May 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Schoolcraft College offers over 700 courses to help you reach your personal and professional goals. Students can take classes taught by our highly qualified faculty members and earn credits toward a certificate or degree at any of our four locations or through a variety of online options. Learn more at our Course Formats page.

 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 103 - Introduction to Accounting


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: In this course you will learn about the basic accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship in the service or merchandising industry. You will account for cash, sales, purchases, payroll and payroll taxes.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    ACCT 138 - Income Tax Preparation


    Credits: 2
    Lecture Contact Hours: 2
    Description: This is an introductory course in Federal and Michigan individual income tax laws and return preparation. Special emphasis will be given to Federal Tax Form 1040 with accompanying Schedule A (itemized deductions). In addition, the course will include preparation of Michigan Tax Form MI-1040 and City of Detroit returns.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    ACCT 139 - Michigan Taxes


    Credits: 2
    Lecture Contact Hours: 2
    Description: This is an introductory course in Michigan personal and business taxes. In addition, the individual income taxes of several Michigan cities will be covered. The course provides both non-accounting and accounting majors with knowledge of the Michigan tax structure. Special emphasis will be on regulations and tax requirements for income taxes, sales and use taxes, unemployment taxes, business tax and real and personal property taxes. Students will prepare tax returns while reviewing tax planning strategies.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter Only
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    ACCT 201 - Principles of Accounting 1


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: In this course, you will learn the principles of accounting with emphasis on the accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship in the service and merchandising business. You will apply internal controls to an accounting system, account for cash, accounts receivable, bad debts, inventories, long lived assets, current liabilities and payroll. In addition, you will demonstrate how to account for partnerships. This course will integrate a Web-based learning system which requires the use of a computer to complete some of the learning activities and assessments. This course MAY also include the use of Excel.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: CIS 120 . MATH 045  or ACCT 103  or minimum score of 16 ACT-Math, 22 SAT-Math, 60 CPT-Arithmetic or 240 NGA-Arithmetic. COLLS 050  or ACCT 103  or minimum score of 15 ACT-Reading, 22 SAT-Reading, 57 CPT-Reading Comprehension or 237 NGA-Reading.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    ACCT 202 - Principles of Accounting 2


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: This course is a continuation of Accounting 201 expanding your exposure to accounting principles, financial statements, methods and applications. In this course you will focus on accounting for corporations, stockholder’s equity, liabilities and investments. You will prepare the statement of cash flows. You will analyze and interpret financial statements and other accounting information used in making decisions. You will also explore managerial accounting and its applications in planning and controlling costs. This course will integrate a Web-based learning system which requires the use of a computer to complete some of the learning activities and assessments. This course MAY also include the use of Excel.

    Prerequisites: ACCT 201 . CIS 120 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    ACCT 206 - Accounting Internship


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 1
    Off Site Contact Hours Without Faculty: 12 - 40
    Description: This is an applied course within Occupational Programs specializing in the field of accountancy and is a cooperative assignment for students who have completed the prerequisites for this course. Employment will be approximately 12 to 40 hours per week off-campus at the employer’s location within an accounting department. The final grade will be based on a joint evaluation by the faculty and the employer. Students registered in this internship course are considered Schoolcraft College students with all rights, responsibilities and privileges of a student. Internships may be paid or unpaid based upon placement. Department permission is required before registering for this course. The selection of eligible students to register for the course is a competitive process that includes testing, submission of a resume with a cover letter and interviews.

    Prerequisites: ACCT 201  with a minimum grade of 3.0 and consent of department and an overall GPA of 2.5.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    ACCT 221 - Intermediate Accounting 1


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: This course further explores these accounting principles used by publicly traded companies, including the methods used to measure and report the financial transactions of corporations. The course focuses on the valuation of assets, such as cash and receivables, investments, inventory and operational assets, but will also include preparation of financial statements, review of financial disclosures and measurement of income and time value of money concepts.

    Prerequisites: ACCT 202 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall Only
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    ACCT 222 - Intermediate Accounting 2


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: In this course you will learn the current accounting methods for liabilities, bond amortization, leases, pensions, income taxes, shareholders’ equity and stock based compensation. You will prepare the statement of cash flows and statement of shareholders’ equity. In addition, you will learn to allocate income tax expense and compute earnings per share information.

    Prerequisites: ACCT 202 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter Only
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    ACCT 226 - Cost Accounting


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: Concepts of cost accounting as a management tool to support business decision making, control and planning will be introduced. The course will explore understanding cost behavior and how to use that understanding to predict future costs. The course focuses on actual and standard cost methods as applied to job and process cost systems; accounting for materials, labor and manufacturing overhead; direct costing method; variance analysis; and cost accounting cases. The use of accounting information to make managerial decisions will be covered.

    Prerequisites: ACCT 202 . CIS 180 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: ACCT 263 

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    ACCT 238 - Federal Tax Accounting


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: Federal income tax laws with emphasis on the regulations that relate to individuals and small business including state and local tax implications will be addressed. Preparation of tax forms and introduction to tax research are also addressed in this course.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: ACCT 201 

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    ACCT 262 - Payroll Accounting


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: In this course you will gain first-hand experience in calculating payroll, completing payroll taxes, and preparing payroll records and reports. You will cover the various phases of the Social Security Taxes, Federal Income Taxes, State Income Taxes and Unemployment Compensation Insurance. You will complete a manual and computerized payroll simulation.

