The Emerging Technologies Certificate is a 10-12 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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NANOTECHNOLOGY (10806131)

2.00

Introduces Nanoscience and includes the history of Nanotechnology and an introduction to the tools used to study the world at the nanoscale. This course also covers a sense of scale, exponential notation, surface area to volume and the various forces that are predominant at various scale levels (macro, micro and nano).

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES CAPSTONE PROJECT (10806132)

2.00

Applies project based learning to study topics covered in either the manufacturing course or the Biotechnology course. Learners will utilize and apply skills in a project suited to their field of study.

SOLIDWORKS 1 (10606133)

1.00

Introduces the learner to basic SolidWorks commands to produce 3-dimentsional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will master beginner level commands and have a thorough understanding of the basic operation of the software.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam CSWA

AUTOCAD FOR TECHNICIANS (10620171)

1.00

Introduce drafting software Autocad. Learn to measure equipment, parts and rooms using various measurement devices including: tape measurers, laser distance measurement devices and dial calipers. Create drawings or layouts based on their measurements. Lab activities will include measuring various electrical components and creating an electrical panel layout, as well as measuring classrooms and creating a classroom layout.

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BIOTECHNOLOGY (10806130)

2.00

Explores molecular techniques used in various industries including agricultural, medical and clinical diagnostic fields. Learners will study and practice techniques used in genetic engineering, genotyping and protein analysis.

GENERAL BIOLOGY (10806114)

4.00

Introduces general biological concepts and principles. Emphasis is on cell structure and function, genetics, evolution and taxonomical relationships. Consideration is also given to diversity among the various kingdoms.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • AP Biology

GENERAL CHEMISTRY (10806134)

4.00

Introduces the fundamentals of chemistry. Topics include the metric system, problem-solving, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, properties of water; acids, bases and salts; and gas laws.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • AP Chemistry

GEN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (10806177)

4.00

Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Intended to prepare health care professionals who need to apply basic concepts of anatomy and physiology to informed decision-making and professional communication in the clinical setting.

Student is highly recommended to have completed two semesters of high school chemistry or one semester of college chemistry with a "C" or better. Student is required to take the Pre-General A&P Assessment upon enrollment. All third attempts for enrollment require Dean/Assoc. Dean approval.

NTC Assessments Offered:

GENERAL PHYSICS 1 (10806154)

4.00

Presents the applications and theory of basic physics principles. This course emphasizes problem-solving, laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include unit conversion and analysis, vectors, translational and rotational kinematics, translational and rotational dynamics, heat and temperature and harmonic motion and waves.

National Exams Accepted:
  • AP Physics with Electricity and Magnetism
  • AP Physics with Mechanics

COLLEGE PHYSICS 1 (10806143)

3.00

Presents the applications and theory of basic physics principles. This course emphasizes problem solving, laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include laboratory safety, unit conversions and analysis, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature and heat.

National Exams Accepted:
  • AP Physics 1 and 2
  • AP Physics with Electricity and Magnetism
  • AP Physics with Mechanics

COLLEGE PHYSICS 2 (10806144)

3.00

Presents the applications and theory of basic physics principles. This course emphasizes problem solving, laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include periodic motion, wave motion, optics, magnetism, static electricity, DC electricity, AC electricity and electromagnetism.

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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