Jul 20, 2019  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
2018-2019 General Catalog

Academic Course Descriptions

Courses offered during the academic year covered by this catalog will be selected principally from those courses described on the following pages. Bossier Parish Community College reserves the right, however, to make revisions in these offerings.

Course Description Key

The course prefix is the first set of letters (see the prefix codes below) at the beginning of each course section. The course number is shown to the left of the title.

The significance of the numbering system is as follows:

000-099 Developmental courses for no degree credit

100-199 Freshmen level courses

200-299 Sophomore level courses

Contact and credit hours of each course are shown in parentheses immediately following the course title. The first figure indicates the total semester hours credit awarded to students for satisfactory completion of the course; the second number indicates the number of contact hours per week in lecture; the third number represents the number of contact hours per week in laboratory.

For example: (3-3-0)

3 semester hour credits

3 hours lecture per week

0 hours lab per week

Clinical, practicum, internship, or externship courses may indicate the course credit hours followed by the total number of contact hours. Some courses have prerequisites or corequisites listed. A prerequisite must be taken prior to entering a course; a corequisite must be taken prior to, or concurrently with, the course. For clarification on any prerequisites or corequisites, students should contact the appropriate dean. Students must make a “C” or higher in all prerequisite courses.


Care and Development of Young Children

   •  CDYC 282:Management and Financial Strategies for the Childcare Business
   •  CDYC 298:Practicum in Early Childhood Development


   •  CHEM 101:General Chemistry I
   •  CHEM 101L:General Chemistry I Laboratory
   •  CHEM 102:General Chemistry II
   •  CHEM 102L:General Chemistry II Laboratory
   •  CHEM 107:Introductory Chemistry I
   •  CHEM 107L:Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
   •  CHEM 250:Organic Chemistry I

Computer Information Systems

   •  CIS 099:Introduction to Basic Computer Skills
   •  CIS 100:Information Technology Principles
   •  CIS 105:Computer Concepts
   •  CIS 106:Introduction to Management Information Systems
   •  CIS 107:Skills for Information Technology (IT) Success
   •  CIS 111:Internet Technology
   •  CIS 114:IT Software Support
   •  CIS 115:Software Applications
   •  CIS 118:Help Desk Operations
   •  CIS 140:Social Media
   •  CIS 141:Social Media Marketing
   •  CIS 205:Advanced MS Word
   •  CIS 207:Advanced MS Excel
   •  CIS 209:Advanced MS Access
   •  CIS 210:Advanced MS PowerPoint
   •  CIS 227:System Analysis and Design
   •  CIS 250:Introduction to Cloud Computing
   •  CIS 260:Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony
   •  CIS 270:Cloud+
   •  CIS 298:CIS Internship
   •  CIS 299:Advanced Topics

Communication Media

   •  COMM 102:Live Video Productions
   •  COMM 103:Communication Practicum
   •  COMM 105:Survey of Music Business
   •  COMM 107:Sound Reinforcement
   •  COMM 108:Marketing of Recorded Music
   •  COMM 130:Film Pre-Production
   •  COMM 160:Photography
   •  COMM 162:Fine-Art Photography
   •  COMM 163:Techniques of the Masters
   •  COMM 164:Creating Digital Presentations
   •  COMM 170:Introduction to Mass Media
   •  COMM 171:The Business of Visual Artistry
   •  COMM 175:Television Programming
   •  COMM 201:Video Post-Production
   •  COMM 202:Video Editing
   •  COMM 203:Lighting for Film and Television
   •  COMM 204:Special Effects in Editing
   •  COMM 205:Television Directing
   •  COMM 207:Electronic Field Production
   •  COMM 209:Scriptwriting for Film and Television
   •  COMM 210:Copywriting for Mass Media
   •  COMM 211:Newswriting
   •  COMM 212:Announcing
   •  COMM 213:Voice and Diction
   •  COMM 215:Special Topics
   •  COMM 216:Adobe Photoshop
   •  COMM 218:Adobe Illustrator
   •  COMM 219:2D Graphics
   •  COMM 220:Photoshop Compositing
   •  COMM 221:Photoshop Retouch and Restoration
   •  COMM 222:Film Directing
   •  COMM 223:Publication Design
   •  COMM 225:Audio Production in Media
   •  COMM 228:Bridging Digital and Traditional Fine Art Techniques
   •  COMM 236:3D Modeling
   •  COMM 239:Adobe After Effects
   •  COMM 240:American Cinema
   •  COMM 246:Introduction to 2D Animation
   •  COMM 250:Remote News Reporting
   •  COMM 251:3D Animation
   •  COMM 256:Introduction to Multimedia Journalism
   •  COMM 257:Live Performance for the Media
   •  COMM 258:Media Portfolio
   •  COMM 259:Media Ethics
   •  COMM 260:Wedding and Event Photography
   •  COMM 267:Portrait Photography
   •  COMM 270:Commercial Photography
   •  COMM 280:Film Production and Design
   •  COMM 281:Documentary Filmmaking
   •  COMM 282:Applied Film Production
   •  COMM 283:Applied Film Production II
   •  COMM 290:Pro Tools
   •  COMM 291:Sound and Studio Design
   •  COMM 292:Pro Tools II
   •  COMM 294:Studio Production
   •  COMM 295:Post-Production Techniques for Music
   •  COMM 297:Advanced Recording Techniques
   •  COMM 298:Advanced Sound Reinforcement
   •  COMM 299:Sound Design for Film and Video


   •  CONS 100:Introduction to Building Construction
   •  CONS 101:Materials and Methods I and Laboratory
   •  CONS 102:Materials and Methods II and Laboratory
   •  CONS 140:Construction Safety and the OSHA Standards
   •  CONS 150:Construction Contracting and Laws
   •  CONS 160:Construction Graphics and Specifications and Laboratory
   •  CONS 200:Sustainable Construction Science
   •  CONS 201:BPI Energy Analyst Certification Prep Class
   •  CONS 205:Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems
   •  CONS 210:Construction Surveying and Laboratory
   •  CONS 220:Construction Estimating and Laboratory

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