Dual Credit Courses

South Texas College offers over 150 unique dual credit courses taught by approved dual credit faculty from our 24 partnering school districts.

Core Curriculum Courses Transferable Courses Non-Transferable Courses Campus Instructional Plans

The Core Curriculum at South Texas College has, at its foundation, the philosophy and purpose of the College and is a composition of general education courses which form the foundation of all Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. These are degrees that are designed for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year university in order to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

The purpose of the Core Curriculum is to gain a foundation of knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world, develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world, and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning.

Core Curriculum Courses

Area Credit Hours
Communication (Composition/Written Communication) 6
Mathematics (College Algebra) 3-4
Life and Physical Sciences (Biology) 8
Language, Philosophy and Culture (Spanish) 3
Creative Arts (Art/Music) 3
American History 6
Political Science (Government) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (Psychology/Sociology) 3
Component Area Option 3-4
Total 42

The following South Texas College academic courses are transferable in accordance to the Texas Common Course Numbering System. Four-year institutions determine which courses will be required for degrees at their institution.

Academic Transferable Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
ANTH 2301 Physical Anthropology 3
ANTH 2302 Introduction to Archeology 3
ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology 3
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy I 3
BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 4
BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II 4
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I 4
BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II 4
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4
COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COMM 2330 Introduction to Public Relations 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
COSC 1320 C Programming 3
COSC 1337 Programming Fundamentals II 3
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I 4
COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III 4
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRIJ 1306 Court Systems and Practices 3
CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law 3
CRIJ 1313 Juvenile Justice System 3
CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems and Practices 3
CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices 3
DANC 2303 Dance Appreciation 3
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations 3
ENGR 1201 Introduction to Engineering 2
ENGR 1304 Engineering Graphics 3
ENGR 2405 Electrical Circuits I 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
ENGL 2321 British Literature 3
ENGL 2341 Introduction to Forms of Literature 3
HIST 1301 United States History I 3
HIST 1302 United States History II 3
HIST 2327 Mexican-American History I 3
HIST 2328 Mexican-American History II 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra 4
MATH 1442 Elementary Statistical Methods 4
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math 4
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4
MATH 2415 Calculus III 4
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 3
PHYS 1401 College Physics I 4
PHYS 1402 College Physics II 4
PHYS 1415 Physical Science I 4
PHYS 1417 Physical Science II 4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology 3
SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I for Non-Spanish Speakers 4
SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II for Non-Spanish Speakers 4
SPAN 2313 Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers I 3
SPAN 2315 Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers II 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communications 3

The following South Texas College courses are non-transferable to a four-year institution; however, the courses seamlessly transfer to the bachelor programs at South Texas College.

Non-Transferable Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
ACNT 1304 Introduction to Accounting II 3
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 3
ACNT 1329 Payroll and Business Tax Accounting 3
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax: Individual 3
ARCE 1421 Architectural Illustration 4
ARTC 1413 Digital Publishing I 4
AUMT 1407 Automotive Electrical Systems 4
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUMT 1416 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 4
AUMT 1419 Automotive Engine Repair 4
BMGT 1301 Supervision 3
BMGT 1305 Communications in Management 3
BMGT 2268 CAPSTONE: Business Administration Practicum 2
BUSG 2309 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
CHEF 1264 CAPSTONE: Practicum I 2
CHEF 1301 Basic Food Preparation 3
CHEF 1305 Sanitation and Safety 3
CHEF 2301 Intermediate Food Preparation 3
CBNT 1316 Construction Technology I 3
CNBT 1300 Residential and Light Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
CPMT 1403 Introduction to Computer Technology 4
CPMT 1404 Microcomputer System Software 4
CPMT 1411 Introduction to Computer Maintenance 4
CPMT 1443 Microcomputer Architecture 4
DFTG 1313 Drafting for Specific Occupations 3
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1493 Introduction to Civil Drafting 4
ECRD 1211 Electrocardiography 2
EECT 1403 Introduction to Telecommunications 4
EECT 1440 Telecommunications Transmission Media 4
ELPT 1325 National Electrical Code I 3
ELPT 1411 Basic Electrical Theory 4
ELPT 1419 Fundamentals of Electricity I 4
ELPT 1420 Fundamentals of Electricity II 4
ELPT 1429 Residential Wiring 4
ELPT 1445 Commercial Wiring 4
ELPT 2325 National Electrical Code II 3
ELPT 2447 CAPSTONE: Electrical Testing and Maintenance 4
EMSP 1160 EMT - Basic Clinical 1
EMSP 1166 EMT - Basic Practicum 1
EMSP 1208 Emergency Vehicle Operations 2
EMSP 1371 EMS Documentation 3
EMSP 1472 Emergent Issues in EMT 4
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 5
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3
HRPO 2188 Internship - Human Resources Management 1
HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management 3
HRPO 2303 Employment Practices 3
HRPO 2307 Organizational Behavior 3
IMED 1445 Interactive Digital Media I 4
ITSC 1409 Integrated Software Applications I 4
ITSE 1411 Beginning Web Page Programming 4
ITSE 2409 Database Programming 4
ITSW 2434 Advanced Spreadsheets 4
MCHN 1320 Precision Tools and Measurement 3
MCHN 1338 Basic Machine Shop I 3
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics 3
MCHN 1352 Intermediate Machining I 3
MRKG 1301 Customer Relationship Management 3
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3
MRKG 1313 Public Relations 3
MRKG 2333 Principles of Selling 3
MRKG 2349 Advertising and Sales Promotion 3
NUPC 1260 Clinical II - A 2
NUPC 1261 Clinical II - B 2
NUPC 1320 Patient Care Technician/Assistant 3
NURA 1160 Clinical I 1
NURA 1401 Nurse Aide for Health Care 4
PLAB 1323 Phlebotomy 3
POFI 2301 Word Processing 3
POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I 3
POFT 1349 Administrative Office Procedures II 3
PSTR 1301 Fundamentals of Baking 3
RSTO 1204 Dining Room Service 2
RSTO 2307 Catering 3
TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
WLDG 1312 Introduction to Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) 3
WLDG 1313 Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders 3
WLDG 1417 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 4
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WLDG 2413 Capstone: Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes 4
WLDG 2435 Advanced Layout and Fabrication 4
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