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SECTION VIII

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

ACCOUNTING

(Business and Computer Technology Division)

 

ACCTG  1A   FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

4 units

Prerequisite: One of the following: Acctg 10, Bus 14A, Bus 115, Math 125, 126C, 127B, 128B or placement based on the Accounting assessment process.

Study of the concepts and techniques for measurement and communication of financial information and interpretation of financial statements. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ACCTG  1B   MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

4 units

Prerequisite: Acctg 1A

Principles of managerial accounting. Use of accounting data for planning, budgeting and control. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ACCTG  10   BOOKKEEPING  —  ACCOUNTING

4 units

Basic accounting principles and methods of recording business transactions, maintaining a general ledger system, and preparing financial statements. Emphasis on service and merchandising systems for sole proprietorships. No credit if taken after Acctg 1A. For preparation for Acctg 1A and office support, marketing-merchandising majors and those who want a knowledge of bookkeeping for personal use, but open to all qualified students. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Transfer credit: CSU.

 

ACCTG  104A   MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS

3 units

Prerequisite: Acctg 1A or 10.

Recommended Preparation: BIT 25.

Introduction to accounting systems concepts and software with PC packages such as Quickbooks and Peachtree. Topics include general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, and basic payroll. Recommended BIT 25. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

ACCTG  104B   PAYROLL ACCOUNTING

3 units

Prerequisite: Acctg 104A.

Concepts of payroll accounting, including microcomputer application. The course is based on the curriculum for the Fundamental Payroll Certification provided by the American Payroll Association. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

ACCTG  104C   MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS - 

                     INCOME TAX PREPARATION

3 units

Introduction to federal and California individual tax preparation. The curriculum follows the guidelines developed by the California Tax Education Council. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

 

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

(Engineering and Technology Division)

 

ADJUS  10   INTRODUCTION TO THE

                  ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

3 units                 

History and philosophy of administration of justice in America from its inception to its role in a culturally diverse society. Identification and explanation of the various components of the criminal justice system; theories of crime, punishment and rehabilitation; examination of the contemporaneous hiring processes of law enforcement agencies, including but not limited to preparation of the application, oral board analysis and overall examination of the system requirements. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ADJUS  12   CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW

3 units

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of AdJus10.

Historical development of criminal law; legal research methods; classification of crime through critical thinking analysis as seen through the eyes of the investigator and the trier of fact; in-depth analysis of homicide and related crimes against persons; survey of property crimes and drug and alcohol related offenses; thorough exposure to legal concepts for those considering careers in law enforcement and related legal professions. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ADJUS  14   LEGAL ASPECTS OF EVIDENCE

3 units

Prerequisites: AdJus 10, 12.

Origin, development, philosophy and constitutional basis of evidence; constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure; kinds and degrees of evidence and rules governing admissibility; judicial decisions interpreting individual rights and case studies; evidentiary requirements justifying the use of force or deadly weapons by peace officers. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ADJUS  16   PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES

                  OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

3 units

Prerequisites: AdJus 10, 12.

Structure, jurisdiction and procedures of different courts; functions of various administrative agencies; criminal procedures from apprehension to conviction, including bail, extradition, search and seizure, examination, modes of accusation, appeals and writs. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ADJUS  18   COMMUNITY RELATIONS

3 units

Prerequisite: AdJus 10.

Survey of the relationships of the criminal justice system and the community; symptomatic aspects of community mistrust, lack of cooperation and misunderstanding. The process of interaction between the criminal justice practitioner and the citizen. Analysis of how relationships are developed, maintained and changed. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ADJUS  19   PRINCIPLES OF INVESTIGATION

3 units

Prerequisites: AdJus 10, 12.

Basic principles of all types of investigations utilized in the justice system. Includes human aspects in dealing with the public, specific knowledge necessary for handling crime scenes; interviews, evidence, surveillance, follow-up, technical resources and case preparation. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ADJUS  22   CONCEPTS OF ENFORCEMENT SERVICES

3 units

Prerequisite: AdJus 12.

Theories, philosophies and concepts related to the role expectations of the enforcement officer. Emphasis on patrol, and public service responsibilities and their relationship to the administration of justice system. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ADJUS  107A   RESERVE AND LIMITED

                      PEACE OFFICER TRAINING

3 units

Arrest, search and seizure. Principles of peace officer professionalism, laws of evidence, investigation, community relations, communication, arrest and control. Course partially meets Penal Code 832 and Level III Reserve Officer Training requirements, but does not meet the Administration of Justice certificate of achievement requirements. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

ADJUS  107D   RESERVE AND LIMITED

                      PEACE OFFICER TRAINING

1 unit

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of AdJus 107A. Per Senate Bill 1442 (Rainey) student must be cleared by the California Department of Justice through the fingerprinting process before enrollment in course is allowed.

Firearms safety, handgun familiarization, care and cleaning. Shooting principles, and firing at a range. Course partially meets Penal Code 832 and Level III Reserve Officer Training requirements, but does not meet the Administration of Justice certificate of achievement requirements. Short term class. Total of 24 hours lecture.

 

ADJUS  121   FIELD PRACTICE IN ADMINISTRATION

                    OF JUSTICE

1 unit

Prerequisite: AdJus 12 and maintain enrollment in 7 units or more including field practice.

Supervised field experience or employment in Administration of Justice, on-the-job training with local criminal justice agency. Student must meet all requirements of participating agency. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 90 hours lecture.

 

ADJUS  122   FIELD PRACTICE IN ADMINISTRATION 

                    OF JUSTICE

2 units

Prerequisite: AdJus 12 and maintain enrollment in 7 units or more including field practice.

Supervised field experience or employment in Administration of Justice, on-the-job training with local criminal justice agency. Student must meet all requirements of participating agency. Maximum credit 8 units, 2 units each semester. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 180 hours laboratory.

 

ADJUS  128   USE OF FORCE

1 unit

Prerequisite:  AdJus 10.

Methods required for the use-of-force in the law enforcement field. Preparation for taking law enforcement self-defense test. Protection against persons armed with dangerous and deadly weapons. Demonstration and drill in limited number of “holds” and “come alongs”. Restraint of prisoners and mentally ill persons. Use of baton and application of self-defense kicks and handcuffing techniques. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

 

ADJUS  130   FIREARMS

1 unit

Prerequisite:  AdJus 14.

Moral aspects, legal provisions, safety precautions and restrictions covering use of firearms; firing of sidearms and shotguns; related first aid. Total of 9 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

 

ADJUS 185   HOMELAND SECURITY

3 units

Prerequisites:  AdJus 10, AdJus 12.

History, ideology and tactics used by foreign and domestic terrorist organizations. The United States’ response to the terrorist threat, countermeasures to prevent or mitigate and recover from acts of terrorism. Case studies of previous terrorist attacks; a working knowledge of weapons of mass destruction; a study of the religious, social and political paradigms which motivate global terrorism and the impact on American law enforcement. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

ADJUS 190   INTRODUCTION TO FORENSICS

3 units

Prerequisites: AdJus 10 and 12.

Basic concepts and overview of the Forensic Science field. Topics include terminology, crime scene processing protocols and techniques, types of evidence, lab techniques available for the recovery of fingerprints, fingerprint identification, an overview of criminalistics, and of specializations within the discipline. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

 

AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS

(Social Sciences Division)

 

AMERI  125   AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS

3 units

Constitution of United States; American history, including American institutions and ideals; principles of state and local government established under California constitution; present-day applications and interpretation. No credit if taken after AmerI 5 or PolSc 1. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

(Languages Division)

 

ASL  10A-D   AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

12 units

Prerequisite: ASL 10B-D each requires the preceding course in this sequence.

A basic study of American Sign Language as used by deaf individuals; development of receptive and expressive skills. Each course 3 units, and a total of 72 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ASL  109   FINGERSPELLING

1 unit

Principles of fingerspelling. Emphasis on receptive and expressive skills, including the proper handshape, clarity, speed, smoothness and correct English spelling. Total of 18 hours lecture.

 

ASL  110   METHODS OF COMMUNICATION —

                HEARING  IMPAIRED

3 units

Methods of communication with the K-12 hearing impaired student and the application of these methods for the paraprofessional working in the classroom setting. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

 

ANATOMY

(Natural Sciences Division)

 

ANAT  25   GENERAL HUMAN ANATOMY

4 units

Prerequisite: Biol 11 or placement based on the Anatomy assessment process.

Introduction to gross and microscopic anatomy of the systems of the human body: emphasis on skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Observations of prosected cadaver. Recommended sophomore standing. For students whose majors require separate courses in human anatomy and physiology, but open to all qualified students. Total of 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

ANAT  110   DISSECTION ANATOMY

2 units

Prerequisite:  Anat 25 or Physo 2A and Physo 2B.

Study of gross anatomy by dissection of a human cadaver with emphasis on musculature and neurovascular supply of extremities and organs of the thoracic and abdominal cavities. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

 

ANAT  115   HEAD AND NECK ANATOMY,

                  HISTOLOGY AND EMBRYOLOGY

3 units

Prerequisites: Anat 25 and Physo 1 or Physo 2A and Physo 2B and enrollment in Dental Hygiene program.

Anatomy, histology and embryology of the head and neck with emphasis on the structures of the oral cavity. Total of 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

 

 

ANESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY

(Health Sciences Division)

 

AT  110   INTRODUCTION TO ANESTHESIA

              TECHNOLOGY

2 units

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Anesthesia Technology program.

Co-requisite: AT 111.

Introduction to Anesthesiology’s contribution to quality patient care and the relationship of the Anesthesia Technologist to other Healthcare professionals. Focus is on patient safety, universal precautions, and student safety in the Healthcare environment. Total of 36 hours lecture.

 

AT  111   BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ANESTHESIA

              TECHNOLOGY

3 units

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Anesthesia Technology program.

Co-requisite: AT 110.

Introduction to the theory and concepts of functioning in a surgical environment including a fundamental understanding of a variety of anesthesia equipment and basic case set-up utilizing anesthesia supplies and equipment. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

AT  112  ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF ANESTHESIA

             TECHNOLOGY

3 units

Prerequisite: AT 111.

Co-requisites: AT 113, 114, 116.

Introduction to the theory and concepts of the use and function of anesthesia supplies and equipment used for various surgical procedures to include cases in: General, regional, and conscious sedation. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

AT  113   ANESTHESIA PHARMACOLOGY

3 units

Prerequisites: AT 110, 111.

Co-requisites: AT 112, 114, 116.

Introduction to the theory and concepts in the proper use and safe practice of delivery and storage of anesthesia medications which includes: Stocking of the drug cart and assisting anesthesia care provider in the preparation of medications. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

AT  114   ANESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY

              INSTRUMENTATION I

3 units

Prerequisite: AT 111.

Co-requisites: AT 112, 113, 116.

Introduction to the theories and concepts in the adequate function of anesthesia equipment to include, maintaining equipment, repairing defects and trouble-shooting complications. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

AT  115   ANESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY

              INSTRUMENTATION II

3 units

Prerequisite: AT 114.

