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SCI 023 – High School Biology Lab - Part 1

Obtain an overview of human biology, evolution, genetics and ecology with lab experiences that teach and reinforce the use of scientific methods in problem solving. Offers a broad introduction of biology to the non-science student, providing an appreciation of the beauty and intricacies of the biosphere. Two-semester course is designed for home-schooled students who are looking for additional experience in learning the basic concepts of biology.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the rules of safety in conducting biology experiments,
2. demonstrate the ability to identify three basic principles of biology,
3. conduct simple biology experiments, and
4. demonstrate the ability to apply the steps of scientific methodology through active class participation.

SCI 121 – High School Physics Lab Part 1

Get an introduction to basic principles of physics in a lab setting in this two-semester course. The same topics covered in the lecture portion of the course are treated in the lab, with focus on the techniques of measurement, data analysis and technical writing. Mathematical knowledge of algebra, geometry and trigonometry is required. Intended for home-school students.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the basic knowledge of physical principles through class participation and examinations,
2. demonstrate the ability to identify three basic theories of Newtonian mechanics, kinematics, and dynamics, and
3. demonstrate the ability to conduct simple physics experiments.

SCI 122 – Introduction to Algebra

This class is designed to teach students to develop a rich understanding of the rudiments of algebra in a relaxed and supportive learning environment. Topics include algebraic concepts, including orders of operation, units of measurement, scientific notation, algebraic equations, inequalities with one variable, and applications of rational numbers.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. identify types of numbers, practical applications, and the history of algebra;
2. determine units of measurement and why they are important;
3. master formulas for perimeter, area, and volume;
4. solve word problems involving measurements and consecutive integers; and
5. explore how to solve a variety of algebraic equations involving age, height, volume, and money

SCI 123 – High School Biology Lab-Part 2

Second part of a two-semester laboratory course provides an introduction to basic principles of biology in a lab setting. The same topics covered in the lecture portion of the course are treated in the lab. Intended for homeschool students.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the rules of safety in conducting biology experiments,
2. demonstrate the ability to identify three basic principles of biology,
3. conduct simple biology experiments, and
4. demonstrate the ability to apply the steps of scientific methodology through active participation in the experiments.

SCI 133 – Forensic Science Investigation

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how forensic science is used in investigation and prosecution. Topics to be covered include homicide investigation; criminal profiling; the uses of DNA in forensic science; and crime scene reconstruction and investigation.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. define how the relationships among the crime scene setting and reconstruction and criminal profiling are used to solve a murder case,
2. explain how DNA obtained from something as small as a hair can help solve a murder case, and
3. demonstrate the use of deductive reasoning in solving a fictional homicide case.

SCI 136 – Consciousness: Near and After Death Communication Experiences and Quantum Physics

Institutes conduct studies in this field coupled with studies being done by Cardiologists around the world about the Near Death Experience and the After Death Communication Experience. Explore the concept of Consciousness and the growing evidence which gives the answer "Yes" to the question "Does consciousness exist after death".

Course Objective:
1. recognize how to distinguish an experience as a near death experience, after death experience or a synchronicity,
2. define how to evaluate the new scientific studies by Guggenheim on after death experience and the work being done by cardiologists on near death experiences, and
3. cite Carl Jung's synchronicity and how it is used today by quantum physicists to define certain experiences related to consciousness.

SCI 169 – Becoming a Veterinary Assistant

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to prepare for a career in a veterinary hospital. Topics to be covered include vaccinations, pet nutrition, health and safety issues, spaying and neutering, euthanasia, pet loss, medications, medical prescriptions, x-ray exposure, infections carried by animals, and potential damage from animal's teeth and claws.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. describe how vaccines produce immunity to disease,
2. explain the benefits and limitations of vaccines,
3. explain the importance of treating parasites in pets.
4. demonstrate an understanding of introductory pet first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and
5. discuss the flea life cycle and how to control fleas and other external parasites.

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