Nov 16, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.


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

Radiography (RAD) courses are offered in fall, spring, and summer sessions. The program admits a new group of students every fall semester. A minimum grade of C or higher must be achieved in all prerequisites and core courses to enter and remain in the program.

The course content within the Radiography Program is divided into the following modules:

Module I: Radiation Protection
Module II: Equipment Operation and Quality Control
Module III: Image Production and Evaluation
Module IV: Radiographic Procedures
Module V: Patient Care and Education
Module VI: Clinical Radiography

Each course encompasses a combination of modules designed to develop and expand the didactic and clinical knowledge base of radiography.

   •  RAD-1540 Clinical Radiography II
   •  RAD-1550 Clinical Radiography III
   •  RAD-1580 Image Production and Imaging Equipment II
   •  RAD-2410 Radiographic Procedures III
   •  RAD-2420 Radiographic Procedures IV
   •  RAD-2440 Radiation Biology and Protection
   •  RAD-2530 Clinical Radiography IV
   •  RAD-2540 Clinical Radiography V
   •  RAD-2580 Image Production and Imaging Equipment II
   •  RAD-2950 Cross Sectional Anatomy
   •  RAD-2960 Computed Tomography
   •  RAD-2970 Computed Tomography Clinical
   •  RAD-2980 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
   •  RAD-2990 Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Respiratory Therapy

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

RST courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.

   •  RST-1531 Principles and Practice of Respiratory Therapy
   •  RST-1570 Principles of Cardiopulmonary Physiology
   •  RST-1600 Principles of Ventilatory Diseases
   •  RST-1631 Clinical Practice in Respiratory Therapy I
   •  RST-1730 Clinical Practice in Respiratory Therapy II
   •  RST-1741 Principles of Mechanical Ventilation and Introduction to Critical Care
   •  RST-2490 Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
   •  RST-2500 Pharmacology for Respiratory Therapy
   •  RST-2530 Clinical Practice in Critical Care I
   •  RST-2620 Trends in Respiratory Therapy
   •  RST-2630 Clinical Practice in Critical Care II


Service-Learning Office
Bladen Hall, Room 210 | 301-546-0713

The Service-Learning Program encourages the development of civic responsibility through students’ participation in service projects within the community which support their academic objectives. Service-Learning at Prince George’s Community College is an academic component that can be integrated within the coursework of most disciplines and also is available as a separate independent credit course.

   •  SLN-2010 Service-Learning
   •  SLN-2020 Service-Learning
   •  SLN-2030 Service-Learning


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

   •  SOC-1010 Introduction to Sociology
   •  SOC-1020 Marriage and Family
   •  SOC-1030 Sociology of Food
   •  SOC-1150 Sociology of Death and Dying
   •  SOC-2010 Social Problems
   •  SOC-2020 Marriage and Family
   •  SOC-2030 Criminology
   •  SOC-2090 The Sociology of Minorities
   •  SOC-2400 Introduction to Public Health and Health Care Policy
   •  SOC-2890H Honors Colloquium in Sociology
   •  SOC-2910 Cooperative Education
   •  SOC-2920 Cooperative Education
   •  SOC-2930 Cooperative Education


Language Studies Department
Bladen Hall, Room 309 | 301-546-0946

Spanish courses meet for 3 class hours and 1 additional lab hour per week or equivalent.

   •  SPN-1010 Spanish for Beginners
   •  SPN-1020 Spanish for Advanced Beginners
   •  SPN-1030 Accelerated Spanish for Beginners
   •  SPN-2010 Intermediate Spanish I
   •  SPN-2020 Intermediate Spanish II
   •  SPN-2040 Advanced Conversation

Speech Communication

Communication and Theatre Department
Center for Health Studies, Room 2404 | 301-546-0926

   •  SPH-1010 Introduction to Speech Communication
   •  SPH-1030 Argumentation and Debate
   •  SPH-1030H Honors Argumentation and Debate
   •  SPH-1050 Group Communication and Leadership
   •  SPH-1090 Interpersonal Communication
   •  SPH-1110 Public Speaking
   •  SPH-1130 Interviewing
   •  SPH-2030 Argumentation and Debate
   •  SPH-2030H Honors Argumentation and Debate
   •  SPH-2070 Voice and Diction
   •  SPH-2090 Advanced Interpersonal Communication
   •  SPH-2200 Gender and Communication
   •  SPH-2210 Applied Speech Communication and Theatre
   •  SPH-2230 Intercultural Communication
   •  SPH-2890H Honors Colloquium in Speech
   •  SPH-2910 Cooperative Education
   •  SPH-2920 Cooperative Education
   •  SPH-2930 Cooperative Education

Surgical Technology

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

SGT courses are offered once per year in the fall, spring, and summer sessions I and II. A grade of C or higher must be maintained in all prerequisites, program courses, and required science courses.

   •  SGT-1010 Introduction to Surgical Technology
   •  SGT-1030 Surgical Procedures I
   •  SGT-2010 Surgical Technology Clinical I
   •  SGT-2050 Surgical Procedures II
   •  SGT-2070 Surgical Procedures III
   •  SGT-2100 Surgical Technology Clinical II
   •  SGT-2200 Surgical Technology Clinical III
   •  SGT-2300 Professional Success Preparation

Teacher Education

All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Teacher Education Department
Marlboro Hall, Room 2011 | 301-546-0780 or 301-546-5250

   •  TED-1100 Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education
   •  TED-1110 Professional Dispositions and Behaviors for Educational Settings
   •  TED-1200 Child Growth and Development
   •  TED-1300 Methods and Materials in Early Childhood Education
   •  TED-1400 Introduction to Multicultural Education
   •  TED-1980 Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
   •  TED-2000 Foundations of Education
   •  TED-2001 Field Experience for Foundations of Education
   •  TED-2061 Field Experience for Educational Psychology
   •  TED-2100 Processes and Acquisition of Reading
   •  TED-2110 Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Teaching
   •  TED-2115 School Age Child Care: Curriculum and Teaching
   •  TED-2200 Guiding Behavior in Educational Settings
   •  TED-2300 Introduction to Special Education
   •  TED-2301 Field Experience for Special Education
   •  TED-2350 Early Childhood Special Education
   •  TED-2355 Inclusive Practices for Classrooms
   •  TED-2400 Language Arts in Early Childhood Education
   •  TED-2510 Classroom Strategies for English Language Learners
   •  TED-2515 Mathematics and Science Strategies for Young Children
   •  TED-2520 Using New Technologies in Teaching and Learning
   •  TED-2650 Child Care Center Administration and Management
   •  TED-2750 Field Work in Early Childhood Education
   •  TED-2751 Field Work in Early Childhood Special Education
   •  TED-2800 Materials for Teaching Reading
   •  TED-2801 Instruction of Reading
   •  TED-2802 Assessment of Reading

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