Course Index

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APL 570 Academic Budgeting and Financial Management

This course provides an overview of the financial principles to successfully plan and manage program/department budgets and expenses.  Specific topics will include basic accounting, budgeting/resource allocation including base-line and zero-based budgeting practices, financial management which includes program revenue streams and expenses, as well as cost/benefit analysis, and strategy development/strategic planning.

  • Credits: 3.0

APL 580 Capstone Project

This course will include the creation of a formal proposal that must be prepared, submitted, and approved by the faculty, the Program Director and the institution involved in the research. Depending on the nature of the project, the student also will need to meet all Institutional Review Board requirements established by Nebraska Methodist College.  During the course of the project, a student will be required to demonstrate that they can successfully apply theoretical knowledge and skills learned through the Program coursework.  All projects will be designed collaboratively between students and faculty to round out a student's integrative experience in the Program. 

Upon completion of the Program coursework, a student will be called upon to synthesize learning and experiences into a capstone project: Potential projects include:

  • A research or policy analysis paper of publishable quality.
  • A research project on an educational problem in a community or institutional setting.
  • Credits: 3.0

AER 101 LEADERSHIP LABORATORY

Leadership laboratory courses (LLABs) include a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, and military commands.  The LLAB also includes studying the environment of an air Force officer and learning about areas of opportunity available to commissioned officers.  During the junior and senior year, LLABs consists of activities classified as leadership and management experiences.  They involve the planning and controlling of military activities of the cadet corps, and the preparation and presentation of briefings and other oral and written communications.  LLABs also include interviews, guidance, and information that will increase the understanding, motivation, and performance of other cadets.

  • Credits: 0.0

AER 131-132 FOUNDATIONS OF USAF I

Survey courses designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.  Featured topics include: mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communications skills.  Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences. 

  • Credits: 1.0

AER 535 EVOLUTION OF AIR & SPACE POWER I

This course provides the students with a knowledge-level understanding for the general employment of air and space power, from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. In addition, what the students learned about the Air Force Core Values in AS100 will be reinforced through the use of operational examples, and they will complete several writing and briefing assignments to meet Air Force communication skills requirements.  Leadership Laboratory is mandatory y for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.

  • Credits: 1.0

AER 311-312 AIR FORCE LEADERSHIP I

This is a study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles of this course. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving student the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles of this course.

  • Credits: 3.0

AER 411-412 AFFAIRS & PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY

This course examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officer ship, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to refining communication skills. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences, giving student the opportunity to apply leadership and management principles of this course.

  • Credits: 3.0

CMA 100 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Transfer credit accepted: 3 cr Medical Terminology

This course introduces the student to the prefixes, suffixes, combining forms, and root words of medical language used in the health care professions. Emphasis is placed on analyzing, defining, and pronunciation of medical terminology. The course is supplemented with a series of fourteen unique audio-visual presentations using audionyms associated with each word part to aid in the student's learning.

  • Credits: 20 clock hours
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in CMA program.

CMA 110 STRUCTURE & FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY

Transfer credit accepted: 5 cr College Human Anatomy/Physiology

This course includes the basic study of human anatomy and physiology by examining cell function, tissues, the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and the structure and function of the digestive, urinary, circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, endocrine, and reproductive structures.

  • Credits: 80 clock hours
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in CMA program.

CMA 120 FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL ASSISTING I

No transfer credit accepted

This course introduces the student to the theory and practical components of clinical medical assisting.  Included are discussions and applications of standard precautions, OSHA regulations, the chain of infection, microorganisms, aseptic technique, sanitization, and sterilization.  Patient assessment, proper documentation, and the taking and recording of vital signs and patient histories will be emphasized.

  • Credits: 30 clock hours
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in CMA program.