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