Course

Reading Tutor Training

Description: Designed to prepare students to become peer tutors in the Reading and Writing Center. Participants learn specific tutoring techniques and discuss problems, questions, and challenges in tutoring reading. Tutors develop student-centered, non-intrusive tutoring skills. 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: REA-3 or REA-83, ENG-1A or ENG-1AH.
  • CSU

Strategic Reading

Description: Intended for readers who are interested in enhancing reading flexibility and effectiveness in comprehension, vocabulary, and study skills. Students practice using a variety of comprehension strategies, including computer assisted instruction. 36 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Reading for Academic and Lifelong Literacy

Description: Review and study of reading strategies for success in various college disciplines and for lifelong literacy. Students will receive instruction in academic, discipline-specific and practical lifelong reading skills. This course meets the graduation reading competency requirement. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass Option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Critical Reading as Critical Thinking

Description: The relationship between critical reading and critical thinking. Emphasis will be placed on the development of reading skills in the interpretation, analysis, criticism and advocacy of ideas encountered in academic reading. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

College Reading and Thinking

Description: Intended for students who would like a review of reading comprehension strategies and foundational critical thinking skills to prepare for the rigors of college academic reading. Students will learn to apply active reading and thinking strategies to both expository and persuasive text. Instruction will also include basic approaches to analyzing arguments as well as writing evaluative responses. 54 hours lecture. (Non-degree credit course) (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Reading Strategies for Textbooks

Description: Intended for students currently enrolled in a content area lecture class where the curriculum and instruction depends on extensive textbook readings. Students will receive instruction on using different reading comprehension strategies designed for better understanding and retention of textbook material. 18 hours lecture. (Non-degree credit course) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Reading Skills and Strategies

Description: Intended for students who experience difficulty in reading college-level materials. Instruction in reading skills and strategies along with practice work, in which a wide range of materials will be utilized. 54 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Reading Clinic

Description: This self-paced course provides practice on individually prescribed learning plans designed to improve and develop reading skills. Instruction is provided on an individualized basis through conferences with the student. Subsequent enrollment in the course will provide the student further opportunities for additional skill and competency development within the subject matter. May be taken a total of four times. 27 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Principles of Accounting I

Description: An introduction to accounting principles and practice, as a manual and/or computerized information system that provides and interprets economic data for economic units within a global society. Includes recording, analyzing, and summarizing procedures used in preparing financial statements. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: BUS-20.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ACCT 110)

Principles of Accounting II

Description: A study of managerial accounting principles and information systems including basic concepts, limitations, tools and methods to support the internal decision-making functions of an organization. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ACC-1A.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ACCT 120)

Managerial Accounting

Description: Conceptual and technical analysis of accounting information used by managers as they carry out their planning, controlling, and decision-making responsibilities. Includes coverage of just-in-time systems, activity-based costing, flexible manufacturing systems, computer-integrated performance measures, and the impact of automation on capital budgeting decisions. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ACC-1A.
  • CSU

Applied Accounting/Bookkeeping

Description: An introductory course for students who are non-accounting majors. The focus is basic bookkeeping and accounting principles for both merchandising and service oriented small business enterprises. Emphasis on the development of skills to record business transactions for cash and accrual methods, as well as the procedures to prepare financial statements and complete an accounting cycle. Attention is given to special journals, subsidiary ledgers, and payroll and banking procedures. 54 hours lecture. (Same as CAT-55) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Cost Accounting

Description: Presents the theory, procedures, and practice relating to product costs, including job order, process, and standard cost systems. Also includes analytical skills used to interpret accounting data used by management in planning and controlling business activities. Emphasizing the concept of "different costs for different purposes," this course focuses on cost accounting strategy and the decision making process and studies the development of detailed cost data essential to management for controlling operations, decision making, and planning. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ACC-1B
  • CSU

Payroll Accounting

Description: Covers accounting for payroll and examines aspects of the Social Security Act, California Unemployment Insurance Act, and the California Worker's Compensation Insurance Act. Payroll principles applied through the use of microcomputers. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ACC-1A or ACC/CAT-55
  • CSU

Income Tax Accounting

Description: Theory and method of preparation of federal income tax returns for individuals. Actual forms are studied and returns are prepared. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU

Computerized Accounting

Description: An introduction to computerized accounting, integrating the principles of accounting to an automated system in use by many accounting professionals. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ACC-1A or ACC/CAT-55.
  • Advisory: CIS-1A or CIS-3.
  • CSU

Non-Profit and Governmental Accounting

Description: Principles and practices of non-profit and governmental entities fund accounting. Topics include accounting concepts, types and structure of funds and accounts, and application of generally accepted accounting principles to non-profit and governmental organizations. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ACC-1A.
  • Advisory: BUS-20.
  • CSU

Accounting Work Experience

Description: Work Experience is designed to coordinate the student's on-the-job training with workplace skills designed to assist the student in developing successful professional skills. Each student will establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for their job and discipline. Students may earn up to four (4) units each semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60 or 75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of an 18 hours of orientation/professional skills development and 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maximum of 240 for four units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 for four units per semester. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on Enrollment: Students should have paid or voluntary employment.
  • CSU

Setting Up Quickbooks for Small Business

Description: Learn the basics of small business bookkeeping using QuickBooks, financial reporting, and how to analyze and record financial transactions. Discusses accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes and common banking activities. 16 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Monthly Procedures Using Quickbooks

Description: Develop and apply monthly procedures used in accounting for small business. Continue to build small business accounting knowledge, gain practical experience working with day to day transactions. Reconcile balance sheet accounts and examine/audit income statement accounts on a monthly basis. Prepare adjusting journal entries. Prepare financial statements. 16 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Year End Procedures With Quickbooks

Description: Develop and apply year end procedures used in accounting for small business using QuickBooks. Prepare closing journal entries for year end. Prepare reports for tax accountants. Purge files and prepare for the new year. 16 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Training

Description: The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is an initiative sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service. This course is intended to provide students with the opportunity to serve low to moderate-income taxpayers, which the IRS has defined for the scope of the program as those individuals and families making less than $54,000 per year. This course will teach students in income tax preparation, prepare students to apply for IRS VITA certification, in order to work with individuals and families with limited incomes to prepare tax returns - enabling them to receive proper tax credits and refunds. Completion of this course will allow students to volunteer, providing free, high-quality income tax service. 18 hours lecture.

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Introduction to the Administration of Justice

Description: The history and philosophy of administration of justice in America; recapitulation of the system; identifying the various subsystems, role expectations, and their interrelationships; theories of crime, punishment, and rehabilitation; ethics, education, and training for professionalism in the system. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:AJ 110)

Principles and Procedures of the Justice System

Description: An examination and analysis of due process in criminal proceedings from pre-arrest through trial and appeal utilizing statutory law and state and constitutional precedents. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU
  • (C-ID:AJ 122)

Concepts of Criminal Law

Description: Historical development, philosophy of law and constitutional provisions; definitions, classification of crimes, and their application to the system of administration of justice; legal research, study of case law, methodology, and concepts of law as a social force. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:AJ 120)

Legal Aspects of Evidence

Description: Origin, development, philosophy and constitutional basis of evidence; constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure; kinds and degrees of evidence and rules governing admissibility; judicial decisions interpreting individual rights and case studies. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU
  • (C-ID:AJ 124)

Community Relations

Description: Examines the complex, dynamic relationship between communities and the justice system in addressing crime and conflict with an emphasis on the challenges and prospects of administering justice within a diverse multicultural population. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:AJ 160)

Juvenile Law and Procedures

Description: The organization, functions, and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies; the processing and detention of juveniles; juvenile case disposition; juvenile statutes and court procedures. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:AJ 220)

Law in American Society

Description: A general survey of practical law intended as an introduction to the American legal system and to acquaint the student with elements of the law that affect everyday legal relationships: Criminal and juvenile justice, consumer law, family law, housing law, and individual rights and liberties. Emphasis is placed on the philosophical and political foundations of law and on civil law. Recommended for prelaw students and for others interested in the practical application of the law. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU

Honors Law in American Society

Description: Honors course general survey of practical law intended as an introduction to the American legal system and to acquaint the student with elements of the law that affect everyday legal relationships: adult criminal and juvenile justice, consumer law, family law, housing law, and individual rights and liberties. Emphasis is placed on the philosophical and political foundations of law and on civil law. Recommended for prelaw students and for others interested in the practical application of the law. This Honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class, seminar format, focus on primary texts, and application of higher level critical thinking skills. Students may not receive credit for both ADJ-9 and ADJ-9H. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Limitation on Enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to Security

Description: This is an introductory course into the career ladder of Private Security. This course will serve as the entry point for understanding this career field, as unique from traditional law enforcement services, e.g., police officer, deputy sheriff. The students will focus on the provision of security services for the private sector and the business world by satisfying the customer through the provision of myriad services at the security officer, supervisor and manager/administrator level. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU

Introduction to Criminalistics

Description: An introduction to the role of criminalistics in criminal investigations. The methods utilized in the forensic analysis of crime scenes, pattern evidence, instruments, trace evidence, biological evidence, weapons and firearms, questioned documents, and controlled substances. The categories of direct evidence, circumstantial evidence, physical evidence, testimonial evidence, and exculpatory evidence will be explored, and the pattern, chemical, and biological types of evidence will be examined. 54 hours lecture and 12 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU
  • (C-ID:AJ 150)

Criminal Investigation

Description: Fundamentals of investigation, crime scene searches and documentation, collection and preservation of physical and testimonial evidence, forensic evidence analysis, modus operandi, sources of information, interviews and interrogations, follow-up and case preparation. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU

Advanced Criminal Investigation

Description: Advanced training and skill development in crime scene investigation and in the recording, collection, and preservation of physical and testimonial evidence. Focus in on the understanding and working knowledge of fingerprints, ballistics firearms identification, varieties of trace evidence and a basic introduction to forensic sciences. 54 hours lecture and 12 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ADJ-13
  • CSU

Narcotics

Description: The study of the history and development of the criminal justice system's response to legal and illegal drugs, including alcohol. An overview of the manufacture, deportation, importation, distribution, and sales of legal and illegal drugs and the intersections with legal and illegal drug sales and use with criminal law and the criminal justice system, including a focus on changing and current legislation and the impact of drugs upon communities, including police and public safety agencies and corrections systems. A criminological analysis and evaluation of the effects of drug use on various societal systems peripheral to the criminal justice system. Identification of illegal drugs, enforcement procedures, and discussions of drugs as criminal evidence. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Introduction to Policing

Description: The history and development of American policing structures, including an overview of the different eras of policing and its evolution. An examination of community expectations of law enforcement and law enforcement professional expectations. An introduction to chain of command and the structure of police agencies, including recruitment and hiring practices. An analysis of the culture and training within law enforcement agencies, including a factual and research-based analysis of use of force issues. Discussion of successes and challenges within modern policing, including controversial topics within policing. Discussion of community oriented policing strategies, crime analysis, and future needs and evolutions of policing. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to Corrections

Description: An overview of the history of adult and juvenile correctional systems in the United States, including historical trends and the eras of correctional philosophy. This course is an analysis of the operation of correctional facilities, including jails, prisons, juvenile facilities, community corrections systems, and custodial facilities run by local, state, and federal jurisdictions. An introduction and overview of corrections-specific statutes, policies, and procedures and civil rights within American corrections. The course also provides an introduction and analysis of current institutions of corrections, modern policies and successes and challenges of correctional agencies, along with current and future needs within the system. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Control and Supervision in Corrections

Description: This course provides an overview of the operational procedure and policies for inmate and client custody and supervision within local, state, and federal correctional and detention facilities. An introduction to the continuum of control within correctional facilities, from daily institutional responsibilities and living experiences to crisis situation is provided. Discussion and analysis of the relationships between and among correctional officers and staff, administration, inmates, clients, victims, and communities. This includes discussion and evaluation of topics including correctional officer and inmate subcultures, gang and organized crime activity within correctional facilities, violence and criminal investigations within corrections systems, the effects of crowding on inmates and staff, and correctional officer wellness initiatives. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Legal Aspects of Corrections

Description: The development, philosophy, and Constitutional framework guiding correctional practice and policy. The statutory requirements, case law, and court precedent governing the correctional system and civil rights of incarcerated individuals. The legal responsibilities and liabilities of correctional facilities and professionals and judicial decisions interpreting individual rights and case law. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Interviewing and Interrogation

Description: The history and development of interviewing and interrogation methodologies within the criminal justice system. An introduction to proper and legal interviewing strategies and techniques to obtain information from witnesses, victims, and suspects. Legal aspects of ethically and legally obtained information, admissions, statements, and confessions and admissibility of confessions. Discussion and instruction on verbal and non-verbal communication interviewing and interrogative strategies. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU

Introduction to Probation and Parole

Description: A comprehensive introduction to the historical development of probation and parole systems, from early criminal court procedure through modern practice. Issues and trends in community-based correctional systems and alternatives to incarceration, including diversion, transitional living, halfway houses, and community treatment centers. The course emphasizes modern corrections-based efforts, including intermediate sanctions and community-based treatment, both theory and application. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Cybercrime and Digital Forensics

Description: Discussion and analysis of the applications of criminal behavior in online environments, including an analysis of the topics of hacking, digital piracy, online economic crimes, digital sex crimes, online harassment, cyber terror, and social media crimes. An examination of criminological theories related to cybercrime. An introduction to the evolution of digital forensics and key technological concepts for cybercrime investigators. An introduction and evaluation of antiforensic measures. An introduction to digital investigations and digital evidence, including identifying, collecting, documenting, and preserving digital evidence. An introduction to examinations of digital forensic evidence, including the use of digital forensic tools, both hardware and software. Discussion and evaluation of specialized investigative needs, including internet, email, and network forensics and mobile device forensics. An in-depth analysis of the legal considerations of cybercrime and digital investigations. An introduction to basic concepts of wellness for cybercrime professionals. 54 hours lecture and 12 hours lab. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Administration of Justice Work Experienc

Description: Work Experience is designed to coordinate a student's on-the-job experience within the Administration of Justice professional field and their academic progression within the Administration of Justice program. This professional experience, which may be full- or part-time employment or internship/externship experience, provides students with valuable industry skills, technical knowledge, standards, and experiences that contribute to both student employability and student-centered community involvement and economic impact. Students may earn up to four (4) units per semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60/75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maximum of 240 hours for 4 units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 hours for 4 units per semester. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Students should have paid or voluntary employment.
  • CSU

Residential System Installation

Description: Residential Air Conditioning installation, including residential split systems as well as Ductless mini-split zoned systems. Title 24 requirements including proper duct sizing and sealing. Class will include air balance and basic unit sizing. 36 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Beginning Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1

Description: A basic study of the theory of thermodynamics and heat transfer as applied to mechanical vapor compression refrigeration cycle and system components. Classes include lectures with practical demonstrations and hands-on experience including laboratory projects demonstrate heat transfer theories and vapor compression mechanical system cycle components and accessories. A lab uniform is required for this course. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Advanced Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II

Description: Basic types of compressors are introduced. This course covers operation of condensers within the refrigeration system. Basic evaporation process is studied. Metering devices are included with an emphasis on the speci?cs of modulating and ?xed ori?ce controls. Laboratory experience provides the student an opportunity to practice the methods and techniques presented in the classroom. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AIR-61A

Beginning Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Electricity

Description: Basic theory of electricity and electronics, skills needed to install and service electrical circuits of air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Includes components and symbols, wiring diagrams, and wiring diagram exercises. A lab uniform is required for this course. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Advanced Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Electricity II

Description: Introduction to procedures, techniques, and instruments utilized for troubleshooting the motors, circuitry and control elements for air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Variations in control systems, including solid state, are described and analyzed. 36 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AIR-64A

HVAC/R Systems Design

Description: Current industry practices for quality installation and design of residential air distribution systems as well as calculating heating and cooling loads to properly select air conditioning and heating systems. 45 lecture and 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: AIR-61A.

Facilities Maintenance/Chillers

Description: Current industry practices in maintaining chilled water, hot water, steam, cooling towers, pumps, and energy management for central station systems. A lab uniform is required for this course. 45 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: AIR-61A.

Energy Conservation Methods for HVACR

Description: Current industry practices for auditing energy losses in residential and light commercial buildings. Methods of conserving energy and sustaining natural resources are presented. Blower door diagnostics are featured. A lab uniform is required for this course. 45 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: AIR-61A

Safe Refrigerant Handling and Management

Description: Current industry practices for recovery, reclamation, recycling and retro fitting. Emphasis is on safe use and management of common refrigerants as well as effcient use of pressure and temperature measurement to determine system operating parameters. 45 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Gas Heating

Description: Basic principles of gas-fired furnaces. Introduction to gas heating, gas combustion, gas burners, gas ignition systems, safety and operating controls, installation practices, ventilation, venting, combustion air and gas troubleshooting. Emphasis is on service and maintenance of residential gas furnaces. 45 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

All Weather Heating and Cooling System

Description: Presents current industry practices for year-round conditioned air including air to air heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, water source heat pumps, electric heat, and fuel oil heating. 45 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: AIR-61B.

Boiler and Hydronic Heating

Description: Design, assembly, and operation of hot water boilers, hot water piping distribution (hydronic), and associated controls and control valves. Proper use of the related tools and safety included. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: EST-10

Building Automation Fundamentals

Description: Basics of commercial HVAC control theory as it applies to electric, pneumatic, and digital control systems. Principles of chiller plant operation, air distribution, variable air volume(VAV), constant air systems, and multizone systems are discussed. A lab uniform is required for this course. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AIR-61B

Advanced Building Control Networks

Description: Building Control Network implementations and protocol standards including web based applications, Building Automation and Control Networks (BACnet), local operating network (Lon-Talk), and proprietary Zero Net Energy (ZNE) monitoring systems will be introduced. BACnet is a communications protocol for building automation and control networks. It is an ASHRAE, ANSI, and ISO 16484-5 standard [1] protocol. Lon-Talk is a networking platform specically created to address the needs of control applications. Routers, installation, and troubleshooting will also be studied. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AIR-90

Advanced Building Automation Networks And Programming

Description: Programming HVAC direct digital controllers using line (text) programming, icon based programming, and template programming. Stresses good programming practices including complete program documentation. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AIR-90

Air Conditioning Work Experience

Description: Work Experience is designed to coordinate the student's on-the-job training with workplace skills designed to assist the student in developing successful professional skills. Each student will establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for their job and discipline. Students may earn up to four (4) units each semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60 or 75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of an 18 hours of orientation/professional skills development and 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maximum of 240 for four units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 for four units per semester. (Letter grade on Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Students should have paid or voluntary employment.
  • CSU

Physical Anthropology

Description: An introduction to human biological evolution, physical diversity, and relationship to the animal world, using scientific and comparative methods. Incorporates the study of genetics, fossils, primates, and modern human variation within an evolutionary framework. Students may not receive credit for both ANT-1 and ANT-1H. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ANTH 110)

Honors Physical Anthropology

Description: This honors course offers an enriched introduction to human biological evolution, physical diversity, and relationship to the animal world, using scientific and comparative methods. Incorporates the study of genetics, fossils, primates, and modern human variation within an evolutionary framework. Students may not receive credit for both ANT 1 and ANT 1H. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the RCCD Honors Program
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ANT 110)

Physical Anthropology Laboratory

Description: Laboratory course exploring case studies and problems of human genetics, human variation, the identification of fossils through examination of fossil casts, human evolution, the study of the human skeleton, observation of primate behavior and structures utilizing the scientific method. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: ANT-1 or ANT-1H
  • UC, CSU

Cultural Anthropology

Description: An introduction to the anthropological concept of culture and to the methods and theories used in the comparative analysis of cultures. Cultural practices and institutions are examined using perspectives that enhance effective participation in a culturally diverse world. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ANTH 120)

Honors Cultural Anthropology

Description: An introduction to the anthropological concept of culture and to the methods and theories used in the comparative analysis of cultures. Cultural practices and institutions are examined using perspectives that enhance effective participation in a culturally diverse world. This honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class size, seminar format, focus on primary texts, and application of higher level critical thinking skills. Students may not receive credit for both ANT-2 and ANT-2H. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ANTH 120)

Prehistoric Cultures

Description: The development of human society from the earliest evidence of culture to the beginnings of recorded history. The concepts, methods, and data of prehistoric archaeology are used to examine the major transitions in human prehistory, including the origins of culture, agriculture, and early civilization. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU

Native American Cultures

Description: A survey of Native American cultures from the pre-Columbian period through conquest and reservation life and into the present. Incorporates evidence from archaeology, oral history, personal narratives, and other sources. Emphasis will be on the growth of Native American cultures, modern communities, including urban life, social and religious institutions, and traditional cultural elements and artistic traditions. 54 hours lecture. (Same as ETS-27) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Cultures of Ancient Mexico

Description: The development of civilization in ancient Mexico, integrating evidence from archaeology and the prehispanic and post-Conquest written records. Emphasizes the history, lifeways, and social and religious institutions of Mexico from the earliest cultures to the Aztec civilization, and their persistence in the modern world. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to Archaeology

Description: An examination of the basic concepts, methods, and findings of modern archaeology. Covers the history of archaeology, the application of archaeological methods of recovery and interpretation, and the analysis of archaeological evidence as it is used to reconstruct ancient societies and major trends in cultural evolution. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ANTH 150)

Anthropology of Religion

Description: Introduction to the anthropological study of religion in world cultures, using a cross-cultural approach to the analysis of beliefs, rituals, mythology, and the role of religion in society, particularly focusing on non-Western traditional societies. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU

Language and Culture

Description: An introduction to the anthropological study of language in world cultures. Characteristics of human verbal and non-verbal communication, language diversity and change, and the relationship of language to culture and social groups. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ANTH 130)

Forensic Anthropology

Description: The application of the methods of physical anthropology, within a medicolegal framework, to the identification of human remains. Focuses on human osteology for the determination of age, sex, ancestry, stature, and unique features. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU

Field Methods in Archaeology

Description: Provides students experiential based training in archaeological survey, excavation, and laboratory processing of excavated material. Includes recognition and recordation of historic and prehistoric sites, theory and methods of archaeological processes (stratigraphy, sampling, record keeping, note taking, profiles, mapping), and basic archaeological field laboratory techniques. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab. (Pass/No Pass or Letter Grade)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ANT-6
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to Applied Digital Media and Printing

Description: Introduction to the Applied Digital Media and Printing program and the graphic communications industry. Provides an introduction to basic graphic design, typography, digital media, commercial printing, and production. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU

Color Systems and File Management

Description: A course in color systems, digital media technology, and computer file management for graphic designers. This includes color theory, color gamut, color profiles, file formats, digital imaging hardware and software technology for graphic communications. 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Pre-Press and Printing Substrates

Description: A course in basic print production pre-press, pre-flight and printing substrates for graphic communications. This includes process and spot color separations, subtractive ink, paper and other substrates for professional print production. 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Ethics and Legalities for Graphic Designers

Description: An introductory course in the ethical and legal standards of conduct for graphic designers. This includes topics such as copyright law, contract negotiation, responsible image manipulation, and internet ethics. 18 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Business Management for Graphic Communications

Description: Introductory course in business administration and management principles for graphic communications. This includes instruction in freelance practices, design services, sales, marketing, estimating, planning, budgeting, personnel management, safety and environmental issues. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Typography and Graphic Design

Description: This course is a study of the fundamentals of typography including type anatomy, design, hierarchy, and aesthetic expression. Emphasis is placed on the process of design development from roughs to comprehensives, layout, and the use of type for effective visual communication. Industry standard software is used in the development of typographic and graphic design solutions appropriate for print and digital media. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Design for Print Publication

Description: Beginning page layout and design for professional print publishing using Adobe InDesign. A course for graphic designers, production artists, and pre-press technicians. Integrates seamlessly with Adobe's other industry standard applications providing a consistent design environment. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Design for Electronic Publication

Description: Advanced page layout and graphic design using Adobe InDesign. This course emphasizes the design and the production of interactive and multimedia documents in a variety of formats intended for electronic publishing. This includes digital media, web, mobile and tablet devices. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: ADM-63A
  • CSU

Multimedia Animation

Description: A comprehensive course exploring the digital techniques, methods and software tools used by the industry to develop digital animation suitable for motion graphics, web design, film, video and multimedia platforms. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

3D Animation With Maya I

Description: A beginning course for animators, designers, and artists in 3D modeling, animation and computer graphics using the industry standard software, Maya. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU

3D Animation With Maya II

Description: An intermediate course for animators, designers, and artists in 3D modeling, animation and computer graphics using the industry standard software, Maya. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ADM-68A.
  • CSU

Motion Graphics and Special Effects with After Effects

Description: An introductory course that focuses on the methods and techniques used to design motion graphics and special effects for video, film, and animated projects using Adobe After Effects. The students will develop an understanding of the principles of typography, type in motion, animation, and digital special effects for creative visual communication and effective motion graphics. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Project Production and Portfolio

Description: Portfolio exit course for graduating students in graphic communications that covers career planning in various fields such as graphic design, multimedia art, production, advertising, and commercial printing. Includes job skills preparation, self-promotion techniques, production experience and personal portfolio and website development for job applications. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ADM-1 and ADM-62 and ADM-71A or CIS-78A or ART-36A.
  • Advisory: ADM-63A, ADM-77A.

