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Career and Technical Education Department

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Jensi Smith
Instructional Services Administrative Assistant
jsmith@cgcc.edu, (541) 506-6034

Department Chair

Grace Windsheimer

Accounting

Offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting and a one-year Accounting Clerk certificate.

Business Management

Offers a two-year Associate of Science Oregon Transfer-Business degree (ASOT-BUS) and a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Management.

Computer Applications

Students take our computer applications and office systems courses to improve their current job skills or to learn new skills to help them move into a new career.

Computer Information Systems

Prepares students for a wide variety of careers in Information Technology.

Early Ed & Family Studies

Offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Education and Family Studies and a one-year Early Education and Family Studies certificate.

Marketing

Offers a one-year certificate in Marketing.

RET

Offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Renewable Energy Technology and a nine-month Renewable Energy Technology certificate.

Welding

Learn basic welding skills.

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Classes

Course Name Credits Description
BA 101 Introduction to Business 4

Survey course in the field of business including topics such as management, finance accounting, marketing, production, computers, international business, small business, investments and other areas of general business interest. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 104 Applied Business Math 4

Presents a variety of problems and situations found in business where arithmetic is constantly used.  Prepares students to use mathematics in solving monetary and valuation problems in business and personal finance.  Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 111 Introduction to Accounting 3

Presents double-entry accounting as related to service and merchandising business. Covers accounting cycle, including journalizing, posting to the general ledger, preparation of financial statements, petty cash, bank reconciliations, combined journal, special journals and payroll. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 131 Introduction to Business Technology 4

Covers computer concepts and the use of information technology in business organizations including the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Includes introduction to hardware, software, databases, system development, and tools that businesses use for communication and collaboration. Includes appreciating the value of ethical conduct in a business/computer environment and the impact of technology on industry and society. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 177 Payroll Accounting 3

Learn fundamental skills and basic knowledge in the area of business payroll. The focus of the course is primarily in the following areas: payroll and personnel record keeping, calculation of gross pay using various methods, calculation of Social Security and Medicare taxes, calculation of federal and state income taxes, calculation of federal and state unemployment taxes, journalizing and posting payroll entries, and completing various federal and state forms. Prerequisites: BA 111 or BA 211 or instructor permission. Recommended: MTH 30 and Microcomputer experience. Audit available.

BA 203 Introduction to International Business 3

Explores processes of international trade, whether the company is an importer, exporter, or a multinational firm. Forms a basis for further study and specialization in the international business field. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 205 Business Communication 4

Focuses on using current technology to create, revise, and design business documents: letters, memos, e-mail, reports, minutes, simple instructions, and resumes. Incorporates the use of library and Internet resources to collect information. Includes oral presentations using technology presentation tools. Recommended: WR 121, BA 131, CAS 133, or computer literacy, BA 101. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 206 Management Fundamentals 3

Introduces business management theory, including the basic functions of planning, organizing, directing, leading, and controlling as well as factors contributing to change in current management approaches. Recommended: BA 101. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 207 Introduction to E-Commerce 4

Presents concepts and skills for the strategic use of e-commerce and related information technology from three perspectives: business to consumers, business-to-business, and intra-organizational. Examination of e-commerce in altering the structure of entire industries, and how it affects business processes including electronic transactions, supply chains, decision making and organizational performance. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 211 Principles of Accounting I 3

Introduces financial accounting theory, including the accounting cycle, analysis and recording of transactions, and reporting financial information in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Recommend: MTH 60 and BA 111. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 212 Principles of Accounting II 3

Continues the presentation of fundamental issues begun in BA 211. Introduces statement of cash flows and financial statement analysis. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores; and BA 211. Audit available.

BA 213 Managerial Accounting 4

Covers accounting information from management perspective for planning, performance evaluation and for decision making purposes. Includes cost concepts, product costing, cost-volume-profit relationships, profit planning, variance analysis, responsibility accounting and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: BA 211. Audit available.

BA 215 Basic Cost Accounting 3

Covers cost accounting concepts, application, and techniques employed in the accumulation and reporting of manufacturing cost data. Particular attention shall be paid to job order costing, process costing, joint and by-product costing, standard costs, budgeting and analysis of variances. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores; and BA 211. Audit available.

BA 218 Personal Finance 3

Studies role of the consumer in our economy, problems of financing family and individual needs, including budgeting, banking relationships, charge accounts, installment buying, insurance, wills, real estate investing and personal taxes. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 222 Financial Management 3

Explores basic financial concepts and practices and includes analysis of company resources, types and sources of financing, forecasting and planning methods, and the roles of the money and capital markets.  Prerequisites: WR 121, MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores, BA 101, BA 104, BA 212. Audit available.

