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This course introduces the concepts and procedures used in statistical reasoning and analysis. Topics in descriptive statistics include the presentation of data, the measures of location, central tendency and variability and relationships between variables. Topics in inferential statistics include probability, sampling distributions and the use of confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the study of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion and distribution), consumer behavior, and the implication of marketing decisions. A specific point of emphasis is marketing in today’s electronic commerce environment.
The study of the interaction of people in work and life situations is the focus of this course. The course will acquaint the student with organizational issues, the ability to work with people and how to deal with problems rationally. The course also deals with how to develop a greater sensitivity toward behavioral patterns, distinct ways of thinking, feeling and acting.
This course acquaints the student with the basics of management through the study of the problems and procedures involved in organizing, planning, directing, and controlling a small business. Writing a business plan is central to this course.

In this course, computers are used to apply the basic principles and procedures of accrual accounting.  Computer accounting applications include general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, invoicing, payroll , inventory, job costs, and fixed assets depreciation.  This course will teach students about the interrelationships between the various modules contained within a computerized accounting system and how to process typical accounting transactions.

This course consists of four sections.  Section one will cover accounting essentials.  Understanding the accounting process, the relationship between the various modules in a computerized system and other accounting concepts will be covered.  Students will gain an understanding of the amount and usefulness of data a computerized system can provide.  Sections two to four will concentrate on one system each (QuickBooks, Peachtree, and Acclivity (MYOB) software packages) working through an accounting cycle. 

The macro approach to economics provides a broad view of the entire economy in terms of various economic systems and markets, the role of government, and the interaction of the public and private sector. This course and EC262 may be taken in any order. Formerly EC263 Principles of Macroeconomics.

ARTH101 Foundations of Art, Core II, Cat I & II, 3cr, is designed to provide an introductory overview to the elements and principles of visual arts. Students are presented with a variety of art experiences including various media and production processes, the language of aesthetics, and art criticism. The objective of this course is to give students the opportunity to create art, to view art, to explore aesthetics, and to develop an awareness of the important contribution the visual arts make to our culture and the constructs of our world view. Students interested in an introduction to the basic language of art, education majors, or those seeking an AA degree are encouraged to enroll.

ARTH201 Art of World Civilization II, Core II, Cat II, 3cr, is designed to provide students with a chronological overview of visual arts traditions from around the world from the Gothic period through the present including art of the Americas and Africa from a western cultural view. The development of forms, techniques, styles and themes in painting, sculpture, and architecture as a reflection of values and conventions are explored. Artworks are presented in an aesthetic, as well as, a socio-political, cultural and geographical context specific to the relevant era and placed in the framework of the broad spectrum of interrelated artistic development and influence on succeeding generations across the globe that continue to inform contemporary aesthetics in art and architecture. Outstanding artworks of each period and culture will be viewed and discussed utilizing the critical tools, methodologies and art vocabulary necessary to analyze and interpret visual culture and its role in world history.

ARTZ105 Visual Language Drawing and ARTZ212 Drawing Studio, Core II, Cat I, 3 cr, courses are designed to provide students study and practice in the fundamentals of drawing with an emphasis on drawing from observation. Traditional and contemporary subjects, media, and techniques are used to produce a series of descriptive and expressive drawing exercises and projects. Students explore various concepts of visual organization utilizing the formal elements and the principles of design with the intention of learning to see and interpret volume, spatial and figure-ground relationships with additive and subtractive drawing processes. In addition, students are encouraged to integrate both the analytical and intuitive experience of drawing, to experiment, to cultivate self-discipline and individual style. Students participate in individual and group critiques, as well as, descriptive writing assignments of the process, technique, and meaning of their drawing projects. Students exhibit of their artwork.  Students develop a basic visual arts vocabulary for making, assessing and viewing drawings & to ultimately create a foundation for expressing individual creativity, vision and style. These traditional skills are a basic foundation for both technical and interpretive drawing, and in general promote critical thinking, communication skills and visual literacy. 

ARTZ221 Painting I & ARTZ222 Painting Studio, Core II, Cat I, 3cr, courses are designed to provide students study and practice in the fundamentals of acrylic and/or oil painting. Traditional, contemporary, experimental, and personal themes, subjects and techniques are used to produce a series of original descriptive and expressive painting exercises and projects. Students explore various elements of composition, color theory and mixing, paint applications, and the use of drawing for transcription to painting. Emphasis is placed on image content and meaning. Students are encouraged to integrate both the analytical and intuitive experience of painting, to experiment, to cultivate self-discipline and individual style. Students participate in individual and group critiques, as well as, descriptive writing assignments of the process, technique, and meaning of their painting projects. Students create a print and digital portfolio and exhibit their paintings.  Students develop a basic visual arts vocabulary for making, assessing, and viewing paintings & ultimately create a foundation for expressing individual creativity, vision and style. This painting course promotes technical facility, originality, creativity, visual literacy, critical thinking and communication skills. 

Photo154 Exploring Digital Photography, Core I, Cat I, 3cr, introduces technical and aesthetic ways of creating digital photographic images as artworks. Emphasis is on the production of photographic images, from acquiring them with the digital camera to manipulating them using computer editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop. Instructor and peer critique of student work is an integral part of the course.

Students will learn modern tactics and techniques to become a successful coach / teacher.

A continuation of the study of the modes of composition introduced in EN101, this course emphasizes research-based argumentation and research writing involving research methods, the avoidance of plagiarism, and formal documentation in the APA format. This course also emphasizes further development of structure, clarity, style, diction, and the maturation of ideas. Students will be expected to write without major faults in grammar or usage and will write up to four argumentative essays and a significant research paper, accompanied by a thorough bibliography.
Composition I is a course in college-level writing. Students will learn basic research skills, including information retrieval and documentation. Short essays will demonstrate critical thinking as a basis for clear, concise writing. A final research project will provide students with a model that may be used in academic and vocational settings.
Sign Language I is designed for beginning signers who want to increase communication skills, interact with deaf and hard of hearing children and adults with an English mode, and demonstrate knowledge and skill in expressive and receptive signing. Signers learn the aspects of a sign and are exposed to American Sign Language idioms. Students in this class receive instruction on communicating with deaf/hard of hearing individuals using sign language, facial features, fingerspelling, gestures, and pantomime. Students acquire a vocabulary of over 1000 words utilizing a variety of resources. Signers learn to respect and appreciate people who are deaf or hard of hearing and assimilate the manual communication.
This course enables students to explore their own capacities as creative writers through critical analysis of both the students’ own writings and the writings of others combined with readings and discussions of the processes of creative writing. Students’ writings are appraised by the tutorial method and group critique.
This course is a performance course in public speaking. The student will apply the principles of oral public communication in speeches presented to the class.
This course introduces the use of a database for the organization. Students will learn to use to use Microsoft Access to complete a series of projects serve to illustrate how data is handled in the business world, by creating relational tables, multi-table queries, forms, and reports.
This course introduces the use of Excel for the organization, display, and analysis of numerical data. Topics include creating, editing and formatting worksheets, charting, lists, integration, macros, and multiple worksheets.
This course provides an overview of the Microsoft Office Suite of applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students will also learn to use the Internet/World Wide Web as a business tool. Tech Prep.
The PPCT Pressure Point Control Tactics course is a subject control system based on tactical, legal and medical research. The PPCT System teaches a simple use of force continuum which clarifies the appropriate force level for every level of resistance. The course focuses on two primary areas: controlling low-level resistance with fingertip touch pressure to nerve pressure points and controlling high-level resistance with defensive counter strikes and the baton, which produce motor dysfunctions and controlled stuns.
This course will expand upon the principles and skills acquired in the beginning Police Firearms course. Students will learn a variety of combat techniques and will be required to participate in multiple firearms qualification courses and scenarios. Officer survival techniques and handgun retention will be integrated into this course. The course will stress safety, and practical range exercises will be used to assist the student in gaining advanced proficiency with firearms. Students will use the college’s weapons and ammunition.
The objective of this training course is to instruct the student in the safe use of Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper spray). This instruction shall include but not be limited to use and decontamination. The course will stress safety and practical scenarios will be used to assist the student in gaining proficiency in the use of OC.
The objective of this training course is to instruct the student in the safe use of the TASER. This instruction shall include, but not be limited to, TASER use and safety. The course will stress safety, and practical scenarios will be used to assist the student in gaining TASER proficiency.
Students will learn the basic skills and knowledge needed to proficiently use the ASP Tactical Baton. They will also become familiar with Use of Force and Montana Code Annotated in regards to justified use of force. Method of instruction will include lecture, demonstration, class discussion, and progressive training and practical exercise. Offered in a shortened course format.
This is a course that will enable the student to conduct interviews and interrogations with confidence. Successful interviews and interrogations require confidence combined with the skills obtained only through training, education and experience. Human behavior is often predictable and helps to explain that “gut feeling” experienced when behavior is not consistent with what we have learned to expect. Students will learn several methods of conducting interviews and interrogations.
This course presents a background of traffic accident investigation including, but not limited to, causes, conditions of road, vehicles and people, determination of speed, prosecution of violators. The course also includes instruction in Montana traffic law.
Criminal Evidence and Procedure covers the general rules of evidence, as well as the types of evidence, admissibility of evidence, and use of evidence. Emphasis will be placed on the concepts of Probable Cause–necessary for arrests, searches and seizures–and Reasonable Suspicion–necessary for stops and frisks.
This course is intended as an introductory computer and multimedia course for students who want to become teachers, as well as for those already teaching who wish to increase their technology and multimedia skills in the classroom. Students will finish the course with a solid understanding of educational technology, including how to use computers and communications networks, integrating multimedia and educational software applications, how to access and evaluate information on the World Wide Web, security and ethical issues, and how to integrate computers and educational technology into classroom curriculum.

This course focuses on health, safety and nutrition topics for children in child care settings.

HSN Lab   Co-requisite to EDEC 130 - HSN class

PCG Lab - The lab experience will consist of 45 hours per semester at a licensed CC facility or Head Start. At the lab site the student will apply skills in positive guidance techniques, encourage self-esteem and practice developing children's pro-social skills.  The student will observe and interact with the children on a weekly basis.  The student will journal and analyze the growth, development and behaviors observed.

  This course will include content and methods for planning developmentally appropriate activities and environment to enhance children’s cognitive, creative, physical, and language development.  Emphasis is placed on providing for the unique needs of a child.


Curriculum planning and implementation for young children. This course will include practical experience in a public/private licensed childcare or preschool. Lab will include observation and participation of 45 hours in an early childhood setting.

This is a survey of the origins and development of the United States and its people from Native American civilizations through the end of the Civil War. Topics include exploration and colonization; the religious and economic motives for settling the American colonies; the origins of slavery; the effort to separate the colonies from England; the formation of the American republic; westward expansion; the industrial revolution; sectional conflict and the Civil War; and postwar reconstruction and reunification.
This course is a study of the cultural implications of myth. Readings will include selections from various cultures and time periods. Students will examine several myths as literary epics and as illustrations of value systems.
This course is designed for students who wish to improve their understanding of “basic” literature. A multi-genre course, the class consists of considerations of short fiction, poetry, and drama by surveying their histories and developments. Students will read appropriate examples of each type. College-level reading and writing skills are required.
This course applies mathematics to a variety of disciplines. It is designed for non-math/science majors. It includes matrices and applications to systems of linear equations; applications to the natural sciences, social sciences, and games. There is an introduction to financial mathematics, sets, counting theorems, elementary probability, and statistics.
This is a continuation of the material presented in Intermediate Algebra. The material will also include conics, functions, logarithms, complex numbers, inverse functions, exponents, induction, sequences and series.
This course is a continuation of the material covered in Introductory Algebra (M90). Topics to be covered include graphing and the Cartesian Coordinate system, rational expressions, radicals and rational exponents, quadratic equations, quadratic inequalities, functions, and exponential/logarithmic equations and functions.
This course is designed for those students needing preparation for Intermediate Algebra or Math for Liberal Arts. The material to be presented includes a review of arithmetic, the real number system, algebraic expressions and equations, problem solving, graphing, exponents, and polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, and radical expressions and equations.
This course is designed for those students who need to improve their basic math skills in order to succeed in beginning algebra. The material in this course will cover whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent’s, ratios/proportions, an introduction to measurements, and signed numbers.

Course Description:           A survey of mathematical processes focusing on solving technical problems and interpreting data. M 111 will cover a review of measurements and basic arithmetic, single variable algebra, creating and interpreting graphs, and simple geometric quantities.