Adobe Photoshop for Image Manipulation

Description: An introductory course in image manipulation for graphic designers using Adobe Photoshop. This includes image editing, retouching, color correction, compositing, painting, and file preparation for various media applications including print, digital and web design. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Adobe Photoshop, Advanced

Description: An advanced course in image manipulation for graphic designers using Adobe Photoshop. This includes advanced instruction in image editing, retouching, color correction, compositing, painting, and file preparation for various media applications including print, digital and web design. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ADM-71A or ART-36A or PHO-18 or CIS-78A or CAT-78A.
  • CSU

Web Design

Description:Basic web design and the fundamentals of web technology for graphic designers. Students will be introduced to various user-friendly web-building software applications. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Web Design with Dreamweaver

Description: Intermediate web design course including contemporary web technology and trends for graphic designers. Students will be introduced to professional grade website building software like Adobe Dreamweaver including basic coding and scripting. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ADM-74A.
  • CSU

Adobe Illustrator for Graphic Art

Description: An introductory course in the use of Adobe Illustrator for graphic design, typography, digital illustration and vector art creation for graphic communications and commercial art. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Adobe Illustrator, Advanced

Description: A course including advanced techniques using Adobe Illustrator for graphic design, typography, digital illustration and vector art creation for graphic communications and commercial art. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ADM-77A or CIS-79 or CAT-79.
  • CSU

Screen Printing

Description: Basic elements and methods of screen printing. Students produce single and two-color designs applied to fabric and paper. Set up techniques may include a variety of stencil making methods such as film generation and photo-emulsion exposure and screen application. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Screen Printing, Advanced

Description: Advanced techniques in commercial screen printing. Students produce professional quality multicolored designs applied to fabric and paper using spot color separations and image registration. Set up techniques may include a variety of stencil making methods such as film generation and photo-emulsion exposure and screen application. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ADM-84A.
  • CSU

Commercial Printing

Description: Introductory course in the set-up and operation of commercial printing equipment including: offset printing presses, digital printers, large format, screen printing and promotional printing equipment. This includes prepress, binding and finishing operations. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Commercial Printing, Advanced

Description: Advanced instruction in the set-up and operation of commercial printing equipment including: offset printing presses, digital printers, large format, screen printing and promotional printing equipment. This includes prepress, binding and finishing operations. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ADM-85A
  • CSU

Applied Digital Media Work Experience

Description:Work Experience is designed to coordinate the student's on-the-job training with workplace skills designed to assist the student in developing successful professional skills. Each student will establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for their job and discipline. Students may earn up to four (4) units each semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60 or 75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of an 18 hours of orientation/professional skills development and 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maximum of 240 for four units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 for four units per semester. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: Students should have paid or voluntary employment.
  • CSU

Arabic 1

Description: Develops basic skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing. Emphasis on acquisition of vocabulary, structures and grammatical patterns necessary for comprehension of native spoken and written Arabic at the beginning level. Includes discussion of Arabic culture and daily life. 90 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU

Arabic 2

Description: Further development of basic skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing. A continued emphasis on the acquisition of vocabulary, structures and grammatical patterns necessary for comprehension of classical Arabic in conjunction with Modern Standard Arabic as spoken in the Eastern Arabic countries and in Egypt. This course includes an expanded discussion of Arabic world, culture and daily life. 90 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ARA-1
  • UC, CSU

Arabic 3

Description: Development of intermediate skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing. A continued emphasis on the acquisition of vocabulary, structures and grammatical patterns necessary for comprehension of Modern Standard Arabic and classical Arabic at the intermediate level. This course includes an expanded discussion of Arabic culture and daily life. 90 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ARA-2
  • UC, CSU

Intermediate Conversation

Description: Intermediate-level vocabulary building and improvement of speaking proficiency in the context of Arabic culture, daily life, and topics of current interest. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ARA-2
  • UC, CSU

Arabic Culture and Civilization

Description: Introductory survey of Arabic culture and civilization as reflected in language, literature, art, history, politics, customs and social institutions. Class conducted in English. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU

Honors Arabic Culture and Civilization

Description: Introductory survey of Arabic culture and civilization intended for students in the Honors Program, as reflected in language, literature, art, history, politics, customs and social institutions. Class conducted in English. This Honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class size; seminar format; focus on primary texts; and application of higher level critical thinking skills. 54 hours lecture (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on Enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.
  • UC, CSU

Art Appreciation

Description: An introductory course for the non-art major. The creative process and the diversity of style, technique and media, evident in various art forms throughout history and culture. Students may not receive credit for both ART-6 and ART-6H. 54 hours lecture. (Same as AHS-6) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1A.
  • UC, CSU

Honors Art Appreciation

Description: An introductory course designed for the non-art major. The creative process and the diversity of styles, technique and media evident in various art forms throughout history and culture. Honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class size; seminar format; focus on primary texts; and application of higher level critical thinking skills. Students may not receive credit for both ART-6 and ART-6H. 54 hours lecture. (Same as AHS-6H) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1A.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.
  • UC, CSU

Gallery and Exhibition Design

Description: Practical experience in all aspects of design and installation of art exhibits in a gallery environment; including design theory and the evaluation and analysis of the communicative, aesthetic, managerial and technical factors involved in the production of exhibits. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Beginning Ceramics

Description: An introduction to ceramic art and pottery making. Hand built slab, coil and wheel throwing with emphasis on design, technique, craftsmanship, form, function and decoration. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Intermediate Ceramics

Description: An expansion and refinement of the skills learned and explored in Beginning Ceramics. Projects of greater scope, challenge and complexity will encourage personal artistic development and creativity. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-15.
  • UC, CSU

Beginning Drawing

Description: An introduction to the fundamentals of drawing in a variety of media. The exploration of the elements of art, the principles of composition, perspective and the development of observational, motor and creative skills. Emphasis will be on black and white media. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ARTS 110)

Intermediate Drawing

Description: Intermediate level and continued study of drawing with emphasis on the use of color media. Basic color theory will be explored in thoughtful compositions. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-17.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ARTS 205)

Experimental Methods and Materials

Description: The use of experimental methods and materials in creating two dimensional artwork. Less attention will be directed toward traditional and fundamental academic concerns and more focus will be placed on the cultural, interpretive, psychological, and conceptual possibilities that result from exploration and engaging alternatives. The art elements, color, composition, mark-making, mixed-media, expression, concept, and context will be investigated. Students will be encouraged to access less conventional solutions to a variety of projects. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-17.
  • UC, CSU

Beginning Sculpture

Description: An introduction to the fundamentals of sculpture design and creation. A variety of materials, such as clay, wax and plaster, will be used. Additive, subtractive and construction methods for creating the sculptural pieces will be explored, as well as other traditional and contemporary forms and techniques. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Materials fee: $15) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Intermediate Sculpture

Description: An expansion and refinement of the skills and techniques learned in Beginning Sculpture. Emphasis will be on improved design, better craftsmanship, originality and critical assessment. A variety of methods, such as clay, wax and plaster will be used. Additive, subtractive, and construction methods for creating the sculptural pieces will be explored, as well as other traditional and contemporary forms and techniques. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-20.
  • UC, CSU

Basic Design

Description: An introduction to the fundamentals of two-dimensional design. The organization of visual elements according to the principles of design. Emphasis placed on visual perception, theory, dexterity, problem solving, analysis, application, skill, and presentation. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ARTS 100)

Color Theory and Design

Description: The study of color theory and two-dimensional design. The practice of the organization of the visual elements according to the principles of design. Emphasis placed on more advanced methods of communicating ideas through color in design 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-22 or ART-17.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ARTS 270)

Three Dimensional Design

Description: An introduction to the fundamentals of three-dimensional design. The use of the visual elements and the practice of the principles of design as they relate to various three-dimensional art forms (i.e., sculpture, architecture and product, commercial, stage, environmental and interior design). Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Materials Fee: $15) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ARTS 101)

Watercolor - Beginning

Description: Fundamentals of painting with transparent watercolors at an introductory level. Basic techniques, tools, and materials will be explored. Composition, idea, method, color, and creativity will be examined. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-17.
  • UC, CSU

Watercolor - Intermediate

Description: Intermediate-level painting with transparent watercolors. Non-traditional methods, various techniques, tools, and materials will be explored. Intermediate concepts of composition, idea, method, color, and creativity will be examined. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-25A.
  • UC, CSU

Beginning Painting

Description: An introduction to the fundamentals of painting (oil or acrylic). An exploration of various considerations in painting; techniques, process, color theory, visual perception, composition, and creative skills. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-17.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ARTS 210)

Intermediate Painting

Description: Intermediate level of painting (oil or acrylic). Continued exploration of various techniques and the application of color theory. Development of visual, compositional, and creative skills. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-23 or ART-26.
  • UC, CSU

Studio Painting-Portfolio Preparation

Description: Independent painting studio for the self-motivated student with emphasis on individual art problems and portfolio development. Specific agreement identifying intent, ideas, goals, and media, to be arranged between instructor and student. Emphasis will be on independent concept, development, and portfolio preparation. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-27.
  • UC, CSU

Studio Painting-Portfolio Presentation

Description: Independent painting studio for the self-motivated student with emphasis on individual art problems, portfolio development and presentation. Specific agreement identifying intent, ideas, goals, and media, to be arranged between instructor and student. Emphasis will be on independent concept, refinement, and portfolio presentation. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-28A.
  • UC, CSU

Printmaking-Introduction

Description: Introduction to the printmaking studio and the design and creation of original prints using a variety of techniques. Methods such as silkscreen, monotype, relief (woodcut, linoleum), intaglio and others will be explored. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Printmaking-Intermediate

Description: Intermediate level of printmaking. The design and creation of original prints using a variety of techniques as student progress in the art form. Methods such as silkscreen, monotype, relief (woodcut, linoleum), intaglio and others will be explored. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-30A.
  • UC, CSU

Studio Three Dimensional Design

Description: Continued three dimensional design studio work with emphasis on individual problems for the self-motivated student. Specific agreement identifying intent, ideas, goals, and media, to be arranged between instructor and student. Students are expected to pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Materials Fee: $15) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-24.
  • UC, CSU

Illustration - Beginning

Description: Course work that reflects the types of entrance level assignments an illustrator may encounter in the industry, using a variety of traditional media and techniques. Emphasis is placed on the evolutionary development of visual ideas. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-17.
  • Advisory: ART-23 or ART-26.
  • UC, CSU

Illustration - Intermediate

Description:Course work that reflects the types of intermediate assignments an illustrator may encounter in the industry. Students will combine traditional and non-traditional techniques to create projects that reflect an intermediate level of finish and format. Projects will focus on conceptual content and process, and represent a range of possible industry application, such as entertainment design, editorial illustration and illustrations for an interactive environment. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-35A.
  • Advisory: ART-23 or ART-26.
  • UC, CSU

Computer Art-Introduction

Description: Introduction to creating fine art and design using digital media. The exploration of the visual characteristics of electronic imagery with emphasis on the essentials of fine art, design, and creative problem solving. Artwork will be developed using the computer, related software, and/or other electronic equipment. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours of lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ARTS 250)

Computer Art-Intermediate

Description: Intermediate level of creating fine art and design using digital media. The continuation of the exploration of electronic imagery with emphasis on the essentials of fine art, design, and creative problem solving. Artwork will be developed using the computer, related software, and/or other electronic equipment. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours of lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-36A.
  • UC, CSU

Studio Illustration

Description: Continued illustration studio work with emphasis on individual problems for the self-motivated student. Specific agreement identifying intent, ideas, goals, and media, to be arranged between instructor and student. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-35A.
  • CSU

Figure Drawing-Introduction

Description:Introduction to drawing the human figure. Students will draw from a nude model using a variety of media. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-17.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ARTS 200)

Figure Drawing-Intermediate

Description: Intermediate level of drawing the human figure where emphasis will be on more developed and accurate figurative work, anatomy, improved composition, and further creative exploration. Students will draw from a nude model using a variety of media. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option).

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-40A.
  • UC, CSU

Figure Painting-Introduction

Description: Introduction to painting from the human figure. Students will paint from a nude model using a variety of methods and materials. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-26 and ART-40A.
  • UC, CSU

Figure Painting-Intermediate

Description: Intermediate level of figure painting, with further development and refinement of painting compositions with the human form. Students will draw and paint from a nude model using a variety of methods and materials. Students pay for their own materials 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-41A.
  • UC, CSU

Studio Figure Drawing-Portfolio Preparation

Description: Continued figure drawing studio work for the self-motivated student, with emphasis on individual problems. Specific agreement identifying intent, ideas, goals, and media, to be arranged between instructor and student. Emphasis will be on independent development and portfolio preparation. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-40B.
  • UC, CSU

Studio Figure Drawing-Portfolio Presentation

Description: Continued independent figure drawing studio for the self-motivated student with emphasis on refinement of individualized problems and portfolio presentation. Specific agreement identifying intent, ideas, goals, and media, to be arranged between instructor and student. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-42A.
  • UC, CSU

Studio Figure Painting-Portfolio Preparation

Description: Continued figure painting studio work for the self-motivated student with emphasis on individual art problems. Specific agreement identifying intent, ideas, goals, and media, to be arranged between instructor and student. Emphasis will be on independent concept, development, and portfolio preparation. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-41B.
  • UC, CSU

Studio Figure Painting-Portfolio Presentation

Description: Continued figure painting studio for the self-motivated student, with emphasis on individual art problems, independence, and portfolio refinement and presentation. Specific agreement identifying intent, ideas, goals, and media, to be arranged between instructor and student. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-43A
  • UC, CSU

Beginning Animation Principles

Description: Introduction to animation, including the history and the basic concepts of classical animation. Traditional methods such as flip books, storyboards, sequential drawings, layout design, character design, and concept development will be introduced. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-17.
  • Advisory: ART-22 and ART-40A.
  • UC, CSU

Intermediate Animation Principles

Description: Intermediate level of animation principles where emphasis will be on more developed animation techniques and exercises of classical animation. Traditional methods such as flip books, storyboards, sequential drawings, layout design, character design, and concept development will be continued. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-44A.
  • Advisory: ART-22 and ART-40A.
  • UC, CSU

Advanced Animation Principles

Description: Advanced animation principles with emphasis on portfolio-ready traditional animation and experimental animation methods. Developed traditional methods such as flip books, storyboards, sequential drawings, layout design, character design, and concept development will be continued. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-44B.
  • Advisory: ART-22 and ART-40A.
  • UC, CSU

Studio Watercolor Painting

Description: Continued watercolor studio work with emphasis on individual problems for the self-motivated student. Specific agreement identifying intent, ideas, goals, and media, to be arranged between instructor and student. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-25A.
  • UC, CSU

Studio Sculpture

Description: Continued studio work in sculpture, with emphasis on individual problems, for the self-motivated student. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-21.
  • UC, CSU

Studio Ceramics

Description: Continued studio work in ceramics, with emphasis on individual problems, for the self-motivated student. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-16.
  • UC, CSU

Studio Drawing-Portfolio Preparation

Description: Continued studio drawing for the self-motivated student with emphasis on planning, independence, individualized problems, and portfolio organization and preparation. Specific agreement identifying intent, ideas, goals, and media, to be arranged between instructor and student. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-18.
  • UC, CSU

Studio Drawing-Portfolio Presentation

Description: Continued studio drawing for the self-motivated student with emphasis on refinement of individualized problems and portfolio presentation. Specific agreement identifying intent, ideas, goals, and media, to be arranged between instructor and student. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-48A.
  • UC, CSU

Studio Printmaking-Portfolio Preparation

Description: Independent printmaking studio for the self-motivated student with emphasis on selected processes, individual problems, and portfolio preparation and development. Specific agreement identifying intent, ideas, goals, and media, to be arranged between instructor and student. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Materials Fee: $15) (Letter grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-30B.
  • UC, CSU

Studio Printmaking-Portfolio Presentation

Description: Independent printmaking studio for the self-motivated student with emphasis on selected processes, individual problems, refinement, and portfolio presentation. Specific agreement identifying intent, ideas, goals, and media, to be arranged between instructor and student. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.) (Materials fee: $15.00)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-49A.
  • UC, CSU

Beginning Storyboarding

Description: Introduction to storyboarding with animation principles. Basic concepts of writing and directing for animation, dialogue and story development will be explored in making basic story reel structure. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-17.
  • Advisory: ART-22 and ART-40A.
  • CSU

Intermediate Storyboarding

Description: Intermediate level of storyboarding with animation principles where emphasis will be on developed cinematic storytelling techniques and compositions. More developed concepts of writing and directing for animation, dialogue and story development will be explored in making a story reel with a linear computer editing. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-50A.
  • Advisory: ART-22 and ART-40A.
  • CSU

Beginning Animation Production

Description: Introduction to animation production pipeline and film-making with animation principles. The story structure, visual design elements and film languages will be explored. Students will be assigned a short film project parallel to completing animation exercise assignments. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-17.
  • Advisory: ART-22 and ART-40A.
  • UC, CSU

Intermediate Animation Production

Description: Intermediate level of animation production pipeline and film-making with animation principles. More developed story structure, visual design elements and film languages will be explored. Students will be assigned a short film project parallel to completing animation exercise assignments. Students pay for their own materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ART-51A.
  • Advisory: ART-22 and ART-40A.
  • UC, CSU

Art Work Experience

Description: Work Experience is designed to coordinate the student's on-the-job training with workplace skills designed to assist the student in developing successful professional skills. Each student will establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for their job and discipline. Students may earn up to four (4) units each semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60 or 75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of an 18 hours of orientation/professional skills development and 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maximum of 240 for four units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 for four units per semester. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Students should have paid or voluntary employment.
  • CSU

History of Western Art: Prehistoric, Ancient, and Medieval

Description: Survey of the history of Western art: Painting, architecture, and sculpture, Prehistoric through the Medieval periods. 54 hours lecture. (Formerly ART-1) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1A.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ARTH 110)

Honors History of Western Art: Prehistoric, Ancient, Medieval

Description: Survey of the history of Western art: painting, architecture, and sculpture, Prehistoric through the Medieval periods. Students may not receive credit for both AHS-1 and AHS-1H. 54 hours lecture. (Formerly ART-1) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1A.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ARTH 110)

History of Western Art: Renaissance through Contemporary

Description: Survey of the history of Western art: Painting, architecture, and sculpture, from the Renaissance through contemporary art. Student may not receive credit for both AHS-2 and AHS-2H. 54 hours lecture. (Formerly ART-2) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1A.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ARTH 120)

Honors Art History of Western Art: Renaissance through Contemporary

Description: Honors survey of the history of Western art: painting, architecture, and sculpture, from the Renaissance through Contemporary art. Students may not receive credit for both AHS-2 and AHS-2H. 54 hours lecture. (Formerly ART-2H) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1A.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ARTH 120)

Islamic Art History

Description: An introduction to Islamic art from the seventh century to the present. Students will explore international and regional styles of various types of buildings (such as mosques), as well as in painting, calligraphy, and the decorative arts. They will get acquainted with both local and international styles of Islamic art and architecture and the ways in cross-fertilization of stylistic and architectural features took place. 54 hours lecture. (Formerly ART-90) (Letter Grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to Visual Culture

Description: A study of visual culture and society that includes an examination of the various ways reality is constructed through vision and sight in contemporary culture including explorations in traditional art, photography, advertising, film and television, video games, and in other digital media. 54 hours lecture. (Formerly ART-4) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-50 or ENG-80 or qualification for ENG 1A.
  • UC, CSU

Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North America

Description: An introductory survey of the arts of non-European cultures. History, form, functions, and aesthetics will be discussed in an overview of the arts of Indigenous North America, Oceania, and Africa. 54 hours lecture. (Formerly ART-5) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1A and college level reading recommended.
  • UC, CSU

Art Appreciation

Description: An introductory course for the non-art major. The creative process and the diversity of style, technique and media, evident in various art forms throughout history and culture. Students may not receive credit for both ART-6 and ART-6H. 54 hours lecture. (Same as AHS-6) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1A.

Honors Art Appreciation

Description: An introductory course designed for the non-art major. The creative process and the diversity of styles, technique and media evident in various art forms throughout history and culture. Honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class size; seminar format; focus on primary texts; and application of higher level critical thinking skills. Students may not receive credit for both AHS-6 and AHS-6H. 54 hours lecture. (Same as ART-6H) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1A.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.

Women Artists in History

Description: Survey of the contributions of women artists from the ancient era through the present. 54 hours lecture. (Formerly ART-7)(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1A.
  • UC, CSU

Art History of the Photographic Image

Description: Survey of the history of still photography from the discipline's inception to the present digital age. Explores the medium of photography as a form of visual communication in historical, socio-political, and cultural contexts. Topics include the evolution of photographic images, process, delivery, and meaning. Students develop visual literacy through verbal and written analyses. 54 hours lecture. (Formerly ART-91) (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

African Art History

Description: A survey of the traditional through contemporary arts of African peoples. Both historical and current expressions of sculpture, body adornment, dance, architecture, painting, artifacts, ceramics, and textiles will be introduced and integrated with other aspects of life and culture in sub-Saharan Africa. 54 hours lecture. (Formerly ART-9)(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Modern and Contemporary Art History

Description: A survey of the development and history of modern art with emphasis on its major movements, leading artists, and contemporary trends. Painting, sculpture, and architecture will be discussed in terms of their historical, social, and political context. Beginning with mid-19th century movements (Realism and Impressionism), the study will continue through the current trends and new media of the day. 54 hours lecture. (Formerly ART-10) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Visual Description: Writing About Art

Description: An introduction to the fundamentals of writing about visual things, particularly works of art, through an exploration of analyses typically used by art historians, art critics, and artists, themselves. May include but not limited to visually descriptive and analytical art writing, compiling annotated art bibliographies with traditional and online resources, crafting an artist's statement, defining research topics in the arts, and writing project or grant proposals. 54 hours lecture. (Formerly ART-92) (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: ENG-1A.
  • UC, CSU

Asian Art History

Description: A survey of the history of Asian art from prehistoric times to the present, including the religious and philosophical influence on the development of the art forms of architecture, sculpture, ceramics, painting, and the minor arts. 54 hours lecture.(Formerly ART-12) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ARTH 130)

Pre-Columbian Art History

Description: A survey of the visual arts of ancient Mesoamerica and the Andes from 2000 BC-AD 1521 including the Maya, the Aztecs, and the Inca. 54 hours lecture. (Formerly ART-3) (Letter grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Qualification for ENG-1A.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ARTH 145)

Latin American Art: Colonial to the Present

Description: Survey of architecture, sculpture, painting, and minor arts of Latin American countries from Colonial times through contemporary art. 54 hours lecture. (Formerly ART-14) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Qualification for ENG-1A.
  • UC, CSU

Rome: the Ancient City

Description: The art and culture of the ancient city of Rome. Major works of art and architecture will be studied in cultural and historical context. The importance of Rome and the Romans to later cultures will be explored. 54 hours lecture. (Formerly ART-93) (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

American Sign Language 1

Description: Focus on developing basic principles and skills of American Sign Language (ASL) through cultural appreciation and non-verbal instruction. Emphasis is placed on Deaf culture and Deaf people in history, visual training, sign vocabulary acquisition, comprehension and communicative skills development, as well as basic structural and grammatical patterns of ASL discourse at the beginning level. 72 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA Option) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

American Sign Language 2

Description: Further development of basic ASL skills in comprehension and expression. A continued emphasis on the acquisition of ASL vocabulary, fingerspelling, structures and grammatical patterns necessary for comprehension of standard signed ASL at the beginning/intermediate level. Non-verbal techniques are employed to further enhance the students' complex non-manual grammatical structures as well. 72 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option)(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ASL-1.
  • UC, CSU

American Sign Language 3

Description: Review of ASL grammar with special emphasis upon idiomatic constructions. Further development of conversational techniques focusing on expressive, as well as receptive skills, intermediate level vocabulary expansion, ASL structural and grammatical patterns necessary for comprehension of standard ASL at the intermediate level. This course includes an expanded discussion of Deaf cultural issues and daily life. 72 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option)(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ASL-2.
  • UC, CSU

American Sign Language 4

Description: Further development of intermediate skills toward advanced skills of ASL fluency. An expanded review of ASL vocabulary, syntactical structures and grammatical patterns necessary for comprehension of standard American Sign Language is emphasized. This course also emphasizes aspects of Deaf culture and community through spontaneously generated conversations. There is also an emphasis on watching ASL narratives through various online media of varying lengths at native speed as a means of enhancing advanced ASL receptive skills. 72 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option)(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ASL-3.
  • UC, CSU

American Sign Language for Interpreters

Description: This is an advanced course in American Sign Language discourse, intended for students currently enrolled in the Interpreter Education Program or for professional interpreters currently working in the field who display advanced ASL communicative fluency at the ASL 4 level. Special attention is given to the anthropological linguistic evolution of ASL and the Socio-linguistics of American Sign Language, including the grammatical functions of ASL within discourse. 72 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option)(Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ASL-4.
  • Corequisite: ASL-11.
  • CSU

Introduction to Sign Language Interpreting

Description: An introduction to ASL/English interpretation between deaf and hearing people. Focus on theoretical models of interpretation, text analysis through intralingual translation exercises, and a historical overview of the profession of ASL/English interpretation. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ASL-2.
  • CSU

American Sign Language Interpreting I

Description: Development of skills necessary for ASL interpretation. Emphasis on voice-to-sign (English-to-ASL) interpreting skills. 72 hours lecture and 27 laboratory hours observation. (TBA option)(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: ASL-4.
  • Corequisite: ASL-5.
  • CSU

American Sign Language Interpreting II

Description: Development of skills necessary for ASL interpretation. Emphasis on Sign-to-Voice (ASL to-English) interpreting skills. 72 hours lecture and 27 laboratory hours observation. (TBA option)(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: ASL-11.
  • CSU

American Sign Language Interpreting III

Description: Students will further develop simultaneous interpreting, and be provided experience related to this method, including critiqued interpreting, interaction, and discussion concerning experiences. Lab experience is an internship with an experienced professional ASL/English and/or ASL/English/Spanish interpreter.72 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory observation. (TBA option)(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: ASL-12.
  • CSU

American Sign Lang Interpreting IV Practicum

Description: Supervised field practicum as a sign language interpreter-in-training in entry-level situations with experienced interpreters as models/mentors. 108 laboratory hours. (TBA option)(Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ASL-13.
  • CSU

Ethical and Professional Standards of Intrerpreting

Description: Focus on the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct pertaining to the professional standards of behavior and ethical conduct for ASL/English interpreters. Explores personal, as well as professional ethical behavior, for the purpose of exploring pragmatic reasons for the conduct governing this profession, on a macro, as well as micro, level. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ASL-2.
  • CSU

American Deaf Culture

Description: An introduction to culture and values of Deaf people in North America as reflected in art, historical, educational, language, literature, multicultural, philosophical, political, psychological and social events of the deaf and hard of hearing. Class conducted in American Sign Language with English translation. No knowledge of American Sign Language is required. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

American Sign Language Work Experience

Description: Work Experience is designed to coordinate the student's on-the-job training with workplace skills designed to assist the student in developing successful professional skills. Each student will establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for their job and discipline. Students may earn up to four (4) units each semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60 or 75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of an 18 hours of orientation/professional skills development and 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maximum of 240 for four units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 for four units per semester. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: Students should have paid or voluntary employment.

Introduction to the Solar System

Description: A journey through the fundamental principles of astronomy specifically focused on the observed motions of the night sky, historical developments of astronomical theory, and the scientific principles explaining the physical characteristics and formation of the solar system. Part one of two courses which complete the fundamental knowledge base for astronomy. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: REA-82 or qualifying placement level.
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to the Stars and Galaxies

Description: A journey through the fundamental principles used to describe the sun, stars, galaxies and the universe as a whole. Description of observational measurements, determination of the physical properties and the theoretical predictions of stellar evolution, properties of; black holes, neutron stars, supernovae, quasars. Classification of, and determination of physical properties of galaxies and cosmology are covered as well. Part two of two courses that complete the fundamental knowledge base for astronomy. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AST-1A.
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to Automotive Collision Repair

Description: Automotive collision damage repair theory and practical application with emphasis on the proper use of hand and power tools, spray equipment, refinishing materials, surface preparation, and shop safety awareness and practice. 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Automotive Non-Structural Collision Repair and Estimating

Description: Designed to teach students basic skills and processes to repair non-structural components of automotive bodies, as well as an introduction to writing estimates for the cost of labor and materials associated with the collision repair. 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: AUB-50.

Automotive Refinishing and Paint

Description: Theory and practice in automotive refinishing with emphasis on paint preparation, partial and complete vehicle painting, single and multiple stage paint application, color-sand and buffing. 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: AUB-50.

Automotive Collision Repair Special Projects

Description: A special projects class for students who need in-depth experience in a particular auto body discipline. Course provides students with an opportunity for additional skill and competency development within the subject matter. 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Corequisite: AUB-50.

Automotive Structural Collision Repair and Frame

Description: Theory and application of techniques associated with the repair of severe collision damage by measuring and straightening the various types of frame structures of modern vehicles. 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Corequisite: AUB-50.

Automotive Advanced Refinishing and Custom Paint

Description: Designed for students who have prior knowledge of automobile refinishing techniques. Course includes advanced refinishing techniques, procedures, and materials including multicolored schemes, air brush, pinstripes, candy and translucent finishes. 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: AUB-52.

Automotive Technology for the Automotive Collision Specialist

Description: Designed to give the automotive collision repair technician basic knowledge of mechanical principles needed to properly complete all repairs after collision damage. Areas of emphasis consist of, but not limited to, electricity, brakes, suspension and steering, and air conditioning. 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUB-50 or AUT-50.

Antique and Classic Auto Restoration and Fabrication

Description: Processes and techniques for the restoration and fabrication of the exterior body of antique, classic and custom vehicles. Includes the theory and practice of metal shaping techniques, metal forming, metal shrinking and stretching, planishing as well as the design and utilization of paper patterns, molds, and bucks. 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Corequisite: AUB-50.

Automotive Collision Service and Repair

Description: Principles of service and repair procedures relating to an automotive collision repair program with emphasis on structural and non-structural collision repair laboratory experience. 108 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only.)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUB-50.

Automotive Trim and Upholstery I

Description: Designed to be an adjunct to the Automotive Body Technology program, to provide the student with an introduction to automotive trim and upholstery. Course includes adequate safety procedures, use of tools, basic sewing (machine and hand stitching), pattern layout, work bench seat tear down and procedure of upholstery. Introduction to door trimming, side panels and headlining repair and installation. 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: AUB-50.

Automotive Trim and Upholstery II

Description:Designed to supplement the Automotive Body Technology program, and will provide the student with a concentrated training block to perfect basic techniques of Automotive Trim and Upholstery I. This will include pattern design and layout of seat upholstery, door paneling and door trimming, layout, cutting, trimming and design if required, for headliners made of various materials. 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUB-60.

Autobody Work Experience

Description: Work Experience is designed to coordinate the student's on-the-job training with workplace skills designed to assist the student in developing successful professional skills. Each student will establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for their job and discipline. Students may earn up to four (4) units each semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60 or 75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of an 18 hours of orientation/professional skills development and 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maximum of 240 for four units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 for four units per semester.(Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Students should have paid or voluntary employment.

Automotive Engine Repair (upper End)

Description: Theory and principles of engine operation with emphasis on mechanical diagnosis, engine disassembly, rebuilding, reassembly, and related service of upper end engine components. Emphasis placed upon precision measuring. 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. (Formerly AUT-51A) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-50.

Automotive Engine Repair (lower End)

Description: Theory and principles of operation for engine mechanical diagnosis, engine disassembly, rebuilding, reassembly, and related service of lower end engine components. Emphasis placed upon precision measuring. 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. (Formerly AUT-51B) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-50.