BA 223 Principles of Marketing 4

Provides a general knowledge of marketing emphasizing marketing mix elements and target markets for consumer and industrial products, marketing strategies, customer behavior, market planning and promotion. Recommended: BA 101. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 224 Human Resource Management 3

Attention is given to human behavior, employment, employee development, performance appraisal, wage and salary administration, employment and job rights, discipline and due process, and labor-management relations. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 226 Business Law I 4

Discusses fundamental concepts, principles, and rules of law that apply to business transactions. Includes the function and operation of the courts, business crimes, torts, contract law, intellectual property, the application of the Uniform Commercial Code to business activities and recent developments in business law, such as cyberlaw and electronic commerce. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 228 Computer Accounting Applications 3

Introduces double-entry, fully-integrated computerized general ledger software. Includes general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, fixed assets, bank reconciliations, inventory, and Financial Statement Analysis.  Prerequisites: BA 101, BA 104, BA 131 or CAS 133, BA 211. Prerequisite/concurrent: BA 212. Audit available.

BA 238 Sales 3

Offers a blend of practicality and theory on industrial, commercial and retail sales. Demonstrates and practices basic sales techniques, explores communication and motivation as they relate to selling and examines the function of sales relative to the total marketing program. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 239 Advertising 3

Covers the basics of planning, creating, using, and placing advertising in the business world. Reviews entire field of advertising as basis for students who select advertising as a career or as an integral part of a marketing program. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 242 Introduction to Investments 3

Study popular investment vehicles - what they are, how they can be utilized and the risk and return possibilities. Emphasizes stocks and bonds, mutual funds, options and real estate. Examines securities exchanges and the functions of the broker. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 244 Introduction to Records Management 3

Offers a study of the life cycle of records on all types of media from creation through disposition. Considers responsibilities of the records manager as they relate to each subsystem of the total records management program and to the needs of all types of organizations. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 249 Principles of Retailing & E-tailing 3

Covers analyzing target market, developing retail marketing mix elements, and reviewing store planning techniques used by retailers. Includes discussions of changing retailing environment and impact of government regulations. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 250 Small Business Management 3

Designed for students and prospective small business owners and managers. It emphasizes the general functions, procedures, and specific subject areas related to initiating, organizing, and operating a successful small business. It specifically prepares the student to develop a business plan for opening a business. Recommended: BA 101. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BA 256 Income Tax 3

Introduces preparation of federal individual and sole proprietorship income tax returns. Provides brief overview of partnership and corporate returns. Audit available.

BA 280A Cooperative Education: Business Experience 1

Offers relevant field experience in business environments in one of the following areas: bookkeeping, marketing, management, international business, advertising, banking, purchasing, investment, finance and customer services (sales or credit services). Allows exploration of career options. Course may be repeated for credit up to 12 credits. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 BA credits and instructor permission. Required concurrent, one time only: BA 280B.

BA 280B Cooperative Education: Business Experience Seminar 1

Supplements on-the-job experience through feedback sessions, instruction in job-related areas, and linkages to the student's on-campus program. Co-requisite: BA 280A Prerequisite: Instructor permission required.

BA 285 Human Relations - Organizations 3

Explores interactions in organizations by examining human perceptions, communications, small group dynamics and leadership. Includes dynamics of change, cultural diversity, substance abuse, work stress, ethics and social responsibility, and the challenges of globalization. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

CAS 103 Introduction to Windows 1

Introduces the Microsoft Windows operating system on Personal Computers. Includes file management, basic word processing, using the mouse with Windows, other Accessories, and some basic features of the Control Panel and System Tools. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 104 Basic Internet Skills 1

Introduces web terminology, web browsers, search techniques, and communication tools. Audit available.

CAS 109 Beginning PowerPoint 1

Introduces the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint, producing multimedia slideshows for presentations to be delivered on a projection system, personal computer, or automated to run independently on a kiosk. Explores informational, educational, business, and personal presentations. Includes animations, transitions, and designs. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 110 Introduction to Web Graphics Using Fireworks 1

Introduces the basic features of Adobe Fireworks. Includes basic drawing and photo manipulation tools and creation of graphics for websites. Recommended: CAS 111D; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 111D Beginning Web Site Creation: Dreamweaver 3

Introduces basic elements of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver. Includes web terminology, basic HTML, uploading pages to a server (FTP), site management, tables, layout, stylesheets (CSS), rollovers, optimizing graphics, and accessibility. Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 121 Beginning Keyboarding 3

Introduces alphabetic portion of computer keyboard by touch. Uses the numeric portion of the keyboard. Develops and improves basic keyboarding techniques to increase speed and accuracy. Involves production of basic business and academic documents using a word processor. Recommended: Placement into RD 90 and WR 90 or above. Audit available.

CAS 121A Beginning Keyboarding 1

Introduces the alphabetic portion of computer keyboard by touch. Develops and improves basic keyboarding techniques. Recommended: Placement into RD 90 and WR 90 or above. Audit available.

CAS 122 Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy 3

Develops confidence, endurance, and control for accurate keyboarding while increasing keyboarding speed. Develops ability to proofread documents accurately and efficiently. Keying by touch is essential. Recommended: Placement into RD 90 and WR 90 or above. Audit available.

CAS 123 Production Keyboarding 3

Develops rapid keyboarding and accurate proofreading of business letters, memos, reports, and tables. Improves and increases speed and accuracy of keyboarding skills. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115 or higher, OS 220, and keying 45 wpm by touch. Prerequisite: CAS 216 or instructor permission. Audit available.

