Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Prior Learning Assessment is not available during the Summer term. Deadline to submit your application will follow Session 4 (Fall and Spring) academic calendar based on the last day to add a class.

 

The Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Program, developed primarily for working adults, is designed to recognize the academic value of what students have learned through experiences outside the college classroom. Prior Learning Assessment allows students to demonstrate competencies through the knowledge and skills obtained from multiple venues, including:

  • Work-based learning
  • Work experience
  • Employment-related training programs
  • Study Abroad
  • Military training
  • Intensive self-directed focused learning
  • Be admitted to Broward College as a Degree or Technical Certificate seeking student
  • Have your Educational Plan completed by:
    • First Term students contact your Student Success Coach
    • Continuing Students, contact your Academic Advisor
  • 2021-22 Approved Prior Learning courses
Course Number Course Name Credit(s) Course Description
AER2948 Cooperative Education 3 On the job training at an automobile dealership. Each of the eight week apprentice work experiences will cover one term and includes a work week from 32-40 hours in a supervised program at the dealership."
AER2949 Cooperative Education 3 On the job training at an automobile dealership. Each of the eight week apprentice work experiences will cover one term and includes a work week from 32 to 40 hours in a supervised program at the dealership."
AMT1161C Airframe Inspection 1 This course is for Inter-Institutional Articulation purposes only for Major codes A005 A.A.S. Aviation Maintenance Management and/or Major code 2204 A.S. Aviation Maintenance Management. Articulation of credits for PSAV FAA Aircraft Airframe courses Major Code 5272 and/or a valid FAA Aircraft Airframe certification by evaluation of prior learning experience. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to perform a 100 hour inspection of an aircraft. The student will demonstrate knowledge of Fars by checking appropriate A.D.'s classifying repairs, and pinpointing specific service problems. The student will complete the required maintenance forms, records, and inspection reports required by Federal Air Regulations.
AMT1313C Turbine Engines 4 A thorough study of the theory of operation of turbine engines and the function of the related engine components such as compressors, fuel controls, fuel pumps, governors, turbines, etc. Course encounters disassembly, inspection, minimal repairs reassembly test run, and final adjustment.
AMT2411C Engine Cooling & Exhaust Systems 1 This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed in the operation, inspection, checking, troubleshooting, and repair of engine fire detecting and extinguishing systems. This course is required by the Federal Aviation Administration under 14 CFR Part 147 for those pursuing a mechanic certificate with a powerplant rating.
AMT2421C Emg Elec ys 2 This course is for Inter-Institutional Articulation purposes only for Major codes A005 A.A.S. Aviation Maintenance Management and/or Major code 2204 A.S. Aviation Maintenance Management. Articulation of credits for PSAV FAA Aircraft Powerplant courses Major Code 5273 (and/or) a valid FAA Aircraft Powerplant certification by evaluation of prior learning experience. This course provides knowledge and skills necessary to perform electrical repairs, installations, adjustments, and service. The subject area includes alternators, generators, voltage regulation, and paralleling of generators. The student will be introduced to the operational principles of auxiliary power units.Student fee charged.
APA1111C Introduction to Accounting 3 This course provides instruction in standard bookkeeping procedures for small professional, service, and retail sole proprietorships. This course focuses on understanding the accounting equation, preparing basic financial statements, cash management, payroll, and inventory management. This course is primarily for the non-accounting major.
AVM1940 Airport Operations Internship I 3 Practical application of acquired knowledge at a certificated airport. Student exposed to airside related environment including: airfield inspections; security inspections and enforcement; air traffic control system; navigational aids; airspace inspections & familiarizations; wildlife issues; environmental impacts; landside issues such as parking management, ground transportation systems; operational contract administration; revenue control systems; equipment monitoring; and bus operations; terminal building operations including, physical building inspections, passenger services, passenger flow characteristics; tenant and contractual lease requirements; safety and security of passenger terminals. The student is introduced to airport maintenance programs and systems as well as general aviation environment. Requires special application and criminal background check. Prerequisite: instructor's permission or"
AVM2941 Airport Operations Internship II 3 Practical application of acquired knowledge at a certificated airport. The student will be exposed to the finance, business, legal, and public relations aspects of Airport Management. Intern will: gain experience in the collection of rents and allocation of monies in airport operation. receive knowledge on how grant money is applied for and received as well as the business aspect of leasehold compliance; exposure to legal aspect of airport operation, including compliance with federal and state laws, liability claims and procedures. Exposure to Airport Planning, Airport Master Plan, construction and refurbishment of airport facilities, airport layout plan, and airspace studies. Work with airport public relations and marketing personnel on communicating with media and marking the airport as a business enterprise toward potential airlines and tenants. Requires special application and criminal background check. Prerequisite: instructor's permission or
BCN1210 Construction Materials 4 Introduction to construction materials covering the evaluation of construction materials, functional applications and code requirements in the use of wood, masonry, concrete, and steel framing, door, window and roofing assemblies, wall, floor and ceiling finishes."
BCN1272 Building Construction Plans Interpretation 2 This course is designed to provide an overview of construction documents and to develop the student’s ability to quickly interpret working drawings. Emphasis is on surveys, architectural and structural drawings.
BCN2253C Building Construction Drawing 4 Principles and practices of computer aided drafting (CAD) employed in the construction industry.
