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MSC 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 101 - The Foundations of the U.S. Air Force
Provides an introduction to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Includes the mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. [PVCC Students will take AIRS classes at the University of Virginia for PVCC credit.] Prerequisite: Admission to AFROTC program. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory. Part I of II.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
MSC 102 - The Foundations of the U.S. Air Force
Provides an introduction to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Includes the mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. [PVCC Students will take AIRS classes at the University of Virginia for PVCC credit.] Prerequisite: Admission to AFROTC program. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory. Part II of II.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
MSC 111 - Introduction to Army ROTC
Covers the first year of general military science: organization of the army and ROTC, U.S. Army and national security, individual weapons, marksmanship, and leadership laboratory. Courses offered only in cooperation with four- year colleges authorized to offer Army ROTC programs. Part I of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
MSC 112 - Introduction to Leadership
Covers the first year of general military science: organization of the army and ROTC, U.S. Army and national security, individual weapons, marksmanship, and leadership laboratory. Courses offered only in cooperation with four- year colleges authorized to offer Army ROTC programs. Part II of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
MSC 125 - Sea Power and Maritime Affairs
Provides an in-depth assessment of the broad principles, concepts and elements of sea power with historical and modern applications to the United States and other world powers.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MSC 130 - Introduction to Naval Science
Provides an introduction for midshipmen to the organization of the naval service, the varied career opportunities available, the long-held customs and traditions of the service, basic leadership, ethics and character development, the duties of a junior officer and Navy policies on wellness issues. Prepares NROTC midshipmen for their first experience onboard a Navy ship by imparting basic information concerning shipboard procedures and safety.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MSC 132 - Naval Science Laboratory I
Introduces basic military formations, drill movements, commands, customs, courtesies, honors and inspections. Covers applications of naval service concepts and principles in cruise preparation, shipboard safety, security, equal opportunity and military justice. First year Naval Science students only. May be repeated for credit. Co-requisite: MSC 125 and/or MSC 130.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
MSC 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 201 - The Evolution of Air and Space Power
Examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in today's technologically advanced Air Force. Historical examples serve to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies) and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today's USAF air and space power. Examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension; e.g. Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. Provides a knowledge-level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. Continues a discussion of the importance of the Air Force Core Values through use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders and develops cadets' communication skills. Prerequisite: Admission to AFROTC program. Co-requisite: Leadership Laboratory. Part I of II.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
MSC 202 - The Evolution of Air and Space Power
Examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in today's technologically advanced Air Force. Historical examples serve to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies) and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today's USAF air and space power. Examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension; e.g. Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. Provides a knowledge-level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. Continues a discussion of the importance of the Air Force Core Values through use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders and develops cadets' communication skills. Prerequisite: Admission to AFROTC program. Co-requisite: Leadership Laboratory. Part II of II.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
MSC 211 - Leadership Skills
Focuses on the second year of general military science: American military history, introduction to operations and basic tactics, map and aerial photo reading, and leadership laboratory. Courses offered only in cooperation with four- year colleges authorized to offer Army ROTC programs. Part I of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
MSC 212 - Foundations of the Military Profession
Focuses on the second year of general military science: American military history, introduction to operations and basic tactics, map and aerial photo reading, and leadership laboratory. Courses offered only in cooperation with four- year colleges authorized to offer Army ROTC programs. Part II of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
MSC 230 - Naval Ship Systems I: Naval Engineering
Provides an understanding of the physical properties and laws of thermodynamic systems, shipboard auxiliary systems, main propulsion, and electrical theory of shipboard power generation and distribution systems. Examines the criteria of ship design for seaworthiness, structural integrity and operational employment, the principles of fluid dynamics and shipboard safety.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MSC 231 - Naval Ship Systems II: Weapons
Provides an in-depth understanding of Naval Weapons, their associated systems, and the integration of these weapon systems into the overall naval strategy.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MSC 232 - Naval Science Laboratory II
Builds on skills and knowledge of basic military formations, drill movements, commands, customs, courtesies, honors and inspections. Covers applications of naval service concepts and principles to ship design for seaworthiness, shipboard safety, systems administration, and naval strategy. Second year Naval Science students only. May be repeated for credit. Co-requisite: MSC 230 and/or MSC 231.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
MSC 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MSC 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits