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April 14, 2010

  1. 1. COLLEGE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE April 14, 2010 MINUTES Members Present: Colin Archibald, Joe Bivins, Karen Borglum (co-chair), Katherine Harris, Anita Kovalsky, Lisa Macon, James McDonald, John Niss (co-chair), George Rausch, Pam Sandy, Betty Wanielista, Rose Watson Ex-Officio Present: Alys Arceneaux, Jared Graber, Julie Hatt (for Belen Caba), Cheryl Robinson, Edwin Sanchez, Falecia Williams Staff Present: Kim Adams (recording) Guests Present: Barbara Ball, Jean Marie Fuhrman, Nasser Hedayat, Julie McCaughtry, Ali Notash, Louise Pitts John Niss opened the meeting stating that there was a quorum present, and he welcomed everyone. Karen asked if she could interject something prior to moving to the agenda items. She said that she would like to take a moment and thank John for his past two years of service as faculty co-chair for the College Curriculum Committee. She said that it is the time of year for his “tour of duty” to be over. He has graciously agreed to serve for a third year, if no one else is interested. Karen asked for anyone interested in becoming the co-chair, or nominating another faculty member for the position, to e-mail her. She reminded everyone that the person must be a faculty member and a current member of the Curriculum Committee. 1. Review of Minutes – March 17, 2010 John asked if anyone had any comments or revisions for the March 17, 2010 Minutes. There were none, and the Minutes were approved by consensus. 2. Consent Agenda – Course modifications or deletions involving minor editing of course descriptions or level changes which do not impact other departments are eligible for placement on the consent agenda. Any members of the committee may request to remove a proposal from the consent agenda for the purpose of discussion. The following course(s) have outlines in Course Outline Builder which may be viewed in ATLAS: GEB1136 Foundations of E-Business GEB1137 E-Business Models and Strategies MNA1031 Project Management
  2. 2. The Consent Agenda was approved by consensus. Prior to beginning the Discussion Item, Karen said that she would like to give the Committee an update on Course Outline Builder (COB). She told them that the general education component is up and running with no apparent bugs. We are now waiting for the Credit Course Deletion forms to be completed with regard to the voting component; this should be done shortly. 3. Discussion Items - for the April Agenda the Discussion Item was moved back, prior to the Regular Agenda; this is being done due to the relationship of the Discussion Item to the Regular Agenda items. • Baccalaureate Degree Approval Process – Falecia Williams will explain the process required for approval of baccalaureate degrees at Valencia. She will describe the process from inception, IAC, Curriculum Committee, State, and SACS approvals. Karen began the discussion, since Falecia Williams was detained. She explained the process up to this point; last September, a letter was sent to the State regarding Valencia’s desire/intent to offer bachelor degree programs. Any programs submitted will need to be taken to the Curriculum Committee for approval, then the Board of Trustees, and finally back to the State for their review and approval. After that, the SACS approval process begins. Louise, who was deeply involved in the process, spoke at this point. She said that in June, 2009, she, Nasser Hedayat, Jared Graber, Kaye Walter, and others attended a meeting at the Downtown Center regarding new B.A./B.S. programs. At approximately that same point in time, UCF decided to sunset several of their programs. After the meeting, Louise went back to her department to begin conversations about developing bachelor degree programs in the Allied Health area. Two of the programs that UCF is dropping are Radiologic Sciences and Cardiology. Their Radiologic Sciences program is the only one of its kind at a Florida public college. Valencia has been chosen as the preferred college to pick up this program; the cardiology program will go to either Valencia or Seminole County College. Karen asked if her understanding that the Catalog Transfer Plan for Radiologic Sciences will be removed from the Catalog is correct. Louise confirmed that it will be removed since there is no longer a university for the students to transfer to. Nasser Hedayat’s department created a B.S. degree program in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, which is being presented at today’s meeting. He said that Direct Connect determined that Valencia was the best equipped to take over the engineering program being dropped by UCF. Louise said one of the things that Falecia wanted to do today was to give the Curriculum Committee an opportunity to ask questions regarding the process. Since she had not yet
  3. 3. arrived, Jared Graber took a moment to review the timeline for the process (which was also provided on a document for Committee members to review). He said that SACS will be involved and that they require for programs to be submitted to them at least one year prior to offering them. This has created some urgency in moving the programs through the process at Valencia and the State. He also said that Valencia is moving forward with plans to hire addition faculty and library positions to support the new baccalaureate programs. John Niss asked if the College Learning Council needs to be involved. Cheryl Robinson said that yes, they do need to give their approval once the Curriculum Committee has finished looking at the programs. She said that they are willing to do an electronic vote, if necessary, so that the report is ready to be presented to the Board of Trustees on April 20. Falecia arrived at this time, and provided a little bit of additional history so that the Committee members could better understand why offering these B.S. degree programs is so important, and why there is a sense of urgency to offer them quickly. She said that prior to any public announcement, UCF disclosed to all of the “Direct Connect” colleges that certain programs would be dropped. The Direct Connect colleges then worked together, as well as within their own institutions, to determine which colleges would be the best ones to take over these programs. Due to the needs of industry, as well as to accommodate students who need these programs, the process needs to be completed and the programs up and running quickly. Falecia noted that there will not need to be any changes to Valencia’s general education curriculum to accommodate these programs. 