College Chemistry (DE-CHM 111, 112) (DCC, PHCC 8 hrs.)
The course explores the fundamental laws, theories, and mathematical concepts of chemistry. Topics will include: structure of matter, states of matter, reactions (types stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics, and thermodynamics) and descriptive chemistry. There is an emphasis on the laboratory experience as a primary means for the development of chemical concepts. Experimental design, gathering data, and the use of statistics to analyze data is studied jointly with the research methodology and design course or senior research application and evaluation. The course will cover the Standards of learning for chemistry. Students will take the End-of-Course test for the course.
College Biology (DE-BIO 101, 102) (DCC 8 hrs.)
(Prerequisite: Advanced Math Analysis or equivalent)
A college-level introduction focusing on the fundamental characteristics of living matter from the molecular level to the ecological community level. Introduces the diversity of living organisms, their structure, function, and evolution. Topics covered include major concepts in molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, botany, physiology, and ecology. This class is not available for juniors at the NCI site.
Advanced Calculus I (DE-MTH 273) (DCC, PHCC 4 hrs.)
(Prerequisite: Algebra II/Also, MTH 166 or MTH 163-164 is highly recommended):
Advanced Calculus I presents topics in differential calculus of one variable including the theory of limits, derivatives, differentials, antiderivatives and applications to algebraic and transcendental functions. This course is designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.
Advanced Mathematical Analysis (DE-MTH 166) (DCC, PHCC 5 hrs.)
(Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry):
The course is an advanced mathematical analysis course involving the study of college algebra including linear, quadratic, cubic, logarithmic, exponential, polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions. Other topics include vectors, matrices, sequences and series, and an introduction to limits and derivatives from Calculus. The course will build on the concepts learned in previous math courses and prepare students for higher level math classes.
Research Methodology and Design (DE-ENG 131) (DCC, PHCC 3 hrs.)
The course is an introduction to the research process which includes research design, sampling techniques, elementary statistical analysis, library research, scientific writing, presentation skills, and development of multimedia presentations. All students will complete the preliminary report of an original research project. Students design the study, collect and analyze data, and report results.
English 11 (DE-ENG 111, 112) (DCC 6 hrs.)
(Prerequisite: English 10):
This course focuses on English in action and strives to develop concepts, terminology, techniques, and understanding of methods of literature, language, and composition. Emphasis is placed on personal and critical response, literary analysis, communication skills, and research using word-processing and other appropriate computer programs. Students are encouraged to discover the American experience as expressed in the literature of its people. Included in the course are oral tradition, poetry, drama, prose, and novel studies. The course will cover the Standards of Learning for English 11 and students will take the End-of-Course test. This course is offered only for the juniors at the IALR site.
Applied Statistics (DE-MTH 157) (DCC, PHCC 3 hrs.)
(Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry):
This course presents elementary statistical methods and concepts including descriptive statistics, estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression, and categorical data analysis.
Computer Applications and Concepts (DE-ITE 115) (PHCC 3 hrs.)
This course covers computer concepts and internet skills and uses a software suite which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to demonstrate skills.
This course is only taught at the NCI site.