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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.

 

Topics Courses by Term

Summer 2016 Topics Courses

CARP 2096 Architectural Woodworking Skills Development (CRN: 94963)

3 Credit Hours

(Department Approval required)

This course enhances the skills developed in CARP 1305, CARP 1692 & CARP 1892.

CIS 1096 Internet of Things (CRN:95045)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: IT 1010)

This course introduces students to the "Internet of Things" (IOT) and how physical or real-world devices, "things," are increasingly being connected to, visible through, and controllable via the Internet and web technologies. In this course we will integrate elements from all the currently available CNM CIS Degrees/Certificate programs. This course is project based where students will work individually and in teams to explore and build IOT devices/solutions using System on a Chip (SOC) technologies like the Raspberry Pi and microcontrollers like the Intel Galileo. Finally, students will be given the opportunity to tackle a comprehensive project of their choosing in teams of three or four. At the end of the semester, all project teams will present their completed projects in an open colloquium.

CJ 2096 Criminology for Criminal Justice (CRN: 95046)

3 Credit Hours

Examines causes of crime based on sociological factors, the various faces of crime, the criminal past and present and criminology theory from a criminal justice perspective.

(45 hours theory)

English 0896 English Test Prep (CRN: 95036)

1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisites: 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.

(15 hours)

EPS 2096 Earth History (CRN: 94523)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite RDG 0950)

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 Lab (CRN: 94524)

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.

FITT 2096 Bowling (CRN: 94258)

1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisites: None)

The course introduces the proper fundamentals of bowling with a focus on proper stance, delivery, etiquette, and rules. Health benefits of bowling as part of an active lifestyle will be included in the course as well.

(45 hours lab)

FITT 2296 Boot Camp (CRN: 95076)

1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisites: None)

This course is a traditional "boot camp" interval style class that mixes calisthenics and body weight exercise with cardio and strength training. This class incorporates drills designed to enhance agility, speed, power and strength. This course is designed to provide exposure to a variety of advance exercise techniques and challenge students both physically and mentally. This course complements FITT 2093 Extreme Conditioning and FITT 1994 Running & Conditioning.

(45 hours lab)

FITT 2396 Sand Volleyball (CRN: 95077)

1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisites: None)

This course will include the fundamental instruction of skills specific to sand volleyball: passing, setting, hitting, blocking, dropping, digging and serving. Students will become knowledgeable of the various rules, tactics and various offensive/defensive strategies. Specific volleyball conditioning drills will be incorporated into each class to develop muscular endurance, muscular strength, and the recruitment of fast twitch muscle fibers needed to play the game of sand volleyball.

(45 hours lab)

FITT 2496 Yogilates (CRN: 95079, 95080)

1 Credit Hour

This class will fuses the principles of the Pilates Matwork Method with basic Hatha Yoga. Emphasis will be on developing proper posture habits and core strength. The batteries of Pilates exercises are functional in nature, so students will be able to apply what they learn in class to real life situations.

(45 hours lab)

FITT 2896 Fast Track Fitness (CRN: 95083)

1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisites: None)

Two week intercession course designed to jump start your fitness into the New Year! Fast Track Fitness will provide a full body workout along with tips and tricks to developing and maintaining a healthy active lifestyle. This course will incorporate a variety of different techniques including stretching, walking, jogging, muscle strength and endurance training, circuit training, core and kettle bell workouts.

(45 hours lab)

FITT 2996 Walking for Fitness (CRN: 95082)

2 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: None)

This course introduces fitness through walking. Emphasis is on stretching, conditioning exercises, proper clothing, fluid needs, and injury prevention. Students will utilize the CNM Wellness Path and various stations throughout the course. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in a recreational walking program

(60 hours lab)

HLTH 1096 The Profession of Physical Therapy (CRN: 95055)

1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisites: ENG 1101 + MATH 1210 or higher)

The course provides an introduction into the profession of physical therapy, including the roles of the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant, basic therapy modalities and ethical considerations in physical therapy. This course will be required for entrance into the physical therapy program starting which is launching in fall 2016.

