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BIOL 050: Issues in Human Biology

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

A study of current issues in human biology, focusing on several human life processes, such as mobility, digestion, respiration, circulation, nervous system integration, and reproduction. Dysfunction and disease are explored. Counts as High School Lab Science or Health credit.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Organize homework and lab information and effectively describe the lab work in writing. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Apply new science terminology in both discussion and writing. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Compare and contrast the specialized structural and functional systems that regulate human growth and development and that maintain health. [REASON]
  4. Recognize and describe essential components and processes involved in human structure, mobility, digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, and nervous system integration. [REASON]
  5. Propose ideas, solutions and analyze information while working in a small group setting. [ACT]
  6. Discuss readings, lab work and outside research within the classroom environment. [ACT]

BRDGE 055: Integrating Learning

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

An introductory communications course to develop reading, writing, and critical thinking strategies for use in other adult high school classes. High school completion class. Counts toward high school English credit. Registration is permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply a variety of communication skills to problem solve and plan work in content subject material. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Write and complete effective short and long term goals. [REASON]
  3. Use listening and observation skills to gain understanding of all available campus resources. [ACT]
  4. Employ a variety of strategies and skills to work well with others. [EXPLORE]
  5. Utilize available campus technology to improve academic success. [REASON]

BRDGE 101: Culminating Project

Credits: 3.0

Students develop a culminating project to reflect on their learning and plan for the future as related to the college-wide abilities.Prerequisite(s): For high school diploma candidates with senior status; advising required.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


BRDGE 101: Culminating Project

Credits: 3.0

Students develop a culminating project to reflect on their learning and plan for the future as related to the college-wide abilities.Prerequisite(s): For high school diploma candidates with senior status; advising required.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


EDCAP 095: College Connections

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

An introductory course for Edmonds Career Access Program (EdCAP) students beginning their first quarter at EdCC. Students will develop a peer support system and explore and identify learning and educational goals.Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EdCAP orientation.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Implement various methods of decision-making and problem solving skills to increase opportunities for success in diverse settings. [ACT]
  2. Self-assess abilities, values, skills and interests, learning styles and readiness to learn. [REASON ]
  3. Identify internal and external barriers and difficulties to learning and strategies for overcoming them. [REASON]
  4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate verbally and through writing as a response to a variety of prompts and questions. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Apply and evaluate classroom learning in settings outside of the academic. [EXPLORE]
  6. Complete group tasks with other EdCAP students. [ACT]
  7. Apply a variety of financial literacy skills, including budgeting, financial planning and credit management to real life situations. [REASON]

EDCAP 096: Career Connections

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Students will use the skills developed in EdCAP 095 to explore an area of career interest. Students will complete a project that includes a research report, interview preparation, interviews, and a class presentation.Prerequisite(s): EDCAP 095 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explore potential career paths. [REASON]
  2. Apply a variety of research strategies to gather information. [REASON]
  3. Establish a professional network of resources, including instructors, other college faculty and staff, professionals in various fields, and fellow students to accomplish project goals. [EXPLORE]
  4. Synthesize information from a variety of sources to develop a presentation to present to a classroom audience. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Apply a variety of time management strategies needed to complete a long-term project. [ACT]

BRDGE 101: Culminating Project

Credits: 3.0

Students develop a culminating project to reflect on their learning and plan for the future as related to the college-wide abilities.Prerequisite(s): For high school diploma candidates with senior status; advising required.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


ENVS 051: Global Science Issues

Credits: 5.0

High school course exploring global environmental issues. Introduces Earth's systems that promote life and major issues, i.e., climate change, pollution, biodiversity, etc. Emphasis on problem solving, personal responsibility and action. Lab Science or CWP credit (was ENVSC 051).

