- Associate of Arts (A.A.) & Associates of Science (A.S) -

General Information
A.A. General Degree
A.A Music Field Study of Curriculum
A.A. Teaching Certification EC-6
A.A. Teaching Certification EC-12
A.A. Teaching Certification EC-12
Other than Special Education
A.S General Degree
General Information

The Office of Educational Services schedules class offerings each semester and chairs the committee that approves all academic and workforce programs offered at FPC. Educational Services in partnership with the FPC Academic Standards and Curriculum Committee reviews program areas on a scheduled timeline and each program’s curriculum is revised as needed. This process allows FPC to continually provide three important services to its students: (1) the latest in technology and other workforce programs; (2) the appropriate academic programs needed to further their education; and, (3) the skills needed to broaden their employment opportunities.

General Information
The purpose of the Associate in Arts (A.A.) and the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree programs is to provide students with university-parallel or pre-professional courses, which readily transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Upon completing a degree, FPC students generally transfer to area universities with junior class standing. While the curricula suggested in this Catalog will satisfy the requirements of most senior institutions, it is the students’ responsibility to identify as early as possible the institution to which they will transfer and to ascertain the specific degree requirements of that institution for the freshman and sophomore years. Students should consult with an FPC advisor on a regular basis to ensure enrollment in courses appropriate to the chosen major field of interest.

A.A. General Degree

Associate of Arts (A.A) General Degree 

Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes) 
Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes)
Required Credit Hours
Communication (*10)
Must Include:
ENGL 1301 Composition I    and
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication    or    SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
6
Mathematics (*20)
Any college-level mathematics course
3
Life & Physical Sciences (*30)
Must be laboratory science courses**
**Two (2) hours are derived from the lab science courses above and will be applied to the Component Area Option below
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (*40)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

ANTH 2346 General Anthropology                 ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology
ENGL 2321 British Luterature                          ENGL 2326 American Literature
ENGL 2332 World Literature I                         ENGL 2333 World Literature II
ENGL 2342 Forms of Literature I                    ENGL 2343 Forms of Literature II
3
Creative Arts (*50)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation               ARTS 1304 Art History Survey II
ARTS 1303 Art History Survey 1                     MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
3
American History (*60)
Must include: (Legislatively Mandated)
HIST 1301 United States History I          and           HIST 1302 United States History II
6
Government/Political Science (*70)
Must include: (Legislatively Mandated)
GOVT 2305 Federal Government         and         GOVT 2306 Texas Government
6
Social/Behavorial Science (*80)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics            PSYC 2301 General Physchology
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics            PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
3
Component Area Option (*90)
Choose ONE course from each of the two options below:
EDUC 1100 Learning Framework           or           PHSYC 1100 Learning Framework
ENGL 1302 Composition II                       or          ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing
**The remaining two (2) hours are derived from the lab science courses above
6
Additional Credit Hours for A.A. Degree
Any literature course (in addition to the literature course taken in the core requirements)
3
Humanities Elective for A.A. Degree
Choose ONE course from the list below:

ENGL 1302 Composition II                                    HIST 2301 Texas History
ENGL 2307 Creative Writing I                               HIST 2311 Western Civilization I
ENG 2343 Forms of Literature II                          HIST 2312 Western Civilization II
ENGL 2342 Forms of Literature I                         SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing
3
Approved Electives
(Refer to the appropriate focus area for recommended electives.)
12
Degree Total Credit Hours:
60 Credit Hours
A.A Music Field Study of Curriculum

Associate of Arts in Music Field Study of Curriculum 

Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes) 
Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes)
Required Credit Hours
Communication (*10)
Must Include:
ENGL 1301 Composition I    and
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication    or    SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
6
Mathematics (*20)
Any college-level mathematics course
3
Life & Physical Sciences (*30)
Must be laboratory science courses**
**Two (2) hours are derived from the lab science courses above and will be applied to the Component Area Option below
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (*40)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

