Aug 18, 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    
 

Business Technology

   •  BT 101: Beginning Keyboarding
   •  BT 102: Intermediate Keyboarding
   •  BT 103: Keyboarding Competency*
   •  BT 104: Keyboarding Competency Using Dragon Naturally Speaking
   •  BT 105: 35 wpm IT Keyboard Proficiency
   •  BT 121: Human Relations
   •  BT 122: Ten-Key Calculator
   •  BT 123: Recordkeeping
   •  BT 124: Office Applications
   •  BT 125: Learning the Keyboard
   •  BT 126: Keyboarding Document Format
   •  BT 127: Intermediate Keyboarding I*
   •  BT 128: Intermediate Keyboarding II*
   •  BT 130: Basic Business Essentials
   •  BT 131: Office Reference Procedures I
   •  BT 132: Office Reference Procedures II
   •  BT 140: Electronic Business Math Applications
   •  BT 160: Word Processing Short Course
   •  BT 161: Word Processing Completion Course
   •  BT 170: Integrated Business Applications I
   •  BT 190: Co-op Field Experience I
   •  BT 191: Co-op Field Experience II
   •  BT 192: Co-op Field Experience III
   •  BT 193: Co-op Field Experience IV
   •  BT 198: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  BT 199: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  BT 250: Legal Office Technology
   •  BT 251: Legal Office Procedures
   •  BT 260: Word Processing
   •  BT 270: Integrated Business Applications II
   •  BT 272: Office Procedures
   •  BT 273: Transcription and Document Processing
   •  BT 274: Office Dynamics
   •  BT 290: Adv. Co-op Field Experience I
   •  BT 291: Adv. Co-op Field Experience II
   •  BT 292: Adv. Co-op Field Experience III
   •  BT 293: Adv. Co-op Field Experience IV
   •  BT 298: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  BT 299: Independent Study/Field Experience

Chemical Dependency Studies

   •  CD 160: Survey of Chemical Dependency
   •  CD 170: Chemical Dependency and Health
   •  CD 180: Co-occurring Disorders in CD Counseling
   •  CD 250: Youth CD Assessment & Counseling
   •  CD 260: Chemical Dependency & Family
   •  CD 261: Physiological Actions of Alcohol and Drugs
   •  CD 262: CD Law & Ethics
   •  CD 263: Case Management & Record Keeping
   •  CD 270: Chemical Dependency Counseling Techniques
   •  CD 271: Group Process in Chemical Dependency Training
   •  CD 298: Experimental/Exploratory Studies

Chemistry

   •  CHEM 099: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  CHEM 109: Principles of Chemistry with Lab
   •  CHEM 190: Co-op Field Experience
   •  CHEM 199: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  CHEM 209: Introductory Organic/Biochemistry with Lab
   •  CHEM 260: Biochemistry
   •  CHEM 299: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  CHEM& 100: Preparatory Chemistry
   •  CHEM& 110: Chemical Concepts with Lab
   •  CHEM& 139: General Chemistry Preparation
   •  CHEM& 161: General Chemistry with Lab I
   •  CHEM& 162: General Chemistry with Lab II
   •  CHEM& 163: General Chemistry with Lab III
   •  CHEM& 241: Organic Chemistry I Lecture
   •  CHEM& 242: Organic Chemistry II Lecture
   •  CHEM& 243: Organic Chemistry III Lecture
   •  CHEM& 251: Organic Chemistry I Lab
   •  CHEM& 252: Organic Chemistry II Lab

Chican@ Studies

   •  CHST 112: Chican@ Experience in Contemporary Society
   •  CHST 115: La Chicana
   •  CHST 120: Chican@s Art & Culture
   •  CHST 198: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  CHST 199: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  CHST 220: Chican@ Community Studies

College Academic Skills

   •  CAS 098: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  CAS 106: College Seminar
   •  CAS 158: Introduction to eLearning
   •  CAS 190: Co-op Field Experience I
   •  CAS 198: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  CAS 298: Experimental/Exploratory Studies

Communication Studies - Mass and Speech Communications

   •  CMST 076: Community Service
   •  CMST 140: Feature Writing
   •  CMST 141: Effective Listening
   •  CMST 190: Co-op Field Experience I, II
   •  CMST 191: Co-op Field Experience I, II
   •  CMST 198: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  CMST 199: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  CMST 202: Writing for Blogs & Social Media
   •  CMST 280: Intercultural Communication
   •  CMST 299: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  CMST 330: Organizational Communication
   •  CMST& 101: Introduction to Communication
   •  CMST& 102: Introduction to Mass Media
   •  CMST& 210: Interpersonal Communication
   •  CMST& 220: Public Speaking
   •  CMST& 230: Small Group Communication

Computer Science

   •  CS 142: Computer Science II Java
   •  CS& 141: Computer Science I Java

Criminal Justice

   •  CJ 111: Criminal Evidence
   •  CJ 121: Offender Populations
 

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