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2007-2008 Catalog Updates

Admissions and Records

Academic program and course description changes are an ongoing process of Academic Affairs for continuous improvement of the curriculum.  The most current and accurate changes in Admissions and Records information for the 2007-2008 College Catalog, effective Fall 2007 and/or Spring 2008, are found in this Admissions and Records Section.

CLEP Examination Changes

The following changes were made to p. 13 of the 2007/2008 catalog

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

French Language Level 2 (4 semesters)       
FREN 2010 & 2020           
6

German Language Level 2 (4 semesters)     
GERM 2010 & 2020           
6

Spanish Language Level 2 (4 semesters)
SPAN 2010 & 2020            
6

Passing these CLEP exams will not give the student humanities elective credit and the total number of credit hours awarded for passing the exam is 6.0.  This is a reduction from the 12.0 hours stated in the 07/08 catalog.

High School Core Units Required for University Parallel Degrees

The following changes were made to the High School Core Units Required for University Parallel Degrees section of p. 20 of the 07/08 catalog.

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SpringWalters State Courses to Remove
High School Unit Deficiencies
English 1 Basic or developmental courses
English 2 Basic or developmental courses
English 3 Basic or developmental courses
English 4 Basic or developmental courses
Algebra 1 Basic or developmental courses
Algebra 2 Basic or developmental courses
Foreign Language 1 FREN 1010 or GERM 1010 or SPAN 1010
Foreign Language 2 FREN 1020 or GERM 1020 or SPAN 1020

The following deficiencies may be removed by taking the approved General Education Courses for the listed subject area.  General Education Courses are listed on page 56 of the catalog.  These courses may also be used to satisfy the General Education requirements in the student’s program of study.

Geometry/Advanced Math Mathematics  3.0 credit hours
Natural/Physical Science Natural Sciences  8.0 credit hours
Natural/Physical Science w/lab Natural Sciences  8.0 credit hours
Social Studies Social/Behavioral Science  6.0 credit hours
U.S. History History  6.0 credit hours
Visual/Performing Arts Humanities and/or Fine Arts  6.0 credit hours

Courses used to remove high school deficiencies must be passed with a grade of “C” or higher.  All deficiencies must be removed prior to applying for graduation.

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The first paragraph number, 3. "Students who fit the above..."

Paragraph after course listing, beginning, "*Please be aware that the courses..."

Third paragraph number, 3. "Transfer students with 60 or more..."

Paragraph number, 6. "Non-transfer (major changes) and transfer students..."

Academic Information

Academic program and course description changes are an ongoing process of Academic Affairs for continuous improvement of the curriculum.  The most current and accurate changes in course descriptions for the 2007-2008 College Catalog, effective Fall 2007 and/or Spring 2008, are found in this Course Description Section.

Graduation and Degree Requirements :: Step 10

The following changes were made to the Graduation and Degree Requirements on p. 49 of the 2007/2008 catalog.

Graduation and Degree Requirements

Item 10 - Students graduating are required to take the Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress Examination. Notification as to testing dates will be provided. Students may also be required to take other tests as may be required by the institution.

General Education Courses :: Course Additions

The following courses were added to the General Education Course listing on p. 56 of the 07/08 catalog.

BIOL 1030/1031 Concepts of Biology and Lab

CHEM 1030/1031 Concepts of Chemistry and Lab

Program Additions

Industrial Technology/Biomedical Equipment Technology

Degree:  Associate of Applied Science

Emphasis:  Industrial Technology

Concentration:  Biomedical Technology

The Biomedical Equipment Technology concentration under the Industrial Technology degree program prepares individuals to fill an important role in today’s specialized medical industry. Biomedical equipment, which is vital to human life, is found in clinics, hospitals, and many doctors’ offices. The complex and highly specialized equipment in these facilities is valued in millions of dollars. The Biomedical Equipment Technology program at Walters State is designed to prepare the student to meet the demands of this exacting profession by teaching them the electronics skills needed to inspect, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair medical equipment. Computer networking courses are also part of the curriculum, as technicians are often responsible for the transmission of data from biomedical equipment to computer stations through local and wide area networks. Select courses are also transferable to select four year colleges and universities with similar programs.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

