CURRICULUM GUIDE: OFF-CAMPUS COURSES

 

V225

V225 Graphic Arts 1

Visual Communications LEVEL: 4

One-half year      One-half unit

Students gain an overview of the graphic arts industry. The course covers Xerox, laser, ink jet, letter press printing, photography, and photo offset. Major emphasis is placed on development of materials, text, and graphics with use of the computer and computer network. The course is offered through the Educational Council for Student Success at Barrington High School. See your counselor for details on scheduling. Students must provide their own transportation.

 

V226

V226 Graphic Arts 2

Color Pictures and Printing LEVEL: 4

One-half year      One-half unit PREREQUISITE: T225 Graphic Arts I

PREREQUISITE: T225 Graphic Arts I

Graphics Arts II provides instruction on layout design, darkroom technique, masking, platemaking, and printing. Additional topics include computer-scanned graphics, halftones, and multi-color printing. Major emphasis is placed on computer software integrated and peripheral devises. This laboratory course, offered at Barrington High School, provides basic knowledge and skill development in the use of computers, silkscreen printing, and offset printing. Students must provide their own transportation.

 

V227

V227 Graphic Arts 1 & 2 LEVEL:4

One year      One unit

This is a full-year course combining V225 Graphic Arts 1 and V226 Graphic Arts 2. This course is offered at Barrington High School. Students must provide their own transportation.

 

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller
Author and political activist

V62201V62202

V62201/V62202 Cosmetology LEVEL: 4

One year      One credit per semester

Cosmetology classes are held at a private school of beauty. This program includes the first two semesters of a sequence of courses that begin to address Illinois State certification requirements, which concludes with an Illinois State certification examination. Classes run four hours daily and combine classroom and practical experience. This course also may require attendance on some Saturdays and other days of non-attendance. Students must provide their own transportation to the school. Career Counselors at each school have more information regarding specific program requirements, scheduling procedures, and details of additional post-graduate work that is required to achieve State certification.

 

W61303

W61303 Intro to Health Care Today LEVEL: 4

One-half year      One-half unit

This dual-credit class meets on the Harper College campus. Transportation is provided between the high schools and Harper College. Students learn about common health-related careers by listening to guest speakers, touring health-care facilities, and taking part in classroom activities. Attention is given to fundamental health-care principles, basic patient-care skills, and other job entry skills and information common to many health-care occupations. Occupations explored during the course include nursing, medical office assistant, medical social worker, dietician, operating room technician, X-ray technologist, dental hygienist, mental health technician, pharmacist, inhalation therapist, optometrist, lab technician, and veterinarian. Students wishing to learn more about a particular health occupation also may wish to enroll in one of the district’s cooperative vocational education programs with a community-training station in their particular area of interest. Additional information is available from the career counselor at your school.

Harper College Course HSC105, Intro to Health Care Today, 2 college credit hours.

 

 

W61503

W61503 Health Occupations Observations LEVEL: 4

One-half year      One-half unit

PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in W61303 with instructor approval or successful completion of WW61303 with a grade of “C” or higher.

Students are given an opportunity to gain practical experience in a hospital-based internship program designed to observe selected health occupations. By participating, students develop an understanding of healthcare procedures, problems and responsibilities. Successful completion of this course with a grade of “C” or higher gives students one hour of college credit. For more information, contact the career counselor at your school. Students must provide their own transportation.

Harper College Course HSC106, Health Occupations Career Observation, 1.5 college credit hours.

W61603

W61603 Introduction to Criminal Justice LEVEL: 4

One-half year      One-half unit

The course is designed to acquaint students with the field of Criminal Justice. Students are introduced to the need for law enforcement in society; legal aspects of law enforcement, including basic principles of arrest, burden of proof, evaluation of evidence, and court/trial procedure. Students also receive an overview of the basic principles of police administration and government. Students and their parents should be aware that some of the content of this course contains graphic displays and language in keeping with simulations of actual field experiences.

Upon successful completion students will earn one-half unit of high school credit and three college credits. This course is offered on the Harper College campus and transportation is provided.

Harper College Course LEJ101, Introduction to Criminal Justice, 3 credit hours.

 

W65403

W65403 Intro to Networking LEVEL: 3,4

One-half year      One-half unit

PREREQUISITE: “C” or higher in E202 English and Algebra I

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of networking terminology, protocols, LANs, WANs, topologies, and communications. Students will gain experience in working through the various layers of a CISCO network system in a hands-on environment. This course also is offered as a dual credit course at Harper College. Successful completion gives students three hours of college credit and an opportunity for advanced placement in Harper’s NET program. Transportation is provided between Harper College and the high school. For more information, contact the career counselor at your school.

Harper College Course NET121, Intro to Networking, 3 creditst.

 

W66303

W66303 Introduction to Fire Science LEVEL: 4

One-half year      One-half credit

This course examines the basic fundamentals and many facets of fire protection. Students are introduced to occupations in both public and private agencies related to the fire protection industry. Topics include characteristics and behavior of fire, fire safe building design and construction, fire protection systems and equipment, municipal fire defenses and fire department organization codes and standards. The class meets at Harper College. Successful completion gives the students three hours of college credit and an opportunity for advanced placement in Harper College’s program. Transportation is provided between Harper College and the high school. For more information, contact the career counselor at your school.

Harper College Course FIS100, Fundamentals of Fire Protection, 3 college credit hours.

 

If we did all things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.

Epictetus
Greek stoic philosopher

 

W66403

W66403 Fire Behavior and Combustion LEVEL: 4

One-half year      One-half credit

PREREQUISITE: Instructor’s approval and successful completion of W66303 Introduction to Fire Science.