Automotive Automatic Transmission/Transaxles

Description: Prepares students to inspect, service, diagnose, repair, and rebuild automatic transmissions and transaxles. Emphasis placed on disassembly, component measurement, and reassembly. 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. (Formerly AUT-55A) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-50.

Automotive Manual Drivetrain Systems

Description: Prepares students to inspect, service, diagnose, repair, and rebuild manual transmissions/transaxles and drivetrain systems. Emphasis placed on disassembly, component measurement, and reassembly. 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. (Formerly AUT-55B) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-50.

Automotive Steering and Suspension

Description:Prepares students to identify, inspect, test, service, and diagnose automotive steering and suspension systems. Emphasis placed on wheel alignment, vibration correction, system inspection, diagnosis, and repair/replacement of faulty components. 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory.(Formerly AUT-53A)(Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-50.

Advanced Suspension and Brake Systems

Description:Advanced Suspension and Brake Systems focuses on computer controlled suspension, steering and braking systems. Emphasis placed on theory, operation, diagnosis, and repair of systems found on modern automobiles. 45 hours lecture 81 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-6A.
  • Corequisite: AUT-5, AUT-4A.

Automotive Brakes

Description:Prepares students to identify, inspect, test, service, and diagnose automotive braking systems. Emphasis placed on brake system malfunction, abnormal wear diagnosis, and correction procedures. 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory.(Formerly AUT-53B) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-50.

Automotive Electrical Systems 1

Description: Prepares students to inspect, test, and repair electrical circuits found on modern automobiles. Emphasis will be placed on using wiring diagrams, electronic component locators, digital multimeters, and related test equipment to diagnose and repair automotive electrical and electronic circuits. 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. (Formerly AUT-54) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Corequisite: AUT-50.

Automotive Electrical Systems 2

Description:Automotive Electrical Systems 2 focuses on advanced electrical and electronics systems. Emphasis placed on theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of advanced electrical/electronic system found on modern automobiles. 45 hours lecture 81 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-6A.

Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

Description: Prepares students to identify, inspect, test, service, and diagnose automotive heating and air conditioning systems. Emphasis placed on diagnosis, service, and safe handling of refrigerants. 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. (Formerly AUT-57) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-50.

Automotive Engine Performance 1

Description: Prepares students to service, diagnose, and repair base engine, ignition, fuel, and computer control systems. Emphasis placed on inspection procedures, the troubleshooting process, and electrical fault diagnosis. Battery, starting, and charging systems will be discussed as they relate to engine performance. 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. (Formerly AUT-52A) (Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-50.

Automotive Engine Performance 2

Description: Prepares students to inspect, diagnose, and repair computer controlled systems found on modern automobiles. Powertrain and transmission control module operation and its effect on engine performance, transmission operation and emission controls are discussed. Emphasis placed on OBD II system operation, diagnosis and repair. 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. (Formerly AUT-56) (Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-8A and AUT-6A. Other: ASE A8 Certification (engine performance) and ASE A6 Certification (electrical systems)

Automotive Emission Controls

Description: Prepares students to inspect, diagnose and repair automotive emission control systems. Emphasis place on 5 gas analysis, state emission laws, state license requirements and dynamometer operation. 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory.(Formerly AUT-52B) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-6A and AUT-8A. Other: Current ASE certification in A6 (Electrical Systems) and Current ASE certification in A8 (Engine Performance)

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology 1

Description: Prepares students to inspect, service, diagnose, and repair hybrid and electric vehicle systems. Topics include: high voltage safety, hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion systems, battery technology, and peripheral systems used on hybrid and electric vehicles. Emphasis placed on safely working around and repairing high voltage systems. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Formerly AUT-95) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-50 and AUT-6A.
  • Advisory: AUT-8A.

Advanced Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology

Description: Prepares students to service, diagnose, and repair high voltage systems found on modern hybrid and electric vehicles. Emphasis placed upon high voltage battery packs, propulsion systems, charging systems, and related hybrid/EV control systems. Intended for students and technicians who already have an understanding of hybrid and electric vehicle technology. 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. (Formerly AUT-96) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-13A.

Ford Minor Services and Shop Practices

Description: An introduction to auto shop safety, auto shop practices, automotive dealership operation and minor service of Ford, Lincoln/Mercury and Mazda vehicles, including wind noise and water leaks. Also includes an overview of the various career ladders and divisions of Ford Motor Company and dealership operations. The course prepares students for entry-level employment at Ford, Lincoln/Mercury and Mazda automotive dealerships. 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only.)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Ford Electrical Systems - MLR (Maintenance and Light Repair)

Description: This course presents the fundamentals of Ford Electrical system description, operation, diagnostic and repair. It includes the service of the stating, charging, battery, and chassis electrical systems. Additionally, this course emphasized the use of Ford specific methods and special equipment to diagnose and troubleshoot electrical system malfunctions. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Ford Advanced Electronics MLR

Description: This course examines in-depth the operation of Ford automotive computer controls as they relate to specific electronic systems. Laboratory oscilloscopes, digital meters, and Fords advanced diagnostic tools will be used throughout the course. The emphasis of the course is to apply the acquired information to the computer systems found on Ford and Lincoln vehicles and to enable the students to diagnose and repair todays computer laden vehicles. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-40 or successful completion of the Electrical Diagnosis and Repair Ford Mastery Exam.

Ford Heating and Air Conditioning MLR

Description: This course presents Ford climate control system operation and repair. Compressor service and refrigerant recovery and recycling are included. Emphasis will be placed on the diagnosis of climate control system performance concerns using Ford-approved test equipment. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-40 or Completion of the Electrical course work at any Ford/Lincoln Dealership.

Ford Automotive Brakes MLR

Description: Principles of Ford brake system (hydraulic and electronic, with and without anti-lock) operation and repair, including brake system overhaul and machining operations. Emphasis will be placed on the diagnosis of brake system concerns using Fords test methods and equipment. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-40 or Completion of the Electrical course work at any Ford/Lincoln Dealership.

Ford Alignment, Steering and Suspension MLR

Description: This course presents the fundamentals of Ford car and light truck suspension and steering system operation and repair, including base and electronically controlled systems. Wheel alignment service and tire balancing will also be covered. Emphasis will be placed on the diagnosis of steering and suspension system performance concerns using Ford testing methods and equipment. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-40 or Completion of the Electrical course work at any Ford/Lincoln Dealership.

Ford Automotive Chassis Systems MLR

Description: This course presents the principles of operation, diagnosis, and repair of the brake system, the suspension and steering system, and the climate control system. The course content includes hydraulic, mechanical, and electronic operation and repair, as well as brake system overhaul and service operations. Additionally, it presents the fundamentals of suspension and steering system operation and repair, including base and electronically controlled systems. Wheel alignment service and tire balancing will also be covered. Furthermore, the course will include climate control fundamentals. Emphasis will be placed on the diagnosis of brake system concerns, as well as the diagnosis of steering and suspension system performance concerns, and climate control concerns using Ford testing methods and equipment. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Automotive Principles

Description: General theory, principles and service procedures relating to an introduction to automotive technology with emphasis being placed upon component identification, basic functions, minor maintenance and service. 63 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Automotive Brakes

Description: Theory and principles of automotive brake systems with emphasis placed upon malfunction, abnormal wear diagnosis, and correction procedures. 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-50.

Automotive Computer Controls

Description: Theory and principles of automotive computer controlled systems. This course will include the diagnosis of computer systems and the repair with emphasis placed on related emission and electrical component evaluation. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: AUT-52A or ASE Certification in engine performance or electrical systems.

Automotive Diesel Mechanics

Description: This is an in-depth course in automotive diesel repair for students working toward a career in automotive diesel technology. It is designed to familiarize the student in the history, construction, operation and repair/adjustment of the operating components of the automotive diesel engine. 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Auto Technology Internship

Description: This class is designed to coordinate the students occupational on-the-job work experience in sponsored corporate automotive programs with related classroom instruction. 120 hours of volunteer work or 150 hours of paid work over 8 weeks.(Letter grade only.)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Limited to students enrolled in corporate automotive programs.

Automotive Work Experience

Description: Work Experience is designed to coordinate the student's on-the-job training with workplace skills designed to assist the student in developing successful professional skills. Each student will establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for their job and discipline. Students may earn up to four (4) units each semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60 or 75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of an 18 hours of orientation/professional skills development and 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maximum of 240 for four units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 for four units per semester.(Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Students should have paid or voluntary employment.
  • CSU

Ase Test Preparation-Engine Repair

Description: ASE Test Preparation: Engine Repair is designed to prepare technicians and students to successfully complete the A1 Engine Repair ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) test. Technical content and test taking strategies will be presented. 18 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Ase Test Preparation-Automatic Transmission/ Transaxle

Description: ASE Test Preparation - Automatic Transmission/ Transaxle is designed to prepare technicians and students to successfully complete the A2 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) exam. Technical content and test taking strategies will be presented. 18 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Ase Test Preparation-Manual Drive Train and Axles

Description: ASE Test Preparation - Manual Drive Train and Axles is designed to prepare technicians and students to successfully complete the A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) exam. Technical content and test taking strategies will be presented. 18 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

ASE Test Preparation-Suspension and Steering

Description: ASE Test Preparation - Suspension and Steering is designed to prepare technicians and students to successfully complete the A4 Suspension and Steering ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) exam. Technical content and test taking strategies will be presented. 18 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

ASE Test Preparation-Brakes

Description: Prepares technicians and students to successfully complete the A5 Brakes ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) test. Technical content and test taking strategies will be presented. 18 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

ASE Test Preparation-Electrical/Electronic Systems

Description: Prepares technicians and students to successfully complete the A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) test. Technical content and test taking strategies will be presented. 18 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

ASE Test Preparation-Heating and Air Conditioning

Description: Prepares technicians and students to successfully complete the A7 Heating and Air Conditioning ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) test. Technical content and test taking strategies will be presented. 18 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

ASE Test Preparation-Engine Performance

Description: ASE Test Preparation- Engine Performance is designed to prepare technicians and students to successfully complete the A8 Engine Performance ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) test. Technical content and test taking strategies will be presented. 18 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

ASE Test Preparation-Advanced Engine Performance

Description: ASE Test Preparation - Advanced Engine Performance is designed to prepare technicians and students to successfully complete the L1 Advanced Engine Performance ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) test. Technical content and test taking strategies will be presented. 36 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

General Biology

Description: Introductory course designed for non-science majors that offers an integrated study of the basic principles of biology, with emphasis on the principles of structure and function, genetics, development, evolution, and ecology. Discussions on the philosophy, concepts, and implications of modern biology will be included. Students may not receive credit for both BIO-1 and BIO-1H. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Honors General Biology

Description: The course is designed for the non-science major. Students will explore the basic principles of biology, with particular emphasis on the molecular and cellular basis of life as well as genetics, development, evolution and ecology. Discussions on the philosophy, unifying concepts and applications/implications of biology will be included. The Honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through smaller class size; a focus on the evidentiary basis of biological models; and the application of higher level critical thinking skills. Moreover, a thematic/concept-based approach to the course material will be used rather than the traditional topic-based, survey format. The laboratory component will involve completion of directed research projects that culminate in the submission and presentation of research papers, oral presentations and/or poster presentations in the appropriate scientific format. Students may not receive credit for both BIO-1 and BIO-1H. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors program.
  • UC, CSU

Zoology

Description: An intensive study of the Animal Kingdom for all life science majors, designed to prepare students for upper-division courses in organismal biology, zoology, ecology, pre-veterinary, pre-medical and scientific research fields. Emphasizes comparative animal structure, function, behavior, evolutionary history, classification, and ecology. 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: BIO-1 or BIO-5 or BIO-6 or BIO-7 or BIO-61 or CHE-1A or CHE-1AH.
  • CSU

Invertebrate Zoology

Description: This is a science-majors intensive study of invertebrate animals, emphasizing their structure, function, behavior, evolution, classification, and ecology. 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Vertebrate Zoology

Description: This is a science-majors intensive study of vertebrate animals, emphasizing their structure, function, behavior, evolution, classification, and ecology. 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: BIO-2A
  • UC, CSU

Field Botany

Description: Introduction to the classification of native and introduced plants with special emphasis on identification of species. Several field trips. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Human Biology

Description: A non-major introductory course in biology which offers an integrated study of the basic principles of biology as revealed in the human body. Emphasis is placed on cellular and system organization in relation to specific function and common disorders affecting the body; the interaction between the human body and its environment. Controversial, thought-provoking topics related to modern biology and medical advances involving genetic engineering will be included. This course satisfies district graduation and transfer requirements for a science lecture and laboratory course. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

General Botany

Description: Introduction to the plant sciences with principal emphasis on the structures, functions and ecology of common members of each of the major plant divisions. Designed for nonmajors and majors in health science, forestry, agriculture, environmental science, landscape design, horticulture and general nature studies. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:AG-PA 104)

Introduction to Zoology

Description: Introduction to the structure, function, behavior, ecology and evolution of major invertebrate and vertebrate animal groups. Designed for the non-science major as a survey of animal biology. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Marine Biology

Description: An ecological study of the marine environment. Emphasis will be placed on the local marine algae, plants, and animals and their interactions with the physical environment. Frequent field trips are combined with laboratory observations to acquaint the student with the identification and understanding of the common marine organisms of the Southern California coastline. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Principles of Ecology

Description: Ecology is the study of the interactions between organisms and their environment. Basic principles include evolution and natural selection, climate and other abiotic factors, population growth and genetics, community interactions, species diversity, biogeography, and biome recognition. Human impacts on the above will also be discussed. This course requires field trips. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to the Natural History of Southern California

Description: An introduction to the identification, description, and adaptations of plant and animal species found in southern California. Examples of habitat types that will be covered include local mountains, deserts, and coastal marine ecosystems. This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to discover what factors have shaped habitat types in southern California, what types of organisms are found in these varying habitats, and how southern California compares to other regions of biologic interest. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Life Science Principles

Description: For non-life science majors. An introduction to the principles of life sciences through the study of basic biological concepts of living organisms involving structure, behavior, evolutionary relationships and the social and environmental implications of life science. No credit at the University of California if taken following BIO-1 or 1H. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Soil Science and Management

Description: An introduction to physical properties and classification of soils, physical and chemical properties of soil that governs soil reactions and interactions, nutrient regeneration, and management principles in relation to air, water, nutrients and organic matter. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Soil Science and Management Laboratory

Description: A supplementary laboratory course to BIO-14 (Soil Science and Management), focusing on the basics of soil science, physical and biogeochemical properties, and interpretation for use and management. This course will give students hands-on perspectives of soil science, ranging from agricultural, wild lands, watershed, and environmental impacts. 108 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Human Reproduction and Sexual Behavior

Description: Human anatomy, physiology and behavior as related to sexual reproduction, including discussion of fertilization, pregnancy, childbirth and birth control. Consideration also will be given to homosexuality, sexually transmitted disease, sex education, and sexual intercourse and response. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:PSY 130)

Human Genetics

Description: A general education course for non-biology majors and allied health students who are interested in the underlying mechanisms of human heredity. Emphasis will be given to the role of genetics and environment on cells, individuals, family and human populations. Discussion on human genetic disorders and the social implications of modern human genetics will be included. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: High school biology or any college life science course with laboratory.
  • UC, CSU

Environmental Science

Description: A study of humans in relation to the environment that emphasizes population ecology, nutrient cycles and energy flow, pollution, food production, and conservation of natural resources. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Plants and Human Affairs

Description: A history of the use and management of plants and fungi by humans. Agricultural, culinary, medicinal, cultural, technological, and horticultural uses of plants will be covered. Plants, fungi, and their products will be examined in lecture and laboratory activities including field trips. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Regional Field Biology Studies

Description: A field course with trips to regional points of biologic interest. This class is designed around its field excursions to sites with varying biologic interest. The course will include introductions to the local flora and fauna as well as basic geologic features and cultural history. 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Regional Field Biology Studies

Description: A field course with trips to regional points of biologic interest. This class is designed around its field excursions to sites with varying biologic interest. The course will include introductions to the local flora and fauna as well as basic geologic features and cultural history. 108 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Regional Field Studies - Neotropics

Description: A field biology course that offers field trips and excursions to neotropical points of biologic interest. A study of the unique environmental conditions, plant and animal species diversity, factors that shape local communities and ecosystems, and cultural history of local areas. 162 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Regional Field Studies - Eurasia

Description: A field biology course that offers field trips and excursions to points of biologic interest in Eurasia. A study of the unique environmental conditions, plant and animal species diversity, factors that shape local communities and ecosystems, and cultural history of local areas. 162 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Regional Field Studies - South America

Description: A field biology course that offers field trips and excursions to points of biologic interest in South America. A study of the unique environmental conditions in South America, plant and animal species diversity, factors that shape local communities and ecosystems, and cultural history of local areas. 162 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Health Science

Description: A general education course that offers a basic study of human health and health care as revealed in the anatomy and physiology of the body, nutrition, exercise, stress management, weight management, protection from degenerative and communicable diseases, personal safety, environmental health, wellness, and professional medical care. Students will explore making responsible decisions regarding all aspects of healthy life style including getting fit, disease prevention and treatments, substances use and abuse, human sexuality, and selection of health providers. This course satisfies the California requirement in drug, alcohol, tobacco and nutrition education for teacher certification. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Biometrics

Description: Applied statistical analysis of biological data. The understanding, interpretation, and performance of data analysis in a research context. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: MAT-35.
  • Advisory: BIO-1.
  • UC, CSU

Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology

Description: An introductory and survey course of structural and functional aspects of the human body. Emphasis is placed on cell organization, human tissues, and discussion of each of the human systems. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Anatomy and Physiology I

Description: First of a two course sequence that introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of anatomy and physiology. This course will provide a foundation for advanced study of the human body. The course covers body orientation and organization, cells and tissues, the skeletal and muscular systems, and the eye and ear. Designed to meet the prerequisites for professional programs, e.g. nursing, dental hygiene, and physical therapy. 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: BIO-1 or BIO-1H or BIO-4 or BIO-55 or BIO-60 or BIO-60H.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:BIOL 115S=BIO 2A+BIO 2B)

Anatomy and Physiology II

Description: First of a two course sequence that introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of anatomy and physiology. This course will provide a foundation for advanced study of the human body. The course covers body orientation and organization, cells and tissues, the skeletal and muscular systems, and the eye and ear. Designed to meet the prerequisites for professional programs, e.g. nursing, dental hygiene, and physical therapy. 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: BIO-50A.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:BIOL 115S=BIO 2A+BIO 2B)

Microbiology

Description: General characteristics of microorganisms with emphasis on morphology, growth, control, metabolism and reproduction; their role in disease, body defenses, and application to the biomedical field. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CHE-2A or CHE-2B or CHE-3, and BIO-1 or BIO-1H or BIO-50A or BIO-60 or BIO-60H.
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

Description: An intensive course for all Life Science majors designed to prepare the student for upper division courses in molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, evolution, and genetics. Course material includes principles of biochemistry, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function, metabolism including photosynthesis and respiration, cell division and its control, classical and molecular genetics, signal transduction, early animal development, evolution and the diversity of life at the cellular level. 72 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CHE-1A or CHE-1AH
  • Advisory: MAT-35, ENG-50, ENG-80or qualifying placement level.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:BIOL 190)(C-ID:BIOL 135S=BIO 60+BIO 61)

Introduction to Organismal and Population Biology

Description: An intensive course designed for all Life Science majors to prepare the student for upper division courses in organismal and population biology. Course materials include plant structure and function, animal systems and behavior, ecological diversity and dynamics, and evolutionary theory, including population genetics. This course along with Biology 60 is intended to fulfill a year of transferable lower division general biology. Some field trips are required. 72 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: BIO-60 or BIO-60H.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:BIOL 140)(C-ID:BIOL 135S=BIO 60+BIO 61)

Special Topics in Biology

Description: Provides a foundation for conducting research and/or activities in the biological sciences with emphasis on the scientific method. Focuses on procedures and protocols appropriate for literature reviews, laboratory and field studies including equipment use and maintenance, field and lab safety procedures, and addressing ethical concerns in biological research. 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Intended for students who are involved in faculty-led research or other projects.
  • CSU

Introduction to Business

Description: Scope, function and organization of contemporary business; fundamentals, concepts, principles, and current practices in the major areas of business activity with an integrated global perspective. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:BUS 110)

Honors Introduction to Business

Description: Scope, function and organization of contemporary business; fundamentals, concepts, principles and current practices in the major areas of business activity with an integrated global perspective. This honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class size, seminar format, focus on primary texts, and application of higher level critical thinking skills. Sudents may not receive credit for both BUS 10 and BUS 10H. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:BUS 110)

Opportunity Analysis for Entrepreneurs

Description: This course examines the entrepreneur's role in the global economy as an exploiter of opportunities. Topics include the creative search for ideas, the innovation process, and the opportunity analysis to screen for the best ideas. Learning activities cover the decisions needed to transform an idea into a business opportunity. 36 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Developing a Successful Business Plan/Model

Description: This course provides a systematic process for developing a business plan or model. It establishes a clear road map for clarifying a vision for a business and the strategic, tactical, and operational plans and/or model to move ideas into action. Students further along in the planning and research process will work through the major components of writing a business plan and/or model and emerge with a completed draft of a business plan/model. 36 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Social Media and Online Digital Media Promotions for Entrepreneurs

Description: Introduction to social media and online digital promotional tools used to help promote entrepreneurs with their online presence and to successfully establish their brands. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU

Street Law: An Introduction to Law and Legal Issues

Description: The evaluation, debate, and critical analysis of law and legal issues that affect individuals, their families, and communities. Students will learn about practical aspects of civil, criminal, constitutional, family, immigration, and consumer law in a diverse society with an orientation toward civic involvement in the local community. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Business Law I

Description: Covers the fundamental legal principles pertaining to business transactions. Provides and overview of an introduction to the legal process and dispute resolution. Coverage of federal and state court systems and a comprehensive study of contracts under the common law and the Uniform Commercial Code. Additional coverage includes include sources of law, business ethics, constitutional law, tort law, agency, business organizations, and criminal law as applied to business. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:BUS 125)

Business Law II

Description: An overview of the special applications of law in business as it pertains to commercial paper, creditors' rights, secured transactions, agency and employment, partnerships, corporations, personal and real property, and governmental regulation of business. Students will analyze laws and rules, then apply appropriate concepts to factual scenarios. 54 hours lecture. Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Business Mathematics

Description: An introduction to quantitative approaches for solving common business problems using general mathematics and first degree equations. Includes the development and solution of problems in the areas of business statistics, trade and cash discounts, markups and markdowns, perishables, payroll, taxes, simple interest, promissory notes, compound interest, present and future value, annuities and sinking funds, installment buying and credit cards, home ownership costs, insurance, stocks and bonds, mutual funds, financial reports, depreciation, inventory, and overhead. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Management Communications

Description: Examines the dynamics of organizational communication relevant in current business environment. Focus is on composition and delivery of appropriate methods of communication in various business situations as a manager, including business documents, presentations, and job interviews. Practical experience is attained in verbal/non-verbal and written communication skills that fosters growth and advancement in business opportunities. Best suited for those aspiring to advance their careers by being prepared to be potential managers and leaders. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Business Communication

Description: Applies the principles of ethical and effective communication to the creation of letters, memos, emails, and written and oral reports for a variety of business situations. The course emphasizes planning, organizing, composing and revising business documents using word processing software for written documents and presentation graphics software to create and deliver professional-level oral reports. Course is designed for students who have college-level writing skills. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-1A or ENG-1AH
  • CSU
  • (C-ID:BUS 115)

Entrepreneurship: Foundations and Fundamentals

Description: An introductory course designed to explore, identify and evaluate business opportunities with an emphasis on starting and managing a small or existing business: investigating tools and best practices associated with identifying and creating new venture opportunities; explore ways to shape and evaluate the viability of opportunities; understanding key industry factors, market, competitive factors, and customer needs. 54 hour lecture. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Introduction to Global Business

Description: A comprehensive overview of business designed to provide both beginners and experienced business people with a perspective of business opportunities and expansions in global markets, foreign investments, trade opportunities, impact of global financial markets, global marketing, and management and operation of multi-national corporations. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • UC, CSU

Global Marketing

Description: Problems of marketing in the international marketplace and how marketers approach and solve them. Focus on concepts and principles by teaching the theory and practice of international marketing, including: The United States international marketing position, market entry strategies, analysis of foreign markets, culture and marketing, product, pricing, distribution, promotion, and sales. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Global Trade

Description: Overview of global trade concerns of the small U.S. firm and entrepreneurs, including procedures, requirements, and strategies. Focus on identifying import/export opportunities, compliance with government regulations, resources, documentation, supply chain and trade finance. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU

Applied Business and Management Ethics

Description: An examination of ethical concerns in business decision making. Includes corporate, personal, global, governmental, public, environmental, product, and job-related issues. Case studies and corporate ethics programs and audits also covered. 54 hours lecture. (Same as MAG-47) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Global Management

Description: Overview of business management in the global arena. Focus on global differences in cultures, financial transactions, legalities, and other business practices necessary to manage a diverse workforce in international operations, as well as to successfully negotiate in global business settings. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU

Principles of Electronic Commerce

Description: An introduction to electronic commerce focusing on business, technological, and social issues in today's global market. Provides the theory and practice of conducting business over the Internet and the World Wide Web. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: BUS-10 and CIS-1A.
  • CSU

Introduction to Personal Finance

Description: An introduction to personal finance focusing on mastering the key concepts involved in attaining personal wealth. Personal finance focuses on the concepts, decision-making tools, and applications of financial planning. A financial plan will be utilized to guide decisions today and in years to come. Additional emphasis will be placed on interpreting financial information obtained online, the theory and practice regarding income tax law, health insurance provisions, retirement programs, and personal investing. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU

Marketing the Virtual Office

Description: Identifies and evaluates various employment marketing techniques such as networking face-to-face, virtual interviews, associating with professional organizations, developing flyers and brochures, developing a professional Internet site, and using Web-based resources. The course is a core requirement of the Virtual Assistant certificate program. 54 hours of lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU

Business Practices for Photographers

Description: This course provides a foundation in business practices for photographers. Topics include: building a personal photography business model, pricing photographic services, negotiating with clients, protecting the photographer's work, assessing equipment needs and costs, insurance, accounting, contracts, copyright, marketing, stock photography, and archiving photographs. 54 hours lecture. (Same as PHO-67) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Principles of Logistics

Description: An introduction to the management of business logistics functions including purchasing, inventory management, transportation, warehousing and their related technologies. Focus is on integration of logistics functions to improve overall supply chain customer service and cost performance. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Entrepreneurial Mindset

Description: An exploration of social and business entrepreneurs, the traits that enable these individuals to thrive in vastly different cultures, and the important contributions made by these innovators.

