Feb 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

Catalog Changes


Section Description (Before) Updated Description (After) Date of Update - Effective Term
Course Descriptions   Removed prerequisites for Cyber first year courses ITMT-1357, ITNW-1313, ITNW-1358, ITSC-1316 and ITSE-1302 Spring 2024
AA Drama   Removed (+) Core Curriculum symbol for DRAM-1120 and DRAM-1351 (those were never Core) Fall 2023
Earning Credit through Prior Learning Experience   Removed: World History, Modern from the Credit by Exam - Advanced Placement/CLEP chart. Fall 2023
Mental Health and Addiction Counseling, AAS, Cert1, Cert2, Cert3   Updated CIP code to 51.1501 Fall 2023
Public Notices and Compliance Statements  

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Fall 2023
Criminal Justice - Basic Enforcement Academy Certification   CJLE-1325 (Criminal Justice Survey) added to program as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforement (TCOLE). Spring 2024
Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement and Police Administration A.A.S.   CJLE-1325 (Criminal Justice Survey) added to elective options. Spring 2024
Registration and Enrollment/Audit Registration

Audit registration, based upon space availability, allows a student to enroll in a course for informational purposes only. No credit or grade is assigned for audit status. Audit registration is an option for students who have previously earned credit who need to refresh or revisit skills.

Audit registration is conducted with a Pathways Advisor on the last day of late registration. Students must complete all admission requirements required of credit students. Payment is due at time of registration. Audit and credit registration statuses may not be changed after the official college reporting date.

Audit registration, based upon space availability, allows a student to enroll in a course for informational purposes only. No credit or grade is assigned for audit status. Audit registration is an option for students who have previously earned credit who need to refresh or revisit skills.

Audit registration is conducted with the College Registrar on the last day of late registration. Students must complete all admission requirements required of credit students and payment is due at time of registration. Audit and credit registration statuses may not be changed after the official college reporting date.

 
ENDT-1463 Contact hours 16/256 Contact hours 18/288 Fall 2022
ENDT-2463 Contact hours 24/192 Contact hours 18/288 Fall 2022
ENDT-2661 Contact hours 24/384 Contact hours 26/416 Fall 2022
Course Description COMM-2305 Contact hours 64 Contact hours 96 Fall 2023
Course Description VNSG-1122   Added co-requisite VNSG-1160 required concurrent Fall 2023
Course Description VNSG-1160   Added co-requisites VNSG-1227 and VSNG-1122 required concurrent Fall 2023
Course Description VNSG-1226   Changed co-requisite VNSG-1661 from required previous or concurrent to require concurrent Fall 2023
Course Description VNSG-1227   Added co-requisite VNSG-1160 required concurrent Fall 2023
Course Description VNSG-1230   Updated co-requisite VNSG-1661 to required concurrent Fall 2023
Course Description VNSG-1234   Added that co-requisite VNSG-1661 is required concurrent Fall 2023
Course Description VNSG-1329   Added required concurrent Fall 2023
Course Description VNSG-1332   Changed co-requisite VNSG-1660 to required concurrent Fall 2023
Course Description VNSG-1660   Changed co-requisites VNSG-1329 and VNSG-1332 to required concurrent and added VNSG-1160 as prerequisite Fall 2023
Course Description VNSG-1661   Added prerequisite VNSG-1660 Fall 2023
PLA Approved Opportunities/Vocational Nursing blank
Course Credit Course Name Source
VNSG 1122 1 Vocational Nursing Concepts Successful completion of the CNA to VN Bridge Program through CEWD at ACC+ current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification through Texas Health & Human Services Commission +6 months of full-time work experience at a long-term care facility as CNA verified by employer in writing+ Current Medication Aide certification (CMA) through Texas Health & Human Services Commission
VNSG 1160 1 Clinical Practical Nurse I Successful completion of the CNA to VN Bridge Program through CEWD at ACC+ current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification through Texas Health & Human Services Commission +6 months of full-time work experience at a long-term care facility as CNA verified by employer in writing+ Current Medication Aide certification (CMA) through Texas Health & Human Services Commission
VNSG 1227 2 Medication Administration Successful completion of the CNA to VN Bridge Program through CEWD at ACC+ current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification through Texas Health & Human Services Commission +6 months of full-time work experience at a long-term care facility as CNA verified by employer in writing+ Current Medication Aide certification (CMA) through Texas Health & Human Services Commission
VNSG 1423 4 Basic Nursing Skills Successful completion of the CNA to VN Bridge Program through CEWD at ACC+ current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification through Texas Health & Human Services Commission +6 months of full-time work experience at a long-term care facility as CNA verified by employer in writing+ Current Medication Aide certification (CMA) through Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Fall 2023
Applied Music Applied Music Music - Applied Music
Changed the name of the course type so that these classes would appear alphabetically with the other music courses.
Fall 2023
Course Descriptions   Removed all DSPE courses because the Pediatric Cardiovascular Sonography program has ended temporarily Fall 2023
Graduation Under a Particular Catalog  

Added to the last paragraph in this section. 

