May 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About the Course Descriptions


Prerequisites and Corequisites

If a course lists a prerequisite, that course must be successfully completed before a student can enroll in the next course.

For example: The course description for BMG* 220 lists BMG* 202 as a prerequisite. Thus, BMG* 202 must be completed successfully before the student may register for BBG* 220.

Certain courses in the Nursing program require a specified minimum grade in order to progress in the program.

If a course lists a corequisite, that course must be taken EITHER before this course OR during the same semester.

For example: ESL* 143 lists ESL* 147A as a corequisite. Thus, ESL* 147A must either have been successfully completed prior to registration in ESL* 143, or the student should be registered for both courses in the same semester. 

Course Numbering

The Community Colleges have moved to common course numbers and titles at all campuses. Because of this conversion, many courses have new titles and numbers. It is important for students to note any “Formerly listed as …” information in the course descriptions to ensure that they have not previously enrolled in a course for which the title has changed.

NOTE: The number in the upper right corner of each course description indicates the number of credits the college grants for that course. NC indicates a course which does not earn college credit.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this catalog, the College reserves the right to make changes at any time without prior notice.

Definitions of Course Delivery

Synchronous Classes:

Classes where instruction is delivered in real time, scheduled class meetings.

TRAD = Traditional

Includes synchronous on-ground classroom-based instruction, as well as sections coded with other instructional codes for classroom-based instruction like Lab, Clinical, Co-op. Classes may make use of Blackboard, but instruction is delivered in real-time as noted in the schedule.

LRON = Live Remote Online

Live synchronous online sessions are held at specified times using Teams/WebEx/Collaborate. Classes may make use of Blackboard, but instruction is delivered in real-time as noted in the schedule.

LRCR = Live Remote or On-Ground

This course delivery method requires students to attend a synchronous class at a specified time and day as noted in the schedule but allows students to take a course partially onsite and partially live remote online (via video conference). This may be according to a set rotating schedule to ensure social distancing (for example, 1/2 of the students are synchronous online on Tuesdays while 1/2 are on ground in the classroom, and then the schedule is flipped), OR if social distancing is no longer a concern, students will have the option of attending class on-campus or continuing to participate via live online remote. Classes may make use of Blackboard, but instruction is delivered in real-time.

ASYNCHRONOUS CLASSES:

Classes where instruction is NOT delivered at scheduled times.

ONLN = Fully Online

Courses in which all instruction and assessment is delivered asynchronously through Blackboard-often in conjunction with publisher-based content. These courses include discussion boards, assignments, projects, assessments, etc. Courses designated as ONLN have completely asynchronous instruction, as well as asynchronous assessment.

OLCR = Online with Classroom Component

All instruction is asynchronous like ONLN but requires a synchronous on-ground orientation and/or real-time proctored assessments.

COMBINATION OF SYNCHRONOUS AND ASYNCHRONOUS:

Classes which incorporate, or require, a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

HYBR = Hybrid

Combines synchronous and asynchronous instruction. This course method is for courses that have required hands-on components that cannot be accomplished online, for example: labs, manufacturing, clinical, technology, or digital arts courses. Students will be required to attend scheduled on-ground class sessions on campus as noted in the schedule. Due to social distancing requirements, delivery of this instructional method may be limited, or alternatives to on-ground meetings may be implemented.

FLEX = Hyflex/Blendflex

This course delivery method provides students with the most flexibility. In the Hyflex course design, students can:

  • Choose to attend face-to-face, classroom-based synchronous class sessions, or
  • Choose to participate in synchronous live remote online sessions presented via WebEx, Teams, or Collaborate, without physically attending class, or
  • Complete part, or all, of the course instruction asynchronously, without attending scheduled live sessions (either on-ground or remotely).