Investigate the installation and maintenance of gas appliances, learners will become familiar with reading wiring diagrams, component functions and operation, different ignition types, equipment testing and troubleshooting. Proper venting codes and Industry Safe Practices will also be examined.
Outline the propane industry and customer installation, Perform “Odor” Investigations, examine house piping codes and installation methods, and demonstrate pipe cutting and threading. Learners will also discuss Steel main tapping and stopping, cathodic protection and testing, corrosion control, and contrast the differences between steel and plastics gas systems.
This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
Introduces learners to the basic concepts of using Microsoft PowerPoint with hands-on, project based activities. Learners will develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to create new presentations, adding and formatting slides, navigating a slide show, inserting images/backgrounds, adding transitions, adding animations and working with charts, WordArt and tables.
Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.
Introduces learners to the basic concepts of using Microsoft Excel with hands-on, project based activities. Learners will develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to effectively utilize the functions and features of Microsoft Excel including creating worksheets, entering/editing data, selecting cells/ranges, creating basic charts, formatting entries and creating/modifying basic formulas.
Introduces Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheet
(CSS) coding techniques. Learners will create/modify web pages using
HTML tags and style the web pages with CSS. Additionally, learners will
create and edit text content. For the final course project, learners will
create a personal website portfolio. Additional topics include: text
editors, FTP utilities and browser tools.
Examines the behavior of individual decision makers, primarily consumers and firms. Topics include choices of how much to consume and to produce, the functioning of perfectly and imperfectly competitive markets, the conditions under which markets may fail, and arguments for and against government intervention. The student applies the fundamental tools of economics to real world
Prepares learners in the operation of commercial motor vehicles. Extensive hands-on training will be implemented throughout the course on tractor-trailers, giving the learner the skills needed to test for a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Limited lecture will be used to inform students of industry regulations, driver safety, inspections and communication.
Create database models and database objects using T-SQL statements. Learners use data manipulation language (DML) to modify and create data. Learners manipulate the structure of existing tables to add, modify, and remove columns and constraints. Additional topics include foreign key relationships and indexes.
Introduces learners to the basic concepts of using Microsoft Word with hands-on, project based activities. Learners will develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to start Word, create a new document, create business letters, flyers, brochures, research papers, resumes, work with SmartArt, apply basic formatting and more.
Provides instruction about critical and creative thinking that is in high demand in all occupations. Models, theories, and processes provide the foundation for learning logical thinking strategies. Students will apply a systematic approach to problem solving by analyzing the problem, assessing possible solutions, and making effective decisions. In addition, students will generate ideas and analyze complex issues. This course assists students with developing a critical thinking mindset which is essential at every level of personal and professional life.
Developmental Psychology is the study of human development throughout the lifespan. This course explores developmental theory and research with an emphasis on the interactive nature of the biological, cognitive and psychosocial changes that affect the individual from conception to death. Application activities and critical thinking skills will enable students to gain an increased knowledge and understanding of themselves and others.
Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relationships in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability and religion are explored.
This course is designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of: 1) arithmetic and algebra; 2) geometry and trigonometry; and 3) probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections and using calculators. Topics include performing arithmetic operations and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, solving proportions and incorporating percent applications, manipulating formulas, solving and graphing systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, converting measurements within and between U.S. and metric systems, applying Pythagorean Theorem, solving right and oblique triangles, calculating probabilities, organizing data and interpreting charts, calculating central and spread measures and summarizing and analyzing data.
This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.
Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multiculturalism and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization and workplace issues.
Emphasizes programming concepts and standards, building on the object-oriented approach of 10-152-502 Programming Concepts B, with a focus on iterative development and testing. This course uses C# .NET, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and other tools to present concepts from a variety of perspectives. Learners will create UML diagrams and write/debug C# .NET applications, applying the object-oriented basics of abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance.
Expands on the learner's ability to set up and manage a company chart of accounts, record purchases and process sales in QuickBooks Online. Learners will manage customer, vendor and employee records. Learners will expand upon their base knowledge of QuickBooks Online by performing investing and financing activities, payroll, budgets and banking activities. The learner will enter adjusting entries, produce financial statements and other year-end reports to close the books at year-end. Through a simulation project, the learner will check for reporting accuracy and correct common mistakes to ensure accurate financial reporting through the use of an Accounting Information System.
Introduces the field of IT software development and design. Learners will explore degree and career paths, IT tools and processes and begin to demonstrate professional communication. Learners will create or modify a simple computer program using an integrated development environment.
Introduces Fluid power systems used in industry. The advantages and disadvantages of fluid power compared to other power transmission systems are examined. The potential dangers are explored and the safety procedures related to fluid power are reviewed and implemented. The application of principles of fluid power transmission and the formulas used in fluid power system analysis and design are experienced in the lab. The fundamental principles, components, symbols and applications of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power applications are introduced. Basic power and control circuits are developed using computer aided design and simulation software and then connected and tested in the lab.
Introduces basic accounting concepts, set up and management of QuickBooks Online company files. The learner will navigate through the software by setting up users, entering beginning balances, and creating inventory items. Introduces customers and vendors by entering and paying bills, writing checks, creating invoices and sales receipts. Demonstrates achievement by producing financial reports.
