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College Catalog & Updates

College Catalog and Updates

Thank you for visiting the Merritt College catalog webpage. The most recent catalog, as well as previous catalogs, can be downloaded in PDF format using the links below.

 

College Catalog 2015-2017

Previous Catalogs:
2013-2015
2011-2013
2009-2011
2007-2009
2005-2007

 

Program (Associate Degree and Certificate) Updates:

Program

Update

Effective

Semester

Histotechnican Certificate of Achievement
(incl. Program Learning Outcomes)
New Program! Fall 2016
Nutrition and Dietetics Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T)
(incl. Program Learning Outcomes)
New Program! Fall 2016
Anthropology Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
(Program Learning Outcomes)
New Program! Fall 2015
Economics Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
(Program Learning Outcomes)
New Program! Fall 2015
Sociology Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
(Program Learning Outcomes)
New Program! Fall 2015
Applications Security Certificate of Achievement
(Program Learning Outcomes)
New Program! Fall 2015
Applications Security Associate of Science (AS)
(Program Learning Outcomes)
New Program! Fall 2015
Infrastructure Security Certificate of Achievement
(Program Learning Outcomes)
New Program! Fall 2015
Infrastructure Security Associate of Science (AS)
(Program Learning Outcomes)
New Program! Fall 2015

 

Course Updates:

Course

Update

Effective
Semester

BIOL 61L – Natural History: Nudibranches of the Greater Bay Area

Correct course description:
Introduction to Nudibranches of the Greater Bay Area: Species identification and life histories.

Correction to course description N/A
BIOSC 60 – Personalized (Desk-top) Sequencing
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Nanopore technology and applications: Set up for instrument operation, techniques for library creation, sample preparation, instrument operation and data analysis.
Change in title, desciprtion; requisites removed Spring 2017
CIS 6 – Introduction to Computer Programming
5 units, 4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Introduction to computer programming: Algorithm design, flow charting, and debugging; elements of good programming style. Course may be instructed in any programming language.
Reactivated Course Spring 2016
COPED 476H – Cooperative Work Experience in Fire Science
1-4 units, 60-300 total hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: FISCI 211

Corequisite: FISCI 200
Conditions of Enrollment: Proof of EMT-Basic or Paramedic license, current CPR certification, and medical vaccinations (TB, HEP, B&C, tetanus)
Supervised employment providing opportunities to become a productive, responsible individual and to
extend learning in a chosen occupational field (Fire Science).
New Course Spring 2017
EDT 7 – Building Open Educational Resources
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Understanding and development of Open Educational Resources: E-portfolio development, fair usage and creative commons licensing; evaluation of existing online resources and e-texts; finding and using primary sources;identifying OER ADA compliance requirements; peer review and collaboration; development, publishing and archiving of OER in the public domain.
New Course! Summer
2016
EMT 230 – Introduction to First Responder Training
2 units, 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Introduction to first responder training: Patient assessment, ventilation and airway obstruction, circulation and CPR; illness and injury; lifting and moving individuals; EMS operations, extrication and rescue operations; legal and ethical issues confronting the first responder; communications and documentation; and stress coping mechanisms.
Reactivated Course Summer 2016
FISCI 200  – Hiring Process Preparation and Strategies in Fire Services
1.5 units, 1.5 hours lecture (P/NP)
Corequisite: COPED 476H
Fire services hiring practices: Resume building, oral board interview practice, and station etiquette.
New Course! Spring 2017
FISCI 211  – Firefighter Academy
10 units, 7 hours lecture, 9 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisites: EMT 211 or EMT certification, and FISCI 201, 202, 203, 204, 205 or 206
Recommended Preparation: KIN 153A
Meets Firefighter I, Rescue Systems, Confined Space, and HAZ MAT FRO, certification requirements.
Manipulative and technical training in the use of firefighting equipment; fire attack procedures, and rescue operations: Hose and ladder evolutions, fire protection systems, basic salvage and overhaul techniques; forcible entry; wildland, interior, house and flammable liquid fire attack procedures; and fire control, ventilation, and extinguishment techniques for various situations.
Changed units and hours, changed requisites Spring 2017
LANHT 33A – Computer-Assisted Landscape Design Acceptable for credit at UC system Fall 2015
LANHT 33B – Computer-Assisted Landscape Design Acceptable for credit at UC system Fall 2015
LANHT 64 – Sketching the Cultural Landscape Acceptable for credit at UC system Fall 2015
LIS 80 – Introduction to Library Research
1 unit, 1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: Students must be able to communicate in written English. Students must be able to navigate the Internet and communicate via e­mail. BUS 219, CIS 205, or CIS 237; and ENGL 201A or ENGL 264A
Basic research skills: Introduction to concepts and skills necessary to conduct college­level research using electronic databases, book catalogs, and the Internet. Concurrent enrollment in a course with a research assignment is recommended.
New Course! Fall 2016
LIS 200 – Library Skills for College Students
1 unit, 1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: BUS 219, CIS 1, or CIS 5
Introduction to the college library: Emphasis on finding, evaluating, using, and citing books, journal articles, and websites for classroom assignments.
New Course! Fall 2016
MUSIC 30 – College Orchestra Correction: course is repeatable 3 times
for a total of 8 units
N/A