Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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PBAD 151 - INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMIN 3(3)
Introduction to historical development of public administration, basic principles of organizational administration, behavior and dynamics, decision-making in the public sector, leadership in the organization, and special principles and techniques involved in public sector financial and personnel administration. Contemporary issues involving the study of values, legal concerns, and ethics may also be included.

PBAD 152 - PROGRAM/SERVICE PLANNING & EVAL 3(3)
This course examines various governmental and community-based service programs and introduces planning and development techniques used to achieve successful results and outcomes. Topics explored will include assessment of community assets and needs, community-based planning strategies; conduct of research to identify resources, program and service implementation methods and other program development issues. Students will have hands-on experiential opportunities to become acquainted with key elements of a variety of programs and services.

PBAD 155 - BUDGET/FINANCE/COMM. ORGANIZATIONS 3(3)
This course will provide the student with a basic understanding of budgeting processes (summarizing data, sampling methods, reporting methods, and payroll) and management of public funding. Various applications of budgets and finance will be explored through related activities and projects during and outside of class sessions. Management control systems that include focus on people, programs, and property are included (insurance, depreciation, amortization, and accounting methods). A myriad of documentation methods will be included that will ensure preparation for managing funding streams from local, state, federal or other sources. Politics related to various internal and external budget and finance issues will be examined. Technological resources, including software packages will be introduced.

PBAD 158 - HUMAN RESOURCE/VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT 3(3)
This course examines various governmental and community-based service programs and introduces various models of public, government, and nonprofit personnel and human-resource management systems and processes. A variety of employee issues will be explored: 1) public policies for employees in government; 2) organizational needs and requirements; 3) employee needs and expectations; and 4) new challenges in the 21st century. Volunteerism and volunteer management will be examined as to advantages and challenges in working with people whose needs and motives reach beyond monetary compensation. Students will have hands-on experiential opportunities to become acquainted with key elements of a variety of programs, services and systems.

PBAD 161 - FUNDRAISING AND GRANTSMANSHIP 3(3)
This course examines the planning, organization and execution of programs and strategies to raise benevolent support through gifts and grants. The spectrum of approaches and methods to fundraising/ resource development will be introduced and explored. Students will receive hands-on experience in devising fundraising and grant capturing programs and applications. Students will be introduced to: components of the annual fund, special events, capital campaign, planned giving, and related topics and applications which effectively engage donors and volunteers. The place of the development/fundraising function in relation to the executive, the chief financial officer and the board will also be examined.

PBAD 190 - PUBLIC ADMIN LAW 2(2)
This course addresses aspects of public and administrative law, including an overview of the judicial systems and courts; litigation; business law; non-profit vs. for profit; wills and trusts; contracts; family law; torts; informed consent, client rights, and confidentiality; labor relations; and conflict resolution. This class is restricted to employees of agencies that provide services to people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

PBAD 191 - MARKETING/PUBLIC RELATIONS 2(2)
This course addresses aspects of marketing and public relations, including an overview of the history of the marketing industry; levels of marketing; the four P's" of marketing; sales techniques; consumer behavior; communication techniques; public relations; market research and relations; building consensus; levy campaigns; and advertising and product service development. This class is restricted to employees of agencies that provide services to people with mental retardation and developmental disabilties."

PBAD 251 - ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3(3)
This course will provide an introduction to key functions in organizations and the impact of leadership influence on employees' customers/clients, board members, partners and others. Roles and responsibilities for the leader as an employee or as a board member will be included. The impact of decision-making will be explored as a process of choosing from several alternatives. Decision-making roles will be examined from the point of view of the entrepreneur, the conflict manager, the chief supporter, the resource distributor and the negotiator. Students will have opportunities to participate in leadership activities and planning strategies. The use of technology will be explored so students will be able to use technological resources and applications in work situations.

PBAD 252 - SURVEY OF LEGAL CONCEPTS 3(3)
This course will include various aspects of politics and procedure, ethics, human rights, property, crime and punishment, selected business topics, labor and social welfare, the role and structure of government, and other selected issues of law in urban cities. Neighborhood law will also be studied to provide students with basic knowledge of problems and issues that can affect people in cities such as in easements and trespass, boundaries, utilities, zoning, covenants, legal research, conflict mediation and court processes.

