Course Offerings - Course Learning Outcomes

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Prefix Number Course Offering Course Learning Outcomes
ACCT 101
ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting
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ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting Course Learning Outcomes


  • Prepare routine transactions for merchandising companies through the steps in the accounting cycle.
  • Use general ledger account information to build, adjust, and prepare a trial balance, income statement, balance sheet, and statement of retained earnings. 
  • Explain and apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) including cost principle, revenue recognition principle, expense recognition principle, and full disclosure principle as well as corporate governance. 
  • Examine and explain how accounting for receivables, long-term assets, current liabilities, and long-term liabilities impacts the various financial statements. 
  • Analyze, record, and report business transactions using the accounting equation and the general ledger system. 
ACCT 102
ACCT 102 - Managerial Accounting
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ACCT 102 - Managerial Accounting Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Define the basic terminology involved in accounting for costs and distinguish between financial and managerial accounting.
  2. Calculate and analyze costs and journalize transactions using both job order and process costing systems in manufacturing and other industries.
  3. Calculate various financial ratios and analyze capital investments and financial statements including budgets.
  4. Identify the fixed and variable components of mixed costs and prepare an income statement in both the traditional and contribution margin formats. 
  5. Prepare financial statements for a business using both absorption and variable costing.
  6. Calculate the break-even point and other statistics using the cost-volume-profit analysis.
  7. Measure, classify, and analyze cash flows to prepare a statement of cash flows using both the direct and indirect methods. 
  8. Use financial ratios including the rate of return on investment, profit margin, and investment turnover for capital budgeting and investment analysis.
ACCT 103
ACCT 103 - Microcomputers in Accounting
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ACCT 103 - Microcomputers in Accounting Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the methods for utilizing general ledger software to record transactions for a business.
  2. Analyze financial reports which can be used to make sound business decisions.
  3. List the steps to set u p accounting records for a business utilizing general ledger software.
  4. Compare and contrast the benefits of utilizing general ledger software to maintain accounting records i n a variety of business industries and situations.
  5. Explain and demonstrate the steps to process payroll information in general ledger software.
  6. Summarize and demonstrate the process to track inventory and maintain inventory records in general ledger software
  7. Use electronic worksheet software to organize, manipulate, and graph numeric data.
ACCT 111
ACCT 111 - Business Accounting
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ACCT 111 - Business Accounting Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Summarize the information provided by the financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows.
  2. Interpret individual amounts from the financial statements to include assets, liabilities, equities, revenues and expenses, and cash flows from operating, investing, and financial activities.
  3. Compute financial ratios and use financial ratios along with other financial data to compare companies within the same industry.
  4. Utilize cost and management accounting concepts to assess challenges and develop solutions in both production and service entities.
  5. Analyze the accounting systems designed for performance measurement and appraisal.
  6. Analyze and evaluate financial aspects of a business and apply the course concepts to “real world” situations.
ACCT 201
ACCT 201 - Intermediate Accounting I
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ACCT 201 - Intermediate Accounting I Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the methods for utilizing general ledger software to record transactions for a business.
  2. Analyze financial reports which can be used to make sound business decisions.
  3. List the steps to set u p accounting records for a business utilizing general ledger software.
  4. Compare and contrast the benefits of utilizing general ledger software to maintain accounting records i n a variety of business industries and situations.
  5. Explain and demonstrate the steps to process payroll information in general ledger software.
  6. Summarize and demonstrate the process to track inventory and maintain inventory records in general ledger software
  7. Use electronic worksheet software to organize, manipulate, and graph numeric data.
ACCT 202
ACCT 202 - Intermediate Accounting II
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ACCT 202 - Intermediate Accounting II Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Analyze, measure, record, and prepare the financial statement presentations for the results of transactions and events impacting corporate debt including troubled-debt restructuring. Analyze, measure, record, and prepare the financial statement presentations for results of transactions and events that impact stockholders' equity.
  2. Account for and prepare the financial statement presentation for transactions and events involving corporate investments including derivatives.
  3. Account for and prepare the financial statement presentation for the results Income tax related transactions and events.
  4. Analyze, measure, record, and prepare the financial statement presentations for transactions and events effecting compensation.
  5. Analyze, measure, record, and prepare the financial statement presentations for lease- related transaction
ACCT 203
ACCT 203 - Cost Accounting
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ACCT 203 - Cost Accounting Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Cost-Volume-Profit
  2. Job Order Costing
  3. Standard Costs
  4. Absorption vs. Variable Costing
  5. Process Costing
  6. Cost Allocation
ACCT 206
ACCT 206 - Auditing
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ACCT 206 - Auditing Course Learning Outcomes


Distinguish the differences among assurance. attestation, and services as well as identify the regulatory bodies that affect the nature and quality if the services.

Define corporate governance, identify the key components of the Sarbanes· Oxley Act and discuss generally accepted auditing and attestation standards.

Discuss the importance of independence as well as identify the major threats to independence as well as describe the audit risk model and it's components.

Identify the various types of risk relevant to conducting an audit as well as describe the audit risk model and its components.

Discuss internal controls including computers-based controls and their effect on the financial statement audit.

Define the various types of fraud and describe the auditor's responsibility for fraud detection. Explain how to integrate fraud detection procedures into financial statement,

Explain the concept of accounting cycles of processes and their impact on audit approaches, Identify the accounts and relevant assertions for each cycle and describe the approach the auditor would take to perform an audit and address fraud risk for each cycle.

