Early College Experience

ECE Course Catalog

Early College Experience offers college credit courses to high school students in several academic areas. Courses are offered based on school requests. Course descriptions below: 

ACCT 2013 Principles of Accounting I - ECE Online
Presents the fundamentals of accounting theory, introduction to accounting concepts, principles and terminology. Emphasis will be placed on financial accounting beginning with sole proprietorships and ending with corporations. Students should be prepared to use basic mathematics and basic algebra with accuracy and reasonable speed.
 
AHSC 1213 Certified Nursing Assistant

The Certified Nursing Assistant course follows the Arkansas Long-Term Care Facility Nursing Assistant Training Curriculum. This course provides the student with an introduction to healthcare, didactic instruction, hands on skills and clinical training. Specifically, basic nursing skills essential to patient care, including vital signs, infection control, personal care skills, and Alzheimer's and Dementia training are covered. This course prepares the successful student to sit for the Arkansas Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. The course is taught following the Arkansas Long-Term Care Facility Nursing Assistant Training Curriculum. In addition, this course is a prerequisite for the PCA+ course AHSC 1223

 

AHSC 1403 Medical Terminology

In depth presentation of medical language which the will serve a solid foundation for students interested in health care, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, or related careers. Medical Terminology for the health and disease is presented in relation to human structure and function. This course of study builds a framework by introducing the key elements in the formation as well as the modification of medical terms which then is applied to the specific body systems.

 

ARHS 1003 Art Appreciation – ECE Online

A general introduction to the visual arts. Lectures on art theory and an introduction to art history, plus demonstrations, films, slides, and field trips.

 

BADM 2533 Supervision

An introduction to the theory, principles, and practice of supervision. This course introduces the roles and functions of the first-line manager. Course content focuses on the human interaction in supervision. Students will study core supervisory skills such as supervisory communication and successful meetings, goal-setting and expectations, generational supervision issues, working with special populations, performance appraisals and staff motivation.

 

BLAW 2013 Legal Environment in Business

A discussion of the legal environment, contracts, dealings with goods, debts and creditors, the judicial system and forms of business organization

 

CHEM 1104 College Chemistry I

The first course of a two-semester sequence designed to provide background for further study in such majors as pre-agriculture, pre-professional, prescience, pre-engineering or mathematics. The course provides an introduction to the study of inorganic, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry from a more concentrated viewpoint than offered in CHEM 1024.

 

CISQ 1103 Introduction to Computer Information Systems – ECE Online

An orientation to the terminology and applications of computers and the Internet. Commercial software packages used will include Windows, word processing, spreadsheet, business presentations and database applications. This course will satisfy the hands-on computer requirements of most degree plans. Prerequisites: Minimum keyboarding skills of 25 wpm plus minimum score of 25% on the pre-assessment exam and basic hands-on familiarity with a Windows based computer. Students will be given a pre-test during first class meeting.

 

1213 COMM 1303 Public Speaking– ECE Online

Application of the communication techniques needed to organize and deliver oral messages in a public setting.

 

ENGL 1013 English Composition

Guiding the student through the process of writing with regular practice and analysis of effective writing, this first course of the composition sequence emphasizes the writing of clear, concise, developed academic prose. Generally students are expected to follow the rules of Standard Edited English, to understand paragraph development, and to write a research assignment involving the integration of sources. Prerequisite: minimum placement score (19 ACT English, 80 Compass Writing, 19 ACT Reading, 83 Compass Reading)

 

ENGL 1023 English Composition II

This course continues the writing, reading, research and critical thinking skills developed in Composition I. Students will write in multiple genres and gain further practice in the analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of complex texts. Prerequisite: Completion of English 1013 with a C or better.

 

ENGL 2213 Survey of World Literature to 1650

Students in this course read the oldest of literatures. Typically the course includes the generally accepted literary masterpieces of western culture. While such literature is removed from the student's experience by time, history, and culture, its ties to contemporary life are more compelling than its differences. These issues are frequently addressed as the student learns to read, interpret, and analyze this literature. Prerequisite: English 1013 and 1023 with a grade "C" or better.

 

ENGL 2223 Survey of World Literature from 1650

This course introduces the student to the literature of the world as well as the literature from English-speaking countries. The students may read literature from Asia, Africa, and South America as well as from Europe and North America. Reactions and comparisons to the students' lives are explored as the students read, interpret and analyze this literature. Prerequisite: English 1013 and 1023 with a grade "C" or better.

 

HIST 2003 History of the American People to 1877ECE Online 

Exploration of aspects in American history beginning with European backgrounds; discovery and settlement; concluding with the Civil War and Reconstruction. This survey encompasses the constitutional, political, social and economic development of the United States prior to 1877.

 

HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present ECE Online     

Exploration of aspects in American history from Reconstruction to the second half of the Twentieth Century. This survey encompasses the constitutional, political, social and economic development of the United States since 1877. Particular emphasis will be placed on the rise of the United States as an industrial and world power.

 

HLSC 1002 Wellness Concepts – ECE Online

Interrelationship of mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual aspects of functioning to optimal health a d wellness; implications for education about wellness in the schools and for adult living are provided.

 

HLSC 1103 Personal Health and Safety– ECE Online  

Discussion of health and safety problems with emphasis on the promotion of individual health and safety concepts.

