Business & Hospitality

FHD1991 Intro to Lager & Ales: In-depth study of the relationship between ingredients, brewing processes, and aging in the production of fine lagers and ales of the world. The historic relationship with society and food will be identified and related to their mystique, tradition, and development. Study includes evaluation via tasting; therefore, students must meet Pennsylvania's alcohol age requirements. Designed to promote a professional understanding of the living, evolving nature of the malted beverage, how it is successfully paired with food, and why it has maintained a place on the tables of consumers in all social and economic circles around the world. 1 Credit.

FHD299E Beverage Management and Operation Controls: Beverage operation, control, selection and service theory for hospitality industry professionals. Introduction to wine, beer, spirits as well as alcohol free choices. Training for hospitality beverage service and basic beverage concepts. Responsible alcohol service certification test requiring additional fee. 2.30 Credits.

FHD2993 Global Food and Hospitality: International field experience with hands-on study of cuisine and hospitality operations. Cultural immersion includes connections to historic food product origins, agro tourism, authentic food preparation and viticulture. Fieldwork includes travel to select global destinations with guided tours and seminars. 3 Credits.

Construction & Design Technologies

CET299 SUAS & Data Processing: This course is intended for second year Surveying Technology (SU) students, Civil Engineering Students (CT, BCT), and outside professionals and hobbyists with the goal of preparing students to take the FAA licensing examination to become a commercial sUAS (Small Unmanned Aerial System) pilot and to introduce them to post processing techniques performed with aerial data. Students will learn about UAS systems, FAA restrictions, flight planning, photogrammetry, flight image post processing, and output preparation. Students will use relevant software during each phase of the workflow. 1 Credit.

BCM1992 Construction Documents: Introduction to the broad spectrum of construction documents including contracts, project manuals, and other key instruments used in the pre-construction and construction processes. Focus on standardized formats, industry practices, variations due to market segment, and importance for legal and management purposes. Explores real examples to identify key components and summarize content.  2 Credits.

BCM199A Basic Construction Safety: Broad investigation and analysis of basic construction industry safety practices and standards. Recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards on construction sites are central. Additional topics to include first aid, CPR, AED's and emergency response.  2 Credits.

Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies

WEL299 Welding Blueprint & Layout II: Principles and applications of advanced blueprint and layout skills used in the welding industry. Projects will be required to use various pieces of equipment to fabricate sheet, plate, tubing, pipe in various material types. Applicable codes and standards are used to ensure proper design and applications of the materials. Pre-Requisite: WEL102. 3 Credit (2 lecture, 3 lab).

Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications

ANT299 Adventure Anthropology: Seminar-style anthropological/historical investigation of a particular cultural group and their region of the world, historical and modern. (To be chosen by instructors based on relevance and interest, as well as current socioeconomic/political conditions that could impact safety and security while travelling abroad). Emphasis will be placed on examination of relevant anthropological research and historical interpretations that describes the cultural group’s history, modern context, significant characteristics and achievements, and challenges. Issues related to ethnicity, development, technology, health, and sustainability will be studied to allow PCT students to connect their specific major expertise to an international application. This is a 3-credit lecture course with the travel component to occur during the May minimester- travel is required to earn the full 3 credits.

BRW2994 Microbiology of Beer: Biology of brewing microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, and mold) is an overview of the natural and applied roles of microorganisms, highlighting their application in brewing and fermentation science. 4 Credits. Prerequisite(s): BIO115, BIO108, or BIO120

HSJ299 American Law Enforcement: This course provides students with an overview of the fundamental goals and principles of law enforcement within the United States. Course discussion focuses on police goals, including maintaining public order and safety, enforcing the law, and preventing, controlling, detecting, and investigating criminal activity. Students are also introduced to the foundational legal terms and concepts associated with police and citizen interaction. 3 Credits.

HSJ2993 Introduction to Corrections: Introduction to Corrections will provide an overview of Correctional practices and policies in the Corrections system. Historic processes and the more progressive thinking utilized today will also be emphasized. Misconceptions will be examined along with the vital role this important branch of the Criminal Justice System plays in Human Services and Restorative Justice. 3 Credits.

MTH1993 Business Statistics: Introduction of frequently applied statistical methods with an emphasis in business applications. Topics include graphical summaries; descriptive statistics; linear regression and correlation; elementary probability; binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions; time series analysis, and confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses for one and two samples. A graphing calculator and/or a statistical software package is used to assist in achieving course outcomes. Students satisfying a quantitative thinking core foundation requirement with MTH 157 cannot also use MTH 159 or MTH 161 to satisfy an additional quantitative thinking core foundation requirement. 3 Credits.

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