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KCC Online Orientation


This orientation is required for all students new to online courses at KCC. The tutorials will help you with learning to navigate the online-course management system -- Moodle -- and help you to know what to expect with your online courses.  Please complete the orientation by no later than the start of the term.

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This course offers a survey of the political, social, and cultural development of the United States from 1865 to the present. Major topics covered include:

  • post-Civil War Reconstruction
  • the industrial revolution of the late 19th century
  • the Progressive Movement, World War I
  • the Great Depression, and the rise of the New Deal
  • World War II
  • the Cold War
  • culture and life in the 1950s
  • the Great Society and the War on Poverty
  • the Civil Rights Movements of African-Americans and Mexican-Americans
  • the Feminist Movement
  • Vietnam
  • Watergate and the rise of modern conservatism

Introduction to the general principles of psychology. Topics include: Personality, emotion and health, psychological disorders and treatment, and social psychology.

AVS 251 - Aviation Law & Regulations

AVS 125 - Aircraft Systems: Powerplant

This course builds on the basic human factors knowledge acquired in the level 100 courses and explores physiological makeup in more detail. By relating these facets to aviation scenarios, the student gains an understanding of their own human factor limitations, but more importantly learns how to cope with them.e

AVS 120 - Aircraft Systems & Structures I: Airframe

Three (3) Credits. Introduces technical and professional communication. Emphasizes precise use of language and graphics to communicate complex technical and procedural information safely, legally, and ethically.

This course builds on the basic knowledge of aerodynamic theory and explores key facets in more detail. By relating the theories to everyday aviation it has a practical application that is beneficial to the everyday aviator.

Three (3) Credits. Introduces technical and professional communication. Emphasizes precise use of language and graphics to communicate complex technical and procedural information safely, legally, and ethically.

This course examines the fundamental elements of aviation in order to prepare the student for flight instruction. Because of this, the course is required to be completed within the first four weeks.

Develops skills in expository writing with appropriate documentation, analytical reading, and critical thinking. Students will compose several essays using a variety of strategies to present evidence in support of a thesis.

This course examines basic meteorology terms, atmospheric makeup, weather phenomena, weather hazards to aviation and aviation services available to pilots. It uses two textbooks as the main reference material and is supplemented by real - time weather forecasts and reports.

Students will acquire knowledge and skills while preparing and editing word processed documents.

This in-depth, hands-on course will present beginning and intermediate spreadsheet concepts. Students will use Excel efficiently to design and create accurate professional worksheets for use in business.

This course examines the aviation industry from the first flight to current day including those events that shaped the today's industry. It outlines career options and advancement possibilities while providing for the student to make a self - assessment of their goals and aspirations.

This course examines visual art and architecture as a reflection of human interaction with the socio-political and physical environment of a particular era. The objectives of the course center on viewing, analyzing and comparing many art forms in a historical context, and covers the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

This course examines modern human cultures. It analyzes a variety of ethnographic examples from various world societies to understand the diverse aspects of language, technology, economy, social structure, governance, religion, world views and expressive aspects of life.

Students will learn the basics of entrepreneurship, including the personal aspects of entrepreneurs, opportunity identification, and organizational structuring. This course will introduce information on becoming an entrepreneur, selecting a type of ownership, developing a business plan, marketing a business, hiring and managing a staff, and financing, protecting, and insuring the small business.

(4 credits) Introduces financial accounting theories, including the accounting cycle, analysis and recording of transactions, and reporting financial information in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. [F, W]

Studies the role of the consumer in the economy and addresses problems of financing individual and family needs including budgeting, banking relationships, charge accounts, installment buying, insurance, wills, real estate investing, and personal taxes.

(4 Credits) Students will gain hands-on experience with software fundamentals, including Windows operating system, web browsers, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, database, and desktop publishing software. Also includes general orientation to computer operations and literacy, along with an insight into the broad impact of computers and their uses in today's society. Students should have a basic working knowledge of general computer use prior to enrolling in this course.

