Concurrent courses are those CREDIT courses that may be taken as NON_CREDIT. Most credit courses, subject to approval and space availability, fit into this category. Please refer to the Midland College Credit Course Schedule for course offerings and call the Department of Continuing Education at 697-5863 ext. 3629 or 3630 for further information. CEUs will be awarded for successful completion of classes. Concurrent courses are not applicable for CREDIT CERTIFICATION. Some examples of courses offered for concurrent enrollment are listed, but many more courses are available.
Introduction to Accounting
A study of analyzing, classifying and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized environment. Emphasis on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliation, and payroll.
AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING
Principles of electricity as required by HVAC, including proper use of test equipment, electrical circuits, and component theory and operation. The class will begin with basic electricity and progress through the study of transformers, power distribution, electric motors, motor controls and circuitry. The student will be introduced to the proper operation of various electrical meters and test instruments. This course, and HART 1407, must be taken first as the perquisite to all HART classes.
An introduction to the refrigeration cycle, basic thermodynamics, heat transfer, temperature/pressure relationship, safety refrigeration containment metering devices, and refrigeration components. The student will learn proper soldering and brazing techniques using oxy-acetylene and air-acetylene. The student will also be introduced to the proper use of hand tools and test instruments required in both service and installation.
Automotive Brake Systems
Operation and repair of drum/disc type brake systems. Emphasis on safe use of modern equipment. Topics include brake theory, diagnosis, and repair of power, manual, anti-lock brake systems, and parking brakes. May be taught manufacturer specific. Prerequisite: AUMT 1305 or instructor approval.
Automotive Electrical Systems
An overview of automotive electrical systems including topics in operational theory, testing, diagnosis, charging and starting systems and electrical accessories. Emphasis on electrical schematic diagrams and service manuals. May be taught manufacturer specific. Prerequisite: AUMT 1305 or instructor approval.
Includes the design and construction of base cabinets, wall cabinets for kitchens and bathrooms and furniture making. Emphasis on the safe use of portable and stationary power tools. Finishing techniques include proper sanding, sealing, staining, and finishing techniques.
Construction Technology I
A comprehensive course in site preparation, foundation, form work, and framing. Topics include safety; tools and equipment; basic site preparation; basic foundations and form work; and floor, wall, ceiling, and roof framing methods and systems.
Basic Computer-Aided Drafting
An introduction to basic computer-aided drafting. Emphasis is placed on drawing setup; creating and modifying geometry; storing and retrieving predefined shapes; placing, rotating, and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, using layers, coordinating systems; as well as input and output devices. Co-requisite: DFTG 1305. Software: AUTOCAD 2007.
Introduction To Tech Animation & Rendering
This course introduces the basic terminology and concepts associated with the development of computer modules used in technical computer animation. Topics include basic animation principles, model creation, light sources, camera positioning, rendering as well as importing and modification of external files. Course projects reflect current practices in the architectural, engineering, or construction disciplines. Prerequisite: ARTV 2340 Software: 3D Studio, MAX, AUTODESK, VIZ.
Introduction to the principles of drafting to include terminology and fundamentals, including size and shape descriptions, projection methods, geometric construction, sections, auxiliary views, and reproduction processes.
Business Computer Applications
Computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems, and information systems relating to the business environment. The main focus of this course is on business applications of software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business-oriented utilization of the Internet. This course is designed for business majors who plan to transfer to a four year school.
Integrated Software Applications
Integration of applications from popular business productivity software suites. Instruction in embedding data, linking and combining documents using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation media software. The student will use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and/or presentation media software; and demonstrate ability to apply integration techniques and produce combined documents.
Introduction To Welding Fundamentals
An introduction to the fundamentals of equipment used in oxy-acetylene welding and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), including welding and cutting safety, basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, basic arc welding processes and basic metallurgy. The student will demonstrate safety procedures associated with equipment; and identify ferrous and nonferrous metals.