CAS 133 Basic Computer Skills/Microsoft Office 4

Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Office, Windows basics, and file management. Develops familiarity with Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, email, and Internet basics. Covers components of the Internet and Computing Core (IC3) program content. Recommended: RD 115 and WR 115. Keyboarding by touch recommended. Audit available.

CAS 140 Beginning Access 3

Introduces the basics features of Microsoft Access. Covers beginning database management concepts including tables, forms, reports, queries, and basic macros. Stresses a working knowledge of database management vocabulary. Emphasizes efficient use of Access toolbars and menus. Discusses database design issues. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 170 Beginning Excel 3

Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheet concepts to design and create accurate professional worksheets for use in business and industry, and academic environments. Includes entering data, creating formulas, professional formatting, creating charts, creating, sorting, and filtering lists, creating and using templates, and working with functions. Focuses on ways to ensure accuracy including proofreading techniques and critical thinking to determine what data to present and how to present it. Recommended: Placement into RD 115, WR 115 and MTH 20. Audit available.

CAS 171 Intermediate Excel 3

Introduces advanced features of Excel to design and create accurate, professional worksheets for use in business and industry. Includes financial, logical, statistical, lookup, and database functions; pivot tables; "what-if" analysis with data tables; importing data; complex graphs; macros; and solver features. Focuses on ways to ensure accuracy including proofreading techniques and critical thinking to determine what data to present and how to present it. Prerequisite: CAS 170 or instructor permission. Audit available.

CAS 206 Web Design with HTML 4

Introduces Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) using HTML5 standards. Presents the foundation for future web design course work and career opportunities: hand coding of basic HTML; links, lists, tables, and forms: web graphics and colors; accessibility; best practices; and an introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Includes creating a multi-page website and uploading the site using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). CAS 133 recommended if lacking strong file management skills. Audit available.

CAS 213 Cascading Style Sheets 4

Introduces the use of external Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) to format web pages that comply with industry and accessibility standards, work in multiple browsers, and adapt to a variety of screen display sizes. Includes established CSS terminology as well as CSS3 innovations, applying graceful degradation and progressive enhancement to provide improved aesthetics and usability for the web user. Prerequisite CAS 206. Audit available.

CAS 215 JavaScript and jQuery 4

Introduces JavaScript for writing client-side scripts for creating dynamic (interactive) web pages. Explores ways to make a web site come alive with a variety of interactive effects such as displaying and hiding text or images, filling out form fields automatically, and creating interactive maps or calendar. Uses jQuery, an extensive, feature-rich library to make JavaScript more accessible to the novice web designer. Prerequisite: CAS 213. Audit available.

CAS 216 Beginning Word 3

Introduces the basics of Microsoft Word to create, edit, and print documents such as letters, memos, and manuscripts; produce multi-page documents; use headers and footers; become familiar with the program's writing tools and basics of enhancing documents; and produce merged copy. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115; keyboarding 25 words per minute. Audit available.

CAS 217 Intermediate Word 3

Introduces intermediate and advanced features of Microsoft Word to enhance documents through special formatting features such as graphic lines and images, Word Art, and clipart; work with headers and footers in multi-page documents; create and format tables; use advanced merge; create documents with newspaper columns; and create and use fill-in forms. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Prerequisite: CAS 216 or instructor permission. Audit available.

CAS 231 Publisher 3

Introduces Microsoft Publisher to design and create effective publications that combine text graphics, illustrations, and/or photographs such as announcements, fliers, advertisements, and reports. Covers the processes to create, import, and manipulate text, graphics, and/or templates through program tools and features. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115; prior knowledge and use of Windows technology. Audit available.

CAS 246 Integrated Computer Projects 4

Builds upon previous computer and business knowledge to create individual and group projects using software found in today's workplace. Uses integrated software (i.e. MS Office) and current technology to further develop professional software skills. Prerequisite: CAS 216 and CAS 170 or instructor permission. Recommended: CAS 109, CAS 140, CAS 171, and CAS 217. Audit available.

CIS 120 Computer Concepts I 4

Introduces computing fundamentals from the past into the future, utilizes key applications to solve practical problems, and explores the benefits and risks of living online. Designed for the student who is already computer literate with the MS Office applications, e-mail, and the Internet and focuses on applying this literacy to practical IT applications. Provides a foundation to pursue an IT pathway and helps prepare students for the IC3 certification. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Recommend: basic computer skills equivalent to CAS 133 or BA 131. Audit available.

CIS 121 Computer Concepts II 4

Evaluate, select and apply computer technology to solve practical problems in database design, web page design, networking and programming. Address ethical issues associated with technology. Prerequisites: CIS 120 or instructor permission; WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

CIS 122 Software Design 4

Covers software design as part of the software development life cycle. Includes basic logic constructs, testing programs, use case descriptions, modularity and an introduction to object design. Provides examples of well-designed software projects. Additional lab hours may be required. Recommended: CIS 120 or CAS 133 or BA 131. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

CIS 140D Operating System: Microcomputers 4

Provides the basic concepts of Linux and Windows operating systems. Includes basic operating system functions, file/folder management, disk partitioning and formatting, operating system and application installation, and system configuration. Recommended: CIS 120 or instructor permission.

