• SENCAP Course Catalog

    ACCT 1200 *Principles of Accounting I (4.5 credits)
    Prerequisite: Accounting Competency recommended.
    This course is designed to provide introductory knowledge of accounting principles, concepts, and practices. Included topics are the balance sheet, the income statement, the statement of owners’ equity, the statement of cash flows, worksheets, journals, ledgers, accruals, adjusting and closing entries, internal controls, inventories, fixed and intangible assets, liabilities, equity, and financial statement analysis. This course provides a foundation for more advanced work in the fields of accounting and business.
    AGRI 1123 *Ag Occupation Exploration (4.5 credits)
    Overviews of occupations in the field of agribusiness. In-depth exploration of several broad occupational areas and personal interview of at least two agribusiness management level employers.
    AGRI 1126 *Introduction to Livestock Production (4.5 credits)
    comprehensive introduction to livestock production utilizing current literacy and terminology.
    AGRI 1131 *Crop & Food Science (4.5 credits)
    Principles and practices of production of the major agronomic crops of the high plains.
    AGRI 1171 *Ag Technology (4.5 credits)
    Introduction to agriculture technology applications used for solving agriculture problems with emphasis on logical and systematic decision making. Establishing a basic understanding of technology and how it’s used in agriculture.
    AGRI 1177 *Companion Animals (4.5 credits) (4.5 credits)
    Principles and practices for the life cycle and care of companion animals which may include nutrient regimen, breed identification, various infections and non-infectious disease diagnostics and treatment, anatomy, physiology, parasitic life cycles and internal and external identification, medication requirements for certain problems and the importance of companion animals in contemporary society.
    AGRI 1211 *Fundamentals of Ag Marketing (4.5 credits)
    Study of new market opportunities in the agriculture industry. Developing a marketing plan and promotional strategies for agriculture products.
    AGRI 1257 *Live Animal Selection & Carcass Evaluation (4.5 credits)
    Methods of selection and evaluation of live animals and carcasses. Training in selection of replacement breeding animals of economic importance. Purchasing slaughter animals and carcasses for primal cuts within the meat industry.
    BSAD 1050 *Introduction to Business (4.5 credits)
    An introductory study and overview of the role of business in society as well as a discussion of the various disciplines of business including an overview of business organization, management, marketing, human resource management, and finance. Also, a study and discussion of various strategies for success of specific public and private firms as well as small business. Business vocabulary used to understand and interpret business news and information.
    BSAD 2520 *Principles of Marketing (4.5 credits)
    A study of the development of an effective marketing program including consumer behavior, product, pricing, distribution, and promotional strategies.
    BSAD 2540 *Principles of Management (4.5 credits)
    Introduction to management theory and practice with emphasis on the primary functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Topics will include the ever-changing challenges and opportunities within the management field.
    CNST 1123 Concrete & Masonry Tools & Material I (3.0 credits)
    Theory designed to acquaint the student with materials and techniques for planning, estimating, and constructing masonry and concrete structures including foundations. Demonstrations, videos, and clinics emphasizing the best practices in concrete and form work.
    CNST 1124 Concrete & Masonry Tools & Material II (3.0 credits)
    Prerequisites: CNST1123
    A continuation of Concrete & Masonry Tools & Material I. Theory designed to acquaint the student with materials and techniques for planning, estimating, and constructing masonry and concrete structures including foundations. Demonstrations, videos, and clinics emphasizing the best practices in concrete and form work.
    CNST 1125 Concrete & Masonry Applications I (2.5 credits)
    Co-requisite: CNST1123
    Laboratory application in proper use of concrete and masonry tools, materials. Experience in block and brick laying, fireplace construction, concrete forming, and reinforcing and finishing. Safety habits.
    CNST 1126 Concrete & Masonry Applications II (2.5 credits)
    Prerequisites: CNST1125 Co-requisite: CNST1124
    A continuation of Concrete & Masonry Applications I. Laboratory application in proper use of concrete and masonry tools, materials. Experience in block and brick laying, fireplace construction, concrete forming, and reinforcing and finishing. Safety habits.
    CNST 1227 Tools & Materials II (3.0 credits)
    Prerequisites: CNST1226
    A continuation of Tools & Materials I. Introduction to care, use and maintenance of hand tools, portable power and stationary lab equipment. New construction methods, materials and concepts. Origin, manufacturing processes, and characteristics and application of materials used in residential and light commercial construction today.
    CNST 1228 Construction Processes & Practices I 2.5 credits)
    Introduction to hand tools, construction safety, machine woodworking, modern practices and processes used in the building construction industry. Carpentry techniques, competency in blueprint reading, proper layout practices, parts cutting and assembly procedures.
