FALL 2021 Courses
[The first day of the FALL 2021 semester is August 23, 2021]
ARTS 1301 (Art Appreciation)--3 sem. hrs.
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.
CRIJ 1301 (Introduction to Criminal Justice)--3 sem. hrs.
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.
EDUC 1300 (Learning Framework)--3 sem. hrs.
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.
ENGL 1301 (Composition I)--3 sem. hrs.
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.
ENGL 2327 (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 to 1865.
GOVT 2305 (Federal Government--Federal Constitution & Topics)--3 sem. hrs.
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.
HIST 1301 (United States History I)--3 sem. hrs.
A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from pre-Columbian era to the Civil Way/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 may be 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.
BIOL 1306 (Biology for Science Majors I)--3 sem. hrs.
Fundamental principles of living organisms will be studies, including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification, Concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics, and scientific reasoning are included.
MATH 1314 (College Algebra)--3 sem. hrs.
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.
PSYC 2301 (General Psychology)--3 sem. hrs.
A survey of the major psychological topics, theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
SPCH 1311 (Introduction to Speech Communication)--3 sem. hrs.
Introduces basic human communication principles and theories embedded in a variety of contexts including interpersonal, small group, and public speaking.
HITT 1305 (Medical Terminology I)--3 sem. hrs.
Study of medical terms through word origin and structure. Introduction to abbreviations and symbols, surgical and diagnostic procedures, and medical specialties.
MDCA 1210 (Medical Assistant Interpersonal and Communication Skills)--2 sem. hrs.
Emphasis on the application of basic psychological principles and the study of behavior as they apply to special populations. Topics include procedures for self-understanding and social adaptability in interpersonal communication with patients and co-workers in an ambulatory setting.
MDCA 1317 (Procedures in a Clinical Setting)--3 sem. hrs.
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)--3 sem. hrs.
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.
NURA 1401 (Nurse Aide for Health Care)--4 sem. hrs.
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.
MDCA 1205 (Medical Law and Ethics)--2 sem. hrs.
Instruction in principles, procedures, and regulations involving legal and ethical relationships among physicians, patients, and medical assistants in ambulatory care settings.
WLDG 1317 (Introduction to Layout and Fabrication)--3 sem. hrs.
A fundamental course in layout and fabrication related to the welding industry. Major emphasis on structural shapes and use in construction.
WLDG 1323 (Welding Safety, Tools and Equipment)--3 sem. hrs.
An introduction to welding equipment and safety practices, including OSHA standards for industry.
WLDG 1428 (Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding)--4 sem. hrs.
An introduction to the shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis places on power sources, electrode selection, and various join designs. Instruction provided in SMAW fillet welds in various positions.
WLDG FUN 1430 (Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding)--4 sem. hrs.
Principles of gas metal arc welding, setup and use of Gas Metal Arc Welding equipment, and use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs.
WLDG 1457 (Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding)--4 sem. hrs.
A study of the production of various fillets and groove welds. Preparation of specimens for testing in all test positions.
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
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