Washburn Tech

Additional Course Descriptions

General Technical Education

Anatomy & Physiology

Technical Mathematics

MAT 101  Technical Math I  (3)  

This course will enable the student to gain confidence with the use of basic math, measurements, and signed numbers. The concepts learned in this course will build problem solving skills that are critical in the workplace. These concepts develop a solid foundation for success in the use of technology.

MAT 102  Technical Math II  (3)  

This course is a continuation of Technical Mathematics I. The concepts learned in this course will build on problem solving skills using geometry, algebraic expressions and techniques for solving equations. These concepts develop a solid foundation for success in the use of technology.

Technical Courses Offered in Multiple Programs

Business Bookkeeping and Accounting

BAT 113  Intro Acct and Acct Software  (4)  

This course develops a foundation for accounting skills and assists students attain an understanding of accounting concepts and the importance of accounting for funds in a business. Students get an introduction to the accounting equation, journal entries, t-accounts, Trial Balances, Financial Statements, adjusting entries, closing entries, and financial statement analysis. Students also use a comprehensive, hands-on training manual for QuickBooks Desktop to learn computer accounting practices through sample companies.

BAT 122  Business Communications  (4)  

This course includes the identification and use of the parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, and numbers correctly in writing effective sentences and paragraphs. Basic spelling rules will be covered and implemented.

BAT 130  Word Processing  (4)  

Students will use Microsoft Office Word software to create and edit basic-to-advanced documents, including tables and charts. This is an instructor-guided lab course.

BAT 140  Document Processing  (4)  

This course continues the development of basic typing skills and emphasizes the formatting of various kinds of business correspondence, reports, tables, electronic forms, and desktop publishing projects from arranged, unarranged, and rough-draft sources.

BAT 172  Spreadsheet Management  (4)  

This course is designed to familiarize the student with various basic and advanced spreadsheet functions. These include creating and maintaining spreadsheets, displaying information, adding and changing formulas, applying formatting, creating charts and tables, inserting graphics, and customizing the appearance and functions of spreadsheets.

BAT 180  Human Relations  (4)  

This course is designed for students to learn skills to compete in an increasingly competitive work environment. Skills stressed will be the production of documents and resources needed to obtain employment. Issues addressed will include appropriate communication, conflict resolution, teamwork, accountability, and business ethics.

BAT 200  Business Law  (4)  

This course provides a basic knowledge of the law and regulations to anyone contemplating a successful career in business. Students will attain knowledge of the nature, concepts and function of the law and the changes technology has brought within the legal system and business law.

BAT 205  Business Research & Writing  (4)  

A successful and productive member of any office team will write business correspondence, electronic mail and business documents using the correct grammar, style and content. This course is designed to ensure students will have the knowledge to produce effective business communications in written form.

BAT 215  Database Management  (4)  

This course covers basic database management skills including creating, maintaining, and editing records, files, and tables and creating queries, forms, and reports. In addition, skills such as modifying database objects, creating advanced types of tables, calculating fields, and importing and exporting data from other software are covered.

Business Bookkeeping and Accounting

BAT 113  Intro Acct and Acct Software  (4)  

This course develops a foundation for accounting skills and assists students attain an understanding of accounting concepts and the importance of accounting for funds in a business. Students get an introduction to the accounting equation, journal entries, t-accounts, Trial Balances, Financial Statements, adjusting entries, closing entries, and financial statement analysis. Students also use a comprehensive, hands-on training manual for QuickBooks Desktop to learn computer accounting practices through sample companies.

BAT 128  Business Accounting II  (2)  

Building on Business Accounting I, this course will lead the student to thoroughly study concepts relating to financial accounting and reporting, including accounting for payroll, accounting for a merchandising business, the use of special ledgers, and accounting for merchandise inventory. Prerequisites: Introduction to Business Accounting or Business Accounting I

BAT 180  Human Relations  (4)  

This course is designed for students to learn skills to compete in an increasingly competitive work environment. Skills stressed will be the production of documents and resources needed to obtain employment. Issues addressed will include appropriate communication, conflict resolution, teamwork, accountability, and business ethics.

BAT 212  Professional Skills & Ethics  (4)  

Business leaders in our society are faced with daily decisions, involving ethical decisions and professional comportment. Students will learn the basics of negotiation, conflict resolution, and trust building in the office and with clients. Students will demonstrate awareness and effective application of professional skills including teamwork, productivity, and employee retention and client relations. This course introduces students to important elements of moral theory as well as main topics in business ethics, including the fiduciary duty of managers, outsourcing, corporate responsibility, whistle-blowing, income smoothing, insider trading, sole-source procurements and kickbacks, conflicts of interest, deception in advertising and marketing, responsibility to the environment, pay for corporate personnel, confidentiality and duties to clients.

