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Kathy Connelly

High School Counselor

College In The Schools

These college courses will be offered for the 2017-18 school year at Hayfield High School as CIS or College in the Schools.

 

 

BUSO 2641 – APPLIED PRINCIPLES OF BOOKKEEPING

Pre-requisite: Computer Applications l and Computer Applications ll

3 Credits (1 credit for high school)

Grading System A-F; Course offered through Riverland Community College

 

This beginning level college course introduces the basic bookkeeping cycle. Topics include transaction analysis and recording.  The full range of journals, financial reports, and current bookkeeping applications, such as QuickBooks, will be used.  This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Administrative Assistant degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

This course is comparable to Hayfield High School’s Accounting course.

 

BUSO 1620 – Introduction to Computers

2 Credits (1 credit for high school)

Grading System A-F; Course offered through Riverland Community College

 

This course covers basic information about computer hardware and the use of computer software as a business productivity tool, as well as for personal use.  Topics covered include the operating system and desktop environment; file and folder management; introduction to spreadsheet procedures; introduction to database creation and file management, fundamental word processing concepts, and presentation graphics. Some basic computer literacy will be covered, such as e-mail etiquette, ethical computing, document attachment to e-mail and use of digital files.

This course is comparable to Hayfield High School’s Computer Application I.

 

GRADES 11 AND 12 MAY REGISTER FOR THESE COURSES

 

 

 

 

 

COMP 111 – DIGITAL WORLD

3 credits (0.5 credit for high school graduation)

Grading System A-F; semester course offered through Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU)

 

This course assumes that you already have a basic idea of how to use computers for everyday applications, but would like to find out more about what’s really going on in this digital world that we live in, and how to improve your efficiency and effectiveness using digital tools.  It is recommended whether or not you’re majoring in Computer Science, as it provides a general background that all computer users will benefit from, and will give insights about the users’ experience to those who are likely to be designing new computer systems.

In this course we will help you to better understand the digital devices you use every day and show you how to work more efficiently and effectively with computers and computer-based devices.  We will also examine the effect digital technologies have on society and individuals, including new risks and new ethical issues.

The goal of the course is that students will be able to work efficiently and effectively in our digital world.  The emphasis is not so much on how to use existing technologies, but to evaluate whatever new technology they may encounter, and be discerning when using digital technology in their work so that their use of technology is both efficient and effective; this may include choosing not to use a technology if it has a negative impact, whether on efficiency, effectiveness, or in terms of ethical or societal implications.

 

FOODS 3

No immediate college credit (0.5 credit for high school graduation)

 

Foods 3 is an in-depth study of the food industry, including restaurant and hospitality careers, restaurants as a business, and the continuing study of culinary arts.  Student will participate in the “running” of a restaurant and multiple cooking labs.

This is an intensive college level class where students can earn a ProStart National Certificate of Achievement (COA). Earning the COA can give you a leg up in your job search, and opens the door to collegiate opportunities.

Numerous restaurant, food service and hospitality programs offer benefits to ProStart graduates.  These benefits include scholarships, class credits and credit towards work experience requirements.  To earn the ProStart National COA, a student must pass “The Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts” Level 1 and Level 2 exams, document 400 hours of work experience and demonstrate proficiency on more than 50 workplace competencies.  Work experience can come from paid jobs, school-based enterprises or relevant volunteer work.

 

MATH 1110 – COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3 credits (0.5 credit for high school graduation)

Grading System A-F; Course offered through Riverland Community College

 

This course covers the basics of college level algebra emphasizing understanding of the basic principles through investigation.  The topics covered range from a basic algebra review to exploration of linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions along with a study of rational expressions, inverse relations, function operations, complex numbers, and systems of equations.

 

MATH 1120 – TRIGONOMETRY

4 credits (0.5 credit for high school graduation)

Grading System A-F; Course offered through Riverland Community College

 

This course builds on the computational, problem solving, and graphing skills learned in previous math courses.  The topics covered in this course include trigonometric ratios, functions, graphs, identities, equations, inverse trigonometric functions, solution of the general triangle and other applications, conic sections, polar coordinates, and complex numbers. Prerequisite: MATH 1110 or equivalent.

 

SPAN 2001 – INTERMEDIATE SPANISH l

4 credits (1 credit for high school graduation)

Grading System A-F; Course offered through Riverland Community College
This course presents a comprehensive review and continued development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in accordance with the ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language) standards.  It includes special emphasis on communicating ideas in conversation and in writing in order to increase proficiency.  Cultural materials develop an awareness and understanding of the arts, customs, history, culture and literature of Spanish-speaking people and countries throughout the world.  This study creates a comparison of cultural, social and linguistic differences and similarities.  This course also explores how the ideas and values of Spanish-speaking cultures are expressed in the arts and humanities within a social and historical context.  This course is intended for students who have successfully completed two years of high school Spanish.  This course will be one year and students can receive 4 credits through Riverland.

 

GRADE 12 MAY REGISTER FOR THESE COURSES

 

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE ENGLISH will include two courses Academic Writing and Introduction to Literature

ENG 151 – Academic Writing

4 credits (0.5 credit for high school graduation)

Grading System A-F; first semester course offered through Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU)

 

ENG 151 is the primary entry-level writing class for all SMSU students and is one of the core first-year liberal arts classes.  ENG 151 serves as a beginning point for helping students engage in the Liberal Arts College (LAC) goal to “communicate effectively.”  Towards this end, ENG 151 will enable students to determine a writing purpose, generate ideas to support a topic, determine an audience, develop a focus, and organize a written text, beginning with more personal, or “reflective,” writing and moving on to expository writing and argument.  At least two of these papers will involve a research component through which students begin to learn the conventions of citation and documentation.  Furthermore, the class will enable students to learn how purpose and audience affect the content, language, and form of a written text.  Students must meet minimum writing objectives as determined by the English Department’s placement procedures in order to be placed into this course (smsu.edu).

 

LIT 120 – INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

3 credits (0.5 credit for high school graduation)

Grading System A-F; second semester course offered through Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU)

 

This course will deepen students’ understanding and appreciation of literature as an art form as well as strengthen students’ ability to read short stories, poems, novels, and drama for meaning.

Students will understand the importance of plot as the preliminary starting point for literary analysis.  Students will understand the drawbacks of plot-centered literature and “adventure literature” compared to enduring, classic literature (smsu.edu).

Writing skills developed first semester will be utilized in formal essays second semester.  Literary elements and their importance in various forms of literature will be the primary focus of this course.

 

MATH 2021 – FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICS

4 credits (1 credit for high school graduation)

Grading System A-F; Course offered through Riverland Community College

 

This course is an introduction of basic statistical methods including sampling, analyzing a research study, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing of means and proportions, Chi-square, analysis of variance, correlation, and regression.  The use of statistical software is included in this course. Prerequisite: Math 0660 or Math 0670 or qualifying score on placement test.


SPAN 2002 – INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

4 credits (1 credit for high school graduation)

Grading System A-F; Course offered through Riverland Community College

 

This course is designed for students who have completed Spanish 2001 or approximately three years of high school Spanish.  Course content focuses on strengthening speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Spanish in accordance with the standards of ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages).  Emphasis is placed on communicating ideas in conversation and composition.  Cultural and literary materials will develop an awareness and understanding of the arts, customs, history, culture and literature of Spanish-speaking people and countries throughout the world.  Extensive study creates a comparison of the cultural, social and linguistic differences and similarities. This course is 1 year and students will receive 4 college credits from Riverland.