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School of Nursing & Allied Health   The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers degrees in nursing and radiologic technology. Programs offered include: baccalaureate and associate degrees in nursing, baccalaureate in radiologic sciences, and the associate degree in radiologic technology.

The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business The School of Business at Bluefield State College offers a variety of programs. Students in the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration program must complete the requirements of two specializations chosen from: accounting, management, marketing, or computer science.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science The engineering technology programs offer associate and baccalaureate degrees in a variety of technological fields. Associate degrees may be earned in architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering technology.

School of Education The School of Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) or Early/Middle Education. The program prepares graduates to teach at the Elementary (K-6) grade level and/or the Middle School (5-9) grade level in one of four required areas of specialization: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science Students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science are prepared for positions as systems analysts, software designers, network professionals, and webmasters depending on the education path taken.

School of Arts & Sciences
The School of Arts and Sciences offers courses in art, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, English, French, geography, geology, history, humanities, journalism, mathematics, music, natural science, physical science, physics, political science, psychology, social science, sociology, Spanish, and speech.

Bluefield State College Bluefield State College was established as a black teachers college by an act of the West Virginia Legislature in 1895 and was integrated after 1954. By the 1960's the College had a comprehensive four-year program of teacher education, arts and sciences, and engineering technology. Gradually a variety of two-year technical programs evolved in response to local needs.

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101  Architectural Graphics (1-5-3). An introductory course in architectural graphics and presentation techniques. Course work will include basic drafting skills, a study of the components and experience in preparation of architectural working drawings and introduction to the basic skills in computer applications in the architecture field.

102  Residential Design (1-5-3). Course work will expose the student to design elements of various types of residential structures. Course work will include the study of the design process, conceptual design and schematic drawings. A series of design problems will be assigned which must address specific criteria in the design of both single family and multi-family residential buildings. PR: ARET 101.

204  Commercial Design (1-8-4). A continuation of ARET 102. Course work will expose the student to design elements of various types of commercial structures. Coursework will include problems dealing with specific criteria in the design of commercial type structures. PR: ARET 102.

205  History of Architecture (3-0-3). Through lectures, photo slides, and video presentations, the student is introduced to architectural styles, philosophies, and construction systems that have developed over the ages.  Influences such as social, political, religious, economic, and technological advances are traced from ancient times through our present day.  Emphasis is placed on the relevance of this history upon today’s society and architectural styles.  Class discussions provide an opportunity for dialogue on relevant historic topics and lecture content.

216  Building Control Systems (3-0-3). The course will survey the configuration of systems and basic principles of design of mechanical equipment used in buildings. Course work will include survey heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical systems, and principles of energy conservation. PR: GNET 102.

290  Topics in Architectural Engineering Technology (3-0-3). A formal course in diverse areas of Architectural Engineering Technology. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on transcript. PR: Consent of instructor.

301  Institutional Design (1-8-4). A continuation of ARET 204. Coursework will include design problems for larger scale institutional, commercial, and industrial type of structures. Emphasis will be placed upon material choices, structural design, and construction techniques. PR: ARET 204, CIET 204.

306  Site Planning (2-3-3). A survey course in basic concepts of site planning; topics include site analysis, erosion and sediment control, utility location and building placement of residential and commercial building types. CO: CIET 212.

313  Applied Project Management (3-0-3). A study of the fundamental terminology, skills, tools, and techniques applied to manage project activities in order to exceed client expectations for an engineering technology or computer science project. Course work will include an introduction to the context of project management processes, team development, problem solving, scheduling and time management, cost control, quality monitoring and evaluation, documentation and communication, risk management, and continuous improvement. PR: COSC 201, sophomore standing

316 Technical Presentations (3-0-3). Principles and theory of effective written and oral technical presentations will provide a framework for applications in professional settings, common to the engineering fields.  Course work will include the presentation process, fundamentals of report writing, techniques of correspondence, principles of document formatting, use of presentation templates, experiences in web- based communications, techniques in resume and portfolio composition, composition and delivery of effective oral communications. CO:   COSC 201, Junior Standing

402  Senior Design Studio (1-5-3). A continuation of ARET 301. Students will choose a large scale design problem of a commercial, institutional, or industrial nature. Comparative investigations will be conducted on various design solutions. Designs will be explored in depth for structural alternatives, potentials for application of energy conservation techniques, and building code regulations. PR: ARET 301, senior standing.

413  Construction Documents (3-0-3). A study of engineering and architectural contracts and specifications as applied to construction principles and building codes. Preparation and interpretation of contract documents are stressed.

490 Topics in Architectural Engineering Technology (3-0-3). Advanced formal course in diverse areas of Architectural Engineering Technology. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on transcript. PR: Consent of instructor.

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