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Transfer Classes

The purpose of transfer is to facilitate the smooth transition of college course work taken at one college institution to another college for the benefit of the individual student. These courses are generally intended to move the student towards a baccalaureate degree. Bellingham Technical College provides educational course work and degree programs which “transfer” to upper-division institutions, both public and private. The notion of transfer is grounded in the peer-based accreditation status of the participating colleges in supporting student mobility of course work between and among the colleges.

**Note: If a Washington State Community or Technical College offers a similar course with an ampersand ("&") in the course prefix, it is easily transferable among CTC colleges. Students should check with 4-year colleges for acceptance/non-acceptance when transferring individual CTC courses.

Courses

  • Business

  • ACCT& 203Principles of Accounting III5 credits

    This is the third course of the series of three accounting courses in the Business DTA sequence and is also a required course for the Accounting AAS and AAS-T degree students. This course introduces students to information needed by managers to carry out three essential functions in an organization: (1) planning operations, (2) controlling activities, and (3) making decisions. This course will show what kind of information is needed, where this information can be obtained, and how this information can be used by managers as they carry out their planning, control, and decision-making responsibilities.

    Prerequisite:

    ACCT& 202 or ACCT 243 with a "C" or better or instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    4/5-6/19MWF10:10a-11:30aKENT DOpenings: 24
  • ACCT& 202Principles of Accounting II5 credits

    This is the second of a series of three accounting courses in the Business DTA sequence and is a continuation of ACCT& 201. The emphasis of this class is on fixed assets, intangibles, investments and financing, stockholder’s equity, cash flow analysis and financial statement analysis.

    Prerequisite:

    ACCT&201 with a C or higher; or instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online KENT DOpenings: 12
  • ACCT& 201Principles of Accounting I5 credits

    This course is the first of a series of three accounting courses in the Business DTA sequence. It provides an introduction to financial accounting as an essential part of business decision-making. It includes the vocabulary and fundamental concepts of accounting as well as analysis of common business activities and interpretation primary financial statements.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Score: 75 in Algebra or a grade of C or higher in Math 098; or instructor permission.

  • BUS& 101Introduction to Business5 credits

    Students are introduced to the broad field of business and its organization, operation and management. Business opportunities, ownership, marketing, physical factors, human resource, finance, regulations and decision-making processes are emphasized. Other topics include problems of organization, strategic management and controls. Fulfills the social science requirements at Bellingham Technical College.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online WOLLENS JOpenings: 2
    4/4-6/20TTh 8:00a-10:10aWOLLENS JOpenings: 24
  • BUS& 201Business Law5 credits

    This course introduces students to principles underlying the legal environment of business through lectures, classroom activities, and study of text. Students will be exposed to basic information relating business and personal aspects of law as set forth in the course outline.

    Prerequisite:

    71 Reading Accuplacer score.

    Future Offerings
    4/4-6/20Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Communications

  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MW 8:30a-9:50aRICHARDS JOpenings: 9
    1/4-3/23Online NELSON NWaitlisted: 1
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:00a-10:10aRICHARDS JOpenings: 12
    1/5-3/21Th 1:10p-3:20pHATCH LOpenings: 4
    4/4-6/16Online NELSON NOpenings: 24
    4/4-6/13T 8:00a-10:10aRICHARDS JOpenings: 26
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aRICHARDS JOpenings: 26
  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 credits

    Intermediate academic essay writing. Emphasis on critical reading and writing, synthesis of cross-disciplinary texts, documentation of sources and argumentation.

    Prerequisite:

    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aRICHARDS JOpenings: 16
    1/4-3/23Online RICHARDS JWaitlisted: 3
    4/4-6/16Online RICHARDS JOpenings: 24
  • ENGL& 235Technical Writing5 credits

    This course is designed to help students report technical information clearly, completely, and persuasively. Technical writing shares many of the same concerns of other kinds of writing, such as attention to Purpose, Readability, and most significantly, Audience. This course is designed to provide instruction and practice in creating practical and effective documents for students in medical, scientific, technical, and other professional fields.

    Prerequisite:

    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online HATCH LOpenings: 1
    4/4-6/16Online RICHARDS JOpenings: 24
  • Computer Science

  • CS& 131Computer Science I C++5 credits

    This course equips students with fundamental programming skills such as effective use of data types, variables, assignment statements, control structures, modular design using procedures, pointers and array data structures in the construction of C++ programs. This course also introduces students to Object Oriented Programming concepts and prepares students for the C++ Institute Certified Associate Programmer exam.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH 099 or IT 121 with a C or better or Instructor Permission.

  • Engineering

  • ENGR& 104Introduction To Engineering & Design5 credits

    Course explores the role of teamwork, creativity, and communication in innovative engineering design. Topics include engineering design process, collaborative problem solving techniques, and computer applications. Students will develop their knowledge and skills in these areas through a series of hands-on design projects.

    Prerequisite:

    (Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or Math 098 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or RDG 085 with a "C" or better) and (Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or ENGL 092 with a "C" or better).

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-1:50pSEAY BOpenings: 8
    4/5-6/19MWF12:30p-1:50pDAVISHAHL JOpenings: 24
  • ENGR& 204Electrical Circuits5 credits

    This course is a basic introduction to electrical engineering and circuit analysis. Topics covered include basic circuit and systems concepts, mathematical models of components, Kirchoff's laws, resistors, sources, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers. The solution of first and second order linear differential equations associated with basic RC, RLC and active filter circuits is required.

    Prerequisite:

    (MATH& 151 and PHYS& 220 with a "C" or better) or Instructor Permission.

    Future Offerings
    4/4-5/30TTh 3:30p-5:30pCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
  • ENGR& 214Engineering Statics5 credits

    This course is an introduction to engineering mechanics, focusing on the analysis of “static” (non-moving) structures. Students will use statics concepts to determine the external reaction loads and internal member forces for trusses, frames, and machines.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 151 and PHYS& 221 with a "C" or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aDAVISHAHL JOpenings: 15
  • ENGR& 225Mechanics Of Materials5 credits

    Introduction to the concepts of stress, deformation, and strain in solid materials. Includes relationships between loads on structural and machine elements and the stresses, deflection and load-carrying capacity of these elements under tension, compression, torsion, bending, and shear forces.

    Prerequisite:

    (ENGR& 214 and MATH& 152 with a "C" or better) or instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    4/5-6/19MWF10:10a-11:30aDAVISHAHL JOpenings: 24
  • Humanities

  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MW 2:10p-3:30pSMITH MWaitlisted: 3
    1/4-3/22MWF 8:30a-9:50aSMITH MOpenings: 2
    1/4-3/23Online BURNS JWaitlisted: 2
    1/4-3/23Online BURNS JWaitlisted: 2
    1/5-3/23TTh 1:10p-3:20pSMITH MWaitlisted: 1
    1/5-3/23TTh 5:30p-7:40pMUDD SOpenings: 19
    4/4-3/16TTh 1:10p-3:20pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    4/4-6/16Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 24
    4/4-6/16Online BURNS JOpenings: 24
    4/4-6/16Online BURNS JOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aSMITH MOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/14MW 2:10p-3:30pSMITH MOpenings: 28
  • CMST& 220Public Speaking5 credits

    Introduction to communication theory and public speaking emphasizing organization, audience analysis, oral styles, and use of visual aids. Includes presentation of various types of public speeches and analyses of contemporary speeches.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-1:50pBURNS JOpenings: 20
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:00a-10:10aBURNS JOpenings: 19
    4/4-3/16TTh 8:00a-10:10aBURNS JOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/16MWF 5:30p-6:50pBURNS JOpenings: 28
  • HIST& 146United States History I5 credits

    Survey of Native American societies, European explorers, and the lifestyles of the new continent, the independence movement, and the problems of a new nation.

    Future Offerings
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aCRAWFORD KOpenings: 24
  • HIST& 147United States History II5 credits

    Survey course covering the rise of nationalism, evolution of American lifestyles, Civil War, westward movement, and the American industrial revolution.

    Prerequisite:

    HIST& 146 with a C grade.

  • HIST& 148United States History III5 credits

    Survey course exploring the social, political, and economic history of the United States from 1900 to the present.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online CRAWFORD KOpenings: 4
  • HUM& 101Introduction to Humanities5 credits

    Students explore the works in the literary, performing, and visual arts. Students identify common themes in the arts, analyze works representing diverse perspectives, and investigate the political, social, technological and historical contexts of works. A broader understanding is encouraged through the exploration and synthesis of outside sources using research methods.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 50 or a C grade in ABE 054 or ABE 055, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 50 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online WATTS KOpenings: 11
    4/4-6/13T10:30a-12:40pWATTS KOpenings: 26
    4/4-6/16Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • SPAN& 121Spanish I5 credits

    An introductory course, which facilitates elementary ability in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. This course provides some understanding of Hispanic cultures.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF 5:30p-6:50pRAWLS KOpenings: 20
    1/4-3/22Online RAWLS KWaitlisted: 1
  • SPAN& 122Spanish II5 credits

    A continuation of Spanish I. The vocabulary and grammatical structures are more complicated, and the student begins to master a past tense. Oral comprehension and speaking skills are emphasized through daily practice, as well as the reading and writing exercises.

