LCCC Catalog 2021-2022 
    May 18, 2024  
LCCC Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


A prerequisite is designed to help students be successful. Prerequisites also inform prospective students what body of knowledge is necessary to be successful in a particular course.

If a prerequisite course is listed for a subsequent course, the student must have completed satisfactorily (grade of C or better) the prerequisite course, scored at an equivalent level of placement using with high school GPA or ACT, or completed an equivalent course at a college/university that holds institutional accreditation through an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Equivalent courses must be demonstrated by submitting an official transcript, and final determination will be made by the Office of the Registrar. For additional information, please refer to the “Academic Skills Assessment and Placement Policy ”.

The college has designated English and math prerequisite skill levels for many of the courses in the curriculum. The table below equates placement test levels with a specific developmental course.

This sample course description identifies how to determine the prerequisites for a given course.

PHYS 1050 - Concepts of Physics

Credits: 4
General Education: Natural Sciences - Physical (NSP)

In this introductory course, students become familiar with the science of matter interacting with energy in a variety of fields. Students demonstrate their competencies in the scientific method, properties of matter, mechanics, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, radiation, and atomic and nuclear interactions. This course is recommended for students in the paramedical sciences- medical terminology, radiographic technology, sonography, exercise science, applied technology, and other non-science majors requiring a lab science course. Student receiving credit for PHYS 1050 cannot receive credit for PHYS 1110  or PHYS 1310 . Offered in Spring semester only.

Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 0975  or higher or instructor permission. Placement or enrollment in ENGL 1010  recommended.

Students registering for PHYS 1050 must have completed successfully:


Welding Technology

  • WELD 1810 - Pipe Welding II

    Credits: 4
    Students continue to learn about equipment and setup, electrodes, and electrode selection used in shielded metal arc welding. Utilizing the American Welding Society’s standards of acceptability, students develop manual skills necessary to produce single and multiple pass welds in 6G SMAW pipe and 5G SMAW downhill pipe positions. Students demonstrate proper use of filler metals such as low hydrogen, non-low hydrogen, and iron powder electrodes commonly used in the welding industry and also specified by the American Welding Society.

    Prerequisite: Completion of WELD 1805 .
  • WELD 1815 - Pipe Welding III

    Credits: 4
    Students gain knowledge about equipment and setup, electrodes, and electrode selection used in shielded metal arc welding, utilizing the American Welding Society standards of acceptability to develop manual skills necessary to produce quality single and multiple pass welds in 2G, 5G, and 6G pipe positions using filler metals such as low hydrogen, non-low hydrogen, and iron powder electrodes and GTAW and SMAW welding processes commonly used in the welding industry.

    Prerequisite: Completion of WELD 1810 .
  • WELD 1860 - Welding Fabrication

    Credits: 3
    Students demonstrate knowledge of a working blueprint, estimation of project costs, time, and materials through the design and fabrication of welding projects.  Students are responsible for the cost of any materials required for personal projects.

  • WELD 2540 - Pipe Layout and Fabrication

    Credits: 3
    Students will gain knowledge in basic pipe layout math, piping offsets, piping layout, basic piping systems, and tips and tricks on fit and weld placement. Students will learn basic rigging, knots, and hand signals used in pipe layout and fabrication. Students will demonstrate pipe fittings, tools used, and procedures in pipe fabrication.

  • WELD 2650 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

    Credits: 4
    Students gain knowledge of the gas tungsten arc welding process. They gain knowledge of theory, fundamentals, equipment, and safety information as well as hands-on practice with ferrous and non-ferrous metals to develop skills. Students demonstrate a high degree of eye-hand coordination to develop proficiencies necessary to complete course requirements.

    Prerequisite: Completion of WELD 1755 .
  • WELD 2680 - Welding Metallurgy

    Credits: 2
    Students gain knowledge and proficiencies to identify physical and mechanical properties, metal identification, carbon equivalency, selection of filler metal based on the parent metal, heat input (Joules), and the effects of heat on the weld zone. Students identify properties of heat treatment and stress relief applications within the weld zone.

Wind Energy

  • WTT 1000 - Introduction to Wind Energy

    Credits: 3
    This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of converting energy from the wind into electricity. Students explore the past, present and future of wind energy. They discuss the various wind turbine designs, the pros and cons of each design and what designs are most prevalent in the field today. Students identify the major components that make up wind turbines, discuss in-depth the function of each component and determine the maintenance required to keep them operating at peak performance. Students calculate the capacity factor, availability rates, production rates and revenues of an individual wind turbine and discover how the wind technician contributes to each of these factors.

  • WTT 1100 - Climb Safety and Tower Rescue Training

    Credits: 2
    Students describe the requirements of a managed fall protection program. Students identify common hazards associated with working at heights as a wind turbine technician. Students calculate fall clearance requirements and determine the minimum proper fall protection equipment needed for each task. They formulate rescue plans and perform actual rescues commonly associated with wind turbines. Students complete requirements for OSHA 10-hour General Industry and First Aid/CPR certifications.

