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 2016. For descriptions of courses approved after this date, consult the website at stlcc.edu/programs.

All of the courses listed in this section are not 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.

 

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
700-799Non-credit continuing education 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 over a 16-week semester that the student will spend in class for a given course.

 
 

Key to Abbreviations

ACCAccounting
ANTAnthropology
ARAArabic
ARCArchitectural Technology
ART/ATArt
AUTAutomotive Technology
AVIAviation Technology
BAPBaking and Pastry Arts
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
RTHRespiratory Therapy
RUSRussian
SKTSkilled Trades
STRSmart Start
SOCSociology
SPASpanish
STSurgical Technology
TELTelecommunications
THTTheatre
TURTourism
WMSWomen's Studies