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Overview

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) high school students can earn college credit by enrolling in courses offered by Fullerton College. These courses are usually taught in person on PYLUSD high school campuses (currently online due to current pandemic) and are free of charge and include textbooks. All courses are CSU and UC-approved for transfer. Students do not need to commit to attend Fullerton College in order to take these classes and receive credit. The goal of these classes is to help students transfer to their desired 4-year college or graduate quicker.

Registration 
To sign up for a class, see the CollegeLink Process flyer for more details and links.
Applications are due September 3rd for Fall 2021 courses.

Fall 2021 Courses
All courses are online with the exception of BioTechnology. Online coursework will be done through Canvas, please see this guide to familiarize yourself with the platform. Students can sign up for any course listed regardless of what campus they attend.
 

Online classes with times require students to attend a virtual lecture during the designated time.

Priority is given to 11th-12th grade students as 9th-10th grade students have other opportunities to take these classes.

Students can sign up for any class that is offered in the district, but if the class is in person, students need to have their own transportation. Students may sign up for 2 classes as long as Counselors approve that they can handle the workload and the times above do not conflict.

Course Descriptions

 

ANTH 101 Physical Anthropology – (3 Units) This course is a study of the theories of human origin and evolutionary development using genetic, fossil evidence, plus a comparison of humankind anatomically and behaviorally with the higher primates. This field includes current research on the intellectual and cultural equality of the human races. At a number of California State universities and other four-year institutions, this course may be used for social sciences or biological science credit. Transfers to CSU/UC and fulfills GE requirements for IGETC (Area 5) and CSU (Area B). Due to the difficulty of the course, it is only offered to 11th-12th grade students.

 

ART 110Introduction to Art – (3 Units) This course provides an introduction to art from prehistoric times to the present. Classroom presentations are supplemented by gallery and museum visits. While examining the role that the visual arts have played in the development of the cultures of the world, the student is exposed to a wide variety of artistic media. Transfers to CSU/UC and fulfills GE requirements for IGETC (Area 3) and CSU (Area C).

 

BIOL 190Introduction to Biotechnology – (3 Units+1 Unit for the Lab) This course will teach students about all aspects of the biotechnology field, with content appropriate for a wide range of students and professionals. Topics will include the biology, business and legal/ethical issues surrounding biotechnology, cells, genes, DNA, proteins, genetic engineering, drug development, biofuels, agriculture, bioremediation, biotechnology company structure, and the regulations affecting the field. Transfers to CSU/UC and fulfills GE requirements for IGETC (Area 5) and CSU (Area B). Due to the difficulty of the course, it is only offered to 11th-12th grade students or students that have passed Chemistry with a C- or better.

 

BUS 100Introduction to Business – (3 Units) This introductory business course is designed to give an understanding and appreciation for the American business/economic system. The course surveys the nature of economics, business ownership, physical factors, personnel relations, marketing, finance, corporate ownership, management control, business regulation, law, taxation, and the international business environment. Transfers to UC as elective units and fulfills GE requirements for CSU (Area D).

 

COUN 140Educational Planning – (.5 Units) For seniors going to Fullerton College. Students taking this course will receive an overview of graduation requirements, transfer requirements, campus policies, student services and career planning. This course is strongly recommended for first-time students with declared majors or enrollment in specific programs. Course sections may be designated for specific majors or programs. Transfers to CSU for Degree Credit, but does not fulfill GE requirements.

 

COUN 144Career Motivation and Self Confidence – (1 Unit) This course is designed to help students identify individual differences, examine personal characteristics and behavior, and evaluate self-concept. Students will interpret information and apply knowledge of self as related to career demands and opportunities with increased motivation and self-confidence. Transfers to CSU for Degree Credit, but does not fulfill GE requirements.

 

DART 104Introduction to Maya 3D – (3 Units) This course will introduce the Autodesk Maya 3D computer software, focusing upon polygonal modeling techniques. Students will combine modeling techniques with critical thinking assignments to design models for the entertainment industry. Students will also focus on learning design fundamentals by creating thumbnails, and silhouette sketching to aid in their design solutions. Transfers to CSU for Degree Credit, but does not fulfill GE requirements.

 

ETHS 150Introduction of Chicana/o Studies – (3 Units) This course is an introduction to the field of Chicana/o studies. It is designed to acquaint students with the most significant social, political, economic, and historical aspects of the Chicana/o experience in the United States. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education requirements for graduation. Transfers to CSU/UC and fulfills GE requirements for IGETC (Area 4) and CSU (Area D).

 

ETHS 171 Asian Pacific American History – (3 Units) This course is a survey of the Asian and Pacific Islander American experience in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present day. Elements of Asian and Pacific Islander American culture (i.e., art, literature, music and photography) will be presented in a historical perspective. Transfers to CSU/UC and fulfills GE requirements for IGETC (Area 4) and CSU (Area D).

 

MUS 113Jazz History - An Appreciation – (3 Units) This course provides a historical study of jazz music, America's only original musical art form. The focus will be on developing for the student an appreciation and understanding of the music with secondary emphasis on the historical and cultural conditions which influenced each era of jazz music: Dixieland, Swing, Cool Jazz, Bebop, Free jazz, and Fusion. Active directed listening will be the primary activity in the classroom. Out-of-class activities will include music, listening and concert attendance. Transfers to CSU/UC and fulfills GE requirements for IGETC (Area 3) and CSU (Area C).

 

NUTR 210 Human Nutrition – (3 Units) This course is an introduction to the science of nutrition. Major principles, functions and sources of nutrients, health and disease, as well as, chemistry and physiology as they relate to nutrition are discussed. General application as it applies to today’s students is stressed. Students will analyze their food intake. Transfers to UC as elective units and fulfills GE requirements for CSU (Area E).

 

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology – (3 Units) This course introduces concepts, theories, and vocabulary associated with the field of sociology. The major sociological perspectives are explored surrounding: social control, social interaction, social differentiation, and social institutions. The processes of social change are understood in the contact of collective human behavior. Transfers to CSU/UC and fulfills GE requirements for IGETC (Area 4) and CSU (Area D). This course is only offered to 11th-12th grade students due to mature content.