Apr 25, 2019  
2018 - 2019 Academic Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions

Cowley College has nearly 600 courses approved by the Kansas Board of Regents which coincide with the many pathways and programs of study that lead towards a degree, vocational certificate, or industry recognized credential or skill. Cowley advisors will help you design a program to meet your educational and career goals.

Refer to 2018-2019 Cowley College “Programs of Study ” to determine the course requirements and recommended elective courses for each degree or certificate for each specified pathway. Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should visit with their advisor for information on courses that are offered on a rotational basis.

Course Descriptions

Following are descriptions of approved courses which can be offered by Cowley College. Courses are grouped under academic disciplines identified with a 3-letter prefix and are alphabetized. 

Descriptions are listed by prefix and include the course number, course title, credit hours, elective type, course description, prerequisites/corequisites, and a link to the approved course outcomes/procedures document. If applicable, also identified is the Kansas Regents Shared Number (KRSN) or Special Funding Identifier. 

Course Outcomes/Procedures Document Link
Each course has a link to the Course Outcomes/Procedures document that details:

  • Student Level
  • Prerequisite
  • Controlling Purpose
  • Learner Outcomes
  • Units Outcomes
  • Projects Required
  • Textbook
  • Material/Equipment Required
  • Grading Policy
  • Course Time Frame
  • Attendance Policy & Applicable Policies
  • Disabilty Service Program contact information

Kansas Regents Shared Number (KRSN)

Courses that currently have a Kansas Regents Shared Number (Common Course Numbers designated by the Kansas System Wide Transfer Course Matrix) are indicated by their associated KRSN number. The learning outcomes and competencies in these courses meet or exceed the learning outcomes and competencies specified by the Kansas Core Outcomes Groups project for these courses as approved by the Kansas Board of Regents. 

The Kansas Board of Regents has approved and faculty representatives from Kansas public postsecondary institutions have agreed upon the learning outcomes for the systemwide transfer of specified courses.  A student who completes any of these courses at a Kansas public university, community college, or technical college will be able to transfer the course to any Kansas public institution offering an equivalent course.

For a full listing of approved courses and their corresponding transfer course visit the Kansas Regents website that links to the Transfer Course Matrix.

Special Funding Identifier(s)

  • KS Excel in CTE Initiative - Identifies a course that qualifies for the State of Kansas Excel in CTE Initiative that provides free tuition to qualifying High School students in qualifying technical programs and courses.
  • AcceleRate - Identifies a course that a special tuition rate applies to Kansas high school students (2018 rate is $50/credit hour and may be subject to change through action of the Cowley Board of Trustees)



Manufacturing Technologies (Mechatronics)

   •  MEC3489 - Mechanical Systems
   •  MEC3490 - Microprocessor Instrumentation
   •  MEC3491 - Pneumatics
   •  MEC3492 - Programmable Controllers
   •  MEC3493 - Quality Control and Cost Management
   •  MEC3494 - Robotics

Mass Communications

   •  MCM2411 - Mass Media and Society
   •  MCM2412 - News Reporting
   •  MCM2413 - Violence in the Media - Journalism
   •  MCM2430 - Digital Photography
   •  MCM2450 - Mass Communication Internship I
   •  MCM2451 - Mass Communication Internship II
   •  MCM2460 - Newspaper Production I
   •  MCM2461 - Newspaper Production II
   •  MCM2462 - Newspaper Production III
   •  MCM2463 - Newspaper Production IV
   •  MCM2480 - Travel for Experience
   •  MCM2726 - Introduction to Broadcasting
   •  MCM2727 - Introduction to Public Relations
   •  MCM2728 - Communications Practicum I
   •  MCM2729 - Communications Practicum II
   •  MCM2731 - Communications Practicum III
   •  MCM2732 - Communications Practicum IV
   •  MCM2733 - Audio and Video Production


   •  MTH4410 - Intermediate Algebra
   •  MTH4419 - Contemporary Math
   •  MTH4420 - College Algebra
   •  MTH4421 - College Algebra with Review
   •  MTH4423 - Elementary Statistics
   •  MTH4424 - Elementary Statistics Lab Using Excel
   •  MTH4425 - Trigonometry
   •  MTH4432 - Calculus for Business and Economics
   •  MTH4435 - Calculus I
   •  MTH4440 - Calculus II
   •  MTH4445 - Engineering Probability and Statistics 1
   •  MTH4455 - Calculus III
   •  MTH4465 - Differential Equations

