Basic Program Information
Sequence of Courses
Course requirements for programs are listed in semester displays included in this catalog. Students may also receive semester displays (Program Plans) from Admissions or the Advisement and Support Center. These semester displays indicate the suggested semester sequence of courses. Since many students have outside responsibilities, such as a family or work, students may take longer to finish their chosen program of study. However, students should pay close attention to the semester displays, because sometimes one course is a prerequisite for another course; that is, you must satisfactorily complete a certain course before you are allowed to enroll in the next course in the sequence. Students should discuss course sequencing with their academic advisor.
Frequency of Course Offerings
Most courses listed in this Catalog are offered at least one semester a year. Some courses are offered every semester, but many are available only in the semester listed in semester displays. The semester displays show the scheduled semester courses should be offered; however, sometimes courses are cancelled because of low enrollment. Students are encouraged to enroll in courses in the recommended sequence in order to graduate in a timely manner.
General Education Courses
Each associate degree program consists of a basic core of at least 15 semester credit hours of general education courses. The general education core includes at least one course from each of the following areas: the humanities/fine arts, the social/behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences/mathematics. Each diploma program consists of a core of at least 8 semester credit hours of general education courses. Note: Some courses require prerequisites. Check for course prerequisites in the section entitled “Courses.” Following is a list of general education courses: General Education Courses