The purpose of this course is to help the student become a more effective learner. This course will cover college terms and information, class choice, degree requirements, etc. Helps new or returning students make personal and social adjustments for college success.

3 credits – An in-depth analysis of major theories of crime and deviancy from various sociological, psychological, and political perspectives. Focuses on types of crimes and criminals as well as incidence rates of crimes; examines socioeconomic, cultural, ideological, and psychological factors related to the causes, treatment, and/or prevention of criminal behavior.

The student, at the successful completion of this course, should be able to:
1. To acquire an informed understanding of the basic concepts in criminology

2. To recognize the major sources of data on crime trends and patterns

3. To examine the historical evolution of criminological theory

4. To examine the causes of traditional and non-traditional criminal behavior

5. To assess the relative utility of various explanations of the causes of crime

6. To appreciate the role of criminological theory as a social science

7. To appreciate emerging, critical, and global versions of criminology

Focuses on selecting, presenting, and evaluating developmentally appropriate materials and activities of 0-8 year old children in home or center based care

ECO  202  01   DE   SU15-Principles of Economics: Macroecono

Explore research based psychological principles that enhance student learning.

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This course teaches the essentials of current adult learning theories and how to address the learning styles of diverse adult student populations.

Introduces students to the science ofhttp://grail.learninghouse.com/reports/production-reports/nps human geography. Concepts are applied to a variety of Western regions, including the Klamath Basin, the Americas, and Western Europe. Recommended: WRI 121 placement.

A study of food and nutrition, including how they relate to health and disease. Students are exposed to basic nutrition including nutrient needs, how nutrients function in the body, energy balance, and diet planning for various medical conditions. Provides an in-depth look at current topics and the American diet.

This 3 credit course: Explores the role of wellness, physical fitness, stress, nutrition and cardiovascular health in promoting an individual's health and well being. Self fitness testing and fitness labs are included.

Surveys North American history from the Age of Exploration through the Civil War. Studies include political, social and economic trends and events. Recommended for success: WRI 121 placement

Studies Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Industrial  Revolution, Nationalism, Socialism, the two World Wars, the Russian Revolution,  Nazism, and Globalization. HST 101, 102, and 103 may be taken out of sequence. Recommended for success: WRI 121 placement.

Language Skills: Develops proficiency in introductory writing skills at the sentence, paragraph, and short composition level. Skill development will include grammar, collegiate vocabulary, and spelling.
Covers medical terminology prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and abbreviations by body system. Prerequisite: Recommended placement into WRI 121.

Covers medical terminology prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and abbreviations by body system. Prerequisite: Recommended placement into WRI 121.

 

Examines rock music’s roots and development, its innovators and significant events through a cultural, as well as musical, perspective.

Students will learn techniques to develop 10-key skills by touch. This course also covers the use of electronic printing calculators to solve simple business and mathematical problems. (1 credit.)

Beginning level, self - paced walking programs and a variety of conditioning exercises for specific body areas. Provides instruction for integrating walking into a lifetime fitness program.

Introduces metaphysics and the theory of knowledge via the works of important figures in the history of philosophy.

Explores various philosophical perspectives on religion and issues traditionally taken up by religion, including the existence and attributes of God, faith, reason and mysticism, religion and science, religion and morality, religious language, and life after death. (Prereq: WRI 121 – English Composition I).

Designed primarily for students of business and related fields, this course examines the ethical issues that arise in several aspects of business. Historical and contemporary ethical theories are used to examine business practices in management, the use of computers, marketing, accounting, and international industry and commerce. May also address social and environmental impacts as corporate versus individual responsibilities. Prerequisite: WRI 121.

3 credits – Focuses on practical and personal applications of psychological principles. Encourages applications of psychological principles to daily living and to human interactions such as work, leisure, school, and relationships.

Introduction to the general principles of psychology. Topics include: Personality, emotion and health, psychological disorders and treatment, and social psychology.

Explores processes involved in both traditional and non-traditional relationships and families including: love, dating and mating, parenting, communication and conflict resolution, work and family, family life stages, and divorce, remarriage, and blended families.