Co-requisites: AT 117, 118.

Introduction to the theory and concepts of advanced anesthesia equipment used in cardiac, neurological, and trauma anesthesia. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

AT  116   ANESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL

              EXPERIENCE I

5 units

Prerequisite: AT 111.

Co-requisites: AT 112, 113, 114.

Introduction to the theory and concepts of clinical practice in Obstetrical, Pediatric, and Outpatient anesthesia to include: General, regional and conscious sedation techniques. Total of 270 hours laboratory.

 

AT  117   ANESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL

              EXPERIENCE II

5 units

Prerequisite: AT 116.

Co-requisites: AT 115, 118.

Introduction to the theory and concepts of advanced clinical practice skills. Students operate independently as anesthesia technologists in all aspects of patient care including: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative surgical phases. Total of 270 hours laboratory.

 

AT  118   ANESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL

              SEMINAR

3 units

Prerequisite: AT 116.

Co-requisites: AT 115 and 117.

Capstone course utilizing theory and concepts of the clinical practicum for demonstrating safe and effective anesthesia care for all surgical patients to include: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

 

ANTHROPOLOGY

(Social Sciences Division)

 

ANTHR  1   PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

3 units

Explore the field of physical anthropology, emphasizing the evolution of the human species. Topics include human heredity, mechanisms of human change, human variation, and the reconstruction of human evolutionary history through examination of the fossil record and comparative studies of our closest biological relatives, the living apes. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ANTHR  1L   LABORATORY IN PHYSICAL

                  ANTHROPOLOGY          

1 unit

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in or completion of Anthr 1.

Laboratory to explore selected topics in physical anthropology including genetics human variation, the living primates, and human paleontology. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ANTHR  2   CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

3 units

Origin, development and extensiveness of socio-economic groups such as tribe, clan and family; religious phenomena such as ritual, belief and worship; language phenomena and thought processes. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ANTHR  3   INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY

3 units

Prehistory and culture growth; contributions to understanding of human culture; major archaeological discoveries and methods; relation to anthropology and other social disciplines.  Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ANTHR  4   ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION,

                MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT

3 units

An introduction to anthropology through analysis of the origins and development of supernatural beliefs from prehistoric people to contemporary societies using archaeological examples, cross-cultural ethnographic studies. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ANTHR  5   INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC

                ANTHROPOLOGY

3 units

Overview of human languages, their unique nature, characteristics, the varied social and cultural uses of language, the ways culture and communication mutually influence each other, including language socialization, social variation in language use and cross cultural communication. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ANTHR  12   AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURES

3 units

Introduction to the societies and cultures of Native North America, their beliefs and behaviors.  Topics include social organization, marriage and kinship, subsistence strategies, political organization and cultural change. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ANTHR  20   INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 unit

Prerequisite: Anthr 1 or Anthr 2.

Individual research project; emphasis on field work or on library research techniques; written reports. Maximum credit 3 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

ANTHR  30A-I   ANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES

2 units

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Anthr 1, 2, 3 or 4.

Field investigation of the regional cultures and cultural artifacts in selected areas of the world. Required instructional trips (an average of two hours each week).  Maximum credit 6 units, 2 units each semester. Each course 2 units; total of 18 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU.

 

ANTHR 30A   MESA VERDE, COLORADO

ANTHR 30B   RIO GRANDE PUEBLOS, NEW MEXICO

ANTHR 30C   CALIFORNIA

ANTHR 30D   ROCKY MOUNTAINS

ANTHR 30E   ENGLAND

ANTHR 30F   ITALY

ANTHR 30G   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

ANTHR 30H   APPLICATIONS OF ARCHEOLOGICAL

                   FIELD WORK

ANTHR 30I   BAJA CALIFORNIA

 

ANTHR  31   MEXICAN AND CHICANO CULTURE

3 units

Analysis of Mexican-American culture and society; religion, political interests, economy, customs, institutions; cultural adaptation of the Mexican-American to the dominant culture. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ANTHR  110   SKILLS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS

                     IN ANTHROPOLOGY

1 unit

Development of essential study techniques for success in anthropology courses; orientation to applications of computer-based technology in anthropology; time management; textbook mastery, lecture outlining, test taking, and critical analysis.  Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 18 hours lecture.

 

 

ARABIC

(Languages Division)

 

ARBIC  1   ELEMENTARY ARABIC

5 units

Pronunciation and grammar, practical vocabulary, useful phrases; reading, writing and speaking. Introduction to geography, customs and culture of Arabic-speaking people. Corresponds to first year of high school Arabic. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ARBIC  2   ELEMENTARY ARABIC

5 units

Prerequisite: Arbic 1, or the first year of high school Arabic, or placement based on the foreign language assessment process.

Grammar, oral training, written composition and reading of elementary Arabic texts; customs and culture. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

 

ARCHITECTURE

(Engineering and Technology Division)

 

ARCH  10A   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS

3 units

Recommended preparation: Enrollment in or completion of Arch 11 and Arch 12A.

Introduction to formal visual principles through design exercises. Emphasis on developing creativity and effectiveness in communicating a comprehensive design concept. Analysis of the built environment focusing on the interaction between art and architecture and their environment. Application of investigation techniques and ideas to the analysis of built form focusing on the connection between built form and its meaning. Execution of projects using a variety of communication skills including: traditional drawing, model making, computer illustration and digital imaging. Required field trips. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ARCH  10B   DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS

3 units

Prerequisites: Arch 10A, Arch 11, Arch 12A.

Application of three-dimensional design principles to the execution of simple architectural projects. Emphasis on developing a structured architectural design process that will lead to solutions that are firmly based on concepts. Field trips for active research and exploration of project sites. Study and application of abstract architectural theories of three-dimensional form, space, order, program and site in design projects. Required field trips. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

 

ARCH  11   INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE

2 units

An exploration of architectural education and the design professions through topics such as design, drawing, contemporary philosophies of design, and theory. A study of the past, present, and future of the architectural profession and an examination of various related design professions including landscape architecture, interior design, industrial design, city planning, and urban design. Survey of the various roles these designers play in effecting the built environment as individuals and how they interrelate as a design team. Observation of significant architectural examples will present architecture as a unified expression of an architect’s dream. Required field trips. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ARCH  12A   VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS I

3 units

Recommended Preparation: Enrollment in or completion of Arch 11, Arch 10A.

Development of two and three-dimensional drawing concepts, principles and techniques using mechanical and digital methods. Critically examine an iconic work of architecture through hand drawn orthographic paraline and perspective drawings as well as state of the art two-dimensional CAD drawing and three-dimensional digital modeling and rendering. Study of presentation types and how they can be utilized to communicate architectural ideas using state of the art digital imaging/

illustration/composition software. Development of skill sets required in corresponding design studio courses. Required field trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ARCH  12B   VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS II

3 units

Prerequisite: Arch 10A, 12A.

Development of advanced digital communications representation techniques using state of the art computer software including: two-dimensional drawing, three-dimensional digital model building, digital rendering and digital imaging/illustration/composition. A critical examination of iconic architecture using conceptual and analytical three-dimensional diagramming of architectural systems, concepts and theory. Development of skill sets required in design studio courses. Required field trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ARCH  14   MATERIALS AND PROCESSES OF

                CONSTRUCTION

2 units

Recommended preparation: Enrollment in or completion of Arch 20A.

Hands on exploration of materials and methods of construction, properties, assembly and fabrication of basic construction materials as they relate to building design. Examination of historic and contemporary architecture focusing on building materials and structural systems as they relate to design concepts. Review of the basic types of governmental regulatory constraints that architects must understand to design a building. Analysis of the basic structural forces that operate on buildings. In depth examination of the sequential processes of construction of a building. Required field trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ARCH  20A   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

6 units

Prerequisites: Arch 10B, Arch 12B.

Recommended Preparation: Enrollment in or completion of Arch 14.

Exploration and development of concepts through architectural issues such as site, circulation, program, building structure and enclosure. Critical examination of architectural issues and ideas discussed in the context of student projects in the design studio. Application of critical structural and building material knowledge to architectural design projects. Required field trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 162 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ARCH  20B   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

6 units

Prerequisites: Arch 14, Arch 20A.

Development of principles and processes of architecture through more complex architectural design projects. Exploration of complex programmatic relationships through concepts. Comparative analysis of a broad range of architectural building types as they relate to student design projects. Examination of sustainability and environmental issues of climate and lighting and how these issues can be addressed as integral components of an architectural design solution. Field trips for active exploration of project sites. Required field trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 162 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ARCH  22A   ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE

5 units

Architectural drafting conventions. Relationship of drawings and their functions, schedules and related detail drawings. Preparation of working drawings for a wood frame building involving light framing and heavy timber construction. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ARCH  22B   ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE

5 units

Prerequisite: Arch 22A.

Continuation of architectural drafting involving more complex structural systems and materials. Preparation of working drawings for a structure involving steel reinforced concrete and unit masonry materials. Emphasis is on detailing. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ARCH  24A   HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE

3 units

Development of architecture from ancient Egypt through ancient Greece and Rome to Renaissance period. Influence of geography, religion and socio-economic movements on architecture. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ARCH  24B   HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE

3 units

Basis and development of modern architecture from the Renaissance to the present day; the effects of ecological, environmental and socio-economic factors on architecture; trends in environmental design. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC  

 

ARCH  100   ARCHITECTURAL PORTFOLIO

                  PREPARATION

2 units

Prerequisites: Arch 10B, 12B.

A study of advanced individual student architectural design projects for portfolio preparation. Development of individual student portfolios which emphasize student accomplishments, instructional objectives and unique portfolio content required by different accredited schools of architecture. Subsequent portfolio development for interviews in industry. Exploration and analysis of portfolio presentation principles and techniques. Development of digital portfolios using computer illustration, photo imaging and page layout programs. Evaluation of printing and binding techniques. Course may be repeated up to 2 times with new content and/or enhanced skill development. Maximum credit 6 units, 2 units each semester. Total of 18 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

ARMENIAN

(Languages Division)

 

ARMEN  1   ELEMENTARY ARMENIAN

5 units

Pronunciation, reading, speaking and writing; customs and culture. Corresponds to first year of high school Armenian. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ARMEN  2   ELEMENTARY ARMENIAN

5 units

Prerequisite: Armen 1, or the first year of high school Armenian, or placement based on the foreign language assessment process.

Continuation of grammar essentials; practice in reading, speaking and writing Armenian; customs and culture. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC 

 

 

ART

(Visual Arts and Media Studies Division)

Art courses are frequently required, regardless of transferability, in order to develop an acceptable portfolio necessary for admission to selective four-year college art programs.

