Course Descriptions

 

Using this catalog successfully means understanding how it’s supposed to serve you.

Course Descriptions are written as follows:

  • All courses within a particular discipline are grouped (i.e.: Accounting courses).
  • The title line includes a 3 or 4 letter prefix (i.e.: ACCT ), plus a 3-4 digit number indicating the level of the course (i.e.: 100 or 200 level), plus the course name, then the credit hours and contact hours*.
  • After the title line is the body or course description, the narrative describing course content.
  • Finally, after the course description is italicized type giving the prerequisite(s) for the course.

 

If there is a prerequisite, it is listed; if one is not listed, there is none.

* A credit hour equals one hour/week in class for 15 weeks; a contact hour equals the time instructors spend in the classroom (used to calculate tuition/fees).

 

Index to Course Descriptions

Click on one of the below sections to view the available courses in that area.

ACCOUNTING (ACCT formerly BAA) HUMANITIES (HUM formerly HUH)
AGRICULTURE (AGT) INDUSTRIAL STUDIES (INDS formerly VTI)
ALLIED HEALTH (ALH) INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (TRAV formerly SSF)
ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH formerly SSA) INTERNSHIP
ART (ART formerly HUA) LANGUAGES (LNG formerly HUF)
AUTOMOTIVE (AUTO formerly VTA) MACHINE TOOL (MACH)
BIOLOGY (BIO formerly NSA, NSB) MATHEMATICS (MATH formerly NSM)
BUSINESS (BUS formerly BAC, BAD, BAM, BIP) MUSIC (MUS formerly HUM)
CHEMISTRY (CHEM formerly NSC) NURSING (NUR)
COMMUNICATIONS (COM) PHILOSOPHY (PHIL formerly HUP)
COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN (CADD) PHYSICAL EDUCATION/ACTIVITY (PHED formerly NSH)
COMPUTERS (CIS formerly EDP) PHYSICAL EDUCATION/LECTURE (PHED formerly NSH)
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CRJU formerly VTL) PHYSICS (PHYS formerly NSP, NSS)
ECONOMICS (ECON formerly BAE) PRACTICUM
EDUCATION (EDU formerly SSE) PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT
ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY (ELEC formerly VTE) PSYCHOLOGY (PSY formerly SSP)
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN RELIGION (REL formerly HUR)
ENGLISH (ENG formerly COM & HUL) SOCIOLOGY (SOC formerly SSS)
GENERAL EDUCATION (GEN) SPECIAL TOPICS
GEOGRAPHY (GEOG formerly NSG) STUDENT SUCCESS
GEOLOGY (GEOL formerly NSG) WELDING (WELD formerly VTW)
GOVERNMENT (PSI formerly SSG)
HISTORY (HIST formerly SSH) COMPLETE LIST OF ALL COURSES