    Prerequisites: CIS 120 . ACCT 201 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Spring, Fall
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    ACCT 263 - Computerized Accounting Using QuickBooks


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: In this course, you will gain hands on experience in setting up an accounting information system for a small business using QuickBooks software. This course will apply the financial accounting concepts learned in your previous courses using the QuickBooks Software. Using the software, you will create vendor, customer and employee accounts; record transactions in special purpose journals and the general ledger; create invoices; process payroll; create and print reports; and perform bank reconciliations.

    Prerequisites: ACCT 103  or ACCT 201 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: CIS 120 

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    ACCT 330 - Managerial Accounting for a Food Service Operation


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: In this course you will apply managerial accounting concepts utilized in planning, analyzing and interpreting the results of a business within a food service operation. This course will include: operating budgets, cost controls for inventory, labor and other expense, variance analysis, financial performance evaluation and problem solving. This course will integrate web-based learning tools and spreadsheet applications.

    Prerequisites: ACCT 103  or ACCT 201 . CIS 120 .
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter Only
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Allied Health Education

  
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    AHE 101 - Introduction to Healthcare


    Credits: 1
    Lecture Contact Hours: 1
    Description: This course provides a comprehensive review of the healthcare industry. Trends and changes related to healthcare facilities such as acute care hospitals, specialty hospitals, nursing homes, health maintenance organizations, hospice and home healthcare will be covered. The course will also deal with the impact and use of computers in the delivery and documentation of healthcare and the role of the medical professional in response to the healthcare delivery system.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: As Needed
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Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 112 - Introduction to Anthropology


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course provides an introduction to the origin and diversity of humans, which includes the evolution of humans and their cultures, contemporary cultural diversity, linguistics and applied anthropology. Biological and cultural adaptations are emphasized.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Social Science
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    ANTH 117 - Introduction to Archaeology


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is a general survey of archaeology and includes an overview of the history of the field and the basic theories and methods employed in the study of archaeological cultures. Cultures from around the world are used as examples.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Social Science
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall Only
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    ANTH 120 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course provides a survey of biological anthropology - the study of human beings and their ancestors within an evolutionary framework. The biocultural approach highlights the ways biology, culture and behavior interact. We will cover the basics of genetics and evolutionary theory; study primate physical characteristics and social behaviors; and investigate human biological variation and adaptation to the environment. This evidence will be used to trace human evolution: from the earliest primates to the first bipedal hominids to modern humans.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Social Science
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall Only
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    ANTH 201 - Cultural Anthropology


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course provides an introduction to the anthropological concepts, theories and methods used in the study of sociocultural systems throughout the world. Topics such as linguistics, subsistence, economics, family and marriage, kinship, religion and politics are examined to reveal both commonalities and diversity among cultures. The course focuses on the role of anthropology in understanding modern problems such as inequality, globalization, the environment, human health and illness.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Social Science
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Summer, Fall
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    ANTH 211 - Myth, Magic, World Religions


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course provides a survey of religious traditions, including magic and witchcraft, using anthropological concepts and theories. Ethnographic and archaeological examples from both indigenous and world religions are compared, showing commonalities and diversity among cultures. Topics include the function and meaning of religious elements such as myth, ritual, symbols, altered states of consciousness and religious specialists. The historical background and cultural context of religious traditions are emphasized, including perspectives of both cultural insiders and outsiders. The role of religion in culture change, conflict and peace is explored.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: ANTH 112  or ANTH 201 

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Social Science
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    ANTH 214 - Native American Traditions


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course provides a survey of Native American cultures from both Native and non-Native perspectives. Social, economic, religious and artistic traditions will be examined. Course content includes a review of prehistoric origins as well as an evaluation of the effects of centuries of contact with people from Europe, Africa and Asia.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: ANTH 112  or ANTH 201 

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Social Science
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter Only
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Arabic

  
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    ARB 101 - Elementary Arabic 1


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: This course is intended for students who have no previous education in Arabic. The course will cover basic vocabulary and grammar patterns and will build competence in all four skill areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Through activities, emphasis will be placed on oral proficiency and communication. An appreciation of the cultures of the Middle East will be an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    ARB 102 - Elementary Arabic 2


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: This course is a continuation of ARB 101  and continues to review basic Arabic vocabulary and grammar patterns and to build competence in all four skill areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Through varied activities, emphasis will be placed on oral proficiency and communication. An appreciation of the cultures of the Middle East will be an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: ARB 101  with a minimum grade of 2.0 or one year of high school Arabic or equivalent language knowledge.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    ARB 201 - Intermediate Arabic 1


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: This course is a continuation of ARB 102  and continues to cover vocabulary and grammar patterns and to build competence in all four skill areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Through varied activities, emphasis will be placed on oral proficiency and communication. An appreciation of the cultures of the Middle East will be an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: ARB 102  with a minimum grade of 2.0 or two years of high school Arabic or equivalent language knowledge.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall Only
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    ARB 202 - Intermediate Arabic 2


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: This course is a continuation of ARB 201  and continues to cover vocabulary and grammar patterns and to build competence in all four skill areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Through varied activities, emphasis will be placed on oral proficiency and communication. An appreciation of the cultures of the Middle East will be an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: ARB 201  with a minimum grade of 2.0 or three years of high school Arabic or equivalent language knowledge