The biosocial study of human development from conception to adolescence.
Discusses the biological and social processes (i.e., cognition, personality, emotion, and social) affecting the developing child. Applications to health care, family and education are discussed.

The biosocial study of human development from adolescence to death. Discusses the biological and social processes (i.e., cognition, personality, emotion, and social) affecting the adult. Applications to education, family and health care are discussed. 

3 credits - Prepare and present original speeches with emphasis on organization and outlining. Present impromptu, informative, and persuasive speeches. WRI121

3 credits - Prepare and present original speeches with emphasis on organization and outlining. Present impromptu, informative, and persuasive speeches. WRI121

Develops skills in expository writing with appropriate documentation, analytical reading, and critical thinking. Students will compose several essays using a variety of strategies to present evidence in support of a thesis.
Develops skills in expository writing with appropriate documentation, analytical reading, and critical thinking. Students will compose several essays using a variety of strategies to present evidence in support of a thesis.
Focuses on argument as a means of inquiry, clear and appropriate writing style, and critical reading. Explores ideas and issues through discussion and writing. Students compose analytical and argumentative essays with appropriate documentation.

The turn of the 20th century witnessed revolutions in science and technology, psychology and philosophy.  Examines and analyzes the visual arts to reveal some effects to those changes, and to gain insight into our modern world. 

Recommended: WRI 121 placement

This course examines the aviation industry from the first flight to current day including those events that shaped the today's industry. It outlines career options and advancement possibilities while providing for the student to make a self - assessment of their goals and aspirations.

This course examines the fundamental elements of aviation in order to prepare the student for flight instruction. Because of this, the course is required to be completed within the first four weeks.

AVS 120 - Aircraft Systems & Structures I: Airframe

AVS 125 - Aircraft Systems: Powerplant

This course examines basic meteorology terms, atmospheric makeup, weather phenomena, weather hazards to aviation and aviation services available to pilots. It uses two textbooks as the main reference material and is supplemented by real - time weather forecasts and reports.

This course builds on the basic knowledge of aerodynamic theory and explores key facets in more detail. By relating the theories to everyday aviation it has a practical application that is beneficial to the everyday aviator.

AVS 251 - Aviation Law & Regulations

AVS 252 - Human Factors

First part of a three term sequence for students majoring in biology and the sciences, including pre-medical, pre-dental, chiropractic, pharmacy, and related fields. Includes introduction to  science, biochemistry, metabolism, the cell, molecular biology, and reproduction. Recommended: High school biology and chemistry in the past seven years.

BIO 103 - Biology III

Presents double-entry accounting as related to service businesses. Provides an understanding of the accounting cycle, debits and credits, and financial statements for these businesses. Also introduces journalizing, posting to the general ledger, and creating an accounting worksheet.

(4 Credits) Students will gain hands-on experience with software fundamentals, including Windows operating system, web browsers, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, database, and desktop publishing software. Also includes general orientation to computer operations and literacy, along with an insight into the broad impact of computers and their uses in today’s society. Students should have a basic working knowledge of general computer use prior to enrolling in this course.

(4 Credits) Students will gain hands-on experience with software fundamentals, including Windows operating system, web browsers, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, database, and desktop publishing software. Also includes general orientation to computer operations and literacy, along with an insight into the broad impact of computers and their uses in today’s society. Students should have a basic working knowledge of general computer use prior to enrolling in this course.

(3 credits) Provides the fundamental skills needed to prepare a business payroll. Introduces payroll and personnel recordkeeping, calculation of pay, payroll journalizing, regulations covering social security, withholding, and unemployment.

This course covers concepts and skills necessary to communicate in today’s constantly changing business environment. Students will learn how to create a wide range of business documents and oral presentations, addressing the needs of diverse audiences, and ethical implications of the communication process. (3 credits)

Explores the processes of international trade and examines t he functional, economic, political, and financial aspects of international business. Cultural differences, human resource management techniques, and corporate strategy for international markets are addressed. Provide s a panorama of key international business activities and issues within a framework for further study in international business. (3 credits)