BCN2560 Mechanical And Electrical Systems 3 Fundamentals of heating, air conditioning, water supply, sanitation, and electrical service and their installation along with equipment and controls with a focus on Florida Building Code requirements. Sustainability standards and their role in the construction process will be discussed.
BCN2721C Building Construction Supervision 3 Examines Techniques Of Supervision And Management Of Skilled And Unskilled Personnel On The Job Site, Office Personnel, And Technical And Professional Individuals Includes Problems Of Delegation Of Authority, And Safety Regulations."
BCT1706 Construction Documents 2 This is designed to familiarize students with documents used in the construction industry, facets of the construction process, contractual relationships, the relationship of documents to each phase of construction and an overview of the Construction Specifications Institute's (CSI) 16 divisions. At the conclusion of the course, students will have gained the proficiency necessary to pass the Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) certification exam given by the CSI.
BCT1743 Building Construction Law 3 A study of the legal aspects of construction contracts and the responsibilities arising particularly from the field operations. Also includes relationship of general contractor to to owner, architect, and subcontractor; mechanics lien law; bonds; labor law; and other statutes and ordinances regulating contractors."
BCT1770 Construction Estimating I 2 An analysis and determination of building construction costs. Commences with the classification of materials, labor, and subcontracted work into the smallest manageable units. Development of a simple estimate for a residential structure."
BCT2040 MEP Plans Interpretation 2 This course is designed to develop the student’s ability to quickly interpret working drawings. Emphasis is on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing plans, details, and specifications.
BCT2710 Infrastructure Coordination 2 This course provides the student with an overview of the various agencies related to project infrastructure. Special emphasis is on the need for and the manner of coordinating with these agencies. Students will receive exposure to the variety of permits, learn to interface with the agencies in order to coordinate the permit process, and understand how this coordinates with the project. "
BCT2720C Constructuin Scheduling 3 Orderly flow of steps from start to finish in a construction project. Basic concepts and techniques of the PERT And CPM methods of network planning and scheduling will be covered. Course will develop skills necessary to successfully apply the Critical Path Method to the construction industry and answer the critical path problems found on the state certification exam."
BCT2760 Building Codes and Rgulations 3 A rigorous review and study of the Florida Building Code as it applies to structures and safety. For professionals employed as inspectors, architects, engineers and contractors.
BCT2771 Construction Advanced Estimating 3 Estimating more advanced elements of building construction. Students will learn to calculate direct, indirect, and overhead costs, as well as prepare bid proposals and related documents for commercial buildings."
BRC2001 Intro to Financial Institutions 3 This course is designed to provide an introduction to financial institutions, with a focus on banks, and to the services offered by those institutions. Topics will include: the history and evolution of the American financial system; the different types of financial institutions; the basic functions of financial institutions; the core products and services offered by financial institutions in America; security and fraud detection; and principles of personal, commercial and mortgage lending.
BUL2241 Business Law 3 This course covers basic principles of law and their application to business problems. Topics include a discussion of legal rights and social forces; the legal relationships of government, business and society; law of contracts; personal property, bailments, sales of goods, torts and business crimes.
CAP2760 Intro to Data Analysis 3 This course teaches how to use data to analyze all aspects of a company's operation and make appropriate business decisions. It focuses on Web-oriented data, and methods for analyzing data in order to create appropriate dashboards, reports and solutions. Practice will also be provided to thoroughly prepare students for the CIW Data Analyst certification exam.
CET2688C SCCP System Security Practitioner 4 This course will provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the internationally accepted common body of knowledge encompassing seven (7) security domains including Access Controls; Security Operations & Administration; Risk Identification, Monitoring and Analysis; Incident Response and Recovery; Cryptography; Network and Communications Security; and Systems and Application Security. Practice will will also be provided to thoroughly prepare students for the SSCP certification exam offered by (ISC)2.
CGS1060C Computer Literacy 3 This is an introductory course in basic computer and internet use. It covers computer hardware and software fundamentals (including the use of Windows), key productivity applications (including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation systems), and living in an online world (including network fundamentals, e-mails, and the effective use of the Internet as a communication tool and information resource). Students will develop basic computer skills to aid them with college studies and workforce readiness. Hands-on use of a personal computer is required.
CGS1510C Excel for Data Analysis 3 This course will give students the capability to learn the correct application of the principle features of Excel including creating and editing a workbook with multiple sheets, using a graphic element to represent data visually, creating and using workbook examples including professional- looking budgets, financial statements, team performance charts, sales invoices, and data-entry logs.
CGS1540C Microsoft Access 3 This course covers the ability to create and maintain Access Database objects including tables, relationships, data entry forms, multilevel reports, and multi-table queries. Practice will also be provided to thoroughly prepare students for the Microsoft Access certification exam.
CIS1513C Project Management and Project+ 4 This course examines the organization, planning, and controlling of projects and provides practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule and resources. Topics include project life cycle, work breakdown structure and Gantt charts, network diagrams, scheduling techniques, and resource allocation decisions. Concepts are applied through team projects and tutorials using project management software. Practice will also be provided to thoroughly prepare students for the Project+ certification exam offered by CompTIA.