The Hydraulics and Pneumatics course is customized for Industrial Electricians and relates the basics of hydraulic/pneumatic theory and hydraulic/pneumatic components. Safety and the interrelationship between hydraulic/pneumatic power with electrical control are emphasized.
Leads learner through the fundamentals of electric motor control. Learner will learn to recognize and draw the symbols and language of motor control, and how to apply these symbols into current industrial format. Learner will also learn to draw and read ladder and wiring diagrams. Learner will be introduced to the logic used in motor control and be required to apply this logic in order to correctly interpret, troubleshoot, design, and wire control circuits.
This course provides the apprentice with the opportunity to select and complete an applied plumbing project in collaboration with the instructor. Projects will apply the skills required to identify, design, install and service various plumbing applications that are listed in plumbing codes. Apprentices will use the code language and tables to in various plumbing systems in accordance with the Wisconsin Plumbing Code. The course builds upon the theory, work experience, and the application of plumbing code principles addressed in previous coursework to support completing an applied hands-on project.
Prepares learners to perform basic nursing skills under the supervision of a nurse for job entry as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) or a home health aide (HHA) in health care agencies. Face-to-face and hybrid classroom, campus lab and clinical instruction are offered at various nursing homes and hospitals throughout the district. Students need to submit an application and complete background check.
Leads learner through the basic fundamentals of electric motor control. Learner will learn to recognize and draw the basic symbols and language of motor control, and how to apply these symbols into current industrial format. Learner will also learn to read ladder and wiring diagrams. Learner will be introduced to the logic used in motor control and be required to apply this logic in order to correctly interpret and troubleshoot control circuits.
Apprentices will examine bearing types and applications, and compare equipment bearings. Then learners will develop skills related to bearing inspection, selection, removal, mounting, lubrication and diagnosing bearing failures.
Introduces learner to industrial automated equipment and systems. Learning outcomes will examine basic control loops, compare automated and robotic manufacturing systems, explore distributed and central control, examine various system layouts, apply controller concepts and communications, and discuss automated control system safety Signaling systems and redundant systems are explored as well.
Build a complete motor control circuit using simulation software. Construct a complete motor control cirucuit using industrial components. Apply troubleshooting skills using a multi-meter in the circuits.
This course develops apprentice skills in precision measurement. Types of measuring instruments will be compared and then measuring skills using tapes, steel rules, micrometers, calipers, indicators, and gauges will be developed.
Introduces the fundamentals of the programmable logic controller and its programming software. Learners identify terminology and components, explore functions, analyze logic instructions, interpret ladder logic, and develop basic programming and troubleshooting skills.
This course introduces the apprentice to the basics of stamping and diemaking. Topics include the basic terminology, blanking, piercing, bending and related basic operations. In addition learners will discover the basics of the theory and background knowledge related of stamping and die making. This course was designed for related instruction for tool and die, stamping die and mold makers.
This course introduces the apprentice to the basic mold making process, mold construction and components, and materials. The course provides related instruction for the tool and die, stamping die and mold makers apprenticeship programs.
Explore the bio-psych social dynamics of substance use. Examine treatment approaches, models, and screening criteria. Examine substances of abuse, history of SUDs, and their impact on the individual and society.
Provides students with skills and knowledge of organic and biological chemistry necessary for application within Nursing and other Allied Health careers. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the structure, physical properties and chemical reactions of organic molecules, body fluids and acids. Additional emphasis is placed on biological functions and their relationships to enzymes, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and DNA.
Through classroom lecture and on-campus lab students will apply Phases I-III Health Fitness WI Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework program requirements and Officer Wellness Suicide Prevention.
Through classroom lecture and WI Department of Justice 720 Academy integration exercises, students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following WI Department of Justice 720 Academy Phase I curriculum framework topics: Academy Orientation, Fundamentals of Criminal Justice, Ethics, Cultural Competency, Agency Policy, and Professional Communication.
Through classroom lecture, on-campus lab, and WI Department of Justice 720 Academy integration exercises students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework Phase I topics: Constitutional Law I, Crimes I, Interviews, and Report Writing. The DOJ Phase I Written Examination will be administered in this course.
Through classroom lecture, and on-campus lab and WI Department of Justice 720 Academy integration exercises, students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework Phase I topics: Fundamentals of Firearms, Vehicle Contacts I, Officer Wellness, and DAAT.
Students learn to recognize human body structure and function in health and disease states. Students explore the causes, signs, and symptoms of diseases of the major body systems as well as the diagnostic procedures, usual treatment, prognosis, and prevention of diseases commonly diagnosed and treated in the medical office setting.
Introduces medical assistant students to the clinical procedures performed in the medical office setting. Students perform basic examining room skills including screening, vital signs, patient history, minor surgery and patient preparation for routine and specialty exams in the ambulatory care setting. Learner explore communication principles and psychology theories related to patient care.
Introduces medical assistant students to office management, business administration, and the electronic medical record (EMR) in the medical office. Students learn to schedule appointments, perform filing, record keeping, telephone and reception duties, communicate effectively with patients and other medical office staff, and keep an inventory of supplies.
Develops the skills necessary to design and support a security system for an Intranet/Internet installation. Students will secure network devices, integrate firewall technologies, implement intrusion prevention and secure network connections through virtual private networks.