Geneseo High School will be hosting three Black Hawk College summer school classes this year. Classes will be offered to students who are graduates of Geneseo High School, starting with the class of 2009. Courses will be held in the Geneseo High School science lab rooms. Registration for courses will begin in April and continue until just before classes start. A minimum of 12 students will be required for a course to run. COMPASS testing will be available at the Geneseo High School JD Darnall Library this spring. See a high school counselor for details on registering for these courses.
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These classes are subject to a minimum enrollment in order to offer them as a class on the Geneseo High School campus. Students will receive 1 elective high school credit for each semester of a Black Hawk College course except for NA100 which will receive 2.5 elective high school credits per semester.
Students are responsible for tuition, fees, and textbooks. A final grade of C or higher is required in these classes in order to be used as a transfer grade in the IAI (Illinois Articulation Incentive General Education Curriculum). If you plan to attend another college or university, it is recommended you contact that college or university for further advisement. See the guidance department regarding tuition, fees and possible scholarship money.
Ag 131 Soils and Soil Fertility (1st semester) 3 lecture hours and 2 lab hours
This course deals with the formation, physical, chemical, colloidal, and biological properties of soils. Special emphasis is given to soil conditions that affect plant growth and crop yields. Laboratory experience in texture, structure, and fertility.
BE145 A, B, CWord Processing (1st semester) 3 credit hours and 3 lecture hours
Prerequisite: One semester of keyboarding technique. The current MSWindows word processing software will be used to create, edit, format, and print
documents. The various software functions merge, desktop publishing, sort, headers/footers/footnotes/endnotes, columns, tables, outlines, and charts
will be utilized. Special features such as spell and grammar check, thesaurus, macros, keyboard shortcuts, styles, and file management will be applied.
A lab fee is associated with this course.
BE180 Business Communications (2nd semester) 4 credit hours and 4 lecture hours
The focus of this course will be on techniques of effective written communications. Business letters, email, reports, proposals, memos, resumes, and
application letters for a culturally diverse workforce and client base will be accomplished through computer applications. Emphasis will be correct
English grammar, punctuation, and formats while writing concise, clear, complete, coherent, and courteous correspondence. A lab fee is associated
with this course.
CS 100 Introduction to Computers (1st semester) 3 credit hours, 3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour
This course is an introduction to computer concepts, computer applications, and the impact of computers on society. Applications include problem
solving methods, work processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics software. Students are required to have completed Computer
Concepts or have instructor permission.
ENG 101 Composition I (1st semester) 3 credit hours, 3 lecture hours
Prerequisite: Qualifying ACT or COMPASS score.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository
strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. *
ENG 102 Composition II (2nd semester) 3 credit hours, 3 lecture hours
Requisite: Grade of C or better in English 101
English 102, a continuation of English 101, is required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to
generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. *
PSYCH 101 Introductory Psychology (1st semester) 3 credits, 3 lectures hours
Introductory Psychology is a survey of the field of general psychology without specific emphasis on any particular theory or model of human or animal
behavior. Fundamental principles, methods, theories and issues in the field are discussed. Content areas may include learning, thinking, neuroscience,
methodology, memory, perception, personality, intelligence, emotion, adjustment, and abnormality among others.
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology (2nd semester) 3 credit hours, 3 lecture hours
The Principles of Sociology include the scientific examination of human society and social behavior. The course concentrates on human behavior and
assumes that it is largely shaped by the groups to which people belong and by the social interactions taking place in these groups. Students will acquire a
basic sociological understanding and sensitivity to the issues of race, class, gender, and ethnicity.
SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communications (1st semester) 3 credit hours, 3 lecture hours
The Principles of Speech Communications apply the principles of oral communication to the preparation and presentation of speeches.
WLD 120 Introduction to MIGWelding .5 1 credit hours, 2 lab hours
Introduction to MIGWelding is designed to cover production methods and techniques in gas metal arc welding (MIG). This process will include spray
transfer, short arc transfer and cored wires. This will be done by studying machine set-up, handling the gun, weld size, gun angle, wire feed and gas
quantities. Safety will be emphasized.
WLD 121 MIGWelding with Spray Arc Process .5 3 credit hours, 4 lab hours, Prerequisite:WLD 120
MIGWelding with Spray Arc Process provides theory and welding experience in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions using various joint designs.
Various fillet sizes and material thickness will be included in the welding lab experiences. Shop safety will be emphasized.
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Basic nursing and health care skills are developed at this level. The units of instruction, activities, and skills will be planned concurrently. These units
may include employability skills, health care systems and resources, ethics and legal aspects, patient care skills, functioning as a member of the health
care team, Alzheimer and related dementias. This course is certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Student performance will be taught
and practiced in the classroom and laboratory and supervised closely by qualified health occupations teachers. Written agreements between the
educational facility and health care provider will be required to determine the responsibilities of each agency. Upon successful completion of the
course, a Certified Nursing Assistant Designation will be obtained.
Math 124 - Calculus I 4 credit hours 8:00 - 9:55 M, T, W, TH, F
Instructor: Scott Christensen
This class would be perfect for students who have completed Pre-Calculus at Geneseo High School. Students must score at least a 46 on the College Algebra section of the COMPASS test to qualify. The test can be taken at any time after registration and before the beginning of the course. This class will transfer to any other community college or 4-year college/university in Illinois. Taking this class before entering college in the fall of 2009 will be helpful in placing students into a better standing for mathematics requirements at the school of their choice. Placement exams at the college in the fall will still be required.
Math 112 - College Algebra 4 credit hours 8:00 - 9:55 M, T, W, TH, F
Instructor: Mike Kiss
This class would be perfect for students who have completed the Math 081, 085 sequence, students who have completed Geometry, Algebra II, or Trig and Stats. Students must score a 50 on the Algebra part of the COMPASS exam to qualify. The test can be taken at any time after registration and before the beginning of the course. This class will satisfy general education credit requirements toward an Associate of Arts degree at Black Hawk College. Students wishing to attend BHC in the fall 2009 would benefit from completing this course.
Biology 250 - Genetics 3 credit hours 10:30 - 12:00 M, T, W, TH, F
Instructor: Al Ringenberg
This class would be perfect for students who are interested in any health related profession or science major. The class will transfer to any other community college or 4-year college/university in Illinois. There is no COMPASS test requirement for the course. Course content will include: An introduction to genetics, immunogenetics and population genetics. Genetic technology, genetic diseases and genetic counseling are also discussed. This class will satisfy general education credit requirements and may count as a science elective at a 4-year college or university. As always, check with the school of enrollment on a final determination of where credit will be awarded. Students attending any postsecondary program in the fall 2009 would benefit from this course.
See the HS Counselors for more information on enrollment and Compass testing.