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BIOLOGY I SC101
Biology is designed to provide students with a comprehensive foundation in all major branches of biology. The course covers an introduction to the scientific method, biochemistry, cellular biology, genetics, evolution, botany, zoology, ecology, and human body systems. Laboratory work is used throughout to facilitate the student's understanding. Labs include working with models; making chemical determinations; doing dissections; classifying and identifying plants and animals; charting growth, development, and reactions of living organisms.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
PRE-AP BIOLOGY I SC102
Biology PAP is an accelerated class for those students who wish to do an in-depth study of living things. The course will cover the same topics as Biology with an emphasis on current research and developments. Extensive laboratory work, including dissection, is used to facilitate the student's understanding of the concepts presented in the course. Higher level thinking skills are taught and students are encouraged to use them in creative problem-solving projects. Also, incorporated into the course are activities involving model building, surveys, library research, and large group projects.
Note: All PAP Biology students are required to participate in the science fair.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Pre-Advanced PlacementGRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: 8th Grade Algebra I.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY CT504
In Anatomy and Physiology, students conduct laboratory and/ or field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Anatomy and Physiology study a variety of topics, including the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the HOSA organization.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of required sciences for grade level
IPC – INTERGRATED PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY SC201
The study of basic Chemistry and Physics presenting material on the Scientific Method, introduction to the basic atomic structure, the periodic table, and the basics of naming ionic and covalent compounds. Students will acquire lab-oriented skills while getting an introduction to the fundamental laws of Physics and Chemistry. Major Physics fields of study are mechanics, energy and heat, electricity, waves, and light.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
CHEMISTRY SC211
Chemistry is the study of the science of matter and changes in matter using applied mathematics. Inorganic chemistry is emphasized along with laboratory experiments and lab safety with prediction and analysis.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Algebra I and Biology
PAP CHEMISTRY SC212
Chemistry Pre-AP is the study of science of matter and changes in matter using applied mathematics. Inorganic chemistry is emphasized along with laboratory experiments and lab safety with prediction and analysis. Pre-AP students will work at an accelerated pace with more advanced curriculum and more in depth approach. The Pre-AP course is recommended for students interested in science related careers. Pre-AP students will exceed the expectations of other students in preparation for the Advanced Placement test in Chemistry.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Pre-Advanced PlacementGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Biology, Algebra II or concurrent enrollment
AP BIOLOGY II SC504
The AP Biology course is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester college introductory biology course which aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Biology and Chemistry
AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (APES) SC534
This course is designed to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: The AP Environmental Science course is an excellent option for any interested student who has completed two years of high school laboratory science – one year of life science and one year of physical science or is concurrently enrolled in a physical science. Due to the quantitative analysis that is required in the course, students should also have taken at least one year of Algebra.
MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY CT502
Students in Medical Microbiology explore science systems and models, science and social ethics, nature of science and topics such as pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, laboratory procedures, identifying microorganisms, drug resistant organisms, and emerging diseases.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Three science credits or concurrent enrollment. Ability to meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement in this class.
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY CT503
Students in Pathophysiology study disease processes and how humans are affected. Emphasis is placed on prevention and treatment of disease. Students will differentiate between normal and abnormal physiology. This course introduces the student to important concepts related to human diseases. The most common diseases and disorders of each body system are presented along with a review of the anatomy and physiology pertinent to the content. Additionally, the effects of aging on the system and the relationship of aging to disease are presented. It is designed to make difficult pathophysiology concepts easier to understand and is an ideal resource on basic diseases for anyone going into the medical profession.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Anatomy and Physiology or concurrent enrollment
PHYSICS SC301
This course is an integration of the theoretical (mathematical) and empirical (observational) aspects of physics. Students will acquire lab-oriented skill while getting an introduction to the fundamental laws of physics. Major fields of study are mechanics, energy and heat, electricity, waves, light, and nuclear physics.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Chemistry and Algebra II or PAP Algebra II
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS SC311
This course is designed to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Environmental Systems is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics in the study of environmental science.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: 2 Years of Science and 1 year of Algebra
AP CHEMISTRY II SC514
This course uses a college-based curriculum and is taught at the freshman level for inorganic chemistry. This is a lecture/lab course designed to prepare the student for the AP Exam in Chemistry, which may be accepted by universities as college credit. This is an excellent course to prepare students who plan to major in most science fields.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Chemistry Pre-AP or Chemistry
AP PHYSICS SC524
This course is a college based curriculum of the basic laws and principles of physics and includes the topics of mechanics, heat, waves, electricity and magnetism, light, fluids, and nuclear physics. AP students are preparing for the Advanced Placement test in physics.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Algebra II and Chemistry or PAP Chemistry
ADVANCED ANIMAL SCIENCE CT107
Students will apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to produce and/or manage in a domesticated or natural environment. Students will gain knowledge in species specific operations, genetics, livestock operation, processing and reproduction. Algebra, biology, English, and human relations skills will be reinforced in this course. Students will examine the interrelatedness of human, scientific, and technological dimensions of livestock production. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the FFA organization.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources, Small Animal Management, and Veterinary Medical Applications