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The Jumpstart Concurrent Enrollment Program offers college credit courses to junior and senior high school students at local high schools for a reduced fee of $50 per class, plus applicable technology fees, per credit. The college courses are taught at their high school by high school instructors who have been certified to teach CSN concurrent enrollment courses. The Jumpstart Program gives high school students the opportunity to get an early start on their college career while paying only a fraction of the college tuition.

 
 
 
 

Jumpstart Concurrent Enrollment Program Courses

 

 

ALS 101 - Academic & Life Success

Course Description

Learn strategies for mastering academic and life success. Course topics include change, goal setting, money, time/priority management; test preparation, note-taking, memory techniques; relationships, communication, listening, wellness, diversity and personal responsibility.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

CHEM 103 - Preparatory Chemistry

Course Description

Serves as a preparation for CHEM 121. Introduces general principles and terminology in chemistry to students with poor chemistry backgrounds. Exercises aimed at developing problem-solving skills. Students should have taken or had concurrent enrollment in MATH 126 or higher to prepare for General Chemistry I.

Prerequisite

MATH 096 or MATH 124 or higher

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

CHEM 105 - Chemistry, Man and Society

Course Description

A survey of basic ideas in chemistry for non-science majors. Explores chemistry at work in everyday life. Investigates structure and change in the real world.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

CHEM 106 - Beginning Chemistry Laboratory

Course Description

Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate the material discussed in CHEM 105. May be used in partial fulfillment of the General Education Core requirements.

Prerequisite

CHEM 105 (or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 105)

Number of Credits

1

Cost

$56.50

COM 101 - Oral Communication

Course Description

Theory and practice in extemporaneous speaking and other prepared speaking experiences.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

COM 102 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Course Description

Theory and practice in effective interpersonal communication with written and real-world applications. Topics may include perception, using verbal and nonverbal symbols, listening, self-disclosure, interpersonal conflict, developing and maintaining relationships.

Prerequisite

ENG 100 or ENG 101

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

FAB 160 - Hospitality Purchasing

Course Description

Students learn the fundamental principles of purchasing food, beverages, supplies, equipment, and contract services.

Prerequisite

MATH 104B or above (except MATH 122, 123)

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

FAB 167 - Food Service Nutrition

Course Description

Designed to teach the fundamentals of nutrition and the basics of a nutritionally balanced recipe and menu planning.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

2

Cost

$56.50

ENG 100 - English

Course Description

A writing-intensive course designed to strengthen college-level composition skills, with particular attention to audience, purpose, and context for writing focusing on the writing process and introducing research.

Prerequisite

English Placement Test or completion of ENG 98 with a grade of C- or better or ESL 139 with a grade of C- or better.

Number of Credits

5

Cost

$82.50

ENG 101 - Composition I

Course Description

ENG 101 is designed to strengthen college-level writing skills, with particular attention to audience, purpose, and rhetorical situation focusing on the writing process and introducing research.

Prerequisite

English Placement Test or completion of ENG 98 with a grade of C- or better or ESL 139 with a grade of C- or better.

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

ENG 102 - Composition II

Course Description

ENG 102 is a continuation and extension of ENG 101 and equivalents with attention to analytical reading and writing, critical thinking, and research methodologies while emphasizing interpretation, analysis, synthesis, and argument.

Prerequisite

ENG 100 or ENG 101 or ENG 101H or ENG 113 with a grade of C- or higher.

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

HIST 101 - US Hostory to 1877

Course Description

A survey of United States political, social, economic, diplomatic, and cultural development from colonial times to 1877. Satisfies the United States Constitution requirement. HIST 101 and HIST 102 need not be taken in sequence; either class may be taken alone.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

HIST 102 - US History since 1877

Course Description

A survey of United States political, social, economic, diplomatic, and cultural development from 1877 to present. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement. HIST 101 and HIST 102 need not be taken in sequence; either class may be taken alone.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

MATH 095 - elementary Algebra

Course Description

A course in the fundamental operations of real numbers, solving linear equations in one variable, graphing linear equations in two variables, solving linear systems in two variables, and performing basic operations on polynomials. Intended to provide a basic foundation for future mathematics needed in fields of business, economics, engineering, and related fields. A strong background in fractions and positive and negative numbers is highly recommended. A comprehensive, proctored, departmental final exam will be given.