    CNST 1229 Construction Processes & Practices II (2.5 credits)
    Prerequisites: CNST1228
    A continuation of Construction Processes & Practices I. Introduction to hand tools, construction safety, machine woodworking, modern practices and processes used in the building construction industry. Carpentry techniques, competency in blueprint reading, proper layout practices, parts cutting and assembly procedures.
    CRIM 1010 *Introduction to Criminal Justice (4.5 credits)
    Provides an overview of the history, development and philosophies of the criminal justice system within America. Areas covered include crime and the criminal justice system, the police, the courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system.
    CRIM 1030 *Courts & the Judicial Process (4.5 credits)
    Surveys the United States judicial system. Topics include, but are not limited to, legal and constitutional concepts, institutions and processes. Coverage includes adult and civil courts.
    CRIM 2030 *Police and Society (4.5 credits)
    Examines the role of the police in relationship to law enforcement and American society. Topics include, but are not limited to the role and function of police, the nature of police organizations and police work, and the patterns of police-community relations.
    CRIM 2100 *Juvenile Justice (4.5 credits)
    Examines the origins, philosophy, and objectives of the juvenile justice system. Topics include, but are not limited to causation of crime (i.e. race/gender, socioeconomic relevance, victimization), the juvenile court system, the law enforcement approach, corrections, and prevention.
    ECED - 1120 *Preschool Child Development (3.0 credits)
    This course focuses on typical / atypical development of the child ages 3 through 5 years, in the domains of physical growth and motor skills, cognition and language, and social/ emotional development.
    ECED 1150 *Introduction to Early Childhood Education (4.5 credits)
    An overview of early childhood education, history, trends and the philosophies of various programs, diversity, inclusion, licensing standards, current legislation, professionalism and advocacy are examined.
    ECON 1200 *Personal Finance (4.5 credits)
    Prerequisite: Math competency recommended.
    Covers the basic principles needed for effective personal financial management, including the practical applications of money management, budgeting, taxes, credit, insurance, housing, investments, and retirement planning.
    EDUC 1110 *Introduction to Professional Education (4.5 credits)
    An overview of education in the United States viewed in terms of history, philosophy, finance and governance. Encourages critical thought regarding the role of education in our multicultural society, the role of the teacher, and educational practices in schools. The course is designed to help students explore education as a prospective career.
    EDUC 2300 *Introduction to Special Education (4.5 credits)
    Prerequisite: EDUC1110
    Introduction to the history, legislation, litigation, instruction, and evaluation of exceptional learners. Overview of the development and characteristics of exceptional learners, cultural issues, and collaboration found in K-12 classrooms.
    EDUC 2590 *Instructional Technology (4.5 credits)
    This course is an introduction to a variety of technologies and strategies for use in the instructional process to accommodate all learners. The focus will also be on the social, ethical, legal and human issues surrounding the use of technology. NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students complete EDUC1110 prior to taking this class.
    ENER 1100 *Energy Industry Fundamentals (4.5 credits)
    The course content focuses on understanding various types of energy and their conversion to useable energy such as electrical power. How generated electrical power is transmitted and distributed to the point of use. Natural gas transmission and distribution systems are described. Compliance with safety procedures is introduced. Careers in energy industry and entry points are covered. Energy system reliability and governance are explained.
    ENER 1110 Operator Safety (4.5 credits)
    Operator-based safety topics including: OSHA 10-hour general industry certification, human performance tools, personal protective equipment, ladders, body harnesses, confined space, lock-out/tag-out, GHS, and fire extinguishers. Students will perform a supervised climb with fall-arrest-protection to above 20 feet. This course also provides aerial life and forklift training, arc flash awareness, and industrial accident case studies.
    ENER 2102 Nuclear Energy (4.5 credits)
    Prerequisite(s): MATH1050
    Nuclear energy is a source of power which is created by a nuclear reaction. This course will give the student a basic understanding of the theory and philosophy behind nuclear energy. It will explain the rigors of nuclear culture. The atom and its binding forces will be introduced. Characteristics and properties of the various radiation types will be covered in detail. Nuclear technologies in industry, medicine, and agricultural applications will be discussed.
    ENER 2130 Green Energy Technologies (4.5 credits)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission by Program Chair
    This course is an introduction to various green energy technologies including wind, solar, hydro and other types of renewable energy. Topics covered include physics, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics and various solar generation principles. A basic description of wind turbine systems and current and future solar generating systems is included as well as a description of hydroelectric facilities.
