This is an introductory college prep course with emphasis on basic atomic and bonding theory, classes of compounds, patterns in the periodic table and their underlying origins, gas laws and the importance of chemistry in everyday life. This laboratory based course can be taken as a stand-alone chemistry course for those not planning post-secondary science studies, or as a strong foundation course upon which to build future study. Emphasis is on critical thinking and problem solving, rather than dependence on memorization.
Anatomy & Physiology
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the systems and related issues of the body and is designed for students planning to enter a medical field, allied health program or sport’s medicine/exercise science career. This is a laboratory course that requires dissections, including a cat.
This course follows the curriculum for the Advanced Placement Biology exam as stated by the College Board. Emphasis will be placed on eight themes of biology: Science as a Process, Evolution, Energy Transfer, Continuity and Change, Relationship of Structure to Function, Regulation, Interdependence in Nature, and Science, Technology, and Society. This course requires participation in labs that are done outside of the school day to satisfy the AP curriculum lab requirement.
This course will give students an in-depth study of Mendelian inheritance, molecular genetics, and genetics as it related to populations. In this laboratory-based class, students will study information learned from the Human Genome project and discuss the social implications of cloning and genetic engineering.
AP Environmental Science
This course follows the curriculum for the Advanced Placement Environmental Science Exam as stated by the College Board. The course treats environmental science as an interdisciplinary study, combining ideas and information from the natural sciences such as biology, chemistry, and geology, and from the social sciences such as economics, politics, and ethics to present a general idea of how nature works and how things are interconnected.
This course lays a solid foundation in inorganic chemistry with a high emphasis on mathematical application of chemistry. Topics covered include; atomic structure, stoichiometrics, thermo chemistry, electrochemistry, kinetics, equilibrium and nuclear chemistry. This is a laboratory-based course for students who want another year of chemistry without the rigor of the advanced placement class.
This course follows the curriculum for the Advanced Placement Chemistry exam as stated by the College Board. Topics covered include: atomic structure, stoichiometrics, thermo chemistry, electrochemistry, kinetics, equilibrium and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory experience is a significant part of the course, stressing analytical methods, titration techniques, and collection of data using computers and probes. Additional time during the school day will be scheduled to satisfy AP curriculum lab requirement.
Applied Physics & Technology
This course is designed to teach the traditional concepts of physics in the context of their relationship to four energy systems: mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal. It allows students to discover and experience physics firsthand. Major course topics include: Forces, Work, Rate, Resistance, Energy, and Power. This laboratory- based course focuses on problem solving and applying these physical principles to workplace situations.
This is an introductory college-prep course that is concerned with the basic principles of the universe. It is one of the foundations upon which the other physical sciences—astronomy, chemistry, and geology—are based. The beauty of physics lies in the simplicity of the fundamental concepts, equations, and assumptions that can alter and expand our view of the world around us.
AP Physics B
This course follows the curriculum for the Advanced Placement Physics B exam as stated by the College Board. Topics include both classical and modern physics, covering five general areas; Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics & thermal physics, electricity & magnetism, waves & optics, and atomic & nuclear physics. Knowledge of algebra and basic trigonometry is required for the course. This is a systematic introduction to the main principles of physics with emphasis on the development and application of problem solving skills.
AP Physics C
This course follows the curriculum for the Advanced Placement Physics C exam as stated by the College Board. Topics include Newtonian mechanics and electromagnetism. Most of the first semester will be devoted to mechanics. Use of calculus in problem solving and derivations will increase as the course progresses. For the remainder of the course, the primary emphasis will be on classical electricity and magnetism. Calculus will be used in formulating principles and problem solving.
College Tech. Prep.
Environmental Technology 1
The Environmental Technology Program at Greene County Career Center is offering the following class changes to accommodate the busy schedules of the students and to allow underclassmen to participate in the program. These changes will break down the traditional “block” time into five one hour classes. These classes will be progressive allowing for the student to expand their environmental knowledge. Since this program is considered a Tech Prep program a minimum of four classes must be completed for the student to receive the benefits of the Tech Prep Scholarship.
Introduction to Environmental Management
This class will lay the foundation of the environmental management program. The class will build a science base for students to understand and expand on their current math and science education. Topics will include; geology, meteorology, earth science, soil science, chemistry, and other applicable topics that related to the academic standards.
Principles in Environmental Management
This class will begin the student in evaluating natural resource management and the role it plays in environmental management. The student will learn about planning, implementing, managing, and/or providing support services to soil, air, and water management; land use planning; watershed management and protection; water treatment; waste treatment; pollution control; land treatment; and recreational use of natural resources.
Sampling and Analysis in Environmental Management
This class will begin exploring the aspects of site characterization, sampling and analysis, environment, health & safety regulations, environmental site assessments, hazardous materials and waste, public health, microbiology and other applicable topics. The student will demonstrate applied knowledge in the sampling and analysis techniques for environmental compliance. Sampling methods and protocols are presented and sampling plans developed. Industrial Hygiene This class provides knowledge that is used to anticipate when a hazardous condition could occur to cause an adverse health effect on a worker or the environment. The student must be able to recognize conditions that could lead to adverse health effects to workers or a community population. The technical knowledge of industrial hygiene practice is divided into sixteen areas.
Senior Project in Environmental Management
This class will allow the student to apply their knowledge within the field of environmental management by conducting independent research. The class will allow the student the flexibility of achievement by employing reflective learning through demonstration of environmentally related principles and practice.