CIS 145 Microcomputer Hardware & Troubleshooting 4

Students will learn to identify, remove, and install standard components of a PC style microcomputer, including motherboards, CPUs, RAM, hard drives, removable media drives and power supplies. Additional topics include: BIOS, CMOS, the boot process, video displays, printers, and home networking. Audit available.

CIS 179 Data Communication Concepts I 4

Provides basic concepts of data communications, networking and connectivity. Explores hardware, connectivity, signaling, addressing, network topologies, communication protocols, network designs, switching, management, TCP/IP protocols, security and standards with emphasis on the OSI reference model. Prerequisite: CIS 120 or CIS 121 or EET 111 or instructor permission. Audit available.

CS 161 Programming & Problem Solving 4

Introduces programming, with emphasis on one language but using concepts that are fundamental for many languages, including values, variables, conditionals, loops, and functions.  Explores how a computer executes programs, the difference between a program and a computation, and how to write and analyze a program to justify confidence in its result. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Recommended: MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

CS 184 Discrete Mathematics for Computer Scientists 4

Introduces mathematical abstractions and reasoning used in computing, including sets, graphs, trees, functions, relations, and integers.  Prerequisites: CS 161 and MTH 112.

ECE 120 Introduction to Early Education and Family Studies 3

Introduces practitioners to the major tenets of the Early Childhood Education and Family Studies profession with emphasis on: child growth and development; various roles of professionals in the field; bidirectional relationships between child/family; and community, environmental, and cultural influences on child development. Introduces theory and research supporting alignment with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)standards for professional development.Audit available.

ECE 121 Observation and Guidance I 3

Focuses on age-appropriate guidance and observations techniques for individual children six week to age 10 years. Consciously observing children and applying developmentally appropriate principles of guidance based on child development theory and research helping early childhood professionals shift their focus from correcting or controlling behavior to providing satisfying, joyful experiences and relationships that build a child’s inner resources, providing a kind of immunity from the ill effects of life’s challenges. Audit available.

ECE 122 Environments and Curriculum in Early Childhood Ed I 4

Explores the creation ofphysical and social environments and curriculum for children six weeks through age ten. Covers theories and relationships between physical and social space, activities, experiences, and materials. Introduces the use of developmentally and culturally appropriate practices in planning, selecting, and evaluating environments and curriculum for young children. Audit available.

ECE 123 Environments and Curriculum in Early Childhood Ed II 4

Demonstrates the knowledge of child development and learning, as well as content knowledge, both in terms of academic disciplines and interdisciplinary integration. Explores the use of developmentally and culturally appropriate practices in creating physical and social environments and curriculum for children six weeks to ten years. Employs theories of play and early care and education to plan and implement curriculum and environments for children. Includes students planning, implementation, and evaluation of environments and curriculum for young children. Prerequisite: ECE 122. Audit available.

ECE 124 Multicultural Practices: Exploring Our Views 3

Develops awareness of how personal experiences, belief systems, and values impact work with children and families. Examines the impact of cultural, linguistic, and class identities and histories on inter-relationships in diverse populations. Applies techniques for incorporating other peoples histories, values and belief systems into child-and-family-centered practices. Audit available.

ECE 130A Practicum Seminar 1 2

Reviews skills necessary for supporting the total development of children, ages 6 weeks to 6 years, focusing on the role of the teacher in implementing a developmental program of early childhood education in two interdependent components: seminar and practicum. Prerequisites: ECE 120, ECE 121. Corequisite: ECE 133.

ECE 130B Practicum Seminar 2 2

Reviews skills necessary for supporting the total development of children, ages 6 weeks to 6 years, focusing on the role of the teacher in implementing a developmental program of early childhood education in two interdependent components: seminar and practicum. Prerequisite: ECE 130A. Corequisite: ECE 134.

ECE 130C Practicum Seminar 3 2

Reviews skills necessary for supporting the total development of children, ages 6 weeks to 6 years, focusing on the role of the teacher in implementing a developmental program of early childhood education in two interdependent components: seminar and practicum. Prerequisite: ECE 130B. Corequisite: ECE 135.

ECE 133 Practicum 1 3

Covers developing beginning level skills for working with children ages birth - 5 in a group setting. Includes the use of developmentally appropriate methods in recognizing and providing safe, responsive, and sanitary environments; using beginning-level guidance strategies; and acclimating to the field of early education. Prerequisites: ECE 120, ECE 121, WR 90 (or equivalent placement score). Corequisites: ECE 130A. Audit available.

ECE 134 Practicum 2 3

Covers development of basic intermediate level skills to work with children ages birth – 5 in a group setting. Includes the use of developmentally appropriate methods to support guidance and conflict resolution; schedule and routine planning; fundamental curriculum development; and environmental modification. Prerequisites: ECE 133, ECE122. Corequisite: ECE 130B. Recommended: HE 262.

ECE 135 Practicum 3 3

Covers the development of advanced intermediate level skills to work with children ages birth – 5 in a group setting. Includes the use of developmentally and culturally appropriate methods to support guidance and conflict resolution; development, implementation, and evaluation of environments and curriculum; and facilitation of classroom management. Prerequisites: ECE 134, ECE 123. Corequisites: ECE 130C Recommended: ECE 124, HEC 201.

