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Introduction to Technical Programs in Science

SCI 107

Introduction to Technical Programs in Science

SCI 107

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2 and MATH LEVEL 2.

Provides an overview of technical programs in science (including chemical technology (CT), chemical process technology (CPI), environmental technology (ENV), and water environmental technology (WET)) and associated responsibilities. Focuses on the role and responsibilities of the chemical technician, chemical process operator, environmental technician and water-wastewater technician in the workforce. Introduces concepts of work requirements, identifies industry and process types, and provides an overview of laws affecting the job and the industry. Discusses aptitudes and attitudes necessary for success in science curricula as well as means of continuing professional and personal growth. Credit may be earned in SCI 107 or CT 101 but not both. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe the roles and responsibilities of different technical positions.

Objectives:

  • Identify the skills for working as a chemical technician, chemical process operator, environmental technician and water-wastewater technician.
  • Identify the industry types of chemical technology (CT), chemical process technology (CPI), environmental technology (ENV), and water environmental technology (WET).
  • Demonstrate understanding of the roles of the chemical technician, chemical process operator, environmental technician and water-wastewater technician within a business or industry.

Demonstrate skills necessary for success in science or technology courses.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the methods and skills needed to be successful in science and technology courses.
  • Perform writing tasks and demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
  • Demonstrate collaborative learning.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking.

Demonstrate understanding of how to promote oneself to the technical community.

Objectives:

  • Prepare an effective technical resume.
  • Write effectively for a scientific audience and purpose.
  • Produce a technical research paper.
  • Summarize the content of scientific and technical reports.
  • Deliver an oral presentation on a technical topic.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the components of a successful technical interview.