Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2019-2020

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Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2019-2020

General Information

Kirkwood Locations

Programs of Study

Degrees and Core Requirements

Admissions, Tuition and Financial Aid

Academic Resources

Student Life and Services

Kirkwood History and Accreditation

Academic and Student Policies



Academic Progress

Financial Aid Policies

General Policies and Student Rights

Transfer Credit Policies

Academic and Enrollment Policies

Career Programs

Advanced Manufacturing And Robotics Technologies

Advanced Welding Technologies

Agricultural Geospatial Technology

Agriculture Business

Agriculture Production Management

Apparel Merchandising and Design

Architectural Technology

Automation and Instrumentation Technologies

Automotive Collision Repair & Restoration

Automotive Technology

Baking and Pastry Arts

Business Administration

Business Administration: Accounting

Business Administration: Administrative Management

Business Administration: Financial Services

Business Administration: Management

Business Administration: Marketing Management

CAD/Mechanical Engineering Technology


CNC Machining Technology

Computer Software Development

Computer Support Specialist

Construction Management

Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts

Dental Assisting

Dental Hygiene

Dental Technology

Diagnostic Assistant (Radiologic Technology)

Diesel Agriculture Technology

Diesel Truck Technology

Early Childhood Education

Electroneurodiagnostic Technology

Electronics Engineering Technology

Energy Production and Distribution Technologies

Entry-level Firefighter

Exercise Science and Wellness

Food Service Assistant

Golf Course and Athletic Turfgrass

Graphic Communication Technology

Health Information Technology

Hospitality Management

Human Services

Humane Officer Training

HVAC Installer

Industrial Maintenance Technology

Interior Design

Landscape Horticulture Studies

Medical Assisting

Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Transcription

Network and System Administration

Nursing - LPN/RN

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Paralegal Studies


Parks and Natural Resources

Pet Grooming

Pharmacy Technician

Physical Therapist Assistant

Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship

Respiratory Therapist

Skilled Trades

Surgical Technology

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Technician

Water Environmental Technology

Web Technologies

Arts and Sciences Core Courses

Course Descriptions

How to Read Course Descriptions

Course Key

ACC: Accounting

ADM: Administrative Assistant

ADN: Associate Degree Nursing

AGA: AG-Agronomy

AGB: AG-Farm Management

AGC: AG-Comprehensive

AGE: AG-Equine

AGH: AG-Horticulture

AGH-102 Horticulture Math (3)

AGH-110 Success in Horticulture (1)

AGH-112 Introduction to Turfgrass Management (3)

AGH-131 Greenhouse Management (3)

AGH-144 Landscape Construction (3)

AGH-150 Equipment Operations Lab (1)

AGH-152 Landscape Design Techniques (3)

AGH-156 Landscape Design II (3)

AGH-157 Equipment Operations (2)

AGH-158 Computer Applications for the Landscape Industry (2)

AGH-162 Landscape Construction Lecture (2)

AGH-164 Landscape Construction Lab (1)

AGH-166 Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation (3)

AGH-167 Introduction to Landscape Computer Design (4)

AGH-168 Hardscape Design (2)

AGH-200 Landscape Estimating and Bidding (2)

AGH-211 Advanced Turfgrass Management (3)

AGH-220 Plant Identification I (3)

AGH-221 Principles of Horticulture (3)

AGH-233 Plant Propagation I (3)

AGH-236 Plant Material Maintenance (3)

AGH-238 Soil and Water Conservation (3)

AGH-240 Plant Identification II (3)

AGH-253 Insects and Diseases (3)

AGH-262 Fruit and Vegetable Science (3)

AGH-264 Hydroponic Production (3)

AGH-275 Commercial Plant Production (3.00)

AGH-282 Pesticide Application Certification- Horticulture (1)

AGH-283 Pesticide Application Certification (2)

AGH-293 Landscape Business Operations (2)

AGH-300 Hardscape Installation Techniques (3)

AGH-301 Sustainable Site Management (2)

AGH-302 Advanced Landscape Design (3)

AGH-303 Sustainable Site Management (3)

AGH-304 Hardscape Installation (4)

AGH-400 Athletic Field Maintenance (3)

AGH-405 Golf Course Maintenance (3)

AGH-445 Turfgrass Management and Administration (3)

AGH-460 Design Capstone (2)

AGH-465 Turf and Landscape Capstone (3)

