Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Millard Fillmore College * - Courses

MFC 101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems
Millard Fillmore College

This course will take you beyond the surface of computer basics and help you to understand the foundation behind the technology. Topics will include: the importance of the interdependence between hardware and software; networking - including the set up of a home or small office network; mobile devices and wireless connectivity; problem solving strategies that apply to computer program development as well as problems in the business world; and current computer related careers. Additionally applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access and basic Web design will be used to solve practical problems and create documents that relate to real world situations.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 118 Microcomputer Applications 1
Millard Fillmore College

Introduces the fundamentals of computers, emphasizing their day-to-day use and applications in the business presentation and environment. Class time covers concepts but is basically hands-on exercises using Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Access, Excel and Power Point). Computer-based projects in a Windows environment form a significant portion of the student's grade.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 132 Java Script
Millard Fillmore College

Introduces this English-based, script, platform-neutral, object-oriented, and secure programming language. Also introduces the Java applet, and includes the standard Java class libraries and stand-alone applications. Previous programming knowledge is highly recommended.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 141 Dietary Supplements
Millard Fillmore College

Reviews the history of dietary supplements. Topics covered include the various forms, doses, claimed uses, and possible adverse effects of the most popular dietary supplements. Critiques possible underlying mechanisms. Identifies populations that may be benefited or harmed. Teaches students to judge health claims and assess risks with the most popular dietary supplements. Evaluates students by an on-line multiple choice test for each supplement and a short review of a supplement not covered, or by more details on one present.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 146 Introduction to C++
Millard Fillmore College

Introduces practical, real-world applications of C++ programming and the theory of object-oriented design for Windows. Covers templates, multiple inheritance, C++ streams, exception handling and other C++ programming topics. Previous programming knowledge is highly recommended.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 149 Visual Basic
Millard Fillmore College

An event-driven programming course taught through the Visual Basic (6.0) environment. Students gain not only an understanding of programming but also how to use it in the context of a graphical user interface. Since Windows programs often share information, this programming language becomes very useful when creating macros and adding programming enhancements.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 209 Special Topics
Millard Fillmore College

Content varies each semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 210 Special Topics in Micro Applications
Millard Fillmore College

Content varies each semester.

Credits: 1-6
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 211 Special Topics in Micro Applications
Millard Fillmore College

Content varies each semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 212 Special Topics in Micro Applications
Millard Fillmore College

Content varies each semester.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 213 Special Topics in Micro Applications
Millard Fillmore College

Content varies each semester.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 214 Introduction to Perl
Millard Fillmore College

Introduction to Perl and first principals in programming and the syntax of the Perl programming language. Includes working with files, directories, and databases, using the CPAN modules, writing web applications in Perl and using Perl as an object oriented programming language.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 215 Programming for the Web I
Millard Fillmore College

Students apply HTML and JavaScript to create web sites employing the principles of usability engineering and information architecture. Topics include creation of web page features, FTP, accessibility, usability, information design, and the graphic design of web pages. The course also includes introductions to cascading style sheets (CAS), dynamic HTML, and JavaScript. The Windows software used includes Text-pad, WSFTP, MS IE, and Netscape. Students do not need to purchase software because all software is included on the textbook's CD-ROM.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 217 Introduction to Linux
Millard Fillmore College

Linux basics including Installation and Configuration. Uses Linux to employ the following Linux Services: FTP, NFS, SLIP/PPP, Samba, Apache Web Server and Print Services. Basics of System Administration including: Security, User Management, and System Management including files and directories.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 218 Microcomputer Business Applications 2
Millard Fillmore College

This course takes a comprehensive look at how Excel 2010 is used in business. Real world office projects are completed as a part of the syllabus. Problem-solving, formula writing, graph development, macros, consolidating information from multiple spreadsheets, and using products of Excel in Word documents and presentations are all part of the hands-on work in this course.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 221 Purchasing: Procurement Aspects
Millard Fillmore College

Surveys the organization and practice of purchasing management in organizational settings, emphasizing procurement functions and responsibilities. Topics include capital equipment, inventory control, traffic, receiving, storekeeping, and surplus material. Utilizes a case-study approach to determine the right quality, price, time, quantity, and source.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 222 Health Science Applied to Coaching
Millard Fillmore College

Reviews selected principles of biology, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, psychology, and sociology related to coaching, human growth and development, safety, first aid and care of injuries, and the training and conditioning of athletes. REC courses were formerly ATH (Athletics courses).

