Course Syllabus


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At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

Table 1 Learning Objectives and Methods of Assessment

Learning Outcomes

Methods of Assessment


Table 2 Course Schedule



Lesson Topics

Chapter(s) to Have Read

Assignment Due 

Planned Class Activities

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Academic Integrity: 

Acts of cheating, plagiarism, facilitation, and fabrication by students demean the institution, debase the degrees awarded, have no place in the college, and are serious offenses to academic goals and objectives and to the rights of fellow students. Academic consequences for academic dishonesty or abetting in academic dishonesty may be imposed at the discretion of a faculty member up to and including a failing grade for the course or dismissal from an academic program. The college may also impose disciplinary sanctions against a student who commits, attempts to commit, aids, abets, incites, encourages, or assists another person to commit, an act(s) of academic misconduct.


BTC and your instructor are committed to the principle of universal learning. This means that our classrooms, our virtual spaces, our practices, and our interactions be as accessible as possible.

If you have a disability, such as difficulty reading, hearing or seeing content, health or mobility challenges, or any other difficulties that might negatively impact your access to this course, you may be eligible for academic accommodations from our Accessibility Resources office. If you feel you may qualify for an accommodation, fill out the AR application at, ideally at the start of the quarter. (You may contact them at any time during the quarter.) The AR office is located in the College Services Building, Room 111. Call 360.752.8576 or email If you qualify for academic accommodations, AR will forward a letter of accommodation to your instructor, who will, with you, work out the details of any accommodations needed for this course. IMPORTANT: Students must renew their accommodations each quarter they would like to use them. Accommodations are not retroactive.

Accommodation for Reasons of Faith or Conscience:

BTC requires regular attendance for students. If you have special circumstances and know you will be absent from class, you must notify your instructor prior to the absence. BTC complies with RCW 28B.137.010 and accommodates student absences or rescheduling of learning activities for reasons of faith or conscience or for organized activities conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization. Students’ grades may not be adversely impacted by absences authorized under this policy. Students seeking accommodation under this policy must provide written notice to the faculty within the first two weeks of the beginning of the course of the specific dates requested. All requests for accommodation under this policy must be in writing and contain a concise explanation of how the requested holiday is related to a reason of faith or conscience or an organized activity conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization.

Advising & Career Services:

College Navigators are available to assist with: exploring and choosing the career that best aligns with your interests and goals; developing an educational plan and selecting courses; resources for job and internship searches (including resume and cover letter development, mock interviews, and more); and academic success strategies and connecting with employers to explore job opportunities. This office is located in the College Services Building, Room 106. Call 360.752.8345 or email for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Campus Emergencies:

If an emergency arises, your instructor may inform you of actions to follow. You are responsible for knowing emergency evacuation routes from your classroom. If police or university officials order you to evacuate, do so calmly and assist those needing help. You may receive emergency information alerts via the building enunciation system, text message, email, or BTC’s webpage, Facebook and Twitter. Refer to the emergency flipchart in your room for more information on specific types of emergencies.

Early Alert:

BTC is committed to supporting the academic success of all its students. The College has adopted a proactive early alert referral system, which is a collaborative, student-centered process involving faculty, navigators, and students. The early alert referral system is a tool for faculty to identify students who are experiencing academic or attendance difficulties especially during the first few weeks of each quarter. Students who receive an alert will be contacted by someone on the early alert student success team to direct them to appropriate next steps and resources for success.


The BTC eLearning department supports online, hybrid, and web-enhanced teaching and learning. eLearning administers and supports Canvas, BTC’s online learning management system. For an overview of Canvas and for tips on successful online learning, please explore Canvas 101 and Learning to Learn Online. For help with Canvas or online learning, email or visit the eLearning website:

Financial Aid, Workforce Funds, and Veterans Benefits:

Almost all BTC students qualify for some type of financial aid. The Student Financial Resources (SFR) office is your one-stop center to guide you through the application process and help you access funding. All students should submit a financial aid application to find out what type of financial aid they might qualify for. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at if you are a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Complete the Washington Financial Aid Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) at if you are not eligible to complete a FAFSA. After completing your financial aid application, check your email for additional information from the SFR office. You may also visit the Student Financial Resources office in the College Services Building, Room 101, call at 360.752.8351, or email at for assistance.


The BTC Library, located on the third floor of the Campus Center, provides research and technical support to promote student academic and career success. The Library’s physical collection of 12,500+ print books and media items, and its digital collections include 90+ databases and more than 155,000 eBooks. The Library offers reference, research and technology help in-person, through Book a Librarian and 24-7 Chat services, and via subject-specific research guides. The Library houses and staffs an open computer lab of 80+ computers with 40+ software programs. A variety of equipment is available for check out, including laptops and iPads, and media-enhanced rooms are available for group study. Contact the Library by phone at 360.752.8383, via email at, or visit the website:


Assistance is available for registering for classes and class changes such as adds, drops, and withdrawals at or 360.752.8350. Our services also include processing enrollment verifications, transcript requests, and verifying program course requirements at the time of completion

Student Life:

The Student Center overlooks Bellingham Bay on the third floor of the Campus Center Building, Room 300. Student Life is the home of the Associated Students of Bellingham Technical College (ASBTC) Executive Team. ASBTC’s mission is to enhance the academic and personal lives of students by providing diverse and cultural opportunities with meaningful learning experiences that complement classroom education and enrich student life. ASBTC provides funding for programs, clubs, and organizations. Contact us by phone at 360.752.8357, via email at, or join our Canvas page (email for the link).

Title IX:

In compliance with Title IX, BTC does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities or in its employment. It is BTC’s goal to maintain an environment that is free from all forms of harassment and discrimination, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual intimidation, bullying, and hazing. All inquiries concerning the application of policies for the prevention of sexual misconduct under Title IX should be referred to BTC’s Title IX Coordinator at, or the college’s Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer at


Drop-in tutoring is available at no cost to students when classes are in session. Tutors are recruited in all subjects where tutoring assistance is requested. The Tutoring Center is located in Campus Center: Rooms 234 and 240. To request tutoring or to apply to be a tutor, please contact the Tutoring Center at 360.752.8499 or visit for additional information and to access the Tutoring Request Form and the current drop-in tutoring schedule. 


Visitors (including children and non-students) are not allowed in classrooms (online and in-person) unless they have pre-approval from the appropriate instructional Dean or the Vice President of Instruction. Visitors are generally allowed only for instructional purposes.


Course Summary:

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