FALL 2020 Courses
CRIJ 1301 (Intro to Criminal Justice)
This course provides a historical and philosophical
overview of the American criminal justice system,
including the nature, extent, and impact of crime;
criminal law; and justice agencies and processes.
PSYCH 2301 (General Psychology)
General Psychology is a survey of the major psychological topics,
theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
ART 1301 (Art Appreciation)
A general introduction to the visual arts
designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary,
media, techniques, and purposes of the creative process.
Students will critically interpret and evaluate
works of art within formal, cultural, and historical contexts.
GOV'T 2305 (Federal Government--Federal Constitution & Topics)
Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution, structure and powers
of the national government including the legislative,
executive, and judicial branches, federalism, political participation,
the national election process, public policy, civil liberties, and civil rights.
SPCH 1311 (Introduction to Speech Communication)
Introduces basic human communication principles
and theories embedded in a variety
of contexts including interpersonal, small group, and public speaking.
ENG 4 2327 (American Literature I)
A survey of American literature from the period of exploration
and settlement through the Civil War.
Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama,
and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts.
Texts will be selected from among a diverse group
of authors for what they reflect and
reveal about the evolving American experience and character.
Significant American prose and poetry to 1865.
EDUC 1300 (Learning Framework)
A study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology
of learning, cognition, and motivation,
2) factors that impact learning, and
3) application of learning strategies.
Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition,
and motivation serve as the conceptual
basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies.
Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories)
to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses
as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected
to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed
across their own academic programs and
become effective and efficient learners.
Students developing these skills should be
able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned.
ENGL 3 1301 (Composition I)
Intensive study of and practice in writing processes,
from invention and researching to drafting,
revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively.
Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices,
including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style.
Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.
MATH 1314 (College Algebra)
In-depth study and applications of polynomial,
rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions,
and systems of equations using matrices.
Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included.
US HST 1301 (United States History I)
A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural,
and intellectual history of the United States
from pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period.
United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial,
revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism,
and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras.
Themes that maybe addressed in United States History I include:
American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, and creation of the federal government.
MDCA 1205 (Medical Law & Ethics)
Instruction in principles, procedures, and regulations
involving legal and ethical relationships among
physicians, patients, and medical assistants in ambulatory care settings.
MDCA 1317 (Procedures in a Clinical Setting)
Emphasis on patient assessment, examination, and treatment as directed by physician.
Includes vital signs, collection and documentation of patient asepsis,
office clinical procedures, and other treatments as appropriate for ambulatory care settings.
PLAB 1323 (Phlebotomy)
Skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods
using proper techniques and standard precautions.
Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, skin puncture,
butterfly needles and blood culture and specimen collection
on adults, children, and infants.
Emphasis on infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology.
HITT 1305 (Medical Terminology I)
Study of medical terms through word origin and structure.
Introduction to abbreviations and symbols, surgical and diagnostic procedures, and medical specialties.
NURA 1401 (Nurse Aide for Health Care)
Knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide
basic care to residents of long-term care facilities.
Topics include resident's rights, communication, safety, observation
and reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety.
Emphasis on effective interaction with members of the health care tea,
restorative services, mental health, and social services needs.
WLDG SAF 1323 (Welding Safety, Tools & Equipment)
An introduction to welding equipment and safety practices, including OSHA standards for industry.
WLDG 1428 (Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding)
An introduction to the shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis placed on power sources, electrode selection, and various joint designs.
Instruction provided in SMAW fillet welds in various positions.
WLDG 1457 (Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding)
A study of the production of various fillets and groove welds.
Preparation of specimens for testing in all test positions.
WLDG 1317 (Introduction to Layout and Fabrication)
A fundamental course in layout and fabrication related to the welding industry.
Major emphasis on structural shapes and use in construction.
WLDG 1430 (Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding)
Principles of gas metal arc welding, setup and use of
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) equipment,
and use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs.
Dual Credit Students,
First of all, I hope all of you are doing well in your dual credit courses thus far. Make sure you are logging into CANVAS a couple times a day to check on assignments and their due dates. Remember....your instructors can change due dates and can add assignments at any time! BE VIGILANT!
I know I already said this in a zoom when we first got started but I will remind you that most of your SWTJC instructors do not accept google docs. IF your instructor(s) do not accept google docs here is what you can do:
Complete your assignment in google docs like usual.
- Give your assignment a Title.
- Then go up to "FILE"
- click on "DOWNLOAD".....
- then click on "PDF Document."
- It should then download your paper as a PDF.
- Once it is a PDF you can submit that to your instructor.
Let me know if you have any problems!
Mrs. Stephanie Canales M.S. Ed
Cotulla High School Dual Credit Coordinator
830-879-3073 extension 7020
SWTJC instructors are not required to follow 504 accommodations put in place by CISD. If you would like your instructors to be made aware of these accommodations you must contact the SWTJC Disability Support Services. Their contact information is:
Disability Support Services
Fly Memorial Building
Southwest Texas Junior College
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801