BAT 215  Database Management  (4)  

This course covers basic database management skills including creating, maintaining, and editing records, files, and tables and creating queries, forms, and reports. In addition, skills such as modifying database objects, creating advanced types of tables, calculating fields, and importing and exporting data from other software are covered.

BAT 140  Document Processing  (4)  

This course continues the development of basic typing skills and emphasizes the formatting of various kinds of business correspondence, reports, tables, electronic forms, and desktop publishing projects from arranged, unarranged, and rough-draft sources.

BAT 122  Business Communications  (4)  

This course includes the identification and use of the parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, and numbers correctly in writing effective sentences and paragraphs. Basic spelling rules will be covered and implemented.

BAT 172  Spreadsheet Management  (4)  

This course is designed to familiarize the student with various basic and advanced spreadsheet functions. These include creating and maintaining spreadsheets, displaying information, adding and changing formulas, applying formatting, creating charts and tables, inserting graphics, and customizing the appearance and functions of spreadsheets.

BAT 200  Business Law  (4)  

This course provides a basic knowledge of the law and regulations to anyone contemplating a successful career in business. Students will attain knowledge of the nature, concepts and function of the law and the changes technology has brought within the legal system and business law.

BAT 130  Word Processing  (4)  

Students will use Microsoft Office Word software to create and edit basic-to-advanced documents, including tables and charts. This is an instructor-guided lab course.

BAT 255  Advanced Business Accounting  (4)  

Building on Business Accounting I and II, this course will lead the student to thoroughly study concepts relating to financial accounting and reporting, including preparing financial statements and year-end accounting of a merchandise business. In addition, this course covers specialized accounting procedures for accounts receivable, promissory notes and interest, long-term assets, partnerships, corporate bonds, capital stock, and for corporations. Prerequisites: Business Accounting II

BAT 265  Advanced Accounting Software  (4)  

This course is a comprehensive survey of QuickBooks Pro 2014 that culminates with sitting for the QuickBooks Pro 2014 certification exam. Prerequisites: Business Accounting

BAT 220  Intro Business & Office Mgmt  (4)  

This course will offer the advanced student knowledge and skills used in business offices, accounting departments and professional firms. The student will learn the necessary skills to manage employees and materials as an office manager. Additionally, the student will become well versed in basic business principals, economic systems, management and organization and management information systems. Additionally, the student will understand business ethics and the importance of good business ethics. Students will gain a general understanding of human resources, marketing, product life cycle, finance and investment.

Commercial & Heavy Construction

CHC 105  Introductory Craft Skills  (3)  

This course introduces the student to basic safety, construction math, hand and power tools of the trade, basic blueprint reading, communication skills, and basic employability skills. Math and reading will be embedded in the curriculum. Introductory Craft Skills is required for all students entering the Carpentry program. The intent if this course is to introduce the students to the construction trades. It is very important for every student to learn the proper way to conduct themselves while in the shop or on-the-job site. This course will cover shop and job site safety, tool safety, personal protective devices, protective railings, proper storage and handling of construction materials, and construction drawings. This course will follow the NCCER modules for: Basic Safety, Introduction to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Blueprints, Basic Rigging, Basic Communication Skills, and Basic Employability Skills.

CHC 195  Class A CDL  (1)  

This course will provide technical knowledge and skills for the student about various trucks in the 54,000 lb. tag weight and used in construction. Dump trucks will be the primary focus and the student will learn the components of the trucks as well as be instructed on safe operation of the vehicle. Math and reading will be embedded in the program. Pre-and post-trip inspections will be taught along with proper paperwork required in such vehicle. Optional: the student may complete the assessment to obtain the Class A CDL.

Health Care Technology

HCT 105  First Aid & CPR  (1)  

This course is an introduction to basic first aid and included CPR certification. The course provides the basic information and skills needed to meet the AMercian Heart Association standards. Participants will be allowed to practice the skills in a real life based environment that will test their learned skills.

HCT 122  Medical Terminology  (2)  

The course introduces the student to the language of the medical field. Medical prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms are introduced to the student so they may have a thorough knowledge and understanding of what they are reading and writing in the medical field. An emphasis is placed on terms, pathological conditions, and diagnostic terms.

HCT 124  Lab Skills & Patient Care  (2)  

This course provides the student with knowledge and practical application of basic laboratory skills with a focus on patient care. Students learn and practice basic skills in personal care, sterile technique, patient safety, documentation, and medication administration. There is major emphasis on the critical elements of laboratory procedures and the scientific rationale for performing the procedures correctly.

