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Northwest Career College School Catalog - 2018

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MOS101 – Microsoft

MOS101 – Microsoft Office Fundamentals (40 Contact Hours/4 ABHES Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: The course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Microsoft Office products. Students will learn and perform basic techniques in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This course is delivered via distance education. Computer and Internet Access are required to complete this course. PHIL101 – Ethics/Applied Ethics (50 Contact Hours/5 ABHES Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: This course examines the dynamic role of ethics in modern society and provides students with a foundation for examining the wide variety of ethical issues facing humanity today. Students will explore the relationship of science and ethics, the nature of virtue, the relationship between religion and ethics, the nature and existence of free will, and the question of moral responsibility. PHIL102 – Critical Thinking (50 Contact Hours/5 ABHES Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: This course is designed to develop students' basic critical thinking skills by means of several fresh materials and strategies: an easy progression from familiar, social examples to more complex, political and commercial examples; strong use of graphics; incorporation of multi-cultural examples and readings throughout; and an emphasis on print and electronic media as a way of illustrating the use of critical thinking skills in everyday life. The goal of this course is to train students how to evaluate the claims that responsible citizens, consumers, and social beings confront daily and how to construct and present effective arguments for their own beliefs. PHIL103 – Research Methodology (50 Contact Hours/5 ABHES Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: This course offers a step-by-step, systematic approach to conducting research. Emphasis is on using critical thinking, efficient research techniques, and the Internet to produce an in-depth white paper. PSY101 – Introduction to Psychology (50 Contact Hours/5 ABHES Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: This course introduces human behavior. It includes the study of the theories and concepts of psychology including the scope of psychology, biological foundations and the brain, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, learning and memory, emotion, states of consciousness, personality theories, cognition, life-span development, and applied psychology. Northwest Career College, Effective – 03/26/2018 67

PL101 – Civil Litigation (50 Contact Hours/4 ABHES Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: This course explores the process and procedures associated with a civil case. It includes the initial client interview and fact gathering, preparations of pleadings, trial preparation, post trial procedure, ethical considerations for handling a civil law case, and the application of technology in the preparation and trial of a law suit. PL102 – Introduction to Law (50 Contact Hours/4 ABHES Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: This course presents an overview of various substantive and procedural areas of the law and their corresponding legal practice areas. Students are introduced to the legal profession, legal ethics, sources of law, an overview of courts, alternate dispute resolution systems, various substantive and procedural areas of the law, and analyzing an application of law to factual circumstances. PL103 – Introduction to Paralegal Profession and Law (50 Contact Hours/4 ABHES Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: This course presents the role of paralegals in the legal system, paralegal skills, legal working environments, ethical considerations, and career opportunities. Students are introduced to the sources of law, an overview of courts, alternate dispute resolution systems, and various substantive and procedural areas of the law. PL104 – Contracts (50 Contact Hours/4 ABHES Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: This course provides students with a general overview and understanding of the elements of a contractual relationship/agreement, applicable laws related to contract negotiations and terms, and the remedies available if the relationship/agreement is breached. PL105 – Family Law (50 Contact Hours/4 ABHES Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: This course provides an overview of a family law practice. It addresses fundamental topics including marriage, divorce, annulment, property division, parenthood, adoption, custody, support, and family violence along with emerging areas, such as legal recognition of non-marital families and assisted reproductive technology. Attention is given to coverage of legal principles, ethical issues, research, interviewing, discovery, drafting, and other essential practice skills. PL106 – Criminal Law and Procedure (50 Contact Hours/4 ABHES Quarter Credit Hours) - Prerequisites: None - Description: This course provides the student with the basic principles and history of American criminal law, the elements of specific crimes, the procedures of the criminal justice process, and the constitutional rights of the accused. 68 Northwest Career College, Effective – 03/26/2018

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