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 taught in person on PYLUSD high school campuses and are free of charge and include textbooks. All courses are CSU and UC-approved for transfer.
Are you interested in taking a course? You will need to complete the Special Admit Form and return it to Ms. Beever in the College and Career Center. Please see her to complete the registration process and for any questions you may have.
If you would like to have these elective credits on your high school transcript, you will need to complete the external course application (not to exceed 20 credits). A passing grade in a 3-unit college course equates to 10 high school elective credits. A passing grade in a 1-unit college course equates to 3 high school elective credits.
Spring 2020 Courses (Course Descriptions below)
ART 110: Introduction 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 190: Introduction to Biotechnology – (3 Units) 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). **Must have already completed Chemistry**
BIOL 190L: Introduction to Biotechnology Lab – (1 Unit) This course prepares students for entry level work in the biotechnology industry by emphasizing the basic concepts needed to work effectively in a bioscience laboratory. Topics include laboratory math, basic chemistry of buffers, health and safety, metrology, quality control, biological molecules, gene expression, cell structure and molecular biology techniques. This course introduces students to basic biotechnology laboratory skills including basic separation methods, aseptic technique and documentation. Good communication and work-readiness skills are emphasized. Transfers to CSU/UC and fulfills GE requirements for IGETC (Area 5) and CSU (Area B). **Must have already completed Chemistry**
BUS 100: Introduction 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 140: Educational Planning – (.5 Units) **Open to Seniors only** 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.
DART 104: Introduction 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 150: Introduction 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 116: Music Appreciation – (3 Units) This course is designed to give students a direct listening introduction and historical framework to a wide variety of music from the Middle Ages/Renaissance to the present. There will be an emphasis on Western Art Music. 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).