07-08 Catalog & Addenda

2007-2008 Lone Star College System Catalog 
2007-2008 Lone Star College System Catalog Addendum


Please note that this addendum is updated often. Contact marie.thibodeaux@lonestar.edu if you should have questions.
Academic Calendar (pp. 1-7) No changes.

Recognitions & Memberships (pp. 8-11) No changes.

General Information (pp. 12-19) No changes.

Admissions Policies and Procedures (pp. 20-23) No changes.

Registration Policies and Procedures (pp. 24-31) No changes.

Financial Information (pp. 32-39)

p. 33 Beginning spring, 2008, there will be a $2.00 per credit hour General Use fee.
Records Policies and Procedures (pp. 40-43) No changes.

Academic Policies, Procedures and Services (pp. 44-53)

p. 49 Credit by Internal Challenge Exams - Add POFT 1371 as an option effective fall, 2007.
p. 50 Credit by External Examination - PEP exams are no longer an option for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) by External Challenge Exams for ENGL 2327 and 2328.
p. 50 Credit by External Examination - Advanced Placement (AP) exam English Literature and Composition - credit for ENGL 1302 with an exam score of "3" or higher rather than credit for 1301 as listed in the catalog.
p. 50 CLEP exams for HIST 1301 and 1302 are called US History I and US History II respectively rather than American History I and II as listed.
p. 51 Credit by External Examination - PEP exams will no longer be an option for credit for BMGT 1303 and BMGT 1331 effective spring, 2008.
Student Development Policies and Procedures (pp. 54-67) No changes.

Graduation Requirements (pp. 68-72) No changes.

Transfer Information (pp. 73-84)

p. 74 Core Requirements for Associate of Arts and Associate of Science - Remove HUMA 2301 from Social/Behavioral Science options.
p. 75 Requirements for Associate of Arts - Remove HUMA 2301 from Social/Behavioral Science options.
p. 76 Requirements for Associate of Science - Remove HUMA 2301 from Social/Behavioral Science options.
pp. 79-80 Field of Study Curriculum in Computer Science:  Remove HIST 2321 and HSIT 2322 from humanities elective option in footnote #3. These courses will not satisfy the humanities requirement.
Workforce Information (pp. 85-92)

p. 91 Requirements for Associate of Applied Science - Remove HUMA 2301 and Psyc 2340 from Social/Behavioral Science options.
Degrees and Certificates (pp. 93-176)

Course Descriptions (pp. 177-312)

Personnel (pp. 313-366) No changes.

College Maps (pp. 367-374) No changes.

Index (pp. 375-376) No changes.

2007-2008 Changes to Degrees and Certificates


Deactived Programs:
The following programs will be deactivated in spring, 2008 at the campuses that are indicated below.  Before declaring one of these majors, students should be aware of the deactivation and the possibility of reduced course offerings at these specific campuses. Students should speak to a program faculty member and be aware of other colleges still offering these degrees and certificates.

Computer Networking Specialization AAS (p. 104) Montgomery College
Network Administrator Certificate MCSA/CCNA (p. 104) Mongtomery College
Network Engineer Certificate MCSE/CCNP (p. 104) Lone Star College–Montgomery
Network Security Advanced Technical Certificate (p. 105) Lone Star College–Montgomery
Basic Electronics Certificate (p. 122) Lone Star College-North Harris
Computer Engineering Technology AAS (p. 122) Lone Star College-North Harris
Industrial Electrical Tehnology Certificate (p. 123) Lone Star College-North Harris
Industrial Controls Technology AAS (p. 123) Lone Star College-North Harris
New Programs for spring, 2008:

Audio Visual Systems Specialist AAS, level II certificate and level I certificate to be offered at Lone Star College–Montgomery pending Coordinating Board Approval.

Other changes:

EC-4 Early Childhood Specialization (p. 76) - Total credit hours for this degree is "63".

Automotive Technology AAS (p. 96) - Beginning spring, 2008: KINE will be required (any physical activity course).

Network Administrator Certificate MCSA/CCNA (104) - Prerequisite semester credit hour total is "8", and total credit hours for certificate is "24".

Network Engineer Certificate MCSE/CCNP (104) - In the prerequisite semester, the second line (ITCC 1402) should not reflect "4" credits the last column.

C++ Programming Enhanced Skills Certificate (p. 107) - Beginning spring, 2008: Lone Star College–Tomball will offer this certificate.

Architectural Engineering Technology AAS (p. 120) - Beginning spring, 2008: KINE will be required (any physical activity course).

Mechanical Engineering Technology AAS (p. 120) - Beginning spring, 2008: KINE will be required (any physical activity course).

