2004 - 2005 Catalog

General Information

Course Information

General Information

Open Enrollment

It is the policy of West Hills College Coalinga, unless specifically exempted by statute, every course section or class, the average daily attendance of which is to be reported for state aid, wherever offered and maintained by the District, shall be fully open to enrollment and participation by any person who has been admitted to the College and who meets such prerequisites as may be established pursuant to Chapter 11, Division 2, Part VI, Title 5 of the California Administrative Code, commencing with Section 41820. 

Unit or Credit Value

Each course carries a certain credit or unit value. The amount is indicated in parentheses at the right of the title. A lecture class requires the equivalent of one academic hour, (50 minutes) per week for each semester unit conferred. Laboratory classes require three academic hours, (150 minutes) per week for each semester unit conferred. 

Prerequisite

Prerequisites are prescribed courses covering skills and or knowledge that are normally expected to be acquired prior to enrolling in another course. The intent of prerequisites is to ensure that any student enrolling in a course in which specific information is required will have the necessary background so that every opportunity exists to experience success. Therefore, any course with a prerequisite presumes that subject matter will be acquired in a sequential way. 

Corequisite

Corequisites are courses that a student is required to take simultaneously in order to enroll in another course.  

Successful Completion of a Prerequisite/Corequisite

Successful completion is defined as a grade C or better for the minimum prerequisite/corequisite requirement.

Students enrolling in courses without the appropriate prerequisite may find that they are ill-prepared to continue their studies in that course. Prerequisites are designed to enhance success. Please refer to the West Hills College Coalinga prerequisite policy in the Academic Regulations portion of this catalog. 

Class Hours

The number of classes or lecture periods and of shop or laboratory periods for each week is indicated in the course description for each. The schedule of classes, which is available at the time of class registration, will indicate which periods of the day and which days of the week the class is scheduled to meet. 

Courses are classified by subjects as they exist at West Hills College Coalinga. All courses within an area usually count towards a major in that area. Other institutions may classify their courses differently. Transfer students should consult the catalog of the four-year college to which they intend to transfer for its classification of identical or comparable courses. 

Course Numbering

Courses numbered 1-49 are baccalaureate level (transfer) courses. Courses thus numbered are transferable to four-year institutions. Agriculture courses are designed to parallel the work taught in similar courses at California Polytechnic State University or at California State University, Fresno but may not carry the same number. 

Courses numbered 50-99 are associate degree level courses. Courses thus numbered are primarily for the student who does not plan to continue his/her education beyond the community college level; however, occupational education courses may transfer according to articulation agreements. Complete information on articulation is available through the Counseling Center. 

Courses Numbered 100-199 are non-transfer and are non-degree applicable; they are skill building or remedial.

NOTE: In case of transfer and non-transfer courses taught concurrently, a student may receive credit only for the course in which he/she is enrolled, not both. A student cannot change from one course to the other except according to regular drop/add procedures. He or she should be guided by the course description and may need to consult a counselor or advisor for aid. 

Abbreviations for Degree, Non-Degree, and Transfer Courses

The following abbreviations designate degree applicable, transfer, and non-degree applicable courses:

     AA..... Associate Degree

     CSU... Transferable to California State University System

     UC..... Transferable to University of California System

     NDA... Non-Degree Applicable

    

General Education Symbols and Abbreviations

Designates CSU baccalaureate level general education courses.

AREA A: Communication in the English Language and Critical Thinking

            Oral Communication......................................................... A1

            Written Communication.................................................... A2

            Critical Thinking.............................................................. A3

 

AREA B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms

       Physical Science............................................................. B1

       Life Science................................................................... B2

       Laboratory Activity.......................................................... B3

       Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning................................... B4

 

AREA C: Arts, Literature, Philosophy and Foreign Languages

            Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre)..................................... C1

            Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Languages)............ C2

 

AREA D: Social, Political, and Economics Institutions and Behavior; Historical Background

            Anthropology and Archeology............................................ D1

            Economics..................................................................... D2

            Ethnic Studies*.............................................................. D3

            Gender Studies*............................................................. D4

            Geography..................................................................... D5

            History.......................................................................... D6

            Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science........................ D7

            Political Science, Government, and Legal Institutions............. D8

            Psychology..................................................................... D9

            Sociology and Criminology................................................. D 10

 

AREA E: Lifelong Understanding and

       Self-Development............................................................ E

 

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should take classes for a letter grade, since the CR/NC option generally will not transfer.

 

* Ethnic Studies or Gender Studies courses emphasizing artistic or humanistic perspectives may be categorized in Area C.
 