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 223 Transportation Management and Law
Millard Fillmore College

An overview of transportation management in today's deregulated environment. Topics include the Motor Carrier's Act and the Stagger's Act of 1980, which altered motor and rail carriage in the United States; the effects of antitrust laws; hazardous materials regulations; and other regulations as they apply to transportation today.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 224 Materials Management
Millard Fillmore College

Introduces the objectives, techniques, and organization of materials management. Topics include the economics of material plans; periodic control systems; order point; techniques of inventory control; and methods of improving coordination, communication, and control for increased productivity and decreased material cost. Knowledge of basic statistics helpful but not required.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 250 Introduction to Health Care in the United States
Millard Fillmore College

Introduces the structure and process of health care in the United States, as well as critical policy issues the system confronts. Topics include the historical development of the health-care system; types of facilities, services, agencies, and personnel that constitute the system; levels of health-service intervention and special problems of high-risk populations, and responses to each by the health-care system; quality-control activities; and critical health-policy dilemmas that health-care administrators face.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 274 Applied Marketing Techniques
Millard Fillmore College

Allows students to apply a broad mix of marketing actions and techniques to real world situations. Includes in-depth review of how to establish a marketing plan, the marketing methods available to achieve corporate goals, and the creative process employed to communicate to the targeted market. LEC

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 301 Introduction to Telecommunications
Millard Fillmore College

Surveys the discipline of telecommunications in today's deregulated environment for current or prospective managers of telephone and data communications systems. Topics include fundamental voice and data concepts, network design, customer premise equipment and central office equipment, modes of transmission, marketing and regulations issues, management of systems, and future directions. No prior technical background required.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 303 Intermediate Data Communications and Networks
Millard Fillmore College

Analyzes the methodologies and components used in communicating voice and data information by means of digital signals. Topics include fundamental concepts; characters and codes; communication lines, fiber optics, and satellite communications; terminals, modems, and interfaces; protocols; local area and packet networks; and network design, devices, and management.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 305 Digital Internetworking
Millard Fillmore College

Analyzes the emerging technologies used in today's networks, emphasizing theory, design, and practical applications. Topics include Digital Technology, TI, Frame Relay, ISDN, and ATM, and applying them to multiprotocol networks. In-depth study of the equipment that comprises a network, including high-speed multiplexers, routers, FRADS, and switches.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 307 Intermediate Local Area Networking
Millard Fillmore College

Focuses on the products, problems, and trends involved in designing, implementing, and maintaining PC-based local area networks (LANs) for distributed application processing. Students learn concepts and techniques that enable them to become qualified participants in LAN projects.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 308 Telecommunications Management
Millard Fillmore College

Exposes students to various elements of telecommunications management, ranging from "selling" the project internally to vendor selection, RFP composition, project implementation, and management of the system after installation. Encourages development of basic analytical skills, including problem diagnosis, financial analysis, and overall project development. Strong writing skills are helpful.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 310 Project Analysis and Design
Millard Fillmore College

Introduces business systems analysis. Topics include project initiation, preliminary and detailed investigation and analysis, design of systems I/0, file design, systems processing, and controls. The laboratory segment focuses on the use of these tools and techniques to develop the system life cycle and prepare feasibility reports, walk-through exercises, system approval, and follow-up, and the use of CASE tools to supplement the required test material.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 312 Database Management Systems
Millard Fillmore College

Examines fundamental database concepts and architecture, with an emphasis on commercially available systems. Topics include critical evaluation of important implementation issues, approaches, and alternatives in a relational database environment. Projects are completed using the university mainframe computers; however, multiple platform experimentation is assigned to provide background in available software, such as ORACLE. Database languages include SQL, QMF, and subsequent Query languages implemented on specific systems.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 318 Microcomputer Applications III
Millard Fillmore College

The SQL Language is the de facto standard language for relational databases, and Oracle's database server is the leading relational database on the market today. The course is to introduce Oracle SQL language in a unique and highly effective format. This course will guide you through the basic skills until you reach a mastery of the language. This course not only covers the syntax of SQL, but also shows how it can be used to create and maintain a database and retrieve information from it. It also provides an introduction to relational databases. In addition to explaining concepts, the course uses a variety of assignments to reinforce the material in each chapter.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 330 Entrepreneurship and the Small Business
Millard Fillmore College

Examines main characteristics of effective small-business operations. Skills and characteristics of the entrepreneur, forms of ownership, location, financing, organization, supervision, and marketing.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 331 Financial Controls for Small Business
Millard Fillmore College

Examines basic accounting practices and tax issues, emphasizing applications for small businesses. Purpose, design, and use of various financial documents; costs and inventory controls; creation and use of financial statements; tax liability and consequences; forms of revenue, costs, depreciation, and investments; daily operations; and tax planning.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 332 Paralegal Principles and Procedures
Millard Fillmore College