Course Objectives:            

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Utilize and apply mathematical operations, measurement (English and Metric Systems),
  • introductory geometric principles and applied algebra into technical applications in academic
  • and workplace situations;
  • Read, interpret, and produce solutions to applications at the introductory technical mathematics
  • level;
  • Apply ratio and proportion concepts to introductory technical mathematical situations;
  • Apply appropriate technology in a mathematical situation;
  • Determine the validity of results and data;
  • Solve any component of a right triangle with any two components given.

This is a course which combines marterials from College Algebra and Trigonometry in order to prepare the student to be successful in a Calculus course.

This course is designed to develop informed, perceptive listening and musical understanding, examination of language and forms of music, styles, and genres of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary Age. Non-western cultures covered include, but are not limited to: African, African American, Chinese, Japanese, Jewish, Native American, Balinese, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and East Indian.

Seminar format discussion of copyright laws applied to music.

The Capstone Project develops an electronic collection of student work throughout their study of music technology. Students will display works with live sound, mixing, editing, MIDI, and radio. Works may include that of the student or of others.
The main objective of this course is to advance the student’s skills in recording media. Students will also record live performances, advance their knowledge of waveforms and frequencies, develop their own recording style through ear training and a deeper knowledge of the recording process.
This course is designed to develop music reading and performance skills, including rhythm, melody, harmony, form, pitch, tempo, dynamics, phrasing, expression, and timbre. Focus includes, but is not limited to, that of Western culture.

Beginning and intermediate keyboard class lessons


Aural sight reading and dictation

Beginning guitar lessons

This course focuses on the educational application of psychology to instruction and classroom management. It covers such topics as the principles, concepts and implications of learning from classical, operant, social learning and cognitive learning theories. It also focuses on cognitive development, structuring knowledge and instructional management, motivation, discipline and the evaluation of learning.
This course is an introduction to the study of physiological and psychological factors of human growth and development from conception through adolescence.

Introducing concepts to help understand ourselves and other people. How we think, feel and behave.How it shanges memory through learning and experience.

Complete Introduction to Psychology in 3.75 week of 4 daily sessions of 3 hours each instructed by Professor Bruno

A continuation of CHMY141 including intermolecular forces, solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid/base equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and miscellaneous descriptive chemistry topics relevant to lab work.
A continuation of CHMY121, emphasizing organic and biochemistry. Topics covered include organic nomenclature, functional groups, organic reactions, major classes of biological molecules, and metabolism.
An introduction to microorganisms, emphasizing bacteria. Major topics include the history of microbiology; bacterial structure, function, metabolism and genetics; viral structure and replication, sub viral particles, and an introduction to fungi and protozoans. Also included are the role of microorganisms in ecology and human health, disease processes and the immune response.

Summary of biological principles on a "big picture" level.  Discussions will cover concepts such as evolution, phylogeny, plant and animal form and function.

Further expansion of the skills learned in WLDG241 including structural and vehicle fabrication will be taught. In-depth projects will include the ability to accurately use flame and plasma torches, making assembly jigs, and fabrication of moving parts.
This course provides the student with a thorough technical understanding of preparation and fit-up for welding pipe. Students acquire the necessary skills to perform satisfactory welds on different materials of pipe, in all positions and situations, using SMAW welding process. The student develops the skills necessary to produce quality pipe fitting and welds needed in today’s workforce.
WLDG212 Pipe Welding – Layout (integrated Lab) F 4 credits
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) is a specialized sector of welding used in automotive and alloy fabrication. Students will be instructed in a variety of ferrous and non-ferrous metal welding using the GTAW process, including spool-gun techniques using industry-standard equipment. Flat, vertical, and overhead positions will be taught. Student welds will be subjected to tensile testing for familiarization purposes.
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) is the most common welding process used in fabrication shops. This course is designed to introduce students to the proper start-up and usage of various brands of GMAW welding equipment that are used throughout the fabrication industry. Flat, vertical, and overhead welding will be taught and student welds will be subjected to bend testing for familiarization purposes.
This course focuses on the graphic representations of fabricated products, as shown by engineer designed drawings. Students will be exposed to multiple views, material specifications, and weld symbols.