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Business Administration Work Experience

Description: Work Experience is designed to coordinate the student's on-the-job training with workplace skills designed to assist the student in developing successful professional skills. Each student will establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for their job and discipline. Students may earn up to four (4) units each semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60 or 75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of an 18 hours of orientation/professional skills development and 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maximum of 240 for four units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 for four units per semester. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Students should have paid or voluntary employment.
  • CSU

Solopreneurs: Personal Finance and Quickbooks Quickstart

Description: Learn the basics of personal finance and QuickBooks for the self-employed. Key concepts will be addressed in attaining personal wealth, focusing on decision-making and establishing a plan. Additionally, the course will focus on business finance for the self-employed with an emphasis on how to invoice and accept payments, maximize tax deductions, and track income and expenses, miles, and reports. 9 hours lecture.(Formerly BUS-113) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Business Skills: Professional Communication Basics

Description: This short course provides practical, professional business communication skills and can be used as a skills refresher. The focus of the content is professional oral, written, and online communication skills. Effective communications with clients and customers. 9 hours lecture. (Same as CAT-814) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Business Skills: Professional Online Presence

Description: This short course is designed to assist students with the development of a professional online persona/brand. Includes personal brand and reputation management for web and social media for business and professional networking with clients and customers. 9 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Business Skills: Managing the Customer Experience

Description: This short course is designed to assist students with the development of the customer experience for business. Includes identification of elements, and planning designing the customer experience for business. 9 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Business Skills: Professional Self-Management

Description: This short course provides practical, professional self-management skills for the twenty first century professional and as a skills refresher. The focus of the content is image and self-management skills for professionals. 9 hours lecture. (Same as CAT-817) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Business Success Seminar

Description: A comprehensive course designed to guide and empower Business Administration students with the skills and resources necessary to succeed academically and professionally. This course offers learning strategies for success in and out of the classroom and in business such as improved communication skills, confidence building, engaging with the local business community, and utilizing networking opportunities. 27 hours lecture. (Formerly BUS-819) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Introduction to Global Business

Description: A comprehensive overview of business designed to provide both beginners and experienced business people with a perspective of business opportunities and expansions in global markets, foreign investments, trade opportunities, impact of global financial markets, global marketing, and management and operation of multi-national corporations. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Global Marketing

Description: Overview of business opportunities targeting global markets and global customers. Focus on research and analysis of foreign markets, including cultural, legal, political, and differences in business environments. Explores marketing mix strategies of product, price, distribution and promotion designed for various global markets. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Global Trade

Description: Overview of global trade concerns of the small U.S. firm and entrepreneurs, including procedures, requirements, and strategies. Focus on identifying import/export opportunities, compliance with government regulations, resources, documentation, supply chain and trade finance. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Global Management

Description: Overview of business management in the global arena. Focus on global differences in cultures, financial transactions, legalities, and other business practices necessary to manage a diverse workforce in international operations, as well as to successfully negotiate in global business settings. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

General Chemistry, I

Description: An exploration of simple chemical systems, their properties, and how they can be investigated and understood in terms of stoichiometry, gas laws, elementary thermodynamics, atomic structure, and bonding. Laboratory techniques in the investigation of chemical systems. Students may not receive credit for both CHE-1A and CHE-1AH. 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CHE-2A or CHE-3 and MAT-35.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:CHEM 110)

Honors General Chemistry, I

Description: An exploration of simple chemical systems, their properties, and how they can be investigated and understood in terms of stoichiometry, gas laws, elementary thermodynamics, atomic structure, and bonding. Laboratory techniques in the investigation of chemical systems.This Honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class size, seminar format, and student-led discussion of current scientific research based on scientific articles. The course also focuses on how research questions are formulated and designed. Laboratory will include completion of experimental procedures written by students based on previously learned techniques and background research. Lab reports will include submission of standard operation procedures (SOPs) or papers in appropriate scientific format. Students may not receive credit for both CHE-1A and CHE-1AH. 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CHE-2A or CHE-3 and MAT-35.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.
  • UC, CSU

General Chemistry, II

Description: Continued exploration of the principles of chemistry with emphasis on kinetics, thermodynamics, acid-base theory, equilibrium, and electrochemistry. Special topics from descriptive inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and introductory organic chemistry. Laboratory techniques in the investigation of chemical systems. Students may not receive credit for both CHE-1B and CHE-1BH. 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CHE-1A or CHE-1AH.
  • UC, CSU

Honors General Chemistry, II

Description: Continued exploration of the principles of chemistry with emphasis on kinetics, thermodynamics, acid-base theory, equilibrium, and electrochemistry. Special topics from descriptive inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and introductory organic chemistry. Laboratory techniques in the investigation of chemical systems. This Honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class size; seminar format; focus on primary texts; and student-led discussion of current scientific research based on scientific articles. The course continues to develop an understanding of how research questions are formulated and designed. Laboratory will include completion of experimental procedures written by students, based on previously learned techniques and background research. Lab reports will include submissions of standard operating procedures (SOPs) or papers in appropriate scientific format. Students may not receive credit for both CHE-1B and CHE-1BH.54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CHE-1A or CHE-1AH.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.
  • UC, CSU

Introductory Chemistry, I

Description: Introduction to the nature of chemicals, their properties, chemical bonding, reactions, and mixtures. Applications to health and environmental topics. Fulfills the needs of non-science majors. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: MAT-52.
  • UC, CSU

Introductory Chemistry, II

Description:Introduction to organic and biochemistry including: (1) structure, nomenclature, and reactions of some organic compounds and drugs, (2) structure and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, and (3) enzyme activity and inhibition. Meets the chemistry requirements for nursing, physical education, paramedics, nutrition, dental hygiene, physical therapy assistants, and inhalation therapy majors. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CHE-2A or CHE-3.
  • UC, CSU

Fundamentals of Chemistry

Description: A systematic presentation of the chemical, mathematical, and laboratory skills underlying Chemistry. Topics will include stoichiometry, bonding, reactions and solutions. Designed primarily as preparation for Chemistry 1A. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: MAT-52.
  • UC, CSU

Chemistry for Everyone

Description: A lecture-demonstration presentation of the basic principles of chemistry with special emphasis on how chemistry applies and contributes to society. The course is designed to provide a general overview of chemistry with emphasis on historical, industrial, environmental, organic, biological, and nuclear aspects. CHE-10 covers a wide variety of topics ranging from atoms and molecules, acids and bases, organic and biochemistry, to a look at biogeochemical cycles and nuclear chemistry. The chemistry of air and water pollution is also discussed. This course is designed for students desiring a general knowledge of the field and fulfills the natural science requirement for the Associate of Arts Degree. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Organic Chemistry I

Description: A discussion of aliphatic hydrocarbons that focuses on their structure, reactivity, methods of synthesis, physical properties, and reaction mechanisms. Laboratory work emphasizes techniques used to identify, separate, and purify substances. 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CHE-1B or CHE-1BH
  • UC, CSU

Organic Chemistry, II

Description: Continues discussion based on the content of CHE12A. Develops a detailed study of nucleophilic and elimination reactions from a mechanistic viewpoint. Aliphatic and aromatic chemistry will be fully integrated throughout CHE-12B. Considerable emphasis on synthesis. Laboratory includes techniques of syntheses, separation, and identification of several compounds, and an introduction to qualitative organic analysis. 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CHE-12A.
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to the Development of Modern Science

Description: A survey of the rise of modern science in Western civilization from the Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries through the biological and earth science revolutions of the 20th century. The historical forces that led to major scientific developments and the impact of science and science-based technology on society will be examined. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Chinese 1

Description: Develops basic skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing. Emphasis on acquisition of vocabulary, structures and grammatical patterns necessary for comprehension of native spoken and written Mandarin Chinese at the beginning level. Includes discussion of Chinese culture and daily life. 90 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU

Chinese 2

Description: Further development of basic skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing. A continued emphasis on the acquisition of vocabulary, structures and grammatical patterns necessary for comprehension of standard spoken and written Mandarin Chinese at the beginning level. This course includes an expanded discussion of Chinese culture and daily life. 90 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.(TBA option) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 5.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CHI-1
  • UC, CSU

Chinese Culture and Civilization

Description: Introduction to China's cultural norms, values, social development and organization as revealed through its complex and unique history. Class conducted in English. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Public Speaking

Description: Prepares students to compose (develop outlines and research) and present a minimum of four speeches, including informative and persuasive presentations in front of a live audience. Emphasis will include: different purposes of speaking, types of speeches and organizational patterns, topic choice and audience adaptation, rhetorical principles, development and support of sound reasoning and argument, theories of persuasion, application of ethics in public speaking, listening skills, and theory and principles of effective delivery. Students will speak formally for a minimum of 20 total semester minutes. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMM 110)

Honors Public Speaking

Description: Prepares students to compose (develop outlines and research) and present a minimum of four speeches, including informative and persuasive presentations in front of a live audience. Emphasis will include the enhanced exploration of: different purposes of speaking, types of speeches and organizational patterns, topic choice and audience adaptation, rhetorical principles, development and support of sound reasoning and argument, theories of persuasion, application of ethics in public speaking, listening skills, and theory and principles of effective delivery. Students will speak formally for a minimum of 20 total semester minutes. This Honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class size; seminar format; focus on primary texts; and application of higher level critical thinking skills. Students may not receive credit for both COM-1 and COM-1H. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMM 110)

Introduction to Persuasion

Description: An examination of historical and contemporary approaches to persuasive messages throughout time. A focus on theoretical perspectives involving persuasion including Aristotelian and Ciceronian Canons of Rhetoric and strategies on construction, delivery and critical analysis of persuasive messages. 54 course lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMM 190)

Argumentation and Debate

Description: An examination of argumentation and debate including a systematic approach to the process of debate, theories of argumentation as related to topic analysis, research, case construction, refutation/rebuttals, cross-examination, utilization of sound reasoning, fallacies in reasoning, and the importance of ethical behavior in debate. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMM 120)

Parliamentary Procedure

Description: Covers the nature, use, and function of formal parliamentary procedure in public meetings. Includes critical analysis of speaking and parliamentary discussion on contemporary public issues and focuses on the use of parliamentary procedures to facilitate group discussion. 18 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU

Dynamics of Small Group Communication

Description: Principles of communication in a variety of group contexts. Theory, application, and evaluation of group communication processes, including problem solving, conflict management, decision-making, and leadership. Oral group presentations required. Students will speak formally as part of a group for a minimum of 20 semester minutes. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMM 140)

Oral Interpretation of Literature

Description: Preparation and presentation of interpreting literature (prose, poetry and drama). Principles and techniques of interpreting the printed page are related to preparing and presenting an oral interpretation of literature for an audience. Provides opportunities for cultural enrichment, literary analysis, creative outlet, articulate expression and improved speaking ability. Oral presentations required. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMM 170)

Interpersonal Communication

Description: Analyzes the dynamics of the two-person communication process in relationships. Students study values, communication models, listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, perception, self-concept, self-disclosure, management of emotions, relationship theories and conflict management. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMM 130)

Honors Interpersonal Communication

Description: Analyzes the dynamics of the two-person communication process in relationships. Students study values, communication models, listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, perception, self-concept, self-disclosure, management of emotions, relationship theories and conflict management. This Honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class size; seminar format; focus on primary texts; and greater application of higher level critical thinking skills. Students may not receive credit for both COM-9 and COM-9H. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMM 130)

Storytelling

Description: A study of the history, theory, and practice of the oral art of storytelling. The historical and current practice of the oral tradition of both prose and poetry will be covered using a multicultural perspective. Students will research, prepare, and perform stories from a variety of genres and cultures. Oral presentations required. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Intercultural Communication

Description: Introduction to the factors affecting intercultural communication focusing on culture, language, and social patterns and their influence on how members of groups relate among themselves and with members of different ethnic and cultural groups. Theory and knowledge of effective communication within and between cultures and appreciation and comparison of communication among diverse groups within the larger context of American culture are explored with an emphasis on self-evaluation and skill development. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMM 150)

Gender and Communication

Description: Examines how communication is used to understand and create gender within the spectrum of masculinity and femininity. Theoretical approaches are discussed to heighten awareness of the importance of communication as a variable in the development of this communication construct. Gender communication issues are addressed with an emphasis on biological sex, society, media, education, culture, verbal, nonverbal communication and conflict in various contexts. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to Communication Theory

Description: A survey of the discipline of communication studies with emphasis on multiple epistemological, theoretical, and methodological issues relevant to the systematic inquiry and pursuit of knowledge about human communication. This course explores the basic history, assumptions, principles, processes, variables, methods, and specializations of human communication as an academic field of study. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass Option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMM 180)

Enhancing Communication Skills

Description: Pre-collegiate introduction to fundamentals of communication skills in various contexts. Designed to provide students with the necessary communication skills for college success, and outlines the basics of rhetorical principles which will assist in the development and organization of ideas within various communication contexts including public speaking and interpersonal communication. Focuses on choosing a topic for speeches/papers, research and outlining methods, as well as techniques for presentation with a particular focus on managing speech anxiety. 18 hours lecture. (Non-degree credit course. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Communication Studies Clinic

Description: Self-paced, open-entry/open-exit course intended to provide concentrated and personalized instruction in various communication skills. Students meet with an instructor in the Center for Communication Excellence and work to improve their communication skills based on assessment and need. 27 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Non-degree credit course) (Pass/No Pass only.)

  • 0.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Communication Studies Clinic II

Description: Self-paced, open-entry/open-exit course intended to provide concentrated and personalized instruction in various communication skills. Students meet with an instructor in the Center for Communication Excellence and work to improve their communication skills. 54 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Non-degree credit course) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None .

Intramural Competition

Description: Participation in the Communication Studies Bi-Annual Intramural Speaking Competition. An opportunity to prepare, practice, present and reflect upon competitor experience in the event. Participation may include a presentation in one or more of the following categories: Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, Interpersonal Communication presentation, Small Group presentation, Intercultural presentation, Oral Interpretation presentation, Storytelling presentation and/or Argumentation and Debate presentation. 9 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass Option)

  • 0.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Limitation on enrollment (e.g. Performance tryout or audition): Audition on or before the first class meeting is required to approve participation.
  • CSU

Business Etiquette

Description: Practical human relations skills with a primary emphasis on soft skills and expected workplace behaviors. Includes the essentials of appropriate and professional business communications and protocols using email, text, phone, portable devices, video and teleconferencing, and social media in the workplace. 18 hours lecture. (Letter grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU

Computer Applications for Business

Description: Introduces a suite of computer applications used in business and office professions. Individuals who are already established in these professions may also benefit from skills emphasized which include: use of basic operating system functions, file management, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation graphics. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-3) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Business English

Description: An introduction to the mechanics of business communications. Includes a study of grammar fundamentals, sentence structure, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling used in business communications. Basic principles of business writing are introduced. 54 hours of lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Keyboarding skills or CAT-53 and familiarity with Microsoft Word or CAT-80.

Business English 30A

Description: The mechanics of business communications; includes a study of grammar fundamentals, sentence structure, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling. 18 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Business Communication Fundamentals

Description: This course covers essential communication skills and techniques important to the modern workplace, including written, verbal, listening, and nonverbal communication by providing practical applications. Learners discuss, critique, and practice business-writing strategies to produce messages, letters, reports, email, and workplace communication while developing critical thinking skills. The course emphasizes planning, organizing, composing, and revising business documents using word processing software for written documents and presentation graphics software to create and deliver professional level reports. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CAT-30.
  • CSU
  • (C-ID:BSOT 126 X)

Introduction to Word

Description: Introductory word processing skills using Microsoft Word to create business documents. 27 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-34A.)(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 1.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Legal Office Procedures I

Description: Designed to train students for employment as a secretary in a law office. Specialized training is given in the knowledge and skills required of legal secretaries by the presentation of a basic understanding of legal procedure for legal secretaries. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option)(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CAT-53 The ability to type using a computer keyboard by touch is strongly recommended and CAT-80 The ability to open, save, and format using Microsoft Word is strongly recommended or CIS-80 The ability to open, save, and format using Microsoft Word is strongly recommended.
  • CSU

Legal Office Procedures II

Description: Designed to train students for employment as a secretary in a law office. Specialized training is given in the knowledge and skills required of legal secretaries by the presentation of a basic understanding of legal procedure for legal secretaries. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CAT-53 The ability to type using a computer keyboard by touch is strongly recommended and CAT-80 The ability to open, save, and format using Microsoft Word is strongly recommended or CIS-80 The ability to open, save, and format using Microsoft Word is strongly recommended.
  • CSU

Legal Terminology

Description: A comprehensive study of the meaning, spelling, pronunciation, and current use of legal terms and their application to legal documents and procedure. Legal documents will be evaluated and edited for correct application of terms, definitions, and appropriated grammar. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Legal Word Processing and Forms

Description: Preparing legal documents and electronic forms utilized in a law office. Emphasis will be placed on the standards used in legal procedure for various areas of law. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CAT-80 or CIS-80.
  • CSU

Beginning Computer Keyboarding

Description: Develops motor coordination and keyboarding mastery on computers. Includes an introduction to personal and business keyboarding using word processing software. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option)(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Intermediate Keyboarding/Document Format Formatting

Description: Mastery of professional keyboarding skills and document production. Emphasis placed on increasing speed, improving accuracy, developing and applying formatting skills and document production techniques using word processing software. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CAT-50.
  • CSU
  • (C-ID:BSOT 120 X)

Keyboarding Fundamentals

Description: Develops basic alpha/numeric keyboarding skills. Designed primarily for individuals needing basic keyboarding skill to input and retrieve information from a computer. Develops a straight-copy rate of 25 gross words a minute. 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • (C-ID:BSOT 110 X)

Applied Accounting/Bookkeeping

Description: An introductory course for students who are non-accounting majors. The focus is basic bookkeeping and accounting principles for both merchandising and service oriented small business enterprises. Emphasis on the development of skills to record business transactions for cash and accrual methods, as well as the procedures to prepare financial statements and complete an accounting cycle. Attention is given to special journals, subsidiary ledgers, and payroll and banking procedures. 54 hours lecture. (Same as ACC-55) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Professional Office Procedures

Description: Mastering procedures for the office professional through the development of: business communications, team building, business ethics, word processing, data base management, spreadsheets, presentation techniques, and general office skills. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CAT-3 and CAT-31 and CAT-51.
  • CSU

Records Management

Description: An introduction to records information management filing, storage, and retrieval methods for physical and electronic records. Examines the basic procedures for alphabetic, numerical, geographical, subject, and chronological filing. Emphasis is placed on the use of electronic media to create and store documents. Requires the use of Microsoft Access for electronic records management. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-62 or CSC-62.
  • CSU

Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint

Description: Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint to plan, create, enhance, deliver, and share electronic presentations. Content includes inserting text, graphics, animations, videos, tables, charts, and integrating PowerPoint with other programs. 27 hours lecture and 18 hours of laboratory. (Same as CIS 65) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 1.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU
  • (C-ID:BSOT 114 X)

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Description: Introduction to Adobe Illustrator, involving creating artwork for logos, illustrations, posters, perspective drawing and web content. Development of a working knowledge of creating graphic images and typography along with color use. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-79) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Word Processing: Microsoft Word for Windows

Description: Develops introductory through advanced skills to format documents using Microsoft Word. Students create fliers, letters, memos, reports and office documents. Topics include mail merge and table basics and introduces advanced features and text editing tools of Microsoft Word. Students create reference documents, online forms and newsletters. Topics may include the use of macros and collaboration and integration tools. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA Option) (Same as CIS-80) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CAT-51.
  • CSU
  • (C-ID:BSOT 111 X; BOST 121 X; BOST 131 X)

Word Processing: Wordperfect for Windows

Description: Introductory, intermediate, and advanced document formatting using WordPerfect for Windows. Students create fliers, letters, memos, reports and office documents. Topics include mail merge, table basics, advanced features and text editing tools of WordPerfect for Windows. Students create reference documents, online forms and newsletters. Topics may include the use of macros and collaboration and integration tools. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (Same as CIS-84) (TBA option)(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CAT-51.

Microsoft Outlook

Description: An introduction to the features of Microsoft Outlook. Students learn how to manage messages, schedule appointments, organize and manage tasks and contact lists, and customize Outlook for the workplace. Emphasis is placed on the use of Outlook for communication, sharing information, and productivity within a company or small business. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-90) (Letter grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Microsoft Project

Description: This course utilizes Microsoft Project to build, track, and account for variances and changes in the baseline plan. Emphasis is placed on project management, tracking, and information analysis using Microsoft Project. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-91) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Adobe Acrobat

Description: Provides a basic understanding of Adobe Acrobat. Topics include creating portable document files (PDF), working with PDF files, annotation and editing of files plus interactive forms. Distribution and management of PDFs is also covered. 27 hours lecture and 18 hours of laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 1.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU
  • (C-ID:BSOT 125 X)

Computers for Beginners

Description: A practical step-by-step introduction to computer literacy topics including computer hardware and software, application skills, the Internet and Internet searching, Web page creation, and computer ethics. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-93) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Introduction to the Internet - Living Online

Description: Introduction to concepts and skills needed to effectively use the Internet and/or work in a networked environment and maximize communication, education, collaboration, and social interactions in a safe and ethical manner. The course content aligns with the Internet Core Competency Certification (IC3) Global Standard 5 (GS5) Living Online exam, a component exam of the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification. 27 hours lecture and 18 hours lab. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-95A) (Letter grade only)

  • 1.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Introduction to Excel

Description: Introductory spreadsheet development using Microsoft Excel for business and scientific related applications. The course covers introductory through intermediate spreadsheet development. 27 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-98A) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU
  • (C-ID:BSOT 112 X)

Advanced Excel

Description: Advanced concepts of Microsoft Excel including managing large spreadsheets, creating and working with databases, creating and using templates, and macro creation. Spreadsheet manipulation with advanced macro techniques, customizing Excel screen and toolbars and solving problems with goal seeker and solver. 27 hours lecture and 18 hours of laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-98B) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: CAT/CIS-98A.
  • CSU

Computer Applications and Office Technology Work Experience

Description: Work Experience is designed to coordinate the student's on-the-job training with workplace skills designed to assist the student in developing successful professional skills. Each student will establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for their job and discipline. Students may earn up to four (4) units each semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60 or 75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of an 18 hours of orientation/professional skills development and 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maximum of 240 for four units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 for four units per semester. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Students should have paid or voluntary employment.
  • CSU

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decison Making

Description: In today's workplace, it is everyone's job to solve problems and make decisions. Analytical thinking, decision making and problem solving involve breaking things down into their component parts, applying deductive reasoning and then applying judgment and insight. Learn hands-on techniques to generate breakthrough ideas, make decisions, and solve your most pressing problems. All by asking the right questions, challenging assumptions, and seeing others' viewpoints with clarity. 12 hours lecture. (Same as PDS-808) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Business Writing in a Technological World

Description: Participants will develop effective and professional business writing skills using business tone, organization and formatting, word choice and persuasion. Matching the delivery channel (email, letter, memo, or text) to the message type and situation will be covered, as well as the best methods to deliver bad news. 12 hours lecture. (Same as PDS-809) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Time Management

Description: Participants explore time management strategies and tools for effectively managing expanding workloads, shifting priorities and increasing demands. Practice prioritizing "important" versus "urgent" activities. Emphasis on analyzing current use of time; identifying organizational goals, roles and priorities; discovering gaps to achieving goals; and applying time management tools to the gaps to complete important priorities first. 12 hours lecture. (Same as PDS-810) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

High Impact Presentations and Proposals For the Work Place

Description: Participants will learn how to craft a presentation focused on the message you need to convey to your audience. You will learn to consider your audience's expectations, biases, emotions, needs and wants to plan an effective slideshow. By finding what's the benefit for them in watching your presentation, you will manage to engage their attention from start to finish, and you will know what to avoid and what to strive for in the design of your deck. You will explore what is the logical order to convey your information, what makes for successful slide design, how to maintain consistency, edit for simplicity using the "less is more" principle and how to use powerful imagery and meaningful data. 12 hours lecture. (Same as PDS-811) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Workplace Communication Strategies

Description: Participants assess and optimize current workplace communication skills. Differentiate content, emotions, perceptions, and intentions in a communication exchange. Build an advanced communication toolkit to forward your career. Illustrate clear and congruent verbal and nonverbal messages tailored to the personalities involved, the desired outcomes, and the context. 12 hours lecture. (Same as PDS-812) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Business Skills: Professional Communication Basics

Description: This short course provides practical, professional business communication skills and can be used as a skills refresher. The focus of the content is professional oral, written, and online communication skills. Effective communications with clients and customers. 9 hours lecture. (Same as BUS-814) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Business Skills: Professional Self-Management

Description: This short course provides practical, professional self-management skills for the twenty first century professional and as a skills refresher. The focus of the content is image and self-management skills for professionals. 9 hours lecture. (Same as BUS-817) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Word Processing Skills: Editing and Formatting Documents

Description: Skill development in the use of word processing software to edit and format documents. 3 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Spreadsheet Skills: Creating and Formatting Workbooks

Description: Skill development in the use of spreadsheet software to create and edit worksheets, workbooks, and basic formulas. 3 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Presentation Software Skills: Creating and Formatting Presentations

Description: Skill development in the use of presentation graphics software to create and format basic presentations. 3 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Mosprep: Microsoft Office Word-Expert Exam Preparation

Description: Preparation structured to meet the guidelines established by Microsoft for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word Expert exam. Software and training tools will be utilized to provide computer-based preparation and practice for the MOS Word Expert exam. Course provides students, educators, project managers, business information workers, and educators to apply the necessary skills to use the advanced features of Word for document and content management, and advanced formatting to documents such as business plans, research papers, books, specialized brochures, and mass mailings. A single, free Microsoft Office Word Expert Exam will be administered at the end of the course. Course repeatability is unlimited. However there is a limit to one free exam per student regardless of number of times the course is repeated. 9 hours lecture and 9 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: Previous experience using Microsoft Word to navigate and format documents, create tables, indexes, and multipage reports, work with Templates, Themes, and Styles, use Mail Merge, and manage long documents.

Mosprep: Microsoft Office Excel Expert Exam Preparation

Description: Certification exam preparation structured to meet the guidelines established by Microsoft for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel Expert exam. Software and training tools will be utilized to provide computer-based preparation and practice for the MOS Excel Expert exam. The course provides students, educators, accountants, financial analysts, data analysts, and business information workers training and practice to apply skills to the advanced features of Excel for enhanced productivity, data analysis, financial charts, tables, and inventory schedules. A single, free Microsoft Office Excel Expert Exam will be administered at the end of the course. Course repeatability is unlimited, however there is a limit to one free exam per student regardless of number of times the course is repeated. Unlimited repeatability. 9 hours lecture and 9 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: Previous experience using Microsoft Excel to create, manage, and distribute spreadsheets, customize the Excel environment, and use templates, financial charts and tables.

Mosprep: Microsoft Office Powerpoint Core Exam Preparation

Description: Certification exam preparation structured to meet the guidelines established by Microsoft for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) PowerPoint Core exam. Software and training tools will be utilized to provide computer-based preparation and practice for the MOS PowerPoint Core exam. The course provides students, educators, and business information workers training and practice to apply skills to professional-grade sales presentations, employee training, instructional materials, and kiosk slideshows. A single, free Microsoft Office PowerPoint Core Exam will be administered at the end of the course. Course repeatability is unlimited, however there is a limit to one free exam per student regardless of number of times the course is repeated. Unlimited repeatability. 4.5 hours lecture and 4.5 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: Previous experience using Microsoft PowerPoint to create, edit, and enhance presentations and slideshows.

Mosprep: Microsoft Office Access Core Exam Preparation

Description: Certification exam preparation structured to meet the guidelines established by Microsoft for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Access Core exam. Software and training tools will be utilized to provide computer-based preparation and practice for the MOS Access Core exam. The course provides students, educators, and business information workers training and practice to apply skills to create and maintain basic Access database objects including tables, relationships, data entry forms, multi-level reports, and multi-table queries. A single, free Microsoft Office Access Core Exam will be administered at the end of the course. Course repeatability is unlimited, however there is a limit to one free exam per student regardless of number of times the course is repeated. Unlimited repeatability. 4.5 hours lecture and 4.5 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: Previous experience using Microsoft Access to create and maintain database tables, queries, forms, and reports.

Mosprep: Microsoft Office Outlook Core Exam Preparation

Description: Certification exam preparation structured to meet the guidelines established by Microsoft for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Outlook Core exam. Software and training tools will be utilized to provide computer-based preparation and practice for the MOS Outlook Core exam. The course provides students, educators, and business information workers training and practice to apply skills to enhance professional correspondence, send messages for marketing campaigns, plan staff meetings, and assign meeting action items. A single, free Microsoft Office Outlook Core Exam will be administered at the end of the course. Course repeatability is unlimited, however there is a limit to one free exam per student regardless of number of times the course is repeated. Unlimited repeatability. 4.5 hours lecture and 4.5 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: Previous experience using Microsoft Outlook to create and edit professional-looking email messages, maintain calendars across time zones, schedule tasks, create calendars, schedule appointments, and organize and manage contacts.