 

ART  1A   HISTORY OF WESTERN ART

3 units

Survey of the history of architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts representative of prehistoric, ancient, classical and medieval periods of Western civilizations.  Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  1B   HISTORY OF WESTERN ART

3 units

Survey of the history of architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts from Renaissance to present day in Western civilizations. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  2   HISTORY OF AFRICAN AND

            AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART

3 units

A survey presenting major monuments of sculpture, architecture, painting and other cultural traditions of Sub-Saharan African art from prehistoric times to the contemporary period. Includes the interrelationship of African and European artistic forces, African influences on American art, and the development of African-American artists. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  3A   HISTORY OF ASIAN ART

3 units

Architecture, sculpture, painting and minor arts of India and Southeast Asia; includes religious and philosophical influences on art forms. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  3B   HISTORY OF ASIAN ART

3 units

Architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts of China, Korea and Japan; includes religious and philosophical influences on art forms. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  4A   HISTORY OF ANCIENT ART IN THE WEST

3 units

A survey of the history of Western and Ancient Near Eastern architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts from prehistoric times through the fifth century A.D. Includes prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Aegean, Greek, Hellenistic and Roman art.  Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  4B   HISTORY OF EUROPEAN MEDIEVAL ART

3 units

A survey of the history of architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts from the fifth century A.D. through the 13th century A.D. Includes Early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque and Gothic art. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  4C   HISTORY OF EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE

              AND BAROQUE ART

3 units

A survey of the history of architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts in Western Europe from the 13th century through the early 18th century. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  4D   HISTORY OF MODERN ART IN EUROPE

              AND AMERICA

3 units

A survey of the history of architecture, sculpture and painting from the late 18th century through early 20th century in Western Europe and America. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  5   ART FUNDAMENTALS

3 units

A general art appreciation survey that offers a broad introduction to works of art through the study of theory, terminology, themes, design principles, media and the history of the visual arts across time and diverse cultures. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  6   ART MEDIA FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD

            EDUCATION

3 units

Art media techniques and theory for the creative development of the young child; applicable to the preschool and elementary school settings. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  7   PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

3 units

A survey of the major monuments of sculpture, architecture, painting and the minor arts of Mesoamerica and the Andean region of western South America from ca. 2000 B.C. until the Conquest. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  8   HISTORY OF MEXICAN AND CHICANO ART

3 units

A survey of Mexican art from its beginning to the present. Includes pre-Columbian, colonial and modern art in Mexico as well as contemporary Mexican-American expression. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  9   HISTORY OF ISLAMIC ART

3 units

A survey of the history of art and architecture of the Islamic world from its beginnings in the seventh century through the eighteenth century. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit:  CSU; UC

 

ART  10   TOOLS FOR THE ARTIST

3 units

Introduction to processes most commonly used by art majors, including use, care and safety of hand and power tools. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  11A   FOUNDATION DRAWING

3 units

Theories of, and techniques in, drawing with pencil, pen, brush, charcoal, pastel and experimental drawing media leading to acute observation of form and to its expressive representation through line, tone and shape organization. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  11B   CONCEPTS IN DRAWING

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 11A.

Exploration of advanced drawing concepts and techniques using both traditional and contemporary media. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  11C   PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT OF DRAWING

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 11B.

To develop an advanced portfolio of drawings using techniques and concepts learned for previous art experiences. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  12A   LIFE DRAWING — BEGINNING

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 11A or placement based on the art assessment process.

Drawing from the professional model, emphasizing structural organization and expressive drawing. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  12B   LIFE DRAWING — ADVANCED

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 12A.

A continuation of the exploration of basic principles; contemporary emphasis, dealing with 20th century solutions to figure drawing. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  15   SKETCHING FOR DESIGN

3 units

Introduction to quick sketching techniques for beginning design and illustration students utilizing a variety of media including pencil, pen, markers and a variety of papers. Emphasis on developing visual communication skills for advertising, graphics, illustration, jewelry, product and interior design. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  16   PERSPECTIVE

3 units

Prerequisites: Art 11A, 31A.

Beginning elements of one-and/or two-point perspective utilizing the grid and freehand methods. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  18   RENDERING

3 units

Recommended preparation: Art 15.

Graphic visualization for convincing representation emphasizing contemporary presentation techniques with markers, chalk and pencil. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  20   INDEPENDENT STUDY

2 units

Prerequisites: Completion of art specialty sequence or enrollment in last course of sequence and permission of department chairperson.

Individual projects in art. Maximum credit 6 units, 2 units each semester. Total of 108 hours laboratory.   

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

ART  20A   PAINTING

3 units

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Art 11A.

Application of principles, theories and techniques of painting to problems of imaginative and representational expression. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  20B   PAINTING

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 20A.

Development of experimental and intuitive approaches to still life, landscape, figurative subject matter. Emphasis on abstract theories. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  20C   PAINTING

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 20B.

Exploration of advanced concepts and ideas. Emphasis on composition and color and a variety of materials and techniques. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  21   PAINTING

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 20C or placement based on the art assessment process.

Experimentation with traditional and contemporary methods of painting. Composition, interpretation and expression using figure, still life and landscape.  See department chairperson. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  22A   WATERCOLOR PAINTING

3 units

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Art 11A or placement based on the art assessment process.

Introduction to the fundamentals of watercolor painting. Emphasis on the basic techniques and principles of painting. See department chairperson. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  22B   WATERCOLOR PAINTING

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 22A.

Advanced techniques and experimental uses of watercolor painting. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  22C   WATERCOLOR PAINTING

3 units

Prerequisite:  Art 22B.

Individualized, project-based continued exploration of technical and aesthetic aspects of watercolor painting.  Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  23A   PRINTMAKING — INTAGLIO AND RELIEF

3 units

Basic intaglio and relief fine art printing processes. Introduction to wood and linoleum cut, drypoint, etching, and color printing techniques. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  23B   PRINTMAKING — LITHOGRAPHY

3 units

Basic black and white and color hand lithographic printing from plate and stone. Introduction to direct drawing with dry and liquid materials, transfer, and photo-lithographic techniques. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  23C   PRINTMAKING — MONOTYPE

3 units

Exploration of printing unique images using a variety of painterly and direct drawing techniques on plexiglass and metal plates. Introduction to stencil, viscosity, texture, and transfer methods. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  24   PRINTMAKING — SILK SCREEN

3 units

Basic fine art screen printing incorporating paper stencils, screen filler, drawing fluid, and photographic emulsion. Introduction to edition and monoprinting techniques with an emphasis on color printing. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  25   SCULPTURE

3 units

An introduction to materials, methods and techniques with an emphasis on the development of ideas and personal expression. Materials include clay, plaster, cement, stone carving, wood utilized for both carving and construction, metal, plastics and mixed media. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  26   SCULPTURE

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 25.

Expansion of Art 25 with emphasis on discovering the medium that best relates to the student’s individual expression. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  27   SCULPTURE TECHNOLOGY — METAL

              CASTING AND MOLD MAKING

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 25.

Sculpture methods and techniques in bronze, aluminum casting and mold making. Work in wax, mixed media for direct casting and drop casting. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  28   FIGURE SCULPTURE

3 units

A study and exploration of the basic principles, materials and techniques in  dealing with expressive contemporary solutions to figure sculpture. Recommended: Art 25. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  31A   COLOR AND COMPOSITION —

                 TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

3 units

Beginning foundation course in design theory; applications to problems involving study and interpretation of natural and human-made objects. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  31B   DESIGN — ADVANCED TWO DIMENSIONAL

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 31A.

Advanced knowledge of design elements and principles with special emphasis on color. Experiments with ideas and materials in creating visual form. Disciplines on the use of art elements and materials for appropriate usage or need of art form. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  32A   DESIGN — THREE DIMENSIONAL

3 units

Application of design principles to three-dimensional form. Experimental and creative studies in spatial construction using variety of materials. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  33A   PRODUCT DESIGN — APPLICATION

3 units

Introduction to the product design profession. Students create hands-on projects with emphasis on innovation, design methodologies, social and environmental issues, consumer trends, sketching and presentation techniques. Completion of the course results in portfolio projects. Overview of the industrial design professions which include product, transportation, environmental and entertainment design.  Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  33B   PRODUCT DESIGN — APPLICATION

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 33A.

Continued study in application of three-dimensional design to industry with emphasis on product development. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  33C   PRODUCT DESIGN — APPLICATION

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 33B.

Emphasis on corporate product and graphic planning; development of student portfolio. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  34A   CRAFTS - MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

3 units

Basic and exploratory experiences in crafts selected from the following processes and materials: metal jewelry, enameling, stained glass and small wood objects. Recommended completion of Art 31A. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  34B   CRAFTS - MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 34A.

Advanced experiences and research in wood, glass, and metal. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  36A   JEWELRY/METAL FABRICATION

3 units

Basic and experimental approaches to jewelry structure. Work with aluminum, titanium, copper, brass and silver; creative combination of materials and basic stone setting. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  36B   JEWELRY/METAL FABRICATION

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 32B or 36A.

Expressive use of metal techniques. Study of hollow jewelry construction using nonferrous metals. Simple faceted stone setting. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  36C   JEWELRY CASTING

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 36B.

Creative use of mold casting techniques. Basic and exploratory techniques in jewelry casting using non-ferrous metals and lost wax casting techniques. Maximum credit: 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  38A   CERAMICS

3 units

Interpretation of ceramic techniques and methods of surface enrichment using clay, engobe and glaze. Work in various techniques of hand and wheel construction. Development of the concept of clay and glaze materials and firing. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  38B   CERAMICS

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 38A.

Expressive use of ceramic techniques. Individual experimentation in clay forms; experience in firing. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  38C   CERAMICS

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 38B.

Individual projects integrating the aesthetics of materials and ideas as may be considered in utilitarian and sculptural ware. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  38D   CERAMICS

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 38C.

Advanced projects in ceramics, integrating multiple techniques used to produce a cohesive body of work. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  39A   HANDBUILT CERAMICS

3 units

Development of handbuilt ceramic forms. Experimentation in historical forms of decorating and firing as they relate to non-wheel thrown forms. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  39B   HANDBUILT CERAMICS

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 39A.

Experimental approaches in the development of handbuilt ceramic forms. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  39C   HANDBUILT CERAMICS

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 39B.

Individual projects in handbuilt ceramics focusing on the development of personal aesthetics. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  39D   HANDBUILT CERAMICS

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 39C.

Advanced projects in ceramics, integrating multiple handbuilding techniques used to produce a cohesive body of work. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

ART  40   INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL TOOLS

3 units

Introduction to the computer as an effective visual communication and presentation tool. Familiarity with current design software, hardware, input, and output devices will be established. Assignments integrate digital tools, techniques, and creative page composition using text and image.  Foundational class for Art, Design, Journalism, Photography, and classes requiring presentations. Recommended enrollment in Art 110A. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  41A   INTERIOR DESIGN: SPACE PLANNING AND

                MATERIALS I

3 units

Prerequisite:  Art 31A.

Recommended Preparation: Enrollment in or completion of Art 32A.