    Prerequisite:

    SPAN& 121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    4/5-6/16MWF 5:30p-6:50pRAWLS KOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16Online RAWLS KOpenings: 20
  • Mathematics

  • MATH& 107Math in Society5 credits

    College level coverage of practical applications in many fields of study. Topics will include probability, statistics, finance, geometry, graphing, growth & decay, and right triangle trigonometry.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online MOYLE VWaitlisted: 1
    4/4-6/16Online MOYLE VOpenings: 24
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22WF 8:30a-9:50aPENG AOpenings: 14
    1/4-3/22Online PENG AOpenings: 12
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aPENG AOpenings: 3
    4/4-6/16Online PENG AOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/16MWF10:10a-11:30aPENG AOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 credits

    The majority of this course will cover trigonometry. Students will explore trigonometry functions, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, graphing, trigonometry identifies, laws of Sine and Cosine as well as trigonometric application problems. This course will also cover vectors in the plane and in space, along with parametric equations. Polar coordinates and graphs of polar equations will also be included.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-1:50pPENG AOpenings: 11
    1/4-3/22Online PENG AOpenings: 14
    4/5-6/16Online PENG AOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aPENG AOpenings: 20
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 credits

    Fundamental concepts and basic tools of descriptive and inferential statistics. How to describe data and make reasonable conjectures about the populations from which the samples were taken. Topics include: sampling distribution patterns, organization of data, sampling methods and experimental design, probability and simulation of random events, estimation of population parameters, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression and basic hypothesis testing. Internet/computer access and graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aKHRAMOV AWaitlisted: 0
    1/4-3/23Online KHRAMOV AWaitlisted: 4
    4/4-6/16Online KHRAMOV AOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aKHRAMOV AOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 148Business Calculus5 credits

    Limits, derivatives, marginal analysis, optimization, antiderivatives, and definite integrals.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    4/5-6/16MWF12:30p-1:50pWHITMORE DOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16Online WHITMORE DOpenings: 20
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22Online WHITMORE DOpenings: 15
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aWHITMORE DOpenings: 11
    4/5-6/16MWF10:10a-11:30aWHITMORE DOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16Online WHITMORE DOpenings: 20
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 credits

    The study of Riemann Sums, methods of integration, numerical methods, polar and rectangular forms, fundamental theorem of Calculus, areas of regions, volumes of solids, centroids, length of curves, surface area, and an introduction to differential equations.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 151 with a C or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-1:50pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 13
    1/4-3/22Online HONEYCUTT TOpenings: 16
  • MATH& 163Calculus 35 credits

    Multivariate integral and differential calculus. Geometry in R3 and in the plane. The study of vectors, acceleration, curvature; functions of several variables, partial derivatives; directional derivatives and gradients; extreme values; double and triple integrals; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 152 with a C or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22Online HONEYCUTT TOpenings: 20
    1/4-3/22MWF 8:30a-9:50aHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 28
  • MATH 238Intro to Differential Equations5 credits

    Introductory course in ordinary differential equations. Includes first- and second-order equations and Laplace transform; series methods and numerical techniques.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 163 with a C or better

  • Physical and Natural Sciences

  • BIOL& 160General Biology with Lab5 credits

    This course provides introduction to basic concepts of biology, with an emphasis on the cells as the fundamental unit of life. Topics include cell structure, basic chemical and biochemical concepts, metabolism, cell division, principles of genetics, biological diversity, and methods of scientific inquiry and critical thinking. Course establishes foundation necessary for continued biology study, especially in human anatomy and physiology. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF 9:00a-11:00aBILLHARZ RWaitlisted: 3
    1/4-3/22MW 1:00p-4:00pBILLHARZ RWaitlisted: 4
    1/5-3/23TTh 5:30p-8:30pWESTER LOpenings: 19
    4/5-6/14MW 5:30p-8:30pBILLHARZ ROpenings: 28
    4/5-6/16MWF 1:00p-3:00pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 241Human A & P 15 credits

    This course emphasizes understanding of the normal human, which will serve as a foundation of general understanding as well as a foundation for future study in allied health fields. Lecture, group discussion, literature and internet research, and laboratory exercises are included. Acquisition of basic knowledge, application and integration of concepts is emphasized. Biol& 241 includes anatomy survey; tissues; and integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems.

    Prerequisite:

    BIOL& 160 with a C grade and CHEM&121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:30a-12:00pVANDENBERG AWaitlisted: 7
    1/5-3/21T 5:30p-9:30pHORNE KWaitlisted: 1
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-11:15aHORNE KOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/10Sa12:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 242Human A & P 25 credits

    This course emphasizes understanding of the normal human, which will serve as a foundation of general understanding as well as a foundation for future study in allied health fields. Lecture, group discussion, literature and internet research, and laboratory exercises are included. Acquisition of basic knowledge, application and integration of concepts is emphasized. Biol& 242 includes circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.

    Prerequisite:

    BIOL& 241 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/23TTh 1:00p-4:30pOLAH AOpenings: 8
    1/7-3/18Sa12:00p-4:00pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 6
    4/4-6/16TTh 1:00p-4:30pOLAH AOpenings: 28
    4/4-6/13T 5:30p-9:30pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 260Microbiology5 credits

    Exploration of microbial world with a focus on medical microbiology for students in the health field. Areas of study include classification of microbes, life cycle, metabolism, control, and common infectious diseases of the human body. Laboratory component will demonstrate procedures to identify and control microbes.

    Prerequisite:

    BIOL& 160 with a C grade and CHEM&121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MW 8:30a-12:00pOLAH AOpenings: 8
    1/4-3/22MW 1:00p-4:30pOLAH AOpenings: 4
    4/4-6/16TTh 8:30a-12:00pOLAH AOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/14MW 5:30p-9:00pOLAH AOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 110Chemical Concepts w/Lab5 credits

    This course is a broad overview of chemistry concepts useful to technical program education. Topics include basic atomic theory, chemical bonding, solutions, organic chemistry, hydrocarbon reactions, analytical separations, gasses, thermodynamics, and intermolecular forces.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or MATH 099 or AMATH111 with a "C" grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22Online MALO GOpenings: 19
    1/4-3/22MWF 9:00a-11:00aMALO GOpenings: 14
    4/5-6/16Online MALO GOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16MWF 1:00p-3:00pMALO GOpenings: 20
  • CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry5 credits

    Introductory course for non-science majors, nursing, and environmental science students. Includes basic concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry, the nature of atoms, molecules and chemical bonds, chemical notation, chemistry of solutions, scientific reasoning, and problem-solving in the study of the theory and application of chemistry. Lab work is included.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22W 5:30p-8:30pYAMAMOTO KWaitlisted: 2
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LWaitlisted: 15
    1/7-3/18Sa 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LOpenings: 1
    4/4-6/16TTh 1:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/14MW 8:30a-11:30aYAMAMOTO KOpenings: 24
    4/8-3/10Sa 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 131Introduction to Organic/Bio-Chemistry5 credits

    This course is a continuation of CHEM&121 and uses those concepts learned to understand the molecular nature of organic molecules. Topics to be covered include the structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of hydrocarbons, alcohol, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and the amines with significant emphasis on the biochemical context of these organic molecules. The structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids including the major catabolic and anabolic pathways of carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism is also covered. Lab activities complement theoretical concepts. Group discussion, lecture, as well as laboratory exercises are included as methods of learning.

    Prerequisite:

    CHEM& 121 with a "C" grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/23TTh 1:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 1
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    This is an introductory chemistry course which includes an introduction to the scientific method, the international system of measurements, the nature of atoms and molecules, ions, chemical bonding, the periodic table, chemical formulas and equations, stoichiometry of reactions and solutions, and the physical properties of real and ideal gasses. Also included are short courses on polymers and nuclear chemistry. Lab work included.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:00a-10:45aMALO GOpenings: 7
    1/5-3/23TTh 3:00p-5:45pMALO GOpenings: 7
    4/4-6/16TTh 3:00p-5:45pMALO GOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 162General Chemistry w/Lab II5 credits

    Atomic periodicity, chemical bonding theories, solid and liquid states and solutions.

    Prerequisite:

    CHEM& 161 with C grade.

  • NUTR& 101Nutrition5 credits

    This course provides information pertaining to human nutrition and the function of nutrients in the body. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology of digestion and absorption; specific utilization of carbohydrates, protein, and fats; vitamin and mineral supplements. Other topics include food safety and the impact of diet on health and disease. Basic principles of chemistry, biology, and physiology are applied to the study of nutrition.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online HORNE KOpenings: 2
    1/4-3/23Online HORNE KOpenings: 7
    4/4-6/16Online HORNE KOpenings: 24
  • PHYS& 110Physics for Non-Science Majors w/Lab5 credits

    A course for non-science majors focusing on the central concepts of physics relating everyday experiences. The principles and laws of physics are covered on a conceptual and historical level rather than mathematical basis. Topics include Newton’s laws of motion, energy and magnetism, and waves (sound and light). Laboratory work provides an introduction to the scientific method and role of measurement in science and serves to demonstrate the practical application of physics concepts.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or higher or a C grade in AMATH 111 or MATH 098.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-2:30pKHRAMOV AOpenings: 18
    1/4-3/22Online KHRAMOV AOpenings: 17
    4/5-6/16Online KHRAMOV AOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16MWF12:30p-2:30pKHRAMOV AOpenings: 20
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:

    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.

  • PHYS& 222Engineering Physics II w/Lab5 credits

    Phys& 222 is a calculus-based introduction to electricity and magnetism that prepares students for coursework in engineering. The course introduces the fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism: electrostatics; magnetic fields of steady currents; time-varying electric and magnetic fields; DC and AC circuits; electromagnetic waves. Conceptual development and problem solving have equal emphasis. Laboratory work provides an introduction to design, experimental methods and elementary data analysis.

    Prerequisite:

    PHYS& 221 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite MATH& 152 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/10-3/21T10:30a-12:20pKHRAMOV AOpenings: 18
  • PHYS& 223Engineering Physics III w/Lab5 credits

    PHYS& 223 is a calculus-based introduction to rotations and oscillations, wave phenomena and optics that prepares students for coursework in engineering. Conceptual development and problem solving have equal emphasis. Laboratory work provides an introduction to design, experimental methods and elementary data analysis.

    Prerequisite:

    PHYS& 222 with a grade of C or better.

  • Social Sciences

  • ECON& 201Micro Economics5 credits

    Introduction to microeconomics. Presents supply and demand models, consumers and producers choice in the competitive and non-competitive market. Examines the various economic decisions made by firms relating to price, demand, factors or production, and cost.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online FARRINGTON COpenings: 11
  • ECON& 202Macro Economics5 credits

    Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance.

    Prerequisite:

    ECON& 201 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    4/5-6/16Online FARRINGTON COpenings: 20
  • POLS& 202American Government5 credits

    Focus is given to the system, process, and organizational functions of the American government. It also puts primary attention on the relationships between citizens and their national government by exploring the key theoretical precepts that shaped the Constitution and its federal structural arrangements. Close attention is paid to the policy making process and its key actors, as well as various public policies.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 50 or a C grade in ABE 054 or ABE 055, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 50 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/23TTh10:30a-12:40pCRAWFORD KOpenings: 12
    1/5-3/23Online CRAWFORD KOpenings: 16
    4/4-6/16TTh10:30a-12:40pCRAWFORD KOpenings: 20
    4/4-6/16Online CRAWFORD KOpenings: 20
  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online MUDD SWaitlisted: 2
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aMUDD SOpenings: 12
    1/4-3/22MW12:30p-1:50pMUDD SOpenings: 15
    4/4-6/16Online MUDD SOpenings: 24
    4/4-3/16TTh 5:30p-7:40pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/16MWF10:10a-11:30aSMITH MOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/14MW 2:10p-3:30pMUDD SOpenings: 28
  • PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology5 credits

    A systematic study of the developmental processes in humans from conception to late adulthood. Special emphasis will be given to the topics of physical development, cognitive development, and personality/social development.

    Prerequisite:

    PSYC& 100 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online LIPPMAN LWaitlisted: 1
    4/4-6/16Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 24
  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 credits

    This course introduces the major concepts and definitions of the science of sociology. Basic sociological inquiry is covered, and how social forces shape communal and individual behaviors and attitudes. Topics include socialization, cultures, deviance, social control, inequality, power, social class, race, gender, and institutions. Students learn the basic theories and perspectives of sociology and how those theories apply to the social landscape.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online POLLARD DWaitlisted: 4
    4/4-6/16Online POLLARD DOpenings: 24

 

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Courses

  • Communications

  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MW 8:30a-9:50aRICHARDS JOpenings: 9
    1/4-3/23Online NELSON NWaitlisted: 1
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:00a-10:10aRICHARDS JOpenings: 12
    1/5-3/21Th 1:10p-3:20pHATCH LOpenings: 4
    4/4-6/16Online NELSON NOpenings: 24
    4/4-6/13T 8:00a-10:10aRICHARDS JOpenings: 26
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aRICHARDS JOpenings: 26
  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 credits

    Intermediate academic essay writing. Emphasis on critical reading and writing, synthesis of cross-disciplinary texts, documentation of sources and argumentation.

    Prerequisite:

    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aRICHARDS JOpenings: 16
    1/4-3/23Online RICHARDS JWaitlisted: 3
    4/4-6/16Online RICHARDS JOpenings: 24
  • ENGL& 235Technical Writing5 credits

    This course is designed to help students report technical information clearly, completely, and persuasively. Technical writing shares many of the same concerns of other kinds of writing, such as attention to Purpose, Readability, and most significantly, Audience. This course is designed to provide instruction and practice in creating practical and effective documents for students in medical, scientific, technical, and other professional fields.

    Prerequisite:

    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online HATCH LOpenings: 1
    4/4-6/16Online RICHARDS JOpenings: 24
  • Humanities

  • AENGL 100Applied English5 credits

    This applied English course focuses on the workplace communication skills needed to send, receive, and process oral and written information. Along with a review of writing fundamentals, learners will use principles of clear communication, professionalism, and cultural awareness in occupational contexts. Learners will sharpen their reading, writing, and presentation skills.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MW 8:30a-9:50aHATCH LOpenings: 17
    1/4-3/22MW 2:10p-3:30pGERNAND JOpenings: 1
    1/4-3/22MW10:10a-11:30aKONGSHAUG CWaitlisted: 1
    1/4-3/23Online DONNELLY ROpenings: 3
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:00a-10:10aHATCH LWaitlisted: 1
    1/5-3/23Th 1:10p-3:20pNELSON NOpenings: 18
    4/4-6/13T 1:10p-3:20pHATCH LOpenings: 26
    4/4-6/16Online DONNELLY ROpenings: 24
    4/5-6/14MW 8:30a-9:50aKONGSHAUG COpenings: 26
    4/5-6/14MW10:10a-11:30aKONGSHAUG COpenings: 26
    4/5-6/14MWF 2:10p-3:30pHATCH LOpenings: 26
  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MW 2:10p-3:30pSMITH MWaitlisted: 3
    1/4-3/22MWF 8:30a-9:50aSMITH MOpenings: 2
    1/4-3/23Online BURNS JWaitlisted: 2
    1/4-3/23Online BURNS JWaitlisted: 2
    1/5-3/23TTh 1:10p-3:20pSMITH MWaitlisted: 1
    1/5-3/23TTh 5:30p-7:40pMUDD SOpenings: 19
    4/4-3/16TTh 1:10p-3:20pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    4/4-6/16Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 24
    4/4-6/16Online BURNS JOpenings: 24
    4/4-6/16Online BURNS JOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aSMITH MOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/14MW 2:10p-3:30pSMITH MOpenings: 28
  • CMST& 220Public Speaking5 credits

    Introduction to communication theory and public speaking emphasizing organization, audience analysis, oral styles, and use of visual aids. Includes presentation of various types of public speeches and analyses of contemporary speeches.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-1:50pBURNS JOpenings: 20
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:00a-10:10aBURNS JOpenings: 19
    4/4-3/16TTh 8:00a-10:10aBURNS JOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/16MWF 5:30p-6:50pBURNS JOpenings: 28
  • HIST& 146United States History I5 credits

    Survey of Native American societies, European explorers, and the lifestyles of the new continent, the independence movement, and the problems of a new nation.

    Future Offerings
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aCRAWFORD KOpenings: 24
  • HIST& 147United States History II5 credits

    Survey course covering the rise of nationalism, evolution of American lifestyles, Civil War, westward movement, and the American industrial revolution.

    Prerequisite:

    HIST& 146 with a C grade.

  • HIST& 148United States History III5 credits

    Survey course exploring the social, political, and economic history of the United States from 1900 to the present.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online CRAWFORD KOpenings: 4
  • HUM& 101Introduction to Humanities5 credits

    Students explore the works in the literary, performing, and visual arts. Students identify common themes in the arts, analyze works representing diverse perspectives, and investigate the political, social, technological and historical contexts of works. A broader understanding is encouraged through the exploration and synthesis of outside sources using research methods.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 50 or a C grade in ABE 054 or ABE 055, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 50 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online WATTS KOpenings: 11
    4/4-6/13T10:30a-12:40pWATTS KOpenings: 26
    4/4-6/16Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • SPAN& 121Spanish I5 credits

    An introductory course, which facilitates elementary ability in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. This course provides some understanding of Hispanic cultures.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF 5:30p-6:50pRAWLS KOpenings: 20
    1/4-3/22Online RAWLS KWaitlisted: 1
  • SPAN& 122Spanish II5 credits

    A continuation of Spanish I. The vocabulary and grammatical structures are more complicated, and the student begins to master a past tense. Oral comprehension and speaking skills are emphasized through daily practice, as well as the reading and writing exercises.