4. Regular Agenda 0910-130 HSA 4340 Principles of Human Resources Mgmt., CCA............Julie McCaughtry Purpose: New course to support proposed baccalaureate degree; Catalog Course Description: The course will provide students with the most common methods and application involving the management of human resources within health-related organizations. Topics include employee recruitment, selection, training, evaluation, and retention and the most common practices of each; Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy and credentialed by ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS; Co- requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). 0910-131 HSC 4555 Pathophysiology, CCA..............................................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: New course to support proposed baccalaureate degree; Catalog Course Description: A rich appreciation of the characteristics and manifestations of diseases caused by alterations or injury to the structure or function of the body are essential to the radiologic science professional. The in-depth study of pathophysiology allows the professional to communicate better with other health care professionals, including physicians and scientists, as well as with the patient, for the history and physical assessment; Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy and
  4. 4. credentialed by ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). HSC 4555 was approved, with the request being made to the initiator to meet with the appropriate department(s) to determine if Valencia needs three different courses in Pathophysiology, or if they can be consolidated into one or two courses that will benefit all students. This will be done prior to the next Catalog year (2011-12). 0910-132 HSC 4640 Health Law and Compliance, CCA............................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: New course to support proposed baccalaureate degree; Catalog Course Description: Health care law and compliance is important because of its financial and emotional impact on technologists, patients, and health care facilities. This content is geared toward legal and compliance issues that affect the employee and employer directly regarding accreditation and compliance issues. In addition, this content gives guidance on risk management techniques, including reporting, that can help mitigate noncompliance; Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy and credentialed by ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). 0910-133 HSC 4652 Ethics and Health Care in a Pluralistic Society..........Julie McCaughtry Purpose: New course to support proposed baccalaureate degree; Catalog Course Description: The course is designed to provide students with an ethical framework for decision-making in the context of a pluralistic society. Models and principles of ethical justification among diversity of cultures and belief systems will be analyzed. Specific applications are made to concerns in clinical and health care management. Topics include the right to health care, community health ethics, end-of-life issues, and organizational ethics; Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy and credentialed by ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). 0910-134 RTE 3116C Advanced Patient Care, CCA....................................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: New course to support proposed baccalaureate degree; Catalog Course Description: As the role of the medical imaging professional continues to expand, more knowledge is needed in all areas. Patient care is no exception. Advanced patient care skills are essential elements of providing high quality patient care. This course focuses on patient education, assessment, communication, pre-procedural and post-procedural care, and proper charting and documentation. Technologists’ responsibilities and intervention in cases of critical patient need also will be discussed. (Special Fee: $20.00); Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy and credentialed by ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/2/3; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). 0910-135 RTE 3205 Administration and Supervision, CCA......................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: New course to support proposed baccalaureate degree; Catalog Course Description: This course focuses on the administrative structures of radiology departments. It encompasses analysis of systems, decision-making processes, and communication techniques to interact with
