Visual Basic 1

This course is designed to introduce procedural and object-oriented/ event-driven programming fundamentals using the Visual Basic programming language. Topics include the VB IDE, GUI concepts, objects, properties, events, variables, constants, decision/repetition control structures, operators, functions, sub procedures, array processing, and OOP terminology. [32-32-64] Lab Fee

C++ Programming 1

This course is designed to introduce procedural programming fundamentals using the C/C++ programming environment. The student will learn to write programs involving variable storage, format- ted input/output, use of control structures, program repetition, logical operations, file interaction, and structured programming. [32-32-64] Lab Fee

Field Experience

An opportunity for the interested student to gain experience with regional employers through practicums and/or observations.

Communication Special Topics

This course is designed to allow the student to focus on communication areas such as conflict resolution, persuasion, telecommunication, multicultural, and listening. Since topics change this course may be repeated for credit toward graduation up to six credit hours.

Foundations of Mass Communication

Theoretical and practical introduction to mass media, concentrating on electronic media (radio and television), the Internet, magazines, newspapers, and books. Students will learn the historical development, sociological impact, and current industry trends of mass media.

Oral Interpretation

Training in analysis and basic skills of vocal interpretation of literature and drama. Practice in vocal discipline and communication from the printed page.

Public Speaking

Theories, techniques, and practice in creating and delivering various types of speeches. The course focuses on researching and organizing speeches, audience analysis, dealing with speech apprehension, and development of skills in delivering effective informal and formal speeches in business and professional situations.

Introduction to Group Communication

Study of the basic processes of small group interaction. The course focuses on the group as a means of human encounter, problem solving, and creative thinking. Analysis of individuals as participators and of group discussion and effectiveness occurs. Become a better group member and leader of groups.

Business and Technical Communication

The course focuses on providing experience in both formal and informal communication situations encountered in the business and technical world. Interpersonal relations, interviews, formal speeches, and group problem solving are stressed.

Foundations of Interpersonal Communication

The course focuses on providing the student with an experience in human communication with emphasis placed on becoming an effective communicator in a variety of face-to-face communication situations.