Jul 17, 2019  
2019-20 Catalog 
    
2019-20 Catalog

Course Descriptions


As you read through the course descriptions, notice that each entry contains the course prefix and number, course title, a brief description of the course, prerequisite information, credit hour value, number of lecture and laboratory hours per week scheduled in a traditional 17-week semester, and the Program Classification System (PCS) code, described below. Note that some courses are assigned an IAI code. A description of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is also presented.

An official course syllabus for credit courses is available upon request.

Program Classification System (PCS) Coding

PCS codes indicate the degree or certificate for which courses will be accepted.

PCS 1.1 Baccalaureate/Transfer Courses
  Academic courses equivalent to lower-division baccalaureate study and are generally articulated for transfer to four-year universities.
   
PCS 1.2 Occupational/Technical Courses
  Technical and applied courses designed to meet the requirements for an occupational degree or certificate program. Although these courses are not generally designed for transfer, some may be articulated with universities and used to meet lower-division baccalaureate requirements.
   
PCS 1.3 Community Education Courses
  Non-credit courses.
   
PCS 1.4 Remedial/Developmental Courses
  Preparatory or developmental educational courses designed to develop basic skills in reading, writing, speaking, and mathematics of high school graduates or persons achieving the equivalency of a high school diploma. Course credit does not count toward the completion of the associate transfer degrees.
   
PCS 1.6 Vocational Skills
  Short-term vocational skills training or upgrading courses that are designed to be used toward the completion of a vocational skills credential. Vocational skills courses may be used toward occupational/career degree or certificate if the college determines that the content of the course meets the objectives required.
   
PCS 1.7 Adult Basic Education
  Courses designed to provide basic skills training up to the eighth grade equivalency level for non-high school graduates.
   
PCS 1.8 Adult Secondary Education
  Courses designed to provide basic skills training for the secondary equivalency level for non-high school graduates.
   
PCS 1.9 English As A Second Language
  Courses that include instruction in English for those students whose native language is not English. Courses are designed to include various levels of competencies based on proficiency and purpose.

Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) Coding

IAI codes for specific L&C courses that have been accepted by the IAI are listed in parentheses following the course title. For example, ENGL 131 First Year English I (IAI: C1 900). C1 900 refers to the IAI General Education Communications Writing Course Sequence I. This code is a common code used by participating institutions to refer to courses very similar to ENGL 131.

C = Communications which includes specific English and speech courses
M = Mathematics which includes specific math courses
P = Physical Sciences which includes specific chemistry, physical sciences, and physics courses
L = Life Sciences which includes specific biology courses
H = Humanities which includes specific foreign language, humanities, literature, and philosophy courses
F = Fine Arts which includes specific art, drama, and music courses
HF = Interdisciplinary which includes specific humanities courses
S = Social and Behavioral Sciences which includes specific anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology courses

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Physical Science

   •  PHSC 131 - Physical Geography
   •  PHSC 135 - Environmental Geography
   •  PHSC 141 - Introduction To Astronomy
   •  PHSC 145 - Intro Geology & Physical Geography

Physics

   •  PHYS 125 - Applied Physics I
   •  PHYS 126 - Applied Physics II
   •  PHYS 130 - Concepts Of Physics
   •  PHYS 131 - Introduction To Physics I
   •  PHYS 132 - Introduction To Physics II
   •  PHYS 141 - General Physics I
   •  PHYS 142 - General Physics II
   •  PHYS 210 - Engineering Circuit Analysis
   •  PHYS 241 - Applied Mechanics - Statics
   •  PHYS 242 - Applied Mechanics - Dynamics
   •  PHYS 243 - Engineering Mechanics
   •  PHYS 244 - Introduction To Modern Physics
   •  PHYS 245 - Mechanics Of Solids
   •  PHYS 246 - Thermodynamics

Paralegal Studies

   •  PLGL 130 - Introduction Paralegal Studies
   •  PLGL 135 - Technology For Paralegals
   •  PLGL 140 - Legal Research And Writing I
   •  PLGL 150 - Tort Law
   •  PLGL 160 - Litigation
   •  PLGL 170 - Family Law
   •  PLGL 240 - Legal Research And Writing II
   •  PLGL 260 - Paralegal Internship