AGH-490 Turfgrass Capstone (3)

AGH-948 Special Projects (1-3)

AGM: AG-Mechanics

AGN: AG-Natural Resources/Forestry

AGP: AG-Precision Ag

AGS: AG-Animal Science

AGV: AG-Vet-Tech

AGV-101 Veterinary Assisting (3)

AGV-103 Introduction to Veterinary Science (3)

AGV-105 Animal Behavior/Kennel Management (5)

AGV-107 Pharmacy Skills (3)

AGV-116 Introduction to the Veterinary Technology Program (1)

AGV-117 Professionalism for Veterinary Technicians (1)

AGV-120 Veterinary Medical Terminology (1)

AGV-126 Animal Anatomy and Physiology I (3)

AGV-127 Animal Anatomy and Physiology II (4)

AGV-140 Veterinary Pharmacology (3)

AGV-142 Mathematics for Veterinary Technicians (3)

AGV-143 Canine and Feline Nutrition (3)

AGV-144 Fundamentals of Small Animal Nutrition (3)

AGV-146 Large Animal Care (3)

AGV-152 Veterinary Computer Applications (2)

AGV-153 Veterinary Reception and Administration Skills (3)

AGV-155 Shelter Administration and Computer Applications (3)

AGV-158 Veterinary Law and Ethics (3)

AGV-161 Animal Nursing I (3)

AGV-162 Animal Nursing II (3)

AGV-163 Animal Nursing III (3)

AGV-167 Veterinary Clinic Pathology I (3)

AGV-168 Veterinary Clinic Pathology II (3)

AGV-169 Veterinary Clinic Pathology III (3)

AGV-171 Large Animal and Poultry Medicine (4)

AGV-190 Animal Welfare and Shelter Management (4)

AGV-191 Animal Behavior and Restraint (3)

AGV-192 Shelter Medicine (3)

AGV-193 Vehicle Safety and Operations (1)

AGV-194 Disaster Animal Response Training (1)

AGV-195 Large Animal Welfare (3)

AGV-196 Euthanasia Technician (1)

AGV-197 Basic Animal Investigation Techniques (3)

AGV-198 Wildlife ID and Management (2)

AGV-199 Veterinary Forensics (3)

AGV-201 Pet Grooming I (3)

AGV-202 Pet Grooming II (3)

AGV-203 Pet Grooming III (3)

AGV-204 Pet Grooming IV (3)

AGV-206 Canine Behavior & Handling (3)

AGV-210 Introduction to Shelter Medicine (3)

AGV-214 Small Animal Medicine I (3)

AGV-215 Small Animal Medicine II (3)

AGV-216 Avian, Exotics, and Small Mammals (2)

AGV-217 Diagnostic Technologies (2)

AGV-221 Professionalism for Pet Groomers (1)

AGV-300 Clinical Veterinary Experience (2)

AGV-400 Grooming Shop Management I (3)

AGV-401 Grooming Shop Management II (3)

AGV-948 Special Projects (1-3)

ANT: Anthropology

APP: Apparel Merchandising

ARC: Architectural

ART: Art

ASL: American Sign Language

ATR: Automation Tech & Robotics

AUT: Automotive Technology

AUT-100 Maintenance and Light Repair (4)

AUT-104 Introduction to Automotive Technology (3)

AUT-164 Automotive Engine Repair (4)

AUT-165 Automotive Engine Repair (5)

AUT-204 Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles (4)

AUT-205 Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles (5)

AUT-221 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fundamentals (4)

AUT-304 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles (4)

AUT-308 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles I (2)

AUT-309 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles II (2)

AUT-310 Computerized Engine Controls I (2)

AUT-311 Computerized Engine Controls II (3)

AUT-312 Computerized Engine Controls III (4)

AUT-402 Automotive Suspension and Steering (2)

AUT-404 Automotive Suspension and Steering (4)

AUT-406 Advanced Automotive Suspension and Steering (2)

AUT-502 Automotive Brake Systems (2)

AUT-505 Automotive Brake Systems (5)

AUT-536 Advanced Automotive Brake Systems (2)

AUT-603 Basic Automotive Electricity (3)

AUT-611 Automotive Electricity (5)

AUT-621 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fundamentals (3)

AUT-654 Automotive Advanced Electrical (4)

AUT-655 Automotive Advanced Electricity (5)

AUT-702 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning (2)

AUT-704 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning (4)

