Pre-College Exploration Program


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Intro to Telecommunications

Data communication technologies have become some of the most important tools available to business today. However, as with many developing technologies, the terminology used by communications professionals can be both confusing and intimidating to many business professionals. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction and basic overview of the field of business telecommunications as well as an introduction to current management and strategic issues. Upon successful completion of this course, students will possess a working knowledge of many of the telecommunications components and associated terminology as they apply to business in this age of electronic communication.


Geology is the core discipline of the earth sciences and encompasses many different phenomena, including plate tectonics & mountain building, formation of volcanoes, earthquakes, landscape formation, earth history, and carbon cycling. Because of the ever-increasing demand for commodities and the changing climate, geology is of considerable societal relevance. This course introduces students to the basics of geology. Through a combination of lectures, labs, and field observations, we will address topics ranging from formation of the elements, mineral and rock identification, and geological mapping to plate tectonics, erosion and climate engineering. The course is designed to be accessible to students from all disciplines. No geology background is assumed.


This program is designed so that students can self-select courses in a variety of disciplines and explore the types of learning activities and variety of instructional used at the university. We aim to provide a real experience so students are expected to demonstrate the productivity, self-guided study and critical thinking skills we expect to see when they are enrolled full time.