  5. 5. all levels of management and supervision within and outside of the Radiology department; Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy and credentialed by ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). 0910-136 RTE 3213 Radiology Information Systems, CCA.......................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: New course to support proposed baccalaureate degree; Catalog Course Description: This course will give the imaging professional the knowledge and skills relating to the purpose, use, maintenance, and regulations associated with the most current radiology management, health information, and picture archival medical systems; Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy and credentialed by ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). 0910-137 RTE 3253 Teaching in the Health Professions, CCA..................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: New course to support proposed baccalaureate degree; Catalog Course Description: This course presents an analytical and developmental approach to the roles and functions of the health professional teacher. It focuses on teaching roles, style and philosophy, and the application of learning theory to instructional design and lesson planning. Emphasis is placed on selection and application of appropriate teaching strategies, supportive technologies, and assessment methods necessary for a diverse student population. Student problem management and key ethical and legal responsibilities are addressed; Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy and credentialed by ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). 0910-138 RTE 4206 Leadership, CCA.......................................................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: New course to support proposed baccalaureate degree; Catalog Course Description: This course involves the study of the theories, principles and skills needed to function in a leadership position. Emphasis is placed on the development of competencies applicable to not only your professional practice but also your role as a member of the community; Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy and credentialed by ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). For RTE 4206, the Committee felt that the title “Leadership” was too generic, and could be confused by the student with SLS 1261, Leadership Development. Louise Pitts agreed to change the name to “RTE Leadership.” 0910-139 RTE 4208 Managed Care Concepts, CCA..................................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: New course to support proposed baccalaureate degree; Catalog Course Description: It is important for the radiologic technologist to understand the various methods of health care delivery to remain knowledgeable in the changing face of technology. Emphasis on provider and payer sponsored systems, methods of financing and reimbursement, and common operational issues; Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy and credentialed by ARRT, NMTCB, or
  6. 6. ARDMS; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). 0910-140 RTE 4474 Quality Management, CCA......................................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: New course to support proposed baccalaureate degree; Catalog Course Description: This course involves the study of quality assurance, quality improvement and quality control. It describes the role of the imaging technologist in developing and implementing quality assurance programs to ensure accurate diagnosis and safe patient care. It includes specific quality control procedures used to evaluate equipment operation and monitor procedure protocols; Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy and credentialed by ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS; Co- requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). 0910-141 RTE 4574 Advanced Imaging Modalities, CCA.........................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: New course to support proposed baccalaureate degree; Catalog Course Description: The course is an introduction to the physical principles that apply to image production through the use of high frequency x-ray and its interface with computer technology; the use of magnetic fields and radio frequency; the use of radiopharmaceuticals; and the use of ultrasound. Major emphasis is on understanding the application of physics for production of medical images through computer technology with computed tomography, magnetic resonance, mammography, cardiovascular/intervention technology, ultrasound and nuclide imaging; Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy and credentialed by ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). 0910-142 RTE 4914 Research Methods and Information Literacy, CCA........J. McCaughtry Purpose: New course to support proposed baccalaureate degree; Catalog Course Description: Research methods and information literacy are important because the health care profession is continually changing, which requires the radiologic technologist to possess new knowledge to function competently. The radiologic technologist should contribute to the body of knowledge and be able to effectively analyze resources to promote growth in the profession. The attitude of lifelong learning enables the radiologic technologist to stay in step with the current health care environment and be prepared to help foster the future and increase awareness of the profession in the global community. This content is geared to increase and disseminate intellectual inquiry, information literacy and the use of scholarly research methods; Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy and credentialed by ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). 0910-143 RTE 4941 Practicum, CCA........................................................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: New course to support proposed baccalaureate degree; Catalog Course Description: Practical application in a clinical setting of knowledge acquired in the classroom; Prerequisites: A.S. Degree in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy and credentialed by ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS; and all courses required for individual concentration: Magnetic Resonance Imaging – RTE 3765 and RTE 3592; Computed Tomography – RTE 3765 and RTE 3590; and Quality Management – RTE 4474, RTE 3205, and