ANTH 2346 General Anthropology                 ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology
ENGL 2321 British Luterature                          ENGL 2326 American Literature
ENGL 2332 World Literature I                         ENGL 2333 World Literature II
ENGL 2342 Forms of Literature I                    ENGL 2343 Forms of Literature II
3
Creative Arts (*50)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation               ARTS 1304 Art History Survey II
ARTS 1303 Art History Survey 1                     MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
3
American History (*60)
Must include: (Legislatively Mandated)
HIST 1301 United States History I          and           HIST 1302 United States History II
6
Government/Political Science (*70)
Must include: (Legislatively Mandated)
GOVT 2305 Federal Government         and         GOVT 2306 Texas Government
6
Social/Behavorial Science (*80)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics            PSYC 2301 General Physchology
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics            PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
3
Component Area Option (*90)
Choose ONE course from each of the two options below:
EDUC 1100 Learning Framework           or           PHSYC 1100 Learning Framework
ENGL 1302 Composition II                       or          ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing
**The remaining two (2) hours are derived from the lab science courses above
6
Additional Credit Hours for A.A. Degree
Any literature course (in addition to the literature course taken in the core requirements)
3

Music Field of Study Curriculum (FOSC)
Music Theory (3):
MUSI 1311 Music Theory I                                   MUSI 1312 Music Theory II
MUSI 1311 Music Theory III                                MUSI 2312 Music Theory IV

Sight Singing & Ear Training (4):
MUSI 1116 Sight Singing & Ear Training I        MUSI 1117 Sight Singing & Ear Training II
MUSI 2116 Sight Singing & Ear Training III    MUSI 2117 Sight Singing & Ear Training IV

Applied (8):
Choose either Option A or Option B for both Primary Applied and Secondary Applied
                          Option A - Piano                          MUAP 1XXX and/or MUAP 2XXX
 
                         Option B                                        MUAP 1XXX and/or MUAP 2XXX
                                                                                   Choose from one of the following Fields:
                                                                                   Voice, Brass, Organ, Strings, Woodwind or Percussion

Ensembles (3): Community Choir and/or Instrumental Ensemble
MUEN 1131 Instrumental Ensemble                MUEN 1151 Community Choir
MUEN 1132 Instrumental Ensemble                MUEN 1152 Community Choir
MUEN 2131 Instrumental Ensemble                MUEN 2151 Community Choir
MUEN 2132 Instrumental Ensemble                MUEN 2152 Community Choir

18
Degree Total Credit Hours:
60 Credit Hours
A.A. Teaching Certification EC-6

Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree

Leading to Initial Texas Teaching Certification in EC - 6 

Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes) 
Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes)
Required Credit Hours
Communication (*10)
Must Include:
ENGL 1301 Composition I    and
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication    or    SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
6
Mathematics (*20)
MATH 1314 College Algebra
3
Life & Physical Sciences (*30)
Must be laboratory science courses**
**Two (2) hours are derived from the lab science courses above and will be applied to the Component Area Option below
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (*40)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

ANTH 2346 General Anthropology                 ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology
ENGL 2321 British Literature                           ENGL 2326 American Literature
ENGL 2332 World Literature I                         ENGL 2333 World Literature II
ENGL 2342 Forms of Literature I                    ENGL 2343 Forms of Literature II
3
Creative Arts (*50)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation               ARTS 1304 Art History Survey II
ARTS 1303 Art History Survey 1                     MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
3
American History (*60)
Must include: (Legislatively Mandated)
HIST 1301 United States History I          and           HIST 1302 United States History II
6
Government/Political Science (*70)
Must include: (Legislatively Mandated)
GOVT 2305 Federal Government         and         GOVT 2306 Texas Government
6
Social/Behavorial Science (*80)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics            PSYC 2301 General Physchology
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics            PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
3
Component Area Option (*90)
Choose ONE course from each of the two options below:
EDUC 1100 Learning Framework           or           PHSYC 1100 Learning Framework
ENGL 1302 Composition II                       or          ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing
**The remaining two (2) hours are derived from the lab science courses above
6

A.A.T Components
Mathematics (6)
MATH 1350 Advanced Mathematics I for Elementary Education Teachers or equivalent and
MATH 1351 Advance Mathematics II for Elementary Education Teachers or equivalent

Science (6)
BIOL 1308 Integrated Science: Biology for Non-Science Majors I (recommended)
PHYS 1415 Physical Science I    or    PHYS 1417 Physical Science II (recommended)
or two additional science courses beyond the core curriculum *please see advisor

Field Experience Courses (6)
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations

18
Degree Total Credit Hours:
60 Credit Hours
A.A. Teaching Certification EC-12

Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree

Leading to Initial Texas Teaching Certification in 4-8, EC - 12 Special Education 

Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes) 
Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes)
Required Credit Hours
Communication (*10)
Must Include:
ENGL 1301 Composition I    and
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication    or    SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
6
Mathematics (*20)
MATH 1314 College Algebra
3
Life & Physical Sciences (*30)
Must be laboratory science courses**
**Two (2) hours are derived from the lab science courses above and will be applied to the Component Area Option below
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (*40)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

