Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

This section contains descriptions of all credit courses offered at St. Louis Community College as well as other off-campus locations during the academic year. The courses listed herein are current as of March 2021. For descriptions of courses approved after this date, consult the website at https://www.stlcc.edu/programs-academics/.

Not all of the courses listed in this section are offered every semester. Information on where and when these courses are available may be found in each semester’s course schedule available online at stlcc.edu/schedule. Contact advising for more information.

Reading Proficiency Prerequisite

Many of the courses in this catalog include a prerequisite of “Reading Proficiency.” This means that before a student can enroll in one of these courses, they must demonstrate the ability to read at the college level. This ability will give the student a much better chance to pass the course as many courses require reading.

A student can meet the Reading Proficiency prerequisite by satisfying any of the following:

  • ACT sub score of 18 or higher in the area of reading
  • SAT verbal score of 500 or higher
  • Accuplacer Next Generation reading score of 250 or higher
  • High school GPA of 2.6 or higher
  • Completion of 3 or more college-level credits at a “C” or higher
    • College level credits are those that are numbered 100 level or higher.

Students who do not meet Reading Proficiency in any of these ways must enroll for RDG 079 and the co-requisite, if eligible. Otherwise, enrollment in RDG 030 will be needed. Students who are not native speakers of English can meet this prerequisite with at least a “C” in ENG 070.

Prerequisites and Developmental Education

Information about prerequisites and developmental education is available online at https://stlcc.edu/office-of-the-registrar/prerequisites.aspx/.

Course Levels

The course numbering system uses an abbreviation to identify subject matter area and a three-digit number to identify course level. Course levels are defined as follows:

001-079Developmental courses
080-099Special problems developmental credit courses
100-199Beginning level credit courses
200-299Advanced level credit courses
500-599Special problems credit courses
600-699Special problems credit courses

Example

DA 144 PRECLINICAL PRACTICE

DA indicates the subject area of Dental Assisting. The number 144 indicates that the course is on the beginning level.

Course Hours

Unless otherwise noted in the course description, the credit hours shown represent the number of lecture hours per week that the student will spend in class during a 16-week semester.

 

Key to Abbreviations

ACCAccounting
ANTAnthropology
ARAArabic
ARCArchitectural Technology
ART/ATArt
AUTAutomotive Technology
AVIAviation Technology
BAPBaking and Pastry Arts
BHSBehavioral Health Support
BIOBiology
BEBiomedical Engineering Technology
BICBuilding Inspection Technology
BUSBusiness Administration
BLWBusiness Law
CHMChemistry
CFDChild and Family Development
CHIChinese
CECivil Engineering Technology
CLTClinical Lab Technology
COLCollege Orientation
COMCommunications
CRJCriminal Justice
CULCulinary Arts
DCSDeaf Communication Studies
DADental Assisting
DHYDental Hygiene
DMSDiagnostic Medical Sonography
DIEDiesel Technology
DITDietetic Technology
ECEEarly Care and Education
ECOEconomics
EDUEducation
EEElectrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
EMTEmergency Medical Technology
EGREngineering Graphics
ESCEngineering Science
ENGEnglish
FINFinance
FIRFire Protection Technology
FREFrench
FDFuneral Directing
FSEFuneral Services Education
GEGeneral Engineering
GEGGeography
GENGeneral Education
GEOGeology
GERGerman
GLEGlobal Education
HITHealth Information Technology
HMSHuman Services
HSTHistory
HRTHorticulture
HTMHospitality and Tourism
HUMHumanities
IRTInformation Reporting Technology
ISInformation Systems
ITInformation Technology
IDSInterdisciplinary Studies
IBInternational Business
ITLItalian
JPNJapanese
LGLLegal Studies
LIBLibrary and Information Studies
MGTManagement
MKTMarketing
MCMMass Communications
MTHMathematics
MEMechanical Engineering Technology
MUSMusic
NURNursing
OTAOccupational Therapy Assistant
PARParamedic Technology
PRDPersonal Development
PHLPhilosophy
PE/PEDPhysical Education
PSIPhysical Science
PTAPhysical Therapist Assistant
PHYPhysics
PSCPolitical Science
PSYPsychology
QCQuality Control
XRTRadiologic Technology
RDGReading
RCRespiratory Care
RTHRespiratory Therapy
RUSRussian
SKTSkilled Trades
STRSmart Start
SOCSociology
SPASpanish
STSurgical Technology
THTTheatre
WMSWomen's Studies