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Degrees & Classes

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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 242 or ACCT& 202 with a grade of C or higher; or instructor permission.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/11Online KENT DOpenings: 10
  • 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
    9/22-12/11Online TRACY EOpenings: 25
  • 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
    9/22-12/11Online SHEPHERD HWaitlisted: 10
  • 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
    9/22-12/8T 5:30p-7:40pHOFFMAN COpenings: 13
    9/22-12/11Online WELCHER RWaitlisted: 0
    9/22-12/11Online WELCHER ROpenings: 12
    9/28-12/7M10:10a-11:30aHATCH LWaitlisted: 2
    9/28-12/7M 8:30a-9:50aHATCH LWaitlisted: 0
  • 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
    9/22-12/11Online HOFFMAN CWaitlisted: 1
  • 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
    9/22-12/11Online WELCHER RWaitlisted: 0
  • Computer Science

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

    Introduction to programming for students majoring in Computer Science, technical or engineering fields. Introduces students to problem solving methods, algorithm development and object-oriented design Covers the fundamental syntax and constructs of the C/C++ programming languages and general concepts of programming. Required for AAS-T and AS-T Engineering Degrees.

    Prerequisite:

    C or better in MATH& 141 or instructor permission

  • Engineering

  • ENGR 100Engineering Orientation2 credits

    This course explores engineering and technology through class discussion, hands-on activities, and presentations by guest speakers. Topics include engineering disciplines, degree and transfer options, career opportunities, academic success strategies, and planning your program of study.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/9W11:35a-12:25pDAVISHAHL JWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/9W11:35a-12:25pDAVISHAHL JOpenings: 9
  • 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 C grade or better in Math 098; Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or C grade or better in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or C grade or better in ENGL 092. Basic computer literacy skills are

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/10TTh10:30a-12:40pDAVISHAHL JWaitlisted: 2
  • ENGR 115Graphics5 credits

    This course is an introduction to the use of graphical techniques and standard practices used to communicate engineering design information. Students will learn graphics techniques, visualization skills, standards for object views and drawing sizes, orthographic projection, section views, proper dimensioning techniques, and tolerances. Freehand sketching is used to develop visualization skills and as an instrument for design conceptualization and communication.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 OR C grade or better in MATH 090 OR ABE 050; Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or C grade or better in RDG 085; and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade or better in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/10TTh 1:10p-3:20pMORGAN PWaitlisted: 1
  • ENGT 122AutoCAD I: BASICS5 credits

    This course is an introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), utilizing a "cookbook" approach to instruction. Students have immediate hands-on computer usage while applying basic command concepts and terminology. Basic drawing and editing techniques are reinforced with exercises designed to help the student reach an in-depth understanding.

  • ENGR 170Introduction to Materials Science5 credits

    Mechanical, chemical and thermal properties of engineering materials including metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites. Includes materials microstructure, atomic bonding, atomic arrangement, crystal structure, co-existing phases, interfaces, defects and impurities.

    Prerequisite:

    C or better in MATH& 151 OR concurrent enrollment; C or better in CHEM& 161 OR concurrent enrollment

  • ENGR 180Parametric Modeling5 credits

    This course is an introduction to 3D CAD (computer aided design) with an emphasis on parametric solid modeling applications and usage. Topics include methods for creating solid model components, joining components to form assemblies, and generation of 2D manufacturing drawings from 3D solid models.

    Prerequisite:

    C or better in ENGR 115

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11MWF10:10a-11:30aREISS JOpenings: 11
  • 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 circuit forms is required.

    Prerequisite:

    C or better in MATH& 151; C or better in PHYS& 221 or Instructor Permission

  • 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:

    C grade or better in MATH& 151, C grade or better in PHYS& 221

  • 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:

    C grade or better in ENGR& 214, C grade or better in MATH& 152 or instructor permission.