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: As Needed
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Art and Design

  
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    ART 113 - Art Education


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is a study of child growth and development through creativity. Students will study techniques and materials appropriate for use at various elementary grade levels. Emphasis will be placed on methods to stimulate children’s creative interests. This course requires all students must meet the requirements of a criminal background check.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: PSYCH 249 

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    ART 115 - Art History 1


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: This art history course examines the development of western art from Prehistory through the 14th century with emphasis on various societies, artists and art forms including painting, sculpture and architecture.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    ART 116 - Art History 2


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: This art history course examines the development of western art from the early Renaissance through contemporary art with emphasis on various societies, artists and art forms including painting, sculpture and architecture.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter Only
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    ART 117 - Foundations of Metal Sculpture


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course will explore the theory of contemporary sculpture with metal. Emphasis will be on theory of sculpture and how the different methods of welding, fabricating and forming metal apply to the principles of design in sculpture. The required assignments will help develop an understanding of fabrication techniques, conceptual thinking as well as artistic insight. This class is flexible enough to accommodate the entry-level or the advanced artist.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    ART 120 - Drawing: Theory and Elements


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course examines the elements of drawing in noted art works. Students study how artists use spatial and value relationships to create art and then summarize basic approaches to drawing and media.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    ART 121 - 2D Design: Elements and Principles of Two-Dimensional Design


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course examines the elements and theories of two-dimensional design. Students investigate two-dimensional works of art for effective application of the elements and principles of design. In addition, color theory is studied.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    ART 122 - 3D Design: Elements and Principles of Three-Dimensional Design


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course provides an introduction to the elements and principles of three-dimensional design. Students analyze three-dimensional works of art for the effective application of the elements and principles of three-dimensional design.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    ART 127 - Illustration: Theory and Elements


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course introduces students to illustration as an art form. Students examine the theories, purposes, techniques and applications of illustration. Students study art works of professional illustrators on how they used various techniques to tell a story or express an idea.

    Prerequisites: ART 120  or consent of department
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    ART 128 - The Human Figure in Art 1: Theory and Elements


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course introduces how the human form has been represented by various artists throughout history. In addition, students study the superficial muscular and skeletal systems of the human form as revealed by various contexts of light and shadow.

    Prerequisites: ART 120  or consent of department
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    ART 133 - Ceramics 1: Theory and Elements


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course introduces the theories, elements and applications that identify ceramics as an art form. Students study the basic techniques used by published clay artists and those in art history sources.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    ART 134 - Ceramics 2: Theory and Elements


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is a continuation of ART 133  where theories and elements comprising the art form of ceramics are interpreted. Students examine advanced techniques and materials utilized by published artists and those in art history sources.

    Prerequisites: ART 133 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    ART 201 - Art Appreciation


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course provides an introduction to the vast and complex world of the visual arts produced throughout history. Students will explore the art, artifact and architecture created in “prehistoric” times through the early 21st century. Students will also investigate various methods and materials utilized by artists, makers and builders throughout time.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    ART 216 - Women in Art


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: This course explores the role of women in the history of Western art with emphasis on art forms including painting, sculpture and architecture. Special consideration is given to women as patrons, artists and subjects and their impact in each of these realms.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This Course is Typically Offered: As Needed
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    ART 217 - Advanced Metal Sculpture


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 2
    Lab Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This studio course is designed for the advanced artist. Emphasis will be on the different methods of welding, fabricating, and forming of metal and how these methods are applied to the principles of design in sculpture. Students will have the opportunity to investigate alternative metal fabrication techniques and processes for sculpture.

    Prerequisites: ART 117 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Applied Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    ART 221 - Watercolor Painting 1: Theory and Elements


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course examines the fundamental theories, techniques and processes utilized in watercolor and water-based media. In addition, students study the elements watercolor artists incorporated into their published works of art.

    Prerequisites: ART 120  or Consent of department
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    ART 222 - Watercolor Painting 2: Theory and Elements


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is a continuation of ART 221  where emphasis is on critiquing published works of art for watercolor and water-based media techniques and processes. Students also investigate how artists utilize the elements in watercolor and water-based media to create a variety of effects.

    Prerequisites: ART 221 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    ART 227 - Outdoor Metal Sculpture


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 2
    Lab Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This studio course will explore the world of outdoor metal sculpture. Emphasis will be on metal fabrication, how materials weather, installation of sculpture, and an understanding of how sculpture interacts with an outdoor space. Students will apply fabrication and sculptural design skills to create outdoor sculpture.

    Prerequisites: ART 117 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Applied Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This Course is Typically Offered: Spring Only
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    ART 228 - The Human Figure in Art 2: Theory and Elements


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course furthers the study of the role of the human form in the history of art by analyzing modern works. In addition, students critique figure drawings of accomplished artists on how the superficial muscular and skeletal systems of the human form affect the surface topography in various contexts.

    Prerequisites: ART 128 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    ART 231 - Painting 1: Theory and Elements


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course introduces the student to painting as an art form. Students examine theories, techniques and processes utilized in abstract, conceptual and representational compositions of renowned artists.

    Prerequisites: ART 120  or Consent of department
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: ART 128 

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    ART 233 - Ceramics 3: Theory and Elements


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is a continuation of ART 134  where theories and elements of ceramics as an art form are critiqued. Students analyze advanced techniques used by published clay artists when creating complex works of art.

