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College Catalog

2020-2021 Course Catalog 

Downloadable PDF Print Version

2020-2021 Course CatalogIf you need to print the entire catalog, you may download a zip file for the catalog PDF.

You can view the catalog online as a downloadable PDF, broken into four smaller downloads as listed below. We have made every effort to ensure the PDFs are accessible, and all pertinent content is available on our website.

ADDENDUM NOTES: The 2020-2021 Course Catalog PDF version is not updated with addendums. Please always refer to the Online Searchable Course Catalog  and Degrees & Certificates to ensure you're viewing the most up-to-date information.


1. College Overview & Academic Policies (pages 1-59)

2. Degree and Certificate Requirements (pages 60-122)

3. Course Listings (pages 123-351)

a. Correction to Course Listings
When the 2020-2021 Course Catalog was published, the "Formerly" notations within the Course Listings were inadvertently omitted. Please see the PDF for the list of courses which should have included this notation, along with the notation for each course. We regret the error and apologize for any inconvenience.
Course Listing Corrections

4. Staff, Faculty and Campus Information (pages 352-372)


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Addendums and Archives

Fall 2020 Addendum

Updated August 21, 2020

Degree & Certificate Requirements

Updated requirements:


  • Apprenticeship - Plumbing Technology AS degree

  • Child Development:

    • Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization, replaced with Certificate of Achievement in Early Childhood Education Fundamentals

    • Inclusion and Children with Special Needs Certificate of Specialization, replaced with Certificate of Achievement in Early Childhood Special Education

    • School-Age Child Care Certificate of Specialization, replaced with Certificate of Achievement in Elementary After Care Education

  • Dental Assisting AS degree and certificate of achievement

  • Foothill General Education Requirements (Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking; Area VI, United States Cultures & Communities)


Course Listings

Updated courses:

  • ANTH 1H, 1HL, 2AH

  • ART 2C

  • D A 50, 71

  • ENGL 1BH, 1CH

  • All honors courses have been updated to remove the prerequisite of "Honors Institute participant":

    • ACTG 1BH, 1CH

    • ANTH 1H, 1HL, 2AH

    • ART 2AH, 2BH

    • ASTR 10BH, 54H

    • BIOL 54H

    • BUSI 22H

    • CHEM 1AH, 1BH, 13AH, 13BH, 13CH

    • CNSL 8H

    • COMM 1AH, 1BH

    • ECON 9H, 54H

    • ENGL 1AH, 1BH, 1CH, 11H, 43AH, 43BH, 45AH, 45BH, 47AH, 47BH

    • HIST 4CH, 17CH, 54H

    • HUMN 1H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 7H, 44H, 54H

    • LIBR 10H

    • MATH 1AH, 1AHP, 1BH, 1BHP

    • MDIA 1H, 11H

    • MUS 2AH, 2BH, 2CH, 8H

    • PHOT 8H, 10H, 11H

    • PHYS 12H

    • POLI 2H, 3H, 9H, 15H

    • PSYC 1H, 54H

    • SOC 1H, 54H


For more information regarding catalog addendums and to view catalog archives, see the catalog addendum and archive page.


Online Searchable Course Catalog (2020-2021)

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