  7. 7. HAS 4340; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/0/24; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). 0910-144 RTE 2571 Computed Tomography, CCM..................................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: Course number change from RTE 2571 to RTE 3590 so that this Advanced Technical Certificate course can be included in the proposed B.S. degree in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences curriculum; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). 0910-145 RTE 2575 Magnetic Resonance Imaging I, CCM.......................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: Course number change from RTE 2575 to RTE 3591 so that this Advanced Technical Certificate course can be included in the proposed B.S. degree in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences curriculum; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). 0910-146 RTE 2576 Magnetic Resonance Imaging II, CCM......................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: Course number change from RTE 2576 to RTE 3592 so that this Advanced Technical Certificate course can be included in the proposed B.S. degree in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences curriculum; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). 0910-147 RTE 2762 Sectional Anatomy, CCM.........................................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: Course number change from RTE 2762 to RTE 3765 so that this Advanced Technical Certificate course can be included in the proposed B.S. degree in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences curriculum; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). All of the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences courses were originally brought to Committee with a prerequisite stating, “A.S. Degree in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy and credentialed by ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS.” Louise Pitts said that she would like to request removal of this as a prerequisite for the courses, since it is a program requirement, not a prerequisite. The Committee agreed, and the prerequisites will be removed. The Committee requested that each remaining prerequisite be prefaced with “A minimum grade of C in . . .;” and, each course description will have as the last sentence, “Minimum grade of C required if used to satisfy Radiologic and Imaging Sciences B.S. degree requirement.” With the modifications noted above and directly beneath several of the courses, all of the courses for the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences B.S. Degree Program were approved. 0910-148 Radiologic and Imaging Sciences, B.S. Degree, CPA......................Julie McCaughtry Purpose: To provide a career path for imaging technologists in Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Radiation Therapy modalities to achieve a baccalaureate degree; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). (Catalog Template attached) The above program was approved, with the course modifications noted. In addition, a number of recommendations were made for changes to the program sheet. Louise Pitts will make the recommended changes, which will be incorporated into the program sheets as the program moves forward in the approval process.
  8. 8. 0910-149 CET 3049C Logic Devices Programming, CCA...............................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: An in-depth study of hardware and software architecture of programmable logic devices. Topics include PLDs architecture and design of Altera hardware and software description language, HDL format and syntax, and representation of data in AHDL and VHDL logic circuits; Prerequisites: CET 2113C; Co- requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 4/2/2; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). It was pointed out that the “decade” assigned to this course by the State Course Numbering System is Home Technology Integration. The State will be contacted and asked to assign a number that is more appropriate for this course. 0910-150 CET 3383 Software Applications in Engineering Tech., CCA.......Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: Student is introduced to the latest computer software applications including virtual circuit creation and analysis (PSpice), computer aided drafting (AutoCAD), procedural programming (MATLAB), and graphical programming (LabVIEW) to solve a variety of engineering related problems; Prerequisites: MAC 2312 and PHY 2048C; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-151 CET 4126C Microprocessor Programming, CCA............................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the hardware architecture and software architecture programming of the microprocessors. Main topics include Microcomputer Assembly Programming, operating system environment, and the hardware characteristics of the microprocessor. (Special Fee: $39.00); Prerequisites: CET 4333; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 4/3/1; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-152 CET 4333 Computer Architecture, CCA......................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: A study of the computer architecture. Major topics include instruction sets, modeling and analysis of computer systems, hardware and software interface, memory management, and system performance; Prerequisites: CET 3049C; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). For CET 4333, Nasser Hedayat and the voting faculty members recommended a prerequisite change, from CET 3049C to “A minimum grade of C in CET 2123C and CET 3049C. This change was approved. 0910-153 CET 4367C Microcontroller Devices, CCA.....................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: A course emphasizing the design and programming of microcontrollers. Student will be introduced to microcontroller architecture, use of programmable counter/timer arrays, analog interfaces, serial communications and other peripherals. (Special Fee: $49); Prerequisites: CET 2123C and CET 3049C; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 4/2/2; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110).
