College Bound Students:
Curriculum requirements for high school students seeking a professional four-year degree.
It is recommended students review catalogs for colleges they wish to attend, and complete student advising at an early stage. Although college may seem a long way off, courses required for entry into a four-year degree program may take up to three years to complete. Therefore, it is desirable to identify degree requirements before entering the second year of high school.
Prerequisites for degrees in science or engineering, can include three years of high school math including two in calculus; and two or three years of science including labs. This may include biology, chemistry, and physics.
Junior College Bound Students:
Curriculum requirements for high school students seeking specialization in a field of employment at a junior college.
Two-year programs and certificates focus study in skills for specific tasks including communications and network technician, medical and lab technician, accounting assistant, office management, automotive maintenance and repair, and many more.
Preparation for junior college programs can include courses which do not transfer to a four-year professional degree. Students may find it beneficial to prepare for a four-year degree even when the intent is to seek the junior college terminal degree. Consult with your adviser.
College degree programs generally contain clusters of courses referred to as an “emphasis” of three – six courses.
For learners desiring to achieve an understanding of a specific area such as computer programming, marketing, human resources, finance, office management, production or operations management, information systems, and others; completing such an emphasis may satisfy immediate needs.
Company Sponsored Programs:
Companies routinely conduct in-house training for employees regarding their specific products and services. Select companies offer onsite academic programs through their local colleges and universities.
Courses and References:
With the advent of free online courses via the Open Education Consortium and OpenCourseWare Foundation, companies can also support less expensive education and certificate programs for employees.
Organizations listed in the footer provide opportunities to review courses which may include actual video lectures, syllabi, and references. This may be a good source for review by students and independent learners, from high school - graduate study.