Jul 23, 2019  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2018-2019

Course Descriptions


Course Codes

Prerequisites

This section of the catalog identifies what the specific prerequisites, if any, are for each course. Course prerequisites are requirements that students must meet before they can enroll in a particular course. A student must earn a grade of C (2.0) or higher in prerequisite courses, unless otherwise noted, or unless the student receives the department chair’s written approval for the class or program.

Students must complete the prerequisites for a course before they can enroll in that class. As students register for classes, the system will check their student records for prerequisite requirements. If these requirements are found in the record, the student will be registered in the class, but if they are not found, the system will not allow registration for that course.

For information about departmental policies regarding prerequisites, contact the appropriate dean’s office.

Course Numbering

The numbers from 0-99 designate developmental courses and certain professional/technical classes. These classes are not college level. Classes numbered from 100-299 are college-level and generally transferable to baccalaureate degree programs.

Courses numbered 099, 199, or 299 designate independent study and field experience classes. Courses numbered 098, 198, or 298 designate experimental or exploratory classes. Cooperative field experience (co-op) courses are assigned the 190 and 290 numbered series. Community service courses are numbered with 076 and are not awarded credit.

Courses listed in this catalog constitute the most recent record of the total academic program of the college. Listing does not mean that all courses are offered every quarter or every year. Consult the class schedule for specific course offerings.

Common Course Numbering

Washington’s community and technical colleges want to make it easier for students to transfer credits among the state’s 34 community and technical colleges. YVC has moved to a common course numbering system, which will mean that the same course will be titled and numbered in a similar way at every community and technical college in the state.

There are several changes in course names and numbers for YVC. The changes should help you know that a course you have taken at one Washington College is the same at another, and the course will transfer easily.

Common courses are identified by an “&” following the department abbreviation. Transfer courses not identified as common will still transfer under the Direct Transfer Agreement as in the past. Please direct questions to the Registrar in the Enrollment Services Office at the phone number listed in the directory.

Definitions and Codes

Co-requisite: These are one or more courses that must be taken together in the same quarter. For example, a lecture and lab in Chemistry.

Cross-disciplined courses: Courses in two different disciplines with the same course description and credits. Credit cannot be given for both courses.

Distributions for DTA: Quarter Offered Codes Core Competency Codes
Communications F Fall Quarter ♦ Computation
Humanities S Spring Quarter • Communication
Humanities - Performance SR Summer Quarter ■ Human Relation
Natural Sciences W Winter Quarter  
Natural Sciences - Lab O Occasionally  
Quantitative    
Social Science    
 

Agricultural Science

   •  AGSCI 250: Plant Propagation
   •  AGSCI 255: Advanced Winemaking
   •  AGSCI 260: Postharvest Physiology
   •  AGSCI 298: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  AGSCI 299: Independent Study/Field Experience

Allied Health

   •  AHLTH 076: Community Service
   •  AHLTH 098: Experimental/Exploratory Studies

Allied Health Care Navigation

   •  AHCN 100: Essentials of Care Navigation I
   •  AHCN 105: Essentials of Care Navigation II
   •  AHCN 200: Advanced Care Navigation I
   •  AHCN 210: Advanced Care Navigation II

Allied Health - Medical Assistant

   •  AHMA 115: Clinical Procedures I
   •  AHMA 116: Clinical Procedures II
   •  AHMA 125: Administrative Procedures
   •  AHMA 198: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  AHMA 201: Medical Assisting Externship
   •  AHMA 202: Medical Assisting Externship Seminar
   •  AHMA 203: Medical Assisting Certification Examination Preparation

