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Topics Courses

Topics courses complement CNM’s regular course offerings in a subject area or program.

Topics Courses may emphasize subject matter or content introduced in other courses, offer content at a more advanced level, or present content that is not covered in other CNM courses. Topics courses often change from term to term.

Summer 2015 Topics Courses

CULN 2096 Mobile Food Operations (CRN: 94201)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: CULN 1112 or departmental approval)

Introduces students to culinary and management techniques required for mobile food operations, including: safety and sanitation, menu development, marketing and sales, food preparation, financial analysis, and legal, environmental health, and zoning regulations.

ENG 0896 English Test Prep (CRN: 94536)

1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisite: None)

The English Test Prep provides students with the opportunity to improve their skills on the Accuplacer sentence skills test to college-level in five class sessions. Students will receive an individualized study plan containing the material needed to improve their sentence skills so that they can score higher on the English Accuplacer test and possibly test out of English 0750 and/or English 0950. Please note: This test prep is not a replacement for either English 0750 or English 0950. (20 hours)

(1 week Intersession Class)

EMS 2096 EMS Combo BLS/ILS/ALS Refresher (CRN: 94653, 94654, 94655, 94656)

2 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: None)

This is a combination refresher course for licensed EMT Basic, EMT Intermediate /AEMT and EMT-Paramedic Providers. This includes online work, quizzes as well as in class homework. This is on online course with 2 days of in class lab instruction. Total contact time is 60 hours. This refresher meets the NREMT and NM EMS Bureau requirements.

EMS 2097 EMS Instructor Coordinator Course (CRN: 94759)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: None)

This is an online course designed to train EMS professionals and aspiring educators in adult methodology, learning styles, online instruction and classroom management. Total contact time is 45 hours. 80 hour internship to follow completion of the online course.

EPS 2096 Earth History (CRN: 94437)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: RDG 0950, or appropriate placement scores)

This course will explore the origin and geologic history on the earth. Topics will include the earth’s development through time, the evolution of life on earth, changes to Earth’s geography over time, and the tools that geologists use to investigate these topics.

EPS 2196 Earth History (CRN: 94438)

1 Credit Hour

(Co-requisite: EPS 2096)

Earth History Laboratory is the lab component of EPS 2096 – Earth History. In this course, students will perform hands-on exercises that complement the content of the lecture course. Students will work with the geologic time scale, geologic maps, isopach and facies maps, stratigraphic columns, and fossils. A field-base project will integrate topics covered in the lab.

FILM 1096 Shooting Your Story (CRN: 94715)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: None)

How to visualize your story in motion for a camera to record and ultimately an audience to view.

This three-credit online class covers basic filmmaking shot composition and story development for different movie genres. By using their own smartphone to visually record short clips, students will explore the essential movie-making elements--lighting, sound, and set decoration--that support the camera department as they develop their own visual story.

FILM 1196 Editing Your Story (CRN: 94714)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: FILM 1001)

Students in this class will create a proposal for their concept and complete each step of the filmmaker's process before they are allowed to advance to the next. By the end of the class, a final project from each student will be completed to contribute to their capstone portfolio. The course will be team-taught by FILM faculty specializing in shooting and editing.

FIN 1096 Financial Services Career Exploration (CRN: 94717)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: none)

This course is designed to provide students with academic and life skills necessary for successful transition into college and prepare students for a possible career in the financial services industry. Students will interact with financial industry experts and develop skills and knowledge necessary to obtain employment in the financial industry.

HLTH 1196 – Introduction to Medical Imaging (CRN: 94628)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: ENG 0950 and RDG 0950, or appropriate placement scores)

Provides an overview of imaging modalities and specialties in the fields of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Radiologic Technology. Presents general information about medical imaging professions, professional organizations, professional development, accreditation, credentialing, work environments, ethical and legal issues of medical imaging, confidentiality, diversity and anti-discrimination issues, radiation protection and monitoring, computers in the workplace, and relationship to other health care professionals. Medical and imaging terminology, pertinent clinical and diagnostic protocols related to specific imaging exams will be discussed. Students will learn basic principles of patient care. Students will receive an informative look at the medical imaging clinical setting and hospital organization. Coursework may include hands-on demonstrations and interactions with current medical imaging personnel. Students will also receive instruction in the non-technical aspects of working and gaining employment in healthcare.

MATH 2096 Probability & Game Theory (CRN: 93960)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: MATH 1210 or MATH 1310, or appropriate placement scores)

Simple & compound probabilities of controlled events; set theory, Venn diagrams & trees;
permutations & combinations; binomial & normal distribution; expectation; matrix games &
equilibrium; tournaments & voting systems. Emphasis on probabilities in games.

MATH 0896 Math Test Prep (CRN: 94534)

1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisite: MATH 0930, or appropriate placement scores)

The Math Test Prep is designed for students who just need a “refresher” on the topics of systems of equations, polynomials, factoring, and solving quadratic equations. Using computer software, students will receive an individualized study plan based on what math skills they need to improve on so that they can score higher in the Math Accuplacer test and possibly place into MATH 1310 in five class sessions. Please note: This test prep is not a replacement for MATH 0940. (20 hours)

(1 week Intersession Class)

MATH 0996 4 Week Math Boot Camp (CRN: 94788)

2 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: MATH 0930, or appropriate placement scores)

The Math Boot Camp is designed for students who just need a “refresher” on the topics of systems of equations, polynomials, factoring, and solving quadratic equations. Using computer software, students will receive an individualized study plan based on what math skills they need to improve on so that they can score higher in the Math Accuplacer test and possibly place into Math 1310 in five class sessions. Please note: This boot camp is not a replacement for Math 0940.

(30 Hours)

MUS 2096 Guitar I (CRN: 94072)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: RDG 0950 or appropriate placement scores)

This course is designed for students with little to no guitar playing experience. It is an introduction to the guitar and the elements of music. Students will learn strumming and fingerstyle techniques as well as how to read rhythms and some music notation. The content will include music of various styles. Students must supply their own acoustic guitar.

NRSG 2896 – ADN Capstone (CRN: 94676)

2 Credit Hours

(Co-requisite: NRSG 2510 and NRSG 2515)

This course prepares the student for entry-level nursing practice as an associate degree graduate. The focus of the course is management of individuals across the lifespan with chronic, acute, and select complex conditions. This course is a combination of seminar, lab, and clinical.

RDG 0896 Reading Test Prep (CRN: 94535)

1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisite: None)

The Reading Test Prep provides students with the opportunity to improve their reading skills to college-level reading in five class sessions. Students will receive an individualized study plan containing the material needed to improve their reading skills so that they can score higher on the Reading Accuplacer test and possibly test out of RDG 0750 and/or RDG 0950. Please note: This test prep is not a replacement for either RDG 0750 or RDG 0950. (20 hours)

(1 week Intersession Class)

RDG 0996 4 Week Format (CRN: 94787)

2 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: None)

This course offers individualized, computer-based learning activities that increase students’ awareness of reading strategies. Students begin the boot camp with the Accuplacer Diagnostic for an evaluation of their reading skills, receive instruction in areas of skill deficit, progress through a series of modules based on their needs, and finish the week-long course by re-taking the Accuplacer. The goal is to boost students’ test-taking and reading skills so that they can bypass RDG 0950 and enroll in their program of study.

(30 Hours)

 

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