ECE 175A Infant/Toddler Caregiving: Learning & Development 1

Covers growth and development: physical, cognitive, and language; ages of infancy and facilitating learning. Audit available.

ECE 175B Infant/Toddler Caregiving: Group Care 1

Covers group care including: routines, quality, staff relations, environments and welcoming children and families into care. Audit available.

ECE 175C Infant/Toddler Caregiving: Socia/-Emotional Growth 1

Covers social-emotional growth and socialization including: development, temperament, responsible care, guidance and discipline, and supporting the needs of infants and toddlers. Audit available.

ECE 175D Infant/Toddler Caregiving: Family/Provider Relationships 1

Covers family/provider relationships including: establishing partnerships with parents, listening and responding to families needs, supporting culturally diverse families, culturally sensitive care, conducting business and handling difficult issues. Audit available.

ECE 177 Multi-age Groups 1

Explores the benefits and addresses the challenges of creating quality environments and programming for children of mixed ages. Multi-age early childhood settings can include children from infancy through elementary school age. Audit available.

ECE 179 Child Portfolios in ECE 1

Introduces a holistic method for assessing and recording children’s developmental growth over time, creating authentic meaningful child portfolios. Develops intentional teaching techniques in natural settings incorporating daily routines, activities and play in authentic data collection and storage methods. Utilizes digital technology, observation techniques, and child initiated self-regulated data collection. Audit available.

ECE 185 Field Trips in Early Childhood 1

Explores the developmental and programmatic benefits of field trips in early childhood programs. Demonstrates how field trips can buildon child interests and contribute to children's developing knowledge of the world. Explores field trip possibilities, develops field trip protocols, and problem-solves common field trip issues. Audit available.

ECE 187 Cooking with Kids 1

Cooking with kids can do it all! Cooking can help young children learn language and literacy, math, science, cooperation, and healthy eating habits. Learn to create and share cooking experiences with young children in a way that maximizes child participation and developmental opportunities and minimizes the potential for chaos. Audit available.

ECE 188 Block Play and Woodworking for Young Children 1

When children are exposed to well-planned block play and wood working experiences they create, they build, they construct, and they stay engaged. Bringing block play and wood working to your program will help you facilitate children's development across domains in an engaging context. This course explores the many benefits of block play and wood working experiences for young children. Audit available.

ECE 200 The Professional in Early Education and Family Studies 3

History, current programs and practices, and future issues of early childhood education. Includes professionalism, historic and current issues, types of programs for young children, parent interaction, job opportunities, ethical/legal issues and community resources. Develops a professional philosophy. Prerequisite: WR 115. Audit available.

ECE 221 Observation and Guidance II 3

Examines techniques for observing and recording behavior and keeping records as used in the care and education of infants through five-year-olds. Focuses on observation and guidance techniques for groups of children in addressing challenging behaviors and issues in early childhood environments. Covers the caregiver's role in using observation to promote development, including self-development. Prerequisites: WR 115 and ECE 121. Audit available.

ECE 224 Multicultural Practice: Curriculum & Implementation 3

Develops awareness of cultural and ethnic issues as they relate to the early childhood classroom teacher. Focuses on ethnocentrism, racism and discrimination. Includes techniques for developing multi-cultural, anti-bias curriculum. Prerequisite: ECE 124. Audit available.

ECE 234 Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Education 3

Become acquainted with areas of special needs in children from birth through six years of age. Emphasis is on inclusion of children in early childhood settings. Explore services available to children and their families. Child development helpful. Audit available.

ECE 235 Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education 3

Overview of the development of musical and motor skills in children from birth to age 6, learn and develop a variety of music and movement activities, techniques and materials appropriate for them. Audit available.

ECE 236 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education 3

Overview of language and literacy development in children from infancy to age 6. Design and use a variety of language and literacy development activities with young children. Audit available.

ECE 238 Administration of Early Childhood Programs 3

Studies various tasks and responsibilities of program administration. Topics include licensing, program planning, organization, financial management, parent and community relationships, and personnel management. Prior ECE course work and experience working with children in groups is highly recommended. Audit available.

ECE 260A Advanced Practicum Seminar 1 3

Refine skills necessary for supporting the total development of children, ages 6 weeks to 6 years, in a group setting and to integrate child development theory and practice in two interdependent components: seminar and field work experience. Department permission required. Prerequisite: Certificate level courses plus WR 121, HEC 226, ECE 221. Corequisite: ECE 264.

ECE 260B Advanced Practicum Seminar 2 3

Refines skills necessary for supporting the total development of children, ages 6 weeks to 6 years, in a group setting and to integrate child development theory and practice in two interdependent components: seminar and field work experience. Department permission required. Prerequisites: ECE 260A. Corequisites: ECE 265.

ECE 264 Practicum 4 4

Introduces advanced skills necessary to work with children birth - 5 in a community field placement setting. Includes developmental theory, developmentally and culturally appropriate practices, and individualized methods to support guidance and conflict resolution. Covers the evaluation of environments and curriculum, building family and community relationships, and professionalism. Department permission. Prerequisite: ECE 135, HEC 226, ECE 221, WR 121, HE 112. Corequisites: ECE 260A, ECE 200, ECE 234. Audit available.