Alvin Community College will also award (an) embedded certificate(s) for students on technical associate degrees. 

Fall 2023
Grades/Grade Point Value
S Satisfactory: The S grade is used for ORNT-0100 only. Grade points are not assigned.
U Unsatisfactory: The U grade is used for ORNT-0100 only. Grade points are not assigned.
S Satisfactory: The S grade is used for ORNT-0100 and PLA credit. Grade points are not assigned.
U Unsatisfactory: The U grade is used for ORNT-0100 and PLA credit. Grade points are not assigned.
Fall 2023
AUMT-2434 3296 Cont Hours 128 Contact Hours Fall 2023
CJLE-1328 Incorrect course description listed: 

Comprehensive course designed to develop the skills for resuscitation of the neonate. Includes strategies for treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest and identification of high-risk neonates. May include certification based on standards from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Supplemental course taken in conjunction with
Basic Peace Officer Course I, II, III, and IV.
Satisfies or exceeds the Texas Commission on Law
Enforcement approved Basic Peace Officer Academy
Course #1000.  ***THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED ONLY
BY INSTITUTIONS LICENSED AS POLICE ACADEMY BY
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.***
Fall 2023
Degree and Certificate Programs   Updated filter order of programs and added anchors to programs Fall 2023
History, A.A. Mexican/American FOS pathway offered Updated Mexican/American FOS pathway. Fall 2023
Drama, A.A. Field of Study (FOS) pathway offered Removed FOS pathway. No longer offered by THECB Fall 2023
Music-Musical Theater Concentration, A.A.   Removed DRAM courses from FOS pathway. Updated by THECB Fall 2023
Criminal Justice, A.A.S.   Added FOS (Field of Study Designations for Criminal Justice FOS) Fall 2023
Business Administration, A.S.   Removed Field of Study FOS course designations for BCIS-1305 and BUSI-2305 Fall 2023
Communications, A.S. Field of Study (FOS) pathway offered Removed FOS pathway. No longer offered by THECB. Fall 2023
Computer Science, A.S. Field of study (FOS) pathway offered Removed FOS pathway. No longer offered by THECB. Fall 2023
Sports & Human Performance, A.A. Field of study (FOS) pathway offered Removed FOS pathway. No longer offered by THECB. Fall 2023
Mental Health and Addiction Counseling TDCJ, A.A.S.   Added ENGL-1301 as FOS course per THECB. Fall 2023
Mental Health and Addiction Counseling, A.A.S   Added ENGL-1301 as FOS course per THECB. Fall 2023
Mental Health and Addiction Counseling TDCJ, Cert2   Added ENGL-1301 as FOS course per THECB. Fall 2023
Mental Health and Addiction Counseling, Cert2   Added ENGL-1301 as FOS course per THECB. Fall 2023
Core Curriculum/Field of Study
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Mexican-American Studies
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Biology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Mexican-American Studies
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
Fall 2023
PLA Approved Opportunities/Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Emergency Medical Technicial (EMT) (multiple occurrences)

The following was the previous verbiage under the Source column for courses: 

EMSP 1160, 1261, 1501, 1361, 1356, 1355 and 1338

A. High School Diploma/GED +
B. Relevant Academic Transcripts (high school, college, military, etc.) +
C. Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate +
D. Valid Certificate of Completion from educational institute where completed EMT course +
E. Resume or curriculum vitae outlining work history w/emphasis on EMS or other health care experience +
Additional requirements available on the ACC Catalog Program page or at:
www.http://www.alvincollege.edu/emt-ems/pla.html

EMSP 1261, 2 hours

EMSP 1166, 2434, 2444, 2206, 2330, 2243, 2143, 2305, 2160, 2261 and 2166 and columns associated with them were deleted.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) (multiple occurrences were updated)

 

The following courses were updated in the Source column with verbiage as shown: 

EMSP 1160, 1361, 1501, 1356, 1355 and 1338

Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician certificate OR National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Certification.

EMSP 1361, 3 hours

 

Fall 2023
Emergency Medical Services AAS   Department updated program requirements Fall 2023
Emergency Medical Services, Paramedic Certificate   Department updated program requirements Fall 2023
Emergency Medical Services, Advanced Certificate   Department updated program requirements Fall 2023
Health Information Management AAS    Changed course order Fall 2023
Health Information Management Cert 2   Changed course order Fall 2023
PSYC-2317 Prerequisite PSYC-2301 Prerequisite PSYC-2301 or SOCI-1301 Summer 2023