CIS3361C CYSA+ 3 The information technology (IT) professional must understand, apply, and manage information assurance and security (IAS) in computing, communication, and organizational systems. This course will provide the knowledge and skills required to configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organization with the end goal of securing and protecting applications and systems within an organization. Practice will also be provided to thoroughly prepare students for the CompTIA CySA+ certification exam.
CIS4359C Certified Ethical Hacker This course is a continuation of Foundations of Ethical Hacking. It supports mastery of the nineteen Certified Ethical Hacking domains. It is a course in which students are assessed based on the objectives of the CEH exam offered by the EC-Council.
COP1700C Intro to DB Design & MySQL 3 This course gives students an introduction to MySQL. Students will learn the design and creation of Object-Oriented Databases (using MySQL). Topics will include storing, retrieving, updating and displaying data using MySQL from Oracle.
COP2071C SQL Fundamentals 4 This course provides a basis for students to implement the core principles and tools of a relational database. This combination of knowledge and skills will allow students to create tables, manage data within those tables, and write SQL queries derived from data stored in relational databases. Practice will also be provided to thoroughly prepare students for the Oracle certification exam SQL Fundamentals 1Z0-061.
CTS1111C Linux+ 4 This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively administer Linux workstations and servers. Students will plan, install, maintain, and troubleshoot Linux operating system services. The skills developed by students completing this course will help prepare them for the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam
CTS1133C A+ Essential 4 This course provides students with the knowledge required to assemble components based on customer requirements, install, configure and maintain devices, PCs and software for end users, understand the basics of networking and security/ forensics, properly and safely diagnose, resolve Broward College Catalog 2021-2022 175 www.broward.edu and document common hardware and software issues while applying troubleshooting skills. Successful candidates will also provide appropriate customer support; understand the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment._Practice will also be provided to thoroughly prepare students for the A+ certification exam offered by CompTIA.
CTS1134C Network+ 4 This course provides students with important knowledge and skills required to implement a defined network architecture with basic network security to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot network devices using appropriate network tools, to understand the features and purpose of network technologies, and to make basic solution recommendations, analyze network traffic, and be familiar with common protocols and media types. Practice will also be provided to thoroughly prepare students for the Network+ certification exam offered by CompTIA.
CTS1212C ADOBE PHOTOSHOP 3 This Adobe course teaches students how to fully utilize the latest Adobe Photoshop image editing tool to create and manipulate images. The course includes hands-on experiences with exercises and projects to provide students with a thorough working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. In this course students learn to paint and retouch images, use layers, support video, work with vector tools, manage digital assets, work with Raw camera files, manage color, and prepare images for output to the web. The skills developed by students completing this course will help prepare them for the Adobe Certified Associate certification exam."
CTS1214C Project Management Applications 3 In this course, students will learn to manage project resources, task assignments and scheduling using industry relevant application tools in support of workforce skills, They will also learn best practices and techniques used to tracking and manage projects. The course covers a combination of applications, to include waterfall, and agile project management environments.
CTS1855C Web Authoring I 4 This course is an entry - level course that provides students with baseline knowledge_and skill in web page development. students will code web pages using HTML and CSS, without the use of third-party software. This course will also introduce students to JavaScript.
CTS1861C Web Authoring II 3 This course teaches students the concepts of web development and how to apply structure and design skills using HTML and CSS. It will also introduce strategies and tactis necessary to design user interfaces, with particular emphasis on creating user interfaces for mobile devices. It focuses on teaching specific development techniques and strategies.
CTS2120C Security+ 4 This course provides the student with an understanding of the computer, network, infrastructure, and information security issues faced by industry worldwide. Expertise necessary to combat and protect intellectual property from theft and destruction are also developed. The skills developed by students who complete this course will prepare them for the Security+ certification exam.
CTS2375C Cloud + 3 This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to understand Broward College Catalog 2021-2022 179 www.broward.edu standard Cloud terminologies/methodologies, to implement, maintain, and deliver cloud technologies and infrastructures (e.g. server, network, storage, and virtualization technologies), and to understand aspects of IT security and use of industry best practices related to cloud implementations and the application of virtualization. Successful students in this class will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA Cloud+ exam.
CTS2852C Client Side Scripting 4 This course teaches developers how to use the features of the JavaScript language, design client-side, and platform independent solutions. Students learn how to write JavaScript programs, script for the JavaScript object model, control program flow, validate forms, animate images, target frames, and create cookies. Students will also understand and use the most popular applications of JavaScript.
