- Accounting (ACCT)
- Administrative Specialist (ADMS)
- Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology (AMET)
- Agriculture (AGRI)
- Anthropology (ANTH)
- Applied Technology and Apprenticeship (APPR)
- Art (ARTS)
- Auto Body Technology (ATBD)
- Automotive Technology (AUTO)
- Chemistry (CHEM)
- Cisco Networking and Security Technologies (CNST)
- Communication (COMM)
- Computer Science (CPSC)
- Computer Support Specialist (CSSP)
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- English (ENGL)
- English as a Second Language (ENGS)
- Environmental Sciences (ENVI)
- Exercise Science - Academics (EXHS)
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- Health Science (HLTH)
- Heavy Equipment Technician (HTEC)
- Heavy-Duty Truck Technician (TTEC)
- History (HIST)
- Horticulture Technology (HRTC)
- Humanities (HUMA)
- Machine Tool Technology (MACH)
- Marketing Communications (MRKT)
- Mathematics (MATH)
- Medical Administrative Support (MADM)
- Medical Assistant (MEDA)
- Microbiological, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences (MMBS)
- Military Science and Leadership/Army ROTC (MSCL)
- Music (MUSI)
- Philosophy (PHIL)
- Physical Therapist Assistant (PTAE)
- Physics (PHYS)
- Political Science (POLS)
- Powersports and Small Engine Repair Technology (PSER)
- Psychology (PSYC)
- Public Health (PHLT)
- Science - Interdisciplinary (SCIE)
- Sign Language, American (SIGL)
- Social Work (SOCW)
- Sociology (SOC)
- Software Development (SWDV)
- Spanish (SPAN)
- Surgical Technology (SURG)
How to Read CWI Course Descriptions
Every course has a description that consists of the following seven elements:
1. Course Prefix/Subject
The prefix indicates the department or academic unit offering the course. Refer to the Course Description Overview tab for a complete list of course prefixes.
2. Course Number
The following numbering system is used for all credit courses offered by the College of Western Idaho (CWI):
- Zero Level (000–099): Course content is considered below the college-freshman level. These courses are not applicable for graduation.
- One Hundred Level (100–199): Course content taught at the college-freshman level.
- Two Hundred Level (200–299): Course content taught at the college-sophomore level.
3. Course Title
This indicates the official title of the course.
The College of Western Idaho (CWI) grants credit for college work based on the national standard of the Carnegie Unit. The following table gives the number of hours required per credit per semester:
|Course Type||Hours of Class Time||Hours of Homework||Credits|
5. Semester(s) Offered
The semester code indicates the semester(s) during which the course is typically offered:
- Fall: Usually offered in the fall semester
- Spring: Usually offered in the spring semester
- Fall/Spring: Usually offered in the fall and spring semesters
- Fall/Summer: Usually offered in the fall and summer semesters
- Spring/Summer: Usually offered in the spring and summer semesters
- Fall/Spring/Summer: Usually offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters
- Varies: Not offered consistently (contact the department offering the course for more information)
The list of requisites specifies any prerequisites and/or corequisites using the following abbreviations:
- PREREQ: Prerequisite (must be completed prior to gaining access to another course).
- COREQ: Corequisite (must be completed concurrently with another requirement or course).
- PRE/COREQ: Pre/Corequisite (must be either completed prior to the course or taken concurrently with the course).
- PERM/INST: Permission of the instructor is required to enroll.
- PERM/CHAIR: Permission of the department chair is required to enroll.
- PERM/DEAN: Permission of the dean required is to enroll.
7. Weekly Contact Hours
Each course description is followed by a sequence of three numbers that indicate the number of lecture hours per week that the course meets, the number of lab hours per week that the course meets, and the total number of credits a student earns by completing the course. Please note that variable credit course descriptions display weekly contact hours based on the lowest amount of credits for which the course can be offered.
IMPORTANT: Regardless of how long an individual section of a course runs, the weekly contact hours displayed in the course description are based on a 15-week semester; the 16th week of a semester is for final examinations and is excluded from contact hour calculations.
College-Wide Course Numbers
Some course numbers are standardized throughout the College, indicating a particular type of course. Each standard course number is defined below:
199 Special Topics (1–5 credits)
This course number is designed to permit the offering of special topics appropriate to a program within a department. Regular or frequently recurring topics are not offered under this title. The course may be repeated as new topics are presented. Special topics courses are not typically articulated with four-year institutions; these credits often transfer as elective credits.
290 Capstone (number of credits varies)
Capstone courses serve as a culminating experience for students' chosen programs. These courses provide students with the opportunity to summarize, evaluate, and integrate their experiences at CWI. Capstone courses are typically taken in student's final semester.
293 Internship (number of credits varies)
Internship credits are earned in supervised fieldwork specifically related to a student’s major. To enroll in courses numbered 293, a student must have department internship coordinator approval. Students are required to complete an Internship Registration Form, which must be submitted in person at a One Stop Student Services location, through the student's myCWI email, or by fax or mail (legible, valid photo ID must be included for all faxed or mailed forms).
296 Independent Study (number of credits varies)
With department approval, students may earn credits in independent study, usually through directed reading or by completing a special project. Before enrolling for independent study, a student must obtain approval of the department chair and dean, acting on the recommendation of the instructor who will be supervising the independent study. An independent study cannot be substituted for a course regularly offered at CWI nor can independent study credits be used to improve a grade in a course the student has already taken. Students are required to complete an Independent Study Registration Form, which must be submitted in person at a One Stop Student Services location, through the student's myCWI email, or by fax or mail (legible, valid photo ID must be included for all faxed or mailed forms).