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Bossier Parish Community College
2011 - 2012 General Catalog



Course Descriptions

Courses offered during the academic year covered by this catalog will be selected principally from those courses described on the following pages. Bossier Parish Community College reserves the right, however, to make revisions in these offerings.

Course Description Key

The course prefix is the first set of letters (see the prefix codes below) at the beginning of each course section.

The course number is shown to the left of the title.

The significance of the numbering system is as follows:

000-099 Developmental courses for no degree credit
100-199 Freshmen level courses
200-299 Sophomore level courses

Contact and credit hours of each course are shown in parentheses immediately following the course title. The first figure indicates the total semester hours credit awarded to students for satisfactory completion of the course; the second number indicates the number of contact hours per week in lecture; the third number represents the number of contact hours per week in laboratory.

For example: (3-3-0)

3 semester hour credits

3 hours lecture per week

0 hours lab per week

Some courses have prerequisites or corequisites listed. A prerequisite must be taken prior to entering a course; a corequisite must be taken prior to, or concurrently with, the course. For clarification on any prerequisites or corequisites, students should contact the appropriate dean. Students must make a "C" or higher in all prerequisite courses.

Course Prefix Key

The following are course prefixes and the courses and disciplines for which they stand. Course descriptions follow in alphabetical order. (Click on the courses for course descriptions.)

Prefix Dept. or Academic Area   Prefix Dept. or Academic Area
ACCT Accounting MFG Manufacturing Technology
ALHT Allied Health MATH Mathematics
ANTH Anthropology MOS Medical Office Specialist
ART Art MICR Microbiology
BLGY Biology MILS Military Science
BIOT Biotechnology MUSC Music
BADM Business Administration NURS Nursing
CDYC Care and Development of Young Children OCTA Occupational Therapy Assistant
CHEM Chemistry OGPT Oil and Gas Production Technology
CIS Computer Information Systems PHAR Pharmacy Technician
CONS Construction PHSC Physical Science
CORR Corrections PTAP Physical Therapist Assistant Program
CJUS Criminal Justice PHYS Physics
CULA Culinary Arts POSC Political Science
CIT Cyber Information Technology PSYC Psychology
EDUC Education READ Reading
EMTP Emergency Medical Technician RLGN Religion
ENGR Engineering RSTH Respiratory Therapy
ENGL English SCI Science
FREN French SLIS Service Learning/Interdisciplinary Studies
GPHY Geography SLGY Sociology
HLPE Health and Physical Education SPAN Spanish
HCM Health Care Management SPCH Speech
HIST History STEC Surgical Technology
HMAN Humanities TEAC Teaching and Learning
ISAF Industrial Safety TEED Technical Education
INTR Interpreting TLCM Telecommunications
JRNL Journalism THTR Theatre
LSEC Legal Secretary VTAH Varsity Athletics
LITR Literature ZLGY Zoology