Coastline/NBRC Science & Math Core Equivalents
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NBRC Course Content Recommendations
Equivalent Coastline Course
Human anatomy with specific emphasis on respiratory physiology and pathophysiology. Courses offered for paramedical personnel are desirable.
BIOLC221: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (3 units)
Human physiology with specific emphasis on respiratory physiology and pathophysiology. Courses offered for paramedical personnel are desirable.
Principles of atomic theory: Mole concept, elements, chemical calculations, ions, solutions, and acid-base theory.
CHEMC110: Introduction to Chemistry (5 units)
Math courses above a remedial college level including: function, linear equations, word problems, inequalities, logarithms, and scientific and complex numbers. Algebra is desirable.
MATHC010: Elementary Algebra (4 units)
MATHC030: Intermediate Algebra (4 units)
MATHC100: Liberal Arts Math (3 units)
MATHC115: College Algebra (4 units)
MATHC120: Trigonometry (3 units)
MATHC160: Introduction to Statistics (4 units)
MATHC170: Precalculus (5 units)
MATHC180: Calculus 1 (5 units)
Basic principles including: forces, inertia levers, weight, fluids and gas behavior, kinetic theory of matter, and pressure temperature. Physics course for paramedical personnel is desirable.
PHYSC110: Conceptual Physics
(4 units with lab; 3 units without lab)