Mason City High School
|HIS-151 US History to 1877||J Lee||3|
|ENG-105 Composition I||NIACC Instructor||3|
|WBL-100 Exploring Careers||K Fistler||2|
|HSC-174 Nurse Aide Clinical||NIACC Instructor||1|
|HSC-130 Nurse Aide Theory||NIACC Instructor||2.5|
|ENG-106 Composition II||NIACC Instructor||3|
|HIS-152 US History from 1877||J Lee||3|
|SPC-112 Public Speaking||NIACC Instructor||3|
|MAT-801 Applied Math A (MC Alt. HS)||M Hansen||1|
|MAT-802 Applied Math B (MC Alt. HS)||M Hansen||1|
ENG-105 Composition I (3 s.h.)
Improvement of skills in reading, writing, and listening with an emphasis on expository methods of development and personal experience as supporting material. Students may be requested to use word processors and the Writer’s Workbench analyses programs, the Writer’s Workbench STEPS programs, and the structuring sentences video series. Students must meet minimum competency requirements in writing to receive a grade of C or higher. (45-0) Equivalent to ENGL-104, ENGL-101, 30-101, ENG-102.
ENG-106 Composition II (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: ENG-105, Composition I, or ENG-102, Composition & Speech I. Students must have earned a C or higher grade in Composition I or Composition & Speech I before enrolling in Composition II. A continuation of ENG-105 Composition I, with an emphasis on argumentative and persuasive writing, on research methods, and on language. Students may be requested to use word processors, Writer’s Workbench analyses, Writer’s Workbench STEPS, and sentence structuring videos. (45-0) Equivalent to ENGL-102, ENGL-105, 30-102, ENG-103.
HIS-151 US History to 1877 (3 s.h.)
A survey course covering the social, political, and economic history of American civilization from the Age of Discovery through Reconstruction. (45-0-0-0)
HIS-152 US History from 1877 (3 s.h.)
A survey course covering the social, political, and economic history of the United States since 1877.
HSC-130 Nurse Aide Theory (2 s.h.)
Co-requisite: HSC-174, Nurse Aide Clinical. This 75-hour nurse aide course has been designed to meet the training requirements of The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA) for aides working in nursing facilities (NF) and skilled nursing facilities (SNF). Emphasis in the course is on students achieving a basic level of knowledge and demonstrating skills to provide safe, effective resident care. The course has been developed in six units of study. The theory portion includes 30 hours of classroom time and 15 hours of laboratory practice. (30-0) Equivalent to CNAS-101, 89-164.
HSC-174 Nurse Aide Clinical (1 s.h.)
Corequisite: HSC-171, Nurse Aide Theory. The clinical experience includes 30 hours in a nursing facility. (0-45) Equivalent to CNAS-102, 89-165.
MAT-801 Applied Math A (1 s.h.)
Prerequisite: COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of at least 49; or ACT math score of at least 16; or MAT-063, Pre-Algebra, with a grade of C or higher. This course covers essential topics in algebra, including ratio and proportion, as well as unit conversions, and order of operations. (15-0-0-0)
MAT-802 Applied Math B (1 s.h.)
Prerequisite: COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of at least 49; or ACT math score of at least 16; or MAT-063, Pre-Algebra, with a grade of C or higher. This course covers essential topics in algebra, including solving equations and word problems, and basic statistics. (15-0-0-0)
SPC-112 Public Speaking (3 s.h.)
Students will study the theory and practice of public speaking as an intellectual tool for use in argumentation and persuasion in a democratic society. This course prepares the student for a variety of speaking situations, both formal and informal, with an emphasis on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.