Thinking about college but missed the fall start? Piedmont Community College (PCC) offers condensed classes in 13 and 8-week sessions. The 13-week classes begin September 5 and offer numerous online, face-to-face, and hybrid options.
Registration is currently underway for 13 and 8-week classes and an up-to-date schedule is available at www.piedmontcc.edu/schedule.
PCC’s 13-week classes include courses in the following areas:
College Transfer Success ( ACA 122 )
• Tuesday and Thursday, 10:55-11:59 a.m.
• This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience.
• Topics include college policies and culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communication skills for a successful academic transition.
Art Appreciation ( ART 111 )
• Online and Monday and Wednesday 9:30-11:11 a.m.
• This course introduces the origins and historical development of art. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of design principles to various art forms including but not limited to sculpture, painting, and architecture.
Digital Photography I & II ( ART 264 & 265)
• Wednesday, 5:30 – 9 p.m. as a Hybrid course
• The first course introduces digital photographic equipment, theory and processes. Emphasis is placed on camera operation, composition, computer photo manipulation and creative expression.
• The second course provides exploration of the concepts and processes of photo manipulation through complex composite images, special effects, color balancing and image/text integration. Emphasis is placed on creating a personal vision and style. Upon completion, students should be able to produce well-executed images using a variety of photographic and photo manipulative approaches.
Anatomy and Physiology I ( BIO 168 )
• This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body.
• Topics include body organization, homeostasis, cytology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and special senses.
Introduction to Business ( BUS 110 )
• This course provides a survey of the business world. Topics include the basic principles and practices of contemporary business.
• Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of business concepts as a foundation for studying other business subjects.
Introduction to Computers ( CIS 110 )
• This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer.
• Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications.
Principles of Macroeconomics ( ECO 252 )
• This course introduces economic analysis of aggregate employment, income, and prices. Topics include major schools of economic thought; aggregate supply and demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and growth; money and banking; stabilization techniques; and international trade.
Writing and Inquiry ( ENG 111 )
• This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process.
• Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision.
Writing/Research in the Discipline ( ENG 112 )
• This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation styles, and writing strategies.
• Emphasis is placed on analyzing information and ideas and incorporating research findings into documented writing and research projects.
World Civilizations I ( HIS 111 )
• This course introduces world history from the dawn of civilization to the early modern era.
• Topics include Eurasian, African, American, and Greco-Roman civilizations and Christian, Islamic and Byzantine cultures.
Critical Thinking ( HUM 115 )
• This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in the context of human conflict.
• Emphasis is placed on evaluating information, problem solving, approaching cross-cultural perspectives, and resolving controversies and dilemmas.
Quantitative Literacy ( MAT 143 )
• This course is designed to engage students in complex and realistic situations involving the mathematical phenomena of quantity, change and relationship, and uncertainty through project- and activity-based assessment.
• Emphasis is placed on authentic contexts which will introduce the concepts of numeracy, proportional reasoning, dimensional analysis, rates of growth, personal finance, consumer statistics, practical probabilities, and mathematics for citizenship.
Statistical Methods I ( MAT 152 )
• This course provides a project-based approach to introductory statistics with an emphasis on using real-world data and statistical literacy.
• Topics include descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, basic probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.
College Physics I ( PHY 151 )
• Offered Monday and Wednesday 4-6:55 p.m.
• This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world.
• Topics include units and measurement, vectors, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, fluid mechanics, and heat.
General Psychology ( PSY 150 )
• Wednesday 10:55 a.m.-12:33 p.m.
• This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior.
• Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics.
Introduction to Sociology ( SOC 210 )
• This course introduces the scientific study of human society, culture, and social interactions.
• Topics include socialization, research methods, diversity and inequality, cooperation and conflict, social change, social institutions, and organizations.
Visit www.piedmontcc.edu or call (336) 599-1181 in Person County and (336) 694-5707 in Caswell County for additional information.