2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
EDUCATION TEACHER PREP
Information Technology in Teaching
This course identifies and illustrates microcomputer applications in education. The hardware/software selection process is presented as
well as uses of word processing, spreadsheet and Internet programs. Designed for teachers seeking a practical knowledge of how to operate
and utilize microcomputers in the classroom. Special instruction fees.
Exploration of Children's Literature
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.
Survey of children's literature genres. Censorship, historical background, children's interests, literature programs, and book evaluations.
Same as ENG 250.
Students with Diverse Abilities and Backgrounds
Prerequisite: EDU 203.
Focus on successful inclusion of students with various disabilities, students from culturally diverse backgrounds, and English language
learners in a general education classroom.
Exploring Teaching and Learning: Practicum
Corequisite: EDU 211.
This practicum experience introduces prospective Dual Elementary/Special Education and Special Education teachers to teaching and
learning contexts and developing professional dispositions. Emphasis is placed on differentiated instruction based on learner needs in local
Nevada School Law
The course surveys federal and state legal issues relating to education. Concepts covered include teacher/student rights and responsibilities,
teacher liability, and religious and liability issues.
Introduction to Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms
Corequisite: EDU 209.
This introductory teaching methods course emphasizes instructional techniques applicable in all content areas and prepares students to
begin to differentiate instruction based on learner needs.
Family Involvement for Students With/Without Disability
Focus on academic progress and social-emotional development through collaborative and productive professional relationships with
families of students with and without disabilities.
Preparing Teachers to Use Technology
Prerequisite: EDU 204 or placement test.
Lab course on advanced skills and strategies for integrating information technology in to the classroom. Special instructions fees.
Introduction to AC Controls
2.50 - 3.00
Prerequisite: ENRG 110.
An introduction to hard-wired industrial control. Emphasis is on the control of electrical motors through relay logic. Topics include circuit
design using industrial control diagrams, circuit construction with industrial control panels and devices, troubleshooting methodology and
practice. This course may not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher
Electric Motors and Drives
Prerequisite: ENRG 110 and ELM 127.
This is a hands-on course designed to give experience with basic motor construction and principles of operation of single and poly phase
motors. Also covered are variable speed drives and braking. The course covers AC and DC motors with an emphasis on maintenance and
troubleshooting. This course may not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of
Higher Education (NSHE).
Programmable Logic Controllers I
2.00 - 4.00
Prerequisite: ENRG 110 and ELM 127.
An introduction to and hands-on experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's). Emphasis is on understanding the basic
operation and fundamental use of PLC's in industry as a "relay-replacer." The student will build several PLC based control circuits and
program the PLC's using PC based software. This course may not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities
in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
TMCC College Catalog 2012-2013
* This course might not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
(NSHE). If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, check with the institution where you intend to transfer to learn whether this course will count
toward the degree you intend to seek.