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College Now High School Courses

These are the available high school courses broken down by high school.

Akron-Westfield High School

Emergency Medical Responder
EMS-114
2.0 credits
This course emphasizes the development of student skills in emergency medical care procedures. Topics include life threatening emergencies, injuries to various body parts, techniques of moving patients, CPR-BLS, and the safety and well-being of the Emergency Medical Responder. Successful completion of course requirements allows students to write national certification examination.
Prereq: Students must have a current AHA BLS provider card
Health Careers & Teams
HSC-109
3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide information on career options for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. It includes the study of team dynamics and communication techniques necessary to work and succeed in the healthcare field. Students are given opportunities for career exploration through research and projects utilizing the internet and library databases. It also provides instruction in browsing the internet, using email, and other computer literacy tools necessary for taking online courses and for careers in the healthcare industry.
Issues in Health and Society
HSC-111
3.0 credits
This course presents an overview of current issues, concepts, and theories in health. It provides students with well-developed, carefully considered, and sharply opposed points of view on issues in health and society. This course provides both an overview of areas of conflict in health as well as ways of looking at the conflicts. The purpose of this course is to introduce a number of contemporary topics in order to illustrate how controversies are viewed from a healthcare perspective.
Medical Terminology
HSC-114
3.0 credits
This course presents medical terminology as the language of medicine. It also studies spelling, pronunciation and usage, emphasis on word analysis and construction of definitions.
Nurse Aide Theory
HSC-173
3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of patient care in the health care environment. Students learn basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, meeting human needs, safety measures, infection control, and physical care.
Coreq: Take HSC-174

Cherokee Washington High School

Advanced Drywall
CON-365
1.5 credits
This is a combined lecture and lab course that further enhances students' ability to finish drywall and apply other interior wall and ceiling finishes. It provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to finish drywall to a smooth surface and apply a variety of textures. Students will also learn alternate methods of wall and ceiling finishing such as paneling and suspended ceilings.
Prereq: Take CON-136 CON-209
Advanced Nurse Aide
HSC-178
4.0 credits
This course is designed as an optional additional unit of instruction to be given either in conjunction with or following the approved 75 hour Nurse Aide course. The 75 hour Nurse Aide course meets the OBRA (Nursing Home Reform) requirements for nurse aides who work in long term care. This additional material provides the learner with content emphasizing the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary for providing patient care in the acute setting. Successful completion of the 75 hour Nurse Aide Course HSC-173 and HSC-174 or documentation by a transcript or certificate of completion of an approved nurse aide course is required.
Prereq: Take HSC-173 HSC-174
Applied Math
MAT-772
3.0 credits
This course covers all fundamental arithmetic concepts and more routine algebraic operations. Arithmetic concepts are fractions, percentages, graphing, decimals, ratios, word problems, metrics, areas, and volumes. Algebraic work includes solving simpler equations, proportions, and formula rearrangement.
Basic Framing Techniques
CON-204
4.0 credits
This course offers a background in woods, fasteners and materials, and introduces blueprint reading. Beginning rafter construction and roof framing and finishing is also covered. It is a combined lecture and lab course and includes hands-on experience in the framing of exterior and interior walls, doors and window openings, and interior walls.
Prereq: Take CON-136
Calculus I
MAT-211
5.0 credits
This course is a review of analytic geometry and vector valued functions; a study of limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration with emphasis on theory, applications, and computer use throughout the course. An ACT Math score of 26 or demonstrated preparedness through an ALEKS assessment may be used in lieu of the pre-requisite course.
Prereq: Take MAT-129 or MAT130; or have ACT Math of 26 or
Exterior Finishing
CON-366
4.0 credits
In this course students will study different types of material for exterior finishing such as wood, steel, aluminum, vinyl, EIFS, and brick. There will also be an in-depth look at windows and exterior doors for residential and commercial construction. Included in this class is estimating materials, plan reading and the study of deck building.
Prereq: Take CON-136
Health Careers & Teams
HSC-109
3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide information on career options for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. It includes the study of team dynamics and communication techniques necessary to work and succeed in the healthcare field. Students are given opportunities for career exploration through research and projects utilizing the internet and library databases. It also provides instruction in browsing the internet, using email, and other computer literacy tools necessary for taking online courses and for careers in the healthcare industry.
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO-173
4.0 credits
This is a combined lecture and lab course that explores the relationship between structure, function and homeostasis in the human body. This course covers the skeletal, muscular, integumentary, and nervous systems, as well as cytology and histology. Prerequisite: Meet ONE of the following: 1) ACT Composite of 22 or higher 2) 2 semesters of High School Chemistry with a B- or better OR 1 semester of High School Chemistry with a B- or better and 1 semester of High School Biology with a B- or better 3) Completion with a C- or better in a transfer level Biology (BIO-105 or higher) or Chemistry (CHM-122 or higher) 4) Instructor Permission to enroll in the course
Prereq: Take BIO-168
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO-168
4.0 credits
This is a combined lecture and lab course that explores the relationship between structure, function and homeostasis in the human body. This course covers the skeletal, muscular, integumentary, and nervous systems, as well as cytology and histology. Prerequisite: Meet ONE of the following: 1) ACT Composite of 22 or higher 2) 2 semesters of High School Chemistry with a B- or better OR 1 semester of High School Chemistry with a B- or better and 1 semester of High School Biology with a B- or better 3) Completion with a C- or better in a transfer level Biology (BIO-105 or higher) or Chemistry (CHM-122 or higher) 4) Instructor Permission to enroll in the course.
Prereq: Take BIO-105, CHM-122 or have a 22 Composite ACT. M
Int Doors, Cabinets & Millwork
CON-367
2.5 credits
This is a combined lecture and lab course in which students will learn to hang interior doors, install the trim around the doors and windows, install cabinets and special shelving, and install a complete stairway balustrade.
Prereq: Take CON-136
Integrated Comp Bus Applicatio
BCA-221
3.0 credits
This course allows students to utilize their Microsoft Office knowledge and skills. Students receive instruction on specific Office application integration with emphasis both on individual and workgroup-oriented projects.
Prereq: Take CSC-110 or BCA-129 BCA-147 BCA-175 BCA-165
Intro to Construction Shop
CON-136
1.0 credits
This course is a prerequisite to all credit carpentry classes and is a lecture course that serves as an introduction into Carpentry or Construction classes. Content covers personal safety, tool safety, tool maintenance, and hand and power tool identification and proper use.
Introduction to Computers
CSC-110
3.0 credits
This course provides a fundamental understanding of computers and familiarizes students with the interaction of computer hardware and software. Emphasis is on the application of microcomputers and hands-on use of software, including the operating system, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, and files management. Students should plan on lab time outside of class for homework. Keyboarding/typing skills highly recommended. This course is not for the novice computer user.
Introduction to Drywall
CON-209
1.0 credits
This course is a combined lecture and lab course that introduces the student to the basics of hanging and taping drywall and its uses in residential construction. It also provides students the necessary knowledge and skills to insulate a structure.
Prereq: Take CON-136
Medical Terminology
HSC-114
3.0 credits
This course presents medical terminology as the language of medicine. It also studies spelling, pronunciation and usage, emphasis on word analysis and construction of definitions.
Music Appreciation
MUS-100
3.0 credits
A general course designed to make the student more aware of musical form, media, genres, musical periods, and the essential role of music in life and culture. Emphasizes the development of tools for intelligent listening and appreciation.
Nurse Aide Theory
HSC-173
3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of patient care in the health care environment. Students learn basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, meeting human needs, safety measures, infection control, and physical care.
Coreq: Take HSC-174
Statistics
MAT-157
4.0 credits
This course addresses theory, techniques, and applications of statistical analyses; descriptive statistics, probability, sampling, estimation, test of hypotheses, ANOVA, linear regression, and nonparametric procedures. Computer skills and use is needed throughout. An ACT Math score of 22 or demonstrated preparedness through an ALEKS assessment may be used in lieu of the pre-requisite course.
Prereq: Take MAT-111 or MAT-121; or have an ACT Math Score

Dakota Valley High School

Advanced Nurse Aide
HSC-178
4.0 credits
This course is designed as an optional additional unit of instruction to be given either in conjunction with or following the approved 75 hour Nurse Aide course. The 75 hour Nurse Aide course meets the OBRA (Nursing Home Reform) requirements for nurse aides who work in long term care. This additional material provides the learner with content emphasizing the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary for providing patient care in the acute setting. Successful completion of the 75 hour Nurse Aide Course HSC-173 and HSC-174 or documentation by a transcript or certificate of completion of an approved nurse aide course is required.
Prereq: Take HSC-173 HSC-174
ARC Welding Intro
WEL-147
3.0 credits
This is the first of two courses designed for students to prepare for the AWS Certification. A combined lecture and lab course, students study safety, heat settings, polarity, and the proper selection of electrodes in the arc welding process. Topics include welding on carbon steel plate, use of visual inspection and destructive testing according to the AWS D 1.1 code.
Health Careers & Teams
HSC-109
3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide information on career options for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. It includes the study of team dynamics and communication techniques necessary to work and succeed in the healthcare field. Students are given opportunities for career exploration through research and projects utilizing the internet and library databases. It also provides instruction in browsing the internet, using email, and other computer literacy tools necessary for taking online courses and for careers in the healthcare industry.
Intro to GMAW
WEL-423
2.0 credits
This course combines lecture and lab activities to present the Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) process used extensively by industry. It emphasizes hands-on applications, metal transfer concepts, GMAW equipment, and safety.
Nurse Aide Theory
HSC-173
3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of patient care in the health care environment. Students learn basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, meeting human needs, safety measures, infection control, and physical care.
Coreq: Take HSC-174

Denison High School

ARC Welding Intermediate
WEL-148
3.0 credits
This is the second of two courses designed for students to prepare for the AWS certification. A combined lecture and lab course, students study safety, heat settings, polarity, penetration welding, horizontal and vertical welding, and the proper selection of electrodes in the arc welding process. Topics include welding on carbon steel plate, use of visual inspection and destructive testing according to the AWS D 1.1 code.
Prereq: Take WEL-147
ARC Welding Intro
WEL-147
3.0 credits
This is the first of two courses designed for students to prepare for the AWS Certification. A combined lecture and lab course, students study safety, heat settings, polarity, and the proper selection of electrodes in the arc welding process. Topics include welding on carbon steel plate, use of visual inspection and destructive testing according to the AWS D 1.1 code.
Basic Databases
BCA-165
2.0 credits
This course teaches the fundamentals of database design and database creation. Students learn to create databases, query databases, maintain databases using design and update features, create custom reports, forms and combo boxes and create and use a data access page that allows users to utilize an Access database using the Internet.
Basic Presentation Software
BCA-175
2.0 credits
This course covers the development of presentation visuals using presentation software on a computer. Included in the course are how to plan and organize presentations and develop materials such as slides, black and white handouts and overheads. Students learn to integrate materials from several software sources, purchased graphics and art, and scanned materials. Preparing presentations for the Web is also covered.
Basic Spreadsheets
BCA-147
2.0 credits
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic concepts of an electronic spreadsheet program. Hands-on practice in designing, building, and editing spreadsheets will develop the basic skills necessary to construct spreadsheets for home and business use.
Basic Word Processing
BCA-129
2.0 credits
This course addresses basic and intermediate levels of word processing using Microsoft Word. Skills introduced include using and manipulating Windows, entering and editing text, formatting paragraphs and text, using the spelling checker and thesaurus, selecting printers and printing documents, and applying document formatting options.
Calculus I
MAT-211
5.0 credits
This course is a review of analytic geometry and vector valued functions; a study of limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration with emphasis on theory, applications, and computer use throughout the course. An ACT Math score of 26 or demonstrated preparedness through an ALEKS assessment may be used in lieu of the pre-requisite course.
Prereq: Take MAT-129 or MAT130; or have ACT Math of 26 or
Composition I
ENG-105
3.0 credits
This course is an exploration of writing as a process with attention to audience, purpose and patterns of exposition.
Prereq: Recommended ACT Composite of 22. Students may complet
Composition II
ENG-106
3.0 credits
This course is a continuation of ENG 105 with emphasis on developing more complex, sophisticated forms of exposition. It includes a research paper requiring library research, documentation, and bibliography.
Prereq: Take ENG-105 Composition I
Emergency Medical Responder
EMS-114
2.0 credits
This course emphasizes the development of student skills in emergency medical care procedures. Topics include life threatening emergencies, injuries to various body parts, techniques of moving patients, CPR-BLS, and the safety and well-being of the Emergency Medical Responder. Successful completion of course requirements allows students to write national certification examination.
Prereq: Students must have a current AHA BLS provider card
Essentials of Firefighter I
FIR-320
4.0 credits
This course provides basic fire training relating to the NFPA 1001 standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. It reflects the most current standards as adopted by the Fire Service Training Bureau and can prepare students to take the written Fire Fighter One exam and the Practical Skills Performance exam.
Ethics in Criminal Justice
CRJ-101
3.0 credits
This course covers the ethical standards and codes of professional behavior for police officers and others placed in positions of public trust. The course includes use of force, gratuities, intra- and inter-agency conduct, integrity, ethical necessity of due process and on-duty and off-duty conduct.
Exterior Body Construction
CRR-403
3.0 credits
This course provides instruction and practice in methods of adjusting and aligning bumpers, lamps, doors, fenders and exterior body panels. Emphasis is placed on the fit of fenders, doors, hoods, deck lids, grills, and the servicing of hinges and latches.
Fire Fighter II
FIR-141
2.0 credits
This course provides basic fire training relating to the NFPA 1001 standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. It reflects the most current standards as adopted by the Fire Service Training Bureau and can prepare students to take the written Fire Fighter Two exam and the Practical Skills Performance exam. Prerequisite: All Fire Fighter II candidates must be certified Fire Fighter I prior to entering the Fire Fighter II certification process. All Iowa Fire Fighter I certifications issued by the Fire Service Institute meet this requirement. Those seeking reciprocity should direct their questions to the Fire Service Institute.
Prereq: Take FIR-320
Health Careers & Teams
HSC-109
3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide information on career options for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. It includes the study of team dynamics and communication techniques necessary to work and succeed in the healthcare field. Students are given opportunities for career exploration through research and projects utilizing the internet and library databases. It also provides instruction in browsing the internet, using email, and other computer literacy tools necessary for taking online courses and for careers in the healthcare industry.
Interior Body Construction
CRR-411
3.0 credits
This course provides instruction and practice in the servicing of dash assemblies, headliners, seats and seat belts, interior trim, and door hardware. The removal and installation of automotive glass and trim will be practiced.
Introduction to Criminal Justi
CRJ-100
3.0 credits
This course studies the history of law enforcement and respective agencies and the basic theories of the criminal behavior as well as law enforcement terminology and technology. It emphasizes the duties and responsibilities of the law enforcement officer to the individual and society as a whole and explores and defines techniques, technical terms, and basic procedures.
Introduction to Literature
LIT-101
3.0 credits
An introduction to the study of short fiction, poetry, and drama.
Prereq: Take ENG-105;
Introduction to Psychology
PSY-111
3.0 credits
This course introduces students to the scientific study of mental processes and behavior with emphasis on the nervous system, learning and memory, cognition, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, personality, intelligence, stress, psychological disorders and therapy, and social influence. This course explains the roles of theory and empirical evidence in describing, and predicting behavior. Students apply critical thinking in relation to research methods and ethics in the field of psychology.
Medical Terminology
HSC-114
3.0 credits
This course presents medical terminology as the language of medicine. It also studies spelling, pronunciation and usage, emphasis on word analysis and construction of definitions.
Nurse Aide Theory
HSC-173
3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of patient care in the health care environment. Students learn basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, meeting human needs, safety measures, infection control, and physical care.
Coreq: Take HSC-174
Oxy Fuel Welding and Cutting
WEL-120
2.0 credits
In this course students will learn the fundamentals of oxy/fuel welding including the safe operation, proper setup, and welding and metal cutting skills. Topics include fusion welding and brazing on light gauge metals, as well as cutting on heavy and light gauge metals.
Plastic Repair
CRR-202
3.0 credits
This course provides students with the knowledge necessary to identify and repair the various plastic and fiberglass panels used in modern vehicle construction.
Sheet Metal Fundamentals
CRR-323
3.0 credits
This course provides the student with the basic theory of metal straightening, tool skill development, auto body nomenclature, and the materials commonly used to complete the repairs. Students practice roughing, shaping, sheet metal fabrication, metal finishing, and the use of body fillers on automotive body panels.
Sheet Metal Welding
CRR-102
3.0 credits
This course will provide a working knowledge of oxyacetylene usage, MIG welding, along with TIG welding procedures. Specific welding procedures producing necessary weld constructions used in the automotive trade will be emphasized. The student develops skills through practice when completing industry accepted automotive welds on 22 gauge mild steel.
Surface Preparation
CRR-811
4.0 credits
This course combines lecture and lab activities to introduce the basic procedures of surface preparation for refinishing. Techniques demonstrated include cleaning, sanding, and use of power tools and paint equipment. Students learn to use abrasives, undercoats, solvents and basecoat/clearcoat topcoats, and techniques of color sanding and polishing.

Hinton High School

Applied Math
MAT-772
3.0 credits
This course covers all fundamental arithmetic concepts and more routine algebraic operations. Arithmetic concepts are fractions, percentages, graphing, decimals, ratios, word problems, metrics, areas, and volumes. Algebraic work includes solving simpler equations, proportions, and formula rearrangement.
Workplace Communications
COM-723
3.0 credits
This course is a study of the principles and processes of written and oral communication as applied to occupational and personal use through practical reading, writing and speaking assignments. It emphasizes technical report writing, including preparation, organization, audience and the effective use of format, supplements and visuals.

Kingsley-Pierson High School

Principles of Agronomy
AGA-114
3.0 credits
This course presents the information necessary to understand the reasons and methods of soil and crop management. The course provides answers to practical crop production questions and introduces students to further study of the sciences involved.
Survey of the Animal Industry
AGS-113
3.0 credits
This lecture and lab course introduces the student to a broad spectrum of animal science. Beef, swine, sheep, dairy, horse and poultry production are presented. Some exotic and nontraditional livestock are discussed.

Lawton Bronson High School

Business Law I
BUS-185
3.0 credits
This course is an introduction to laws and court procedures relating to business. It emphasizes the ethical, constitutional and regulatory aspects of business. The course concludes with an in-depth study of the laws governing the formation and enforcement of contracts.
Medical Terminology
HSC-114
3.0 credits
This course presents medical terminology as the language of medicine. It also studies spelling, pronunciation and usage, emphasis on word analysis and construction of definitions.

LeMars High School

Advanced Nurse Aide
HSC-178
4.0 credits
This course is designed as an optional additional unit of instruction to be given either in conjunction with or following the approved 75 hour Nurse Aide course. The 75 hour Nurse Aide course meets the OBRA (Nursing Home Reform) requirements for nurse aides who work in long term care. This additional material provides the learner with content emphasizing the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary for providing patient care in the acute setting. Successful completion of the 75 hour Nurse Aide Course HSC-173 and HSC-174 or documentation by a transcript or certificate of completion of an approved nurse aide course is required.
Prereq: Take HSC-173 HSC-174
Applied Calculus
MAT-201
5.0 credits
This course is a study of functions, limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration. Emphasis is on theory and applications throughout. The course is designed to satisfy the Calculus requirement for most non-math and non-engineering major students. An ACT Math score of 24 or demonstrated preparedness through an ALEKS assessment may be used in lieu of the pre-requisite course.
Prereq: Take MAT-121 or have minimum ACT Math of 22 or ALE
Applied Math
MAT-772
3.0 credits
This course covers all fundamental arithmetic concepts and more routine algebraic operations. Arithmetic concepts are fractions, percentages, graphing, decimals, ratios, word problems, metrics, areas, and volumes. Algebraic work includes solving simpler equations, proportions, and formula rearrangement.
ARC Welding Intermediate
WEL-148
3.0 credits
This is the second of two courses designed for students to prepare for the AWS certification. A combined lecture and lab course, students study safety, heat settings, polarity, penetration welding, horizontal and vertical welding, and the proper selection of electrodes in the arc welding process. Topics include welding on carbon steel plate, use of visual inspection and destructive testing according to the AWS D 1.1 code.
Prereq: Take WEL-147
ARC Welding Intro
WEL-147
3.0 credits
This is the first of two courses designed for students to prepare for the AWS Certification. A combined lecture and lab course, students study safety, heat settings, polarity, and the proper selection of electrodes in the arc welding process. Topics include welding on carbon steel plate, use of visual inspection and destructive testing according to the AWS D 1.1 code.
Auto Electricity/Electronics
AUT-615
4.0 credits
This course covers theory, diagnosis and service practices related to electronic systems found on today's automobiles. The basics of electricity, meter use and circuit analysis is extensively covered. Special emphasis is made in the areas of schematics use, electrical system diagnosis, and circuit theory. Semiconductor use and computer operation will also be covered.
Prereq: Take AUT-115;
Automotive Electrical Systems
AUT-633
4.0 credits
This course introduces students to electrical theory, diagnosis, and service practices related to the electrical systems found on today's automobiles. There is an emphasis on battery starting and charging systems, lighting systems, and hybrid vehicle electrical systems. Practical applications of schematics and electrical system diagnosis using circuit theory are discussed.
Prereq: Take AUT-615;
Automotive Engine Repair
AUT-163
3.0 credits
This is a combined lecture and lab course that covers the fundamentals of internal combustion engine operation, service and repair. Students learn theories in practical, hands-on applications in both the classroom and lab exercises.
Prereq: Take AUT-101
CAD 3-D Modeling I
CAD-277
3.0 credits
This course teaches parametric solid model CAD basics. Three-dimensional parametric concepts with design intent and solid CAD models will be built and edited. This course builds on previous basic drafting skills and focuses on using parametric solid modeling design software to develop technical drawings. Topics include patterns of features, editing, adding dimensions and creating simple assemblies.
Prereq: Take CAD-269
CAD Two-Dimensional (2-D) I
CAD-267
3.0 credits
This course introduces students to standard industry practices for technical and industrial illustration. Emphasis is placed on understanding how edges and surfaces are represented using orthographic projection. Students will use computers to create technical drawings.
Prereq: Take DRF-121 DRF-113
Career Seminar
AGC-216
2.0 credits
This course is designed to help students explore and discover the many opportunities that are available in the profession of agriculture and related industries both nationally and internationally.
College Algebra
MAT-121
4.0 credits
This course addresses linear functions and inequalities, quadratics, conics, polynomials and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear systems, matrices and determinants. Additional topics may include sequences, series, permutations, combinations, and probability. Completion of Pre-requisite course or alternative assessment required for enrollment.
Prereq: Take MAT-102 or have minimum ACT Math of 21 or ALE
Composition I
ENG-105
3.0 credits
This course is an exploration of writing as a process with attention to audience, purpose and patterns of exposition.
Prereq: Recommended ACT Composite of 22. Students may complet
Composition II
ENG-106
3.0 credits
This course is a continuation of ENG 105 with emphasis on developing more complex, sophisticated forms of exposition. It includes a research paper requiring library research, documentation, and bibliography.
Prereq: Take ENG-105 Composition I
Emergency Medical Technician
EMS-217
7.0 credits
This course is designed for individuals who anticipate working with an ambulance service, hospital emergency department, fire department, police department, mining operation, or in other occupational fields where medical emergencies are common. Course content includes but is not limited to an overview of anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; patient assessment; basic life support in relation to cardiac arrest, trauma, and other medical emergencies. Instruction in light extrication of the injured is additionally covered. This course also provides the student an opportunity to apply cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills in a supervised clinical or field setting.
Prereq: Students must be 17 years of age at the time of e
Foundations of Education
EDU-210
3.0 credits
This course is an introduction to professional education providing a historical and philosophical background from which the student can examine his or her own commitment to education. Challenges and issues in education today will be discussed in the context of school organization, funding, curriculum, professionalism, legal issues, and effective teacher characteristics.
Funds of Technical Drafting
DRF-113
3.0 credits
This is a beginning course for students with little or no previous experience in drafting. The course will introduce students to essential concepts necessary for a fundamental understanding application of technical drawing. The topics include lettering and instrument linework techniques, orthographic projection principles, and basic multiview drawing techniques.
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WEL-191
3.0 credits
This course combines lecture and lab activities to present Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process. Students study equipment use, welding procedures, position welding, welding of common metals and safety precautions. Topics include welding in all positions on ferrous and nonferrous metals.
Prereq: Take WEL-120;
GMAW for Production
WEL-422
4.0 credits
This course combines lecture and lab activities to present the Gas Metal Arc welding (MIG) process used extensively by industry. A continuation of Intro to GMAW, WEL 423, students learn out of position welds using hands-on applications, metal transfer concepts, GMAW equipment maintenance, welding procedures, out of position welding, and safety.
Prereq: Take WEL-423
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO-173
4.0 credits
This is a combined lecture and lab course that explores the relationship between structure, function and homeostasis in the human body. This course covers the skeletal, muscular, integumentary, and nervous systems, as well as cytology and histology. Prerequisite: Meet ONE of the following: 1) ACT Composite of 22 or higher 2) 2 semesters of High School Chemistry with a B- or better OR 1 semester of High School Chemistry with a B- or better and 1 semester of High School Biology with a B- or better 3) Completion with a C- or better in a transfer level Biology (BIO-105 or higher) or Chemistry (CHM-122 or higher) 4) Instructor Permission to enroll in the course
Prereq: Take BIO-168
Intro to Automotive Technology
AUT-104
3.0 credits
This course provides basic instruction in shop skills including precision measuring, the use of hand tools, power tool use, fittings, fasteners, service manual use and related shop equipment. It covers the basics of electrical systems, drive train, fuel, brakes, heating, air conditioning, wheels and tires. It also emphasizes shop safety practices in each area of study.
Intro to GMAW
WEL-423
2.0 credits
This course combines lecture and lab activities to present the Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) process used extensively by industry. It emphasizes hands-on applications, metal transfer concepts, GMAW equipment, and safety.
Introduction to Business
BUS-102
3.0 credits
This course provides a broad overview of business including internal and external functions. Topics include economics, marketing, entrepreneurship, and management as well as related domestic and international business issues.
Introduction to Literature
LIT-101
3.0 credits
An introduction to the study of short fiction, poetry, and drama.
Prereq: Take ENG-105;
Measuring, Layout, & Applied
WEL-425
1.0 credits
This course combines lecture and lab activities to present basic measuring and layout tools used extensively by industry, as well as application of basic symbols. It emphasizes hands-on applications, accurate measurements techniques and proper use of tools and interpretation of basic weld symbols.
Nurse Aide Theory
HSC-173
3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of patient care in the health care environment. Students learn basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, meeting human needs, safety measures, infection control, and physical care.
Coreq: Take HSC-174
Oxy Fuel Welding and Cutting
WEL-120
2.0 credits
In this course students will learn the fundamentals of oxy/fuel welding including the safe operation, proper setup, and welding and metal cutting skills. Topics include fusion welding and brazing on light gauge metals, as well as cutting on heavy and light gauge metals.
Precalculus
MAT-129
5.0 credits
This is an intensive course in College Algebra and Trigonometry. Topics include algebraic equations and inequalities, functions and their graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric identities and equations, sequences and series, and applications. An ACT Math score of 22 or demonstrated preparedness through an ALEKS assessment may be used in lieu of the pre-requisite course.
Prereq: Take MAT-121 or have minimum ACT Math of 22 or ALE
Principles of Agronomy
AGA-114
3.0 credits
This course presents the information necessary to understand the reasons and methods of soil and crop management. The course provides answers to practical crop production questions and introduces students to further study of the sciences involved.
Principles of Management
MGT-101
3.0 credits
This course introduces students to the role of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling in formal and informal organizations of all sizes. This course presents theoretical bases and real world examples of implementation.
Survey of the Animal Industry
AGS-113
3.0 credits
This lecture and lab course introduces the student to a broad spectrum of animal science. Beef, swine, sheep, dairy, horse and poultry production are presented. Some exotic and nontraditional livestock are discussed.
Western Civ: Anc to Early Mod
HIS-110
3.0 credits
This course traces the Western tradition from Antiquity through the seventeenth century. Emphasizes the process of change and the dynamics and interrelationships of events of the major societies, governance, and cultures of the Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and beginnings of early modern times.
Western Civ: Early Mod to Pres
HIS-111
3.0 credits
This course surveys Western history from the age of Enlightenment in the Eighteenth century to present day.
Workplace Communications
COM-723
3.0 credits
This course is a study of the principles and processes of written and oral communication as applied to occupational and personal use through practical reading, writing and speaking assignments. It emphasizes technical report writing, including preparation, organization, audience and the effective use of format, supplements and visuals.

MVAOCOU High School

Basic Presentation Software
BCA-175
2.0 credits
This course covers the development of presentation visuals using presentation software on a computer. Included in the course are how to plan and organize presentations and develop materials such as slides, black and white handouts and overheads. Students learn to integrate materials from several software sources, purchased graphics and art, and scanned materials. Preparing presentations for the Web is also covered.
Basic Spreadsheets
BCA-147
2.0 credits
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic concepts of an electronic spreadsheet program. Hands-on practice in designing, building, and editing spreadsheets will develop the basic skills necessary to construct spreadsheets for home and business use.
Design Principles I
GRA-201
3.0 credits
The course is the first in a series that serves as an introduction to the principles of design and idea generation with a strong emphasis on typography. Students explore how these principles are applied in the marketplace.
Intro to Accounting
ACC-111
3.0 credits
This course is designed to teach the key concepts and skills required to record a variety of accounting entries for both a service and merchandising business, to prepare financial statements, to record payroll entries, to prepare payroll records and to utilize good cash management skills. The skills learned will prepare students for direct job entry as small business owners and entrepreneurs. These accounting concepts are applied to a variety of companies.
Introduction to Psychology
PSY-111
3.0 credits
This course introduces students to the scientific study of mental processes and behavior with emphasis on the nervous system, learning and memory, cognition, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, personality, intelligence, stress, psychological disorders and therapy, and social influence. This course explains the roles of theory and empirical evidence in describing, and predicting behavior. Students apply critical thinking in relation to research methods and ethics in the field of psychology.
Personal Finance
FIN-121
3.0 credits
This course is an overview of personal financial planning with emphasis in the areas of personal money management, budgeting, taxes, investments, and risk. This course also covers the process of buying/leasing autos, and purchasing a home. Students are introduced to issues relating to credit management and insurance products as well.

OA-BCIG High School

ARC Welding Intro
WEL-147
3.0 credits
This is the first of two courses designed for students to prepare for the AWS Certification. A combined lecture and lab course, students study safety, heat settings, polarity, and the proper selection of electrodes in the arc welding process. Topics include welding on carbon steel plate, use of visual inspection and destructive testing according to the AWS D 1.1 code.
Basic Databases
BCA-165
2.0 credits
This course teaches the fundamentals of database design and database creation. Students learn to create databases, query databases, maintain databases using design and update features, create custom reports, forms and combo boxes and create and use a data access page that allows users to utilize an Access database using the Internet.
Basic Presentation Software
BCA-175
2.0 credits
This course covers the development of presentation visuals using presentation software on a computer. Included in the course are how to plan and organize presentations and develop materials such as slides, black and white handouts and overheads. Students learn to integrate materials from several software sources, purchased graphics and art, and scanned materials. Preparing presentations for the Web is also covered.
Basic Spreadsheets
BCA-147
2.0 credits
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic concepts of an electronic spreadsheet program. Hands-on practice in designing, building, and editing spreadsheets will develop the basic skills necessary to construct spreadsheets for home and business use.
Basic Word Processing
BCA-129
2.0 credits
This course addresses basic and intermediate levels of word processing using Microsoft Word. Skills introduced include using and manipulating Windows, entering and editing text, formatting paragraphs and text, using the spelling checker and thesaurus, selecting printers and printing documents, and applying document formatting options.
Career Seminar
AGC-216
2.0 credits
This course is designed to help students explore and discover the many opportunities that are available in the profession of agriculture and related industries both nationally and internationally.
Composition I
ENG-105
3.0 credits
This course is an exploration of writing as a process with attention to audience, purpose and patterns of exposition.
Prereq: Recommended ACT Composite of 22. Students may complet
Composition II
ENG-106
3.0 credits
This course is a continuation of ENG 105 with emphasis on developing more complex, sophisticated forms of exposition. It includes a research paper requiring library research, documentation, and bibliography.
Prereq: Take ENG-105 Composition I
GMAW for Production
WEL-422
4.0 credits
This course combines lecture and lab activities to present the Gas Metal Arc welding (MIG) process used extensively by industry. A continuation of Intro to GMAW, WEL 423, students learn out of position welds using hands-on applications, metal transfer concepts, GMAW equipment maintenance, welding procedures, out of position welding, and safety.
Prereq: Take WEL-423
Health Careers & Teams
HSC-109
3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide information on career options for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. It includes the study of team dynamics and communication techniques necessary to work and succeed in the healthcare field. Students are given opportunities for career exploration through research and projects utilizing the internet and library databases. It also provides instruction in browsing the internet, using email, and other computer literacy tools necessary for taking online courses and for careers in the healthcare industry.
Intro to GMAW
WEL-423
2.0 credits
This course combines lecture and lab activities to present the Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) process used extensively by industry. It emphasizes hands-on applications, metal transfer concepts, GMAW equipment, and safety.
Introduction to Literature
LIT-101
3.0 credits
An introduction to the study of short fiction, poetry, and drama.
Prereq: Take ENG-105;
Measuring, Layout, & Applied
WEL-425
1.0 credits
This course combines lecture and lab activities to present basic measuring and layout tools used extensively by industry, as well as application of basic symbols. It emphasizes hands-on applications, accurate measurements techniques and proper use of tools and interpretation of basic weld symbols.
Medical Terminology
HSC-114
3.0 credits
This course presents medical terminology as the language of medicine. It also studies spelling, pronunciation and usage, emphasis on word analysis and construction of definitions.
Nurse Aide Theory
HSC-173
3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of patient care in the health care environment. Students learn basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, meeting human needs, safety measures, infection control, and physical care.
Coreq: Take HSC-174
Oxy Fuel Welding and Cutting
WEL-120
2.0 credits
In this course students will learn the fundamentals of oxy/fuel welding including the safe operation, proper setup, and welding and metal cutting skills. Topics include fusion welding and brazing on light gauge metals, as well as cutting on heavy and light gauge metals.
Principles of Agronomy
AGA-114
3.0 credits
This course presents the information necessary to understand the reasons and methods of soil and crop management. The course provides answers to practical crop production questions and introduces students to further study of the sciences involved.
Survey of the Animal Industry
AGS-113
3.0 credits
This lecture and lab course introduces the student to a broad spectrum of animal science. Beef, swine, sheep, dairy, horse and poultry production are presented. Some exotic and nontraditional livestock are discussed.

Ridge View High School

Advanced Word Processing
BCA-130
2.0 credits
This course covers the advanced features of Microsoft Word. Skills introduced include using mail merge features; sorting text and data records; creating macros; document notations; using basic desktop publishing features; and creating online forms.
Prereq: Take BCA-129 or ADM-123;
Basic Presentation Software
BCA-175
2.0 credits
This course covers the development of presentation visuals using presentation software on a computer. Included in the course are how to plan and organize presentations and develop materials such as slides, black and white handouts and overheads. Students learn to integrate materials from several software sources, purchased graphics and art, and scanned materials. Preparing presentations for the Web is also covered.
Basic Spreadsheets
BCA-147
2.0 credits
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic concepts of an electronic spreadsheet program. Hands-on practice in designing, building, and editing spreadsheets will develop the basic skills necessary to construct spreadsheets for home and business use.
Basic Word Processing
BCA-129
2.0 credits
This course addresses basic and intermediate levels of word processing using Microsoft Word. Skills introduced include using and manipulating Windows, entering and editing text, formatting paragraphs and text, using the spelling checker and thesaurus, selecting printers and printing documents, and applying document formatting options.
Intro to Automotive Technology
AUT-104
3.0 credits
This course provides basic instruction in shop skills including precision measuring, the use of hand tools, power tool use, fittings, fasteners, service manual use and related shop equipment. It covers the basics of electrical systems, drive train, fuel, brakes, heating, air conditioning, wheels and tires. It also emphasizes shop safety practices in each area of study.
Medical Terminology
HSC-114
3.0 credits
This course presents medical terminology as the language of medicine. It also studies spelling, pronunciation and usage, emphasis on word analysis and construction of definitions.
Nurse Aide Theory
HSC-173
3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of patient care in the health care environment. Students learn basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, meeting human needs, safety measures, infection control, and physical care.
Coreq: Take HSC-174

River Valley High School

Introduction to Psychology
PSY-111
3.0 credits
This course introduces students to the scientific study of mental processes and behavior with emphasis on the nervous system, learning and memory, cognition, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, personality, intelligence, stress, psychological disorders and therapy, and social influence. This course explains the roles of theory and empirical evidence in describing, and predicting behavior. Students apply critical thinking in relation to research methods and ethics in the field of psychology.

Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School

Composition I
ENG-105
3.0 credits
This course is an exploration of writing as a process with attention to audience, purpose and patterns of exposition.
Prereq: Recommended ACT Composite of 22. Students may complet
Composition II
ENG-106
3.0 credits
This course is a continuation of ENG 105 with emphasis on developing more complex, sophisticated forms of exposition. It includes a research paper requiring library research, documentation, and bibliography.
Prereq: Take ENG-105 Composition I
Introduction to Literature
LIT-101
3.0 credits
An introduction to the study of short fiction, poetry, and drama.
Prereq: Take ENG-105;

Sioux City Career Academy

Advanced Nurse Aide
HSC-178
4.0 credits
This course is designed as an optional additional unit of instruction to be given either in conjunction with or following the approved 75 hour Nurse Aide course. The 75 hour Nurse Aide course meets the OBRA (Nursing Home Reform) requirements for nurse aides who work in long term care. This additional material provides the learner with content emphasizing the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary for providing patient care in the acute setting. Successful completion of the 75 hour Nurse Aide Course HSC-173 and HSC-174 or documentation by a transcript or certificate of completion of an approved nurse aide course is required.
Prereq: Take HSC-173 HSC-174
Ath Development & Human Growth
PEC-115
1.0 credits
This course introduces concepts in sports psychology for elementary school age children and adolescents. Physical, psychological, and social growth is examined as they relate to physical activity and competitive athletics. This is one of four courses leading to the coaching authorization issued by the Iowa Department of Education as a head coach or assistant coach of any interscholastic athletic activity.
Athletic Injury Prevention
PEC-126
2.0 credits
This course introduces conditioning programs and training methods that tend to prevent athletic injuries. This course provides basic skills in injury procedures, while providing practical experience in taping techniques. This is one of four courses leading to the coaching authorization issued by the Iowa Department of Education as a head coach or assistant coach of any interscholastic athletic activity.
Audio Production & Equipment I
MUS-285
3.0 credits
This course includes the theory and application of analog audio production and signal flow, including analog tape editing and recording techniques. It addresses effective sound reinforcement, achieved through the use of microphones, mixers, signal processing, power amps, and speakers. Students are introduced to the audio components and equipment and given practical applications in analog production and sound system operation.
Prereq: Pre-Req ELE-101
Auto Electricity/Electronics
AUT-615
4.0 credits
This course covers theory, diagnosis and service practices related to electronic systems found on today's automobiles. The basics of electricity, meter use and circuit analysis is extensively covered. Special emphasis is made in the areas of schematics use, electrical system diagnosis, and circuit theory. Semiconductor use and computer operation will also be covered.
Prereq: Take AUT-115;
Automotive Electrical Systems
AUT-633
4.0 credits
This course introduces students to electrical theory, diagnosis, and service practices related to the electrical systems found on today's automobiles. There is an emphasis on battery starting and charging systems, lighting systems, and hybrid vehicle electrical systems. Practical applications of schematics and electrical system diagnosis using circuit theory are discussed.
Prereq: Take AUT-615;
Body Structure and Function
PEC-120
1.0 credits
This course is an introduction to the physiological processes and anatomical features of the human body which are related to and affected by physical activity and training. This is one of the four courses leading to the coaching authorization issued by the Iowa Department of Education as a head coach or assistant coach of any interscholastic athletic activities.
Calculus I
MAT-211
5.0 credits
This course is a review of analytic geometry and vector valued functions; a study of limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration with emphasis on theory, applications, and computer use throughout the course. An ACT Math score of 26 or demonstrated preparedness through an ALEKS assessment may be used in lieu of the pre-requisite course.
Prereq: Take MAT-129 or MAT130; or have ACT Math of 26 or
Calculus II
MAT-217
5.0 credits
This course is a continued study of integration along with a study of transcendental functions, numerical methods, indeterminate form, improper integration sequences and series, conics, and polar coordinates. Emphasis is placed on theory, applications, and computer use throughout.
Prereq: Take MAT-211;
Career Seminar
AGC-216
2.0 credits
This course is designed to help students explore and discover the many opportunities that are available in the profession of agriculture and related industries both nationally and internationally.
Child Hlth, Safety & Nutrition
ECE-133
3.0 credits
This course focuses on evidence-based concepts in the fields of health, safety and nutrition and their relationship to the growth and development of the young child ages birth to eight. It blends current theory with problem-solving, practical applications and assessments. Course content includes collaboration with families and assesses the role of culture, language and ability on health, safety and nutrition decisions in early childhood settings. Students will need to complete or provide proof of current certification in the following: Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter training; Universal Precautions/Bloodborne Pathogens training; Infant, Child and Adult CPR; Pediatric and Adult First Aid training.
Coaching Ethics, Techn & Theor
PEC-110
1.0 credits
This course studies the theory and techniques of coaching the interscholastic athlete and the interscholastic team, as well as the related responsibilities, duties, and problems. This is one of four courses leading to the coaching authorization issued by the Iowa Department of Education as a head coach or assistant coach of any interscholastic athletic activity. Completion of this course after July 2000 fulfills the Iowa State coaching endorsement ethics requirement.
Configuring Windows
NET-170
4.0 credits
This course provides students with the skills necessary to master configuration and support for Windows 8 computers, devices, users and associated network and security resources. Emphasis is placed on the client-side of networking.
Design Principles I
GRA-201
3.0 credits
The course is the first in a series that serves as an introduction to the principles of design and idea generation with a strong emphasis on typography. Students explore how these principles are applied in the marketplace.
Digital Color Theory
GRA-325
3.0 credits
This course provides insight into the effective use of color through the study of contemporary color theory including additive and subtractive color. This course involves the development of color perception, expression, and application in traditional and digital design, through a series of problem solving exercises and projects. Fundamental studio experiences, along with a historical perspective, will provide insight and understanding to the intrinsic power of color in design.
Prereq: Take GRA-209 GRA-131
Digital Imaging
GRA-140
3.0 credits
This course covers an introduction to the Mac OS interface and associated hardware. It also covers the Adobe Photoshop software, which is used to manipulate images used in digital and printed media. Topics include software interface, tools, retouching, collage, scanning, keyboard shortcuts, corrective filters and techniques, color correction and automation.
Digital Photography
ART-186
3.0 credits
This course introduces students to the digital camera. Students study and practice the varied artistic applications of digital images as enhanced with computer software. A digital camera is required.
Early Childhood Curriculum I
ECE-158
3.0 credits
This course focuses on the development, implementation and assessment of appropriate environments and curricula for young children ages three through eight years old. Students prepare to utilize evidence-based, developmentally appropriate practices in the context of children's family, culture, language and abilities. Emphasis is on understanding children's developmental stages and developing appropriate learning opportunities, interactions and environments to support each child in the following areas: dramatic play, art, music, fine and gross motor play.
Early Childhood Guidance
ECE-243
3.0 credits
This course focuses on developmentally appropriate, evidence-based approaches and positive guidance strategies for supporting the development of each child. It emphasizes supportive interactions and developmentally appropriate environments as well as the use of assessment to analyze and guide behaviors. Students study the impact of family and each child's culture, language and ability on child guidance. CPT scores in Reading at 70 or higher and in Sentence Skills at 74 or higher, OR ACT composite score of 22, OR completion of recommended developmental education
Emergency Medical Responder
EMS-114
2.0 credits
This course emphasizes the development of student skills in emergency medical care procedures. Topics include life threatening emergencies, injuries to various body parts, techniques of moving patients, CPR-BLS, and the safety and well-being of the Emergency Medical Responder. Successful completion of course requirements allows students to write national certification examination.
Prereq: Students must have a current AHA BLS provider card
Fire Protection Systems
FIR-152
3.0 credits
This course is an examination of devices and systems that support the fire service in the detection and suppression of fire.
Foods of Animal Origin
AGS-270
3.0 credits
This course is a general agri-food science course that deals with world food needs and available food supplies, types of food and their nutritive value and use, and the methods used and challenges involved in food production, transportation, preservation/processing, storage, distribution, marketing and consumption. The course covers foods of animal origin.
Foundations of Education
EDU-210
3.0 credits
This course is an introduction to professional education providing a historical and philosophical background from which the student can examine his or her own commitment to education. Challenges and issues in education today will be discussed in the context of school organization, funding, curriculum, professionalism, legal issues, and effective teacher characteristics.
Funds of Network Security
NET-612
3.0 credits
This course is a combined lab and lecture course designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of network security principles and implementation. Students learn the technologies and principles involved in creating a secure computer networking environment. Students learn about authentication, types of attacks and malicious code, threats and countermeasures for e-mail, web applications, remote access, file and print services, intrusion detection systems, firewalls, physical security concepts, security policies, disaster recovery, and computer forensics. Students have a variety of hands-on and case project assignments that reinforce the concepts you read in each chapter.
Prereq: Take NET-161 NET-162;
Health Careers & Teams
HSC-109
3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide information on career options for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. It includes the study of team dynamics and communication techniques necessary to work and succeed in the healthcare field. Students are given opportunities for career exploration through research and projects utilizing the internet and library databases. It also provides instruction in browsing the internet, using email, and other computer literacy tools necessary for taking online courses and for careers in the healthcare industry.
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO-173
4.0 credits
This is a combined lecture and lab course that explores the relationship between structure, function and homeostasis in the human body. This course covers the skeletal, muscular, integumentary, and nervous systems, as well as cytology and histology. Prerequisite: Meet ONE of the following: 1) ACT Composite of 22 or higher 2) 2 semesters of High School Chemistry with a B- or better OR 1 semester of High School Chemistry with a B- or better and 1 semester of High School Biology with a B- or better 3) Completion with a C- or better in a transfer level Biology (BIO-105 or higher) or Chemistry (CHM-122 or higher) 4) Instructor Permission to enroll in the course
Prereq: Take BIO-168
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO-168
4.0 credits
This is a combined lecture and lab course that explores the relationship between structure, function and homeostasis in the human body. This course covers the skeletal, muscular, integumentary, and nervous systems, as well as cytology and histology. Prerequisite: Meet ONE of the following: 1) ACT Composite of 22 or higher 2) 2 semesters of High School Chemistry with a B- or better OR 1 semester of High School Chemistry with a B- or better and 1 semester of High School Biology with a B- or better 3) Completion with a C- or better in a transfer level Biology (BIO-105 or higher) or Chemistry (CHM-122 or higher) 4) Instructor Permission to enroll in the course.
Prereq: Take BIO-105, CHM-122 or have a 22 Composite ACT. M
Human Relations for Class Tchr
EDU-220
3.0 credits
This course includes interpersonal and intergroup relations and contributes to the development of sensitivity to and the understanding of the values, beliefs, lifestyles and attitudes of individuals and the diverse groups found in a pluralistic society and within current education settings. This course is a required component of Iowa Teacher Licensure.
Human Resource Management
MGT-170
3.0 credits
This course is a combination of theoretical and practical approaches to human resource management. Topics include job design, employee selection, employee development, employee appraisal, and employee termination. Additionally, it explores federal statutes relating to EEO, Affirmative Action, OSHA, and labor unions and also addresses employee compensation and fringe benefit packages.
Intro to Automotive Technology
AUT-104
3.0 credits
This course provides basic instruction in shop skills including precision measuring, the use of hand tools, power tool use, fittings, fasteners, service manual use and related shop equipment. It covers the basics of electrical systems, drive train, fuel, brakes, heating, air conditioning, wheels and tires. It also emphasizes shop safety practices in each area of study.
Intro to Corrections
CRJ-120
3.0 credits
This course presents the development of correctional theory, the correctional client, trial, sentencing, and institutions involved, and rehabilitation potential through probation and parole. Students acquire the ability to recognize the purpose and function of the correction subsystems, personnel, and processes as they relate to the police and to the total criminal justice system.
Intro to Early Childhood Educ
ECE-103
3.0 credits
This course gives students a historical and philosophical foundation of the field of early childhood education. It includes an overview of assessment and evidence-based practices. The course also addresses the influences of family-centered practice, inclusion, culture, and language. Students explore early childhood careers.
Introduction to Business
BUS-102
3.0 credits
This course provides a broad overview of business including internal and external functions. Topics include economics, marketing, entrepreneurship, and management as well as related domestic and international business issues.
Issues in Health and Society
HSC-111
3.0 credits
This course presents an overview of current issues, concepts, and theories in health. It provides students with well-developed, carefully considered, and sharply opposed points of view on issues in health and society. This course provides both an overview of areas of conflict in health as well as ways of looking at the conflicts. The purpose of this course is to introduce a number of contemporary topics in order to illustrate how controversies are viewed from a healthcare perspective.
IT Essent I: PC Hard/Software
NET-161
4.0 credits
This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software. Fundamentals covered include computer technology, networking, security and communication skills. This is a combined lecture and lab course designed for students seeking career-orientated, entry-level hardware and software positions. This course also prepares students for the Comptia A+ certification exams.
IT Essential II: Advanced
NET-162
3.0 credits
This course covers advanced computer hardware and software concepts and builds on the fundamental skills covered in NET 161 IT Essentials I with more comprehensive labs and troubleshooting scenarios. It is a combined lecture and lab course designed for students seeking career-orientated, entry-level hardware and software positions. This course also prepares students for the Comptia A+ certification exams.
Prereq: Take NET-161
Media Production and Equipment
CIN-104
3.0 credits
This course introduces the student to the basics of media production and the equipment used to perform media production for television, multimedia and the web. Basic operation of ENG, EFP, DSLR as well as non-traditional visual gathering cameras is covered. The basics of shot composition and exposure are introduced. Various types of camera support are explained and demonstrated. File management is an integral part of this course.
Prereq: Take ELE-101
Medical Terminology
HSC-114
3.0 credits
This course presents medical terminology as the language of medicine. It also studies spelling, pronunciation and usage, emphasis on word analysis and construction of definitions.
Nurse Aide Theory
HSC-173
3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of patient care in the health care environment. Students learn basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, meeting human needs, safety measures, infection control, and physical care.
Coreq: Take HSC-174
PLTW - Digital Electronics
EGT-420
3.0 credits
This course introduces the numbering systems used in digital circuits, including Boolean algebra. Circuits such as basic gates, counters, shift registers, and memories will be introduced as they apply to communications and computer systems used in industry.
Pltw Introduc to Eng Design
EGT-400
3.0 credits
This course is an introduction to the elements of Engineering Design. Students will learn the history of design, design process, sketching and visualization, geometric relationships, and modeling. Elements of manufacturing production, marketing, analysis, and quality control will also be studied. Students will also learn presentation techniques and develop a portfolio.
PLTW Principles of Eng
EGT-410
3.0 credits
This course will assist students with an understanding of the field of engineering and engineering technology. By exploring various technology systems and manufacturing processes, students learn how engineers and technicians use math, science, and technology. Drafting and design are primary aspects of the course. The course also includes concerns about social and political consequences of technological change.
Principles of Agronomy
AGA-114
3.0 credits
This course presents the information necessary to understand the reasons and methods of soil and crop management. The course provides answers to practical crop production questions and introduces students to further study of the sciences involved.
Principles of Emergency Svcs
FIR-213
3.0 credits
This course provides an overview to fire protection; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection/service; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; and introduction to fire strategy and tactics.
Principles of Management
MGT-101
3.0 credits
This course introduces students to the role of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling in formal and informal organizations of all sizes. This course presents theoretical bases and real world examples of implementation.
Principles of Marketing
MKT-110
3.0 credits
This course covers consumer and organizational buying behavior, targeting market opportunities, developing and managing new products, marketing channels, logistics, and strategic market planning and implementation. This course examines marketing from the consumers' and organizational perspective.
Sheet Metal Fundamentals
CRR-323
3.0 credits
This course provides the student with the basic theory of metal straightening, tool skill development, auto body nomenclature, and the materials commonly used to complete the repairs. Students practice roughing, shaping, sheet metal fabrication, metal finishing, and the use of body fillers on automotive body panels.
Sheet Metal Welding
CRR-102
3.0 credits
This course will provide a working knowledge of oxyacetylene usage, MIG welding, along with TIG welding procedures. Specific welding procedures producing necessary weld constructions used in the automotive trade will be emphasized. The student develops skills through practice when completing industry accepted automotive welds on 22 gauge mild steel.
Sound Production in Mass Comm
MUS-302
3.0 credits
This course addresses the fundamentals of architectural acoustics and introduces students to the most current types and usages of multimedia as they relate to audio production. Emphasis is placed on the application of recording techniques and equipment in varied modes of communication such as wired and wireless applications, and audio and video conferencing. Students learn to adapt to a variety of acoustical settings and venues, and demonstrate intuitive and creative use of professional skills and tools used in the entertainment, educational, and professional world.
Prereq: Take MUS-285
Survey of the Animal Industry
AGS-113
3.0 credits
This lecture and lab course introduces the student to a broad spectrum of animal science. Beef, swine, sheep, dairy, horse and poultry production are presented. Some exotic and nontraditional livestock are discussed.
Technical Production in Media
CIN-118
3.0 credits
This course covers the different types of lighting for media production. Types of instruments, color temperature, lighting modification and styles are discussed. Lighting for location, stage and studio are part of this course. Automated lighting methods such as DMX are also discussed.
Prereq: Take CIN-104

Sioux City East High School

Calculus I
MAT-211
5.0 credits
This course is a review of analytic geometry and vector valued functions; a study of limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration with emphasis on theory, applications, and computer use throughout the course. An ACT Math score of 26 or demonstrated preparedness through an ALEKS assessment may be used in lieu of the pre-requisite course.
Prereq: Take MAT-129 or MAT130; or have ACT Math of 26 or
College Physics I
PHY-162
4.0 credits
This is a combined lecture and lab course focusing on the forces acting on bodies and their relationship to friction, motion, momentum, work, and energy in the field of mechanics; fluid mechanics, wave motion, sound, heat, and thermodynamics.
Coreq: Take MAT-121
College Physics II
PHY-172
4.0 credits
This course is a continuation of College Physics I with both lecture and lab focusing on optics, electricity and magnetism,quantum physics, relativity, and nuclear physics.
Prereq: Take PHY-162;
Composition I
ENG-105
3.0 credits
This course is an exploration of writing as a process with attention to audience, purpose and patterns of exposition.
Prereq: Recommended ACT Composite of 22. Students may complet
Composition II
ENG-106
3.0 credits
This course is a continuation of ENG 105 with emphasis on developing more complex, sophisticated forms of exposition. It includes a research paper requiring library research, documentation, and bibliography.
Prereq: Take ENG-105 Composition I
Ethics in Criminal Justice
CRJ-101
3.0 credits
This course covers the ethical standards and codes of professional behavior for police officers and others placed in positions of public trust. The course includes use of force, gratuities, intra- and inter-agency conduct, integrity, ethical necessity of due process and on-duty and off-duty conduct.
Introduction to Criminal Justi
CRJ-100
3.0 credits
This course studies the history of law enforcement and respective agencies and the basic theories of the criminal behavior as well as law enforcement terminology and technology. It emphasizes the duties and responsibilities of the law enforcement officer to the individual and society as a whole and explores and defines techniques, technical terms, and basic procedures.
U.S. History Since 1877
HIS-152
3.0 credits
Surveys the basic forces and events that shaped American life from the Reconstruction era to the present.
U.S. History to 1877
HIS-151
3.0 credits
This course is an introduction to the basic people, issues, movements, and events which shaped the American experience from Pre-Columbian times to the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Western Civ: Early Mod to Pres
HIS-111
3.0 credits
This course surveys Western history from the age of Enlightenment in the Eighteenth century to present day.

Sioux City North High School

Applied Math
MAT-772
3.0 credits
This course covers all fundamental arithmetic concepts and more routine algebraic operations. Arithmetic concepts are fractions, percentages, graphing, decimals, ratios, word problems, metrics, areas, and volumes. Algebraic work includes solving simpler equations, proportions, and formula rearrangement.
Calculus I
MAT-211
5.0 credits
This course is a review of analytic geometry and vector valued functions; a study of limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration with emphasis on theory, applications, and computer use throughout the course. An ACT Math score of 26 or demonstrated preparedness through an ALEKS assessment may be used in lieu of the pre-requisite course.
Prereq: Take MAT-129 or MAT130; or have ACT Math of 26 or
College Physics I
PHY-162
4.0 credits
This is a combined lecture and lab course focusing on the forces acting on bodies and their relationship to friction, motion, momentum, work, and energy in the field of mechanics; fluid mechanics, wave motion, sound, heat, and thermodynamics.
Coreq: Take MAT-121
College Physics II
PHY-172
4.0 credits
This course is a continuation of College Physics I with both lecture and lab focusing on optics, electricity and magnetism,quantum physics, relativity, and nuclear physics.
Prereq: Take PHY-162;
Composition I
ENG-105
3.0 credits
This course is an exploration of writing as a process with attention to audience, purpose and patterns of exposition.
Prereq: Recommended ACT Composite of 22. Students may complet
Composition II
ENG-106
3.0 credits
This course is a continuation of ENG 105 with emphasis on developing more complex, sophisticated forms of exposition. It includes a research paper requiring library research, documentation, and bibliography.
Prereq: Take ENG-105 Composition I
Ethics in Criminal Justice
CRJ-101
3.0 credits
This course covers the ethical standards and codes of professional behavior for police officers and others placed in positions of public trust. The course includes use of force, gratuities, intra- and inter-agency conduct, integrity, ethical necessity of due process and on-duty and off-duty conduct.
Introduction to Criminal Justi
CRJ-100
3.0 credits
This course studies the history of law enforcement and respective agencies and the basic theories of the criminal behavior as well as law enforcement terminology and technology. It emphasizes the duties and responsibilities of the law enforcement officer to the individual and society as a whole and explores and defines techniques, technical terms, and basic procedures.

TBA

Nurse Aide Clinical
HSC-174
1.0 credits
This course expands the students' knowledge of tasks, assessments and observations of patients in the health care environment. Students develop technical skills specific to complex needs of the patient.
Coreq: Take HSC-173

West Monona High School

Drawing
ART-133
3.0 credits
This course combines lecture and lab activities. As a foundation studio course, it introduces basic drawing principles such as line, shape, form, texture, value, space, perspective and composition, as well as serving as an introduction to medias including pencil, pen, charcoal, conte, chalk and other alternate media. It stresses perception, visual awareness, sensitivity, and critical thinking/judgment, and may include still life, landscape, portrait, live model and non-objective forms.
Painting
ART-143
3.0 credits
This is a combined lecture and lab course. A foundation course in studio painting, it employs contemporary styles, techniques and materials in various media.

WITCC Sioux City Campus (ITC)

Auto Electricity/Electronics
AUT-615
4.0 credits
This course covers theory, diagnosis and service practices related to electronic systems found on today's automobiles. The basics of electricity, meter use and circuit analysis is extensively covered. Special emphasis is made in the areas of schematics use, electrical system diagnosis, and circuit theory. Semiconductor use and computer operation will also be covered.
Prereq: Take AUT-115;
Automotive Electrical Systems
AUT-633
4.0 credits
This course introduces students to electrical theory, diagnosis, and service practices related to the electrical systems found on today's automobiles. There is an emphasis on battery starting and charging systems, lighting systems, and hybrid vehicle electrical systems. Practical applications of schematics and electrical system diagnosis using circuit theory are discussed.
Prereq: Take AUT-615;
Automotive Engine Repair
AUT-163
3.0 credits
This is a combined lecture and lab course that covers the fundamentals of internal combustion engine operation, service and repair. Students learn theories in practical, hands-on applications in both the classroom and lab exercises.
Prereq: Take AUT-101
Intro to Automotive Technology
AUT-104
3.0 credits
This course provides basic instruction in shop skills including precision measuring, the use of hand tools, power tool use, fittings, fasteners, service manual use and related shop equipment. It covers the basics of electrical systems, drive train, fuel, brakes, heating, air conditioning, wheels and tires. It also emphasizes shop safety practices in each area of study.

Woodbury Central High School

Foundations of Education
EDU-210
3.0 credits
This course is an introduction to professional education providing a historical and philosophical background from which the student can examine his or her own commitment to education. Challenges and issues in education today will be discussed in the context of school organization, funding, curriculum, professionalism, legal issues, and effective teacher characteristics.
Medical Terminology
HSC-114
3.0 credits
This course presents medical terminology as the language of medicine. It also studies spelling, pronunciation and usage, emphasis on word analysis and construction of definitions.
Nurse Aide Theory
HSC-173
3.0 credits
This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of patient care in the health care environment. Students learn basic anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, meeting human needs, safety measures, infection control, and physical care.
Coreq: Take HSC-174
Public Speaking
SPC-112
3.0 credits
The course combines theory of speech communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasis is on speech delivery, preparation, organization, support, and audience analysis. Practice of skills is through presentation and exercise.
Workplace Communications
COM-723
3.0 credits
This course is a study of the principles and processes of written and oral communication as applied to occupational and personal use through practical reading, writing and speaking assignments. It emphasizes technical report writing, including preparation, organization, audience and the effective use of format, supplements and visuals.
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