An introduction to the design of interior spaces through study of space planning, and an understanding of historical interior styles, materials and furnishings.  Emphasis placed on application of principles and elements of design in three-dimensional space, ranging from domestic to small commercial projects. Design communication and visualization skills are developed using hand drawings and model building. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  41B   INTERIOR DESIGN: SPACE PLANNING AND

                MATERIALS II

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 41A.

Recommended Preparation: Enrollment in or completion of  EDT 8A.

Intermediate course in Interior Design. Emphasis on space planning, and selection, use, and detailing of materials. Design communication and visualization skills are developed using hand drawings, model building, and computer assisted design software. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours of laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  41C   INTERIOR DESIGN: SPACE PLANNING AND 

                MATERIALS III

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 41B.

Recommended Preparation: EDT 8A.

Emphasis on space planning for commercial and institutional interiors, and the selection, use, and detailing of materials and furniture. Design communication and visualization skills are developed using computer assisted design software, as well as hand drawings and model building. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

 

ART  50A   INTRODUCTION TO ADVERTISING

                GRAPHIC DESIGN

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 31A.

Recommended preparation: Art 15.

Introduction to the fields of advertising and graphic design. Development of the creative design process, production and presentation techniques. Exploration of various media including the use of computer and computer software with an emphasis on concept development as related to graphic and advertising design. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  50B   INTERMEDIATE ADVERTISING/GRAPHIC

                DESIGN

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 50A.

Recommended preparation: Previous art course using the computer or Art 40.

Intermediate computer assisted studies in the theories and techniques of advertising and graphic design. Principles of concept and design development combined with emphasis on the use of computer based electronic page layout software and hardware. Scanning and importing of text and images, electronic refinement of graphic elements in one, two and four color assignments, printing, storing and presentation of digital designs. Projects selected from the following: advertising and/or small publication layouts, posters, corporate logo design and implementation, menus, CD covers and others. Recommended enrollment in Art 110A.  Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  50C   ADVANCED ADVERTISING/GRAPHIC

                DESIGN

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 50B.

Advanced studies and projects for use in seeking employment or application to a university or professional school. Emphasis on advanced concepts and presentation techniques. The application of visual communication concepts to print and digital media (web design) projects. Utilization of both traditional and computer techniques. Recommended enrollment in Art 110A. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  51A   LETTERING FUNDAMENTALS

3 units

Recommended preparation: Art 31A.

Introduction to the history and fundamentals of lettering through the study of written, calligraphic and hand-drawn forms. Emphasis on developing hand skills, layout knowledge and an appreciation of letter forms through the use of historical and contemporary techniques and materials. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  51B   LETTERING AND TYPOGRAPHY

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 51A.

Advanced studies in lettering and typography as related to graphic design and advertising. Emphasis on concept development, craftsmanship, and preparation of artwork for printing and using both traditional methods and computers. Projects include lettering and typography design for film titles, restaurants, corporate logotypes, books and other graphic applications. Recommended enrollment in Art 110A. Total of 36  hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  52   ILLUSTRATION

3 units

Prerequisites: Art 11A.

Examination of various aspects of contemporary illustration. Production of creative illustrations with an emphasis on story, editorial and institutional applications. Recommended: Art 31A. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  56   COMPUTER ASSISTED DRAWING

              & PAINTING

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 31A or 11A.

Recommended preparation: Previous course using computer or Art 40.

Introduction to drawing and painting concepts, skills and techniques using the computer. Investigation of a vector and object-oriented drawing program (Adobe Illustrator) and a bit mapped painting program simulating traditional artist’s tools and media (Fractal Design Painter). Exploration of experimental and new technological approaches to create original visual imagery for use in design, illustration and fine arts. Overview of career opportunities. Recommended enrollment in Art 110C. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  75   PORTFOLIO/EXHIBITION PRESENTATION

3 units

Color transparency photography and digital photography of personal work and the development of the artist statement, resume, cover letter and press release for individual student portfolio presentation. Introduction to installation techniques and curatorial practices for gallery/museum presentation of various art media. Recommended: Previous art-related experience desirable. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

ART  80   FOUNDATIONS OF INTERACTIVE GAME  

              DESIGN

3 units

Surveys history, technology, narrative, ethics, and design of interactive computer games. Work in teams to develop novel game-design story boards. Exploration of the interplay of narrative, graphics, rule systems, and artificial intelligence in the creation of interactive games. Total of 54 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.
Transfer credit CSU; UC credit under review.

 

ART  100   ART LABORATORY

1 unit

Further technical and aesthetic development of a project assigned in a concurrent studio arts course. Required concurrent enrollment in another studio arts class. Maximum credit 3 units. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

 

ART  104   HISTORY OF AMERICAN ART

3 units

American art and architecture from the colonial period to the present. A survey of the artistic and philosophical currents that make up American art, including European influences, indigenous traditions, folk art and modern popular culture. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

ART  105   HISTORY OF WOMEN IN VISUAL ARTS

3 units

History of women as artists in the western world. Emphasis on their contributions to content, technique and aesthetics. Analysis of the artists’ role in contemporary society. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

ART  106   ART SINCE 1945

3 units

A survey of major developments in 20th century European and American art since the Second World War. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

ART  110A   SKILLS FOR SUCCESS IN DESIGN

                  DIGITAL MEDIA

1 unit

Corequisite: One of the following: Art 40, 50A, 50B, 50C, 51B.

Practice in computer based technology skills for success in graphic design digital art courses. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

 

ART  110B   SKILLS FOR SUCCESS IN MULTIMEDIA

                  DIGITAL MEDIA

1 unit

Corequisite: One of the following:  Art 154, 156, 158, 198.

Practice in computer based technology skills for success in multimedia digital art courses. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

 

ART  110C   SKILLS FOR SUCCESS IN DIGITAL MEDIA

1 unit

Corequisite: One of the following: Art 56, 155A, 155B.

Practice in computer based technology skills for success in digital art courses. Maximum credit 3 units, 1 unit each semester. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

 

ART  110D   SKILLS FOR SUCCESS IN PHOTOGRAPHY

                  DIGITAL MEDIA

1 unit

Corequisite: Enrollment in one of the following: Photo 30, 31, 120, 126, 130, 132, 135, 136.

Practice in computer based technology skills for success, in photography digital art courses. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

 

ART  118   ADVANCED RENDERING

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 18.

Advanced graphic visualization for convincing representation emphasizing advanced presentation techniques and styles by use of marker, pencil, chalk and guache. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

ART  122   THE FIGURE IN WATERCOLOR PAINTING

3 units

Representational study of the human figure and animal forms utilizing advanced techniques of watercolor painting. Emphasis on the stationary figure, the figure in motion, the composing of multi-figures and portraiture. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

ART  123   WATERCOLOR PORTRAITURE

3 units

Study of the human head both anatomically and compositionally in order to produce solo and group portraits. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

ART  130   ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

3 units

Collaborative projects in mural painting, sculpture and other disciplines appropriate to public spaces. Instruction on materials, techniques, scale and organization of process and idea. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

ART  131A   ENVIRONMENTAL ART

3 units

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Art 11A or 31A or placement based on the art assessment process.

History and planning of environmental art. Relationships of nature and architecture to images, objects and signs. Scale of human anatomy to the site. Development of drawings and blueprints, enlargements, marquettes or cartoons, appropriate materials/construction techniques, environmental impact and budgeting. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

ART  131B   ENVIRONMENTAL ART

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 130 or enrollment in or completion of Art 131A or placement based on the art assessment process.

Construction of environmental art for interior/exterior designated settings. Implementation of design/construction methods. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

ART  135   PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT OF JEWELRY

                AND METAL FABRICATION

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 36C.

To develop an advanced portfolio of metal work and jewelry using metal fabrication, lost wax casting, and stone setting techniques. Exploring advanced project techniques such as custom cabinet pulls, multiple metal castings, and bi-metal fabricated containers. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

ART  137   CERAMIC CASTING

3 units

To develop an awareness of mold making as an art process applicable to the casting of other materials. Low-fire clay and glaze methods and firing and maintenance of electric kilns. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

 

ART  138   KILN CONSTRUCTION

3 units

Theory and application of kiln construction. Includes introduction to the theory of firing, history of kilns, basic materials, types of kilns and kiln design. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

 

ART  145   PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

3 units

Develop and assemble individual portfolios for application to four year colleges or for entry level employment. Practice in verbal and visual presentation techniques; photographing and presentation of three-dimensional and over-sized art; design of stationery, resume, cover letter and business forms. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

ART  154   MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION

3 units

Prerequisite: One of the following: Art 40, 50A, Journ 199, GRCOM 199 or portfolio of intermediate computer skills with experience in computer graphics of digital video or music.

Introduction to the theories, techniques, and practices of presentation graphics and their integration in design, media, and production, using microcomputer systems. Development of overhead transparencies, on-screen presentations, photographic slide presentations, animated and interactive presentation using videos, laser-discs, CD-ROMs or a combination of these methods. Evaluation of multimedia techniques for effective design presentations and productive marketing, through lecture, discussion and projects. Recommended one of the following: Art 56, Photo 30. Recommended enrollment in Art 110B. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

ART  155A   3–D MODELING AND ANIMATION

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 50B or Photo 30 or portfolio of intermediate computer skills with experience in computer graphics or digital video or music.

Introduction to three-dimensional rendering, modeling and animation and its integration in the fields of graphics design, product design, photography, filmmaking, illustration, architecture, and environmental design, using microcomputer systems. Development of object modeling and rendering techniques including creating shapes or objects, placing them in space and defining other aspects of the object’s appearance such as lighting, spatial delineation, surface texturing, fractal surfacing and simple spatial manipulation of the objects and their surfaces. Analysis of the applications of three-dimensional modeling and animation in packaging logos, spatial design, graphic design layouts, product development, and graphics presentations. Recommended enrollment in Art 110C. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

ART  155B   ADVANCED 3–D MODELING AND

                  ANIMATION

3 units

Prerequisite: Art 155A.

Continued study of the applications of three-dimensional modeling and animation in the design industry and its related areas with emphasis on advanced techniques. Exploration of extruding and beveling techniques, morphing, animated sequence including walk-throughs and fly-bys, transparency of object and scene and video input and output. Projects include animation of text and objects, simultaneous zoom, rotation, and movement of an object along a path, creation of a video, and investigation of interactive programs and virtual reality as used in video, CD-ROM, and laser-disc. Recommended enrollment in Art 110C. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

ART  156   MOTION GRAPHICS

3 units

Prerequisite: Photo 30.

Recommended preparation: Photo 25 or Photo 26A.

Exploration of experimental and new technological approaches to creating original visual imagery for use in design, fine arts, animation, and interactive multimedia. Introduction to the integration of sound, graphics, video, and text on the desktop. Exploration of motion design and dynamic storytelling to create movies, animation and professional special effects for digital output. Overview of career opportunities. Recommended enrollment in Art 110B. Maximum credit 6 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

ART  158   INTERACTIVITY FOR THE INTERNET

3 units

Prerequisite:  Art 56 or Photo 30.