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the spread and impact of environmental toxins. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Apply scientific knowledge and skills to solve problems or propose solutions to global environmental challenges. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Analyze and describe the living and nonliving factors that affect organisms in ecosystems and the relationships among species within important ecosystems, such as coral reefs, wetlands, and tropical rain forests. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Analyze and explain the effects human activities have on Earth's capacity to sustain biological diversity. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Plan and conduct systematic and complex scientific investigations and evaluate results of such investigations. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Identify and articulate sustainable choices and actions that individuals persons could make that would result in fewer resources being consumed and less pollution. [ACT]
  7. Analyze the patterns and arrangements of Earth systems and subsystems and how these systems sustain the biosphere. [REASON]
  8. Identify the factors that influence weather and climate and how these patterns relate to ecosystems. [REASON]
  9. Define the complex, integrated and regulated processes (such as photosynthesis and energy transfer in a food web) by which organisms, use matter and energy to sustain life. [REASON]
  10. Analyze local, regional, national or global problems or challenges in which scientific design can be or has been used to design a solution. [REASON]

ENVS 053: Pacific NW Science Issues

Credits: 5.0

High school course that explores current environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest with a focus on the interrelationships between humans, plants, and animals. Emphasis on problem solving, personal responsibility and action. Counts as HS Lab Science or CWP credit (was ENVSC 053).

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze processes that have caused changes to the features of the Earth's surface, including plate tectonics, glaciation, volcanism, etc. [REASON]
  2. Explain the factors that influence weather and climate and how these patterns relate to Northwest ecosystems. [REASON]
  3. Describe the complex, integrated and regulated processes (such as photosynthesis and energy transfer in a food web) by which organisms use matter and energy to sustain life. [REASON]
  4. Analyze and describe the living and nonliving factors that affect organisms in ecosystems and the relationships among species within selected Pacific Northwest ecosystems. [REASON]
  5. Describe the process of evolution and the concepts of natural selection, speciation, adaptation and biological diversity. [REASON]
  6. Analyze and explain the effects human activities have on the capacity of Pacific Northwest ecosystems to sustain biological diversity. [REASON]
  7. Conduct systematic and complex scientific investigations and evaluate results of such investigations. [ACT]
  8. Apply scientific knowledge and skills to solve problems or propose solutions to regional environmental challenges in the Pacific Northwest. [ACT]

ENVS 054: Northwest Ecology and Citizenry

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Introduction to the ecology of Pacific NW ecosystems, including the impact of historic and contemporary issues. Includes applied study of WA state constitution and government, focusing on problem-solving. Counts as WA state history/Social Studies and/or science credit.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the complex, integrated and regulated processes by which organisms use matter and energy to sustain life. [REASON]
  2. Analyze and describe the living and nonliving factors that affect organisms in ecosystems and the relationships among species within selected Pacific Northwest ecosystems. [REASON]
  3. Analyze and explain the effects that human activities have on the capacity of Pacific Northwest ecosystems to sustain biological diversity. [REASON]
  4. Describe the nature and structure of Washington state government and constitution, and how citizens interact with it. [REASON]
  5. Connect patterns of habitation and development in the Pacific Northwest to changes in resource availability, land use, and biological diversity. [REASON]
  6. Examine the historic and contemporary roles Native Americans have played in ecological stewardship, especially in terms of salmon and current recovery efforts. [EXPLORE]
  7. Apply the methods of social science investigation to examine historical controversies that impacted the Pacific Northwest and continue to impact present-day politics, the economy and the environment. [REASON]
  8. Apply scientific knowledge and skills to solve problems or propose solutions to regional environmental challenges in the Pacific Northwest. [ACT]

BRDGE 101: Culminating Project

Credits: 3.0

Students develop a culminating project to reflect on their learning and plan for the future as related to the college-wide abilities.Prerequisite(s): For high school diploma candidates with senior status; advising required.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


HIST 030: Civics In Action

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Participation in various activities that promote understanding of government at all levels. Emphasis will be on rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Counts toward US History, Contemporary World Problems, WA State Civics credit.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the core values and democratic principles of the U.S. as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. [REASON]
  2. Analyze the purposes, organization and function of federal, state and local government. [REASON]
  3. Demonstrate the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the principles of democratic civic involvement. [ACT]

HIST 032: U.S. History I

Credits: 5.0

An examination of selected issues and topics in U.S. History from pre-colonial times to the Civil War. Includes study of U.S. Constitution and govt. Counts toward High School Completion U.S. History I credit.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe contributions made by early American cultures. [REASON]
  2. Identify events, trends, individuals and movements that helped shape America. [REASON]
  3. Identify and create examples of how technological advances shaped America. [EXPLORE]
  4. Describe and identify the importance of the foundational documents. [REASON]
  5. Relate the past to present, be able to explain how history repeats itself. [EXPLORE]
  6. Communicate core concepts and ideas in U.S. history from pre-colonial times to the Civil War. [COMMUNICATE]
  7. Research, compare and analyze perspectives within this time period using multiple source materials. [EXPLORE]