General Education Requirements (16 Hours)

 

 

Communication

 

 

ENGL 1010

Composition I

3

Humanities and/or Fine Arts

 

 

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts General Education elective1

 

3

Behavioral/Social Sciences

 

 

Approved Behavioral/Social Science elective1

 

3

Natural Science/Mathematics

 

 

MATH 1720

Pre-Calculus (Trigonometry)

3

PHYS 2010/2011

General Physics I w/Lab

4

Area of Emphasis Requirements (44 hours)

 

 

ENGL 1020

Composition II

3

SPCH 2010

Introduction to Speech Comm.

3

PSYC 1310

Introduction to Psychology

3

ITEE 1320/1321

DC Circuits w/Lab

4

ITEE 1330/1331

AC Circuits w/Lab

4

ITEE 1510/1511

Digital Electronics w/Lab

4

ITEE 1710/1711

Electronics w/Lab

4

ITEE 1910/1911

Microprocessors w/Lab

3

ITDD 1010/1011

Engineering Graphics I w/lab

4

CPSC 2820/2821

Cisco Networking Fundamentals

3

CPSC 2830/2831

Cisco Router Fundamentals

3

CPSC 2840/2841

Cisco Advanced Routers

3

CPSC 2850/2851

Cisco WAN Technology

3

Total Hours

 

60

1 General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed on page 56 of the catalog.

2 Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections.

NOTES

  • Students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework.  For additional information, visit www.ws.edu and migrate to the “computer competency” page.
  • Developmental education courses must be taken every semester until completed.

Industrial Technology/Electromechanical Technology 

Degree:  Associate of Applied Science

Emphasis:  Industrial Technology

Concentration:  Electromechanical Technology

The Electromechanical Technology concentration under the Industrial Technology degree program prepares individuals for employment in many areas of business and industry. The curriculum is balanced between industrial electricity and industrial mechanics, providing graduates with a multitude of opportunities. Graduates may be employed as electromechanical technicians, working in areas that include basic electrical troubleshooting and maintenance, mechanical systems design and repair, and state of the art machine automation. They may work as programmers of automated manufacturing cells, programmable logic controller programmers and troubleshooters, or as engineering technicians in advanced manufacturing operations.

Graduates of the program will be skilled in electronics troubleshooting, reading electrical schematics, using electrical measuring equipment, installing and troubleshooting programmable logic controller hardware and software, three-phase power and motor control, and understanding electrical /electronics terminology. They will also be knowledgeable in fluid power systems, mechanical power transmission, basic welding, industrial piping and pump applications, and basic millwright principles. These are the basic skills needed by entry level electromechanical technicians.

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

General Education Requirements (16 hours)

 

 

Communication

 

 

ENGL 1010

Composition I

3

Humanities and/or Fine Arts

 

 

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts General Education elective1

 

3

Behavioral/Social Sciences

 

 

Approved Behavioral/Social Science General Education elective1

 

3

Natural Science/Mathematics

 

 

MATH 1720

Pre-Calculus (Trigonometry)

3

PHYS 2010/2011

General Physics I w/Lab

4

Area of Emphasis Requirements (44 hours)

 

 

SPCH 2010

Intro to Speech Communication

3

ITEE 1320/1321

DC Circuits w/Lab

4

ITEE 1330/1331

AC Circuits w/Lab

4

ITEE 1710/1711

Electronics w/Lab

4

ITEE 2610/2611

Electrical Power w/Lab

4

ITEE 2730/2731

Industrial Controls w/Lab

4

ITEM 1110

Mechanical Power Transmission

4

ITEM 1310

Millwright Principles

3

ITEM 2110

General Welding

3

ITEM 2410

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

4

ITEM 2610

Piping and Auxiliaries

4

ITMF 1210

Industrial Materials and Processes

3

Total Hours

                          

60

1 General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed on page 56 of the catalog.

NOTES

  • Students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework.  For additional information, visit www.ws.edu and migrate to the “computer competency” page.
  • Developmental education courses must be taken every semester until completed.