Introduction to the design and creation of interactive multimedia web sites that incorporate animation, graphics, text, and sound. Exploration of interface, navigation, and information design as well as creation of customized interactivity in web sites and user experience. Using multimedia elements and vector-based animation and interactivity, exploration of simple to complex interactive environments for output to the Web. Overview of career opportunities. Recommended enrollment in Art 110B. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

ART  198   DESIGN FOR THE INTERNET

3 units

Prerequisite: Photo 30 or portfolio.

Introduction to the design and creation of websites.  Exploration of usability, interface, navigation, and information design as well as creation of dynamic content in websites. Use of HTML, server side applications, and interactive multimedia elements (Macromedia Dreamweaver, UltraDev, Fireworks, ColdFusion) to explore simple to complex interactive projects for the Web.  Creation of a “real world” website designed in an interdisciplinary team environment.  Emphasis on project management and conceptual skills that comprise well-designed websites; an interdisciplinary course. Recommended enrollment in Art 110B. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

 

ASTRONOMY

(Natural Sciences Division)

 

ASTRON  1   ELEMENTARY ASTRONOMY

4 units

Prerequisites: Math 139; Math 131 or Math 132C.

Recommended preparation: A high school or college physical science course.

Methods of investigation used by astronomers. Positional and practical astronomy, dynamical astronomy and modern astro-physics. Use of instruments, techniques of observation. Night lab occasionally substitutes for a lecture period. Total of 54 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

ASTRON  12   DESCRIPTIVE INTRODUCTION

                    TO ASTRONOMY

3 units

Recommended preparation: Math 125 or Math 127B or Math 128B.

Origin, characteristics and evolution of the solar system, the stars, the galaxies and the universe. No credit if taken after Geol 16 or Astron 1. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

ASTRON  20   INDEPENDENT STUDY

2 units

Prerequisite:  Astron 1.

Faculty-guided independent study of a topic in Astronomy. Maximum credit 6 units, 2 units each semester. Total of 36 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

 

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

(Engineering and Technology Division)

 

AUTO  32   AUTOMOTIVE FUNDAMENTALS

4 units

Theories and fundamentals of the automobile’s major operating systems including: four-cycle internal combustion engine, ignition, fuel, transmission, driveline, chassis, suspension, brakes, heating and air conditioning. Techniques of measurement, terminology, tools and safety issues related to the automotive trade are discussed and practices. Maximum credit 8 units, 4 units each semester. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

AUTO  50   AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

3 units

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Eltrn 130.

Theory, maintenance and operations of basic automotive electrical systems; circuits and lights, electronic devices, starting motors, charging systems, batteries and indicating devices. Preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification program. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

AUTO  151   AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS

4 units

Prerequisite: Eltrn 130.

Theory, operation, and maintenance of microprocessor-based automotive control systems. Electronic fuel injection ignition and carburetion systems. Body computer modules and on-board diagnostic systems. Sensors, instruments, voice-alert systems. Use of digital and analog test equipment and trouble-shooting procedures. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

 

AUTO  214A   BASIC AREA CLEAN AIR CAR COURSE

3 units

Prerequisites: Auto 226, 227.

Emphasizes basic theory, operation and testing of automotive emission controls, vehicle test procedures, On-board Diagnostics II (OBD-II) and the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) laws, rules and regulations for the Smog Check II program. This course meets the minimum 68 hours training requirement for the State of California and is required by the State of California before applying for either a Basic (EB) or Advanced (EA) Smog Technician license. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

AUTO  214B   ADVANCED CLEAN AIR COURSE

1 unit

Prerequisite: Auto 214A or unexpired (within two years of issue date) certification of Basic Clean Air Car Course or current State of California Smog Check Technician license.

Emphasis on Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO) operation, catalytic converter theory, operation, and testing, operation of the Acceleration Simulated Mode (ASM) dynamometer and BAR 97 test procedures, and five gas emission analysis.  This course is required by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) before candidates can apply for an Advanced (EA) Smog Technician License. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

AUTO  214C   UPDATE TRAINING COURSE —

                    SMOG CHECK PROGRAM 2003

1/2 unit

Prerequisites: Auto 214B or current unexpired State of California Smog Check Technician License.

Mandatory update training for currently licensed Smog Check technicians and is a prerequisite to renewing a Smog Check license.  Covers current automotive diagnostic procedures, and Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) procedures that affect the inspection, diagnosis, and repair of vehicles subject to the Smog Check Inspection and Maintenance program.  Mandatory for any smog check technician renewing their license, and for all initial applicants for a Smog Check Technician’s license. Short term class. Total of 8 hours lecture and 12 hours laboratory.

 

AUTO  215   AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONING

4 units

Recommended preparation: Auto 32, 50.

Air conditioning theory, methods of testing, diagnosing and servicing various types of automotive air conditioners.  Introduction to new technologies in automotive air conditioning systems. Handling, recordkeeping, service (reclaiming and recycling) and storage of coolants and refrigerants. Preparation for the certification examination of automotive air conditioning technologies required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

 

AUTO  220   Engine Operation and Testing

5 units

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Auto 32.

Technical lectures and hands on experience related to automobile engine theory of operation and methods of testing. Practice in disassembly measurement and reassembly of various four cycle engines. Testing of running engine assemblies required to evaluate internal operating conditions. Total of 72 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

 

AUTO  221   Engine Machining and Rebuilding

6 units

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Auto 220.

Technical lectures and hands-on experience related to automobile engine machining and rebuilding. Practice in disassembly, cleaning, inspection, measurement, machining, reassembly and adjustment of automobile engines. Total of 54 hours lecture and 162 hours laboratory.

 

AUTO  222   Manual Transmission, Transaxle

                  and DRIVETRAIN

5 units

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Auto 32.

Theory of operation and diagnosis of manual transmissions, transaxles, clutches, differentials, driveshafts, constant velocity joints and drive axles. Laboratory procedures includes removal, disassembly, inspection, rebuilding, installation and adjustment of manual transmissions and related assemblies. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

 

AUTO  223   Automatic Transmissions and

                  TRANSAXLES

5 units

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Auto 32.

Theory of operation and diagnosis of automatic transmissions and transaxles available in automobiles and light trucks. Laboratory procedures include removal, disassembly, inspection, reassembly, installation and adjustments. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

 

AUTO  224   Automotive Brake Systems

5 units

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Auto 32.

Automotive brakes systems, relining of brakes, hydraulic system repair and component diagnosis including antilock brake systems. Preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification program. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

 

AUTO  225   Suspension and Steering

5 units

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Auto 32.

Automotive suspension and steering rebuilding, repairing and adjusting. Four wheel computerized alignment procedures including shock, strut and tire wear diagnosis Preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification program. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

 

AUTO  226   Engine Performance

5 units

Prerequisite: Auto 220.

Corequisite: Auto 227.

Theory and operation of basic fuel systems, including carburetors and mechanical fuel injection, ignition systems, including contact point and electronic distributors and basic emission systems. The laboratory practice presents proper diagnosis, service and maintenance utilizing primary engine diagnosis tools. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

 

AUTO  227   Advanced Engine Performance

5 units

Corequisite: Auto 226.

Theory and operation of electronic engine controls and includes: electronic fuel injection, electronic ignitions, on-board diagnostics and current emission systems.  Laboratory practice includes proper set up and use of digital storage oscilloscopes, scan tools, engine analyzer, four and five-gas emission analyzers, and dynamometer. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

 

 

BANKING AND FINANCE

(Business and Computer Technology Division)

 

BANK  131   PRINCIPLES OF BANKING

3 units

Economic functions of banks. Legal considerations and industrial requirements. Bank investments. Computer, corporate and other specialized services. Federal Reserve System and governmental controls. Total of 54 hours lecture.

       

BANK  132   CONSUMER LENDING

3 units

Principles of credit evaluation in consumer lending and open-end credit. Interest rate and cost analysis. Leasing and benefits. Collection policies and procedures. Marketing and legal aspects of consumer lending. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BANK  134   MONEY AND BANKING

3 units

Money functions, financial intermediaries, structure of the commercial banking system. Bank management, reserves and liquidity. Federal Reserve System, treasury market operations and international monetary system. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

 

BIOLOGY

(Natural Sciences Division)

 

BIOL  1A   PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY —

                EVOLUTION, DIVERSITY, AND ECOLOGY

4 units

Prerequisite: Eligibility for Chem 1A.

The first course in a 3 course sequence for Biology majors (Biol 1ABC). The degree of rigor and amount of independent learning required are designed to meet the preparation needs of students transferring to upper division Biology study. Describes the scientific method; studies the history, evidence, and mechanisms of evolution; investigates the classification and diversity of living organisms; investigates the population, community, and ecosystem ecological principles with an emphasis on the connection between ecology and evolution. For majors in biological sciences but open to all qualified students. Recommended concurrent enrollment in Chem 1A. Total of 54 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

BIOL  1B   PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY –

                CELLULAR AND ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY

4 units

Prerequisite: Biol 1A, Chem 1A.

The second course in a 3 course sequence for Biology majors (Biol 1ABC). The degree of rigor and amount of independent learning required are designed to meet the preparation needs of students transferring to upper division biology study. Investigates the basic principles of cell biology; describes and explores patterns of heredity including Mendelian genetics and linkage analysis; studies organismal physiology through investigations of plant and animal form and function. For majors in biological sciences but open to all qualified students. Recommended concurrent enrollment in Chem 1B. Total of 54 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

BIOL 1C   PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY — INTRODUCTION

               TO MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

4 units

Prerequisites: Biol 1B, Chem 1B.

The third course in a 3-course sequence for Biology majors (Biol 1ABC). The degree of rigor and amount of independent learning required are designed to meet the preparation needs of students transferring to upper division biology studies. Investigates biochemistry and molecular biology; covering bioenergetics, molecular genetics, cell signaling, cell reproduction, immunology, and cancer. Laboratory investigations use current molecular techniques. For majors in biological sciences but open to all qualified students. Total of 54 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

BIOL  2   ANIMAL BIOLOGY

4 units

Major zoological principles, both invertebrate and vertebrate. Animal development, form and function, natural history and economic relationship to human society. Recommended: a 1-99 lab science course. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

BIOL  3   TOPICS IN HUMAN BIOLOGY

4 units

Reproduction, cell biology, immune systems, genetics, population genetics, ecology, evolution and behavior. Labs include computer simulations as well as traditional skills. Recommended: a 1-99 lab science course. No credit if taken after Biol 1A, 2, or 11. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. 

