Partnership with Cloud County Community College, Concordia, KS
The Mission of STEM Education
To promote Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, biomedical, geo science, bio chemistry, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services
To Accomplish this Mission
The complete STEM education program will support students:
- Through high quality classroom and laboratory instruction
- Development of premier leadership, personal growth, and career success
- Enhanced opportunity to build career skills
We aspire for excellence as we recruit, prepare and encourage individuals to pursue life skills through STEM education.
We serve the community and inform them about STEM, the needs, opportunities and challenges, as well as provide life long career skills.
STEM programs will respond to community needs and Kansas’ STEM needs. It should prepare students to enter the workforce and to participate as leaders, innovators, and managers in a global economy.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, biomedical, geo science, bio chemistry, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services. – See more information on The 16 Clusters Website.
Statewide Articulation Agreements
The state-wide articulation agreements are listed below by post-secondary institution. The name of the document includes the name of the post-secondary institution and the pathway addressed in the agreement. Click on the title of the document to open the document and examine the details of the agreement.
- Cloud County CC – BioChemistry Pathway – Feb. 2013
- Cloud County CC – STEM BioMedical
- Flint Hills – Cartography/Geospatial/Spatial Math
- Flint Hills – Engineering & Applied Mathematics
- KCKCC – STEM – Engineering & Applied Mathematics Pathway 3-2013
- Washburn U. – Attachment- STEM BioMedical
- Washburn University Agreement
- Wichita State U – Engineering & Applied Math Pathway
Computer Applications- Introductory Level
In Computer Applications courses, students acquire knowledge of and experience in the proper and efficient use of previously written software packages. These courses explore a wide range of applications, including (but not limited to) word-processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and database programs, and they may also cover the use of electronic mail and desktop publishing.
Biology – Introductory Level – 1 credit
Biology courses are designed to provide information regarding the fundamental concepts of life and life processes. These courses include (but are not restricted to) such topics as cell structure and function, general plant and animal physiology, genetics, and taxonomy.
Nutrition & Health Science – Technical Level – 1 credit
Nutrition & Health Science courses focus on biological systems and personal health topics such as nutrition, stress management, drug/alcohol abuse prevention as functions of biological impact on body systems. Key biological concepts addressed include: homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and defense against disease.
Anatomy & Physiology – Technical Level – 1 credit
Medical Lab Technology courses provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in health care-related laboratories. Topics include basic principles of anatomy and physiology, relevant concepts in microbiology and chemistry, and laboratory techniques (including preparation and analysis of various cultures and specimens). The courses may also cover such components as venipuncture, EKG, and CPR procedures.
Pharmacology – Technical Level – 1 credit
Pharmacology courses involve a study of how living animals can be changed by chemical substances, especially by the actions of drugs and other substances used to treat disease. Basic concepts of physiology, pathology, biochemistry, and bacteriology are typically brought into play as students examine the effects of drugs and their mechanisms of action.
Robotics – Technical Level – 1 credit
Robotics courses develop and expand students’ skills and knowledge so that they can design and develop robotic devices. Topics covered in the course may include mechanics, electrical and motor controls, pneumatics, computer basics, and programmable logic controllers.
Biomedical Career Explorations – Application Level – 1 credit
Biotechnical Engineering courses enable students to develop and expand their knowledge and skills in biology, physics, technology, and mathematics. Course content may vary widely, drawing upon diverse fields such as biomedical engineering, biomolecular genetics, bioprocess engineering, agricultural biology, or environmental engineering. Students may engage in problems related to biomechanics, cardiovascular engineering, genetic engineering, agricultural biotechnology, tissue engineering, biomedical devices, human interfaces, bioprocesses, forensics, and bioethics.