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Pre-Algebra, General Science
Integrated Physics is a hands-on laboratory course which emphasizes practical rather than theoretical
physics. This course is designed as a lead in to technical training at two-year community colleges for many areas
of technology, engineering, technical trades, and industry. Students who plan to go into fields such as auto
repair, plumbing, carpentry, nursing, HVAC, manufacturing, farming, and many others will benefit from this
course. Physics is studied by investigating mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal energy systems. Topics
studied include force, work, rate, resistance, energy, and power. The course includes demonstrations, math skill
labs, computer activities and many hands-on laboratory activities.
INTRODUCTORY COLLEGE BIOLOGY - BIO105
LCHS 1; WITCC 4
: Biology is strongly recommended.
This is a combined lecture and lab course that is a biological concepts survey for non-science majors. This course
will include units of (1) Cellular basis of Life, (2) Principles of Inheritance, (3) Principles of Evolution, (4) Diversity
of Life, and (5) Ecology and Behavior. Topics covered include biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology,
genetics, evolution, plant and animal classification, structure and function, and ecology.
Algebra 2 (C or better) strongly recommended
Physics is an elective course for junior or senior students who feel that some knowledge of the physical sciences
is needed in our highly technical and scientific world. Students will spend time in the well-furnished laboratory
investigating and verifying fundamental principles of physics. The graphing calculator and the latest in computer
technology are used to compliment experiments, research, and simulations. Students planning a career relating
to any area of science, engineering, teaching (including elementary), industry, electronics, medicine, nursing,
medical technology, agriculture and many vocational areas will find physics beneficial.
(6 Credits Required)
ADV. AMERICAN GOV. (NCAA)
This is an elective for students willing to explore in-depth issues covered in the required American Government
course. Students will research and discuss both current event topics and the traditional government topics. It is
strongly recommended that students have achieved a C or higher in American Government and be prepared to
experience an upper-level, rigorous academic workload in Advanced American Government. An additional
educational opportunity includes a day-trip to the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines to observe government in
action and to meet with state political leaders from all branches of government.