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

BIOL  4   PLANT BIOLOGY

4 units

Basic botanical principles; plant evolution and diversity, the cell, photosynthesis, respiration, reproduction, heredity, ecology, and importance of plants to humans.  Recommended: a 1-99 lab science course. For non-botany majors, but open to all students. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

BIOL  5A-C   TOPICS IN APPLIED BOTANY

2 units

Lecture, laboratory and field investigations focusing on topics of current and general interest in applied botany. Each course 1 unit, and a total of 9 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BIOL 5A  URBAN TREE IDENTIFICATON AND BIOLOGY

BIOL 5B  BOTANY FOR SCHOOL GARDENS

BIOL 5C  MEDICINAL PLANTS

 

BIOL  10A   CELLULAR BIOLOGY, GENETICS 

                  AND EVOLUTION

5 units

Prerequisite: Chem 1A.

Investigates the principles governing cell biology, metabolism, genetics, evolution and history of life on earth. The first course in a 3-course sequence for Biology majors (Biol 10ABC). For majors in biological sciences but open to all qualified students. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit under review

 

BIOL  10B   THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE ON EARTH:

                 STRUCTURE, FUNCTION AND ECOLOGY

5 units

Prerequisites: Chem 1A and Biol 10A.

Explores the diversity of living organisms, the structure and function governing their form and function, and the ecological principles that guide their interactions. Second in a 3-course series for Biology majors (Biol 10ABC). Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit under review

 

BIOL  10C   GENETICS

3 units

Prerequisites: Chem 1A and Biol 10A.

Explores the details of genetics, genomic analysis, DNA technology, bioinformatics, stem cell biology, and cancer. The third course in the sequence for Biology majors (Biol 10ABC). Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit under review

 

BIOL  10F   BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS

1 unit

Prerequisite: Permission of Division Dean.

This course provides training in discipline specific research methods within the biological sciences. It is intended to prepare students for work on independent projects which will be mentored by a faculty member. Students will learn how to develop a project, collect and record data, conduct and analyze experiments, and communicate their findings. Recommended successful completion of any Natural Sciences course 1-99. Maximum credit 3 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit under review

 

BIOL  10L   LEADERSHIP IN THE BIOLOGICAL

                  SCIENCES

1 unit

Prerequisite: Permission of Division Dean.

Leadership skills and abilities, including communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and resourcefulness. Students will provide supplemental instruction to peers in the biological sciences. Recommended successful completion of specific Natural Sciences course (1-99) student will tutor. Maximum credit 3 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit under review

 

BIOL  10S   BIOLOGY SEMINAR

1 unit

Prerequisite: Permission of Division Dean.

Readings, discussions, and papers focusing on topics of current and general interest in the sciences. Each special topics course will emphasize critical thinking skill and is intended for the advanced student. This course will give students an opportunity to explore a current intellectual topic in biology with a professor in a seminar setting. Recommended successful completion of any Natural Sciences course 1-99. Maximum credit 3 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit under review

 

BIOL  11   GENERAL BIOLOGY

4 units

Basic concepts of biology; the cell, nutrition, a survey of physiological systems, reproduction, heredity, development, diversity of organisms, evolution and environmental biology. Recommended: a 1-99 lab science course. No credit if taken after Biol 1A, 2, 3, 4 or 5. For non-biology majors, but open to all qualified students. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. 

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

BIOL  14   FIELD BIOLOGY

4 units

Birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, trees and shrubs of Southern California. Identification, ecology methods of observing and recording. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

BIOL  16   MARINE BIOLOGY

4 units

Marine organisms and their relationship to such environmental factors as temperature, salinity, oxygen, minerals, ocean currents and depth; introduction to measurement of some of these factors. Collection and identification of marine organisms. Laboratory study of preserved specimens. Recommended: a 1-99 lab science course. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

BIOL  19   SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

3 units

Current biological knowledge in the area of sexually transmitted diseases. Methods of transmission, detection, treatment  and prevention of STD’s are discussed. Students are required to use computers to access current information and data concerning specific STD’s. Cultural, racial, ethnic and economic dimensions of STD’s are discussed. Discussion with health care workers. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BIOL  20   INDEPENDENT STUDY

2 units

Prerequisites: One of the following: Anat 25, Biol 1A, Biol 4, Biol 14, Biol 16, Micro 2, Physo 1; and approval of student project.

Student research on topics in biology: review of literature, design and execution of the experiments. Maximum credit 4 units, 2 units each semester. Total of 108 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

BIOL  25   FIELD STUDIES

1 unit

Investigations of biological organisms in their natural habitats with an emphasis on ecological relationships. Recommended: a 1-99 lab science course. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BIOL  26   BIOLOGY FIELD STUDIES

2 units

Investigations of animals and plants in their natural habitats with an emphasis on ecological relationships. Recommended completion of a college biology course. Required instructional trips. Maximum credit 4 units, 2 units each semester. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BIOL  28   INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS

3 units

Introduction to the structure and function of proteins and nucleic acids including molecular modeling, sequence alignment, database management. Computer programming with Perl or comparable programming language. Designing and managing biological database using relational database applications. Data gathering and analysis using spreadsheet applications.  Recommended basic computer skills. Total of 54 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BIOL  30   FIELD BOTANY

4 units

Collection, identification and classification of native California flowering plants. Field identification of trees, shrubs and wildflowers common in California plant communities. Recommended: a 1-99 lab science course. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BIOL  35   INTRODUCTORY OCEANOGRAPHY

3 units

Fundamentals of oceanography including physical, biological and economic aspects. No credit if taken after Geol 12. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

BIOL  36   HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

3 units

Interaction of human populations with local and global environments. Interrelationships of ecosystem and biosphere components. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

BIOL  37   INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL

               SCIENCE

4 units

Relationship of living organisms to the environment, including human impact on the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. Emphasis is placed on understanding of biological and physical science issues currently faced by society; an interdisciplinary course. Includes biology laboratory and field investigation of ecosystems and the environment. May not be taken concurrently with or after Physc 37. No credit if taken after Biol 40. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

BIOL  38   CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

4 units

Prerequisites: Chem 1A and Biol 102C and one of the following: Biol 2, 3, 4, 11 or Micro 2.

Theory of cell structure, types, chemistry and function. Lab procedures for the isolation, purification and analysis of cells, cell fractions and cell molecules, Particular attention given to the methods used in research, commercial and forensic labs. Total of 54 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

BIOL  39   MODERN HUMAN GENETICS

4 units

An introductory course exploring the theoretical and practical applications of human heredity, genetics and biotechnology. Introduction to cellular and molecular biology, Mendelian and molecular genetics, evolution, human genetics, applications of genetic engineering including biotechnology, forensics and molecular medicine. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

BIOL  40   HUMANS AND THE BIOLOGICAL

                ENVIRONMENT

4 units

Relationship of living organisms with the environment. Current issues use pollution, water use, extinction, species diversity, and global warming. Human population issues will be examined. Includes field trips and laboratory investigations of local ecosystems. No credit if taken after Biol 37 or Physc 37. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

BIOL  71A   EXPLORING TOPICS IN BIOLOGY

3 units

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes.

Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Maximum credit 12 units, 3 units each semester. Total 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU credit limitations.

 

BIOL  71B   EXPLORING TOPICS IN BIOLOGY

1 unit

Exp loratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes.

Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 units each semester. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU credit limitations.

 

BIOL  71C   EXPLORING TOPICS IN BIOLOGY

1 unit

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes.

Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU credit limitations.

 

BIOL  102A   BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY

3 units

Introduction to the fundamental skills necessary for any biotechnology laboratory. Skills include preparation of an industry standard notebook, preparation, solution and media making, sterile technique, use and maintenance of basic laboratory equipment, quality control protocols and lab safety. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

BIOL  102B   BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY

3 units

Prerequisite: Biol 102A.

Advanced skills in applied biological technology. Skills include PAGE electrophoresis techniques, column chromatography, PCR, ELISA, lyophilization, DNA sequencing, and the production of an industry standard laboratory notebook. Internet databases will be used for instruction in bioinformatics. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

BIOL  102C   BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY

3 units

Prerequisite: Biol 102A.

Advanced skills in applied biological technology. Skills include cell culture techniques for both plant and mammalian cell cultures and the production of an industry standard laboratory notebook. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

 

BIOL 102D   BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY -

                   LABORATORY INTERNSHIP

3 units

Prerequisite: Biol 102B or Biol 102C.

Advanced skills in applied biological technology. Internship in a biochemistry laboratory. Maximum credit 9 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 234 hours laboratory.

 

BIOL  103   BIOETHICS

3 units

Introduction to basic ethical principles through investigation of ethical issues resulting from scientific research and the development of emerging biotechnologies. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BIOL  105   BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES FOR

                 HEALTH SCIENCES

3 units

Introductory biological chemistry course covering basic aspects of atomic structure, elements, molecules, bonding, and carbon chemistry. Emphasis on aspects of biochemistry dealing with cell structure and function; an interdisciplinary course. For students preparing for a 2-year degree in nursing, but open to all students. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BIOL  171A   EXPLORING TOPICS IN BIOLOGY

3 units

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes.

Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Maximum credit 12 units, 3 units each semester. Total 54 hours lecture.

 

BIOL 171B   EXPLORING TOPICS IN BIOLOGY

1 unit

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes.

Course focuses on topics of current and general interest. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 18 hours lecture.

 

BIOL  171C  EXPLORING TOPICS IN BIOLOGY

1 unit

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes.

Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

 

BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

(Business and Computer Technology Division)

 

BIT  10   BASIC COMPUTER KEYBOARDING

1 unit

Touch control of the microcomputer keyboard, basic keyboarding skills and numeric keypad operations. Total of 9 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BIT  11A   COMPUTER KEYBOARDING AND

                DOCUMENT PROCESSING

2 units

Touch control of the computer keyboard and preparation of basic business documents using word processing software. Basic keyboarding skills, and numeric keypad operations with emphasis on keyboard mastery, development of technique, speed and accuracy. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BIT  11B   ADVANCED COMPUTER KEYBOARDING 

               AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING

2 units

Recommended preparation: BIT 11A.

Formatting and production of complex business documents including proper grammar and punctuation, using word processing software. Development of technique, speed and accuracy. Recommended minimum keyboarding speed of 22 words per minute. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BIT  25   SURVEY OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN

             BUSINESS

3 units

Survey of business computer technology, business software environments, and commonly used business software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, graphics and database management. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BIT  100   WORD PROCESSING BASICS

1 unit

Recommended preparation: Enrollment in or completion of BIT 107.

Introduction to basic concepts and software to create, edit, store, retrieve and print letters, reports and simple tables. Recommended BIT 10, 11A, or keyboarding/typing speed of 20 wpm. No credit if taken after or concurrently with BIT 128A, 128B, 12A, 12B, 12C, or 12D. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  102   SPREADSHEET BASICS

1 unit

Recommended preparation: Enrollment in or completion of BIT 107.

Introduction to basic concepts and use of spreadsheet software to create, edit, store, retrieve and print simple spreadsheets and charts. No credit if taken after or concurrently with BIT 103A or BIT 103B, BIT 133A, or BIT 133B. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  104   BUSINESS SOFTWARE — 

                ADVANCED MICROSOFT EXCEL

3 units

Recommended preparation: BIT 133A, BIT 133B.

