Course Numbering

West Coast University’s course numbering scheme essentially follows the logic of “Bloom’s Taxonomy” whereby lower order thinking skills required in foundation-laying courses is reflected at the beginning of an academic programs and denoted by course numbers start with “100”. Courses which are built upon the foundational sequence of courses require higher level thinking as expressed by the course learning outcomes and associated higher level numbering system. Such courses require application and analysis skills.

Graduate level programs utilize higher level course numbers reflective of the expectation that students largely engage in evaluative, integrative and synthesis reasoning and thinking skills.

Letter Codes         

ACC

ANAT

Accounting

Anatomy

BSNR Undergraduate Online Nursing
BUS Business

CHEM

Chemistry

CMHC Counseling
DIG
Digital Literacy

DHYG

Dental Hygiene

DNPC Doctor of Nursing Practice Core
DNPX  Advanced Executive Leadership

ENGL

English

EPI

Epidemiology

FYS
First Year Seminar

HA

Health Administration

HIS

HUM

History

Humanities

IPE
LDR
Interprofessional Education
Leadership

MATH

Mathematics

MICR

Microbiology

MSNC
MSN Core
MSNE Graduate Online Nurse Educator
MSNL
Graduate Online Nurse Leader

NURS

Nursing1

OCC  Occupational Therapy2

PATH

Pathophysiology

PA
Physician Assistant
PH Public Health
PHAR
Pharmacy
PHRM Pharmacy Accelerated Hybrid PharmD

PHIL

Philosophy

PHYS

Physiology

PSYC

Psychology

PT  Physical Therapy 

SCI

SOC

Science

Sociology

SLP
Speech Language Pathology

SPCH

Oral Communication

 

1 NURS XXXL: Clinical courses which must be taken simultaneously with corresponding theory courses, unless the corresponding theory course has been successfully completed.

 

OCC XXXA(Theory) & OCC XXXB (Skills Lab): Skills Lab courses must be taken simultaneously with corresponding theory courses, unless the corresponding theory course has been successfully completed.

 

3 DHYG XXXC: Clinical courses with direct patient care which must be taken concurrently with additional term courses.

 

4 CMHC XXXA, CMHC XXXB, and CMHC XXXC: Fieldwork internship courses which must be taken in succession and after successful completion of listed prerequisite courses.

 

5 PHRM XXXL: Skills lab courses are taken concurrently with corresponding didactic courses.

 

6 PHAR XXXL (Skill Labs) and PHAR XXXA, PHARXXXB, PHARXXXC (Introductory Pharmacy Practice Education and Interprofessional Education): Skills lab courses are taken concurrently with the corresponding didactic courses. Introductory Pharmacy Practice Education Practicum and Interprofessional Education hands on experiences (PHAR XXXA) are taken concurrently with the corresponding didactic courses (PHAR XXXB or PHAR XXXC).

Numbering Definitions

100 - 199: Initial or Introductory Courses

200 - 299: Second-Year courses in a sequence of development in a field of study

300 - 499: Third-Year and Fourth-Year courses in a sequence of courses - Upper Division Bachelor's courses

500 - 999: Graduate-level courses

Please Note: Courses acceptable for general education credit, and core courses in a program are indicated in the program-specific information section.

 

West Coast University offers the following types of course delivery modalities.  Please see an Admissions Representative or Registrar for a current listing of courses and delivery methods.  

Face-to-Face Web Enhanced Course

Course delivered entirely face-to-face on campus or at a learning site (e.g., clinical, practicum, externship, internship) and uses the institution's Learning Management System to augment and support learning.  

Blended Course

Course with a portion that is delivered face-to-face and a portion that is delivered online (synchronous and/ or asynchronous)and uses the institution's Learning Management System. The course must meet at least once, in person, per term on campus or at a learning site (e.g. clinical, practicum, externship, internship.)  

Online Course

Course delivered entirely online which uses technology(s) to instruct students who are physically separated from the faculty during synchronous (live or real time) and/ or asynchronous (without real time) instruction through the institution's Learning Management System.  

NOTE: Information for veteran benefits related to course delivery modalities is outlined in the Catalog on the Military Educational Benefits page.