    Prerequisite:

    SPAN& 121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    4/5-6/16MWF 5:30p-6:50pRAWLS KOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16Online RAWLS KOpenings: 20
  • Mathematics

  • AMATH 100Applied Occupational Math5 credits

    This course covers fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, English and metric measurement systems, geometry, and algebra. The contents will include relevant technical applications and the use of a calculator.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 38 or MATH 090 or ABE 050 with a "C" or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF 2:10p-3:30pWHITMORE DOpenings: 9
    1/4-3/23Online MOYLE VWaitlisted: 5
    1/4-3/22MWF 8:30a-9:50aRING COpenings: 15
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:00a-10:10aWHITMORE DOpenings: 14
    1/5-3/23TTh 1:10p-3:20pWHITMORE DOpenings: 16
    4/4-3/16TTh 1:10p-3:20pWHITMORE DOpenings: 28
    4/4-6/16Online MOYLE VOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aRING COpenings: 28
  • AMATH 111Applied Technical Math5 credits

    This course introduces concepts of plane geometry and right triangle trigonometry, and develops further the elements of algebra in applications for technical professions. Unit conversions in Metric and English systems, Scientific notations, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, and proportions are extensively reviewed. Textbook and Scientific or Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF 8:30a-9:50aMOYLE VOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aMOYLE VOpenings: 28
  • MATH 098Elementary Algebra5 credits

    This course will cover solving different forms of equations; manipulation of exponents and radicals as needed on the job; as well as factoring and graphing. It is equivalent to 1 year of high school algebra. This course is targeted for those students whose programs involve more algebra than included in BTC's occupational and technical math courses. This course will also serve as a prerequisite to intermediate algebra or as a refresher for those students who have had algebra in the past.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 090.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF 8:30a-9:50aJOHNSON AOpenings: 15
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aPRICE MOpenings: 16
    1/4-3/23Online JOHNSON AOpenings: 7
    1/5-3/23TTh10:30a-12:40pHEGEBERG LOpenings: 8
    4/4-6/16Online JOHNSON AOpenings: 24
    4/4-3/16TTh 8:00a-10:10aHEGEBERG LOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/14MW10:10a-11:30aPRICE MOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/16MWF 2:10p-3:30pJOHNSON AOpenings: 28
  • MATH 099Intermediate Algebra5 credits

    This course prepares students for entry into college level math courses. Topics include: second degree equations and inequalities, relations and their graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, and rational expressions. A graphing calculator may be required.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aRING COpenings: 7
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-1:50pRING COpenings: 15
    1/4-3/23Online RING CWaitlisted: 1
    1/5-3/23TTh10:30a-12:40pPRICE MWaitlisted: 0
    4/4-3/16TTh10:30a-12:40pPENG AOpenings: 28
    4/4-6/16Online RING COpenings: 24
    4/5-6/16MWF10:10a-11:30aRING COpenings: 28
    4/5-6/16MWF12:30p-2:30pRING COpenings: 28
  • MATH& 107Math in Society5 credits

    College level coverage of practical applications in many fields of study. Topics will include probability, statistics, finance, geometry, graphing, growth & decay, and right triangle trigonometry.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online MOYLE VWaitlisted: 1
    4/4-6/16Online MOYLE VOpenings: 24
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22WF 8:30a-9:50aPENG AOpenings: 14
    1/4-3/22Online PENG AOpenings: 12
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aPENG AOpenings: 3
    4/4-6/16Online PENG AOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/16MWF10:10a-11:30aPENG AOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 credits

    The majority of this course will cover trigonometry. Students will explore trigonometry functions, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, graphing, trigonometry identifies, laws of Sine and Cosine as well as trigonometric application problems. This course will also cover vectors in the plane and in space, along with parametric equations. Polar coordinates and graphs of polar equations will also be included.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-1:50pPENG AOpenings: 11
    1/4-3/22Online PENG AOpenings: 14
    4/5-6/16Online PENG AOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aPENG AOpenings: 20
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 credits

    Fundamental concepts and basic tools of descriptive and inferential statistics. How to describe data and make reasonable conjectures about the populations from which the samples were taken. Topics include: sampling distribution patterns, organization of data, sampling methods and experimental design, probability and simulation of random events, estimation of population parameters, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression and basic hypothesis testing. Internet/computer access and graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aKHRAMOV AWaitlisted: 0
    1/4-3/23Online KHRAMOV AWaitlisted: 4
    4/4-6/16Online KHRAMOV AOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aKHRAMOV AOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 148Business Calculus5 credits

    Limits, derivatives, marginal analysis, optimization, antiderivatives, and definite integrals.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    4/5-6/16MWF12:30p-1:50pWHITMORE DOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16Online WHITMORE DOpenings: 20
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22Online WHITMORE DOpenings: 15
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aWHITMORE DOpenings: 11
    4/5-6/16MWF10:10a-11:30aWHITMORE DOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16Online WHITMORE DOpenings: 20
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 credits

    The study of Riemann Sums, methods of integration, numerical methods, polar and rectangular forms, fundamental theorem of Calculus, areas of regions, volumes of solids, centroids, length of curves, surface area, and an introduction to differential equations.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 151 with a C or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-1:50pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 13
    1/4-3/22Online HONEYCUTT TOpenings: 16
  • MATH& 163Calculus 35 credits

    Multivariate integral and differential calculus. Geometry in R3 and in the plane. The study of vectors, acceleration, curvature; functions of several variables, partial derivatives; directional derivatives and gradients; extreme values; double and triple integrals; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 152 with a C or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22Online HONEYCUTT TOpenings: 20
    1/4-3/22MWF 8:30a-9:50aHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 28
  • MATH 238Intro to Differential Equations5 credits

    Introductory course in ordinary differential equations. Includes first- and second-order equations and Laplace transform; series methods and numerical techniques.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 163 with a C or better

  • Physical and Natural Sciences

  • BIOL& 160General Biology with Lab5 credits

    This course provides introduction to basic concepts of biology, with an emphasis on the cells as the fundamental unit of life. Topics include cell structure, basic chemical and biochemical concepts, metabolism, cell division, principles of genetics, biological diversity, and methods of scientific inquiry and critical thinking. Course establishes foundation necessary for continued biology study, especially in human anatomy and physiology. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF 9:00a-11:00aBILLHARZ RWaitlisted: 3
    1/4-3/22MW 1:00p-4:00pBILLHARZ RWaitlisted: 4
    1/5-3/23TTh 5:30p-8:30pWESTER LOpenings: 19
    4/5-6/14MW 5:30p-8:30pBILLHARZ ROpenings: 28
    4/5-6/16MWF 1:00p-3:00pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 241Human A & P 15 credits

    This course emphasizes understanding of the normal human, which will serve as a foundation of general understanding as well as a foundation for future study in allied health fields. Lecture, group discussion, literature and internet research, and laboratory exercises are included. Acquisition of basic knowledge, application and integration of concepts is emphasized. Biol& 241 includes anatomy survey; tissues; and integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems.

    Prerequisite:

    BIOL& 160 with a C grade and CHEM&121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:30a-12:00pVANDENBERG AWaitlisted: 7
    1/5-3/21T 5:30p-9:30pHORNE KWaitlisted: 1
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-11:15aHORNE KOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/10Sa12:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 242Human A & P 25 credits

    This course emphasizes understanding of the normal human, which will serve as a foundation of general understanding as well as a foundation for future study in allied health fields. Lecture, group discussion, literature and internet research, and laboratory exercises are included. Acquisition of basic knowledge, application and integration of concepts is emphasized. Biol& 242 includes circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.

    Prerequisite:

    BIOL& 241 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/23TTh 1:00p-4:30pOLAH AOpenings: 8
    1/7-3/18Sa12:00p-4:00pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 6
    4/4-6/16TTh 1:00p-4:30pOLAH AOpenings: 28
    4/4-6/13T 5:30p-9:30pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 260Microbiology5 credits

    Exploration of microbial world with a focus on medical microbiology for students in the health field. Areas of study include classification of microbes, life cycle, metabolism, control, and common infectious diseases of the human body. Laboratory component will demonstrate procedures to identify and control microbes.

    Prerequisite:

    BIOL& 160 with a C grade and CHEM&121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MW 8:30a-12:00pOLAH AOpenings: 8
    1/4-3/22MW 1:00p-4:30pOLAH AOpenings: 4
    4/4-6/16TTh 8:30a-12:00pOLAH AOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/14MW 5:30p-9:00pOLAH AOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 110Chemical Concepts w/Lab5 credits

    This course is a broad overview of chemistry concepts useful to technical program education. Topics include basic atomic theory, chemical bonding, solutions, organic chemistry, hydrocarbon reactions, analytical separations, gasses, thermodynamics, and intermolecular forces.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or MATH 099 or AMATH111 with a "C" grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22Online MALO GOpenings: 19
    1/4-3/22MWF 9:00a-11:00aMALO GOpenings: 14
    4/5-6/16Online MALO GOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16MWF 1:00p-3:00pMALO GOpenings: 20
  • CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry5 credits

    Introductory course for non-science majors, nursing, and environmental science students. Includes basic concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry, the nature of atoms, molecules and chemical bonds, chemical notation, chemistry of solutions, scientific reasoning, and problem-solving in the study of the theory and application of chemistry. Lab work is included.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22W 5:30p-8:30pYAMAMOTO KWaitlisted: 2
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LWaitlisted: 15
    1/7-3/18Sa 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LOpenings: 1
    4/4-6/16TTh 1:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/14MW 8:30a-11:30aYAMAMOTO KOpenings: 24
    4/8-3/10Sa 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 131Introduction to Organic/Bio-Chemistry5 credits

    This course is a continuation of CHEM&121 and uses those concepts learned to understand the molecular nature of organic molecules. Topics to be covered include the structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of hydrocarbons, alcohol, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and the amines with significant emphasis on the biochemical context of these organic molecules. The structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids including the major catabolic and anabolic pathways of carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism is also covered. Lab activities complement theoretical concepts. Group discussion, lecture, as well as laboratory exercises are included as methods of learning.

