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This major is an interdisciplinary program which provides an opportunity for students to pursue organized studies of minority groups in American Society and to foster and expand general understanding of these groups. The courses allow for a wide latitude of study to meet a variety of interests with courses which fulfill competence in and an understanding of the unique contributions of American ethnic groups; interpretation of American ethnic culture as manifested in its history, its literature, and its social, economic, political, and philosophical development. (The course descriptions may be found under the appropriate disciplines.)
|• African-American Studies
• Asian-American Studies
• Latino Studies
• Native-American Studies
• Ethnic Studies Combination
This program is designed to equip students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for the variety of jobs in the field of Human Services. These courses are intended to provide entry-level skills and training for students who are interested in employment in mental health, social welfare, developmental services, corrections, alcohol and drug treatment, or child/adolescent treatment services.
|• Human Services||• Human Services|
The psychology program provides academic and practical instruction in a variety of basic psychological concepts, theories, terminology, and research methods, that helps promote students' life skills, personal growth, and interpersonal effectiveness. This major has important implications for many recognized vocational and professional occupations.
This program offers students the opportunity to study aspects of the human experience and the intricate relationship among them.
|• Social Sciences|
Sociology is the study of society and human behavior. Students who obtain a degree in Sociology gain a fundamental understanding of culture, socialization, inequality, racial and ethnic relations, sex roles, deviance, social issues and problems, and the distribution of political and economic power. Sociology students prepare themselves for a job in the field of business, health, education, criminal justice, government/law, or social service, and a variety of other areas.
Successful completion of this major will assure competence in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, providing an adequate background for employment in many technological and scientific areas as well as providing a firm foundation for students planning advanced study.
Students in the biology program examine life at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecological levels. The program gives students the knowledge and laboratory skills required to transfer to a university as a major in the biological sciences. The biology program emphasizes the core basic concepts of biology including the unity and diversity of life generated by evolution by natural selection, the relationship of structure and function, and the continuity of the genetic material.
This program prepares graduates to work in the biotechnology industry as production technicians. A production technician operates and maintains the equipment used to manufacture protein pharmaceutical products. Students will grow bacterial, yeast, and mammalian cells and recover the proteins that they produce. They will follow good manufacturing practices by maintaining records in order to comply with quality assurance procedures and government regulations. Students in the program must be able to adjust their time to a flexible schedule.
|• Industrial Biotechnology||• Industrial Biotechnology|
This program is designed to foster an understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry in a variety of applications. Students will learn how chemical knowledge is derived, theorized, and applied in solving problems in everyday life.
The field of engineering deals with the design, production, and testing of new products as well as maintaining and improving existing ones. Engineers are professionals who apply mathematical and scientific principles to solve technical problems.
This program is designed to provide theory and practical experience needed to enter the horticulture field or prepare for advancement or certification. It also offers some of the basic courses required of horticulture majors transferring to four-year institutions. This program offers certificates and degrees in Ornamental Horticulture.
|AS Degree||Certificate||Job-Direct Program|
|• Horticulture Science||• Horticulture Science||• Landscape Worker|
The focus of this program is on developing an understanding of and appreciation for the basic laws of our physical universe. This is done largely through the development of conceptual understanding, problem solving skills, and laboratory investigations.
This program is designed to provide students with a basic science background, preparing them to move into a curriculum at a four-year institution leading to a degree in such fields as chemistry, biology, physics, geology, or health sciences. This program is a path for immediate entry into science-based technology careers.
|• General Science|
A study of the principles of water and wastewater disposal and purification including municipal and industrial wastewater collection and treatment. The program will satisfy most of the requirements for certification of water and wastewater treatment personnel.
|• Water and Wastewater Technology||• Water and Wastewater Technology|