  9. 9. For CET 4367C, Nasser Hedayat and the voting faculty members recommended a prerequisite change, from CET 2123C and CET 3049C to “A minimum grade of C in EET 1141C and EET 3086C.” This change was approved. 0910-154 CET 4427 Data Structure, CCA...................................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: This course covers the design and analysis of algorithms, basic data types, trees, basic operations on sets, advanced set representation methods, directed and undirected graphs, sorting, data structures and algorithms for external storage, and memory management; Prerequisites: COP 3000 (C/C++ Programming for Engineers); Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). The Committee felt, after input from the Information Technology department, that this course is not necessary to the program. Since it is not a core course in the program, but an elective, Nasser Hedayat agreed to remove the course and review it to see if it can be changed to become a course that would be more beneficial to the students. 0910-155 CET 4488 Data Communication and Networking, CCA...............Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: An in-depth study of different layers in a computer network and processes related to each one of them. Topics includes Physical, Data link, Network, Transport and Application layers and their roles in communication of data in networking. Design and performance of a network will be analyzed through mathematical techniques; Prerequisites: CET 3049C; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). It was again noted that a number was assigned by the State that should be appealed. This number (488) is used by a number of other colleges at the 1000 and 2000 levels for courses like Novell (2000 level at Seminole College) and networking (1000 level at various colleges in Florida). A student could conceivably come to Valencia and have the expectation of one of those courses satisfying the requirement, when they are very different courses. 0910-156 CET 4663 Computer and Network Security, CCA........................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: This course introduces fundamental concepts and techniques of computer security. Topics include; secure communications, secure operating systems, and network protection technologies such as firewall, intrusion detection systems, and access control policies; Prerequisites: CET 4488; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-157 EET 3048 Electromagnetic Fields, CCA.......................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New BS-ECET program; Catalog Course Description: This course introduces the concepts of steady and dynamic electromagnetic fields that are important in the design and analysis of electrical and communication systems, wireless applications, high-frequency radiation sources and microwave devices; Prerequisites: PHY 2049C and EST 3360; Co- requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110).
  10. 10. 0910-158 EET 3086C Circuit Analysis, CCA..................................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: An advanced course using differential and integral calculus and transform methods to analyze steady-state and transient responses of electrical networks in time and frequency domains. Circuit simulator and laboratory projects will provide an in-depth understanding and hands-on experience (Special fees: $49); Prerequisites: EET 1025C and EST 3360; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/2/2; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-159 EET 3320C Communications Systems, CCA..................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: A fundamental course in communication systems theory. Topics include relationship between time and frequency domain signals, comparison of different modulators and demodulators designs, bandwidth consideration, effect of noise and performance analysis of different communication systems (Special fees: $49); Prerequisites: EET 3086C and EST 3360; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/2/2; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-160 EET 3716 Linear Systems and Signals, CCA................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: This fundamental technology course bridges the gap between analog and digital worlds. Topics include time and frequency domain analysis of continuous- and discrete-time systems, transformation techniques, and sampling theory; Prerequisites: CET 3383 and EST 3360; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-161 EET 3732 Linear Control Systems, CCA......................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: This course introduces the principles of Control Systems with an emphasis on Linear Control Systems. Topics include characterization, design, and mathematical techniques required to analyze linear control systems; Prerequisites: CET 3383 and EET 3086C; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-162 EET 4158C Linear Integrated Circuits and Systems, CCA..............Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: An in-depth course of Operational Amplifier and its applications. Topics include study of amplifier concepts, analysis of ideal and linear operational amplifiers under DC and AC conditions, and discussion of important applications. Circuit simulator and laboratory projects will provide an in-depth understanding and hands-on experience (Special Fees: $49); Prerequisites: EET 3086C or EST 3360; Co- requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 4/2/2; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-163 EET 4190C Digital Signal Processing, CCA....................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: This advanced signal processing course includes the study of signals and systems, transformation techniques, digital filter designs, and practical applications of DSP. Students will use MATLAB and a DSP microprocessor to get an in-depth understanding and hands-on experience (Special fees: $49); Prerequisites: CET 3383 and EET 3086C; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/1; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110).