Prerequisite

MATH 093 or MATH 116 with a grade of C or better; or a satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test score.

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

MATH 096 - Intermediate Algebra

Course Description

Topics include factoring polynomials, rational expressions, and equations, radical expressions and equations, quadratic equations, graphs, and applications. A comprehensive, proctored, departmental final exam will be given.

Prerequisite

MATH 095 with a grade of C or better; or a satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test score.

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

MATH 116 - Technical Mathematics

Course Description

Concepts that will allow students to become proficient in the mathematics used in technical fields are the focal point of this course. Topics include fundamental operations with signed numbers; measurement systems; exponents; order of operations; scientific notation; algebraic expressions; linear equations and inequalities; an introduction to graphing; simple geometric figures, logarithms; and fundamentals of trigonometry.
MATH 091 is strongly recommended prior to enrollment.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

MATH 120 - Fundamentals of College Mathematics

Course Description

Topics include probability, statistics, geometry, and consumer mathematics. It may include problem-solving, sets, logic, mathematical systems, numeration, and measurement. The course is broad in scope, emphasizing applications.

Prerequisite

MATH 095 with a grade of C or better; or a satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test score.

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

MATH 126 - Pre-Calculus I

Course Description

A rigorous discussion of algebra concepts necessary for calculus is the focal point of this course. Topics include an in-depth investigation of algebraic functions and their graphs and solutions of systems of equations.

Prerequisite

MATH 096 or MATH 097 both with a grade of C or better; or a satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test Score.
Note: This course serves as a prerequisite course for MATH 127 and is essential for students planning to take calculus.

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

MATH 127 - Pre-Calculus II

Course Description

Topics include an in-depth investigation of trigonometric functions and their graphs, analytic trigonometry, solutions of triangles, vectors, and analytic geometry.

Prerequisite

MATH 126 with a grade of C or better; or a satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test score.
Note: This course is essential for students planning to take calculus.

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

MUS 121 - Music Appreciation

Course Description

The course is for students with little or no musical training and focuses on the historical background of classical music and composers and listening to representative works. Emphasis is on increasing the enjoyment and understanding of a variety of classical musical styles.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

MUS 125 - History of Rock Music

Course Description

The esthetics and sociology of rock from its origins in rhythm and blues to the rise of Elvis Presley and Rock-a-Billy, Chuck Berry and teenage-rock, Bob Dylan and protest rock, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Psychedelic Rock, and Soul.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

PSC 101 - Introduction to American Politics

Course Description

A survey of the United States, national, state and local governments with emphasis on the cultural aspects of the governing process. (Satisfies the legislative requirement for the United States and Nevada Constitutions.)

Prerequisite

ENG 100 or ENG 101 or ENG 107

Number of Credits

4

Cost

$76.00

PSY 101 - General Psychology

Course Description

Introduction to the principles of psychology, including sensation, perception, cognition, learning, physiological psychology, personality, development, psychopathology, social psychology, methodology, assessment, and history of psychology.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

PSY 102 - Psychology of Personal and Social Adjustment

Course Description

Study and analysis of effective psychological coping and adjustment strategies in both personal and diverse social contexts.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology

Course Description

An overview of the sociological principles that shape the development, structure, and function of societies, cultures, human interactions, groups, self-image, and social change.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

SOC 102 - Contemporary Social Issues

Course Description

An examination of selected social issues and problems, their causes and proposed solutions.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

THTR 100 - Introduction to Theatre

Course Description

Explores theatre as a cultural attribute of world society. Special focus on theatre as an expression of culture, a representation of international themes, and its contribution to the development of civilization.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

THTR 101 - Stand-Up Comedy

Course Description

An introductory acting class focusing on the process of acting through the use of games, exercises, monologues, and short partnered scenes. This class is intended for non-theatre majors.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

TCA 110 - Introduction to the Convention Industry

Course Description

Overview of the convention industry, including meetings, trade shows, conferences and incentive travel. The role of the suppliers in the industry are also covered. The course provides practical insights into the role of association and corporate meeting planners.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50

TCA 188 - Special Event Planning

Course Description

Overview of special event planning for events such as festivals, fairs, fundraisers, family occasions, civic celebrations, athletic competitions, parades, and theme parties. Students will learn organizational skills, and creativity in the design, planning, marketing, and staging of an event.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Cost

$69.50