    ENTR 1050 *Intro to Entrepreneurship (4.5 credits)
    The student will evaluate the business skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture and review the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. The student will understand the role of entrepreneurial businesses in the United States and the impact on our national and global economy.
    FSDT 1350 *Basic Nutrition (4.5 credits)
    The study of nutrients, digestion, absorption, metabolism, fitness, consumer concerns, food safety, nutrition throughout the life cycle, including cultural influences on food selection. Nutrition in relation to disease and world hunger is explored.
    HLTH 1020 Concepts in Health Sciences (4.5 credits)
    Experience health careers at a personal level. Explore the essential skills necessary for success in a health career. Includes a review of the science courses needed, the healthcare industry, diseases and disorders, healthcare technology, health rules and regulations, and employability.
    HLTH 1040 **Medication Aide (3.5 credits)
    This course prepares participants to assume the role of medication aide in an assisted living and long-term care facility in the State of Nebraska. Successful completion of this course allows you to apply to the state of Nebraska to be placed on the Medication Aide Registry.
    HLTH 1050 *Dental Terminology (4.5 credits)
    This course is intended for students who are interested in the dental assisting profession either in the exploratory stage or an individual that is currently working in the field and would like to obtain a base knowledge of proper Dental Terminology. The course modular approach ensures that students learn and comprehend the language of dentistry on a much deeper level and build a solid foundation for understanding terms within the profession.
    HLTH 1060 *Comprehensive Medical Terminology (4.5 credits)
    This course establishes a solid foundation of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, abbreviations, medical terms and symbols. It emphasizes understanding the medical vocabulary as it applies to the anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic procedures of the human body.
    HLTH 1080 **Electrocardiograph Technician (5.0 credits)
    The Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician performs electrocardiographs according to physician’s orders and protocols. This course prepares students for the tasks and responsibilities that include: equipment operation, maintaining data reports, performing EKG procedures to assess heart rhythm and rate in patients.
    HLTH 1090 *Personal Care Aide (4.5 credits)
    The Personal Care Aide (PCA) training will prepare students to provide non-medical support services in the homecare and long term care environment. Learn the core competencies to provide care and comfort of disabled, elderly, and chronically ill patients. The course provides behavioral interventions and proactive strategies to assist in daily activities, personal hygiene, and communication with individuals and their families.
    HORT - 1130 *Introduction to Horticulture (4.5 credits)
    Introductory course designed to feature basic aspects and techniques of the horticulture industry. Emphasis will be placed on making the student aware of the different fields with the industry and the proper growing environment for indoor and outdoor horticulture crops.
    HORT - 1131 *Plant Science (4.5 credits)
    Principles & Practices of production and maintenance of turf and horticultural plants.
    HORT - 1154 Greenhouse Management (3.0 credits)
    Study of greenhouse operations including ventilation, lighting, and temperature control. Focuses on economic considerations of operating and maintaining a greenhouse.
    HORT - 1216 *Horticulture Business Management (4.5 credits)
    Introduction to management principles in horticulture. Various topics will be discussed that are crucial to the management of a horticultural based business. Students will discuss the start-up of a horticultural based business and the financial knowledge needed to run such a business.
    INFO 1151 *Computer Fundamentals (4.5 credits)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate placement scores or ENGL0960, or by permission
    Fundamentals of computer concepts and terminology. Topics include hardware components, software overview, business and social aspects of computers, and computer Internet researching.
    INFO 1161 *Windows Operating Systems (4.5 credits)
    Prerequisite: Prior computer coursework or experience
    Introduction to features and capabilities of Microsoft Windows, including disk organization, file management, accessory applications, system customization, and maintenance. Command prompt commands for file management and batch file creation.
    INFO 1214 *Program Design & Problem Solving (4.5 credits)
    Prerequisites: INFO1151, INFO1161, and either appropriate math placement score or MATH0950, or by permission.
    Fundamental concepts of structured programming techniques. Topics include top-down design, hierarchy charts, flow charts, pseudocode.
    INFO 1381 *Data Communications & Networking (4.5 credits)
    Prerequisites: INFO1151 and INFO1161.
    Introduction to data communications and network terminology. Concepts related to network services, data transmission, and protocols.
    MACH 1121 Manufacturing Processes (3.5 credits)
    Theory and safe operation of machine and hand tools. Covers metrology, five basic machining techniques (drilling, turning, boring, milling, and grinding), tool geometry, speeds, feeds, and cutting fluids.
    MACH 1156 Blueprint Reading & Drawing (3.0 credits)
    Basic theory and laboratory work in blueprint reading, drafting, equipment utilization, lettering, and geometric constructions. Shape and size description, section views and freehand sketching.
