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 2016. 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 the Enrollment Services office 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, he or she must demonstrate the ability to read at the college level. This ability will give the student a much better chance to pass the course, since many courses require a certain amount of reading, whether it be a textbook, journal articles or reports from many sources.
The student can meet the Reading Proficiency prerequisite by scoring at least 82 on the Compass reading placement test, given as part of the admission process. Students who present an ACT reading score of at least 18 or an SAT verbal score of at least 500 meet the prerequisite. Students with a college reading course with a grade of at least “C” or who have earned a college degree (associate or baccalaureate) also meet the prerequisite. In addition, transfer students who present evidence of a grade of at least “C” in a three-hour college course numbered 100 or higher will be considered to have met the prerequisite. This applies also to students with dual credit courses taken in high school.
Students who do not meet this prerequisite in any of these ways must enroll for RDG 030. A grade of “C” or higher in this course meets the Reading Proficiency requirement. Students who are not native speakers of English can meet this prerequisite with at least a “C” in ENG 070.
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:
|080-099||Special problems developmental credit courses|
|100-199||Beginning level credit courses|
|200-299||Advanced level credit courses|
|500-599||Special problems credit courses|
|600-699||Special problems credit courses|
|700-799||Non-credit continuing education courses|
DA 144 PRECLINICAL PRACTICE
DA indicates the subject area of Dental Assisting. The number 144 indicates that the course is on the beginning level.
Unless otherwise noted in the course description, the credit hours shown represent the number of lecture hours per week over a 16-week semester that the student will spend in class for a given course.
Key to Abbreviations
|BAP||Baking and Pastry Arts|
|BHS||Behavioral Health Support|
|BE||Biomedical Engineering Technology|
|BIC||Building Inspection Technology|
|CFD||Child and Family Development|
|CE||Civil Engineering Technology|
|CLT||Clinical Lab Technology|
|DCS||Deaf Communication Studies|
|DMS||Diagnostic Medical Sonography|
|ECE||Early Care and Education|
|EE||Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology|
|EMT||Emergency Medical Technology|
|FIR||Fire Protection Technology|
|FSE||Funeral Services Education|
|HIT||Health Information Technology|
|HTM||Hospitality and Tourism|
|IRT||Information Reporting Technology|
|LIB||Library and Information Studies|
|ME||Mechanical Engineering Technology|
|OTA||Occupational Therapy Assistant|
|PTA||Physical Therapist Assistant|