ANTH 2346 General Anthropology                 ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology
ENGL 2321 British Literature                           ENGL 2326 American Literature
ENGL 2332 World Literature I                         ENGL 2333 World Literature II
ENGL 2342 Forms of Literature I                    ENGL 2343 Forms of Literature II
3
Creative Arts (*50)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation               ARTS 1304 Art History Survey II
ARTS 1303 Art History Survey 1                     MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
3
American History (*60)
Must include: (Legislatively Mandated)
HIST 1301 United States History I          and           HIST 1302 United States History II
6
Government/Political Science (*70)
Must include: (Legislatively Mandated)
GOVT 2305 Federal Government         and         GOVT 2306 Texas Government
6
Social/Behavorial Science (*80)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics            PSYC 2301 General Physchology
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics            PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
3
Component Area Option (*90)
Choose ONE course from each of the two options below:
EDUC 1100 Learning Framework           or           PHSYC 1100 Learning Framework
ENGL 1302 Composition II                       or          ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing
**The remaining two (2) hours are derived from the lab science courses above
6

A.A.T Components
Mathematics (6)
MATH 1350 Advanced Mathematics I for Elementary Education Teachers or equivalent and
MATH 1351 Advance Mathematics II for Elementary Education Teachers or equivalent

Science (6)
BIOL 1308 Integrated Science: Biology for Non-Science Majors I (recommended)
PHYS 1415 Physical Science I    or    PHYS 1417 Physical Science II (recommended)
or two additional science courses beyond the core curriculum *please see advisor

Field Experience Courses (6)
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations
Content Area Teaching Fields/Academic Disciplines

18
Degree Total Credit Hours:
60 Credit Hours
A.A. Teaching Certification EC-12
Other than Special Education

Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree

Leading to Initial Texas Teaching Certification in 7-12, EC - 12 Other Than Special Education 

Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes) 
Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes)
Required Credit Hours
Communication (*10)
Must Include:
ENGL 1301 Composition I    and
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication    or    SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
6
Mathematics (*20)
MATH 1314 College Algebra
3
Life & Physical Sciences (*30)
Must be laboratory science courses**
**Two (2) hours are derived from the lab science courses above and will be applied to the Component Area Option below
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (*40)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

ANTH 2346 General Anthropology                 ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology
ENGL 2321 British Literature                           ENGL 2326 American Literature
ENGL 2332 World Literature I                         ENGL 2333 World Literature II
ENGL 2342 Forms of Literature I                    ENGL 2343 Forms of Literature II
3
Creative Arts (*50)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation               ARTS 1304 Art History Survey II
ARTS 1303 Art History Survey 1                     MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
3
American History (*60)
Must include: (Legislatively Mandated)
HIST 1301 United States History I          and           HIST 1302 United States History II
6
Government/Political Science (*70)
Must include: (Legislatively Mandated)
GOVT 2305 Federal Government         and         GOVT 2306 Texas Government
6
Social/Behavorial Science (*80)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics            PSYC 2301 General Physchology
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics            PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
3
Component Area Option (*90)
Choose ONE course from each of the two options below:
EDUC 1100 Learning Framework           or           PHSYC 1100 Learning Framework
ENGL 1302 Composition II                       or          ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing
**The remaining two (2) hours are derived from the lab science courses above
6

A.A.T Components
Field Experience Courses (18)
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations
Content Area Teaching Fields/Academic Disciplines

18
Degree Total Credit Hours:
60 Credit Hours
A.S General Degree

Associate of Science General Degree 

Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes) 
Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes)
Required Credit Hours
Communication (*10)
Must Include:
ENGL 1301 Composition I    and
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication    or    SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
6
Mathematics (*20)
Any college-level mathematics course
3
Life & Physical Sciences (*30)
Must be laboratory science courses**
**Two (2) hours are derived from the lab science courses above and will be applied to the Component Area Option below
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (*40)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

ANTH 2346 General Anthropology                 ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology
ENGL 2321 British Luterature                          ENGL 2326 American Literature
ENGL 2332 World Literature I                         ENGL 2333 World Literature II
ENGL 2342 Forms of Literature I                    ENGL 2343 Forms of Literature II
3
Creative Arts (*50)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation               ARTS 1304 Art History Survey II
ARTS 1303 Art History Survey 1                     MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
3
American History (*60)
Must include: (Legislatively Mandated)
HIST 1301 United States History I          and           HIST 1302 United States History II
6
Government/Political Science (*70)
Must include: (Legislatively Mandated)
GOVT 2305 Federal Government         and         GOVT 2306 Texas Government
6
Social/Behavorial Science (*80)
Choose ONE course from the list below:

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics            PSYC 2301 General Physchology
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics            PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
3
Component Area Option (*90)
Choose ONE course from each of the two options below:
EDUC 1100 Learning Framework           or           PHSYC 1100 Learning Framework
ENGL 1302 Composition II                       or         ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing
**The remaining two (2) hours are derived from the lab science courses above
6

Additional Credit Hours for A.S. Degree
1. Students may take two (2) additional college-level mathematics courses; or
2. Students may take one (1) additional college-level lab science course and one (1) additional mathematics course; or
3. Students may take two (2) additional college-level lab science courses; or 
4. Students may take one (1) additional college-level mathematics course and one (1) additional social science course from the courses listed below:

EDUC 1301 Introduction to Teaching Profession                       PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
GOVT 2304 Introduction to Political Science                             PSYC 2319/SOCI 2326 Social Physchology
GOVT 2306 Texas Government                                                      SOCI 1306 Social Problems
GOVT 2311 Mexican-American Politics                                       SOCI 2301 Marriage & the Family

6
Approved Electives
(Refer to the appropriate focus area for recommended electives.)
12
Degree Total Credit Hours:
60 Credit Hours

- Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) -

General Information
A.A.S Farm & Ranch Management
A.A.S of I&E
General Information

The Office of Educational Services schedules class offerings each semester and chairs the committee that approves all academic and workforce programs offered at FPC. Educational Services in partnership with the FPC Academic Standards and Curriculum Committee reviews program areas on a scheduled timeline and each program’s curriculum is revised as needed. This process allows FPC to continually provide three important services to its students:
(1) the latest in technology and other workforce programs;
(2) the appropriate academic programs needed to further their education; and,
(3) the skills needed to broaden their employment opportunities.

General Information
The Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) is awarded upon completion of a prescribed twoyear program of study designed to prepare students to enter and compete in the job market. A.A.S. curricula are designed to enable the graduate to enter an occupation with marketable skills, an acceptable level of technical competency, and the ability to communicate effectively. The General Education Core and the total number of hours required for completing an A.A.S. degree vary depending upon the program of study.

Additional Degrees
An additional associate degree may be conferred if all requirements for both degrees have been satisfactorily completed and at least 30 additional semester hours credit have been earned above the one requiring the most hours.

A.A.S Farm & Ranch Management

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Farm & Ranch Management

Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes)
Required Credit Hours
I. General Education Core
Must Include:
• ENGL 1301 Composition I
• CHEM 1411 General Chemistry   or    BIOL 1406 General Biology
• SPCH 1311 Intro. to Speech Communication   or   SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
• MATH 1314 College Alegbra
select ONE course from options below:
          HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation   or      ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology
select ONE course from options below:
                 GOVT 2305 Federal Government      or      GOVT 2306 Texas Government

19

3
4
3
3

3

3

II. Required Agriculture Core Courses
• AGRI 1131 The Agricultural Industry
• AGRI 1329 Principles of Food Science
• AGRI 1407 Agronomy
• AGRI 1419 Introductory Animal Science
• AGRI 2317 Introduction to Agricultural Economics
15
1
3
4
4
3
III. Required Agriculture Courses
• AGRI 1325 Marketing of Agricultural Products
• AGRI 1407 Range Management
• AGRI 2313 Principles of Feeds & Feeding
• AGRI 2321 Livestock Evaluation I
• AGRI 2330 Wildlife Conservation & Management
• AGRI 2388 Agribusiness Operations Internship
19
3
4
3
3
3
3
IV. Electives
Choose a minimum of 7 hours:
• WLDG 1204 Fundm. of Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting
• WLDG 1202 Fundm. of Gas Metal ArcWelding (GMAW)
• WLDG 1428 Intro. to Shielded Metal ArcWelding (SMAW)
• AGMG 2301 Livestock Business Management
• BUSI 1301 Business Principles
• BUSI 1405 Business Computer Applications
• ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I - Financial

7

2
2
4
3
3
4
3

I. General Education Core
Must Include:
• ENGL 1301 Composition I
• CHEM 1411 General Chemistry   or    BIOL 1406 General Biology
• SPCH 1311 Intro. to Speech Communication   or   SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
• MATH 1314 College Alegbra
select ONE course from options below:
          HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation   or      ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology
select ONE course from options below:
                 GOVT 2305 Federal Government      or      GOVT 2306 Texas Government
19

