Program Goal and Outcomes
Program Goal: Students will be able to demonstrate they possess the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the workforce or to continue their education at a college.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate 21st century skills such as the ability to use technology to complete learning tasks and to communicate effectively
- Use critical thinking and reasoning skills to complete learning tasks in English Language Art courses
- Use declarative knowledge and demonstrate understanding to complete learning tasks in English Language Art courses
- Use critical thinking and reasoning skills to complete learning tasks in science courses
- Use declarative knowledge and demonstrate understanding to complete learning tasks in science courses
- Use critical thinking and reasoning skills to complete learning tasks in math courses
- Use declarative knowledge and demonstrate understanding to complete learning tasks in math courses
- Use critical thinking and reasoning skills to complete learning tasks in social studies courses
- Use declarative knowledge and demonstrate understanding to complete learning tasks in social studies courses
- Apply fundamental mathematical skills to solve real world problems
- Utilize writing skills to complete graded writing assessments
- Demonstrate an ability to complete introductory level college courses
Instruction Set 1
Orientation (.5 credit)
Instruction Set 2
Human Relations (1 credit)
Proven ways to build, analyze, maintain, and improve relations with other people in both personal and working environments.
Instruction Set 3
Reading Skills (1 credit)
Previewing; scanning; dictionary usage; context clues; words with multiple meanings; paragraph structure; making inferences; separating fact from opinion; detecting bias; drawing conclusions; imagery; similes and metaphors; the elements of fiction.
Instruction Set 4
Basic English (1 credit)
Capitalization, punctuation, spelling, the parts of speech, and sentence structure; the basic steps in the writing process.
Instruction Set 5
General Math 1 (1 credit)
Concepts involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and measurement.
Instruction Set 6
Fitness and Nutrition (1 credit)
Managing personal health; nutrition basics; developing healthy eating habits; cardiorespiratory fitness; preventing injury; stress management techniques.
Instruction Set 7
American History (1 credit)
Chronological flow of the sweep and drama of American history — from the earliest explorers to the 21st Century; people, events, and sociopolitical forces that have shaped America; how American history affects today’s events.
Textbook: U.S. History Review
Instruction Set 8
Practical English (1 credit)
Grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, the parts of speech, and writing; expands vocabulary; pronunciation; sentence structure, paragraphs, letters, and composition.
Instruction Set 9
Consumer Math (1 credit)
How to use mathematics in everyday situations involving money: salaries, purchases, credit, loans, household and personal expenses, car buying, insurance, savings, investments, retirement, etc.
Instruction Set 10
Earth Science (1 credit)
Geology; oceanography; meteorology; astronomy.
Textbook: Earth Science: Reviewing the Essentials
Instruction Set 11
Civics (1 credit)
The history of government; how American colonists adopted the English form of government; reviews the changes brought about by the Continental Congress, the Articles of Confederation, the American Revolution, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the other Amendments; the federal government's three major branches; state and local governments; citizenship; political parties; elections; basic issues of government and foreign policy.
Instruction Set 12
Written Communication (1 credit)
Step-by-step instructions for handling sentence structure, punctuation, grammar, and pronunciation; practical writing techniques and library research; increasing vocabulary; understanding others better; expressing oneself confidently, correctly, and effectively.
Textbook: Word Power Made Easy
Instruction Set 13
Biology (1 credit)
n this course you'll gain insight into the origin of life, the relationships among all living organisms, and discover how your own body works.
Textbook: Miller & Levine Biology
Instruction Set 14
General Math 2 (1 credit)
Review of the four basic mathematical operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; order of operations; factors; multiples, powers; roots; equations; inequalities; introduction to geometry.
Instruction Set 15
World History (1 credit)
From 1,000,000 B.C. to the dawn of the 21st Century, the important facts and significant concepts of our global history.
Textbook: World History
Instruction Set 16
Physical Science (1 credit)
Mechanics; heat; sound; chemistry; light, electricity, and electronics.
Instruction Set 17
Literature (1 credit)
Students can experience literature actively — to become involved both intellectually and emotionally — and to learn how to enjoy reading literature. The assigned material falls into six main categories: short story, novel, poetry, essay, nonfiction, and drama.
Great American Short Stories
The Call of the Wild
Great Short Poems
Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel & Adventure
Civil Disobedience and Other Essays
Great Speeches by Native Americans
Narrative of Sojourner Truth
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
College-Level Electives you can choose from:
Computer Applications (1 credit)
English Composition (1 credit)
Business and Technical Writing (1 credit)
Art Appreciation (1 credit)
Music Appreciation (1 credit)
Technical Math 1 (1 credit)
Essentials of Psychology (1 credit)
Economics 1 (Macroeconomics) (1 credit)
You are required to take five credits in electives.