Advanced spreadsheet applications including working with multiple worksheets, using lists and analyzing list data, enhancing charts and data using What-If analysis tools, summarizing data, retrieving data from and exchanging data with other programs, macro development. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  105A   BUSINESS SOFTWARE —

                 MICROSOFT ACCESS LEVEL 1

11/2  units

Introduction to database management concepts and software. Creating, updating, linking and extracting information from database files. Producing business reports and labels. Includes creation of tables, forms, queries, advanced forms and subforms. Recommended enrollment in or completion of BIT 107. Total of 27 hours lecture and 9 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  105B   BUSINESS SOFTWARE —

                  MICROSOFT ACCESS LEVEL 2

11/2  units

Recommended Preparation: BIT 107 and BIT 105A.

Advanced relational database concepts, reports and queries. Includes exporting, macros, switchboard creation, data access pages, archiving, and XML. Total of 27 hours lecture and 9 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  106   BUSINESS SOFTWARE — COMPREHENSIVE

               MICROSOFT OFFICE SYSTEM

3 units

Comprehensive overview of the Microsoft Office System applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access; integration of applications to create reports and presentations. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  107   BUSINESS SOFTWARE — WINDOWS

1 unit

Management of the environment and files within the Windows operating system.  Concepts and terminology; end-user techniques for basic diagnostic and trouble-shooting procedures. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  108   MICROSOFT OUTLOOK AND

               PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS

1 unit

Recommended preparation: BIT 11A, BIT 105A, BIT 107, BIT 109, BIT 128, BIT 133A.

Use and features of office productivity software and emerging office technologies including Microsoft Outlook, electronic document routing, organizers, calendars, meeting and facility schedulers; collaborate software; cross application integration. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  109   BUSINESS SOFTWARE — MICROSOFT

               POWERPOINT

1 unit

Recommended preparation: BIT 107.

Concepts and use of presentations presentation graphics software to plan and develop effective oral and written presentations for business. Creating graphics, transparencies, and computer slide shows for meetings, sales and business presentations. Assessing feedback on a presentation. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  110   SPEECH AND HANDWRITING

               RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGIES

1 unit

Recommended preparation: BIT 11A and BIT 107.

Uses speech and handwriting recognition software in place of the computer keyboard to create documents and input data.  Includes dictation procedures and voice commands to input text, access program menus, and activate keyboard commands. Uses speech and handwriting input to create memorandums, letters, and other business documents. Total of 9 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  113   KEYBOARDING FOR SPEED AND ACCURACY

1 unit

Recommended preparation: BIT 10 or 11A.

For students with prior keyboarding experience. Review touch control of keyboard and basic keyboarding skills; preparation of business documents; development of technique, speed, and accuracy. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester.  Total of 9 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  115   BUSINESS RECORDS SKILLS

2 units

Recommended preparation: ESL 122 or Engl 400 and BIT 107.

Introduction to records management concepts and database software using Microsoft Access. Records management systems for organizing business information, materials, and records by applying standard indexing rules and using manual and electronic filing systems (alphabetic, numeric, geographic, chronologic, and subject). Total of 36 hours lecture.

 

BIT  122   INTERNET RESEARCH AND OFFICE

               COMMUNICATIONS

2 units

Business research using the Internet and the use and features of office communications technologies including: Web meetings and conferencing, video conferencing, telephone systems, voice mail, e-mail, document and package mail systems, facsimile, duplicating systems, and teleconferencing. Composition of and etiquette for electronic communications. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  123   BUSINESS SOFTWARE – MICROSOFT

               FRONTPAGE AND PUBLISHER

3 units

Recommended Preparation: BIT 107, BIT 128A and BIT 11A.  

Use and features of office publication software to create newsletters, brochures, flyers and business stationery.  Creation of Web sites suitable for publication on the World Wide Web.  Overview of issues and methods dealing with Web page development. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  124   ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS PROCEDURES

2 units

Recommended preparation: BIT 107, BIT 11A, BIT 128A.

Administrative support procedures, task organization, time management, team concepts and skills, business travel and meeting arrangements, effective personal interactions to facilitate office work flow, and making ethical choices in the office. Simulated on-the-job training. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  128A   BUSINESS SOFTWARE – MICROSOFT WORD

                  LEVEL 1

11/2 units

Recommended Preparation: Enrollment in or completion of BIT 107 and BIT 11A.

Application of word processing concepts to create, edit, store, retrieve and print business documents.  Includes formatting and organizing text; using clip art and tables; creating columns and special formats; using charts, special effects and styles; and tracking documents used in a group environment.  Total of 27 hours lecture and 9 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  128B   BUSINESS SOFTWARE-MICROSOFT WORD

                 LEVEL 2

11/2 units

Recommended Preparation: Completion of BIT 11A, BIT 107, and BIT 128A.

Application of word processing concepts to create, edit, store, retrieve and print business documents. Includes complex tables and graphics; integration with other software; mass mailings; long documents; standardized forms and documents; Web page creation; and document management and XML. Total of 27 hours lecture and 9 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  132   BUSINESS SOFTWARE – ADVANCED

               MICROSOFT ACCESS

3 units

Recommended preparation: BIT 105A and BIT 105B.

Application of complex Access skills using a business-focused case problem approach, integration of a database with a Web site, automation of database processing using macro groups, customizing queries and their results, and the development of reports that summarize business activities for the purpose of decision making and data analysis. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  133A   BUSINESS SOFTWARE-MICROSOFT EXCEL

                 LEVEL 1

11/2 units

Recommended Preparation: BIT 107.

Application of spreadsheet and graphics software to prepare budgets, record accounting information, and conduct financial analysis; includes formula creation, basic financial functions, and charting. Total of 27 hours lecture and 9 hours laboratory.

 

BIT  133B   BUSINESS SOFTWARE-MICROSOFT EXCEL

                 LEVEL 2

Recommended Preparation: BIT 107 and BIT 133A.

Application of spreadsheet and graphics software to prepare budgets, record accounting information, and conduct financial analysis. Includes advanced financial functions, database, integration with other applications, PivotTables and PivotCharts, macros, Visual Basic and XML. Total of 27 hours lecture and 9 hours laboratory.

 

 

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

(Engineering and Technology Division)

 

BLDG  122   CONTRACTOR’S LICENSING

3 units

Rules and regulations of State Contractor’s License Board; legal aspects of business. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BLDG  151   CABINET AND MILLWORK FOR

                  MODEL HOME CONSTRUCTION

4 units

Fabrication and installation of cabinets and millwork (door jambs, doors and moldings) for Model Home Construction projects. Safety instruction with hand and power tools in wood shop and at building site. Tools, processes and materials used in cabinetmaking and millwork. Basic blueprint reading, drawing, estimating and preparation of materials take-off list. Use of measurement, layout tools, laminates and lumber substitutes. Installation of cabinet and door hardware. Trade technical calculations. Related local and Uniform Building Codes and standards. Maximum credit 8 units, 4 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

 

BLDG  152A   CABINETMAKING FOR THE STUDENT

                    BUILT HOME CONSTRUCTION

4 units

Recommended Preparation:  Bldg 212, Bldg 220.

Fabrication of cabinets (kitchen, bath and laundry, etc.) for student built home construction project. Safety instruction with hand pneumatic and power tools in shop and at building site. Tools, processes and materials used in cabinetmaking. Reading and understanding of working drawings for estimating and preparation of materials take-off. Use of measurement and layout tools, laminates and lumber substitutes. Trade technical calculations and related local and International Building Codes and standards and Title 24. Total of 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

 

BLDG  152B   CABINET INSTALLATION & MILLWORK  

                    FOR HOME CONSTRUCTION

4 units

Prerequisite: Bldg 152A.

Recommended Preparation: Bldg 212, Bldg 220.

Installation of cabinets, hardware, interior door jambs, interior doors and mouldings for student built home construction projects. Safety instruction with hand, pneumatic and power tools in shop and at building site. Tools, processes and materials used in cabinet installation and millwork. Reading and understanding of working drawings for estimating and preparation of materials take-off. Use of measurement, layout tools, laminates and lumber substitutes. Trade technical calculations. Related local and International Building Codes and Standards and Title 24. Total of 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

 

BLDG  210A-B   BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

10 units

Prerequisite: Bldg 210B requires Bldg 210A.

Design and building of structures. Safety problems; blueprint reading, laying of foundations, building forms; concrete mixes and estimates of quantities; setting mud sills, girders, floor joists and plates; roughing in complete buildings, laying of bracing and bridging, laying of all rafters from blueprints. Each course 5 units, 10 hours. Total of 54 hours lecture and 126 hours laboratory.

 

BLDG 212   PRINT READING FOR CONSTRUCTION

3 units

Review of basic drafting symbols as they appear on prints, analysis of multi-view and isometric drawings. Interpretation of working drawings, specifications and symbols on typical construction documents. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BLDG  213   BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CODES

                  AND STANDARDS

3 units

Codes and standards for building construction and design; fire protection features; shear paneling, steel hardware connections and design for earthquake mitigation; disabled accessibility design; reporting and clearance of asbestos containing materials (ACM); energy conservation. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BLDG  214   MATERIALS AND PROCESSES OF

                  CONSTRUCTION: SUB GRADE TO FLOOR

                  FRAMING

3 units

Principles of engineering, structural plan reading, site layout, site grading, foundations, concrete construction, pre-stressed concrete, gunite. Disabled access design; earthquake mitigation design, reporting and clearance of asbestos containing materials (ACM) and other hazardous waste; energy conservation design. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BLDG  215   MATERIALS AND METHODS OF

                  CONSTRUCTION: FLOOR THROUGH ROOF

                  FRAMING

3 units

Properties and erection of structural materials; lumber framing, structural metals, masonry and use of other materials. Insulation and glazing for energy conservation. Hardware and shear paneling for seismic reinforcement. Construction inspector’s duties. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BLDG  218   INSPECTION OF ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

3 units

Properties of architectural materials, lumber, roofing, wall finishes, flooring and covering, glass and glazing, finishes. Engineering principles pertaining to heat, acoustics, humidity, roof construction, interior and exterior materials, finish carpentry, hardware and trim. Final inspection procedures. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BLDG  220   ESTIMATING FOR BUILDING

                  CONSTRUCTION

3 units

Prerequisites: Bldg 212 or Bldg 230A, or Bldg 210A & Bldg 210B.