Apply the steps involved in assessing the going concern assumption. Describe the contents of and disclosure of loss contingencies and subsequent events.

Describe the information included in the various audit report. Identify the types of opinions and the circumstance in which each type is appropriate.

Describe the causes of legal action against auditors and identify the professional requirements that help assure audit quality and minimize auditor exposure to liability suits

ACCT 208
ACCT 208 - Tax Accounting
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ACCT 208 - Tax Accounting Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Identify applicable individual federal tax law statues
  2. Summarize applicable federal tax laws under different given circumstances.
  3. Prepare correct IRS tax forms and schedules using tax preparation software
  4. Apply applicable federal tax law statues to solve questions, cases and problems.
  5. Compose client letters communicating federal tair law issues and decisions to clients.
  6. Demonstrate using professional ethics when dealing with federal tax law issue.
ACCT 209
ACCT 209 - Advanced Taxation
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ACCT 209 - Advanced Taxation Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Identify and evaluate research tools and technique to satisfy specific tax problem and solutions.
  2. Compute and communicate tax liability for entities other than individuals using current tax laws, inclusions, exclusions, within multi-states or international transaction ie(partnerships, corporations, estates, and trust.)
  3. Assess different federal tax practices and ethics,
ACCT 215
ACCT 215 - Nonprofit Accounting
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ACCT 215 - Nonprofit Accounting Course Learning Outcomes


  1. governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations
  2. the nature of fund accounting
  3. the budgeting process
  4. principles of revenue recognition in governments
  5. the principles of recognizing expenditures in government funds
  6. governmental accounting for long-term obligations
  7. the reporting and disclosure requirements for government reporting entities
  8. accounting principles for nonprofit organizations
  9. accounting principles for hospitals and universities
  10. auditing principles of governments and nonprofit organizations
ACCT 250
ACCT 250 - Advanced Accounting
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ACCT 250 - Advanced Accounting Course Learning Outcomes