    Prerequisites: ART 134 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    ART 234 - Ceramics 4: Theory and Elements


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is a continuation of ART 233  where multiple theories, elements and applications of ceramics are synthesized. In addition, students analyze and critique published complex ceramic works of art for theories, techniques and applications.

    Prerequisites: ART 233 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    ART 235 - Painting 2: Theory and Elements


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is a continuation of ART 231 . Students will critique the techniques and processes utilized by published artists. In addition, students explore how artists develop a focused approach both thematically and technically in their work.

    Prerequisites: ART 231 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    ART 246 - Sculpture 1: Theory and Elements


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course explores sculptures as an art form in art history. Students study materials, processes and methods used to create important sculptural works, utilizing both traditional and experimental methods.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    ART 247 - Sculpture 2: Theory and Elements


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is a continuation of ART 246  where students analyze elements and techniques of renowned artists’ sculptures. In addition, sculptural media and advanced techniques used in various forms are evaluated.

    Prerequisites: ART 246 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    ART 248 - Portfolio Preparation


    Credits: 1
    Lecture Contact Hours: 1
    Description: This class enables the student to prepare a portfolio tailored to the specific entrance requirements of art schools and Bachelor of Fine Art Programs offered at four-year colleges or universities. Strengths and weaknesses of existing student work will be addressed along with suggestions for possible further study to improve the content of the portfolio.

    Prerequisites: Consent of department
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Applied Liberal Arts | Humanities
    This Course is Typically Offered: All
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Biology

  
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    BIOL 050 - Basic Biology


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: This course is offered to students who seek to acquire the necessary background and skills to successfully complete a college-level biology course such as General Biology (BIOL 101 ). Emphasis is placed on basic terminology and concepts that contribute to an understanding of the scientific process and biological principles such as the scientific method, basic chemistry, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, evolution, biological classification and ecology.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Applied Liberal Arts | Learning Support Services
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    BIOL 100 - Introduction to Biology


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Lab Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course introduces the non-science major to the concepts of modern biology and to the principles of scientific inquiry. Major concepts such as the scientific method, biological chemistry, organization of cells, energy transformation in living systems, DNA and inheritance, evolution, the diversity of life and ecology are examined. Emphasis is placed on processes common to all organisms, with special reference to humans. Related topics such as human evolution and human impacts on the environment will also be explored. This course provides the framework for making informed decisions regarding pertinent biological issues in society. Students participate in four hours of instruction and three hours of laboratory each week. Students going into allied health fields or majoring in science are required to take BIOL 101  or BIOL 120 .

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science with Lab
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    BIOL 101 - General Biology


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Lab Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is a one-semester introductory course. This course introduces students to the scientific study of living organisms. Students will investigate biological concepts including the chemical basis of life, cell structure and function, metabolism, reproduction, genetics, evolution, biological diversity and classification, plant structure and function, animal structure and function and ecology. Students attend four hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Science majors seeking to fulfill a two-semester introductory biology sequence should enroll in BIOL 120  and BIOL 130 .

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: BIOL 050  or successful completion (2.0+) of introductory high school biology.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science with Lab
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    BIOL 103 - Health Education


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course explores health and wellness including the effects of stress, physical fitness, nutrition, body weight, substance abuse, infectious diseases and environmental factors. Other topics will include sexuality, cardiovascular health, cancer, chronic health conditions and how to make informed decisions related to health.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    BIOL 104 - Conservation and Natural Resources


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course introduces the basic principles of conservation biology as they relate to our critical need as global citizens to preserve and protect biodiversity and natural resources. In addition to studying the causes of extinction; habitat loss and restoration; management of populations, communities and ecosystems; students also explore philosophical issues in conservation values and ethics. This interdisciplinary course integrates contributions from the fields of law, political science, economics, history and sociology into the fundamental biological principles of conservation. Practical applications, personal stewardship and globally sustainable solutions are emphasized.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    BIOL 105 - Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Description: This course introduces fundamental terminology and concepts that will enable students to acquire a basic understanding of the structure and function of the human body. The anatomy and physiology of the major human organ systems and their association with health and disease is explored. BIOL 105 is intended for students in allied health programs that do not require a laboratory course in human anatomy and physiology.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: BIOL 050  or successful completion (2.0+) of introductory high school biology.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    BIOL 107 - Introduction to Microbiology


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is a non-laboratory study of the fundamentals of microbiology. Bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses and multicellular parasites are studied with special emphasis on those that cause human disease. Aspects of microbial classification, physiology, metabolism, genetics, growth, control mechanisms and antimicrobial chemotherapy are examined. The modes of infectious disease transmission and immune defenses of the human body against microbial pathogens are described. The application of scientific principles to healthcare settings and public health efforts to control infection, including vaccination and appropriate use of antimicrobics, will be explored.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: BIOL 050  or successful completion (2.0+) of introductory high school biology.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    BIOL 114 - Basic Human Nutrition


    Credits: 1
    Lecture Contact Hours: 1
    Description: This course provides a basic study of human nutrition with emphasis on scientific principles, metabolism and the requirements for nutrients. The role of nutrition in optimizing health throughout the human life cycle will be explored. Disease processes that require special nutritional support are studied.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    BIOL 115 - Nutrition