Access Skills: Creating and Using Tables

Description: Use of database software to create, edit, and use database tables. 3 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory. (same as CIS-846) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Windows, File Management, Internet, and Canvas Basics

Description: Use Windows to manage files, directories, folders, and settings. Use system tools, including task manager, file compression, and snipping tool. Internet skills for safe browsing, basic security, and cloud storage. Canvas navigation and tools for better classroom experience. 9 hours lecture and 9 hours laboratory. (Same as CIS-898) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Introduction to Computer Information Systems

Description: Examination of information systems and their role in business. Focus on information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer systems hardware and software components. Application of these concepts and methods through hands-on projects developing computer-based solutions to business problems. Utilizing a systems approach students will use databases, spreadsheets, word processors, presentation graphics, and the Internet to solve business problems and communicate solutions. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter grade only.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ITIS 120)

Advanced Concepts in Computer Information Systems

Description: Advanced computer applications. Advanced concepts and skills of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, the Internet and databases with an emphasis on multitasking, integrating applications, linking, and embedding are covered. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS-1A.
  • CSU

Fundamentals of Systems Analysis

Description: A systematic methodology for analyzing a business problem or opportunity, determining what role, if any, computer-based technologies can play in addressing the business need, articulating business requirements for the technology solution, specifying alternative approaches to acquiring the technology capabilities needed to address the business requirements, and specifying the requirements for the information systems solution in particular, in-house development, development from third-party providers, or purchased commercial-off-the-shelf packages. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CSC-2) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Computer Applications for Business

Description: This course introduces a suite of computer applications used in business and office professions. Individuals who are already established in these professions may also benefit from skills emphasized which include: use of basic operating system functions, file management, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation graphics. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CAT-3) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Programming Concepts and Methodology I: C++

Description: Introduction to the discipline of computer science incorporating problem definitions, algorithm development, and structured programming logic for business, scientific and mathematical applications. The C++ language will be used for programming problems. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Same as CSC-5) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-1A.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID: COMP 122)

Discrete Structures

Description: This course is an introduction to the discrete structures used in Computer Science with an emphasis on their applications. Topics covered include: Functions, Relations and Set; Basic Logic; Proof Techniques; Basics of Counting; Graphs and Trees; and Discrete Probability. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CSC-7) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS/CSC-5.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMP 152)

Computer Architecture and Organization: Assembly

Description: An introduction to microprocessor architecture and assembly language programming. The relationship between hardware and software will be examined in order to understand the interaction between a program and the total system. Mapping of statements and constructs in a high-level language onto sequences of machine instructions is studied as well as the internal representation of simple data types and structures. Numerical computation is performed, noting the various data representation errors and potential procedural errors. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CSC-11) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-5.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMP 142)

Php Dynamic Web Site Programming

Description: Dynamic web site programming using PHP. Fundamentals of server-side web programming. Introduction to database-driven web sites, using PHP to access a database such as MySQL. Web applications such as user registration, content management, and e-commerce. This course is intended for students already familiar with the fundamentals of programming and HTML. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA Lab) (Same as CSC-12) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-5 and CIS-72A and CIS/CSC-14A.
  • CSU

Web Programming: Javascript

Description: Fundamentals of JavaScript programming for the world wide web for students already familiar with the fundamentals of programming and HTML. Language features will include control structures, functions, arrays, JavaScript objects, browser objects and events. Web applications will include image rollovers, user interactivity, manipulating browser windows, form validation and processing, cookies, and interactive page content. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA Option) (Same as CSC-14A) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Previous programming experience and knowledge of HTML, CIS-5 or CSC-5 and CIS-72A.
  • CSU

Web Programming: Active Server Pages

Description: Fundamentals of server-side Web programming using Active Server Pages (ASP) for students already familiar with the fundamentals of programming and HTML. Language features will include control structures, functions, arrays, collections, objects, and events. Focus on server-side programming to generate dynamic web content and database access. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-5 and CIS-72A
  • CSU

Programming Concepts and Methodology II: C++

Description:The application of software engineering techniques to the design and development of large programs; data abstraction, structures, and associated algorithms. A comprehensive study of the syntax and semantics of the C++ language and the methodology of Object-Oriented program development. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CSC-17A) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS/CSC-5.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMP 132)

C++ Programming: Advanced Objects

Description: This is an advanced C++ programming course for students familiar with object-oriented programming that implements basic graphical user interfaces. An emphasis will be placed on advanced concepts associated with complex business and gaming applications that utilize exception handling, multithreading, multimedia, and database connectivity. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CSC-17B) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-17A.
  • UC, CSU

C++ Programming: Data Structures

Description: This course offers a thorough presentation of the essential principles and practices of data structures using the C++ programming language. The course emphasizes abstract data types, software engineering principles, lists, stacks, queues, trees, graphs, and the comparative analysis of algorithms. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CSC-17C) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-17A.
  • UC, CSU

Java Programming: Objects

Description: An introduction to Java programming for students already experienced in the fundamentals of programming. An emphasis will be placed upon object- oriented programming. Other topics include graphical interface design and typical swing GUI components. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CSC-18A) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-5.
  • UC, CSU

Java Programming: Advanced Objects

Description: This is an advanced Java programming course for students familiar with object-oriented programming and utilization of basic graphical interface techniques. An emphasis will be placed on advanced concepts associated with Business, E-Commerce and Gaming applications that utilize exception handling, multithreading, multimedia, and database connectivity. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CSC-18B) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-18A.
  • UC, CSU

Java Programming: Data Structures

Description: This course offers a thorough presentation of the essential principles and practices of data structures using the Java programming language. The course emphasizes abstract data types, software engineering principles, lists, stacks, queues, trees, graphs, and the comparative analysis of algorithms. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CSC-18C) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-18A.
  • UC, CSU

Systems Analysis and Design

Description: Structured design techniques for the development and implementation of computerized business applications. Course includes project planning, analysis of current system, design of a new system, implementation, consideration of data base design and development; file organization, and modular programming techniques. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CSC-20) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS-2 or CSC-2.
  • Advisory: CIS-62.
  • CSU

Introduction to Operating Systems

Description: An introduction to operating system concepts, structure, functions, performance, and management. A current operating system, such as Windows, Linux, or UNIX is used as a case study. File multi-processing, system security, device management, network operating systems, and utilities are introduced. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CSC-21) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS-1A.
  • CSU

Linux Operating System Administration

Description: This course covers the fundamentals of the Linux operating system, system architecture, installation, command line functions, performance, and file systems. All major administrative responsibilities associated with this operating system are performed. These tasks shall include but not be limited to system installation, configuration, security, and backups for both client and server which might be found in a small business environment. This course aligns with the Linux Professional, LPI.org LPIC-1 Certification exam. 54 hours lecture. (Same as CSC-21A) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-1A or CIS-27.
  • CSU

Linux Operating System Administration II

Description: Intermediate fundamentals of the Linux operating system, system architecture, installation, command line and file system. The goal of this course is to build on the Linux I course and provide student learners the knowledge and skills to prepare for the exam objectives aligned to the Linux Professional Institute, LPI.org, LPIC-1 (or the CompTIA Linux powered by LPI) second certification exam. Individuals who complete this course should understand shells, scripting, data management, interfaces and desktops, administrative tasks, essential system services, network fundamentals and system security. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-21A and CIS-21
  • CSU

Red Hat Linux System Administration I

Description: An introduction to Red Hat Linux System Administration. Develops the skills needed for basic administration and configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This course introduces key command-line concepts and enterprise-level tools, laying the foundation for the rapid deployment of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Also introduces the basic administration skills needed for resolving configuration issues and integrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems with other existing environments. It lays the foundation for secure user and group administration, and develops skills that allow administrators to use available storage solutions more efficiently and securely. This is the first of a two-course series that takes a computer professional knowing nothing about Red Hat Linux to becoming a fully capable Red Hat Linux system administrator. 54 hours lecture 18 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-21 or CIS-21A.

Information and Communication Technology Essentials

Description: Introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level ICT professionals. The fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an ICT professional will be introduced. Preparation for the CompTIA A+ certification exams. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Same as CSC-25) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-1A.
  • CSU

Cisco Networking Academy 1A

Description: The first course in the CCNA curriculum introduces the architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements that connect users, devices, applications and data through the internet and across modern computer networks - including IP addressing and Ethernet fundamentals. By the end of the course, students can perform basic configurations for routers and switches to build simple local area networks (LANs) that integrate IP addressing schemes and foundational network security. Preparation for the CompTIA A+ and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam. This course is the 1st of 4 courses in the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Curriculum. 72 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-1A, CIS-21, CSC-21 or CIS-25.
  • CSU

Cisco Networking Academy 1B

Description: The Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE) course is the second course in the CCNAv7 curriculum. This course focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks. It includes wireless local area networks (WLANs) and security concepts. Students learn key switching and routing concepts. They can perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN. This course is designed to prepare students for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification examination. 72 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS-26A.
  • CSU

Cisco Networking Academy 1C

Description: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA) describes the architecture, components, operations, and security to scale for large, complex networks, including wide area network (WAN) technologies. The course emphasizes network security concepts and introduces network virtualization and automation. Students learn how to configure, troubleshoot, and secure enterprise network devices and understand how application programming interfaces (API) and configuration management tools enable network automation. This course is 3nd Cisco-related curricula designed to prepare students for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification examination. 72 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS-26B.
  • CSU

Cisco Networking Academy 1D

Description: Cisco CCNA examination certification review that provides students a comprehensive and engaging preparation for certification. The course enables students to review network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, automation, and programmability. Students perfect configuring and troubleshooting Cisco routers, and switch configurations to resolve complex WAN/LAN configurations. Students also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement device monitoring, management, fine-tuning, virtualization, network automation concepts, and troubleshooting operations in a complex network. This course is the last of four Cisco-related curricula designed to prepare students for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification examination. 72 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS-26C.
  • CSU

Cisco Networking Security

Description: Provides students with in-depth network security education and a comprehensive understanding of network security concepts. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data, skills needed to develop a security infrastructure, recognize vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate potential security threats. Course is designed to prepare students for CCNA Security Certification (IINS 280-260 exam). 72 hours lecture. (Letter grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: CIS-26B, CIS-26C, and CIS-27
  • CSU

Information and Network Security

Description: An introduction to the fundamental principles and topics of Information Technology Security and Risk Management at the organizational level. It addresses hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies and procedures with respect to organizational Cybersecurity and Risk Management. Preparation for the CompTIA Security+ certification exams. 54 hours lecture. (Same as CSC-27) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-1A or CIS-25.
  • CSU

Computer Forensics Fundamentals

Description: An introduction to the methods used to properly conduct a computer forensics investigation beginning with a discussion of ethics, while mapping to the objectives of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) certification. Topics covered include an overview of computer forensics as a profession; the computer investigation process; understanding operating systems boot processes and disk structures; data acquisition and analysis; technical writing; and a review of familiar computer forensics tools. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (Same as CSC-27A) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-27
  • CSU

Introduction to Cybersecurity: Ethical

Description: Introduces the network security specialist to the various methodologies for attacking a network. Students will be introduced to the concepts, principles, and techniques, supplemented by hands-on exercises, for attacking and disabling a network within the context of properly securing a network. The course will emphasize network attack methodologies with the emphasis on student use of network attack techniques and tools and appropriate defenses and countermeasures. Students will receive course content information through a variety of methods: lecture and demonstration of hacking tools will be used in addition to a virtual environment. Students will experience a hands-on practical approach to penetration testing measures and ethical hacking. This course aligns with the CEH Certified Ethical Hacker certification exam. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: CIS-1A, CIS-26A and CIS-27
  • CSU

Palo Alto Networks Firewall Essentials

Description: Essential skills for working with Palo Alto Networks Firewall technology. Students will learn to configure and manage next-generation firewalls, manage protection for systems outside of the data center perimeter, configure firewall high availability and monitor network traffic using an interactive web interface and firewall reports. 54 hours lecture 18 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-26B and CIS-27.
  • CSU

Ms Access Programming

Description: Use of the data management program, MS Access, in writing command file programs to automate database management applications with the use of Visual Basic Applications variables, expressions, and functions. This course shows students how event driven programs operate. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CSC-28A) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-5.
  • CSU

Introduction to Python Programming

Description: Combined features of Python are suitable for program development. Practical applications of Python may be found in the prominent fields of many different sciences field. Introduces the beginner or curious programmer to Python and basic programming concepts through a series of practical hands-on exercises following concept lecture and discussions. Provides an overview of the history and use of Python in scripting, web and software development and security. Emphasizes principles of software development, style, and testing. Focuses on programming and problem solving using Python programming language. 48 hours lecture and 27 hours lab. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS-1A
  • Advisory: CIS-5
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to Word

Description: Introductory word processing skills using Microsoft Word to create business documents. 27 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CAT-34A) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 1.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Installing, Configuring and Administering Microsoft OperatingSystems

Description: Install and configure Windows desktops, server, mobile computers and devices that run on Windows in a network environment. Addresses Windows application, tools, settings in network client and server systems. Course content follows the Microsoft Official Academic Course curriculum and is intended to prepare students to take the Microsoft Client component of the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Microsoft Certified Solution Associates (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification exam. 48 hours lecture and 32 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS-1A
  • Advisory: CIS-21 and CIS-25 and CIS-40A
  • CSU

Systems and Network Administration

Description: Build, maintain, troubleshoot and support server hardware and software technologies. Focuses on network operating system administration concepts, structure, functions, performance, and resource management is covered. Current desktop and server operating systems, such as Windows, Linux or UNIX, Mac OS are explored in this course. File and storage management techniques, system security measures, device management, and utilities in network administration and technical support procedures are examined in this course. The students will be able to identify environmental issues; understand and comply with disaster recovery and physical / software security procedures; become familiar with industry terminology and concepts of incident handling; understand server roles / specializations and interaction within the overall computing environment. 48 hours lecture and 32 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS-1A and CIS-25
  • Advisory: CIS-21 and CIS-40A
  • CSU

Healthcare Information Security and Privacy for Practitioner

Description: Encompasses concepts and practices in implementing, managing and assessing system security and privacy controls to protect healthcare organizations. Include the technical strategies for health data management, global and national regulatory requirements and controls, privacy principles and governance, information risk management life cycle, and remediation of security gaps in healthcare organizations. Preparation for (ISC)2 HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) certification. Aligned with ITIS 166 - Cybersecurity Operations. 48 hours lecture and 32 hours laboratory. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS-27.
  • Advisory: CIS-1A, CIS-40A, CIS-40D, CIS-41
  • CSU

Advanced Security Concepts and Practices

Description: Explores the concepts and steps to become a cyber-security professionals or consultants. Topics will include the functions and responsibilities of security consultant, approaches in security consulting and the pathway to become a successful cyber-security consultant. Tools used, type of training needed, and the ethics of security consulting are explained. There will be a lecture and hands-on portions of the course demonstrating tools commonly used by a security consulting. Topics include identifying enterprise system problem, deriving solutions, data classification for protective measures, decision making, risk management, incident handling, threat assessment, forensic investigation, allocating resources, and implementation of System Security Life Cycle processes to improve organization security landscape. Preparation for (ISC)2 SSCP certification or CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Certification (CASP+). Aligned with ITIS 166 - Cybersecurity Operations. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS-27.
  • Advisory: CIS-1A and CIS-40A and CIS-40B and CIS-41A.

AWS Academy Cloud Foundations

Advisory: CIS-1A. Description AWS Academy Cloud Foundations is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Preparation for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exams. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-1A. Description AWS Academy Cloud Foundations is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Preparation for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exams. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)
  • CSU

AWS Academy Cloud Architecting

Description: AWS Academy Cloud Architecture covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS. Designed to teach solutions architects how to optimize their use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how they fit into cloud-based solutions. Although architectural solutions can differ depending on the industry, type of application, and size of the business, this course emphasizes best practices for the AWS Cloud that apply to all of them. It also recommends various design patterns to help you think through the process of architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS. Students will explore case studies that showcase how some AWS customers have designed their infrastructures and the strategies and services that they have implemented. Finally, this course provides opportunities for students to build a variety of infrastructures through a guided, hands-on approach. This course aligns with the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification exam. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS-49A.
  • CSU

Introduction to Animate

Description: Essential knowledge and skills required to use Animate. Includes instruction on the authoring tools, drawing tools, working with symbols, creating interactive buttons, and streaming sound. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-95A or CAT-95A or competency in the use of a computer and familiarity with the Internet.
  • CSU

Flash Scripting

Description: Learn how to design, write, and debug scripts (programs) using the Flash scripting language. Incorporate scripts into Flash projects to control sophisticated animation, import video and sound files, integrate buttons, and create compelling interactivity using powerful features such as the Motion Editor, inverse kinematics, and support for 3D. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: CAT/CIS-54A
  • CSU

Designing Web Graphics

Description: Introduction to the concepts and skills required to create, modify, and prepare visual elements for placement within web pages. Focus on the understanding of file compression, color palettes, visual design, and layout principles. The course uses Adobe Photoshop. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: Competency in the use of a computer and familiarity with the Internet recommended, such as CIS/CAT-95A.
  • CSU

Introduction to Database Theory

Description: Database design and development using modern "Entity-Relationship" techniques, including data structures, performance, data validation, security and failure recovery techniques. 54 hours lecture, 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CSC-61) (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Microsoft Access

Description: Provides a comprehensive introduction to the implementation of database management systems using Microsoft Access. Hands-on experience in modeling work problems and transforming them to a relational data model. Students will design data tables to efficiently store data. Students will be shown techniques for entering, changing, and deleting data using datasheets and forms. Students will learn to filter and modify data using queries and to output data using both forms and reports. Access macros will be applied to forms and reports. Students will be presented with database projects to reinforce lectures. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option)(Same as CSC-62.) (Letter grade only.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Introduction to Structured Query Language (sql)

Description: This course provides an introduction to the relational database management system industry standard - Structured Query Language (SQL). Students will analyze, design, and implement database schema using the SQL programming language. SQL will be utilized to develop a database structure (DDL). The student will use SQL to create both Select and action queries(DML). Joins, Unions, Differences and sub-query statements will be covered. Both the Access and Oracle SQL statements will be covered. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CSC-63) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint

Description: Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint to plan, create, enhance, deliver, and share electronic presentations. Content includes inserting text, graphics, animations, videos, tables, charts, and integrating PowerPoint with other programs. 27 hours lecture and 18 hours of laboratory. (Same as CAT 65) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Introduction to Web Page Creation

Description: An introduction to Web page creation using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). Use HTML and CSS to design and create Web pages with formatted text, hyperlinks, lists, images, tables, and forms. 27 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.) (TBA option)

  • 1.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: Competency in the use of a computer, familiarity with the Internet or CIS-95A
  • CSU

Intermediate Web Page Creation Using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Description: Intermediate Web page creation using cascading style sheets (CSS) to format and lay out web page content. CSS works with HTML, so HTML knowledge is recommended. Inline styles, embedded styles, and external style sheets are covered. CSS is used to format text, links, set fonts, colors, margins, and position text and graphics on a page. CSS is also a component of Dynamic HTML. 27 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 1.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: Knowledge of HTML and the Internet and CIS-72A and CIS-95A

Introduction to XML

Description: Introduction to XML (Extensible Markup Languages) on the World Wide Web. Understand and create XML documents, and explore the various applications of the XML technology. 27 hours lecture.(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 1.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • CSU

Introduction to Microsoft Expression Web

Description: This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to quickly design and implement webpages and to administer and update existing websites using Microsoft Expression Web. The course uses Microsoft Expression Web to streamline and automate website management on a web site. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-95A and competency in the use of the Internet and in managing files and folders.
  • CSU

Introduction to Dreamweaver

Description: Provides students with the knowledge and skills required to quickly design and implement webpages and to administer and update existing websites using Dreamweaver. The course uses Dreamweaver to streamline and automate website management on a website. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option)(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: CIS-95A
  • CSU

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Description: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop including mastery of digital image editing, selections, photo correction, image improvement, and vector drawing. Additional instruction in these skills: type manipulation, special effects, color correction, and web page illustrations. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CAT-78A) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Advanced Adobe Photoshop

Description: Advanced techniques and methods for using Adobe PhotoShop to produce custom graphic solutions. Focus on real-world projects, workflow foundations, adjusting and optimizing images, and tips and tricks for enhanced image creation. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS-78A or CAT-78A or ADM-71A
  • CSU

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Description: Introduction to Adobe Illustrator, involving creating artwork for logos, illustrations, posters, perspective drawing and web content. Development of a working knowledge of creating graphic images and typography along with color use. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CAT-79) (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU

Word Processing: Microsoft Word for Windows

Description: Develops introductory through advanced skills to format documents using Microsoft Word. Students create fliers, letters, memos, reports and office documents. Topics include mail merge and table basics and introduces advanced features and text editing tools of Microsoft Word. Students create reference documents, online forms and newsletters. Topics may include the use of macros and collaboration and integration tools. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA Option) (Same as CAT-80) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CAT-51.
  • CSU

Introduction to Desktop Publishing Using Adobe Indesign

Description: Introduction to Adobe InDesign, the industry-standard publishing app. Design and publish high-quality documents across a full spectrum of digital and print media. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CAT-81) (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Word Processing: Wordperfect for Windows

Description: Introductory, intermediate, and advanced document formatting using WordPerfect for Windows. Students create fliers, letters, memos, reports and office documents. Topics include mail merge, table basics, advanced features and text editing tools of WordPerfect for Windows. Students create reference documents, online forms and newsletters. Topics may include the use of macros and collaboration and integration tools. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CAT-84) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CAT-51.
  • CSU

Microsoft Outlook

Description: An introduction to the features of Microsoft Outlook. Students learn how to manage messages, schedule appointments, organize and manage tasks and contact lists, and customize Outlook for the workplace. Emphasis is placed on the use of Outlook for communication, sharing information, and productivity within a company or small business. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CAT-90) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Microsoft Project

Description: This course utilizes Microsoft Project to build, track, and account for variances and changes in the baseline plan. Emphasis is placed on project management, tracking, and information analysis. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CAT-91) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Computers for Beginners

Description: A practical step-by-step introduction to computer literacy topics including computer hardware and software, application skills, the Internet and Internet searching, Web page creation, and computer ethics. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CAT-93) (Letter grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Data Analysis Using Excel and Access

Description: Analysis, problem-solving, and decision making using Excel and Access for business. Using computer-based case studies, students analyze and solve business problems using the Access database management system and the Excel spreadsheet tools. 36 hours lecture. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CAT-98B or CIS-98B, CIS-62.

Introduction to the Internet - Living Online

Description: Introduction to concepts and skills needed to effectively use the Internet and/or work in a networked environment and maximize communication, education, collaboration, and social interactions in a safe and ethical manner. The course content aligns with the Internet Core Competency Certification (IC3) Global Standard 5 (GS5) Living Online exam, a component exam of the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification. 27 hours lecture and 18 hours lab. (TBA option) (Same as CAT-95A) (Letter grade only)

  • 1.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Introduction to Excel

Description: Introductory spreadsheet development using Microsoft Excel for business and scientific related applications. The course covers introductory through intermediate spreadsheet development. 27 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 1.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Advanced Excel

Description: Advanced concepts of Microsoft Excel including managing large spreadsheets, creating and working with databases, creating and using templates, and macro creation. Spreadsheet manipulation with advanced macro techniques, customizing Excel screen and toolbars and solving problems with goal seeker and solver. 27 hours lecture and 18 hours of laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CAT-98B) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: CAT/CIS-98A.
  • CSU

Computer Information Services Work Experience

Description: Work Experience is designed to coordinate the student's on-the-job training with workplace skills designed to assist the student in developing successful professional skills. Each student will establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for their job and discipline. Students may earn up to four (4) units each semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60 or 75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of an 18 hours of orientation/professional skills development and 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maxiumum of 240 for four units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 for four units per semester. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Students should have paid or voluntary employment.
  • CSU

Remote Work Technology

Description: Explores topics related to creating remote workspaces including evaluating equipment, software and hardware, as well as the ergonomics, efficiency, and safety issues related to working remotely. 9 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Remote Work Communication Tools and Apps

Description: Evaluation of technology communication tools and applications for communication and collaboration used for remote work. Topics include identification and basic use of common communication and application tools used for remote work as well as online safety considerations. 9 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Remote Productivity and Time Management Tools

Description: Evaluation and selection of technology tools for productivity and time management. Topics include identification and basic use of tools and apps used for productivity and time management. 9 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Cyber Skills - Intro to Cybersecurity

Description: The Cyber Skills - Introduction to Cybersecurity is designed for students who are considering IT as career with specialization in cybersecurity. This exploratory course provides the students an introduction to cybersecurity. The course will explore ways to be safe online. Students will learn the different types of malware and attacks and measures used by organizations to mitigate the attacks. Students will research their career opportunities. 9 hours lecture and 9 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Basic computer, operating system and network skills.

Cyber Skills Intro to Virtualization

Description: The Cyber Skills - Introduction to Virtualization is designed for students who are considering IT as career with specialization in cybersecurity. Virtualization skills are necessary to the cybersecurity professional due to its ubiquitous use in the IT field. Cybersecurity professionals need to understand how virtualization works to analyze the threats within the virtual environment as well as use virtualization for isolating systems for malware analysis and testing. This exploratory course provides the students an introduction to virtualization. The curriculum will explore ways to be safe online, learn the different types of malware and attacks, measures used by organizations to mitigate the attacks, and research their career opportunities. 9 hours lecture and 9 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: Basic computer, operating system and network skills.

Cyber Skills-Intro to Protocol Analysis

Description: The Cyber Skills - Introduction to Protocol Analysis is designed for students who are considering IT as career with specialization in cybersecurity. Within the cybersecurity career path, protocol analysis is used to perform ongoing attacks as well as post attack analysis of network logs and data. This exploratory course provides the students an introduction to protocol analysis. The course will explore ways that protocol analysis can be used to detect and investigate different types of malware and attacks within an organizations network for incident response. 9 hours lecture and 9 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Basic computer, operating system and network skills.

Introduction to Python Programming: Part 1

Description: Introduction to the Python programming language by covering the basics of programming in Python to develop business, gaming, scientific and mathematical applications. 18 hours lecture. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Know the fundamental computer concepts and terminology used for input, processing, output, and storage. Know the basic features of software such as operating systems, and basic applications programs.

Introduction to Python Programming: Part 2

Description: Introduction to decision and iteration statements used in the Python programming language to further advance the student in developing business, gaming, scientific and mathematical applications. 18 hours lecture. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-830.

Intro to Python Programming: Part 3

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: CIS-831 Course Credit Recommendation: Non-Credit Introduction to functions, arrays and file input/output statements used in the Python programming language to further advance the student in developing business, gaming, scientific and mathematical applications. 18 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass option.)

Historical Perspective: Napier to Torval

Description: The need for accurate and subsequently ever faster computations in science and engineering provides the background for the age of computers. Beginning with the development of logarithms and proceeding to the development and deployment of super computer computations using the Linux operating system. 9 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Foundational Approach: Word Problems to Work Flow

Description: There are systematic techniques to solve basic procedural problems. Mapping the known inputs to the desired outcome is a method used by all software engineers. These procedures can be applied to simple as well as complex problems. 9 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Computational Tools: Calculators to Spreadsheets

Description: Estimate the solution to a problem and confirm simple results with a calculator. For more complex problems, utilize formulaic spreadsheet techniques and develop test conditions for further checks. 9 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Boolean Formulation: Logic to Relationships

Description: All programs utilize basic boolean statements for branching and looping constructs. As such, a thorough understanding of simple logic is fundamentally required. 9 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Pseudocode and Flowcharts: Descriptive to Visual

Description: This course presents a non-coding technique of solving a problem using word models and pictures. Also, allows the lay person to understand how a solution is reached and how code can be documented. 9 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Tools of the Trade: Ide's to Backup

Description: This course presents what tools programmers utilize in their coding every day solutions to problems. The environment they use to code and the need to make constant backups along with collaborating with other programmers. 9 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Access Skills: Creating and Using Tables

Description: Use of database software to create, edit, and use database tables. 3 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only) (Same as CAT-846)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Windows, File Management, Internet, and Canvas Basics

Description: Use Windows to manage files, directories, folders, and settings. Use system tools, including task manager, file compression, and snipping tool. Internet skills for safe browsing, basic security, and cloud storage. Canvas navigation and tools for better classroom experience. 9 hours lecture and 9 hours laboratory. (Same as CAT-898)(Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Fundamentals of Systems Analysis

Description: The course presents a systematic methodology for analyzing a business problem or opportunity, determining what role, if any, computer-based technologies can play in addressing the business need, articulating business requirements for the technology solution, specifying alternative approaches to acquiring the technology capabilities needed to address the business requirements, and specifying the requirements for the information systems solution in particular, in-house development, development from third-party providers, or purchased commercial-off-the-shelf packages. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.(TBA option) (Same as CIS-2) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Programming Concepts and Methodology I:c++

Description: Introduction to the discipline of computer science incorporating problem definitions, algorithm development, and structured programming logic for business, scientific and mathematical applications. The C++ language will be used for programming problems. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Same as CIS-5) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-1A.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMP 122)

Discrete Structures

Description: This course is an introduction to the discrete structures used in Computer Science with an emphasis on their applications. Topics covered include: Functions, Relations and Set; Basic Logic; Proof Techniques; Basics of Counting; Graphs and Trees; and Discrete Probability. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-7) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS/CSC-5.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMP 152)

Programming Concepts: Python

Description: Introduction to the discipline of computer science incorporating problem definitions, algorithm development, and structured programming logic for business, scientific, and mathematical applications. The Python language will be used for programming projects. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: MAT-5 or MAT-12 or MAT-36.