  11. 11. 0910-164 EET 4320 Wireless Communication, CCA...................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: This course focuses on the analysis of wireless signals, deterioration due to diffraction and noise, ways to improve signal quality, wireless signal modulation, multiple access techniques, and an overview of current wireless standards, wireless networking, and cellular concepts; Prerequisites: EET 3086C EST 3340; Co- requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-165 EET 4359C Digital Communication, CCA......................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: An advanced communication course introducing students to digital modulation and demodulation schemes, quantification of channel noise, signal coding schemes, multiple-access and spread spectrum techniques (Special fees: $49); Prerequisites: EET 3086C and EST 3340; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/2/2; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-166 EET 4360C Geometrical and Wave Optics, CCA............................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: Basic principles of geometrical and wave optics. Topics include refraction and reflection, Gaussian optics, Paraxial optics, simple optical instruments, electromagnetic fields and waves; Fourier series and Fourier transforms; interference, interferometers, diffraction, image formation, and polarized light. (Special fees $49); Prerequisites: EST 1210 and EST 3360; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/2/2; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-167 EET 4361C Optical Communication Systems, CCA........................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: Physics of optical communication components and applications to communication systems. Topics include fiber attenuation and dispersion, laser modulation, photo detection and noise, receiver and transmitter designs, bit error rate calculations, and coherent communications. (Special fees $49); Prerequisites: EST 2220C or PHY 2049C and EST 3360; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/2/2; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-168 EET 4362C Optical Engineering & Lens Design, CCA.....................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: Fundamentals of optical system layout and design; exact and paraxial ray tracing. Use of optical design software in lens design, optical materials, aberrations theory and balancing, image evaluation. (Special fees $49); Prerequisites: EST 2221C or PHY 2049C and EST 3360; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/2/2; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-169 EET 4363C Optical Detectors and Systems, CCA..........................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: An in-depth study of Optical Detectors and Systems. Topics include: Photodetector, thermal detectors, figures of merit, responsivity, NEP, D*, and BLIP conditions, search systems, thermal-imager systems, optical detector classifications, quantitative detector comparisons, and Modulation Transfer Function. (Special fees $49); Prerequisites: EET 3086C and EET 4360C; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/2/2; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110).
  12. 12. 0910-170 EET 4364C Advanced Electro-Optical Devices, CCA......................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: This course aims to give a broad understanding of the physics and technology of discrete and integrated optical and optoelectronic components. The main focus is on important optoelectronic components such as waveguides, lasers, detectors and other photonic components. (Special fees $49); Prerequisites: EST 2221C and EET 4360C; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 4/2/2; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-171 EET 4365C Laser Engineering Design, CCA...................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: This course will cover the fundamental physical processes relevant to lasers and explore a variety of specific laser systems. Topics include optical resonators, laser gain and oscillation, pulsed and CW laser operation, system design considerations, and environmental effects. Focus on an examination of existing semiconductors lasers, solid-state lasers, fiber lasers, rare earth lasers, and systems that incorporate lasers as a primary component. (Special fees $49); Prerequisites: EST 2230 or PHY 2049C and EET 3086C; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 4/2/2; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-172 EET 4366 Biophotonics Technologies, CCA................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: An overview of the field of biophotonics and the basic physics of light-biomatter interactions and tissue optics, light induced effects in bio-systems, diagnostic techniques and instrumentation, therapeutic instrumentation and applications, optical biosensors, imaging, and basics of optical tomography; Prerequisites: EST 2221C or PHY 2049C and EST 3360; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-173 EET 4367 Antenna and Radar System Design, CCA....................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: This course examines concepts of radar & antenna theories and systems. Topics include radar range equation, radar cross-section calculations, random processes and noise, array antennas, beamsteering, doppler and range processing, FM and CW systems, pulse compression, SAR, clutter, evaluation of various antennas, and an in-depth understanding and analysis of antenna and Radar-related topics through term projects; Prerequisites: EET 3320C; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-174 EET 4368 Laser Satellite and Space Communication, CCA..........Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: An introduction and overview of laser satellite communication principles and technologies for unguided, free-space beam propagation. Special emphasis is placed on highlighting the differences, as well as similarities to RF communications and other laser systems, and design issues and options relevant to future laser communication systems; Prerequisites: EET 3320C or EET 4361C; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-175 EET 4541 Power Systems and Energy Conversion, CCA..............Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: A study of generation and transmission of electric energy. It introduces the student to the fundamentals of electrical machine and
