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High School Completion


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Course Listings


HSC 55Orientation to CEO1 CRF, W, Sp

Orient and reorient new and/or returning Career Education Options students with college resources and processes in order to increase retention and enable successful transition from K12 or out-of-school environment to the Lower Columbia College campus community. May be repeated for credit only for students returning to the program after an absence of two or more quarters.

Prerequisites: None


HSC 65Washington State History1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Explores the following themes and eras in Washington State history from 1854 to the present: Territories and treaty-making (1854-1889), railroads, reform, immigration, and labor (1889-1930), The Great Depression and World War II (1930-1945), new technologies and industries (1945-1980), and contemporary Washington State (1980-present). May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisite: None. Course is intended for CEO and HSC students.


HSC 69Art of Film1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Introduces film appreciation through recognition of specific film genres and subgenres. Explores both historical and modern examples of film genres through a variety of film choices. Considers the power of film to entertain, inspire, enlighten, and educate. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: None.


HSC 70Spanish I1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Develop basic communication abilities in Spanish. Provide an opportunity for learning about other Spanish speaking cultures. Students practice both speaking and writing with classmates and Native Spanish speakers. Compares and contrasts Latin American and American cultures. This course may be repeated until student reaches proficiency at this level. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: None


HSC 71Spanish II1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Develop higher level communication abilities in Spanish. Provide an opportunity for research of Spanish speaking cultures. Requires students to practice in both speaking and writing with classmates and Native Spanish speakers. Explores the differences and similarities between Spanish speaking and American cultures. Provides opportunities to explore careers, become involved in the Latin community and research the global uses of Spanish. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: Completion of Spanish I or the high school equivalent.


HSC 73Visual Arts - Drawing1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Explores basic visual arts concepts such as the elements of art and the principles of design while engaging students in hands-on creative projects. Guides students to create, perform (exhibit), and respond as they follow step-by-step pencil and paper drawing lessons.Intended for Career Education Options students. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: None


HSC 74Student Success1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Students will navigate and actively participate in college courses. Promotes student success through short and long-term goal setting. Reinforces learning strategies for reading, writing and communication. Introduces and provides practice in online learning systems, tools, and college resources. Encourages engagement with college instructor and peers, and identifies a variety of strategies for time management and study skills. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: None. Concurrent requirements: None


HSC 75Introduction to Drama1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Introduces the development of drama and genres of theater from ancient Greece to contemporary theater. Students will read, view, and perform plays as they learn to recognize literary themes in drama. Types of drama include tragedy, comedy, and melodrama. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisite: None. Course is intended for CEO and HSC students.


HSC 76Family Life1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Provides information to promote healthy family functioning. Explores family life issues and challenges. Introduces foundational concepts to effective parenting, such as safety, childhood illnesses, and behavior management. Presents decision-making and conflict resolution strategies. Promotes healthy choices, especially as they relate to families. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisite: None Course is intended for CEO and HSC students.


HSC 77Active Fitness1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Guides students to plan and participate in a personalized exercise program designed to meet their individual fitness goals. Students may use Lower Columbia College Fitness Center, other work-out facilities, or off-campus activities. This course may be repeated once for credit. Intended for Career Education Options/HS Completion students.

Prerequisites: None.


HSC 79Mathematical Concepts-Geometry1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Introduces elementary logic and mathematical proof using traditional geometry concepts. Prepares the student for future math courses while introducing critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaborative work in math-related real world situations. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisite: None. Course is intended for CEO and HSC students.


HSC 80Mathematical Concepts-Algebra1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Provides a review of arithmetic operations on whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Covers applications of percent, proportions, and ratios in order to solve multi-step problems using the fundamentals of algebra. Prepares the student for future math courses while introducing critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaborative work in math-related real world situations. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisite: None. Course is intended for CEO and HSC students.


HSC 82Reading Reboot1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Provides individualized instruction in reading. This self-paced course identifies individual strengths and weaknesses in reading and builds strategies to overcome comprehension barriers in order to successfully draw relevance and meaning from written texts. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: None.


HSC 83Career Planning3 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Directs students in an investigation of interests, values, and occupations utilizing the basic principles of information research. Introduction to and use of college web based eLearning platform, and other technologies for development of resume, cover letter, job searches and career, college options. Emphasizes the process of locating and evaluating information in both print and online formats. Assists students in forming personal goals and developing a plan for their education to prepare for their future. Introduces students to college resources to assist with goal setting, and post high school career planning. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: None.