CTS3128C CISSP 4 This course supports the Certified Information Broward College Catalog 2021-2022 185 www.broward.edu Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam, an ISO/IEC 17024 ANSI accredited, internationally recognized benchmark information security certification designed for information security professionals. Students will explore an internationally accepted common body of knowledge encompassing eight (8) security domains which include Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Engineering, Communication and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security.
CTS3859C CIW E-Commerce Specialist 4 This is a comprehensive course teaching students how to conduct business online and manage the technical issues associated with constructing an e-commerce Web site. Topics include designing and implementing commerce- driven Web sites; identifying the similarities and differences between traditional and electronic commerce, exploring e-commerce technologies at various levels of sophistication, and construction of a fully functional e-commerce web site using skills taught in this and previous classes. This course helps prepare students for the CIW E-Commerce Strategies and Practices certification exam.
CTS3870C Server-Side Scripting 4 This course will help students understand and utilize Server Side Scripting technology. Students will work with Server Side Scripting to create Internet-based applications. Students will learn to connect to databases, work with files, extract data from HTML forms, and how to build secure applications.
ECO2220 Money and Banking 3 A general survey of the economics of money and banking covering the evolution, nature and functions of money; the nature of banking and its regulation; monetary standards; structure and functions of the Federal Reserve System; monetary policy, monetary theory and the price level; and the role of banking and money in international finance.
EDF4430 Educational Tests and Measurements 3 This course helps pre-professional teachers develop a philosophy of assessment; understand how various measures combine to create a picture of student progress; and acquire knowledge and skills necessary to assess students using traditional and alternative assessment methods. Topics include measurement, formative and summative assessments, performance assessments, test construction, data interpretation, and accommodations and/or adaptations for diverse learners.
EDG4410 Classroom Management 3 This course provides an overview on effective classroom management in the K-12 classroom. It provides educators with tools on how to plan for a successful school year. It equips teachers with a solid foundation on classroom management as it relates to theories, data, communication, diverse settings, standardized assessments, standards, ethics and relationship building.
EDP4004 3 This course provides a foundation in educational psychology and its application to classroom settings. Special emphasis is placed on development, learning theory, intelligence, motivation, memory, higher-order thinking, diversity, and instructional and assessment strategies.
EEX 4843
ESE Practicum Teachin Exceptional Learners Practicum
3 This course addresses characteristics and educational needs of all types of exceptional learners. It is designed to prepare pre-professional educators for the student teaching internship. Pre-professional educators work directly with classroom teachers and have opportunities to teach both large and small group activities. This course is designed to develop the competencies relative to program planning, instruction, daily scheduling, record keeping, evaluation, classroom management, reporting to parents, professional organizations and teacher ethics. Students will complete a minimum of 60 hours of school-based field experience in the K-12 setting working with students with disabilities under the supervision of an ESE Teacher. These hours are beyond the required 48 remote contact hours.
FIN2100 Personal Finance 3 This course provides a survey of the areas of personal economic problems with which all individuals must contend. Course content guides each person towards receiving favorable results in the following areas: buying on credit, borrowing money, using bank services, and investing savings; selecting from various types of insurance coverage; home ownership vs. renting; obtaining investment information, investing in stocks and bonds; income taxes; Social Security; Medicare, retirement planning
and annuities; and estate planning, wills, and trusts.
GEB1011 Introduction to Business 3 This course provides a basic study of business activity and how it relates to our economic society. Topics covered include how businesses are owned, organized, managed and controlled Course content emphasizes business vocabulary, areas of business specialization, and career opportunities.
GEB2112 Entrepreneurship 3 This course explores the process, skills and attitudes that enables individuals to recognize and seize opportunities, converting them into workable ideas capable of competing for implementation in today's economy. It identifies and reviews important business concepts such as; value creation, products/services, business plans, marketing plans, selling, advertising, human resources, management policies, financial statements, accounting systems, capital management, information technologies, and risk management. It also explores ethical, legal and tax issues associated with business creation and operations.
GEB2949 Co-Op Work Experience (Business) 3 A course designed to provide training in a student's field of study through work experience. Students are graded on the basis of documentation of learning acquired as reported by student and employer. Prerequisite: Co-Op Department approval. Students will be assigned specific course prefixes related to their academic major prior to registration. All students must contact the Cooperative Education Office to obtain registration approval.
HFT1050 Intro to Hospitality & Tourism Management 3 This course provides a survey of the history, organization, problems, opportunities and future trends in the areas which comprise the travel and tourism industries. Emphasis is placed on the economic benefits and social implications of tourism. This course is beneficial to the purchaser of tourism services as well as the marketer.
HFT2220 Organization and Personel Management 3 This course covers the organization, supervision and direction of operations in the hospitality/ restaurant/travel industries. It analyzes the internal organizational structure and its administrative roles and functions. The course considers techniques of employee training, promotions, job specifications, discipline and morale. The course borrows from the behavioral sciences by emphasizing the human dimensions of management.
HFT2250 Hotel Management 3 This course provides a study of the growth and progress of the hotel industry and how hotels are developed, organized, financed and operated.