  13. 13. power electronics design, system integration, control, energy management as well as techniques used for protection and economic operation of power systems; Prerequisites: EET 3086C and PHY 2049C; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-176 EET 4548C Power Electronics, CCA..............................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: An advanced level course accompanied by hands-on experiments covering the topics of control and conversion of electrical power with high efficiency. Circuits such as power converters, inverters, rectifiers, cycloconverters, and other commonly used applications will be discussed (Special fees: $49); Prerequisites: EET 4541; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 4/2/2; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-177 EET 4939 Senior Project Design, CCA.........................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: This course is designed to test the student’s ability to develop and complete a proposed project by utilizing the knowledge and experience gained from previous courses. For this final project the student is required to present a working model of the project in a professional manner. The project requirements include a comprehensive written report, research and analysis data, and oral presentations; Prerequisites: Department approval; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-178 EST 3140 Engineering Management and Ethics, CCA.................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: This course explores the traditional principles of management and professional ethics related to engineering technology professions. Major emphasis will be on project planning and design alternatives to meet cost, performance, and the user along with legal issues, professional development, and technology transfer as they relate to graduating engineering technology students; Prerequisites: ENC 1102; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 2/2/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-179 EST 3144 Engineering Documentation & Communication, CCA........N. Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: This course introduces the student to the importance of writing in the professional engineering career. Topics include guidelines for professional engineering writing, eliminating intermittent noise in writing, writing letters, memoranda, online communication, common engineering documents, reports, interviews resumes, and ethics in engineering writing; Prerequisites: ENC 1102; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 2/2/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-180 EST 3340 Statistical Theory for Engineering Tech., CCA....................N. Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: Statistics and probability theory, sampling, correlation, regression as applied to Engineering Technology; Prerequisites: MAC 2312; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-181 EST 3360 Engineering Mathematical Analysis, CCA...................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: Advanced mathematical concepts and methods needed to solve engineering and engineering technology problems. Topics include Complex Variables, First- and Higher-Order differential equations, Laplace transforms, Fourier
  14. 14. series, Fourier Transforms, Z- transforms, vector calculus and analysis, Linear Algebra, and matrix analysis; Prerequisites: MAC 2312; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-182 EST 3537 Quality Assurance with Testing Methods, CCA...........Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: A broad understanding of the quality assurance and testing methods. Topics cover various aspects of quality assurance for components used in electronic devices, improve product quality without increasing product cost. Apply Six Sigma process, methodologies, and tools to develop robust engineering products, processes, and services; Prerequisites: EET 3086C and EST 3360; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-183 EST 4360 Nanotechnology Systems and Applications, CCA...............N. Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: An in-depth study of the fundamentals of nanoscience and nanotechnology in a wide range of applications. The main facets of nanotechnology are covered: nanomaterials, nanomechanics, nanoelectronics, nanoscale heat transfer, nanophotonics, nanoscale fluid mechanics, and nanobiotechnology; Prerequisites: PHY 2049C and EET 3086C; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-184 EST 4880 Photovoltaic Technologies, CCA.................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: New program; Catalog Course Description: Students will use PSpice and LabVIEW to analyze and simulate the performance of PV systems. Topics covered will be solar cell technological processes, PV systems engineering, characterization and testing methods, sizing procedures, economic analysis, and instrumentation; Prerequisites: EET 1025C and EST 3360; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). 0910-185 COP 3275 C/C++ Programming for Engineers, CCA............................Lisa Macon Purpose: This course will be a required course in the proposed B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology degree; Catalog Course Description: A comprehensive course in computer programming using the C and C++ programming languages. Structured programming in C, especially for solving numerical problems is covered in detail, and object-oriented programming in C++ is introduced. Computer programming is used to improve quantitative problem solving skills by developing algorithms that apply mathematical techniques; Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in MAC 2312; Co-requisites: None; Credit/Class/Lab Hours: 3/3/0; Effective Date: Fall 2010 (201110). For all of the courses in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.S. Degree, the Committee requested that each prerequisite be prefaced with “A minimum grade of C in . . .;” and each course description will have as the last sentence, “Minimum grade of C required if used to satisfy Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.S. Degree requirement.” With the exceptions noted beneath the individual courses and above, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.S. Degree, courses were approved.
  15. 15. 0910-186 Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.S. Degree, CPA....................... ..................................................................................Nasser Hedayat Purpose: To offer the Baccalaureate degree; Effective Date: Fall 2011 (201210). For Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.S. Degree, the requirement for 9 semester hours to be taken during the Summer Term was removed. The above program was approved, with the course modifications for each noted. In addition, a number of recommendations were made for changes to the program sheets. Nasser Hedayat will make the recommended changes, which will be incorporated into the program sheets as the program moves forward in the approval process. 5. Information Items • Sound and Music Technology, A.S. Degree – The original program sheets submitted created some discrepancies in the total program hours. The program sheet being submitted today addresses those issues and is now correct. The meeting was closed with a thank you to everyone who diligently worked on these programs to get them to this point, as well as to the Committee for their commitment to review the programs carefully. Karen told the Committee that May will most likely be an electronic meeting. The next meeting of the College Curriculum Committee is scheduled for May 12, 2010, and will be held either electronically o

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