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There is a growing list of courses approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Visit http://www.kansasregents.org/transfer_articulation for more information.

T▸ – Course eligible for transfer to a state university.

Health Science

BIOL-230 Anatomy & Physiology w/Lab T▸ Credits: 5

Transfer logo_micro-logo This class is an in-depth study of human anatomy and physiology.  Anatomy is the study of the structure of the human body from cell structure through organ systems. Physiology is the study of the mechanical and biochemical functions of the body. To illustrate the concepts discussed in the lecture portion of the class, lectures will be supplemented with laboratory exercises. Online Syllabus

Pre-requisite: Grade of C or better in BIOL-121 or CHEM-100, or qualifying examination score

BIOL-121 Human Biology w/Lab T▸ Credits: 4

Transfer logo_micro-logo An introductory course using exploration of principles and processes common to all living systems as a starting point for the study of human structure and function and the interrelationships between humans and the rest of the biosphere. Lectures will be supplemented with laboratory exercises. Online Syllabus

BIOL-225 Microbiology w/Lab Credits: 5

This class is an in depth study of the microbial organisms that affect human health. Lecture will cover the cellular and molecular biology of microbes, as well as providing historical perspective on microbiology. Bacterial genetics will be discussed in detail as a background for examination of microbial resistance, bioengineering and biotechnology. The student will learn practical techniques and applications of microscopy, aseptic technique and microbial identification through multiple laboratory exercises. Illustrations of the interactions between nurses, physicians, laboratorians, other health professionals and the patient will be provided to introduce the student to their respective roles in the diagnosis and management of human infectious disease. Online Syllabus

Prerequisite:  Grade of C or better in BIOL-230.  Students are not permitted to enroll in Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology in the same term.

HE-230 Principles of Nutrition T▸ Credits: 3

Transfer logo_micro-logo This course is an in depth study of the essential nutrients for healthy lifestyles, body processes, and fallacies with emphasis on the scientific basis of nutrition. Online Syllabus

Computer Science

CIS-100 Computer Applications T▸ Credits: 3

Transfer logo_micro-logo Students will learn basic computer operations utilizing a windows-based computer. Word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications skills will be developed through the use of Microsoft Office, and students will learn how to integrate the data produced. Hands-on practice projects will be utilized that will be relevant for home and business use. Online Syllabus

Communications

BMGT-108 Entrepreneurship Credits: 3

In this class students study the different forms of business entities, how to begin a business, and operate a business as an entrepreneur or manager.  Important areas covered in the setting up and operation of a small business includes: planning, organizing, controlling, strengths and weaknesses, site location, financing, human resources, and promotion.  An emphasis will be placed on creating, planning and presenting a business plan. Online Syllabus

COM-103 English Composition I T▸ Credits: 3

Transfer logo_micro-logo English Composition I will examine rhetorical strategies and application of these strategies through writing, emphasizing grammatical correctness, acceptable usage, effective organization and expression of ideas. Critical thinking, argumentation, research and analysis of selected readings are part of the course. Assigned readings, expository writings and a research paper are required. Online Syllabus

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in COM099 or appropriate placement scores.

COM-110 English Composition II T▸ Credits: 3

Transfer logo_micro-logo This course is a continuation of COM-103, English Composition I, focusing on persuasive writing. Emphasis will be on the writing process, the writing workshop and incorporating research and documented sources into writing. Assigned readings, expository writings and a research paper are required. Online Syllabus

Pre-requisite: Grade of C or better in COM-103, English Composition I

COM-105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication T▸ Credits: 3

Transfer logo_micro-logo An elementary course in the study and practice of the basic principles of speech and interpersonal communication. We examine a variety of speaking situations including workplace speaking, persuasive speaking and special occasion speaking with emphasis on critical thinking, creative and intelligent selection of material, organization and oral presentations. Online Syllabus

COM-099 Introduction to Composition Credits: 3

Introduction to Composition is a transition course to prepare students for success in C0M103.  The course will provide instruction in building effective sentences and paragraphs, short essay construction and general writing skills.  Students will gain competency in basic research skills, critical thinking and analytical reading.

Math

MA-099 Basic Algebra Credits: 3

This course is designed for students with little or no high school algebra, or those who have appropriate math scores on the ACT and ASSET exams.  Topics covered will include Number Systems, Solving Linear Equations, Applications of Linear Equations, Properties of Lines, Systems of Linear Equations, Polynomials, Factoring, and Radicals.

Pre-requisite: Appropriate ACT/ASSET/COMPASS scores

MA-101 Business Math Credits: 3

Business Math is a course starting with the basic numerical concepts and moving to more complex concepts. The course will not only deal with theory but will also concentrate on applications of using those concepts in solving problems dealing with Personal Finance, Business Finance, Business Analysis, and Business Statistics.