HFT2410 Front Office Systems and Procedures 3 This course provides basic training in front office procedures, and focuses on the rooms division of a hotel: front office, housekeeping, guest service, engineering, and security/loss prevention.
HFT2460 Financial Management 3 A study of accounting systems for the hospitality/ restaurant/travel industries with emphasis on operating statistics and financial reports. The utilization of financial statements by management is studied.
HFT2500 Marketing 3 This course emphasizes how to sell and promote the services the hospitality/restaurant/travel industries offer guests. It covers the development of business through personal selling, media advertising and publicity. In addition, the operations of a sales and convention department are studied
HFT2511
Convention and Group Business Marketing Management
3 This course emphasizes how to sell and promote the services the hospitality/restaurant/travel industries offer guests. It covers the development of business through personal selling, media advertising and publicity. In addition, the operations of a sales and convention department are studied
HFT2600 Hospitality Law 3 This course provides a study of the nature and function of our legal system as applied to hospitality, restaurant and travel operations. Operator/guest relationships, contracts, torts, civil rights and insurable risks are emphasized.
HSA2810 Practicum in Health Service Management 6 The Health Services Management practicum course is designed to provide practical field experience knowledge. The course consists of 204 hours, 120 hours will be dedicated to internship and 84 hours Broward College Catalog 2021-2022 274 www.broward.edu will be dedicated to coursework.
HSC1531 Medical Terminology 3 HSC 1531 provides a broad survey of the language of medicine and health technologies. Emphasis is placed primarily on the building of medical terms from word parts. The course is intended to be the foundation of a working medical vocabulary for individuals preparing for careers in both the health professions and other areas in which this knowledge is essential.
ISM2410C Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI 4 This course will enable students to maximize the value of their data assets by using Power BI. Students will design and build scalable data models, clean and transform data, and enable advanced analytic capabilities that provide meaningful business value through easy-to- comprehend data visualizations. Students will also gain a fundamental understanding of data repositories and data processing both on-premises and in the cloud. Practice will also be provided to thoroughly prepare students for a Microsoft Certification Exam in Power Reporting.
ISM3013C Inform Systems Management 3 This course introduces fundamental concepts of information systems and will explore approaches to managing technology. This course will equip students with an applied knowledge of management information systems for use in supporting business decisions. A focus will be provided on the application of IT service management best practices, enabling students to look at IT service management through an end-to-end operating model for the creation, delivery and continual improvement of tech-enabled product and services.
ISM3054C Web Systems & Technologies 3 This course covers the design, implementation and testing of web based applications including related software, databases, interfaces and digital media. It also covers social, ethical and security issues arising from the web and social software.
ISM3139C Adv Data Vizualization with Excel 4 This course will give students the ability to add BI techniques to Excel data analysis. The course goes beyond the capabilities of tables and charts and uses Pivot Charts, the Excel Data Model, and Power BI. Practice will also be provided to thoroughly prepare students for the Microsoft MCSA certification exam Analyzing Data with Excel 70-779.
ISM3212C Database Management 3 This course provides the foundational concepts of Broward College Catalog 2021-2022 285 www.broward.edu database design; conceptual, logical and physical phases. In this course, you will create relational databases, write SQL statements to extract information to satisfy business reporting requests create entity relationship diagrams (ERDs) to design databases, and analyze table designs for excessive redundancy.
ISM3314C Applied Project Management 3 This course will enhance an understanding of Project Management through applied projects. Students will engage in project selection and initiation, work breakdown structure and scope management, scheduling, budgeting and cost analysis, quality control, project communication plans, project risk analysis, resource leveling and procurement issues. All activities will support the Project management Institute (PMI) global standards, and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) standards.
ISM3545C Data Analytics Technology 3 This course is designed to introduce students to fundamental data concepts such as the difference between data and information, big data, and the process of manipulating and analyzing data through the use of statistics. It covers current topics relating to big data and explains how organizations use data to add value.
ISM4138C Applied Data Intergration and Manupulation 3 In this course, students extract data from a wide variety of data sources, such as files and relational data sources, perform data integration and transformation solutions, and load data into single or multiple destinations including data warehouses. Students will solve data integration business problems using best practices and troubleshooting techniques.
ISM4318C Agile Project Management 4 This course will cover the knowledge of agile principles and improve skills with agile techniques. Students will explore many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) A focus will be given to Project Management Institutes (PMI) content domains for certification for agile practitioners, known as the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).
ISM4415C Applied Data Reporting 4 This course provides intermediate level concepts and procedures for data manipulation and visualization. Using data visualization software, students will create various chart types and visualizations, use calculations for the purpose of data manipulation, use parameters to control data values, create visualizations using geo- mapping techniques, combine data sources for blending and prepare fata for analysis.
