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Early Childhood Education Home School and Community   (CDS-253)   3.00 s.h.  
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An examination of procedures and strategies for developing cooperative relationships with families, encouraging family involvement, and supporting the child's relationship with his/her family. Focus on community resources and services available to families and teachers. 
Parenting Very Young Children   (CDS-113)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The parenting of Very Young Children (Birth to 6 years Old). A study of parental involvement with children, the amount & quality of parent- child interaction, the psycho-social development of young children, personnel placement in early childhood programs, & school-home communication.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the benefits of a positive behavior plan for both parents and child.
  • Explain the significance of setting developmentally appropriate expectations.
  • Establish the significance of the home-school connection and strong communication ties.
  • Discuss how emergent literacy begins in the home and note how issues such as poverty impacts the onset of emergent literacy skills for the young child.
  • Indicate how the child develops cognitively and emotionally and what happens when a child fails to reach significant growth milestones. Incorporate Piaget's theories.

 
Parent Involvement in Daycare   (CDS-352)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate how the early childhood educator, in the daycare setting, can enhance parental involvement, assess need, access resources for diverse families, communicate effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse families, and partner with the family for a safe and nurturing home environment.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Develop a philosophy of partnering with parents in the daycare setting.
  • Analyze how the daycare setting can foster the parents' role in emergent literacy, particularly speech and initial letter/sound development.
  • Analyze the connection between structured management/discipline in both the home and classroom.
  • Discuss the significance of a psychologically and physically healthy home and daycare environment.
  • Evaluate resources designed to support ELL (English Language Learners) parents and parents of developmentally delayed or disabled children.
  • Assess techniques used to assess the cognitive, social, and emotional needs of parents/guardians of daycare children.
  • Discuss strategies to optimize the parents' involvement in the daycare program.

 
Introduction to Computer Information Systems   (CIS-102)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A survey of the basic concepts, principles, and procedures in computer information processing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the history of computers and information systems, as well as current and future technology.
  • Explain the hardware, software and technologies related to networking and e-commerce, digital media, e-commerce, systems analysis and design, as well as programming.
  • Describe the steps needed for designing an Ideal System for a Home Office or Small Business and configuring an ideal computer system (hardware/software, including email, Internet access, file management, virus protection, etc.) for a home office or small business.

 
Housing Finance   (REE-302)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Institutions, processes, and mechanisms involved in the provision of mortgage funds for housing. The roles of conventional lenders, mortgage insurance, secondary market operations, and state and local housing finance agencies.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Define who is the Mortgagor and the who is the Mortgagee
  • Find your current credit score, which is FICO
  • Compare several mortgage brokers for assistance in receiving the best mortgage loan
  • Identify the various alternative financing plans available and typically considered by home buyers
  • Define "Points" and explain their purpose
  • Check the zoning laws on the lot that you would buy or build your house
  • Define Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
  • Explain the loan-to-value ratio
  • Discuss the important of housing to the economy
  • Discuss the steps that government and the banking industry take to support home ownership
  • Discuss Federal, State and local incentives in place to encourage housing finance

 
Introduction to Safety and Health   (HEA-201)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introductory course in the field of safety and health. Emphasis is placed on occupational, school, public, home, traffic and transportation safety. Additional instruction in areas such as fire, disaster, and recreational safety. 
Fashion   (HOE-232)   3.00 s.h.  
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Students develop an understanding of what fashion is, where it originated, and how it is important today. This course explores designing, marketing, retailing, display, and promotion of fashions. The course views fashion from the perspective of both consumer and retailer. It also considers fashions for the home as well as men, women and children. 
Therapist Pulmonary Rehabilitation   (RET-229)   2.00 s.h.  
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Application of the principles and procedures of pulmonary rehabilitation in a long term care facility. Students learn to develop home care rehabilitation programs for patients with various degrees of pulmonary disease. 
Art of Floral Design   (ART-131)   3.00 s.h.  
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An investigation of the principles of art and interior design to establish a firm foundation from which personal creativity may spring and to survey and determine appropriate styles of floral arrangements for the client, home environment, display, and show competition; the labor periods offer construction in western and oriental styles of design. 
Introduction to Safety Science   (AOJ-135)   3.00 s.h.  
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Introduction to Safety Science. Surveys the safety profession and examines the safety movement from an historical perspective. A conceptual overview of public safety, industrial safety, traffic safety, recreational safety, and home safety are developed. Requirements and opportunities in the field of hazard control are discussed. 
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