Computer Architecture and Organization: Assembly

Description: An introduction to microprocessor architecture and assembly language programming. The relationship between hardware and software will be examined in order to understand the interaction between a program and the total system. Mapping of statements and constructs in a high-level language onto sequences of machine instructions is studied as well as the internal representation of simple data types and structures. Numerical computation is performed, noting the various data representation errors and potential procedural errors. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-11) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-5.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMP 142)

Php Dynamic Web Site Programming

Description: Dynamic web site programming using PHP. Fundamentals of server-side web programming. Introduction to database-driven web sites, using PHP to access a database such as MySQL. Web applications such as user registration, content management, and e-commerce. This course is intended for students already familiar with the fundamentals of programming and HTML. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA Option)(Same as CIS-12) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-5 and CIS-72A and CIS/CSC-14A
  • CSU

Web Programming: Javascript

Description: Fundamentals of JavaScript programming for the world wide web for students already familiar with the fundamentals of programming and HTML. Language features will include control structures, functions, arrays, JavaScript objects, browser objects and events. Web applications will include image rollovers, user interactivity, manipulating browser windows, form validation and processing, cookies, creating dynamic content, and Dynamic HTML programming. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA Option) (Same as CIS-14A) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Previous programming experience and knowledge of HTML, CIS/CSC-5 and CIS-72A
  • CSU

Programming Concepts and Methodology II: C++

Description: The application of software engineering techniques to the design and development of large programs; data abstraction, structures, and associated algorithms. A comprehensive study of the syntax and semantics of the C++ language and the methodology of Object-Oriented program development. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-17A) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS-5 or CSC-5.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:COMP 132)

C++ Programming: Advanced Objects

Description: This is an advanced C++ programming course for students familiar with object-oriented programming that implements basic graphical user interfaces. An emphasis will be placed on advanced concepts associated with complex business and gaming applications that utilize exception handling, multithreading, multimedia, and database connectivity. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-17B) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-17A.
  • UC, CSU

C++ Programming: Data Structures

Description: This course offers a thorough presentation of the essential principles and practices of data structures using the C++ programming language. The course emphasizes abstract data types, software engineering principles, lists, stacks, queues, trees, graphs, and the comparative analysis of algorithms. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-17C) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-17A.
  • UC, CSU

Java Programming: Objects

Description: An introduction to Java programming for students already experienced in the fundamentals of programming. An emphasis will be placed upon object- oriented programming. Other topics include graphical interface design and typical swing GUI components. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-18A) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-5.
  • UC, CSU

Java Programming: Advanced Objects

Description: This is an advanced Java programming course for students familiar with object-oriented programming and utilization of basic graphical interface techniques. An emphasis will be placed on advanced concepts associated with Business, E-Commerce and Gaming applications that utilize exception handling, multithreading, multimedia, and database connectivity. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-18B) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-18A.
  • UC, CSU

Java Programming: Data Structures

Description: This course is designed to be an advanced Java programming course for students familiar with object-oriented programming and database concepts. The major emphasis will be related to concepts of storing and retrieving data efficiently, which are the essential principles, and practices of data structures. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-18C) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-18A.
  • UC, CSU

Systems Analysis and Design

Description: Structured design techniques for the development and implementation of computerized business applications. Course includes project planning, analysis of current system, design of a new system, implementation, consideration of data base design and development; file organization, and modular programming techniques. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-20) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS/CSC-2.
  • Advisory: CIS-62.
  • CSU

Introduction to Operating Systems

Description: An introduction to operating system concepts, structure, functions, performance, and management is covered. A current operating system, such as Windows, Linux, or UNIX is used as a case study. File multi-processing, system security, device management, network operating systems, and utilities are introduced. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-21) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CIS-1A.
  • CSU

Linux Operating System Administration

Description: This course covers the fundamentals of the Linux operating system, system architecture, installation, command line functions, performance, and file systems. All major administrative responsibilities associated with this operating system are performed. These tasks shall include but not be limited to system installation, configuration, security, and backups for both client and server which might be found in a small business environment. This course aligns with the Linux Professional, LPI.org LPIC-1 Certification exam. 54 hours lecture. (Same as CIS-21A) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-1A or CIS-23.
  • CSU

Information and Communication Technology Essentials

Description: Introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level ICT professionals. The fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an ICT professional will be introduced. Preparation for the CompTIA A+ certification exams. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Same as CSC-25) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-1A.
  • CSU

Information and Network Security

Description: An introduction to the fundamental principles and topics of Information Technology Security and Risk Management at the organizational level. It addresses hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies and procedures with respect to organizational Cybersecurity and Risk Management. Preparation for the CompTIA Security+ certification exams. 54 hours lecture. (Same as CIS-27) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-1A or CSC-25.
  • CSU

Computer Forensics Fundamentals

Description: An introduction to the methods used to properly conduct a computer forensics investigation beginning with a discussion of ethics, while mapping to the objectives of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) certification. Topics covered include an overview of computer forensics as a profession; the computer investigation process; understanding operating systems boot processes and disk structures; data acquisition and analysis; technical writing; and a review of familiar computer forensics tools. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (Same as CIS-27A) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS-27.
  • CSU

Ms Access Programming

Description: Use of the data management program, MS Access, in writing command file programs to automate database management applications with the use of Visual Basic Applications variables, expressions, and functions. This course shows students how event driven programs operate. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-28A) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CIS/CSC-5.
  • CSU

Introduction to Database Theory

Description: This course provides the students with an introduction to the core concepts in data and information management. It is centered around the core skills of identifying organizational information requirements, modeling them using conceptual data modeling techniques, converting the conceptual data models into relational data models and verifying its structural characteristics with normalization techniques, and implementing and utilizing a relational database using an industrial-strength database management system. The course will also include coverage of basic database administration tasks and key concepts of data quality and data security. In addition to developing database applications, the course helps the students understand how large-scale packaged systems are highly dependent on the use of Database Management Systems (DBMSs). Building on the transactional database understanding, the course provides an introduction to data and information management technologies that provide decision support capabilities under the broad business intelligence umbrella. 54 hours of lecture and 18 hours.(TBA Option) (Same as CIS-61) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Microsoft Access

Description: Provides a comprehensive introduction to the implementation of database management systems using Microsoft Access. Hands-on experience in modeling work problems and transforming them to a relational data model. Students will design data tables to efficiently store data. Students will be shown techniques for entering, changing, and deleting data using datasheets and forms. Students will learn to filter and modify data using queries and to output data using both forms and reports. Access macros will be applied to forms and reports. Students will be presented with database projects to reinforce lectures. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Same as CIS-62) (Letter grade only.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Introduction to Structured Query Language (sql)

Description: This course provides an introduction to the relational database management system industry standard - Structured Query Language (SQL). Students will analyze, design, and implement database schema using the SQL programming language. SQL will be utilized to develop a database structure (DDL). The student will use SQL to create both Select and action queries(DML). Joins, Unions, Differences and sub-query statements will be covered. Both the Access and Oracle SQL statements will be covered. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option)(Same as CIS-63) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Introduction to Cosmetology Level I

Description: An introduction to beginning cosmetology concepts, including California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Act and Regulations, Disinfection and Sanitation. Theory subjects include California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Act and Regulations, Disinfection and Sanitation. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Introduction to Cosmetology Level II

Description: An introduction to beginning cosmetology concepts, Cosmetology related sciences and the practice of cosmetology principles. Theory subjects include: Cosmetology communication skills, general anatomy and physiology, basics of electricity, OSHA health and safety, and basics of cosmetology chemistry. 54 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-1A

Cosmetology Business Concepts

Description: Cosmetology Business Concepts, Cosmetology related business skills, employment, and interviewing. Theory subjects include: Cosmetology employment preparation, business skills, job interviewing, and on the job skills. 18 hours lecture.(Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-1B.

Level I Hairstyling Concepts I

Description: An introduction to beginning cosmetology concepts, Level I Hairstyling. Theory subjects include: Level I hairstyling in relation to wet hairstyling, thermal hairstyling, and health and safety in hairstyling. Laboratory practices include: Health and safety practices, Level I wet hairstyling, and level I thermal hairstyling. 36 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: COS-1A

Level II Hairstyling Concepts

Description: The second course in an introduction to beginning cosmetology concepts, Level II Hairstyling. Theory subjects include: Level II hairstyling in relation to wet hairstyling, thermal hairstyling, and health and safety in hairstyling. Laboratory practices include: Health and safety practices, Level II wet hairstyling, and level II thermal hairstyling. 36 hours' lecture, 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-10A
  • Corequisite: COS-1B

Level III Hairstyling Concepts

Description: The third course as an advanced introduction to cosmetology concepts, Level III Hairstyling. Theory subjects include: Level III hairstyling in relation to wet hairstyling, thermal hairstyling, and health and safety in hairstyling. Laboratory practices include: Health and safety practices, Level III wet hairstyling, and level III thermal hairstyling. 18 hours' lecture, 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-10B

Level I Chemical Texture Concepts

Description: An introduction to beginning cosmetology concepts, Level I chemical straightening, soft perm, and health and safety in chemical texture services. Laboratory practices include: Health and safety practice, Level I permanent waving, chemical straightening, and soft perms. 36 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Corequisite: COS- 1A.

Level II Chemical Texture Concepts

Description: Advanced introduction to Level II cosmetology concepts, Level II Chemical Texture. Theory subjects include Level II chemical texture services such as permanent waving, chemical straightening, soft perm, and health and safety in chemical texture services. Laboratory practices include health and safety practices, Level II permanent waving, chemical straightening, and soft perms. 36 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-20A
  • Corequisite: COS-1B

Level I Haircutting Concepts

Description: An introductory course in cosmetology haircutting techniques and concepts. Lecture and laboratory that cover introductory Level I Haircutting, and health and safety practices in haircutting. 18 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: COS- 1A

Level II Haircutting Concepts

Description: The second course in cosmetology haircutting techniques and concepts covering expanded theory and application of Level II cosmetology haircutting concepts. Lecture and laboratory expands on haircutting theory, as well as health and safety in cosmetology haircutting practices. 18 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-30A
  • Corequisite: COS-1B

Level III Haircutting Concepts

Description: The third course in cosmetology haircutting techniques and concepts which continues to expand theory and application of Level III cosmetology haircutting concepts. Lecture and laboratory expand on haircutting theory, as well as health and safety in cosmetology haircutting practices. 9 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 1.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-30B

Level IV Haircutting Barbering Concepts

Description: The fourth course in cosmetology haircutting techniques and concepts. Includes barbering techniques. This fourth course meets the minimum requirement in haircutting for a Barbering license. The lecture and lab component continues to expand theory and application of level IV cosmetology concepts with the addition of barbering. This course has a lecture and laboratory which expands haircutting theory, as well as health and safety in cosmetology and barbering haircutting practices. 108 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 7.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-30C

Level I Haircoloring and Bleaching Concepts

Description: An introduction to beginning cosmetology concepts, Level I Haircoloring and Bleaching. Theory subjects include Level I haircoloring and bleaching techniques such as haircoloring, bleaching, and health and safety in haircoloring and bleaching services. Laboratory practices include health and safety practices, Level I haircoloring, and bleaching. 36 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Corequisite: COS-1A

Level II Haircoloring and Bleaching Concepts

Description: Level II haircoloring and bleaching cosmetology concepts, Level II haircoloring and Bleaching. Theory subjects include Level II techniques such as haircoloring and bleaching, health and safety in haircoloring, and bleaching services. Laboratory practices include health and safety practices, Level II haircoloring, and bleaching. 36 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-40A
  • Corequisite: COS-1B

Level I Skin Care Concepts

Description: An introduction to beginning cosmetology concepts, Level I Skin Care. Theory subjects include: Level I skin care, and health and safety in skin care. Laboratory practices include: Health and safety practices, Level I skin care. 36 hours lecture, 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: COS-1A

Level II Skin Care Concepts

Description: Level II skin care concepts, Level II Skin Care. Theory subjects include: Level II skin care, and health and safety in skin care. Laboratory practices include: Health and safety practices, Level II skin care. 27 hours lecture, 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-57A
  • Corequisite: COS-1B

Level III Skin Care Concepts

Description: Level III skin care concepts, Level III Skin Care. Theory subjects include: Level III skin care, and health and safety in skin care. Laboratory practices include: Health and safety practices, Level III skin care. 108 hours lecture, 108 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 8.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-57B.

Beginning Cosmetology Concepts

Description: An introduction to beginning cosmetology concepts, California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Act and Regulations, cosmetology related sciences, and the practice of cosmetology principles. Theory subjects include: health and safety, cosmetology related sciences, level I hair care, skin care and nail care. Laboratory practices include: health and safety, level I hair care, skin care, and nail care. 144 hours lecture and 186 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 11.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Cosmetology Program. Courses will be taken in alphabetical sequence regardless which semester enrollment begins. (The student is required to purchase a selected tool/supply kit and textbooks at the first semester meeting. Check with the Cosmetology Department for the current cost.)

Level II Cosmetology Concepts

Description: Level II cosmetology related sciences and the practice of cosmetology principles. Theory subjects include: health and safety, cosmetology related sciences, level II hair care, skin care and nail care. Laboratory practices include: health and safety, level II hair care, skin care, and nail care. 126 hours technical instruction and 204 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 10.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-60A.

Level III Cosmetology Concepts

Description: Level III study of California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Act and Regulations, cosmetology related sciences and the practice of cosmetology principles. Theory subjects include: health and safety, level III cosmetology related sciences, level II hair care, skin care, and nail care. Laboratory practices include: health and safety, hair care, skin care, and nail care.108 hours technical instruction and 222 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 10.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-60B.

Level IV Cosmetology Concepts

Description: Level IV study of California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Act and Regulations, cosmetology related sciences and the practice of cosmetology principles. Theory subjects include: health and safety, level IV cosmetology related sciences, advanced level IV hair care, skin care and nail care. Laboratory practices include: health and safety, level IV hair care, skin care, and nail care. 54 hours lecture, 276 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 8.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-60C.

Level V Cosmetology Concepts

Description: Level V study of California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Act and Regulations, cosmetology related sciences and the practice of cosmetology principles. Theory subjects include: State licensing exam readiness, health and safety, business practices, level V cosmetology related sciences, advanced level V hair care, skin care and nail care. Laboratory practices include: health and safety, level V hair care, skin care, and nail care. 54 hours lecture, 276 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 8.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-60D.

Remedial Training Course

Description: Remedial Training Courese Pertinent to health and safety laws and regulations of the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (Board). 9 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 0.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Level I Cosmetology Instructor Concepts A

Description: An introduction to beginning cosmetology instructor pedagogy, California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Act and Regulations, and the practice of Cosmetology instructor principles. Theory subjects include: basic learning styles and principles, learning environments and teaching plans. Laboratory practices include: oral presentations, audio and visual aids, classroom observations. 108 hours of lecture/technical instruction and 192 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 9.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Limitation on enrollment: Cosmetology license issued in the United States

Lev II Cosmetology Instructor Concepts B

Description: Level II Cosmetology instructor pedagogy, California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Act and Regulations, and the practice of Cosmetology instructor principles. Theory subjects include: basic pedagogical classroom management and student assessments. Laboratory practices include: student clinical/laboratory observations, classroom presentations and classroom assessment observations. 108 hours lecture/technical instruction and 192 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 9.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-61A

Level I Esthetician Concepts

Description: An introduction to level I skin care concepts, California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Act and Regulations, skin care related sciences, and the practice of skin care principles. Theory subjects include: health and safety, skin care related sciences, and level I skin care. Laboratory practices include: health and safety, level I skin care. 113 hours lecture and 202 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade only)

  • 10.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Esthetician Program.

Level II Esthetician Concepts

Description: Level II skin care concepts, California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Act and Regulations, skin care related sciences, and the practice of skin care principles. Theory subjects include: health and safety, skin care related sciences, and level II skin care. Laboratory practices include: health and safety, level II skin care. 113 hours lecture and 202 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 10.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-62A.

Lvl: I Manicuring and Pedicuring

Description: Prepares students for a career in manicuring and pedicuring. An in-depth scientific study of nail care as related to the practice of level I manicuring and pedicuring, including the State Board of Cosmetology Rules and Regulations and Cosmetology Act; related chemistry; bacteriology; sanitation; disinfection; safety precautions; anatomy and physiology; water and oil manicures; pedicuring, artificial nails (liquid and powder techniques) nail tips, nail wraps and repair. Subsequent enrollment in Section B will provide the student an opportunity for additional skill and competency development within the subject matter. Total of 81 hours lecture and 135 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 7.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: Courses will be taken in alphabetical sequence regardless which semester enrollment begins

Level Ii: Manicuring and Pedicuring

Description: Prepares students for a career in manicuring and pedicuring. An in-depth scientific study of nail care as related to the practice of level II manicuring and pedicuring, including the State Board of Cosmetology Rules and Regulations and Cosmetology Act; related chemistry; bacteriology; sanitation; disinfection; safety precautions; anatomy and physiology; water and oil manicures; pedicuring, artificial nails (liquid and powder techniques) nail tips, nail wraps and repair. Total of 81 hours lecture and 135 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 7.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-64A.

New Trends and Techniques in Hairdressing A

Description: Designed for the practicing licensed cosmetologists as a review of the new styles and for updating technical knowledge and manipulative skills relating to current styles and trends. Subsequent enrollment in Sections B, C, and/or D will provide the student an opportunity for additional skill and competency development within the subject matter. 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Limitation on enrollment (e.g. Performance tryout or audition): Completion of 1600 hours of cosmetology training or equivalent.

New Trends and Techniques in Hairdressing B

Description: Designed for the practicing licensed cosmetologists as a review of the new styles and for updating technical knowledge and manipulative skills relating to current styles and trends. Subsequent enrollment in Sections B, C, and/or D will provide the student an opportunity for additional skill and competency development within the subject matter. 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-67A

New Trends and Techniques in Hairdressing C

Description: Designed for the practicing licensed cosmetologists as a review of the new styles and for updating technical knowledge and manipulative skills relating to current styles and trends. Subsequent enrollment in Sections B, C, and/or D will provide the student an opportunity for additional skill and competency development within the subject matter. 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-67B

New Trends and Techniques in Hairdressing D

Description: Designed for the practicing licensed cosmetologists as a review of the new styles and for updating technical knowledge and manipulative skills relating to current styles and trends. Subsequent enrollment in Sections B, C, and/or D will provide the student an opportunity for additional skill and competency development within the subject matter. 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-67C

Principles and Practices of Competition Hairstyling

Description: A specialized course to develop precision performance in hair design at an advanced level of competency. Students will learn to create hairstyles to a high level of perfection. 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Currently enrolled cosmetology students.

Special Artistic Effects Used in Competition Hairstyling

Description: A specialized course to develop artistic effects in conjunction with competition hairstyling. The students will learn to adapt art principles to enhance original hair designs. 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Limitation on enrollment: Currently enrolled cosmetology students

Mens Hair Design A

Description: Course meets requirements to update minimum barber standards of hair design. Subsequent enrollment in COS 69B, 69C, and/or 69D will provide the student an opportunity for additional skill and competency development within the subject matter. 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Limitation on enrollment (e.g. Performance tryout or audition): Completion of a Barber or Cosmetology program.

Mens Hair Design B

Description: Course meets requirements to update minimum barber standards of hair design. Subsequent enrollment in COS 69C and/or COS 69D will provide the student an opportunity for additional skill and competency development within the subject matter. 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-69A

Mens Hair Designs C

Description: Course meets requirements to update minimum barber standards of hair design. Subsequent enrollment in COS 69D will provide the student an opportunity for additional skill and competency development within the subject matter. 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-69B

Mens Hair Design D

Description: Course meets requirements to update minimum barber standards of hair design. Culmination of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for additional skill and competency development within the subject matter. 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-69C

Level I Makeup and Hair Removal Concepts

Description: An introduction to beginning cosmetology concepts, Level I makeup and eyebrow arching. Theory subjects include Level I makeup and eyebrow arching. Laboratory practices include Level I makeup and eyebrow arching. 45 hours lecture, 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: COS-1A

Level II Makeup and Hair Removal Concepts

Description: Level II makeup and hair removal cosmetology concepts. Theory subjects include Level II makeup and hair removal. Laboratory practices include Level II makeup and hair removal. 45 hours lecture, 27 hours laboratory.(Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-70A
  • Corequisite: COS- 1B

Level I Nail Care Concepts

Description: An introduction to beginning nail care cosmetology concepts, Level I Nail Care. Theory subjects include: Level I nail care, and health and safety in nail care. Laboratory practices include: Level I nail care. 27 hours' lecture, 27 hours' laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: COS-1A

Level II Nail Care Concepts

Description: Level II Nail Care cosmetology concepts, Level II Nail Care. Theory subjects include: Level II Nail care, and health and safety in nail care. Laboratory practices include: Level II nail care. 36 hours' lecture, 54 hours' laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-80A
  • Corequisite: COS- 1B

Level III Nail Care Concepts

Description: Level III Nail Care cosmetology concepts, Level III Nail Care. Theory subjects include: Level III Nail care, and health and safety in nail care. Laboratory practices include: Level III nail care. 54 hours' lecture, 54 hours. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-80B

Level I Clinic Floor Concepts

Description: An introduction to beginning cosmetology concepts, Level I Clinic Floor. Laboratory practices include: Level I Clinic floor. 56 hours assigned laboratory, (7 hours per weeks assigned laboratory). (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 - 8.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS- 1A, COS-10A, COS- 20A, COS-30A, COS-40A, COS-57A, COS-70A, COS-80A

Level II Clinic Floor Concepts

Description: Level II Clinic floor cosmetology concepts, Level I Clinic Floor. Level II Clinic Floor. Laboratory practices include: Level II Clinic floor. Assigned laboratory 112 hours, (14 hours per week of assigned laboratory). (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 - 8.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-90A .

Level III Clinic Floor Concepts

Description: Level III Clinic Floor cosmetology concepts, Level III Clinic Floor. Laboratory practices include: Level III Clinic Floor. Assigned laboratory: 224 hours to 448 hours (28 hours per week of assigned laboratory). TBA laboratory option. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 - 8.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-90B

Hairstyling Theory Exam Readiness

Description: Hairstyling Exam readiness. Theory subjects include: State licensing exam readiness, and health and safety related to stare licensing examination. 9 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 0.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Limitation on Enrollment (e.g. Performance tryout or audition): Students must be enrolled in the RCC Cosmetology Program, and are preparing for Licensing Examinations.

Hairstyling Practical Exam Readiness

Description: Hairstyling Exam Readiness Theory subjects include: State licensing exam readiness, and health and safety related to state licensing examination. Laboratory practices include: Health and safety and hairstyling. 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 0.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Limitation on Enrollment (e.g. Performance tryout or audition): Student must be enrolled in the Cosmetology Program, and are preparing for licensing examinations.

Barbering Theory Exam Readiness Concepts

Description: Barbering Exam Readiness Theory subjects include: State licensing exam readiness, and health and safety related to state licensing examination. 9 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 0.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Limitation on Enrollment (e.g. Performance tryout or audition): Students must be enrolled in the RCC Cosmetology or Barbering Program, and are preparing for Barbering Licensing Examination.

Barbering Practical Exam Readiness Concepts

Description: Barbering Exam Readiness Practical subjects include: State licensing exam readiness, Barbering practical subject matter, and health and safety related to state licensing examination. 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 0.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Limitation on Enrollment (e.g. Performance tryout or audition): Students must be enrolled in the RCC Cosmetology or Barbering Program, and are preparing for Licensing Examinations.

Cosmetology Theory Exam Readiness Concepts

Description: Cosmetology Exam Readiness Theory subjects include: State licensing exam readiness, and health and safety related to state licensing examination. (Letter grade only)

  • 0.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Students must be enrolled in the RCC Cosmetology Program, and are preparing for Licensing Examinations.

Cosmetology Practical Exam Readiness Concepts

Description: Cosmetology Exam Readiness Practical subjects include: State licensing exam readiness, Cosmetology practical subject matter, and health and safety related to state licensing examination. (Letter grade only)

  • 0.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Students must be enrolled in the RCC Cosmetology Program, and are preparing for Licensing Examinations.

Esthetics Theory Exam Readiness Concepts

Description: Esthetics Exam Readiness Theory subjects include: State licensing exam readiness, and health and safety related to state licensing examination. 9 lecture hours. (Letter grade only)

  • 0.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Students must be enrolled in the RCC Cosmetology Program, and are preparing for Esthetics Licensing Examinations.

Esthetics Practical Exam Readiness Concepts

Description: Esthetics Exam Readiness Theory subjects include: State licensing exam readiness, and health and safety related to state licensing examination. Laboratory practices include: Health and safety, and skin care. 27 laboratory hours. (Letter grade only)

  • 0.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Students must be enrolled in the RCC Cosmetology Program, and are preparing for Esthetics Licensing Examinations.

Manicure Theory Exam Readiness Concepts

Description: Manicurist Exam Readiness Theory subjects include: State licensing exam readiness, and health and safety related to state licensing examination. 9 lecture hours. (Letter grade only)

  • 0.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Students must be enrolled in the RCC Cosmetology Program, and are preparing for Manicure Licensing Examinations.

Manicure Practical Exam ReadinessConcepts

Description: Manicurist Exam Readiness Laboratory practice include: Health and safety, and nail care. 27 laboratory hours. (Letter grade only)

  • 0.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Students must be enrolled in the RCC Cosmetology Program, and are preparing for Esthetics Licensing Examinations.

Cosmetology Work Experience

Description: Work Experience is designed to coordinate the student's on-the-job training with workplace skills designed to assist the student in developing successful professional skills. Each student will establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for their job and discipline. Students may earn up to four (4) units each semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60 or 75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of an 18 hours of orientation/professional skills development and 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maximum of 240 for four units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 for four units per semester. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Students should have paid or voluntary employment.
  • CSU

Level VI Cosmetology Concepts

Description: This class is designed for the student who has not acquired all the skills and/or accrued the required total of 1600 hours to sit for the state licensing exam. Students work solely under the supervision of a qualified instructor in a laboratory setting. In the course, students may review applications and techniques and improve subject matter knowledge. Students may perform operations and applications such as chemical hair treatments, manicuring, and facials and/or receive instructor in salon management or employment skills. Student work is evaluated by an instructor. Students may take up to 100 hours of laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: COS-60E or COS-60E2.

Cosmetology Teacher Training

Description: This course is designed for the experienced cosmetologist to become a qualified instructor. When a student has not acquired all the skills and/or accrued the required total of 600 hours to qualify for the local teacher-training certificate, they may enroll in COS-811. Students work solely under the supervision of a qualified instructor in a laboratory setting. In the course, students may review applications and techniques and improve subject matter knowledge. Students may perform operations and applications such as assisting the instructor with laboratory work for student demo haircutting, chemical relaxing, press and curl manicuring and/or receive instructor in-classroom management or employment skills. Student work is evaluated by an instructor. Students may take up to 300 hours of laboratory. (No Grade only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Completion of COS-61B

Level II Esthetician Concepts

Description: This course is designed to prepare the student for a career in skin care and make-up. When a student has not completed all the skills and/or accrued the required total of 600 hours to sit for the state licensing exam, they may enroll in COS-812. Students work solely under the supervision of a qualified instructor. In this course, students may review application and techniques and improve subject matter knowledge. Students may perform operations and applications such as eyebrow arching and hair removal (wax, tweezer and depilatories), corrective make-up,application of artificial eyelashes (strip and individual), facials and/or receive instruction in salon management or employment skills. Student work is evaluated by an instructor. Students may take up to 100 hours of laboratory. (No grade only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Completion of COS-62B

Level V Cosmetology Concepts

Description: A study of and related hazardous chemicals, principles of salon management employment skills and opportunities, retailing and salesmanship, and current fashion concepts of hair styling. Advanced level instruction and practices of salon clinic principles,chemical hair relaxing, manicuring, pedicuring and facials. 27 hours technical instruction and 138 hour laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-60D.

Level V Cosmetology Concepts

Description:An in-depth study relating principles of retailing, advertising and marketing. Current salon concepts and operations mandated by the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology will be practiced. 27 hours lecture and 138 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: COS-60E2.

