content also includes risk management, network security policy, and security training. Course content includes security keys, confidentiality integrity, availability, accountability and auditability. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking

    3 credit(s)
    Industry Credential Opportunities:

    • Network Attacks, Computer Crimes and Hacking
    • MTA Security Fundamentals


    Encompasses in-depth exploration of various methods for attacking and defending a network. Explores network security concepts from the viewpoint hackers and their attack methodologies. Includes topics about hackers, attacks, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) malicious code, computer crime and industrial espionage. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITN 262 Network Communication, Security and Authentication

    3 credit(s)
    Covers an in-depth exploration of various communication protocols with a concentration on TCP/IP. Explores communication protocols from the point of view of the hacker in order to highlight protocol weaknesses. Includes Internet architecture, routing, addressing, topology, fragmentation and protocol analysis, and the use of various utilities to explore TCP/IP. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITN 266 Network Security Layers

    3 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ITN 262  
    Provides an in-depth exploration of various security layers needed to protect the network. Explores Network Security from the viewpoint of the environment in which the network operates and the necessity to secure that environment to lower the security risk to the network. Includes physical security, personnel security, operating system security, software security and database security. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Information Technology Programming

  
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    ITP 140 Client Side Scripting

    3 credit(s)
    Pre- or co-requisite(s): ITD 110  
    Provides instruction in fundamentals of Internet application design, development, and deployment using client side scripting language(s). Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITP 150 Python Programming

    4 credit(s)
    Entails instruction in fundamentals of object-oriented programming using Python. Emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of Python applications. Lecture 4 hours per week.
  
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    ITP 160 Introduction to Game Design and Development

    3 credit(s)
    Dual Enrollment course only
    Introduces object-oriented game design and development. Provides overview of the electronic game design and development process and underlines the historical contest, content creation strategies, game careers, and future trends in the industry. Utilizes a game language environment to introduce game design, object-oriented paradigms, software design, software development and product testing. Teaches skills of writing a game design document and creating a game with several levels and objects. Integrate 2-D animations, 3-D models, sound effects, and background music as well as graphic backgrounds. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITP 225 Web Scripting Languages

    3 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ITD 110  
    Introduces students to the principles, systems, and tools used to implement Web applications. Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the programming tools and skills required to build and maintain interactive Web sites. Students will develop Web applications utilizing client-side and server-side scripting languages along with auxiliary tools needed for complete applications. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITP 240 Server Side Programming

    4 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ITD 110 , ITD 130 , and a programming language such as Java, Visual Basic or C++.
    Students will not receive credit if they have previously taken ITP 244.

    Centers around instruction in fundamentals of Internet application design, development, and deployment. Includes implementation of server component models, security, and database connectivity using server-side programming. Lecture 4 hours per week.
  
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    ITP 251 Systems Analysis and Design

    3 credit(s)
    Focuses on application of information technologies (IT) to system life cycle methodology, systems analysis, systems design, and system implementation practices. Methodologies related to identification of information requirements, feasibility in the areas of economic, technical and social requirements, and related issues are included in course content. Software applications may be used to enhance student skills. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ITP 290 Coordinated Internship in Information Technology

    3 credit(s)
    May be repeated for credit.

    This course is intended for the last semester of coursework.

    Supervised on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. Variable hours per week.
  
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    ITP 297 Cooperative Internship in Information Technology

    3 credit(s)
    May be repeated for credit.

    This course is intended for the last semester of coursework.

    Supervised on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms coordinated by the division dean. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. Variable hours.

Instrumentation

  
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    INS 220 Introduction to Fluid Power

    3 credit(s)
    Industry Credential Opportunity:

    • PMMI Fluid Power 1


    Introduces analysis and design of hydraulic and pneumatic control systems. Presents interpretation and application of fluid power systems, schematic diagrams, and symbols. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
  
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    INS 230 Instrumentation I

    4 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ETR 113  and ETR 114  
    Presents the fundamental scientific principles of process control including temperature, pressure, level, and flow measurements. Topics include transducers, thermometers, and gauges are introduced along with calibration. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
  
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    INS 231 Instrumentation II

    4 credit(s)
    Continues INS 230 . Covers common techniques for measuring the dynamic response of processes. Topics include transmitters and telemetering along with process control systems. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
  
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    INS 232 System Troubleshooting

    2 credit(s)
    Industry Credential Opportunity:

    • PMMI Mechanical Components 1


    Presents system troubleshooting theory and real troubleshooting applications. Uses a hands-on approach to provide troubleshooting experience in multiple areas such as programmable logic controllers (PLC), control automation systems and process control systems. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
  
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    INS 233 Process Control Integration

    4 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): INS 230  and ELE 233  
    Industry Credential Opportunity:

    • PMMI Programmable Controllers 1


    Presents computer automation including PLCs, SCADA, and PCbased systems to control processes. Topics such as PLC control and computer data acquisition are introduced where students will use existing systems or build systems and control these systems with PLCs and computer data acquisition systems. Assesses students through test and project evaluations and the course will be assessed by graduate feedback. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
  
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    INS 297 Cooperative Education in Instrumentation

    1-5 credit(s)
    May be repeated for credit.

    Supervised on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms coordinated by the division dean. Is applicable to all occupational-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. Variable hours.
  
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    INS 298 Seminar and Project in Instrumentation

    1 credit(s)
    May be repeated for credit.

    Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. Variable hours.
  
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    INS 299 Supervised Study in Instrumentation

    1-5 credit(s)
    May be repeated for credit.

    Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Variable hours.

Japanese

  
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    JPN 101 Beginning Japanese I

    4 credit(s)
    Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese, and emphasizes the structure of the language. Part I of II. Lecture 4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.
  
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    JPN 102 Beginning Japanese II

    4 credit(s)
    Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese, and emphasizes the structure of the language. Part II of II. Lecture 4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.

Legal Administration

  
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    LGL 110 Introduction to Law and the Paralegal

    3 credit(s)
    Introduces various areas of law in which a paralegal may be employed. Includes study of the court system (Virginia and federal); a brief overview of criminal law, torts, family law, evidence, the U.C.C., contracts, and ethics; the role of the paralegal; and other areas of interest Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    LGL 117 Family Law

    3 credit(s)
    Studies elements of a valid marriage, grounds for divorce and annulment, separation, defenses, custody, support, adoptions, and applicable tax consequences. Includes property settlement, pre-and ante-nuptial agreements, pleadings, and rules of procedure. May include specific federal and Virginia consumer laws. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    LGL 127 Legal Research and Writing

    3 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 111  or permission of division
    Provides a basic understanding of legal research and the proper preparation of legal documents, including brief writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    LGL 130 Law Office Administration and Management

    3 credit(s)
    Introduces management principles and systems applicable to law firms, including record keeping, disbursements, escrow accounts, billing, and purchasing. Studies accounting methods applicable to the law firms. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    LGL 216 Trial Preparation and Discovery Practice

    3 credit(s)
    Studies the preparation of a trial notebook, pretrial orders, use of interrogatories, depositions and other discovery tools used in assembling evidence in preparation for trial or an administrative hearing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    LGL 290 Coordinated Internship in Legal Administration

    3 credit(s)
    Supervised on-the-job training in selected law firms or law related firms/agencies coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio maximum 1:5 hours.
  
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    LGL 297 Cooperative Education in Legal Administration

    1-5 credit(s)
    May be repeated for credit.

    Supervised on-the-job training for compensation in an approved law firm or legal establishment, which is coordinated by the Business and Technologies division dean. Is applicable to all occupational-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. Variable hours.
  
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    LGL 299 Supervised Study in Legal Administration

    1-5 credit(s)
    May be repeated for credit.

    Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Variable hours.

Library Technology

  
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    LBR 105 Library Skills for Research

    1 credit(s)
    Introduces students to library skills and resources. Employs a laboratory approach to develop skills in the use of library materials. Presents general information about library procedures, specific methods for utilizing varied reference materials, including dictionaries, indexes, special subject area tools, on-line information retrieval, classification systems, and the card catalog. Introduces general topics in research paper preparation. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 1 hour. Total 2 hours per week.

Machine Technology

  
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    MAC 106 Machine Shop Operations

    8 credit(s)
    Introduces bench work, sawing, drilling, lathe, milling, grinding, and precision instruments, and safety. Requires solutions of related problems and preparation of weekly laboratory reports. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 15 hours. Total 18 hours per week.
  
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    MAC 107 Technology of Machining

    8 credit(s)
    Offer practice in bench work, sawing, drilling, lathe, milling, grinding, and precision measuring instruments. May require solutions of related problems and preparation of weekly laboratory reports. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 15 hours. Total 18 hours per week.
  