Allied Health - Medical Billing and Coding

   •  AHBC 101: Introduction to Medical Coding
   •  AHBC 102: Introduction to Medical Billing
   •  AHBC 121: Health Care Reimbursement Issues I
   •  AHBC 122: Health Care Reimbursement Issues II
   •  AHBC 132: CPT/HCPCS Coding
   •  AHBC 133: ICD-10-CM Coding
   •  AHBC 198: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  AHBC 201: Coding Professional Practice
   •  AHBC 203: CPC Examination Review
   •  AHBC 218: Health Care Reimbursement Issues III
   •  AHBC 220: Advanced Coding
   •  AHBC 224: Medical Billing & Compliance Issues
   •  AHBC 298: Experimental/Exploratory Studies

Allied Health -Spanish Medical Interpreter

   •  AHMI 101: Spanish Medical Interpreter

Allied Health - Pharmacy Technician

   •  AHPT 098: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  AHPT 115: Advanced Pharmacology
   •  AHPT 120: Pharmaceutical Calculations
   •  AHPT 125: Pharmacy Technician Skills I
   •  AHPT 140: Pharmacy Law
   •  AHPT 170: Pharmacy Technician Skills II
   •  AHPT 175: Pharmacy Technician Skills III
   •  AHPT 198: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  AHPT 201: Pharmacy Externship
   •  AHPT 203: Pharmacy Technician Review
   •  AHPT 298: Experimental/Exploratory Studies

Allied Health - Phlebotomy

   •  AHPH 170: Phlebotomy Theory
   •  AHPH 171: Phlebotomy Lab
   •  AHPH 172: Phlebotomy Externship

Allied Health - Surgical Technology

   •  AHST 098: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  AHST 104: Surgical Equipment & Biomedical Safety Lecture
   •  AHST 105: Surgical Equipment & Biomedical Safety Lab
   •  AHST 106: Asepsis & Infection Control in Surgery
   •  AHST 112: Surgical Instrumentation Lecture
   •  AHST 113: Surgical Instrumentation Lab
   •  AHST 125: Surgical Competencies I Lecture
   •  AHST 126: Surgical Competencies I Lab
   •  AHST 135: Surgical Competencies II Lecture
   •  AHST 136: Surgical Competencies II Lab
   •  AHST 150: Surgical Procedures Lecture
   •  AHST 151: Surgical Procedures Lab
   •  AHST 155: Surgical Pharmacology Lecture
   •  AHST 156: Surgical Pharmacology Lab
   •  AHST 198: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  AHST 201: Operating Room Clinical I
   •  AHST 202: Operating Room Seminar I
   •  AHST 210: Operating Room Clinical II
   •  AHST 211: Operating Room Seminar II
   •  AHST 220: Preparing for Board Certification I
   •  AHST 221: Preparing for Board Certification II
   •  AHST 298: Experimental/Exploratory Studies

Allied Health Technology

   •  AH 076: Community Service
   •  AH 098: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  AH 104: Math for Health Professions
   •  AH 105: Introduction to Pharmacology
   •  AH 108: Communication and Cultural Concepts in Health Care
   •  AH 110: Human Body in Health & Disease I
   •  AH 119: Medical Terminology
   •  AH 120: Human Body in Health & Disease II
   •  AH 140: Medical Law and Ethics
   •  AH 155: First Aid/CPR/Blood-Borne Pathogen Training
   •  AH 198: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  AH 199: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  AH 298: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  AH 299: Independent Study/Field Experience

American Sign Language

   •  ASL 101: American Sign Language I
   •  ASL 102: American Sign Language II
   •  ASL 103: American Sign Language III

Anthropology

   •  ANTH 198: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  ANTH 199: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  ANTH 240: Youth Subcultures
   •  ANTH 299: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  ANTH& 100: Survey of Anthropology
   •  ANTH& 204: Archaeology
   •  ANTH& 205: Biological Anthropology
   •  ANTH& 206: Cultural Anthropology

Art

   •  ART 101: Two-Dimensional Design
   •  ART 102: Three-Dimensional Design
   •  ART 103: Digital Design
   •  ART 104: Drawing I
   •  ART 105: Drawing II
   •  ART 107: Figure Drawing
   •  ART 150: Introduction to Clay
 

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