  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:00a-10:10aOEKERMAN COpenings: 4
    9/22-12/10TTh 5:30p-7:40pMUDD SOpenings: 15
    9/22-12/11Online OEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 3
    9/22-12/11Online BURNS JWaitlisted: 4
    9/23-12/11MWF10:10a-11:30aOEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 2
    9/23-12/9MW 2:10p-3:30pOEKERMAN COpenings: 4
  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh10:30a-12:40pBURNS JOpenings: 13
    9/23-12/11MWF 2:10p-3:30pBURNS JOpenings: 10
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/11Online CRAWFORD KWaitlisted: 0
  • HIST& 148United States History III5 credits

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

  • 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
    9/22-12/8Online WATTS KOpenings: 5
  • 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
    9/23-12/11MWF12:30p-1:50pSTAFFOpenings: 14
  • 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.

  • 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 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/11Online MOYLE VOpenings: 4
  • 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 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11MWF10:10a-11:30aPENG AWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/11MWF 2:10p-3:30pPENG AOpenings: 11
  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:00a-10:10aPENG AOpenings: 22
  • 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 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/11Online SCHIVITZ BWaitlisted: 6
    9/23-12/11MWF12:30p-1:50pSCHIVITZ BOpenings: 10
  • MATH& 148Business Calculus5 credits

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

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

  • 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
    9/23-12/9MWF10:10a-11:30aWHITMORE DOpenings: 23
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:30a-11:30aGREEN KOpenings: 8
    9/23-12/11MWF 1:00p-3:00pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 13
    9/26-12/5Sa 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LOpenings: 5
  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh 1:00p-4:30pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 1
    9/23-12/9W 5:30p-9:30pHORNE KOpenings: 12
    9/26-12/5Sa12:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 11
  • 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
    9/22-12/8T 5:30p-9:30pOLAH AOpenings: 7
    9/23-12/11MWF 8:30a-11:15aOLAH AOpenings: 10
  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:30a-12:00pOLAH AWaitlisted: 4
    9/23-12/9MW 1:00p-4:30pOLAH AWaitlisted: 0
  • CHEM& 110Chemical Concepts w/Lab5 credits

    Basic introduction to chemical principles as they apply to the structure and behavior of matter. Illustrations from everyday life, environmental topics, medicine, and biochemistry are used to illustrate chemical principles. Topics include: measurement in science, atoms, molecules, nuclear and process chemistry, and current chemical issues such as energy, polymers, or foods and drugs among others. Assumes no previous chemistry background. Course intended for non-science majors and may be used to fulfill the general science requirement for most institutions.

    Prerequisite:

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

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11MWF 9:00a-11:00aMALO GOpenings: 16
  • 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
    9/22-12/8T 5:30p-8:30pMALO GWaitlisted: 3
    9/22-12/10TTh 1:00p-4:00pMALO GOpenings: 10
    9/23-12/9MW 8:30a-11:30aYAMAMOTO KOpenings: 6
  • 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.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LOpenings: 5
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    For programs requiring strong backgrounds in chemistry. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodicity, chemical bonding theories, and molecular geometry. Lab work included.

    Prerequisite:

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

  • 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
    9/22-12/11Online HORNE KWaitlisted: 2
    9/22-12/11Online HORNE KOpenings: 3
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11MWF 2:10p-4:30pSTAFFOpenings: 10
  • PHYS& 222Engineering Physics II w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of thermodynamics, mechanics of fluids and oscillatory motion, and mechanical waves.

    Prerequisite:

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

  • PHYS& 223Engineering Physics III w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of electricity and magnetism, waves, optics and atomic structure.

    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
    9/22-12/11Online BERGAN NOpenings: 19
  • 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.