  1. identify the major reasons firms combine,
  2. discuss the factors managers should consider in exercising due diligence in business combinations
  3. discuss the defensive tactics used to attempt to block business combinations,
  4. explain the differences between an asset and a stock acquisition,
  5. discuss the factors used to determine the price and method of payment for a business combinations
  6. calculate an estimate of the value of goodwill to be included in an offering price by discounting expected future excess earnings over some period of years.
ADC 101
ADC 101 - Introduction to Design and Construction
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ADC 101 - Introduction to Design and Construction Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain major concepts in the fields of design and construction
  2. Critically evaluate the building development process (from feasibility through design, construction and building occupancy), its major steps and the roles of its major participants;
  3. Articulate the major factors contributing to build ing design and construction such as construction materials; structural and other building system aspects; codes and regulations;
  4. Use drawing techniques with various media (paper, pen, pencil, charcoal, etc.) and conventions;
  5. Discuss the nature of professionalism and the meaning of professional ethics;
  6. Elucidate new techniques and technologies and their impact on design and construction, including the introduction of new construction materials.
  7. Utilize word processing software and library information systems to produce and/or retrieve documents regarding architecture, design, and construction.
  8. Explain legal and ethical issues associated with technology used i n architecture, design and construction.
ADC 103
ADC 103 - CAD Basics
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ADC 103 - CAD Basics Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Manipulate CAD software to create drawings that are highly precise and have superior graphic quality.
  2. Explain major design principles, components, and the construction process of buildings.
  3. Use architectural conventions and accepted industry standards f or the production of design development documents.
  4. Perform manipulations of alphanumeric Information contained in spreadsheets and to utilize specialized areas of CAD software designed to import, export and link these data to the graphics software. Demonstrate the ability to work as members of a tea m by collaborating on a large scale, end of semester project using social/professional networking software and websites.
  5. Connect personal computers to commonly used digital peripherals such as still and video cameras, measuring devices and mass storage devices. 6.   Post images of work they produced to a web page they create.
ADC 109
ADC 109 - Design Studio I
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ADC 109 - Design Studio I Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the basic principles of delineation as understood through design as a foundation for the study of any of the design fields.
  2. Articulate the nature of the design process and how ideas and concepts can be developed and translated into graphic presentations.
  3. Use professional language to describe form and space.
  4. Manipulate scale and proportional relationships for human comfort and beauty.
  5. Assemble professional presentations using appropriate methods and conventions, including architectural lettering.
  6. Construct basic two- and three-dimensional compositions, showing strategies for achieving design clarity and meaning.
  7. Elucidate the human experience of space and form.
  8. Create and describe form and space, using the basic graphic and modeling skills for two- and three- dimensional representation: freehand drawing, manual drafting, paraline drawing and model making.
ADC 112
ADC 112 - Construction Materials and Detailing: Properties
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ADC 112 - Construction Materials and Detailing: Properties Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Describe and discuss sustainable methods, practices and technologies in line with the United States Green Building Council's LEED certification;
  2. Identify the major factors contributing to building design and construction such as construction materials, structural systems, mechanical systems and life safety/building codes and regulations;
  3. Document, through both manual and computer-assisted drawing, techniques commonly encountered in building, structural and exterior "skin" details;
  4. Use common drawing conventions to document scaled details and wall sections;
  5. Identify and graphically resolve problems and conflicts among different materials and construction systems;
  6. Discuss new and emerging construction techniques and technologies and their impact on design and construction, including the introduction of new construction materials;
  7. Project maintenance and replacement of certain building material costs over life of the building;
  8. Select building materials that aid in conserving energy, and result in improved occupant health and safety.
ADC 123
ADC 123 - Construction Print Reading and Specifications
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ADC 123 - Construction Print Reading and Specifications Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Describe the design and production process of construction drawings and the various purposes they serve and identify industry conventions
  2. Describe the format and hierarchy of a set of construction drawings and the various drawing types found in a typical set.
  3. Interpret and discuss information found on civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical drawings.
  4. Determine correct dimensions by performing the various mathematical practices (feet/inches, decimal/fractions) used to show sizes and distances on drawings and in readings and use a fractional rule and an architectural scale.
  5. Describe the structure and intent of construction specifications and their divisions.
  6. Explain the different purposes and interrelationship of the various document types, including construction documents, specifications, shop drawings, as-built drawings, and fabrication and erection drawings.
ADC 133
ADC 133 - Project Management in Construction
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ADC 133 - Project Management in Construction Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the process involved in breaking down a project into work packages and describe the specific parts that make up a construction work package
  2. Create a work breakdown structure and describe the precedence relationships of a construction project.
  3. Describe typical estimating and bidding procedures, including qualification, the bidding period, instructions to bidders, quantity surveys, cost summaries, material, labor, equipment, and operating costs, and acceptance and rejection of bids.
  4. Create a conceptual cost estimate reflecting the likely costs of a proposed construction project.
  5. Describe the uses of schedules and types of scheduling methods.
  6. Create a schedule utilizing computer software and describe the milestone events of a typical construction project, showing all major phases and sub-phases.
ADC 136
ADC 136 - Construction Safety and Building Codes
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ADC 136 - Construction Safety and Building Codes Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Discuss the historical, legal, and philosophical basis of construction codes.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the set of codes in the ICC family of codes, especially those that relate to building construction, as well as their interrelationships.
  3. Identify the responsibilities of major participants in the design and construction process.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the major building characteristics that are affected by code analysis and application, such as occupancy, height and area, egress, fire separations, structural loads, construction methods, and structural and finish materials.
  5. Determine the code classification of any building, using discriminates such as use/occupancy types, occupancy-detailed requirements, heights and area limits, and construction types.
  6. Calculate the “design occupant load” in sample buildings by the standard methods of calculation.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the major systems, and products used for detection and suppression of fire in buildings, including suppression and standpipe systems and fire alarm systems.
  8. Design a safe egress system for a simple building by manipulating the factors contributing to the Occupant Load, such as doors, corridor and exit stair widths.
  9. Discuss laws and standards related to accessibility, especially the Americans with Disabilities Act.
ADC 146
ADC 146 - Construction Contracts and Business Practices
