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The Early College Program (ECP) is a dual enrollment program that offers students an authentic college experience and the opportunity to earn up to 15 hours of college credit per semester taken on the Metropolitan Community College, Longview Campus.

Courses taken through the ECP count for both high school and college credit. The program works in partnership with Metropolitan Community College. College credits taken through the ECP provide a seamless transition to MCC following graduation or students can easily transfer credits to all Missouri public two- and four-year institutions of higher education per CORE 42 (MO Department of Higher Education). Credits also transfer to many out-of-state institutions. The program offers flexible scheduling and is compatible with other off-campus programs and courses offered in the high school. Tuition rate of $58.00 per credit hour plus the cost of textbooks and fees. Tuition and textbook assistance available for
qualifying students.

Program Requirements

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Courses

Classes Available in the following pathways: BUSINESS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, EDUCATION, and GENERAL STUDIES

3 credit hour college course = 0.5 unit of high school credit 

5 credit hour college course = 1.0 unit of high school credit 

ART108 SURVEY OF ART (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Fine Art/Elective 
 

A brief history of the Visual Arts, including painting drawing, sculpture and architecture. Global cultures from prehistoric times through present day will be covered.  

BIOL101 GENERAL BIOLOGY (5 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades 11-12
Credit: 1.0 unit
Credit Type: Science Elective 
 

Biological principles and methods applied to selected groups of living organisms and their environment. 

ACCT 101 ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES I (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666 
Grades 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Practical Art/Elective 
 

Practice and application of the accounting principles involved in the process of preparing financial statements in accordance with  the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Includes accounting procedures for cash, accounts receivable, inventory,  depreciation and payroll. 

ACCT 102 ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES II (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Practical Art/Elective 
 

PREREQUISITE: BSAD 101 or two years of high school accounting. Practice and application of the accounting principles  involved in partnerships and corporations. Departmentalization, budgeting, and statement analysis. 

BUSN 105 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Practical Art/Elective 
 

Business Communications identifies the scope and structure of communications within a business environment. The areas of  study include writing processes involving a wide variety of business correspondences. Current methods of communication by  technology are covered with direct applications utilizing Internet, Email, PowerPoint presentations, electronic files, employee and  data privacy, resumes and interviewing techniques. Emphasis is placed on formal reports within the APA and MLA  formats/structures.

BUSN 270 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Practical Art/Elective 
 

Provides a survey of laws that are important to persons as citizens of the United States and as participants in its economic  system. 

CHEM 105 INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCE (5 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades 11-12
Credit: 1.0 unit
Credit Type: Science Elective 
 

The principles of general, organic, and biological chemistry for health science students.  

CHEM111 GENERAL COLLEGE CHEMISTRY (5 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades 11-12
Credit: 1.0 unit
Credit Type: Science Elective 
 

PREREQUISITE: CHEM 107 or high school chemistry & MATH 120. Introduction to the understanding of atoms and molecules:  their qualitative and quantitative reactions and interactions. 

COMM100 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Elective  
 

An introductory public speaking course including practical application of speaking and listening skills. The emphasis will be on  the organization and delivery of subject matter. 

CRJU101 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Elective 
 

Philosophical and historical background of law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Organization, purpose, and functions of  criminal justice agencies on the local, state, and federal levels. The respective roles of personnel in justice agencies in the  United States. Career requirements and opportunities in these fields. 

CRJU165 CRIMINOLOGY (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Elective 
 

The course will introduce students to theories associated with criminal behavior and the manifestation of crime. A historical  evolution of crime and punishment is introduced along with concepts, terms, and the criminal justice subsystem. 

CRJU168 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Elective 
 

Definitions of delinquent behavior. Theories of causation. Development of the juvenile court. Function of detention, intake, and  probation. Community-based and institutional programs. Procedures for processing juveniles and treatment trends. 

CRJU223 CRIMINAL LAW (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Elective 
 

Introduction to criminal law. Classification and analysis of crimes and criminal acts. Criminal law as a means of preservation and  protection of life and property. 

CSIS115 COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Practical Art/Elective 
 

This course provides basic technology skills needed for success in college-level coursework and career preparation. Topics  include file management on local, network and cloud-based storage media. Additional topics include word processing,  spreadsheet, database, and presentation software as well as navigation of web-based information, data security and personal  information assurance. Test out option available upon request. 