Fundamentals of Baking I

Description: Study of the effects of the essential ingredients and techniques of baked products; pour and drop batters; soft and stiff doughs; baking times, temperatures, and handling techniques. 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. (Materials fee: $65) (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Fundamentals of Baking II

Description: Study of advanced professional baking principles and techniques used by hotels and quality restaurant pastry chefs including: types, properties and ingredients of breads, pastries and cakes; soft and stiff doughs; baking times, temperatures and handling techniques. 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. (Materials fee: $65) (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: CUL-20.

Cake Decorating I

Description: Professional cake decorating principles and techniques used by hotel and quality restaurant pastry chefs including fine techniques in fancy, decorative work; preparation and display of fine desserts. Artistic design is used in the presentation of these products. 27 hours lecture 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Advanced Cake Decorating

Description: Advanced professional cake decorating principles and techniques used by hotel and quality restaurant pastry chef's including fine techniques, fancy decorative work; preparation and display of extra fine desserts. Focus on decorative works and display pieces made of Marzipan and chocolate paste, dark, white and colored. Students will also be taught the use of the airbrush on cakes and pastries, spun sugar, flowers and leaves. 27 hours lecture 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CUL-22

Introduction to Culinary Arts

Description: An introduction to the culinary arts, both front and back of the house operations. Covers basic food preparation, menu and recipe planning/costing, food safety and sanitation, and nutrition. Learned skills will be implemented in food service and breakfast cookery in the Academy's full service restaurant. 45 hours lecture and 297 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only).

  • 8.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on Enrollment: Negative TB test/chest x-ray within the last three years.

Intermediate Culinary Arts

Description: Intermediate level of food preparation using classical cooking methods and knife skills of various proteins, vegetables, starches, fruits, and baking products. Students will practice proper receiving, storage, and issuing procedures and practice safety and sanitation procedures in accordance to local, state, and federally regulatory agencies. 45 hours lecture and 297 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only).

  • 8.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CUL-36.
  • Limitation on Enrollment: Passing score (75% or above) required on ServSafe exam in Culinary 36 (for safety and sanitation reasons) and negative TB test/chest x-ray within the last three years.

Advanced Culinary Arts

Description: A comprehensive and advanced exploration of classical, modern, and international food preparation; cooking and food service operations. Students will learn and develop food production and service skills by being exposed to quantity cooking methods and the use and care of equipment as they rotate through various positions in the daily operation of a full scale restaurant serving lunch. Emphasis on high standards of quality and efficient production of sauces, meats, poultry, fish, sausages, cured food, pates, terrines, and other cold foods. Further menu selection and balance, use of recipes, and evaluation of food products will be studied. An analysis of daily operations will focus on consistent or improved performance in a team environment and further development of supervision and restaurant skills. 45 hours lecture and 297 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 8.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: CUL-37
  • Limitation on Enrollment: Negative TB test/chest x-ray within the last three years.

Fundamentals of Exploring Wine

Description: An Introduction to the characteristics of different wine families, the varietals within each family and the characteristics of each varietal. Learn the history and how wine is made by today's wine makers. Learn how the climate, topography and geography of a region and even the individual vineyard affects the wine it produces. Learn to identify the specific characteristics of each wine varietal and to distinguish between different varietals. Learn to read a wine label and choose the best varietals and desired characteristics to compliment any food being served. Learn to sample wines to distinguish the numerous characteristics between varietals. 36 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Students must be at least 21 years old to sample wines.

International Cuisine

Description: This class introduces the skills necessary to prepare international foods including traditional methods of preparation and the cultural influences on each dish. Introduces a variety of preparation methods and ingredients of international cuisine including the history, climate and topography of each country and influences on its people. The class teaches skills necessary for great cooking and promotes a global understanding and appreciation of cultures different from one?s own. 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Materials fee: $65) (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry

Description: An introduction to the fundamental skills, concepts, and techniques of baking. Through lectures, demonstrations and lab work, this elementary baking course will cover the theory of safety and sanitation, purchasing and receiving, business and math skills, weights and measures, baking terminology, the use of hand tools and equipment found in the bakeshop, the exploration of baking and pastry ingredients and their functions. Students will gain a working knowledge of the major methods such as creaming, blending, foaming, meringues, precooked, cut-in, lamination, straight dough, custards, pies, tarts, cookies and brownies. This course covers the steps in the bread baking process, straight dough mixing method, sponge dough mixing method, shaping rolls and breads, sour dough starters, nutritional and specialty breads, and organic bread with an emphasis on artisan breads, enriched yeast breads and specialty breads. Emphasis will be placed on fundamental production techniques and evaluation of quality characteristics. Creaming method will be covered by the production of muffins and quick breads, also included will be bread variations with low sodium and sugar. 54 hours lecture and 297 hours lab. (Letter grade only)

  • 8.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Advanced Baking and Pastry

Description: Advanced baking and pastry will complete the two semester certificate program. This course introduces the basics of decorative work as applied to showpieces and special occasion cakes, students will have the opportunity to design and execute their own three-tier wedding cake as well as work on a special occasion cake and team wedding cake using gumpaste, pastillage, chocolate, or marzipan. Topics to be covered include fillings, icings, custards, mousses, and glazing techniques, along with a comparison of classical and modern dessert preparations and presentations. Sugar work such as pulled, blown, and poured will be covered, as will the use of tempered and modeling chocolate. This course will focus on chocolate and confectionery technology, ingredient function, and the production of chocolates and confections in an artisan setting. Vital concepts in both theory and practice will include controlling the crystallization of fats and sugars, manipulating water and free water in centers, and understanding the mechanics of emulsions. Techniques include chocolate tempering methods, sugar cooking technique, hand dipping centers, and shell molding. This course will also cover frozen desserts, ice creams and sorbets. 54 lecture hours and 297 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 8.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: CUL-46

ServSafe Food Safety

Description: An introduction to the principles of the prevention foodborne illness through proper handling of potentially hazardous foods, HACCP procedures, legal guidelines, kitchen safety, facility sanitation, and guidelines for safe food preparation, storing, and reheating. Students will also take the National Restaurant Association ServSafe examination. 36 hours lecture. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • (C-ID:HOSP 110)

The Art of Garde Manger

Description: Techniques used to present cold foods that are artistically beautiful and delicious. Special emphasis will be placed on making foods as delicious as they are beautiful. Topics include garnishes, salads, sandwiches, crudits, cheeses, pates, terrines, sausages, cured and smoked foods, as well as marinated and composed ingredients. 4 hours lecture and 26 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Menu Planning

Description: Fundamentals of menu planning. Topics include: Menu trends, the market survey, nutrition and menu planning, foodservice menus, yield tests, standard recipes, recipe costing, menu development and design, sale history, merchandising, and equipment analysis. Emphasis is placed on developing the skills necessary to effectively create a professional restaurant menu. 30 hours lecture. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Food Cost Accounting

Description: This course introduces culinary students to the financial aspects of menu development, ingredient and yield utilization, and financial considerations associated with food offerings. 30 lecture hours. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Culinary Purchasing and Receiving

Description: To understand the overall concept of purchasing and receiving practices in quality food service operations. To apply knowledge of quality standards and regulations governing food products to the purchasing function. To receive and store food and non-food items properly. 30 lecture hours. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Culinary Food Preparation I

Description: To develop skills in knife, tool, and equipment handling and apply principles of food preparation to produce a variety of food products, to operate equipment safely and correctly, to apply knowledge of laws and regulations relating to safety and sanitation. 30 hours lecture. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on Enrollment (e.g. Performance tryout or audition): Negative TB test required.

Culinary Food Preparation II

Description: To develop skills in knife, tool, and equipment handling and apply principles of food preparation to produce a variety of food products, to operate equipment safely and correctly, to apply knowledge of laws and regulations relating to safety and sanitation. 30 hours lecture. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on Enrollment: Negative TB test and Passing Score (75%) on SafeServ exam required.

International Cuisine

Description: Introduces the skills necessary to prepare international foods including traditional methods of preparation and the cultural influences on each dish. Introduces a variety of preparation methods and ingredients of international cuisine including the history, climate and topography of each country and influences on its people. Teaches skills necessary for great cooking and promotes a global understanding and appreciation of cultures different from one's own. 4 hours lecture and 26 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

ServSafe Food Safety

Description: An introduction to the principles of the prevention foodborne illness through proper handling of potentially hazardous foods, HACCP procedures, legal guidelines, kitchen safety, facility sanitation, and guidelines for safe food preparation, storing, and reheating. Students will also take the National Restaurant Association ServSafe examination. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Introduction to Math for Baking Professionals

Description: An introduction to the fundamental skills of math as they are applied to the baking and pastry arts industry, including fractions, decimals, and percentages. Students will also learn the basics of working with a digital kitchen scale using both US and metric measurements. 8 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Introduction to Cost Control for Professional Bakers

Description: An introduction to cost control for baking, including As Purchased (AP) and Edible Portion (EP) calculations. Student will also use industry SPECS, and cost out recipes/formulas to determine selling price. 8 hours lecture and 4 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Baker's Percentages and Recipe Conversion

Description: An in depth look into Baker's Percentages from understanding what they are, to creating a recipe/formula. With previous knowledge and experience using basic math principles of decimals and percentages, students will use those skills to view a recipe with Baker's Percentages, and convert that information into a recipe appropriate to the amount of product needed. Students will also gain experience on the conversion of recipes using a conversation factor and yield. 6 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Cost Control for Baking and Pastry

Description: A complete view of math skills for the professional baker, and applying those learned skills into costing out a recipe, and providing a menu price. The review of SPECS sheets and application of costing a recipe from start to finish will be the focus of this course, which will then provide a better understanding of assigning a menu price to ensure profits are being made. 6 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None

Dance Appreciation

Description: A nontechnical course for the general student leading to the appreciation and understanding of dance as a medium of communication, entertainment, and as an art form. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU

Honors Dance Appreciation

Description: A non-technical course for the general student leading to the appreciation and understanding of dance as a medium of communication, entertainment, and as an art form. This Honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students by means of limited class size, seminar format, discussions and projects generated and led by students, a focus on primary texts in translation, and the applications of higher-level thinking and writing skills - analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Student may not receive credit for both DAN-6 and DAN-6H. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in Honors Program
  • UC, CSU

Choreography

Description: An introduction to the creation of movement material through solo improvisations and guided choreographic studies. 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Composition

Description: The exploration of space, time, and energy as well as crafting techniques and devices to create and stage group work. 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: DAN-7
  • UC, CSU

Dance Making

Description:The continuing study of dance composition with emphasis on making a complete dance. 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: DAN-8.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Audition on or before first class meeting.
  • UC, CSU

Kinesiology for Pilates/Dance

Description: Designed to provide students with an understanding of the human body in motion as it learns and experiences the repertoire of the Pilates Method of body conditioning and dance. The course addresses the anatomical and biomechanical principles as they apply to these forms of movement. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: DAN-D47.
  • UC, CSU

Pilates Methodology

Description: Designed to educate and prepare students to teach the Pilates Method, beginning through advanced, to a variety of populations. Upon successful completion of the course students will be prepared to teach Pilates based matwork and equipment work. Students will be able to teach individual sessions as well as group sessions in Pilates studios as well as gym/fitness establishments. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: DAN-12.
  • UC, CSU

Internship in Pilates Education and Teaching

Description: Supervised experience in the teaching of the Pilates method of conditioning. Students will observe various populations and skill levels of Pilates learners and will research and develop lesson plans for beginning, intermediate and advanced level Pilates classes. Students are required to do 18 hours lecture, 100 hours of observation, and 62 hours of teaching under the direction of a certified Pilates teacher. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: DAN-13.
  • CSU

Dance Work Experience

Description: Work Experience is designed to coordinate the student's on-the-job training with workplace skills designed to assist the student in developing successful professional skills. Each student will establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for their job and discipline. Students may earn up to four (4) units each semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60 or 75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of an 18 hours of orientation/professional skills development and 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maximum of 240 for four units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 for four units per semester.(Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Students should have paid or voluntary employment.
  • CSU

Summer Showcase Dance Performance

Description: Provides an opportunity to prepare, perform and appraise choreography in an informal studio setting for public performance. Subsequent enrollment will provide students with opportunities for additional skill and competency development within the subject matter. May be taken a total of three times. 108 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

American College Dance Association Rehearsal and Performance

Description: Prepares dance participants for attendance at American College Dance Association events. Participation in master classes and participation/attendance at adjudication and informal concerts. May be taken a total of four times. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: DAN-7.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Audition on or before the first class meeting.
  • UC, CSU

Performance Lab

Description: This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity for intensive preparation, performance, and appraisal of choreography for public performance. 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 0.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Audition on or before the first class meeting.
  • UC, CSU

Dance Performance

Description: Develop, rehearse, and perform concert repertoire as choreographed by a student choreographer, or visiting artist for the student dance concert. 162 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Audition on or before the first class meeting.
  • UC, CSU

Dance Touring Ensemble

Description: The student will develop ensemble performance skills through creating, rehearsing and performing a repertory of various dance genres and choreographic styles for the RCC Dance Touring Ensemble school performance season. 108 hours laboratory.(TBA option)(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: DAN-D11
  • UC, CSU

Dance Repertoire, Modern

Description: Develop a concert repertoire in the genre of modern dance, as choreographed by a visiting artist or dance faculty. Rehearsal and practice of a concert piece choreographed by the faculty artist. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Audition on or before the first class meeting.
  • UC, CSU

Dance Repertoire, Jazz

Description: Develop a concert repertoire in the genre of jazz, as choreographed by a visiting artist or dance faculty. Rehearsal and practice of a concert piece choreographed by the faculty artist. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Audition on or before the first class meeting.
  • UC, CSU

Dance Repertoire, Ballet

Description: Develop a concert repertoire in the genre of ballet, as choreographed by a visiting artist or dance faculty. Rehearsal and practice of a concert piece choreographed by the faculty artist. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Audition on or before the first class meeting.
  • UC, CSU

Dance Repertoire, Tap

Description: Develop a concert repertoire in the genre of tap, as choreographed by a visiting artist or dance faculty. Rehearsal and practice of a concert piece choreographed by the faculty artist. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Audition on or before the first class meeting.
  • UC, CSU

Dance Repertoire, Ethnic

Description: Develop a concert repertoire in the genre of ethnic dance, as choreographed by a visiting artist or dance faculty. Rehearsal and practice of a concert piece choreographed by the faculty artist. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Audition on or before the first class meeting.
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to Social Dance

Description: This course is designed to introduce students to social dance technique. Styles to be studied will include Waltz, Cha cha, Fox trot, or Swing. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU

Ballet, Beginning

Description:An opportunity to learn, practice, and apply beginning level ballet skills and vocabulary. Introduction to historical and cultural context of ballet. May be taken a total of four times. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Ballet, Intermediate

Description: Learn, practice, and apply basic ballet skills learned in beginning ballet to more complex movement phrases and vocabulary characteristic of intermediate level technique. Continued study of the historical and cultural context of ballet as introduced in beginning ballet. May be taken a total of four times. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Limitation on enrollment: Audition on or before the first class meeting
  • UC, CSU

Ballet, Advanced

Description: Learn, practice, and apply intermediate ballet skills learned in intermediate ballet towards the refinement of technical and artistic expression characteristic of advanced level technique. The study of historical and cultural context of ballet will be augmented. May be taken a total of four times. 54 hours laboratory.(Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: DAN-D22
  • UC, CSU

Floor Barre

Description: This course is designed for students of all levels. Students will concentrate on ballet-based floor exercises designed to build strength and true alignment of the body. By improving flexibility and agility, the students will learn how to prevent injuries and increase movement longevity. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Mexican Ballet Folklorico

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU

Celebrate Dance Rehearsal

Description: An introduction to the dance rehearsal experience and performance practicals. This course will provide choreographers and dancers an opportunity to prepare and implement movement material for a public performance in a concert setting. 108 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on Enrollment: Audition on or before the first class meeting.
  • UC, CSU

Tango

Description: An in-depth focus on Tango and its various styles, regional influences, and specialty techniques. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Swing Dance

Description: An in-depth focus on Swing Dance and its various styles, regional influences, and specialty techniques. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Latin Social Dance

Description: An in-depth focus on Latin Social Dances including Salsa, Bachata, and Cha Cha Cha. Learn and practice various styles, regional influences, and specialty techniques. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Hip-Hop Dance, Beginning

Description: Learn, practice and apply beginning hip-hop dance skills and vocabulary. Introduction to the historical and cultural context of hip-hop culture. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Hip-Hop Dance - Intermediate

Description: Learn, practice and apply intermediate hip-hop dance skills, technique and vocabulary. Continued study of the historical and cultural context of hip-hop culture. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Audition on or before the first class meeting.
  • UC, CSU

Jazz, Beginning

Description: Learn, practice, and apply fundamental jazz dance skills and vocabulary. Introduction to the historical and cultural context of jazz dance. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Jazz, Intermediate

Description: Learn, practice, and apply basic jazz dance skills learned in beginning jazz to more complex movement phrases and vocabulary characteristic of intermediate level technique. Continued study of historical and cultural context of jazz dance as introduced in beginning jazz. 54 hours laboratory.(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Audition on or before the first class meeting. Retention based on successful audition.
  • UC, CSU

Jazz, Advanced

Description: Learn, practice and apply advanced jazz dance skills and vocabulary with a focus on pre-professional performance skills and advanced musicality. Continued study of the historical and cultural context of jazz as it applies to the genre of Jazz dance. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: DAN-D33.
  • UC, CSU

Dance Repertoire, Hip-Hop

Description: Develop a concert repertoire in the genre of Hip-Hop, as choreographed by a visiting artist or dance faculty. Rehearsal and practice of a concert piece choreographed by the faculty artist. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Modern Dance, Beginning

Description: Learn, practice, and apply fundamental modern dance skills and vocabulary. Introduction to the historical and cultural context of modern dance. May be taken a total of four times. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Modern Dance, Intermediate

Description: Learn, practice and apply basic modern dance skills learned in beginning modern dance to more complex movement phrases and vocabulary characteristic of intermediate level technique. Continued study of historical and cultural context of modern dance as introduced in beginning modern. May be taken a total of four times. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Audition on or before the first class meeting.
  • UC, CSU

Modern Dance, Advanced

Description: Learn, practice and apply intermediate modern dance skills learned in intermediate modern dance toward refinement of technical and artistic expression characteristic of advanced level technique. Continued use of improvisation as applied to performance. The study of historical and cultural context of modern dance will be augmented. May be taken a total of four times. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: DAN-D38.
  • UC, CSU

Tap, Beginning

Description: Learn, practice and apply fundamental tap dance skills and vocabulary. Introduction to the historical and cultural context of tap dance. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Tap, Intermediate

Description: Learn, practice and apply complex movement phrases and vocabulary of intermediate level Tap dance technique. Tap dance improvisation will be introduced. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Audition on or before the first class meeting.
  • UC, CSU

Pilates Mat Work

Description: Structured on the total body floor mat exercises developed by Joseph H. Pilates. Exercises include stretching and strengthening, in a non-impact system of floor work that emphasizes improving alignment, body awareness and control. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Pilates, Beginning

Description: This beginning level course in Pilates is based on exercises and concepts developed by Joseph H. Pilates. The course will include mat work and apparatus work on the universal reformer and will emphasize alignment and balance of muscle groups through strengthening, stretching, breathing, and concentration. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Universal Reformer Technique

Description: Intensive repertoire work on the universal reformer emphasizing alignment and correct balance of muscle groups through strengthening, stretching, breathing, and concentration at an intermediate and advanced level. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: DAN-D49.
  • UC, CSU

Pilates, Intermediate

Description: The continued study of alignment and correctives based on the concepts and exercises of the Pilates method. Students will engage in intermediate mat work and apparatus work and will emphasize alignment and balance of muscle groups through a series of strengthening and stretching exercises. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: DAN-D47.
  • UC, CSU

Pilates for Dancers

Description: Conditioning and specialized training for dancers using the Pilates Method for the development of dance technique. Includes mat work and apparatus work emphasizing the specialized needs of dancers. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: DAN-D47.
  • UC, CSU

Pilates, Advanced

Description: This advanced level course in Pilates teaches alignment and correctives work based on the concepts and exercises developed by Joseph H. Pilates. The course will include advanced mat work and apparatus work and will emphasize alignment and balance of muscle groups through a series of advanced level exercises based on Pilates principles. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: DAN-D49.
  • UC, CSU

Musical Theater Dance

Description: Principles and techniques of various musical theater styles and genres. Genres/styles to be studied may include jazz, tap, modern, ballet and ethnic/world dance. 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Observation and Assessment-ECE

Description: The appropriate use of a variety of assessment and observation strategies to document child development and behavior. Child observations will be conducted and analyzed. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: EAR-20 and EAR-24.
  • CSU
  • (C-ID:ECE 200)

Child Growth and Development

Description: This introductory course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence. Emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences, and analyze characteristics of development at various stages. Outside observations required. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:CDEV 100)

Family Home Child Care Program

Description: Meets the specific needs of the family child care provider. Emphasis will be given to licensing regulations, recordkeeping, developing contracts, child development, and creating partnerships with parents. Topics include creating appropriate environments, using appropriate positive guidance techniques, and planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curricula for mixed-age groups of children. Outside observations required. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Introduction to Curriculum

Description: An overview of knowledge and skills related to providing appropriate curriculum and environments for young children. Students will examine a teacher's role in supporting development and engagement for all young children. Provides strategies for developmentally-appropriate practice based on observation and assessments across the curriculum, including: academic content areas; play, art, and creativity; and development of social-emotional, communication, and cognitive skills. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU
  • (C-ID:ECE 130)

Teaching in a Diverse Society

Description: Examines the development of social identities in diverse societies including theoretical and practical implications affecting young children, families, programs, teaching, education and schooling. Culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches supporting all children in becoming competent members of a diverse society. Self-reflection of one's own understanding of educational principles in integrating anti-bias goals in order to better inform teaching practices and/or program development. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ECE 230)

Health, Safety and Nutrition

Description: Introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures, and early childhood curriculum related to child health safety and nutrition. The key components that ensure physical health, mental health, and safety for both children and staff will be identified along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. Focus on integrating the concepts into everyday planning and program development. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ECE 220)

Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children

Description: An examination of the underlying theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate practices applied to programs, environments, emphasizing the key role of relationships, constructive adult-child interactions, and teaching strategies in supporting physical, social, creative and intellectual development for all young children. Includes a review of the historical roots of early childhood programs and the evolution of the professional practices promoting advocacy, ethics, and professional identity. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU
  • (C-ID:ECE 120)

Practicum in Early Childhood Education

Description: In this course the student will practice and demonstrate developmentally appropriate early childhood program planning and teaching competencies under the supervision of ECE/CD faculty and other qualified early education professionals. Students will utilize practical classroom experiences to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behaviors, and build a comprehensive understanding of children and families. Child centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment; and knowledge of curriculum content areas will be emphasized as student teachers design, implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children. Lab hours will be completed under the direction of a qualified master/mentor teacher. 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: EAR-20 and EAR-24 and EAR-28 and EAR-42.
  • CSU
  • (C-ID:ECE 210)

Infant and Toddler Development

Description: A study of infants and toddlers from pre-conception to age three including physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional growth and development. Applies theoretical frameworks to interpret behavior and interactions between heredity and environment. Emphasizes the role of family and relationships in development. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade only.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • CSU

Infant and Toddler Care and Education

Description: Applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. Examines essential policies, principles and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Practicum in Infant and Toddler Care

Description: In this supervised teaching course, the student will practice and demonstrate developmentally appropriate care and education of infants and toddlers. State recognized Infant and Toddler Learning and Development Guidelines will be explored to observe and identify social, emotional, language, cognitive, and perceptual/motor needs expressed by infants and toddlers. Planning and design of child oriented activities by respectfully individualizing the development of each child. Interpreting social emotional expressions of infants and toddlers as guidance to strengthen relationships with caregivers, peers, and families. Students will practice program planning, teaching competencies, and self-reflection of their application of theory to practice in a laboratory setting under the supervision of ECE/CD faculty and other qualified early education professionals. Professional behaviors consistent with Title 22 Licensing Regulations will be expected. 36 hours of lecture and 54 hours of laboratory experiences will be required. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: EAR-20.
  • Advisory: EAR-33 and EAR-34.
  • CSU

Adult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Care and Education

Description: Methods and principles of supervising student teachers, volunteers, staff, and other adults in early care and education settings. Emphasis is on the roles and development of early childhood professionals as mentors and leaders. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade only.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Introduction to Children With Special Needs

Description: Introduces variations in development of children with special needs ages birth through eight and the resulting impact on families. Includes an overview of historical and societal influences, laws relating to children with special needs, and the identification and referral process. This course will include required observations of programs for infants and children with special needs and their families. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Practicum in Early Intervention/Special Education

Description: Provides hands-on experience working with infants, toddlers and young children with special needs in a variety of early intervention and educational settings, including natural environments, self-contained special day and fully-included early childhood classrooms. Reflective practice is emphasized as student teachers design, implement, and evaluate approaches, strategies and techniques that promote development and learning. 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: EAR-28 EAR-24 EAR-42 EAR-20
  • Advisory: EAR-40 or EAR-46
  • CSU

Child, Family, and Community

Description: An examination of the developing child in a societal context which focuses on the interrelationships of family, school, and community and emphasizes historical and socio-cultural factors. The processes of socialization and identity development will be highlighted. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU
  • (C-ID:CDEV 110)

Children with Challenging Behaviors

Description: An overview of the developmental, environmental and cultural factors that impact the behavior of young children, including family stressors, child temperament, violence, attachment disorders, and special needs; and proactive intervention and prevention techniques. Topics include addressing reasons children misbehave, how to carefully observe a child, how to create a positive environment to encourage appropriate behavior, and how to effectively address many types of behaviors including those that are aggressive and antisocial, disruptive, destructive, emotional and dependent. Outside observations required. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: EAR-19 and EAR-20.
  • UC, CSU

Administration I: Programs in Early Childhood Education

Description: Introduction to the administration of early childhood programs. Covers program types, budget, management, regulations, laws, development and implementation of policies and procedures. Examines administrative tools, philosophies, and techniques needed to organize, open, and operate an early care and education program. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: EAR-20 and EAR-24 and EAR-28 and EAR-42.
  • CSU

Administration II: Personnel and Leadership in Early Childhood Education

Description: Effective strategies for personnel management and leadership in early care and education settings. Includes legal and ethical responsibilities, supervision techniques, professional development, and reflective practices for a diverse and inclusive early care and education program. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: EAR-20 and EAR-24 and EAR-28 and EAR-42.
  • Advisory: EAR-44.
  • CSU

Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs

Description: Covers curriculum and intervention strategies for working with children with special needs in partnership with their families. Focuses on the use of observation and assessment in meeting the individualized needs of children in inclusive and natural environments. Includes the role of the teacher as a professional working with families, collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, and cultural competence. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: EAR-40.
  • CSU

Childhood Stress and Trauma

Description: A comprehensive overview of concepts, theories, and issues related to childhood stress and trauma. Emphasis is on the short-and long-term effects that stress and trauma has on the physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional stages of a child's development. Students will be introduced to child behavior patterns and potential responses to stress and trauma. Students will examine research and innovative methods that support the child's coping skills and healing process. This course is designed to develop an understanding of how children react and adapt to stress and trauma and what parents and early childhood practitioners can do to assist children. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Parenting: Guiding Young Children - Approaches to Discipline

Description: An examination of various theoretical approaches to child guidance with an overview of social and emotional development in young children and the need for guidance. Exploration about how values that people hold influence and shape the behavior of young children. Problem-solving techniques that utilize positive behavioral support methods will be examined and discussed. 36 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Contemporary Parent

Description: An introduction of how contemporary parenting issues currently affect children. An examination of historical antecedents of change in relation to parenting and adult/child relationships of today. Attempts to relate how changes in society and forces impacting on these changes influence child-rearing. Issues addressed will include play, obesity, sleep patterns, family structures, education practices, the sexual acceleration of childhood, and media/technology influence. 18 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Early Childhood Work Exp

Description: Work Experience is designed to coordinate the student's on-the-job training with workplace skills designed to assist the student in developing successful professional skills. Each student will establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for their job and discipline. Students may earn up to four (4) units each semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60 or 75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of an 18 hours of orientation/professional skills development and 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maximum of 240 for four units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 for four units per semester. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Students should have paid or voluntary employment.
  • CSU

Family Child Care - Our Business

Description: Meets the specific needs of the family child care provider. Introduction to requirements for obtaining a license to operate a family child care business. Emphasis will be given to licensing requirements, developing contracts, professionalism and health and safety. Topics will include: Review of the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) code of ethical conduct, Thelma Harms Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale, licensing procedures, and family child care business practices. 8 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Family Child Care - Our Curriculum

Description: Meets the specific needs of the family child care provider. Introduction to developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant curriculum. Emphasis on developing age appropriate activities and creating effective learning environment for children in a diverse family home day care setting. Topics include: Areas of development, age appropriate activities including language and literacy, math and science, music and movement, and creative arts; routines, schedules and systems; and the physical learning environment. 8 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Family Child Care - Our Family and Community

Description: Meets the specific needs of the family child care provider. Introduction to stages of child development, best practices in supporting healthy growth and development of children birth to six years of age, and family and community resources. Emphasis on ages and stages of development, and effective communication and positive guidance for working in a diverse family home care setting. 8 hours lecture. (Pass/No Pass only)

  • Non-Credit
  • Prerequisite: None.

