Course Descriptions

Please Note: Courses effective Spring 2018; for earlier terms, please contact enrollment services for the appropriate class schedule.

This a list of all courses the College can offer; the College does not offer all courses every semester. For the current semester's courses, go to the class schedule. The class schedule provides more complete information, including course description, instructor, course fee, and textbook required.

AC, Heat & Refrigeration Tech
Accounting
Anthropology
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Basic Nurse Assistant Training
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Early Childhood Education
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Elder Care Support
Electronic/Computer Technology
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English
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Financial Services
Fire Science
French
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Health Information Technology
Hebrew
Hindi
Hindi-Urdu
History
Horticultural Therapy
Human Services
Humanities
Independent Study
Italian
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Law Enforcement
Management
Manufacturing Technology
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Design
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Assistant
Music
Nursing
Paralegal Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physics
Polish
Political Science
Psychology
Russian
Social Science
Sociology
Spanish
Speech
Theater
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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in Academic Advising for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

Mechanical Design

MEC105 - Processes and Materials
Course covers properties of materials including plastics and decomposites, ceramics, and metals. Processes discussed include molding, machining, forming and joining operations. Non-traditional methods such as EDM, stereolithography, and abrasive cutting are presented. Course may include plant tours.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

MEC210 - Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Course provides overview of hardware, software and procedures involved in computer design and manufacturing. Content includes hardware and fundamentals of CAD, programmable controllers, NC programming, robotics technology, inventory management and computer-integrated manufacturing.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)
Fee: $50

MEC220 - Elements of Machine Design
Course examines design of machine elements as affected by material properties, loading conditions, stresses, deformation and costs. Content includes failure analysis, shafts and couplings, clutches and brakes, mechanical fasteners and springs.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

MEC230 - Static and Strength of Materials
Course covers concepts of statics and strength of materials. Content includes forces, force components, trusses, centroids, equilibrium, stress and strain, defection of beams, torsion, and various types of joints. Recommended: MAT 110 or MAT 114 or higher-level MAT course.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

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