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ANC STEM Academy
The STEM Academy provides enrichment and program acceleration opportunities to
outstanding high school students who have demonstrated the ability to do
satisfactory college level work while still enrolled at their local high
schools. STEM students will only attend the Academy for their allotted class
times and will be enrolled at both the high school and the STEM Academy. This
will allow courses to be offered for concurrent credit as high school units and
college credit. Courses in the 35 hour general education core will transfer to
all Arkansas public institutions and many other public and private institutions
as long as students successfully complete the course (C or better). Students
should confirm transferability with the institution of choice and verify the
number of concurrent enrollment hours accepted by each. Services are offered at
NO COST to the students. Books, tuition and fees are provided through the
STEM Academy and funded by the local school districts. Admission Policy Present ACT (or equivalent ASSET or COMPASS) scores consistent with collegelevel placement in the subject area in which they wish to enroll Students must have qualifying minimum scores on accepted placement tests:
future course offerings could include the following:
MA 14043 COLLEGE ALGEBRA
— A study of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions,
including graphing techniques, finding zeros, finding inverse and composite
functions and applications. Other topics may include solving systems of
equations and inequalities, basic operations on matrices, and finding
determinants. Prerequisite: “C” or above in MA 14083 Intermediate Algebra, ACT
of 21 in math or above, ASSET Intermediate Algebra Type I score of 39 or above,
or a COMPASS score of 53100 in Type A Algebra. Students must make a “C” or
above in the course to earn an Associate in Arts Degree.
MA 14053 PLANE TRIGONOMETRY
—A study of the trigonometric functions, solutions of right triangles,
fundamental identities, composite angles, oblique triangles, graphs of the
trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions. Prerequisite: A “C”
or above in MA 14043 College Algebra.
MA 24015 CALCULUS I
—Selected topics in analytical geometry, the study of limits and continuity,
differentiation, applications of differentiation, integration, and applications
of integration. Prerequisite: A “C” or above in MA 14043 College Algebra and MA
14053 Plane Trigonometry or MA 14065 Pre Calculus.
BI 24003 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I —
Provides the student with knowledge of the structure and function of the human
body. The general organization of the body and the structure and function of the
integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems will be covered. Anatomy
& Physiology I Lab (BI 24011) must be taken concurrently and completed as part
of the class. Prerequisite of CH 14003 Survey of Chemistry and/or BI 14033
General Biology and BI 14041 General Biology Lab.
BI 24011 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LAB
— Lab extends the concepts of and must be completed with Anatomy and Physiology
I.
BI 24023 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II —
A continuation of the study of the structure and function of the human body. The
structure and function of the autonomic nervous system, sense organs, and the
endocrine, circulatory, lymphoid, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and
reproductive systems will be covered. Lab (BI 24031) must be taken concurrently
and completed as part of the class. Prerequisite: Grade “C” or above in Anatomy
& Physiology I & Lab. Students must enroll in the same section of lecture and
lab.
BI 24031 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II LAB
— Lab extends the concepts of, and must be completed with, Anatomy & Physiology
II.
BI 14073 ZOOLOGY
— Introduces the student to the fundamental concepts and principles of animal
biology. It will increase the awareness of the relationships of these principles
to man. The approach will be from the singlecelled to the complex organism.
Offered in spring semester or on sufficient demand. Lab (BI 14081) must be taken
concurrently and completed as part of the course.
BI 14081 ZOOLOGY LAB
— Lab extends the concepts of and must be completed with Zoology and will
include gross and microscopic anatomy, physiology, classification, and ecology
of representative animals.
CH 14023 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
—– The basic principles of chemistry. The correlation between electronic
configurations of the elements and their chemical properties. Lab (CH 14031)
must be taken concurrently and completed as part of the class. Prerequisite:
Grade “C” or better in College Algebra (MA 14043).
CH 14031 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LAB
— Lab extends the concept of and must be completed with General Chemistry I.
CH 14043 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
— Continuation of General Chemistry I with a brief survey of organic chemistry.
Lab (CH 14051) must be taken concurrently and completed as part of the class.
Prerequisite: Grade “C” or better in General Chemistry I and Lab.
CH 14051 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LAB
— Lab extends the concepts of, and must be completed with, General Chemistry II.
The laboratory emphasizes qualitative analysis.
PS 14003 PHYSICAL SCIENCE
—A course designed primarily for students other than those planning a math or
science major, it is concerned with concepts of matter and energy involved in
the field of astronomy, chemistry, geology, and physics. The application of
scientific knowledge to daily life is emphasized and stress is placed on
fundamental principles and scientific methods. Lab (PS 14011) must be taken
concurrently and completed as part of the class. Prerequisite: Grade “C” or
better in Intermediate Algebra (MA 14083) or mathematical equivalent. This
course is not open to students enrolled in General Physics I or General
Chemistry I.
PS 14011 PHYSICAL SCIENCE LAB
—Lab extends the concepts of, and must be completed with, Physical Science PS
14003.
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