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Both the Ohio Department of Education and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) approved the Medina County Career Center technical and academic courses for athletic eligibility status. 


English III (1 Credit)  Students experience a literature-based comprehensive communications course through American Literature from a variety of genres and begin to develop a two-year writing portfolio focusing on reading, writing and oral communication skills. College Credit+ Introduction to Poetry  This class may be taken for high school credit (1 English) and college credit (3 English). Designed to help students understand and appreciate poetry through intensive study of representative poems. Humanities core course.
English IV (1 Credit)  English IV is based in British World Literature. The areas of instruction include listening skills, speaking, viewing, observing, reading, writing and critical-thinking skills. Deadline (.5 Credit)  Students learn the fundamentals of journalism by reading and writing news stories, feature stories and editorials, and learn elements of broadcast news, along with basic elements of photography, layout, and design.

English III for the Advanced Student (1 Credit)  Exploration of different styles of American Literature by in-depth analysis of literature and beginning development of a two-year writing portfolio with an emphasis on skills required for college SAT and ACT testing.

Speech (.5 Credit)  Students develop communication skills including effective listening and non-verbal skills, research organization, presentation style, technology incorporation, group discussion and group participation.
English IV for the Advanced Student (1 Credit)  Focusing on British and World literature, students develop skills required for college SAT and ACT reading and writing.

English: Books to the Big Screen (.5 Credit)  This course looks closely at the relationship between literature and film. Students study literature and films from a comparative perspective, exploring themes, genres, characters, and plot.

College Credit+ Composition I and II  For students meeting the requirements, this class may be taken for high school (2 credits) and 6 college credits in English. College Composition I and II is thematically organized and focuses on different types of reading and writing including analytical writing, research paper, reading and interpretation of selected literary works.

College Credit+
Academic College Credit options exist for senior students who meet the state-mandated criteria:

English 161 and 162 LCCC
2 credits of high school English and 6 credits of college composition.

Introduction to Poetry (ENG:257)
1 credit of high school English and 3 college credits.

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Algebra II (1 Credit, 5 college credits available) Topics include solving linear equations and systems of equations, quadratic and higher-degree equations, rational expressions, logarithms, patterns, fundamental probability, and fundamental trigonometry. Admission into this class is based upon a sound foundation of algebra and geometry. Calculus (1 Credit)  Topics include number systems and properties, limits, derivatives, and integrals. Applications of all problems will be discussed following each topic. Admission into this class requires successful completion of Pre-Calculus and teacher recommendation.
Functions, Statistics, Trigonometry (1 Credit)  This class is designed for students who have completed Algebra II and wish to strengthen their skills in preparation for Pre-Calculus and/or college-level Algebra.
 
Math Analysis (1 Credit - Seniors Only)  This course will reinforce student understanding of previous functions learned in Algebra II.  Students will apply their knowledge of these functions to real life applications through problem solving, projects, and technology.  This course is appropriate for students who have three credits of math and are going to a tech school, 2-year college, or as a transition to a four year college. 
Pre-Calculus (1 Credit)  Topics include the analysis of conic sections, permutations and combinations with probability, sequences and series, advanced trigonometry, and the fundamentals of limits, derivatives, and integration. Admission into this class is based upon sound completion of Algebra II.

Articulated Credit:
Credit awards based on successful completion of required elements:

Algebra II
1 credit of high school and 5 hours of college credit.

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Physics (1 Credit)  Introducing students to key concepts and theories that provide a foundation for further study in science and scientific literacy, physics is a systematic study of the predictive physical interactions of matter and subsequent events. Students engage in investigations in a variety of inquiry and design scenarios that incorporate scientific reasoning, analysis and communication skills with real-world applications. Anatomy and Physiology (1 Credit)  A systematic study of the structure and function of the vertebrate body with particular reference to man and quadrupeds. Provides students with a basic knowledge of body organs and helps develop an understanding of how the “various organ systems work to make up an independent organism.
Chemistry (1 Credit)  A systematic study of the structure and composition of matter and the changes that it undergoes, with particular reference to the relationship of chemistry to mammals. Health Bio-Chemistry (.5 Credit)  A systematic study of the organic compounds that are used to synthesize compounds in the body and the changes and energy release that occurs during these reactions.
Animal Biology (1 Credit)  This class includes concepts in anatomy, physiology, behavior, genetics, microbiology, diversity and growth in small animals. Designed for students in the Animal Management and Care program. Environmental Science (1 Credit)  Students study ecosystems and the interactions that occur between the inhabitants of these ecosystems, with an emphasis on those found in Ohio and Medina County.
The Science of Digital Electronics Credits: 1+ Three (3) Hours of College Credit - Seniors Only)  A study of the electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals. The major focus of the course is to expose students to the design process of combinational and sequential logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation.

Articulated Credit:
Credit awards based on successful completion of required elements:

The Science of Digital Electronics
1 credit of high school and 3 hours of college credit.

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American Government (.5 Credit)  American Government covers the Constitution, Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, political parties, and state and local government. American Sociology (.5 Credit)  A sociological study of the structure of society and culture in America; this course looks at how groups are formed and organized in society with a focus on the role of the individual.
College Credit+ American National Government  This class may be taken for high school (1 American Government) and college credit (3 hours Political Science). The course covers the nature, purpose and forms of government of the United States at the national level and focuses on relationships between structure, function, and process. The dynamics of political change, including the role and significance of the U.S. Constitution and current issues of American public policy, are addressed. College Credit+ Comparative Politics  This class may be taken for high school credit (1 Social Studies) and college credit (3 Political Science). This course provides a general survey introducing fundamentals of political theories,institutions, processes and methods of analysis. Social sciences core course.
Economics (.5 Credit)  Students learn and use economic ways of thinking and problem solving in order to understand our changing world of commerce by studying producing, exchanging, saving, and investing.

College Credit+
Academic College Credit options exist for senior students who meet the state-mandated criteria:

Comparative Politics (PSLC:151)
1 credit of high school social studies and 3 credits of college political science.

American National Government 156 LCCC

1 credit of high school American Government and 3 credits of college political science.
 

Psychology (.5 Credit) Exploration of  the fundamental aspects of psychology including the history of psychology and theories of the body and mind, learning and cognition, personality, health and adjustment, and social interaction.

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Personal and Professional Financial Planning (.5 Credit)  Focus is on financial concepts for individuals and small businesses and fiscal decision making regarding long-term business goals and planning. Learn to be a savvy consumer by making wise choices!
Transitions: College and Career (.5 Credit)  Workplace subject matter and learning activities are concerned with the basic principles and processes of positive communications and leadership development; safety, personal and professional career development, the attainment of proactive decision-making and problem-solving skills, work ethic expectations, job seeking, retention, and advancement skills.
Spanish I, II, III, IV, V (1 Credit)  Focus ranges from building a foundation of basic vocabulary, grammar, verb forms, and sentence structure through listening and speaking to reading and writing, and ultimately grammar and vocabulary fluency. An in-depth study of grammatical structures, verb forms and vocabulary is provided, in addition to gaining an understanding and appreciation of Spanish-speaking cultures in the U.S. and abroad. Students have the opportunity to prepare for placement tests to earn advanced credits and/or class placement in college.

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Course offerings are subject to change based on enrollment and course availability