Offering of Courses as Described in the Catalog
Occasionally there may be changes concerning course numbers, titles, units of credit, prerequisites, hours, or course descriptions made after publication of the Catalog. Efforts will be made through the Schedules of Classes, public media, and at the time of registration, to notify students of any changes other than as described in the Catalog.
All degree applicable courses listed in the Catalog meet major, area of emphasis, general education, or elective credit requirements for approved degree, certificate, or proficiency programs. The College will make every effort to regularly offer each of the credit courses listed under the Course and Program Descriptions. “Regularly offered” shall mean a frequency of not less than once in two years.
The student who plans to satisfy the requirements for a particular academic goal such as a Certificate of Achievement, an Associate Degree, and/or the completion of courses necessary to prepare for transfer into a baccalaureate major must carefully plan a program of study to complete all requirements in a timely fashion. The student may consult with appropriate instructional divisions to determine the frequency of course offerings.
Offering of Courses as Listed in the Schedule of Classes
The College reserves the right to cancel any course section scheduled for any term if enrollment is insufficient.
Oxnard College offers Honors level courses, designated with an “H” following the course number. Honors courses provide enriched general education curricula emphasizing critical thinking, writing, and research at the community college. Students who select the honors option for a course will receive an honors designation on their transcript for each successfully completed course. The following honors courses are offered:
|ACCT R101H||Honors: Financial Accounting||3|
|ANTH R101H||Honors: Introduction to Biological Anthropology||3|
|ANTH R102H||Honors: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH R111H||Honors: Magic, Witchcraft and Religion: Anthropology of Belief||3|
|BIOL R101H||Honors: General Biology||3|
|ECON R201H||Honors: Introduction to the Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON R202H||Honors: Introduction to the Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ENGL R101H||Honors: College Composition||4|
|ENGL R102H||Honors: Critical Thinking through Composition and Literature||4|
|HIST R125H||Honors: U.S. Foreign Policy and Covert Action||3|
|HIST R130H||Honors: History of the United States I||3|
|HIST R140H||Honors: History of the United States II||3|
|HIST R150H||Honors: World History I||3|
|HIST R160H||Honors: World History II||3|
|MATH R105H||Honors: Introductory Statistics||4|
|PHIL R101H||Honors: Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PHIL R102H||Honors: Introduction to Ethics||3|
|PHIL R115H||Honors: Comparative World Religions||3|
|POLS R125H||Honors: U.S. Foreign Policy and Covert Action||3|
|PSY R101H||Honors: General Psychology||3|
|SOC R101H||Honors: Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SPAN R220H||Honors: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I||4|
|SPAN R230H||Honors: Spanish for Heritage Speakers II||4|
|SPAN R232H||Honors: Latin American Literature||3|
|SPAN R236H||Honors: Cultures of Latin America||3|
For more information please contact Honors Coordinator Jennifer Wilson-Gonzalez JWilsonGonzalez@VCCCD.edu or 805-678-5269.
Oxnard College Families Of Courses
Distinct but related courses, a student may enroll in a maximum of four (4) courses from a family.
|DANC R102A||Modern Dance I||2|
|DANC R102B||Modern Dance II||2|
|DANC R104A||Modern Jazz I||2|
|DANC R104B||Modern Jazz II||2|
|Mexican Folklorico Dance|
|DANC R110A||Mexican Folklorico Dance I||2|
|DANC R110B||Mexican Folklorico Dance II||2|
|Drawing And Composition|
|ART R106A||Drawing and Composition I||3|
|ART R106B||Drawing and Composition II||3|
|ART R106C||Drawing and Composition III||3|
|ART R108A||Beginning Oil Painting||3|
|ART R108B||Intermediate Oil Painting||3|
|ART R108C||Advanced Oil Painting||3|
|ART R110A||Beginning Acrylic Painting||3|
|ART R110B||Intermediate Acrylic Painting||3|
|ART R110C||Advanced Acrylic Painting||3|
|ART R155||Beginning Sculpture||3|
|ART R156||Intermediate Sculpture||3|
|ART R126A||Life Drawing I||3|
|ART R126B||Life Drawing II||3|
|ART R126C||Life Drawing III||3|
|MUS R118A||Guitar I||2|
|MUS R118B||Guitar II||2|
|MUS R118C||Guitar III||2|
|MUS R118D||Guitar IV||2|
Course Discipline Abbreviations
Courses listed below are offered as a regular part of established curricula or when demand warrants. The current class schedule should be consulted to determine the availability of specific courses.
