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 and Technology Center. Pre-Engineering and Medical Sciences are both taught at the Lapeer Education and Technology Center by UM-Flint faculty.
Lapeer Ed Tech Center Program Offerings
Pre-Engineering Program (13 Credits)
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 101: Fluency with Information Techology and Computing, 3 credits - Technology. Development of fluency in Information Technology (IT) for productive use, designed to complement the student’s areas of study. The relevance of IT and computing in daily life, emphasized through collaborative learning about such topics as image representation, high definition video transmission, digital voice encoding, MP3 files, identity protection for online shopping, data security in social networks, robotics, game and animation creation, virtual worlds. Introduction to programming using non-traditional, intuitive programming environments such as smartphones and LEGO Mindstorms.
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.
CSC 175: Problem Solving and Programming I, 4 credits - Technology. This course introduces students to the structured programming language C++ which is essential for engineering applications and problem solving. Programming language concepts, arrays, structures, and subprograms will be included.
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.
Application and Submission Deadline
DEEP applications are available in your high school guidance office. You may also download a copy of the application.
In order to receive full consideration, the application must be completed, signed (parent and student signature required), dated and submitted with updated high school transcripts to your high school guidance office.