PDCCC fall offerings include variety for every need

Published 9:15 am Friday, July 8, 2011

by Patsy Joyner

It’s not too soon to start thinking about fall semester. Registration is under way and classes will begin Aug. 22.

At Paul D. Camp Community College, you can get ahead by pursuing an associate in arts and science degree, transferable to a four-year institution, or an associate in applied science or certificate to move into the workforce.

You can also take advantage of customized business and industry courses that upgrade your workplace skills or noncredit community service courses for sheer enjoyment at the college’s Regional Workforce Development Center.

The following are some courses available this fall.


Scheduled at the Franklin Campus include ACC: 211: Principles of Accounting I; ADJ 100: Survey of Criminal Justice; ASL 101: American Sign Language I; AST 101: Keyboarding I; BUS 165: Small Business Management; CHD 118: Language Arts for Young Children; EDU 200: Introduction to the Teaching Profession; EMT 109: CPR for Healthcare Providers; HIS 121: U.S. History I; ITE 101: Introduction to Microcomputers; MKT 100: Principles of Marketing; MTH 163: Precalculus I; MDA 208: Medical Office Coding; MUS 121: Music Appreciation I; PED 111-112 Weight Training I-II; and PSY 201: Introduction to Psychology I.

Online Credit Courses

Fall online classes include ACC 110: Introduction to Computerized Accounting; AST 243: Office Administration; BIO 101: General Biology I; BUS 241: Business Law I; CSC 200: Introduction to Computer Science; ECO: Principles of Macroeconomics; ENG 111: English Composition; HIS 101: History of Western Civilization I; ITE 140: Spreadsheet Software; ITN 10-1: Introduction to Network Concepts; ITP 150: Networking Fundamentals; MKT 100: Principles of Marketing; PHI 115: Practical Reasoning; PSY 235: Child Psychology; REL 210: Survey of the New Testament; SPA 101: Beginning Spanish I; and SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology.

Workforce Development/Community Service Courses

Fall credit courses include AIR 111: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Controls I; AIR 121 & 122: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I-II; BUS 100: Introduction to Business; IND 137: Team Concepts/Problem Solving; and IND 193: Warehouse and Distribution Operation. ENV 195: Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connections is scheduled for the Hobbs Suffolk Campus.

A variety of noncredit/community-service courses are also scheduled through the Workforce Center.

For information on other courses and options, call 569-6700, or visit www.pdc.edu.

While you are online, also check out the Virginia Community Colleges’ Wizard online tool, designed to guide prospective students and their families in making informed college and career choices.

Wizard Online Tool

As described on the website (www.vawizard.org), the Virginia Education Wizard is a one-stop, online resource that brings together real-time information to help students enter the front door to postsecondary education, where Ginny, a life-like guide, walks users through the different features and helps them build their profiles to tailor information based on their particular interests.

The Wizard provides assessments to identify strongest work-related interests and follow-up with career option recommendations that align with users’ interests and work values; it also leverages real-time data to report what current jobs are paying in local Virginia markets, highlighting jobs where workers are in demand.

In addition, the Wizard outlines the community college curriculum, including options at local campuses closest to each user and workforce training opportunities for people seeking to begin or restart a career quickly and dovetails information from public and private four-year institutions to help students take the right courses to qualify for guaranteed transfer agreements to continue their education.

The Wizard also connects users directly to the community colleges’ online application and registration process and guides users through applying for financial aid — and much more.

DR. PATSY JOYNER is the vice president for institutional advancement at Paul D. Camp Community College. Her email address is pjoyner@pc.vccs.edu.