(15 hours theory)

HLTH 1196 Pre-PTA Anatomy Fundamentals (CRN: 95056)

3 Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: ENG 1101 + MATH 1210 or higher + [BIO 1310 + BIO 1392] or [BIO 2310])

This course focuses on anatomy, physiology and kinesiology specific to the physical therapist assistant. Emphasis is on muscular, skeletal, cardiopulmonary and neuromuscular systems of the body. This course will be required for entrance into the physical therapy program starting which is launching in fall 2016.

(30 hours theory / 45 hours lab)

HVAC 1096 Fittings Fabrication (CRN: 94967)

1 Credit Hour

(Department Approval required)

This course is designed to cover essential skills necessary to fabricate fittings for HVAC systems.

NA 1096 Nursing Assistant Refresher (CRN: 95108)

1 Credit Hour

This course will provide Nursing Assistant graduates with instructional review and supervised practice of the skills that will be included in the New Mexico Nursing Assistant Certification Exam. The course is designed to assist students with extra practice and review prior to taking the exam, or for students who have attempted the exam and have not yet been successful. A written practice exam will also be given followed by discussion and feedback from instructor. (15 hours theory).

SPT 1096 Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (CRN: 94979)

1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisite: (SPT 1010 + SPT 1092) or ST 1010)

This course is designed for healthcare workers with sterile processing experience who want to prepare for the Certification Board for Sterile Processing& Distribution's (CBSPD) Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor certification examination. This course presents the knowledge and skills needed to perform reprocessing of flexible GI endoscopes and/or bronchoscopes.

TRDR 2096-001 CDL Refresher (CRN: 95140)

2 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: department approval required

This course provides an opportunity to review both truck driving theory and driving skills in an accelerated, 2-week format. This course is appropriate for a variety of students including current truck driving students who would like additional time for practice, current drivers who skills updating and refreshing, and others. A current CDL or CDL permit (current CNM TRDR students only) is required in addition to other program requirements. Please contact the CNM School of Applied Technologies for more information (technology@cnm.edu).

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Fall 2016 Topics Courses

BIO 1096 Evolutionary Medicine (CRN: 75496)

3 Credit Hours

How does evolutionary biology provide insights into 'normalhuman health, behavior and disease? In recent years, medical science has embraced evolution and natural selection due to its unique insights into pathogen antibiotic resistance, the human microbiome, auto-immunity, its predictions about fetal and childhood stressors on health in adulthood, cancer, and many gene mismatches to the modern environment that result in the chronic inflammation behind cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other common western health problems.  Instructor mini-lectures alternate with "journal club" style presentations by students. No exams.

ECME 2096 Mind in the Making (CRN: 75912)

2 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: None)

This course provides credit to individuals participating in the Mind in the Making training through UNM family development program. This comprehensive training for early childhood professionals engages participants understanding child development and in practices which promote the learning of children.

MATH 1096 Quadratic Equations and Expressions (CRN:  75823, 75824, 75851, 75888, 75852, 75853)

1 Credit Hour

(Prerequisite: Math 0940 or Math 0980 or ACCUPLACER score of 66)

Investigates quadratic expressions, equations and graphs, and contrasts them with linear equations, expressions and graphs.

MATH 1296 Methods of Problem Solving Lab (CRN:  75865) 

1 Credit Hour

(Corequisite: Math 1210, Prerequisite: Accuplacer arithmetic score of 57-96 or elementary algebra score of 31-42)

Integrates topics from basic mathematics, geometry and basic algebra. Helps students begin program study by offering a course that addresses areas of deficiency in regards to placement into Math 1210 thereby allowing students to enter programs in Business & Information Technology, Applied Technologies, Health Wellness & Public Safety while simultaneously taking Math 1210. This course is offered in a lab based format that incorporates mini lectures, individual and group work and/or individual and group projects.

(45 lab hours per term).

MATH 1396 Probability and Statistics Lab (CRN:  75864)

2 Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: None)

This course covers core algebra skills needed to understand the concepts, computations, formulas, and graphs used in Math 1330. Topics covered are intended to integrate directly into Math 1330. These topics include: numeracy, proportional reasoning, algebraic reasoning, and functions. Content covered develops conceptual and procedural tools that are essential to statistical reasoning. Collaborative learning on key projects will be emphasized to enhance the development of critical thinking and communication skills.

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