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Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2018-2019
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  Jul 08, 2020
 
Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2018-2019 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


The numbers in parentheses listed following the course description, Semester Hours:  (3 - 3 - 0), are explained below:

  • The first digit is the number of semester credit hours for the course.
  • The second digit is the number of lecture hours per week in a regular 16 week semester.
  • The third digit is the number of laboratory/clinical/internship/practicum hours per week in a regular 16 week semester.

Hours met per week are based on semester-length classes; courses of shorter semesters during such as flex classes, will meet for more hours per week for equivalency.

 
  
  •  

    COMM 1319 - Photography II (second semester, journalism emphasis)


    Prerequisites: COMM 1318  or equivalent

    Extends students’ knowledge of technique and guides them in developing personal outlooks toward specific applications of the photographic process.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 50.0605.52 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COMM 1335 - Introduction to Electronic Media


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    An overview of the development, regulation, economics, social impact, and industry practices in electronic media.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 09.0102.52 06


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COMM 1336 - Video Production I


    Practical experience in the operation of television studio and control room equipment, including both pre- and post-production needs.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 10.0202.52 06


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COMM 1337 - Video Production II


    Prerequisites: COMM 1336  

    Practical experience in the operation of television studio and control equipment, including both pre- and post-production needs. Editing and camera work are emphasized.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 10.0202.52 06


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COMM 2300 - Media Literacy


    Prerequisites: COMM 1307 

    Criticism and analysis of the function, role, and responsibility of the mass media in modern society from the consumer perspective. Includes the ethical problems and issues facing each media format, with the effect of political, economic, and cultural factors on the operation of the media.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 09.0102.53 06


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COMM 2303 - Audio Production


    Prerequisites: COMM 1307  or concurrent enrollment for RTVB majors. MUSB 1305  or concurrent enrollment for MUSB majors.

    Corequisites: RTVB 1150  required for RTVB majors only.



    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    Practical experience in the operation of audio equipment, including both pre- and post-production needs.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 10.0202.51 06


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COMM 2305 - Editing and Layout


    Prerequisites: COMM 2311  

    Editing and layout processes, with emphasis on accuracy and fairness, including the principles and techniques of design.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 09.0401.51 06


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COMM 2311 - Media Writing


    Prerequisites: COMM 1307  and ENGL 1301  

    Fundamentals of writing for the mass media. Includes instruction in professional methods and techniques for gathering, processing, and delivering content.

     

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 09.0401.57 06


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COMM 2315 - News Reporting


    Prerequisites: COMM 2311  

    This course focuses on advanced news-gathering and writing skills. It concentrates on the three-part process of producing news stories: discovering the news, reporting the news, and writing the news in different formats.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 09.0401.58 06


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COMM 2324 - Practicum in Electronic Media


    Lecture and laboratory instruction and participation.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 09.0701.53 06


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COMM 2327 - Introduction to Advertising


    Prerequisites: COMM 1307  OR MUSB 1305  

    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    Fundamentals of advertising including marketing theory and strategy, copywriting, design, and selection of media.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 09.0903.51 06


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COMM 2330 - Introduction to Public Relations


    Prerequisites: COMM 1307 

    Exploration of the history and development of public relations. Presentation of the theory behind and process of public relations, including the planning, implementation, and evaluation of PR campaigns.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 09.0902.51 06


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COMM 2332 - Radio/Television News (CI)


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    Preparation and analysis of news styles for the electronic media. Production of audio and video news stories.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 09.0402.52 06


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COMM 2339 - Writing for Radio, Television, Film


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    Introduction to basic script formats, terminology, and writing techniques, including the writing of commercials, public service announcements, promotions, news, documentary, and fictional materials.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 09.0402.51 06


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COMM 2366 - Introduction to Cinema


    Cross-Listed With: DRAM 2366 

    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    Emphasis on the analysis of the visual and aural aspects of selected motion pictures, dramatic aspects of narrative films, and historical growth and sociological effect of film as an art.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 2)

    CIP: 50.0602.51 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COSC 1301 - Introduction to Computing


