• Courses 

    The Project JumpStart Dual Enrollment Program offers more than 20 courses. A school's ability to offer courses depends entirely on the qualification of its staff members and the administration's decision to allow qualified instructors to offer the courses. A given school may offer any of the following courses:  

    Accounting 
    Biology 
    Business 
    Chemistry 
    Computer Science
    English Language and Literature
    Finance
    French
    History
    Latin
    Mathematics
    Physics
    Psychology
    Spanish 


    Accounting

    ACT 210: Accounting for Financial Decision Making (3 credits)    [Back to top] 

    A study of basic concepts and fundamentals underlying the measurement, valuation, analysis, and communication of financial accounting information to external users for decision making and problem solving. Course Co-requisite(s): CIS 107.
     

    ACT 225: Fundamentals of Income Tax Practicum/VITA (1 credit) [Back to top]  

     Income Tax Practicum and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.  Under faculty supervision, students prepare federal, state, local school, and city income tax returns. Tax preparation training provided by the IRS and facilitated by the instructor (IRS Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Tax Wise software training augmented by faculty instruction).  The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offers basic income tax preparation assistance for individuals of low-to moderate-income, indivuals with disabilities, non-English speaking taxpayers, and the elderly within the community.  Students will be trained to help prepare basic tax returns electronically by working through modules on their own or by attending a classroom-like session.  This course will provide the student with real world work experience and an opportunity to demonstrate social responsibility by fulfilling community service.  Prerequisites:  A minimum grade point average of 3.00, previous completed ACT 421 or the equivalent, and the permission of the instructor. 

    Biology

    BIO 105 Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology ( 3 credits)    [Back to top]  

    A survey of the morphology and function of the human body. The intent of this course is to provide each student with the intellectual competence to manage his/her own health concerns; laboratory included.

    Business

     BUS 220 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)    [Back to top] 

    An introduction to the process of creating and fulfilling consumer and organizational needs through strategies involving the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods, and services in a market economy.

    Chemistry

    CHM 109 General Chemistry (4 credits)    [Back to top]  

    Foundations of chemistry for Science majors. Topics include atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, phases of matter, chemical energetics, molecular geometry; includes laboratory. Course Pre-requiste(s): High school chemistry with at least a grade of B. Course Co-requisite(s): MTH 102 or equivalent placement.

    Computer Science  

    CIS 107 Computer Applications (3 credits)  [Back to top] 

    This course introduces computer literacy and electronic spreadsheets.  Topics include computer systems, the Internet, functions and tools in electronic spreadsheets and their applications in business fields.  Not open to students with credit for CIS 106, CIS 180, or CIS 203.  Course will not apply to a major in Computer Information Systems.

    English Language and Literature

    ENG 110 College Writing (3 credits)    [Back to top]  

    This course emphasizes the strategies students need for writing and thinking across the curriculum. By practicing writing strategies such as argumentation, researched writing (or writing with sources), summary, analysis, comparison and contrast, definition, students will build the skills needed to succeed as college writers. Each section will focus on a specific theme. Themes from previous classes have included the following: American identity, family, love, the politics of food, Native American culture, and biography. This course does not fulfill the literature requirement. Not open to students with credit for ENG 101.
     

    ENG 214 Introduction to Literature (3 credits)    [Back to top]  

    This course is an introduction to literature which offers students the opportunity to read and appreciate a wide variety of poetry, fiction, and drama.  Students will work on polishing their writing and oral communication skills as they learn about literary genres. Course Pre-requiste(s): ENG 101-102 or 110 -111.

    Finance

    FIN 110 Personal Finance (3 credits)    [Back to top] 

    This course gives students a practical, down-to-earth introduction to sound money management. It explores the real-life problems that students will face, and trains them to solve those problems. Students will develop the skills needed to deal with housing, insurance, investments, budgeting, the workplace, retirement, smart shopping, borrowing and more.

    French

    FRN 110 Elementary French I (3 credits)    [Back to top] 

    Introduction to the fundamentals of the French language with intensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Use of authentic materials, tapes, and videos.
     

    FRN 111 Elementary French II (3 credits)    [Back to top] 

    Continuation of French I. Fulfills Language requirement. Course Pre-requiste(s): FRN 110 or Language Division placement measure.

    History

    HST 201 American History I (3 credits)    [Back to top] 

    An analysis of the colonial heritage of the United States, the causes and consequences of the American Revolution, the political, social, and economic development of the new nation through the Civil War and its aftermath. Not open to students who have taken HST 120.
     

    HST 202 American History II (3 credits)    [Back to top] 

    An analysis of the rise of big business, the labor movement, the emergence of the United States as a world power; the Progressive Reform movement; World War I, the Great Depression, World War II and the Cold War era. Not open to students who have taken HST 121.

    Latin

    LAT 111 Elementary Latin II (3 credits)    [Back to top] 

    Continuation of Latin I. Prerequisite: LAT 110 or Latin placement test.  Fulfills Language Requirement.

    Mathematics

    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)    [Back to top] 

    An introduction to the basic concepts and computations used in statistical analysis as well as their application to problems in other disciplines, especially biology, business, education, and social sciences. Topics include the description of data graphically and numerically, the collection of data via samples and experiments, and the process of drawing inferences or conclusions from data. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes conceptual understanding, interpretation of statistical quantities, and written/oral communication and will require the use of mathematical software. Course Pre-requiste(s): MTH 102 or placement.

     

    MTH 160 Precalculus (3 credits) [Back to top] 
    Topics include number theory and systems, solutions of equations and inequalities, factoring, functions and their graphs, inverse functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and their inverses, trigonometric identities, solutions of trigonometric equations, and applications.  The laboratory component of the course emphasizes mathematical modeling, problem solving, and written/oral communication and will require the use of graphing calculators and mathematical software.  Prerequisite: MTH 127 or MTH 128 or placement.  Not open to studens with credit for MTH 240. 

     

    MTH 240 Calculus I (4 credits)    [Back to top] 

    Topics include relations and functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, Mean Value Theorem, extrema, curve sketching, related rates, differentiation of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, introduction to Integral Calculus, the fundamental theorems of Calculus, elementary methods of integration, and applications. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes mathematical modeling, problem solving, and written/oral communication and will require the use of graphing calculators and mathematical software. Course Pre-requiste(s): MTH 160 or placement. 
     

    MTH 241 Calculus II (4 credits)    [Back to top] 

    Topics include a continuation of Integral Calculus, integration techniques, integration of exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and hyperbolic functions, applications of integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, parametric curves, polar coordinates, series and sequences, and applications. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes mathematical modeling, problem solving, and written/oral communication and will require the use of graphing calculators and mathematical software. Course Pre-requiste(s): MTH 240.

    Physics

    PHY 119 College Physics I (4 credits)    [Back to top] 

    An algebra-based study of mechanics: translational and rotational motion, the laws of conservation of energy and momentum, hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, and basic thermodynamics; includes laboratory. Course Pre-requiste(s): MTH 160 or equivalent. Not open to Chemistry majors. 

     

    PHY 120 College Physics II (4 credits)[Back to top]  

    An algebra-based study of electricity and magnetism, optics, introductory modern physics, and simple harmonic motion and waves; includes laboratory.  Prerequisite: MTH 160 or equivalent.  

    Psychology

    PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)    [Back to top] 

    A survey course on the basic principles of psychology and their applications to human behavior and social problems. Multiple perspectives emerging from different philosophical and socio-historical contexts are used to examine domains of human thought and behavior. Topics include research methods, human development, gender differences, learning and cognition, psychobiology, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, methods of treatment, and the impact of social situations and culture on behavior.

    Spanish

    SPN 110 Elementary Spanish I (3 credits)    [Back to top] 

    Development of communicative competency with an emphasis on comprehension and speaking skills. Cultural content and grammatical structures introduced by text, web-based, and multi-media instructional materials. Intended for beginning level students.
     

    SPN 111 Elementary Spanish II (3 credits)    [Back to top] 

    Continuation of SPN 110 presenting more complex grammatical structures and broader communicative competencies. This course fulfills the Language requirement. Course Pre-requiste(s): SPN 110 or placement by Literature and Language Division placement measure.  
     

    SPN 212 Intermediate Spanish  (3 credits)    [Back to top] 

    Grammar review with emphasis on the culture of the Spanish speaking world. Students will be expected to practice grammar structures while using them in culturally contextualized speaking, writing, reading, and listening activities. Native speakers of Spanish may enroll with consent of instructor. This course fulfills the Language requirement. Course Pre-requiste(s): SPN 111 or equivalent, or placement by Language Department placement measure.
     

     SPN 215 Intermediate Spanish Composition and Conversation (3 credits) [Back to top]  

    Continuation of SPN 212.  Prerequisite SPN 212 or consent of instructor.