Prerequisite courses are those that are required before being allowed to register
for a course. Students are expected to meet prerequisites for all courses prior to
registering. Pre-req's are listed in course descriptions in the course catalog and
the schedule. Students confident of performing the course work may request instructor
permission to enroll in the class. Instructors may withdraw students who enroll without
either prerequisites or instructor permission. Prerequisites indicate the preparation
and/or background necessary to undertake academic study. Students are expected to
demonstrate learning skills commensurate with the appropriate course level.
Course Level Expectations
- Courses numbered 001-049 are career development courses offered for continuing education
units (CEU) or non-credit and are not designed as preparation for 100-level college
- Courses numbered 050-099 do not apply to degree requirements and are designed as basic
developmental courses intended to help prepare students to enter 100-level college
- 100-level courses generally require learning basic concepts.
- 200-, 300- and 400-level courses require increasing sophistication in the ability
to extract, summarize, evaluate, and apply relevant class material.
- 500-level courses are specifically designed for professional development.
- 600-level courses demand rigorous analysis, synthesis, and research skills.