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    MAC 121 Numerical Control I

    3 credit(s)
    Focuses on numerical control techniques in metal forming and machine processes. Includes theory and practice in lathe and milling machine computer numerical control program writing, setup and operation. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
  
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    MAC 122 Numerical Control II

    3 credit(s)
    Focuses on numerical control techniques in metal forming and machine processes. Includes theory and practice in lathe and milling machine computer numerical control program writing, setup and operation. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
  
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    MAC 181 Machine Blueprint Reading I

    3 credit(s)
    Introduces reading and interpreting blueprints and working drawings. Applies visualization of objects, sketching, and machine terminology. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    MAC 182 Machine Blueprint Reading II

    3 credit(s)
    Introduces reading and interpreting blueprints and working drawings. Applies visualization of objects, sketching, and machine terminology. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    MAC 215 Machining Techniques

    8 credit(s)
    Teaching milling lathe operations, precision grinding, production tooling, and machine tool attachments. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 15 hours. Total 18 hours per week.
  
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    MAC 217 Precision Machining Techniques

    8 credit(s)
    Teaches precision layout, machining techniques, high precision grinding, measuring tool calibration, and inspection procedures. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 15 hours. Total 18 hours per week.
  
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    MAC 250 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing

    2 credit(s)
    Focuses on advanced computer aided manufacturing with emphasis on CAD-CAM interfacing, advanced 3-D, and advanced turning. Introduces quality control inspection using coordinate measuring systems, statistical process controls and digitizers. Teaches basic and advanced fabrication programming and flexible manufacturing systems. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
  
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    MAC 298 Seminar and Project in Machine Technology

    1 credit(s)
    May be repeated for credit.

    Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. Variable hours.

Marketing

  
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    MKT 100 Principles of Marketing

    3 credit(s)
    Presents principles, methods, and problems involved in the marketing of goods, services, and ideas to consumers and organizational buyers. Discusses present-day problems and policies connected with distribution and sale of products, pricing, promotion, and buyer motivation. Examines variations of the marketing mix and market research, plus legal, social, ethical, and international considerations in marketing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    MKT 209 Sports, Entertainment, and Recreation Marketing

    3 credit(s)
    Dual Enrollment course only.
    Builds on the principles of marketing to introduce the more specific importance and specialization of Sports, Entertainment and Recreation (SER) marketing. Emphasizes the SER industries as they relate to the economics, business structure, product development, branding, pricing strategies, distribution strategies, integrated communications, ethics, and research. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    MKT 282 Principles of E-Commerce

    3 credit(s)
    Dual Enrollment course only.
    Studies on-line business strategies, and the hardware and software tools necessary for Internet commerce. Includes the identification of appropriate target segments, the development of product opportunities, pricing structures, distribution channels and execution of marketing strategies. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Mathematics

  
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    MTH 3 Bundle 1-3 - Operations with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents and Algebra Basics

    3 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Qualifying placement score
    Includes operations and problem-solving with proper fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers without the use of a calculator; operations and problem-solving with positive decimals and percents; basic operations with algebraic expressions and solving simple algebraic equations using signed numbers. Emphasizes applications and includes U. S. customary and metric units of measure. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
  
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    MTH 7 Developmental Trigonometry

    1-5 credit(s)
    Credits not applicable toward graduation.

    Placement recommendation for MTH 07 and Algebra I and Algebra II equivalent.

    Covers topics including right triangles, oblique triangles, ident applications. Develops the mathematical proficiency necessary for curriculum entrance. Variable hours per week.
  
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    MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics

    3 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): MTE UNIT 1 MTE UNIT 2 MTE UNIT 3  
    Provides a foundation in mathematics with emphasis in arithmetic, unit conversion, basic algebra, geometry and trigonometry. This course is intended for CTE programs. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
  
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    MTH 130 Fundamentals of Reasoning

    3 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE UNIT 1 MTE UNIT 2 MTE UNIT 3  as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent.
    Presents elementary concepts of algebra, linear graphing, financial literacy, descriptive statistics, and measurement & geometry. Based on college programs being supported by this course, colleges may opt to add additional topics such as logic or trigonometry. This course is intended for occupational/technical programs. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
  
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    MTH 131 Technical Mathematics

    3 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE UNIT 1 MTE UNIT 2 MTE UNIT 3 MTE UNIT 4 MTE UNIT 5 MTE UNIT 6  as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Co-requisite(s): MCR 3 
    Engineering Design Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Technology students may choose MTH 154  or MTH 161  as an alternative.
    Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, and Instrumentation and Control Automation Technology students may choose MTH 161  as an alternative.

