Lapeer Ed Tech Center Program Offerings

For the benefit of capable and interested Lapeer high school students, two collaborative programs (Pre-Engineering and Medical Sciences) have been designed by the University of Michigan-Flint and the Lapeer County ISD Education and Technology Center.  Both programs consist of four courses (two in the Fall semester, two in the Winter semester) which are taught at the Lapeer Education and Technology Center by UM-Flint faculty.  Students will be enrolled in all four courses offered under each program.  Enrollment is limited to 25 students in each program.


Pre-Engineering Program (13 credits)

Fall Semester 2016 Courses

Computer Science (CSC) 101: Fluency with Information Techology and Computing, 3 credits. 

Development of fluency in Information Technology (IT) for productive use, designed to complement the student’s areas of study.  The relevance of IT and computing in daily life, emphasized through collaborative learning about such topics as image representation, high definition video transmission, digital voice encoding, MP3 files, identity protection for online shopping, data security in social networks, robotics, game and animation creation, virtual worlds.  Introduction to programming using non-traditional, intuitive programming environments such as smartphones and LEGO Mindstorms.

Engineering (EGR) 165: Computer Aided Design, 3 credits.

The goal of this course is to familiarize engineering students with fundamental principles of computer aided design and perform basic engineering analysis, such as stress and deflection using solid modeling and parametric design using Pro-Engineer software.

Winter Semester 2017 Courses

Computer Science (CSC) 175: Problem Solving and Programming I, 4 credits.

This course introduces students to the structured programming language C++ which is essential for engineering applications and problem solving.  Programming language concepts, arrays, structures, and subprograms will be included.

Engineering (EGR) 102: Introduction to Engineering, 3 credits.

This course introduces students to various engineering disciplines, and common engineering science foundations of all branches, teaming, ethics, and communication.  Fundamental principles of various engineering disciplines will be taught using one central problem from each discipline.

Medical Science Program (13 credits)

Fall Semester 2016 Courses

Biology (BIO) 113: Principles of Biology, 4 credits.

Introduction to basic principles of biology relating to cell structure and function, cell reproduction, and mechanisms underlying patterns of inheritance, ecology and evolution, emphasizing guided discovery and critical thinking.

Health Care (HCR) 206, Health Sciences Applications, 2 credits.

Introduction to a wide range of topics in health science with demonstrations of how basic scientific concepts can be applied to solving problems in the field. Hypothetical thought experiments stimulate students’ interest in pursuing health careers.

Winter Semester 2017 Courses

Biology (BIO) 328: Genetics, 4 credits.

Principles of inheritance from molecular through population levels. Gene action, cytoplasmic inheritance, parthenogenesis, mutation, and homeostasis.

Philosophy (PHL) 168: Philosophy of Bioethics, 3 credits.

Introduction to classical ethical theories and their application to contemporary bioethical issues, such as  neuroethics, ethics of nanotechnology, stem-cell research, bioterrorism, cloning as well as a broad range of health care issues such as health system reform, international health research, social inequities in health, and the allocation of scarce resources.


UM-Flint tuition and fees textbooks will be covered by the Lapeer County Education and Technology Center. Students are responsible for obtaining their own textbooks which can be purchased new, used or rented (if option is available).

Schedule of Dual Enrollment Classes

DEEP courses are taught on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule each week.  Each classes session is 75 minutes in length.  Academic tutoring is provided for students in Friday tutorial sessions during which attendance is expected.  DEEP courses are taught during the regular high school academic day, approximately 9-10:45 a.m., providing students with time to return to their home districts to participate in additional classes and after-school activities. DEEP courses generally follow the UM-Flint academic calendar; in the winter semester, classes are generally not held during the spring break period for the Lapeer County IDS high schools.