Oct 16, 2019  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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    
 

English

   •  ENGL 275: The Bible as Literature
   •  ENGL 299: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  ENGL& 101: English Composition I
   •  ENGL& 235: Technical Writing

English Language Learning

   •  ELL 092: Reading and Interpretation in Academic Setting

Ethnic Studies

   •  ETHS 101: American Ethnic Minorities
   •  ETHS 120: African American Experience
   •  ETHS 198: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  ETHS 199: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  ETHS 299: Independent Study/Field Experience

Geography

   •  GEOG 101: World Regional Geography
   •  GEOG 102: Physical Geography
   •  GEOG 205: Economic Geography
   •  GEOG 210: Earth’s Climate
   •  GEOG& 200: Human Geography

Geology

   •  GEOL 099: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  GEOL 199: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  GEOL 206: Glaciers and Ice Ages
   •  GEOL 299: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  GEOL& 101: Introduction Physical Geology
   •  GEOL& 103: Historical Geology
   •  GEOL& 115: Geology National Parks
   •  GEOL& 208: Geology of Pacific Northwest

High School 21+

   •  HSC 025: Math 5
   •  HSC 033: Writing 3 - Washington State History and Writing
   •  HSC 034: Writing 4: US History and Writing
   •  HSC 035: Writing 5: Contemporary World Problems and Writing
   •  HSC 037: Civics & Government
   •  HSC 038: Writing 5
   •  HSC 043: HSC Reading 3: Personal Health & The Human Body
   •  HSC 044: Reading 4: Physical Science with No Lab
   •  HSC 045: Reading 5: Life Science with Lab
   •  HSC 046: Reading 4: Physical Science with Lab
   •  HSC 047: Reading 5: Life Science with no Lab
   •  HSC 048: HSC READING 6
   •  HSC 060: Personal Fitness
   •  HSC 067: Reading 5B
   •  HSC 068: HSC 21+ Elective
   •  HSC 075: Math 5B
   •  HSC 077: HSC Math 6A
   •  HSC 078: HSC Math 6B
   •  HSC 079: Occupational Education
   •  HSC 082: Basic Technology I
   •  HSC 083: Basic Technology II
   •  HSC 086: HSC Fine Arts Performance
   •  HSC 087: ABE Writing 5B
   •  HSC 089: ABE Writing 6
   •  HSC 097: HSC Introduction to Fine Arts

History

   •  HIST 076: Community Service
   •  HIST 099: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  HIST 190: Co-op Field Experience I
   •  HIST 198: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  HIST 199: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  HIST 205: US History 1945 to Present
   •  HIST 208: Roman Civilization
   •  HIST 209: Greek Civilization
   •  HIST 213: Economic History
   •  HIST 221: American Environmental History
   •  HIST 230: History of England
   •  HIST 240: Russian Civilization
   •  HIST 270: History of Latin America
   •  HIST 275: History of Mexico
   •  HIST 299: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  HIST& 116: Western Civilization I
   •  HIST& 117: Western Civilization II
   •  HIST& 118: Western Civilization III
   •  HIST& 136: U.S. History I
   •  HIST& 137: U.S. History II
   •  HIST& 214: Pacific Northwest History

Humanities

   •  HUM 099: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  HUM 102: Introduction to Humanities I
   •  HUM 103: Introduction to Humanities II
   •  HUM 104: Introduction to Humanities III
   •  HUM 198: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  HUM 199: Independent Study/Field Experience
   •  HUM 298: Experimental/Exploratory Studies
   •  HUM 299: Independent Study/Field Experience

Information Technology

   •  IT 100: Introduction to Computers
   •  IT 101: Introduction to Information Technology
   •  IT 102: Windows
   •  IT 103: Computer Operating Systems
   •  IT 104: Internet Essentials
   •  IT 105: Computer Literacy
   •  IT 110: Computer Programming Introduction
   •  IT 111: Spreadsheets Introduction
   •  IT 115: Database Introduction
   •  IT 120: PowerPoint
   •  IT 140: Network Fundamentals
   •  IT 142: Applied Server Technologies
   •  IT 143: Cisco I
   •  IT 144: Cisco II
   •  IT 145: Windows Client I
   •  IT 146: Windows Server I
   •  IT 149: Windows PowerShell Scripting
   •  IT 152: Mobile App Development
   •  IT 160: Managing & Maintaining the PC
   •  IT 174: Introduction to C++
   •  IT 190: Co-op Field Experience I
   •  IT 191: Co-op Field Experience II
   •  IT 192: Co-op Field Experience III
 

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