ECE 265 Practicum 5 4

Covers advanced level skills to work with children birth – 5 in a community field placement setting. Includes developmental theory, developmentally and culturally appropriate practices, and individually responsive methods to support guidance and conflict resolution. Covers the development, implementation, and evaluation of environments and curriculum, classroom  management, family and community relationships, professional frameworks and resources, and professionalism. Department permission. Prerequisite: ECE 264. Corequisite: ECE 260B. Recommended: ECE 224, ECE 236.

EET 111 DC Circuits 5

Covers SI units, engineering notation and prefixes, unit conversion, definitions of conductors and insulators, current, voltage, resistance, power, work/energy, capacity factor, and efficiency. Includes analysis of series, parallel, and series/parallel DC circuits using Ohm's and Kirchoff's Laws and Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits. Introduces circuit simulation software, lab practices, soldering and de-soldering, schematic reading, circuit construction and troubleshooting, and lab equipment and instrumentation. Includes a 3-hour per week laboratory session. Prerequisite: MTH 95 or placement into MTH 111, WR 115, RD 115, and CAS133. Audit available.

EET 112 AC Circuits 5

Introduction of capacitance, inductance, RC/RL transient response, sinusoidal waveforms, reactance and impedance, AC power, phasor analysis of RLC circuits, node voltage and mesh current analysis, superposition, Thevenin's and Norton's network theorems. Includes a 3-hour per week laboratory. Prerequisite: MTH 111, EET 111. Audit available.

EET 113 AC Power 5

Covers AC power, AC analysis, transformers, 3 phase AC analysis, resonant circuits, and passive filters. Includes a 3-hour per week laboratory session. Prerequisite: EET112 or department approval. Audit available.

EET 121 Digital Systems I 3

Covers basic electrical concepts, number systems, combinational gates (AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR, and XOR), electrical characteristics and internal structures of TTL gates, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh mapping, and use of MSI devices including adders, decoders, encoders, multiplexes and demultiplexers. Includes a 3 hour per week laboratory. Prerequisite/concurrent: MTH 111. Audit available.

EET 122 Digital Systems II 4

Second course in digital electronics presents sequential circuit elements (latches and D/JK flip-flops) with applications including counters, registers, and shift registers. Sequential network analysis and synthesis are covered including the use of state tables and state diagrams. Introduces sampling and the Nyquist Sampling Theorem including introductory coverage of analog-to-digital converters (ADC) and digital-to-analog converters (DAC). Includes a 3-hour per week laboratory. Prerequisite: EET 121 Audit available.

EET 123 Digital Systems III 4

Third course in digital electronics continues prior coverage of digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with additional conversion topologies, a more detailed analysis of the Nyquist sampling theorem, additional coverage of programmable logic devices (PLDs), and the implementation of sequential state machines. Includes a 3-hour per week laboratory. Prerequisite: EET 122 Audit available.

EET 141 Electrical Motor/Generator Control 5

Examines electrical circuits, electromagnetism, AC and DC electrical theory, industrial sensors, voltage and relays, motor controls, AC and DC motors and generators, and power distribution systems. Prerequisite: EET 112.

EET 219 Programmable Logic Controllers 3

Introduces the Allen Bradley programmable logic controller, logic circuits, input output, power supplies, data sheets, safety programming, types of processors and software (RSLOGIX5000, RS LINX) memory organization, PLC architecture, ladder logic, and task oriented programming methods. Includes a three hour per week lab. Prerequisites: EET 251. Audit available.

EET 221 Semiconductor Devices and Circuits 5

Examines the characteristics of semiconductor devices and biasing of diodes and transistors. Covers design and analysis of semiconductor circuits using diodes, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors, SCR’s, MOSFET’s, and IGBT’s.  Covers use of transistors as switches. Includes 3 hour lab that explores the application of semiconductor devices, configurations, and computer tools in circuit design, evaluation, and analysis. Prerequisite: EET 113. Audit available.

EET 222 Operational Amplifier Circuits 5

Examines the characteristics and applications of operational amplifiers (op-amps). Develops skills in the design and analysis of op-amp amplifiers, comparators, voltage and current regulators, summers, integrators, and differentiators. Covers calculation and analysis of frequency response of op-amp circuits and application of the op-amp in power supplies and control systems.  Includes a 3-hour per week laboratory in project design, evaluation, documentation, and use computer tools. Prerequisites: EET 221. Audit available.

EET 242 Microcontroller Systems 5

Introduces the student to a popular variety of microcontrollers. Includes the hardware, software, and interfacing of microcontrollers. Emphasizes interfacing the microcontroller to real-world devices such as switches, displays, motors, A/D converters, and sensors through assembly language and C language programming. Includes robotics projects. Prerequisite: EET 252, and EET 222.  Audit available.

EET 251 Digital Electronics 1: Programmable Logic Devices 5

Covers digital systems, binary numbers, combinational logic, expression simplification, and common functions of combinational logic systems using programmable logic devices and fixed function integrated circuits. Introduces data flow and structural modeling using hardware definition language. Includes a 3 hour per week laboratory. Prerequisites: EET 113. Audit available.

