Jul 05, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Naming System:

Course content areas at Tulsa Community College are categorized in “disciplines,” a related group of courses in a specified subject area, such as English (ENGL) or Physics (PHYS). Each course is first assigned a specific discipline name and then a specific four-digit course number, as in ENGL 1113, and a course name, as in Composition I. A brief description of the course content follows the course name and number. If a course is offered as part of a required sequence of courses, the prerequisite requirements for that course are also listed within the catalog course description. Not all courses listed in the catalog are offered each term, and certain courses may be offered on only one campus. Please check the current term class schedule for this information.

Course Numbering System:

  • First digit - The year in which the course is usually taken.*
  • Second and third digit - The individual course number within a discipline.
  • Fourth - The credit hours awarded for a course.

*Exception: Zero-level (non-credit) courses which may be taken in any term, but usually within the first two semesters.

Credit Hour:

A credit hour consists of a one-hour class period per week for 16 weeks per semester, with the exception of laboratories, practicums, or physical education activity classes in which generally two one-hour periods per week for 16 weeks equals one credit hour. The number of class hours and laboratory hours doubles for a class in an eight-week term.  Note: The time required each week for laboratory may vary from course to course. Please refer to the course syllabus for more information.

General Education Courses:

Courses used to fulfill general education requirements at TCC are listed in the catalog section titled, General Education Requirements. A code letter following a course title designates the general education category for which the course may generally be used for transfer to another university, as follows:

(A) Analytical and Quantitative Thought
(D) Diversity
(H) Humanities
(I)  International or Non-Western Dimension
(L) Laboratory Science
(N) Natural Science
(S) Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

English as a Second Language

  
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    ESLA 0523 - ESL Reading Intermediate 2

    This intermediate-mid level course continues the development of everyday reading skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0533 - ESL Grammar Intermediate 2

    This intermediate-mid level course continues the development of everyday grammar usage in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0543 - ESL Writing Intermediate 2

    This intermediate-mid level course continues the development of everyday writing skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department.   

  
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    ESLA 0553 - ESL Speaking Intermediate 2

    This intermediate-mid level course continues the development of everyday speaking skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0613 - ESL Listening Intermediate 3

    This intermediate-high level course continues the development of everyday listening skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department.   

  
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    ESLA 0623 - ESL Reading Intermediate 3

    This intermediate-high level course continues the development of everyday reading skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0633 - ESL Grammar Intermediate 3

    This intermediate-high level course continues the development of everyday grammar usage in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0643 - ESL Writing Intermediate 3

    This intermediate-high level course continues the development of everyday writing skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0653 - ESL Speaking Intermediate 3

    This intermediate-high level course continues the development of everyday speaking skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department.

  
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    ESLA 0713 - ESL Listening Advanced 1

    This advanced-low level course develops academic and professional listening skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0723 - ESL Reading Advanced 1

    This advanced-low level course develops academic and professional reading skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0733 - ESL Grammar Advanced 1

    This advanced-low level course develops academic and professional grammar usage in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0743 - ESL Writing Advanced 1

    This advanced-low level course develops academic and professional writing skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0753 - ESL Speaking Advanced 1

    This advanced-low level course develops academic and professional speaking skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department.

  
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    ESLA 0763 - ESL Institute Advanced 1

    This advanced-low level course continues the maintenance and enhancement of academic and professional English language usage. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0813 - ESL Listening Advanced 2

    This advanced-mid level course develops academic and professional listening skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0823 - ESL Reading Advanced 2

    This advanced-mid level course develops academic and professional reading skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0833 - ESL Grammar Advanced 2

    This advanced-mid level course develops academic and professional grammar usage in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0843 - ESL Writing Advanced 2

    This advanced-mid level course develops academic and professional writing skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0853 - ESL Speaking Advanced 2

    This advanced-mid level course develops academic and professional speaking skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0913 - ESL Listening Advanced 3

    This advanced-high level course develops academic and professional listening skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0923 - ESL Reading Advanced 3

    This advanced-high level course develops academic and professional reading skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0933 - ESL Grammar Advanced 3

    This advanced-high level course develops academic and professional grammar usage in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0943 - ESL Writing Advanced 3

    This advanced-high level course develops academic and professional writing skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0953 - ESL Speaking Advanced 3

    This advanced-high level course develops academic and professional speaking skills in English. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLA 0990 - Selected Topics in ESL

    This is a study of selected topics in ESL. It may be repeated with a different topic. Placement determined by the ESL department.