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course provides a study of the nature and role of nutrition with emphasis on the changing needs in the human life cycle. The relationship between nutrition and health will be explored. Topics such as vegetarianism, food fads and fallacies, obesity, weight control and food additives are studied.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    BIOL 120 - Principles of Biology 1


    Credits: 5
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Lab Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This is the first course of a two-semester introductory biology sequence for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to pursue a degree in biology or other science-related discipline. Together, BIOL 120 and BIOL 130  provide science majors with a comprehensive introduction to biology. In this course, students will attend four hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week to study the process of scientific inquiry, biochemistry, cell structure, membrane transport, metabolism, cell reproduction, molecular genetics, biotechnology, principles of inheritance and evolution.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 101  or successful completion (2.0 +) of introductory high school biology and chemistry
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: CHEM 111 

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science with Lab
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    BIOL 130 - Principles of Biology 2


    Credits: 5
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Lab Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This is the second course of a two-semester introductory biology sequence for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to pursue a degree in biology or other science-related discipline. Together, BIOL 120  and BIOL 130 provide science majors with a comprehensive introduction to biology. In this course, students will attend four hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week to study the evolution and diversity of living organisms, plant and animal anatomy and physiology, animal behavior and ecology.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 120  with a minimum grade of 2.0
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science with Lab
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring
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    BIOL 140 - Scanning Electron Microscopy


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 1
    Lab Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course emphasizes the principles and modes of operation of the scanning electron microscope and X-ray analysis systems, electron-specimen interactions, elemental analysis, effects of microscope variables on images, image processing, routine maintenance, the use of microscope accessories and digital outputs. In the laboratory, students will prepare and examine inorganic and organic specimens using the secondary, backscatter and variable pressure detectors of the SEM. Students complete a project consisting of the preparation, imaging and analysis of a biological specimen.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science with Lab
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    BIOL 236 - Human Anatomy and Physiology


    Credits: 5
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Lab Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This one-semester course covers the gross and microscopic anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, special senses, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems of the human body. Weekly instruction includes four hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory. The laboratory portion includes the use of prepared histological slides, anatomical models, bones, dissection of preserved specimens, blood typing, spirometry, urinalysis and blood pressure measurement. Students will also have an opportunity to examine a dissected cadaver.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: BIOL 101  is strongly recommended. Institutional research has shown that students who successfully complete BIOL 101  prior to taking BIOL 236 perform significantly better in the course.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science with Lab
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    Students who already have this knowledge or certification may qualify for prior learning credit. https://www.schoolcraft.edu/student-records/prior-learning-credits
  
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    BIOL 237 - Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology 1


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Lab Contact Hours: 2
    Description: This is the first course in a two-semester sequence in the comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body. Emphasis will be placed upon the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. Labs reinforce units of study and include the use of prepared histological slides, anatomical models, bones, dissection of preserved specimens and computer simulations. In addition, students will have the opportunity to examine a dissected cadaver to enhance anatomical studies. BIOL 237 and BIOL 238  are designed for the student who plans to pursue a career in the health or biomedical field. Students attend three hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: BIOL 101  is strongly recommended. Institutional research has shown that students who successfully complete BIOL 101  prior to taking BIOL 236  perform significantly better in the course.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science with Lab
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    BIOL 238 - Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology 2


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Lab Contact Hours: 2
    Description: This is the second course in a two-semester sequence (continuation of BIOL 237 ) in the comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body. Emphasis will be placed upon the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Labs reinforce units of study and include the use of prepared histological slides, anatomical models, dissection of preserved specimens, blood pressure measurement, spirometry, urinalysis and computer simulations. In addition, students will have the opportunity to examine a dissected cadaver to enhance anatomical studies. Students attend three hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 237 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science with Lab
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    BIOL 240 - Anatomy and Physiology Review


    Credits: 2
    Lecture Contact Hours: 2
    Description: This course is a review of the anatomy and physiology of the human body with special emphasis on the physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. This course is designed for students entering biomedical programs that require a review of the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 237  and BIOL 238  or BIOL 236  or BIOL 105 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall Only
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    BIOL 243 - Microbiology


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Lab Contact Hours: 4
    Description: This course covers the world of microbes including microbial structures and function, biochemistry, metabolism, genetics, control of microbial growth, infectious diseases, immunity, classification and epidemiology. Laboratory techniques commonly utilized in microbiology are introduced, including microscope use, bacterial smears, staining methods, aseptic techniques, isolation of pure cultures, identification of unknown microorganisms and antibiotic testing.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 101  or BIOL 120 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science with Lab
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Biomedical Engineering Technology

  
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    BMET 116 - Biomedical Instrumentation Terminology and Safety 1


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 2
    Lab Contact Hours: 1
    Description: Students will acquire a knowledge of the language common to electronics and the medical profession based on spelling, pronunciation and definition of words and terms related to anatomy, medical equipment, electronic test equipment and safety. They will become acquainted with the fundamentals of medical equipment and testing concepts. Students will be introduced to the field of Biomedical Engineering Technology as a career.

    Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Biomedical Engineering Technology Program (BMET).
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall Only
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    BMET 130 - Introduction to Biomedical Imaging


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This is an introductory course for BMET students or professionals working in the field who want to learn about biomedical imaging. The students will explore the topics of biomedical imaging, including safety, standards, terminology and radiology modalities. They also will be introduced to a variety of clinical imaging applications in use today.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter Only
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    BMET 204 - Biomedical Instrumentation Terminology and Safety 2


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 2
    Lab Contact Hours: 2
    Description: This course is intended to provide students with knowledge of medical equipment in the hospital setting, equipment management, equipment maintenance and other fundamental principles related to Biomedical Engineering Technology.

