Course Descriptions

The course numbering system has two parts that identify both the discipline and the level of difficulty of the course.

For example: XXX – 000

XXX are the letters of the course specialty such as CAP for office Computer Applications, MED for medical science, BUS for business, etc. 000 are the numbers of the course. Courses beginning with the digit “0” are foundational courses. These are 0-credit courses and do not count towards the credit requirement for a degree. Courses beginning with the digit “1” are credit courses at the introductory level, and courses beginning with the digit “2”, "3", and "4" are advanced-level courses.

The following codes found at the end of course descriptions denote the competency requirements the course fulfills:

COM – Communication Competency; CL – Computer Literacy Competency; CU – Cultural Competency; MATH – Mathematics Competency; SCI – Science Competency; SS – Social Science Competency; WR – Writing Competency; AW – Advanced Writing Competency; E/P - Ethics/Philosophy Competency; G/US - Global Studies Competency United States focus; G/W – Global Studies Competency World focus; MC – Multicultural Competency; RE – Research Competency

The symbols F, Sp, and Su (Fall, Spring and Summer) indicate which semester courses will be offered.

The * indicates the course is offered every odd year. The ** indicates the course is offered every even year.

Courses are offered in three modalities. Almost all are offered as traditional on-ground courses. Many are also offered online or in a hybrid or blended format. Hybrid courses usually meet a few times on campus during the semester. The remainder of the course work is done in an online format. Course offerings for each semester are published approximately fifteen weeks prior to the beginning of the semester and are listed online in the Student Information System.

Please note: Students placing into Foundational English courses will need permission from their advisor to register for any college-level course work.