Theory of estimating; structure of plans and specifications estimates; quantity surveying; unit cost synthesis and analysis; bid organization and preparation; competitive simulations and exercises; the estimator’s qualifications, responsibilities and ethics. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BLDG  221   ELEMENTS OF GRADING INSPECTION

3 units

Earth moving operations: Site investigations, soil analysis and soil mechanics. Plan reading; review of soils, engineer’s foundation inspection reports. Foundation and steel reinforcement inspection requirements. Hillside construction and inspection requirements. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BLDG  222   PRINCIPLES OF HOUSING AND

                  ZONING REQUIREMENTS

3 units

Purpose and intent of Zoning and Housing regulations. Land use, buildable areas, yards and allowable projections. History of parking requirements. Reading and interpretation of plans. Non-conforming rights, Code enforcement, Criminal Complaint Applications, Administrative Abatement of dangerous building and the appeal process. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BLDG  223   PRINCIPLES OF PLUMBING INSPECTION

3 units

Plan reading and inspection for underground plumbing (water, gas, drains and vents); above-ground plumbing and venting; finished plumbing systems. The Uniform Plumbing Code enforcement process. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BLDG  224   PRINCIPLES OF HEATING AND

                  REFRIGERATION INSPECTIONS

3 units

Plan reading and inspection of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation systems. Ducts, conductors, fuel supply, controls, insulation and refrigeration. The Uniform Mechanical Code enforcement process. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BLDG  230A   BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

10 units

Introduction of apprentice carpentry and the building construction trade. Safety orientation in the shop and on the job site including safety practices in demolition. Grading, site development and use of builder’s level. Orientation to and application of building layout, materials used in construction, estimation of materials, concrete form work, placing of concrete under floor framing, girder and floor joist layout. Trade technical calculations. Introduction of local and Uniform Building Codes, standards and Title 24. Required instructional trips. No credit if taken after Bldg 210A-B. Total of 90 hours lecture and 270 hours laboratory.

 

BLDG  230B   BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

10 units

Prerequisite: Bldg 230A.

Introduction of residential blueprint reading; construction site work; builder’s level and transit application. Construction of foundation and floors. Related safety practices in shop and construction site; material take-off, rough plumbing. Under floor insulation and sub-floor installation. Lay out of exterior and interior walls. Trade technical calculations. Related local and Uniform Building Codes, standards, and Title 24. Required instructional trips. Total of 90 hours lecture and 270 hours laboratory.

 

BLDG  230C   BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

10 units

Prerequisite: Bldg 230B.

Introduction to rough framing, roof framing, and stair building. Related safety practices in shop and on construction site. Importance of the measuring tools and their use. Stud, joist, and rafter layout. Roof rafters of equal, unequal or odd sloped roofs; roof sheathing and coverings. Framing to allow for plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). Drywall construction. Interior and exterior stair building. Trade technical calculations. Related local and Uniform Building codes, standards and Title 24. Required instructional trips. Total of 90 hours lecture and 270 hours laboratory.

 

BLDG  230D   BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

10 units

Prerequisite: Bldg 230C.

Application of interior and exterior finish. Related safety in shop and construction site. Taping and finishing dry wall application. Completion of exterior finish, plumbing fixtures, painting, and ceramic tile. Application of floor covering, cabinet and mill work. Form and place concrete drive.  Completion of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). Trade technical calculations. Related local and Uniform Building Codes, standards, and Title 24.  Required instructional trips. Total of 90 hours lecture and 270 hours laboratory.

 

BLDG  232A-D   ADDITIONS AND REMODELING

40 units

Prerequisite: Bldg 232B-D each requires the satisfactory completion of preceding course in this sequence.

Remodeling carpentry and related mechanical and electrical work. Blueprint reading, permits and codes, materials take-off, carpentry mathematics, foundation work, rough framing, heavy timber, exterior and interior finish, hardware, hand and power tools, safety and security. Each course 10 units, 20 hours. Total of 90 hours lecture and 270 hours laboratory.

 

 

BUSINESS (GENERAL)

(Business and Computer Technology Division)

 

BUS  2   FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

3 units

Consumer and family money management: maintaining financial records and budgets; purchasing housing, automobiles and other consumer goods; managing credit; buying insurance; planning and managing investments. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BUS  3   PERSONAL LAW

3 units

Introduction to the principles that relate to rights and responsibilities under the law. Covers law dealing with crimes, torts, contracts, motor vehicles, employment, sales, insurance and family matters. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BUS  9   INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

3 units

Survey of business stressing fundamental concepts in the areas of production, marketing, advertising, accounting and finance, human resources, decision making, legal and regulatory environment, ethics, international business, computers and robotics, career opportunities. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

BUS  10   INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT

3 units

Concepts and theories of management with a focus on the five managerial functions: planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BUS  11A   BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

3 units

Recommended preparation: Bus 112 or Engl 100.

Principles of effective business writing and oral communication skills. Develop writing skills for goodwill, negative news, persuasive, and employment messages. Prepare business presentations and practice professionalism at work. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BUS  12A   BUSINESS LAW

3 units

Development and functions of common law. Definitions and classifications of law, court systems and procedures. Law of torts: intentional torts, negligence, defenses, strict liability. Law of intellectual property and cyberlaw. Criminal law and procedures. Law contracts: requirement for enforceable agreements, defenses, third parties, performance and remedies. Law of sales and lease contracts: formation, title, risk, insurable interest, performance, remedies and warranties. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

BUS  12B   BUSINESS LAW

3 unit

Prerequisite: Bus 12A.

Ethics, principles and application of rules of law relating to business organizations. Negotiable instruments; creditor’s rights and bankruptcy; agency and labor relations; partnerships and LLP’s; corporations; government regulations; personal property, bailments, real property, and landlord-tenant; insurance; wills, trusts and estates. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

 

BUS  13   BUSINESS LECTURES

1 unit

Weekly lectures by business and professional men and women to present a comprehensive idea of the business field and its vocational opportunities. Planned to keep students abreast of growth, development, changes and opportunities in business. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BUS  14A   MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS FOR

                BUSINESS — FINITE

4 units

Prerequisites: Math 131, 133B, 134B, or placement based on the Business Mathematics assessment process.

Algebraic and geometric concepts in the solution of business and economic problems. Special emphasis on mathematics of finance, linear and quadratics functions, break-even analysis, supply/demand curves, matrices, determinants, linear programming – geometric and simplex methods theory of equations, set theory, probability, Markov chains, and game theory. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BUS  14B   MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS FOR

                BUSINESS — CALCULUS

4 units

Prerequisite: Bus 14A.

Techniques of limits, differentiating; maximum-minimum problems; curve sketching; derivatives and applications of exponential and logarithmic functions; implicit differentiation; total differentials; techniques of integration; simple differential equations; the calculus of multivariable functions including partial derivatives, Lagrange multipliers and multiple integration.  Special emphasis on business applications related to system optimization, cost and revenue analysis, marginal analysis, elasticity, and consumer producers’ surplus. Recommended enrollment in Stat 15. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BUS  16   OFFICE MACHINES

2 units

Operation of electronic printing and display calculators. Application of common business problems including discounts, auditing, markdown, markup, payroll, commissions, interest and prorating. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BUS  20   INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 unit

Prerequisite: Completion of two courses in the Business Education Division.

Individual business-related projects; research techniques; written reports. Maximum credit 3 units, 1 unit each semester. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

BUS  112   BUSINESS ENGLISH

3 units

Recommended preparation:  Engl 400 or ESL 33B.

Review of grammar mechanics; writing effective business communications through study of word usage, punctuation, sentence pattern and structure, and paragraphing. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BUS  114   BUSINESS MATHEMATICS

3 units

Use of formulas to solve problems dealing with base, rate and portion, trade and cash discounts, retail merchandising, interest, consumer credit, payroll, taxes, stocks and bonds, depreciation and distribution of overhead and statistics. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BUS  115   BUSINESS ALGEBRA

4 units

Emphasis on fundamental concepts of algebra within the Real number system including order of operations, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials,  rational expressions, exponents and radicals, quadratic equations. Focus on business application problems and use of the graphing calculator. Total of 90 hours lecture.

 

BUS  116   SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

3 units

Introduction of management principles applied to starting and operating a small business. Includes franchising; market research; site selection; sales and advertising; pricing and credit policies; managing human resources; financial planning, accounting and budgeting. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BUS  117   HUMAN RELATIONS FOR BUSINESS

3 units

Principles of human behavior with emphasis on the development of those personality and character traits needed to succeed in the business world. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BUS  118   INVESTMENTS

3 units

Principles of investments; types of investment programs and securities. Analysis of financial statements. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BUS  121   WORKPLACE PREPARATION AND SKILLS

2 units

Techniques for getting and keeping a job; workplace conduct; business ethics and values; effective work relationships; advancing on the job; and presenting a professional image. Total of 36 hours lecture.

 

BUS  122   PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE

3 units

Recommended preparation: Acctg 1A, 10, or 105.

Financing the business enterprise: source of funds, short- and long-term funding, fixed and circulating capital, solvency, legal elements. Investments: liquidity, short- and long-term, return and risk, leverage. Financial controls. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BUS  128   HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

3 units

Human resource administration of public and private organizations including personnel administration, supervision and training. Emphasis on actual personnel problems; principles and methods involved in recruitment, selection and placement of employees with regard to affirmative action programs, training, experience and aptitudes. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BUS  150   SURVEY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

3 units

An introduction to international business management principles with an overview of multinational and global organizations, international law, international human resource problems, operational issues, marketing, decisions, strategic planning and competitiveness, and cross-cultural problems. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BUS  151   INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

3 units

An introduction to concepts and principles of international marketing through the use of realistic examples and actual case studies of international marketing organizations, both U.S. and foreign. Studies include international marketing position of the U.S., market entry strategies, analysis of foreign markets, culture and marketing, product design, pricing, distribution, promotion and sales. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BUS  152   PRINCIPLES OF IMPORTING AND

                EXPORTING

3 units

An introduction to various aspects of importing and exporting, including essential terms and techniques. Studies include marketing, organization, regulation, terms of access, documentation, shipment, duty rate structure and determination, currency exchange, and financing involved with international movement of merchandise. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BUS  153   INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW

3 units

An introduction to the legal aspects and ramifications of international trade. Topics include multinational enterprises, sovereignty, technology transfer, arbitration, negotiation and diplomacy. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BUS  160   CUSTOMER SERVICE

3 units

Analysis of customer service factors in dealing with clients to enhance goodwill and achieve customer service excellence. Theory and skills include building customer rapport, handling problems and complaints, communicating, dealing with difficult customers and projecting a professional image. Development of relationship between the company and the competition. Total of 54 hours lecture.

 

BUS  161   APPLIED BUSINESS PRINCIPLES

                AND PRACTICIES

2 units

A study of appropriate business policies, practices and procedures; business etiquette/protocol; cultural diversity in the global workplace; and conflict resolution. Total of 36 hours lecture.

 

BUS  170   BUSINESS INTERNSHIP

3 units

Prerequisite:  Maintain enrollment in 7 units or more including internship and one or more courses in the Business and Computer Technology Division.

Supervised work experience in a business organization. Maximum credit 12 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 36 hours lecture and 234 hours laboratory.

 

BUS  199   E-Commerce Business Fundamentals

3 units

Survey of business stressing fundamental concepts in the areas of marketing, advertising, and decision making relating to E-Commerce. Principles and applications of rules of law relating to business organizations. Recommended: Bus 9, Bus 12B.  Total of 54 hours lecture.

 


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