  • 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
    9/22-12/11Online CRAWFORD KOpenings: 26
  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh 1:10p-3:20pMUDD SOpenings: 12
    9/22-12/11Online MUDD SWaitlisted: 3
    9/23-12/11MWF 8:30a-9:50aSMITH MOpenings: 18
    9/28-12/9MW12:30p-1:50pMUDD SOpenings: 7
  • 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
    9/22-12/11Online LIPPMAN LWaitlisted: 6
  • 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
    9/22-12/11Online POLLARD DWaitlisted: 2

 

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General Education Classes

Your program courses focus on teaching you the necessary skill sets to fulfill the technical requirements of your career choice. General education classes are designed to improve your math, communication and human relation skills for your certificate or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. General Education classes also meet the transfer requirements needed for an Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree, an Associate in Science-Transfer for a Major Related Program (AS-T/MRP) degree, or a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) for certain Major Related Programs (MRP) such as Business, Pre-Nursing, and Pre-Engineering.

Please refer to program outlines for specific course requirements.

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
    9/22-12/8T 5:30p-7:40pHOFFMAN COpenings: 13
    9/22-12/11Online WELCHER RWaitlisted: 0
    9/22-12/11Online WELCHER ROpenings: 12
    9/28-12/7M10:10a-11:30aHATCH LWaitlisted: 2
    9/28-12/7M 8:30a-9:50aHATCH LWaitlisted: 0
  • 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
    9/22-12/11Online HOFFMAN CWaitlisted: 1
  • 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
    9/22-12/11Online WELCHER RWaitlisted: 0
  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:00a-10:10aBURNS JOpenings: 6
    9/22-12/11Online DONNELLY RWaitlisted: 5
    9/23-12/9MW 8:30a-9:50aNELSON NWaitlisted: 1
    9/23-12/9MW 8:30a-9:50aWELCHER RWaitlisted: 1
    9/23-12/9MW 2:10p-3:30pHATCH LOpenings: 6
  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:00a-10:10aOEKERMAN COpenings: 4
    9/22-12/10TTh 5:30p-7:40pMUDD SOpenings: 15
    9/22-12/11Online OEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 3
    9/22-12/11Online BURNS JWaitlisted: 4
    9/23-12/11MWF10:10a-11:30aOEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 2
    9/23-12/9MW 2:10p-3:30pOEKERMAN COpenings: 4
  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh10:30a-12:40pBURNS JOpenings: 13
    9/23-12/11MWF 2:10p-3:30pBURNS JOpenings: 10
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/11Online CRAWFORD KWaitlisted: 0
  • HIST& 148United States History III5 credits

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

  • 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
    9/22-12/8Online WATTS KOpenings: 5
  • 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
    9/23-12/11MWF12:30p-1:50pSTAFFOpenings: 14
  • 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.

  • 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. Text required.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:00a-10:10aHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 13
    9/22-12/11Online ADAMS JWaitlisted: 1
    9/23-12/11MWF12:30p-1:50pHEGEBERG LOpenings: 12
    9/23-12/11MWF 8:30a-9:50aWHITMORE DOpenings: 16
    9/23-12/11MWF10:10a-11:30aHEGEBERG LOpenings: 3
    9/23-12/11MWF 2:10p-3:30pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 12
  • 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
    9/23-12/11MWF 2:10p-3:30pMOYLE VOpenings: 15
    9/23-12/11MWF 8:30a-9:50aMOYLE VOpenings: 13
  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:00a-10:10aWHITMORE DOpenings: 6
    9/22-12/11Online JOHNSON AOpenings: 4
    9/23-12/11MWF 8:30a-9:50aRING COpenings: 12
    9/23-12/11MWF12:30p-1:50pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 18
    9/23-12/11MWF10:10a-11:30aBILLS MOpenings: 19
  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh10:30a-12:40pMOYLE VOpenings: 11
    9/22-12/11Online RING COpenings: 2
    9/23-12/11MWF10:10a-11:30aRING COpenings: 4
    9/23-12/11MWF12:30p-1:50pBILLS MOpenings: 15
  • 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 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/11Online MOYLE VOpenings: 4
  • 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 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11MWF10:10a-11:30aPENG AWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/11MWF 2:10p-3:30pPENG AOpenings: 11
  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:00a-10:10aPENG AOpenings: 22
  • 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 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/11Online SCHIVITZ BWaitlisted: 6
    9/23-12/11MWF12:30p-1:50pSCHIVITZ BOpenings: 10
  • MATH& 148Business Calculus5 credits