  
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    ESLN 0013 - ESL Beginning 1

    This novice level course introduces the students to the English language including the fundamentals of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0023 - ESL Beginning 2

    This novice level course continues the introduction to the English language building on the previous course in this series. Skills include the fundamentals of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0033 - ESL Beginning 3

    This novice level course continues the introduction to the English language building on the previous courses in this series. Skills include the fundamentals of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0043 - ESL Beginning 4

    This novice level course continues the introduction to the English language building on the previous courses in this series. Skills include the fundamentals of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0053 - ESL Beginning 5

    This novice level course continues the introduction to the English language building on the previous courses in this series. Skills include the fundamentals of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0063 - ESL Beginning 6

    This novice level course continues the introduction to the English language building on the previous courses in this series. Skills include the fundamentals of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0073 - ESL Topics Beginning 1

    This novice level course continues the introduction to the English language building on the previous courses in this series. Skills include the fundamentals of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0113 - ESL Basics 1

    This novice level course further develops English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening with a focus on everyday language use. Placement determined by the ESL department.   

  
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    ESLN 0123 - ESL Basics 2

    This novice level course further develops English language skills building on the previous course in this series. Skills include reading, writing, speaking, and listening with a focus on everyday language use. Placement determined by the ESL department.

  
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    ESLN 0133 - ESL Basics 3

    This novice level course further develops English language skills building on the previous courses in this series. Skills include reading, writing, speaking, and listening with a focus on everyday language use. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0143 - ESL Basics 4

    This novice level course further develops English language skills building on the previous courses in this series. Skills include reading, writing, speaking, and listening with a focus on everyday language use. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0153 - ESL Basics 5

    This novice level course further develops English language skills building on the previous courses in this series. Skills include reading, writing, speaking, and listening with a focus on everyday language use. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0163 - ESL Basics 6

    This novice level course further develops English language skills building on the previous courses in this series. Skills include reading, writing, speaking, and listening with a focus on everyday language use. Placement determined by the ESL department.   

  
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    ESLN 0173 - ESL Topics Basics 1

    This novice level course maintains and enhances skills for beginning English language learners. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0213 - ESL Comprehension 1

    This intermediate level course expands English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The course features expanded grammar, vocabulary and longer discourse. Placement determined by the ESL department.

  
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    ESLN 0223 - ESL Comprehension 2

    This intermediate level course expands English language skills building on the previous course in this series. Skills include reading, writing, speaking, and listening introducing expanded grammar, vocabulary and longer discourse. Placement determined by the ESL department.  

  
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    ESLN 0233 - ESL Comprehension 3

    This intermediate level course expands English language skills building on the previous courses in this series. Skills include reading, writing, speaking, and listening introducing expanded grammar, vocabulary and longer discourse. Placement determined by the ESL department.  

  
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    ESLN 0243 - ESL Comprehension 4

    This intermediate level course expands English language skills building on the previous courses in this series. Skills include reading, writing, speaking, and listening introducing expanded grammar, vocabulary and longer discourse. Placement determined by the ESL department.  

  
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    ESLN 0253 - ESL Comprehension 5

    This intermediate level course expands English language skills building on the previous courses in this series. Skills include reading, writing, speaking, and listening introducing expanded grammar, vocabulary and longer discourse. Placement determined by the ESL department.  

  
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    ESLN 0263 - ESL Comprehension 6

    This intermediate level course expands English language skills building on the previous courses in this series. Skills include reading, writing, speaking, and listening introducing expanded grammar, vocabulary and longer discourse. Placement determined by the ESL department.  

  
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    ESLN 0273 - ESL Comprehension Topics 1

    This intermediate level course maintains and enhances skills for beginning English language learners through a variety of subject matter. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0313 - ESL Proficiency 1

    This intermediate level course continues the development of English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The course features a variety of daily, academic, and professional topics. Placement determined by the ESL department.  

  
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    ESLN 0323 - ESL Proficiency 2

    This intermediate level course continues the development of English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening from the previous course in this series. The course features a variety of daily, academic, and professional topics. Placement determined by the ESL department.  

  
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    ESLN 0333 - ESL Proficiency 3

    This intermediate level course continues the development of English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening from the previous courses in this series. The course features a variety of daily, academic, and professional topics. Placement determined by the ESL department.

  
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    ESLN 0343 - ESL Proficiency 4

    This intermediate level course continues the development of English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening from the previous courses in this series. The course features a variety of daily, academic, and professional topics. Placement determined by the ESL department.  

  
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    ESLN 0373 - ESL Topics Proficiency 1

    This intermediate level course maintains and enhances skills for beginning English language learners through a variety of subject matter. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0383 - ESL Topics Proficiency 2

    This intermediate level course maintains and enhances skills for beginning English language learners through a variety of subject matter. Placement determined by the ESL department.   

  
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    ESLN 0393 - ESL Topics Proficiency 3

    This intermediate level course maintains and enhances skills for beginning English language learners through a variety of subject matter. Placement determined by the ESL department.   

