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Health Care Aide
Essential skills for caregiving at live-in facility, home health care and direct care worker.
World History to 1500/GE
Topics related to political, economic, social and cultural history of the world from its earliest beginnings to 1500.
World History Since 1500/GE
Topics related to political, economic, social and cultural history of the world from 1500 to the present.
History of U.S. to 1877/GE
This course is a survey of American history from the pre-Columbian era to the end of Reconstruction.
History of U.S. Since 1877/GE
This course is a survey of American history from Reconstruction to the present.
History of Arizona/GE
Arizona's history from Indian cultures through the Spanish, Mexican, and American periods. Special attention is focused on the lower Colorado region and its historic importance to Arizona.
Women in American History/GE
A general survey of women's changing roles, status and contributions in American history from colonial times to the present. This course will analyze the social, political and economic aspects of women’s lives and explore the ways in which race, ethnicity, and class influenced the American female experience.
Western Civilization 1/GE
Topics related to the ancient Middle East, Greeks and Romans, the medieval world, the Renaissance, and the Reformation.
Western Civilization 2/GE
Topics related to Europe in the ages of absolutism , reason, revolution, Napoleon, nationalism, and the world wars, and the social and cultural background of our own age.
History of Mexico/GE
A general survey of Mexican history from prehistory to the present. This course will explore the indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica, the period of colonization, the struggle for independence and nationhood in the 19th century, the Mexican Revolution, the era of populism, political and economic crisis during the 20th century, and national rebirth in the 21st century.
Introduction to Homeland Security
Introduction to current public management policies and issues relevant to the security of the United States. The course relies upon theories, concepts and case studies to explore the challenges facing organizations which are part of protecting the security of our homeland.
Introduction to Fire and Emergency Services
Introduction to services provided by fire and ambulance services as well as their responses to man-made or natural disasters. The course will examine the responses and responsibilities of private, municipal, county, state, and federal organizations and relies upon theories, concepts and case studies to explore the challenges facing these organizations which play a major part in protecting the security of our homeland.
Homeland Security Portfolio
Designed to help personnel of the Department of Homeland Security to develop a portfolio that details those prior-learning experiences at any of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academies that may be considered for college credit at Arizona Western College.
Introduction to Cyberterrorism
This course provides an in-depth analysis of the differences between cyberterrorism and cybercrime and the motivations that drive all types of cyber adversaries.
Federal Law
Federal Law covers immigration, customs, and criminal law as established by the Federal Government of the United States. The classification of crimes, elements of and parties to a crime, and criminal responsibility issues are covered.
Bioterrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction
Biological weapons that are employed against man, animals and plants. Major biological agents targeted for use as weapons against humans will be studied including: the various clinical forms induced by exposure to the agents, prophylaxis and treatment for the resulting diseases and the primary routes of dissemination of the agents studied. The class will cover the potential for biowarfare/bioterrorist acts, how destruction is produced, and what countries/groups have access to sufficient bio-agents or the capacity for producing large quantities of bio-agents for use as a weapon.
Report Writing
Introduction to the practical aspects of gathering, organizing, and preparing written reports. This covers the techniques of communicating facts, information, and ideas effectively in a simple, clear and logical manner for various types of criminal justice system reports, letters, memoranda, directives, and administrative reports. Students will gain practical experience in note taking, report writing and presenting testimony in court or other types of hearings.
Critical Incident Management for Public Safety
This course prepares the student to specialize in the direct response, operations, and management of critical incidents. Emphasis is placed upon the theoretical and applied models to understand and manage disasters, terrorism, and school/workplace violence. Upon completion, the student should be able to identify and discuss managerial techniques, legal issues, and response procedures to critical incidents.
Federal Law Enforcement
An overview of the historical and philosophical development of the enforcement function at the federal level, including community controls, political pressures and legal limitation pertaining to law enforcement at the federal level.
Federal Procedure
The course establishes criminal procedure and civil procedure for the federal courts. In addition, there is discussion of the Supreme Court and the Rules Enabling Act. The Supreme Court, pursuant to the Rules Enabling Act and upon recommendation from the Judicial Conference of the United States, promulgates the more detailed Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure general provisions and process.
Honors Seminar 1
Instructors invited from the community at large or College personnel present current topics of a preparatory nature based upon their professional backgrounds. The seminar meets regularly during the semester.
Honors Seminar 2
Instructors invited from the community at large or College personnel present current topics of a preparatory nature based upon their professional backgrounds. The seminar meets regularly during the semester.
Honors Colloquium
Special programs of an interdisciplinary, creative, and/or in-depth nature presented as part of the core offerings for the Honors Liberal Arts or General Studies Program. Non-Honors students may also enroll for the course with permission of the instructor. The course may be repeated for credit.
Capstone Project
The Capstone Project encourages Honors Liberal Arts students to use all of their knowledge and skills in completing a scholarly or creative project in their areas of special interest. It is usually taken in the final semester before graduation. The project may be paper presenting the results of intensive library or field re- search, or a portfolio of creative work, although the Honors Committee encourages students to propose unique or alternative formats. Proposals shall be submitted by the student for committee approval by mid-term week of the semester prior to commencing.
Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
This is a survey course of the hospitality industry including hotels, resorts, restaurants, clubs, and agencies involved in tourism.
Property Management
Aquaints the student with the housekeeping and technical areas of building maintenance in the hospitality industry with emphasis on support systems and energy conservation. Principles of management including planning, staffing, organizing, delegating, and evaluating as they apply to the housekeeping and engineering departments of a property will be discussed.