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ADC 146 - Construction Contracts and Business Practices Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Describe the life-cycle of a typical construction project from inception to completion
  2. Discuss the roles, responsibilities, and obligations of the various professions involved in a typical construction project
  3. Describe the major types of contracts used and primary delivery methods, with their advantages and disadvantages
  4. Develop a Business Plan or Marketing Plan for a construction company
  5. Create a Financial Plan for a construction company, determining the start-up and overhead costs
ADC 159
ADC 159 - Design Studio II
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ADC 159 - Design Studio II Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Demonstrate basic understanding of the abstract formal principles of three-dimensional spatial representation and strategies for achieving spatial representation.
  2. Illustrate form using light and shading to communicate the three-dimensional qualities of objects.
  3. Develop ideas and concepts and translate them into graphic presentations, thereby experiencing and understanding the evolutionary and iterative nature of the design process
  4. Integrate functional, aesthetic and physical considerations in resolving design problems.
  5. Manifest habits of mind and work required for success in architecture and interior design fields.
  6. Exhibit three-dimensional, graphic representation skills, mainly using computer modeling, in a program such as Sketch-Up or the 3-D aspects of AutoCAD.
  7. Show mastery over the methods and conventions used to achieve professional presentations using computer modeling.
  8. Manipulate two-dimensional computer drawings to assist in the creation of three-dimensional images.
  9. Combine computer generated images into a visually dynamic and cohesive comprehensive presentation using software such as InDesign or Illustrator.
ADC 160
ADC 160 - Presentation Techniques
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ADC 160 - Presentation Techniques Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Demonstrate facility using an array of architectural presentation methods, including various drawing types, physical models, and digital computer models using current industry standard software.  
  2. Communicate architectural and design concepts clearly and convincingly, following professional standards for the presentation of design work. 
  3. Organize, compose, and present architectural and interior designs using Adobe’s computer graphic design software. 
  4. Begin the process of creating a portfolio of work for use in collegiate transfer and / or seeking employment. 
ADC 163
ADC 163 - Architectural Visualization with Autodesk Revit
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ADC 163 - Architectural Visualization with Autodesk Revit Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Create a 3D architectural model of moderate complexity. 
  2. Develop and apply realistic textures to a 3D model. 
  3. Light a 3D model at an advanced level, using both natural and artificial lighting techniques. 
  4. Produce photo-realistic renderings from a 3D model. 
ADC 176
ADC 176 / HIST 176 - Philadelphia History: Architecture and Planning
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ADC 176 / HIST 176 - Philadelphia History: Architecture and Planning Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the purpose of historical study of architecture within the scope of human experience.
  2. Use architectural and historical vocabulary to discuss the development and design processes leading to buildings and public places.
  3. Locate, interpret and critically analyze primary source materials regarding physical planning in Philadelphia, and individual buildings.
  4. Produce a series of mutually unique and topically significant essays that demonstrate observation, critical thinking, and writing skills.
  5. Describe the history of Philadelphia architecture, its styles, and analyze its evolution over four distinct periods.
  6. Explain how social class, race, and ethnicity affect the built environment and how it has evolved since Philadelphia’s founding.
  7. Describe the construction methodologies and materials used in Philadelphia buildings and the changes that have happened over time.
ADC 186
ADC 186 - Surveying
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ADC 186 - Surveying Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Measure an existing building or other construction element or condition
  2. Draw a plan showing the surveyed conditions
  3. Run a level circuit, determining elevations of specific point locations in reference to a set datum
  4. Record the observations a field-book
  5. Utilize the level circuit to determine and draw a plan
  6. Create a 2-D and 3-D drawing showing the surface contours and profiles of a property
  7. Determine depths of utilities associated with a property (e.g. sewer, water, gas, etc.)
  8. Produce a metes-and-bounds survey document of a property from a legal description and verify that description through direct observation
ADC 192
ADC 192 - Color and Lighting
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ADC 192 - Color and Lighting Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Critically evaluate the theories of the physical aspects of color: pigment, light and their application to space, and distinguish the differences and the phenomena that underlie each theory
  2. Control color interactions and distinguish color differences resulting from lighting, materials, and pigment, and apply this knowledge to design of space
  3. Critically evaluate new techniques and technologies related to color and color phenomena, and their impact on interior finishes and treatments
  4. Understand the concept of light and lighting, and common methods of measurement including basic lighting level calculations
  5. Understand the basics of parametrics, such as the characteristics of different lighting types and their interaction with surfaces, and apply them to design choices
  6. Become familiar with current and emerging technologies involving lighting fixtures and lighting design 7. Select and integrate fixtures into a design project
ADC 209
ADC 209 - Design Studio III
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ADC 209 - Design Studio III Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Develop designs that manifest rudimentary awareness of human factors (ergonomics, cultural traditions, class and gender) in architectural and interior design, and products and processes associated with adaptive reuse of existing structures.
  2. Produce work using an organized, incremental sequence of inquiry.
  3. Develop and present comprehensive solutions to architectural and design problems.
  4. Cultivate personal attributes necessary to success as students of architecture and interior design, such as: perseverance, personal integrity and consistency in work.
  5. Show progressively more independent self direction in accessing various sources of technical information.
  6. Accept and adapt to criticism from peers and faculty as a fundamental part of learning in the design studio.
  7. Demonstrate increasing facility in using computer tools to thoroughly and meaningfully analyze, develop and present design ideas.
ADC 212
ADC 212 - Construction Materials and Detailing: Methods
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ADC 212 - Construction Materials and Detailing: Methods Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Discuss the building development process (from feasibility through design, construction and building occupancy), its major steps and the roles of its major participants, focusing on interior spaces, systems and enclosures
  2. Identify and graphically resolve problems and conflicts among different materials and construction systems focusing on issues impacting interior finishes and treatments, and exterior enclosures
  3. Explain factors influencing the selection and detailing of construction elements, especially with regard to sustainability, lighting, color, and acoustics
  4. Discuss new and emerging construction techniques and technologies and their impact on design and construction, with special attention to interior finishes and treatments, and exterior enclosures
  5. Document, through manual and computer assisted drawing techniques, commonly encountered building and interior details
  6. Use common drawing conventions
  7. Select building materials that aid in conserving energy, and improved occupant health and safety
ADC 221
ADC 221 - History of Architecture and Interiors I
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ADC 221 - History of Architecture and Interiors I Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Identify significant architectural and interior designs from pre-historic times through the end of the Renaissance (ca. 1600) looking primarily at religious and burial functions and basic shelter.