HIST 033: U.S. History II

Credits: 5.0

An examination of selected issues and topics in U.S. History from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era. Includes study of the U.S. Constitution/Govt. High school completion class, counting towards U.S. History II and/or Contemporary World Problems credit.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify, describe and discuss achievements and trends of cultures and individuals during from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Identify and show examples of how technological advances shaped America. [EXPLORE]
  3. Identify and interpret the major ideas set forth in the Constitution that effect this period of History. [REASON]
  4. Analyze the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments that defined and broadened Civil Rights in America. [EXPLORE]
  5. Communicate core concepts and ideas in U.S. history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Research, compare and analyze perspectives within this time period using multiple source materials. [REASON]

HIST 034: Contemporary World Issues I

Credits: 5.0

A study of U.S. foreign policy issues and their impact on other countries. Topics covered may include: terrorism, U.S. military involvement, global trade agreements, U.S. defense policy and others. HS completion class, counting toward CWP credit and/or U.S. History II.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of maps, charts, and other geographic tools to understand the spatial arrangement of people, places, resources, and environments on earth's surface. [EXPLORE]
  2. Define the purposes and organization of international relationships and how U.S. foreign policy is made. [REASON]
  3. Identify various historical, social, economic and political issues from selected regions of the world. [REASON]
  4. Analyze and evaluate various historical, social, economic and political issues from selected regions of the world. [REASON]
  5. Apply a variety of strategies to communicate information on current international issues to a wide range of audiences. [COMMUNICATE]

HIST 035: U.S. Contemporary Issues II

Credits: 5.0

A study of relevant topics affecting U.S. domestic policy issues may include education, the environment, healthcare, crime and the economy. Includes study of U.S. Constitution and federal government. Counts toward high school Contemporary World Problems credit and/or U.S. II.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the purpose and organization of U.S. government and laws. [REASON]
  2. Explain the organization of government at the federal, state and local levels including the executive, legislative and judicial branches. [REASON]
  3. Describe individual rights and their accompanying responsibilities at the local, state, national levels. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Explain the Bill of Rights and describe some of the individual rights guaranteed by this document. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Analyze opposing arguments on current domestic (U.S.) issues. [REASON]
  6. Explain how various stakeholders' opinions, including corporations, government agencies and the public, influence public policy. [EXPLORE]
  7. Analyze the role of government as participant in the U.S. economy through taxation, spending and policy setting. [REASON]
  8. Communicate ideas clearly and effectively. [COMMUNICATE]

HIST 041: U.S. in the Nuclear Age

Credits: 5.0

An examination of historical, social, political and economic developments of the U.S. from 1945 to the present. Counts toward HS Contemporary World Problems and/or U.S. II credit.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe contributions of a variety of cultures to U.S. history during the period. [REASON]
  2. Identify and explain how events, trends, individuals, and movements shaped the United States into a dominant world power. [REASON]
  3. Analyze and evaluate how decisions made in Post WWII politics impact American's relationships with other countries today. [REASON]
  4. Relate history to personal experience and current issues. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Communicate core concepts and ideas in U.S. history during this time period. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Compare and analyze multiple perspectives of an event within this time period using primary and secondary source materials. [EXPLORE]

HIST 049: Current Issues in the Pacific Northwest

Credits: 5.0

Exploration of current political, environmental, social and economic issues impacting the Pacific Northwest. Includes study of the Washington State Constitution. Counts toward Washington State History and/or Contemporary World Problems credit.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Examine major ideas, themes, developments, turning points, chronology, and cause-and-effect relationships in the Pacific Northwest. [REASON]
  2. Connect patterns of habitation in the Pacific Northwest to geographic characteristics and global events. [REASON]
  3. Compare and contrast multiple perspectives and different interpretations of the development of the Pacific Northwest. [EXPLORE]
  4. Examine current environmental and political issues in the Pacific Northwest. [REASON]
  5. Describe the purpose and key functions of state and local government. [REASON]