Program Modifications

Industrial Technology / Drafting and Design

Industrial Technology / Electrical / Electronics

Academic program and course description changes are an ongoing process of Academic Affairs for continuous improvement of the curriculum.  The most current and accurate changes in the Industrial Technology/Electrical/Electronics  program for the 2007-2008 College Catalog, effective Fall 2007 and/or Spring 2008, are found in this section.

Area of Emphasis Requirements:

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ITEE 2611 Electrical Power Lab.........2

Modify Course Listings

ITEE 1910/1911 Microprocessors w/Lab........................3

ITEE 2610 Electrical Power.................2

Delete

ITEE 1911 Microprocessors Lab.........1

Industrial Technology / Manufacturing

Academic program and course description changes are an ongoing process of Academic Affairs for continuous improvement of the curriculum.  The most current and accurate changes in the Industrial Technology/Manufacturing  program for the 2007-2008 College Catalog, effective Fall 2007 and/or Spring 2008, are found in this section.

Add to Area of Emphasis Requirements: 

ITMF 2200/2201 Machine Tool Technology w/Lab.......3

ITMF 2810/2811 CNC Programming............................3

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ITMF 2800/2801 CIM Technology Applications w/Lab.............................3

ELECTIVE    Industrial Technology................................3

Footnote:  Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions.

 

Industrial Technology / Technical Certificate Emphasis : Industrial Maintenance

Academic program and course description changes are an ongoing process of Academic Affairs for continuous improvement of the curriculum.  The most current and accurate changes in the Industrial Technology Technical Certificate Emphasis:  Industrial Maintenance program for the 2007-2008 College Catalog, effective Fall 2007 and/or Spring 2008, are found in this section.

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ITEM 1110 Mechanical Power Transmission.................4

ITEM 2410 Hydraulics and Pneumatics..........................4

ITEM 1310 Millwright Principles........3

ITEE 2610 Electrical Power...............2

ITEE 2611 Electrical Power Lab........2

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ITMF 1010 Operations Management I...........................3

ITMF 1620/1621 Basic Industrial Fluid Power w/Lab.....3

ITMF 1630 Mechanical Power Transmission...................3

ITMF 2610 Occupational Safety.........3

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Total Credit Hours.............................26

Course Descriptions

Academic program and course description changes are an ongoing process of Academic Affairs for continuous improvement of the curriculum.  The most current and accurate changes in course descriptions for the 2007-2008 College Catalog, effective Fall 2007 and/or Spring 2008, are found in this Course Description Section.

Health Programs

Academic program and course description changes are an ongoing process of Academic Affairs for continuous improvement of the curriculum.  The most current and accurate changes in Health Programs course descriptions for the 2007-2008 College Catalog, effective Fall 2007 and/or Spring 2008, are found in this section.

Course Description Modifications

MDTR 1040 - Advanced Medical Transcription Lab...5 credits
Transcription practice utilizing uthentic physician-dictated reports organized by body systems or medical specialties.  Emphasis on accuracy, speed, and medical knowledge for transcription.  Content includes grammar and punctuation review, editing and proofreading, and use of reference materials.  (Prerequisite:  MDTR 1020 and Prerequisite or Corequisite:  MDTR 1030) S
10 hours lab per week

MDTR 1050 - Clinical Practicum...3 credits
The clinical practicum provides on-the-job experience prior to employment.  Practical experience with original medical dictation and reports, as well as dictation systems, assigning work, report searches, and patient data searches. (Prequisite or Corequisite:  MDTR 1040 ) S
6 hours clinical per week

Humanities

Academic program and course description changes are an ongoing process of Academic Affairs for continuous improvement of the curriculum.  The most current and accurate changes in Humanities programs or course descriptions for the 2007-2008 College Catalog, effective Fall 2007 and/or Spring 2008, are found in this section.