HCT 125  Lab Skills & Patient Care  (3)  

This course provides the student with knowledge and practical application of basic laboratory skills with a focus on patient care. students learn and practice basic skills in personal care, sterile technique, patient safety, documentation, and medication administration. There is major emphasis on the critical elements of laboratory procedures and the scientific rationale for performing the procedures correctly.

HCT 128  Nurse Aide  (5)  

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to secure employment as a CNA in the workplace through a combination of classroom instruction, nursing lab skill demonstration/practice, and the opportunity to gain instructor supervised experience in a work setting. This program meets state guidelines for the Kansas Nurse Aide certification testing through Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

HCT 131  Human Development  (3)  

This course provides an introduction to physical, cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of human development throughout the life span. It emphasizes developmental processes beginning with conception and continuing throughout childhood, adolescence, adulthood, later life and death. The course focuses on developmental processes, cultural influences, and other factors that make each individual unique. This course takes an inter-disciplinary approach toward human development that is based on science and applied toward the goal of solving important human problems.

HCT 141  Nutrition  (3)  

This introductory course provides a basic knowledge of human nutrition. Students will learn the sources and functions of the various nutrients. They will also explore the interaction of diet, disease, prevention, and treatment. Through the use of computerized nutrition program, students will analyze their diets for nutritional deficiencies and excesses.

HCT 152  Phlebotomy  (3)  

The Phlebotomy course is designed to train individuals to properly collect and process blood and other clinical specimens for laboratory testing and to interact with health care personnel, clients, and the general public. Presentation includes equipment and additives, basic anatomy, and techniques for safe and effective venipuncture. Emphasis will be placed on collection techniques, specimen processing, work flow practices, referrals, and utilizing laboratory information systems.

HCT 155  Phlebotomy Clinical  (2)  

Phelbotomy Clinical is a health-related, work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clincial laboratory professional. This course provides opportunities to practice phlebotomy skills in a clinical setting. Safety, quality control, and interpersonal communications will be stressed. The student will be eligible to apply for a national certifying examination upon successful completion.

Industrial Maintenance (Advanced Systems)

IND 103  OSHA 10-Hr Healthcare  (1)  

Safety Orientation/OSHA 10 provides the student with an overview of the OSHA standards relevant to the construction industry. Various topics are presented in a 15-hour format. Among the subjects covered in the course are: an introduction to OSHA, electrical safety, fall protection, and excavation and trenching safety.

IND 105  OSHA - 10 Hr Gen Industry Cert  (1)  

This course is offered in an online or face-to-face format. For the online course, all course activities are completed through an interactive self-paced website. In the face-to-face format, a variety of classroom and/or lab learning and assessment activities are used to present the material. In both formats students in this course will: explain job/site safety and precautions for job/site hazards; determine the uses of personal protective equipment (PPE); identify the safety equipment and procedures related to safe work practices and environment; identify fire prevention and protection techniques; explore Hazardous Communications (HazCom) including Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

IND 111  OSHA - 30 Hour Const Ind Cert  (3)  

This course provides an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Construction Training Topics. This course is intended to provide entry level construction workers a broad awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. This course will also address real world challenges that electrical workers face on a daily bases. It will introduce avoiding oversights that could result in shock and arc flash accidents. The material presented will emphasize the rules specified by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) using NFPA 70E standards. After taking this course, students will be able to take the arc flash certification test.

Medical Office Specialist

MOS 250  Medical Terminology  (5)  

Designed to give the student a background in basic medical terminology, this course covers prefixes, suffixes, combining forms, and word roots to compose medical terms. The student learns to spell, pronounce, define, and interpret terminology related to body structure, disease, diagnosis, and treatment.

MOS 255  Medical Records Management  (4)  

This course will acquaint the student with processing, maintaining and filing medical records. Students will also gain hands-on practice in creating, editing and generating medical reports. Emphasis is placed on confidentiality, appropriate documentation, accuracy and comprehension of information within the documents, and will require the use of medical terminology.

MOS 260  Medical Office Procedure  (3)  

This course provides hands-on practice of front office skills in a medical setting, both on paper and electronically, using medical office software. The student will also practice entry-level diagnosis coding, procedure coding, and medical claims billing.

Welding Technology

WEL 131  SMAW  (3)  

Through classroom and/or lab/shop learning and assessment activities, students in this course will describe the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process, demonstrate the safe and correct set-up of the SMAW work station, associate SMAW electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria, demonstrate proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses, build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat position, build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the horizontal position, perform basic SMAW welds on selected weld joints, and perform visual inspection of welds.