HSC 84Nutrition and Fitness1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Provides self-paced study of nutrition and fitness related concepts, including components of nutrition, making healthy food choices, movement and coordination, lifelong fitness, and a look at each major body system involved in nutrition or fitness. In addition, students will gain knowledge about chronic diseases and disabilities and what is involved in building a healthy community. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: None.


HSC 85Mental and Social Health1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Provides self-paced study of mental and social health-related topics, including self-esteem, emotions, healthy relationships, stress management, mental disorders, suicide, violence prevention, substance abuse, and disease prevention. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: None.


HSC 86Intro to Literature1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Explores elements of the short story: plot, character, setting, point of view, tone, theme, and symbol through a variety of genres. Students will explore fiction as social commentary, examine examples of regionalism, and study the relationship between visual arts and fiction.

Prerequisite: None. Course is intended for CEO and HSC students.


HSC 87Introduction to Poetry1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Focuses on reading and writing poetry in both traditional and experimental forms. The elements of poetry are examined through tone, voice, rhyme, and rhythm. Students will also identify imagery created by figures of speech and explore the connection between art and poetry. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisite: None. Course is intended for CEO and HSC students.


HSC 88Introduction to Writing1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Offers an introduction to patterns of development in writing and practice in the writing process. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisite: None.


HSC 89English Essentials1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Provides a practical review of the grammar, punctuation, and usage skills that students need most. Instruction is designed to give students immediate feedback using self-correcting practice. Students may study subject-verb agreement, fragments, run-ons, pronouns, commas, apostrophes, quotation marks, homonyms, capital letters, word choice, misplaced/dangling modifiers, and parallelism. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: None. Course is intended for HSC/CEO students.


HSC 90Natural Hazards1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Examines the movement of chemicals and energy through Earth¿s systems by their resulting natural hazards. Emphasis will be placed on specific processes involved, predictability, human interaction, minimizing damage, and natural functions of each natural hazard. Topics include Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes, Flooding, Mass Wasting, Subsidence and Soils, Atmosphere and Severe Weather, Hurricanes and Extratropical Cyclones, Climate and Climate Change, and Wildfires. Open to CEO and HSC students. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisite: None.


HSC 91Environmental Science1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Examines the field of environmental science with an emphasis on the impacts environmental problems have on human populations. Major concepts include ecology, biodiversity, natural resources, toxicology, population growth and urbanization, climate change, and current trends toward sustainable energy. Open to CEO and HSC students. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisite: None.


HSC 92Civics1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Surveys the foundations of citizenship through exploration of the United States system of government. Presents the Constitution, three branches of government, and the American legal system. Examines the impact of United States foreign policy, economy, and political systems on American society. Course is intended for CEO and HSC students. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisite: None.


HSC 93US History 11 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Surveys United States history from pre-colonial times through the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Westward Expansion. Intended for CEO/HSC students. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: None.


HSC 94US History 21 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Surveys United States history from the New Industrial Age, through the Progressive Era, World War I, the Jazz Age, Great Depression and New Deal. Intended for CEO/HSC students. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: None.


HSC 95US History 31 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Surveys United States history from the BEGINNING OF World War II through the Cold War conflicts, Postwar Boom, New Frontier, Great Society, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War and the social changes these events brought to American society.Intended for CEO/HSC students. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: None.


HSC 96Contemporary World Problems1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Surveys current world problems in the following areas: human rights, environment, globalization and the economy, and civic action and responsibility. Students will apply previous learning to current world problems by placing them in their proper historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Course is intended for CEO and HSC students. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisite: None.


HSC 97Consumer Finance1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Presents topics for personal money management, including budgeting, banking, consumer credit, and taxes. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisite: None.


HSC 98Introduction to Biology1 CR - 5 CRF, W, Sp

Introduces basic concepts in the biological sciences in order to develop an analytical and descriptive awareness of the biological community. Topics to be covered include biological theories, the organization and function of life, cells and DNA/RNA, genetics/heredity, classification of organisms, evolution, and ecology. The course is aligned with the current state standards and is designed to help prepare students to pass the state of Washington's End of Course (EOC) Exam in Biology. Intended for Career Education Options students. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisites: None.


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