  • WTT 1200 - Wind Turbine Mechanical Systems

    Credits: 3
    Students examine the operation and construction of wind turbine mechanical systems. They explain and perform preventive maintenance procedures and lubrication requirements. Emphasis is placed on identifying potential mechanical failures that are associated with the maintenance procedures. Students develop the skills to inspect, disassemble, and reassemble wind turbine mechanical systems using specialized tools and equipment. They demonstrate proper lubrication and preventive maintenance techniques and mechanical repair procedures.

    Prerequisite: Completion of IST 1660  and IST 1661 .
  • WTT 1300 - Theoretical Concepts of Rotating Machines

    Credits: 3
    Students engage in a comprehensive study of the operational theory of DC motors and generators, three phase AC motors and generators, and single phase and three phase transformers. Students examine the principal characteristics of these machines through lecture and demonstration. Emphasis is on motors, generators, and transformers that are used in the wind industry.

    Prerequisite: Completion of WTT 2500 .
  • WTT 2200 - Advanced Wind Turbine Generator Mechanical Systems

    Credits: 3
    Students perform advanced preventative maintenance and repair procedures on wind turbine mechanical systems. They analyze failed components and identify root cause failures. Students demonstrate proper inspection techniques and provide written documentation of their results. Students interpret technical manuals and perform a job safety analysis for each task.

    Prerequisite: Completion of WTT 1200 .
  • WTT 2300 - Wind Turbine Data Acquisition

    Credits: 2
    Students identify National and European schematic symbols, analyze operating characteristics, and explain the operation of interrelated wind turbine systems. Students examine measurement variables in wind turbines and explain how these variables are compiled/evaluated and then transmitted through a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system. Students analyze how data, control and feedback functions related to wind turbines are determined. This course is a comprehensive exercise in both applied schematics as well as the overall operation of a wind turbine.

    Prerequisite: Completion of WTT 1300  and WTT 2500 .
  • WTT 2400 - Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

    Credits: 3
    Students identify and explain the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and National Fire Protection Agency requirements as well as the risks and hazards associated with working on high voltage systems. Students apply three-phase electrical power generation characteristics to utility-scale transformers, relays, capacitors, switchgear, and related components for common configurations.

    Prerequisite: Completion of WTT 1300  and WTT 2500 .
  • WTT 2500 - Advanced AC Electricity

    Credits: 3
    Students identify and explain semiconductor operating principles as they apply to DC and AC electrical drives and power conversion systems used in wind turbine power generation. Students also examine electrical instrumentation used for control in the operating systems of wind turbines.

    Prerequisite: Completion of IST 1712 .
  • WTT 2600 - Advanced Industrial Motor Control Applications

    Credits: 4
    Students engage in practical wiring exercises involving installation, wiring, and troubleshooting of electrical devices and equipment used in wind turbine control systems. Students demonstrate electrical and troubleshooting safety while working on both de-energized and energized circuits up to 600 volts three phase. Students examine electrical diagrams, design of electrical systems, and electrical safety.

    Prerequisite: Completion of WTT 1300  and WTT 2500 .

Women’s Studies

  • WMST 2389 - History of Women and the American West

    Credits: 3
    Students survey the roots of society’s marginal historical depiction of women in the American West from the colonial period through the twentieth century. Students develop a multi-dimensional understanding of women’s roles using an interdisciplinary approach from the perspectives of race, class, ethnicity, and gender. Cross-listed with HIST 2389.

    Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 0810  or placement into ENGL 1010 .


  • ZOO 2010 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I

    Credits: 4
    The first semester of a two-semester course in which students explore the structure and function of the human body. Students examine the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous systems, and the special senses. Students develop vocabulary including histology and directional and anatomical terms. Students explore homeostatic and functional mechanisms from a molecular, cellular, and organ level. Students are recommended to complete CHEM 1000  or higher prior to enrolling in this course.

    Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1400  or completion of BIOL 1010 .
  • ZOO 2015 - Human Anatomy

    Credits: 4
    Students study the structure of the human body. Students consider each organ system from a basis of tissue and gross structure. Students also explore the impact of the study of human anatomy upon history and upon modern society.

    Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1400  or higher, or completion of BIOL 1010 .
  • ZOO 2020 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II

    Credits: 4
    The second semester of a two-semester course in which the student continues to explore the structure and function of the human body. During the second semester, students examine the following organ systems: endocrine, lymphatic and immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. Additionally, students expand their vocabulary of histology, directional, and anatomical terms and acquire knowledge in homeostatic and functional mechanisms from a molecular, cellular, and organ level.

    Prerequisite: Completion of ZOO 2010 .
  • ZOO 2025 - Human Physiology

    Credits: 4
    Students explore function in the human body including homeostatic and functional mechanisms at the molecular and cellular levels through the level of organ systems. Students apply fundamental principles to explain the performance and regulation of body functions. Students are recommended to complete BIOL 1010 , or CHEM 1000  or higher prior to enrolling in this course.

    Prerequisite: Completion of ZOO 2015 .
  • ZOO 2450 - Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management

    Credits: 3
    Students acquire knowledge in this introductory course in wildlife management history on policy, and ecology related to wildlife management, the importance of human dimensions, differing wildlife values of stakeholders, economic considerations, and current issues in wildlife management. Students develop a wildlife management plan on a current wildlife management issue. Students also gain knowledge in the education, skills sets, and experience needed to gain employment in a wildlife management field and develop a resume. Offered in spring semesters.

    Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL 1010 .

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