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INTEGRATED PHYSICS

Course Length:

1 Year

Credits:

2

Elective/Required:

Required Option

Prerequisites:

Pre-Algebra, General Science

Grade Level:

11, 12

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

Course Length:

1 Semester

Credits:

LCHS 1; WITCC 4

Grade Level:

11, 12

Prerequisite

: 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.

PHYSICS (NCAA)

Course Length:

1 Year

Credits:

2

Elective/Required:

Required Option

Prerequisite:

Algebra 2 (C or better) strongly recommended

Grade Level:

11, 12

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.

SOCIAL STUDIES

(6 Credits Required)

ADV. AMERICAN GOV. (NCAA)

Course Length:

1 Semester

Credits:

1

Prerequisite:

American Government

Grade Level:

11, 12

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.