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    Prince George's Community College
  Sep 26, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions

Course Numbering Information

0001–0999 Developmental not-for-credit courses for students who need further preparation before enrolling in college-level courses. These courses award Equivalent Hours (EHs) that contribute to a student’s academic load, but do not count toward degree or certificate requirements.
1000–1999 College-level courses at the 1000 level provide students with foundational concepts or skills required in specific or multiple disciplines. These courses may be stand-alone or part of a sequence.
2000–2999 Courses at the 2000 level build upon the skills and concepts presented in the 1000-level courses. Students are expected to acquire foundational concepts prior to entry into courses at the 2000 level and are expected to be able to move forward to more complex subject mastery.


Many courses require prior satisfactory completion of another course to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the course. For example, EGL-1020  Composition II: Writing About Literature cannot be taken unless EGL-1010  (the prerequisite) has been satisfactorily completed. In addition, for a number of introductory-level credit courses, a minimum level of proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics, as determined by the college’s placement tests, is required as a prerequisite. In such cases, satisfactory completion of the appropriate developmental studies course (see ESL, DVE, DVM, and DVR listings) will satisfy the prerequisite as well. Students should be certain to check for prerequisites in the course listings that follow. Except when specifically authorized by the department chairperson or dean, registration will not be permitted if prerequisites have not been fully satisfied.

Course Contact Hours

At the end of some course descriptions is a phrase such as “3 studio hours” or “3 class/2 lab hours.” This indicates the actual time a student should expect to spend per week in a course, broken down by the type of contact—classroom/lecture, laboratory, studio, or clinical. If there is no such indicator for a course, students may assume there will be one class hour per week for each credit awarded for completion of the course. (Courses which meet in an accelerated or nontraditional format rather than in the usual full-semester, 15-week format will meet more than the hours indicated per week in order to reach the same number of total contact hours for the semester.)

General Education Requirements Key

  CL = Computer Literacy Req.
  E = English Req.
  H = Humanities Req.
  M = Math Req.
  Sc = Science Req.
  SS = Social Science Req.

Human Services

Psychological and Sociological Studies Department
Marlboro Hall, Room 2054 | 301-546-0525

   •  HUS-2010 Counseling, Assessment, and Behavior Modification Techniques
   •  HUS-2020 Group and Family Counseling Skills
   •  HUS-2040 Introduction to Social Work
   •  HUS-2200 Developmental Disabilities
   •  HUS-2300 Chemical Dependency Counseling
   •  HUS-2400 Therapeutic Recreation
   •  HUS-2810 Human Services Internship I
   •  HUS-2820 Human Services Internship II


History, Political Science, Geography, and Anthropology
Department | Marlboro Hall, Room 3078 | 301-546-0561

   •  HUM-1980 Artistic and Cultural Experiences

Information Technology

Information and Engineering Technology Department
Center for Advanced Technology, Room 129 | 301-546-0752

Prince George’s Community College is a member of CyberWatch, a consortium of colleges, universities, and business and government partners dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of Information Security/Assurance professionals. CyberWatch course numbering, which has been agreed to by member institutions, can assist students who may want to take a particular course at another community college due to work schedules, availability of courses during a particular semester, or moving to another county. The common numbering also is useful to institutions articulating with Prince George’s Community College by helping them quickly determine that a course is based on a common CyberWatch model curriculum in Information Security. Each INT course included in this program will show its CyberWatch common course equivalent immediately after the college’s course number and title. All INT prerequisites must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