  
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    ESLN 0413 - ESL Mastery 1

    This advanced level course develops English proficiency with an emphasis for use in academic and professional situations. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0423 - ESL Mastery 2

    This advanced level course continues to develop English proficiency with an emphasis for use in academic and professional situations and building on the previous course in this series. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0433 - ESL Mastery 3

    This advanced level course continues to develop English proficiency with an emphasis for use in academic and professional situations and building on the previous course in this series. Placement determined by the ESL department.

  
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    ESLN 0443 - ESL Mastery 4

    This advanced level course continues to develop English proficiency with an emphasis for use in academic and professional situations and building on the previous course in this series. Placement determined by the ESL department. 

  
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    ESLN 0473 - ESL Topics Mastery 1

    This advanced level course maintains and enhances skills for beginning English language learners through a variety of subject matter. Placement determined by the ESL department.   

  
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    ESLN 0483 - ESL Topics Mastery 2

    This advanced level course maintains and enhances skills for beginning English language learners through a variety of subject matter. Placement determined by the ESL department.   

  
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    ESLN 0493 - ESL Topics Mastery 3

    This advanced level course maintains and enhances skills for beginning English language learners through a variety of subject matter. Placement determined by the ESL department.   

  
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    ESLN 0613 - ESL Culture Basics 1

    This novice-high level course develops language proficiency along with awareness of the basic American customs, symbols and ideas. Placement determined by the ESL department.

  
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    ESLN 0713 - ESL Culture Intermediate 1

    This intermediate level course develops language proficiency along with awareness of the American customs, symbols and ideas. Placement determined by the ESL department.

  
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    ESLN 0741 - TOEFL® Prep Reading Intermediate

    This intermediate level course reviews language and strategies tested in the Reading section of the TOEFL®. Placement determined by the ESL department.

  
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    ESLN 0751 - TOEFL® Prep Grammar Intermediate

    This intermediate level course reviews language and strategies tested in the Structure and Written expression section of the TOEFL®. Placement determined by the ESL department.  

  
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    ESLN 0763 - TOEFL® Prep Intermediate

    This intermediate level course reviews language and strategies tested in the TOEFL®. Placement determined by the ESL department.

  
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    ESLN 0813 - ESL Culture Advanced 1

    This advanced level develops language proficiency along with understanding of American customs, symbols, history, and ideals. Placement determined by the ESL department.

  
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    ESLN 0841 - TOEFL® Prep Reading Advanced

    This advanced level course reviews language and strategies tested in the Reading section of the TOEFL®. Placement determined by the ESL department.

  
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    ESLN 0851/0852 - TOEFL® Prep Grammar Advanced

    This advanced level course reviews language and strategies tested in the Structure and Written expression section of the TOEFL. Placement determined by the ESL department. May be taken as a one or two-hour course.

  
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    ESLN 0863 - TOEFL® Prep Advanced

    This advanced level course reviews language and strategies tested in common standardized tests. Placement determined by the ESL department.  

  
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    ESLN 0990 - Selected Topics in ESL

    This is a study of selected topics in ESL. It may be repeated with a different topic. Placement determined by the ESL department.


Fire and of Emergency Medical Services

  
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    EMSP 1119 - Emergency Medical Technician

    Study of modules of EMT preparatory activities, basic airway management, patient assessment, shock medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, pediatrics, geriatrics, obstetrics and EMT operations. Includes blood sugar determination, intravenous therapy maintenance, and the performance of lifting and moving. Practicum skills are an integral part of the course. Under the direct supervision of a clinical preceptor, the student will attend field and/or hospital clinicals which require certain immunizations and liability insurance. American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider certification will be required during the course.

  
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    FEMS 1214 - Principles of Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    Topics include the history and development of fire protection; the role of the fire service in the development of civilization; introduction to general fire hazards; and a discussion of the problems and possible solutions for current and future fire protection.

  
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    FEMS 1224 - Emergency Services Safety and Survival

    This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for culture and behavior change throughout emergency services. Topics include the aspects of tactics and strategy in extinguishing fires; pre-fire plans, organization of the fire ground, including techniques of using available equipment and personnel; a study of conflagrations and techniques of predicting fire severity; the development of skills for effective response to crises.

  
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    FEMS 1233 - Fire Behavior and Combustion

    A review of basic physical science; fundamental chemistry and physics of fire; the hazards of many materials, systems, and processes; and appropriate techniques to control their risks.

  
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    FEMS 1243 - Hazardous Materials Chemistry

    This course covers topics based on basic chemistry relating to categories of hazardous materials including recognition, identification, reactivity, and health hazards encountered by emergency services.

  
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    FEMS 1253 - Building Construction for Fire Protection

    Concepts in fire safe building design and construction to include a detailed study of materials, assemblies and methods, building codes and the Life Safety Code, and relationships among public and private agencies with fire safety interests.