 

HVAC 2004 Fundamentals of Indoor Air Systems

This interactive hybrid course introduces students to indoor air systems. Students will utilize on-line training for learning theory, fundamentals, tools, equipment, and instruments proper use and safety. Students will learn and demonstrate hands -on competencies in the lab refrigerant recovery and management, lubrication, leak testing, evacuation, changing, and trouble-shooting. Students can utilize this course as a credit course in pursuit of the Green Technology Option of the Technical Certificate in Environmental & Regulatory Science. This course is not intended for transfer credit.

 

HVAC 2014 HVAC Controls as Applied to Indoor Air Systems

This interactive course introduces students to electricity and controls as applied to indoor air systems. Students will utilize on-line training for learning theory, fundamentals, tools, equipment, and instruments proper use and safety. Students will learn and demonstrate hands-on competencies in the lab: electric motors and controls, electrical components and trouble-shooting. Students can utilize this course as a credit course in pursuit of the Green Technology Option of the Technical Certificate in Environmental & Regulatory Science. This course is not intended for transfer credit

 

College Algebra

An overview of the fundamental concepts of algebra. Topics include linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; the Cartesian plane and graphing using graphing utility functions, graphs and models; polynomial and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations, inequalities and matrices; and sequences and series. Prerequisites: Cumulative 3.0 GPA and the following minimum test scores for Math and Reading:   
  

MATH

  ACT                               21 
  COMPASS Algebra       65
  SAT Math                      500       
  PSAT Math                    50   plus successful completion of high school Algebra II with C or better

  ASPIRE Math                434  plus successful completion of high school Algebra II with C or better  
  PLAN Math                    21    plus successful completion of high school Algebra II with C or better

 

  READING
  ACT                                19
  COMPASS Reading       83
  SAT Critical Thinking      480
  PSAT Critical Thinking    48

  ASPIRE Reading            428
  PLAN Reading                15
  EXPLORE Reading        14

 

Plane Trigonometry

A survey of basic trigonometric concepts. Topics include a review of functions and graphs, the trigonometric functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations, applications of trigonometry, complex numbers, a review of exponential and logarithmic functions, and polar coordinates and equations. Prerequisites:  ACT Math 24 or successful completion of College Algebra with C or better or Compass College Algebra 46-99

 

Finite Mathematics

A survey and applications course in mathematics designed for business, life science, and social science students. Topics include a review of using a graphing utility, linear models, systems of linear equations, matrices, linear programming, the simplex method, set theory, probability, counting principles, statistics, and finance mathematics. Prerequisites: ACT Math 24 or successful completion of College Algebra with C or better or Compass College Algebra 46-69

 

MGMT 1033 Retail Management

Key retail management concepts are reinforced with current, real-world examples that bridge the gap between theory and practice. This interactive class explores buyer behavior, retail strategies, Web retailing, site analysis, retail buying, merchandising, staffing, and promotional strategies.

 

MTCM 1003 Communication and Math for Workforce Readiness

MTCM 1003 is a unique course designed to meet the needs of students in certificate programs for technical careers and other immediate workforce needs. The course will include a review of basic arithmetic skills such as ratios, proportions, percents, and metric conversions. Focusing on applications of these topics, as well as instruction in and the practice of oral and written communication skills for use in various professions. Specifically, the course will ask students to write about and present their mathematical findings in the form of professional skills, such as organizational skills and time management, professional image, the job search process, interviewing, report writing, presentation delivery and problem-based collaborative learning. This is a very application oriented course. The course includes a portion of the curriculum modules found in MATH 1003. Completion of MTCM 1003 and subsequent completion of MATH 1001 will allow for substitute credit for MATH 1003 Math for AAS

General Education. Prerequisites: MATH 0013 or MATH 0014 or placement into Beginning Algebra

 

OSHA 2533 Safety and Health Risk Management – ECE Online

Hazards in the workplace and their relationship to loss of property and/or life. An introduction to the concepts, principles, and methods of risk analysis, as used in a systematic approach to risk and assessment for workers in business and industry in and the public sector. Performance measurement standards will be stressed such as safety effectiveness measurement scales, inter-modular measures, organic measures and future performance measures. The auxiliary functions of a safety department will be examined and explained.

 

PLSC 2003 American National Government – ECE Online

The organization, functions, institutions, and problems of the federal government will be studied including the United States Constitution, Congress, the Presidency and federal bureaucracy, and the judicial system. Additional study will be given to political parties, public opinion, interest groups, voting and elections, Supreme Court decisions, and other political aspects and activities of government.

 

PSYC 2003 General Physchology– ECE Online

An investigation into basic principles and theories of behavior in the areas of learning, memory, perception, development, biological basis of behavior, motivation and emotion, personality, stress, abnormal behavior and social and interpersonal relationships.

 

TRLG 1013 Supply Chain Management for A.A.S.

This course is an introduction to basic concepts of supply chain management such as inbound logistics and outbound logistics, demand forecasting, inventory management, warehousing, materials handling and transportation. The basics of supply chain modeling for the optimization and monitoring of a supply chain will be covered using mathematical programming models. Supply chain management provides training in the areas of efficient administration and control of logistical components: transportation, inventory, packaging, warehousing, and materials handling as well as customer service and their eventual integration.