    Prerequisite:

    CHEM& 121 with a "C" grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/23TTh 1:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 1
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    This is an introductory chemistry course which includes an introduction to the scientific method, the international system of measurements, the nature of atoms and molecules, ions, chemical bonding, the periodic table, chemical formulas and equations, stoichiometry of reactions and solutions, and the physical properties of real and ideal gasses. Also included are short courses on polymers and nuclear chemistry. Lab work included.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:00a-10:45aMALO GOpenings: 7
    1/5-3/23TTh 3:00p-5:45pMALO GOpenings: 7
    4/4-6/16TTh 3:00p-5:45pMALO GOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 162General Chemistry w/Lab II5 credits

    Atomic periodicity, chemical bonding theories, solid and liquid states and solutions.

    Prerequisite:

    CHEM& 161 with C grade.

  • NUTR& 101Nutrition5 credits

    This course provides information pertaining to human nutrition and the function of nutrients in the body. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology of digestion and absorption; specific utilization of carbohydrates, protein, and fats; vitamin and mineral supplements. Other topics include food safety and the impact of diet on health and disease. Basic principles of chemistry, biology, and physiology are applied to the study of nutrition.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online HORNE KOpenings: 2
    1/4-3/23Online HORNE KOpenings: 7
    4/4-6/16Online HORNE KOpenings: 24
  • PHYS& 110Physics for Non-Science Majors w/Lab5 credits

    A course for non-science majors focusing on the central concepts of physics relating everyday experiences. The principles and laws of physics are covered on a conceptual and historical level rather than mathematical basis. Topics include Newton’s laws of motion, energy and magnetism, and waves (sound and light). Laboratory work provides an introduction to the scientific method and role of measurement in science and serves to demonstrate the practical application of physics concepts.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or higher or a C grade in AMATH 111 or MATH 098.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-2:30pKHRAMOV AOpenings: 18
    1/4-3/22Online KHRAMOV AOpenings: 17
    4/5-6/16Online KHRAMOV AOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16MWF12:30p-2:30pKHRAMOV AOpenings: 20
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:

    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.

  • PHYS& 222Engineering Physics II w/Lab5 credits

    Phys& 222 is a calculus-based introduction to electricity and magnetism that prepares students for coursework in engineering. The course introduces the fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism: electrostatics; magnetic fields of steady currents; time-varying electric and magnetic fields; DC and AC circuits; electromagnetic waves. Conceptual development and problem solving have equal emphasis. Laboratory work provides an introduction to design, experimental methods and elementary data analysis.

    Prerequisite:

    PHYS& 221 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite MATH& 152 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/10-3/21T10:30a-12:20pKHRAMOV AOpenings: 18
  • PHYS& 223Engineering Physics III w/Lab5 credits

    PHYS& 223 is a calculus-based introduction to rotations and oscillations, wave phenomena and optics that prepares students for coursework in engineering. Conceptual development and problem solving have equal emphasis. Laboratory work provides an introduction to design, experimental methods and elementary data analysis.

    Prerequisite:

    PHYS& 222 with a grade of C or better.

  • Social Sciences

  • ECON& 201Micro Economics5 credits

    Introduction to microeconomics. Presents supply and demand models, consumers and producers choice in the competitive and non-competitive market. Examines the various economic decisions made by firms relating to price, demand, factors or production, and cost.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online FARRINGTON COpenings: 11
  • ECON& 202Macro Economics5 credits

    Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance.

    Prerequisite:

    ECON& 201 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    4/5-6/16Online FARRINGTON COpenings: 20
  • POLS& 202American Government5 credits

    Focus is given to the system, process, and organizational functions of the American government. It also puts primary attention on the relationships between citizens and their national government by exploring the key theoretical precepts that shaped the Constitution and its federal structural arrangements. Close attention is paid to the policy making process and its key actors, as well as various public policies.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 50 or a C grade in ABE 054 or ABE 055, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 50 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/23TTh10:30a-12:40pCRAWFORD KOpenings: 12
    1/5-3/23Online CRAWFORD KOpenings: 16
    4/4-6/16TTh10:30a-12:40pCRAWFORD KOpenings: 20
    4/4-6/16Online CRAWFORD KOpenings: 20
  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online MUDD SWaitlisted: 2
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aMUDD SOpenings: 12
    1/4-3/22MW12:30p-1:50pMUDD SOpenings: 15
    4/4-6/16Online MUDD SOpenings: 24
    4/4-3/16TTh 5:30p-7:40pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/16MWF10:10a-11:30aSMITH MOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/14MW 2:10p-3:30pMUDD SOpenings: 28
  • PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology5 credits

    A systematic study of the developmental processes in humans from conception to late adulthood. Special emphasis will be given to the topics of physical development, cognitive development, and personality/social development.

    Prerequisite:

    PSYC& 100 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online LIPPMAN LWaitlisted: 1
    4/4-6/16Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 24
  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 credits

    This course introduces the major concepts and definitions of the science of sociology. Basic sociological inquiry is covered, and how social forces shape communal and individual behaviors and attitudes. Topics include socialization, cultures, deviance, social control, inequality, power, social class, race, gender, and institutions. Students learn the basic theories and perspectives of sociology and how those theories apply to the social landscape.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online POLLARD DWaitlisted: 4
    4/4-6/16Online POLLARD DOpenings: 24

 

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45+ Credit Certificate and AAS General Education Requirements

The courses below fulfill the three areas for certificates of 45 credits or more and AAS general education requirements. Both BTC course offerings and accepted courses alternatives for transfer students are listed. Choose one course from each area. A minimum of three credits in each area are required for certificates of 45 credits or more. A minimum of five credits in each area are required for an AAS. Many programs require certain courses to meet the general education requirements of their certificate or AAS.

PLEASE REFER TO PROGRAM OUTLINES FOR SPECIFIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS

***Note: Entering with a bachelor's degree may replace some/all related course requirements.


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    Communications


    Take one of the following courses
     
    BTC General Education Offerings (3-5 Credits)
  • AENGL 100Applied English5 credits

    This applied English course focuses on the workplace communication skills needed to send, receive, and process oral and written information. Along with a review of writing fundamentals, learners will use principles of clear communication, professionalism, and cultural awareness in occupational contexts. Learners will sharpen their reading, writing, and presentation skills.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MW 8:30a-9:50aHATCH LOpenings: 17
    1/4-3/22MW 2:10p-3:30pGERNAND JOpenings: 1
    1/4-3/22MW10:10a-11:30aKONGSHAUG CWaitlisted: 1
    1/4-3/23Online DONNELLY ROpenings: 3
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:00a-10:10aHATCH LWaitlisted: 1
    1/5-3/23Th 1:10p-3:20pNELSON NOpenings: 18
    4/4-6/13T 1:10p-3:20pHATCH LOpenings: 26
    4/4-6/16Online DONNELLY ROpenings: 24
    4/5-6/14MW 8:30a-9:50aKONGSHAUG COpenings: 26
    4/5-6/14MW10:10a-11:30aKONGSHAUG COpenings: 26
    4/5-6/14MWF 2:10p-3:30pHATCH LOpenings: 26
  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MW 8:30a-9:50aRICHARDS JOpenings: 9
    1/4-3/23Online NELSON NWaitlisted: 1
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:00a-10:10aRICHARDS JOpenings: 12
    1/5-3/21Th 1:10p-3:20pHATCH LOpenings: 4
    4/4-6/16Online NELSON NOpenings: 24
    4/4-6/13T 8:00a-10:10aRICHARDS JOpenings: 26
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aRICHARDS JOpenings: 26
  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 credits

    Intermediate academic essay writing. Emphasis on critical reading and writing, synthesis of cross-disciplinary texts, documentation of sources and argumentation.

    Prerequisite:

    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aRICHARDS JOpenings: 16
    1/4-3/23Online RICHARDS JWaitlisted: 3
    4/4-6/16Online RICHARDS JOpenings: 24
  • ENGL& 235Technical Writing5 credits

    This course is designed to help students report technical information clearly, completely, and persuasively. Technical writing shares many of the same concerns of other kinds of writing, such as attention to Purpose, Readability, and most significantly, Audience. This course is designed to provide instruction and practice in creating practical and effective documents for students in medical, scientific, technical, and other professional fields.