AUT-708 Advanced Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning (2)

AUT-821 Computerized Engine Controls I (5)

AUT-822 Computerized Engine Controls II (5)

AUT-888 Technical Lab I (4)

AUT-889 Technical Lab II (4)

AUT-924 Honors Project (1)

AUT-928 Independent Study (1-3)

AUT-932 Internship (2)

BCA: Business Computer Applications

BIO: Biology

BUS: Business

CAD: Computer Aided Drafting

CHM: Chemistry

CIS: Computer Information Systems

CLS: Cultural Studies

COM: Communication

CON: Construction

CRJ: Criminal Justice

CRR: Collision Repair/Refinishing

CSC: Computer Science

DEA: Dental Assistant

DEN: Dental

DHY: Dental Hygiene

DLT: Dental Lab Technology

DRA: Film And Theatre

DRF: Drafting

DSL: Diesel

ECE: Early Childhood Education

ECN: Economics

EDU: Education

EGR: Engineering

EGT: Engineering Technology

ELE: Electrical Technology

ELT: Electronics

EMS: Emergency Medical Services

END: Electroneurodiagnostic

ENG: English Composition

ENV: Environmental Science

ESI: Intensive English Second Language

EXS: Exercise Science

FIN: Finance

FIR: Fire Science

FLC: Foreign Language - Chinese

FLF: Foreign Language - French

FLG: Foreign Language - German

FLS: Foreign Language - Spanish

GLS: Global Studies

GRA: Graphic Communications

HCM: Hospitality, Culinary, Management

HCM-100 Sanitation and Safety (2)

HCM-109 Kitchen Essentials (1.5)

HCM-117 Bakery Basics (3)

HCM-122 International Breads (3)

HCM-123 International Pastries (3)

HCM-125 Basic Cake Decorating (1)

HCM-126 Science of Baking (2)

HCM-127 Advanced Cake Decorating (1)

HCM-133 Fabrication I (1.5)

HCM-134 Fabrication II (1.5)

HCM-138 Food Fundamentals (3)

HCM-140 Fabrication (3)

HCM-147 Culinary Techniques (1.5)

HCM-161 Stocks and Sauces (1.5)

HCM-166 Culinary Arts (4)

HCM-181 International Cuisine (4)

HCM-190 Bakery Essentials (1)

HCM-204 Service Techniques (3)

HCM-207 Menu Planning (1.5)

HCM-213 Service Management (Lab) (4)

HCM-231 Nutrition (2)

HCM-251 Purchasing, Receiving and Inventory (2)

HCM-256 Cost Control and Merchandising (3)

HCM-260 Hospitality Math (3)

HCM-268 Baking for Dietary Restrictions (2)

HCM-269 Garde Manger (lab/lec) (1.5)

HCM-273 Advanced Garde Manger (3)

HCM-279 Hospitality Accounting (3)

HCM-288 Introduction to Hospitality II (1)

HCM-289 Wedding Cake Decorating (2)

HCM-295 Professional Production (4)

HCM-310 Hospitality Law (3)

HCM-315 Wine, Beer and Spirits Basics (3.5)

HCM-321 Introduction to Hospitality Industry (1)

HCM-326 Basic Hospitality Communications (3)

HCM-330 Hospitality Personnel Management (3)

HCM-340 Hospitality Events and Catering (FOH) (3)

HCM-342 Hospitality Events and Catering (BOH) (3)

HCM-405 Culinary Competition (3)

HCM-530 Culinary Capstone (1)

HCM-597 Front Office and Revenue Management (4)

HCM-599 Engineering and Risk Management (1)

HCM-600 Introduction to Lodging Operations (2)

HCM-601 Housekeeping and Environmental Services (3)

HCM-602 Introduction to Food and Bar Operations (3)

HCM-603 Hotel Sales, Catering and Event Management (3)

HCM-614 Leadership in Hospitality (3)

HCM-615 Hospitality Marketing (3)

HCM-616 Hospitality Professionalism (1)

HCM-618 Food and Beverage Operations (3)

HCM-924 Honors Project (1)

HCM-928 Independent Study (1-3)

HCM-930 Internship Seminar (3)

HCM-932 Internship (0.5-4)

HCM-933 Internship (1-4)

HCM-934 Internship Seminar II (2)

HCM-935 Internship II (1)