3
4
3
3


3

3

Degree Total Credit Hours:
60

 

Exit Level Certificate of Completion
Farm & Ranch Management

Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes)
Required Credit Hours
I. Required Agriculture Core Courses
• AGRI 1131 The Agricultural Industry
• AGRI 1329 Principles of Food Science
• AGRI 1407 Agronomy
• AGRI 1419 Introductory Animal Science
• AGRI 2317 Introduction to Agricultural Economics
15
1
3
4
4
3
II. Additional Agriculture Courses
Choose a minimum of 12 hours:
• AGRI 1325 Marketing of Agricultural Products
• AGRI 1407 Range Management
• AGRI 2313 Principles of Feeds & Feeding
• AGRI 2321 Livestock Evaluation I
• AGRI 2330 Wildlife Conservation & Management
• AGRI 2403 Agricultural Construction
12
3
4
3
3
3
4
III. Required Internship
• AGMG 2388 Agribusiness Operations Internship
3
3
Degree Total Credit Hours:
30-32

 

Marketable Skills Achievement Award
In Farm & Ranch Management

 
Required Credit Hours
II. Required Agriculture Core Courses
• AGRI 1131 The Agricultural Industry
• AGRI 1407 Agronomy
• AGRI 1419 Introductory Animal Science
• AGRI 2317 Introduction to Agricultural Economics
12
1
4
4
3
Degree Total Credit Hours:
12
A.A.S of I&E

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Instrumentation & Electrical Technology (I&E)

Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes)
Required Credit Hours
I. General Education Core
• MATH Elective (college-level math)
• ENGL 1301 Composition I
• HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation
• SPCH Elective (college-level speech)
• Social/Behavioral Science Elective (college-level)

19
3
3
3
3
3

II. Technical Core Courses
• CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits
• CETT 1325 Digital Fundamentals
• INTC 1350 Digital Measurements & Controls
• INTC 1355 Unit Operations
• INTC 2336 Distributed Control & Programmable Logic
• INTC 2339 Instrument & Control Review (Capstone)
• INTC 2388 Internship Instrumentation Technology   or
• INTC 1391 Special Topics in Instrumentation Technology

23
4
3
3
3
3
3

3

III. Required Instrumentation Technology Courses
• INTC 1305 Introduction of Instrumentation
• INTC 1348 Analytical Instrumentation
• INTC 1356 Instrumentation Calibration
• INTC 1358 Flow & Measurement Calibration
12
3
3
3
3
IV. Required Electrical Technology Courses
• ELPT 1331 Survey of the National Electrical Code
• ELPT 1341 Motor Control
• ELPT 2339 Electrical Power Distribution
• ELPT 2347 Electrical Testing & Maintenance

12
3
3
3
3

Degree Total Credit Hours:
60

Certificate of Completion
Instrumentation Technology

 
Required Credit Hours
II. Technical Core Courses
• CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits
• CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals
• INTC 1350 Digital Measurements & Controls
• INTC 1355 Unit Operations
• INTC 2336 Distributed Control & Programmable Logic
• INTC 2339 Instrument & Control Review (Capstone)
• INTC 2388 Internship Instrumentation Technology   or
• INTC 1391 Special Topics in Instrumentation Technology

23
4
4
3
3
3
3

3

III. Required Instrumentation Technology Courses
• INTC 1305 Introduction of Instrumentation
• INTC 1348 Analytical Instrumentation
• INTC 1356 Instrumentation Calibration
• INTC 1358 Flow & Measurement Calibration
12
3
3
3
3
Degree Total Credit Hours:
35

 

Certificate of Completion
Electrical Technology

 
Required Credit Hours
II. Technical Core Courses
• CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits
• CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals
• INTC 1350 Digital Measurements & Controls
• INTC 1355 Unit Operations
• INTC 2336 Distributed Control & Programmable Logic
• INTC 2339 Instrument & Control Review (Capstone)
• INTC 2388 Internship Instrumentation Technology   or
• INTC 1391 Special Topics in Instrumentation Technology

23
4
4
3
3
3
3

3

III. Required Electrical Technology Courses
• ELPT 1331 Survey of the National Electrical Code
• ELPT 1341 Motor Control
• ELPT 2339 Electrical Power Distribution
• ELPT 2347 Electrical Testing & Maintenance
12
3
3
3
3
Degree Total Credit Hours:
35

