The Livingston County School districts (Brighton, Fowlervile, Hartland, Howell, and Pinckney) 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).
Livingtston County Schools Program Offerings
Pre-Engineering Program (13 Credits)
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.
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.
Business/Economics Program (12 Credits)
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.
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.
School of Management Business Program (12 Credits)
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.
BUS 115, Introduction to Business Applications, 3 credits—Technology. 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.
EIM 340, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, 3 credits. Broad overview of the entrepreneurial process with emphasis on starting a new business. Entrepreneurial thinking and self-evaluation of personal prospects for entrepreneurship; different paths to starting a business; risks and rewards of becoming an entrepreneur.
BUS 250, Contemporary Legal Issues for Business, 3 credits—Social Science. Legal environment of business and principles of law involved in contracts and agency.
Law and Criminal Justice Program (12 Credits)
Political Science (POL) 120, American National Government & Politics, 3 credits—Social Science. 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.
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)
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.
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.
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
DEEP applications are available in your high school guidance office. In order to receive full consideration, the application must be completed, signed (parent and student signature required), dated and submitted with updated high school transcripts to your high school guidance office.