Disclaimer/Notification: SBCC operates its academic calendar on a 16-week semester. Information on lab and lecture hours per week may be found in the Schedule of Classes.
Department and Course Descriptions
This section includes descriptions of programs, departmental requirements and faculty listings.
Because the General Catalog must be prepared in advance of the college year it covers, it may not reflect recent changes in curricula, requirements and faculty listings. Because course descriptions are subject to change without notice, students should consult departments for current information. The Schedule of Classes is the final authority in regard to classes offered and instructors of record. For up-to-date class schedules see www.sbcc.edu/classes.
Some courses are not offered every semester. The Schedule of Classes indicates when and where courses are offered. Students planning their schedules should contact departments to determine when courses are offered.
Course Listings Key
Course Lettering Legend
- The letters A through D designate courses which are part of a general topic taught during a semester or over several semesters (i.e., one course taken over two or more semesters, or three modules of one course taken in one semester).
- The letter L denotes lab courses for which a related lecture course is required in concurrent registration, or as a prerequisite.
- The letter H is used to designate Honors Program courses.
Prerequisites for courses are stated where applicable. A student may not enroll in a course for which they are not eligible. Courses without prerequisite listings have NO prerequisites.
Transfer Code Designation
Courses that transfer for unit value to California four-year public institutions are noted as follows:
- CSU—California State University
- UC—University of California
For transferability of courses to the receiving institution’s graduation, General Education, pre-major and major requirements, check the requirements of the institution to which transfer is planned. Courses not transferable to one four-year college or university may be considered acceptable by other colleges or universities.
For the most current information regarding transferability of courses to the California State University, the University of California and independent colleges and universities, contact the Transfer Center, Room SS-140, or refer to www.assist.org.
Transfer Credit Limitation
Transfer credit limitations occur for some courses when taken in a particular sequence, or in combination with other courses. For those courses designated as having a transfer credit limitation, contact a counselor or the Transfer Center for specific limitations.
- Accounting Education
- Addictive Disorders Counseling
- Adult High School and GED
- Allied Health
- American Ethnic Studies
- Automotive Service and Technology
- Computer Applications and Office Management
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Network Engineering
- Computer Science
- Construction Technology
- Culinary Arts and Hotel Management
- Early Childhood Education
- Earth and Planetary Sciences
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- English Skills
- English, Composition and Literature
- Environmental Horticulture
- Environmental Studies
- Personal Development
- Physical Education/Health Education/Dance/Athletics
- Political Science and Economics
- Professional Development Studies