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Light the Fire! Elective College Courses
Are you a current high school student wanting courses to “light your fire!” and earn college credit? Not sure where to begin? Try one of our exciting and engaging introductory courses*
Did you know? 88% of dual-enrollment students who took community college courses in high school continued in college after high school, and most achieved a degree or transferred within six years!
So what are you waiting for? Light your fire today while you begin college early, get college ready, and figure out your future while earning college credit, tuition free.
*All courses listed are degree applicable and transferable (some exceptions for UC), and most fulfill general education requirements too!
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND TRANSPORTATION
- AUTO INTZ (Automotive Service and Introduction Lecture) 2 UNITS
This class is lecture only; AUTO INTL must also be taken concurrently. Bumper-to-Bumper Automotive Knowledge. Starting with hazardous waste handling, tool identification, maintenance, and lubrication, moving into engine mechanical, emissions controls, suspension systems, air conditioning, airbags and safety, transmissions, axles, and finishing off with the future of the automotive industry. This is an introductory class for people who want to know more about their vehicle or who are planning an automotive career.
- AUTO INTL (Automotive Service and Introduction Hands-On Lab) 2 UNITS
This is the lab section that can only be taken if you are also taking AUTO INTZ. Bumper-to-Bumper Automotive Knowledge. Starting with hazardous waste handling, tool identification, maintenance, and lubrication, moving into engine mechanical, emissions controls, suspension systems, air conditioning, airbags and safety, transmissions, axles, and finishing off with the future of the automotive industry. This is an introductory class for people who want to know more about their vehicle or who are planning an automotive career.
Business, Economics, Entrepreneurships, and Information Technology
- BUSN 40 (Introduction to Business) 3 UNITS
A multidisciplinary examination and introduction to business operations within the U.S. and internationally. Provides an overview of global economic systems, business formations, business ethics and laws, general accounting practices and financing, facility location and layout, production, organizational structures, and management functions. Fundamentals of risk management, marketing, human resources, and employee motivation are covered. Demonstrates how culture, society, and external business environments impact a business’ ability to achieve its organizational goals.
- MKTG 50 (Introduction to Marketing) 3 UNITS
Marketing as a value exchange process involving all societal members; an overview of product development, pricing, placement, and promotion; Target markets including the demographic and behavioral dimensions of markets; analyses of marketing placement and pricing strategies and the social, cultural, economic, competitive, and legal factors affecting marketing mix decisions.
HEALTH, WELLNESS AND PUBLIC SAFETY
- HEA 1 (Introduction to Personal Health) 3 UNITS
An exploration of major health issues and behaviors in the various dimensions of health (physical, emotional, intellectual/mental, social, spiritual, and environmental). Emphasis is placed on individual responsibility for personal health and the promotion of informed, positive health behaviors. Topics include psychological health, mental health, stress management, nutrition, exercise, weight management, chronic and infectious diseases, healthy relationships, sexual health, drug use and misuse, aging, and the health care system.
- NTRN 1 (Introduction to Nutritional Science) 3 UNITS
Scientific concepts of nutrition related to the function of nutrients, sources, and recommended intakes. Nutritional assessment and the role of nutrition in the maintenance of health.
Language, Literature, and Communications Studies
- CMST 1 (Fundamentals of Public Speaking) 3 UNITS
Theory and techniques of public speaking. Discovery, development, and criticism of ideas in public discourse through research, reasoning, organization, composition, presentation, and evaluation of various types of speeches including informative and persuasive speeches; includes developing the faculties of critical listening and problem solving.
- JAMS 1 (Introduction to Mass Communications) 3 UNITS
Survey of mass communication and the interrelationships of media with society, including history, structure, and trends in a digital age. Discussion of theories and effects, economics, technology, law and ethics, global media, media literacy, and social issues, including gender and cultural diversity.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Environment
- CS 7 (Introduction to Computer Programming Concepts) 3 UNITS
An introductory course in computer programming concepts and fundamental coding skills using object-oriented languages like Python. Material includes problem-solving techniques, design of algorithms, and common programming constructs such as variables, expression, input/output, decision-making, loops, and arrays.
- ENGR 1 (Introduction to Engineering) 2 UNITS
Introduction to careers, activities, and topics related to the fi eld of engineering, including computer applications to design and problem solving.
- BIO 40 (Humans & Environment) 3 UNITS
Introduction to environmental issues from a scientific perspective, focusing on physical, chemical, and biological processes within the Earth system, the interaction between humans and these processes, and the role of science in finding sustainable solutions. Topics include ecological principles, biodiversity, climate change, sustainability, renewable and non-renewable energy, water resources, air and water pollution, and solid waste management.
SOCIETY, CULTURE, AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
- SOC 3 (Introduction to Race and Ethnicity) 3 UNITS
Racial and ethnic relations in the United States. Examines the cultural, political, and economic practices and institutions that support or challenge racism, racial and ethnic inequalities, as well as patterns of interaction between various racial and ethnic groups.
- HUMN 2 (Introduction to Film Studies) 3 UNITS
Introduction to film aesthetics, styles, and devices, as well as film theory and critical approaches to film analysis. Overview of film history, in addition to film production, technology, and distribution. Emphasis on diverse responses to the art form of cinema and its impact on contemporary culture.
VISUAL ARTS, PERFORMING ARTS AND DESIGN
- ARHS 1 (Introduction to Art History) 3 UNITS
Architecture, sculpture, painting, photography, and design in relation to human inventiveness in providing for material and aesthetic needs. This course provides a general introduction to art that offers a look at works of art through the study of theory, terminology, themes, design principles, media, techniques, with an introduction to the visual arts across time and diverse cultures
- GDDM 3 (The History of Modern Design) 3 UNITS
This introductory survey course focuses on the history, perception, and development of graphic design as an art form during the Twentieth Century. The students will develop an understanding of the evolution and role of the Modern Movement in society. The students will also learn about the evaluation criteria of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design objects while examining examples of architecture, industrial design, graphic design, and interior design. The students will be introduced to outstanding Twentieth Century design figures and their work.
- MUS 13 (History of Rock and Roll) 3 UNITS
A cultural survey of original American music traditions, forms and trends influenced by cultural, socio-economic, socio-political, and economic changes including blues, jazz, early rock, the “British invasion,” rap, hip hop culture, Latino rock, heavy metal, jazz-rock fusion, electronic, modern rock, and pop.
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Fall 2022 Hours
August 1 - December 22, 2022
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.