    Presents algebra through unit conversion, trigonometry, vectors, geometry, and complex numbers. This course is intended for CTE programs. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
  
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    MTH 132 Business Mathematics

    3 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE UNIT 1 MTE UNIT 2 MTE UNIT 3  or as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent.
    Provides instruction, review, and drill in percentage, cash and trade discounts, mark-up, payroll, sales, property and other taxes, simple and compound interest, bank discounts, loans, investments, and annuities. This course is intended for occupational/technical programs. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
  
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    MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning

    3 credit(s)


    Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE UNIT 1 MTE UNIT 2 MTE UNIT 3 MTE UNIT 4 MTE UNIT 5  as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent.
    Information Technology students may choose MTH 161  or MTH 167  or MTH 263  as an alternative.

    Students should confirm math requirement at 4-year institution.

    Excel spreadsheets used extensively. Strongly recommend Students have completed or co-enroll in ITE 115   or CSC 110   to acquire the computer application skills necessary for the course.

    Presents topics in proportional reasoning, modeling, financial literacy and validity studies (logic and set theory). Focuses on the process of taking a real-world situation, identifying the mathematical foundation needed to address the problem, solving the problem and applying what is learned to the original situation.

    This is a Passport Transfer course. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

  
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    MTH 155 Statistical Reasoning

    3 credit(s)


    Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE UNIT 1 MTE UNIT 2 MTE UNIT 3 MTE UNIT 4 MTE UNIT 5  as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent.
    Students should confirm math requirement at four-year transfer institution.
    ADJ students: See advisor for transfer math options.

    Presents elementary statistical methods and concepts including visual data presentation, descriptive statistics, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and linear regression. Emphasis is placed on the development of statistical thinking, simulation, and the use of statistical software.

    This is a Passport Transfer course. Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week.

  
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    MTH 161 PreCalculus I

    3 credit(s)


    Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE UNIT 1 MTE UNIT 2 MTE UNIT 3 MTE UNIT 4 MTE UNIT 5 MTE UNIT 6 MTE UNIT 7 MTE UNIT 8 MTE UNIT 9  as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent. Co-requisite(s): MCR 6  
    Students should determine requirement of four-year transfer institution prior to selection.

    Presents topics in power, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations and inequalities. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 161 and MTH 167  or equivalent.

    This is a Passport Transfer course. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

  
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    MTH 162 PreCalculus II

    3 credit(s)


    Prerequisite(s): Placement or completion of MTH 161  or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
    Presents trigonometry, trigonometric applications including Law of Sines and Cosines and an introduction to conics. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 162 and MTH 167  or equivalent.

    This is a Passport Transfer course. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

  
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    MTH 165 Finite Math

    3 credit(s)
    Dual Enrollment course only.
    Prerequisite(s): MTE UNIT 1 , MTE UNIT 2 , MTE UNIT 3 , MTE UNIT 4 , MTE UNIT 5 , MTE UNIT 6 , MTE UNIT 7 , MTE UNIT 8 , MTE UNIT 9  or placement.
    Presents topics in systems of equations, matrices, linear programming, mathematics of finance, counting theory, probability, and Markov Chains. Emphasis is placed on the development of mathematical skills that are then applied to business applications and models. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
  
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    MTH 167 PreCalculus with Trigonometry

    5 credit(s)


    Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE UNIT 1 MTE UNIT 2 MTE UNIT 3 MTE UNIT 4 MTE UNIT 5 MTE UNIT 6 MTE UNIT 7 MTE UNIT 8 MTE UNIT 9  as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent.
    Presents topics in power, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, trigonometry, and trigonometric applications, including Law of Sines and Cosines, and an introduction to conics. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 167 and MTH 161 /MTH 162  or equivalent.

    This is a Passport Transfer course. Lecture 5 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

  
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    MTH 245 Statistics I

    3 credit(s)


    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 154  or MTH 161  or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
    For the Business Administration Degree: Students should determine requirement of 4-year transfer institution prior to selection. BUS 224  is required at Virginia Tech for majors in the Pamplin College of Business. BUS 216  is required at Old Dominion University for business majors. MTH 245 is required at Radford University for business majors.

