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158Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2016–2017 Sociology SOC220-A Sociology of Aging 3 This course will help the student become informed of some of the issues of aging (both in the United States and internationally). Aging is not what it used to be. It is more than retirement homes, rocking chairs, health and money concerns. Today’s older populations is called the third age and includes people from fifty years of age and beyond. This group is active and very diverse. The course is designed to be interdisciplinary and therefore will include perspective from sociology, psychology, social work, anthropology, biology, health sciences, and history. SOC230-A Juvenile Delinquency 3 Juvenile justice system is examined from historical, constitutional and operational perspectives. Theories concerning juvenile delinquency are explored. SOC240-A Criminology 3 Criminology surveys the history, nature, and causes of crime; criminal behavior patterns, investigation, and prosecution; correctional methods; and the structure of the prison system. The criminal behavior patterns include violent crimes, property crime, political crime, white collar crime, organized crime, and public order crime. SOC251-A Social Psychology 3 The study of interpersonal relations, social attitudes, group dynamics, inter-group relations, class and cultural influences in a psychological context. Speech ______________________________________________________ SPC101-A Fund. of Oral Communication 3 This course is designed to help the student develop the basic skills involved in a variety of speaking situations, including oral presentations and interpersonal speaking. Emphasis is placed on such areas as organization, delivery, listening, audience analysis, and methods of reducing nervousness. SPC112-A Public Speaking 3 The emphasis in this course is placed on actual speaking experiences. Instruction focuses on the theory of preparation and presentation, application and practice, and observation and listening, and on the giving of critical feedback. Types of speeches assigned will include informative, persuasive, and special occasion. SPC122-A Interpersonal Communications 3 Interpersonal Communication examines the skills of interpersonal communication in both a dual or group situation. It includes an investigation into the process of communication, language, nonverbal communication, listening, self-concept, emotions or the nature of relationships and conflict. Welding ______________________________________________________ WEL120-E Oxy Fuel Welding and Cutting 2 This course is a combined lecture and lab course. It presents basic fundamentals, the operation of equipment, and safety practices. It includes fusion welding and brazing on light gauge metals, cutting on heavy and light gauge metals, and welding of small diameter pipe. WEL152-C Shielded Metal-Arc Welding Lab I 3 This course covers basic arc welding procedures in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions using carbon steel plate and mild steel electrodes. Application of E-6010, E-6011, E-6013, and E-7018 and various other electrodes are used. WEL186-E GMAW 4 This course is a combined lecture and lab course. It presents the Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) process used extensively by industry. It also emphasizes hands-on application, metal transfer concepts, GMAW equipment, welding procedures, out of position welding, and safety. WEL187-C Advanced GMAW 4 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding introduces you to advanced wire feed processes such as stainless steel, aluminum, flux cored arc welding, submerged arc welding, and GMAW robotic welder programming. Setup and adjustment of equipment for welding on various thickness of stainless, aluminum, and steel will be emphasized. You will learn how to program and make adjustments to the robotic welding equipment. WEL191-C Tungsten Arc Welding 3 This course is a combined lecture and lab course. It presents Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process. It studies equipment use, welding procedures, position welding, welding of common metals and safety precautions. This course also covers welding in all positions on ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and small diameter pipe. WEL200-C Metallurgy Fundamentals 2 This is a facilitated course which covers basic metallurgy, destructive, and non-destructive testing methods which the students will see or possibly use in industry. WEL206-C Quality Assurance Program 2 Provides the student with a thorough technical understanding of the elements that must be considered to develop a quality assurance and quality control program. Information is presented to explain the relationship between cost and weld quality and the duties typically performed by the welding inspector. WEL240-E Welding Fabrication/Certification 3 This course is designed to allow students to incorporate all previous welding skills in an effort to fabricate a group project. The student will also utilize this course time to work towards AWS certification. Corequisite: WEL186-E or WEL152-C


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