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College Courses

Fall 2023 Courses
[The first day of the Fall 2023 semester is August 28, 2023]
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. 
Biology 1308 (Biology for Non-Science Majors I)--3 sem. hrs.
Provides a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including evolution, ecology (plant and animal), plant and animal diversity and physiology. 
CHEM 1111 (General Chemistry I Laboratory)--1 sem. hrs. 
General principles, problems, fundamental laws, and theories.  Course content provides a foundation for work in advanced chemistry and related sciences.  CHEM 111 is a laboratory course involving laboratory studies related to topics in CHEM 1311.
CHEM 1311 (General Chemistry I)--3 sem. hrs. 
Chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, acid-base concepts, thermodynamics; kinetics; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; an introduction to organic chemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry.   
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.
CRPT 1415 (Conventional Wall Systems)--4 sem. hrs.
Conventional wall systems with emphasis on wood frame construction.  Includes identification of components; construction of wall systems; safe work practices; and the use, and maintenance of tools and equipment.  
CRPT 1423 (Floor Systems)--4 sem. hrs.
An introduction of common floor systems.  Includes component indentation; construction of a floor system; safe work practices; and the use, and maintenance of tools and equipment.  
CRPT 1429 (Introduction to Carpentry)--4 sem. hrs.
An introduction to the carpentry trade including safety, tools, equipment, terminology, and methods.
EDUC 1300 (Learning Framework)--3 sem. hrs.
A study of the research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation factors that impact learning, and 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

ENGL 2327 (American Literature I)--3 sem. hrs.

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. 

GOVT 2305 (Federal Government:  Federal Constitution and Topics)--3 sem. hrs.
Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution, structure and powers of 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 War/Reconstruction period. 


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.

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.


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.


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 information, asepsis, office clinical procedures, and other treatments as appropriate for ambulatory care settings.


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. 

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, capillary 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. 

PSYC 2301 (General Psychology)--3 sem. hrs. 

General Psychology is 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.


WLDG 1317 (Introduction to  Layout and Fabrication)--3 sem. hrs.
A fundamental course in layout and fabrication. Includes design and production of shop layout and fabrication.
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 - SMAW)--4 sem. hrs.

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 1430 (Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding - GMAW)--4 sem. hrs.

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. 


WLDG 1457 (Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding - SMAW)--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.

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 = $293.03
6 hour college course = $586.06
9 hour college course = $879.09
12 hour college course = $1,172.12
15 hour college course = $1,465.15