  
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    FEMS 1263 - Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply

    This course is designed to develop understanding of fluid flow through hoses, pipes, pumps, and fire protection appliances as well as water supply and distribution analysis using hydraulics calculations and testing techniques to detect anomalies in design or performance capabilities.

  
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    FEMS 1314 - Fundamentals of Firefighting

    Provides the knowledge for safe, efficient, and effective firefighting.

  
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    FEMS 1324 - Fundamentals of Firefighting Applications

    Provides the knowledge for safe, efficient, and effective firefighting applications. Twenty (20) clinical hours per week.

  
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    FEMS 2213 - Legal Aspects of Emergency Services

    An introduction to federal, state, and local laws that regulate emergency services, national standards influencing emergency services, standard of care, tort, liability, and a review of relevant court cases. Students study and explore past, current, and possible future litigation issues involving the emergency services based on legal and ethical decisions.

  
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    FEMS 2223 - Fire Prevention

    Topics include the fundamentals of fire prevention codes and their enforcement; the techniques of fire safety inspection which result in maximum compliance; fire prevention through the methods of public fire safety education.

  
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    FEMS 2233 - Code Enforcement

    A comprehensive overview of the everyday work practices of fire inspectors and the important role they play in fire risk reduction in their communities. Course covers basic and advanced concepts for fire science students, fire inspectors, and fire officers.

  
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    FEMS 2243 - Fire Protection Systems

    A study of fire hazards related to various industrial processes, techniques, and facilities; the design and properties of private fire protection devices and agents; automatic fire detection and fire extinguishing systems; and familiarization with regulatory agencies, codes, and standards.

  
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    FEMS 2253 - Fire Investigation and Arson

    This course covers the firefighter’s role in fire investigations; the method and mechanics of protecting, searching, and controlling the fire scene; determining the point or origin, path of fire travel, and fire causes; interviews and interrogations; recognizing and preserving evidence; Oklahoma arson laws; alibis, motives, providing the corpus delicti, preparation of the case, court testimony, reports and records and juvenile fire setters. Includes lab component.

  
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    FEMS 2263 - Fire and Emergency Services Administration

    Planning and organization for the municipal fire service, methods of management and supervision applied to the fire service, relations with other municipal entities, the bargaining agent and the public, and the expanding scope of municipal fire service responsibilities.

  
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    FEMS 2403 - Public Safety Prior Learning Assessment

    Students develop their Professional Portfolio Profile of Prior Learning to document prior learning, knowledge, skills and abilities while building a professional portfolio for career assessment, employment, and promotional opportunities. Students learn how to package the Portfolio utilizing modern communication techniques, programs, and processes while increasing their understanding of forty essential soft communication skills. Competency is demonstrated by designing, developing, and submitting a Portfolio Assessment Profile for evaluation as a capstone exercise.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval required.
  
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    FEMS 2990 - Selected Topics in Fire and Emergency Medical Services

    The study and/or analysis of a selected topic in Fire and Emergency Medical Services. May be repeated with a different topic.


French

  
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    FREN 1001 - French for Communication I

    A companion course to FREN 1103 with emphasis on speaking and comprehension skills. Recommended that it be taken simultaneously with FREN 1103 or after.

    Prerequisite: FREN 1103  with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.
  
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    FREN 1031 - French Pronunciation

    A beginning course in French with special emphasis on pronunciation and the oral skills. May be taken simultaneously with FREN 1103.

    Prerequisite: FREN 1103  with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.
  
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    FREN 1103 - French I

    A beginning course in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. The first in a sequence of related courses.

  
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    FREN 1201 - French for Communication II

    Continued instruction in basic language concepts and beginning conversational skills. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisite: FREN 1103  with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.
  
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    FREN 1213 - French II

    Continued instruction in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. The second in a sequence of related courses.

    Prerequisite: FREN 1103  with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.
  
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    FREN 1313 - French III

    Continued instruction in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. The third in a sequence of related courses.

    Prerequisite: FREN 1213  with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.
  
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    FREN 1413 - French IV

    Continued instruction in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. The fourth in a sequence of related courses.

    Prerequisite: FREN 1313  with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.
  
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    FREN 2071 - French History and Geography Introduction

    A survey of French history and geography as it relates to modern day French societies and language with an awareness of the relationship between the physical, political, and linguistic regions. Conducted in English.

  
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    FREN 2113 - Intermediate French I

    An intermediate course in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. Taught in French.

    Prerequisite: FREN 1413  with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.
  
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    FREN 2143 - French Civilization and Culture

    Conversations and readings concerning French culture and civilization. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisite: FREN 2113  with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.
  
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    FREN 2213 - Intermediate French II

    An intermediate course in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. Taught in French.

    Prerequisite: FREN 1413  with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.
  
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    FREN 2421 - French Culture Comparisons

    Focus on the cultural aspects of the Francophone people. Includes a comparison with the American culture as well as other culture groups. Conducted in English.

 

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