ISM4547C Data Analytics Management 3 This course provides students with an understanding of data extraction and interpretation and their roles in creating business value. Topics covered include data quality, data visualization and exploration, and data structures and information policies. The course covers a variety of tools used for data analysis and gives the student an understanding of how to obtain, manipulate, and interpret data using current software and techniques.
MAN2021 Introduction to Management 3 This course covers fundamental management principles and concepts. Emphasis is placed on the management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Principles of scientific management, motivation, and economic analysis are studied relative to their use in business decisions. It also examines the evolution of management theory and application, organizational environments, technology influence, corporate social responsibility and ethics.
MAN2604 International Business Environment 3 A basic course in international business theory and practice focusing on the challenges of managing the operations of an international business in diverse legal, political, economic, and cultural environments. Emphasis is placed on strategic planning and decision-making for the international operations of domestic, foreign and multinational corporations.
MAN3303 Management & Leadership 3 This course teaches students the basic concepts, principles, and techniques of business leadership. Emphasis is on developing a solid leadership foundation while centering in the real themes, demands, and opportunities of an evolving and dynamic business workplace. The course incorporates basic leadership skill development as it relates to the core aspects of management practice.
MAN3310 Human Resource Management 3 This course introduces the full range of human resource management functional areas, including recruiting and hiring staff, performance evaluations, employment regulations, discipline and termination, downsizing, compensation and benefits, job analysis, the organized labor setting, equity/diversity issues, and policy design. The approach will focus on current issues and applications.
MAR1011 Principles of Marketing For The 21st Century 3 An introductory course covering the marketing management process. Special topics include the marketing manager's role in a market-directed economy, marketing objectives, strategic planning, and developing marketing mixes for target markets as well as traditional and new media. Material is presented as it relates to the four "P's" of marketing: product, place, promotion, and price. As a learning activity, students analyze and prepare case studies of businesses engaged in manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing and service.
MAR2141 International Marketing 3 This course examines basic marketing principles related to business in an international setting.
MAR2644C Data Based Marketing 3 This course provides a foundation for students to understand the core principles and tools of digital analytics and methods to improve business performance through digitial measurement of sales, marketing, or other business data.
MAR3802 Marketing Management 3 This course helps develop the marketing knowledge and skills necessary for the successful manager to address the intermediate marketing issues surrounding the complex demand management problem all organizations face. Students will understand the marketing concepts, including the development of a marketing plan including objectives, strategies and tactics.
MKA1021 Salesmanship 3 Through a combination of principles and techniques, this course identifies the why, what, how and when of selling. Students develop skills in prospecting, opening the sale, presenting customer benefits, overcoming objections, and closing the sale. Students will prepare an oral sales presentation based on selective criteria of the professor. Note: the DECA Sales Representative contest may be used as an example.
MKA2042 Retailing 3 This course provides an introduction to the management functions unique to retail store operations. Special topics include department store organization, shrinkage prevention, store location and layout, shopping centers, and merchandising. Upon successful completion of this course, students shall be able to demonstrate competencies needed in retailing positions at the mid-management and owner- management level.
MNA1161 Intro to Customer Service 3 This course provides the student with the basic concepts and current trends in the customer service industry. Through actual case studies, the students analyze organizations which have implemented successful customer service strategies.
MNA2345 Principles of Supervision 3 This course provides an overview of fundamentals of supervision and the management of people. It emphasizes the role of supervision in business organizations by focusing on supervisory processes; examining functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling and their relationships to daily responsibilities of the supervisor.
OPT1330 Orientation to Vision Care 2 This course reviews the techniques needed in a clinical environment for the collection of patient case history, visual acuity, basic visual skills ocular motility and accommodation, color discrimination, depth perception and binocular fusion. Medical terminology and Health Core standards are reviewed.
OPT2090 Orientation to Vision Care Lab 2 This course provides an introduction to the Broward College Vision Care Clinic. Students will apply technical skills acquired in previous course work. Recording of clinical date, administrative procedures and techniques in patient handling under the close supervision of clinic instructors and 5th semester students. Perform pre-testing ocular health evaluations in clinical setting."
OPT2420L Eyewear Fabrication I Lab 2 In this laboratory course students will gain practical experience in ophthalmic surfacing and finishing procedures. Students will fabricate single vision and multifocal lenses: use lensometers and lens clocks: operate project-o-markers for lens layout: select or fabricate frame patterns: and utilize several systems for surfacing and edging lenses for ophthalmic frames.
OPT2421L Eyewear Fabrication II Lab 2 Laboratory for OPT2421. Students will fabricate eyewear for the patients of the Vision Care Clinic using advanced techniques in measurement, fabrication and verification of single vision and Broward College Catalog 2021-2022 382 www.broward.edu multifocal lenses. Advanced techniques in the operation and maintenance of manual and computerized equipment.