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

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

  • 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
    9/23-12/9MWF10:10a-11:30aWHITMORE DOpenings: 23
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:30a-11:30aGREEN KOpenings: 8
    9/23-12/11MWF 1:00p-3:00pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 13
    9/26-12/5Sa 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LOpenings: 5
  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh 1:00p-4:30pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 1
    9/23-12/9W 5:30p-9:30pHORNE KOpenings: 12
    9/26-12/5Sa12:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 11
  • 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
    9/22-12/8T 5:30p-9:30pOLAH AOpenings: 7
    9/23-12/11MWF 8:30a-11:15aOLAH AOpenings: 10
  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:30a-12:00pOLAH AWaitlisted: 4
    9/23-12/9MW 1:00p-4:30pOLAH AWaitlisted: 0
  • CHEM& 110Chemical Concepts w/Lab5 credits

    Basic introduction to chemical principles as they apply to the structure and behavior of matter. Illustrations from everyday life, environmental topics, medicine, and biochemistry are used to illustrate chemical principles. Topics include: measurement in science, atoms, molecules, nuclear and process chemistry, and current chemical issues such as energy, polymers, or foods and drugs among others. Assumes no previous chemistry background. Course intended for non-science majors and may be used to fulfill the general science requirement for most institutions.

    Prerequisite:

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

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11MWF 9:00a-11:00aMALO GOpenings: 16
  • 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
    9/22-12/8T 5:30p-8:30pMALO GWaitlisted: 3
    9/22-12/10TTh 1:00p-4:00pMALO GOpenings: 10
    9/23-12/9MW 8:30a-11:30aYAMAMOTO KOpenings: 6
  • 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.

    Future Offerings
    9/22-12/10TTh 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LOpenings: 5
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    For programs requiring strong backgrounds in chemistry. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodicity, chemical bonding theories, and molecular geometry. Lab work included.

    Prerequisite:

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

  • 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
    9/22-12/11Online HORNE KWaitlisted: 2
    9/22-12/11Online HORNE KOpenings: 3
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11MWF 2:10p-4:30pSTAFFOpenings: 10
  • PHYS& 222Engineering Physics II w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of thermodynamics, mechanics of fluids and oscillatory motion, and mechanical waves.

    Prerequisite:

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

  • PHYS& 223Engineering Physics III w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of electricity and magnetism, waves, optics and atomic structure.

    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
    9/22-12/11Online BERGAN NOpenings: 19
  • 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.

  • 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
    9/22-12/11Online CRAWFORD KOpenings: 26
  • 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
    9/22-12/10TTh 1:10p-3:20pMUDD SOpenings: 12
    9/22-12/11Online MUDD SWaitlisted: 3
    9/23-12/11MWF 8:30a-9:50aSMITH MOpenings: 18
    9/28-12/9MW12:30p-1:50pMUDD SOpenings: 7
  • 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
    9/22-12/11Online LIPPMAN LWaitlisted: 6
  • 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
    9/22-12/11Online POLLARD DWaitlisted: 2

 

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    Fri 8am-12pm
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45+ Credit Certificate and AAS 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 related course requirements.

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


Communications* - One Course

Credits

    BTC General Education Offerings

    AENGL 100 Applied Technical Communication
    ENGL& 101 English Composition I
    ENGL& 102 English Composition II
    ENGL& 235 Technical Writing
3-5

    Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives

    BUS 171 Technical Communications (required for Business programs)
 

Mathematics* - One Course

Credits

    BTC General Education Offerings

    AMATH 100 Applied Occupational Math
    MATH& 107 Math in Society
    MATH& 141 Precalculus I
    MATH& 142 Precalculus II
    MATH& 146 Intro to Statistics
    MATH& 148 Business Calculus
    MATH& 151 Calculus I
    MATH& 152 Calculus II
    MATH& 163 Calculus 3
    MATH 238 Differential Equations
3-5

    Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives

    MATH& 153 Calculus III
    MATH& 254 Calculus IV
    BUS 150 Math for Business
 

Human Relations* - One Course

Credits

    BTC General Education Offerings

    CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication
    PSYC& 100 General Psychology
    SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology
3-5

    Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives

    ANTH& 100 Survey of Anthropology
    ANTH& 206 Cultural 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”

Total Credits

9-15
 

 

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    Summer Hours

    Mon-Thu 8am-5pm
    Fri 8am-12pm
    Sat-Sun Closed

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.


Communication - Five Credits

Credits

    BTC General Education Offerings

    ENGL& 101 English Composition I
    ENGL& 102 English Composition II
    ENGL& 235 Technical Writing
5

    Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives

    Any transferrable English or Communications course with 101 as a prerequisite
 

Mathematics - Five Credits

Credits

    BTC General Education Offerings

    MATH& 107 Math in Society
    MATH& 141 Precalculus I
    MATH& 142 Precalculus II
    MATH& 146 Intro to Statistics
    MATH& 148 Business Calculus
    MATH& 151 Calculus I
    MATH& 152 Calculus II
    MATH& 163 Calculus 3
5

    Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives

    Transferrable college level MATH course
 

Electives - Ten credits in Science, Social Science, or Humanities

Credits

    Science (all lab sciences)


      BTC General Education Offerings
      BIOL& 160 General Biology
      BIOL& 241 Human A&P 1
      BIOL& 242 Human A&P 2
      BIOL& 260 Microbiology
      CHEM& 110 Chemical Concepts
      CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry
      CHEM& 122 Organic Chemistry
      CHEM& 131 Intro to Organic/Bio-Chem
      CHEM& 161 General Chemistry I
      CHEM& 162 General Chemistry II
      ENVS& 101 Intro to Environmental Science
      PHYS& 221 Physics I
      PHYS& 222 Physics II
      PHYS& 223 Physics III
10
      Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives
      Any ASTR&, BIOL&, CHEM&, ENVS&, GEOL&, OCEA&, or PHYS&

    Social Science


      BTC General Education Offerings
      ECON& 201 Micro Economics
      ECON& 202 Macro Economics
      POLS& 101 Intro to Political Science
      POLS& 202 American Government
      PSYC& 100 General Psychology
      PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology
      SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology
 
      Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives
      Any ANTH&, ECON&, GEOG&, PHIL&, POLS&, PSYC&, or SOC&

    Humanities


      BTC General Education Offerings
      CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication
      CMST&220 Public Speaking
      SPAN& 121 Spanish I
      SPAN& 122 Spanish II
      HIST& 146 U.S. History I
      HIST& 147 U.S. History II
      HIST& 148 U.S. History III
      HUM& 101 Introduction to Humanities
 
      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&

Total Credits

20
 

 

 

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    Mon-Thu 8am-5pm
    Fri 8am-12pm
    Sat-Sun Closed

Academic Faculty

Communications/Humanities

  • Katie Bryant
  • Jill Burns
  • Ken Crawford
  • Rich Donnelly
  • Lauren Hatch
  • Coby Hoffman
  • Caren Kongshaug
  • Nancy Nelson
  • Karen Watts
  • Riley Welcker
  • Judi Wise

Mathematics

  • James Brandon Adams
  • Marjorie Bills
  • Linda Hegeberg
  • Tyler Honeycutt
  • Andrea Johnson
  • Anita Peng
  • Calhan Ring
  • Beth Schivitz
  • Vicky Moyle
  • Daniel (Bart) Whitmore

Physical & Natural Sciences

  • Kathleen Green
  • Katie Horne
  • Alexander Khramov
  • Gabrielle Malo
  • Andrea Olah
  • Angela Vandenberg
  • Lowell Wester
  • Kate Yamamoto

Social Sciences

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