   •  INT-1000 Using a Personal Computer
   •  INT-1010 Introduction to Information Technology
   •  INT-1111 Programming Logic and Design
   •  INT-1150 Introduction to Database Management Systems
   •  INT-1210 Computer Science I
   •  INT-1220 Computer Science II
   •  INT-1290 Beginning Microsoft Word
   •  INT-1370 Introduction to Help Desk Tools and Procedures
   •  INT-1390 Intermediate Microsoft Word
   •  INT-1450 CCNA 1: Introduction to Cisco Networking
   •  INT-1460 CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials
   •  INT-1540 Computer Hardware I: A+ Preparation
   •  INT-1550 Introduction to Networks: Network+ Preparation
   •  INT-1620 Computer Security: Security+ Preparation
   •  INT-1680 Ethical Hacking and Network Defense I
   •  INT-1700 Understanding Operating Systems
   •  INT-1800 Internet and Web Technology
   •  INT-1850 Client-Side Web Development
   •  INT-1860 Server-Side Web Development
   •  INT-1901 Emerging Technologies I
   •  INT-1902 Introduction to Security Clearances and Background Checks
   •  INT-2030 Programming in Visual Basic
   •  INT-2081 Introduction to Oracle
   •  INT-2082 Advanced Oracle and PL/SQL
   •  INT-2130 Programming in C++
   •  INT-2140 Problem Solving with Spreadsheets
   •  INT-2150 Database Management Systems: MS Access
   •  INT-2200 Programming in Java
   •  INT-2210 Computer Science I
   •  INT-2220 Computer Science II
   •  INT-2240 Introduction to Python
   •  INT-2300 Windows Desktop Client
   •  INT-2310 Windows Server Administration
   •  INT-2312 Windows Active Directory
   •  INT-2314 Windows Network Infrastructure
   •  INT-2316 Microsoft Exchange Configuration
   •  INT-2318 Microsoft Exchange Design and Deployment
   •  INT-2450 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks
   •  INT-2460 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks
   •  INT-2470 CCNA Security
   •  INT-2530 Telecommunications
   •  INT-2540 Computer Hardware II: A+ Preparation
   •  INT-2680 Ethical Hacking and Network Defense II
   •  INT-2690 CISSP Preparation
   •  INT-2721 Linux Operating System I
   •  INT-2761 Linux Operating System II
   •  INT-2810 CCNP 1: IP Routing
   •  INT-2820 CCNP 2: IP Switching
   •  INT-2830 CCNP 3: Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks
   •  INT-2840 Systems Analysis and Project Management
   •  INT-2850 Server-Side Web Development
   •  INT-2890H Honors Colloquium in Information Technology
   •  INT-2910 Cooperative Education
   •  INT-2920 Cooperative Education
   •  INT-2930 Cooperative Education


Mathematics Department
Marlboro Hall, Room 3046 | 301-546-0421

Students must enroll in a general education math course appropriate for their program of study within their first 18 hours of credit-bearing courses.

A grade of C or higher is required for any course used to satisfy a prerequisite for any other math course. Course descriptions should be checked for specific prerequisites. In addition, all math courses have a prerequisite of reading proficiency.

All mathematics courses require extensive use of a computer and/or a graphing calculator.

   •  MAT-0104 Intermediate Algebra
   •  MAT-1050 Elements of Mathematics
   •  MAT-1060 Elements of Geometry and Logic
   •  MAT-1120 Finite Mathematics
   •  MAT-1130 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
   •  MAT-1140 Introduction to Statistics
   •  MAT-1150 Quantitative Modeling and Reasoning
   •  MAT-1160 Elements of Probability and Statistics
   •  MAT-1190 Probability
   •  MAT-1250 Applied College Algebra
   •  MAT-1340 Trigonometry with Applications to Technology
   •  MAT-1350 Pre-Calculus I - College Algebra and Trigonometry
   •  MAT-1360 Pre-Calculus II - Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
   •  MAT-1370 Pre-Calculus
   •  MAT-2160 Applied Calculus I
   •  MAT-2170 Applied Calculus II
   •  MAT-2210 Statistics
   •  MAT-2410 Calculus I
   •  MAT-2420 Calculus II
   •  MAT-2430 Calculus III
   •  MAT-2450 Linear Algebra
   •  MAT-2460 Differential Equations
   •  MAT-2500 Mathematics of Discrete Structures
   •  MAT-2550 Introduction to MATLAB
   •  MAT-2910 Cooperative Education
   •  MAT-2920 Cooperative Education
   •  MAT-2930 Cooperative Education

Medical Assisting

Allied Health and Nursing Department
Center for Health Studies, Room 1402 | 301-546-0733

   •  MAS-1050 Law and Ethics for Medical Assistants and Allied Health
   •  MAS-1060 Introduction to Computerized Medical Practice
   •  MAS-2010 Administrative Medical Assisting
   •  MAS-2020 Clinical Procedures I
   •  MAS-2030 Pharmacology for Medical Assistants
   •  MAS-2040 Professional Seminar
   •  MAS-2050 Clinical Procedures II
   •  MAS-2060 Medical Assisting Practicum

Multi-Disciplinary English/History

History, Political Science, Geography, and Anthropology
Department | Marlboro Hall, Room 3078 | 301-546-0561

   •  MLD-1410 Multi-Disciplinary EGL-1010/HST-1410

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