EET 252 Digital Electronics 2: Programmable Logic Devices 5

Covers behavioral modeling, sequential logic, latches, flip flops, finite state machines analysis and design, registers, memory, microprocessors, and digital signal processing using programmable logic devices and fixed function integrated circuits. Includes a 3 hour per week laboratory. Prerequisites: EET 251. Audit available.

EET 254 Electronic Engineering Technology Seminar 1

Topics covered include information on finding employment in the electronics industry, writing resumes and cover letters, and practice interviewing. Prerequisite: EET 113. Audit available.

EET 273 Electronic Control Systems 3

Covers electronic control systems, open-loop and closed-loop, proportional, integral, derivative, PI, and PID control modes, power control devices, relays, transistors, thyristors, and sensors. Includes temperature control, DC motor control, and stepper motor control. Includes lab exercises in temperature control and motor control circuits. Prerequisite: EET 222. Audit available.

HEC 201 Family Partnerships in Education 3

Identifies the influences on children and their families which impact child and family behaviors, values, attitudes, beliefs, and morals. Includes: parenting patterns; cultural, religious and socioeconomic influences; peer, school, media impacts; family development; community ecology; special needs children; prejudice; and public policy. Audit available.

HEC 226 Child Development 4

Evaluates basic theories, research and principles of physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development of children from the prenatal period through adolescence. Includes observation and classroom processes. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

MEC 120 Hydraulics 5

Introduces the basic principles of hydraulics and applies these principles to build, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial hydraulic circuits. Covers theory, generation, storage, transmission, and usage of hydraulic energy, pressure, and flow. Introduces hydraulic schematics and circuits as well as identification and operation of basic hydraulic components. Introduces basic ladder logic and PLCs to automate, control, and modify an electrically controlled hydraulic system with solenoid-operated directional control valves. Includes a 3-hour per week laboratory session. Prerequisite: EET111. Audit available.

MEC 121 Mechanical Power 1 5

Focuses on fundamentals of mechanical power, emphasizing the different mechanical components from nuts and bolts to gears, gear boxes, shafts and bearings. Demonstrates the importance of lubrication in maintaining gears and other movable parts. Covers basic alignment and mechanical physics, including aerodynamics. Audit available.

MEC 122 Mechanical Power 2 5

Introduces the process of power generation. Covers construction techniques involving cranes, rigging, and mechanical alignment procedures. Includes the disassembly and assembly of a functioning power generating turbine and participation in a safety workshop at a local wind farm. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores; MEC 121. Audit available.

OS 131 10-key on Calculators 1

Develops 10-key skills by touch. Recommended: Placement into RD 115, WR 115, and MTH 20.

OS 220 Business Editing Skills 4

Develops skills necessary for editing, transcribing, and writing memos, letters and email. Emphasis: punctuation, capitalization, spelling, grammar, and word use. Recommended: Placement into WR 121, keyboard by touch. Prerequisites: Placement into CAS 216 or instructor permission. Audit available.

OS 240 Filing and Records Management 4

Develop skills for indexing, coding, and cross-referencing documents to be filed. Includes requisitions and charge-outs, records transfer, various filing systems, and an overall view of the role of records management in business including electronic and image records. Recommended: RD 115, WR 115; and CAS 133 or CAS 140. Audit available.

OS 245 Office Systems and Procedures 4

Develops the skills of an administrative professional for current business practices. Uses computer technology for tasks such as scheduling, email, and faxing. Develops communication, organization and prioritizing skills, telephone techniques, problem solving, and analytical abilities. Analyzes current trends in workplace ethics and the multi-cultural workplace. Develops workplace readiness and applies job search skills for current job market. Prerequisites: CAS 216 and OS 220. Audit available.

OS 280F Cooperative Education: Administrative Assistant 1

Provides field experience for the administrative assistant student. Recommended: RD 115, WR 115 and satisfactory progress through at least 15 credit hours of CAS/OS courses, or instructor permission required. Audit available.

OS 280G Cooperative Education: Administrative Assistant Seminar 1

Supplements the work experience portion of cooperative education and the student's on-campus program through feedback sessions and instruction in job-related area. Prerequisite/concurrent: OS 280F. Recommend: RD 115, WR 115 and satisfactory progress through at least 15 credit hours of CAS/OS courses, or instructor permission required. Audit available.

RET 101 Introduction to Wind Turbine Operations 1

Introduces the basic concepts, terminology, and technology used by industrial scale horizontal axis wind turbine generators to capture wind energy and transform it into electrical energy. Prerequisites: EET 111. Audit available.

RET 102 Alternate Energy Resources 1

Introduces potential alternatives to carbon-based power generation (coal and oil) including biomass/biofuel, geothermal, hydrogen and fuel cells, hydroelectric, ocean wave, solar, wind, and nuclear energy. Discusses the potential role of clean coal as a bridge to implementing long-term environmental solutions.Explores micro-grids (community-based renewable power generation systems) as an alternative to utility-scale technologies. Audit available.