    Prerequisite:

    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online HATCH LOpenings: 1
    4/4-6/16Online RICHARDS JOpenings: 24
  • BUS 171Technical Communications5 credits

    This course introduces students to effective written and oral business communication through application and study of text. Students will learn to compose effective business writings including letters, memos, technical manuals, reports, and employment documents. Students will learn effective oral presentation and job interviewing skills. Students will use various forms of technology including email, online file sharing, voice recognition, and live web conferencing. It is recommended that BUS 188 (Business English) be taken before BUS 171 (Technical Communications). NOTE: When this course is taught online, students will need access to a Windows-based computer, web cam, and to be able to deliver and receive audio.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer scores: 71 Reading or a C grade in RDG 085; 71 Sentence Skills or a C grade in ENGL 092; CAP 106; or instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online PEDERSEN MWaitlisted: 7
    4/5-6/19MWF10:10a-11:30aPEDERSEN MOpenings: 24
  • Mathematics


    Take one of the following courses
     
    BTC General Education Offerings (3-5 Credits)
  • AMATH 111Applied Technical Math5 credits

    This course introduces concepts of plane geometry and right triangle trigonometry, and develops further the elements of algebra in applications for technical professions. Unit conversions in Metric and English systems, Scientific notations, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, and proportions are extensively reviewed. Textbook and Scientific or Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF 8:30a-9:50aMOYLE VOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aMOYLE VOpenings: 28
  • AMATH 100Applied Occupational Math5 credits

    This course covers fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, English and metric measurement systems, geometry, and algebra. The contents will include relevant technical applications and the use of a calculator.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 38 or MATH 090 or ABE 050 with a "C" or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF 2:10p-3:30pWHITMORE DOpenings: 9
    1/4-3/23Online MOYLE VWaitlisted: 5
    1/4-3/22MWF 8:30a-9:50aRING COpenings: 15
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:00a-10:10aWHITMORE DOpenings: 14
    1/5-3/23TTh 1:10p-3:20pWHITMORE DOpenings: 16
    4/4-3/16TTh 1:10p-3:20pWHITMORE DOpenings: 28
    4/4-6/16Online MOYLE VOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aRING COpenings: 28
  • MATH& 107Math in Society5 credits

    College level coverage of practical applications in many fields of study. Topics will include probability, statistics, finance, geometry, graphing, growth & decay, and right triangle trigonometry.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online MOYLE VWaitlisted: 1
    4/4-6/16Online MOYLE VOpenings: 24
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22WF 8:30a-9:50aPENG AOpenings: 14
    1/4-3/22Online PENG AOpenings: 12
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aPENG AOpenings: 3
    4/4-6/16Online PENG AOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/16MWF10:10a-11:30aPENG AOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 credits

    The majority of this course will cover trigonometry. Students will explore trigonometry functions, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, graphing, trigonometry identifies, laws of Sine and Cosine as well as trigonometric application problems. This course will also cover vectors in the plane and in space, along with parametric equations. Polar coordinates and graphs of polar equations will also be included.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-1:50pPENG AOpenings: 11
    1/4-3/22Online PENG AOpenings: 14
    4/5-6/16Online PENG AOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aPENG AOpenings: 20
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 credits

    Fundamental concepts and basic tools of descriptive and inferential statistics. How to describe data and make reasonable conjectures about the populations from which the samples were taken. Topics include: sampling distribution patterns, organization of data, sampling methods and experimental design, probability and simulation of random events, estimation of population parameters, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression and basic hypothesis testing. Internet/computer access and graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aKHRAMOV AWaitlisted: 0
    1/4-3/23Online KHRAMOV AWaitlisted: 4
    4/4-6/16Online KHRAMOV AOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aKHRAMOV AOpenings: 28
  • BUS 150Math for Business5 credits

    Students will apply math concepts to business applications in the areas of banking, business statistics, markup/markdown, payroll, debt, credit cards, investments, and insurance. It is recommended that students have a calculator with the exponent function.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or MATH 090 with a "C" or better or instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23MWF 8:30a-9:50aPEDERSEN MOpenings: 3
    4/5-6/19MWF 8:30a-9:50aPEDERSEN MOpenings: 24
  •  
    Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives
  • MATH& 148Business Calculus5 credits

    Limits, derivatives, marginal analysis, optimization, antiderivatives, and definite integrals.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    4/5-6/16MWF12:30p-1:50pWHITMORE DOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16Online WHITMORE DOpenings: 20
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22Online WHITMORE DOpenings: 15
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aWHITMORE DOpenings: 11
    4/5-6/16MWF10:10a-11:30aWHITMORE DOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16Online WHITMORE DOpenings: 20
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 credits

    The study of Riemann Sums, methods of integration, numerical methods, polar and rectangular forms, fundamental theorem of Calculus, areas of regions, volumes of solids, centroids, length of curves, surface area, and an introduction to differential equations.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 151 with a C or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-1:50pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 13
    1/4-3/22Online HONEYCUTT TOpenings: 16
  • MATH& 163Calculus 35 credits

    Multivariate integral and differential calculus. Geometry in R3 and in the plane. The study of vectors, acceleration, curvature; functions of several variables, partial derivatives; directional derivatives and gradients; extreme values; double and triple integrals; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 152 with a C or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22Online HONEYCUTT TOpenings: 20
    1/4-3/22MWF 8:30a-9:50aHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 153Calculus III

  • MATH 238Intro to Differential Equations5 credits

    Introductory course in ordinary differential equations. Includes first- and second-order equations and Laplace transform; series methods and numerical techniques.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 163 with a C or better

  • MATH& 254Calculus IV

  • Human Relations


    Take one of the following courses
     
    BTC General Education Offerings (3-5 Credits)
  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MW 2:10p-3:30pSMITH MWaitlisted: 3
    1/4-3/22MWF 8:30a-9:50aSMITH MOpenings: 2
    1/4-3/23Online BURNS JWaitlisted: 2
    1/4-3/23Online BURNS JWaitlisted: 2
    1/5-3/23TTh 1:10p-3:20pSMITH MWaitlisted: 1
    1/5-3/23TTh 5:30p-7:40pMUDD SOpenings: 19
    4/4-3/16TTh 1:10p-3:20pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    4/4-6/16Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 24
    4/4-6/16Online BURNS JOpenings: 24
    4/4-6/16Online BURNS JOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aSMITH MOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/14MW 2:10p-3:30pSMITH MOpenings: 28
  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online MUDD SWaitlisted: 2
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aMUDD SOpenings: 12
    1/4-3/22MW12:30p-1:50pMUDD SOpenings: 15
    4/4-6/16Online MUDD SOpenings: 24
    4/4-3/16TTh 5:30p-7:40pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/16MWF10:10a-11:30aSMITH MOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/14MW 2:10p-3:30pMUDD SOpenings: 28
  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 credits

    This course introduces the major concepts and definitions of the science of sociology. Basic sociological inquiry is covered, and how social forces shape communal and individual behaviors and attitudes. Topics include socialization, cultures, deviance, social control, inequality, power, social class, race, gender, and institutions. Students learn the basic theories and perspectives of sociology and how those theories apply to the social landscape.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online POLLARD DWaitlisted: 4
    4/4-6/16Online POLLARD DOpenings: 24
  •  
    Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives
  • ANTH& 100Survey of Anthropology

  • ANTH& 206Cultural Anthropology

  •  
    Or any course with the following titles
     
    “Human Relations in Business”
    “Interpersonal Communications”
    “Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace” “Multicultural Communications”
    “Psychology of Human Relations”
    “Social Psychology”
    “Social Relations”

 

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AAS-T General Education Requirements

The courses below fulfill the three areas of AAS-T general education requirements. Both BTC course offerings and accepted course alternatives for transfer students are listed. Many programs require certain courses and/or more than the 20 credit minimum to meet the general education requirements of their AAS-T.

PLEASE REFER TO PROGRAM OUTLINES FOR SPECIFIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS.

***Note: Entering with a bachelor's degree may replace some/all general education requirements.


Click on this Transfer Student Evaluation link for more information and options.

Note: Courses in distribution areas may vary from college to college. You may apply your transfer course(es) to the same distribution area as your sending institution - see Reciprocity Agreement

    Communications


    Five credits needed from the following courses
     
    BTC General Education Offerings (5 Credits)
  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MW 8:30a-9:50aRICHARDS JOpenings: 9
    1/4-3/23Online NELSON NWaitlisted: 1
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:00a-10:10aRICHARDS JOpenings: 12
    1/5-3/21Th 1:10p-3:20pHATCH LOpenings: 4
    4/4-6/16Online NELSON NOpenings: 24
    4/4-6/13T 8:00a-10:10aRICHARDS JOpenings: 26
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aRICHARDS JOpenings: 26
  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 credits

    Intermediate academic essay writing. Emphasis on critical reading and writing, synthesis of cross-disciplinary texts, documentation of sources and argumentation.

    Prerequisite:

    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aRICHARDS JOpenings: 16
    1/4-3/23Online RICHARDS JWaitlisted: 3
    4/4-6/16Online RICHARDS JOpenings: 24
  • ENGL& 235Technical Writing5 credits

    This course is designed to help students report technical information clearly, completely, and persuasively. Technical writing shares many of the same concerns of other kinds of writing, such as attention to Purpose, Readability, and most significantly, Audience. This course is designed to provide instruction and practice in creating practical and effective documents for students in medical, scientific, technical, and other professional fields.

    Prerequisite:

    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online HATCH LOpenings: 1
    4/4-6/16Online RICHARDS JOpenings: 24
  •  
    Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives
    Transferable college level English course. Communication courses may also satisfy this distribuition area.