 

Certificate of Completion
Pump & Engine Technology (P&E)

 
Required Credit Hours
II. Technical Core Courses
• CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits
• CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals
• INTC 1350 Digital Measurements & Controls
• INTC 1355 Unit Operations
• INTC 2336 Distributed Control & Programmable Logic
• INTC 2339 Instrument & Control Review (Capstone)
• INTC 2388 Internship Instrumentation Technology   or
• INTC 1391 Special Topics in Instrumentation Technology

23
4
4
3
3
3
3

3

III. Required Electrical Technology Courses
• ELPT 1331 Survey of the National Electrical Code
• ELPT 1341 Motor Control
• ELPT 2339 Electrical Power Distribution
• ELPT 2347 Electrical Testing & Maintenance
12
3
3
3
3
Degree Total Credit Hours:
35

 

- Certificate Programs Offered at FPC -

General Information
Certificate Programs for
Farm & Ranch Management
Certificate Program for
Welding Technology
Certificate Programs for CTE
Certificate(s) in Cosmetology
Certificate Program for LVN
Marketable Skills Achievement Award
in Farm & Ranch Management
Marketable Skills Achievement Award for
Basic Electronics
Marketable Skills Achievement Award
Basic Welding
General Information

The Office of Educational Services schedules class offerings each semester and chairs the committee that approves all academic and workforce programs offered at FPC. Educational Services in partnership with the FPC Academic Standards and Curriculum Committee reviews program areas on a scheduled timeline and each program’s curriculum is revised as needed. This process allows FPC to continually provide three important services to its students:
(1) the latest in technology and other workforce programs;
(2) the appropriate academic programs needed to further their education; and,
(3) the skills needed to broaden their employment opportunities.

Certificate Programs
FPC offers certificate programs designed to meet specific employment needs of the community. Students who enroll in certificate programs are generally interested in reentering the job market after an absence, changing careers, or upgrading job related skills in order to enhance employment specialization. Although certificates are normally one year in length, the specific number of credit hours varies by program area.

Program Advisory Committees
Advisory committees are used by the instructional divisions in each technical program area for program development, evaluation, long-range planning, development of employment opportunities for graduates, and other program issues. These committees provide an essential link between the education institution and the business community to ensure that graduates are adequately prepared for employment. Members of the advisory committees are selected from related industry, prospective employers, and other knowledgeable community representatives.

Marketable Skills Achievement Awards
Advisory committees are also valuable resources that assist the instructional divisions in each technical program area to determine which courses constitute a marketable basic-skill. The Marketable Skills Achievement Award provides an additional opportunity for students to enter 2 the workforce with the necessary basic skills in a specific area such as agriculture or welding. These awards range from nine (9) to fourteen (14) credit hours.

 

Certificate Programs for
Farm & Ranch Management

Exit Level Certificate of Completion
Farm & Ranch Management

Component Area (*Core Curriculum Codes)
Required Credit Hours
I. Required Agriculture Core Courses
• AGRI 1131 The Agricultural Industry
• AGRI 1329 Principles of Food Science
• AGRI 1407 Agronomy
• AGRI 1419 Introductory Animal Science
• AGRI 2317 Introduction to Agricultural Economics
15
1
3
4
4
3
II. Additional Agriculture Courses
Choose a minimum of 12 hours:
• AGRI 1325 Marketing of Agricultural Products
• AGRI 1407 Range Management
• AGRI 2313 Principles of Feeds & Feeding
• AGRI 2321 Livestock Evaluation I
• AGRI 2330 Wildlife Conservation & Management
• AGRI 2403 Agricultural Construction
12
3
4
3
3
3
4
III. Required Internship
• AGMG 2388 Agribusiness Operations Internship
3
3
Degree Total Credit Hours:
30-32




Certificate Program for
Welding Technology

Certificate of Completion
Welding Technology

 
Required Credit Hours
I. Required Courses
• WLDG 1317 Introduction to Layout Fabrication
• WLDG 1204 Fundamentals of Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting
• DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching
• WLDG 1337 Introduction to Welding Metallurgy
• WLDG 1428 Intro. to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
• WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
• WLDG 2488 Internship - Welder/Welding Technologist*
*Capstone Course

23
3
2
3
3
4
4
4

II. Selected Areas of Specialization
-General Welding Specialist
• WLDG 1202 Intro. to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
• WLDG 1206 Fundm. of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
• WLDG 1435 Introduction to Pipe Welding
• WLDG 2443 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
-Pipe Welding Specialist
• WLDG 1435 Introduction to Pipe Welding
• WLDG 2506 Intermediate Pipe Welding
• WLDG 2453 Advanced Pipe Welding
• WLDG 2443 Fundm. of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

12 - 15

2
2
4
4

4
5
4
2

Degree Total Credit Hours:
35-38
Additional Welding Classes Offered:
• WLDG 1391 Special Topics
• WLDG 1305 Art Metals
• WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
• WLDG 2439 Advanced Oxy-Fuel Welding & Cutting
• WLDG 2447 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
• WLDG2452 Advanced Flux Cored Arc Welding
• PFPB 1443 Pipefitting Fabrication & Blueprint Reading
• PFPB 2408 Pipe Standards & Materials
• PFPB 2432 Adv. Pipefitting Standards, Specifications & Installation
• PFPB 2443 Advanced Pipe Practices
• PFPB 2449 Field Measuring, Sketching & Layout
• PFPB 2408 Pipe Standards & Materials

12 - 15
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

 

Certificate of Completion
Pipe Fitting Specialist

 
Required Credit Hours
I. Required Courses
• WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Mtl Arc Welding (SMAW)
• PFPB 1443 Pipefitting Fabrication & Blueprint Reading
• PFPB 2408 Pipe Standards & Materials
• PFPB 2432 Adv. Pipefitting Standards, Specs. & Installation
• PFPB 2443 Advanced Pipe Practices
• PFPB 2449 Field Measuring, Sketching & Layout

24
4
4
4
4
4
4

Degree Total Credit Hours:
24
Certificate Programs for CTE

Certificate of Completion
Instrumentation Technology

 
Required Credit Hours
II. Technical Core Courses
• CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits
• CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals
• INTC 1350 Digital Measurements & Controls
• INTC 1355 Unit Operations
• INTC 2336 Distributed Control & Programmable Logic
• INTC 2339 Instrument & Control Review (Capstone)
• INTC 2388 Internship Instrumentation Technology   or
• INTC 1391 Special Topics in Instrumentation Technology

23
4
4
3
3
3
3

3

III. Required Instrumentation Technology Courses
• INTC 1305 Introduction of Instrumentation
• INTC 1348 Analytical Instrumentation
• INTC 1356 Instrumentation Calibration
• INTC 1358 Flow & Measurement Calibration
12
3
3
3
3
Degree Total Credit Hours:
35

 

Certificate of Completion
Electrical Technology

 
Required Credit Hours
II. Technical Core Courses
• CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits
• CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals
• INTC 1350 Digital Measurements & Controls
• INTC 1355 Unit Operations
• INTC 2336 Distributed Control & Programmable Logic
• INTC 2339 Instrument & Control Review (Capstone)
• INTC 2388 Internship Instrumentation Technology   or
• INTC 1391 Special Topics in Instrumentation Technology

23
4
4
3
3
3
3

3

III. Required Electrical Technology Courses
• ELPT 1331 Survey of the National Electrical Code
• ELPT 1341 Motor Control
• ELPT 2339 Electrical Power Distribution
• ELPT 2347 Electrical Testing & Maintenance
12
3
3
3
3
Degree Total Credit Hours:
35

 

Certificate of Completion
Pump & Engine Technology (P&E)

 
Required Credit Hours
II. Required Courses 
• CBFM 2317 Mechanical Maintenance
• ENER 1330 Basic Mechanical Skills for Energy
• HEMR 1304 Natural Gas Compression
• IEIR 1343 Industrial Equipment Maintenance
• CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits
• INTC 1305 Introduction to Instrumentation
• ELPT 1341 Motor Control
• INMT 2303 Pumps, Compressors & Mechanical Drives
• INTC 1355 Unit Operations (Capstone)
• INTC 2388 Internship - Instrumentation Technology   or
• INTC 1391 Special Topics in Instrumentation Technology

23
3
3
3
3
4
3
3
3
3

3

                        Degree Total Credit Hours:
31

 

Certificate of Completion
Process Technology

 
Required Credit Hours

II. Required Courses 
• INTC 1305 Introduction to Instrumentation
• PTAC 1302 Introduction to Process Technology
• PTAC 1308 Safety, Health & Environment I
• INTC 1355 Unit Operations
• CBFM 2317 Mechanical Maintenance
• INMT 2303 Pumps, Compressors & Mechanical Drives
• INTC 2336 Distributed Control and Programmable Logic
• PTAC 2420 Process Technology II - Systems
• PTAC 2388 Internship - Process Technology   or
• CTEC 1391 Special Topics in Chemical Technology
• PTAC 2438 Process Technology III - Operations

23
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4

3
4

                        Degree Total Credit Hours:
32

 

Certificate(s) in Cosmetology

Certificate of Completion
Cosmetology

Required Courses
Required Credit Hours
Fall Semester
• CSME 1443 Manicuring & Related Theory (CMSE)
• CSME 1310 Introduction to Haircutting & Related Theory
• CSME 1447 Principles of Skin Care/Facials & Related Theory
• CSME 1505 Fundamentals of Cosmetology

16
4
3
4
5

Spring Semester
• CSME 1553 Chemical Reformation & Related Theory
• CSME 2310 Intermediate Haircutting & Related Theory
• CSME 2337 Advanced Cosmetology Techniques
• CSME 2501 Principles of Hair Coloring & Related Theory
16
5
3
3
5
Summer Semester
• CSME2539 Advanced Hair Design
• CSME 2541 Preparation for Texas Cosmetology Examination
10
5
5
Degree Total Credit Hours:
42

 

Certificate of Completion
Nail Technology

Required Courses
Required Credit Hours

• CSME 1443 Orientation to Nail Technology
• CSME 1431 Principles of Nail Technology I
• CSME 1441 Principles of Nail Technology II
• CSME 1443 Manicuring & Related Theory (Nails)
• CSME 2430 Nail Enhancement

19
3
4
4
4
4

Degree Total Credit Hours:
19

 

Certificate of Completion
Cosmetology Instructor

Required Courses
Required Credit Hours

• CSME 1434 Cosmetology Instructor I
• CSME 1435 Orientation to the Instruction of Cosmetology
• CSME 2414 Cosmetology Instructor II
• CSME 2415 Cosmetology Instructor III
• CSME 2445 Instructional & Theory Clinical Operation

20
4
4
4
4
4

Degree Total Credit Hours:
20
Certificate Program for LVN

Certificate of Completion
Licensed Vocational Nurse 

Satisfactory completion of the curriculum below makes the graduate eligible to apply for licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Required Courses
Required Credit Hours
Summer
• PSYC 2301 General Psychology
• BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I
• BIOL 1322 Nutrition & Diet Therapy I
• BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II

14
3
4
3
4

Fall Semester
• VNSG 1402 Applied Nursing Skills I
• VNSG 1230 Maternal-Neonatal Nursing
• VNSG 1226 Gerontology
• VSNG 1227 Essentials of Medication Administration
•VNSG 1231 Pharmacology
• VNSG 1360 Clinical-Practical Nurse Introductory
• VNSG 1236 Mental Health
• HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I
20
4
2
2
2
2
3
2
3
Spring Semester
• VNSG 1234 Pediatrics
• VNSG 1329 Medical-Surgical I
• VNSG 1332 Medical-Surgical II
• VNSG 2360 Clinical-Practical Nurse Intermediate
• VNSG 2363 Clinical-Practical Nurse Advanced
14
2
3
3
3
3
Degree Total Credit Hours:
48



Marketable Skills Achievement Award
in Farm & Ranch Management

Marketable Skills Achievement Award
In Farm & Ranch Management

 
Required Credit Hours
II. Required Agriculture Core Courses
• AGRI 1131 The Agricultural Industry
• AGRI 1407 Agronomy
• AGRI 1419 Introductory Animal Science
• AGRI 2317 Introduction to Agricultural Economics
12
1
4
4
3
Degree Total Credit Hours:
12
Marketable Skills Achievement Award for
Basic Electronics

Marketable Skills Achievement Award
In Basic Electronics

 
Required Credit Hours

II. Required Courses 
• CETT 1303 DC Circuits
• CETT 1305 AC Circuits
• CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals
• INTC 2336 Distributed Control & Programmable Logic

13
3
3
4
3

                        Degree Total Credit Hours:
13
Marketable Skills Achievement Award
Basic Welding

Marketable Skills Achievement Award
in Basic Welding 

 
Required Credit Hours
I. Required Courses
• WLDG 1204 Fundamentals of Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting
• WLDG 1317 Intro. to Layout Fabrication
• DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching
• WLDG 1428 Intro. to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

12
2
3
3
4

II. Selected Areas of Specialization
Select one course from options below:
• WLDG 1202 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
• WLDG 1206 Fundamentals of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

12 - 15

2

2

Degree Total Credit Hours:
14