HCR: Heating and Air Conditioning

HIS: History

HIT: Health Information Technology

HSC: Health Sciences

HSV: Human Services

HUM: Humanities

IND: Industrial Technology

INT: Interior Design

LIT: Literature

MAP: Medical Assistant

MAT: Mathematics

MAT-024 ELA Mathematics Vocabulary and Usage (1)

MAT-043 Integrated Mathematics (2)

MAT-049 Fundamentals of Mathematics (3)

MAT-052 Pre-Algebra (3.00)

MAT-059 Introduction to Technical Mathematics (2)

MAT-076 Preparation for College Mathematics (3)

MAT-095 Personal Achievement Math (1)

MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra (4)

MAT-103 Applied Math for Manufacturing (1)

MAT-115 Mathematics and Society (3)

MAT-117 Math for Elementary Teachers (3)

MAT-120 College Algebra (3)

MAT-136 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry (5)

MAT-137 Applications of Geometry (1)

MAT-138 College Algebra with Limits (4)

MAT-140 Finite Math (3)

MAT-149 Linear Algebra (3)

MAT-150 Discrete Math (3)

MAT-155 Statistical Ideas (3)

MAT-157 Statistics (4)

MAT-162 Business Statistics (4)

MAT-165 Business Calculus (3)

MAT-210 Calculus I (4)

MAT-216 Calculus II (4)

MAT-219 Calculus III (4)

MAT-227 Differential Equations With Laplace (4)

MAT-232 Applied Industrial Math for Technicians (3)

MAT-234 Applied Electrical Math for Technicians (1)

MAT-607 Survey of Data (3)

MAT-707 Algebra Mastery 1 (3.00)

MAT-708 Algebra Mastery 2 (3)

MAT-715 Industrial Math I (3)

MAT-716 Industrial Math II (3)

MAT-719 Applied HVAC Math (3)

MAT-735 Machinist Mathematics I (2)

MAT-736 Machinist Mathematics II (1)

MAT-737 Applied Plumbing Math (3)

MAT-738 Applied Plumbing Math II (1)

MAT-745 Technical Mathematics I (4)

MAT-746 Technical Mathematics II (4)

MAT-755 Fabrication Math I (2)

MAT-756 Fabrication Math II (2)

MAT-765 Welding Mathematics (3)

MAT-772 Applied Math (3)

MAT-924 Honors Project (1)

MAT-928 Independent Study (1)

MDT: Mobile Development Technology

MFG: Manufacturing

MFG-103 Applied Metallurgy (3)

MFG-104 Light Machining for Maintenance Trades (3)

MFG-120 Machine Trade Printreading I (1)

MFG-128 Measurement, Materials, & Safety (nims) (2)

MFG-129 Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout (nims) (2)

MFG-130 Machine Trade Printreading II (1)

MFG-135 Fabrication Print Reading I (2)

MFG-136 Fabrication Print Reading II (2)

MFG-140 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (1)

MFG-173 CNC Mill Operator (NIMS) (2)

MFG-174 CNC Lathe Operator (NIMS) (3)

MFG-202 Manufacturing Processes (2)

MFG-213 Basic Machine Theory (5)

MFG-215 Advanced Machine Theory (3)

MFG-222 Machine Operations I (4)

MFG-227 Advanced Machine Operations I (4)

MFG-228 Machine Operations II (4)

MFG-230 Advanced Machine Operations II (4)

MFG-279 CNC Machine Operations (4)

MFG-281 CNC Punch Press Operations (NIMS) (3)

MFG-283 Laser Operations (2)

MFG-287 Manual Press Brake Operator (NIMS) (3)

MFG-288 Water Jet Operations (2)

MFG-289 Automated Production Methods for AMET (3)

MFG-291 CNC Mill Operator (NIMS) (3)

MFG-292 CNC Lathe Operator (NIMS) (3)

MFG-297 Milling Machine Operations (NIMS) (3)

MFG-298 Surface Grinding Operations (NIMS) (2)

MFG-299 Turning Operations (Turning Between Centers - NIMS) (3)

MFG-302 CNC Fundamentals (3)

MFG-311 Intermediate CNC (6)

MFG-313 Advanced CNC (6)

MFG-317 Automated Production Methods (5)

MFG-318 Introduction to Fabrication Practices (5)

MFG-324 Turning Operations (Turning in a Chuck - NIMS) (3)

MFG-332 CNC Mill Program and Setup (NIMS) (3)

