# STEM Pathway

The STEM Pathway combines courses from various STEM related academic disciplines and is designed for students to build skills that can be applied towards college degree programs, careers, and in life.

This pathway provides Dual Enrollment students with the opportunity to enhance and gain competence in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

**Available:** Online and On-Ground

**Total Credit Hours:** 24

Choose **two** courses from each area below to complete your pathway.

This is a survey course in meteorology that includes applications to flight. Included is a systematic development of the following topics: the composition and general structure of the atmosphere, energy and energy transfer, seasonal and daily controls on temperature, pressure, wind, local and regional circulations, atmospheric stability, vertical motion, turbulence, moisture, fog, clouds, precipitation, icing, the general circulation pattern, climate, jet streams, air masses, fronts, mid-latitude cyclones, tropical cyclones, thunderstorms, and weather observations and charts.

**Pre-Reqs:** None

**Credit Hours:** 3

A biological science course introducing the fundamentals of biology and essential structures, components, and processes of life. Emphasis placed on biochemistry; cell structure, function, organization, and division; sources and uses of biological energy; as well as genetics and inheritance.

**Pre-Reqs:** None

**Credit Hours:** 3

Fundamentals of general chemistry to include basic nomenclature of inorganic compounds, stoichiometry, atomic structure to include quantum numbers and electron configurations, periodic relationships, chemical bonding and chemical reactions (including oxidation-reduction reactions), molecular geometry, states of matter including properties of gases, principles of solution, and an introduction to chemical thermodynamics and organic chemistry. The laboratory includes both qualitative and quantitative work.

**Co-Reqs:** CHEM 141 – General Chemistry I Lab (1 Credit)

**Credit Hours:** 3 (4 with Lab)

Survey course in elementary physics. Stress will be placed on basic concepts, principles, and history of the development of physics. Presentation will include selected topics in mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism, and modern physics.

**Pre-Reqs:** MATH 106 * or* MATH 111

*MATH 140*

**or***MATH 142*

**or***MATH 143*

**or***MATH 241*

**or****Credit Hours:** 3

Students are required to already have an understanding of traditional computer-based applications before beginning CSCI 109. These applications include word processing, basic spreadsheet use, basic database use, basic presentation software use, electronic mail, and accessing web resources via the Internet. The purpose of this course is to build on students’ existing knowledge of using computer systems and pertinent applications. Students will increase their skills with the most popular computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, electronic mail, presentation software, and Internet. Computer literacy is presented through lectures, discussions, and readings on the computer process, the impact of computers on society, emerging technologies, and hardware and software purchasing decisions.

**Pre-Reqs:** None

**Credit Hours:** 3

Students are expected to use a wide and complex set of computer tools and systems. A purpose of this course is to build upon their existing knowledge and help ensure students are proficient in common computer systems and with a skill set to solve a wide variety of data analysis problems. Using Microsoft Excel and R software along with their advanced features students will expand their understanding of computers and software while being equipped to solve large and dynamic data sets.

**Pre-Reqs:** None

**Credits:** 3

Survey of the broad field of cyber-security and information assurance. Definition of information security; the need for this field of study; ethical and legal issues; risk management and planning; and information security technology; role of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in securing the cyberspace and the nation’s information-related infrastructures.

**Pre-Reqs:** None

**Credits:** 3

Introduction to the technology that underlies computers and communication networks, Understanding of how computers operate; how users interact with computers; how computers store data; how computers communicate with other computers; the building blocks of communications networks; the Internet, and TCP/IP communications protocols and applications.

**Pre-Reqs:** None

**Credits:** 3

This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary aspects of the engineering of aerospace systems. It is a project-based course, demonstrating how the engineering profession is a multi-disciplinary field. Students are involved in an array of conceptual exercises, simple design activities, and projects dealing with engineering in aerospace-related areas.

**Pre-Reqs:** MATH 142 * or* MATH 143

*Qualifying score on the Mathematics Skills Assessment*

**or****Credits:** 3

This is an introductory course in computer programming for scientists and engineers. This course introduces students to aspects of algorithm design and software development including specification of the problem, design of a solution, implementation of code, and testing. This course applies a problem-solving approach to developing algorithms. Algorithms are implemented and utilize the following topics: data types and related operations; looping; decision; input/output; functions; arrays; and files.

**Pre-Reqs:** ENGR 101 * or* ESCI 105

**Credits:** 3

Students will use free-hand pencil sketching and CAD as tools for graphical communication of engineering designs. Topics include the standard form for design graphics and view layout, orthographic projection, section and auxiliary views, dimensioning, and tolerancing.

**Pre-Reqs:** ENGR 101

**Credits:** 3

This course explores the topic of engineering and is appropriate for both those intending to major or specialize in engineering (or engineering sciences) and those with an interest in learning about the design process and other aspects of the engineering profession. Students will learn how to formulate, articulate, and solve problems, how to work on a conceptual design team, and how to present the results of engineering work in oral and written form. Students will also learn about the different disciplines of engineering and the multidisciplinary nature of modern engineering design.

**Pre-Reqs:** MATH 142 **or** MATH 143 **or** qualifying score on the Math Skills Assessment

**Credit Hours:** 3

This is a pre-calculus course designed for the student aviation. Topics include a review of the fundamentals of algebra; linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations; variation; polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions; radian measures; right triangle solutions, vectors and the laws of sines and cosines.

**Pre-Reqs:** MATH 106 * or* Qualifying score on the ERAU Mathematics Skills Assessment

**Credit Hours:** 3

This course presents basic calculus, designed for the student of aviation. Topics include differentiation and integration of algebraic functions; applications to velocity, acceleration, area, curve sketching, and computation of extreme values.

**Pre-Reqs:** MATH 111 * or* MATH 140

*Qualifying score on the Mathematics skills assessment*

**or****Credit Hours:** 3

This course focuses on fundamentals of exponents, radicals, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, functions, graphing techniques, and complex numbers. It includes an introduction to function, curve sketching, elementary theory of equations, sequences and series, matrix algebra and systems of equations, linear, polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, inverse and composite functions, variation, and systems of equations.

**Pre-Reqs:** MATH 106 * or* Qualifying score on the ERAU Mathematics Skills Assessment

**Credit Hours:** 3

Students will be introduced to trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities; radian measure with applications; compound, half and double angle identities; solving elementary trigonometric equations, right and oblique triangles, law of sines and cosines; inverse trigonometric functions; vectors and trigonometric form of a complex number.

**Pre-Reqs:** MATH 111 * or* MATH 140

*Qualifying score on the Mathematics Skills Assessment*

**or****Credit Hours:** 3

This is a precalculus course with an emphasis on functions and their graphs, including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric; radian measure; trigonometric identities and equations; vectors, parametric and polar curves; sequences and series; binomial theorem.

**Pre-Reqs:** MATH 106 * or* MATH 111

*MATH 140*

**or***Qualifying score on the Mathematics Skills Assessment*

**or****Credit Hours:** 3