    Prerequisites: Acceptance into BMET program. BMET 116  with a minimum grade of 3.0.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter Only
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    BMET 256 - Biomedical Equipment Internship 1


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 1
    Off Site Contact Hours Without Faculty: 24 - 40
    Description: This is the first cooperative assignment for a Biomedical Engineering Technology student who has completed the prerequisites for this course. Employment will be approximately 24 to 40 hours per week off campus in a technical capacity with a hospital or an employer in the biomedical field. The faculty and the employer will jointly evaluate the student, which will then serve as a basis for a final grade. A student on a BMET internship is considered a full time student with Schoolcraft College with all rights and privileges of a full time student. (Usually 15 weeks)

    Prerequisites: Acceptance into BMET Program. BMET 116  with a minimum grade of 3.0 if not taken previously. BMET 204  with a minimum grade of 3.0 if not taken previously.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter Only
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    BMET 257 - Biomedical Equipment Internship 2


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 1
    Off Site Contact Hours Without Faculty: 24 - 40
    Description: This is the second cooperative assignment for a Biomedical Engineering Technology student who has completed one semester of internship. The conditions for assignment and evaluation are the same as for Biomedical Internship 1. The student is expected to handle an increased level of technical responsibility and may possibly serve the internship at a hospital, medical equipment manufacturer or a medical equipment service company. The faculty and the employer will jointly evaluate the student, which will then serve as a basis for a final grade. (Usually 15 weeks)

    Prerequisites: Acceptance into BMET Program. BMET 116  with a minimum grade of 3.0. BMET 204  with a minimum grade of 3.0. BMET 256  with a minimum grade of 3.0.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Spring Only
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Brewing and Distillation Technology

  
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    BDT 101 - Brewing Science


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 2
    Lab Contact Hours: 2
    Description: This course is designed to cover concepts of biology, biochemistry, chemistry and physics that are key to brewing and distillation processes. Special attention will be given to the biology, chemistry and physics of the brewing process, including enzymatic and biochemical reactions associated with malting, mashing, fermentation and maturation. The byproducts of cellular metabolism, chemical reactions and physical processes that influence flavor development and flavor defects in finished craft beverages will be explored.

    Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age to take this course [MCL 436.1703 Section 703, (13)].
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: BIOL 101 . MATH 047  

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    BDT 110 - Brewhouse Operations and Technology


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 2
    Lab Contact Hours: 2
    Description: This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to successfully plan, develop, maintain, manage and operate the facilities and specialized equipment in a commercial brewery. Production operation of a working brewery, safety, regulatory compliance and application of the brewing process to a commercial brewing operation will be the focus. Product development, large batch material handling, cleaning, sanitation and maintenance will also be covered. Content areas are covered in lectures, while practical skills are practiced in a brewery setting. The course requires the student to complete 30 lab hours which must be scheduled with the instructor outside of lecture time in the Production Brewery Lab.

    Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age to take this course [MCL 436.1703 Section 703, (13)].
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: BDT 101  or consent of department

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    BDT 121 - Beer Styles and Flavor Evaluation


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course introduces the history of beer, beer styles and the factors contributing to flavor development and flavor defects. Focus will be given to understanding and evaluating foundation and modern beer styles and the role of ingredients and the brewing process on the final products’ characteristics. Students will critically evaluate 50 beer styles as catalogued by the Beer Judge Certification Program, and their ingredients, using a sensory evaluation process.

    Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age to take this course [MCL 436.1703 Section 703, (13)].
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: BDT 101  

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    BDT 140 - Marketing and Operations Management


    Credits: 2
    Lecture Contact Hours: 2
    Description: This course provides students with an introduction to the business of commercial alcoholic beverage production, its historical development and the planning and resources required to market and distribute brewed or distilled products. Emphasis is placed on the nature of the craft beverage market including trends that drive the industry and the consumer. The history of the 3-Tier System, Control State regulations and liquor control laws that shape the nature of manufacturing, distributing and retailing alcoholic beverages and their effects on marketing strategies are examined, including development of strategies and how to set appropriate levels of promotional effort, pricing and other considerations for generating sales.

    Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age to take this course [MCL 436.1703 Section 703, (13)].
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    BDT 210 - Cellaring, Packaging and Quality Management


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 2
    Lab Contact Hours: 2
    Description: This course will cover aspects of fermentation management, packaging and analytical techniques that result in a quality finished product. Management of the brewhouse systems, fermentation processes, finishing, carbonating, packaging and related quality management procedures are emphasized. Techniques and equipment used to assess quality are covered, with emphasis on managing the fermentation process from yeast pitching to final packaging.

    Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age to take this course [MCL 436.1703 Section 703, (13)]. BDT 110  or may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    BDT 220 - Advanced Brewing and Distillation


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 2
    Lab Contact Hours: 2
    Description: This course focuses on advanced brewing processes and the relationship of brewing to distillation. Specialty beer production, formula development and scaling, quality control and management of a craft beverage production facility are covered. Topics include original recipe development, brewing specialty beers using advanced brewing techniques, lab analysis, production techniques and packaging. The principles and production techniques involved in the distillation of grains, fruits and other fermented products associated with craft beverage production, distillation technology, sensory evaluation, quality control, engineering and craft distillery management are also covered.

    Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age to take this course [MCL 436, 1703 Section 703, (13)]. BDT 101 . BDT 110 .
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    BDT 231 - Craft Beer Management and Service


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 2
    Lab Contact Hours: 2
    Description: This course introduces service and management of beverages served in hospitality operations, especially draft beer. The course is designed to give students the tools necessary in order to work in or manage a craft beer-centric restaurant, bar or brewery tasting room. Topics include the history of the three-tier system, Control State regulations and liquor control, beer service, procurement, beer styles, beer and food pairing, draft system selection, maintenance and troubleshooting, staff training and responsible alcohol service. Students prepare for and take the Cicerone® Certification Program’s Beer Server Certificate exam and TIPS® (“Training for Intervention Procedures”) alcohol server certification as part of this course. Lab hours include mandatory beer service in the American Harvest Brewpub and attending one three-hour line cleaning session.

    Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age to take this course [MCL 436.1703 Section 703, (13)]. BDT 101  or BDT 121  
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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Business

  
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    BUS 101 - Introduction to Business


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course introduces principles, problems and practices of business in areas of organization, management, information related management and e-business, labor, production, human relations, marketing, finance, insurance, regulation and government.

    Prerequisites: ENG 101  or may be taken concurrently or minimum score of 18 ACT-English, 25 SAT-Writing and Language, 71 CPT-Sentence Skills or 250 NGA-Writing
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    BUS 103 - Organizing a Small Business


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is designed to explore the advantages and disadvantages of entrepreneurship for those who may be considering starting, operating or seeking employment in a small business. The course will emphasize the organization of the small business including the various forms of business ownership, business planning, starting the business, location, cash flow and marketing concepts.

    Prerequisites: ENG 101  or may be taken concurrently or minimum score of 18 ACT-English, 25 SAT-Writing and Language, 71 CPT-Sentence Skills or 250 NGA-Writing
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: BUS 122 

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    BUS 104 - Operating a Small Business


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is designed to explore the many considerations involved in owning and operating a small business. The course will emphasize the operation of a small business including insurance, employee relations, inventory control, purchasing, e-commerce, succession planning, financing, international business, legal and ethical issues.

    Prerequisites: ENG 101  or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: BUS 103  or may be taken concurrently

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Summer, Fall
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    BUS 120 - Strategic Selling


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: Both the novice and the professional salesperson can benefit from this course. The personal selling process will be studied in detail, emphasizing topics ranging from prospecting and qualifying to closing the sale and after sale follow-up. Territory management, selling to organizational buyers and the techniques of ethical salesmanship will also be explored. Students will gain valuable experience with the selling process through case studies, role playing exercises and by creating a sales presentation for demonstration.

    Prerequisites: ENG 101  or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 109 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    BUS 122 - Advertising


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course focuses on the information and skills required to create effective advertising. The student will learn to recognize effective advertising and gain an appreciation for the challenges advertisers face in trying to reach target audiences. The course also concentrates on market research, media strategy, integrated marketing communication and the impact of advertising on consumer behavior.

    Prerequisites: ENG 101  or may be taken concurrently or minimum score of 18 ACT-English, 25 SAT-Writing and Language, 71 CPT-Sentence Skills or 250 NGA-Writing
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    BUS 123 - Consumer Behavior


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course explores the background of consumer behavior from the viewpoint of the individual, households, society and culture. Insights to individual behavior like personality, motivation and perception are covered. An exploration of social-cultural influences like economics, ethics and multiculturalism will provide an understanding of local, regional, national and global approaches to understanding consumers. In addition to consumer purchasing decisions, creating promotional strategies for customer retention and consumerism and public policy issues will be discussed.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    BUS 202 - Business Ethics


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course provides an overview of business ethics including its importance and its impact on stakeholders and society. The course will explore emerging ethical issues, the institutionalization of business ethics, the decision-making process and implementing business ethics in a global economy.

    Prerequisites: BUS 101 . ENG 101  or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    BUS 204 - Personal Finance


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is a practical study of problems and solutions facing the consumer in today’s society. The major areas that are covered in this course include personal budgeting, bank and financial institution comparison, strategies in the use and application of credit, insurance alternatives, housing alternatives, large item purchasing (such as automobiles) and occupational choices.

    Prerequisites: ENG 101  or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    BUS 207 - Business Law 1


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: In this course you will learn how a business is impacted by the legal environment. You will be introduced to the key principles of business law including contracts, sales transactions, legal processes of crimes and torts, consumer rights and real-world cases showing these principles in action.

    Prerequisites: ENG 101  or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    BUS 208 - Business Law 2


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is a continuation of BUS 207  with emphasis on negotiable instruments, real and personal property, agency, partnerships, corporations, employment and wills and estates.

    Prerequisites: BUS 207 . ENG 101  or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: As Needed
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    BUS 215 - E-Commerce


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course introduces the student to the key business and technology elements of electronic commerce. Both the theory and practice of conducting business over the Internet and World Wide Web are presented. The major topics include technology infrastructure, planning and implementing a Web presence, marketing on the Web, business-to-business strategies, social networking, mobile commerce, online auctions, ethical and regulatory issues, Web server hardware/software, security and payment systems.

