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.
Introduction to Software Development and Project Management
This course provides an overview to computer programming and software development. Students will be introduced to various computer operating systems, hardware, software and programming environments. An Emphasis is placed on planning, design, development, implementation and testing of an application. Methods to utilize input–process–output (IPO) charts, pseudocode and flowcharts with be introduced to assist with application development. Additionally, the course will discuss the health and safety of continuous computer usage and methods to lessen risk factors.
Core Programming Logic and Design Principles
This course introduces programming logic, control statements, and program flow. Students will be given the skills to understand programing structure; including sequence, selection, and repetition. The student will learn problem analysis and methods of algorithm application to solve the scenario.
This course introduces the student to web based programing languages/scripts and focuses on internet fundamentals. Students will be able to create a web interface utilizing HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, and PHP. The course will additionally introduce content management systems (CMS), specially WordPress.