School-Age Learning Environments

This course introduces students to designing exciting, secure, and developmentally-appropriate school-age programs for children ages 5-12. Students explore the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development of school-age children. Students gain skills in selecting equipment and individual and group management techniques. This course is based on NAEYC standards of child development practices.

Intentional Teaching in Early Childhood

Students learn the components of intentional teaching to ensure all children reach their full potential and are school-ready. Students learn how to use reflection and purposeful planning to ensure each child acquires the skills needed to be successful based on individual assessment. Students learn how to balance child and adult-guided experiences to promote effective learning across developmental domains. Students will be introduced to NAEYC ethical standards, coaching, mentoring, and service learning conceptual models in their respective relationships to early childhood education. Each student is required to spend 4-6 clock hours completing field experience outside of scheduled class times which may include working with young children, families, and early childhood professionals.

Anti-Bias Curriculum in Early Childhood Settings

This course teaches strategies for effectively managing prejudice, gender, and racial differences within early childhood settings. Focus is on cultural respect and disability awareness through the development and application of anti-bias curricula. Students gain skills in ethical decision making relating to a bias-free environment. Lab Fee

Positive Relationships with Families

Students learn how to establish and maintain positive relationships with diverse families of young children. Effective communication strategies are emphasized encouraging equal partnerships with families. Advocacy for families is explored. This course is based on NAEYC standards of child development practices.

Creative Arts and Movement for Young Children

Students will have an opportunity to develop techniques in enhancing young children’s fine and gross motor skills through hands-on activities incorporating the arts, music, language, space, materials, sound, and physical movement in early childhood learning environments. This course is based on NAEYC standards of child development practices. Lab Fee

Trends in Early Childhood Education

This course expands student’s knowledge through exploration of early childhood education topics including developmentally appropriate practice, program quality assessment, and inclusion of special needs children, positive child guidance and curriculum development for young children. Lab Fee

Advanced SolidWorks®

A study of advanced modeling, assembly, and drawing techniques using SolidWorks®. Sweeps, lofts, surfaces, 3D sketches, sheet metal parts, weldments and assemblies will be created, models will be analyzed using simulation tools, and physical parts will be produced using the rapid prototyping machine.  [16-64-80] Lab Fee

Machine Drafting

This course advances the use of engineering graphics to produce functional drawings of machine mechanisms and basic machine elements. Included are fasteners, cams, gear trains, weldments, and fits. Dimensioning and tolerancing in accordance with ANSI standard Y14.5M are used throughout the course. CAD technology is used exclusively to complete lab assignments. [16-64-80] Lab Fee

Descriptive Geometry

This course is designed to develop problem-solving skills in the area of spatial relationships. A graphical analysis of points, lines, planes and angles, intersections, revolutions, and developments is undertaken. CAD technology is used exclusively to complete lab assignments. [16-64-80] Lab Fee

Oral Pathology

This course provides fundamental instruction of the general pathological processes of inflammation and repair, immune response, neoplasia, developmental disturbances and systemic disease. Particular focus is on the etiology and clinical manifestations of pathology of the head and neck region. The course uses case studies to assist in identifying clinical entities and recognizing the relevance of findings to dental hygiene treatment planning. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing the program.