|AB||Auto Body and Fender Repair|
|AC||Air Conditioning and Refrigeration|
|ACT||Assistive Computer Technology|
|ADS||Addictive Disorders Studies|
|ART||Art & Art History|
|ASL||American Sign Language|
|BIS||Business Information Systems|
|CAOT||Computer Applications and Office Technologies|
|CIS||Computer Information Systems|
|CNIT||Computer Networking / Information Management|
|COT||Cooperative Work Experience|
|CRM||Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management|
|ECE||Early Childhood Education|
|EMT||Emergency Medical Technology|
|ESL||English as a Second Language|
|ESRM||Environmental Science & Resource Management|
|FTVE||Film, Television & Electronic Media|
|GIS||Geographical Information Systems|
|SJS||Social Justice Studies|
The following terms are used in to Course Descriptions:
Course identification is comprised of the course discipline name or abbreviated name (prefix) and course number (for example, ENGL R101). All course numbers for Oxnard College will have a leading R (for Oxnard) preceding the actual course number. Courses numbered 1 (one) through 9 (nine) will also have two leading zeros preceding the actual number. Courses numbered 10 (ten) through 99 (ninety-nine) will have one leading zero preceding the actual number. Sometimes an alphabetic character is appended to the course identification (for example, KIN R142A and KIN R142B). Courses numbered R100-R199 are deemed baccalaureate level and CSU transferable.
Semester Unit Credit
The semester unit credit of the course is shown by a number(s) following the course title. As defined by Title 5, Section 55002.5, the semester unit is based on three hours of work study; one lecture hour with two attendant hours of preparation or three hours of laboratory activity requiring special facilities or equipment.
Most courses have fixed units; few have variable units. The unit value of each variable-unit course will be specified in the Schedule of Classes each term. In certain instances, the hours of instruction in some variable unit courses may be reduced and credit reduced proportionately.
A condition of enrollment that a student is required to meet in order to demonstrate current readiness for enrollment in a course or educational program. The prerequisite ensures that students will achieve skills or knowledge necessary for success in a course or program. For example, a course might require completion of an English course (or placement into English at a specific level) before the student may enroll in a Philosophy course that requires high level reading and writing skills. For example, a student enrolling in general biology is likely to have serious difficulty without adequate preparation in intermediate algebra and introduction to chemistry.
Some prerequisites are required by state statute or regulation. Prerequisites on transferable courses are often determined by four-year institutions which may require specific prerequisites in order to award credit for these courses.
A condition of enrollment consisting of a course which a student is required to take simultaneously in order to enroll and succeed in another course. The student acquires the necessary skills, concepts, and/or information in the corequisite course that supports success in the target course. Since the corequisite course provides skills or knowledge necessary for successful completion of another course, it is highly unlikely that the student can achieve a satisfactory grade in the course for which the corequisite is being established without the skills and knowledge provided in the corequisite course.
A condition of enrollment that a student is advised, but not required, to meet before or in conjunction with enrollment in a course or educational program. While encouraged to do so, students are not required to satisfy recommended preparation guidelines to enroll in a course.
Course prerequisites, corequisites or recommended preparation are specified within course descriptions announced in the Catalog and the Schedule of Classes. Students are expected to have completed the prerequisite course with a satisfactory grade of "C" or better or "P" (Pass) and if applicable be enrolled in the corequisite required of all courses in which they enroll.
Conditions of enrollment that a student must meet before enrollment in a course or educational program. The college will only restrict enrollment in a course when the restriction is specifically required by statute or legislation, by prerequisites and/or corequisites, or by health and safety considerations. Other limitations can include:
- facility limitations
- faculty availability
- funding limitations or
- other constraints imposed by code
- regulations or
The college can provide special registration assistance to the disabled or disadvantaged student. And, the college can enroll students in accordance with a priority system adopted by the local Board of Trustees. (e.g., CRM R102A-Limitations: current negative TB test or chest x-ray)
Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID)
The Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) is a statewide numbering system independent from the course numbers assigned by local California community colleges. A C-ID number next to a course signals that participating California colleges and universities have determined that courses offered by California community colleges are comparable in content and scope to courses offered on their own campuses, regardless of their unique titles or local course number. (e.g. Oxnard’s PSY R108 has been approved for C-ID PSY 108) For further information, please refer to C-ID information in the catalog and https://c-id.net.
Co-designated, Cross-listed, or Same-As Courses
The College offers some of its courses as co-designated, cross-listed, or same-as between two or more disciplines. Where this occurs, all aspects of the co-designated courses are identical, except the course identifier (course discipline abbreviation) and possibly the course numbers and/or alpha characters following the discipline abbreviation, which may be identical or may differ. All other aspects are the same (title, units, hours, description, repeat capability, transferability, etc.). These courses are identified in the Program and Courses section of the Catalog. Courses which are co-designated or cross-listed are identified by the phrase “Same as . . .”