    Humanities


    Ten credits in Science, Social Science, or Humanities
     
    BTC General Education Offerings
  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MW 2:10p-3:30pSMITH MWaitlisted: 3
    1/4-3/22MWF 8:30a-9:50aSMITH MOpenings: 2
    1/4-3/23Online BURNS JWaitlisted: 2
    1/4-3/23Online BURNS JWaitlisted: 2
    1/5-3/23TTh 1:10p-3:20pSMITH MWaitlisted: 1
    1/5-3/23TTh 5:30p-7:40pMUDD SOpenings: 19
    4/4-3/16TTh 1:10p-3:20pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    4/4-6/16Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 24
    4/4-6/16Online BURNS JOpenings: 24
    4/4-6/16Online BURNS JOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aSMITH MOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/14MW 2:10p-3:30pSMITH MOpenings: 28
  • CMST& 220Public Speaking5 credits

    Introduction to communication theory and public speaking emphasizing organization, audience analysis, oral styles, and use of visual aids. Includes presentation of various types of public speeches and analyses of contemporary speeches.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-1:50pBURNS JOpenings: 20
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:00a-10:10aBURNS JOpenings: 19
    4/4-3/16TTh 8:00a-10:10aBURNS JOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/16MWF 5:30p-6:50pBURNS JOpenings: 28
  • HIST& 146United States History I5 credits

    Survey of Native American societies, European explorers, and the lifestyles of the new continent, the independence movement, and the problems of a new nation.

    Future Offerings
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aCRAWFORD KOpenings: 24
  • HIST& 147United States History II5 credits

    Survey course covering the rise of nationalism, evolution of American lifestyles, Civil War, westward movement, and the American industrial revolution.

    Prerequisite:

    HIST& 146 with a C grade.

  • HIST& 148United States History III5 credits

    Survey course exploring the social, political, and economic history of the United States from 1900 to the present.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online CRAWFORD KOpenings: 4
  • HUM& 101Introduction to Humanities5 credits

    Students explore the works in the literary, performing, and visual arts. Students identify common themes in the arts, analyze works representing diverse perspectives, and investigate the political, social, technological and historical contexts of works. A broader understanding is encouraged through the exploration and synthesis of outside sources using research methods.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 50 or a C grade in ABE 054 or ABE 055, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 50 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online WATTS KOpenings: 11
    4/4-6/13T10:30a-12:40pWATTS KOpenings: 26
    4/4-6/16Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • SPAN& 121Spanish I5 credits

    An introductory course, which facilitates elementary ability in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. This course provides some understanding of Hispanic cultures.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF 5:30p-6:50pRAWLS KOpenings: 20
    1/4-3/22Online RAWLS KWaitlisted: 1
  • SPAN& 122Spanish II5 credits

    A continuation of Spanish I. The vocabulary and grammatical structures are more complicated, and the student begins to master a past tense. Oral comprehension and speaking skills are emphasized through daily practice, as well as the reading and writing exercises.

    Prerequisite:

    SPAN& 121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    4/5-6/16MWF 5:30p-6:50pRAWLS KOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16Online RAWLS KOpenings: 20
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    Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives
    Any ART&, ASL&, CMST&, DRMA&, ENGL&, HIST&, MUSC&, or any foreign language: CHIN&, FRCH&, GERM&, JAPN&, KREA&, RUSS&, SPAN&, or VIET&

    Mathematics


    Five credits needed from the following courses
     
    BTC General Education Offerings (5 Credits)
  • MATH& 107Math in Society5 credits

    College level coverage of practical applications in many fields of study. Topics will include probability, statistics, finance, geometry, graphing, growth & decay, and right triangle trigonometry.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online MOYLE VWaitlisted: 1
    4/4-6/16Online MOYLE VOpenings: 24
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22WF 8:30a-9:50aPENG AOpenings: 14
    1/4-3/22Online PENG AOpenings: 12
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aPENG AOpenings: 3
    4/4-6/16Online PENG AOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/16MWF10:10a-11:30aPENG AOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 credits

    The majority of this course will cover trigonometry. Students will explore trigonometry functions, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, graphing, trigonometry identifies, laws of Sine and Cosine as well as trigonometric application problems. This course will also cover vectors in the plane and in space, along with parametric equations. Polar coordinates and graphs of polar equations will also be included.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-1:50pPENG AOpenings: 11
    1/4-3/22Online PENG AOpenings: 14
    4/5-6/16Online PENG AOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aPENG AOpenings: 20
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 credits

    Fundamental concepts and basic tools of descriptive and inferential statistics. How to describe data and make reasonable conjectures about the populations from which the samples were taken. Topics include: sampling distribution patterns, organization of data, sampling methods and experimental design, probability and simulation of random events, estimation of population parameters, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression and basic hypothesis testing. Internet/computer access and graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aKHRAMOV AWaitlisted: 0
    1/4-3/23Online KHRAMOV AWaitlisted: 4
    4/4-6/16Online KHRAMOV AOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-9:50aKHRAMOV AOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 148Business Calculus5 credits

    Limits, derivatives, marginal analysis, optimization, antiderivatives, and definite integrals.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    4/5-6/16MWF12:30p-1:50pWHITMORE DOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16Online WHITMORE DOpenings: 20
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22Online WHITMORE DOpenings: 15
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aWHITMORE DOpenings: 11
    4/5-6/16MWF10:10a-11:30aWHITMORE DOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16Online WHITMORE DOpenings: 20
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 credits

    The study of Riemann Sums, methods of integration, numerical methods, polar and rectangular forms, fundamental theorem of Calculus, areas of regions, volumes of solids, centroids, length of curves, surface area, and an introduction to differential equations.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 151 with a C or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-1:50pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 13
    1/4-3/22Online HONEYCUTT TOpenings: 16
  • MATH& 163Calculus 35 credits

    Multivariate integral and differential calculus. Geometry in R3 and in the plane. The study of vectors, acceleration, curvature; functions of several variables, partial derivatives; directional derivatives and gradients; extreme values; double and triple integrals; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 152 with a C or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22Online HONEYCUTT TOpenings: 20
    1/4-3/22MWF 8:30a-9:50aHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 28
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    Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives
    Transferrable college level Math course

    Physical and Natural Sciences


    SCIENCE (all lab sciences)
     
    BTC General Education Offerings
  • BIOL& 160General Biology with Lab5 credits

    This course provides introduction to basic concepts of biology, with an emphasis on the cells as the fundamental unit of life. Topics include cell structure, basic chemical and biochemical concepts, metabolism, cell division, principles of genetics, biological diversity, and methods of scientific inquiry and critical thinking. Course establishes foundation necessary for continued biology study, especially in human anatomy and physiology. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF 9:00a-11:00aBILLHARZ RWaitlisted: 3
    1/4-3/22MW 1:00p-4:00pBILLHARZ RWaitlisted: 4
    1/5-3/23TTh 5:30p-8:30pWESTER LOpenings: 19
    4/5-6/14MW 5:30p-8:30pBILLHARZ ROpenings: 28
    4/5-6/16MWF 1:00p-3:00pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 241Human A & P 15 credits

    This course emphasizes understanding of the normal human, which will serve as a foundation of general understanding as well as a foundation for future study in allied health fields. Lecture, group discussion, literature and internet research, and laboratory exercises are included. Acquisition of basic knowledge, application and integration of concepts is emphasized. Biol& 241 includes anatomy survey; tissues; and integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems.

    Prerequisite:

    BIOL& 160 with a C grade and CHEM&121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:30a-12:00pVANDENBERG AWaitlisted: 7
    1/5-3/21T 5:30p-9:30pHORNE KWaitlisted: 1
    4/5-6/16MWF 8:30a-11:15aHORNE KOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/10Sa12:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 242Human A & P 25 credits

    This course emphasizes understanding of the normal human, which will serve as a foundation of general understanding as well as a foundation for future study in allied health fields. Lecture, group discussion, literature and internet research, and laboratory exercises are included. Acquisition of basic knowledge, application and integration of concepts is emphasized. Biol& 242 includes circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.

    Prerequisite:

    BIOL& 241 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/23TTh 1:00p-4:30pOLAH AOpenings: 8
    1/7-3/18Sa12:00p-4:00pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 6
    4/4-6/16TTh 1:00p-4:30pOLAH AOpenings: 28
    4/4-6/13T 5:30p-9:30pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 260Microbiology5 credits

    Exploration of microbial world with a focus on medical microbiology for students in the health field. Areas of study include classification of microbes, life cycle, metabolism, control, and common infectious diseases of the human body. Laboratory component will demonstrate procedures to identify and control microbes.

    Prerequisite:

    BIOL& 160 with a C grade and CHEM&121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MW 8:30a-12:00pOLAH AOpenings: 8
    1/4-3/22MW 1:00p-4:30pOLAH AOpenings: 4
    4/4-6/16TTh 8:30a-12:00pOLAH AOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/14MW 5:30p-9:00pOLAH AOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 110Chemical Concepts w/Lab5 credits

    This course is a broad overview of chemistry concepts useful to technical program education. Topics include basic atomic theory, chemical bonding, solutions, organic chemistry, hydrocarbon reactions, analytical separations, gasses, thermodynamics, and intermolecular forces.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or MATH 099 or AMATH111 with a "C" grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22Online MALO GOpenings: 19
    1/4-3/22MWF 9:00a-11:00aMALO GOpenings: 14
    4/5-6/16Online MALO GOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16MWF 1:00p-3:00pMALO GOpenings: 20
  • CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry5 credits

    Introductory course for non-science majors, nursing, and environmental science students. Includes basic concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry, the nature of atoms, molecules and chemical bonds, chemical notation, chemistry of solutions, scientific reasoning, and problem-solving in the study of the theory and application of chemistry. Lab work is included.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22W 5:30p-8:30pYAMAMOTO KWaitlisted: 2
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LWaitlisted: 15
    1/7-3/18Sa 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LOpenings: 1
    4/4-6/16TTh 1:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 24
    4/5-6/14MW 8:30a-11:30aYAMAMOTO KOpenings: 24
    4/8-3/10Sa 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 122Introduction to Organic Chemistry5 credits

    This course is a continuation of CHEM& 121 and uses those concepts learned to understand the molecular nature of organic molecules. This survey will include the structure, nomenclature, physical and chemical properties, and the chemical reactions involving aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and amines. Lab activities compliment theoretical concepts.

    Prerequisite:

    CHEM& 121 with a C grade.

  • CHEM& 131Introduction to Organic/Bio-Chemistry5 credits

    This course is a continuation of CHEM&121 and uses those concepts learned to understand the molecular nature of organic molecules. Topics to be covered include the structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of hydrocarbons, alcohol, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and the amines with significant emphasis on the biochemical context of these organic molecules. The structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids including the major catabolic and anabolic pathways of carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism is also covered. Lab activities complement theoretical concepts. Group discussion, lecture, as well as laboratory exercises are included as methods of learning.

    Prerequisite:

    CHEM& 121 with a "C" grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/23TTh 1:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 1
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    This is an introductory chemistry course which includes an introduction to the scientific method, the international system of measurements, the nature of atoms and molecules, ions, chemical bonding, the periodic table, chemical formulas and equations, stoichiometry of reactions and solutions, and the physical properties of real and ideal gasses. Also included are short courses on polymers and nuclear chemistry. Lab work included.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/23TTh 8:00a-10:45aMALO GOpenings: 7
    1/5-3/23TTh 3:00p-5:45pMALO GOpenings: 7
    4/4-6/16TTh 3:00p-5:45pMALO GOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 162General Chemistry w/Lab II5 credits

    Atomic periodicity, chemical bonding theories, solid and liquid states and solutions.

    Prerequisite:

    CHEM& 161 with C grade.

  • ENVS& 101Fundamentals of Environmental Science5 credits

    Basic lab science course designed to give students a solid foundation in ecology and current human disturbances of ecological systems. Topics will include basic ecosystem structure and function, including energy flow, biochemical cycles, limiting factors, climate, population dynamics, and community interactions. Course will also focus on human population growth, pollution of various ecosystems, and agriculture. Special focus in lab will be on understanding aquatic ecosystems and human induced disturbances of marine, lake, and riparian systems.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

  • PHYS& 110Physics for Non-Science Majors w/Lab5 credits

    A course for non-science majors focusing on the central concepts of physics relating everyday experiences. The principles and laws of physics are covered on a conceptual and historical level rather than mathematical basis. Topics include Newton’s laws of motion, energy and magnetism, and waves (sound and light). Laboratory work provides an introduction to the scientific method and role of measurement in science and serves to demonstrate the practical application of physics concepts.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or higher or a C grade in AMATH 111 or MATH 098.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/22MWF12:30p-2:30pKHRAMOV AOpenings: 18
    1/4-3/22Online KHRAMOV AOpenings: 17
    4/5-6/16Online KHRAMOV AOpenings: 20
    4/5-6/16MWF12:30p-2:30pKHRAMOV AOpenings: 20
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:

    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.

  • PHYS& 222Engineering Physics II w/Lab5 credits

    Phys& 222 is a calculus-based introduction to electricity and magnetism that prepares students for coursework in engineering. The course introduces the fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism: electrostatics; magnetic fields of steady currents; time-varying electric and magnetic fields; DC and AC circuits; electromagnetic waves. Conceptual development and problem solving have equal emphasis. Laboratory work provides an introduction to design, experimental methods and elementary data analysis.

    Prerequisite:

    PHYS& 221 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite MATH& 152 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/10-3/21T10:30a-12:20pKHRAMOV AOpenings: 18
  • PHYS& 223Engineering Physics III w/Lab5 credits

    PHYS& 223 is a calculus-based introduction to rotations and oscillations, wave phenomena and optics that prepares students for coursework in engineering. Conceptual development and problem solving have equal emphasis. Laboratory work provides an introduction to design, experimental methods and elementary data analysis.

    Prerequisite:

    PHYS& 222 with a grade of C or better.

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    Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives
    Any ASTR&, BIOL&, CHEM&, ENVS&, GEOL&, OCEA&, or PHYS&

    Social Sciences


     
    BTC General Education Offerings
  • BUS& 101Introduction to Business5 credits

    Students are introduced to the broad field of business and its organization, operation and management. Business opportunities, ownership, marketing, physical factors, human resource, finance, regulations and decision-making processes are emphasized. Other topics include problems of organization, strategic management and controls. Fulfills the social science requirements at Bellingham Technical College.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online WOLLENS JOpenings: 2
    4/4-6/20TTh 8:00a-10:10aWOLLENS JOpenings: 24
  • ECON& 201Micro Economics5 credits

    Introduction to microeconomics. Presents supply and demand models, consumers and producers choice in the competitive and non-competitive market. Examines the various economic decisions made by firms relating to price, demand, factors or production, and cost.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online FARRINGTON COpenings: 11
  • ECON& 202Macro Economics5 credits

    Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance.

    Prerequisite:

    ECON& 201 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    4/5-6/16Online FARRINGTON COpenings: 20
  • POLS& 101Intro Political Science5 credits

    Introduction to political concepts, public opinion, pressure groups, and government systems.

  • POLS& 202American Government5 credits

    Focus is given to the system, process, and organizational functions of the American government. It also puts primary attention on the relationships between citizens and their national government by exploring the key theoretical precepts that shaped the Constitution and its federal structural arrangements. Close attention is paid to the policy making process and its key actors, as well as various public policies.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 50 or a C grade in ABE 054 or ABE 055, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 50 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/23TTh10:30a-12:40pCRAWFORD KOpenings: 12
    1/5-3/23Online CRAWFORD KOpenings: 16
    4/4-6/16TTh10:30a-12:40pCRAWFORD KOpenings: 20
    4/4-6/16Online CRAWFORD KOpenings: 20
  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online MUDD SWaitlisted: 2
    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aMUDD SOpenings: 12
    1/4-3/22MW12:30p-1:50pMUDD SOpenings: 15
    4/4-6/16Online MUDD SOpenings: 24
    4/4-3/16TTh 5:30p-7:40pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/16MWF10:10a-11:30aSMITH MOpenings: 28
    4/5-6/14MW 2:10p-3:30pMUDD SOpenings: 28
  • PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology5 credits

    A systematic study of the developmental processes in humans from conception to late adulthood. Special emphasis will be given to the topics of physical development, cognitive development, and personality/social development.

    Prerequisite:

    PSYC& 100 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online LIPPMAN LWaitlisted: 1
    4/4-6/16Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 24
  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 credits

    This course introduces the major concepts and definitions of the science of sociology. Basic sociological inquiry is covered, and how social forces shape communal and individual behaviors and attitudes. Topics include socialization, cultures, deviance, social control, inequality, power, social class, race, gender, and institutions. Students learn the basic theories and perspectives of sociology and how those theories apply to the social landscape.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/4-3/23Online POLLARD DWaitlisted: 4
    4/4-6/16Online POLLARD DOpenings: 24
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    Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives
    Any ANTH&, ECON&, GEOG&, PHIL&, POLS&, PSYC&, or SOC&

 

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Communications/Humanities

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  • Ken Crawford
  • Rich Donnelly
  • Brandi Gist
  • Lauren Hatch
  • Coby Hoffman
  • Caren Kongshaug
  • Nancy Nelson
  • Korenna Rawls
  • Janet Richards
  • Ryan Rittenhouse
  • Karen Watts

Mathematics

  • Marjorie Bills
  • Linda Hegeberg
  • Tyler Honeycutt
  • Andrea Johnson
  • Alexander Khramov
  • Anita Peng
  • Melissa Price
  • Calhan Ring
  • Beth Schivitz
  • Vicky Moyle
  • Daniel(Bart) Whitmore

Physical & Natural Sciences

  • Rosalind Billharz
  • Katie Horne
  • Alexander Khramov
  • Gabrielle Malo
  • Andrea Olah
  • Angela Vandenberg
  • Lowell Wester
  • Kate Yamamoto

Social Sciences

  • Jill Burns
  • Cameron Farrington
  • Leah Lippman
  • Steve Mudd
  • Carl Oekerman
  • Dale Pollard
  • Molly Smith