Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:34 AM by Ian Auzenne
LAFAYETTE - High school students across Acadiana will be able to take college credit courses close to home this fall. South Louisiana Community College will be offering 24 dual enrollment courses at all of its campuses.
These academic courses will be offered for dual enrollment credit that can transfer to post-secondary institutions.
"This is one of the many benefits of the recent merger between SLCC and Acadiana Technical College. We are able to offer more general education courses across Acadiana through our dual enrollment program. This makes working towards a degree more convenient," said Paul Bourgeois, SLCC Dual Enrollment director.
The two institutions officially merged into a comprehensive community college on July 1.
Courses will be offered at the Lafayette campus along with Teche Area in New Iberia, Gulf Area in Abbeville, Evangeline in St. Martinville, T.H. Harris in Opelousas, Acadian in Crowley, and C.B. Coreil in Ville Platte.
All courses are for three-credit hours. They include:
• Care and Development of Young Children (CDYC 1050). This course introduces the student to the requirements for being a child care professional in high quality early care centers. This course is a prerequisite or corequisite for all other CDYC courses except CDYC 1140 and may require field experience working with young children.
• College Success Seminar (COLS 0001). This is an accelerated course focusing on successful strategies and skills to ensure success in the college environment, including study skills, planning and time management, diversity, problem solving, decision making, personality type and learning styles and setting career goals.
• Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJUS 1010). This course provides the beginning student with the necessary historical and philosophical background of police work, as well as police organizations, agencies and the role of policemen as officers of the court.
• Rhetoric & Composition (ENGL 1010). This course introduces students to the critical thinking, reading, writing and rhetorical skills required in the college/university and beyond, including citation and documentation, writing as process, audience awareness; and writing effective essays.
• Composition & Critical Thought (ENGL 1020). This course is a continuation and further development of material and strategies introduced in English Composition I, ENGL1010. Primary emphasis is on composition, including research strategies, argumentative writing, evaluation, and analysis. Prerequisite is ENGL 1010 with a grade of "C" or better.
• Basic Emergency Care (EMSE 1100). This is an entry level emergency medical technology-paramedic course in which the emergency medical service system, the role and responsibilities of the emergency medical technician, basic cardiac life support, and the pathology, assessment, and the care of the traumatized or acutely ill patient are discussed, Skills in patient assessment, soft tissue injury care, splinting, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use of the medical antishock trousers, patient packaging, extrication, patient movement, and radio communication are taught.
• Music Appreciation (MUSC 1010). This course is designed to foster an understanding of music through the study of selected examples.
• Survey of the Arts I (ARTS 1100). This is a chronological survey of architecture, painting, sculpture and minor arts from Paleolithic, Ancient, Classical, and Gothic to High Renaissance periods.
• Survey of the Arts II (ARTS 1200). This is a chronological survey of art and architecture from the High Renaissance to the 20th Century.
• Introduction to Business (GBUS 1010). This course introduces students to the principle areas of business activity and the functional and legal characteristics of business organizations and institutions, career opportunities, the global economy, and overview of ownership, marketing, personnel, finance, and management. Prerequisite is eligibility for ENGL 1010.
• World Geography (GEOG 1010). Students learn the basic concepts of geography and the diverse human activities within the different regions of the world.
• World Civilizations I (HIST 1040). This introductory survey course introduces students to the major ideas and institutions that have shaped the world from the earliest time to the 18th century. This is an important foundation course for all college work and for increased under-standing of world issues and events. Prerequisite is eligibility for ENGL 1010.
• World Civilizations II (HIST 1041). This introductory survey course follows the growth of modern states system and global rivalries from the early 18th century to the present day. Prerequisite is eligibility for ENGL 1010.
• Introduction to Industrial Technology (ITEC 1010). This course is an introduction to the Industrial Technology profession; its various technical disciplines, functions and organization. Prerequisite is eligibility for MATH 1100.
• Applied Algebra for College Students (MATH 1100). This course emphasizes solving equations and inequalities; function properties and graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. A graphing calculator is required. Only one of the following algebra courses may be applied toward a degree: 1100 or 1105.
• College Algebra (MATH 1105). This courses addresses the in-depth treatment of solving equations and inequalities; function properties and graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions with applications; systems of equations. A graphing calculator is required. Only one of the following algebra courses may be applied toward a degree: MATH 1100 or 1105. This course is a pre-requisite for students intending to take Calculus.
• Trigonometry (MATH 1110). Students will learn trigonometric functions and graphs; inverse trig functions; fundamental identities and angle formulas; solving equations and triangles with applications; polar coordinate system. A graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite is satisfactory mathematics ACT or PLAN score, satisfactory SLCC placement test score, or agrade of "C" or better in MATH 1105.
• Introductory Statistics (MATH 2020). Students will study descriptive statistics; probability; discrete and continuous (including binomial, normal and T) distributions; sampling distributions; interval estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regression and correlation. A graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite is a grade of "C" or better in MATH 1100 or 1105.
• Microcomputer Applications (MCIS 1005). Ths course provides a working knowledge of the four core components of Microsoft Office: Word (word processing), PowerPoint (presentation), Excel (spreadsheet analysis), and Access (database management). Keyboarding skills are suggested but not required.
• Word Processing (MCIS 1010). This is a practical hands-on application of computer word processing skills and concepts using Microsoft Word for Windows with some comparisons and exposure to WordPerfect. This course is designed to be adjustable to the student‘s entry skill level.
• Spreadsheet I (MCIS 1030). Students will study commonly used features and functions of current Microsoft Excel software.
• Internet Applications/Web Design (MCIS 1070). This course covers basic computer operations needed to develop the skills used in navigating, searching, and utilizing the Internet both locally and globally and examining how the World Wide Web works. Students will create and edit web pages. Prerequisite is familiarity and competence in basic computer operations, including word processing. MCIS 1005 is recommended.
• Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 2010). This course provides an overview of the scientific study of behavior, including such topics a learning, states of consciousness, stress, personality, abnormal behavior, therapies, and social behavior.
• Fundamentals of Human Communication (SPCH 1010). Students will learn theory and practice in interpersonal, small group, and public communication.
Students must have ACT test scores, SAT equivalent or Compass test scores required for placement into college level, degree credit courses in both English and mathematics to enroll in any of the courses being offered.
For English, scores must be ACT or PLAN 18+, Compass 68+ or SAT-1 (quantitative portion) 450+. For mathematics, scores must be ACT or PLAN 19+. Compass 40+ or SAT-1 (quantitative portion) 460-470+.
Students interested in taking these courses should contact their high school counselor or Bourgeois at (337) 893-4984 ext. 4145 or Paul.Bourgeois@southlouisiana.edu.