Livingston County Schools Program Offerings

All Livingston County school districts are partnering with the University of Michigan-Flint to offer the Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership. The DEEP initiative allows motivated students to earn college credit by taking accredited courses taught by UM-Flint faculty on-site at Hartland Schools facilities close to the intersection of US-23 and M-59.  Livingston County is currently offering four DEEP programs (Pre-Engineering, Medical Science, Law & Criminal Justice, and Business/Economics).


Business & Economics Program (12 credits)


Fall 2016 Business Economics Courses 

Business (BUS) 110: Business Concepts & Careers, 3 credits.

Comprehensive overview of basic business concepts and business protocol. Foundations of general business management, human resources management, operations management, marketing, accounting, finance, and their interdependent nature. Job search techniques, writing resumes, job interviewing, establishing personal relationships.

Business (BUS) 115: Introduction to Business Applications, 3 credits.

Focus on development of skills in the use of business technology, including spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software; financial computing; web-based business data sources and their ethical use.

Winter 2017 Business Economics Courses 

Economics (ECN) 201: Principles of Economics-Macroeconomics, 3 credits.

Introduction to the principles of economic organization and national income determination and stabilization.  Topics include inflation, unemployment, money and banking, and the economic role of government.

Economics (ECN) 202: Principles of Economics-Microeconomics, 3 credits.

Introduction to the economic theories of production, consumption, and exchange.  Topics include applications of supply and demand, production and cost analysis, market structure, market failure, resource markets, and regulation.


Law & Criminal Justice Program (12 credits)


Fall 2016 Law & Criminal Justice Courses 

Political Science (POL) 120: American National Government & Politics, 3 credits.

Theory and practice of democratic government in the United States and the institutions and processes of American government as manifestations of democratic values. Representative democracy, federalism, the Presidency, Congress, the Courts, political parties, interest groups, and voting as an expression of, and at times contradictions to, democratic values.

Communication (COM) 204: Argumentation & Debate, 3 credits.

Basic instruction in public argumentation and debate. Students develop research skills and learn to construct and deconstruct arguments. Includes participation in debates.

Winter 2017 Law & Criminal Justice Courses 

Political Science (POL) 329: Civil Liberities & The Constitution, 3 credits.

Civil liberty issues confronting American society. Rights of freedom of speech, assembly, and press; the religion clauses of the First Amendment; the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as it is concerned with rights of minorities. Students deliver oral arguments and prepare briefs of pending and simulated court cases. Prerequisite:  POL 120 or consent of instructor.

Criminal Justice (CRJ) 185: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, 3 credits.

Overview of the criminal justice system, examining key roles, goals and issues of law formation, policing courts and corrections, as well as working relationships among these organizations in the administration of justice.


Medical Science Program (13 credits)


Fall 2016 Medical Science Courses

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

Introduction to the 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.

Biology (BIO) 328: Genetics, 4 credits.

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

Winter 2017 Medical Science Courses 

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.

Philosophy (PHL) 202: Intro to Logic, 3 credits.

Study of reasoning with emphasis on features that distinguish good (or valid) reasoning from bad (or invalid) reasoning. Examination of ways of evaluating deductive reasoning with focus on techniques of formal, symbolic logic. May also include informal logic and fallacies.


Pre-Engineering Program (13 credits)


Fall 2016 Pre-Engineering Courses 

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.

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.

Winter 2017 Pre-Engineering Courses 

Computer Science (CSC) 101: Fluency with Informational Technology & 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 representations, high definition video transmission, digital voice encoding, MP3 files, identity protection for online shopping, data security in social networks, robotics, games and animation creation, virtual worlds.  Introduction to programming using non-traditional, intuitive programming environments such as smartphones and LEGO Mindstorms.

Computer Science (CSC) 175: Problem Solving & 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.



For 2016-2017 regular tuition, fees and textbooks for a traditional UM-Flint student is estimated to total $5,300-$5,400 for 12-credit programs such as the DEEP Business/Economics and Law/Criminal Justice programs, and $6,000 for 13-credit programs such as the DEEP Pre-Engineering and Medical Science programs.

Importantly, as part of the partnership arrangement with Livingston County’s five high schools which are offering DEEP programs, the University of Michigan-Flint will provide partial funding support for DEEP students which will equate to a 26% reduction in the regular tuition and fee expenses noted above.

In addition, Michigan state law enables high school students to qualify for dual-enrollment funding from their local school districts which will be applied toward the students’ UM-Flint tuition and fees. Actual funding levels will vary by school district; check with your school counselor for exact amount of funding to be provided by your school district.

As a result of these two funding sources, the actual program costs for Livingston County students enrolled in a 12-credit or 13-credit UM-Flint DEEP program will be significantly reduced. Contact your high school guidance counselor for a cost estimate.

Students are responsible for obtaining their own textbooks. Textbooks can be purchased (new or used) or rented by students and will therefore be their property to resell or return if desired at the semester’s end.

Schedule of Dual Enrollment Classes

DEEP courses are taught on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule each week.  Each class session is 75-100 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 12 noon – 1:45 p.m., providing students with time to return to their home districts to participate in after-school activities.  DEEP courses generally follow the UM-Flint academic calendar; in the Winter semester, classes are not held during the spring break period for the Livingston County high schools.