Introduction to Economics

Description: An entry-level, general education course which introduces and surveys basic macroeconomic and microeconomic principles. This course emphasizes the causes and consequences of the business cycle on output, employment, and prices as well as basic supply and demand analysis across different market structures. Analysis further includes the role of the government in the macro-economy and the micro-economy. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Economics of the Environment

Description: Economics 5 searches for an economic understanding of contemporary environmental problems. Economic theory is used to explain why there is inefficient resource use and pollution. Public policy to correct environmental problems is examined critically, looking at the costs and benefits of such programs as Superfund cleanup, government regulation, and market incentives. The course also studies the effect of environmental problems and policies on wealth distribution, economic growth and international relations. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Introduction To Political Economy

Description: Examines the historical, structural, and cultural elements in the development of international political economy. Topics covered will include the relation of politics and economics on development, globalization, national institutions, social groups and classes, and democracy. 54 hours lecture. (Same as POL-6) (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Principles of Macroeconomics

Description: Economic theory and analysis as applied to the U.S. economy as a whole. Emphasizes aggregative economics dealing with the macroeconomic concepts of national income and expenditure, aggregate supply and demand, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and economic stabilization and growth. Students may not receive credit for both ECO-7 and ECO-7H. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: MAT-52.
  • Advisory: MAT-35.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ECON 202)

Honors Principles of Macroeconomics

Description: Economic theory and analysis as applied to the U.S. economy as a whole. Emphasizes the enhanced exploration of aggregative economics dealing with the macroeconomic concepts of national income and expenditure, aggregate supply and demand, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and economic stabilization and growth. This honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class size, seminar format, focus on primary texts, and application of higher order critical thinking skills. Students may not receive credit for both ECO-7 and ECO-7H. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: MAT-52 or qualifying placement.
  • Advisory: MAT-35.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ECON 202)

Principles of Microeconomics

Description: Economic theory and analysis as applied to consumer and producer behavior in markets. Emphasizes the allocation of resources and the distribution of income through the price mechanism, and deals with the microeconomic concepts of equilibrium in product and factor markets, perfect and imperfect competition, government intervention in the private sector, and international trade and finance. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: MAT-52 or qualifying placement.
  • Advisory: MAT-3.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ECON 201)

Honors Principles of Microeconomics

Description: Economic theory and analysis as applied to consumer and producer behavior in markets. Emphasizes the allocation of resources and the distribution of income through the price mechanism, and deals with the microeconomic concepts of equilibrium in product and factor markets, perfect and imperfect competition, government intervention in the private sector, and international trade and finance. This honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class size, seminar format, focus on primary texts, and application of higher level critical thinking skills. Students may not receive credit for both ECO-8 and ECO-8H. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: MAT-52 or qualifying placement level.
  • Advisory: MAT-35.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors program.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ECON 201)

Economics of Poverty, Inequality andDiscrimination

Description: This course examines the phenomenon of poverty and the role of discrimination as a potential contributing cause. The course has a strong policy focus including examination of recent policy debates on welfare reform and affirmative action. The course begins with a discussion of the definition and measurement of the poor in the US and in developing economies. This discussion is followed by an examination of differing views of the causes of poverty. Next, the role of racial, class, and sex discrimination in both education and the labor market is considered. The remainder of the class focuses on policy options including welfare programs, employment policies, and equal opportunity policies. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: MAT-35 and ENG-50 or ENG-80 or eligibility for ENG-1A.
  • UC, CSU

Honors Economics of Poverty, InequalityAnd Discrimination

Description: This course examines the phenomenon of poverty and the role of discrimination as a potential contributing cause. The course has a strong policy focus including examination of recent policy debates on welfare reform and affirmative action. The course begins with a discussion of the definition and measurement of the poor in the US and in developing economies. This discussion is followed by an examination of differing views of the causes of poverty. Next, the role of racial, class, and sex discrimination in both education and the labor market is considered. The remainder of the class focuses on policy options including welfare programs, employment policies, and equal opportunity policies. This honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class size, seminar format, focus on primary texts, and application of higher level critical thinking skills. Sudents may not receive credit for both ECO 9 and ECO 9H. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: MAT-35 and ENG-50 eligibility for ENG-1A., ENG-80.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.
  • UC, CSU

Economics and Personal Decision-Making

Description: Identifies and emphasizes principles, theories, and methods of social science. Students will learn fundamental social science concepts, paradigms, and theories. The course examines how public policy influences the market economy and personal decision-making. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to Elementary ClassroomTeaching

Description: This course introduces students to the concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in today's contemporary schools, Kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12). Topics include teaching as a profession and career, historical and philosophical foundations of the American education system, contemporary educational issues, California's content standards and frameworks, and teacher performance standards. In addition to class time, the course requires a minimum of 54 hours of structured fieldwork in public school elementary classrooms that represent California's diverse student population, and includes cooperation with at least one carefully selected and campus-approved certificated classroom teacher. 54 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:EDUC 200)

Introduction to Education Studies

Description: An overview of the field of education and learning inside and outside of the classroom. Introduces public policy and a critical perspective on the ideological and social construction of schools in the United States. Interpretations of learning conditions through student observations and experiences in varied educational and learning contexts. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to Leadership

Description: Introduces emerging student leaders to the theories and concepts of leadership that contribute to a deeper understanding of individual leadership skills. Students are encouraged to created a personal leadership framework by integrating readings and content from humanities, leadership, organizational theory, human resources management and education. Activities, exercises, and group projects will be introduced to assist students in deepening their understanding of leadership skills. (54 hours lecture)(Letter grade or Pass/No Pass)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: ENG-1A
  • CSU

Education Work Experience

Description: Work Experience is designed to coordinate the student's on-the-job training with workplace skills designed to assist the student in developing successful professional skills. Each student will establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for their job and discipline. Students may earn up to four (4) units each semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60 or 75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of an 18 hours of orientation/professional skills development and 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maximum of 240 for four units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 for four units per semester. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: Students should have paid or voluntary employment.
  • CSU

Industrial Calculations

Description: This contextualized math course provides technical trade specific applications of basic math skills. It is intended for Applied Technology students seeking a certificate. Topics include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing rational numbers, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurement, and career applications. 45 hours lecture, 27 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Zero Net Energy Building Science

Description: Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Building Science includes an overview of many progressive measures that improve the energy performance of buildings. Studies focus on architectural design of building, construction methodology, green HVAC systems, renewable energy systems, and the terminology used in the ZNE Industry. A survey of projects, policies and programs driving ZNE performance in residential and non-residential buildings will be studied. 72 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

California Energy Codes

Description: A study of California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings (Title 24, Part 6), which establishes a minimum level of building energy efficiency to ensure that building construction, system design, and installation achieves energy efficiency and preserves the quality of both indoor and outdoor environments. It emphasizes the understanding and application of the Building Energy Efficiency Standards and supporting documents, the Reference Appendices, Residential Compliance Manual, and the Nonresidential Compliance Manual. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

California Building Codes

Description: A study of California Building, Housing, Energy and Disabled Access Codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State of California. Emphasis on understanding and application of code sections and provisions and the relationships between building, housing, energy, and disabled access codes. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

California Mechanical Codes

Description: A study of California Building and Mechanical Codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State. Emphasis on understanding and application of code sections and provisions and the relationships between building and mechanical codes. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

California Plumbing Codes

Description: A study of California Building and Plumbing Codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State. Emphasis on understanding and application of code sections and provisions, and the relationships between building and plumbing codes. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

California Electrical Codes

Description: A study of California Building and Electrical Codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State. Emphasis on understanding and application of code sections and provisions, and the relationships between building and electrical codes. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

California Residential Codes

Description: A study of information from the most updated version of the California Residential Code and compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and electrical requirements for one- and two-family dwellings up to three stories as mandated by the California Building Standards Commission. Topics under Title 24, Part 2.5 include Scope and Application, Administration, Definitions, Building Planning, Foundations, Floors,Wall Construction, Wall Covering, Roof-Ceiling Construction, Roof Assemblies, and Chimneys and Fireplaces. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

California Fire Codes

Description: A study of building and fire codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds in the State of California. Emphasis on understanding and application of code sections and provisions, and the relation between Fire and Building Codes. Addresses elements of codes in areas of special occupancies, grading, fire and building material standards, and building codes appendices as they apply to both building and fire applications. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Architectural Blueprint Reading

Description: A study of basic information for reading blueprints and construction drawings. Designed for those who must assimilate information found in working drawings and specifications. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Architectural Practice I

Description: An introductory course in wood construction methods and processes. Focus on the use of drafting tools, office equipment and references to assist in selection and drawing of architectural details, including foundation, floors, walls and roofs. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Materials of Construction

Description: An introduction to construction materials and processes. Lab demonstrations in construction techniques and field trips to construction sites are utilized to assist students' understanding of construction principles and practices. Emphasis on the selection of materials in a design context helps develop students' spatial and three dimensional skills. 54 lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Energy Systems Technology Work Experience

Description: Work Experience is designed to coordinate the student's on-the-job training with workplace skills designed to assist the student in developing successful professional skills. Each student will establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for their job and discipline. Students may earn up to four (4) units each semester, for a maximum of 16 units of work experience total. 60 hours of volunteer work or 75 hours of paid work during the semester are required for each unit. No more than 20 hours per week, out of the 60 or 75 requirement, may be applied toward the work requirement. The course consists of an 18 hours of orientation/professional skills development and 60 hours of volunteer work experience per unit with a maximum of 240 for four units per semester OR 75 hours of paid work experience per unit, with a maximum of 300 for four units per semester. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)

  • 1.00 - 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Engineering Design

Description: Students will develop an understanding of engineering design including the role of troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving in order to produce a product. 54 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Engineering Principles I

Description: First in a two-part series of project-based courses that demonstrates mastered skills in all fields of engineering. Course embraces the tenets of project-based learning, where students develop specific projects in mechanics, electrical and control systems. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: MAT-36
  • UC, CSU

Engineering Principles II

Description: Second in a two-part series of project-based courses that demonstrate skill mastery in all fields of engineering. These projects include design and execution of engineering systems such as thermodynamics, statics, strength of materials, engineering reliability and, as a capstone project, the design and implementation of an electrical/electronic marble sorter. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENE-5A.
  • Advisory: PHY-2A.
  • UC, CSU

Intro to Engineering

Description: Explores the branches of engineering, the functions of an engineer, and the industries in which engineers work. Covers the engineering education pathways and explores effective strategies for students to reach their full academic potential. Presents an introduction to the methods and tools of engineering problem solving and design including the interface of the engineer with society and engineering ethics. Develops communication skills pertinent to the engineering profession. 54 hours lecture.(Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGR 110)

Drafting

Description: Fundamentals of Architectural and Mechanical Engineering drafting including lettering, instruments and their uses, geometric construction, types of projection, freehand drawing, sectioning, dimension, auxiliary views, and pictorial drawing. Recommended for beginners and students with up to one year of drafting in high school. 27 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • UC, CSU

Statics

Description: A study of force and equilibrium problems; free body diagram techniques, friction problems, second moments and moments of interia, and their application to engineering. Algebraic, vector and classical, and graphical methods of calculation. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: PHY-4A and MAT-1A
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGR 130)

Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies for Engineers

Description: Introduces the basics of software development using a high level language utilizing programming and the interface of software with the physical world (e.g., the use of sensors). 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only).

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: MAT-10
  • Advisory: Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of computing technology and computer operating procedures, with typing skills.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGR 120)

Engineering Circuit Analysis

Description: An introduction to the analysis of electrical circuits. Use of analytical techniques based on the application of circuit laws and network theorems. Analysis of DC and AC circuits containing resistors, capacitors, inductors, dependent sources, operational amplifiers, and/or switches. Natural and forced responses of first and second order RLC circuits; the use of phasors; AC power calculations; power transfer; and energy concepts. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: PHY-4B.
  • Corequisite: MAT-2.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGR 260; ENGR 260L)

Blueprint Reading

Description: A beginning course in the study of blueprints and their interpretation, types of projections, sections, symbols and abbreviations. This course is designed for students interested in engineering blueprint reading for the basic mechanical, electrical and machine trades. 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENE-21 or MAT-36.
  • CSU

Math for Engineering Technology

Description: A course in mathematical problems frequently used by students enrolled in the trade and industrial and engineering programs. A review of basic arithmetic, linear measurement, basic algebra, basic plane geometry, trigonometry, and compound angles. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

English Composition

Description: Emphasizes skills in critical reading, and writing, including research. Integrated reading and writing assignments respond to various rhetorical situations. Students will produce a minimum of 7500 words of assessed writing. Classroom instruction integrates writing lab activities. Students may not receive credit for both ENG-1A and ENG-1AH. 72 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ESL-50 or ENG-50 or ENG-80 or qualifying placement.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGL 100)

Honors English Composition

Description: Emphasizes skills in critical reading, and writing, including research. Integrated reading and writing assignments respond to various rhetorical situations. Students will produce a minimum of 7500 words of assessed writing. Classroom instruction integrates writing lab activities. This Honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class size; seminar format; focus on primary texts; and application of higher level critical thinking skills. Students may not receive credit for both ENG-1A and ENG-1AH. 72 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-50 or ENG-80 or qualifying placement level.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGL 100)

Critical Thinking and Writing

Description: Students will critically read diverse literary texts in order to compose inquiry-driven writing. Students will write a minimum of 7500 words of assessed writing. Classroom instruction integrates writing lab activities. Students may not receive credit for both ENG-1B and 1BH. 72 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-1A or ENG-1AH.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGL 105 110)

Honors Critical Thinking and Writing

Description: Students will critically read diverse literary texts in order to compose inquiry-driven writing. Students will write a minimum of 7500 words of assessed writing. Classroom instruction integrates writing lab activities. This honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class size, seminar format, focus on primary texts, and application of higher level critical thinking skills. Students may not receive credit for both ENG-1B and 1BH. 72 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter grade only)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-1A or ENG-1AH.
  • Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGL 105 110)

Writing Tutor Training

Description: Designed to prepare students to become peer tutors in the Writing Center. Participants learn specific tutoring techniques and discuss problems, questions, and challenges in tutoring writing. Tutors develop student-centered, non-intrusive tutoring skills that avoid appropriating the text (i.e., becoming a proofreader, editor, or co-author). Topics include theory and practice of tutoring writing, including writing as a process, interpersonal communication techniques, cross-cultural tutoring, group learning, and computer programs applicable to writing instruction. 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter grade only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-1A or ENG-1AH.
  • CSU

British Literature I: Anglo-Saxon through Eighteenth Century

Description: A survey of British literature from the eighth century CE to 1800, including a comprehensive exposure to the poetry, drama, and fiction of this era as well as a basic understanding of the cultural, intellectual, and artistic trends it embodies. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass Option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-50 or ENG-80 or eligibility for ENG-1A
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGL 160)

British Literature II: Romanticism through Modernism/Post-Modernism

Description: A survey of British literature from 1800 to the present, including a comprehensive exposure to the poetry, drama, and fiction of this era as well as a basic understanding of the cultural, intellectual, and artistic trends it embodies. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass Option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-50 or ENG-80 or eligibility for ENG-1A
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGL 165)

Introduction to Mythology

Description: A study of Greco-Roman and other mythological traditions. Emphasizes the historical sources and cultural functions of myths and legends in ancient societies and their continuing relevance to modern thought and culture. 54 hours lecture. (Same as HUM-8) (Letter grade only)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH and REA-83.
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to Shakespeare

Description: A survey of Shakespeares plays and poetry, with the primary emphasis on exposing students to a representative sampling of his dramatic works and to the cultural, intellectual, and artistic contexts for his work. Both students who have read Shakespeare before and students who have no experience with Shakespeare are encouraged to take this class. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH
  • UC, CSU

Special Studies in Literature

Description: Designed to provide students with opportunities to focus on specialized areas of literature and/or specific authors, genres, or literary themes. Topics are selected according to student and instructor interest and needs. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH
  • CSU

Creative Writing

Description: Studies in fundamental principles and practice of writing fiction and poetry. Lectures and discussions emphasize analysis of professional examples of creative writing and study of creative writing theory. In-class workshops provide practice in creative writing techniques. In-class and out-of-class class writing assignments provide practice in writing techniques and in peer- and self-analysis. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass Option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-1A or ENG-1AH
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGL 200)

Special Studies in Creative Writing

Description: Studies in the principles and practice of specialized areas of creative writing, such as genre writing, blogging, travel writing, the personal essay, long form writing. Lectures and discussions emphasize analysis of professional examples of creative writing and study of creative writing theory. In-class workshops provide practice in creative writing techniques. In-class and out-of-class writing assignments provide practice in writing techniques as well as peer- and self-analysis. Topics are selected according to student and instructor needs and interest. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass Option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: ENG-1A or ENG-1AH
  • CSU

American Literature I: Pre-Contact through Civil War

Description: A survey of American literature from the pre-contact period to the Civil War, including a comprehensive exposure to the prose, poetry and fiction of this era as well as a basic understanding of the cultural, intellectual and artistic trends it embodies. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-50 or ENG-80 or eligibility for ENG-1A
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGL 130)

American Literature II: 1860 to the Present

Description: A survey of American literature from 1860 to the present, including a comprehensive exposure to the prose, poetry, fiction, and drama of this era as well as a basic understanding of the cultural, intellectual, and artistic trends it embodies. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-50 or ENG-80 or eligibility for ENG-1A
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGL 135)

Introduction to Linguistics

Description: A survey of language structure, theory and development, including a study of phonetics, phonology, morphology, semantics and syntax, language variation and change, language acquisition, and the psychological and social issues involved in language learning. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass Option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-50 or ENG-80 or qualification for English 1A.
  • UC, CSU

Literary Magazine Production: Beginning

Description: Beginning-level literary magazine production with an emphasis on both theory and practice. Qualified students may serve in various capacities, though all will be involved in editorial work. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: ENG-1A or ENG-1AH
  • CSU

Literary Magazine Production: Intermediate

Description: Intermediate-level literary magazine production with an emphasis on both theory and practice. Qualified students may serve in various capacities, though all will be involved in editorial work. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours of laboratory. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass Option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-17A
  • Advisory: ENG-1A or ENG-1AH
  • CSU

Literary Magazine Production: Advanced

Description: Advanced-level literary magazine production with an emphasis on both theory and practice. Qualified students may serve in various capacities, though all will be involved in editorial work. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours of laboratory. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-17B
  • Advisory: ENG-1A or ENG-1AH
  • CSU

Survey of Native American Literature

Description: A survey of Native American literature from early oral narrative to contemporary literature using the critical lens of ethnic studies. Includes a comprehensive exposure to Native American prose, poetry, oratory, essay and modern fiction and an introduction to the concepts of ethnic studies focused on the social, intellectual and artistic trends of Native American culture and their relationship to contemporary literature. 54 hours lecture. (Same as ETS-18) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH.
  • UC, CSU

Survey of African American Literature

Description: A survey of African American literature from the early oral tradition to the present using the critical lens of ethnic studies. Includes a comprehensive exposure to African American prose, poetry, and fiction and an introduction to the concepts of ethnic studies focused on the social, intellectual, and artistic trends of African American culture and their relationship to contemporary literature. Students who have taken both ENG-21 and ENG-22 may not receive credit for ENG-20 or ETS-20. 54 hours lecture. (Same as ETS-20) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH.
  • UC, CSU

The Bible As Literature

Description: A survey of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament with emphasis on literary form, styles, and themes. 54 hours lecture. (Same as HUM-23) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass Option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH and REA-83.
  • UC, CSU

Survey of Asian American Literature

Description: A survey of Asian American literature from the mid-19th century to the present using the critical lens of ethnic studies. Includes a comprehensive exposure to Asian American prose, poetry, drama, and fiction, as well as a basic understanding of the cultural, intellectual, and artistic trends of Asian American culture and their relationship to literature. 54 hours lecture. (Same as ETS-24) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH.

Latinx Literature of the United States

Description: Latinx literature of the regional United States in all genres from the early oral traditions, chronicles, and epic poems of the 15th through 19th centuries to the essays, poems, plays, and novels of 20th century authors. The course will also explore Latinx history, culture, and identity as expressed in the writings of American Latinx writers using the critical lens of ethnic studies. 54 hours lecture. (Same as ETS-25) (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH.
  • UC, CSU

Children's Literature

Description: A general survey of children's literature from early times, with emphasis on contemporary works, including fantasy/science fiction, realistic, multicultural, and historical fiction. Both oral and written assignments are required. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No pass option)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-50 or ENG-80 or eligibility for ENG-1A
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGL 180)

Literature by Women

Description: A study of literary works by female authors with unique and/or representative voices emphasizing the cultural or historical factors that have contributed to the creation of these fictional works. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH
  • UC, CSU

Women in Literature

Description: A study of images of women in literature which includes male and female authors and explores the cultural, sociological, political, and economic bases for historical and contemporary literary images of women. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass Option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH
  • UC, CSU

Introduction to Screenwriting

Description: An introduction to an overview of the elements of structure, theme, plot, character, and dialogue in writing for film. Students will critically analyze professional scripts, view model examples of film writing, and work on their own screenplay. Students will have the opportunity to read and critique each others' screenplays in a workshop setting. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: Qualification for ENG-1A
  • CSU

Screenwriting: Beginning

Description: An overview of the elements of structure, theme, plot, character, and dialogue in writing for film. Students will critically analyze professional scripts, view model examples of film writing, and complete the first act of their own feature-length screenplay. Students will have the opportunity to read and critique each others' screenplays in a workshop setting. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: ENG-1A or ENG-1AH
  • CSU

Screenwriting: Intermediate

Description: An intermediate exploration of the elements of structure, theme, plot, character, and dialogue in writing for film. Students will critically analyze professional scripts, view model examples of film writing, and complete the second act of their own feature-length screenplay. Students will have the opportunity to read and critique each others' screenplays in a workshop setting. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-38A
  • Advisory: ENG-1A or ENG-1AH
  • CSU

Screenwriting: Advanced

Description: An advanced exploration of the elements of structure, theme, plot, character, and dialogue in writing for film. Students will critically analyze professional scripts, view model examples of film writing, and complete the third act of their own feature-length screenplay. Students will have the opportunity to read and critique each others' screenplays in a workshop setting. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-38B
  • Advisory: ENG-1A or ENG-1AH or
  • CSU

Screenwriting II

Description: Intermediate level exploration of the elements of structure, theme, plot, character, and dialogue in writing for film and television. Students will critically analyze professional scripts, view model examples of film writing, and work on their own screenplays, focusing primarily on refinement of previous material and additional act development. Students will also read and critique each others' screenplays in a workshop setting. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: ENG-38, FTV-70 and Qualification for ENG-1A
  • CSU

World Literature I: From Ancient Literatures to the Seventeenth Century

Description: Significant works of world literature from Ancient literatures to the Seventeenth Century, including a comprehensive exposure to the poetic, dramatic, and prose forms of early cultures as well as a basic understanding of the cultural, intellectual, and artistic trends these works embody. Primary emphasis is on literature in translation. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass Option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-50 or ENG-80 or qualification for ENG 1A.
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGL 140)

World Literature II: Seventeenth Century Through the Present

Description: Significant works of world literature from the Seventeenth Century through the present, including a comprehensive exposure to the poetry, drama, and fiction of these periods as well as a basic understanding of the cultural, intellectual, and artistic trends these works embody. Emphasis on literature in translation. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: ENG-50 or ENG-80
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH
  • UC, CSU
  • (C-ID:ENGL 145)

Poetry from the Twentieth Century to the Present

Description: The study of major voices and trends in poetry of the twentieth and twenty-first century, examining the cultural and artistic contexts from which this poetry emerged. Topics include poetic structure and development and thematic elements. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH
  • UC, CSU

Modern Drama

Description: A survey of drama from (roughly) 1870 to the present, including appraisal of modern theatrical movements, examination of dramas function as a form of creative expression, exploration of ideas, societal factors and technology that have influenced modern drama, and investigation into the practice of the playwright and dramaturge. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH
  • UC, CSU

Short Story and Novel from the Twentieth Century to the Present

Description: A study of prose fiction from the twentieth century to the present, with an emphasis on writers of international standing whose work embodies significant formal developments and thematic concerns of prose narrative in the last century. 54 hours lecture. (Letter Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

  • 3.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: ENG-1B or ENG-1BH
  • UC, CSU

Basic English Composition

Description: Emphasizes and develops skills in critical reading and academic writing as preparation for college-level composition. Students will produce a minimum of 5,000 words of instructor-evaluated writing. This course is recommended for ESL 55 students before taking ENG 1A. Classroom instruction integrates lab activities. 72 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (Letter Grade only.)

  • 4.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Advisory: ESL-55

Preparatory Composition

Description: Accelerated preparation for English Composition (ENG 1A), this course offers intensive instruction in the academic reading, reasoning, and writing expected in transfer and associate-degree courses. Students will read college-level texts and write a minimum of 10,000 words. Classroom instruction is supplemented by writing lab activities. 108 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Non-degree credit course)(Letter grade only)

  • 6.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None

Writing Clinic (English)

Description: Intended for students who need concentrated attention in various areas of grammar, punctuation, and composition. Self-paced, open-entry/open-exit, with no traditional lecture-based component. Instead, it requires students to do the majority of their coursework independently. Each student follows a sequential series of modules based on his or her diagnosis. Students meet with their instructor in the Writing and Reading Center for the pre-and post-test and as needed for one-on-one instruction or small group study for the duration of the students' enrollment in the course. 27 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Non-degree credit course) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • 0.50 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.

Special Topics in English: Research Methodologies

Description: Presents the essential process of conducting and presenting academic discipline-based research. Students learn and practice the process of developing and refining an academic research question beyond the composition level course research introduction; conducting library, field, and internet research; crafting a thesis statement; organizing gathered research material; drafting/outlining the presentation; using academic formatting in APA and MLA styles; and presenting the research in oral, written, and visual formats. Students may not receive credit for both ENG-90B and ENG-90BH. 18 hours lecture. (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • CSU

Honors Special Topics in English: Research Methodologies

Description: Presents the essential process of conducting and presenting academic discipline-based research. Students learn and practice the process of developing and refining an academic research question beyond the composition level course research introduction; conducting library, field, and internet research; crafting a thesis statement; organizing gathered research material; drafting/outlining the presentation; using academic formatting in APA and MLA styles; and presenting the research in oral, written, and visual formats. This Honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated students through limited class size; seminar format; focus on primary texts; and application of higher level critical thinking skills. Students may not receive credit for both ENG-90B and ENG-90BH. 18 hours lecture. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option)

  • 1.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Limitation on Enrollment: Enrollment in Honors Program.
  • CSU

Academic Support for English 1

Description: Limited to students concurrently enrolled in the co-requisite English 1A class, English 91 provides students with additional support for college-level English. This 2-unit class offers additional instruction and practice in reading strategies, writing process, sentence craft, metacognitive reflection, and college success skills. 36 hours lecture. (Non-degree credit course) (Pass/No Pass only)

  • 2.00 Units
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Description: Limited to students concurrently enrolled in the co-requisite English 1A class, English 91 provides students with additional support for college-level English. This 2-unit class offers additional instruction and practice in reading strategies, writing process, sentence craft, metacognitive reflection, and college success skills. 36 hours lecture. (Non-degree credit course) (Pass/No Pass only)
  • Corequisite: ENG-1A.

Composition Skills and Support for English 1A

Description: Offers composition skill support (primarily in reading strategies, writing process, and composition skills as needed from sentence-level skills to essay structure) for students concurrently enrolled in an English 1A course. This non-credit 18 hour course provides students additional instructional time with a dedicated instructor and a community of other students also seeking additional support for their writing