STEM Liberal Arts

Dual Credit High School Academy

CVTC and local high schools have partnered to offer students who are interested in pursuing a career in STEM an opportunity to earn high school and college credit. Dual credit academies give high school students a chance to navigate their interests and career options to develop the most successful individualized academic and career pathway. Credits earned through this academy may be applied to the CVTC Liberal Arts Transfer Program. The academy courses listed below will be taught online. Please note that online does not mean self-paced. Assignments, discussions and assessments will have specific due dates. Face-to-face support will be available one hour per week in the summer with additional support provided as needed.

Course Title Course Schedule

College Algebra

4 credits

June 10 - August 2, 2019


Introduction to Astronomy

3 credits

June 10 - August 2, 2019


Prep for Basic Chemistry

2 credits

June 10 - August 2, 2019



3 credits

June 10 - August 2, 2019


**Students are not required to take all 4 courses at one time.  It is recommended that students take a maximum of two courses in the Summer.**

Course Description

804-224 College Algebra (4 Credits)
College Algebra is the second step in the STEMway path for liberal arts mathematics. Students who have Intermediate Algebra (804-118) or two years of high school algebra are ready for college algebra.  In this course those skills needed for success in Calculus 804-236 (Trigonometry 804-228 is another prerequisite.) You will study properties of the real and complex number systems; quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions; equations and inequalities; the use of matrices and determinants in solving systems of equations, sequences, series, and probability.

Prior Assessment:
Tailwinds Assessment Competency Test-score of 47 or higher on Math Fundamentals section


ACT Math section score of 18 or higher.  

806-225 Introduction to Astronomy (3 Credits)
This introductory course in astronomy will cover the topics of astronomical motion, the life cycle of stars, the structure and scale of the universe, various forms of light and the electromagnetic spectrum, gravity, nuclear fusion, classification and characteristics of various astronomical objects, historical events in the field of astronomy, constellations, the evolution of our solar system, the basic concepts of cosmology, theories on the birth and possible death of the universe, and applying the scientific method to the cosmos.

836-133   Prep for Basic Chemistry (2 Credits)
This course introduces basic principles of chemistry including the properties of matter, atomic structure, and the classification of chemical reactions. Students learn to characterize solutions, acids, and bases, and differentiate between elements and compounds.

801-198 Speech (3 Credits)
This course explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.

Just the Facts

Summer 2019
12 Credit High School Academy

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June 10 - August 2, 2019

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