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Art ______________________________________________________ ART101-A Art Appreciation 3 This course in the visual arts is designed to give you an understanding and awareness of art in relationship to your environment. ART106-A Art Appreciation Studio 3 This studio-based course explores the vocabulary and media of art through a problem-solving structure. Students will utilize a variety of two- and three-dimensional media to investigate the elements and principles of design and the creative process. ART117-A Computer Graphic Design 3 Computer Graphic Design is a studio-oriented course designed to use the computer as a tool for graphics production. Typography, page layout, fine art, graphic design and digital images are among the topics discussed in class. ART124-A Computer Art 3 Computer Art is a studio-oriented course designed to use the computer as a tool for the production of studio quality two dimensional imagery. Technology in the arts is a relatively new outlet for many artists, this course aims to experiment with a variety of software and peripherals to generate personally authentic works of art. ART133-A Drawing 3 Drawing is a foundation course dealing with the practices and applications of basic drawing principles and techniques. Study research of the various media and compositional aspects is included. ART143-A Painting 3 This course is designed to provide familiarity with the basic materials, tools, and techniques of oil painting and acrylic. You will work with the elements of pictorial organization and expression. (Painting supplies required.) ART144-A Painting II 3 A combined lecture and lab course. A continuation of ART143-A, further exploring the principles, techniques, media and creative potentials of painting. Prerequisite: ART143-A ART173-A Ceramics 3 This course will explore the properties of clay. Students will do projects using the potters wheel; slab and coil hand construction and sculpture. A glazing and firing project will be included in this study. ART186-A Digital Photography 3 Digital Photography introduces students to the use, control and manipulation of Photoshop Elements, digital cameras and scanned images. Tutorials and individual creative assignments introduce students to the foundation of digital imagery. ART203-A Art History I 3 This course is a survey of art history from prehistory to the Renaissance. Both period style and personal styles will be compared to the lifestyles of the period. Emphasis will be on artists and art forms of western cultures. ART204-A Art History II 3 This course is a survey of the visual arts from the Renaissance to the present time with an emphasis on the relationship between art and social, economic, religious and technological development. It stresses the historical context of contemporary forms of expression and examines human concerns as they are revealed in art. Automation Technology & Robotics ______________________________________________________ ATR102-C Introduction to Robotics 3 Introduction to Robotics is an introduction to the start-up, operation and simple programming of industrial robots. Topics include robot safety, robot types, robot move types, program structure, motion control, decision making, peripheral control, robot control modes and program examples. Automotive Technology ______________________________________________________ AUT106-C Introduction to Automotive Technology 2 This course is designed to get the students ready for their career in the transportation industry. During this course students will learn about shop safety as it pertains to this career. This course teaches safe practices in working with hazardous materials, power tools, hand tools, chemicals and hoists. It will also teach location specific practices dealing with used oil disposal and containment materials. The introduction course is where students will become competent in light duty maintenance and repair service procedures, computer programs, parts room policies. Students will become familiar with industry software that will be utilized for service information, online assignments, testing, and grading. AUT139-C Basic Welding Theory & Applications 1 This course is designed to introduce you to the basic fundamentals of welding. Procedures used in Shielded Metal-Arc Welding and Gas Metal-Arc Welding are emphasized. Oxyacetylene cutting and welding are also covered. AUT168-C Automotive Engine Repair 8 This course provides the knowledge and application required to maintain, service, repair, and rebuild the internal combustion gas and light duty diesel engine through classroom, lecture, demonstration, and lab work. Prerequisite: AUT616-C AUT250-C Automotive Drive Trains 7 Emphasis is placed on the theory and practical application of diagnosing and repairing automotive drive train components to include differentials, transfer case, manual transmissions, drive shafts, and clutch systems. Study also includes automotive transmissions of the late model front wheel drive vehicles. Prerequisite: AUT616-C AUT616-C Automotive Electrical Systems 6 This is a course of theory and application of the fundamentals of basic automotive electricity, batteries, starting and charging systems, and an introduction to the accessories. Corequisite: AUT106-C Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2016–2017 Art 112


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