Kalamazoo Valley Community College

KVCC Catalog


HCR 116 Medical Terminology
1-1-0 (Lecture/Discussion)/Online/Blended Contact Hours: 1 This course presents the essentials of medical terminology for use in a health related field or health career program.

HCR 118 Cell Biology/Health Careers
2-2-0 (Lecture/Discussion)/Online Contact Hours: 2 This course introduces students to the fundamental biological concepts of cellular organization, and the metabolic principles of bioenergetics, transport mechanisms, and reproduction. This course will fulfill the prerequisite requirements for BIO 130 and is recommended for students taking BIO 110.

HCR 120 Applied Microbiology
2-1.5-1.5 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 3 This course presents the principles of microbiology for students in health career programs. Lecture, discussion and laboratory presentations will be utilized to survey the growth, reproduction, pathogenic effects and control of microorganisms. Major pathogenic bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, viruses and common parasitic infections will be examined. Recommended prerequisite: Advanced placement biology, BIO 101 or HCR 118 strongly recommended.

HCR 140 Non-Clinical Pharmacology
2-2-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 2 This is an elementary course in Pharmacology, which will increase the students' insight into classifications, actions and administration of drugs.