Interpreting Course Descriptions
The courses listed in this catalog are an indication of what may be offered within any given semester. The college reserves the right to make additions or deletions to the list of offerings during the year and to withdraw courses for which adequate enrollment cannot be maintained. Students should consult the official list of courses offered each semester published in the Semester Class Schedule.
Undergraduate Course Prerequisites
Courses beyond the freshman year usually have “prerequisites.” This means that certain lower-level courses must be taken before the student may register for the advanced course.
The prerequisite for undergraduate courses may be “consent of instructor.” The student must secure the consent of the instructor of the course before registering for it. Consent of instructor is usually required for courses in which there is limited laboratory space or equipment, or in which specific skills are required.
Unless otherwise specified, prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better. In some cases, students must demonstrate competency at a specific placement level on placement examination(s).
Numbering of Courses
Courses numbered 1000 to 1999 are introductory courses suitable for freshman students. Courses from 2000 to 2999 are primarily intended for sophomore students.
Courses numbered under 1000 may or may not be transferable to other colleges or universities. They do not meet degree requirements at Northwest College.