Mathematics-Essential Basic Skills

   •  EBM4404 - Elementary Algebra with Review
   •  EBM4405 - Elementary Algebra

Military Science

   •  MLS5921 - Military Science & Leadership I
   •  MLS5922 - Military Science & Leadership II


   •  MLL3590 - Introduction to Milling and Wheat
   •  MLL3591 - Introduction to Wheat Cleaning and Tempering
   •  MLL3592 - Wheat Flour Milling I
   •  MLL3593 - Wheat Flour Milling II
   •  MLL3594 - Sanitation and Mill Process Control
   •  MLL3595 - Quality Assessment and Flour Additives
   •  MLL3596 - Flour Milling Internship

Minority Studies

Students needing to fill a gender or minority requirement can also consider courses listed under Literature.

   •  MIN6440 - Women and Health


Proficiency Examinations

Those students interested in pursuing a degree in music from a four-year institution must declare a chief performing medium and demonstrate their performance ability with that instrument or voice.

After their initial registration, students have their proficiency judged by their major instructor.

Thereafter, they may perform for a faculty jury each semester to determine their proficiency level and progress

Applied Music

Instruction is given in applied media to develop musicianship, performance skills, and reading knowledge of music literature. The individual applied areas set specific requirements for each level.

For one semester of credit music majors studying applied instrument or voice must enroll in Applied Music Seminar, which will meet for one hour once a week. This will allow the student to perform and demonstrate the skills and techniques that they are working on in their individual lessons.

Applied lessons are available for all instrumental and voice classifications.

   •  MUS2611 - Music Appreciation
   •  MUS2620 - Music Theory I
   •  MUS2621 - Music Theory II
   •  MUS2625 - Aural Skills I
   •  MUS2626 - Aural Skills II
   •  MUS2640 - Class Piano I
   •  MUS2641 - Class Piano II
   •  MUS2642 - Cowley College Singers I
   •  MUS2643 - Cowley College Singers II
   •  MUS2644 - Cowley College Singers III
   •  MUS2645 - Cowley College Singers IV
   •  MUS2650 - Music Theory III
   •  MUS2651 - Music Theory IV
   •  MUS2652 - Aural Skills III
   •  MUS2653 - Aural Skills IV
   •  MUS2656 - Concert Choir I
   •  MUS2657 - Concert Choir II
   •  MUS2658 - Concert Choir III
   •  MUS2659 - Concert Choir IV
   •  MUS2660 - Applied Voice Lessons I
   •  MUS2661 - Applied Voice Lessons II
   •  MUS2662 - Applied Voice Lessons III
   •  MUS2663 - Applied Voice Lessons IV
   •  MUS2664 - Pep Band I
   •  MUS2665 - Pep Band II
   •  MUS2666 - Pep Band III
   •  MUS2667 - Pep Band IV
   •  MUS2668 - Concert Band I
   •  MUS2669 - Concert Band II
   •  MUS2670 - Concert Band III
   •  MUS2671 - Concert Band IV
   •  MUS2672 - Jazz Band I
   •  MUS2673 - Jazz Band II
   •  MUS2674 - Jazz Band III
   •  MUS2675 - Jazz Band IV
   •  MUS2681 - Piano for Pleasure
   •  MUS2682 - Applied Instrumental Lessons I
   •  MUS2683 - Applied Instrumental Lessons II
   •  MUS2684 - Applied Instrumental Lessons III
   •  MUS2685 - Applied Instrumental Lessons IV
   •  MUS2700 - Applied Lesson Seminar I
   •  MUS2701 - Applied Lesson Seminar II
   •  MUS2702 - Applied Lesson Seminar III
   •  MUS2703 - Applied Lesson Seminar IV

Natural Science

   •  NAS4126 - Introduction to Research Methods
   •  NAS4127 - Undergraduate Research
   •  NAS4913 - Supervised Lab Experience

Nondestructive Testing

   •  NDT3451 - Introduction to Nondestructive Testing
   •  NDT3452 - Inspection Practices (Visual Inspection)
   •  NDT3453 - Codes and Practices
   •  NDT3455 - Magnetic Particle/Liquid Penetrant Testing

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