Biotechnology and Health Science Courses

JUNIOR YEAR COURSES (Engineering Fundamentals)

XLR8 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN (PLTW)               

In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students will learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation. (4 DE credits)

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XLR8 PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (PLTW)

This survey course of engineering exposes students to some of the major concepts they’ll encounter in a post secondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high-tech careers and to develop skills and understanding of course concepts. Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Students also learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to peers and members of the professional community. (4 DE credits)

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XLR8  STATISTICAL REASONING

Students will learn elementary statistical methods and concepts including descriptive statistics, estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression and categorical data analysis. Topics in the course will be presented with data generated from practical applications. (3 DE credits)

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XLR8 PRE-CALCULUS I

Students in this semester course learn about college algebra, matrices, and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.(3 DE credits)

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XLR8 APPLIED CALCULUS I

Student in this semester course learn about limits, continuity, differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions with applications, and an introduction to integration. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus I (3 DE credits)

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XLR8 COLLEGE CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS I & II

Emphasizes experimental and theoretical aspects of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry. Discusses general chemistry concepts as they apply to issues within our society and environment.  Course examines principles and concepts of chemistry with an emphasis on applications useful to engineers. Includes stoichiometry; atomic structure; chemical equations and reactions; chemical bonding and molecular structure, gases, liquids, and solids; materials science; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics: equilibrium; electro-chemistry; and polymers. (8 DE Credits)

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COLLEGE SUCCESS SKILLS

Assists students in transition to colleges. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, and curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students. Includes instruction in networked information resources and in the use of telecommunication software (1 DE Credit)

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SENIOR YEAR COURSES (Biotechnology Fundamentals)

 

XLR8  MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I

Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. (3 DE Credits)

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XLR8 DIGITAL ELECTRONICS (PLTW)

This course is the study of electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals. Digital electronics is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such as cellular phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras and high-definition televisions. The major focus of the DE course is to expose students to the process of combinational and sequential logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards and technical documentation. (3 DE credits)

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XLR8 APPLIED CALCULUS I

Students in this semester course learn about limits, continuity, differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions with applications, and an introduction to integration. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus I  (3 DE credits)

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XLR8 PRECALCULUS  II

Students in this semester course learn about  trigonometry, analytic geometry, sequences and series. (3 DE Credits)

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XLR8 CALCULUS I & II

Presents analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including the study of limits, derivatives, differentials, and introduction to integration along with their applications.  study of integral calculus of one variable including indefinite integral, definite integral and methods of integration with applications to algebraic and transcendental functions.   Designed for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus I and II (8 DE Credits)

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XLR8 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I & II

Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. (8 DE Credits)
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XLR8 COORDINATED INTERNSHIP

Work-based learning opportunity for students in spring semester of senior year. (1 DE Credit)