This course incorporates biology, chemistry, physics and physical geology and introduces students to key concepts, principles and theories within enviromental science. Investigations are used to understand and explain the behavior of nature is a variety of inquiry and design scenarios that incorporate scientific reasoning, analysis, communications skills and real-world applications.
Food Science (ECC)
This is a biology-based course that develops specialized content to extend connections between humans and their food supply. Students will learn the scientific principles of food processing, nutritional value, food preservation, storage, packaging and distribution and the fundamental biological, chemical and physical scientific principles associated witht he study of foods. In addition, safety and sanitation with food preparation (ServSafe®) will be included.
Anatomy & Physiology
This course introduces the structure and function of the human body. Students will scientifically study the major organ systems of the body including skeletal, muscular, nervous, integumentary, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, digestive, respiratory, endocrine and sensory systems.
College Anatomy & Physiology - CCP (FCC)
This is an introductory college course in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Study includes basic anatomical and directional terminology; fundamental concepts and principles of cell biology; histology; the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems; and special senses. Students must meet CCP requirements to take this course.
This advanced course is the fundamental study of laws and nature that involves the learning of motion and energy, with emphasis on kinetics, gravity, momentum, potential and kinetic energy, electricity, forces, sound waves, and modern physics. This course will prepare students for post-high school physics courses as well as an understanding of the world around them.
This course provides students with a foundation in chemistry concepts and chemistry laboratory skills. Study deals with the materials of the universe and the changes these materials undergo. Topics include analysis of materials, nomenclature, bonding, stoichiometry, chemical equations, periodicity, atomic models, reduction and oxidation reactions, acids and bases, gas laws, intermolecular attractions, kinetics and equilibrium processes.