Available courses

This course introduces the concepts and procedures used in statistical reasoning and analysis. Topics in descriptive statistics include the presentation of data, the measures of location, central tendency and variability and relationships between variables. Topics in inferential statistics include probability, sampling distributions and the use of confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.

This course is a Core V Mathematics course at DCC. The Board of Regents policy governing the Montana University System states that if this course is a required course in the student’s degree program or is being included in the student’s General Education/Core requirements, it must be completed with a minimum grade of C- or better to satisfy that requirement.

Technical Mathematics is an introductory course for applied mathematics in technical fields. This course will show how basic arithmetic processes using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages are used to make and convert measurements in different units and notations and solve simple mathematical relationships. Students will also be shown how to calculate geometric quantities, and utilize graphs and charts to record and summarize data.

This 15 hour workshop is specifically for LACs and LAC Candidates who need an additional 15 hour credit on Gambling/Gaming Addiction Assessment & Treatment for the new 2017 LAC Licensing requirements. As this may be the only course an LAC takes, it begins with a brief review of CAS 270's neurology of addictions before progressing into current research-based theory, assessment tools, and best-practice counseling concepts. Because this field of counseling places emphasis on how young people become addicted online, and how to counsel them, so does this workshop--although its content is relevant to all development of addiction and treatment approaches.

This course examines human life, experience, and thought in order to discover and develop the principles and values for pursuing a more fulfilled existence. Theories designed to justify ethical judgments are applied to a selection of contemporary personal and social issues.
This course is designed for those students needing preparation for Intermediate Algebra or Math for Liberal Arts. The material to be presented includes a review of arithmetic, the real number system, algebraic expressions and equations, problem solving, graphing, exponents, and polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, and radical expressions and equations.
This course is a continuation of the material covered in Introductory Algebra (M90). Topics to be covered include graphing and the Cartesian Coordinate system, rational expressions, radicals and rational exponents, quadratic equations, quadratic inequalities, functions, and exponential/logarithmic equations and functions.
This is a continuation of the material presented in Intermediate Algebra. The material will also include conics, functions, logarithms, complex numbers, inverse functions, exponents, induction, sequences and series.
This is a non-transferable, non-core course designed to prepare students for college-level writing courses. This course emphasizes paragraph development and organization, sentence structure, word choice, transitions, punctuation, grammar, word economy, and level of usage. Students scoring 61 or below on the COMPASS Placement Exam or 42 or below on the ASSET Placement Exam are required to take this course as a prerequisite to WRIT101.
This course treats developments in American history from the earliest colonial beginnings through the period of Reconstruction. It follows the processes of colonial settlement, the growth of self-government in the English colonies, the which beset the British empire during the years 1763-1775, the American Revolution, the creation of a new government under a federal constitution, the growth of political parties, Westward expansion, hardened definitions of nationalism presented by the breakdown of the democratic process, and the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Criminal Law is the study of the development of criminal liability. This class covers limitations of liability, the basic requirements of an act and intent, inchoate offenses, crimes against persons, crimes against property, and crimes against public order. Defenses to certain criminal acts will also be covered.
College Writing I is a course in college-level writing. Students will learn basic research skills, including information retrieval and documentation. Short essays will demonstrate critical thinking as a basis for clear, concise writing. A final research project will provide students with a model that may be used in academic and vocational settings.
This course provides an overview of the Microsoft Office Suite of applications including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Students will also learn to use the Internet/World Wide Web as a business tool.
This course introduces the use of Excel for the organization, display, and analysis of numerical data. Topics include creating, editing and formatting worksheets, charting, lists, integration, macros, and multiple worksheets.
This course is an introduction to the methods of study in psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience, including an overview of physiological aspects of behavior, sensation, perception, research methodology, statistics, learning principles, motivation, intelligence, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality, therapy, and social psychology.
This course is a performance course in public speaking. The student will apply the principles of oral public communication in speeches presented to the class.
This course introduces students to the basic technical aspects of paint handling and manipulation, composition, color theory and mixing. Students will explore critical and conceptual concerns, such as visual problem solving and development of personal expression and visual language. This course is recommended for beginning and advanced students.
This introductory lecture/production class is designed to provide study and practice in the basic elements of drawing. The traditional subject areas of still life, landscape, and portraiture are presented for study and exploration in a variety of media and techniques. Recommended for all levels of experience, this course has no prerequisites, but is fundamental for students planning to continue to explore the visual arts.
This course is a foundation for the understanding and appreciation of many art forms of the world including major movements, artists, and specific works. The interrelationship of art to society is explored via lectures, imagery, and class discussions.
This course involves gentling and starting a green horse, 2-3 years of age, halter breaking, leading at walk, trotting and backing, handling of feet and legs, feeding, reproduction, and selection practices. Students must have a horse and consent of the instructor.
Criminology may be defined as the study of crime, its causes, and its controls. In addition to examining the various causes of crime, this course will overview various categories of crimes, criminals, and controls that have been established in an attempt to provide the student with an understanding of the impact, causes, and prevention of crime in our society.
The macro approach to economics provides a broad view of the entire economy in terms of various economic systems and markets, the role of government, and the interaction of the public and private sector. This course and ECNS201 may be taken in any order.
Politics affect all of our lives on a daily basis. Concepts such as “government,” “politics,” “power,” and “democracy” may seem familiar to us but are in fact very complex and multifaceted subjects. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the American government at the national level. Topics such as the structure of government and the U.S. Constitution, civil liberties and civil rights, political parties and voting behavior, public opinion and interest groups will be examined and explored in this course.

This course covers an examination of the history and theory of corrections processes, plus current correctional practices in the administration of justice, parole, probation, prisons and other correctional institutions. Laws governing the sentencing process, parole and probation, and the conditional rights of prisoners are examined. Impact of case decisions on the administration of institutions will be discussed.

This course provides an overview of the complete criminal justice system, including the establishment of criminal laws, law enforcement, courts, prosecution, defense, corrections, and juvenile justice. Relevant amendments to the U.S. Constitution and court decisions are reviewed, along with landmark cases influencing the criminal justice system.