For employed paralegals or other legal workers or students interested in becoming paralegals. Students learn skills necessary to increase billable hours and productivity. Covers legal analytical research and writing, using legal terminology, professional legal writing of interoffice memos, civil pleadings, and discovery motions. Other topics covered are Evidence Preservation, Interviewing and Investigation, Introduction to Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law, Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure, and Rules of Ethics for Paralegals.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 334 Legal Research & Writing
Millard Fillmore College

Students learn to independently conduct thorough law library research and draft memorandums of law on a variety of legal issues. Focuses on proficient legal analytical research and writing. Students draft several memorandums of law, each one more complex, which they should be able to use as professional writing samples.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 335 The Small Business Plan and Sources of Capital
Millard Fillmore College

Components of a business plan for launching or expanding small businesses. Students communicate a detailed description of the entrepreneurial idea, develop methodologies used in strategic planning, locate and evaluate various types of capital sources for financing a small business (e.g., bank financing, investors, agency financing, and customer/employee financing), and construct a formal business plan.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 336 Bankruptcy Law
Millard Fillmore College

Basics of bankruptcy law as an introductory bankruptcy manual for legal assistants. Ranges from detailed procedural aspects of common bankruptcy litigation practice to the policy and history behind bankruptcy law. Describes the differences of each chapter of bankruptcy code, the impact of the substantive rights and duties of the parties within each chapter, and appropriate procedures and deadlines to protect such rights. Also covers basic litigation issues such as stay relief, avoidance actions, dismissals, nondischargeables and confirmation matters. Students draft the basic court documents (Chapter 7, 11, 13 and petitions) as well as basic bankruptcy litigation complaints.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 337 Special Topics
Millard Fillmore College

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 338 Marketing Strategies
Millard Fillmore College

Students learn the fundamentals of developing an effective marketing plan, profiling a target market, analyzing competition, differentiating and positioning a product/service, understanding the market's decision-making process, developing effective distribution and communication strategies, and understanding buyer behavior and how to improve sales performance.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 339 Special Topics
Millard Fillmore College

Topics vary by semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 346 Diversity in the Workplace
Millard Fillmore College

Explores the changing demographics of the work force and strategies by which the potentials of diversity can be realized toward individual and organizational goals. Examines the process of change, change styles, and methods of encouraging change; conflict and conflict resolution; and cultural bias and methods of managing the organizational assets that exist in individual and group differences.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 354 Regulation in the Health-Care Environment
Millard Fillmore College

The New York State health-care industry is one of the most regulated employers in the United States. Regulations permeate and control the entire system: hospitals; long-term care facilities; home health agencies; physicians, nurses, and care givers; insurance companies; ambulatory care facilities; and others. How a provider or facility functions and what services can be provided are determined by regulation or through the regulatory processes presented from the perspective of both the Department of Health and the specific providers.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 355 Special Topics
Millard Fillmore College

Topics vary by semester.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 356 Special Topics
Millard Fillmore College

Topics vary by semester

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 357 Special Topics
Millard Fillmore College

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 358 Intro to Medical Devices and Implants
Millard Fillmore College

This course is designed for students who have an interest in the healthcare field, in order to prepare for or accelerate a career in healthcare and/or the medical products industry (devices, drugs, diagnostics). You will learn the principles of materials science (chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering) as they relate to material interactions with cells, tissues, and organs (biology, physiology, biophysics).

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 359 Special Topics
Millard Fillmore College

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 361 Special Topics
Millard Fillmore College

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 365 Basic Real Estate Law
Millard Fillmore College

The basics of real estate law emphasizing New York State real estate law and the practice and custom of real estate law in WNY. Students learn the key issues in representing the parties to a real estate transaction-the buyer, the seller, and the bank. Provides a practical approach to understanding real estate transactions. Students draft the basic real estate documents as well as basic real estate litigation complaints.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 422 Fundamentals of Contract Management
Millard Fillmore College

Introduces contract management, emphasizing contract formation and other aspects of the pre-award phase. Topics include contract development and contract award, primary contracting agencies and authorities, types of contracts, special contracting situations, bids, negotiation, and award controversies.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 423 Preparation and Negotiation of Contracts for Government and the Private Sector
Millard Fillmore College

Examines the principles and processes of contract negotiation in government and the private sector from establishment of source selection plan, solicitation, proposal preparation, and evaluation, through contract award. Topics include the importance of objectives and thorough preparation, effective negotiation strategies and tactics, players and roles, conventions and ethics, contract adjustment, and other post-award actions. Utilizes case studies and exercises to develop planning and negotiation skills.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 424 Law of Procurement for Government and the Private Sector
Millard Fillmore College