  2. Interpret original texts, linking these to key theoretical concepts in the historical evolution of the built environment.
  3. Analyze design solutions (buildings, interiors and man-made landscapes), critically and graphically, using multiple criteria, including form, function, and design precedents.
  4. Explore ways of interpreting built forms, as well as illustrative sculpture and painting, so that specific built design solutions can be understood in the context of the major issues that were central to each historic period.
  5. Investigate and analyze both the exterior and the interior spaces and forms, describing their underlying cultural paradigms, including the built and planned forms of pre-historic, early and Classical (Egypt, Greece, Rome, etc.), Islamic, Asian and indigenous American and western civilizations.
  6. Employ a rich vocabulary in describing, discussing and writing about important design precedents.
ADC 222
ADC 222 - History of Architecture and Interiors II
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ADC 222 - History of Architecture and Interiors II Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Identify significant architectural and interior designs from the Baroque period (1600 CE) up to contemporary practice.
  2. Interpret original texts, linking these to key theoretical concepts in the historical evolution of the built environment.
  3. Analyze design solutions (buildings, interiors and man-made landscapes), critically and graphically, using multiple criteria, including form, function, and design precedents.
  4. Explore ways of interpreting built forms, as well as illustrative sculpture and painting, so that specific built design solutions can be understood in the context of the major issues that were central to each historic period.
  5. Investigate and analyze both the exterior and the interior spaces and forms, describing their underlying cultural paradigms, citing examples from around the world from 1600 CE through today effectively and successfully investigating underlying cultural paradigms.
  6. Write convincingly, describing and analyzing important design artifacts based on research using primary sources, such as writing by the architects of the relevant period, providing proper attribution.
ADC 226
ADC 226 - Introduction to Building Structures
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ADC 226 - Introduction to Building Structures Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Identify basic structural member types and explain the internal forces that they experience and their failure modes.
  2. Describe various load types and demonstrate the flow of forces through a structural system
  3. Describe the material and structural properties of wood, steel, concrete, and masonry and their design implications.
  4. Read and produce structural drawings and models of various structural materials and their capabilities
  5. Explain the history of significant structural engineering developments that have contributed to engineering knowledge
ADC 236
ADC 236 - Construction Cost Estimating I
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ADC 236 - Construction Cost Estimating I Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Describe types of drawings contained in a set of residential and commercial drawings.
  2. Examine and interpret common graphic conventions including line types, dimensioning methods, scales, material indications and symbols.
  3. Relate construction drawings including plans, elevations, sections, and details, and check these construction project drawings for completeness, consistency and accuracy.
  4. Read and interpret mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems depicted in a construction project drawing set.
  5. Quantify materials and systems documented in a drawing set as a means toward estimating the likely costs of a proposed construction project.
  6. Use a computer spreadsheet to organize construction cost information.
  7. Apply square-foot and cubic foot costs associated with buildings, accounting for regional and market-driven variation.
  8. Apply estimate modifiers such as labor benefits, overhead and profit, restricted site, and expedited construction to adapt an estimate for particular project conditions.
ADC 237
ADC 237 - Construction Cost Estimating II — Computer Methods & Cost-Benefit Analysis
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ADC 237 - Construction Cost Estimating II — Computer Methods & Cost-Benefit Analysis Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Assist in estimating the likely costs of a proposed construction project as performed by a typical Construction Manager or General Contractor in the commercial construction market
  2. Categorize the materials specified in construction project documents into their component parts using the Construction Specifications Index (CSI) system
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in manipulating computer programs to assemble, price and present estimates
  4. Assemble a complete construction estimate and bid, including general conditions, projecting values for overhead and profit
  5. Explain market forces that affect construction costing
  6. Estimate the cost of sustainable building measures
  7. Identify the best value in evaluating several alternative construction solutions
  8. Apply life cycle cost analysis to demonstrate the financial viability of proposed upgrades to the design of proposed or existing construction
ADC 246
ADC 246 - Contracts and Specifications
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ADC 246 - Contracts and Specifications Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Describe the interrelationships among factors affecting a typical construction project including: project financing, bidding and negotiation of contracts, types of construction staging, construction contracts, seasonality in construction, licensing and bonding of contractors, and building codes
  2. Describe forms of company organization in the construction industry, including sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, corporations and construction contracting firms.
  3. Cite and discuss passages from the General Conditions section of a typical construction contract,
  4. Describe the structure and intent of construction specifications and their divisions.
  5. Describe typical estimating and bidding procedures including: qualification, the bidding period, instructions to bidders, job site visit, quantity surveys, cost summaries, material, labor, equipment costs and operating costs, bid security, and acceptance and rejection of bids.
  6. Discuss different forms of construction contracts
  7. Identify industry standard record instruments including agreements, progress payment applications, acceptance and final payment documents, liquidated damages, extensions of time, contract changes, subcontracts and purchase orders.
  8. Discuss various construction insurance mechanisms including, project property insurance, builder’s risk insurance, fidelity bonds, liability insurance, surety bonds, and personal injury insurance.
ADC 253
ADC 253 - Environmental Systems I
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ADC 253 - Environmental Systems I Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the psychometric elements that form the basis of human comfort within buildings.
  2. Identify and describe the function of the principal components used in typical heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, plumbing and electrical systems for buildings (collectively referred to as MEP systems).
  3. Create drawings diagramming MEP systems commonly deployed in the Delaware Valley region.
  4. Describe the important variables in selecting MEP systems appropriate to different climactic zones.
  5. Design and draw systems in response to specific building program imperatives (e.g. type, size, occupancy).
  6. Explain common and inexpensive energy and resource saving measures that should usually be employed in contemporary MEP system design.
  7. Compare and contrast conventional and emerging (sustainable) products, systems and components.
  8. Create diagrams describing passive methods for reducing energy consumption in buildings.
  9. Create technical drawings using advanced computer tools related to MEP design.
ADC 254
ADC 254 - Environmental Systems II
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ADC 254 - Environmental Systems II Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Detail systems and sub-systems commonly found in modern construction;
  2. Explain and describe systems and concepts for and related to specialized areas of environmental well-being, including lighting, acoustics, fire suppression, transportation, and central building controls
  3. Identify and explain alternative and developing systems entering contemporary practice related to energy conservation and resource consumption reduction;
  4. Create technical drawings using advanced computer tools related to MEP design; and
  5. Successfully complete the LEED – Green Associate examination
ADC 259