California Articulation Number System (CAN)

The California Articulation Number (CAN) System is a cross-reference course identification system for many lower-divisions, transferable major preparation courses commonly taught on college campuses. The CAN System is based on course articulation - courses considered to be comparable, but not necessarily identical, and acceptable "in lieu of" each other. The System is simple, functional, and flexible, yet is structured to provide accuracy and consistency. The System allows each campus to retain its own course number, prefix, and title. When a course has met the criteria and is qualified to use a CAN, it is printed as an addendum to the campus catalog and other publications. The following is a list of qualifying West Hills College Coalinga courses and their corresponding CAN numbers. See your counselor for additional information.

 

West Hills College Coalinga Course       CA Articulation Number (CAN)

ASCI 1......................................................... CAN AG 14

AOJ 1........................................................... CAN AJ 2

AOJ 20......................................................... CAN AJ 4

AOJ 22......................................................... CAN AJ 6

AOJ 24......................................................... CAN AJ 8

ANTHRO 2..................................................... CAN ANTH 4

ART 15A....................................................... CAN ART 10

ART 16A....................................................... CAN ART 2

ART 16B....................................................... CAN ART 4

ART 16A + 15B.............................................. CAN ART SEQ A

BIO 20......................................................... CAN BIOL 4

BIO 24......................................................... CAN BIOL 6

BIO 32......................................................... CAN BIOL 10

BIO 35......................................................... CAN BIOL 12

BIO 32 + 35.................................................. CAN BIOL SEQ B

BIO 38......................................................... CAN BIOL 14

BUS 1A......................................................... CAN BUS 2

BUS 1B......................................................... CAN BUS 4

BUS 1A + 1B.................................................. CAN BUS SEQ A

BUS 18......................................................... CAN BUS 8

CHEM 1A...................................................... CAN CHEM 2

CHEM 1B....................................................... CAN CHEM 4

CHEM 1A + 1B............................................... CAN CHEM SEQ A

CHEM 2A...................................................... CAN CHEM 6

CHEM 2B....................................................... CAN CHEM 8

CHEM 2A + 2B............................................... CAN CHEM SEQ B

CHEM 5........................................................ CAN CHEM 12

ECON 1A....................................................... CAN ECON 2

ECON 1B....................................................... CAN ECON 4

ENG 1A......................................................... CAN ENGL 2

ENG 1B......................................................... CAN ENGL 4

ENG 1A + 1B.................................................. CAN ENGL SEQ A

FL SPN 1...................................................... CAN SPAN 2

FL SPN 2...................................................... CAN SPAN 4

FL SPN 1 + 2................................................. CAN SPAN SEQ A

FL SPN 3...................................................... CAN SPAN 8

FL SPN 4...................................................... CAN SPAN 10

FL SPN 3 + 4................................................. CAN SPAN SEQ B

GEOG 1........................................................ CAN GEOG 6

GEOG 3........................................................ CAN GEOG 4

GEOL 1......................................................... CAN GEOL 2

GEOL 3......................................................... CAN GEOL 4

HIST 4A....................................................... CAN HIST 2

HIST 4B ....................................................... CAN HIST 4

HIST 4A + 4B................................................ CAN HIST SEQ A

HIST 17A...................................................... CAN HIST 8

HIST 17B...................................................... CAN HIST 10

HIST 17A + 17B............................................. CAN HIST SEQ B

West Hills College Coalinga Course       CA Articulation Number (CAN)

MATH 1A...................................................... CAN MATH 18

MATH 1B...................................................... CAN MATH 20

MATH 1A + 1B............................................... CAN MATH SEQ B

MATH 2A...................................................... CAN MATH 22

MATH 2B...................................................... CAN MATH 24

MATH 1A + 1B +2A......................................... CAN MATH SEQ C

MATH 15...................................................... CAN MATH 16

MATH 25...................................................... CAN STAT 2

NUT 1.......................................................... CAN FCS 2

PA 1............................................................ CAN DRAM 18

PA 14........................................................... CAN DRAM 8

PA 35........................................................... CAN DRAM 12

PHIL 1.......................................................... CAN PHIL 2

PHIL 2.......................................................... CAN PHIL 6

PHIL 3.......................................................... CAN PHIL 4

PHYSICS 2A.................................................. CAN PHYS 2

PHYSICS 2B.................................................. CAN PHYS 4

PHYSICS 2A + 2B........................................... CAN PHYS SEQ A

PHYSICS 4A.................................................. CAN PHYS 8

POL SCI 1..................................................... CAN GOVT 2

PSYCH 1....................................................... CAN PSY 2

SL SCI 21..................................................... CAN AG 14

SOC 1.......................................................... CAN SOC 2

SOC 2.......................................................... CAN SOC 4

SP 1............................................................ CAN SPCH 4

SP 3............................................................ CAN SPCH 6

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