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Business Sciences consists of several areas of study: Accounting, Business Management, Computer Information Management, Entrepreneurship, Paralegal Studies, and Real Estate. These are foundational skills relevant anyone in any career. Everyone needs to manage finances and file taxes (our own and/or our business’s), supervise people or manage our own time efficiently, understand IT and computer applications, think outside the box and innovate, need legal guidance, and buy and sell real estate. These are life skills, not just careers. Challenge yourself, master skills to gain a competitive advantage in the workforce and in life.
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Explore different ways to understand human culture, behavior, and production from ancient times to the present day. Additionally, students will learn the standards and expectations of academic writing.
In liberal arts classes, students:
- Learn and apply critical thinking skills using evidence to construct and evaluate effective arguments, analyze cultural activity, and propose effective responses to problems in society.
- Learn how to evaluate information in terms of logic, accuracy, and ethical implications.
- Advance their media, textual, academic, historical, and cultural literacy.
- Practice civic engagement and understand the importance of an equitable society.
Humanities and English majors consider professions in the following fields:
- Education, including teaching and research
- Media including journalism, film, and television
- Public policy and government professions
- Non-profit and social advocacy professions
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Explore exciting careers in advanced technical fields. Students who complete an area of study within the IDEA school will acquire the skills to work in the electrical, electronics, automation, engineering, computer-aided design, photonics or model making fields. Additionally, students may choose to pursue our innovative transfer pathway and earn a university bachelor’s degree in engineering. Areas of study include Engineering, Electrical Technology, Electronic Technology, Drafting & Computer-Aided Design, Photonics, and Design, Model Making, & Rapid Prototyping.
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Students who complete an area of study in KHA will be able to apply their knowledge, skill, and strategies in the areas of exercise science, human movement, physiology, biology, health, nutrition, recreation, and sport. They will be able to recognize and use the principles of physical fitness development and maintenance in the body's responses to the applicable science of healthy living.
They will understand the value and significance of the physical and emotional aspects of human development, human interactions, and quality of life. And students can analyze the history, research, and the current information and the applications of these areas of study.
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Explore and learn new languages and their cultures. The Languages Department offers courses that enable students to engage in interpersonal communication in American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, French, Japanese or Spanish. Students will gain cultural insight and a global perspective in addition to the opportunity to attend cultural events and participate in club events and conversational practice.
The ESL/AESL program supports non-native English speakers with English language course work to help them succeed in college, at their jobs, and in the community. In the Adult ESL (AESL), students earn Certificates of Competency by completing a course sequence at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level.
IVC students taking a language or an ESL/AESL class may seek specialized assistance at the English Language Center, Student Success Center, Writing Center, and the library. Eligibility for service is based on current course enrollment.
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Learn about life in all its forms and how it has changed over the Earth’s history in the School of Life Sciences and Technologies. Come explore all levels of life sciences in hands on learning activities, including ecosystem explorations in our field courses, hands on specimen dissections, culturing and analyzing microbes, and DNA and protein isolation just to name a few. Master the scientific method as you investigate topics including cellular, molecular and organismal biology, ecology and evolution, health sciences, biotechnology, and environmental studies. We encourage students explore their interests in biology and health sciences and to learn of the many potential career paths in the field. Students who complete an area of study in life sciences may satisfy prerequisites for health-related programs such as nursing, meet graduation requirements at prospective transfer institutions, or complete the Associate in Science degree with a major in biology, health sciences, or environmental studies.
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Explore how numbers and algorithms help us understand the world. Students who complete an area of study in Mathematics and Computer Science will increase their critical thinking and analytical skills. Students will also learn how to systematically approach and develop algorithms that solve complex problems in any area that they study. These skills will aid students in their decision making, enabling them to enter the workforce well-prepared and setting them up to be successful in their chosen career. Areas of study include Mathematics and Computer Science.
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Explore how nature shapes our earth, oceans, and universe. Students who complete an area of study in Physical Sciences and Technologies will develop skills in the application of mathematics, analysis, scientific writing and laboratory techniques to a large cross section of physical phenomena. Areas of study include Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, and Oceanography.
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Students who complete an area of study in Social and Behavioral Sciences will learn to think critically about the relationships among people, their actions, their environments, and their societies. They will better understand how power structures, places, and cultural differences affect these relationships. They will improve their research, data analysis, communication, and academic writing skills, and learn how to creatively apply these skills to solve problems and engage with civic institutions and policies in our ever-changing world. Social and Behavioral Sciences graduates go on to careers in government, business, and the non-profit sector.
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Find your inspiration.
Follow your passion.
Discover your voice.
Make your mark.
Communicate, create, or perform in the School of the Arts. Earn a degree or certificate, engage in creative opportunities, and surround yourself with other creative minds and industry professionals. Develop your communication and teamwork skills while you discover your creative side.
Students with degrees in the arts work as creators, educators, and performers across the country and around the world. Become a part of the creative and exciting arts, media and entertainment industries.
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