ADC 259 - Design Studio IV
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ADC 259 - Design Studio IV Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Develop a broad scale project on an urban site, analyzing important site design imperatives and ecological processes such as orientation, climate, slope, views, soil and vegetation.
  2. Consider complex social processes of the human community in which design takes place.
  3. Exhibit sensitivity to ways in which comprehensive social and physical site analysis can provide positive influences for the shaping of space.
  4. Relate existing architectural artifacts of the larger historical context in developing design solutions.
  5. Show progressively more independent self direction in accessing various sources of technical information.
  6. Accept and adapt to criticism from peers and faculty as a fundamental part of learning in the design studio.
  7. Demonstrate increasing facility in using computer tools to thoroughly and meaningfully analyze, develop and present design ideas.
ADC 260
ADC 260 - Advanced Presentation Techniques
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ADC 260 - Advanced Presentation Techniques Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Develop promotional materials, both written and graphic, for evaluation by admissions committees and officers, professional organizations, and /or potential clients and employers.
  2. Define immediate individual career or academic goals.
  3. Apply computer composition skills to create and their digital portfolios.
  4. Edit and refine photographic and computer generated images.
  5. Apply techniques for managing large files associated with portfolios.
  6. Publish their portfolios to the web.
  7. Create a professional development plan or an academic enrollment plan, depending on their career goals.
  8. Prepare for future modification and ongoing maintenance of their contemporary, ever-changing portfolios.
ADC 261
ADC 261 - Construction Management and Scheduling
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ADC 261 - Construction Management and Scheduling Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Discuss the roles, responsibilities, concerns, and obligations of the various professions involved in a typical construction project
  2. Describe the life-cycle of a typical construction project from inception to demolition
  3. Create a chart, using critical-path scheduling computer software, describing the milestone events of a typical construction project, showing all major phases and sub-phases
  4. Cite and discuss cases analyzing construction projects that had both positive and negative outcomes, observing and reporting on situational strategies and reactions
  5. Interview and network with construction industry professionals, recording information about particular local construction projects
  6. Manipulate construction management scheduling software, accounting for expected events, and reacting positively to unexpected events
ADC 263
ADC 263 - Digital Animation and Rendering
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ADC 263 - Digital Animation and Rendering Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Create a series of progressively more complex computer-based animations.
  2. Create the illusion of objects moving in space using computer animations, proceeding from simple complex animation tasks involving manipulating objects interactively.
  3. Create, use, set and adjust and change animation lighting parameters, and turn lights on and off without removing them from the scene.
  4. Select lighting combinations to simulate natural or artificial illumination (key and fill lighting.)
  5. Create, use and adjust camera objects to provide the basis for scene visualization.
  6. Perform basic camera movements: moving a camera along a path; following a moving object; panning; zooming; creating animated cutaway views.
  7. Create, use and adjust the surface characteristics of objects to produce realistic animation and rendering effects (e.g. color, reflectivity, texture, and surface-normals).
  8. Create and apply patterns which simulate textures, applied designs, reflections, refractions, and other effects.
  9. Use a variety of method for final assembly and output of computer animations.
  10. Edit raw animations in post-production, combining raw footage into sequences, adding special effects including layered composite shots, and printing titles for the film or video.
  11. Produce a body of quality work for possible inclusion in their transfer or job career preparatory portfolios.
ADC 273
ADC 273 - Advanced CAD Applications
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ADC 273 - Advanced CAD Applications Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Prepare and publish web page of their project
  2. Independently define, develop and complete an entire computer assisted design project
  3. Produce a comprehensive report describing their project's goals, objectives and development procedure
  4. Organize a live presentation structured to convey a summary of a project to a panel of reviewers.
  5. Use and demonstrate proficiency in manipulating a set of advanced-level CAD features
ADC 283
ADC 283 - Special Topics in Architectural Visualization
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ADC 283 - Special Topics in Architectural Visualization Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Use an array of digital architectural presentation methods
  2. Create advanced 3D digital models and apply materials and lighting
  3. Produce high quality renderings and drawings of differing styles for final presentation 
  4. Determine the most suitable software packages for solving problems in digital workflow
ADC 286
ADC 286 - Building Rehabilitation and Energy Retrofit
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ADC 286 - Building Rehabilitation and Energy Retrofit Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the small building and residential rehabilitation process, including feasibility, financial planning, design, permitting, construction, and commissioning.
  2. Calculate real estate values based on market evidence, applying industry-standard analytical tools.
  3. Produce a document containing the information and data needed to analyze and prove viability of a prospective rehabilitation project. i.e., Pro-Forma.
  4. List and illustrate the components of an effective energy strategy and management program citing ideas and concepts in Leadership in Energy Environmental Design (LEED) and US Green Building Council (USGBC) protocols.
  5. Explain applicable local, state and federal regulatory standards and accepted industry principles involved in the production of successful development projects and rehabilitated structures.
  6. Communicate using contemporary computer-based methods, participating as effective members of multi-disciplinary development teams, coordinating and digitally sharing project documents.
  7. Use computer programs, such as Microsoft Project and Excel, to aid in understanding and solving construction scheduling, logistics and pricing issues.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of common residential building components and energy related improvements.
AET 101
AET 101 - Introduction to Robotics
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AET 101 - Introduction to Robotics Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Identify and properly apply terminology related to the field of robotics.
  2. Create simple circuits and produce basic circuit diagrams.
  3. Produce basic computer programs and identify components of them including variables, data types, conditional statements and loops.
  4. Use the Scientific Method to apply the principles of scientific reasoning to the solution of problems
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues related to robotics
  6. Identify and describe STEM careers and their associated educational requirements.
  7. Produce financial plan and timeline related to an academic and career plan.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team
AET 101
AET 102 - Scientific Technology and Public Policy
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AET 102 - Scientific Technology and Public Policy Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the scientific method and apply it to an identified problem
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of basic biology, chemistry and physics principles related to the technology modules included in the course
  3. Discuss how new technologies impact society in a variety of ways, such as creating ethical and legal issues, altering employment trends, and shifting government priorities and spending
  4. Demonstrate basic skills in locating and utilizing Library and Internet resources
  5. Communicate science-related information in written, oral and visual formats
AET 110
AET 110 - Safety, Health and the Environment
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AET 110 - Safety, Health and the Environment Course Learning Outcomes