ECON210 MACROECONOMICS (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Elective 
 

A basic examination of the principles of economics that apply to the economic system in the aggregate. Topics include  opportunity costs, gains from trade, demand and supply, determination of aggregate output, employment, inflation, and  exchange rates, and the role of fiscal and monetary policy in the U.S. and world economy.

ECON211 MICROECONOMICS (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grades 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Elective 
 

A basic examination of the microeconomic behavior of individual consumers, firms, and markets in the domestic and world  economy. Topics include opportunity costs, gains from trade, demand and supply, production, market structures, and  externalities and public goods. 

EDUC200 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Practical Art/Elective 
 

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. This course is designed to examine educational practice from diverse  historical, philosophical, sociological, economic, and legal perspectives. The course will address issues of educational equity,  sociocultural influences on teaching and learning, and how teachers and schools can contribute to interpersonal and intercultural  understanding and respect, social justice, and democratic citizenship. Students will explore the nature of school environments,  the fundamental goals of education in the American public school, English Language Learners, the relationship between school  and a diverse society, the organization of school curricula, and characteristics of effective schools and instruction in grades P-12. 

EDUC270 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Practical Art/Elective 
 

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 101 and PSYC 140 with grades of C or better. This course is designed to help students relate theories  and principles of educational psychology to teaching, learning, and assessment. This course focuses on the diversity of learners  and learning processes, as well as teacher characteristics, classroom strategies, and data analysis in P-12 classrooms.  Appropriate strategies for increasing motivation, multi-dimensional development, and academic achievement for all learners are  introduced. 

EDUC280 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Practical Art/Elective 
 

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. In this course students will learn how to integrate instructional  technology into P-12 classrooms. Students will study a variety of software programs, presentation technology,  telecommunication tools, and assistive technology. The focus will also be on social, ethical, legal, and human issues  surrounding the use of technology. 

EDUC285 EDUCATION OF EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Practical Art/Elective
 

PREREQUISITE: EDUC 270 with a grade of C or better. This survey course is an introduction to exceptional learners and their  education in grades P-12. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics of people with special needs  in addition to strategies of educating and including all learners in general education and special education settings. Students will  research and discuss complex issues related to compliance with state and federal education laws, such as the Individuals with  Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well learn to navigate special education  processes, such as referral, eligibility, re-evaluation, and IEPs. This course requires a 15-hour special education field experience  component. 

ENG215 TECHNICAL WRITING (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: English 12/Elective 
 

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 101. Prepares students to compose written products appropriate to contexts requiring technical  communication and documentation. 

ENGL101 COMPOSITION & READING I (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: English 12 
 

Focus on instruction in the composing process that includes exploration of ideas through reading, methods of writing  development, and use of writing conventions. Instruction takes students from reflective expression to critical analysis through  writing. 

ENGL102 COMPOSITION & READING II (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: English 12 
 

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 101. Students are asked to analyze and evaluate persuasive essays for the writer's use of logical  thinking. Students will develop research skills for the purpose of creating documented essays that reflect critical thinking and  logical argument.

GEOG105 WORLD GEOGRAPHY (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Elective 
 

Introduction and application of geographic principles to the survey of the major world regions: Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East,  North America, and the Pacific World. 

GEOL101 PHYSICAL GEOLOGY (5 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 1.0 unit
Credit Type: Science Elective 
 

Study of plate tectonics, rocks, minerals, volcanoes, earthquakes, resources, geologic time, and the processes that affect the  surface and the interior of the earth. Laboratory analysis of rocks and minerals. Interpretation of topographic and geologic maps  as investigative tools. Optional field trips. 

HIST120 UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865 (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: American Government/Elective 
 

Survey of American history and institutions from pre-Columbian times through the Civil War. Examines economic, social,  cultural, intellectual, and political development. Federal and Missouri constitutions. *Students are required to take the US and  MO constitution tests and the EOC. 

HIST121 UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865 (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: MGI/Elective 
 

Survey of American history and institutions from the Civil War to the present. Examines economic, social, cultural, intellectual,  and political development. Federal and Missouri constitutions. 