Courses Offered on a Pass/No Pass Basis Only
By far, most of the courses offered by the college are offered for a letter grade. Students enrolled in these courses have the right to petition to be evaluated on a pass/no pass (P/NP) basis; interested students should consult the Academic Policies section of this Catalog. Courses that are offered exclusively on a P/NP basis (letter grade not possible) are so noted following the course description. All other courses without this notation are offered for a letter grade unless the student successfully petitions otherwise.
Courses Not Applicable for Degree Credit
The majority of courses offered by the College are applicable for degree credit. This is indicated by the statement "Applies to Associate Degree" at the end of the course description in this catalog. Courses that are not applicable for degree credit are so noted following the course description with the notation of “Not applicable for degree credit.” Students enrolled in these courses will receive unit credit and will be awarded an academic record symbol on transcripts as defined in the Academic Policies section of this Catalog. However, the units earned in courses will not apply toward Proficiency Awards, Certificates of Achievement, or Associate degrees.
Transfer Course Identification
Courses offered by Oxnard College provide a wide selection of curricula that meet the requirements for most university majors. To assist students in planning their programs of study, all credit courses offered by Oxnard College are classified as follows:
- No notation of transfer credit following the course description indicates that the course is not designed to transfer to public (and most independent) four-year colleges or universities. At Oxnard College, all courses numbered R001 - R099 are non-transferable courses.
- The notation of transfer credit after the course description is followed by the abbreviation CSU meaning that the course will transfer to any of the 23 campuses of the California State University (Channel Islands, Northridge, etc.) and/or is followed by the abbreviation UC meaning that the course will transfer to any of the nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California (Santa Barbara, UCLA, etc.).
- Courses numbered R100-R299 are deemed baccalaureate level and CSU transferable. The notation of transfer credit is defined to mean that the course is acceptable for unit credit for admissions purposes and for credit towards a baccalaureate degree only. Students interested in the applicability of particular courses for use in satisfaction of major preparation requirements and/or general education requirements are advised to consult the transfer information section of the Catalog and an Oxnard College counselor.
- The notation of credit limitations following the transfer credit statement indicates that one or more public four-year institutions impose some kind of limitation on the course. In this case, consult your counselor concerning the transferability of the course.
Additional transfer information is available from the Counseling Office or the www.assist.org website.
Field trips are required activities for a number of courses in the College curriculum. For any such courses, it is intended that they be clearly identified in the College Catalog and the Schedule of Classes. For other courses, a field trip or an off-campus activity may be optional for the students enrolled.
According to policy adopted by the College District’s governing board, all persons making any type of field trip or excursion shall be deemed to have waived all claims for injury, accident, illness, or death during, or by reason of, the field trip or excursion.
The College assumes no liability for students’ personal property. This includes course or related College activities, on campus, at off-campus facilities, and college-sponsored field trips.
Courses Designated as Repeatable
A statement following the course description noting the repeatability of a course will specify the number of times a course or a course within a “family of courses” can be repeated. “Students shall be permitted to enroll in no more than four semesters in an active participatory course in PE, visual or performing arts that are “related in content” to other courses -(Title 5 55000(l)).” Courses that are related in content when the courses have “similar primary educational activities in which skills levels or variations are separated into distinct courses with different student learning outcomes for each level or variation.” Oxnard College has defined courses related in content as a “family of courses” for the following disciplines: Art, Dance, and Music. For more information refer to the Oxnard College Families of Courses table below and "Appendix XIV". The absence of a repeat capability statement is always intended to designate a course which may be taken one time only.
While all California community colleges have transfer agreements with various educational institutions, it is important for students to understand there are limits on the number and type of course credits a student can transfer. Each college develops courses and curriculum based on the expertise of its faculty and District standards. Each course is assigned a number of units depending upon the course content. While the majority of our courses are articulated to the UC system and/or CSU system, there is a possibility that not all units for every course will transfer in their entirety to every transfer institution due to the receiving institution’s unit limitations. Students need to connect with a community college academic counselor as soon as possible, visit the Transfer Center, and regularly check www.assist.org to learn whether their specific courses are transferable to an institution of choice. Taking more credits than needed to transfer to another institution can also limit an eligible student’s financial aid opportunities. By working closely with academic counselors, the financial aid office, and a receiving institution’s support services, eligible students can maintain maximum levels of financial aid resources and transfer of credits.