  1.  Describe various hazards and analyze their effects on the workplace environment. Included are the various chemical and biological hazards, equipment and energy hazards, fire and explosion hazards, hazardous atmospheres and respiratory hazards, work area hazards, hazards involving transportation and vehicles, ergonomics, and environmental hazards.
  2. Describe hazards as they relate to security, including physical and cyber security systems.
  3. Identify the various regulatory agencies and their role in workplace safety. Included are the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the International Organization of Standardization (ISO), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the National Safety Council (NSC).
  4. Describe the various types of hazard controls including audits, inspections, monitors and process hazard analysis.
  5. Describe the various types of engineering controls including alarms, indicators, process containment and process upset controls.
  6. Describe the various types of administrative controls including policies, procedures, plans, process safety management, and hazardous waste operations and emergency response standards (HAZWOPER)
  7. Discuss permit systems in terms of confined space, cold and hot work and lock-out/tag-out.
  8. Identify and discuss various types of equipment used for safety in the workplace, including personal protective equipment (PPE), monitoring equipment, and fire rescue and emergency response equipment, and they will describe basic first aid procedures.
  9. Identify and discuss the ethics of a healthy workplace environment through an examination of case studies.
  10. Explain the appropriate engineering, administrative and individual responses to hazardous conditions.
AET 130
AET 130 - Quality Control/Quality Assurance
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AET 130 - Quality Control/Quality Assurance Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Describe the historical perspective of Quality Control and Quality Assurance.
  2. Identify the eight quality management principles and describe how they are implemented in manufacturing industries.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the fifteen elements of any Quality Assurance (QA) Manual.
  4. Apply various statistical tools to process control.
  5. Describe and use the Six Sigma concept.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of some of the government regulations (OSHA and EPA) and their relevance to health, safety and environmental issues in the work place.
AET 140
AET 140 - 3D Printing - Additive Manufacturing
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AET 140 - 3D Printing - Additive Manufacturing Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Define terms and acronyms related to additive manufacturing and identify or explain basic concepts of 3D CAD files and the .stl file format
  2. Describe basic concepts of the manufacturing process and the ways in which additive manufacturing is affecting and transforming manufacturing
  3. Solve problems related to volume, area and basic geometric shapes
  4. Perform unit conversions between US customary and International System Units
  5. Define current additive technologies (currently this includes technologies such as SLA, SLS, FDM, and high speed sintering) and compare and contrast their uses in various applications
  6. Differentiate between industrial and consumer equipment in relation factors such as materials, print quality, and post processing,
  7. Describe procedures for setting up an AM part run.
  8. Explain the importance of instrument calibration
  9. Practice safe work procedures in the lab
  10. Correctly utilize basic measurement devices such as calipers, micrometer, scale.
  11. Perform basic setup, change over, and maintenance of equipment
  12. Demonstrate basic ability to manipulate 3D printing files for part placement, capture of part mass properties: volume, xyz dimensions and surface area.
  13. Fabricate a part using AM equipment
AET 150
AET 150 - Solar Technology Fundamentals
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AET 150 - Solar Technology Fundamentals Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the basic operation of current solar panels and solar array systems, including topics such as conversion of sunlight to electricity, how angle and orientation of panels affects voltage output, etc.  
  2. Determine optimum string sizing of a solar array based on 
    • Record high and low temperatures in the area
    • The specific solar panels being used
    • Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE)
    • Wiring size
  3. Determine optimum sizing of branch circuits
  4. Explain the differences and similarities of different types of inverters
  5. Explain how solar array battery systems work and how they can be tested to determine optimal operation
  6. Correctly interpret tables in the National Electrical Code (NEC) as it relates to solar array systems to determine proper wire sizing
  7. Explain the capabilities of various Module Level Power Electronics and rapid shutdown devices and why they ae important
  8. Correctly interpret data from a solar monitoring system; explain the operation of solar monitoring systems and how such data can be utilized to troubleshoot possible problems with a solar PV system.
  9. Explain the difference between series and parallel wiring and when each type is used in a solar photovoltaic system
  10. Identify Balance of System (BOS) components and identify common problems with BOS components
  11. Demonstrate proper safety procedures related to fall hazards, electrical and shock hazards, environmental and jobsite hazards, lifting and hazardous materials
AET 201
AET 201 - Introduction to Nanotechnology
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AET 201 - Introduction to Nanotechnology Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Describe the history and application of various nanotechnology industries.
  2. Recognize the differences between the two major synthetic approaches to nanofabrication: top-down/subtractive and bottom-up/additive manufacturing.
  3. Identify the major characterization tools used in nanotechnology industries.
  4. Identify various types of nanomaterials that are used in nanotechnology industries.
  5. Explain the unique chemical and physical properties of nanoparticles.
  6. Explain toxicity and environmental issues related to nanotechnology applications.
  7. Gain hands-on experience with basic nanotechnology concepts through a laboratory experience.
AH 101
AH 101 - Introduction to the Health Care Professions
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AH 101 - Introduction to the Health Care Professions Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Demonstrate competency in communication, research, problem-solving, critical thinking, and time management skills necessary for success in health care
