This course will focus on ethical issues and scenarios that relate directly to employees and their work environment. Students will develop a clearer sense of how, as a future employee, their corporate code of ethics will relate to operational decisions made on a daily basis. Focus will be placed on organizational ethics, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, role of government, blowing the whistle, and ethics and technology.
Introduction to Psychology
This course provides broad coverage of the field of psychology, introducing the basic concepts, theories, and applications that constitute the discipline. Topics covered include: sensation and perception, sleep and dreams, classical and operant conditioning, foundations of memory, motivation and emotion, nature and nurture, and personality.
This course introduces fundamental scientific concepts in Earth Science. Students will explore a broad spectrum of earth science topics from Earth’s position in the solar system to the delicate ecological systems on Earth’s surface. Topics covered include: the scientific method, motions of earth, earth materials, plate tectonics, earthquakes, weathering, erosion, winds, atmosphere, weather, climate, oceans, and ecology and the environment.
This course covers basic mathematical topics in college math through everyday applications. The course first reviews fundamental math concepts such as whole numbers, fractions and mixed numbers, and decimals and then applies them to ration, rate, proportion and percent problems. Students will also be introduced to basic algebra concepts including simplifying, factoring, combining, and evaluating algebraic expressions.
Business Computer Applications
This course provides an overview of current software packages used in the business environment. Students will learn to create, edit, print, and save effective documents using word processing software as well as the basics of creating a graphical slide show using presentation software. Instruction will include using software to create and edit spreadsheets with embedded charts and graphs. Real world application projects will test students’ skills in these applications
This course presents a general overview of the history of the United States from pre-colonial times through the Reconstruction Era. It explores the cultural, political, geographical, economical, and technological changes that have shaped the United States as a nation. Through a chronological study of major events, people, and turning points in U.S. history, this course also provides tools for the critical thinking skills needed to interpret historical methods, points of view, and the meanings of events in historical contexts.
AC/DC Electronics & Electronic Components
This course will focus on the fundamentals of electricity, electrical theory and mathematics for circuitry will be discussed in this course. Focus will be on direct current, alternating current, series and parallel circuits, and passive and active components. This course will additionally discuss digital devices and circuits, and communication electronics, to include: radio frequency circuits, modulation, transmitters and receivers, digital transmission, multiplexing, demultiplexing, transmission lines, antennas, and microwaves. Safety for Computer Technicians will be reviewed throughout the class.
This course will teach the significance of object-oriented programming. Students will learn the keywords and constructs of the Java programming language and the steps required to create simple Java technology programs.
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
This course will provide learners with principles of data and technology that frame and define cybersecurity. Students will gain insight into the importance of cybersecurity and the integral role of cybersecurity personnel. Focus is on cybersecurity principles, security architecture, risk management, attacks, incidents, and IT and IS technologies
This course explores the essential parts of a computer with focus on the motherboard, the CPU, the BIOS, and input and output systems. Students will learn assembly, updating, and troubleshooting of these components in laboratory projects. Mass data storage and printing systems will also be discussed.
Computer Operating Systems (Windows)
This course covers file systems, installation and setup, system management, and networking with Windows OS. Focus is on hard disk preparation, memory management, the command prompt, disk management, utilities, and troubleshooting basic networking issues.