This course is designed to better prepare interested students in a career as a fire fighter. Topics are aligned to meet needs related to certification and include such topics as chemistry of fire, flammable liquids, pressurized gases, cryogenics, combustible solids, and oxidizing agents. The class meets at Harper College. Successful completion gives the students three hours of college credit and an opportunity for advanced placement in Harper College’s program. Transportation is provided between Harper College and the high school. For more information, contact the career counselor at your school.

Harper College Course FIS121, Fire Behavior & Combustion, 3 college credit hours.

 

W68303

W68303 Refrigeration Fundamentals LEVEL: 4

One-half year      One-half unit

This class is taught in an open laboratory forum. Students must accumulate five laboratory hours each week.

Activities and objectives of this course are designed to introduce students to the array of careers within the HVAC industry as well as to develop some basic competencies. Areas of study include trouble shooting, assembling and charging a refrigeration system, as well as pressure, energy transfer, heat, and matter. This class meets at Harper College. Successful completion gives a student four hours of college credit and an opportunity for advanced placement in Harper College’s program. For more information, contact the career counselor at your school.

Harper College Course RAC101, Refrigeration Fundamentals, 4 college credit hours.

 

W68403

W68403 Heating Principles LEVEL: 4

One-half year      One-half unit

This class is taught in an open laboratory forum. Students must accumulate five laboratory hours each week.

This course was designed to give students an understanding of heating principles and practical experience in working on heating systems. Students schedule lab times with the RAC (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning) personnel in the RAC lab as soon as possible after registration and begin course work as soon as they are able. This class meets at Harper College. Successful completion gives a student four hours of college credit and an opportunity for advanced placement in Harper College’s program. For more information, contact the career counselor at your school.

Harper College Course RAC103, Heating Principles, 4 college credit hours.

 

W68503

W68503 Heating and Cooling Controls LEVEL: 4

One-half year     One-half unit

PREREQUISITE: Completion of W68403 Heating Principles with a “C” or higher or consent of instructor. This class is taught in an open laboratory forum. Students must accumulate five laboratory hours each week.

This course is designed to provide students knowledge regarding heating and cooling systems and to give them practical experience in identifying and trouble-shooting system problems. Students schedule lab times with RAC (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning) personnel in the RAC shop as soon as possible after registration and begin course work as soon as he/she is able. This class meets at Harper College. Successful completion gives a student four hours of college credit and an opportunity for advanced placement in Harper College’s program. For more information, contact the career counselor at your school.

Harper College Course RAC105, Heating and Cooling Controls, 4 college credit hours.

 

W61903

W62603 Forensics LEVEL: 4

One-half year      One-half unit

This course introduces students to the use of scientific disciplines in crime investigation. It identifies the variety of sources of evidence and the means by which comparative analysis can be made. Introduces student to probability theory. It also develops skills in crime scene technology, finger printing, photography and recording. This course is offered on the Harper College campus and transportation is provided.

Harper College Course LEJ116, Forensics, 3 college credit hours.

 

W61703

W61703 Corrections LEVEL: 4

One-half year     One-half unit

PREREQUISITE: Completion of W61603 Introduction to Criminal Justice with a B or higher and instructor approval.

This course allows students continued study in the field of Criminal Justice. Topics include: Correctional Ideologies, the Processing of Criminal Offenders, Imprisonment, Capital Punishment, Probation, Parole, and Detention Facilities. Upon successful completion, students will earn one half unit of high school credit and three college credits and continue work toward a degree in Law Enforcement. This course is offered on the Harper College campus and transportation is provided. (NCAA Core Course)

Harper College Course LEJ104, Corrections, 3 college credit hours.

 

W63503   W63603

W63503/W63603 American Sign Language LEVEL: 4

One year     One unit

PREREQUISITE: Minimum GPA of 3.00 and strong English skills.

This course begins training for those interested in becoming certified to perform this service. The entire 40-hour college program prepares students to take the written and performance test for national certification. Upon successful completion, students will earn one unit of high school credit and eight college credits. This course is offered on the Harper College campus and transportation is provided. (The course credit does not apply toward the four-year English requirement for graduation.)

Harper College Course SGN101 and SGN102, American Sign Language 1 & 2, 4 college credit hours.

W68903

W68603 Refrigeration Systems LEVEL: 4

One-half year     One-half unit

This class is taught in an open laboratory forum. Students must accumulate five laboratory hours each week.

PREREQUISITE: Completion of W68303 Refrigeration Fundamentals with a “C” or higher or instructor consent.

The purpose of this course is to give students an opportunity to continue to develop principles and concepts learned in W68303, Refrigeration Fundamentals and to familiarize students with components and accessories added to basic refrigeration systems for special applications. Students also will develop trouble-diagnosing procedures. This class meets at Harper College. Successful completion gives a student four hours of college credit and an opportunity for advanced placement in Harper College’s program. For more information, contact the career counselor at your school.

Harper College Course RAC102, Refrigeration Sysytems, 4 college credit hours.

 

W65503

W65503 Internet Protocols LEVEL: 4

One-half year     One-half credit

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of W65403 Intro to Networking Basics with a “C” or higher or consent of instructor

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of routers and routing, including router interfaces, components, configurations, IOS, TCP/ IP addressing and subnetting, RIP, and IGRP. Students will gain experience in working through the various layers of a CISCO network system in a hands-on environment. This course also is offered as a dual credit course at Harper College. Successful completion gives students three hours of college credit and an opportunity for advanced placement in Harper’s NET program. Transportation is provided between Harper College and the high school. For more information, contact the career counselor at your school.

Harper College Course NET122, Internet Protocols.

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