Paramedicine

   •  PMED 050 - Emergency Vehicle Driving
   •  PMED 131 - Introduction to Paramedicine
   •  PMED 133 - Paramedic Pharmacology
   •  PMED 135 - Paramedic Clinicals I
   •  PMED 136 - Paramedic Skill & Scenario Lab I
   •  PMED 141 - Cardiology
   •  PMED 142 - Medical Emergencies
   •  PMED 143 - Traumatic Emergencies
   •  PMED 145 - Paramedic Clinicals II
   •  PMED 146 - Paramedic Skill & Scenario Lab II
   •  PMED 155 - Paramedic Field Internship

Political Science

   •  POLS 131 - American Government
   •  POLS 132 - State And Local Government
   •  POLS 231 - International Relations
   •  POLS 235 - Comparative Political Institutions

Process Operations Technology

   •  PRCS 111 - Introduction to Biofuels
   •  PRCS 121 - Ethanol Production
   •  PRCS 131 - Introduction To Process Technology
   •  PRCS 133 - Process Technology Equipment I
   •  PRCS 134 - Process Technology Equipment II
   •  PRCS 135 - Safety, Health, And Environment
   •  PRCS 151 - Process Instrumentation Control I
   •  PRCS 231 - Quality Control
   •  PRCS 252 - Process Instrumentation Control II
   •  PRCS 255 - Process Technology Systems
   •  PRCS 256 - Process Technology Operations
   •  PRCS 265 - Process Troubleshooting
   •  PRCS 271 - Process Technology Internship

Psychology

   •  PSYC 131 - General Psychology
   •  PSYC 132 - Psychology Of Personal Effectiveness
   •  PSYC 200 - Conflict Mediation
   •  PSYC 232 - Human Development
   •  PSYC 233 - Child Psychology
   •  PSYC 235 - Personality Psychology
   •  PSYC 243 - Adolescent Psychology
   •  PSYC 253 - Adult Development And Aging
   •  PSYC 260 - Social Psychology
   •  PSYC 270 - Abnormal Psychology

Reading

   •  READ 106 - Reading Fundamentals
   •  READ 107 - Reading Comprehension
   •  READ 108 - Introduction To College Reading
   •  READ 120 - Reading
   •  READ 125 - College Reading

Real Estate

   •  REAL 132 - Real Estate Transactions
   •  REAL 133 - Advanced Real Estate Principles
   •  REAL 134 - Real Estate Financing
   •  REAL 135 - Real Estate Brokerage
   •  REAL 136 - Real Estate Transactions
   •  REAL 137 - Transaction Applications
   •  REAL 235 - Real Estate Sales & Brokerage
   •  REAL 238 - Real Property Management
   •  REAL 241 - Real Estate Law Contracts & Conveyances
   •  REAL 245 - Real Estate Appraisal

Supported College Transition

   •  SCT 111 - Supported College Transition I
   •  SCT 112 - Supported College Transition II
   •  SCT 113 - Supported College Transition III
   •  SCT 114 - Supported College Transition IV

Service Learning

   •  SERV 130 - Service Learning

Sign Language

   •  SIGN 135 - Basic Communication I
   •  SIGN 136 - Basic Communication II

Sociology

   •  SOCI 131 - Introduction To Sociology
   •  SOCI 132 - Social Problems
   •  SOCI 134 - Intro To Environmental Sociology
   •  SOCI 150 - Racial And Ethnic Relations
   •  SOCI 155 - Introduction To Sex And Gender
   •  SOCI 240 - Marriage And The Family

Solar Energy

   •  SOLR 120 - Solar Design and Installation
   •  SOLR 121 - Grid Tied Solar Design
   •  SOLR 130 - Solar Hot Water Technology

Social Science

   •  SOSC 132 - The Science of Happiness
   •  SOSC 133 - River in Social Context

Spanish

   •  SPAN 130 - Conversational Spanish
   •  SPAN 131 - Elementary Spanish I
   •  SPAN 132 - Elementary Spanish II
 

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