Course Addition

MUS 1565    Brass Ensemble ...1 credit
Brass ensemble will meet for two hours a week and perform at least once every semester.  Both credit and non-credit participants are encouraged to participate in this ensemble.  This class is open to those who play brass instruments and who desire to study classical brass literature and practices. F, S

Natural Science

Academic program and course description changes are an ongoing process of Academic Affairs for continuous improvement of the curriculum.  The most current and accurate changes in Natural Science programs or course descriptions for the 2007-2008 College Catalog, effective Fall 2007 and/or Spring 2008, are found in this section.

Course Additions

BIOL 1030 - Concepts of Biology...4 credits
A course designed for non-science majors based on the Tennessee Science Curriculum (TSC) Standards for K-8 and NSF standards.  Topics include cell structure and functions, energy production, ecology, biological diversity, adaptation, genetics, reproduction, and the human organ systems covered in a constructivism learning environment.  Students will design, develop and implement hands-on science activities for K-8 students. F

BIOL 1031 - Concepts of Biology Lab...0 credit
This course will have laboratory experiments and exercises that correspond to lecture material in BIOL 1030. F

CHEM 1030 - Concepts of Chemistry...4 credits
A course designed for non-science majors based on the Tennessee Science Curriculum (TSC) Standards for K-8 and NSF standards.  Topics include atomic structure, bonding, acids, bases, chemical reactions, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry and introduction to medicinal and household chemistry.  Student will design, develop and implement hands-on science activities for K-8 students.  S

CHEM 1031 - Concepts of Chemistry Lab... credit
This course will have laboratory experiments and exercises that correspond to lecture material in CHEM 1030. S

Technical Education

Academic program and course description changes are an ongoing process of Academic Affairs for continuous improvement of the curriculum.  The most current and accurate changes in Technical Education programs or course descriptions for the 2007-2008 College Catalog, effective Fall 2007 and/or Spring 2008, are found in this section.

Course Additions

ITEE 1910/1911 - Microprocessor Fundamentals w/Lab...3 credits
A study of the hardware and software components of computer systems.  Topics include principles of microcomputers, microprocessor architecture, programming and troubleshooting. S
2 hours lecture/2 hours lab 

ITEE 2611 - Electrical Power Lab...2 credits
A study of the production and transmission of electrical power with laboratory experiments and exercises which correspond to lecture material in ITEE 2610. (Prerequisite or Corequisite:  ITEE 2610)
4 hours laboratory

ITEM 1110 - Mechanical Power Transmission....4 credits
Mechanical Power Transmission covers the activities of power transmission such as force, resistance, power, work and thrust.  Students are required to apply these activities to the repair of gear trains, belt and chain drives, shaft coupling and clutches, and bearing selection, installation and maintenance.  F
2 hours lecture/4 hours laboratory

ITEM 1310 - Millwright Principles...3 credits
This course is oriented toward relocating, storage, installation and placing into operation industrial machines and equipment.  Lab activities include welding, sheet metal fabrication, rigging, sketching print reading, piping and tubing, pumps and layout of electrical circuits.  S
2 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

ITEM 2110 - General Welding...3 credits
General Welding is an introduction to welding terminology, procedures and joint design.  Students are required to run continuous weld beads with the electric arc, SMAW, STAW, GMAW (MIG), FCAW and oxy-acetylene processes.  F
1 credit lecture/4 hours laboratory

ITEM 2410 - Hydraulics and Pneumatics...4 credits
A course of study combining classroom lecture and laboratory exercises for fluid power consisting of the basic fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems, basic theory of design, fluids and their properties, problem-solving techniques and industrial maintenance applications.  Included is an extensive study of electrical-mechanical and hydraulic-pneumatic symbols and schematics. F
2 hours lecture/4 hours laboratory