OPT2460 Ophthalmic Dispensing Clinic I 2 Development of skills in the fitting and dispensing of ophthalmic lenses. Students will work under the close supervision of clinical staff in dispensing glasses to patients of the Vision Care Clinic. Emphasis will be placed on techniques used to dispense new technology in ophthalmic frame materials; multifocal lenses including progressive power and occupational bifocals; and high index lenses. The process of analyzing the patient's prescription and identifying the patient's specific visual needs for proper frame and lens selection is highlighted.
OPT2461 Ophthalmic Dispensing Clinic II 2 This is a continuation of OPT2460. It involves advanced skills in the fitting and dispensing of ophthalmic lenses. Students will work under the supervision of clinical staff in dispensing glasses to patients of the Vision Care Clinic. Students will practice advanced techniques used to dispense new technology in ophthalmic frame materials, multifocal lenses including progressive power and occupational bifocals, high index lenses, and low vision devices.
OPT2875 Ophthalmic Dispensing Practicum I 2 This is an externship in an approved ophthalmic practice with a retail dispensing optical. The student will gain a working knowledge of ophthalmi c frame, lens stock, inventory system, layout and blocking, chemical and heat treating, edging, sur facing, tinting, retail sells, dispensing, assembly and alignment of eyewear according to the written prescription. Students are placed for 16 weeks to gain outside externship experience under the tutelage of a Florida Licensed Dispensing Optician. Site preceptor and course professor will work closely to ensure student success.
OPT2876 I Ophthalmic Dispensing Practicum II 2 This is the second phase of student externship in an approved retail ophthalmic dispensing establishment involving frame styling, ordering of appropriately designed lenses, adjustment, repair and dispensing of eyewear. The student will gain a working knowledge of administrative management procedures of the practice.
OST1100C Keyboarding & Document Processing I 3 This course offers an introduction to the keyboard with development of fundamental techniques, skill development, and business correspondence and document processing.
OST1103C Basic Keyboarding (1credit) 1 This course offers an introduction to the keyboard with development of fundamental techniques.
OST1257C Med Term Admin Asst 3 This course is designed to provide the student with an extensive study of medical terminology used in the various areas of the healthcare industry. Emphasis is placed on the building of medical terms from word parts.
OST1330 Business English 1 This course provides a refresher course in punctuation and capitalization.
OST1355 Records Mgt 3 Students will act as records managers in a simulated office utilizing computerized and paper management of records from planning, creation, filing, and retrieving to disposal according to ARMA principles. The student will learn and work with the basic legal requirements (such as Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act) for the release and safekeeping of information and the laws and regulations regarding the management of such records.
OST2053 Successful job search 1 This course presents a hands-on, interactive study of interview and employability skills and focuses on the keys to career success.
OST2335 Communications in the Workforce 3 This course is designed to help students communicate more effectively. Students will practice analyzing, planning, managing, and executing both written and oral presentations. Special focus includes grammar and all types of business documents to ensure appropriate content and structure.
OST2455C Medical Billing & Coding I 3 This course provides advanced skills needed to work in a variety of medical billing and coding positions in the medical field. In-depth study of the various areas of medical billing/coding, workers' compensation, reimbursement, and appeal are presented.
OST2456C Med Bill/Coding II 3 This course provides extended knowledge and skills needed to work in a variety of medical billing and coding positions in the medical field. Topics include medical coding, medical claims, medical billing, accounts receivable, and medical management software.
OST2464C Medical Office Computer Application 3 This course prepares a medical office assistant to work in a health care practice utilizing computerized medical office management software. It provides training for input of new patient entry, posting procedures and payments, insurance billing, appointment scheduling, file maintenance with support files, and generating the daily, end- of-month, and end-of-period reports which are performed in a medical office.
OST2501 Office Management 3 This course is a study of the skills needed by the office professional in the workforce. It includes technology, diversity, teamwork, and the changing skills demanded in the workforce. The efficient handling of office matters, such as scheduling appointments, customer/client relations, managing office operations, processing mail and correspondence, communication, e-mail etiquette and effectiveness, coordinating meetings/travel, planning and managing an event budget.
SPC1608 Introduction to Public Speaking 3 This course is designed to provide students with fundamental training and practical experience for speaking in public, business, and professional situations. Topics include: audience analysis, speech anxiety, critical listening, and preparation and delivery of speeches in various cultural contexts. Students will also learn to effectively incorporate audio and visual aids/ technologies for effective speeches. SPC1608 Introduction to Public Speaking meets the International/Intercultural competency requirement.
TPA1290C Technical Theatre Lab I 1 Participation as technician in the dramatic and musical productions of the college. May be repeated four times for credit. Instructor's permission required for enrollment.
TPA1291C Technical Theatre Lab II 1 Participation as technician in the Dramatic and Musical productions of the college. May be repeated four times for credit. Instructor's permission required for enrollment.
TPA1292L Technical Theater Lab III 3 Participation as technician In the Dramatic and Musical Productions of the college. May be repeated two times for credit. Instructor's permission required for enrollment.
TPA2000C Introduction to Theatre Design 3 An introduction to the techniques, practices, and processes in scenic, lighting, costume, and sound design. The course includes a period styles overview, script analysis, and a survey of appropriate paperwork required by each area.
TPA2200C Stagecraft 3 An investigation of the principles of stagecraft, lighting, props and set construction.
TPA2220 Introduction to Stage Lighting 3 An historical background of theatrical lighting technology and design and an introduction to the tools and concepts used by the lighting technician from primitive equipment to the modern computer system.