    Presents an overview of statistics, including descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155  and MTH 245.

    This is a Passport Transfer course. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

  
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    MTH 246 Statistics II

    3 credit(s)
    Dual Enrollment Course Only
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 245  or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
    Continues the study of estimation and hypothesis testing with emphasis on advanced regression topics, experimental design, analysis of variance, chi-square tests and non-parametric methods. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
  
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    MTH 261 Applied Calculus I

    3 credit(s)


    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 161  or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
    Students should determine requirement of 4-year transfer institution prior to selection. Both MTH 261 and MTH 262  are required at Virginia Tech for majors in the The Pamplin College of Business.

    Introduces limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions, and techniques of integration with an emphasis on applications in business, social sciences and life sciences.

    This is a Passport Transfer course. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

  
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    MTH 262 Applied Calculus II

    3 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 261  or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
    Covers techniques of integration, an introduction to differential equations and multivariable calculus, with an emphasis throughout on applications in business, social sciences and life sciences. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
  
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    MTH 263 Calculus I

    4 credit(s)


    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 167   or MTH 161  / MTH 162  or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
    Presents concepts of limits, derivatives, differentiation of various types of functions and use of differentiation rules, application of differentiation, antiderivatives, integrals and applications of integration.

    This is a Passport Transfer course. Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

  
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    MTH 264 Calculus II

    4 credit(s)


    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 263  or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
    Continues the study of calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including rectangular, polar, and parametric graphing, indefinite and definite integrals, methods of integration, and power series along with applications. Features instruction for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs.

    This is a Passport Transfer course. Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

  
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    MTH 265 Calculus III

    4 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 264  or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
    Focuses on extending the concepts of function, limit, continuity, derivative, integral and vector from the plane to the three dimensional space. Covers topics including vector functions, multivariate functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals and an introduction to vector calculus. Features instruction for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs. Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
  
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    MTH 266 Linear Algebra

    3 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 263  or equivalent with a grade of B or better or MTH 264  or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
    Covers matrices, vector spaces, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, basis and dimension, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. Features instruction for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
  
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    MTH 267 Differential Equations

    3 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 264  or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
    Introduces ordinary differential equations. Includes first order differential equations, second and higher order ordinary differential equations with applications and numerical methods. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
  
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    MTH 288 Discrete Mathematics

    3 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 263  with a grade of C or better or equivalent.
    Presents topics in sets, counting, graphs, logic, proofs, functions, relations, mathematical induction, Boolean Algebra, and recurrence relations. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

Mathematics Corequisite

  
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    MCR 3 Learning Support for Technical Mathematics

    2 credits credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of any four of the MTE units 1-6 Co-requisite(s): MTH 131  
    Provides mathematical instruction for students who require minimum preparation for college-level but still need further preparation to succeed. Students in this course will be co-enrolled in college-level Technical Mathematics. Credits not applicable toward graduation and do not replace MTE courses waived. Successful completion of Technical Mathematics results in the prerequisite MTE modules being satisfied. Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.

Mathematics Direct Enrollment 

  
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    MDE 10 Introduction to Algebra

    3 credit(s)
    Covers topics in arithmetic through introduction to variables and equations. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    MDE 54 Learning Support for Quantitative Reasoning

    3 credit(s)
    Co-requisite(s): MTH 154  
    Provides support to ensure success for students co-enrolled in Quantitative Reasoning (MTH 154 ). Course will review foundational topics through direct instruction, guided practice, and individualized support. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    MDE 55 Learning Support for Statistical Reasoning

    3 credit(s)
    Co-requisite(s): MTH 155  
    Provides support to ensure success for students co-enrolled in Statistical Reasoning (MTH 155  ). Course will review foundational topics through direct instruction, guided practice, and individualized support. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    MDE 60 Intermediate Algebra

    3 credit(s)
    Covers topics in algebra. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    MDE 61 Learning Support for Pre-Calculus

    3 credit(s)
    Prerequisite(s):
      Co-requisite(s): MTH 161  
    Provides support to ensure success for students co-enrolled in Pre-Calculus (MTH 161  ). Course will review foundational topics through direct instruction, guided practice, and individualized support. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

  
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    MEC 122 3D Printing for Engineering Design

    3 credit(s)
    Provides an overview of rapid technologies in Additive Manufacturing that are high productivity tools designed to cut lead times, reduce time to market, increase the quality of the product, and improve collaboration within the organization. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
 

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