ITEM 2610 - Piping and Auxiliaries...4 credits
This course covers threaded pipe, welded pipe, isometric pipe sketching, pipe layout, gaskets, packing industrial hose and tubing, basic steam system operation, automatic and manual valves, and positive displacement pumps.  S
2 hours lecture/4 hours laboratory

ITMF 2810/2811 - CNC Programming w/Lab...3 credits
A study of the capabilities, programming procedures, advantages and disadvantages of numerical control (N/C) and computerized numerical control (CNC) metalworking machine tools.  Manual methods for generating , debugging and running point-to-point and continuous path programs including linear and circular interpolation, canned cycles, loops, and subroutines to produce work pieces of increasing complexity.  Manual methods for generating, debugging and operating robotic equipment will also be covered. (Prerequisite or Corequisite:  ITMF 1010, ITMF 1210, ITMF 2200 or permission of instructor as required)
2 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

Course Deletions

ITEE 1910 - Microprocessor Fundamentals

ITEE - 1911 - Microprocessor Fundamentals Lab

ITMF 1620/1621 - Basic Industrial Fluid Power

ITMF 1630 - Mechanical Power Transmission

ITMF 2800/2801 - CIM Technology Applications

Course Description Modifications

CPSC 2820/2821 - Cisco Networking Fundamentals...3 credits
The course introduces basic networking terminology, the OSI model, LANs networking topologies, devices and protocols.  Students also learn about cabling, MAC and IP addressing, and wiring.  Hands-on labs will involve making cables, setting up mini-networks with hubs, switches, router and patch panels.  (Prerequisite:  knowledge of using computers) F                  

2 hours lecture/2 hours lab

CPSC 2830/2831  - Cisco Router Fundamentals...3 credits
This course introduces TCP/IP protocol, routing protocols, basic routing processes, Access Control Lists and router commands and configuration.  Hands-on labs will provide students with access to routers to apply routing processes, commands, configurations and testing.  (Prerequisite:  CPSC 2820) F

2 hours lecture/2 hours lab

CPSC 2840/2841 - Cisco Advanced Router...3 credits
This course introduces advanced router configuration, advanced LAN switching theory and design and VLANs.  Topics include router elements and operations, adding routing protocols to a configuration LAN segmentation, and advanced switching methods.  (Prerequisite:  CPSC 2830) S

2 hours lecture/2 hours lab

CPSC 2850/2851 - Cisco WAN Technologie....3 credits
This course also introduces WAN theory and design, WAN technology, PPP, and Frame Relay. Topics include network congestion problems, TCP?IP transport and network layer protocols, advanced routing and switching configuration and PPP encapsulation operations on a router.  (Prerequisite:  CPSC 2840) S

2 hours lecture/2 hours lab

ITEE 2610 - Electrical Power...2 credits
Add:  (Prerequisite or Corequisite:  ITEE 2611)

Tennessee Board of Regents, Administration and Faculty

Academic Credentials

Student Handbook

Academic program and course description changes are an ongoing process of Academic Affairs for continuous improvement of the curriculum.  The most current and accurate changes in the Student Handbook for the 2007-2008 College Catalog, effective Fall 2007 and/or Spring 2008, are found in this Student Handbook Section.

Americans with Disabilities Act Grievance Procedure

The following change was made to p. 213 of the 2007/2008 catalog:  under the heading R. Jack Fishman Library, subheading Computers, the number of laptop computers was changed from 14 to 7.

R. Jack Fishman Library

The following change was made to p. 228 of the 2007/2008 catalog: under the heading Americans with Disabilities Act Grievance Procedure, subheading, Steps for Filing a Complaint, the second sentence was modified to read: The assistant vice president for Student Affairs has been designated by the president to coordinate ADA compliance efforts.