Analyzes not only the laws that regulate procurement in the public and private sector, such as the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), but also those that regulate business relationships that arise from contractual agreements. Overview of the legal basis and policy implications of the government's authority to enter into contracts for the acquisition of goods and services. Topics include contract types, methods of contracting, remedies for unsuccessful offers, contract modifications, terminations, inspection, acceptance and warranty, claims, and remedies. Contrasts social goals of the federal procurement law with the utilization and substitution of the UCC.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 425 Logistics and Distribution Management
Millard Fillmore College

Focuses on the transportation of supplies to the producer and from the producer to the consumer. Topics include warehousing, physical distribution, inventory control, transportation logistics, and newer types of inventory systems designed for more effective cost control.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 426 Production Planning
Millard Fillmore College

Examines plant location and layout, machine and workforce capacities, and other factors involved in production design. Topics include approaches used in production planning and timing, and their integration with the managerial objectives of the firm; as well as concepts used by engineers to measure and improve productivity, including job analysis, project management, and quality control.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 427 Contract Price Analysis
Millard Fillmore College

Overview of various approaches to cost/price analysis and their roles in government acquisitions. Topics include quantitative methods of analyzing and forecasting costs, pricing practices and theory used by private industry, analyzing direct and indirect costs, the use of weighted guidelines, fact-finding and negotiation techniques, the Truth in Negotiations Act, cost accounting standards, and special-pricing problems.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 428 Contract Administration: Post-Award
Millard Fillmore College

Focuses on issues that affect the administration of government contracts from the time of award through closeout. Topics include contract interpretation; risk allocation; changes, delays and adjustments; differing site conditions; inspection; acceptance; warranties; disputes; payment; and discharge decisions, with specific reference to mental health patients, children, and the elderly.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 448 Regulatory Aspects of Medical Devices
Millard Fillmore College

Intended for students interested in a career in the life sciences products industry. Covers U.S. and international regulatory requirements for medical devices and drugs, as applied to bench research, animal testing, clinical testing, manufacturing, sterilization, and post-market surveillance. Presents key regulatory concepts and practical applications that are necessary to understand the historical context of medical product regulations and to have a working knowledge of the current requirements placed on product development, manufacturing, and use in the U.S. and other major markets in the world.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 450 Strategic Planning and Budgeting for Health-Care Departments
Millard Fillmore College

Strategic planning and budgeting emphasizing the department within the health-care facility, as well as the relationship of the departmental plan and budget to that of the organization as a whole. Topics include stages in the development of a strategic plan; factors to be considered; how the plan may be presented, implemented, and revised; the relation of planning to budgeting; and the budget cycle and its components.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 451 Human Resources Issues for Health-Care Managers
Millard Fillmore College

Introduces the management of human resources for clinicians and supervisors of health-care units. Key course components include leadership principles and styles, motivational theory, communication skills, counseling and corrective action, performance appraisal, management of change, and work groups and labor relations. Emphasizes the application of theory to practical day-to-day supervision in the workplace. Roundtable discussions by participants facilitate sharing of health-care management experiences.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 452 Quality Management in Health Care
Millard Fillmore College

Introduces the basic components of a quality-management program within the health-care industry. Lecture, discussion, case studies, and projects develop familiarity with the principles of quality management interventions applicable to settings ranging from individual departments to small health-related businesses. Emphasizes implementing team concepts to foster customer-oriented health-care systems.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 481 Special Topics
Millard Fillmore College

Topic of interest.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 482 Special Topics
Millard Fillmore College

Topic of interest.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 483 Special Topics
Millard Fillmore College

Topic of interest.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


MFC 484 Liability Issues in Public Education
Millard Fillmore College

Current legal issues in public education for students interested in becoming teachers, school counselors, or school administrators. Topics include student rights, teacher rights, union matters, litigation issues, and school safety. These topics must be understood in order to correctly evaluate school climate and maximize student achievement.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



MFC 499 Independent Study
Millard Fillmore College

For adult students who wish to work independently under the direction of a faculty member on a special academic problem or project that cannot be undertaken through a regular departmental independent study course (e.g., APY 499). To enroll, the student must obtain approval of a university faculty member or an approved adjunct faculty member willing to oversee the project, and must submit a written outline of the proposed course of study for approval by MFC staff. For details, application forms, and deadlines, contact Millard Fillmore College at (716) 829-3131.

Credits: 1-16
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



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