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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

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

Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

This course introduces students to various theories and philosophies of child care, developmentally-appropriate practice, and the CDA functional areas. The critical periods of growth and development for children ages newborn to eight are emphasized.

Engineering Design

A course in creative problem solving and its uses in the design and development of new products and tools. Topics will include creative thinking, problem identification, ideation, product development, design refinement, product design, tool design, documentation, and communication of design ideas. [32-48-80] Lab Fee

Early Childhood Health, Safety, and Nutrition

This course introduces students to health, safety, and nutrition issues and practices in child care centers and homes (including universal health precautions, community health, and the respective legal implications). Students will study the eating practices and nutrition of young children and the implication they play in promoting healthy physical, social, language, and cognitive development. Emphasis will be placed on preventing communicable diseases and providing safe environments. This course is based on NAEYC standards of child development practices. Each student will be required to spend 2-4 clock hours completing field experience outside of scheduled class times which may include working with young children, families, and early childhood professionals. Lab Fee

Appropriate Assessment with Young Children

Students explore developmentally-appropriate assessment and observation techniques for children ages newborn to eight based on NAEYC standards. Both standardized and non-standardized assessment tests are reviewed. Advanced behavior management, observation, and recording strategies are explored. Students learn about the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) processes. 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. Lab Fee

SolidWorks®: Parts and Assemblies

Previous CAD/drafting experience recommended. This course is an introduction to the 3-D modeler, SolidWorks®, for non-CAD majors. The course will focus on parts, assemblies, and drawings. Topics will include sketching in SolidWorks®, creating relationships, parametric constraints, 3-D tools, associative 2-D part drawings, design tables, and assemblies. [32-32-64] Lab Fee

Independent Study

This course provides an opportunity for the student with sufficient skills to pursue projects for advanced learning or personal interest in computer-aided drafting and design. The subject/project details and method of evaluation will be arranged with the supervising instructor. This course may be repeated for additional credit. 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

Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Use of engineering graphics and basic measurement techniques to explore the application and effects of dimensioning and tolerancing. Topics will include geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GDT), fit analysis, tolerance stackups, metrology, and the effects of tolerancing in the manufacturing environment. Conformance to ANSI Y14.5M-1982 will be stressed throughout. [32-48-80] Lab Fee