    Prerequisites: BUS 101 . ENG 101  or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    BUS 217 - Business Management


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course provides an overview of the skills and processes used in business management. The major focus will be on the management process which includes the following functions: planning and decision making, organizing, leading and controlling. We will explore topics including historical management perspectives, business structures and environments and organizational communication. We will also discuss the various levels at which managers operate and examine the skills necessary to accomplish the related tasks.

    Prerequisites: BUS 101 . ENG 101  or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    BUS 220 - Supervision


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: In this course you will discover how to become a successful and respected supervisor in the current contemporary workplace. Besides assessing your current supervisory traits, you will develop new skills addressing leadership, staff motivation, effective communication methods, problem-solving techniques, time management, multitasking and human relations. You will explore real-world situations and learn strategies to overcome a variety of challenges facing supervisors in a global and diverse workplace.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    BUS 226 - Principles of Marketing


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: In this course, you will learn an integrated analytical approach to the marketing process and essential economic principles as they apply to the marketing process. You will also be introduced to the relationships of marketing decisions, marketing research, consumer behavior, product strategy, channels of distribution, promotion and pricing.

    Prerequisites: BUS 101 . ENG 101  or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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    BUS 230 - Human Resource Management


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: In this course, you will be introduced to the dynamic role of human resource management in supporting an organization’s mission and objectives. You will explore the legal influences on selecting, managing and retaining human resources. You will prepare valid selection instruments to conduct effective interviews and performance reviews. We will discuss contemporary employment issues and global human resource concerns. You will become knowledgeable about the various systems and practices to help build a skilled and motivated workforce.

    Prerequisites: BUS 101 . ENG 101  or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    BUS 240 - International Business


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course focuses on the latest theories and concepts in international business while emphasizing the leading role culture plays in global commerce. The issues and challenges confronting international companies are explored along with the various strategies companies may pursue.

    Prerequisites: BUS 101 . ENG 101  or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    BUS 292 - Business Internship


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 1
    Off Site Contact Hours Without Faculty: 12 - 40
    Description: This is an applied course within Occupational Programs specializing in the field of business and is a cooperative assignment for students who have completed the prerequisites for this course. Employment will be approximately 12 to 40 hours per week off-campus at the employer’s location. The final grade will be based on a joint evaluation by the faculty and the employer. Students registered in this internship course are considered Schoolcraft College students with all rights, responsibilities and privileges of a student. Internships may be paid or unpaid based upon placement. Department permission is required before registering for this course. The selection of eligible students to register for the course is a competitive process that includes attending a resume workshop at the Career Center, submission of a resume with a cover letter and interviews.

    Prerequisites: BUS 101  with a minimum grade of 3.0 and two additional Schoolcraft Business courses, consent of Department and an overall GPA of 2.5.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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    BUS 303 - Entrepreneurship 1


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is designed to prepare students to start a small business. Students will explore various forms of business ownership and approaches to starting a business. Students will develop a business plan including marketing strategies, financial projections and operating plans.

    Prerequisites: BUS 101 . ACCT 201  or ACCT 103 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter Only
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    BUS 304 - Entrepreneurship 2


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: This course is designed to prepare students to own and operate a small business. Students will explore and apply aspects of small business ownership including e-commerce, business ethics, business law, sources of financing, international business, inventory control, risk management and human resources.

    Prerequisites: BUS 101 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall Only
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    BUS 426 - Marketing Strategies


    Credits: 3
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Description: In this course, rather than analyzing another company’s marketing plan, you will develop your own original marketing plan for an approved company. Students will conduct marketing research, develop marketing objectives, identify target markets and segments, analyze the product mix and lines strategies, evaluate service quality, develop pricing strategies, create appropriate traditional and non-traditional promotional methods and research potential suppliers.

    Prerequisites: BUS 101 . BUS 103  or BUS 303 
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Occupational
    This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 051 - Basic Chemistry


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 4
    Lab Contact Hours: 2
    Description: This is an elementary course in chemistry for students who have not had high school chemistry or who wish to review basic chemical concepts. This course provides an introduction to chemical measurement, basic definitions and laws, chemical nomenclature and equations, calculations based on chemical equations, atomic theory, the Periodic Table, solutions, acids, bases, gases and organic chemistry.

    Prerequisites: MATH 053  or minimum score of 19 ACT-Math, 25 SAT-Math, 78 CPT-Elementary Algebra or 250 NGA-Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: None.

    Course Category: Applied Liberal Arts | Science with Lab
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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    CHEM 100 - Introduction to the Chemistry of Food for Culinary Arts


    Credits: 4
    Lecture Contact Hours: 3
    Lab Contact Hours: 2
    Description: This course is designed to familiarize the culinary arts student with a basic understanding of scientific principles as they apply to foods and culinary processes. The course will include a basic introduction to various aspects of chemistry. Classes of foodstuffs will be examined on a molecular level to ascertain an understanding of the interactions that occur in culinary applications. The laboratory portion of the course will emphasize the relationships between chemical principles/techniques and food preparation.

    Prerequisites: None.
    Corequisites: None.
    Recommended: Students will benefit from current or prior enrollment in 100-level or above core culinary classes ( CUL 144  , CUL 124  , CUL 125  , CUL 142  , CUL 128  , CUL 143  , CUL 227  , CUL 215  , CUL 244  , CUL 240  , CUL 242  or CUL 243  ).

    Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science with Lab
    This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
    This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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