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Spring 2022 Courses
[The first day of the Spring 2022 semester is January 18, 2022.]
COSC 1301 (Introduction to Computing)--3 sem. hrs.
Overview of computer systems – hardware, operating systems, the Internet, and application software including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and databases.  Current topics such as the effect of computers on society, and the history and use of computers in business, educational, and other interdisciplinary settings are also studied.
CRIJ 1307 (Crime In America)--3 sem. hrs.
American crime problems in historical perspective, social and public policy factors affecting crime, impact and crime trends, social characteristics of specific crimes, and prevention of crimes.
CRIJ 1310 (Fundamentals of Criminal Law)--3 sem. hrs.
This course is the study of criminal law including application of definitions, statutory elements, defenses and penalties using Texas statutes, the Model Penal Code, and case law.  The course also analyzes the philosophical and historical development of criminal law and criminal culpability.
ECON 2301 (Principles of Macroeconomics)--3 sem. hrs.
An analysis of the economy as a whole including measurement and determination of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply, national income, inflation, and unemployment. Other topics include international trade, economic growth, business cycles, and fiscal policy and monetary policy.
ENGL 1302 (Composition II)--3 sem. hrs.
Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.   Applies composition skills to the study and analysis of poetry, the short story, drama, the essay, and/or the novel.  An analytic research paper utilizing the MLA format is required. 
ENGL 2328 (American Literature II)--3 sem. hrs.
A survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present. 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 from 1865 to the present.
GOVT 2306 (Texas Government)--3 sem. hrs.
Origin and development of the Texas Constitution, structure and powers of state and local government, federalism and inter-governmental relations, political participation, the election process, public policy, and the political culture of Texas.
HIST 1302 (United States History II)--3 sem. hrs.
A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present.  United States History II include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy. 
MATH 1324 (Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences)--3 sem. hrs. 
The application of common algebraic functions, including polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational, to problems in business, economics, and the social sciences are addressed. The applications include mathematics of finance, including simple and compound interest and annuities; systems of linear equations; matrices; linear programming; and probability, including expected value.
PHED 1304 (Personal and Community Health)--3 sem. hrs.
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals, concepts, strategies, applications, and contemporary trends related to understanding personal and/or community health issues.  This course also focuses on empowering various populations with the ability to practice healthy living, promote healthy lifestyles, and enhance individual well-being.  
SOCI 1301 (Introductory Sociology)--3 sem. hrs. 
The scientific study of human society, including ways in which groups, social institutions, and individuals affect each other.  Causes of social stability and social change are explored through the application of various theoretical perspectives, key concepts, and related research methods of sociology.  Analysis of social issues in their institutional context may include topics such as social stratification, gender, race/ethnicity, and deviance.
MUSIC 1306 (Music Appreciation)--3 sem. hrs. 
Understanding music through the study of cultural periods, major composers, and musical elements. Illustrated with audio recordings and live performances.  A study of the development of the art and science of music from earliest records to the present day.  Recordings of the major composers will be used to understand the cultural periods and musical elements.
MDCA 1352 (Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures)--3 sem. hrs.
Application of governmental health care guidelines.  Includes specimen collection and handling, quality assurance and quality control in performance of Clinical Laboratory Amendments (CLIA)-waived laboratory testing. 
NUPC 1320 (Patient Care Technician/Assistant)--2 sem. hrs.
Training, skills, and knowledge needed to gain employment as a Patient Care Technician in a hospital setting. 
NURA 1160  (Nurse Aide for Health Care)--3 sem. hrs.
A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts.  Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.
NURA 1307 (Body Systems)--3 sem. hrs.
A basic study of the structure and functions of the human body
WLDG 1313 (Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders)--3 sem. hrs. 
A study of industrial blueprints.  Emphasis placed on terminology, symbols, graphic description, and welding processes.  Includes systems of measurements and industry standards.  Also includes interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry to facilitate field application and production.
WLDG 1353 (Intermediate Layout and Fabrication)--3 sem. hrs.
An intermediate course in layout and fabrication.  Includes design and production of shop layout and fabrication.  Emphasis placed on symbols, blueprints, and written specifications.
WLDG 1421  (Welding Fundamentals)--4 sem. hrs.
An introduction to the fundamentals of equipment used in oxy-fuel and arc welding, including welding and cutting safety, basic oxy-fuel welding and cutting, basic arc welding processes and basic metallurgy.
WLDG FUN 1435 (Introduction to Pipe Welding)--4 sem. hrs.
An introduction to welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW), including electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices.  Emphasis on weld positions and electrodes.  An introduction to welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW), including electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices.  Emphasis on weld positions 1G and 2G using various electrodes.
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.

Although, it is never too late to apply for services, SWTJC recommends that students begin the process at least 30 days before classes begin to allow them time to arrange for appropriate accommodations. The following steps should be taken by the student to ensure we provide them with adequate tools to help them succeed:

  1. Student should submit an online Application located on the  Disability Support Services Page
  2. The DSS representative assigned to the student will reach out to them via email or phone to request supporting documentation.
  3. Once all documentation is reviewed to determine the appropriate accommodations for the student, the DSS representative will reach out to the student and ask him/her to schedule an appointment to complete the intake process. (Appointments may be scheduled remotely or in-person)
  4. Students must attend the intake/planning meeting with their DSS representative in person or through Microsoft Teams by using their SWTJC credentials.
  5. After completing the intake process, accommodations will be sent out to instructors per students request.
  6. It is the student’s responsibility to discuss the accommodation plan in a timely manner with their instructor(s) for each class where accommodations are required.  Failure to initiate a plan may result in a delay in implementation of accommodations.
PLEASE NOTE: SWTJC must have the proper contact information for the student, not the parent. SWTJC  understands how difficult it can be for involved and caring parents, but due to the shift in laws between secondary and post-secondary schools, SWTJC is not allowed to proceed with the process without communicating with the student.
Disability Support Services
Fly Memorial Building
Southwest Texas Junior College
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801
(830) 591-2908
Dual Credit 
The Cotulla ISD Student Parent Handbook indicates under Dual-Credit Courses that if a student receives below a "C", they will need to reimburse the district for the cost of the course and textbook. 
Cost of course(s) per semester (Prices are subject to change)
3 hour college course = $244.69
6 hour college course = $489.38
9 hour college course = $734.07