HIST133 FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Elective 
 

Survey of Western Civilization through the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Brief  comparative summaries of Near Eastern and Oriental civilizations. 

HIST134 MODERN WESTERN CIVILIZATION (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: MGI/Elective 
 

Survey of European history from the renaissance to the present. Emphasis on Renaissance and Reformation, the emergence of  the modern state, industrialism, nationalism, and the problems caused by war, revolution and imperialism in the 20th and 21st  centuries. Relationship of European civilization to the developments of the non-European world. 

MATH115 STATISTICS (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Math/Elective 
 

Descriptive statistics, ungrouped and grouped data, elementary probability, discrete and continuous statistical inference,  significance and distribution measures, regression and correlation analysis. 

MATH120 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Math/Elective 
 

A study of various types of equations and inequalities, functions and their inverses, theory of higher degree equations, systems  of equations, determinants, logarithms and exponentials, and applications. 

MATH 130 TRIGONOMETRY (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12 
Credit Type: Math/Elective 
 

PREREQUISITE: MATH 120 with a grade of C or better or appropriate placement test score. Plane geometry is strongly  recommended. Angle based trigonometric functions and their inverses, multiple angle formulas, identities, conditional equations, radian measure, arc length, angular velocity, function graphing, and solution of triangles. Plane geometry is strongly  recommended.  

MATH150 PRE-CALCULUS (5 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 1.0 unit
Credit Type: Math/Elective 
 
PREREQUISITE: Appropriate placement test score.

A study of various types of algebraic equations and inequalities, functions and their inverses, theory of higher degree polynomial  equations, systems of equations and inequalities, logarithms, exponentials, and applications. A study of trigonometric functions and their inverses, formulas and identities, conditional equations, radian measure, arc length, angular velocity, function graphing  and solution of triangles. 

MATH180 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (5 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 1.0 unit
Credit Type: Math/Elective 
 

PREREQUISITE: MATH 130 or MATH 150. A study of plane analytic geometry, limits, continuity, the derivative for functions of a single variable, differentials, indefinite and  definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and applications of the derivative and integral. 

MUSI108 MUSIC APPRECIATION (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Fine Art/Elective 
 

This course will introduce the student to the aesthetics of music through the study of musical eras including the Middle Ages through 20th century and music genres through vocal and instrumental mediums. 

PHIL100 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Elective 
 

This course will introduce students to the fundamental questions of human existence including the foundation of knowledge, the  nature of ethical, religious, and social values and meaning, conceptions of being, and human freedom. Consideration will be  given to the application of philosophical methods to contemporary society and problems. 

POLS136 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN NATIONAL POLITICS (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: American Government/Elective 
 

Principles of political science. Examination of the development, organization, and function of the national government. Its  relationship to the cultural, economic, and social institutions of the United States, Federal and Missouri constitutions. *Students  are required to take the US and MO constitution tests and the EOC. 

PSYC140 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Elective 
 

Introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes through the exploration of major theories, concepts,  methods, and research findings in the field of psychology. Using the foundation of the scientific method, topics cover various  sub-disciplines in psychology: biological, cognitive, developmental, social and personality, and mental/physical health. Emphasis on biopsychosocial influences and integration across sub-discipline topics. 

SOCI160 SOCIOLOGY (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Elective 
 

Introduction to sociological principles, practices, and concepts with emphasis on groups, culture, personality, society,  communication, cities, and social institutions. Family, religion, government, social change, social control, and social progress. 

THEA106 THEATER APPRECIATION (3 credit hour)

WEIGHTED: 0.666
Grade 11-12
Credit: 0.5 unit
Credit Type: Fine Art/Elective 
 

Theater Appreciation is an overview of theater from the playgoer's perspective. The course will include a discussion of theater  as a composite art form, investigate theater practices that relate to audiences, and examine the function of the playwright, actor,  director, designer, and others in relationship to the creation of a theatrical production.

Early College Program Coordinator

Erin Barnett

Phone: 816.604.2114  
Email: erin.barnett@lsr7.net

Customize your pathway with Summit Technology Academy and ECP. Jump start your college degree with STA dual credit offerings and dual enrollment credit through MCC-Longview and ECP. For more information, visit:  https://sta.lsr7.org/sta-plus-early-college-program/