MFG-334 CNC Lathe Program & Setup (NIMS) (3)

MFG-339 CNC Press Brake Operator (NIMS) (2)

MFG-341 CNC Lathe Operations (NIMS) (2)

MFG-342 CNC Lathe Operations (NIMS) (2)

MFG-343 CNC Milling Operations (NIMS) (2)

MFG-348 EDM Wire Operations (NIMS) (1)

MFG-390 Introduction to Automated Fabrication Practices (7)

MFG-391 Intermediate Automated Fabrication Practices (7)

MFG-392 Advanced Automated Fabrication Practices (7)

MFG-393 Introduction to Machine Shop (4)

MFG-394 CNC Machine Tool Operations (4)

MFG-395 CNC Machine Tool Program and Setup (4)

MFG-396 Alternative Manufacturing Processes (3)

MFG-420 Jig and Fixture Design (2)

MFG-924 Honors Project (1)

MFG-928 Independent Study (1-3)

MGT: Management

MIL: Military

MKT: Marketing

MLT: Med Lab Tech

MMS: Mass Media Studies

MTR: Medical Transcription

MUA: Music - Applied

MUS: Music - General

NET: Computer Networking

OTA: Occupational Therapy Assistant

PEA: Physical Education Activity

PEC: Coaching Officiating

PEH: General Physical Education and Health

PEV: Intercollegiate Physical Education

PHI: Philosophy

PHR: Pharmacy Tech

PHS: Physical Science

PHY: Physics

PLU: Plumbing

PNN: Practical Nursing

POL: Political Science

PRL: Paralegal

PSY: Psychology

PTA: Physical Therapist Assistant

PWL: Powerline

RCP: Respiratory Therapy

RDG: Reading

REL: Religion

SCI: Science

SDV: Student Development

SER: Sustainable Energy Resources

SOC: Sociology

SPC: Speech

SUR: Surgical Technology

UTL: Utilities

VIN: Viticulture

WAT: Water Environmental Technology

WEL: Welding

WEL-153 Virtual Reality Welding (1)

WEL-208 Introduction to Fabrication (2)

WEL-228 Introduction to Welding, Safety & Health of Welders: SENSE1 (1)

WEL-233 Print Reading and Welding Symbol Interpretation: SENSE1 (3)

WEL-244 Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit Transfer: SENSE1 (2)

WEL-245 Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer: SENSE1 (2)

WEL-251 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Carbon Steel: SENSE1 (2)

WEL-252 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Aluminum: SENSE1 (1)

WEL-253 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Austenitic Stainless Steel: SENSE1 (1)

WEL-254 Welding Inspection and Testing Principles: SENSE1 (1)

WEL-262 Thermal Cutting Processes I - Manual and Mechanized OxyFuel Cutting: SENSE1 (2)

WEL-263 Thermal Cutting Processes II - Plasma and Carbon Steel Arc: SENSE1 (2)

WEL-267 Welding for Maintenance Trades (3)

WEL-268 Flux Cored Arc Welding Self-Shielded/Gas-Shielded (3)

WEL-269 Thermal Cutting Processes (3)

WEL-270 Automotive Welding Principles (1)

WEL-271 Documents Governing Welding and Weld Inspection (3)

WEL-272 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Pipe (6)

WEL-273 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Stainless Steel And Aluminum (3)

WEL-274 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I: SENSE1 (3)

WEL-275 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II: SENSE1 (3)

WEL-280 Flux Cored Arc Welding (Self-Shielded): SENSE1 (2)

WEL-281 Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas-Shielded): SENSE1 (2)

WEL-286 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding Principles and Practices (6)

WEL-287 Layout and Fitup (3)

WEL-288 Documents Governing Welding and Welding Inspection (1)

WEL-289 Weld Inspection and Testing Principles: SENSE 2 (2)

WEL-290 Advanced Flux Cored Arc Welding Principles and Practices (3)

WEL-291 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding Pipe Principles and Practices (3)

WEL-293 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Principles and Practices (8)

WEL-331 Welding Fundamentals (2)

WEL-333 Auto Collision Welding (2)

WEL-710 Robotic Welding (3)

WEL-800 Welding Capstone (4)

WEL-924 Honors Project (1)

WEL-928 Independent Study (1-3)

WEL-932 Internship (3-4)

WTT: Wind Energy and Turbine Tech

Leadership Staff and Faculty

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