Pre-Engineered Metal Building Drafting & Design AAS (p. 121) - Beginning spring, 2008: KINE will be required (any physical activity course).

Computer Engineering Technology AAS (p. 122) - Beginning spring, 2008: KINE will be required (any physical activity course).

Industrial Maintenance Technology AAS (p. 135) - Beginning spring, 2008: PSYC 1301 will be removed from this degree. Students following this degree plan should take PSYC 2301.

Computer Numeric Control Operator II Certificate (p. 141) - Beginning spring, 2008: students must take MCHN 2335 and MCHN 2381 rather than one or the other as listed in the 07-08 catalog.

Machinist I Certificate (p. 141) - Beginning spring, 2008: Lone Star College-North Harris will offer this certificate. Also beginning in spring, 2008, MCHN 1320 will be deleted from this certificate and MCHN 1343 will be added.

General Business Certificate (pages 142) - Beginning spring, 2008: HAMG and LMGT courses can be taken as specialization electives.

Management AAS (p. 143) - Beginning spring, 2008: HAMG and LMGT courses can be taken as specialization electives and KINE 1111 Fitness for Life will be required.

Business Administrative Support AAS (p. 162) - Beginning spring, 2008: Remove ITSC 1313 from degree plan. Replace with ITSC 2331. Students will have an option to take either ITSC 2331 or IMED 1316 rather than the option to take ITSC 1313 or IMED 1316 as currently listed in the 07/08 catalog.

Medical Office Receptionist Certificate (p. 163) - Beginning spring, 2008: ITSW 1301 will be removed from this certificate.

Medical Front Office Specialist Certificate, Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate, and Medical Office Administrator AAS (pages 163-164) - Beginning spring, 2008: ITSW 1301 and POFM 1302 will both be required courses for these programs rather than taking one or the other as currently listed in the 07/08 catalog. It's recommended that POFM 1302 be taken in the first year, second semester.

Surgical Technology (p. 168) - Remove the following statement: "Graduates will be eligible to take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) certification examination to become Certified Surgical Technologists (CST).

Welding Technology AAS (p. 175) - Beginning spring, 2008: KINE will be required (any physical activity course).

Inspection Technology AAS (p. 175) - Beginning spring, 2008: KINE will be required (any physical activity course).

Course Changes


AVTS 1371, 1372, 2371, 2372,  and 2373 - New courses for spring, 2008 as part of the new Audiovisual Systems Specialist program.

BUSI 1301 - Business Principles - Update course description and learning outcomes for spring, 2008. (p. 190)

BUSI 2304 - Business Communications - Update course description for spring, 2008 (p. 191)

BUSI 2302 - Legal Environment in Business - Beginning spring, 2008, BUSI 2301 is no longer a prerequisite for this course. (p. 191)

DANC - The following courses no longer have developmental reading and writing prerequisites or corequisites: DANC 1151, 1152, 1210, 1211, 1241, 1242, 1245, 1246, 1247, 1248, 2151, 2152, 2208, 2209, 2241, 2242, 2245, 2246, 2247, 2248

DFTG 2340 - Solid Modeling/Design - Prerequisite is DFTG 1305 and DFTG 1309 or 2319. (p. 207)

EECT 1307 - Course title has been changed from Convergent Technology to Convergence Technolgies. (p. 215)

ENGL 0337, ENGL 0338, and ENGL 0339 - New ESL reading courses to be offered in spring, 2008 instead of existing ESL reading courses.

ENGL 0343, ENGL 0344, ENGL 0345, ENGL 0346 - New ESL oral communication courses to be offered in the spring, 2008 instead of existing ESL courses.

ENGL 0353, ENGL 0354, ENGL 0355, ENGL 0356 - New ESL writing courses to be offered in the spring, 2008 instead of exising ESL courses.

FIRT 1171 - Firefighter Agility and Fitness Preparation - Course is 3 hrs. lab rather than 1 hr. lec. (p. 226)

FIRT 1315 - Hazardous Materials I - Course is 3 hrs. lec. rather than 2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab. (p. 226)

FIRT 1319 - Fire Fighter Health & Safety - Course is 3 hrs. lec. rather than 2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab. (p. 226)

GEOG 1301 - Physical Geography- Prerequisites are ENGL 0305 or 0316 and ENGL 0307 or 0326, OR higher level course (ENGL 1301), OR placement by testing (p. 229)

GEOG 2312 - Economic Geography - Prerequisites are ENGL 0305 or 0316 and ENGL 0307 or 0326, OR higher level course (ENGL 1301), OR placement by testing (p. 229)

HART 1291 - Special Topics in Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technologies - Beginning spring, 2008, course will be 96 contact hours rather than 80 (6 hrs. lec). (p.233)

HART 1441- Residential Air Conditioning - Beginning spring, 2008, HART 1401 and 1407 will be prerequisites rather than corequisites. (p. 234)

HART 2434 - Advanced A/C Controls - Beginning spring, 2008, remove HART 2436 as prerequisite and replace with HART 1401 and HART 1407. (p.234)

HART 2443 - Industrial Air Conditioning - Beginning spring, 2008, remove HART 2434 as corequisite. Add HART 1401 and HART 1407 as prerequisites. (p. 234)

IBUS 2341 - International Comparative Management - for spring, 2008, course title will change to Intercultural Management and course description is revised. (p. 241)

INEW 2438 - Advanced Java - Beginning spring, 2008, remove MATH 0308 prerequisite. (p. 244)

ITAL 2306 - Intermediate Italian Conversation - Course number has been changed by the Coordinating Board to ITAL 2376. Approval number is 1609027113. (p. 245)

ITCC 1472 - Exploration: Routing Protocols and Concepts - New course for fall. It will be offered instead of ITCC 1406.

ITCC 1473 - Exploration: LAN Switching and Wireless - New course for spring, 2008. It will be offered instead of ITCC 1442.

ITCC 1474 - Exploration: Accessing the WAN - New course for spring, 2008. It will be offered instead of ITCC 1446.

ITCC 1491 - Exploration: Network Fundamentals - New course for fall. It will be offered instead of ITCC 1402.

ITCC 2471 - Building Scalable Internetworks -New course for spring, 2008. It will be offered instead of ITCC 2432.

ITCC 2472 - Implementing Secure Converged Wide-area Networks -New course for spring, 2008. It will be offered instead of ITCC 2436.

ITCC 2473 - Building Multilayer Switched Networks -New course for spring, 2008. It will be offered instead of ITCC 2440.

ITCC 2474 - Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks -New course for spring, 2008. It will be offered instead of ITCC 2444.

MCHN 1343 - Machine Shop Mathematics - New course for spring, 2008

MCHN 1352- Intermediate Machining I -For spring, 2008, course has been changed to 2 hrs. lec., 2 hrs. lab. (p. 269)

MCHN 1381 - Cooperative Education - For spring, 2008, course has been changed to 1 hr. lec., 20 hrs. ext. (p. 269)

MCHN 1393 - Special Topics in Tool and Die Maker - Beginning spring, 2008, course will no longer be offered.

MCHN 2341 - Advanced Machining - For spring, 2008, course will be 2 hrs. lec., 2 hrs. lab. Prerequisite will also be changed from MCHN 1338 to MCHN 1352. Departmental approval is still required. (p. 270)

MCHN 2381 - Cooperative Education - For spring, 2008, course will be 1 hr. lec., 20 hrs. lab.

MRKG 1301 - Customer Relations - Update course description for spring, 2008 (p. 272)

MRKG 2348 - Marketing Research and Strategies - Update course description for spring, 2008 (p. 273)

MRKG 2349 - Advertising and Sales Promotion - Update course description for spring, 2008 (p. 273)

MUAP - The following courses no longer have developmental reading and writing prerequisites or corequisites:  MUAP 1101, 1121, 1141, 1157, 1161, 1165, 1169, 1181, 1201, 1221, 1241, 1257, 1261, 1265, 1269, 1281, 2141, 2157, 2161, 2169, 2181, 2201, 2221, 2241, 2257, 2261, 2269, 2281

MUEN - The following courses no longer have developmental reading and writing prerequisites or corequisites:  MUEN 1131, 1133, 1135, 1136, 1151, 1154, 2123, 2133, 2134, 2135

MUEN 1123, 1132, 1135, 1151, 1154 and 2123 - For spring, 2008, add the following statement to each course description: A maximum of four credits may be earned. (pages 275-276)

MUEN 1134 - Percussion Ensemble - New course for spring, 2008.

MUSI - The following courses no longer have developmental reading and writing prerequisites or corequisites:  MUSI 1157, 1159, 1181, 1182, 1183, 1184, 1192, 1193, 2159, 2181, 2182, 2183, 2184, 2192, 2193

PTHA  1225, 1305, and 1413 - For spring, 2008, remove math 0310 prerequisite.

QCTC 1303 - Beginning spring, 2008, course will be 3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab rather than 3 hrs. lec. (p. 289)

TECM 1303 - For spring, 2008, change course description to the following: A review of basic mathematics including whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, percents, ratios, and proportions. Converting to different units of measure (standard and/or metric) and other topics as required by specific businesses and industries will be covered. (p. 306)