RET 103 Wind Turbine Safe Access and Rescue 1

Provides the skills and information necessary to safely access and work at height on onshore wind turbines. Includes trainingin the use, care, and selection of emergency rescue and evacuation devices.

RET 119 Programmable Controllers 3

The student will understand the operation of a variety of programmable controllers. The applications, operations, and programming of PLC's are the areas of study with the main emphasis on programming. (Computers and manual methods will be used to program PLC’s.) Prerequisites: RET 141.

RET 120 Basic Hydraulics 5

Students learn fundamental concepts of hydraulics, lubrication, and bearing technology with a focus on entering a profession in the wind power industry. Lab work includes learning and applying hydraulic concepts using an MB 400 Hydraulic System. Pre-requisites: RET 121

RET 121 Mechanical Power I 5

This course focuses on learning the fundamentals of mechanical power. It emphasizes learning the different mechanical components from nuts and bolts to gears, gear boxes, shafts and bearings. It demonstrates the importance of lubrication in maintaining gears and other movable parts. Basic alignment and mechanical physics are taught, including aerodynamics.

RET 122 Mechanical Power II 5

Introduces the process of power generation. Discussion includes construction techniques involving cranes, rigging, and mechanical alignment procedures. Assemble a functioning scale model of a power generating turbine and participate in a safety workshop at a local wind farm. Prerequisites: RET 120, EET 112.

RET 141 Electrical Motor/Generator Control 5

Examines electrical circuits, electromagnetism, AC and DC electrical theory, industrial sensors, voltage and relays, motor controls, AC and DC motors and generators, and power distribution systems. Prerequisite: EET 112.

RET 188 Industrial Safety and OSHA 10 2

Introduces safety practices in the electronics industry and covers industry OSHA-10 Safety Certified Training. Includes handling hazardous materials; safe use of flammable and combustible liquids; types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); fall protection; crane, ladder and scaffolding safety; safe use of hand and power tools. Prerequisites: EET 111.

RET 223 Power Generation 5

Introduces the principles of distributed and centralized power generation. Introduces motor/generator principles for asynchronous, synchronous, DFIG, and PM synchronous generators. Discusses photovoltaic module and utility interactive inverter specifications, array sizing, and orientation.  Prepares individuals to perform solar resource assessment and solar site analysis using publicly available resources, instrumentation, and software simulation. Introduces power electronics circuits to perform rectification/inversion functions. Includes a 3-hour per week laboratory session. Prerequisite: EET222. Audit available.

SAF 188 Industrial Safety and OSHA 10 2

Introduces safety practices in the electronics industry and covers industry OSHA-10 Construction Safety Training. Includes handling hazardous materials; safe use of flammable and combustible liquids; types of Personal Protective Equipment; fall protection; crane, ladder and scaffolding safety; safe use of hand and power tools. An OSHA 10 card will be earned through the satisfactory, in-class completion of OSHA 10 construction safety and health requirements.

WLD 190 Basic Welding 2

Provides basic knowledge of and practice in welding processes. Covers how to perform welding in accordance with industry standards. Audit available.

Faculty and Staff

Namesort icon Title Email Phone
Dean Basse Renewable Energy Technology Instructor dbasse@cgcc.edu
Suzanne Burd Community Education Coordinator/RET Program Coordinator sburd@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6123
Keri Byers Keri Byers Early Childhood Education Instructor kbyers@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Lisa Cook Lisa Cook Renewable Energy Technology Recruiter/Advisor lcook@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6000, ext. 7158
Eric Greene Eric Greene Computer Applications/Office Systems Instructor egreene@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Candy Gruner
Career and Technical Education Instructor
Renewable Energy Technology Instructor
cgruner@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6034
Patrick Hawke Computer Applications/Office Systems Instructor phawke@cgcc.edu
Rita Hendershot Rita Hendershot Early Childhood Education Instructor rhendershot@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Linda Hughitt Linda Hughitt Computer Applications/Office Systems Instructor lhughitt@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Ronda Hull Early Childhood Education Instructor rhull@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Carol Jordan Computer Applications/Office Systems Instructor caroljordan@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Katie Kissinger Early Childhood Education Instructor kkissinger@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6034
Luise Langheinrich Business Instructor llanghei@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Kenneth Leibham Kenneth Leibham Accounting Instructor kleibham@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6176
Tom Lieurance Tom Lieurance Renewable Energy Technology Instructor tlieurance@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6175
Siri Olson Siri Olson Computer Applications Instructor solson@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6034
Jim Pytel Jim Pytel Renewable Energy Technology Instructor jpytel@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6000, ext. 7157
Pam Ritzenthaler Pam Ritzenthaler Business Management Instructor pritzenthaler@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Donald Schmidt Welding Instructor dschmidt@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Stephen Shwiff History & Business Law Instructor sshwiff@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Francis Sullivan Computer Science Instructor fsullivan@cgcc.edu (804) 878-3732
Andrea Ware Writing & Computer Applications/Office Systems Instructor aware@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Grace Windsheimer Grace Windsheimer
Computer Applications/Office Systems Instructor
Department Chair
gwindsheimer@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6034