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: Ready for INRW 0420

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0410
    Overview of computer systems-hardware, operating systems, and microcomputer application software, including the Internet, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and databases. Current issues such as the effect of computers on society, and the history and use of computers in business, educational, and other modern settings are also studied. This course is not intended to count toward a student’s major field of study in business or computer science.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 11.0101.52 07


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    COSC 1315 - Introduction to Computer Programming


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0410
    Introduction to computer programming for solving a variety of problems. This course is intended for non-computer science and non-computer engineering majors. Emphasis on the fundamentals of design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation of computer programs. Includes problem solving with structured techniques and algorithms using pseudo code and/or graphical representations.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 11.0201.52 07


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    COSC 1336 - Programming Fundamentals I


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0410  
    Introduction the fundamental concepts of structured programming. Topics include software development methodology, data types, control structures, functions, arrays, and the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging. (This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.)

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 11.0201.55 07


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    COSC 1337 - Programming Fundamentals II


    Prerequisites: COSC 1315  or COSC 1336  

    Review of control structures and data types with emphasis on structured data types. Applies the object-oriented programming paradigm, focusing on the definition and use of classes along with the fundamentals of object-oriented design. Includes basic analysis of algorithms, searching and sorting techniques, and an introduction to software engineering. (This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.)

    COSC 1337 transfers to four-year colleges but may cause students to end up an hour short should they pursue Bachelors in Computer Science. It is strongly recommended that Transfer Student take COSC 1437  for a complete and smooth transfer.

    Students cannot receive credit for both COSC 1337 and COSC 1437 .

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 11.0201.56 07




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    COSC 1437 - Programming Fundamentals II


    Prerequisites: COSC 1336  

    This course focuses on the object-oriented programming paradigm, emphasizing the definition and use of classes along with fundamentals of object-oriented design. The course includes basic analysis of algorithms, searching and sorting techniques, and an introduction to software engineering processes. Students will apply techniques for testing and debugging software. (This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.) Students cannot receive credit for both COSC 1337  and COSC 1437 .

    Semester Hours: (4 -4- 0)

    CIP: 11.0201.56 07


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    COSC 2325 - Computer Organization


    Prerequisites: COSC 1336  

    Basic computer organization; machine cycle, digital representation of data and instructions; assembly language programming, assembler, loader, macros, subroutines, and program linkages. (This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.)

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 11.0201.54 07


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    COSC 2336 - Programming Fundamentals III


    Prerequisites: COSC 1337 /COSC 1437  

    Further applications of programming techniques, introducing the fundamental concepts of data structures and algorithms. Topics include recursion, fundamental data structures (including stacks, queues, linked lists, hash tables, trees, and graphs), and algorithmic analysis. (This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.)

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 11.0201.57 07


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    COSC 2436 - Programming Fundamentals III


    Prerequisites: COSC 1337  / COSC 1437  or  ITSE 2457  / ITSE 2457  

    Further applications of programming techniques, introducing the fundamental concepts of data structures andalgorithms. Topics include recursion, fundamental data structures (including stacks, queues, linked lists, hash tables, trees, and graphs), and algorithmic analysis. 

    Semester Hours: (4 -4- 0)

    CIP: 11.0201.57 07


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    CRIJ 1301 - Introduction to Criminal Justice


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    This course provides a historical and philosophical overview of the American criminal justice system, including the nature, extent, and impact of crime; criminal law; and justice agencies and processes.
     

    This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Empirical Quantitative Skills, and Social Responsibility.

     

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 43.0104.51 24




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    CRIJ 1306 - Court Systems and Practices


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    This course is a study of the court system as it applies to the structures, procedures, practices and sources of law in American courts, using federal and Texas statutes and case law.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 22.0101.54 24


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    CRIJ 1307 - Crime in America


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    American crime problems in historical perspective, social and public policy factors affecting crime, impact and crime trends, social characteristics of specific crimes, and prevention of crime.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 45.0401.52 25


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    CRIJ 1310 - Fundamentals of Criminal Law


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    This course is the study of criminal law including application of definitions, statutory elements, defenses and penalties using Texas statutes, the Model Penal Code, and case law. The course also analyzes the philosophical and historical development of criminal law and criminal culpability.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 22.0101.53 24


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    CRIJ 1313 - Juvenile Justice System


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    A study of the juvenile justice process to include specialized juvenile law, role of the juvenile law, role of the juvenile courts, role of police agencies, role of correctional agencies, and theories concerning delinquency. It is recommended that CRIJ 1301  be taken prior to enrolling in this course.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 43.0104.52 24


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    CRIJ 2301 - Community Resources in Corrections


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    Introduction to the role of the community in corrections; community programs for adults and juveniles, administration of community programs; legal issues; and future trends in community treatment. It is recommended that CRIJ 1301  be taken prior to enrolling in this course.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 43.0104.53 24


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CRIJ 2313 - Correctional Systems and Practices


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    This course is a survey of institutional and non-institutional corrections. Emphasis will be placed on the organization and operation of correctional systems; treatment and rehabilitation; populations served; constitutional issues; and current and future issues.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 43.0104.54 24


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    CRIJ 2314 - Criminal Investigation


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    Investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence; sources of information; interview and interrogation; uses of forensic sciences; case and trial preparation. It is recommended that CRIJ 1301  be taken prior to enrolling in this course.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 43.0104.55 24


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    CRIJ 2323 - Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    Police authority; responsibilities; constitutional constraints; laws of arrest, search, and seizure; police liability. It is recommended that CRIJ 1301  be taken prior to taking this course.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 43.0104.56 24


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    CRIJ 2328 - Police Systems and Practices


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    This course examines the establishment, role and function of police in a democratic society. It will focus on types of police agencies and their organizational structure, police-community interaction, police ethics, and use of authority.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 43.0104.57 24


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    CSME 1248 - Principles of Skin Care


    Prerequisites: CSME 1505

    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0410
    An introduction of the theory and practice of skin care.
     

    Semester Hours: (2 -1- 3)

    CIP: 12.0409


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1254 - Artistry of Hair Design I


    Special Program Tuition: $150
    Introduction to hair design. Topics include the theory and applications of wet styling, thermal hair styling, and finishing techniques.
     

    Semester Hours: (2 -1- 3)

    CIP: 12.0407


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1302 - Applications of Facial and Skin Care Technology I


    Prerequisites: Department approval.

    Introduction to the application of facial and skin care technology. Includes identifying and utilizing professional skin care products.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 12.0409


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1310 - Introduction to Haircutting and Related Theory


    Prerequisites: CSME 1505

    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0410
    Introduction to the theory and practice of hair cutting. Topics include terminology, implements, sectioning and finishing techniques.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 12.0407


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1420 - Orientation to Facial Specialist


    An overview of the skills and knowledge necessary for the field of facials and skin care.

    Semester Hours: (4 -3- 2)

    CIP: 12.0408


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1430 - Orientation to Nail Technology


    Prerequisites: Department approval.

    An overview of the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for the field of nail technology.

    Semester Hours: (4 -3- 4)

    CIP: 12.0410


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1435 - Orientation to the Instruction of Cosmetology


    Prerequisites: Current Cosmetology Operator’s license and department approval.

    An overview of the skills and knowledge necessary for the instruction of cosmetology students. Per TDLR each cohort can only have 3 students per licensed instructor.

    Semester Hours: (4 -4- 1)

    CIP: 12.0413


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1443 - Manicuring and Related Theory


    Prerequisites: CSME 1505

    Presentation of the theory and practice of nail services. Topics include terminology, application, and workplace competencies related to nail services.
     

    Semester Hours: (4 -3- 4)

    CIP: 12.0410


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1445 - Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology II


    A continuation of the concepts and principles in skin care and other related technologies. Topics include advanced instruction in anatomy, physiology, theory, and related skills of facial and skin care technology.
     

    Semester Hours: (4 -2- 6)

    CIP: 12.0409


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1447 - Principles of Skin Care/Facials and Related Theory


    In-depth coverage of the theory and practice of skin care, facials, and cosmetics.

    Semester Hours: (4 -3- 4)

    CIP: 12.0409


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1451 - Artistry of Hair, Theory and Practice


    Prerequisites: CSME 1505 and CSME 1254

    Instruction in the artistry of hair design. Topics include theory, techniques, and application of hair design.
     

    Semester Hours: (4 -3- 4)

    CIP: 12.0407


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1505 - Fundamentals of Cosmetology


    Special Program Tuition: $300
    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0410  
    A course in the basic fundamentals of cosmetology. Topics include safety and sanitation, service preparation, manicure, facial, chemical services, shampoo, haircut, wet styling, and comb out.
     

    Semester Hours: (5 -3- 4)

    CIP: 12.0401


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1521 - Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology I


    An introduction to the principles of facial and skin care technology. Topics include anatomy, physiology, theory, and related skills of facial and skin care technology.

    Semester Hours: (5 -3- 6)

    CIP: 12.0409


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1531 - Principles of Nail Technology I


    Prerequisites: Department approval.

    A course in the principles of nail technology. Topics include anatomy, physiology, theory, and skills related to nail technology.

    Semester Hours: (5 -3- 7)

    CIP: 12.0410


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1534 - Cosmetology Instructor I


    Prerequisites: Current Cosmetology Operator’s license and department approval. Per TDLR each cohort can only have three (3) students per licensed instructor.

    The fundamentals of instructing cosmetology students.

    Semester Hours: (5 -3- 8)

    CIP: 12.0413


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1541 - Principles of Nail Technology II


    Prerequisites: Department approval.

    A continuation of the concepts and principles of nail technology. Topics include professional ethics, salon management, client relations, and related skills of nail technology.

    Semester Hours: (5 -3- 8)

    CIP: 12.0410


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 1553 - Chemical Reformation and Related Theory


    Prerequisites: CSME 1505  

    Presentation of the theory and practice of chemical reformation including terminology, application, and workplace competencies.
     

    Semester Hours: (5 -3- 5)

    CIP: 12.0407


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 2202 - Introduction to Application of Hair Color


    Prerequisites: CSME 2204 and CSME 2401

    Introduction to basic hair color applications including safety and sanitation procedures.

    Semester Hours: (2 -1- 3)

    CIP: 12.0407


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 2204 - Introduction to the Theory and Chemistry of Hair Color


    The introduction of basic theory and chemistry of hair color. Topics include the Law of Color, terminology and chemical composition of hair color products.
     

    Semester Hours: (2 -1- 3)

    CIP: 12.0407


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 2233 - Applications of Facial and Skin Care Technology II


    Prerequisites: CSME 1302  and department approval.

    Continuation of the Application of Facial and Skin Care Technology I. Preparation for the state licensing Facial Specialty Exam.

    Semester Hours: (2 -2- 1)

    CIP: 12.0409


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 2237 - Advanced Cosmetology Techniques


    Prerequisites: CSME 1505  

    Mastery of advanced cosmetology techniques including hair designs, professional cosmetology services, and workplace competencies.
     

    Semester Hours: (2 -0- 7)

    CIP: 12.0401


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 2310 - Advanced Haircutting and Related Theory


    Prerequisites: CSME 1505 and CSME 1310

    Advanced concepts and practice of haircutting. Topics include haircuts utilizing scissors, razor, and/or clippers.

    Semester Hours: (3 -1- 6)

    CIP: 12.0407


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 2343 - Salon Development


    Prerequisites: CSME 1505

    Procedures necessary for salon development. Topics include professional ethics and goal setting, salon operation, and record keeping.
     

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 3)

    CIP: 12.0412


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 2401 - The Principles of Hair Coloring and Related Theory


    Prerequisites: CSME 1505 and CSME 2204

    Presentation of the theory, practice, and chemistry of hair color. Topics include terminology, application, and workplace competencies related to hair color.
     

    Semester Hours: (4 -3- 4)

    CIP: 12.0407


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 2414 - Cosmetology Instructor II


    A continuation of the fundamentals of instructing cosmetology students.  Current Cosmetology Operator’s license and department approval. Per TDLR each cohort can only have 3 students per licensed instructor.

    Semester Hours: (4 -3- 3)

    CIP: 12.0413


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 2430 - Nail Enhancement


    Prerequisites: Department approval.

    A course in the theory, application, and related technology of nail enhancements.

    Semester Hours: (5 -2- 8)

    CIP: 12.0410


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 2441 - Preparation for the State Licensing Examination


    Prerequisites: CSME 1310 , CSME 1505 , and CSME 2310  

    Preparation for the state licensing examination.

    Semester Hours: (4 -2- 6)

    CIP: 12.0401


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 2445 - Instructional Theory and Clinic Operation


    An overview of the objectives required by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Instructor Examination. Current Cosmetology Operator’s license and department approval. Per TDLR each cohort can only have 3 students per licensed instructor.

    Semester Hours: (4 -4- 1)

    CIP: 12.0413


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 2531 - Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology III


    Prerequisites: CSME 1302  and department approval.

    Advanced concepts and principles of skin care and other related technologies.

    Semester Hours: (5 -3- 6)

    CIP: 12.0409


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 2544 - Cosmetology Instructor IV


    Prerequisites: Current Cosmetology Operator’s license and department approval. Per TDLR each cohort can only have three (3) students per licensed instructor.

    Advanced concepts of instruction in a cosmetology program. Topics include demonstration, development, and implementation of advanced evaluation techniques.

    Semester Hours: (5 -3- 8)

    CIP: 12.0413


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    CSME 2549 - Cosmetology Instructor III


    Presentation of lesson plan assignments and evaluation techniques. Current Cosmetology Operator’s license and department approval. Per TDLR each cohort can only have three (3) students per licensed instructor.

    Semester Hours: (5 -3- 6)

    CIP: 12.0413


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    DANC 1110 - Tap I


    Cross-Listed With: KINE 1148

    This course offers instruction and participation in basic tap dance to include vocabulary, technique, history and styles in tap. Various pieces of choreography will be set in class. Same course as DANC 1110.

    Semester Hours: (1 -0- 3)

    CIP: 50.0301.52 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    DANC 1112 - Dance Practicum I


    This course is a basic practicum in dance related areas: production with experience in stage management, scenery and costume preparation, running crews, dance management, and individualized teaching of dance in the private or public sector.

    Semester Hours: (1 -0- 3)

    CIP: 50.0301.53 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DANC 1128 - Ballroom and Social Dance


    Cross-Listed With:   

    Introductory instruction in the fundamental techniques and concepts associated with Ballroom and Social Dance. May be repeated for credit once.

    Semester Hours: (1 -0- 3)

    CIP: 50.0301.52 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DANC 1141 - Ballet I


    Cross-Listed With: KINE 1139

    This course develops physical proficiency in the performance of basic ballet vocabulary while promoting an understanding of the principles, practices, and vocabulary common to ballet. Same course as KINE 1139.

    Semester Hours: (1 -0- 3)

    CIP: 50.0301.52 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DANC 1142 - Ballet II


    Cross-Listed With: KINE 2139

    Prerequisites: DANC 1141 or KINE 1139 or instructor permission

    This course expands on the skills and knowledge acquired in DANC 1141. Same course as KINE 2139.

    Semester Hours: (1 -0- 3)

    CIP: 50.0301.52 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DANC 1145 - Modern Dance I


    Cross-Listed With: KINE 1145

    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of dance techniques, coordination of body parts, rhythm, and expressive qualities of movement. Same course as KINE 1145.

    Semester Hours: (1 -0- 3)

    CIP: 50.0301.52 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DANC 1146 - Modern Dance II


    Cross-Listed With: KINE 2145

    Prerequisites: DANC 1145 or KINE 1145 or instructor permission

    This course expands on the skills and knowledge acquired in DANC 1145/KINE 1145. Same course as KINE 2145.

    Semester Hours: (1 -0- 3)

    CIP: 50.0301.52 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DANC 1147 - Jazz Dance I


    Cross-Listed With: KINE 1138

    This course offers instruction and participation in jazz dance technique to include vocabulary, technique, history, and styles in jazz dance. Various pieces of choreography will be set in class. Same course as KINE 1138.

    Semester Hours: (1 -0- 3)

    CIP: 50.0301.52 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DANC 1148 - Jazz Dance II


    Cross-Listed With: KINE 2138

    Prerequisites: DANC 1147 or KINE 1138 or instructor permission

    This course expands on the skills and knowledge acquired in DANC 1147/KINE 1138. Emphasis will be placed on technical progress. Increasingly challenging choreography will be set in class. Same course as KINE 2138.

    Semester Hours: (1 -0- 3)

    CIP: 50.0301.52 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DANC 1151 - Freshman Dance Performance


    Instruction in dance performance through experiential projects at the freshman level. May be repeated for credit once.

    Semester Hours: (1 -0- 3)

    CIP: 50.0301.52 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    DANC 1301 - Dance Composition


    Prerequisites: DANC 1201  

    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    This course is an examination of the principles of movement generation, phrasing, choreographic structure, and manipulation. Integration of choreographic principles will foster the growth of personal artistic style.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 50.0301.55 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    DANC 1345 - Modern Dance I (Dance and Movement Improvisation)


    Instruction and participation in modern dance technique. The focus of this course is movement improvisation as a resource for choreography and performance.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 50.0301.52 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    DANC 2303 - Dance Appreciation


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    A general survey of dance forms designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary, techniques, and purposes of the creative process. This course includes critical interpretation and evaluations of choreographic works and dance forms within cultural and historical contexts.

    This course fulfills the Creative Arts foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 50.0301.54 26




    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DRAM 1120 - Theatre Practicum I


    This course is a practicum in scene construction, lighting, sound, costuming, stage properties, acting, and general theatre practices. All drama majors should enroll in the practicum course each semester for a maximum of four semester hours.

    Semester Hours: (1 -0- 4-Feb)

    CIP: 50.0506.53 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DRAM 1121 - Theatre Practicum II


    This course is a practicum in scene construction, lighting, sound, costuming, stage properties, acting, and general theatre practices. All drama majors should enroll in the practicum course each semester for a maximum of four semester hours.

    Semester Hours: (1 -0- 4-Feb)

    CIP: 50.0506.53 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DRAM 1310 - Introduction to Theatre - Theatre Appreciation


    This is a course designed to provide a survey of the main fields of theatre activity thus providing a background for the appreciation and enjoyment of live theatre through an understanding of the elements of play analysis, acting, directing, technical theatre and the collaborative nature of live theatre.

    This course fulfills the Creative Arts foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 50.0501.51 26




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DRAM 1322 - Stage Movement


    This course surveys the principles, practices, and exercises in body techniques and stage movement with an emphasis on character movement and body control.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 50.0506.54 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    DRAM 1330 - Stagecraft I


    This course is an introduction to the major areas of design and technology. A hands-on approach to stagecraft with a focus on the elements of design. Participation on technical crews for theatre productions may be required.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 50.0502.51 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DRAM 1341 - Stage Make Up


    This is a practical course in theory, types, design, and application of theatre makeup with techniques and principles applicable to television, film, and fashion makeup.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 50.0502.52 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DRAM 1342 - Introduction to Costume


    This course is a study of the principles and techniques of costume design and construction for the stage. This course emphasizes the skills, duties, and responsibilities of the costume designer, and includes a brief overview of costume history.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 50.0502.53 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    DRAM 1351 - Acting I


    This course focuses on the development of basic skills and techniques of acting including increased sensory awareness, greater self confidence, stage movement, character and script analysis, and improvisation.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 50.0506.51 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DRAM 1352 - Acting II


    Prerequisites: DRAM 1351 

    This course is a continuation of DRAM 1351  with special emphasis on the exploration and development of techniques for the creation of a character through the preparation and presentation of scenes and monologues.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 50.0506.51 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DRAM 2120 - Theatre Practicum III


    This course is a practicum in scene construction, lighting, sound, costuming, stage properties, acting, and general theatre practices. All drama majors should enroll in the practicum course each semester for a maximum of four semester hours.

    Semester Hours: (1 -0- 4-Feb)

    CIP: 50.0506.53 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DRAM 2331 - Stagecraft II


    Prerequisites: DRAM 1330 

    This course is a study of intermediate stagecraft skills with emphasis on design for performance. Participation on technical crews for theatre productions may be required.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 50.0502.51 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DRAM 2336 - Voice and Diction


    Cross-Listed With: SPCH 1342 

    This practical course is designed to develop an understanding of the use and function of the performer’s voice as a creative instrument for communication. The course content focuses on the unique problems of the performer including projection, age, and dialect study.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 50.0506.52 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    DRAM 2351 - Acting III


    Prerequisites: DRAM 1351 , DRAM 1352 

    This course is a continuation of DRAM 1352  and is designed to deepen the students understanding of acting, including the major acting styles and periods of theatre history. Through a series of lectures, demonstrations, research, and scene exercises, the student will develop a series of audition monologues from theatre history to be presented in a public performance at the end of the semester.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 50.0506.51 26


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ECON 1301 - Introduction to Economics


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: Ready for INRW 0420

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0410
    A survey of microeconomic and macroeconomic principles for non-business majors. Microeconomic topics will include supply and demand, consumer behavior, price and output decisions by firms under various market structures, factor markets, market failures, international trade, and exchange rates. Macroeconomic topics will include national income, unemployment, inflation, business cycles, aggregate supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

    This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Empirical Quantitative Skills, and Social Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 19.0402.52 09




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0410
    An analysis of the economy as a whole including measurement and determination of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply, national income, inflation, and unemployment. Other topics include international trade, economic growth, business cycles, and fiscal policy and monetary policy.

    This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Empirical Quantitative Skills, and Social Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 45.0601.51 25




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0410
    Analysis of the behavior of individual economic agents, including consumer behavior and demand, producer behavior and supply, price and output decisions by firms under various market structures, factor markets, market failures, and international trade.

    This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Empirical Quantitative Skills, and Social Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 45.0601.51 25




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    EDUC 1300 - Learning Framework


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: Ready for INRW 0420

    A study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation, 2) factors that impact learning, and 3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed across their own academic programs and become effective and efficient learners. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 42.0301.51 25


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    EDUC 1301 - Introduction to the Teaching Profession


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    An enriched, integrated pre-service course and content experience that: 1) provides active recruitment and institutional support of students interested in a teaching career, especially in high need fields; 2) provides students with opportunities to participate in early field observations at all levels of P-12 schools with varied and diverse student populations; 3) provides students with support from college and school faculty, preferably in small cohort groups, for the purpose of introduction to and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms; 4) course content should be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards; and 5) course must include a minimum of 16 contact hours of field experience in P-12 classrooms.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 13.0101.51 09


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    EDUC 2301 - Special Populations


    Prerequisites: EDUC 1301  with a grade of C or better, or equivalent

    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    An enriched, integrated pre-service course and content experience that: 1) provides an overview of schooling and classrooms from the perspectives of language, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnic and academic diversity, and equity with an emphasis on factors that facilitate learning; 2) provides students with opportunities to participate in early field observations of P-12 special populations; 3) course content should be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards; 4) course must include a minimum of 16 contact hours of field experience in P-12 classrooms with special populations

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 13.1001.51 09


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ELMT 1301 - Programmable Logic Controllers


    Prerequisites: CETT 1303

    An introduction to programmable logic controllers as used in industrial environments including basic concepts, programming, applications, troubleshooting of ladder logic, and interfacing of equipment.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 15.0403


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ELMT 1305 - Basic Fluid Power


    Basic fluid power course covering vacuum systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, fluid power symbols, operating theory, components, and basic electrical and manual controls.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 15.0403


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ELMT 2333 - Industrial Electronics


    Prerequisites: ELMT 1301, INTC 1357

    Devices, circuits, and systems primarily used in automated manufacturing and/or process control including computer controls and interfacing between mechanical, electrical, electronic, and computer equipment. Includes presentation of programming schemes.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 15.0403


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ELMT 2339 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers


    Prerequisites: ELMT 1301  

    Advanced applications of programmable logic controllers as used in industrial environments including concepts of programming, industrial applications, troubleshooting ladder logic, and interfacing to equipment.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 15.0403


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
 

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