HIST 060: Enduring Cultures: Communities in Change

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Examines the environmental, social, political and economic impacts on major civilizations throughout history. Analyzes how knowledge of world cultures helps build understanding of today's global issues. High School completion class, counting toward World Civics or CWP credit.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future. [REASON]
  2. Identify and analyze the causal factors that shaped major events in history. [REASON]
  3. Analyze how cultures and cultural groups have shaped world history. [REASON
  4. Analyze how an understanding of world history can help us prevent problems today. [REASON]
  5. Analyze and evaluate how people across the world have addressed issues involved with the distribution of resources and sustainability in the past or present. [REASON]
  6. Apply the concepts of location, region, and movement and demonstrate knowledge of how geographic features and human cultures impact environments. [REASON]
  7. Express own viewpoint and recognize the viewpoints of others in the context of a discussion. [COMMUNICATE]

BRDGE 101: Culminating Project

Credits: 3.0

Students develop a culminating project to reflect on their learning and plan for the future as related to the college-wide abilities.Prerequisite(s): For high school diploma candidates with senior status; advising required.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


BRDGE 101: Culminating Project

Credits: 3.0

Students develop a culminating project to reflect on their learning and plan for the future as related to the college-wide abilities.Prerequisite(s): For high school diploma candidates with senior status; advising required.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


HSC 051: Algebra 1 Portfolio

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Introduction to basic algebra, basic geometry, basic data analysis, and probability. For high school completion students to fulfill high school diploma math requirements.Prerequisite(s): MATH 040 or adviser placement.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Write equations to solve problems. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Represent verbal quantitative situations algebraically. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Evaluate expressions for given replacement values of the variables. [REASON]
  4. Solve multistep equations. [REASON]
  5. Solve multistep inequalities. [REASON]
  6. Graph linear equations and linear inequalities. [REASON]
  7. Analyze and represent variation algebraically and graphically in a real-world context. [REASON]
  8. Reflect on how mathematical ideas connect within mathematics, to other subject areas, and to real-life situations. [REASON]

HSC 052: Geometry Portfolio

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Expands on the core algebra, geometry, data analysis and probability skills developed in Algebra 1 Portfolio and introduces new skills like permutations and combinations. For high school completion students to fulfill high school diploma math requirements.Prerequisite(s): HSC 051 with at least a 2.0 or adviser placement.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply advanced concepts in algebra and geometry to solve real life problems and projects. [REASON]
  2. Know and prove theorems about two and three dimensional geometric figures. [REASON]
  3. Read, interpret and create advanced charts, graphs and tables that illustrate real world data. [REASON]
  4. Identify appropriate mathematical connections between geometry and algebra to solve problems about shapes and space. [REASON]
  5. Use mathematical reasoning to evaluate the reasonableness of results. [REASON]
  6. Utilize technology to gather and manage data related to learning progress and present it in a meaningful context. [COMMUNICATE]
  7. Work with peers to select, manage, and assess their own learning progress. [COMMUNICATE]

HSC 053: Financial Algebra

Credits: 5.0

Students apply OSPI Algebra II standards to learn personally relevant applications in a range of financial and professional/technical situations. For high school completion students to fulfill third year high school mathematics requirement.Prerequisite(s): For high school graduation only; advising required.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply quadratic functions and equations to understand investing and compound interest. [REASON]
  2. Use exponential and logarithmic functions and equations to explain current economic theories. [REASON]
  3. Apply additional functions and equations to banking, budgeting, retirement planning, and independent living. [REASON]
  4. Apply principles of probability, statistical data, and distributions to the buying and selling of stocks. [REASON]

HSC 055: Special Topics

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Students explore specialized topics in high school completion curricular areas, such as history, science, or math. The particular topic will vary depending on student and faculty interest.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate learning objectives as determined by the supervising instructor.

BRDGE 101: Culminating Project

Credits: 3.0

Students develop a culminating project to reflect on their learning and plan for the future as related to the college-wide abilities.Prerequisite(s): For high school diploma candidates with senior status; advising required.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


MATH 040J: Arithmetic

Credits: 0.0

Review of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals and integers; ratios and proportions; percentages; applications; order of operations; focus on problem solving and math success skills.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: