2019-2020 Catalog and Handbook 
    
    Oct 22, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions



 
  
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    RA 112 - Basic Heating Systems

    3 Credit Hours
    Covers basic theory for the combustion of fossil fuel burning heating systems. The sizing and installation of gas/fuel piping and the venting necessary to install the heating system will also be covered. Lab activities will provide hands on experience on a variety of forced air furnace installations.

    Corequisites: RA 110  Check course scheduling information | Check course textbook information
3 Credit Hours
  
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    RA 113 - Sheet Metal Layout and Fabrication

    3 Credit Hours
    A study of the sheet metal field as it pertains to the HVAC industry. In this course, students will identify and understand the proper use of tools used in the trade. Sheet metal fastening techniques and assembly procedures will be included in all lab activities. Students will layout and fabricate sheet metal fittings that are commonly found in the HVAC industry. Lab activities include pattern development, fitting fabrication and assembly based on shop drawings from text books and/or lab activities. (Choice of 1st or 2nd semester)

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    RA 114 - Essential Skills in the Workplace

    2 Credit Hours
    This course covers the essential skills needed for technicians in the workplace including soft skills, ethics, and basic business concepts important for the technician.  Students will learn the basics of customer service and acting as a professional technician in the workplace.  In addition, students will have an understanding of technical business from the standpoint of a technician or as an owner.

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    RA 120 - Heating/Troubleshooting

    5 Credit Hours


    Covers the components and controls of residential conventional, mid efficiency, high efficiency, fuel oil, and electric furnaces, as well as low pressure boilers. Electrical wiring diagrams, specialized test equipment, and efficiency testing will also be included. Emphasis will be placed on proper balancing techniques needed to insure peak efficiency and the maximum life span of heating equipment. Lab activities provide students with balancing and troubleshooting skills.

    Prerequisites: RA 110 , RA 112  
     

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5 Credit Hours
  
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    RA 121 - Air Conditioning Installation

    2 Credit Hours


    Students will learn how to select and install the proper air conditioning system and controls to economically meet the comfort needs of the consumer. Lab activities allow the students hands-on experience in the selection and installation of residential split system air conditioning.

    Prerequisites: RA 110 , RA 111 , RA 112  
     

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    RA 122 - Air Conditioning/Troubleshooting

    3 Credit Hours


    Deals with the updates in technology found in A/C systems today with emphasis on refrigerants and the latest environmentally friendly technologies used in the industry today. A/C systems will be integral part of this course. Lab activities will include system startup, cleanup, and troubleshooting commonly found in the field.

    Prerequisites: RA 110 , RA 111  
     

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    RA 210 - Service and Repair Procedures

    4 Credit Hours


    Service and repair procedures involve students in a study of unit components, start up, testing, and adjustment procedures of commercial refrigeration. Lab activities include operational testing, component adjustment, tear-down, and basic repair procedures.

    Prerequisites: RA 122  
     

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4 Credit Hours
  
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    RA 211 - Design and Installation

    4 Credit Hours


    A study of design and installation of the mechanical and electrical systems for commercial refrigeration. Equipment calculations and specification sheets will be used for load estimating and balancing. Lab activities will include the installation of piping and electrical components for medium and low temperature equipment.

    Prerequisites: RA 122  
     

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4 Credit Hours
   4 Credit Hours
  
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    RA 220 - Reclaim and Outdoor Equipment

    2 Credit Hours


    This course will include a study of the methods used for heat reclaim. Students will study piping and wiring of heat reclaim and outdoor systems. Operational testing and troubleshooting will be performed on heat reclaim and outdoor equipment.

    Prerequisites: RA 210 , RA 211  
     

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    RA 221 - Split and Unitized Equipment

    3 Credit Hours


    Split and Unitized Equipment is a study of the mechanical, electrical, and airside of this type of equipment. Students will interpret wiring diagrams and identify the electrical components required for this type of equipment. Students will also perform testing, setup, and adjustment of split and unitized equipment.

    Prerequisites: RA 210 , RA 211  
     

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    RA 222 - High Pressure Chillers

    3 Credit Hours


    High pressure chillers is the study of the refrigeration, water, air, and electrical side of the high pressure chiller system. Students will study the operation of pneumatic and electrical controls necessary to operate the chiller. Students will troubleshoot the waterside, airside and electrical systems of the high pressure chiller system.

    Prerequisites: RA 210 , RA 212  
     

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    RA 223 - Troubleshooting and Maintenance

    3 Credit Hours


    A study of troubleshooting and maintenance procedures for air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems. Troubleshooting and maintenance practices will be developed and performed. Lab activities will include electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and maintenance on refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating equipment.

    Prerequisites: RA 210 , RA 211  
     

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    RA 224 - Heat Pump Systems

    3 Credit Hours
    A study of component identification of heat pump systems.  Troubleshooting and maintenance procedures for air to air heat pumps and geothermal heat pumps will be identified and performed.  Charging and performance testing will be performed on several types of heat pump systems.

    Prerequisites: RA 210 , RA 211  
    Corequisites: RA 221  Check course scheduling information | Check course textbook information
3 Credit Hours
  
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    SOC 150T - Social Problems

    3 Credit Hours
    A sociological analysis of the causes and proposed solutions of contemporary social problems confronting society today. It includes an analysis of the significance of the problems and current policies and actions. The course is designed to encourage debate and to get students to consider different positions or viewpoints with regard to social issues.

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    SOC 250T - Courtship and Marriage

    3 Credit Hours
    Designed for all students, the purpose of the course is to develop an understanding of the social role of marriage and family living. Topics covered include courtship and preparation for marriage, conflict situations and adjustments between spouses, parent-child relationships, the family in the community, and disintegration of the family unit.

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    SPCM 101T - Fundamentals of Speech

    3 Credit Hours
    Based on the study of communication theory as applied to public speaking. The goals are to improve the student’s public speaking and listening skills. Experiences in the class range from developing speech outlines, researching topics, and practicing delivery techniques for an informative, persuasive, and panel discussion assignment.

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    SSS 095 - Academic Recovery

    2 Credit Hours
    SSS 095 is a required intervention course designed to assist students who have been placed on academic or financial aid warning for their first time or for readmitted students after a financial aid suspension.  This course is designed to assist students in achieving greater success at Southeast Tech. Through utilization of strategies which strengthen skills required for greater academic success, the course will empower students to become proactive and responsible self-advocates for their academic learning and career goals.

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2 Credit Hours
   0 Credit Hours
   1 Credit Hours
  
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    SSS 098 - Introduction to eLearning

    0 Credit Hours
    The “Introduction to E-Learning” short course will give students a brief yet realistic look at being an online learner using basic computer technologies and the Southeast Tech Learning Management System. Besides learning some common technologies used in online learning, students will be able to assess their own readiness for online learning as well as test their computer’s hardware, software and connectivity. This class is a prerequisite to entering any online program at Southeast Tech and is recommended as a prerequisite for any online or hybrid class.

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0 Credit Hours
  
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    SSS 099 - Career Exploration

    2 Credit Hours
    SSS 099 is a 2 credit course designed to help students, who may be undecided about their career field, to explore their interests and related career opportunities. SSS 099 includes: (1) an overview of occupational opportunities in the context of personal as well as occupational needs and expectations; (2) self-assessment and development of a personal career plan; and (3) an examination of the latest approaches to the job search for success in today’s competitive economy.

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    SSS 100 - Student Success Seminar

    2 Credit Hours


    This course provides students with tools and techniques that will help them be successful in their program of study. The course focuses on interactive exercises which will help the learner identify personal strengths, learning styles, and support resources. Reading and study techniques will also be practiced.

    Additional Information: Note: Any student not transferring in 9 college credits from an accredited Institute will be required to take this course. 

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    ST 100 - Surgical Techniques

    3 Credit Hours
    Because understanding the scope of practice is critical, historical perspective of the career of the Surgical Technologist, and effective and safe care of the surgical patient will be discussed.  An understanding of the diagnostic studies utilized to assist in the determination of the best course of care for a surgical patient will be introduced.  Legal responsibilities of the health care worker will be investigated. Job duties of the surgical technologist working with operating room equipment in the areas of biomedical science and minimally invasive surgery will be explored.

    Prerequisites: ST 110 , ST 121 , HC 117 , HC 118 , HC 118  
    Corequisites: ST 120 , ST 120 L  Check course scheduling information | Check course textbook information
3 Credit Hours
   2 Credit Hours
  
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    ST 112 - Surgical Procedures l

    3 Credit Hours
    An introduction to surgical procedures in specialty surgical cases, such as, gastrointestinal (general), liver & biliary tract, hernia repair, obstetrics and gynecological (OBGYN), and orthopedics, will be discussed.  The areas of anatomy, diagnostic testing, patient positioning, instrumentation, equipment and supplies necessary to complete a surgical procedure and the actual sequence of procedure will be analyzed.

    Prerequisites: All first semester classes
    Corequisites: ST 122  Check course scheduling information | Check course textbook information
3 Credit Hours
   2 Credit Hours
  
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    ST 120 - Principles & Practice of Surgical Tech

    2 Credit Hours
    Designed to assist the student in gaining essential skills in the preparation of patient, instrumentation and supplies used in surgery. Takes place in a mock operating room setting at Southeast Tech. One day per week/two hours per class. One hour per week of lecture time is also a part of this course.

    Prerequisites: All first semester classes
    Corequisites: ST 100 , ST 120 L  Check course scheduling information | Check course textbook information
2 Credit Hours
   1 Credit Hours
  
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    ST 121 - Surgical Asepsis

    3 Credit Hours
    Asepsis and sterile technique to establish and maintain a sterile field used in surgery will be introduced.  The important components of a surgical case, including instrumentation, duties performed during the phases of surgery, physical environment of the operating room, safety considerations, wound healing, and suture, will be emphasized.  Observation in the surgery department of a health care facility in order to visualize sterile technique in an operating room will be required.

    Corequisites: ST 110 HC 117 HC 118 HC 118 L  Check course scheduling information | Check course textbook information
3 Credit Hours
  
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    ST 122L - Surgical Procedures Lab

    2 Credit Hours
    Designed to allow the student to practice concepts related to all core and specialty surgical procedures. This course will take place in a mock operating room setting at Southeast Tech. One day per week/four hours per class.

    Prerequisites: All first semester classes
    Corequisites: ST 112 , ST 113 , ST 120 , ST 120L  Check course scheduling information | Check course textbook information
2 Credit Hours
   2 Credit Hours
  
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    ST 124S - Clinical Practice II

    10 Credit Hours


    This course is a continuation of ST 114. The course will consist of a minimum 360 hours of surgical technology practice in the operating room setting at a hospital in the Midwest region. Students will apply their knowledge of surgical techniques and procedures, equipment, instruments, and supplies and increasingly develop their skills.

    Prerequisites: ST 112 , ST 114 , ST 120 , ST 122 , ST 123 , Permission of Program Chair
     

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10 Credit Hours
  
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    ST 125L - Paraprofessional Experience

    2 Credit Hours


    This class will be an orientation to the surgical department. Consisting of a total of 56 hours, the last eight weeks of the semester.  Students will spend time with a surgical technologist learning the importance of reading the doctors’ preference card, going through supplies and equipment prior to the establishment of a sterile field.  Students will assist the surgical technologist with the opening of sterile supplies to the sterile field.  Once the procedure is underway the student will participate either by observing the case or scrubbing into the procedure and perform the duties of the surgical technologist in the second scrub role. 

    Students will also spend time with the following team members; circulating nurse, transporter and “turn over aids” to learn the importance of each team member involved in a surgical procedure.  This will give the student a better understanding of what the role of the surgical technologist is prior to beginning their spring and summer clinical.

    Prerequisites: ST 110 , ST 120 , ST 120 L , ST 121 , HC 117 , HC 118 , HC 118 L  
    Corequisites: ST 112 , ST 122 L  Check course scheduling information | Check course textbook information

2 Credit Hours
  
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    ST 201 - Microbiology for the Surgical Technologist

    3 Credit Hours


    It is essential that the student of surgical technology understand the basic concepts of Microbiology, because outcomes of surgical procedures and overall patient safety are directly affected by this knowledge and its proper application in the operating room environment.

    Prerequisites: All first semester classes, ST 112 , ST 120 , ST 120 L , ST 122 L  
     

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    ST 212 - Surgical Procedures II

    3 Credit Hours
    Surgical procedure concepts introduced in ST 112 will be continued. Surgical procedures in the following surgical specialties, genitourinary, neurosurgery, thoracic, and vascular, will be introduced.  The areas of anatomy, diagnostic testing, patient positioning, instrumentation, equipment and supplies necessary to complete a surgical procedure and the actual sequence of procedure will be analyzed.

    Prerequisites: All first semester classes, ST 112 ST 122 L  
    Corequisites: ST 114 , ST 201 , ST 123  Check course scheduling information | Check course textbook information
3 Credit Hours
   3 Credit Hours
   3 Credit Hours
   3 Credit Hours
   3 Credit Hours
   3 Credit Hours
  
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    VET 130 - Intro to Animal Science

    3 Credit Hours
    Designed to provide the student with an overview of industry practices in the beef, equine, sheep, poultry and swine industries, including animal husbandry, nutrition and health.  Includes lab time at an animal facility.  

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3 Credit Hours
   3 Credit Hours
  
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    WLD 101 - Welding Theory I

    2 Credit Hours
    This course provides the lecture portion for basic welding and welding inspection including: safety, welding terminology, welding setup, use of test equipment, weld types, joint design, defects and discontinuities. This foundation course will teach the student how to determine weld quality and proper weld design.

    Corequisites: WLD 101 L  Check course scheduling information | Check course textbook information
2 Credit Hours
  
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    WLD 101L - Welding Theory I Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    This course provides the lab portion for basic welding and welding inspection including: safety, welding terminology, welding setup, use of welding equipment, weld types, joint design, defects and discontinuities. This foundation course will teach the students how to determine and test weld quality and proper weld design.

    Corequisites: WLD 101  Check course scheduling information | Check course textbook information
1 Credit Hours
  
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    WLD 103 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding

    4 Credit Hours
    This course provides the lecture and the lab portion for Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Students will learn the safe and proper operation of SMAW (Stick) welding equipment, welder set-up and proper welding techniques. Emphasis will be put on proper welding technique, weld quality and execution of proper joint design.

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4 Credit Hours
  
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    WLD 104 - Gas Metal Arc Welding

    4 Credit Hours
    This course provides the lecture and the lab portion for Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Students will learn the safe and proper operation of GMAW (MIG) welding equipment, welder set-up and proper welding techniques. Emphasis will be put on proper welding technique, weld quality and execution of proper joint design.

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4 Credit Hours
   2 Credit Hours
  
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    WLD 151 - Welding Theory II

    2 Credit Hours
    In this welding lecture students will be introduced to a variety of advanced welding techniques for plate and pipe material as well as inspection and testing methods for weld soundness. Students will also be introduced and complete weld symbols and weld blueprint reading.  Methods of application and other welding processes will be discussed.

    Corequisites: WLD 151L  Check course scheduling information | Check course textbook information
2 Credit Hours
  
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    WLD 151L - Welding Theory II Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    In this welding lab students will be introduced to a variety of advanced welding techniques for plate and pipe material as well as inspection and testing methods for weld soundness. Students will also be introduced and complete weld symbols and weld blueprint reading.  Methods of application and other welding processes will be discussed.

    Corequisites: WLD 151  Check course scheduling information | Check course textbook information
1 Credit Hours
  
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    WLD 153 - Flux Core Arc Welding

    2 Credit Hours
    This course provides the lecture and the lab portion for Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). Students will learn the safe and proper operation of FCAW (Flux Core) welding equipment, welder set-up and proper welding techniques. Emphasis will be put on proper welding technique, weld quality and execution of proper joint design.

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    WLD 154 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

    6 Credit Hours
    This course provides the lecture and the lab portion for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Students will learn the safe and proper operation of GTAW (TIG) welding equipment, welder set-up and proper welding techniques. Emphasis will be put on proper welding technique, weld quality and execution of proper joint design.

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6 Credit Hours
 

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