College courses offered at Dakota County Technical College & Inver Hills Community College.
There are also a number of AVHS and Career Development STEM courses available for E3 STEM students to explore careers.
Career Development Courses: 2017-2018 Registration Guide. Note: E3 STEM can provide transportation to other locations if needed to take advantage of these courses.
Note: AVHS students earning college credits through E3 STEM have the option to add these courses to their high school transcripts. 1 college credit = 0.75 high school credits.
E3 STEM College Classes 2017-2018
Courses and textbooks are paid for by the E3 STEM grant. Transportation is provided to college classes. School busses/vans take students from AVHS to their course and return them to AVHS after each class. If students plan to drive themselves or ride with friends, parents/guardians must fill out the ISD 196 transportation waiver before the class starts. The transportation waiver can be downloaded HERE or you can get a hard copy from E3 STEM staff.
Sign up for fall courses here. We will work with you to get you registered for the course after you sign up. Deadline to sign up for a fall course is Tuesday, September 12.
BIOL 1120 – 5 credits, IHCC (lecture at SOR Campus in Burnsville and lab at IHCC)
Introduces non-majors to important biological concepts. This course serves as the prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 2201) and Microbiology (BIOL 2205 and 2305). The course emphasizes the molecular level of biology and Darwinian evolution as the unifying theme of biology with emphasis on cell structure and function, cell transport, energy transfers, and genetics. Lab exercises will include the design and conduction of scientific experiments, data analysis, microscopy, cell biology, genetics, and ecology. Students will gain hands-on experience in the safe handling and use of living and preserved organisms as well as laboratory instruments and equipment.
Lecture: Mondays, 6:00-9:00 pm at South of the River Campus in Burnsville, 8/21/17-12/11/17
Lab: Every Other Wednesday, 6:00-10:00 pm at Inver Hills Community College 8/23/17-12/13/17
HEAL 1502 – Medical Terminology, 2 credits, DCTC (taught at AVHS)
This course is an introduction to building medical terms and learning the meanings. Students will learn combining forms, word roots, prefixes and suffixes, and how these word parts apply to building medical terms. Students will also learn common medical abbreviations and symbols.
Lecture: Course meets at AVHS on Saturdays from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm (Rm 222)
Sept. 16, 23; Oct. 2*, 14, 28; Nov. 11, 18; Dec. 9, 16
* Note – October 2nd is a Monday and class meets from 5:30 – 9:00 pm
HEAL 1015 – Intro to Health care, 2 credits, DCTC
The Introduction to Health Care course provides students with an overview of health care occupations. Topics covered in this course include: jobs available in health care, including education requirements, work environments, and typical positions for health care careers; necessary aptitudes, skills, and ethics of a healthcare worker; patient confidentiality; professionalism; and interpersonal communications.
Monday: Jan. 22 at 5:00-8:00 pm
Saturdays: Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 24, Mar. 3, 17, Apr. 7, 14, 28, May 5 at 8:45-11:45 am
EMS 1100 – Emergency Medical Responder, 3 credits, IHCC
Includes patient assessment; CPR; airway management including oxygen, adjunct airways and other resuscitation equipment; medical emergencies including seizures, strokes, heart attacks, poisonings and cover trauma management; bandaging; splinting and spinal immobilization. Designed for those who are first on the scene of an accident or medical emergency; intended for police officers, firefighters and other public safety personnel. Students will be certified upon completion through the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board.
Monday: Jan. 22 5:00-9:00 pm
Saturdays: Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 24, Mar. 3, 17, Apr. 7, 14, 28, May 5 at 8:00 am-12:30 pm
ENGR 1110 – Intro to Engineering, 4 credits, IHCC
Introduces students to the fundamentals of engineering in a multidisciplinary setting. Topics include introduction to: applied mechanics and machine elements, elements of electric circuits, electronics, and electrical devices, micro-controller programming, fundamental concepts of metrology, use of programming software for problem solving, and fundamentals of engineering graphics using a 3-D modeling software. Students will learn engineering design process and basics of technical communication by engaging in collaborative engineering project(s) involving fabrication and product dissection, writing a brief design report, and a final project presentation. A student who has passed ENGR 1100 and ENGR 1101 with a grade of C or higher will not be awarded credit for taking this course. Prerequisites: A grade of C or higher in MATH 1119 or 1127 or higher, and a grade of C or higher in READ 0090 or placement into READ 93/94 or ENG 1108. ENGR 1000 recommended. (Our students have worked with the instructor for placement assistance – if you are interested in the course, please talk to E3 STEM staff.)
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Jan. 8 – May 9 at 3:30-5:50 pm
ITC 1000 – Computer Careers, 1 credit, IHCC
Introduces the wide variety of jobs available in computing and information technology. Includes discussion of educational requirements, work environments and typical positions for many careers including programmers, developers, network administrators, systems administrators, security analysts, information technology managers and others. Students will develop a plan of study for their career of interest. Recommended for students considering a career related to computers and information technology.
ENGR 1000 – Orientation to Engineering, 1 credit, IHCC
Provides information on engineering majors and engineering functions, aptitudes and skills engineers need, the Inver Hills A.S Engineering Fundamentals program, and programs at transfer institutions. Topics also include essential skills for academic and career success, importance of professional networking, and ethics in engineering practice. Recommended for any student considering engineering or wanting to explore engineering as a career choice.
ITC 2510 – Intro to Networks, 3 credits, IHCC
Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for understanding networking and security. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. Prereq: ITC 1400, or departmental assessment (see course notes). Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.
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