For the benefit of capable and interested Almont, Dryden, Imlay, Lapeer, and North Branch high school students, two collaborative programs have been designed by the University of Michigan-Flint and the Lapeer County ISD Education & Technology Center. Pre-Engineering and Medical Sciences are both taught at the Lapeer Education & Technology Center by UM-Flint faculty.
Pre-Engineering Program (13 Credits)
CSC 174, Programming and Problem Solving for Engineers, 3 credits. Introduction to problem solving using both MATLAB. Basic procedural programming concepts including input/output, branching, looping, functions, file input/output, and data structures such as arrays and structures. Basic linear algebra concepts such as matrix operations and solving sets of equations, and numerical methods such as least squares solutions and their use for curve fitting.
EGR 165, Computer Aided Design, 3 credits – Technology. 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.
CSC 175, Problem Solving and Programming I, 4 credits. Introduction to problem solving and programming principles appropriate for scientific and technical applications. Development of step-wise refinement and program decomposition methods. Programming language concepts including iteration, selection, input-output protocols, arrays, structures and subprograms. Programming language used is C++.
EGR 102, Introduction to Engineering, 3 credits – Technology. 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)
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.
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.
PHL 168, Philosophy of Bioethics, 3 credits – Humanities. 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.
BIO 328, Genetics, 4 credits. Principles of inheritance from molecular through population levels. Gene action, cytoplasmic inheritance, parthenogenesis, mutation, and homeostasis.