PBAD 285 - PUBLIC ADMIN-PRACTICUM & SEMINAR 3(9)
The lecture portion of the course focuses on specific aspects of leading or managing governmental and community-based service programs and explores various models of public, government, and nonprofit management systems and processes. Students will participate in a variety of activities to become familiar with, and experience leadership/program/service development techniques and performance measurement standards. Students will complete 125 clock hours of agency/organization practicum experience. The assignment/experience will require learning in-house policies and procedures; working by assignment on research projects; working with assigned employees to complete an approved, supervised project.

Prerequisite: PBAD 151

PBAD 290 - MANAGING CHILD DEV MRDD EMPLOYEES 2(2)
This course addresses the importance of early child development and its relationship with future outcomes for children with and without mental retardation and development disabilities. The coursework provides an understanding of the science, theory and cross disciplinary nature of child development; pre-natal and peri-natal development; typical development and milestones; and normal/abnormal growth and development in the areas of congition, social skills, emotional maturation and physical attributions in humans. This course is restricted to employees of MRDD agencies.

PBAD 291 - PRINCIPLES OF GROUP FACILITATION 2(2)
This course introduces team concepts, including the building and management of, and performance of teams at work. Included are concepts of work, member interactions and responsibilities, leadership, consensus building, conflict resolution, problem solving, effective listening, conducting meetings, decision making and follow up. This course is restricted to MRDD employees.

PBAD 292 - PRINCIPLES OF WORK FOR MRDD EMPLOYE 2(2)
This course will focus on various aspects of work in the MRDD workplace environment, including a history of work and employment in people with MRDD; types of employment, job set up and design, job and task analysis, and data collection. The coursework provides an understanding of job adaptation, rehabilitation engineering, job training methods, quality control, time studies, and issues pertaining to safety, wage and hour. Other topics addressed are transportation, work scheduling, customer relations, marketing and sales.

PBAD 293 - PRINC OF SELF DETERMINATION MRDD 2(2)
This course addresses self-determination in people with MRDD. This includes an overview of self-determination, including the history of self-determination in Ohio and the elements essential to make self- determination work using a circle of support, person-centered planning, utilizing natural supports and community resources and individual budgets.

PBAD 294 - PRINC PERSONNEL MGMT MR/DD 2(2)
This course addresses in detail personnel and human resource management functions, activities, and overall administration, including recruitment, selection, training, and retention of staff. Topics include the motivation of employees, how to improve quality of life for workers on the job, personnel law, labor relations, health/safety issues, sales and marketing techniques. This course is restricted to employees of agencies who provide services to people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

PBAD 295 - PRINC BUDGETING FINANCE MMRD 2(2)
This course addresses aspects of budgeting and finance, including government revenues, the budget cycle, preparation, analysis, adoption and execution. It contains an overview of the following topics: financial management, the economy, intergovernmental aspects of public budgeting, rules that insure that public funds are spent appropriately, and the frustration of budget reform. This class is restricted to employees of agencies that provide services to people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

PBAD 296 - PRINC PUBLIC AGENCY ADMIN MMRD 2(2)
This course addresses aspects of public agency administration, including techniques of supervision, theories of organizational development, and public relations. It contains an overview of the following topics: personnel administration, team concepts, performance evaluations, effective marketing strategies, conflict resolution, and fundraising. This class is restricted to employees of agencies that provide services to people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

PBAD 297 - PRINCIPLES OF SUPERVISION 2(2)
This course addresses aspects of supervision in the workplace, including staff development, training, performance appraisals, and leadership. It contains an overview of the following topics: organizational and time management, work scheduling, conflict resolution, staff discipline, effective meeting planning, and the motivation of others. This class is restricted to employees of agencies that provide services to people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

PBAD 298 - PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT 1(1)
For those in the field of Public Administration this course will provide an overview of electronic portfolio development of prior learning and/or on-going learning. Porfolios may be used to assess and compare learning with actual course requirements or job requirements. Students will learn to select, categorize and document their achievements and accomplishments for review and assessment related to academic placement and/or employment. They will evaluate knowledge and skills acquired from previous experience or training on the job, in the community, in military service, through travel, or through personal development. Students will comprehend and appreciate life/work experiences and how those relate to prior or on-going experiences and they will demonstrate the ability and skill to develop a comprehensive electronic portfolio.

PBAD 299 - INDIV STUDIES/PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 1(1)
An in-depth study of areas of public administration presented by discussion and/or individual research and reading. Topics will vary. Repeatable up to a total of four (4) credit hours. Prerequisite: Second-year standing and divisional approval.

Prerequisite: Second year standing and divisional approval.