Pre-requisite: Minimum score on placement test

MA-111 College Algebra T▸ Credits: 3

Transfer logo_micro-logo The course reviews the fundamental concepts of real and imaginary numbers along with symbolism used in Algebra. Concepts to be developed include solving and graphing linear and quadratic equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and matrices. Students will apply these concepts to real world situations through word problems.

Pre-requisite: grade of C or better in MA-110 Intermediate Algebra or appropriate placement scores. Online Syllabus

MA-200 Elementary Statistics T▸ Credits: 3

Transfer logo_micro-logo This course covers topics related to distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, sampling methods, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. A good working knowledge of “intermediate” algebra is necessary for the successful student of introductory statistics. Students will apply these concepts to real world situations through applications, simulations and word problems. Pre-requisite: grade of D or better in MA-111 – College Algebra. Online Syllabus

MA-110 Intermediate Algebra Credits: 3

The concepts of fundamental operations with real and imaginary numbers, symbolism used in Algebra, solving and graphing equations, and applications of these concepts to word problems will be developed. This course is designed for students who have only one year of high school algebra, are inadequately prepared for College Algebra, or score in the prescribed range on the ASSET/Compass exams. Topics covered include number systems, linear equations and equalities, polynomials, exponents, rational expressions, and quadratic equations.

Pre-requisite: Grade of C or better in MA-099 Basic Algebra or appropriate placement scores. Online Syllabus

Social & Behavioral Sciences

SS-100 General Psychology T▸ Credits: 3

Transfer logo_micro-logoThis course is a survey of the introduction to the social science of psychology. It introduces basic concepts, theories, founders of psychology, research methods, and contributions to the understanding of human behavior. Chapters studied throughout the course include the nervous system, perception, motivation, learning and memory, social behavior, personality, developmental, and clinical psychology. Online Syllabus

SS-105 Human Growth and Development T▸ Credits: 3

Transfer logo_micro-logo This course is an introduction to the study of the basic principles of behavior and the factors which influence it. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of these principles to the problems of everyday life. Online Syllabus

SOC-135 Introduction to Sociology T▸ Credits: 3

Transfer logo_micro-logo This transferable course introduces the student to the study of the structure and function of human groups, particularly those occurring in contemporary industrialized cultures. The relationships between the individual and society, culture and society, and the social dynamics of institutions are discussed. Sociological principles will be applied to current social problems. Online Syllabus

Business Management & Business Tech Program

BMGT-109 Business Law Concepts Credits: 3

This course is designed to provide students with a better understanding of business law with emphasis on business and consumer issues, contracts, sales agreements, partnership agreements, licensing, insurance and liability. Students may observe live court cases involving criminal, civil, and traffic court law.

BMGT-108 Entrepreneurship Credits: 3

In this class students study the different forms of business entities, how to begin a business, and operate a business as an entrepreneur or manager.  Important areas covered in the setting up and operation of a small business includes: planning, organizing, controlling, strengths and weaknesses, site location, financing, human resources, and promotion.  An emphasis will be placed on creating, planning and presenting a business plan. Online Syllabus

BT-101 Computer Operating Systems Credits: 3

This course provides an introduction to a current version of Windows, which includes performing basic mouse operations, understanding keyboard shortcut notations, launching an application, e-mailing files, and sharing folders. Projects include the fundamentals of using Windows, working on a Windows desktop, file and folder management, and Windows Explorer. Students will also learn the fundamentals of customizing the computer using the control panel, advanced file searching, mastering digital pictures, video, and music. Appendices are included with the book to compare the new features of Windows security, networking, and computer maintenance.

BT-113 Computerized Accounting Credits: 3

Students utilize a sample company within a popular computerized accounting program to study the different features involved in computerized accounting. Features covered include: basic steps of operating a computerized accounting program; managing revenue and expenses; tracking vendor, customer, and inventory activities; payroll setup and processing; banking functions; and job accounting and time-tracking.

Pre-requisite: BT-103

BT-109 Database Applications Credits: 3

Using a database program, students will produce printouts of reports, tables and forms. Important features covered include: creating and editing tables, developing forms and queries, and fine-tuning reports for a professional appearance.

BT-106 Desktop Publishing Credits: 3

This course is designed to acquaint students with graphic design techniques, principles of page layout and design, and desktop publishing terminology and applications. Students will be taught how to correct and enhance images for use in publications and will gain a better understanding of the capabilities of desktop publishing. Extensive hands-on practice with a desktop publishing software package will assist students in the production of professional publications.

BT-103 Financial Accounting I Credits: 3

This course is an introduction to business practices and accounting concepts. Some of the concepts covered include steps in the accounting cycle for a sole-proprietorship such as: analyzing, journalizing, and posting transactions; adjusting and closing entries; and preparing financial statements.

BMGT-111 Foundations of Personal Finance Credits: 3

This course is designed to cover issues relating to personal finance. Topics covered include: the economic system, managing your finances, income and taxes, financial institutions and credit, investing and retirement planning, consumer economics, and career and working world planning.

BMGT-105A Internship Credits: 1

Students prepare for the transition from the classroom to a working environment through employment within the field of study.  Students will use this opportunity to apply learned concepts and skills in practical situations, to acquire knowledge and experience of current techniques, methods and theories in their chosen career.  Progress will be monitored and evaluated by the employer supervisor and the NCKTC internship supervisor. Student must be employed before enrolling in this course.

Pre-requisite: Student must be employed before enrolling in this course

BT-100 Business Concepts Credits: 3

This course is designed to cover issues relating to the economic environment and how modern business affects both customers and businesses. Students will be exposed to the many functions of business including a multitude of career fields such as management, marketing, ethics, social responsibility and the human resource side of running a business.

BT-200 Advanced Business Concepts Credits: 3

In this course, students will complete a variety of projects involving current economic issues. The students will also learn about a variety of managerial and leadership techniques.  Modules, hands-on activities, current event reports, case studies, role-playing, and reaction papers will be used to enhance learned concepts.

Pre-requisite: BT-100

BMGT-104 Marketing Concepts Credits: 3

Sales and marketing work together to improve customer satisfaction and increase profits. This course covers marketing functions such as financing, pricing, and distribution. Other areas of study include: selling techniques, retail selling, and marketing strategies/concepts. The student will also learn about the importance of meeting customer needs along with distribution and global marketing.

BMGT-101 Leadership Credits: 3

In this class, students will study theories, concepts and issues associated with leadership. Students will be exposed to information on these theories and concepts as well as how to practically apply them. Students will also work to develop a self-awareness of their individual leadership styles.

BT-110 Multimedia Applications Credits: 3

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the elements of a multimedia presentation. Students will produce slides/presentations using various techniques such as text, lines, fills, colors, objects, charts, tables, pictures, clipart, and animation slide show effects.

BT-108 Spreadsheet Applications Credits: 3

This course will provide students with the ability to achieve the skills necessary to create and utilize a spreadsheet. These skills include: navigating within a spreadsheet, working with formulas and functions, enhancing worksheet appearance, expanding uses of workbook data, auditing, analyzing, and consolidating data, exploring data and table features, and exploring macros, templates, and workgroups.

BT-104 Word Processing Applications Credits: 3

This course covers theory and operation of word processing systems, which will allow the user to become proficient in word processing tasks needed to create, modify, and manage documents.  Advanced features such as merging, outlining, using macros and styles, are also included.  A current word processing program is used.

Pharmacy Tech Program

PHRM-207 Advanced Pharmacy Operations w/Lab Credits: 3

This course simulates daily activities in pharmaceutical practice settings. Topics include: intravenous therapy and sterile technique, TPN, weights and measurements. Students discuss compounding facilities and equipment, interpreting compounding orders, formulations records. Students compound suspensions, solutions, lozenges, and suppositories.

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of PHRM-111

PHRM-125 Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians I Credits: 3

This course will provide an introduction to basic concepts of pharmacology as it relates to all the body systems.  Students will have a review of each body system.  Common disorders and diseases of the human body will be introduced.  Common drug reactions and interactions will be covered.  Medical terms commonly used will be introduced.  The student will have a beginning working knowledge of drug therapy and its relationship with individuals across the lifespan upon the completion of this course. Online Syllabus

PHRM-108 Pharmacy Technician Seminar Credits: 1

Seminar discussions on various aspects of the students’ internship experience. Students will share work related experiences with the instructor and their peers. Students will prepare to take the local Kansas State Pharmacy Registration exam.

Pre-requisites: PHRM-101, PHRM-102, PHRM-111

PHRM-105 Pharmacy Technician Internship I Credits: 4

Students who have completed all the program specific courses qualify for this course.  Students will participate for a minimum of 180 hours in a certified community/outpatient pharmacy setting supervised by a registered, licensed pharmacist.  Students practice skills developed in the didactic and laboratory phases of their training.  The duties and tasks to be performed will be pre-determined based on the didactic/lab instructions to reinforce competencies and will be agreed upon by the student and the supervising pharmacist to guarantee learning.

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of all courses with a grade of “C” or better in program specific courses.

PHRM-209 Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique Credits: 3

This course provides technician-focused instruction and training for the successful production of sterile parenteral preparations, a major responsibility of the pharmacy technician in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home healthcare. This important work requires the mastery of aseptic technique: the procedures that avoid introducing pathogens into sterile products, ensure patient safety, and maintain product consistency.