    MACH 1173 Machine Tool Lab I (3.5 credits)
    Prerequisite: MACH1121 or special permission.
    Basic operation of the lathe, milling machine, and grinder. Laboratory experience with hand tools, metrology, metal sawing, drilling and tapping.
    MACH 1174 Machine Tool Lab II (3.0 credits)
    Prerequisite: MACH1173.
    Continuation of MACH 1173.
    MEDA 1101 *Basic Medical Terminology (2 credits)
    A basic study of word parts, medical terms, and abbreviations as it pertains to major body systems.
    MEDA 1202 *Communication in Allied Health (3 credits)
    For students in the healthcare field to identify effective communication skills, including verbal and nonverbal communication, threats and barriers to communication, and effective communication with health care peers and professionals. Communication differences related to multicultural differences, life stage development and life altering illness will be explored.
    MEDT 1100 **Procedures in Phlebotomy (3 credits)
    Introduction to the principles and skills needed to safely perform venipuncture and capillary blood collection techniques and special collection procedures. Quality assurance procedures pertaining to collection and transport of specimens, laboratory safety, ethical and legal issues pertaining to phlebotomy, and anatomy and physiology of cardiovascular system included. Supervised instruction and experience in collection techniques in lab.
    NURA 1401 **Nursing Assistant (6.0 credits)
    Completion of this course meets the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services requirement for employment as a Nursing Assistant. The course includes classroom, nursing lab and clinical experiences in a health care facility.
    PSYC 1250 *Interpersonal Relations (4.5 credits)
    Personal development and adjustment, self-esteem building, values clarification and decision-making, interpersonal communication skill, appreciation of diversity, development of healthy personal and professional relationships.
    PSYC 1810 *Introduction to Psychology (4.5 credits)
    Introduction to the science of psychology, including the study of learning theory, memory, personality, growth and development, neurological aspects, abnormal behavior therapies, intelligence, motivation, emotion, sensation, perception, and theoretical perspectives.
    PSYC 2960 *Life-Span Human Development (4.5 credits)
    Prerequisite: PSYC1810 or SOCI1010
    Integration of the basic concepts and principles of physical, cognitive and psychosocial development at each major stage of life. Provides an essential background for students in psychology, nursing, education, social welfare, and home economics; for workers in community service; and for parents and prospective parents.
    SOCI 1010 *Introduction to Sociology (4.5 credits)
    Introduction to the basic principles of sociology, including the study of culture, socialization, social structure, social institutions, investigative behavior, deviance, inequalities, and theoretical perspectives.
    WELD 1110 SMAW Theory (2.0 credits)
    Prerequisite: WELD1100
    Study of Shielded Metal Arc Welding theory, safety, applications, procedures, and welding practices. Study and selection of power sources and electrodes.
    WELD 1112 SMAW Lab I (4.0 credits)
    Prerequisite: WELD1110
    Beginning welding of carbon steel with the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process on various joint configurations and with various electrodes.
    WELD 1117 Oxyacetylene Theory (2.0 credits)
    Prerequisite: WELD1100
    Study of the theory, safety, equipment and applications of the Oxyacetylene Welding process.
    WELD 1119 Oxy Welding & Cutting (3.0 credits)
    Prerequisite: WELD1117
    Laboratory exercises with the Oxyacetylene Welding, Braze Welding, Oxyacetylene Cutting and related processes.
    WELD 1122 GMAW Theory (3.0 credits)
    Prerequisite: WELD1100
    Study of Gas Metal Arc Welding theory, safety, applications, manipulative skills, welding principles, and procedures. Study and use of various filler wires and shielding gases and welding power source set-up.
    WELD 1124 GMAW Lab I (3.0 credits)
    Prerequisite: WELD1122
    Beginning welding of carbon steel with the Gas Metal Arc Welding process on various joint configurations.
    WELD 1126 GMAW Lab II (3.0 credits)
    Prerequisite: WELD1124
    Advanced welding of carbon steel with the Gas Metal Arc Welding process on various joint configurations.
    WELD 2251 FCAW I (2.0 credits)
    Prerequisite: WELD1122 & 1124
    Study of the Flux Cored Arc Welding process theory and laboratory exercises using the process in all positions and on various joint configurations.
    WELD 2252 FCAW II (2.0 credits)
    Prerequisite: WELD1151 & 1124
    Continuation of FCAW1.

    *=Online courses. **=Hybrid courses require students to meet face-to-face at regularly scheduled times for 50% or more of the course and 50% or less of the course will be online and require computer and Internet access.

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