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Course Descriptions

Courses offered during the academic year covered by this catalog will be selected principally from those courses described on the following pages. Bossier Parish Community College reserves the right, however, to make revisions in these offerings.

Course Description Key

The course prefix is the first set of letters (see the prefix codes below) at the beginning of each course section. The course number is shown to the left of the title.

The significance of the numbering system is as follows:

  • 000-099 Developmental courses for no degree credit
  • 100-199 Freshmen level courses
  • 200-299 Sophomore level courses

Contact and credit hours of each course are shown in parentheses immediately following the course title. The first figure indicates the total semester hours credit awarded to students for satisfactory completion of the course; the second number indicates the number of contact hours per week in lecture; the third number represents the number of contact hours per week in laboratory.

For example: (3-3-0)

  • 3 semester hour credits
  • 3 hours lecture per week
  • 0 hours lab per week

Some courses have prerequisites or corequisites listed. A prerequisite must be taken prior to entering a course; a corequisite must be taken prior to, or concurrently with, the course. For clarification on any prerequisites or corequisites, students should contact the appropriate dean. Students must make a "C" or higher in all prerequisite courses.

Course Prefix Key

The following are course prefixes and the courses and disciplines for which they stand. Course descriptions follow in alphabetical order. (Click on the courses for course descriptions.)

Prefix Dept. or Academic Area   Prefix Dept. or Academic Area
ACCT Accounting LSEC Legal Assistant
AMFG Advanced Manufacturing MATH Mathematics
ALHT Allied Health MOS Medical Office Specialist
ANTH Anthropology MILS Military Science
ART Art MUSC Music
BLGY Biology NURS Nursing
BADM Business Administration OCTA Occupational Therapy Assistant
CDYC Care and Development of Young Children OGPT Oil and Gas Production Technology
CHEM Chemistry PHAR Pharmacy Technician
COMM Communication Media PHSC Physical Science
CIS Computer Information Systems PTAP Physical Therapist Assistant Program
CONS Construction PHYS Physics
CORR Corrections POSC Political Science
CJUS Criminal Justice PNUR Prenursing
CULA Culinary Arts PSYC Psychology
CIT Cyber Information Technology READ Reading
EDUC Education RLGN Religion
EMTP Emergency Medical Technician RSTH Respiratory Therapy
ENGR Engineering RMGT Retail Management
ENGL English SCI Science
FREN French SLIS Service Learning/Interdisciplinary Studies
GPHY Geography SLGY Sociology
HLPE Health and Physical Education SPAN Spanish
HCM Health Care Management SPCH Speech
HIST History STEC Surgical Technology
HMAN Humanities TEAC Teaching and Learning
ISAF Industrial Safety TEED Technical Education
INTR Interpreting THTR Theatre
JRNL Journalism VTAH Varsity Athletics
LEAD Leadership WELD Welding