Per Florida Administrative Code Rule 6A-10.024, 25 percent of the credits required for a degree must be earned through instruction at Broward College.

Prior Learning Assessment is not available during Summer

Deadline to submit your application will follow Session 4 (Fall and Spring) academic calendar based on the last day to add a class.

To see if you qualify for Prior Learning Assessment, students interested in this option should complete the Prior Learning Assessment form. Once we receive your request you will be contacted by a Credit for Prior Learning Coach that will walk you through the steps (requirement, fees, and next steps).

Prior Learning Assessment is not available during Summer

Deadline to submit your application will follow Session 4 (Fall and Spring) academic calendar based on the last day to add a class.

Once it has been determined for which course(s) students can assess, the student must pay an assessment fee to be collected by the College cashier. The Prior Learning Assessment fee is $30 per credit hour (See Policy 6Hx2-6.13).

Prior Learning Assessment is not available during Summer

Deadline to submit your application will follow Session 4 (Fall and Spring) academic calendar based on the last day to add a class.

To be granted credit, the student must receive satisfactory scores (i.e. regular standards for a passing grade) on all tests required for assessment for a course for which credit is being requested.

Prior Learning credits appear on student transcripts as “CR.” Letter grades are not awarded for Prior Learning. Credits earned through Prior Learning satisfies graduation requirements but may not be accepted as transfer credits at another institution. Students planning to transfer to other institutions should contact the college or university to determine if Prior Learning credits are accepted.

Prior Learning Assessment is not available during Summer

Deadline to submit your application will follow Session 4 (Fall and Spring) academic calendar based on the last day to add a class.