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Credit Course Descriptions

On the following pages are descriptions of the course offerings of Tacoma Community College. The specific courses to be offered each quarter will be announced in the online class schedules, which are posted quarterly at the college website.

Courses numbered 1-99 are pre-college-level courses designed to develop skills needed for college work and career training courses. They cannot be applied towards certificate or degree requirements.

Courses numbered 100-299 are college-level courses. They meet the requirements of the degrees of Associate in Arts and Sciences, Associate in Business and Associate of Science as well as the Associate in Applied Sciences, the Associate in Technical Arts and Associate in General Studies degrees conferred by TCC. These courses are normally accepted for transfer by four-year colleges and universities in Washington state when they are part of an Associate in Arts and Sciences, Associate in Business or Associate of Science degree. Students who transfer without one of the approved transfer degrees should not take for granted the transferability of all 100-level or 200-level classes since some of them are vocational courses and apply toward the Applied Sciences and Technical Arts degrees only.

Courses numbered 299 are reserved for special projects. Such projects are undertaken by individual students upon arrangement with an instructor and the chair of the division in which the course is offered. Credit granted for courses numbered 299 varies with the individual project.

Normally, one credit is given for one 50-minute period of class per week per quarter for lecture classes. Laboratory sections generally require two hours of class per week per quarter for each credit. Credits earned for successfully completing each course are shown in parentheses following the course titles in this section of the catalog.

For current course offerings, check the online class schedule or consult the appropriate division administrator. Class availability is dependent on adequate enrollment.