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Accounting - ACCHistory - HIS
Administration of Justice - ADJHorticultural Management - HRT
Administrative Support Technology - ASTHuman Services - HMS
Agriculture - AGRHumanities - HUM
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - AIRIndustrial Engineering Technology - IND
American Sign Language - ASLInformation Technology Database - ITD
Architecture - ARCInformation Technology Essentials - ITE
Arts - ARTInformation Technology Networking - ITN
Biology - BIOInformation Technology Programming - ITP
Broadcasting - BCSInsurance - ISR
Building - BLDLegal Administration - LGL
Business Management and Administration - BUSMachine Technology - MAC
Chemistry - CHMMarketing - MKT
Childhood Development - CHDMathematics - MTH
Civil Engineering Technology - CIVMath: Developmental - MTE
Communication, Speech, and Theater - CSTMechanical Engineering Technology - MEC
Crafts - CRFMedical Laboratory - MDL
Dietetics - DITMental Health - MEN
Drafting - DRFMusic - MUS
Economics - ECONatural Science - NAS
Education - EDUNursing - NSG
Nursing - NUR
Electrical Technology - ELEOccupational Therapy - OCT
Electronics Technology - ETROpticianry - OPT
Emergency Medical Service - EMSPhilosophy - PHI
Engineering - EGRPhotography - PHT
Energy Technology - ENEPhysical Education - PED
English - ENGPhysics - PHY
Environmental Science - ENVPolitical Science - PLS
Equine Management - EQUPractical Nursing - PNE
Financial Services - FINPsychology - PSY
Fire Science Technology - FSTPublic Service - PBS
Forestry - FORRadiography - RAD
French - FREReal Estate - REA
Geographic Information Systems - GISRecreation, Parks, and Leisure - RPK
Geography - GEOReligion - REL
Geology - GOLSafety - SAF
Health - HLTSociology - SOC
Health Care Technology - HCTSpanish - SPA
Health Information Management - HIMStudent Development - SDV
Health Information Technology - HITVeterinary Assistant - VET
Welding - WEL

Course Numbers:

Courses numbered 01-09 are Developmental Studies Courses (Preparatory). The credits earned in these courses are not applicable toward associate degree programs; however, upon approval of the Vice President of Instruction, some developmental courses may provide credit applicable in basic occupational certificate programs. Students may re-register for these courses in subsequent semesters as necessary (special permission required after the first repeat) until the course objectives are completed.

Courses numbered 10-99 are courses for certificate programs. The credits earned in these courses are applicable toward certificate programs, but are not applicable toward an associate degree.

Courses numbered 100-199 are courses applicable toward an associate degree and/or certificate and diploma programs.

Courses numbered 200-299 are sophomore level courses applicable toward an associate degree and/or certificate and diploma programs.


Course Credits:

The credit for each course is indicated after the title in the course description. One credit is equivalent to one collegiate semester hour credit.


Course Hours:

The number of lecture hours in class each week (lecture, seminar and discussion hours) and/or the number of laboratory hours in class each week (including laboratory, shop, supervised practice, and cooperative work experience) are indicated for each course in the course description. The number of lecture and laboratory hours in class each week are also called “contact” hours because this is time spent under the direct supervision of a faculty member. In addition to the lecture and laboratory hours in class each week, as listed in the course description, each student also must spend some time on out-of-class assignments under his/her own direction. Usually, each credit per course requires an average of three hours of in-class and out-of-class study each week.


Course Prerequisites:

If any prerequisites are required before enrolling in a course, they will be identified in the course description. Courses in special sequences (usually identified by the numerals I-II) require that prior courses or their equivalent be completed before enrolling in the advanced courses in the sequence. When co requisites are required for a course, usually the co requisites must be taken at the same time. The prerequisites or their equivalent must be completed satisfactorily before enrolling in a course unless special permission is obtained from the VP of Instruction and instructional department.


General Usage Courses:

A number of general usage courses, with variable credits of 1 to 5, are available for use in most curricula and prefix sections. These courses may be applied and used as shown below:

(Insert Appropriate Prefix) 90, 190, 290 COORDINATED INTERNSHIP IN (Insert Appropriate Discipline)
(Insert Appropriate Prefix) 93, 193, 293 STUDIES IN (Insert Appropriate Studies)
(Insert Appropriate Prefix) 95, 195, 295 TOPICS IN (Insert Appropriate Topic)
(Insert Appropriate Prefix) 96, 196, 296 ON-SITE TRAINING IN (Insert Appropriate Discipline)
(Insert Appropriate Prefix) 97, 197; 297 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION IN (Insert Appropriate Discipline)
(Insert Appropriate Prefix) 98, 198, 298 SEMINAR & PROJECT IN (Insert Appropriate Discipline)
(Insert Appropriate Prefix) 99, 199, 299 SUPERVISED STUDY IN (Insert Appropriate Discipline)


( ) 90,190, 290 Coordinated Internship In ( ) (1-5 cr.)—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 per week.

( ) 93,193, 293 Studies In ( ) (1-5 cr.)—Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course’s viability as a permanent offering. Variable hours.

( ) 95, 195, 295 Topics In ( ) (1-5 cr.)—Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of an evolving nature or of short-term importance in the discipline. Variable hours.

( ) 96, 196, 296 ( ) On-Site Training In (1-5 cr.)—Offers opportunities for career orientation and training without pay in selected businesses and industry. Supervised and coordinated by the College. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. Variable hours per week.

( ) 97, 197, 297 Cooperative Education In ( ) (1-5 cr.)—Provides on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms. Applies to all occupational-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. Variable hours per week.

( ) 98, 198, 298 Seminar and Project In ( ) (1-5 cr.)—Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objective and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. Variable hours per week.

( ) 99, 199, 299 Supervised Study In ( ) (1-5 cr.)—Assigns problems for independent study outside the normal classroom setting under the guidance and direction of an instructor. Incorporates prior experience and instruction in the discipline. Variable hours per week.

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