  2. Explain the major factors that have shaped modern American health care
  3. Explain the transmission of disease
  4. Identify types of medical interventions and how they are used to minimize the spread of infection
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the educational pathways, job outlooks and admission requirements for various health care careers
  6. Discuss the core competencies for all health care professionals and illustrate how the competencies are met in a selected health care profession
  7. Demonstrate comprehension of basic mathematical functions for dosage calculations
  8. Demonstrate understanding of medical aseptic techniques
  9. Obtain vital signs accurately
  10. Demonstrate competency in Basic Cardiac Life Support techniques
AH 103
AH 103 - Medical Terminology
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AH 103 - Medical Terminology Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Evaluate medical terns into their component parts.
  2. Define anatomical terms for the major body systems.
  3. Pronounce anatomical, diagnostic, and procedural termns.
  4. Accurately spell medical terms.
  5. Recognize and define common prefixes and suffixes
  6. Utilize medical terminology in appropriate context and form.
  7. Designate organs within each of the major body systems.
  8. Describe the most common diseases associated with body systems.
AH 112
AH 112 - Medical Administrative Procedures
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AH 112 - Medical Administrative Procedures Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Demonstrate how to perform various medical front office administrative procedures successfully
  2. Demonstrate the use of manual and electronic scheduling systems
  3. Perform financial bookkeeping, collection and billing procedures
  4. Explain HIPAA guidelines and ho\v medical office staff comply with the regulations
  5. Demonstrate telephone and medical record management techniques
  6. Create professional documents and process incoming and outgoing communication
AH 113
AH 113 - Exam Room Procedures I
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AH 113 - Exam Room Procedures I Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the performance of patient assessment.
  3. Demonstrate proper use of medical and surgical aseptic techniques.
  4. Identify and apply mathematical concepts accurately.
  5. Demonstrate competence in obtaining vital signs, height and weight.
  6. Demonstrate competence in assisting with general and specialty medical examinations.
  7. Perform hot and cold modality treatments and instruct patients on the use of ambulatory devices.
AH 115
AH 115 - Exam Room Procedures II
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AH 115 - Exam Room Procedures II Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the performance of patient assessment.
  3. Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills to accurately calculate medication dosages.
  4. Perform intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections to clinical competency.
  5. Perform electrocardiography, spirometry testing, and ophthalmic and otic procedures to clinical competency.
  6. Perform point-of-care testing procedures to clinical competency.
AH 116
AH 116 - Therapeutic Communication
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AH 116 - Therapeutic Communication Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Describe the major components of effective communication in a health care setting.
  2. Analyze and recognize common barriers in communication.
  3. Identify community resources and explain how they enhance the services provided by a medical facility.
  4. Apply appropriate communication skills, considering the developmental stages of the life cycle to ensure successful understanding.
  5. Analyze how culture influences behavior, attitude and treatment for illnesses among diverse cultural groups.
  6. Demonstrate professionalism in the use of case studies, examples, and oral presentations.
AH 118
AH 118 - Professional Skills/Employment Seminar
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AH 118 - Professional Skills/Employment Seminar Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Prepare a professional cover letter and resume for entry-level employment in a health care setting.
  2. Demonstrate professional conduct and effective presentation of qualifications during an interview process.
  3. Successfully complete American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Health Care Provider CPR and first aid certification.
  4. Demonstrate preparedness for a national medical assisting credentialing exam.
AH 120
AH 120 - Reimbursement Methodologies in Health Care
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AH 120 - Reimbursement Methodologies in Health Care Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Differentiate between the different code sets approved by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
  2. Differentiate among major types of voluntary, commercial, government­ sponsored, and managed care health insurance plans
  3. Explain the impact that government-sponsored health care programs have on the American health care system
  4. Define basic terminology associated with reimbursement under Medicare and Medicaid prospective payment systems
  5. Explain common models and policies of payment for Medicare and Medicaid health care payment systems for physicians, outpatient, and inpatient settings
  6. Identify the component of the revenue cycle
AH 121
AH 121 - Medical Assisting Practicum
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AH 121 - Medical Assisting Practicum Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Identify the personal characteristics deemed essential in professional behavior and display those attributes while on externship.
  2. Utilize effective communication skills with diverse patient populations, co-workers, and other members of the health care delivery team.
  3. Adhere to legal principles and practices within the physician's office or health care facility.
  4. Demonstrate competency in performing administrative and clinical medical assisting skills in an ambulatory medical facility.
AH 190
AH 190 - Human Disease and Treatment
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AH 190 - Human Disease and Treatment Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Define the nature and types of diseases.
  2. Describe the methods of disease transmission.
  3. Identify the predisposing factors of disease.
  4. For each body system, relate specific diseases to their etiology, signs, symptoms, and treatment.
  5. For each body system, describe the common laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures used to diagnose disease.